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OK so Trump called Haiti a shithole country, and apparently it made many people upset. The dictionary definition of shithole, Google says, is "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place."

Anderson spends two minutes here saying how Haitians are tough people. Yes, that's true. Tough people live in shithole countries everywhere around the world. That's totally besides the point. A country is not a "collection of people rich and poor" blah blah. That's the Haitian people. The country is more (or in this case LESS lol) than its citizens. It's a nation with laws occupying a particular geographic location.

So what is this sleight of hand Anderson? Having teachers running for president assassinated is the DEFINITION OF A SHITHOLE country without law and order. Digging through earthquake rubble without heavy equipment because the government stole funds instead of purchasing emergency equipment to deal with a magnitude 7 earthquake is the definition of a shithole.

When a magnitude 9 earthquake (that's 100 times stronger than a 7, since the scale is logarithmic) struck off the coast of Japan in 2011 and fucked everything up with a tsunami and aftershocks, were the Japanese digging through rubble with their bare hands? No they weren't, because Japan isn't a shithole country. They were using remote operated robots to fix the leaks in their nuclear reactors. Fucking robots and nuclear fucking reactors. Just think of these two categories of technology and think of Haiti with its society, political, economic, and education systems. Can you see Haiti inventing, manufacturing, and maintaining robots and nuclear reactors? I bet even Anderson Cooper can't imagine that Haiti - the country not the people - accomplishing advanced technological development and innovation like this. PLEASE.. the economic system, the education system - it's stone age garbage. It's a fucking shithole that keeps the people down and dirty digging through trash to survive, being sold into fucking slavery while the police is paid off to look elsewhere.

I'm from Russia, and I have been in parts of Russia which are absolute and complete shitholes with no jobs, healthcare, or anything. But I ain't ever seen shit like this in Russia. Below are some random photos of non-shithole Haiti from Google image search.

PS1 When the earthquake struck, I, like many others, donated money to the relief efforts
PS2 In my opinion Trump isn't a great human being











(When this began)
I had nothing to say
And I get lost in the nothingness inside of me
(I was confused)
And I let it all out to find
That I’m not the only person with these things in mind
(Inside of me)
But all that they can see the words revealed
Is the only real thing that I’ve got left to feel
(Nothing to lose)
Just stuck, hollow and alone
And the fault is my own, and the fault is my own

Something in here's not right today.
Why am I so uptight today?
Paranoia's all I got left
I don't know what stressed me first
Or how the pressure was fed
But I know just what it feels like
To have a voice in the back of my head
Like a face that I hold inside
A face that awakes when I close my eyes
A face that watches every time I lie
A face that laughs every time I fall

Take me down to the river bend
Take me down to the fighting end
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again
Fly me up on a silver wing
Past the black where the sirens sing
Warm me up in a nova's glow
And drop me down to the dream below

I've given up
I'm sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say
Take this all away
I'm suffocating
Tell me what the fuck is wrong
With me
Put me out of my misery
Put me out of my misery
Put me out of my
Put me out of my fucking misery

---

RIP Chester 1976-2017

Watch Streep’s speech first below. I’d like to make two broad points about what she said.

 

… who disrespects disabled people

Some brief background information first. Serge Kovaleski, whom Donald Trump mocked is a successful high profile journalist who won The Pulitzer Prize. That is to say, he is vastly more successful than 99.99% of people in the world, regardless of their health status. He’s probably a millionaire, and is definitely a member of the elite. I don’t doubt his success and his ability to get things done in life.

Did Trump mock Kovaleski? Yes. However, as per this video - youtu.be/5aYFC_7ZIn4 - it doesn’t seem to be any different from the way he mocked Senator Ted Cruz. This makes it somewhat likely that Trump mocked him not for the reasons of his disability. Trump’s an asshole: hardly anyone would disagree with that. However, he gave Kovaleski the same asshole treatment that he would give anyone else. He didn’t treat him any differently because of his disability.

