who are the looters

You Don’t Say: Media Double Standards

About Black Protesters

“Wild animals burning buildings down”

“Who acts that way towards a police officer?”

About White Looters

“Young people danced on a flipped over car”

“It’s so tough to lose and unfortunately the ugly side that we sometimes see in sports”

So I get why people would be upset about looters stealing tvs and jewelry and whatnot from the store during a disaster. I mean, I vehemently disagree with them, but I get it.

What I seriously don’t get are people who get all bent out of shape about looters taking food from the grocery store.

Brother, I don’t know if they told you this, but food is one of those “basic human necessity” type deals what where if you don’t have any you’re gonna drop dead. Belay all this Inspector Javert bullshit and let people fucking eat, alright?

If I’m starving to death and they got food at the store that I can’t buy for some reason, you best believe some food is gonna come up missing, and I ain’t the least bit ashamed to say that.

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Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as “the city of a thousand and one churches.” Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times – Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, Armenians, nomadic Kurds, Georgians, and Russians claimed and reclaimed the area, repeatedly attacking and chasing out residents. By the 1300s, Ani was in steep decline, and it was completely abandoned by the 1700s. Rediscovered and romanticized in the 19th century, the city had a brief moment of fame, only to be closed off by World War I and the later events of the Armenian Genocide that left the region an empty, militarized no-man’s land. The ruins crumbled at the hands of many: looters, vandals, Turks who tried to eliminate Armenian history from the area, clumsy archaeological digs, well-intentioned people who made poor attempts at restoration, and Mother Nature herself. (via)

1. the monastery of the hripsimian virgins.

2.  the mausoleum of the child princes.

3. the church of st. gregory of tigran honents.

4. the view of ani from armenia.

5. the walls of ani.

6. the cathedral of ani.

7.  inscription on the cathedral’s exterior wall.

8. frescoes inside the st. gregory of tigran honents church.

9. the church of the holy redeemer.

10. on the right, the citadel, and on the left, the mosque of minuchihir.

ladyknighttime  asked:

A bad d&d party idea- Looters- a group of well-endowed females who wear tight white tunics with the Looters logo across the chest and have a pet owl. The os are gold coins. They rob old men who hit on them and leave a plate of bad wings behind them as their signature.

Emily, you’re the light of my life and this is the best D&D party idea I’ve ever heard.

anonymous asked:

Prompt: Fenris's first night in the mansion and maybe his first impression of Hawke?

The firewood was soft in Fenris’ hands. The rot breaking apart when he picked it from the stack, the smell of mildew wafting in the air around him. He looked up and grumbled at the cracked ceiling above it, the wood stained by water and ruined from years of neglect. He dropped the piece back on the useless pile and shot another look around the room. He had already gathered the strewn papers for kindling, the remaining furniture was coated in dust, tossed aside during the earlier battle he had fought to gain this ground. One of the thrown chairs had a split up its leg, Fenris pulled it back and the wood creaked and split apart. Perfect. Within two minutes Fenris had it pulled into strips, the other legs torn into its pieces and arranged in the hearth.

The paper caught and the wood carried the flame, lighting up the wet and dusty parlour. Warming the dead space. Satisfied with the completion of that task, Fenris left the room to find what else could be pilfered for his new strong hold. The foray of the manor was dark, it smelled of blood and the leavings of rats. But even so, Fenris could imagine the manor back when Danarius had stayed here, whenever that had been. He could picture the luxuries and niceties, the ‘servants’ bent on the floor scrubbing at the stone or leaving the kitchens with platters of meats and fruits and bottle of wine. Now it was empty, void, and wild. Littered with the forgotten and looked over trinkets and furniture and the bodies of those Danarius had sent after him.

Fenris found a bedroom, lingered in the doorway with his eyes scanning for anywhere a slaver could be hiding. The chests and closets were open, rotted cloth trailing from them that were deemed useless by the looters and robbers who came before him. Fenris took the mattress from the four poster, dragged it along the ground and up the stairs. The top parlour was the safest place in the manor, the most advantageous room for when the slavers and hunters would return. When Danarius finally showed his face.

