oh-calamityyy:

can we talk about this

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eriebasin:

1920s Art Deco Asymmetrical Stepped Onyx and 14K Gold Ring, $495


Give this to me

eriebasin:

1920s Art Deco Asymmetrical Stepped Onyx and 14K Gold Ring, $495

Give this to me

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progressiveauspol:

RIP Gough Whitlam.

He brought in the beginning of land rights, the Racial Discrimination Act, ended the White Australia policy, promoted multiculturalism, introduced free tertiary education, brought in Medicare (Medibank), fought for equal pay for women, fought for greater environmental protection, created Legal Aid and so much more. He was a man who believed in a Australia that had compassion and a vision. 

The best pm we ever had :-(

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tastefullyoffensive:

How the dinosaurs really died.

tastefullyoffensive:

How the dinosaurs really died.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

LOS ANGELES, CA – Around the block from where Ezell Ford was killed by LAPD, officers from the Newton Division stopped, Brandon Dawson, 26, on Sunday evening. Dawson had just finished his shift as a dental assistant and was picking up his seven-month-old daughter from his grandmother’s house. He was strapping the baby’s carrier into the car when officers stopped Brandon asking why Brandon had parked in the private driveway. Brandon explained that there were no other spaces available and he had just pulled up to pick up his daughter. Photo via Linda WashingtonThe police asked for no papers, and told Brandon to put his hands up as they snatched the father’s baby. Soon after, Brandon would be tazered, beaten, and arrested by police on suspicion of assaulting a gang officer from LAPD’s Newton Division, according to Officer Lilliana Preciado. However, Officer Preciado claims not to have any details regarding what led to Dawson’s arrest.

An eyewitness on the scene that asked not to be identified or recorded due to police terrorizing members of low income communities that call for police accountability, watches the confrontation between Daawson and LAPD. A witness who says that after LAPD snatched the baby from Brandon’s arms, an officer began violently shaking the seven-month-old back and forth as if they were intentionally trying to make the baby fly out of the carrier.

“My baby! My baby!” screamed Brandon. LAPD then put the infant on the sidewalk. Alone.

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A concerned woman tried to grab the baby, and a police officer slammed the door on her. Upset, Brandon’s grandmother came and took her grandchild from the sidewalk. Ten cop cars soon pulled up. Police officers piled on top of Brandon, tazering and beating him. A beating that was recorded on video that has yet to be released. Witnesses and angry community members surrounded the officers recording the police. Police told witnesses to stop recording, but community members continued to film the police anyway.  Police responded to by taking photos of those recording them. A tactic that police use to intimidate community members with threats of arrest and deportation according to the witness.

Upset, community members gathered calling police out, “He did nothing to nobody.” “They (police) threw his baby.”

The community response was caught on tape by Ceebo Tha Rapper. Ceebo has been organizing the neighborhood and recording music about police brutality ever since the same police department killed his cousin, Ezell Ford. However, as the community filmed, police swiftly formed a line. With hands resting on their guns, officers aggressively push the crowd back in the video as community members remind police, “We’re unarmed.” This incident which began as a traffic stop between 7-8 pm, had 65th & Broadway sealed off and occupied by a small army of LAPD until midnight.

photo by Nash Baker from A Million Hits on YouTube

photo by Nash Baker from A Million Hits on YouTube

Following Brandon’s arrest, his mother, Linda Washington, was shocked when she received a call from her sister. She had just gotten off the phone with her son. He had called to say goodnight and ask how her day was. “(My) sister called saying I needed to come down because something happened with Brandon and the police.” Mrs. Washington didn’t believe her at first. After all, it was only minutes ago that Brandon was fine and now suddenly, her family was thrust into an emergency.

Given the wrong information several times by police, Mrs. Washington says she had to do a lot of running around just to locate Brandon and his impounded vehicle. Out on $50,000 bail, Brandon is being treated at the hospital. He has injuries and scars on his neck, forehead, and wrist from being beaten by LAPD. To make matters worse, Brandon’s wallet containing $1200 for his rent, was inside his car. Both the wallet and his rent money are now gone. According to witnesses, Brandon’s vehicle was driven away by a police officer, not a tow truck.

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This seems to be about more than a traffic stop, according to Mrs. Washington. One of the officer’s recognized Brandon from two years ago when they had stopped and arrested him in the very same place destroying his pending opportunity to join the marines as an officer on Monday night reminded Brandon: “You thought you were going to the Marines last time.”

This is a young boy with a baby in the car. And it’s obvious, he’s got on work clothes. What harm is he doing?

Washington asked regarding LAPD immediately using force on her son. Residents of Dawson’s grandmother’s building and his Mom all say Dawson is a sweet and hardworking young father. He has nothing to do with gangs or drugs. In fact, the only other problem Brandon has ever had with police, was in the very same place by 65th and Broadway two years ago with the very same notorious Shootin’ Newton Department.

Concerned about the psychological affects police targeting may have, Mrs. Washington remains determined to support her son.

What happens if every time you take two steps forward someone pushes you two steps backward? Once the police come at you, you’re almost tagged… It’s almost as if they intentionally want to get him to the point to get him locked up.

Brandon Dawson & Mother Linda Washington Photo via Linda Washington

Brandon Dawson & Linda Washington

The eyewitness expressed similar sentiments about local police targeting the community:

They’re racist against the black and latino community. They insult us. They humiliate us. They belittle us.

Statistics back up their sentiments regarding police targeting and racist policing.

