yokto:

Do you still feel younger than you thought you would by now
Or, darling, have you started feeling old yet?
Don’t worry, I’m sure that you’re still breaking hearts
With the efficiency that only youth can harness

I wish I was crazy, just a bat shit schizophrenic, so that I could exist in this world but not have to be a part of it. Life and trying to give it meaning seems increasingly pointless. I’d much rather live in a dream.

disminucion:

Aurora and Milky Way near Tromsø, Norway, Wayne Pinkston

(via smoketogetby)

sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart. sk00ti:


Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart.

sk00ti:

Ladyhawke (1985)

Always together, eternally apart.

martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985) martinwithaccordionhart:

Ladyhawke (1985)

scarredshogun:

Dropping some knowledge

Greatest Speech ever made- Charlie Chaplin

I posted this earlier on my FB, but I love it. Such a badass speech and great moment in film. The Great Dictator was the first movie in which the audience hears Charlie Chaplin’s voice. I remember it gave me chills as a kid.

The sound is set over some news reels, but it’s so worth listening to.

200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.
200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.
200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.
200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.
200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.

200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.

(via gothicbabydragon)

azertip:

Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly
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Sam Wolfe Connelly

descentintotyranny:

The boy who clung to the paramedic: the story behind the photo — Belal Dabour

July 20 2014

Thursday night, 17 July, was the heaviest yet since Israel’s bombardment of Gaza began almost two weeks ago.

Dozens of people arrived to Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, where I was on shift that night. Some arrived torn to pieces, some beheaded, some disfigured beyond recognition, although still alive and breathing.

Seemingly indiscriminate artillery fire, a new element in Israel’s assault, had exacted a heavy toll on civilians.

The medical staff were lucky to get a break of less than half an hour. Some spent it watching the flares and bombs Israel was raining on the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, while others refueled with coffee or lay down for a few moments.

The relative calm did not last long. At around 3am, about eight or nine casualties arrived at the emergency room all at once. The last to come in were four siblings — two of them little children, both about three years old, with relatively superficial wounds. But it was clear they were pulled from under rubble, their faces and clothes covered in dirt and dust.

Then came the older of the four siblings, a boy in his early teens. His head and face were covered in blood and he was pressing a rag to his head to stanch the flow. But his focus was on something else: “Save my little brother!” he kept screaming.

The last to arrive was his brother, the child in the above photo that circulated around the world.

“I want my father!”

He was carried in by a paramedic and immediately rushed to the intensive care unit, which is right next to the ER. He clung to the paramedic, crying, “I want my father, bring me my father!” until he had to be forced to let go.

As I stood by, alert for orders, a group of four medical personnel immediately started to treat the boy. But he kept kicking and screaming and calling for his father.

His injuries were serious: a wound to the left side of his head which could indicate a skull fracture and a large piece of shrapnel in his neck. Another piece of shrapnel had penetrated his chest and a third had entered his abdomen. There were many smaller wounds all over his body.

Immediate measures had to be taken to save his life; he was sedated so the medics could get to work.

Upon carefully examining the wounds, it appeared that the explosion from the artillery round sent flying small pieces of stone from the walls of his house, and that some of his wounds were caused by these high-velocity projectiles.

He was extremely lucky: his neck injury was just an inch away from a major artery, his chest injury penetrated all the way through but failed to puncture his lung, and his abdomen was struck by shrapnel that just missed his bowel.

Luck

He had a stroke of luck denied to many that night.

The medics performed heroic measures in a remarkably short time, and the little boy’s life was saved.

Meanwhile in the emergency room, the elder brother was stitched up and the younger two siblings were washed and thoroughly examined for possible hidden injuries.

Somehow, despite the horror and the pain, they were sleeping. I don’t know how they did it, but I felt envious and grateful for the divine mercy that found its way to them.

Their brother with the most serious wounds will almost certainly survive, but with many scars and a difficult recovery period, both physical and psychological.

Too many casualties came in that night, too many for me to get this boy’s name, to know whether he was reunited with his father, or even what became of the rest of his family.

But there’s one thing that I know for sure, which is that hundreds of children just like him suffered similar or worse injuries, and up to the moment of this writing, nearly eighty children just like him have been killed as Israel’s merciless attack goes on.

Belal Dabour is a recently graduated doctor from Gaza, Palestine. He blogs at belalmd.wordpress.com.

thepeoplesrecord:

Israel using illegal weapons in Gaza
July 21, 2014

Israeli occupation forces are using lethal and internationally banned weapons in their aggressive war against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, experts and witnesses said this morning.

Israeli warplanes fired white phosphorus munition in the eastern Gaza Strip. White phosphorus burns fiercely and can set cloth, fuel, ammunition and other materials on fire, and cause serious burns or death. It was heavily used by Israel during its savage war on Gaza in 2008/2009, and caused many severe casualties.

Meanwhile, witnesses said that the Israeli occupation used flechette bombs on Saturday in the Shujaya neighbourhood causing the death of 100 civilians in the bloodiest day Gaza has witnessed so far.

Doctors saw bodies with nail shrapnel, and removed them from the wounds of those who came into hospital. While, several people and journalists collected nails from bomb sites and posted their photos on Facebook.

In the early days of the Israeli war, Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert told a press conference in Al-Shifa Hospital that he found effects of DIME weapons on the bodies of the Palestinian casualties.

"A good number of the injuries seen here are consistent with the use of dense inert metal explosives, or DIME, that we saw during the 2009 attack and also in 2006," said Gilbert.

He continued: “The bodies are pretty much destroyed by the enormous energy released by the explosives that are shot near them or at them.”

Source

Illegal weapons supplied by $8.5 million daily aid from the US to Israel.