sometimes it’s important to just listen, and nod, and understand. not everything requires words of sympathy.
Hey guys, later I’ll be posting the Boiling Water Challenge to raise awareness for college debt. You’ll have 24 hours to pour boiling water on your face and donate $10 to my college loans, or deny the challenge and donate $100 to my college loans. Make sure to challenge lots of your friends!
The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.
Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.
Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”
They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.
“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”
"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."
| James Baldwin
my dreams of what an anarchist society could look like start with images of people guarding stores from further looting in Ferguson. the people are capable of policing themselves.
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The day hangs heavy
loose and grey
when you’re away.
A crown of thorns
a shirt of hair
is what I wear.
No one knows
my lonely heart
when we’re apart.
I hate being told to do something I was already planning on doing
like I was all about doing this task, and then you told me to do it and now i am annoyed and this task is now 300x less likely to be completed