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openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:
Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers
Now:
All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured
Israel is abhorrent.

openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:

  • Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
  • Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
  • Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
  • Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
  • Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers

Now:

  • All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
  • Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
  • Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
  • Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured

Israel is abhorrent.

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thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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jaegertechnology:

lifesneverhumdrum:

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I HAVE SWEATER ON IM TOO HOT I TAKE SWEATER OFF IM TOO COLD FUCK THIS BULLSHIT WORLD

I COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS TO MY MOM AND SHE TOLD ME TO PUT ON THE SHRUG MY AUNT KNITTED ME ONE PROBLEM THE SHRUG MY AUNT KNITTED ME IS BULLSHIT

LOOK AT THIS

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FUCKING LOOK AT THIS

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THERE IS NO HEAD HOLEimage

WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS

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WHY

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im still going to be laughing about this the next time i see you

NO DON’T BRING THIS BAKC

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Too many women waste their lives grieving because they do not have something other people tell them they should want. Whether you are happy or not depends to some degree upon outward circumstances, but mostly it depends how you choose to look at things yourself, whether you measure what you have or what you have not. By Anne Perry (via onlinecounsellingcollege)