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sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

New bike! 

It’s a Specialized Sirrus Sport 2014. Aluminium frame. It’s *light*. I never knew riding a bike could be so easy! On my old one, I almost never used the large front gear; on this one, I use it on most flat roads. It’ll be a bit heavier once my panniers are on, but still lighter than my old one was when bare. Cost £450 (reduced from £500), but pedals and mudguards were extra (brought it to £505).

This is it: http://m.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/sirrus-sport-2014-hybrid-bike-ec053142

New bike!

It’s a Specialized Sirrus Sport 2014. Aluminium frame. It’s *light*. I never knew riding a bike could be so easy! On my old one, I almost never used the large front gear; on this one, I use it on most flat roads. It’ll be a bit heavier once my panniers are on, but still lighter than my old one was when bare. Cost £450 (reduced from £500), but pedals and mudguards were extra (brought it to £505).

This is it: http://m.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/sirrus-sport-2014-hybrid-bike-ec053142

Reblogged from hollowedskin
This is a current list of tags 4chan is targeting.

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4chan is targeting tags and posting incredibly violent and triggering material within them. DO NOT ACCESS THE ABOVE TAGS.

I noticed that a lot of the PSA’s were images without transcripts, and there are several posts with different tags to look out for.

This is a compilation of those tags, in a text format for anyone who has issues with reading images.

Please spread around in the interests of accessibility, especially since the ableism tags are being targeted as well.

Thank you, and stay safe.

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I didn’t see them in the ableism tag a few minutes ago, though. (via karalianne)

I just checked the #feminism hashtag and there are no obscene images recently - most of the images are women holding banners saying “India needs feminism because…”. Maybe they’ll start again later, but right now it’s safe.

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Reblogged from clatterbane
revcleo:

youneedacat:

clatterbane:

And, talk about quick and easy to eat later. I have no clue how good it might be, but it’s fairly well balanced, GF and shouldn’t require many spoons. Worst case, I can add some extra frozen cooked chicken and adjust the seasoning some.
I also decided to go with some cucumber raita. That’s easy enough.
I am not totally convinced that size bag would reasonably feed two people, unless they were (a) children, (b) not very hungry, and/or (c) had at least one other dish to supplement the “meal in a bag”. Maybe a good thing I’m not planning to find out tonight. ;)

Is it easier to get South Asian food in ordinary stores in the UK than it is in most parts of the US?  Because here you often have to go to specialty stores and get charged more money for stuff like that, unless you have an Asian market or something nearby.

yes
the south asian derived chicken tikka is even a british food (born in Glasgow I think in the 1960s or so?) 
you can get it anywhere

The ‘Indian’ dish that actually originates in the UK is chicken tikka masala, which was reportedly made up when a British guy ordered chicken tikka and was disappointed to find it had no sauce. But actually a lot of Indian dishes that are popular here are unknown in India, eg., beef Madras, which only started appearing in its ‘home’ city quite recently.

revcleo:

youneedacat:

clatterbane:

And, talk about quick and easy to eat later. I have no clue how good it might be, but it’s fairly well balanced, GF and shouldn’t require many spoons. Worst case, I can add some extra frozen cooked chicken and adjust the seasoning some.

I also decided to go with some cucumber raita. That’s easy enough.

I am not totally convinced that size bag would reasonably feed two people, unless they were (a) children, (b) not very hungry, and/or (c) had at least one other dish to supplement the “meal in a bag”. Maybe a good thing I’m not planning to find out tonight. ;)

Is it easier to get South Asian food in ordinary stores in the UK than it is in most parts of the US?  Because here you often have to go to specialty stores and get charged more money for stuff like that, unless you have an Asian market or something nearby.

yes

the south asian derived chicken tikka is even a british food (born in Glasgow I think in the 1960s or so?) 

you can get it anywhere

The ‘Indian’ dish that actually originates in the UK is chicken tikka masala, which was reportedly made up when a British guy ordered chicken tikka and was disappointed to find it had no sauce. But actually a lot of Indian dishes that are popular here are unknown in India, eg., beef Madras, which only started appearing in its ‘home’ city quite recently.

