1. Artillery pieces used during Israel’s operation included a mix of Soltam M71 guns and U.S.-manufactured Paladin M109s (a 155-mm howitzer), each of which can fire three shells per minute. “The only possible reason for doing that is to kill a lot of people in as short a period of time as possible,” said the senior U.S. military officer. “It’s not mowing the lawn,” he added, referring to a popular IDF term for periodic military operations against Hamas in Gaza. “It’s removing the topsoil.”

    Senior U.S. officers who are familiar with the battle and Israeli artillery operations, which are modeled on U.S. doctrine, assessed that, given that rate of artillery fire into Shujaiya, IDF commanders were not precisely targeting Palestinian military formations as much as laying down an indiscriminate barrage aimed at cratering the neighborhood.

    (Source: icymirss, via randomactsofchaos)

     
  2. missfolly:

Untitled
ionthrust totalfark (UltraFark)
'Space Oddity' lyricsGround Control to Major Tom Ground Control to Major TomTake your protein pills and put your helmet on …

    missfolly:

    Untitled

    ionthrust totalfark (UltraFark)

    'Space Oddity' lyrics
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein pills 
    and put your helmet on …

     
  3. tanacetum-vulgare:

    Just as I was reading this and thinking “that’s been the reality at Unist’ot’en Camp for years” I heard a helicopter fly right overhead. When you hear a helicopter there, everyone always stops to look and listen and see if maybe this is another unwelcome pipeline survey crew trying to sneak onto the territory. Pipeline companies have been working without permission in other people’s territories for a long time. It’s interesting that the NEB has gone ahead and explicitly allowed them onto so-called “private” property as well. It would be pretty funny if we started seeing small home owners in Burnaby evicting survey crews and warning them that their equipment will be confiscated if they fail to leave!

    (Source: resistkxl)

     
  4. And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

    There are no words.
     
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  6. paganbuddha:

    winifredjay:

    LOL

    This summers work overload

    (Source: femmerun, via chos)

     
  7. Aug. 27 1:35 pm

    justice4mikebrown:

    (via ravingsofabitch)

     
  8. sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

    sirenlovesong:

    ariannagrandeofficial:

    big-chicken:

    cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

    this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

    THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

    (via misandryandmakeup)

     
  9. fycanadianpolitics:

    Overall, people should care a lot less about who owns Canadian corporations, but about whether their workers are paid a living wage. Canadians like to get righteous about Americans owning Canadian corporations, but they’d do a lot more good getting angry at Canadian companies for mistreating and exploiting the labour of their employees in the first place.

    Big news this week that Burger King, a U.S. company, is planning to buy Tim Hortons, a Canadian one. This is another in a string of “tax inversion” deals where U.S. corporations move their corporate headquarters from the U.S. to elsewhere to avoid U.S. taxation. They don’t actually change anything or move anyone outside of their accounting fairyland. Instead, they just check some different boxes on their income tax forms and “poof” — save millions in taxes.

    But the loss of U.S. taxes from BK is Canada’s benefit right? Turns out, not so much. The only reason why this particular accounting trick works is because American corporations are taxed on worldwide profits, Canadian companies (and most other countries companies) are not. What that means is that American corps pay the American government taxes on all their profits no matter which country they are made in. Canadian companies only pay the Canadian government on profits made in Canada.

    So the BK move to Canada would mean that BK will stop paying taxes on profits it makes in Kuwait to the U.S. government. However, since no Canadian company pays taxes on profits made in Kuwait in any event, Canadian governments would bring in no additional revenues. In BK’s case, this would save them in the neighbourhood of $12 million a year in U.S. corporate taxes. Of course, Canada sees none of that money and essentially gains nothing from this deal.

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    In the end, many corporations want to pay $0 in income taxes and have the rest of us pick up the tab for health care and infrastructure that we all benefit from. “Tax inversion” is just one of the many accounting tricks that makes regular people pick up the tab for corporations that abuse tax rules or lobby governments to pay less and less every year.

    (via politicsartandstuff)

     
  10. huffingtonpost:

    Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

    Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

    Find out who Damon challenges here. 

    (via randomactsofchaos)

     
  11.  
  12. covenesque:

be-blackstar:

Shit, I’m glad a white guy said it. That’s all I was thinking this morning. Just didn’t want to give folks ideas but seems like the world already is.
Need cash? Just be white and shoot any black person. Broad daylight, witnesses present, etc. Doesn’t matter. Shower in hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

White affirmative action tbqh

    covenesque:

    be-blackstar:

    Shit, I’m glad a white guy said it. That’s all I was thinking this morning. Just didn’t want to give folks ideas but seems like the world already is.

    Need cash? Just be white and shoot any black person. Broad daylight, witnesses present, etc. Doesn’t matter. Shower in hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

    White affirmative action tbqh

    (Source: cozyqueen, via randomactsofchaos)

     
  13. arabellesicardi:

    Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

    Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

    (via other-stuff)

     
  14. shuckl:

your dog is melting and you just stand taking pictures absolutely disgusting

    shuckl:

    your dog is melting and you just stand taking pictures absolutely disgusting

    (via misandryandmakeup)

     
  15. bthelove:

endlessrebel:

marsofbrooklyn:

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here. 

YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

YES!

So crucially important.

    bthelove:

    endlessrebel:

    marsofbrooklyn:

    journolist:

    Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

    Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.

    But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

    Read more here

    YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

    YES!

    So crucially important.

    (via randomactsofchaos)