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intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

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perooooo:

A short story about Superman saving mermaid Bruce and bringing him back to the Fortress of Solitude _(:з)∠)_

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"I want to make a few things perfectly clear. Trans women are women. Period. End of story. We’re not “women who used to be men.” We’re not “men who identify as women.” We’re not “males who identify as women.” We’re not “men who became women.” WE ARE WOMEN. Stop putting qualifiers on our womanhood. It’s offensive, hurtful and cruel to insinuate otherwise. Our past, present, and futures are ours to define and no one else’s. Even if we didn’t figure out that we were trans until well into our adult lives, it absolutely does not mean that we were ever boys or men. Many trans women feel that they’ve always been girls, or at the very least, that they’ve never been boys. You don’t have any right to tell me, or any other trans person, that they were ever a particular gender, just as I have no right to tell you what gender you are. A trans woman who was obligated to present as male for most of her young life is was no more “born a man” than a lesbian who was obligated to date men for most of her young life “used to be straight.”" - Please Stop Saying That Trans Women Were “Born Boys” | Autostraddle (via brutereason)

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assbutt-in-the-garrison:

privilegespicelatte:

before you call all lgbt people “queer” ask yourself if you would form a feminist club referring to all women as “bitches” and tell women who are uncomfortable with the word “bitch” to just get over it already

This is a touchy topic for a lot of people it seems. Idk….

Queer is one of those words that mostly (not exclusively, but mostly) bothers the older portion of the community, because its use as a slur is kind of dated. So while I think it’s important to acknowledge the associations some people may have with the word from the past, it is a pretty reclaimed word at this point. Plus, I personally like ‘queer community’ better than ‘LGBTQ community’, because it doesn’t seem to prioritize some identities over others. If you’re lesbian, gay, bi, or transgender you get a letter in the publicized, shortened version of the long acronym, but any other identities are relegated to what amounts to an ‘etc’, and much of the time that ‘etc’ is dropped in mainstream media too. This is why I prefer umbrella terms in general. Another umbrella term I like, although it has its own issues, is GSRM (gender, sexual and romantic minorities). GSM has bad connotations from its use in the scientific community, but I still like GSRM…


lesbiangrandmas:

randomfandomteacher:

heretical-hypothetical:

artigosaurus:

queen-of-dork:

i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

THE UNDERDOG

I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.

SOURCES
HERE


"Most people in the United States think of feminism or the most commonly used term “women’s lib” as a movement that aims to make women the social equals of men. This broad definition, popularized by the media and mainstream segments of the movement, raises problematic questions. Since men are not equals in white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal class structure, which men do women want to be equal to? Do women share a common vision of what equality means? Implicit in this simplistic definition of women’s liberation is a dismissal of race and class as factors that, in conjunction with sexism, determine the extent to which an individual will be discriminated against, exploited, or oppressed." -
bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
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panzerbjoern:

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

YO. 


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andnowimhere:

And leave you here? No. Lieutenant, I do not accept goodbye.

THIS IS WAR - 2.01


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attack-on-topeka:

i did it guys

i added subtitles

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asylum-art:

Splendid Wood Cutout Sculptures by Martin Tomsky

on deviantART \  Etsy

London-based artist Martin Tomsky creates elaborate illustrations that are then transformed into beautifully intricate wooden sculptures.


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nubbsgalore:

images by seb janiak, which he creates by layering several photos on top of each other. (see also: previous cloud posts)


