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sunvapor asked:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine answered:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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pixelationtimes:

theenglishgent:

af1987:

For the past few months, I have been promoting commissions on Tumblr because I’m going through a fairly dark stage in my life. I’ve just started living out on my own and I’m in a town where it’s near impossible to get a job anywhere. At this point in time, it would be futile to get a summer job since it wouldn’t last very long, so my only method of income is through commissions. I’ve created signage for my regular hand drawn and pixel commissions, but yielded little to no interest. Other people on Tumblr are in a similar spot as I am, relying only on commissions as a means of keeping up with bills and getting food to eat. It’s approaching the middle of the month and I currently have $38 to my name, just a little over $200 short of my intended goal. And no matter how many times I post my information, no matter how many times I bring up these offers, no matter what I do and how I go about presenting it…there’s not a lot of people who are interested. There’s honestly no point in posting these kinds of journals if nobody’s going to take time to realize that there’s artists who need money to survive. It sickens me that some people out there can be apathetic, not caring that someone out there with potential could be facing starvation or homelessness because they’re not given a chance.
This is my job. This is a labor of love and it’s the only thing that will keep me afloat. It helps me buy food. It helps me buy things I need to take care of myself. It helps me keep a roof over my head. I NEED COMMISSIONS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. IF I DON’T I WILL BECOME HOMELESS. I HAVE NOWHERE TO GO IN THIS TOWN AND I WILL PROBABLY DIE IF I END UP ON THE STREETS. I don’t know how else to explain this.
Unless I start seeing results for potential new commissions, this will be the last journal I am going to make. Otherwise, this is no longer worth my time and effort to promote commissions here on Tumblr. I’m tired of asking nicely. HELP ME.
Regular Commission infoPixel Commission info

I’d be a real bastard if I didn’t reblog this.

Reblogging this as a signal boost. I don’t know the guy personally but I’d probably suggest finding some kind of aid. ‘-’ All of my assets are paid for in a similar fashion, being unemployed and relying on commissions, and I at least get foodstamps and the like.

pixelationtimes:

theenglishgent:

af1987:

For the past few months, I have been promoting commissions on Tumblr because I’m going through a fairly dark stage in my life. I’ve just started living out on my own and I’m in a town where it’s near impossible to get a job anywhere. At this point in time, it would be futile to get a summer job since it wouldn’t last very long, so my only method of income is through commissions. I’ve created signage for my regular hand drawn and pixel commissions, but yielded little to no interest. Other people on Tumblr are in a similar spot as I am, relying only on commissions as a means of keeping up with bills and getting food to eat. It’s approaching the middle of the month and I currently have $38 to my name, just a little over $200 short of my intended goal.
And no matter how many times I post my information, no matter how many times I bring up these offers, no matter what I do and how I go about presenting it…there’s not a lot of people who are interested. There’s honestly no point in posting these kinds of journals if nobody’s going to take time to realize that there’s artists who need money to survive. It sickens me that some people out there can be apathetic, not caring that someone out there with potential could be facing starvation or homelessness because they’re not given a chance.

This is my job. This is a labor of love and it’s the only thing that will keep me afloat. It helps me buy food. It helps me buy things I need to take care of myself. It helps me keep a roof over my head. I NEED COMMISSIONS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. IF I DON’T I WILL BECOME HOMELESS. I HAVE NOWHERE TO GO IN THIS TOWN AND I WILL PROBABLY DIE IF I END UP ON THE STREETS. I don’t know how else to explain this.

Unless I start seeing results for potential new commissions, this will be the last journal I am going to make. Otherwise, this is no longer worth my time and effort to promote commissions here on Tumblr. I’m tired of asking nicely. HELP ME.

Regular Commission info
Pixel Commission info

I’d be a real bastard if I didn’t reblog this.

Reblogging this as a signal boost. I don’t know the guy personally but I’d probably suggest finding some kind of aid. ‘-’ All of my assets are paid for in a similar fashion, being unemployed and relying on commissions, and I at least get foodstamps and the like.

jhonenv

jhonenv:

So recently I’ve been looking into getting a dog, and put in an application to meet a few. Got a call back from a woman from a shelter who, without even letting me say more than oh hello, launched into a personal attack on my character because of how unprofessional and disrespectful my voicemail message was.

I explained to her that she was maybe thinking she was in a dimension where a dog who needs a home gives a shit about answering machines, but to no avail.  Immediately received a call back from the shelter apologizing for the insane monster woman they were apparently fostering.

Here’s the voice message that drove her to madness.

the-jm95

sparetimedoodles:

I’ve been looking at artwork of speculative sapient dinosaurs such as Avisapiens saurotheos over the past couple of days, and I’ve found the idea to be really interesting. I love the research and imagination that go into these ideas, and it’s inspired me to try my hand at making a species of sapient dinosaur of my own! I’ve seen sentient troodonts (like Avisapiens), dromaeosaurs, and even a sentient sauropod, which I found to be really cool. However, I want to try something a little different: A ceratopsian that evolved human-like intelligence. I don’t 100% know how to go about this, though, so does anyone who knows more about these sort of topics know where I could get some more information on what an intelligent quadruped would be like? What kinds of conditions would be favorable to a speculative ceratopsian for achieving sapience?

the-jm95

Let’s make Aradia the most reblogged picture on Tumblr.

kuurion:

parenyzia:

insanecapricorn:

the-way-dean-looks-at-cas:

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You guys do realize that the Supernatural fandom is real fucking close to making sure that dude in gym shorts is the most reblogged pic right?

HOW THE FUCK DOES A HOMESTUCK POST HAVE OVER 7M NOTES

We’re beating the Dean in gym shorts pic!

It’s at 7,867,609.

Aradia’s at 7,867,618.

it’s so close

We will fucking win, god damnit