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.”
Illegal weapons supplied by $8.5 million daily aid from the US to Israel.
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USPS has stopped delivering packages and started leaving “ATTEMPTED DELIVERY” notes instead, without actually attempting delivery. I work from home, my doorbell is working, at no time is there no one here to answer the door. I understand not wanting to haul ass up some stairs to ring a doorbell for someone who isn’t home, which probably happens a lot to postal workers, but at the same time, this is making expedited shipping completely useless because it takes 1-4 days for a Redelivery Request to actually go through.
This just started happening this month. Does anyone have any ideas on how to actually get my mail?
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I want to make some (non-self) portraits using this method/ to have a series, but I get so weirded out and awkward when I try to photograph others. Next up on the inside, in lieu of flower petals: tripe!?
Hi, I used be a producer or associate producer of some lil movies in LA and NYC. Here are a few things that really irritate me and that you can easily adjust, so your movie doesn’t look and feel like a student film:
1) Sound is liquid. It takes the shape of the container it’s in. For every sound you add in post, remember that it sounds different in different rooms. I just watched the pilot episode of the “Witches of East End” or whatever and there was a bar scene where the background music track was just like, a flat mp3 that played quietly. It is so discomfiting to be watching a loud bar scene without ambient noise and a quiet, ill-shaped music track that sounds more like it’s coming from my itunes rather than the large crowded bar I’m looking at.
2) Sound in general, is where many productions fall short for me. Think of it in terms of soundscapes- think about all the textures, ridges, layers, and nuance that you would emphasize in your visual landscape, and apply it to your sound.
3) Seriously, I cannot emphasize sound enough. You have to pay more attention to postproduction audio and sound mixing.
4) You can wield darkness the same ways you can manipulate light.
5) Step away from the work lights (I know, I KNOW, they are cheap and accessible) and pick up a bounce card or photoflex reflector. You can use more available light and your actors will thank you for not cooking them under hot-as-shit lamps.
6) Human speech is flawed. We don’t speak perfectly, unless we have measured our words beforehand and we are speaking with intent. Keep this in mind when your actors know their lines too well. Even if they are, you know, ~acting and delivering the lines with the correct emotional backing, remember that often in real life, we pause to find words or take breaths or look away. Perfect, snappy, smooth dialogue is for villains, sitcoms recorded in front of a studio audience, and infomercials.
7) Also in that vein, keep in mind that often in dialogue, sentences run into each other when two people are speaking. They overlap a little, sometimes. Be careful of when your actors are waiting for the other to finish speaking before they begin their line. It’s a professional etiquette thing, and not running over someone else’s lines is important, but watch out for when those polite pauses take up too much space and stall the flow of dialogue.
8) Don’t buy props that are brand new. It bugs me so fucking much when production designers use all-new everything on sets. Do you know how many times I’ve watched a scene involving a ~mysterious old witch lady and she busts out a brand new deck of Tarot cards? White, crisp, new cards. Stop doing that! I know it’s easier to go to the store and buy exactly what you need brand-new, but please make an effort to find older props and costumes or add the “lived with” patina to new stuff.
9) hmmm. what else
10) sound. okay bye
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