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Yes, it's fucking political! EVERYTHING'S political!
Aug 13 '14

cheappoet:

lets-get-uhgly:

nicoffeine:

mas0n-jars:

p0kemina:

drycoochie:

aeon-fux:

This just happened in Seattle. A group of nonviolent protestors in support of Palestine were being harassed by a WHITE MAN, this fucking mall cop comes out and maces and detains a black man WITH NO AFFILIATION TOWARDS EITHER GROUP. AN INNOCENT BLACK MAN JUST WALKING INTO THE WESTLAKE MALL. The protestors are actively telling the mall cop that he MACED THE WRONG GUY, that the black man did nothing wrong, and he still handcuffs him and DENIES him water to flush out his eyes being offered by the protestors. I’m so disgusted. I have been to this area and mall many times in my life and I no longer feel safe going. I hope to god he presses charges and that this scum sucking shitstain loses his job. I’m so scared right now. I’m so fucking scared. Source here, but let the video speak for itself. 

Holy shit

What the actual fuck is going on

What is happening this is insane.

I hate this fucking shit. I hate having to live on this earth. Take me to another planet please.

FUCK THE POLICE all you guys do now is sit around and harass INNOCENT PEOPLE. this makes me fucking sick and I swear to god if I ever see a cop doing anything like this I’m gonna make damn sure they know they are lower than dirt.

All Cops Are Bastards.

ACAB all the way, every time.

Aug 10 '14

toxicnebulae:

white Americans being against immigration is still and always will be the greatest irony of all time

*cough* Israelis committing genocide *cough*

(Source: amazighprincex)

Aug 10 '14
Aug 10 '14

flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.

Also, given the choice, many of the male gamers I know choose female avatars for MMOs & games like Skyrim & Fallout, so it’s not that male gamers genuinely object to female protagonists - it’s a perceived, possible objection, perceived by game company execs. I would LOVE for there to be a female protagonist option for the new Assassin’s Creed game. I don’t believe it’s that hard to create a female model & animations for it - the execs say it would mean re-writing most of the game but I’m sorry: Skyrim *modders* created different female models & animations for that game in their spare time. Software these days is done in a modular way that stresses separation of concerns. Your physics engine is separate from your models, which are often created in a 3rd party package like Maya. The game rules - quests & so forth are another thing again. Unless Ubisoft genuinely write the shittiest design of software going where everything’s a Big Ball Of Mud anti-pattern, (and after many bad experiences trying to get their PC games to actually run on a PC, I have my doubts) it would probably take a couple of weeks to sort at the most. It’s just a lack of will.

Aug 10 '14

misskittystryker:

orocarni-mountains:

particlecollisions:

particlecollisions:

Self defence sprays that are legal to carry and use in the United Kingdom

Image 1: Farbgel
Image 2: StoppaRed

I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly women, for reasons which may be obvious) speaking about being worried when going out, be it alone or even with friends, both in the day and at night. I know that a lot of female friends of mine carry around a can of antiperspirant or a pot of pepper to use if they’re ever attacked. What I know a lot of people don’t realise is that there are products out there which work in a violent situation and help in catching the assailant for the best part of a week afterwards.

Known as ‘criminal identifiers’, these sprays are brightly coloured dyes which can be sprayed in the face of an attacker. Unlike things such as CS or Pepper sprays, criminal identifier sprays are legal in the UK.

There’s a few available on the market, with farbgel and Mace’s Stoppared being the mostly highly recommended.

What these sprays do is release a sticky, brightly coloured dye. It’s difficult to wipe away and stains the skin a bright red colour. No matter how hard an attacker might try to remove it from their skin and clothing, the staining typically lasts for around a week and doesn’t even start to fade until after a few days have passed.

Unlike CS and Pepper sprays (which, again, aren’t legal in the UK) criminal identifier sprays don’t cause irritation or pain to an attacker. Instead, they expand and clog up the area sprayed with a kind of sticky foam that’s difficult to wipe away. It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

Each can of the sprays costs around £10 each, though it may be cheaper when buying multiple canisters and if you shop around.

