Dark Side of the Joon

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…

postracialcomments:

THINK REAL HARD ON THIS
LET THIS SINK IN

postracialcomments:

THINK REAL HARD ON THIS

LET THIS SINK IN

breakingnews:

Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.
The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.
The former chief medical examiner for the City of New York found that Brown was four times in the right arm and two times in the head. The bullets did not appear to have been shot from close range.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: A detail from a report showing the entry, and re-entry and exit wounds from six bullets. (Dr. Michael M. Baden)

breakingnews:

Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.

The former chief medical examiner for the City of New York found that Brown was four times in the right arm and two times in the head. The bullets did not appear to have been shot from close range.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: A detail from a report showing the entry, and re-entry and exit wounds from six bullets. (Dr. Michael M. Baden)

But let’s get something straight: a community pushing back against a murderous police force that is terrorizing them is not a “riot”. It’s an uprising. It’s a rebellion. It’s a community saying We can’t take this anymore. We won’t take it. It’s people who have been dehumanized to the point of rightful rage. And it happens all over the world. Uprisings and rebellions are necessary and inevitable, locally and globally. This is not to say that actual riots don’t happen. White folks riot at sporting events, for example. Riots happen. But people rising up in righteous anger and rage in the face of oppression should not be dismissed as simply a “riot”.

Don’t be distracted by terms like “rioting”. Whether you’re for or against uprising and rebellion (side-eye if you’re against it, though), it’s a tool, not the issue itself. The issue is yet another Black teenager murdered by police. His name was Mike Brown.

cognitivedissonance:

Today in Ferguson, cops (without riot gear) oversaw a rally in support of Darren Wilson. I wish I could say this is unbelievable, but it’s not.

Your pessimistic apathy is not inherently better than my hopeful, clumsy struggle to make the world better.

The sooner you understand that, the sooner you’ll be a slightly less unpleasant human being.

A couple reminders for everybody headed back to school

keepcalmstay-s-t-r-o-n-g:

• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you

The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.

[….]

Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

cuntwarrior:

angrynerdyblogger:

I wish there was some sort of blanket you could cover yourself with but it didn’t make you warm it just provided the sensation of being covered because some nights it’s just too hot for a blanket but I need something covering me so it’s a choice between boiling to death or being completely vulnerable to monsters

a sheet.  you’re thinking of a sheet.

poopflow:

"My best day had to be the day after I wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy. I was very homesick and coming home to my wife, and my home, and to my son, who was at the time 13 months old. My wife told me there’s a chance he won’t recognize you—but that’s okay that happens all the time. He doesn’t know, he might be a little shy…"

IM GOING TO CRY