the state is violent

Subject -REDACTED-

Original Name - -REDACTED-
Pokemon - Kyurem

Subject identity has been withheld from documentation due to the concerns of certain parties.

Original time and date of hybridization unknown, subject was included in the project after unforeseen outcome in an unrelated research project left subject in a highly volatile state. While the component Pokemon is incapable of Mega Evolution, subject may prove useful in investigating similar transformed states.

Subject’s disposition varies wildly. Seems to enter docile states after violent outbursts, but has been known to feign docility in an attempt to lure observers into attacking range. Is capable of intelligent thought during intermittent periods, though displays little awareness of self and surroundings at other times. Subject has developed a greatly heightened appetite, despite metabolic processes seeming to have halted. Physical composition fluctuates wildly, and body may at times become entirely frozen.

Pulses emitted at ████ MHz seem to suppress the will of subject, though the exact cause of this is unclear, as this information is carried over from what remains of reports that have been mostly destroyed. More reliable methods should be researched to subdue subject should they become difficult to contain.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD SUBJECT BE ENGAGED WITHOUT AT LEAST TWO SUPERVISING OBSERVERS. ENSURE ALL FAIL-SAFES ARE IN PLACE BEFORE ENTERING ENCLOSURE OF SUBJECT.

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Violent antisemitic confrontation on Capitol Hill last night in Seattle

A young man threatened to shoot a Jewish man, using racial slurs and saying “I hope the Nazi’s come back and kill your whole fucking family”. When the victim asked him to put the gun away so they could talk, he responded “I don’t need to listen to a Jew”.

This is my city. This is the neighbourhood I spent my high school years in. My brother lives on Capitol Hill.
Seattle Jews, please, please be safe. I cannot believe that this is my new reality.


@antisemitismalert @antisemitism-us @returnofthejudai

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The image on top is Trumps claims that mass deportations are necessary because, as he stated in his campaign, undocumented Mexican immigrants are violent thug criminals that do nothing but hurt our country. 

 The image below is Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a married mother of 2 children who were born in the United States. 

She was deported last week. Trumps latest executive order places any undocumented immigrant in jeopardy of deportation if they have a crime on their record. What was her crime? Using a fake social security number to obtain a job so that she can work and provide for her family. A non-violent, very understandable act.  

Since she was convicted in 2008, Guadalupe was compliant, followed all orders and even checked in with ICE agents once a year. While she suspected that she may get detained at her check in this year, she hoped that the officers would make the obvious choice of allowing her to stay with her family. 

Unfortunately, ICE agents declined to see her humanity and deported her, tearing her away from her children and the community that she lived in for over 20 years.

to every liberal who wants to sanitize the black panther party and make them seem like harmless liberal pacifists
  1. They were opposed to the United States government.
  2. They supported violent self-defense against police and eventual armed revolution.
  3. This is a good thing.
On John Lewis, Civil Rights Hero

“I fought too long & too hard against discrimination based on race & color, not to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation,” tweeted civil rights icon John Lewis on July 23, 2015.

Fifty-five years ago, on May 14, 1961, Lewis rode with the Freedom Riders in a bus pelted by rocks and bricks, as axes smashed through windshields, a firebomb lobbed through the shattered glass. State troopers fired warning shots – but whom they warned was not the violent mob.

The bus’s passengers were black and white Americans riding together, testing the recent Supreme Court ruling that said it would be illegal to segregate public transportation passengers based on their race. 

John Lewis was the first Freedom Rider to be assaulted. And yet, a battered face and broken ribs did not prevent him from continuing his ride. “We were determined not to let any act of violence keep us from our goal,” Lewis has said of the experience. “We knew our lives could be threatened, but we had made up our minds not to turn back.”

