THM
Israel’s claims that it had no knowledge that hundreds of civilians were sheltered at the Qana base are simply not credible. The decision of those who planned the attack to choose a mix of high-explosive artillery shells that included deadly anti-personnel shells designed to maximize injuries on the ground, and the sustained firing of such shells, without warning, in close proximity to a large concentration of civilians, violated a key principle of international humanitarian law. The particular tragedy at Qana was that this incident was not unique in its general features. As this report indicates, the Israeli military on previous occasions had violated the laws of war by not taking precautions to spare Lebanese civilians from death and injury prior to launching attacks, and indeed by showing an appalling willingness to conduct military operations in which civilians would bear the brunt of the suffering.
From a 1997 Human Rights Watch report on Operation Grapes of Wrath, indicating that the Qana Massacre was not an accident. As anyone familiar with the Qana Massacre specifically, and Israel generally can tell you, Israeli occupation forces clearly meant to kill women, children, and the elderly in Qana.   (via levantineviper)

thetumblr-thisisatumblr:

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kevindart:

The Utonium House - Throughout the Day - Backgrounds from the Powerpuff Girls Special “Dance Pantsed”

Timelapse wizardry by Stephane Coedel

Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.
Vladimir Nabokov  (via artemisdreaming)
atlasofprejudice:

Europe According to the Vikings (1000) from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

atlasofprejudice:

Europe According to the Vikings (1000) from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

gallowhill:

Portraits of Women with Vegetable Weapons by Tsuyoshi Ozawa

gallowhill:

Portraits of Women with Vegetable Weapons by Tsuyoshi Ozawa

treeswayer:

 Lili’uokalani

Rewatching this hurts my heart.

many times in american history, they only briefly acknowledge kanaka history; the consequences of the missionary arrival, how they took advantage of the end of the ahupua’a system, the ILLEGAL annexation.So many things are ignored. They talk about Hawai’i in relation to pearl harbour and they briefly talk about the annexation as part of a greater foreign policy, to expand their navy bases. BUT annexation was not some glorious triumph for democratization or american paternalism; it was if anything opposite, the silencing of kanaka history.