The mattress flopped in front of the hearth, sheets torn and holes bitten into the fabric holding it together. But it was soft, better than sleeping on the hard floor or outside. And it was free, which was good, since Fenris’ coin was close to running out again. And at least he was alive another night. It had been another close call that night, if he had not employed the help of that human and his group he might not be here in front of this fire. He was indebted to them, to that human Hawke, and it did not feel entirely comfortable. The man had been willing to help him tonight for nothing, had expressed a moral objection to Fenris’ previous ensalvement which was…. more than most people had shown Fenris. There was an easy way about that man, something soft in the way he had simply followed Fenris to fight a magister. But it couldn’t be that simple, it was never that simple. Fenris had decided he wanted to be an honest free man, to hold to his word, so he would repay what he owed Hawke.

But Fenris could not help but feel that familiar anxiety and fear as he laid down for the night. He could not let his guard down, not ever, the chances Hawke would deceive him were too high.  

Embracing the Apocalypse, Chapter 1: The Tale of Thelma Facefuck

Summary:

After a mysterious tragedy befalls Rebecca, she must become a citizen of the Sanctuary out of necessity. Can she adapt to a brutal society after years of living free in an undead world? Will she revolt against the rules? Or lay back, embrace the apocalypse, and think of England?

Notes:

This is my first attempt at any fanfiction or smut, so please be gentle (or at least use some lube)!

I’m setting this story a number of weeks after the most recent issue of the comics (#161) and though I will try to keep spoilers to a dull roar, you should probably be aware that there will be some floating around in here.

Negan is heavily based off of the comics rather than the TV depiction, so expect him to be a lot less suave and calculating, and more obnoxious and direct. I am attempting to keep the tone irreverent and funny, with just enough drama thrown in to make it interesting.

You can also read this on Archive of Our Own, if you are so inclined: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8807527/chapters/20193310 

Just lay back, enjoy the ride, and embrace the apocalypse with me.

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anonymous asked:

So first of all I loveeee your writing, and since I have the writing capacity of a grain of rice I was wondering if you would do some hc off of a vague dream I had: The Mag7 gang in the Wild West... with zombies 🤓😎 Sorry I'm so lame haha. But how do you think the guys would act in a zombie apocalypse?? Maybe I am too excited for TWD to return.

Buddy, you gotta tell me more about this dream. Also, never ever ever apologize for a request! Especially one where I get to do zombie tropes ;)


Chisolm: I think it goes without saying that he takes the role of Team Leader. I’d say aside from Billy, he’s the best at keeping calm in intense situations. His main drive is to get to Lincoln, Kansas. His family is out there and he needs to make sure they’re alive. He’s really the only one in in the group with something worth fighting for, so the others decide to make his drive, their drive, as well. 

Faraday: Is just so annoyed by the entire situation. Booze and women and cigarettes and cigars are basically off the table. Everyone is sick of playing cards with him because he’s a sore winner and a sore loser. He still gets to shoot things, but it’s somewhat discouraged because the noise attracts more zombies. His horse got spooked at the beginning of it all and ran off. He got a tear in his vest that keeps growing, and he doesn’t really have the means to fix it/get a new one. So like…literally everything he loves has been taken away and he is just so. God. Damn. Annoyed. 

Red Harvest: Half his tribe was killed by the zombies. The other half was killed by looters who used guns against their arrows. He ended up being the last man standing. The group doesn’t trust him, at first, but he quickly proves to be a valuable asset by teaching them better ways to use their surroundings for survival. Specifically, he focuses on teaching them archery. It helps them save ammunition, and they’re able to take out the dead without the sounds of gunshots attracting more. 

