LET THAT SINK IN
imagine if we allocated just one year of our military budget to
improving our nations infrastructure
our education system
We’d have Starfleet soon if it went to NASA
If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize – very publicly and very sincerely – to all the widows and the orphans, the impoverished and the tortured, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. I would then announce that America’s global interventions – including the awful bombings – have come to an end. And I would inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the union but – oddly enough – a foreign country. I would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims and repair the damage from the many American bombings and invasions. There would be more than enough money. Do you know what one year of the US military budget is equal to? One year. It’s equal to more than $20,000 per hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born.
That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated."
During World War One, 10% of all casualties were civilians.
During World War Two, the number of civilian deaths rose to 50%.
During the Vietnam War, 70% of all casualties were civilians.
In the war in Iraq, civilians account for up to 90% of all deaths."
Shout out to The Onion for reminding us that there are more important things to be worried about than what celebrities are wearing.
The Onion goes hard
Seth Tara has shot an inspiring series for the History Channel entitled, “Know Where You Stand.” The set depicts modern people revisiting historic landmarks, with a black and white layer from the past.
I love these, I love them SO MUCH.
men draft men to fight their violent wars and then try to blame women for oppressing them are you serious
when men are killed they’re killed overwhelmingly by men
when men are raped they’re raped overwhelmingly by men
wow male violence hurts men too? ah better blame the feminists
Hey, Dion, this isn’t quite a submission, but I can’t put links in the ask. I know you’re a vocal opponent of Obama’s brown-people-killing, and I’ve started a petition on the white house website to stop the drone strikes. Obviously, it’s unlikely to accomplish much, but at 25,000 signatures it gets officially reviewed by the white house, and the goal is to make him know that this issue isn’t being ignored as much as he thinks it is. You have lots of politically minded or human rights-minded followers, both here and on your side blogs, and I don’t on any of mine, so I’d really, really, really appreciate it if you’d spread the petition.
We can actually do this—at the very least make him notice it.
What other president has at least given us a tool to call him out on his fuckery?
Is Racism The Only Thing Keeping Our Soldiers Fighting?
Team Fortress 2 Fan Art by Prospass
The TF2 team looking more badass than usual <3
Click through to Prospass’ dA, hopefully we will see the spy soon :)
okay everyone i know plays tf2 except me but these are really gorgeous
Omfg Medic and Heavy and Soldier you are cordially invited to the pants party
Really, all of you
The Ghosts of World War II by Sergey Larenkov
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.
Posting this because I think it is awesome.
Way too brilliant not to reblog.
Dorothy’s inspiration for Casualties of War stemmed from the personal hell soldiers live through after the war. Her creative idea captures the stories we don’t often hear about: their unimaginable suffering.