Im Kane Forever

Kane | 22 | Michigan | Libertarian some days, Anarchist others | Agnostic | organic omnivore

There are at least three ways in which [U.S. foreign] aid to Israel is different from that of any other country. First, since 1982, U.S. aid to Israel has been transferred in one lump sum at the beginning of each fiscal year, which immediately begins to collect interest in U.S. banks. Aid that goes to other countries is disbursed throughout the year in quarterly installments.

Second, Israel is not required to account for specific purchases. Most countries receive aid for very specific purposes and must account for how it is spent. Israel is allowed to place US aid into its general fund, effectively eliminating any distinctions between types of aid. Therefore, U.S. tax-payers are helping to fund an illegal occupation, the expansion of colonial-settlement projects, and gross human rights violations against the Palestinian civilian population.

A third difference is the sheer amount of aid the U.S. gives to Israel, unparalleled in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Israel usually receives roughly one third of the entire foreign aid budget, despite the fact that Israel comprises less than .001 of the world’s population and already has one of the world’s higher per capita incomes. In other words, Israel, a country of approximately 6 million people, is currently receiving more U.S. aid than all of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean combined when you take out Egypt and Colombia.


Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats | New York Times »

The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the reporter said, about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.

As his image reverberated around the social network, where it was shared more than 10,000 times, the reporter was surprised by the response. It was, he said in a telephone interview from Israel, “nothing new.” Similar scenes, of Israeli spectators gathered on the high ground above Gaza to view the destruction below, were documented in a Times of London article and a video report from Denmark’s TV2 during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.


Israel: Where genocide is a spectator sport.

This is appalling.

I can’t sympathize with anyone who can glamorize the destruction of human life.

(via lillabet)




British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.


(via lillabet)

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

—Steve Jobs (via moralanarchism)

"Just doing their job" is no justification for extortion, murder, coercion, intimidation, or unlawfulness.

The G Ride

The G Ride

Jealousy is a hell of a drug.

Subservience is the subsequent effect of a society which succumbs to the idea that authority is hierarchical.

To disobey is to propagate equality. Dismantle the fallacious and malignant belief that authority isn’t homogeneous.

Detroit fireworks

Detroit fireworks

Another successful year for recycling at the St. Francis Cabrini Festival! 18 bags of bottles, ~15lbs of aluminum and tin; all of which would have otherwise been discarded in the trash.

Another successful year for recycling at the St. Francis Cabrini Festival! 18 bags of bottles, ~15lbs of aluminum and tin; all of which would have otherwise been discarded in the trash.


Daily reminder that we wouldn’t be toying with the idea of ‘having’ to re-invade Iraq to attack ISIS, if the Obama Administration hadn’t decided to send the rebels that became ISIS millions of dollars in monetary aid and small arms to attempt to overthrow Assad.

Also, reminder that Bush has been out of office for 6 years now, and this is an entirely different pile of shit we as Americans now have to pay to clean up.

(via allmarketsbecomeblack)