UN’s senior counter-terrorism official says revelations ‘are at the very apex of public interest concerns’
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American History 101
truth. i honestly dont give a rats ass if you unfollow me for this. learn the truth, sometimes the truth hurts.
Reblogging for the gif about shrinking Native American territories. Just look at the huge difference between 1860 and 1870. In just ten years.
This is one of the best posts on Tumblr.
American History 101
no freedom, no justice
By Daniella Silva, NBC News
Nearly 400 children have been rescued and 348 adults arrested following an expansive and “extraordinary” international child pornography investigation, Canadian police announced Thursday.
The three-year project, named Project Spade, began when undercover officers with the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation service made contact with a Toronto man allegedly sharing “very graphic images” of child sexual abuse in Oct. 2010, Toronto Police Service Chief William Blair said at a press conference on Thursday.
Police said their investigation revealed an entire child movie production and distribution company in Toronto operating via the web site azovfilms.com.
The site was run by 42-year old Brian Way, according to police, and sold and distributed images of child exploitation to people across the world.
Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, head of Toronto’s Sex Crimes Unit, said they enlisted the help of the United States Postal Inspection Service since many of the videos were being exported to the U.S. and began a joint investigation.
After a seven-month long investigation, officers executed search warrants across the city of Toronto including at the business, located in the city’s West End.
Investigators catalogued hundreds of thousands of images and videos of “horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst they have ever viewed,” Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said at the press conference.
Police seized over 45 terabytes of data from the $4-million business that distributed to over 50 counties including Australia, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece.
As a result of the investigation thus far, 50 people were arrested in Ontario, 58 in the rest of Canada, 76 in the United States, and 164 internationally.
What was most alarming, Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said, was that many of the arrests were of people who worked with or closely interacted with children.
Among those arrested were 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors and priests and three foster parents, she said.
Citing a particularly egregious example, she said police found over 350,000 images and over 9,000 videos of child sexual abuse in the home of a retired Canadian school teacher. Some of the images were of children known to the man and he was also charged with sexually abusing a child relative.
The inspector said an indispensable aspect to the success of the operation and the rescue of 386 children from child exploitation was the expansive cooperation between Toronto police and organizations worldwide.
“[This] confirms that when we work together regardless of the borders that divide us we can successfully take down those who not only prey on our most vulnerable but also profit from it,” she said.
Police said the children were “rescued from child exploitation” but did not give more details.
Way was charged with 24 counts, including possession of, distribution of, and importing and exporting child pornography.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be made, police said.
I’m so done. I could easily take a couple bottle of pills and everyone would be better off. I’m not welcome here nor do I deserve any of it. my mom said to me my feelings are wrong & I’m just doin it all for attention. She doesn’t give a shit. She only cares bout her bf and his daughter.treats them better, cares about them way more than me. All she’s doing is replacing me. Why would I be fucking my body up if it was all for attention. I don’t like socializing with people. I talk to maybe two or three people at my school are my social worker, my case manger b/c of the special ed, he’s also my teacher and my friend Krystal. I’ve known them 3 years or so . They’re the ones who know everything that has happened to me. Except u Guys on here. I trust u guys. I hurt myself b/c it takes the emotional pain away, distracts me, calms me, gives me a high like feeling, and it keeps me alive at least for the now. Moms are suppose to listen and care bout u. Not treat u like ur stupid, tell u that ur a lier, says u do all this stuff for attention, sayin I start it all, it’s all ur fault. I can list more, it would take me forever. There’s reaction to every action. It’s something like that. can’t remember how To put it. Idk why I’m so stupid to think anyone cares and is actually there for me. my own mother cant care and love me. must be something wrong with me if she doesn’t care and love me. Wait, theres something wrong, Everything. I’m nothing. Ill will never resort to anything good. No wonder I’m in special ed, no wonder I get bullied, no wonder I have no friends, no wonder I hurt myself, NO WONDER I WANT TO DIE!!!!!!!! I’m done caring bout myself and pricks. I’m shutting myself down and hiding from everyone except Instagram. U guys understand some of the stuff I go through. Also can relate to what’s happening or what has happened. #ana #blithe #crying #cutter #endos #hiding #mia #stupid #suicide #suicidal #SpecialED #ugly #unloved #worthless #lost #screwup #fuckup #weak #broken
You have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”
But is it accurate? Let’s dissect it.
First off, ending your life via suicide is permanent. No question about it. There is no going back – once you are dead, you are dead. You can’t undo anything at that point.
So the word “permanent” is both accurate and VERY powerful.
Now, let’s examine the word “solution.”
The word is clearly NOT accurate. Okay, I understand the gist, but suicide is not a “solution” to anything.
Next, let’s look at the word “temporary.”
Yes, this is VERY accurate indeed. Suicidal feelings are temporary. They may not FEEL like they are temporary, but they are.
And now let’s look at the word “problem.”
The word works. It is a catch-all word that covers a lot of territory. So, yes, it works just fine.
Overall, I like this phrase. Taken as a whole, it represents a good mindset, which is this: Whatever is causing you to be suicidal will assuredly dissipate, so don’t be impetuous and end your life.