Jack: Right in front of his eyes, he saw his wife and children go down, so he holds the most hatred towards the zombies, and is typically the first one to go charging recklessly at them. Also, while every other member of the group has said to Sam (in one way or another) that his family is probably dead, Jack is the one to shut everyone up and tell them to have some faith. In his mind, Sam’s family is alive. He needs Sam’s family to be alive. Saving them is the only way he can hope to get a little closure on his own loss.

Goodnight: His PTSD gets triggered way more often now. Especially when he sees zombies wearing uniforms from the war. Luckily, he has Billy to keep tabs on him, and no matter what, when it’s his shift to keep watch, Billy joins him. But even though Goodnight’s PTSD makes things especially difficult for him, he is great at being the strategy guy. 

Billy: He helps Red Harvest with weapons training, thought he, of course, focuses on knife usage. On scavenging missions, the group does a pretty good job of rotating who goes and who stays to watch their camp, but no matter what, Billy always goes as leader of the away team. He is likely the top guy when it comes to saving his group mates’ asses. 

Vasquez: Even before the break out, he didn’t particularly have anything that gave him any drive, so when he joins the group, he actually finds that he’s happier than he ever was…despite the whole zombie thing. Granted, he tries to be low key about it, because he wouldn’t want any of them thinking he was soft (though Chisolm sees right through him). He’s somewhat of a morale booster, and is always putting others’ lives before his own. 

bttfboy  asked:

Hey I was just wondering if the characters were in the Alien universe who would die via chestburster, who would die via fully grown xenomorph, who would die via android, and who would die via looters

I really need to watch more movies….

  • Marvel: *has an entire comic event where the N*zis won*
  • DCTV: *is going to have a crossover event where the N*zis won*
  • Miraculous Ladybug: *has outdated and racist stereotypes of Black and Brown people in their official comic including the main character assuming they're looters who will kill her on sight*
  • RWBY: *has a Black Woman leading the militant of a peace organization fighting for equal rights*
  • my black ass: *walks into nearest police station so that way they can kill me*

anonymous asked:

Remember that ML critical discussion a few of you guys had a few days ago? Welp at this rate the fandom might actually get one, the official comic's new issue came out and it had not only the main protag sexualized FOR NO REASON, but there's also ~scary black men~ who the main calls LOOTERS (the fact they're actually charity workers makes it 10x worse.) Hell one of the men is actually named Ghetto Blaster, that's how bad it is

H o l y  s h i t

I can’t say I’m surprised at all, but like FUCK how can they just publish this shit??

TED Grant Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

Her laptop brims with satellite images pitted with thousands of black dots, evidence of excavations across Egypt where looters have tunneled in search of mummies, jewelry and other valuables prized by collectors, advertised in auction catalogs and trafficked on eBay, a criminal global black market estimated in the billions of dollars.

“For the first time technology has gotten to the point where we can map looting,” said Sarah H. Parcak, a pioneering “space archaeologist,” founding director of the University of Alabama’s Laboratory for Global Observation in Birmingham and an associate professor there.

Satellite eyes in the sky, which have transformed the worldwide search for buried archaeological treasures, are now being used to spy on the archenemies of cultural preservation: armies of looters who are increasingly pockmarking ancient sites with illicit digs and making off with priceless patrimony. Read more.

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The Meteor Man.

The Meteor Man is (formerly cowardly) schoolteacher Jefferson Reed, who witnessed a robbery by two kids who were trying to join the local gang, the Golden Lords. After hiding in a dumpster to evade the pursuing members, he emerges and is struck by a chunk of green meteor that grants him superpowers. He eventually uses his new found powers (with the help of the fed-up residents) to clean up the neighborhood and put the Golden Lords out of business.

The meteor that struck Jefferson Reed gave him superpowers that ranged from superhuman strength, speed, and hearing, healing powers, flight, x-ray/laser vision, invulnerability, telekinesis, super breath, being able to understand the language of dogs, and the ability to imbue fertility. When Meteor Man touches a book, he can temporarily absorb the contents of the book and use it for 30 seconds.

The one weakness to Meteor Man is that his powers are easily drained that he must recharge by touching a meteor fragment.

