I like the miracle of human consciousness.

futurefantasticisdead:

that guy you just called sexist? he’s the CEO of a major corporation. that guy you just called racist? he’s a cop. wait hang on I’m seeing something here

deepcotton57821:

primadollly:

leptiir:theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

[shown above] Ruhal Ahmed, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, in an interview in which he discusses Omar Khadr. Ahmed stammers,

“I think he was a strong kid.

I think, you know, being much older, much older than him, I did feel that, sometimes, I needed to look out for him and I think so did the other prisoners around him feel the same. But obviously, being in Guantanamo, you can’t really look out for one another.

Uh, it’s, it’s, it’s difficult you know, today I’m here, and I’m, I’m thinking of, thinking of him and he’s still in prison and he’s still, still a kid. I don’t know really what I would say to him. It doesn’t seem, it doesn’t seem fair that he’s still there and, and I’m here.”

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

Ahmed, who was imprisoned in the cell next to him for some time, reported that Khadr would return from interrogations (where he would be tortured) crying and would huddle in a corner of his cell with his blanket over his head.

Shafiq Rasul, another former Guantanamo Bay detainee, stated that although Khadr was forced to mature due to his harsh treatment and torture, he still had the mentality of a child. Guantanamo Bay’s Muslim chaplain James Yee confirmed this by reporting that Khadr had been given a Mickey Mouse book in a surprising act of kindness by one of his interrogators, and that he slept with it clutched to his (injured) chest. Muneer Ahmad, one of Khadr’s first attorneys, reported that at their first meeting at Guantanamo, Khadr asked for nothing other than colouring books, car magazines and pictures of big animals and played with the attorney’s ink pens and digital watch.

Khadr has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, and is now 27 years old.

More heartbreaking news: While Khadr is now out of Guantanamo and in a Canadian maximum security prison (which is not much better), he is currently being sued by a US soldier and the wife of a US soldier who was killed while arresting/torturing Khadr. These people are suing him for fifty million dollars because, while carrying out an attack against Khadr as child, they were injured.

Please keep Khadr and all of the other victims of this torture in your hearts

Remember when Obama said the first thing he would do in office was close Guantanamo?

WHAT IF I SEND YOU A "HI" IN ALL CAPS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE?

all this time away from you, with you would be better 

seems like nothing’s going my way

well you greet the tokens and stamps underneath the fake oil burnin’ lamps in the city we forgot to name

If music is a mirror revealing the depths of my heart

i’m looking through you

hi

how it happens, i don’t care

i was blind until i opened up my eyes to see

well how come you say you will when you won’t

mary, this station is playing every sad song

god broke the mold when he made this one, i know

imbryonykate:

Send me a ‘hi’ and I will put my playlist on shuffle, write down the first line of five songs and give it to you as a poem.

burned-toast:

keerae90:

awesomenerdyfangirl:

anonymous-dudette:

I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.

Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.

Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.

It’s not getting attention because on Tumblr, Christians are seen as the oppressor and the Muslims as the oppressed.

I am horrified.

i never know how to explain to american friends that the way they view christians here is not applicable at all to the way christians live and practice their beliefs in the middle east. they aren’t the oppressive baptists christians are written off as here. this is terrifying

sorting through class reviews at my internship and one of them is like “class was great! but some of the copy jobs handled poorly.”

and i know for almost certain that i made those copies and that class was copies up the butt always and i make exceptional copies excuse u

there are many reasons why my favorite coworker is my favorite but the most recent one is the latest in the incidental mistakes i make that should make him hate working with me so much but instead he takes a hammer and is all “be right back” then comes back up the stairs like “all fixed” and like ???? you literally just took a door off its hinges then went back to making a cappuccino 

sinfulblog2:

jsyk mike brown didn’t steal anything. the cashier already said he didn’t, they didn’t call the police on him for stealing. they changed what he “stole” multiple times. if you still even slightly believe he stole you’re a racist douche

humansofnewyork:

"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend’s boyfriend said to her: ‘If you go, I won’t wait for you.’ So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiance saw this and told me: ‘I won’t wait for you either.’ I said: ‘Don’t!’”

humansofnewyork:

"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend’s boyfriend said to her: ‘If you go, I won’t wait for you.’ So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiance saw this and told me: ‘I won’t wait for you either.’
I said: ‘Don’t!’”

imnothavinit:

imnothavinit:

BOOST

just in case there’s anyone in Ferguson who’s following info on tumblr as well

sadly, with the way the police are out, marching, and ready for the curfew (with dogs), there are some people that may need this

"We are prepping for a night if jail support. Call 314 862 2249 if you or friend arrested."

IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU NEED THIS NUMBER WRITE IT ON YOUR ARM AND/OR MEMORIZE IT. THE POLICE WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR CELL PHONE IF THEY ARREST YOU

niggaimdeadass:

shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

HE HAS ALSO STATED NOT TO PURCHASE THE T-SHIRTS THAT ARE BEING SOLD WITH HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HIM NOR THE TOWN OF FERGUSON WILL SEE THAT MONEY! 

Just needs to be stated again! 

Not to the cops but away from the children protesting”

again, right after. look at this shit again.

monicalewinsky1996:

that is an outrage

monicalewinsky1996:

that is an outrage

rococoh:

i love car rides so much that i actually get disappointed when we reach our destination