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Life shouldn’t be a privilege with a price tag.

soft-communism:

necropticon:

here’s an idea: people shouldn’t actually have to have a job to be allowed to remain alive

But seriously though, people act as if our lives are meant to serve a job and have totally forgot that it’s the other way around and we invented the whole idea of jobs to serve our lives. We are intelligent creatures with incredible technology and power and we can do whatever the heck we want. There is no rule that everyone has to work. This might have been the case in the past, but we don’t live in that time anymore, we can very easily support the basic needs of everyone with very little effort and still have an insane amount of wealth and resources leftover.

micdotcom:

Intense photos capture the true devastation in Gaza

Today marked a brief lull in the violence as Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12 hour ceasefire. A Palestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began. The break in fighting was an occasion for Gazans to survey the damage and get to banks and grocery stores. 

Washington Post correspondent William Booth has been covering the new conflagration between Israel and Gaza, and his Twitter feed has the photos to prove it. Here’s a selection of the photos he took during the brief cease-fire. 

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pax-arabica:

socialismartnature:

Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats | New York Times »

The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the reporter said, about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.

As his image reverberated around the social network, where it was shared more than 10,000 times, the reporter was surprised by the response. It was, he said in a telephone interview from Israel, “nothing new.” Similar scenes, of Israeli spectators gathered on the high ground above Gaza to view the destruction below, were documented in a Times of London article and a video report from Denmark’s TV2 during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.

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Israel: Where genocide is a spectator sport.

Look how terrified the poor Israelis are. This truly is a two way war.

this is sickening

remikanazi:

What did the humanitarian ceasefire look like in Israel and the Gaza Strip? via @Benabyad

remikanazi:

What did the humanitarian ceasefire look like in Israel and the Gaza Strip? via @Benabyad

its-awesome-turtle-time:

nonstupidname14:

castleforeverx:

YES.YES.YES. People need to realise this 

This belongs more on Facebook than it does on tumblr.

i think you’re missing out on some of tumblr then… but it should be on facebook too, it should be on every social media site!

"There is no war on drugs because you cannot have a war against inanimate objects. There is only war on drug addicts. Which means we are warring on the most abused and vulnerable segments of the population."

Israel apparently escalating attacks on Gaza

I feel rather sick from these images and stories of horror coming out of Palestine right now… I wish there was something I could do… I just hope at least my fellow Americans wake up to this insanely inhumane atrocity that Israel is committing right now… about 300 palestinians were confirmed killed as of yesterday, but I’m sure that number is quickly approaching the thousand mark now that IDF is launching a ground invasion 

miss-love:

rubee:

ilovemaydayparade69:

rubee:

"why dont you just give him a chance"

idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested

Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts

you know what else hurts?????????? getting abused for being a ‘bad person’ because you didnt want to date somebody that you werent interested in

^^^^^^^^^^

It continually infuriates me that that anyone, let alone a large number of people, still think this is any bit okay. The whole give X a chance thing is so bullshit in general, like ‘fuck off’ if someone doesn’t want to do something you are a terrible person for forcing that on them… and this isn’t like a new flavor of ice cream or something it’s deciding the only person they will be allowed to be with (in this monogamous society we live in) meaning they aren’t allowed to pursue any of their own interests or preferences on top of the fact that this behavior lays down a precedent for not having any say in life decisions in the future. How this is not clear to everybody is fucked up, and it is even more disturbing that complete strangers to both parties will defend this kind of blatantly misogynistic crap or worse make it somehow about themselves in order to justify their approval of the abuse of others.

theyoungradical:

jahanzebjz:

Actually.

"Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed"

Israeli casualties still at ZERO, Palestinians killed now in the range of SEVERAL HUNDRED. This is not a war of equal forces; this is genocide.

theyoungradical:

jahanzebjz:

Actually.

"Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed"

Israeli casualties still at ZERO, Palestinians killed now in the range of SEVERAL HUNDRED. This is not a war of equal forces; this is genocide.

thecutestofthecute:

clementinemorrigan:

adoptpets:

thenagaqueen:

I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary!

Other toxic flowers for cats:
Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
Lilies (Lilium sp.)
Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
Oleander (Nerium oleander)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
Yew (Taxus sp.)

Important info for cat friends!!!

Wow… i really didn’t know there were that many thank you. This is important because my cat likes to chew random things for sometimes I have no idea why. Thank you. 

Important cat safety tips relating to toxic plants!

thecutestofthecute:

clementinemorrigan:

adoptpets:

thenagaqueen:

I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary!

Other toxic flowers for cats:

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • Yew (Taxus sp.)

Important info for cat friends!!!

Wow… i really didn’t know there were that many thank you. This is important because my cat likes to chew random things for sometimes I have no idea why. Thank you. 

Important cat safety tips relating to toxic plants!