Some 10,000 Israelis flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the slogan “Changing direction: toward peace, away from war” in the largest anti-Gaza war demonstration in Israel since the outbreak of hostilities more than one month ago…

rhamphotheca:

America has become amnesiac - a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated.

The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a threat. Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the Enlightenment needs to be reversed. 

Politicians such as Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich along with talking heads such as Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Anne Coulter are not the problem, they are symptomatic of a much more disturbing assault on critical thought, if not rational thinking itself. 

Under a neoliberal regime, the language of authority, power and command is divorced from ethics, social responsibility, critical analysis and social costs…

A long article about how neo-liberal economics (free market capitalism) and military-police state governance have abandoned democracy and our youth for the sake of profit and control. Great article, well worth the read…

humansofnewyork:

"Studying the brain is like working in a toy store. Nothing could be more fucking fun."
"What do you think is the greatest weakness of the brain?"
"That’s a lousy question! I’m not answering it."
"Why is it a lousy question?"
"What do you want me to say? Road rage? That we get pissed and shoot people? That the newest parts of our brain should have been in the oven a little longer? How’s that going to help you? If you ask a crappy question, you’ll never get a decent answer. You need to ask smaller questions— questions that give you a pathway to finding some pertinent information. The major advances in brain science don’t come from asking crappy questions like ‘What is Consciouness?’ They come from microanalysis. They come from discovering pertinent information at the cellular level."

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nevver:

Official

Q

sunvapor asked:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

A

tohdaryl:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

so Ferguson is a hell hole now, and anyone left in the dark should keep yourself updated…now. 

christiannightmares:

The Last Party: A brilliantly blasphemous skateboard deck (Found at The World’s Best Ever; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/628634370/christ-on-a-skateboard-double-your-fun-with)
christiannightmares:

The Last Party: A brilliantly blasphemous skateboard deck (Found at The World’s Best Ever; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/628634370/christ-on-a-skateboard-double-your-fun-with)
35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade. 35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade.

35mm/ISO400 Lomography film on my old Canon AE-1 through a fixed 50mm lens; first roll in nearly a decade.

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Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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selfishsteam:

Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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selfishsteam:

Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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selfishsteam:

Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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selfishsteam:

Abiqua Falls, Marion County, Oregon
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selfishsteam:

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Everything IS terrible.

Pro football player smokes pot: 16 game suspension!

Pro football player punches fiance unconscious, caught on tape: 2 game suspension!

nativeamericannews:

A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower


Competing as their own national team, the tribe medaled for their first time in the world championship, but not without controversy. Whites said using traditional sticks was cheating.
By and large, American team sports are physically destructive affairs. Playing and practicing any sport at an elite level leaves in its wake broken bones, shredded ligaments and neuronal death. Even weightlifting demands the constant breaking down of muscle fibers.


Also inside:

The Iroquois use traditional wooden sticks, get called racist names like “wagon burner” and “Pocahontas” (which - hey! Feminizing, too!), and still the white majority calls foul.