This has to be the best super hero known to man. Meteor Man is God and I’m saddened that people don’t know nothing of him. A Black super hero created by a black man and blacks don’t know of him. Please pass around the true arts of Robert Townsend. The movie The Meteor Man came out in 1993 and Marvel Comics later produced 6-issue limited series where Meteor Man met Spider-man and Night Thrasher. This wonderful creation shouldn’t be confused with Looter who later on went by the name.

“Looters”

Like… friends… stop using this word. You can’t differentiate between actual looters and “looters” so you should not use a likely irrelevant word to describe people who are overwhelmingly poor, black or people of color (but lbr black), or young.

See the thing is, you don’t call white people “looters” you call them people who are taking what they need– opportunists. Get get ‘em spirit. Like… do you not see a problem?

“Who needs a TV? Who needs Air Jordans? They’re just profiting off disaster”

To say nothing of the people– corporations, elite– who are ACTUALLY profiting off disaster, you should ask yourself why people see any value at all in stealing a TV or designer kicks. Is a TV really all that valuable? Are the corporations being “looted” even all that hard up that they can’t spare millions in merchandise anyway?

Like, another thing to consider is that stores are protected against loss in the event of a natural disaster. They have insurance. If those things are stolen or wrecked, they’ll be compensated.

Just more to the point is the fact that these are people who are disenfranchised. They haven’t been included in society to make enough money– do you think people who can regularly afford fucking sneakers are going to be risking life and limb to come up on some fuckin shoes in the middle of a category 5 hurricane? No. They won’t. No one can afford fucking shoes and that’s the problem.

The problem is not the people stealing shoes and TVs, it’s a problem with the system that didn’t leave them expendable income to buy those things and still have enough left over to live comfortably. It’s a problem with the culture that put value on shit like shoes and TVs that don’t matter.

Don’t kid yourself that these are looters– they are reflections of a broken system and they are using the opportunity to take a small portion of their exploitation back.

Meanwhile you say nothing of the corporations that exploit these tragedies who are truly looters which says a lot about where you place your own self worth and value as a tool of the system that leads people to brave a hurricane for a pair of shoes.

chiefbasementcreator  asked:

A week after the meeting at the café, they were coming back from a mission. Her first combat mission. They had gone into a city to help survivors of an earthquake, and they had encountered looters and bandits, who haf tried to take advantage of the chaos. Now he was holding her under his arm. "Angela, how do you feel?"

“I…I think I’m going to need a break from stuff like this for a bit” She murmured wearily. She had been happy to aid the earthquake survivors, but the bandits had been a bit much for her, she needed to keep improving and this was just one baby step outside of the comfort zone. “…I think I’m going to need to become an octopus at this rate if I really want to save people” she murmured.

diethion-deactivated20170111  asked:

Andrew Ryan = Walt Disney, minus the death/child manipulation (more or less amirite)

OK LEMME JUST TELL YOU A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT HOW ANDREW RYAN IS WALT DISNEY AND TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT THIS IS THE SHORT UNEDITED VERSION WITH NO CITED SOURCES I’M PRETTY SURE I COULD WRITE A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT THIS

Many have compared the character Andrew Ryan to Ayn Rand— an obvious choice given that Bioshock was written essentially to parody the the work of Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. This isn’t the only similarity drawn throughout the game however. Ken Levine wanted to take the platform of gaming and use it to make points beyond simple questions of right or wrong. With this in mind, it is easy to notice that there are decided similarities between the main antagonist of Bioshock— Andrew Ryan— and one of the most celebrated men in American History— Walt Disney. Not only is this not an accident, but Levine’s choice in making the comparison shows us that history is truly only what we make of it.

Levine starts at the beginning of both their lives, showing that both Ryan and Disney rose from practically nothing. The mentality that accompanies this rise to power is one of a very high self worth— and a very low respect for those who they see as clinging to the tails of those who have risen higher. This is by no means to say that they believe that the bourgeois in any way deserve what they have— only that a self made man is the best that a person can be. Ryan arrived in America as a poor Russian immigrant, Disney was unable to attend school until he was eight years old. In spite of these shortcomings, these men both worked their way up to becoming the business moguls that they (within their own universes) are famous for.