FarbGel 

StoppaRed UV Personal Attack Self-Defence Spray by Mace

This is an original post, but I’ve released it into the public domain. It can be shared, altered, reposted in whole or in part with no need for attribution (though obviously I would appreciate it!)

cc @misandry-mermaid

It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

That’s brilliant

omg yes!

It’s not bad, but does it temporarily blind them or otherwise stop the attack? Because it might cause a sort of “Oh well, gonna go down for this, in for a penny, in for a pound” reaction. I hate that UK law makes it an offence to carry weaponry. Police work here is so focussed on detection & punishment after the fact & so disables people from taking effective countermeasures that are allowable in neighbouring countries like France & Germany.

(Source: stars-and-spirals)

Aug 10 '14
welcome2quannyvill:


This Mike Brown Story is sickening. For those that don’t know, the cops shot an 17 year old kid because they suspected he stole candy from a store. They shot him 10 times, killing him, then leaving his body in the streets for hours. People from the community protest and rally against the cops and what do they do? Bring military weapons out and police K9’s. I’m sorry, but I was under the impression that police dogs were for sniffing drugs, no? This is crazy. This is what modern day genocide looks like. There is no article on it as of yet, why? Cause Amerikkka don’t care about brown boys and girls. The fact that one has to learn this from twitter says it all. Again, this is modern day genocide. White people are always the quickest ones to defend the cops because they’re not on the receiving end of this bullshit. Telling black people “don’t give the police a reason to fuck with yo black ass” is up there with telling women “don’t wear provocative clothes so you won’t get rapped.” The worst part about all of this is that A: this boy was schedule to start his freshman year of college this upcoming Monday and B: those cops are going to get away with it. John Crawford, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Andy Cruz, Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Darius Simmons, Johnathan Ferrell Trayvon Martin… when does it end? #MikeBrown #Ferguson #Missouri #PoliceBrutality #Cops #YoungBlackTeen #Genocide


Are we starting to see the need for an organisation like the Black Panther Party? 

welcome2quannyvill:

This Mike Brown Story is sickening. For those that don’t know, the cops shot an 17 year old kid because they suspected he stole candy from a store. They shot him 10 times, killing him, then leaving his body in the streets for hours. People from the community protest and rally against the cops and what do they do? Bring military weapons out and police K9’s. I’m sorry, but I was under the impression that police dogs were for sniffing drugs, no? This is crazy. This is what modern day genocide looks like. There is no article on it as of yet, why? Cause Amerikkka don’t care about brown boys and girls. The fact that one has to learn this from twitter says it all. Again, this is modern day genocide. White people are always the quickest ones to defend the cops because they’re not on the receiving end of this bullshit. Telling black people “don’t give the police a reason to fuck with yo black ass” is up there with telling women “don’t wear provocative clothes so you won’t get rapped.” The worst part about all of this is that A: this boy was schedule to start his freshman year of college this upcoming Monday and B: those cops are going to get away with it. John Crawford, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Andy Cruz, Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Darius Simmons, Johnathan Ferrell Trayvon Martin… when does it end? #MikeBrown #Ferguson #Missouri #PoliceBrutality #Cops #YoungBlackTeen #Genocide

Are we starting to see the need for an organisation like the Black Panther Party? 

Aug 10 '14

maskandthemirror asked:

I have recently noticed that one of Kato's young models, A. Nomaly, seems to have adopted Kato's ethics. She is currently posting a link on her fan page asking her followers for money so that she can pay off her debts and move to Seattle. Some of her followers have donated as much as $250! I am not sure which is more disheartening, A. Nomaly's online panhandling or those that cater to it. Saddening to think that Kato's peers are beginning to exhibit Kato's behaviour. Pathetic really...

ophyliamichion:

Hey there,

Yeah I saw that too. Fate recently posted a similar campaign looking for donations. The difference, however, is that for their donations, they are sending out product to the person donating, so in a way, it’s like they’re selling what they always sell, and just sharing the fact that the money they make in return is going towards a certain cause. I don’t really think there is anything wrong with that, if you really think about it, because models make their living by being pretty and selling prints or sharing time online with someone, so if the money they make allows them to relocate or get out of a rut, good for them.

I think that’s even better than the notorious “wish list”. It’s not like they’re saying “give me money for no reason”.

