I’m not a fan of Russel Brand but for all of the people I’ve encountered recently who keep telling me how we need to look at both sides of the debate (who probably also watch Fox News) I’d ask them to watch this.
I don’t post things about this on Facebook because I’m not trying to start arguments (it would be a shit storm) and the problems of the Israeli Palestinian conflict are so deeply rooted in history and ethnic groups I could study about it for years and still feel uncomfortable about my knowledge of the situation, but we can’t deny the numbers or HUMANS that are dying (civilians or otherwise, “shields” or not) are clearly more on one side than the other.
I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.Sufjan Stevens on kissing (via dashconballpit)
cool thing happened: i had sat home all day so i decided to just go eat at a park. there some english speaking guys started talking to me (yay) and i ended up writing my phone number with mascara(!) on a cardboard plaque they had
International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst has posted his “saddest photo yet.” From all the way up in the thermosphere, ISS personnel orbiting 200 miles over the Middle East can see bombs and missiles exploding in Gaza and Israel as the two sides go to war.
+ v important: this is not “two sides going to war”
• “Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army” -from here
• Gaza is a tiny strip of Palestinian land
• The people who live there can’t evacuate
Apparently the media in the US is very biased pro-Israel and Americans aren’t told much of what’s really going on.