Along with this pride for self-achievement, and the honour that they saw accompanying it, goes a certain distaste for those who they saw as looters or parasites. Though Walt was not one to use that word, he was very opposed to communism. He not only founded an anti-communist society, but he actually named names during the red scare. Ryan’s dislike for communism ended up costing him some of his fiercely protected morals. His need to eradicate the “parasite,” as Levine termed it, led to his decision to take away certain freedoms from The People. Although even he condemned his actions, he saw it as the necessary thing to do, to keep the people safe from those who would cheat to get ahead.

Another similarity, of course, is the interest they both had in furthering industry. Both Disney and Ryan invested a great deal of time and money into things not necessarily relating to their field. Disney has been known for funding special scientific projects, and Ryan had his Best and Brightest club in order to keep tabs on the scientific community. Disney may not have built a city under the ocean in order to create his personal heaven, but there are a rather well known series of parks throughout the world that serve as shrines to his creations and ideals. Things like Epcot and the Carousel of Progress are great examples of the way that Disney’s interest and involvement in social and scientific progress still live on today.

It would be easy to go on listing similarities between the two, but there’s more to Ken Levine’s choice to make these similarities than that. In Bioshock, he takes a person that we, as Americans, consider one of the greatest American Innovators of all time…. and essentially transforms him into a villain without changing anything but the point of view. Just because our Rapture hasn’t fallen, because Disneyland is still a fully working model, doesn’t mean that the mindset of this man that we worship so thoroughly wasn’t just the same as the man we might call a villain. Rather, they were both of them idealistic. Ryan’s ideals were such that he could be considered either wicked… or very naive. Disney may have housed the same ideas, but he never used them to secede from the world in quite the way that Ryan did. In different circumstances, they would have been exactly the same.

So why is it that we see one person as a hero and one as a villain? Not only did Levine create a character identical to a man that is still practically worshipped by the greater part of the world, he made that character the villain. Perhaps the answer lies purely in time. Disney didn’t live to see his creations fail. His company flourished— still flourishes, so that sense of bitterness which is all we are allowed in the glimpse of Andrew Ryan in Bioshock never had to take seed within his heart.

In the end, what separates the two is how their stories are told. Disney is still very much a saint, while Ryan is condemned, when, in fact, they two shared the same capitalist, anti-altruistic ideals. Were Walt Disney in Ryan’s shoes, it’s very likely that he would have handed his son the golf club and given him the same orders. A world in which either of them lacked control was no world in which they would want to live. In this regard, Ken Levine has done a masterful job of storytelling. He took a hero and made him a villain, purely by changing the environment in which he was placed. Though at heart they two might be the same, Levine’s audience is forced to see this Randian idealism as evil, however much they might inadvertently worship it outside of the game. When it comes down to it, the only difference between the two men is the way in which their stories are told.

Before I end this post, I’d like to leave you with a few visual similarities between the two men.

(and unfortunately, I can’t find the video online but.. the last time I was at Disney, I saw a video where Walt was calling his wife to let her know that not only would he not be home for dinner tonight, he probably wouldn’t see her until the world’s fair. And all I could think of was this )

So you think that money is the root of all evil? […] Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
—  Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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To the naysayers who say the military presence in Ferguson was because of the “looters” (mainly without understanding why they were angry enough to loot but that’s another story for another day).

I say, speak to a resident of Ferguson before you blindly throw out ridiculous theories. Follow their stories on Twitter and Instagram. They are speaking, you are not listening. 

Listen if you want the truth. Don’t create your own. 

Winesap

Hawke asks Fenris to leave. Typed with this on repeat. 