As the fight for civil rights continued over the ensuing years, Lewis kept to his conviction that there was no turning back. Three years following the Freedom Riders’ journeys aboard greyhounds, Lewis marched in Selma, Mississippi, in a demonstration of their urgent insistence on African Americans’ right to vote amidst widespread voter suppression. On a day that became known as Bloody Sunday, the peaceful protesters were beaten by state troopers who met them at the end of Edmond Pettus Bridge.

[from John Lewis’ testimony]

After a lifetime of fighting for civil rights, John Lewis has never stooped to rest. As a champion of LGBTQ rights, Lewis gave an impassioned speech in a 1996 debate on the Defense of Marriage Act, where he lashed out against any who would deny LGBTQ citizens’ their right to marriage.

“I will not turn my back on another American,” he said. “I will not oppress my fellow human being. I fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation.”

[watch the full speech here]

Lewis has been elected to Congress fourteen times, a few times running unopposed, beloved for his bravery and dedication to fighting for the rights of his constituents and fellow Americans at large. He has recently received media attention for the criticism laid down on him by President Donald Trump, who said of the civil rights hero, “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!”

With the sun high on the first day of February, a new month awaits dedicated to remembering the contributions of Black Americans throughout our history. They are the trailblazers who have fought tirelessly for justice and equality, and who today continue to fight for their community, in addition to others marginalized in similar manners, allies united in their advocation.

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CIA Memo: Designating Muslim Brotherhood Could ‘Fuel Extremism’
An agency report warns the Trump administration risks driving Muslims into the arms of al Qaeda and ISIS. By BLAKE HOUNSHELL and NAHAL TOOSI

Trump administration officials pushing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization face at least one significant obstacle: analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA experts have warned that so labeling the decades-old Islamist group “may fuel extremism” and damage relations with America’s allies, according to a summary of a finished intelligence report for the intelligence community and policymakers that was shared with POLITICO by a U.S. official.

The document, published internally on Jan. 31, notes that the Brotherhood—which boasts millions of followers around the Arab world—has “rejected violence as a matter of official policy and opposed al-Qa’ida and ISIS.”

It acknowledges that “a minority of MB [Muslim Brotherhood] members have engaged in violence, most often in response to harsh regime repression, perceived foreign occupation, or civil conflicts.” Noting that there are branches of the group in countries such as Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Tunisia, it cautions that some of America’s allies in the region “probably worry that such a step could destabilize their internal politics, feed extremist narratives, and anger Muslims worldwide.”

“MB groups enjoy widespread support across the Near East-North Africa region and many Arabs and Muslims worldwide would view an MB designation as an affront to their core religious and societal values,” the document continues. “Moreover, a US designation would probably weaken MB leaders’ arguments against violence and provide ISIS and al-Qa’ida additional grist for propaganda to win followers and support, particularly for attacks against US interests.”

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  • "No steppy" right-winger: lol how can someone support communism and anarchism at the same time? lol communism is full left-wing and anarchism is full right-wing -- total state control vs no state.
  • Communists and anarchists: *offer detailed analysis of the state, demonstrating that the state exists as a legal apparatus to enforce the class interests of those with power in society; draw conclusions based on this historically-verified piece of information and advocate for the abolition of capitalism so that class relationships can dissolve and in turn the state won't need to exist as a violent apparatus apart from the people, acting in the interests of capital; understand that "libertarian" as a term consistently had this left-wing connotation until establishment-supporting hacks twisted the term for their own material benefit; in turn recognize the left-wing character of both communism and anarchism, as movements that seek the abolition of concentrated power and the free flourishing of each and all*
  • "No steppy" right-winger: animals practice capitalism =) capitalism is literally just anything that doesn't involve the state =) me putting my bow tie on in the morning is capitalism =)

jakathine  asked:

What's your thoughts on instituting gun permits as a prerequisite to a carry license? For instance if you would have to have passed the initial permit test, attend a certain number of hours on a shooting range with a licensed adult, and pass a final exam with a proctor at a range (all similar to the permit to license transition for driving but instead of being limited to under 18 this would be for all first time permit/license holders to take/do).