Now, how about Streep’s attitude then? It seems to me that she wants people with a physical disability to be treated differently: with more sensitivity, and more kindness. On the surface, it’s hard to see that as a bad thing. After all, the world would be a better place if we are kinder to each other. However, let us examine the underlying beliefs one must hold in order to believe this.

In my opinion, this demonstrates a pernicious attitude of superiority and pity that Streep holds towards Kovaleski. She wants him to be treated like a child, instead of the successful and gritty adult that he is. Does she really believe that this man was able to rise to the top of his profession, yet be unable to laugh off a sad attempt at mockery? In demanding special treatment for Kovaleski, Streep displays a profound attitude of disrespect for his ability, his achievement, and his strength of character. This belief is causally related to his disability. An ableist is someone who displays prejudice towards someone with disabilities. Despite her good intentions, I cannot see how Streep is anything but an ableist.

… and completely misses the big picture

In 2016, Donald Trump mocked a disabled person and everyone lost their mind. That same year, Obama’s administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs in seven countries youtu.be/77Vx2HXYzFk which killed numerous people. Doubtless, this maimed more people than Donald Trump can mock in a lifetime. Mocking people is not nice. Murdering people with drones and bombs is much worse. Perhaps the newly created disabled people aren’t worth a mention for Streep because they’re the wrong color, or have an unimportant geographical location? Or perhaps, they aren’t members of the elite?

Shed a fucking tear, Meryl.

It occurred to me this year that while mother’s day is widely celebrated, there is no equivalent occasion for all the wonderful women who choose not to have children.  I’m not even going to bother being fair and balanced. I’ll just make this as selfish and subjective as I possibly can. Maybe you can relate, maybe not.

Who am I kidding: I can’t make it completely subjective – it’s just not in my nature. Now, if you are one of those people who believe that a childless (by nature, or by choice) woman is somehow defective, less valuable, or otherwise inferior to one who isn’t, then you should think about that notion very carefully. It means that you believe that people like…

  1. Jane Austen – author
  2. Frida Kahlo – painter
  3. Florence Nightingale – social reformer, founder of modern nursing
  4. Anais Nin – essayist, memoirist
  5. Rosa Parks – civil rights activist
  6. Ayn Rand – novelist, philosopher
  7. Virginia Woolf – writer, modernist

     

…are somehow inferior to a teen who got knocked up while drunk. To me, that notion is laughable. Being a mother is easy, assuming you got pregnant and had no access to (or willingness to use) abortion. Being a good mother is moderately difficult, but quite a few manage. Contributing to the collective wealth of human knowledge and experience is fucking hard, and very few are able to do so. Yes, all of the women above had mothers. That doesn’t mean we can’t respect and admire their decision or circumstances for not being mothers in their own right and choosing to pursue other interests instead. As a brief aside, I’d like to mention a few non-fathers…

  1. Francis Bacon - father of empiricism
  2. Copernicus - astronomer, discoverer of heliocentrism
  3. Isaac Newton – mathematician (laid foundations of classical mathematics, co-invented calculus), physicist, one of the most influential scientists of all time
  4. Nikola Tesla – inventor (A/C current), engineer, physicist, futurist
  5. Haruki Murakami - surrealist author

   

…that I am a big fan of. Naturally, there are many people who have accomplished just as much and managed to be a parent at the same time. This fact doesn’t devalue the contribution of nonmons and nondads to our collective knowledge. In my opinion, this contribution is likely more substantial than any child they could have given to the world. Furthermore, their choice is their own – it’s not their obligation to give the world anything at all.

Having a child can offer a fresh perspective on life, and open up new possibilities and experiences. However, not having children can also do that very thing in any number of ways, depending on how you choose to use the free time instead. Let’s make a simple estimate: 90 minutes daily for 18 years. That works out to around 10,000 hours. That is the approximate amount of time it would take to become world-class at almost any skill of your choosing.

