9:21am / 1 day ago / 11,631 notes / via swampmermaids / © roundedcomms

"The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”" — What is tear gas? Facing Tear Gas (via gowns)

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8:35pm / 2 days ago / 2,815 notes / via avecsabombe / © themuslimavenger

themuslimavenger:

In times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.

Above: Watts Riots, 1965
Below: Ferguson Riots, 2014

victoriousvocabulary:

CRYPTOZOOLOGY

[noun]

the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster. The discipline is traditionally viewed as a pseudoscience.

Etymology: from Greek kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; “study of animals”, literally, “study of hidden animals”.

[Vladimir Stankovic]

8:49pm / 3 days ago / 7,517 notes / via onionjulius / © herkindoftea
oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

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7:38pm / 3 days ago / 5,653 notes / via unsuccessfulmetalbenders / © spiracles

details at ashish s/s, 2013

details at ashish s/s, 2013

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6:27pm / 3 days ago / 242 notes / via gurllotine / © sydneyflapper
sydneyflapper:

Harper’s Bazaar fashion spread for November 1929

sydneyflapper:

Harper’s Bazaar fashion spread for November 1929

5:16pm / 3 days ago / 39,559 notes / via burdge / © burdge
burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

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Lana Del Rey modeling (photo from 2006 to 2008)

Lana Del Rey modeling (photo from 2006 to 2008)

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1:44pm / 3 days ago / 12,845 notes / via glorianas / © pyramidslayer

spirited away is about rescuing your idiot parents from pig hell, a trial we must all face while growing up 

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