@abi2sweetly
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My name is Abi! I am 21

and I reblog stuff I find funny or cool. Sometimes my art. I'm into pottery and sometimes I do digital art. My deviant art is Abi2sweet.

That's really about it.

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2020-07-13 22:59:07

    pres. trump sent federal troops into portland to squash the protests and they shot someone in the head with an impact round last night and shattered his skull. his blood is still on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse. they are not like local cops and they are NOT fucking around. they carry ARs with live ammo and they are merciless. i am very sincerely scared that federal forces are going to instigate a kent state type situation by killing protesters as an example sometime between now & november and i am very scared it’s going to be here

    Video of the protester who was shot being carried away by medics while bleeding everywhere (obvious TW). He is alive but was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital & needed extensive facial + skull reconstruction surgery. At the time they shot him he was standing on the sidewalk with both hands holding a boombox above his head


    Video of a federal officer kneeling on someone while he has a seizure; they did not allow medics to help him. There is word that this person may have died but afaik that is still unconfirmed


    Video of federal officers chasing & assaulting medics tending to an unresponsive protester


    Video of 15 feds forcibly arresting a disabled trans person and taking away their service dog
    for the crime of writing on the federally owned sidewalk in washable sidewalk chalk

    Full live tweet thread of the night (7/11/20) with a lot more video footage, especially of the absolutely ludicrous amounts of tear gas they used

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    sorry for the long post—i am not sure how much national coverage this is getting and i really want people to know what’s going on here. they are behaving like an occupying army & treating citizens like enemy combatants

    please take a moment to really appreciate the argument of why "most cops don't live in the cities they oversee" needs to be addressed

    full video here

    [transcript:

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: what percent of the police live in the city?

    mayor: about 5% or so

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: 5%, so 95% don’t live in the city.

    mayor: yes.

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so when you say that the vast majority of the percentage goes towards salaries, et cetera, fringe benefits, that means that they take their money on 81, go to outside the city, pay taxes in those communities that have some of the best schools while we have an underfunded school district--

    someone else: $60 million up.

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so i just want to put into context what we’re talking about, because it’s really easy to say, mayor-- and with all due respect, i like you. but that was a very politician answer.

    mayor: sorry, what specifically?

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: the, “we will consider, and we will look.” what we’re saying is we’re not interested in considering and looking. what we’re saying is, actually, there’s $50 million. commit to $20 million cut, because we’re sending money-- as the mayor of Syracuse, when you don’t have a tax base, you’re sending money out of Syracuse. and not just for 30 years-- for the rest of their life because their pensions, their health insurance, their families. so we are funding for other people’s communities to have the promise of the American dream while we are denying it in our community. that’s the context that you, as the mayor, have to look at this under.

    so when we talk about renegotiating union contract, what we’re saying is you can’t play around with, “maybe, um, we will--” no. y’all got to go, because you don’t provide a service that is beneficial to the community, that is meaningful to the community. the services that you provide criminalize our community, impoverish our community, reallocate resources to suburbs. we are actually funding the suburbs, both in our police departments and in our schools.

    and to be clear, just to be clear, it’s not just the fact of, like, the percentage of people. we’re also funding what race of people are on the police force, the percentage of race of teachers, as well, superintendent, board president. so we want to put in context, because it’s not just a class issue. it’s a race issue. we’re telling black and brown people and poor people, you don’t matter. the devil’s in the data and in the details, mayor. respectfully, it is not acceptable for us to be here considering.]

    Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it. Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this. There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color. But, hey, at least it tastes good, right? High five, America!

    descartes-and-thosecartes

    bitch that’s the tubby custard machine

    World Heritage Post

    There once was a man, of German origin, perhaps, who was trapped inside a cavern in Europe after an avalanche. For years he made his home there, amongst innumerable Meta menardi, or cave orbweavers, that, being a photophobic species, lived there. They lay hundreds of eggs, and new hatchlings are wont to balloon outside for dispersion. These were unable to leave, and he was forced to rely on them for sustenance. A journalist calculated how many every person on Earth must consume to match how many he’d eaten, and a tabloid, having a tenuous relationship with the truth, reprinted that figure as fact. Of course, it would be a fool’s mistake to count such a statistical outlier in a more serious academic text.

    Tell me, Will, are you an outlier? Or do you count?