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I think it should be known that the military are trained to use those weapons and gear and it’s made blatantly obvious that local police do not. Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected. 

I have family members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have friends and acquaintances as well who served in both of those and other areas in security/military.  And they weren’t even that well equipped in A WAR. 

When you’re dealing with civilians in the area you know that being well equipped and dressed in your gear has the ability to escalate the situation JUST BY BEING THERE and that’s why they are trained in civilian crowd control techniques that are mostly peaceful to prevent escalation. It’s blatantly obvious these local police WANT to escalate the situation, they want to create more drama because NO ONE HAS A LEASH ON THEM. The police brutality and whole not-accountable-for-actions thing needs a complete overhaul in the the US. Our ARMED FORCES can look at the local police forces and tell something isn’t right, they can tell it’s seriously approaching terrorist level (I would say it’s at that level). 

The military has strict rules on who they can even POINT their weapons at; when we don’t have those same rules for our local police some shit has got to CHANGE NOW. 

A few notes

  • The police force in MO has better armor than (US) military forces did in a war in 2003. 
  • Their weaponry is more advanced than most (US) military forces even had in 2010. 
  • Right now, these cops have better gear and weaponry than the military forces 15 miles outside of North Korea. 
  • You can read the military’s guide on civil disturbances here
  • Check out these tweets from veterans. 

"Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected."

Several reasons, including:

This is a problem that has been growing for years, starting even before 9/11 with the drug war, and it has only escalated. This is not new, but there are ways to change it. This bill that was recently proposed would end military surplus being given to police, which would cut down on the fancy stuff they could have, but obviously more action needs to be taken.

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When TERFs like Robin Morgan (who supplied Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts a glowing recommendation) threatened to disrupt the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference unless the conference vote to eject trans women, the conference voted to instead keep trans women. Radical Feminists like Robin Tyler were physically beaten for trying to protect trans women from TERFs. Even though the conference overwhelmingly supported the inclusion of trans women, trans women left so that the conference wouldn’t be destroyed by TERFs. When TERFs threatened to boycott the iconic women’s music collective, Olivia Records unless it voted to eject trans women from the collective, Olivia instead voted to keep trans women. However, after the collective began receiving death threats, trans women left to prevent potential physical assaults and the threatened destruction of the entire collective by TERFs. Ironically, both of these cases are cited by TERFs as evidence of an inherent male-essenced trans aggression.

this article by Cristan Williams

(sources are linked from the article)

TERFs don’t make any fucking sense.

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I Can’t Breathe: Broadway Stars Send A Message About Police Violence & The Killing Of Eric Garner

On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Garner.

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Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence.

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Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

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Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.
Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings.  (via idioticteen)

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Please, sit down. Sit down!

Sexism in Hollywood:

On the set of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Die Hard, Rickman’s principles ground a day’s shooting to an expensive halt. Not through temper tantrum or artistic crisis, but because he refused point blank to throw Bonnie Bedelia to the floor. Cast as the archly sophisticated terrorist Hans Gruber against Bruce Wills’ gun-happy hero, the script called for Rickman to perpetuate a degree of violence on the actress that he considered to be both offensive and inappropriate.

”A big victory was won on that film set in terms of not conforming to the stereotype on the page,” Rickman explains. ”My character was very civilised in a strange sort of way and just wouldn’t have behaved like that. Nor would Bonnie’s character, a self-possessed career woman, have allowed him to. It was a stereotype—the woman as eternal victim—that they hadn’t even thought about. Basically, they wanted a reason for her shirt to burst open. We talked our way around it—her shirt still burst open, but at least she stayed upright.”

—Alan Rickman, interviewed by Lesley White, ‘’The Leading Man’’, British GQ Magazine, July 1992: 74 (x)

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Needs to be watched by everybody

i was laughing so hard in the beginning and then the last chorus came on and all the laughter was sucked out of me unrealistically fast


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February 19, 2013

Loggers in Brazil captured an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes and burned her alive as part of a campaign to force the indigenous population from its land, reports claimed on Tuesday night.

The child was said to have wandered away from…

White ppl disgust me

Stop white people 2k14


Holy shit. Satan is real.

I legitimately cannot find the words to describe the absolute dearth of humanity in these people.


Is this what we are?  People it’s okay to assault for any old reason whatever?  Who handed down the memo that says, “If a woman inconveniences you, punch her?”

Honestly?  The culture that says women are punching bags—and there is one—makes me wonder if we’ve made any advances since the 1900s.

I’d better go put an ice pack on my head.

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Hell fucking yeah.


In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.

In 2011, there were 10.

In 2012, there were 14.

In 2013? 28.

In the first half of 2014 alone, we have already suffered 38 school shootings. 

If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.

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A memorial erected in Vancouver sparked controversy because it was dedicated to “all women murdered by men”, which critics say implies all men are potential murderers.[79] As a result, women involved in the project received death threats[…].

wikipedia page for the École Polytechnique massacre

men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence

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Or any other time, either, I’m guessing,

Lundy Bancroft is an expert on abusive relationships and the author of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds Of Angry and Controlling Men, a book I’ve found very helpful not only in understanding abusers but also in understanding the behavior and “activism” of Men’s Rights Activists.

In a recent post on his blog, he warns about the ways in which “Men’s…

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Casual, careless and incorrect references to slavery, much like blithe references to Nazi Germany, do violence to the memory of those who endured it, or were lost to it, and to their descendants.

There is no modern-day comparison in this country to the horrors of slavery. None! Leave it alone. Remember, honor and respect. That’s all.



does your brain ever just produce disturbingly violent thoughts out of nowhere
like terrible, horrible, thoughts
for no reason at all
and then you snap out of it and you’re like 
i don’t want to kill my mom
what the fuck

they’re called intrusive thoughts and apparently are very common

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Some Basic Serial Killer Statistics

  • The USA has 76% of the world’s serial killers.
  • Europe in second, has 17%.  England has produced 28% of the European total; Germany produces 27%, and France produces 13%.
  • California leads in the US with the most Serial Homicide cases that have occured.  Texas, New York, Illinois, and Florida follow shortly behind.
  • Maine has the lowest occurence of serial murders - none.  Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Delaware, and Vermont each have had only one case of a serial murder.
  • 84% of American killers are caucasian.
  • 16% are black.
  • Men make up at least 90% of the world wide total of serial killers.
  • 65% of victims are female.
  • 89% of victims are white.
  • 44% of all killers start in their twenties.
  • 26% start in their teens.
  • 24% start in their thirties.
  • Out of all the killers, 86% are heterosexual.

I notice those magic words “serial killers” really piss off the MRAs.  I see why now.  


I’m not surprised that most serial killers are straight white men.

am surprised that New Hampshire has apparently had more than one serial killer.

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