The law for allowing public carry of firearms is almost entirely a matter of state law – and every state in the country allows the concealed carry of firearms. However, the quality of state systems varies pretty dramatically. Many states won’t allow violent criminals, serial drug and alcohol offenders, or people under 21 to carry guns in public. More than half of the states in the country give law enforcement the authority to deny permits to applicants likely pose a danger to the public – since local authorities may know that an applicant has a history, for example, of domestic disturbances or arrests for assault.

All states should require safety training for anyone who wants to carry a concealed handgun in public—and all states should require live-fire experience, actually practicing using a gun. It just seems like common sense that the person carrying a gun next to you at the mall has actually had training in how to secure it and how to fire it. And indeed, a majority of states do require some form or training and 21 of them require live-fire training.

But here’s the bad news: The gun lobby is trying to tear the whole system down. They want to remove these training requirements. They want to remove law enforcement’s authority to stop public carry by dangerous people. They want to allow many violent criminals and teenagers to carry. They even want to remove the permit requirement altogether—allowing people to carry without a permit or training or so much as a criminal record check. And even as a fast-growing grassroots movement has stopped these efforts in dozens of state legislatures in the past couple of sessions, the gun lobby has succeeded in removing the requirement that a person get a permit before carrying a gun in public in Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, and Maine in 2015 and 2016.  Now, under the new law in those states, no one is required to get any training whatsoever in order to carry a gun in public—and even some dangerous convicted criminals are legally allowed to carry concealed guns in public.

 I think that the idea of allowing individuals to walk around with a concealed (or open) weapon for self-defense without extensive, continuous and mandated training is a serious threat to public safety and increases risk.  A RAND study in 2007 found that more than 50% of active-duty police officers in New York City could not pass a minimum competency test with their duty weapon. And the NYPD conducts more training than most police departments.
    The idea of citizen-protectors is nothing more than a sham, marketing ploy developed by the gun industry since the industry discovered that hunting and sport shooting were no longer viable as long-term markets. When you renew a driver’s license you have to pass a new vision test; there is not a single state which requires any kind of physical or mental test pursuant to receiving a permit to carry a gun around for self-defense. As long as you have not been charged with a felony you can carry a gun on your person in just about every state.  This is simply unacceptable

maelstrom [ jimin ]

noun : a powerful whirlpool in the sea or river ; a situation or state of confused movement or violent turmoil.

you don’t know if you want to hit him or kiss him.

pairing: park jimin x reader
genre: fluff
type: college au
word count: 2,101 words
warnings: none
author’s note: happy birthday to my other half #rat @dreamscript whom I love very much despite her swerving ass that goes from jimin to namjoon to inseong and maybe back to jimin someday if he’s lucky. you’re so rad and wonderful and gorgeous and memetastic, and you meme so much to me, and i’m so glad that I sent you a message a little over a year ago screaming over your writing. I heavily based this on your recent messages lmao and I apologize because I know nothing about naruto (but i think it means whirlpool in japanese, hence the title lol) but anyway ily neo phoenix congrats for surviving another year!! *cue congratulatory pterodactyl screeches*


You enjoy being a part of the UN Conference Club your college hosts very much. But do you enjoy the people in the club? Maybe not so much. First of all, how can some people be so dumb? And second of all… well, there does not really need to be a second of all because stupidity covers all of it.

During the three-day conference, there is a historical crisis committee for the Spanish American War where the main focus centered on how to avoid the war entirely in 1898. On the first day—which is the most formal day—the attorney general, Inseong, immediately requested $1.2 million dollars to fund biotech companies to end tuberculosis. In response, someone asked if he knew just how much $1.2 million dollars amounted to in 1898. He insisted that he knew and that it was only a small price.

It was equivalent to 7 billion dollars today.

And he had planned to fund that entire sum of money that into biotech companies, which were most likely nonexistent back then.

How did this kid even win Best Delegate? Granted, his face paled considerably when the 7 billion dollars were announced, and he revoked his statement, but still.

