Pretty pictures, my own rambling, and not much else.

19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from It Is What It Is with 2,678 notes

travelthisworld:

Na’Pali, Kauai, Hawaii | by Ramon M. Covelo

Source: Flickr / ramoncovelo

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a hetero! with 617 notes

maxistentialist:

Vox:

Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.
"We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.
The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.
America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.
Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America’s majority “white people” sect.
Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri’s provincial legislature, a traditional “shura council,” is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon’s allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.
Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.

Vox covers Ferguson as they would if it were in another country.

maxistentialist:

Vox:

Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.

"We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.

The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.

America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.

Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America’s majority “white people” sect.

Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri’s provincial legislature, a traditional “shura council,” is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon’s allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.

Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.

Vox covers Ferguson as they would if it were in another country.

Source: maxistentialist

19th August 2014

Post reblogged from Spooky Emporium with 234,369 notes

awkwardnarturtle:

i-mahu:

There’s two types of anger one is dry and the other wet and basically wet anger is when your eyes water and your voice shakes and I hate that cause I feel weak when I’m crying while angry I like dry anger when your face is like stone and your voice is sharp I guess wet anger shows that you care too much and dry anger means you’re done.

This is the best description ever

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19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from a balloon salesman named Sid with 91,461 notes

modestdemidov:

robinistall:

fish shaming [x]

jesus christ i’ve been waiting for this

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19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Dark Silence In Suburbia with 1,431 notes

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Richard MosseMadonna and Child, North Kivu, Eastern Congo2012Digital C print35 x 28 inches

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Richard Mosse
Madonna and Child, North Kivu, Eastern Congo
2012
Digital C print
35 x 28 inches

19th August 2014

Post reblogged from boop with 20,703 notes

surlytemple:

stfunithingas:

friendly reminder that spirit animals are a sacred concept in a variety of religions worldwide (many of them being aboriginal religions that are at risk of destruction by european colonialism) and are not a way to joke about your admiration for something

reblogging myself so I reference this the next time I get a well-meaning tweet/email from someone declaring me their spirit animal and I don’t know how to respond.

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19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Swingin from the Castles with 98,201 notes

nystic:

this is important please spread

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19th August 2014

Post reblogged from Swingin from the Castles with 3,973 notes

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

"Protests became violent when demonstrators threw a tear gas canister back at the police" will always be one of the clearest example of the fucked up way police violence is naturalized and legitimized.

Source: lookatthisfuckingoppressor

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from W I S F with 1,326 notes

whereiseefashion:

Match #169
Issey Miyake Spring 2014 | Pages of the poetry magazine Tuli & Savu designed by James Zambra
More matches here

whereiseefashion:

Match #169

Issey Miyake Spring 2014 | Pages of the poetry magazine Tuli & Savu designed by James Zambra

More matches here

19th August 2014

Video reblogged from Meribel's Letters with 7 notes

meribels-letters:

saya-will-smile:

"Here’s the thing the mayor doesn’t understand as a general rule no one should ever be allowed to say there was no history of racial tension here because that sentence has never been true anywhere on earth."

Speaking of, does anyone actually know where the mayor is right now??

Source: saya-will-smile

19th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Moontyger with 27,518 notes

Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.

Source: economist.com

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Hey there, Cher with 2,116 notes

atane:

A tweet from Amnesty International.

atane:

A tweet from Amnesty International.

Source: atane

19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Colossal with 5,596 notes

itscolossal:

Meticulous Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Procrastination Vs. Motivation with 97 notes

rfmmsd:

Artist & Illustrator:
Kelly Mckernan
"Lachryma"
Watercolor
14” x 24”
2014

rfmmsd:

Artist & Illustrator:

Kelly Mckernan

"Lachryma"

Watercolor

14” x 24”

2014

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Do not touch my food / foodgasm with 1,425 notes

do-not-touch-my-food:

Buttermilk-Blueberry Cake

do-not-touch-my-food:

Buttermilk-Blueberry Cake