Anyway, enough of this bullshit. I just wanted to take this opportunity to be thankful for some of the nonmoms in my life. When I say that, I don’t mean women who haven’t had children yet. I speak of women who have no plans to have children. These are not directed at one person, or different people necessarily. It’s a collection of thoughts about a number of people.

Thank you for: 

  1. Pursuing amazing research, and contributing to our understanding of ourselves
  2. Having the time, and resources, to be there for me when I need you
  3. Knowing yourself well enough to see that you are too selfish to have children
  4. Pushing yourself to be the best you can be in a wide variety of ways
  5. Learning things that are weird that others overlook
  6. Having the courage to be different from most of your friends and family
  7. Not falling in line with society’s expectations about how you ought to live your life and what constitutes success
  8. Willing to seek your own path to happiness instead of following someone else’s
  9. Having a personality that makes having solitude when you need it non-negotiable
  10. Being strong, driven, and unmotherly
  11. Being more loyal and dedicated to being a friends as opposed to your hypothetical offspring
  12. Having a career, and being more economically successful and independent
  13. Facing the unique challenges life has thrown your way in ways that I admire and respect
  14. Having goals and dreams most people don’t dare to aspire to
  15. Not settling

             

Motherly things don’t really interest me, so thank you so much for not engaging in them. I can’t imagine someone who is a mother ever replacing you in my life in any way, shape, or form. It just doesn’t seem feasible to me, or is not something that I would want to happen. You are incredibly unique, and special. There are so few out there who can come close. I think it would be incredibly difficult for someone who is a mother to match you on all the other levels in which you excel.

Thank you.

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This morning, I decided to a bit of random investigative journalism. Dylann Roof, who apparently shot 9 people in a church last night, can be found here - www.facebook.com/profile.php?i… I'm sure the profile will soon be deleted, but it hasn't been yet.

I decided to browse through the list of Facebook friends and see what kind of people he has there. Without further ado, here are the profile photos and some status updates from the said individuals. Please note that squares are idiotic smilies that didn't copy over.

 Dylann by IvanAndreevich

First we have our main character, of course. I think it's pretty obvious he's got an awesome life, a loving family (dad bought him a .45 caliber for his birthday), and lots of friends who understand him. He also obviously gets attention from girls, is well integrated into society in the middle of the swamp with two flags of extinct racist regimes, is of cheerful disposition, and has no serious issues like depression. Yeah, moving on...

He needed 5 clips to shoot 9 people, so he was probably a terrible shot, and likely a slow and clumsy reloader as well. Such a shame that nobody else had a gun there, since they could have easily taken care of him.

If somehow, I found myself associating with the people such as the ones below, I'd definitely have the expression above. Dylan gets bonus points for apparently being a white racist with black friends, and his black friends get bonus points for not knowing what those two flags are (or ever wondering enough to find out).

Kesha's best sentence (?) ever

Kesha by IvanAndreevich

"Man fuck everybody man I ask for help and can't get it but I can't get it but if it was the next bicth just cause she suck ur dick or
fuck u will do,what ever she want u know wat fuck u and her and I,don't give a fuck if both y'all don't like it should expose both
y'all bit I'm not like that deo but it's funny cause u,talk shit bout her and she talk,shit bout u I wounded who doing the most ???"

Marcel's keeping it classy

Marcel by IvanAndreevich

"Bouta blow sticks drank some dusse and get tatted all day💉💉💉💰⛽⛽⛽🍷🍺"

Hvzeyy's reflection on reality

Hvzeyy by IvanAndreevich

"Imn nevaa soberr💨💨⛽😂😂"

Joey's original night out

Joey by IvanAndreevich

"Hennessy type of night !"

Fressh Kid's profound dating advice

Fresh by IvanAndreevich

"Things never to do to a girl
1. Don't ever have sex with her while she's on her period
2. Don't force her into sex, if you hold her down and she starts crying get the fukk off her
3. Never leave her alone with you family she's never met
4. Don't ask her if she loves you she'll tell you
5. If you don't have facts don't accuse her of cheating
Who agree!!!!!!"