I will say that when I was dating Kate, I had heard that a. nomaly was going through a really rough time, and that was years ago, so if this is an opportunity for her to heal, I hope it works. These women have feelings too. Fate was unfortunately quite passive-aggressive with me when I had my relationship with Kate, (who herself remarked how immature that was), so we aren’t really on good terms, but I wish her the best too.

It’s when you lie and deceive others for money and attention that I get pretty pissed off. Like saying you’re single and want a boyfriend/girlfriend, and ask for gifts and money to enjoy with your husband at home. That probably doesn’t feel very good to the people sending it, I reckon.

Do no harm :)

Aug 8 '14

Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti in Palestinian homes they occupied during Gaza invasion | The Guardian
When Ahmed Owedat returned to his home 18 days after Israeli soldiers took it over in the middle of the night, he was greeted with an overpowering stench.
He picked through the wreckage of his possessions thrown from upstairs windows to find that the departing troops had left a number of messages. One came from piles of faeces on his tiled floors and in wastepaper baskets, and a plastic water bottle filled with urine.
If that was not clear enough, the words “Fuck Hamas” had been carved into a concrete wall in the staircase. “Burn Gaza down” and “Good Arab = dead Arab” were engraved on a coffee table. The star of David was drawn in blue in a bedroom.
"I have scrubbed the floors three times today and three times yesterday," said Owedat, 52, as he surveyed the damage, which included four televisions, a fridge, a clock and several computers tossed out of windows, shredded curtains and slashed soft furnishings.
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"The most moral army in the world"They must have such a shitty opinion of other armies to think themselves this.

Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti in Palestinian homes they occupied during Gaza invasion | The Guardian

When Ahmed Owedat returned to his home 18 days after Israeli soldiers took it over in the middle of the night, he was greeted with an overpowering stench.

He picked through the wreckage of his possessions thrown from upstairs windows to find that the departing troops had left a number of messages. One came from piles of faeces on his tiled floors and in wastepaper baskets, and a plastic water bottle filled with urine.

If that was not clear enough, the words “Fuck Hamas” had been carved into a concrete wall in the staircase. “Burn Gaza down” and “Good Arab = dead Arab” were engraved on a coffee table. The star of David was drawn in blue in a bedroom.

"I have scrubbed the floors three times today and three times yesterday," said Owedat, 52, as he surveyed the damage, which included four televisions, a fridge, a clock and several computers tossed out of windows, shredded curtains and slashed soft furnishings.

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"The most moral army in the world"
They must have such a shitty opinion of other armies to think themselves this.

(Source: standwithpalestine)

Aug 8 '14

(Source: sinistew)

Aug 8 '14
Aug 4 '14

Anonymous asked:

How much land was actually "given" to the Israelis by the UN, as Israelis claim?

pax-arabica:

I take it you mean the 1947 partition plan. Alright, this might be a tad bit long, but let’s talk about that, shall we?

The 1947 partition plan, was a framework proposed by the UN in an attempt to divide historical Palestine into 2 states for 2 peoples. This was to be implemented at the end of the British Mandate of Palestine. There would be as they named it one “Arab state”, and one “Jewish state”. Jerusalem would remain an international city open for all.

Unsurprisingly, the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs, refused this. Why? Let’s go over the basics. And I mean the very bare basics, you could write a book on this, so I’m just sticking to the essentials.

A common argument I see from a lot of pro-Israelis, is that Palestinians had the chance to have peace, and have a state of their own if they had just accepted this plan. The state we could have gotten, would have been much larger and all of this fighting would have been unnecessary.

As you know, historical Palestine has always had a Jewish community. This was never contested, there never were issues with the indigenous Jewish Palestinians.

No, the root of the matter truly began with Zionism. Zionism was an ideology developed by Theodor Herzl (and others) that promoted the creation of a Jewish state. This ideology in practice is basically very heavy on the settler colonialism. If you read any of Herzl’s books you will find them chock full of “White man’s burden” mimicry, and other examples that would make any colonial proud.

There were many candidates for the location of this Jewish state, including Argentina, but in the end they chose Palestine, despite the fact that Palestine was already inhabited.

The first significant waves of European Zionist migration began at the end of the 19th century. So in the 1880s upward. The partition plan was proposed in 1947. So by the time this plan came along, the vast majority of the Zionist population in Palestine had barely been on the land for a few decades, at most.

