1. Gaza August 19,2014.

    "Extended cease-fire ends. Airstrikes resume. More than 30 Palestinians injured and 2  killed in Gaza."

    Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

    • 2,019 Palestinians killed [80% civilians] , including 542 children and 251 women from Israeli bombardment
    • 64 Israeli Soldiers killed in combat and 3 civilians
    • 10,223 Palestinians wounded, including 3,486 children and 1,970 women
    •  UNRWA has exhausted its capacity to absorb displaced persons, and overcrowding in shelters risks the outbreak of epidemics.
    • 122 Palestinian families have lost 3 or more members of their family.
    • UNICEF estimates about 373,000 Palestinian children have had some kind of direct traumatic experience and require immediate psycho-social support.
    • 1.5 million people in Gaza have limited or no access to water supplies. 26 health facilities have been damaged.
    • More than 485,000 internally displaced are in need of emergency food assistance.
    • Shelling and bombing have damaged 142 schools — 89 of them run by the United Nations — , and multiple Israeli strikes on Gaza’s only power plant and other infrastructure have left it beyond repair.The cost of reconstruction will run to “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars,” - Pernille Ironside, the head of the Unicef office in Gaza

    Gaza Livesteam

    Gaza Updates

    Gaza Emergency Appeal

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  2. og-sludgebone:

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    BREAKING: DISNEYLAND NO LONGER HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

    Dog society is incredible

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  3. nicevoices:

    "One Night" - Matthew Koma

    I think I’ve watched this 5 times in a row now.

     
     

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  6. One of the most famous of Behbahani’s poems, “A Cup of Sin,” reflects on the paradox of fear and hope:

    "My country, I will build you again, if need be, with bricks made from my life. I will build columns to support your roof, if need be, with my own bones. I will inhale again the perfume of flower favored by your youth. I will wash again the blood off your body with torrents of my tears." 

     

  7. Samuel L. Jackson, as Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction, as a hockey coach.

     
     

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  9. Road trip!

     


  10. "Here´s a fun little cover we made. The year is 1996, Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt, appoints a new government, The element Copernicium is discovered, Michael Jordan is still every kid’s favourite basketball card and Donna Lewis releases this song."

    -Anna of the North

     

  11. peterfeld:

    Gazans children………….playing the funeral of a martyr…

     

  12. chrisdaps:

    I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

    Love this.

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  13. "Officers have tanks now. They have drones. They have automatic rifles, and planes, and helicopters, and they go through military-style boot camp training. It’s a constant complaint from what remains of this country’s civil liberties caucus. Just this last June, the ACLU issued a report on how police departments now possess arsenals in need of a use. Few paid attention, as usually happens.
     
    The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.
     
    If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown."
     

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