Thus, there was example number one of idiocy.

Example number two?

Park Jimin and his ridiculous antics.

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White nationalist/Christian identity/Patriot Movement groups are terrifying, and they’re big in the United States. They’re typically in small, fractured groups, but there are literally thousands and thousands of violent radicals across the United States and we don’t really talk about it much

On Terrorism

This is going to be controversial. If any of this offends or upsets you, I implore you to please let me know, either via reblog or PM, and express to me what upsets or bothers you so we can work it out. 

The United States has been, and always will be, a target for violent attacks by extremists, foreign and domestic.

We should not be surprised by this; it is the mark of success of a country that petty jealousies of groups on the fringes of societal norms will take offense, and attempt to push their political agenda.

We, as a country, due to our media, culture and lifestyle as of late, seem to have forgotten this, and forgotten that as long as history has existed, successful countries have been subject to harassment, threats,and full-on violence at the hands of those who strongly disagree. 

This is especially true for countries or groups who have diametrically opposing views.

Our fear, our surprise, our connectedness towards our fellow countrymen; all of these are being used as weapons against us. Like an allergy, we are overreacting to an environmental hazard which we are misconstruing as a genuine threat.

I am here to tell you, so long as America remains America, no attack the level of which is even greater than 9/11 by tenfold can utterly destroy America.

What can, though, is how we react to that attack.

If a dirty bomb goes off and utterly destroys a large portion of New York, America will live on. 

If some lunatic releases Sarin Gas into downtown Chicago, America will live on.

If a cell of gunmen systematically sweep Los Angeles and kill hundreds, even thousands, America will still live on.

But what can kill us, is how we react to these assaults on our nation, on our people, on our lives. 

If, we, through fear, surrender our freedoms, our liberty, our values as a nation, onto the altar of safety; if we let fear and rage and panic own ourselves instead of cool heads, if we provide the tools for the government to eradicate itself from within through corruption, bureaucracy, secret lists, and abuse of power, America will likely not survive through to the next century. 

We should wait, until we know who our enemies are, to know where the threat lies, and eradicate them, with impunity, precision, and extreme prejudice, but until that threat presents itself, we cannot allow our fear to drive our hand to foolish extremes.

Terrorists of all kinds, both foreign and domestic, are only a threat to this country through the reactions they force. 

Because, what we all should fear, is destroying from within, what we are trying to protect from outside threats. 

I woke up at 3am for no damn reason at all, so here’s some Nanu and Guzma Headcanons because what the hell else am I gonna do at 3am?

>Nanu is a broken down cop because he believed in cut and dry justice until he realized there was no system of support for kids who didn’t pass their island challenge, which leads a startling number of them to delinquency.

>He continues to live in/near Po town in order to do welfare checks on team skull’s many young grunts, having an agreement with Guzma that he will always be allowed entry as long as he does not arrest anyone except in cases of violent crime.

>Nanu lives in a constant state of cognitive dissonance over his new, gray justice as he sacrifices absolute adherence to law and order for the benefit of those law has failed to protect and support. It throws his identity into uncertainty and is a major factor in his depression and abysmal self image.

>Guzma, despite having madhouse level rage fits, does not physically abuse any of his gang. He screams and shouts at them sometimes and his tantrums are genuinely scary to bear witness to, but his violence is exclusively directed at objects. That’s why the hideout is always trashed, damaged, and full of broken furniture.

>Guzma’s hands and knuckles are very scarred from punching walls and wood and breaking everything with his bare hands. Plumeria is typically the one to patch him up once he wears himself out.

>Guzma’s love of bug types, especially the wimpod line, is no coincidence. He relates to them as someone who no one seems to believe in or who is generally stigmatized by people. Raising his golisopod is symbolic of raising himself into a figure of power in order gain respect by main strength.

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McCain warns Trump on torture, waterboarding
By MICHAEL CROWLEY

Republican Sen. John McCain issued a fiery warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture Saturday.

