Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.
Notice something in common in these photos?
It’s not what you think
I gave it away in the third pic
That’s right! None of these cops are wearing badges or name tags! I wonder why… seems like it’d be important to wear those, since it’s even illegal not to in other states…
This is actually illegal in all states. A police officer must be marked as such with name and badge at all times unless their jurisdiction states otherwise (such as an undercover officer), and even when not wearing a badge, the officer must have the badge accessible at all times and must show the badge in order to make an arrest. Name tags are not required as long as a badge is available because the badge has the officer number on it.
This has really been bothering me. The police in Ferguson are breaking the law by concealing their identities. Everyone knows this, it’s been going on for ten days, and it appears that nobody is doing anything about it.
The police are clearly and systematically violating the first amendment rights of the press, and they are getting away with it. This has been happening for days, and nobody appears to be doing anything about it.
A police officer pointed a rifle at a journalist and told him to fuck off *while he was being filmed, so he’s easily identifiable by his superiors*, and that police officer still has a job.
I know that not all cops are bad (or even most cops), but there are clearly bad cops in Ferguson, and they’re acting with complete impunity. I don’t understand why those cops aren’t being taken off the scene, and why a higher (possibly federal) authority isn’t coming in to address these things.
Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out.
This is real life. (x)
Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.
From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.
Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.
This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue
BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.
IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.
Save sharks! They are so important.please sign the petition guys
Its a fucking blood bath! Sign this petition you guys!
I’m crying……..SAVE THE SHARKS PLEASE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
FUCK THIS. Please sign this. :’(
SAVE MY BABIES
"Benedict Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who is the villain of the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.” x
do you guys know how much I will love this movie?
I didn’t hate disney’s version (because who the hell hates disney..? when they do their job right and all..), but I loved Rudyard Kiplings original to death. I think I don’t know how often I read his Jungle Books. But I do know how much I loved the realism. That a small boy wasn’t able to fight the big, meneating tiger on his own but had to get help from buffalos; how much I loved the story about the red dogs/dholes (and boy do I hope they don’t stop at the “disney-fied story..)
realhunterswearplaid said: Just wanted to say thank you so much for reccing Willowsbend again, and for promoing me! I really appreciate it! Also, I'm working on a BRAND NEW installment of Willowsbend with a BRAND NEW character :D Thought you might wanna know ;)
EVERYONE MAN YOUR BATTLESTATIONS THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
NEW WILLOWSBEND IS COMING.
If you do not know why this calls for all-caps, you should probably find out, people: READ WILLOWSBEND IMMEDIATELY.
(Aka: the answered ask in which I continue to violently rec Willowsbend and your lovely self to people because that shit is my fucking jam, and life-is-a-melody just sent me a text yesterday that was like, “Still not over Willowsbend.”)
You both are fucking fabulous. That is all.
this video made me cry.
I usually watch WWYD and am happy that there are (if not many then at least some) people who will do the right thing. But this video horrified me.
I know I would have been afraid to step in; both the men are obviously agressive and abusive and they’d might turn on me.
But I know how the women must feel, I felt helpless and overpowered myself in one of my relationships (though I never was afraid for my life or even that kind of abuse; it ended before it could go this far; but looking back..).
I know what most good people think - they are afraid.
But there are things they can do without endangering themselves. They can call the police, they can slip the woman a note with a number for a safehouse.
I experienced a similar situation 2 years ago when a boy (maybe a young man) was troubled because some girl broke up with him. She broke his heart, he seemed determined to break at least her arm. It was at at train station. And even though the thought crossed my mind that he might turn on me, might even throw me from the platform, I did intervene.
I’m not telling this because I want to show how good I am or how much better of a person I am than all the people in the video.
I’m telling you because nothing happened to me.
He grabbed my arm, I had a small bruise for a few days.. but the second I confronted him, other people started to turn in our direction.
People do want to help. They just don’t want to be the first one.
So if you are the first one, someone will be happy to be second and third.
Plus, people will help you if you adress them. Just ask the man with the red shirt; tell him “I’m gonna intervene, that’s not right. Could you help if he turns on me? Or at least call the cops?”
Nobody you talked to will leave you hanging once they answered. No matter what.
[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]