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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2017) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Morgan Jackson, from Los Angeles, signals for an AV-8B Harrier, assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)

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Hey all!  Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I’ve had my head down with some projects that hopefully I’ll be able to talk more about soon!

In the mean-time, with the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda bearing down on us, I thought I would make a quick post collecting some of my Mass Effect related art!

If you enjoy any of these, please take a quick gander at my Society 6 Shop  and see if there are any you would like to pick up!  The support is incredibly appreciated!

https://society6.com/realityajar/prints

pt 2 of me taking a digital art class: my future fryder!! her name is stella

The tribal delegation visiting Sheikh Abdelraouf al-Dhahab was still talking in the very early hours of the morning last Sunday when his nephew, Abdullah, noticed strangers approaching on foot across the rocky, inhospitable terrain of central Yemen.

“Who are you?” Abdullah called out into the night. “Who are you?”

The men shot him dead.

Startled by the gunfire, the Dhahab family scrambled to take up its own weapons and defend its house.

According to accounts by locals, this was the way the battle began with U.S. special operations forces and some of their allies, which would unfold over several hours on the ground — and end with an aerial bombardment.

By dawn, one American sailor was dead and three other service members were injured. Locals say numerous civilians, including women and nine children, were among the Yemenis killed. The U.S. military has opened an investigation, and U.S. military officials tell NPR that civilians were indeed among the victims.

Taken together, claims and counterclaims from the U.S. military and local residents described a chaotic operation, one that drew sharp criticism from Yemeni officials who usually support the U.S. The aftermath of the raid shows the potential dangers if the U.S. military relaxes its current restrictions about using force and protecting civilians, which President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to review.

Yemen Aftermath: Trump’s First Military Raid Continues To Raise Questions

Photo: Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Meranda Keller/U.S. Navy
Caption: Navy SEALs participate in special operations urban combat training in 2012. The training exercise familiarizes special operators with urban environments and tactical maneuvering during night and day operations.

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Mass Effect minimalist class “posters”

And they’re done! They’re not 100% accurate, but hey I haven’t worked with Illustrator in a long time, this is as accurate as I could get with these.

Also don’t repost/claim as your own (why do you think I slapped my name on those). I’ve worked 3 hours on them.
But I might release .png files in gray colors for people who want to use them in edits, perhaps. If you peeps would be interested that is.

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A 9mm Beretta pistol is disassembled for cleaning aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), June 17, 2017. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2017 Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jalisa Hill signals an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released) 170212-N-LI768-059

Y'know what’s the most unrealistic thing about all the teen high school based shows/movies? That everyone has everyone else’s phone number to send mass texts to their entire school. Like…I didn’t know the names of half of my graduating class, nevermind have their phone numbers.

I’ll be honest here I’m not exactly moved to tears for these GOP lawmakers who got shot. The man who did this was an unemployed sixty something year old who was angry at conservative politicians and Trump for waging a war on the working class and poor for the benefit of the wealthy. His anger was justified, even if his actions was appalling. And what’s more unlike most mass shooters he aimed his actions at the appropriate power brokers - elite politicians. These were no innocent lambs he was targeting.

While we’re still at a point where (controlled) violent insurrection against the state shouldn’t be encouraged and isn’t productive, there’s no way I can put this incident close to the same category as all the other mass shootings that have taken place. This is, in many ways, the logical outcome of a government that privies the few at the expense of the rich. You can’t wage class warfare and then be shocked when the desperate and subjugated lash out.