Invading Israeli terrorists committed a massacre this morning in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 66 people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are uncovered.
Rescue teams only managed to evacuate 50 dead bodies from destroyed houses including 17 children, 14 women and four elderly people. More than 200 injured people were taken to al-Shifa Hospital.
No word is said with more certainty when it comes to Israel: civilians, ambulances and hospitals are their targets.
Uhh. This sketchy cracker doesn’t need to be carrying a gun
Oddly enough, you don’t get to dictate what I need. I have a right to protect myself and the people I care about, and to use whatever means I feel are necessary to do so. I hope you are never violently attacked or otherwise victimized, but if you are I pray that there is some “sketchy cracker” with a gun around to save your life.Good forever
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I have always needed to know this!
It’s July 16th. I’m getting in a car and driving away. I don’t know when I’ll be back. I’ll still post occasionally, probably, but who knows?
The Weirdest Trial in History,
One of the Popes of the 9th century, Pope Formosus’ reign was fraught with war, chaos, and political intrigue. During his five year reign Formosus made many enemies, among them was his predecessor, Stephen VI. Pope Stephen hated Formosus so much, that he would take weird to a whole new level in order to exact revenge on his former enemy.
In January of 897, about seven months after Formosus’ death, Pope Stephen ordered Formosus’ corpse exhumed from its grave and put on trial. In what would become known as the “Cadaver Synod”, Pope Stephen charged Formosus with a number of crimes including perjury and having ascended the Papacy illegally. During the trial, Formosus’ rotting corpse was propped up on a throne and clothed in Papal vestments. Stephen himself acted as prosecutor while a church deacon was appointed to serve as Formosus’ defense attorney. While judges were appointed from local priests, the synod amounted to nothing more than a show trial in which Stephen maniacally screamed, raved, and hurled insults at the dead corpse. Formosus’ was declared guilty on all charges. As punishment, his corpse was stripped of its Papal vestments, three fingers on its right hand were removed (the fingers used to conduct blessings), and all orders issued by Formosus’ were nullified. Formosus’ corpse was buried in an unmarked paupers grave. Later it was again disinterred and cast into the Tiber River.
The Cadaver Synod turned out to be Stephen VI’s undoing, as the people of Rome were too weirded out by his bizarre and insane behavior. He was quickly deposed and imprisoned, where he was strangled to death during the night. In the meantime Formosus’ corpse had been recovered from the Tiber and reburied in its proper grave at St. Peters Basilica. The next Pope, John IX, nullified the Cadaver Synod and issued a Papal decree banning the trial of a dead person.
Jimi Hendrix in uniform during his time in the US Army, 1961
I wish I had the kind of power to do something like this…
This website will be the fucking death of me I swear.
People are actually glorifying Robert Mugabe, what are we coming to?
Robert Mugabe is a vile and viscous dictator responsible for the ruin of his own people, using widespread torture and political murder. He is viciously homophobic, calling gays “worse than dogs and pigs”.
Oh but he hates white people, so somehow that makes him a Tumblr hero.
Fuck this website so hard.
Zimbabwe slaughtered so many people and wrecked so much of his infrastructure with executions, combined with refusing to trade with allied nations, his country suffered hyperinflation.
Inflation in the US is a crippling 2.1%, some of the worst inflation rates the States has ever seen, this rate has sent tens if not hundreds of thousands of thousands below the poverty line.
Inflation in Zimbabwe was 89,700,000,000,000,000,000,000%.
When the Zimbabwe dollar collapsed in 2009, it was estimated that the exchange rate was 300 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars to the US Dollar.
Civilians where desperate, shops where bare, food, water and medical supplies where non existent, anyone who spoke out against Mugabe was burned in their own homes or publicly executed.
Mugabe’s crimes against humanity are comparable to Hitler and Stalin. To glorify him is ignorant stupidity. Did I mention that he’s also allied to North Korea?
BUT HE HATES WHITE PEOPLE
SO HE MUST BE PRETTY ALRIGHT
fucking hell some of you people are just mentally deficient I swear down.
And the worst bit is that Zimbabwe has some of the most fertile land in South-East Africa. It can grow all kinds of crops there that you can’t normally grow in Africa, wheat and tobacco for some examples. That’s why Rhodesia was one of the richest countries in Africa.
But this idiot (Mugabe) refuses to invest anything in farming and just spends the money on himself and the army.
PREHISTORIC SHARK: MEGALODON
Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived 1.5 million years ago and as you can probably tell from the above pictures it was HUGE, here are some facts I’ve collected about it
- It’s teeth were over 7 inches long
- It’s bite can deliver from 10.2-18.6 tons of force, enough to crush a prehistoric whale’s skull like a grape
- It feasted on prehistoric whales, dolphins, squids, fish, and even giant turtles
- It’s fossils have been found all over the world
- No one knows why it went extinct
HOLY FUCK WHY?!?!