“I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard,” McCain told an audience at the annual Halifax International Security Forum. “We will not torture people … It doesn’t work.”

Trump has repeatedly said that he would use much harsher measures against suspected terrorists. “We have to fight fire with fire,” he said at a June campaign rally, adding that the U.S. would have to “fight so viciously and violently” against the Islamic State.

“What do you think about waterboarding?” Trump asked the crowd, which cheered his answer: “I like it a lot. I don’t think it’s tough enough.”

At a Republican primary debate in February, Trump vowed that he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

On Saturday, McCain reminded the audience that torture remains illegal under the Geneva Conventions and was also banned by Congress last year.

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dazai/chuuya
305 words
note: this is entirely dialogue but i’ve been thinking about it for like 3 days please accept it as it is.


“How come no one calls me by my last name and you’re ‘Dazai-san’?”

“That’s just because no one has any respect for you – ow, you don’t have to be violent just because I’m stating the harsh truth – “

“Get out of my bed and my house and my city and just the entire world in general, please and thank you.”

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Main Reasons I Am Opposed To Capital Punishment

I just wanted to list a few reasons why I do not support the death penalty. Please note the follwing text represents my personal opinion and not an argument against capital punishment.

1. It doesnt deter criminals

No less than eleven studies have proven conclusively that the death penalty does not reduce the rate of violent crime. In fact, in states where the death penalty is legal, there are higher reported levels of homicide, rape, armed robbery, and assault against police officers. The American South has the highest homicide rate of any other region, and is also the region where 80% of executions are carried out.

2. Its expensive

In trials where the defendant is facing the death penalty, the state spends TWICE as much money on trial proceedings than they do on defendants who face life without parole. The average cost of a trial where the defendant is sentenced to death averages around 1.2 million dollars, compared to around 600 000 dollars for a trial that results in life imprisonment. The state of Florida alone spends nearly 60 million per YEAR upholding capital punishment. Appeal proceeding costs for a single offender on death row can cover the cost of housing dozens life-without-parole offenders for over 40 years.

3. It creates a brutalization effect

Its a well documented fact that the media coverage of an execution causes a spike in homicide and rape rates for the period when an execution takes place. This is called the ‘brutalization effect’, where desensitizing the populace against an execution causes more capital punishment crimes to be committed during the execution period. Its been estimated that homicide rates spike as much as 10% during media coverage of an execution, with gun crime, rape, assault, and robbery also rising during the period.

1) i will not forgive.

2) a lot of rhetoric being bounced around tonight is that there was some mythical, non-racist majority of the united states that did not vote tonight, and that due to that suppression of opinion, the vote was lost. this is not true. america has been and continues to be a racist, colonialist, violently oppressive state. the kkk/neo-nazis of the alt-right simply embody this agenda to the extreme. they will be emboldened after tonight. it is the duty of all of you- everyone- to stamp this out as you feel comfortable to and as you can.

3) the persons of color, the queer, the marginalized on some axis will be the ones most hurt by this vote, and they will have the least support. i am a person of color. i have a degree of societal privilege due to being mostly-white-passing and a cis man. this will likely not be enough.

4) if you have a friend, a family member, a boss, etc, who supported trump through this election, you are not honor-bound to disown them. i would, however, consider it a moral imperative to distance yourself as much as possible from them.

5) the continued rhetoric that trump’s “position on trade” or “drown the swamp” chanting was what tipped the election is missing the blatant, obvious truth: trump emboldened an angry white electorate into acting on their state-sponsored fears. no other racial voting category voted trump as overwhelmingly as white folks. check yrself. check yr neighbors. steal their trump signs.

6) i don’t know what this means for the internet, but it won’t be good. all u techies who’ve been worried about a locked-down, controlled internet are probably right. privacy is going to become even more scarce than it already is.

