they wanna call black people thugs but the only ones pointing guns at people are the police.
Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila White is the new “Protest MVP.” #staywoke #trill
It remains to be seen whether Wilson will face criminal charges, but a limited review of similar killings by police suggests that the officers more often than not walk away without an indictment, and are very rarely convicted. Delores Jones-Brown, a law professor and director of the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, looked at 21 publicized cases from 1994 through 2009 in which a police officer killed an unarmed black person. Of those, only seven cases resulted in an indictment—for criminally negligent homicide, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, or violation of civil rights—and only three officers were found guilty.
Planned protest outside Cambridge Synagogue to “encourage” local Jews to take a stance on Gaza
To target Diaspora Jews with this, as if they have ANYTHING to do with Israeli policy, is an inherently antisemitic act. Diaspora Jews have nothing to do with anything Israel does, because they are not citizens of Israel, do not live in Israel, and do not vote in Israel, any more than any other citizen of any other country does.
It doesn’t matter if no one there shouts slurs, or has any “questionable” signs, the fact that they are specifically targeting JEWS with this action shows they cannot distinguish between policies of a country, and an ethnoreligious minority.
This is the kind of shit that makes Jews worldwide feel targeted and unsafe. And it’s because we are being targeted.
"Our visible silence points to guilt, forgiving, and forgetting" - no, it points to your deliberate targeting of an ethnic minority based on the fact that they share ethnic ties to a country they don’t actually have anything to do with.
This is shitty activism.
Would they do this to a church? Nope! No, antizionism =/= antisemitism, but you cannot complain about Jews stating that line is blurred, if not outright crossed, with a lot of activism, when you purposely target Jews and put pressure on them that you would not with a gentile.
And don’t think I didn’t notice that it was scheduled right before the synagogue would have likely scheduled its evening shabbat services, so that y’all can target the maximum amount of Jews.
Watch how long that silence lasts when they don’t get their desired result.
anaconda - nicki minaj
this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.
What’s up with all those giant volcanoes on Mars?
Mount Everest is an enormous and awe-inspiring sight, towering 9 kilometres above the Earth’s surface. But if you were to stick it on Mars right next to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, it would look foolishly small—Olympus Mons triples the height of Everest and spans the state of Arizona.
Mars is sprinkled with huge volcanoes, hundreds of kilometres in diameter and dozens of kilometres tall. The largest volcano on Earth, on the other hand, is Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which rises only 4 km above sea level.
So why is Mars blessed with these monsters of the solar system? Why doesn’t Earth have any massive lava-spewing structures?
Geology, my friends.
Earth’s crust is split up into plates that move and collide. Usually, volcanoes are formed at the boundaries where two plates meet, and one subducts below the other and melts in the heat below the surface. This melt rises as magma and causes volcanism.
But in some places on Earth, there are “hot spots” in the middle of plates, where magma rises up from the core-mantle mantle in plumes. When this magma is spewed up onto the surface, it cools and solidifies into rock, and over the years, the rock builds up and up. When plumes open out in the middle of the ocean, the magma builds islands.
Plumes are fixed, always pushing magma up to one spot, but the Earth’s plates don’t stop for anything. While the magma rises, the plates move over the hotspot—at a rate of only a few centimetres a year, but still, they move and take the newly-made volcanoes with them. So, gradually, the plates and volcanoes move on, while the plume remains in the same spot, building a whole new volcano on the next bit of the plate. As the plate moves on and on, the plume builds up a whole chain of islands, called island arcs. This is how the Hawaiian Islands were formed.
The island-volcanoes never get too big, because the plates keep moving onwards. On Mars, however, the volcanoes are enormous because the magma appears to keep rising, cooling and solidifying in the same place, taking its sweet time to build up colossal mounds of volcanic rock kilometres high.
So far, we’ve seen no volcanic arcs like we do on Earth, and this is generally taken as evidence that Mars has no tectonic plates.
That is not a typo.
Hello! Do any of you recall this amazing comic that artist Rian Sygh made? It was a really big deal to me! Rian is an incredibly sweet person and we got to meet at HeroesCon this year, which was awesome, because that comic made me cry in the best way.
Rian is fundraising for gender reassignment surgery, and a whole bunch of awesome artists are contributing sketches by donation. The financial information is HERE, if you are interested, and also on the donation page itself. It is a little clearer on the GoFundMe page, but here’s my deal: If you send proof that you have donated any amount above $50, you are eligible for a sketch from me (yes, me!) as well as a bunch of other artists! You do not HAVE to donate that much (heck, any dollar amount helps), but that’s the eligibility for art! I’ll only be doing a few of these, because my schedule is kind of crazy right now, but this is what you do:
- Donate to Rian. Any amount over $50.
- Send proof (a screenshot) of your donation to me, at kateleth at gmail dot com. In that email:
- Request any 1 character. You know my stuff. You know what I’m into. Don’t ask for the Supernatural guys or a Doctor Who. I don’t know that stuff.
That’s all. Pay it forward! Do a good thing, if you can! If you can’t, a reblog is always helpful.
(If you want a physical copy of your sketch, you can work out shipping costs with me. It’s not that much. You will need paypal.)
Yes, Marvel? I would like a GotG prequel about teenage cyborg assassin sisters please