shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

dichotomized:

“Our primary interest is what you’ve got between your legs. You’ll be raped thoroughly and repeatedly in every hole you’ve got, because basically, you’ve been snatched and brought here for us to train and use as a sex slave.”

Vernon Geberth, America’s top homicide cop - he has been involved in over eight thousand wrongful death investigations - believes that David Parker Ray was the most vicious serial killer he has ever encountered. “Clinically, I would describe him as the ultimate psychopathic sadist. Investigatively, I would define him as a human predator. Spiritually, I would describe him as the Devil-on-Earth.” Ray, his wife, Hendy, their daughter, Glenda Jesse, and a friend named Roy Yacy, participated in the abduction of women, usually prostitutes or runaways, from the streets of New Mexico towns. They would then take them to Ray’s compound and inside the windowless trailer called the “Toy Box,” where Ray and the others would strip them nude, tie them in obscene positions in a gynaecologist’s chair, and then torture them by administering electric current, inserting an assortment of large and odd-shaped dildos into their bodies, slicing them with razors and knives, and sexually assaulting them with homemade torture devices. The pain the women endured and their cries and screams provided David Parker Ray sexual stimulation. When the women were all used up, as it were, Ray would kill them, often by strangulation, and dump their bodies (he likely killed thirty or more) in a twenty-five-mile lake he had access to. To make sure they bodies wouldn’t surface, he would first gut them and pack stones inside. Ray also suffered from logorrhoea, meaning he wrote about his experiences extensively. At one point, Ray began reading his captives the riot act on what was going to happen to them. The speech was part of the torture he administered and was used to break them down emotionally so that they would obey his every wish and command. Following is excerpts from the tape which the FBI found and transcribed:

“Hello there, bitch. You’re chained, handcuffed, scared, and disoriented. Listen to this tape. It was created July 23, 1993, as an advisory for female captives based on my several years of experience. You are here against your will. You probably think you are going to be raped. You’re right about that - you will be raped thoroughly and repeatedly… My female companion and I are very selective. We’ll snatch up anything clean, young, and well built. We’re basically like predators. We’re always looking. I don’t want to kill unless it’s absolutely necessary. If I killed every victim I ever kidnapped, there’d be bodies all over the country”

dance-0f-the-damned:

The Mauerova Family:
The Mauerova’s are a family of cult members and cannibals from the Czech Republic. Klara (the “loving” mother) and Katerina (the “doting” auntie) and other family members belonged to a bizarre cult, the Grail Movement. 
This was not good news for Ondrej and Jakub (Klara’s children). These two boys were designated to become slaves to the cult and their wills had to be broken. 
Over an 8 month period, relatives and fellow cult members participated in despicable acts against two brothers. The actual details of what a mother allowed to be done to her young children are extremely disturbing. Cigarettes were stubbed out on the boys’ flesh. Belts were used to whip them. The boys were almost drowned. They were sexually abused. They were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables for long periods. They were forced to stand in their own urine for days on end. The boys were also forced to cut themselves with knives. Forced to by their own relatives! 
Ondrej, was subjected to even worse torture. He was chained and locked up in the cellar for six months, gagged to stop his screaming. And Ondrej had good reason to scream. Klara and Katerina actually skinned one of his arms. The raw flesh was forced down Ondrej’s throat and some of the family members feasted on it too.
By a remarkable chain of events, the truth about the Mauerova family was discovered on May 10, 2007 when horrific images on a baby monitor (which they had installed in their house to view the crimes) were picked up by a neighbour who had the exact same monitor. Instead of seeing their own child softly sleeping away, they saw an image of a naked, bound and gagged young boy. The horrified owner of the new baby monitor immediately called the police, having recognized the boy as being his neighbour’s son Ondrej.
A total of six people were eventually convicted.
Source: Here.

This horrible history inspired “Esther” the protagonist of “Orphan" (2009); that just like Barbora Skrlová (the woman that made Klara and Katrina join the Grail Movement) used to pretend to be a little girl, in Barbora’s case a 12 years old girl, to avoid punishment, runaway, and to manipulate people. 

dance-0f-the-damned:

The Mauerova Family:

The Mauerova’s are a family of cult members and cannibals from the Czech Republic. Klara (the “loving” mother) and Katerina (the “doting” auntie) and other family members belonged to a bizarre cult, the Grail Movement. 

This was not good news for Ondrej and Jakub (Klara’s children). These two boys were designated to become slaves to the cult and their wills had to be broken. 

Over an 8 month period, relatives and fellow cult members participated in despicable acts against two brothers. The actual details of what a mother allowed to be done to her young children are extremely disturbing. Cigarettes were stubbed out on the boys’ flesh. Belts were used to whip them. The boys were almost drowned. They were sexually abused. They were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables for long periods. They were forced to stand in their own urine for days on end. The boys were also forced to cut themselves with knives. Forced to by their own relatives! 

Ondrej, was subjected to even worse torture. He was chained and locked up in the cellar for six months, gagged to stop his screaming. And Ondrej had good reason to scream. Klara and Katerina actually skinned one of his arms. The raw flesh was forced down Ondrej’s throat and some of the family members feasted on it too.

By a remarkable chain of events, the truth about the Mauerova family was discovered on May 10, 2007 when horrific images on a baby monitor (which they had installed in their house to view the crimes) were picked up by a neighbour who had the exact same monitor. Instead of seeing their own child softly sleeping away, they saw an image of a naked, bound and gagged young boy. The horrified owner of the new baby monitor immediately called the police, having recognized the boy as being his neighbour’s son Ondrej.

A total of six people were eventually convicted.

Source: Here.

This horrible history inspired “Esther” the protagonist of “Orphan" (2009); that just like Barbora Skrlová (the woman that made Klara and Katrina join the Grail Movement) used to pretend to be a little girl, in Barbora’s case a 12 years old girl, to avoid punishment, runaway, and to manipulate people. 

malformalady:

Back in 1991, Marc Quinn started one of the most bizarre art projects in history – making detailed self-portraits from his own frozen blood. He has been making a new one every five year or so, since then. Marc Quinn created his “Self ” series as a means of recording the changes of his face throughout the years. For each of his four frozen portraits, Quinn used between four and five liters of his own blood, extracted over a period of five months. After creating a detailed mold of his face, he froze the blood to create his creepy portraits. They are maintained in refrigeration units at a constant temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, to prevent them from melting. The latest “Self” sculpture is hosted alongside other famous portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, in England, while others have been bought by foreign galleries or private collectors.
Above: Self 1991, Self 1996, Self 2001, Self 2006

malformalady:

Back in 1991, Marc Quinn started one of the most bizarre art projects in history – making detailed self-portraits from his own frozen blood. He has been making a new one every five year or so, since then. Marc Quinn created his “Self ” series as a means of recording the changes of his face throughout the years. For each of his four frozen portraits, Quinn used between four and five liters of his own blood, extracted over a period of five months. After creating a detailed mold of his face, he froze the blood to create his creepy portraits. They are maintained in refrigeration units at a constant temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, to prevent them from melting. The latest “Self” sculpture is hosted alongside other famous portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, in England, while others have been bought by foreign galleries or private collectors.

Above: Self 1991, Self 1996, Self 2001, Self 2006