Terrica's I don't even know what

Terrica by IvanAndreevich


"Tbh💯🙈❤🔐👌 Doing All Bored So I'm Do Tbh's!!!🙈😂😍💯👌LMS"

Lane's simply irresistible, baby - come get some

Lane by IvanAndreevich


Remo's is too cool for words

Remo by IvanAndreevich
"Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime ... because a priest who does this betrays the body of the Lord. It is like a satanic Mass".  
Yeahhhhhh good guy pope! Raping children and ruining their lives forever is just like saying some words. 


Feminists say: PATRIARCHY! 
You are on death row, and you are about to die. What's your last meal? 1 item per section. 

Here is mine - 

Drink: Raspberry tea
Salad: Cabbage with sunflower oil
Soup: Clam chowder (specifically, from the Dreams hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Main course: Grilled sturgeon with baked potato and lobster on the side
Dessert: Lindt 70% Madagascar

You? 
Missing plane OMG WTF BBQ by IvanAndreevich

Can someone explain it to me? I don't get it. 
Response to <da:thumb id="436239433"/> by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
You do realize that you are calling prostitutes inferior? If there is nothing wrong with being a prostitute, there is nothing wrong with being called one. I don't think there is anything wrong with being a prostitute, personally, so long as no coercion is involved.

If we consider the meaning "
Slut is a term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous" then the problem is even less obvious. Stop treating it as an insult and just say "Yeah. So what, Mother Theresa?"
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
You are talking about frivolous sexual harassment lawsuits, rights? I've had my butt slapped by girls. If they are crossing the line, I tell them. 
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
Of course. We don't do stuff like put the person in jail if the guilt can be established, right? 
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
Based on what most girls tell me, they look good for themselves. You aren't in Saudi Arabia where women are forced to wear head scarves. If you feel pressured by someone to look good, just say no to peer pressure. 
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
Do you have an argument to prove the statement is false, or are you just dismissing the criticism that feminism mostly focuses on the problems facing only one gender without addressing it? 
I need feminism because 
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because I can't do things that women can. I can't give birth. So what? 
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
As you just did with prostitutes above, and I guess feminism didn't help you. Alternatively, it didn't give you the self-esteem to look past mere connotations.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
You have Internet access. You are far more privileged when it comes to access to information than Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein. You have a computer. You are far more privileged than Leonardo da Vinci or Ansel Adams when it comes to art tools. Stop bitching and do something. 

If Marie Curie spent her time complaining about how the cards are stacked against her, she wouldn't have become an inspiration to millions. 
I need feminism because 
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
Being female makes you physically weak due to less testosterone. Having menstrual cycles makes you occasionally slightly mentally unstable, or at the very least physically uncomfortable. Being susceptible to pregnancy potentially makes you very weak and unfit for a long period of time. Feminism isn't going to change that.
I need feminism because
If I act masculine I’m a ‘freak’.
Could this be the first valid point? Depending on where you live, I suppose. 
I need feminism because
My boobs are my ‘best quality’.
What you probably need is self esteem. Either that, or your boobs are world-class. Just poking fun.
I need feminism because 
I believe in equality.
You didn't mention any ways in which men are discriminated against, so I suspect not. 
youtu.be/_u_Jpm8MASg

Watch this, I think this is probably the most brilliant piece of oration I've ever heard. Funny, serious, true - all at once. 

RIP Christopher Hitchens. 
I really appreciate it :)
Here's the controversial quote by Phil Robertson -
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
First of all, nobody's up in arms defending adultery and bestiality. I do find that interesting. Supposedly, if he omitted homosexuality from his criticism, there would be no uproar. It's OK to criticize whoever the fuck you want to criticize -as long as it's not a race, and not a sexual orientation. Maybe I missed the liberal media list of taboos. It's OK to hate on prostitutes. It's OK to hate on people who like to bang animals. But but but.. it's extremely not OK to disapprove of gay people!