But when someone is suicidal, the desire to be dead can be overwhelming. The FEELING is very powerful and inviting.
An inner dialogue may go something like this: “All I need to do is kill myself, and my problems and pain will be over; and I won’t be a burden to other people.”
So what is the better “solution” to this “problem”?
That’s right, treatment.
Actually, first you need to be diagnosed, and then you need to be treated.
The number one reason for suicide is untreated depression, and depression is highly treatable.
But you must ACT. And that can be difficult when you feel horrible, so you simply must FORCE yourself to act. And that means picking up the phone and calling a suicide hotline. No, that is not a panacea, but it is a GREAT first step.
Then you need to see a doctor and get into counseling.
And things WILL get better. I see it happen everyday, over and over. People who have told me that they had nothing to live for and that they MUST die tell me at some later juncture that life is WONDERFUL and that they are glad to be alive.
How did that happen?
And I can guarantee you that the same thing will happen to you. So if you are suicidal, get help now.
Always remember that I love you and care for you VERY much.
even if you don’t believe me, I swear to you you are mesmerizingly beautiful and if will hurt me, make me the saddest person alive if you kill yourself, please baby, go out more often, meet new people, go visit old people, go have a workout, go out for a ride, run from home, go watch a movie, in other words “get some fresh air, a new perspective, a new life” and never ever ever think about suicide, you are a great person and it would kill me out of saddness if you commit suicide…
please, I’m begging you, don’t kill yourself, I love you
remember, remember, the 5th of november
The prisoner defiantly stares down Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s right-hand-man, who was responsible for the Holocaust. Greasley’s confrontation with Himmler took place during an inspection of the camp he was confined to. The inmates were ordered to remain seated, but Greasley refused. Horace Greasley also escaped the death camp, but sneaked back in to rescue a German woman whom he had fallen in love with.
this is amazing
Wait it gets better, he escaped from the camp 200 times to meet with the woman he was in love with and returned after every time because there was no other place to go to. He also wrote an autobiography omfg this dude is seriously awesome
why hasnt this got more notes, seriously this guy was in a concerntration camp and all you guys reblog is fluffy chickens
I dont give a fuck what kind of blog i have this will always be in my blog and I better find on my dash again …. This should be the most famous pic on tumblr not a picture of a model… THIS !!!
This is my favourite
Now what’s your choice? Me or him?
Their morals, their code, their laws, it’s a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble…
They’re only as good as the world allows them to be.
When the chips are down, these “civilized people” will eat each other out.
You see, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve
Collateral Murder in Iraq | Wikileaks
For many Americans of short memory, this classified 17 minute video has fallen from the public discourse. It is a stark reminder of just how brutal our foreign policy can be, depicting over a dozen innocent Iraqis indiscriminately slaughtered by United States’ military forces. After watching it, I hope you all will better know that our presence in the Middle-East is more prone to generating violent blowback than it ever will create peace.
Pundits in Washington have long called the retaliatory violence against American imperialism “terrorist.” Remember the definition of the word terrorism: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
We label them the terrorists, not ourselves, despite the fact that it is we, not Iraqis, not Afghans, not Iranians, nor any other peoples we invade or intimidate, that have the most to gain from violent aggression. We want American hegemony. It is we who must maintain a petrodollar world economy. It is we who profit from war and maintain the world’s largest military-industrial-complex. It is we, more than anyone else, who wish to dominate the nations of the Middle-East.
After decades of war our culture has threaded through itself a clearly defined and widely accepted, yet often unarticulated, acceptance of violent oppression. It is, within the dissonance we abide, a fully rationalized phenomenon for our government, with full confidence of we the United States’ citizens, to carry out odious acts of state-sanctioned terrorism against our fellow man. Yet when those we murder, so clearly revealed in this video, grow weary enough to fight our occupations, their counter-violence is totally fetishized, their humanity dehumanized.
As Jeff Sluka said:
”The condemnation of liberation movements for resorting to violence or armed struggle is almost invariably superficial, hypocritical, judgmental, and unfair and tends strongly to represent another example of the generalized phenomenon of “blaming the victim.” The violence of the situation, the per-existing oppression suffered by those who eventually strike back, is conveniently ignored. The violence of the oppressed is a form of defensive counter-violence to the violence of conquest and oppression. In no armed national liberation movement I know of in history has this not been the case.”
—National Liberation Movements in Global Context
The so called terrorism we are fighting, in reality, is the counterviolence created by the terrorism we commit. If we really wanted to end terrorism, we would stop participating in it. When the men, women and children of Iraq and Afghanistan have lives of American imperialism to fear rather more than death, the words of Jean-Paul Sartre come to life as “…the torrent of violence sweeps away all barriers… It is the moment of the boomerang; it is the third phase of violence; it comes back on us, it strikes us, and we do not realize any more than we did the other times that it’s we who have launched it.”
Editor’s Note: On July 6, 2010, Private Chelsea Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the United States Army in Baghdad, was charged with disclosing this video (after allegedly speaking to an unfaithful journalist), and subsequently imprisoned. The whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Manning a hero.