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At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza clash with soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 25, 2014. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

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joshpeck:

this is the single greatest thing i have watched in my existence

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A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.

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Jehad Saftawi, IMEU:

"During the brief ceasefire on July 26, I traveled to Shoja’ea, a neighborhood in Gaza that was heavily bombarded by Israel a few days prior, resulting in close to 90 deaths in just one day. Dozens of houses and streets were destroyed. It looked like everything there was a target — humans, animals, and every stone. I felt like I was dreaming. I couldn’t believe how much destruction there was everywhere I looked. The people’s faces, some returning to their homes and some journalists, were pale and shocked. Many couldn’t find their homes and in some cases, even their streets, as the features of the neighborhood had changed completely.

Remains of missiles were everywhere, many of them unexploded. I spoke to someone who was stuck in Shoja’ea for eight days. He said that he couldn’t hear us clearly because his hearing was damaged by the explosions that were around him for so long. He said that he had very little to eat in the past few days, only olives and peppers, and had no connection with the outside world because the electricity and cell phone connections were both out.

After leaving Shoja’ea, I and several other journalists tried to enter the Khuzaa area in eastern Khan Younis, which was intensively bombed by Israeli tanks as well, but Israeli forces did not allow it. We heard warning gunshots and had to turn back. The stories of Khuzaa’s people will stay unshared with the the world for now.”

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luckyluna22:

Hahaha I went into a random dream town and this person has a chair, a box of tissues, and a picture of Carlton in their basement.

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pokemon-pals:

SO THEY HAVE HIGHCHAIRS FOR POKEMON THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

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reasonsmysoniscrying:

"She doesn’t want her brother to grow up."
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Smoke rises from Tuffah neighbourhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City on July 29, 2014. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

paticmak:

Roman Holiday

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Anonymous asked: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

Help me, I’m holding on for dear life. 

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amoying:

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the-ackerman-queen:

strawberro:

LOOK WHAT MY CHEM TEACHER PUT ON MY TEST

Suuuuuuure. 

NO TEACHER WRITES LIKE THAt

THIS IS MY CHEMISTRY TEACHER NOW STOP CALLING BS 

hes showing this post to all his classes now

tell your chem teacher to change his theme

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nimrcd:

If you ever feel bad about mistakes you’ve made just remember the original drummer for Green Day left the band to go to college

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onlyblackgirl:

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compasswaters:

Nash Grier being a racist piece of shit with his “How Asians Name Their Children” vine. Ripped and uploaded here because this trash doesn’t need to be getting monetized hits or revenue.

This guy is a racist, homophobic piece of trash- please don’t support him or anyone like him

Seriously, fuck you Nash Grier

If you like this poor excuse for a human being unfollow me now.

I dare someone to try and make an excuse for this piece of shit.

He is so ignorant. Someone please educate him.

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