standwithpalestine:

A Palestinian boy mourns next to his brother’s grave - who was very recently killed by the Israeli military in its latest assault on Gaza - on the morning of Eid al-Fitr at a cemetery in Beit Lahiyah in the northern Gaza Strip, July 28, 2014. (Photo: Suhaib Salem / Reuters)

"So, what’s the trade-off here? In general, we are safer (automation makes airline flying safer, in general) except in the long-tail: pilots are losing both tacit knowledge of flying and some of its mechanics. But in general, we, as humans, have less and less understanding of our machines—we are compartmentalized, looking at a tiny corner of a very complex system beyond our individual comprehension. Increasing numbers of our systems—from finance to electricity to cybersecurity to medical systems, are going in this direction. We are losing control and understanding which seems fine—until it’s not. We will certainly, and unfortunately, find out what this really means because sooner or later, one of these systems will fail in a way we don’t understand."

prostheticknowledge:

Mighty Tactical Shooter

Side-scrolling old style shoot-em-up game with unique turn-based control mechanic - video embedded below:

An ultra-modern tactical UI, an 80’s arcade shooter theme, a sprinkle of physics and gravity bending, some classic shooter inspiration, a dark plot, some mild RPG-like progression, and you’ve got a tactical 2D shooter like no other. It’s about tactics, not reflex. Your move.


A demo is available to play here

More about the game can be found at Kickstarter here

"Within Libertarianism, Rothbard represents a minority perspective that actually argues for the total elimination of the state. However Rothbard’s claim as an anarchist is quickly voided when it is shown that he only wants an end to the public state. In its place he allows countless private states, with each person supplying their own police force, army, and law, or else purchasing these services from capitalist venders. Rothbard has no problem whatsoever with the amassing of wealth, therefore those with more capital will inevitably have greater coercive force at their disposal, just as they do now. Additionally, in those rare moments when Rothbard (or any other Libertarian) does draw upon individualist anarchism, he is always highly selective about what he pulls out. Most of the doctrine’s core principles, being decidedly anti-Libertarianism, are conveniently ignored, and so what remains is shrill anti-statism conjoined to a vacuous freedom in hackneyed defense of capitalism. In sum, the “anarchy” of Libertarianism reduces to a liberal fraud."
- Peter Sabatini (Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchy)

art-of-swords:

Swords in Art - Joan of Arc

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: height: 36 cm (14 inches); width: 14 cm (5-1/2 inches); depth: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches)

Bisque porcelain (unglazed, white ceramic ware) statuette of Joan of Arc in armor atop square base and holding removable silver sword. There’s a swan hallmark on sword.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

fotojournalismus:

A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

ladygolem:

i’m not usually a praying girl but if you’re out there, madoka, 

paintdeath:

Lesley Oldaker - Together (2011)

"These individual and social miseries, (work) however great and innumerable they may be, however eternal they appear, will vanish like hyenas and jackals at the approach of the lion, when the proletariat shall say “I will”. But to arrive at the realization of its strength the proletariat must trample under foot the prejudices of Christian ethics, economic ethics and free-thought ethics. It must return to its natural instincts, it must proclaim the Rights of Laziness, a thousand times more noble and more sacred than the anaemic Rights of Man concocted by the metaphysical lawyers of the bourgeois revolution. It must accustom itself to working but three hours a day, reserving the rest of the day and night for leisure and feasting."
- Paul Lafargue, The Right to Be Lazy (via littleleahlamb2k15)

grubsludge:

funk-dabble:

littleleahlamb2k14:

grubsludge:

bury me in armor so I’ll be ready for the skeleton war

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ready

why is his fricking chest uncovered? that’s ppor planning right there

what are you gonna do?

stab a skeleton in the heart?

dearsurvivors:

I love how your heart beats
whenever I hold you.
I love how you think of me
without being told to.
I love the way your kiss
is always heavenly. 
But darlin’ most of all
I love how you love me.

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