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A British comic's brilliant reason to stop voting just went viral.

It might sound unlikely until you watch it, but Russell Brand makes a pretty great case against voting. Obviously, you're a fully-formed human being capable of making your own decisions about what not voting would actually mean, but consider what Brand has to say at 1:35 and 5:36. On a side note, not once during this entire interview did I remember that he used to be married to Katy Perry. Anyone who can make me forget about THAT for 10 minutes is worth a listen in my book.

A British comic's brilliant reason to stop voting just went viral.

Unfortunately, not voting often has the terrible repercussions of women's rights being taken away, reversals in LGBTQQ legislation, and increases in anti-immigration policies, to name a few. The point Brand is making isn't that we should let ourselves be walked on — it's that we are already getting walked on but think we're making progress.


Share this video if you think the things he has to say about our system have some truth to them. Or don't share it. What am I, a cop?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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