Reblogged from clatterbane
youneedacat:

clatterbane:

And, talk about quick and easy to eat later. I have no clue how good it might be, but it’s fairly well balanced, GF and shouldn’t require many spoons. Worst case, I can add some extra frozen cooked chicken and adjust the seasoning some.
I also decided to go with some cucumber raita. That’s easy enough.
I am not totally convinced that size bag would reasonably feed two people, unless they were (a) children, (b) not very hungry, and/or (c) had at least one other dish to supplement the “meal in a bag”. Maybe a good thing I’m not planning to find out tonight. ;)

Is it easier to get South Asian food in ordinary stores in the UK than it is in most parts of the US?  Because here you often have to go to specialty stores and get charged more money for stuff like that, unless you have an Asian market or something nearby.

In the UK a lot of supermarkets do some south Asian foods that you can cook in the pot, like pilau rice, chicken and sometimes vegetable korma, chickpea and lentil dishes and so on. I know Sainsbury’s has a range although not all of the dishes are available everywhere (and I believe they may be discontinuing them as I’ve seen them disappear from some big stores round here). But no, in big cities you don’t have to go to specialist Asian shops; in fact, those shops may not do ready meals but be more geared to the needs of Asian people who cook the dishes themselves.

youneedacat:

clatterbane:

And, talk about quick and easy to eat later. I have no clue how good it might be, but it’s fairly well balanced, GF and shouldn’t require many spoons. Worst case, I can add some extra frozen cooked chicken and adjust the seasoning some.

I also decided to go with some cucumber raita. That’s easy enough.

I am not totally convinced that size bag would reasonably feed two people, unless they were (a) children, (b) not very hungry, and/or (c) had at least one other dish to supplement the “meal in a bag”. Maybe a good thing I’m not planning to find out tonight. ;)

Is it easier to get South Asian food in ordinary stores in the UK than it is in most parts of the US?  Because here you often have to go to specialty stores and get charged more money for stuff like that, unless you have an Asian market or something nearby.

In the UK a lot of supermarkets do some south Asian foods that you can cook in the pot, like pilau rice, chicken and sometimes vegetable korma, chickpea and lentil dishes and so on. I know Sainsbury’s has a range although not all of the dishes are available everywhere (and I believe they may be discontinuing them as I’ve seen them disappear from some big stores round here). But no, in big cities you don’t have to go to specialist Asian shops; in fact, those shops may not do ready meals but be more geared to the needs of Asian people who cook the dishes themselves.

Reblogged from bulbasaurvevo

bulbasaurvevo:

I was taking selfies before and I sighed and said “I love myself” and my little sister was like “ew” so I asked her what her problem was and she said “you’re not supposed to love YOURSELF. You have to wait for other people. I don’t love myself. If you love yourself you’re probably a slut” and I think that is the saddest thing I’ve heard all year.
What kind of self deprecating bullshit are we teaching our kids that I have to hear that from a 13 year old?

Most likely she’d only heard of the word used in connection with other people. Loving oneself is a very adult concept and even there is commonly used to mean conceit - “he’s totally in love with himself”.

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Reblogged from queenshulamit

wackyshenanigans:

So, IDK what these lumps are but not sure if they necessitate a doctor or not

I’d say see the doctor about them if they don’t go away in a few days. They look quite strange and are in places too hidden to have been caused by the sun or insect bites.

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Reblogged from equalistastic

youneedacat:

feliscorvus:

ajax-daughter-of-telamon:

luisgpiercing:

theyamakit:

This is a huge bat compilation in case you’re having a rough day. I hope this cheers y’all up.

Soo cute

*makes noise too high-pitched for self to hear*

Always reblog adorable bats!

EEEEEEE!

Will you be renaming your blog “you need a bat”, then?

(Source: equalistastic)