Obviously, I disagree with Phil. I think it's totally cool for consenting adults to fuck whoever they want to fuck in whatever hole they want to use. It's easy for me to say - I am not a Christian. However, in America, the vast majority of people who disagree with Phil are Christians. I think the only thing they can be outraged about is their cognitive dissonance. 

1. In Matthew 5:17, Jesus said - 
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
2. Jesus never commented on homosexuality, like he did on slavery in Ephesians 6:5, for example. Therefore, he didn't override or supplement any OT rules regarding homosexuality. 
3. The definitive and unwavering quote regarding homosexuality is Leviticus 20:13
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death.
Dear Christians! Not only does the god you worship instruct you to condemn homosexuality like Phil did. In fact, he instructs you to go and fucking kill homosexuals on sight.

You are totally off base, let's be biblical about it. You should be bashing Phil for mere verbal condemnation rather than picking up some rocks and doing the work of the Lord. 

In reality, I hope you have a problem with this - just like I do. Do realize though, that the problem you have is not with Phil Robertson who is 100% unequivocally correct on the issue from a biblical perspectiveYour problem is actually with this character, so aptly described by Richard Dawkins below - 
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
Based on the false premises that both you, and Phil Robertson, accept - the Bible is the word of all knowing and all powerful god - he is right, and you are wrong

I see three possible ways for you to move forward on this issue - 
  1. Start hating gay people like the bible instructs you to. Don't forget to stone all adulterers as well. 
  2. Continue being a hypocrite. Don't forget to get angry at people who cause cognitive dissonance by almost literally quoting uncomfortable shit from your guide to eternal salvation that you thankfully don't follow. 
  3. Recognize that the premises are false. Admit that the bible is fucking wrong on this issue which should be obvious to any moral modern human being.
In my opinion, only the third option allows you to extend the human dignity and respect to homosexuals, while simultaneously not being a hypocrite.

Oh, and Merry Christmas :D

Do you hold unquestioning down-on-your-knees-no-criticism-allowed reverence for anybody? I beg you to reconsider. Nobody should ever be beyond criticism. This doesn't mean that you can't genuinely like and respect somebody - just but be realistic.

Many people don't form their own opinion, but they readily adopt the opinion that is handed down to them - from the government, the mainstream media, the church, the family, etc. Such uncritical thought I dislike profoundly. I can't say I hate it, because hate is emotional. I vehemently dislike it in a fully rational manner. 

Do not be one of these people. Do your best to perform independent fact-checking. Don't be gullible and easily trust what someone else says to be accurate - myself included. Even if the other person has no ill intent, s/he is probably acting on bad information themselves and is just relaying it to you. Sure, it takes a bit more effort but being on your toes intellectually goes a long way in developing critical thought.

Nelson Mandela: what do you know about him? I'm sure you heard that he ended apartheid (the racist white-ruled regime) in South Africa. I'm sure you heard that everybody loves him. I mean EVERYBODY. He's revered like the second coming of Christ, but actually more so, since not only Christians love him. Obama loves him, Putin loves him, the Pope loves him, even Gaddafi loved him. Hell, you probably love him. You may even think I'm a tasteless prick because of the title. But what else do you know about him?

Why do you love him? After all, you likely don't know all that much about him. If you are one of the people who knows a lot about Nelson Mandela and you still love him profoundly - my apologies. However, I don't think that applies to most that do. Just admit it. You love him because everyone loves him. You love him because you were told to love him by the media. You love him because it feels good to believe that someone can be a genuinely good, and just, leader worthy of respect and reverence.  

You know what else feels good? Doing drugs, getting drunk, eating junk food, having unprotected sex, etc. Do realize, though, that doing some of these things comes with very undesirable consequences. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the price paid for choosing to believe and revere charismatic leaders without criticism has been the death of HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS throughout history. Enjoy responsibly. 

