There’s a pattern to the Peshawar attack that many of you fail to see. Yes, Pakistanis were killed, but that doesn’t tell me a damn thing about the context of the attack or whether or not the attack targeted a specific demographic that has suffered such attacks since the beginning of the WoT. The Taliban stated that they targeted the army-run children’s school because of the Pakistani military’s operation Zarb-e-Azb which, in case you forgot, displaced over one million Pashtuns in a month and caused outrage among the Pashtun population, with many claiming it was unfair targeting of Pashtun homes. The operation was meant to clear the North Waziristan agency of Taliban militants. Without Zarb-e-Azb, the Peshawar attack would’t have happened. This just goes to show that neither the Pakistani military nor the Taliban care about Pashtuns, because if they did, the people of Peshawar would’t have to bury the bodies of children, and Pashtuns would’t have to be trapped between their fights. As I’ve said before, the Peshawar attack (as with many other attacks) didn’t happen in a vacuum: There’s a context, and there’s an ethnic group. If you don’t care to mention these, then it doesn’t seem like you care at all. It might seem like ‘small concern’ to some, but to me, context is crucial. The attack didn’t happen because the Taliban doesn’t want children to go to school, the attack happened because of a military operation fully supported and financed by the U.S. And the ethnic group that was targeted today, has been targeted the same ways before, by both the military and the Taliban, meaning that this isn’t something new to Pashtuns. Once again, they were trapped between a fight, but that doesn’t seem important to many of you.
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December 19 2014
“— The Current State of Healthcare for People with Disabilities (x)
Some women with disabilities reported that they avoid regular visits to the gynecologist because services are so difficult to obtain. In a telling example, one study reported that a gynecologist caring for a woman who uses a wheelchair assumed she was not sexually active and, therefore, saw no need to test for STDs. In another example that arose during focus group research, a deaf woman spoke about her doctor’s negative attitude toward people who are deaf:
“The doctor had a mask on so I could not read his lips, but we had this interpreter with us, and [she interpreted when] the doctor said, ‘Well, the Deaf woman should tie her tubes so she doesn’t get pregnant again.’”
December 18 2014
coco chanel was a nazi
i say this with no hyperbole whatsoever
she literally worked for the nazis and benefitted from jewish shareholders in chanel being sent off to concentration camps when their share came into her possession
parisian consumers actually refused to buy a lot from her own ranges after 1940 because she was an infamous collaborator but british and american consumers kept on buying them and continue to glorify her
December 17 2014
one time when i let him run around my room he fell asleep behind the dresser and it was such a pain to get him out from behind there so i blocked the path behind there and the next time i let him out he made a beeline for the path behind the dresser and when he saw the blockade he turned to look at me like he was demanding an explanationoh my god this is the most frustrated lizard i have seen
Bad Habit [A Sherlock Holmes Fanmix]
Angel of Small Death & The Codeine Scene: Hozier/ Death: White Lies/ Something To Believe In: Aqualung/ The Draw: Bastille/ I’ll Be Good: Jaymes Young/ Shoreline: Anna Ternheim/ Hungry: Kosheen/ Ta Fete: Stromae/ Human: Daughter/ What’s In The Middle: The Bird and The Bee/ Come With Me Now: Kongos
—What, people call you the Doctor?
—Well, I’m not. As far as I’m concerned, you’ve got to earn that title.
One of the things I’ll always appreciate about Martha is that we got to see her in action as a doctor so often. This wasn’t a token job or a career. This was an essential part of her character. She was given real opportunities to act as a doctor, from performing CPR, to treating concussions, and even re-setting dislocated shoulders. And it influenced her every action; she’s just been kidnapped and drugged by Cheen but she’ll be damned if she let’s Cheen continue to use one of those patches while she’s pregnant. And being a doctor was so integral to her narrative, factoring prominently in her conflicts for respect. This was especially true with the Doctor, from their first interaction to her eventual departure.
You really gotta love Martha, the doctor.
"That is what makes me shake and what makes me fear for the future of my family any time one of my loved ones leaves the house," she said.
stop signing petitions or doing anything that urge the us to respond to what happened in pakistan when you can’t name a time the us ever responded to tragedies in islamic nations without killing hundreds of civilians
you’re pretty much orchestrating the death of even more children and a new war keep the us out of this
please reblog this version instead because i made a mistake in the original post and said pakistan was in the middle east + it’s important people know it’s not!!
Seriously, those “Muslim person told me to avoid such and such a place on such and such a date” posts come out EVERY SINGLE TIME SOMETHING HAPPENS, they just swap out the dates. Snopes even has an entry on it. Muslims in Australia are afraid to go out in public right now in case vigilantes start retaliatory attack, but please, keep reblogging dumb ass posts and spreading more fear.
The Earth is lumpy.
I was not aware of this. thank you
this makes so much sense but it makes me so uncomfortable
i wish i hadn’t seen this
I didn’t realize how lumpy
In general, most people think of Earth as a relatively smooth orb. But matter is not evenly distributed across the planet’s surface, and bodies of water are constantly shifting due to winds and currents.
By capturing the planet’s gravity rather than its physical appearance, the geoid shows the shape that mean sea level would have if it could somehow be extended over the entire surface of the globe, said John Wahr, a geophysicist at the University of Colorado.
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