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anarcho-queer:

Israel Destroys Entire Gaza Neighborhood In An Hour

July 29th, 2014

An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.

Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.

After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.

Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.

Don’t you dare not reblog this.

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ex0skeletal:

Pro Tip: Instead of having feelings, try being dead inside. Everything is still horrible but you will not care at all.

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nerdsandgamersftw:

buzzfeed:

Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

This panel right here:

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This is a big reason I started posting art on my blog and taking submissions. It doesn’t matter how good someone is at something - if they put their heart into their creation and have the courage to post it for all to see, then they deserve encouragement not hate.

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Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

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colonelhathi:

  • japan ≠ korea ≠ china
  • pakistan is not in the middle east
  • most muslims aren’t arabs
  • geishas are not prostitutes
  • mexico is a very small part of latin america
  • there are 54 countries in africa
  • china has 56 different ethnic groups and none of them eat chop suey
  • singapore is not part of china
  • most singaporeans speak english as their first language, please don’t ask, “why is your English so good”

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generalgemini-booknerd:

Alright, these are kinda adorable…

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Character writing meme thing: Stacker.

Asked by babeltwo

quigonejinn:

1. Stacker Pentecost is right. 

2. Stacker Pentecost is right about Chuck, and he is right about Herc, and he is right about Mako, and he is right about Raleigh, and he is right about everything, GODDAMMIT. 

3. STACKER IS AN ARSENAL FAN, OR I’LL HAVE A FUCKING GOOD REASON WHY. 

Which is to say, I know that the dossiers says he was born in Tottenham, for which the team is Tottenham Hotspur.  But I would submit  for consideration several things.  First, just because you’re born in the geographical catchment for a team doesn’t mean that you end up as a fan of them.  Especially when the fanbase is overhwelmingly white  and you ain’t, and the sport has a reputation, definitely justified back in the day and still today, for having racist-ass violent fans.  I mean, wee Stacker’s interaction with Tottenham fans would have been little shits wearing blue-and-white who harassed his mum on her way to the shops.  Why would he cheer for them?      

But the bigger reason is that Stacker is a black male Londoner born in the 80’s.  For an entire motherfucking generation of black male Londoner, being an Arsenal fan is a major, major badge of cultural and racial identity because Arsenal was, for decades, The Team in London for black fans.  Not only were there sufficient numbers of black fans to make things (comparatively) not-as-grossly-racist, but Arsenal had a legendary run of truly great black players during the years when Stacker’s crucial loyalties would have been formed — like, look at this list.  Three of the top five all-time players for Arsenal were black.   Their top all-time goal scorer is black.  Their number two all-time goal scorer is black.  The list of great black players that were playing when Stacker’s sports loyalties would have been formed is fucking loaded — Anelka, Wright, Viera, Kanu, and the king of them all, Thierry Henry, y’know? 

I mean, there’s a reason why the black Londoner male grew-up-on-a-council-estate narrator in the excellent Rivers of London series says that there are certain cultural experience shared by all black male Londoners of a certain age, and cheering for Arsenal is one of them. 

So, it’s a big, specific thing, and making Stacker a Tottenham fan without explanation always makes me go ?????????????? I mean, here is link to an interview with Real Life Arsenal Fan Idris Elba talking about it — he’d be about a dozen years older than Stacker in PR, but you’ll notice, for example, Elba specifically talking about how he lived in the West Ham catchment area, but deeeeeeeeeeeeefinitely was not a West Ham fan due to people being racist as fuck.

4. Stacker and Herc are doing it.  

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turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?
No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!

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acidshenko:

vvebkinz:

im laughing so hard are they 12 years old

Wow, somebody’s overcompensating.

acidshenko:

vvebkinz:

im laughing so hard are they 12 years old

Wow, somebody’s overcompensating.

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acidshenko:

livelongandgetiton:

ormondhsacker:

christinefuckingchapel:

is that you hobby lobby

Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

Jim Kirk, laying down the fucking LAW.

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