Nelson Mandela founded the “Spear of the Nation”, which was the violent wing of the ANC party. He was in charge, when this organization unleashed terror on mostly civilians. A few excerpts follow.

In the Amanzimtoti bomb on the Natal South Coast in 1985, five civilians were killed and 40 were injured when MK cadre Andrew Sibusiso Zondo detonated an explosive in a rubbish bin at a shopping centre killing five people, including three children, shortly before Christmas.

Orders from whom? Your favorite guy, of course.

A bomb was detonated in a bar on the Durban beach-front in 1986, killing three civilians and injuring 69. Robert McBride received the death penalty for this bombing which became known as the "Magoo's Bar bombing". Although the subsequent Truth and Reconciliation Committee called the bombing a "gross violation of human rights", McBride received amnesty and became a senior police officer.

You've got to love the irony in the naming of various government programs and such. Sounds like lies and coverup to me.

The bombing campaign continued with attacks on a series of soft targets, including a bank in Roodepoort in 1988, in which four civilians were killed and 18 injured. Also in 1988, in a bomb detonation outside a magistrate's court killed three. At the Ellis Park rugby stadium in Johannesburg, a car bomb killed two and injured 37 civilians.

Yes, soft targets. Mandela decided to target civilians instead of the military or the police.

From 1985 to 1987, there also was a campaign to place anti-tank mines in rural roads in what was then the Northern Transvaal. This tactic was abandoned due to the high rate of civilian casualties—especially amongst black labourers.

ORLY?

The TRC found that torture was "routine" and was official policy – as were executions "without due process" at ANC detention camps particularly in the period of 1979–1989.

That's OK, because the torturers all got amnesty later. Nelson Mandela calls that reconciliation.

Mandela by IvanAndreevich

Yes, I am being purposely cynical. Hopefully you recognize that this man was not without fault, and definitely not a saint.

Yesterday, I created a poll on which one of these heinous crimes was worse - ivanandreevich.deviantart.com/…

As of right now, the results are:

42% - 177 deviants said I don't know / Equal
34% - 141 deviants said Rape
24% - 99 deviants said Murder

To the people who chose the first two options, I would like to make the following argument. Speaking to a rape victim, you are in effect telling them -

"You've been raped. I believe rape is worse than murder or just as bad. You are alive now, but I'd much rather (or indifferent whether) you'd have been killed instead. Your life after rape is worthless, or it has negative value - you can't possibly enjoy your life. I believe rape victims can't recover, since obviously murder victims can't recover."

Furthermore, it's logical to argue that people who voted that rape is worse than death are recommending that rape victims should commit a quick and painless suicide after (or preferably before) being raped.

What nonsense. Rephrasing the title of the journal: Being a rape victim is better than being dead. 

EDIT: Great perspective from an actual rape victim - liliwrites.deviantart.com/jour…
Watch and be inspired - youtu.be/z-sdO6pwVHQ

Who's with me now, let's do this together!

Western governments sure like to talk smack about various dictators abusing "their own" people with this or that. What kind of phrase is that anyway? Does it mean it would somehow be less wrong if the people being gassed were not "their own"? Every time I hear that, I cringe. I know a bit about what the US has done on that front, so I can discuss it below. I am quite sure Britain, France, and other "high horse" bullshitters have done their share. 

To start, here is a nice list of what the US government has done to "their own" cattle (err, people) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethica… This chilling list concludes with "As of 2007, not a single U.S. government researcher had been prosecuted for human experimentation, and many of the victims of U.S. government experiments have not received compensation, or in many cases, acknowledgment of what was done to them." I'm not a big conspiracy theorist, but these are only the acknowledged such programs. It's quite possible that there are far more of them. 