Ceiling plaster fell like tired snowflakes, crippling the ring of pungent mushrooms that thrived near his bedside table. It was night, and for once, Hightown was quiet. Either that, or the despondency had dispersed so vividly Fenris’ head could only decipher it as phlegmatic buzzing. He supposed that was possible. After all, for some reason, the inside of Danarius’ mansion was suddenly blue, any imagined warmth it’d once possessed suctioned and replaced by coldness. Fenris paced in front of the fireplace and repeated Hawke’s words over and over again, flexing his fingers until his tendons ached.

“You should leave.”

A lump formed in his throat. The inability to mend what he’d done manifested along the inside of his lungs like cancer, pluming in long, incurable ribbons. Helplessness, he realized. This is helplessness. 

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fuckme50shadesofrough  asked:

I support the Mike Brown protests all the way not since actual information has been given, but, my main issue all stands with the protestors who burned down a gas station and began looting. Did that really happen, or was that the media's idea?

Yes, the QT was burned (and was allegedly set to be remodeled anyway) and there were a few reports of looting. However you should know that there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful protesters and only a handful of looters, some who may have been from out of town. Many protesters also stepped up and protected local businesses from looters because police weren’t doing anything about it.

Here’s all the info I have on looting:

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT CURRENT CRIMES AGAINST BLACK
  • MIKE BROWN,BLACK, GOT SHOT SIX TIMES
  • 12 YEAR OLD BLACK BOY SHOT BECAUSE HE HAD A TOY GUN
  • BLACK COP GOT SHOT WHILE HE WAS RUNNING TO HELP HIS DAUGHTER WHO HAD BREATHING PROBLEM.
  • A BLACK BOY GOT SHOT BY COPS WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR TO HIS APARTMENT. FOR NO REASON AT ALL. 
  • A BLACK MAN GOT SHOT FOR HAVING A TOY SWORD AS HE COSPLAYED. 
  • A FERGUSON PROTESTER GOT SHOT IN THE EYE BY POLICE AND LOST HER VISION.
  • THE TV CENSURED THE PROTESTERS IN THE NEW YORK MACY PARADE.
  • A PROTESTER IS GOING TO JAIL FOR THROWING RED PAINT AT A NEW YORK COMMISSIONER
  • FERGUSON FAMILY FINDS HANGING ROPE IN THEIR YARD. (OBVIOUSLY KKK DOING)
  • KKK LEADER MENTIONS THEY HAVE TALKED TO FERGUSON POLICE.
  • DARREN WILSON MENTIONS HE WILL SHOOT MIKE BROWN AGAIN.
  • THE AUTOPSY FOR MIKE BROWN WAS CONDUCTED BY A PERSON WHO DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT.
  • DARREN WILSON FAILED TO DO THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.
  • THE EVIDENCE FOR MIKE BROWN’S CASE HAS BEEN ALTERED WITH. 
  • RIGHT NOW PROTESTERS HAVE STOPPED THE BLACK FRIDAY. 
  • THE FERGUSON POLICE HAVE BEEN GIVEN MILITARY GUNS AND OUTFITS AND ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURES.
  • PEOPLE ARE BURNING BUILDINGS, BUT THERE HAS BEEN WITNESS THAT THEY WERE WHITE.
  • THE NEWS DON’T SHOW THAT PROTESTERS HELP CLEAN UP FERGUSON.
  • THERE ARE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS, THEN THE LOOTERS, THEN PEOPLE WHO JUST GO TO MAKE VIOLENCE JUST BECAUSE.
  • MIKE BROWN’S WITNESS FRIEND, HAD HIS FRIEND KILLED IN THE PROTEST YET NEWS DON’T MENTION THAT.
  •  THE GOVERNMENT SAID THEY WEREN’T THROWING TEAR GAS WHEN THEY DID. 
  • PROTESTERS AID FOR HELP ONE THEY WERE THROWN TEAR GAS, BUT INSTEAD ARE BEATEN UP BY POLICE. 
  • TUMBLR IS DELETING FERGUSON POSTS. YOUTUBE ALSO.