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socialismartnature:

Below commentary via a Palestinian friend:

Unbearable and dehumanizing. Headline from today’s Washington Post: “2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza clash” is BOLD and on the TOP and in LARGE font. The subheading, “Death toll tops 330 as Hamas militants step up attacks” is in regular font and on the bottom.

The 330 Palestinian lives (the overwhelming majority of which are innocent civilians) are not as worthy or important to the American press as 2 Israeli lives. In fact, they do not even deserve to be named (Palestinians). Whereas the Israelis are named and described as having been “killed,” the Palestinians are just “dead”— either they mysteriously stopped breathing, or they are responsible for their own killing, or Hamas is to blame (as is insinuated). And no mention of Israel’s massacres and war crimes.

I am sick and tired of being told that my life is worthless. Sick and tired of being told that Hamas are terrorists whereas the Israeli occupying soldiers are not. Sick and tired of being told that as a Palestinian male, just because of my gender, I am marked as a legitimate target of colonial violence, and that few tears will be shed on my behalf.

The corporate mainstream US media, heavily influenced by the Zionist lobby, will not quote
Chris Hedges: “The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battle field on a largely defenseless civilian population is the final phase in the decades long campaign to ethnically cleanse Palestinians.”

It will not quote Noam Chomsky: “When Israel, in the occupied territories now, claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population that they’re crushing.”

For 66 years, Palestinians have been saying the same thing. Even our voices are inferior, dispensable, and contemptible to the American Zionist elite and establishment. Imperialism is alive and well. Our voices are growing hoarse. We cannot do this alone— we need solidarity. We need Jewish people of conscience and US tax payers to have the courage to say “Not in my name.”

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islamiyet:

Protests all around the world. #FreePalestine
#terroristisrael

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Dear Israel,
You have been fighting Palestine for about 60 years now, using advanced weapons and America’s financial aid against a country that has no army, no weapons, no money and no central government. And you still haven’t managed to win. When will you get it? You can’t beat a country that is protected by Allah.

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flirting 101 with Optimus Prime

  • me: rev up those engines because you can ride me on overdrive B)
  • OP: …what do you mean… rev up those engines?
  • me: /SWEATS NERVOUSLY
  • me: I'D RIDE YOU
  • OP: in my vehicular mode, yes, you may.
  • me: N O
  • me: NOT LIKE THAT
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tsuki-nekota:

I have to say that this was the best and weirdest flirting that I have ever received… it took me by surprise

You find that boy!

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beksboys:

sometimes i wonder what the voice actors of this show are thinking when they record scenes like this

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classyspartan:

Day 7: Favorite Animation Studio - Bones

There’s a lot of good stuff that these guys have done.

Originally founded in 1998, they have since worked on over 30 or so projects, some of which have gained massive popularity throughout the world, and some of them being absolute favorites of mine too.

I have not seen everything they’ve made but from the shows I’ve seen they’re pretty legit. They worked in collaboration on the Cowboy Bebop movie, and have since worked on some greats like the Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Soul Eater, Darker Than Black, Ouran High School Host Club, Gosick, Noragami, Space Dandy, and many others.A lot of those shows are pretty popular and some rightfully so. The pictures I have above are the creations of Bones that I have either seen or am currently watching. It’s a pretty solid track list, and some of these shows are some of my absolute favorites, so it’s definitely worth giving them some recognition, and that I probably would label them as my favorite anime studio.

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quantummindclassicalheart:

fandomblogger:

memewhore:

So I wonder, if you put enough rubber bands around someone’s head…

THIS WEBSITE IS MADE UP OF PSYCHOPATHS AND DRUGGIES I SWEAR

This looks like a good opportunity to apply some math, physics, and anatomy.

First, how strong is the human skull? One study (http://www.ircobi.org/downloads/irc13/pdf_files/54.pdf) suggests that the average failure stress of the skull is about 23±6 MPa. So this will be our failure threshold.

Is it a safe assumption to suppose that the pressure from the rubber bands adds linearly? In theory the force from one rubber band doesn’t affect the force from any other. Let’s make a few simplifying assumptions. 1, the rubber bands are thin enough that they won’t overlap or add significantly to the stretch of any other rubber band. So we can just add linearly. The image shows this isn’t quite right, but for a first approximation it’s a useful simplification. 2, these rubber bands are still following Hooke’s law, which means that the force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium. Again, this may not be a good approximation because of the significance of the stretch and continued deformation. 3. The rubber bands are all uniform. In particular, they distribute the force evenly along their length. Let’s say they’re each about 0.5 cm wide and about 30 cm long and their thickness is negligible. Wikipedia says the average circumference of the human head (let’s go male for this calculation) is 57 cm.

One Wired article measured a rubber band spring constant at 17.38 N/m and suggested that so long as the stretch is gradual, rubber bands follow Hooke’s law reasonably well.

So we’re ready to calculate. A single rubber band stretched from equilibrium length of 30 cm to 57 cm exerts a force of kx, where x is .27 m and k is 17.38 N/m, or about 4.7 N. The surface area which this force is applied over is about 57*.5 cm^2, or about 0.003 m^2. This means that a single rubber band could produce about 1600 Pa of force. Then the failure stress is about 23 MPa, so we compute the number of rubber bands required to crush a skull as about 14,375.

It’s worth noting that some of the simplifying assumptions clearly fail when you’re trying to wrap 14,000 rubber bands around some unfortunate person’s skull. For one, the no-overlap assumption is right out. Rubber bands will also vary in their stretchiness, so the spring constant might be more or less than the average. We might assume a more conservative initial length for the rubber band. For instance, 7 inches length, 1/16 in width seems to be a reasonable size, according to Wikipedia. In this case the force from one rubber band becomes closer to 6.8 N. Then pressure goes up to about 8 kPa and the total number is about 3000. Still a large number but not totally unreasonable.

So if you ever have a few thousand rubber bands on hand and a very patient individual with the world’s strangest death wish… probably contact emergency services before you even bother trying this. It’s for the best.

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4cahn vs. Tumblr

xdreaming-out-loud:

Everyone on Tumblr:

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How I think 4chan users are acting:

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And i’m just over here like:

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Because really… why can’t we just ship 4chumblr? 

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Reblog if you support transsexuals

cautiously-ironic:

My parents are convinced that everyone is against transgendered individuals and are therefore using that to justify their stopping me from going ahead with my hormone treatment. everyone that reblogs this will go in a book for my parents. Please Help!

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rambozus:

itsmemorized:

Oh my GOD
My grandma bought my grandpa new pants and my mom asked him how they felt and he goes “like a cheaply made castle” and we were like what and he goes “no ballroom”
GRANDPA NO

Grandpa yes.

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