According to the NAACP:

  • African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population
  • African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites
  • Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population

Save Black Boys SignThe Newton Police Department has been under fire from community members since August when officers from the department killed unarmed Ezell Ford nine days after they killed unarmed Omar Abrego. Regular demonstrations demanding justice for Ford and Abrego and an end to police brutality have been ongoing, but have yet to be met with any response other than force from the Newton Police Department. All of this of course occurring while those rallying for #FergusonOctober are making it look like there will either be justice against racist killer cops or revolution in America. One more family may be joining the efforts to stop killer cops and end police brutality. Mrs. Washington said her family hopes to attend the October 22nd day of national action against police brutality in Los Angeles.

This makes me so mad. How is it that the police are getting so much worse, or is it just with the prevalence of camera phones and the internet giving ordinary people a voice that their disgusting behaviour is revealed to the world? What is wrong with these jerks?

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sharkchunks:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

There was an ad on TV that ran in the 90s that made everyone feel like a racist. It showed a bald, black man and listed the vicious acts of a career criminal, murder, rape, theft, everything, and then said “Arrested by (Name of Cop), pictured here. It was supposed to (and for most people did) show how they assumed the African American on screen was a nasty criminal rather than a good cop, wow how amazing and how racist I’ve been, but the thing is it showed a man and listed crimes. Black or white or anything else, if you list crimes and give a name while showing a face, people will assume the two are connected. A cheap shot like the bullshit billboard above.
The ad is racist and this one is sexist in and of themselves because they assume it’s surprising that a girl can be Prime Minister or an African American can be a good policeman. These are low trick shots that betray their own message. People who use this tactic should be shot in the face with a canon full of their own feces.

sharkchunks:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

image

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

There was an ad on TV that ran in the 90s that made everyone feel like a racist. It showed a bald, black man and listed the vicious acts of a career criminal, murder, rape, theft, everything, and then said “Arrested by (Name of Cop), pictured here. It was supposed to (and for most people did) show how they assumed the African American on screen was a nasty criminal rather than a good cop, wow how amazing and how racist I’ve been, but the thing is it showed a man and listed crimes. Black or white or anything else, if you list crimes and give a name while showing a face, people will assume the two are connected. A cheap shot like the bullshit billboard above.

The ad is racist and this one is sexist in and of themselves because they assume it’s surprising that a girl can be Prime Minister or an African American can be a good policeman. These are low trick shots that betray their own message. People who use this tactic should be shot in the face with a canon full of their own feces.

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mayhem-is-hand-wash-only:

diamond-sound:

eridans-bullshit-magic:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

if people have the right to the hospital then i have the right to  critically wound them

If people have the right to education then I have the right to give them brain damage

If people have the right to speak freely then I have the right to silence them permanently.

mayhem-is-hand-wash-only:

diamond-sound:

eridans-bullshit-magic:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

if people have the right to the hospital then i have the right to  critically wound them

If people have the right to education then I have the right to give them brain damage

If people have the right to speak freely then I have the right to silence them permanently.

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the-exercist:

constancejoy:

the-exercist:

Bird-Dog

Sets: 3  |  Reps: 6-8 (per side)Set Up: Get on all fours with your hands below your shoulders and knees hip-width apart.Action: Raise one arm and the opposite leg simultaneously until they are both in line with your body. Make sure to keep your hips square; try not to tilt to one side. Hold for 3 seconds, lower, and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Continue alternating for all reps.


Bitches, knee on the ground is the easiest bullshit. Get up on them toes and experience the struggle.

People of all fitness levels can enjoy working out. Just because you personally find this exercise to be easy does not mean that others should refrain from it - No one is obligated to raise this exercise’s difficulty level just because you say so. 
So let’s cool the jets here. Insulting people as a form of motivation is not something that I can co-sign.  

Thank you - this is an excellent exercise for strengthening the muscles across the back and keeping everything connected.

the-exercist:

constancejoy:

the-exercist:

Bird-Dog

Sets: 3  |  Reps: 6-8 (per side)
Set Up: Get on all fours with your hands below your shoulders and knees hip-width apart.
Action: Raise one arm and the opposite leg simultaneously until they are both in line with your body. Make sure to keep your hips square; try not to tilt to one side. Hold for 3 seconds, lower, and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Continue alternating for all reps.

Bitches, knee on the ground is the easiest bullshit. Get up on them toes and experience the struggle.

People of all fitness levels can enjoy working out. Just because you personally find this exercise to be easy does not mean that others should refrain from it - No one is obligated to raise this exercise’s difficulty level just because you say so.

So let’s cool the jets here. Insulting people as a form of motivation is not something that I can co-sign.  

Thank you - this is an excellent exercise for strengthening the muscles across the back and keeping everything connected.

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killmeister228 said: Do you have kik

No. How about slap?

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find-xtc:

We Heart It の †Hєαят σғ Dαякиєss†

find-xtc:

We Heart It の †Hєαят σғ Dαякиєss†

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misspryss:

julstorres:

survivablyso:

buckybarneswho:

Let’s be honest everyone would rather watch a Black Widow movie than antman

I’d rather watch Black Widow file her taxes than an Ant Man movie

Well you have to admit her work-related expenses would tell some pretty interesting stories all by themselves

Black Widow orders towels online: the movie

Black Widow reorganizes her sock drawer: the movie

Black Widow cleans her gutters: the movie

Still more exciting than Ant Man

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