7) i will not forgive anyone for this night, if they actively or passively pushed it into existence. if you stood by, if you “encouraged dialogue”, if you thought this was a joke and didn’t listen to those warning you, you have helped this night into existence. you have. you have to live with that. i will never forgive you for that.

8) fascism is not won in the ideological arena. it never has been. it exists as a nihilistic, gleeful thing that destroys the arena itself and calls itself a victor. it will not be argued with. it must be, to use the popular phrasing, smashed. smashed again, and again, and again. never, ever allowed into a debate. never allowed into a conversation. never allowed into a space. never.

9) i will not forgive, though liberalism will push me to. this night is a violent act. this night will be a violent act, the first of many to come. and i am scared.

i am in shock.

i always thought that america was a land of opportunity and progress. the last eight years we’ve made huge strides in equal rights for everyone.

yesterday, america showed it’s true colors. when given the chance, americans will choose racism and misogyny and hatred.

to everyone who voted for tr*mp, who voted third party out of protest, who didn’t vote out of protest: the blood of ANYONE who dies in the next four years due to hate crimes, due to police brutality, due to suicide over the state of our country, due to back alley abortions, due to violent sexual assault. that is on YOUR HANDS. you set out country back 70 years in one day.

I hope your guns are worth the lives and livelihoods of your fellow americans.

I hope that when your president elect goes to trial in ten days for the rape of a thirteen year old girl you feel your american pride.

i hope when you look in the tear filled eyes of the women in your life and tell them, even if you work your whole life for something and are the most qualified, you’ll still lose, you feel your american pride

i hope when people in your life - people like me, like my mother, like my grandparents - can’t get insurance because pre-existing conditions won’t be covered, when people you love and care about go into debt or DIE you feel your american pride.

i hope when your college educated friends and children have to get minimum wage ($7.25 an hour cause you KNOW they aren’t raising that to a living wage) job and are drowning in debt and living well below the poverty line, you feel your american pride.

i hope when planned parenthood gets defunded and millions of women lose good healthcare and access to cancer screenings you feel your american pride.

like tr*mp said, were truly gonna make american great again. i HOPE you understand that this is what he means by great.

  • humanities me: the rise of the modern state is imbricated with the violent imposition of a kind of instrumental rationality favorable to capitalist development, which seeks to transform local knowledge into bureaucratically-legible and controllable forms; which blithely and zoologically enumerates juridical units together by their numbers of Jews with and without civil rights, cattle, unmarried women, etc, and this is bad because
  • quantitative social science me: holy shit check out this bomb ass dataset of Prussian counties (1812) by Jews with and without civil rights, cattle, unmarried women,
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On this day in music history: December 7, 1991 - “Black Or White” by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks. Written by Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell, it is the twelfth solo chart topper (sixteenth overall) for “The King Of Pop”. Issued as the first single from Jackson’s eighth album “Dangerous” on November 11, 1991, the single is premiered on radio just days before its arrival in stores. The track is supported by an elaborate eleven minute long short film directed by John Landis (“Thriller”). The clip has its broadcast debut simultaneously on MTV, BET, VH1, and the Fox television network on November 14, 1991, drawing a record breaking viewing audience. However, the extended dance sequence of the film draws controversy due to several scenes of Jackson rubbing and grabbing his crotch as well as destroying a car and breaking windows. The singer issues a statement the next day apologizing, stating that “the violent and suggestive behavior was an interpretation of the black panther’s animal instincts”. The controversy does not hurt the songs’ airplay or sales. It becomes the fastest rising single on the Hot 100 since The Beatles “Get Back” in 1969. Entering the Hot 100 at #35 on November 23, 1991, it pole vaults to the top of the chart two weeks later. Jackson also becomes the first artist in history to have number one singles in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. On the UK singles chart, it is the first single to enter the chart at number one since Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” in 1960. “Black Or White” also tops the charts in seventeen other countries, and is ranked the top single of 1991 by Billboard Magazine. “Black Or White” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.