The last I checked, the theory was that the immense body of Megalodon could not deal with loss of food, due to changing of the oceans from tectonic plate movement, as well as oceanic temperature changes. Their food moved or died, or they got trapped in newly formed shallow lakes and died.
But the shift away from giant bodies has been noticed in many other species as well. For example, the longest modern saltwater crocodiles measure up to 22 feet long, with most staying in the 13-18 foot range. Compare that to the extinct alligator Deinosuchus, which measured up to 36 feet long, or Sarcosuchus, an extinct crocodile reaching anywhere from 36-39 feet long. Modern alligators and crocodiles are much smaller than their ancestors. Even some animals that we all know as small had giant prehistoric ancestors: scorpions, dragonflies, and spiders, for example. Today, the largest spiders are roughly the size of an adult human hand. Now picture a giant spider from a role-playing video game, and you have yourself a typical spider in the Late Carboniferous. Likewise, ancient dragonflies had wingspans of over 2 feet. Millions of years ago, the atmosphere was a lot warmer and had a much higher oxygen concentration; from what I remember reading, the O2 concentration in the atmosphere was 15% higher in the Carboniferous period than it is today. Thus, it was literally easier to breathe back then. No wonder animals like scorpions, who allow air to diffuse into their solid lung rather than breathing in the traditional sense, were able to be much larger then.
But anyway, yeah. Megalodon didn’t die out for unknown reasons. Just thought I’d add a little paleontology to your lives.
Interesting. This just made me think. What if humans were around during periods when it was a lot warmer, and there was much more oxygen in the environment? Or what if that started to happen in the next few hundred years?
Would we be bigger and stronger? How would it affect us mentally? Interesting shit.
There’s a theory that’s where the giants from biblical texts came from.
reblogging for paleontology facts HELL YES
What have been the best moments in the 4chan - tumbler raids? Link is to my favorite thusfar.
Oh my fucking god this is too good
This 16-Year-Old Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians
With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it’s pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of which particular set of lobbyists is trying to milk more cash out of healthcare, fossil fuels and other very important issues from one week to the next.
But thanks to 16-year-old Nick Rubin, keeping track of just how much politicians have sold out has become a lot easier. He created Greenhouse, a new browser plugin which operates under the motto, “Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.” The plugin aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.” It sounds like a bit of a lofty aim for an app, but it’s actually pretty simple and effective—it provides a break down of a politician’s campaign contributions when that politician’s name comes up in an article. It is currently available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari and is completely free. As you can imagine, reading about how your Member of Congress voted in a recent health bill becomes all the more enlightening if you know how much money the health industry showered him in at the last election.
I spoke to Nick Rubin about the plugin, politics and what he calls the “money stories” behind what you read in the news.
VICE: Hi Nick. So how did you come up with the idea for Greenhouse?
Nick Rubin: Back in seventh grade, I gave a presentation on corporate personhood and ever since then I’ve been really interested in that issue. I think the one problem is that the sources of income for members of congress haven’t been simple and easily accessible when people have needed it. More recently, I’ve been teaching myself how to code and I thought that something like Greenhouse that puts the data at people’s fingertips would be a perfect solution. It really is the intersection of these two passions of mine—coding and politics. I made it after school and on weekends on my computer.
Why the name?
Well, green is the color of money in the US, and house refers to the two houses of Congress [the Senate and House of Representatives]. The name also implies transparency; greenhouses are see through and they are built to help things thrive.
Where did you get the information on the politician’s donations?
It uses the data from the last full election cycle which was 2012. This is simply because it’s just the most complete set of data that we have. But, the browser does provide access to the most up to date 2014 information by just clicking the name of the politician on the top of the window or theOpenSecrets.org link in the popup. So the 2014 data is just one click away.
I’m intending to update the data as a whole later in the election cycle as the 2014 contributions are more complete. These are updates I’m currently working on, as well as thinking of other ways I can expand the tool.
- Anonymous said:are you gay dude
As the great cumsoline once said. “unless you’re gonna suck my dick, i dont see as why it matters.”
- Great. Plurality of Americans don't like the 1st amendment
This should scare everyone. A recent poll published by the Christian Science...
- Anonymous said:I was wondering if you could provide any sources of information on foreigners who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. I already know about M the Marquis de Lafayette but I would like to know more about the others.
There are at least three criteria of soldiers in the Continental Army who could be called “foreign”, depending on the definition being used.
fuck anime I’m a chemtrail blog now