Despite this massive immigration to Palestine, the Zionist population was still a minority. The most generous of estimates are that they made up only a third of the population, and owned land no more than 6-7% of historical Palestine.

So what exactly were the specifics of the partition plan?

The “Arab” state, despite the Arab Palestinians being the vast majority, would receive ~43% of the land of historical Palestine, relegating them to the mountainous regions, a third of the coast, and losing any access to the red sea.

The “Jewish” state, despite the Zionists being a minority with not a single district outside of Yaffa having a Jewish population majority (port city, most immigrants off the boat ended there), were given around ~56% of the land of historical Palestine. With the majority of the coastline and fertile agricultural lands.

Btw, just to show how small the Zionist population was, even the “Jewish” state would have only had a 55% Jewish population.

So, answer me this: Why should the indigenous population give up more than half of their historical homeland? What sense would that make? And not only that, they’d be giving it up for a minority of newcomers fresh off the boat. Who in their right mind would not resist this?

This is not a question of living together peacefully, the only way Zionists could have their self determination in this context was to deny Palestinians their self determination. The only way they could have a Jewish state with a vast Jewish majority (A Zionist goal), was if the Palestinians were removed from the picture. And we were.

Just so you understand what I mean by this, here is but one example of a quote from David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel in 1948:

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."

So when people ask me why we didn’t accept the 1947 partition plan..the only thing I can think of is this line by Ghassan Kanafani:

“They rob you of your bread, but leave you a small chunk, they then command you to thank them for their generosity. Oh their audacity.”

Long but worth the read.

Aug 4 '14
standwithpalestine:

Israel wants as many Palestinians dead as possible. Ambulances carry the wounded to hospital to save lives. Ambulances must be taken out.

standwithpalestine:

Israel wants as many Palestinians dead as possible. Ambulances carry the wounded to hospital to save lives. Ambulances must be taken out.

(Source: standwithpalestine)

Jul 31 '14
warrenellis:

Proof of old. Hello tumblr readers. I’m sending out a newsletter soon. You can subscribe at orbitaloperations.com. Thank you.

Mine’s kinda similar. White beard hair seems to go really straggly. :-{/}

warrenellis:

Proof of old. Hello tumblr readers. I’m sending out a newsletter soon. You can subscribe at orbitaloperations.com. Thank you.

Mine’s kinda similar. White beard hair seems to go really straggly. :-{/}

Jul 31 '14

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

<3

This is lovely :-)

(Source: -rockyraccoon)

Jul 31 '14
amybatfriend:

ruthemcdonald:

During my university days, i took archery. I took to it like a duck in water, per my instructor. :) He taught me so much. The hardest part of archery wasn’t hitting the mark. It was pulling back the arrow , staying locked in the right position, while maintaining focus on your target…much like life. Life’s journey will present you with many obstacles. Stay the course and keep focus. You will eventually make your mark. #encouragement #stayfocused #archery #lifelessons #lifesjourney #live #focus #determined #REFLECTIONS4LIFE

ooooHHHHH this is relevant to my life

I always found it funny that the string makes a sort of *boing* sound, like Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout (the guy with a spring instead of legs). I&#8217;ve lost it, a casualty of many house moves, but I wrote a poem about it, about the fact that the creme of French nobility died to the sound of Zebedee&#8217;s deadly footsteps. Boing! Boing! Boing!

amybatfriend:

ruthemcdonald:

During my university days, i took archery. I took to it like a duck in water, per my instructor. :) He taught me so much. The hardest part of archery wasn’t hitting the mark. It was pulling back the arrow , staying locked in the right position, while maintaining focus on your target…much like life. Life’s journey will present you with many obstacles. Stay the course and keep focus. You will eventually make your mark. #encouragement #stayfocused #archery #lifelessons #lifesjourney #live #focus #determined #REFLECTIONS4LIFE

ooooHHHHH this is relevant to my life

I always found it funny that the string makes a sort of *boing* sound, like Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout (the guy with a spring instead of legs). I’ve lost it, a casualty of many house moves, but I wrote a poem about it, about the fact that the creme of French nobility died to the sound of Zebedee’s deadly footsteps. Boing! Boing! Boing!