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Gokaicho (御開帳)
Next spring is a great time to come to Nagano if you have the chance because of an event called Gokaicho, held at Zenkoji Temple only once every 7 years. Next year, the event will run from April 5-May 31, 2015.
What’s Gokaicho?
Gokaicho is when the temple allows the Maedachi Honzon (前立本尊), a sacred image, to be shown to the public. Why is this cool? Well, for one this only happens every 7 years, so if you happen to be in Japan during it it’s something not many people get to see. But, the story behind it makes it even more interesting. The story goes that a Buddhist image, Ikkou Sanzon Amida Nyorai (一光三尊阿弥陀三尊 - the Amida Triad), was brought over from Korea sometime in the 6th century - many accounts claim this was the very first Buddhist image to come to Japan. The image itself supposedly came all the way from India, the birthplace of Buddhism, so it’s obviously a very sacred item. At some point in the 7th century, two clans were fighting over the image and it fell into a canal. A man saved the image, and the a temple was established named zen kou (善光), after the Chinese pronunciation of that man’s name. The temple itself moved around, but a temple was eventually built in what’s now Nagano City. The image of the Amida Triad was so famous that many other temples copied the image.
What does this have to do with Gokaicho? Well, The Amida Triad goes by another name, Hibutsu (秘仏), or ‘Secret Buddha’. While the statue was designated ‘not to be shown to the public’ in the 7th century, sometime between then and now it became a ‘not to be shown to anyone' image. That is, not even the priests at the temple, or anyone else, can view it. However, the Maedachi Honzon is one of the replica images, and priests can view it, and it's shown to the public, as I said, once every 7 years. If you want to get close to the original Hibutsu image, you have to go down into the pitch black crypt below Zenkoji, where it sits behind a locked door, in absolute darkness. 
Why go to Nagano for this?
Because it’s really awesome to see these very occasional events! Like with the Ise Shrine that ritually rebuilds and burns its Shrines every several years, these are the kind of events that even people born in Japan might only get to go to once in a lifetime. Gokaicho is certainly an important one - many elderly people choose to make the journey, particularly if they are unsure if they’ll live long enough to see the next one. It’s definitely one of those ‘must see’ events for everyone, including Japanese people. 
Plus, Nagano is a great place to enjoy other famous sites, such as Matsumoto castle (very authentic), Bessho Onsen (famous throughout Japan), the 1998 Olympic park, Jigokudani (the Monkey Onsen), Asamayama (a famous volcano), Karuizawa (a famous resort town, and a place where the Beatles hung out in Japan) and several other beautiful natural areas like Togakushi or Kamikochi. In late April, the cherry blossoms will be blooming, too.
I hope to see you there :D.

Gokaicho (御開帳)

Next spring is a great time to come to Nagano if you have the chance because of an event called Gokaicho, held at Zenkoji Temple only once every 7 years. Next year, the event will run from April 5-May 31, 2015.

What’s Gokaicho?

Gokaicho is when the temple allows the Maedachi Honzon (前立本尊), a sacred image, to be shown to the public. Why is this cool? Well, for one this only happens every 7 years, so if you happen to be in Japan during it it’s something not many people get to see. But, the story behind it makes it even more interesting. The story goes that a Buddhist image, Ikkou Sanzon Amida Nyorai (一光三尊阿弥陀三尊 - the Amida Triad), was brought over from Korea sometime in the 6th century - many accounts claim this was the very first Buddhist image to come to Japan. The image itself supposedly came all the way from India, the birthplace of Buddhism, so it’s obviously a very sacred item. At some point in the 7th century, two clans were fighting over the image and it fell into a canal. A man saved the image, and the a temple was established named zen kou (善光), after the Chinese pronunciation of that man’s name. The temple itself moved around, but a temple was eventually built in what’s now Nagano City. The image of the Amida Triad was so famous that many other temples copied the image.

What does this have to do with Gokaicho? Well, The Amida Triad goes by another name, Hibutsu (秘仏), or ‘Secret Buddha’. While the statue was designated ‘not to be shown to the public’ in the 7th century, sometime between then and now it became a ‘not to be shown to anyone' image. That is, not even the priests at the temple, or anyone else, can view it. However, the Maedachi Honzon is one of the replica images, and priests can view it, and it's shown to the public, as I said, once every 7 years. If you want to get close to the original Hibutsu image, you have to go down into the pitch black crypt below Zenkoji, where it sits behind a locked door, in absolute darkness. 

Why go to Nagano for this?

Because it’s really awesome to see these very occasional events! Like with the Ise Shrine that ritually rebuilds and burns its Shrines every several years, these are the kind of events that even people born in Japan might only get to go to once in a lifetime. Gokaicho is certainly an important one - many elderly people choose to make the journey, particularly if they are unsure if they’ll live long enough to see the next one. It’s definitely one of those ‘must see’ events for everyone, including Japanese people. 

Plus, Nagano is a great place to enjoy other famous sites, such as Matsumoto castle (very authentic), Bessho Onsen (famous throughout Japan), the 1998 Olympic park, Jigokudani (the Monkey Onsen), Asamayama (a famous volcano), Karuizawa (a famous resort town, and a place where the Beatles hung out in Japan) and several other beautiful natural areas like Togakushi or Kamikochi. In late April, the cherry blossoms will be blooming, too.

I hope to see you there :D.

"When a bird is alive it eats ants, yet when it dies, the ants eats it. Circumstances can change at any time and the tables usually turn over a period of time. Do not oppress, despise or hurt anyone during your lifetime. You may be powerful today but remember, time is more powerful than you! Just like one tree makes a million match sticks, yet when the time comes, only a single match is needed to burn a million trees." -

Mufti Ismail Menk

Originally found on: islamreflection

(via islamic-art-and-quotes)


angelicprettyrelease:

Melty Ribbon Chocolate skirt

comes in ; pink/mocha/brown & bitter

Length:About 51cm
Waist:About 65~70cm
(Some back shirring offers limited ease of fitting)

price ; 19,224 yen


"Good to see you, Cloud."

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