1. 11:33 19th Jul 2014

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    vicemag:

Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men
If you haven’t heard about Eric Garner yet, let me fill you in. He was a 43-year-old father of six who lived in Staten Island, and he died in the street on Thursday after as many as four New York police officers choked him and slammed his head on the ground. The NYPD told the Associated Press that they stopped Garner because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, something he’d been arrested for before. However, witnesses who spoke with local news website Staten Island Live have basically said that’s bullshit. Ramsey Orta, who was on the scene and shot a now infamous video that is making the rounds, can be heard in the clip saying that all Garner had done to get bothered by the police was break up a fight.
In the video, Garner denies any wrongdoing and asks why he’s being hassled. “Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” he says in an exasperated tone that most men of color across this country can relate to. Garner, who was 400 pounds and has been described by people who knew him as a “gentle giant,” suffered from chronic asthma and police claim his death was the result of a heart attack suffered during the arrest.
Police say that Garner made a “fighting stance” and resisted arrest. Which, based on the video clip, is complete nonsense, considering we can see him pleading to the officers, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going completely silent as several officers pile on him.
The video of Garner’s death is disgusting, but I can’t say I was shocked or even outraged the first time I watched it. At this point, as someone who’s read and written about some of these stories time and time again—and who’s had firsthand experiences with the way cops treat black males—this kind of reprehensible shit is not surprising at all. After so many cases like Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell, you start to feel desensitized by the seemingly insurmountable injustice that plagues communities of color.
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    vicemag:

    Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men

    If you haven’t heard about Eric Garner yet, let me fill you in. He was a 43-year-old father of six who lived in Staten Island, and he died in the street on Thursday after as many as four New York police officers choked him and slammed his head on the ground. The NYPD told the Associated Press that they stopped Garner because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, something he’d been arrested for before. However, witnesses who spoke with local news website Staten Island Live have basically said that’s bullshit. Ramsey Orta, who was on the scene and shot a now infamous video that is making the rounds, can be heard in the clip saying that all Garner had done to get bothered by the police was break up a fight.

    In the video, Garner denies any wrongdoing and asks why he’s being hassled. “Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” he says in an exasperated tone that most men of color across this country can relate to. Garner, who was 400 pounds and has been described by people who knew him as a “gentle giant,” suffered from chronic asthma and police claim his death was the result of a heart attack suffered during the arrest.

    Police say that Garner made a “fighting stance” and resisted arrest. Which, based on the video clip, is complete nonsense, considering we can see him pleading to the officers, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going completely silent as several officers pile on him.

    The video of Garner’s death is disgusting, but I can’t say I was shocked or even outraged the first time I watched it. At this point, as someone who’s read and written about some of these stories time and time again—and who’s had firsthand experiences with the way cops treat black males—this kind of reprehensible shit is not surprising at all. After so many cases like Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell, you start to feel desensitized by the seemingly insurmountable injustice that plagues communities of color.

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  2. 21:46 13th Jul 2014

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    The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

    probably the most important scene in the film

    (Source: danieldaylewiswithamoustache)

     
  3. 00:54 11th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from fuckyeahrochester

    Tags: fuckyeahrochester

    no chemtrails today?

     
  4. 14:01 10th Jul 2014

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    whereidisthereshallegobe:

Picture of Egon Schiele, 1914

    whereidisthereshallegobe:

    Picture of Egon Schiele, 1914

    (Source: neverthoughtaboutatitle)

     
  5. 10:57

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    peterfromtexas:

The Schlörwagen was a prototype aerodynamic rear-engine passenger vehicle developed by Karl Schlör (1911-1997) and presented to the public in 1939.

    peterfromtexas:

    The Schlörwagen was a prototype aerodynamic rear-engine passenger vehicle developed by Karl Schlör (1911-1997) and presented to the public in 1939.

     
  6. 21:41 8th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from baal-shem

    (Source: k8gma2mo10)

     
  7. 21:36

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    Reblogged from officialfoucault

    1. FOUCAULT: Yes, but then isn't there a danger here? If you say that a certain human nature exists, that this human nature has not been given in actual society the rights and the possibilities which allow it to realise itself...that's really what you have said, I believe.
    2. Chomsky: ...
    3. Foucault: And if one admits that, doesn't one risk defining this human nature which is at the same time ideal and real, and has been hidden and repressed until now - in terms borrowed from our society, from our civilisation, from our culture?
    4. Chomsky: You know I came out here to have a good time and I'm honestly feeling so attacked right now.
     
  8. 21:25

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    hollybailey:

    As a people we have lost the plot. Because we can document everything, we will, and we can’t stop. Every event is now a sea of people with their arms held up in a triangle, forming an illuminati symbol with our phones at the apex. We’ve gone too far. It has to stop. Like a Beyoncé concert, the New York City fireworks were a nightmare of phones, and for what? For nothing. Data for your cloud. You can fully understand why performers—and brides and grooms!—want to ban all cellphones at events. Take a picture of a flower, a baby, a cat, a sidewalk, an airplane, a painting, please. Please do! It’s wonderful that we all have instant access to an artistic practice that was once expensive and elitist. But the compulsory documentation of everything is monstrous. Let it stop with you.

    Put Your Phone Down (via The Awl)

     
  9. 21:22

    Notes: 217

    Reblogged from nickdrake

    nickdrake:

    An American Werewolf in London,

    Subway Scene with Michael Carter.

     
  10. 21:18

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    Reblogged from brightgraybirthright

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    brightgraybirthright:

got those supersonic alien dysmorphia blues

    brightgraybirthright:

    got those supersonic alien dysmorphia blues

    (Source: endofalldoubt)

     
  11. 10:33 26th Jun 2014

    Notes: 176

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    placentophile:

tiem is a flat circle

    placentophile:

    tiem is a flat circle

     
  12. 10:29

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    from r/badphilosophy

    from r/badphilosophy

     
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  14. IT LIVES

    IT LIVES

     
  15. … I remember being very dehydrated and none of the nurses were listening to my loutish requests. I cannot imagine why I was rude to you, as you were angelic in nature. I am deeply humiliated for acting the way I did, especially after you were forced to go all the way out to the hospital at four in the morning, which was quite an inconvenience, I could imagine.
    — Letter to Ms. Sapp, 2010.