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nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

Anonymous
these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"

incogneeco:

whiteoppression:

famphic:

anthotny:

postracialcomments:

lmfaoooooooooooooo Yes!

Lmao!
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.

i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?

i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…

I’m not racist, blacks just need to stop complaining
Living in the past and white people blaming
I work hard, no handouts for every little fraction
If white privilege isn’t fair, then how is affirmative action?

Never trust someone who isn’t kind to animals.

Choosing not get vaccinated …

When you chose not to get vaccinated you are making a conscious choice to endanger people around you. It’s not just a personal choice. By allowing yourself to be a potential carrier of preventable diseases you can infect other unvaccinated people like yourself or worse people that either can’t get vaccinated or who have gotten vaccinated and might not have developed enough antibodies to fight off your much more potent batch of the disease. If it is an especially dangerous disease your actions may be directly responsible for the death of an elderly person or defenseless babies.

This issue makes me particularly angry because unlike certain other choices this one has the capability of killing and making ill large numbers of people. The only “conspiracy” here is the massive misinformation campaign against vaccinations that has led to a huge resurgence in major easily preventable diseases.

anarcho-queer:

Israel Destroys Entire Gaza Neighborhood In An Hour

July 29th, 2014

An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.

Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.

After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.

Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.

I think you dont understand the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians. You have to get enough informations about it before you judge anyone. Do you even know why they bombed Gaza?

vegan-veins:

No actually, I don’t think YOU understand the situation. I am Palestinian and all of my family lives in Gaza, so I am well educated and I know more than enough information. 

Yes, I do know why Israel bombed Gaza. Israel started this entire war because they claimed that Hamas kidnapped and killed 3 teenagers. After they already started the massacre in Palestine, Israel was like “oh wait we made a mistake, it turns out the 3 soldiers weren’t kidnapped by Hamas after all.” 

I am 100% pro Palestine and I don’t support Israel at all, if anyone supports Israel murdering thousands of innocent civilians there is something fundamentally wrong with them and they should be ashamed of themselves. 

Vaccines and Herd Immunity

m-online:

A Palestinian kid saying why they don’t want to make peace with Zionists.
Do you need another reason now?

It’s easy for us westerners to distinguish between the state of Israel and the Jewish people, but palestinian children who have their parents brutally murdered in front of them by soldiers carrying a star of david around have a little bit of a harder time. This war is what is breeding antisemitism in the 21st century and the only way to stop it is for Israel to stop mass-murdering palestinians.

bl-ossomed:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

Wow

havocados:

angrychickpea:

vegan-vulcan:

princess-passion-flower:

fightingforanimals:

Pouring coke cola on raw meat (mostly pork, not sure about other kinds?) causes hidden maggots to surface. Obviously cooking properly would kill them anyway, but it’s pretty vile to imagine crunching and chewing your way through dead larvae.

(In case you’re wondering why there are maggots - meat is flesh, and flesh begins to rot as soon as the body is dead/the flesh is removed. So naturally, flies will want to lay eggs in it. Meat inspectors won’t catch everything - for example there are numerous reports of fish containing live or dead worms. It’s just one of those things if you eat rotting foods).

JESUS CHRIST

BREAKING NEWS: eating rotting flesh is fucking gross. also, the sky is blue and the ocean is made of water.

"vegan food is nasty!" ok carnist whatever you say

So how about them dozens of thousands of notes on this one huh tumblr?

So I have some concerns about this video - First off, I am a vegetarian so I don’t want this to come off as me just blindly defending the meat industry; my concern is purely of a technical nature and to caution people with an anti-meat agenda against using easily discreditable arguments like the one presented here.

The very first thing I thought of when I watched this video was the old “spontaneous genesis” experiments back when people thought the universe just created bugs out of other matter (like meat). Just like those experiments this experiment in the video doesn’t prove anythign about the origin of the bugs - it looks to me like he just left food out for 2 hours completely open to the air for bugs to land on (attracted by the smell of the sugary coke) and drop off a bunch of gross larva and eggs. Now I’m not saying that sometimes the meat can be contaminated at the factory, but this video doesn’t convey a very rigorous test method.

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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