In Vietnam, US sprayed "herbicides" (wink-wink it's all totally legit if we call them herbicides) which resulted in hundreds of thousands of birth defects and a few hundred thousand deaths as part of Operation Ranch Hand - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operatio…

Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurds, and he gassed a lot of Iranians during the Iran-Iraq war. Who gave him the chemical weapons? Many of the precursors were manufactured in the West. Did they stop this flow once he started using them? Did they mention the high moral ground of how totally wrong it is to use chemical weapons? OMGWTFBBQ of course not! Here, have a read - dawn.com/news/1038806/cia-file… Around 5% of estimated 500,000 dead Iranians was from chemical weapons use. 

Then we have white phosphorus in Fallujah - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_ph… - "On November 16, 2005, BBC News reported that an article published in the March–April 2005 issue of Field Artillery, a U.S. Army magazine, noted that white phosphorus had been used during the battle. According to the article written by a captain, a first lieutenant, and a sergeant, "WP [White Phosphorus] proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes where we could not get effects on them with HE [High Explosives]. We fired "shake and bake" missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out."[6] BBC News noted that the article had been discovered by bloggers after the US ambassador in London, Robert Holmes Tuttle, stated that US forces do not use napalm or white phosphorus as weapons.[6]"

I'll remind you again. Not a single. Fucking person. In the West, including the US. Was ever. Charged with any wrong doing regarding any of this. Ever. Never. Ever. 

Assad could gas 1000 people every day for the rest of the year, and he wouldn't even come close to what the US (and other western nations) have done with chemical weapons, ionizing radiation, and biological agents. Don't get me wrong. Fuck Assad, but fuck all other hypocritical liars and murderers of the innocent equally.
I've been involved in some interesting discussions regarding race and gender in the last few months. I've also watched a number of videos on YouTube, have a read a number of studies, as well as articles on the subject. 

From Wikipedia - "Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior, or superior."

Study this definition carefully. It does not contain a judgement - it's a statement of fact. Based on this broad definition, there is no doubt in my mind: I am a racist. I'll go much further, and argue that you should be one, too. Not a racist who believes nonsense like "All black people are violent" or "All Asian kids are nerds", but one who believes reasonable things about race that are supported by evidence. In other words: a non-bigoted racist.

I'll start my argument for racism with one simple (and I believe irrefutable) fact: the dominance of West Africans in sprinting. Out of the top 500 100m dash finishes (www.alltime-athletics.com/m_10…), only 2 people are of non-West African decent. Both of them aren't exactly "white" either. That means 99.6% of those times were produced by West Africans who constitute only 4% of the world population. That means the other 96% (24x more people) of the 7 billion population account for only 0.4% of those finishes. Normalized for population, West Africans would get 99.98% of the top 500 finishes - in other words all 500 of them - if the same number of them were competing as non-West Africans. 

To me, this suggests that West Africans have a genetic predisposition to the ability (with hard work and training) to run faster than any other human. I am, therefore, a racist. 
I challenge you non-racists out there to provide an alternative explanation which explains this overwhelming discrepancy. 

An article on the subject - 
www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine…
I am heading to Banff shortly :D All these places I've seen and eyed so many times will be in my sights shortly. What's an 850 km drive when most people come from around the world to visit? 

Mt Rundle - Banff by LukeAustin   Moraine Lake by porbital  Moraine Lake by andyietok  Patience - Moraine Lake by LukeAustin

I am not coming back with less than 50GB of RAW files!
The Great Barrier Reef is the size of Italy, and I am fairly positive it does not contain any Al Qaeda elements. However, as they say: if you are not with us, you are against us. In an amazing display of precision, the US military bombed it yesterday. Anything to keep us all in the West safe, right? The government is looking out for you - big time. I feel safer already. 

In other news, the Edward Snowden is accused of spying for stealing information stolen through spying. Right, because like god, the rules do not apply to government. If you do it, it's spying. If the government does it, it's protecting your safety. If you kill, it's murder. If god kills everyone with a flood - he's all loving. Notice the similarity?