I can’t resist going down the rabbit hole.
Resentment of the Day: An Israeli Soldier’s Instagram of a Palestinian Boy
A chilling Instagram photo recently uploaded by an Israeli soldier of a presumably Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle scope has sparked outrage on the web, even prompting an official investigation by the Israeli Defense Force within the sniper unit that the uploader has been assigned to. Mor Ostrovski, the 20-year-old soldier who uploaded the image, has since closed his Instagram account and defended his action by saying that he didn’t take the photograph but simply found the photo on the Internet.
…I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this image but figure I’d open up the floor for the rest of you!
This looks fake.
Join Schomburg’s Junior Scholars as they host the Black Comic Book Festival on Saturday, January 12th! A festival celebrating the rich tradition of black superheroes, the event is opened to all ages and will feature lively panel discussions, an awesome photo exhibit and the chance to meet some of your favorite black comic book writers!
Open to comic book lovers of all ages!
Oh hey, this is very cool! And also possibly of interest to some of you NYC folks.
Literally up the block from me. Gonna check this out.
I find it interesting how hard it was for me to find an article with pictures of the suspects. And not a one has mentioned the race of the victims (courtesy of Google I was able to establish that both victims were black men), or any discussion of whether or not race was a factor in the decision to rob & kill them. Now, there’s no question that several people involved had criminal records, but I can just about guarantee you that there’ll be people insisting that A) the white kids couldn’t be responsible despite all evidence to the contrary, B) the white kids are good kids who made a mistake, C) Their families didn’t raise them to be this way, and they are hurt, shocked, and appalled & D) the victims are no great loss because they had criminal ties/records. There will be little or no discussion of who the murdered men could have been or the pain their families are feeling.
This story definitely needs a lot more coverage. But hoenstly, unless it involves a gun, nobody is going to pay any attention. Reading the comments, a couple of unconfirmed but likely details surface. What the police chief refers to as “gruesome details” that he won’t divulge, may be that the killers had sex on top of the bodies. Let that sink in for a second. The police confirm the suspects were planning on dismembering the body. Although strangulation is the cause of death, I bet there was plenty of blood at the crime scene. ((UPDATE: According to CBS, the suspects did attempt to dismember the bodies. I can’t even imagine what an attempted dismemberment must look like.) Honestly, while I’m not sure race was the defining factor of this crime, it is clear that some seriously deranged shit is at play here.
Not that it really enhances the conversation, here is a video one of the killers, Adam M. Landerman, 19, created. (Not sure how long this link will work). Monster really loved him some zombies. Can anyone identify the photo at 0:45? Seems more like a crime scene than a game still.
A soul connection is a resonance between two people who respond to the essential beauty of each other’s individual natures, behind their facades, and who connect on this deeper level. This kind of mutual recognition provides the catalyst for a potent alchemy. It is a sacred alliance whose purpose is to help both partners discover and realize their deepest potentials. While a heart connection lets us appreciate those we love just as they are, a soul connection opens up a further dimension… seeing and loving them for who they could be, and for who we could become under their influence. This means recognizing that we both have an important part to play in helping each other become more fully who we are. A soul connection not only inspires us to expand, but also forces us to confront whatever stands in the way of that expansion.
The most recent Hollywood attempt to grapple with slavery was Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” a biopic that presents the final four months of the President’s life and his attempts to shepherd the Thirteenth Amendment through Congress. Lincoln as he appears in the film is a man fully formed and possessed of a vast wellspring of indignation about slavery. But he also appears as the moral vector of his age in ways that don’t square with history. In focussing so directly on Lincoln’s efforts, Spielberg’s film slights abolitionists, radical Republicans, and, crucially, the African-Americans—slave and free—who pushed Lincoln to the positions he eventually adopted.
I wish critics could all stop harping on all the things Lincoln failed to achieve, the most important of which was an entertaining experience.
I was not surprised at with the tone or historical divergence of Django. I was kind of surprised when Kerry Washington suggested her character in Scandal is part of Broomhilda’s legacy. I thought that totally ignored Tarantino’s tendency towards exploitation and fondness for shock value.
I think this article is pretty slanted. I completely fails to mention that Django’s hostile demeanor is, for the bulk of the film, part of a long con character. And don’t blame Tarantino, least of all his race, for Samuel L. Jackson’s lack of range (not that his character isn’t one of the best in the film). Like all Tarantino’s films, Django alternates between scenes of violence and scenes of people talking about violence, and he is keenly aware of the most hostile historical settings in which to create his blood-soaked wonderlands.
Mr. Feng chose a peculiar way to handle his son`s gaming addiction. He hired game professionals to kill his son’s persona over and over again until he lost interest in the games, Chinese People’s Daily Online reports.
Sometime later the young gamer, puzzled by his constant failures in the game he thought he had mastered, eventually asked the virtual “assassins” why they had been hunting for him, only to find out they had been sent by his father.
“Just because I’m sassy and have a mouth on me doesn’t mean I’m coming from a negative place. There’s irony in what I do; that gets overlooked. I’ve listened to a lot of rap where men talk a certain way, often about women, and I’m not offended. It’s meant to be funny. I’m throwing it right back at them, with humor, but some people can’t take it. They’re not used to women talking back.”
She said, writhing around in lingerie. “I know you guys were just being funny. Haha. That’s cool. But now I’m Talking Back. With Humor. Get used to it, Men.”