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The Animal Kill Counter: Basic Version << ADAPTT :: Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow

Animals Slaughtered:

0 marine animals
0 chickens
0 ducks
0 pigs
0 rabbits
0 turkeys
0 geese
0 sheep
0 goats
0 cows and calves
0 rodents
0 pigeons and other birds
0 buffaloes
0 dogs
0 cats
0 horses
0 donkeys and mules
0 camels and other camelids


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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hon, sorry to say, but who said I was white? You're making assumptions based on my opinion. Rude.
veganshithead veganshithead Said:

I’m not really assuming anything about your race, just replying with gifs that mock your opinion because it is racist. If you are a PoC, you’ve got some nasty internalized shit to work out.

And if you’re not white, come off anon.

descentintotyranny:

Obama Administration’s Game of Geopolitical Terrorist Whack-a-Mole Expands with Strikes in Syria — Kevin Gosztola
Sep. 23 2014
The United States bombed targets in Syria, drastically expanding the warfront in the Middle East. America’s military forces attacked Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets, as President Barack Obama had suggested would happen during his speech nearly two weeks ago. What came as a surprise was the fact that unilateral attacks also targeted the Khorasan Group, which Obama had not mentioned in his speech and is led by people who the US had been fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Lieutenant General William Mayville stated in a briefing that the Pentagon has been “watching this group” for a long time and believed the group was “nearing the execution phase in an attack either in northern Europe or the [US] homeland.”
US Central Command, in a press release which formed the basis for most US reporting on the air strikes, reported the US had “taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned al-Qaeda veterans – sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group – who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations. These strikes were undertaken only by US assets.”
A statement made by President Barack Obama acknowledged the strikes on Khorasan Group targets but avoided any specifics on why this group needed to be targeted now. Instead, Obama added, “It must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.”
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks reportedly killed about 70 militants from ISIS and about 50 from Nusra Front, which is the “parent organization of the Khorasan cell.” Eight civilians were killed too.
The rationale for escalating war in Syria is questionable enough when considering what will happen with US and US-led forces attacking ISIS targets. But the risks of mission creep and transforming Syria into a greater quagmire than it already happens to be would seem to rise exponentially if the US is going to conduct surprise attacks on other terrorist or militant groups.
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descentintotyranny:

Obama Administration’s Game of Geopolitical Terrorist Whack-a-Mole Expands with Strikes in Syria — Kevin Gosztola

Sep. 23 2014

The United States bombed targets in Syria, drastically expanding the warfront in the Middle East. America’s military forces attacked Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets, as President Barack Obama had suggested would happen during his speech nearly two weeks ago. What came as a surprise was the fact that unilateral attacks also targeted the Khorasan Group, which Obama had not mentioned in his speech and is led by people who the US had been fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Lieutenant General William Mayville stated in a briefing that the Pentagon has been “watching this group” for a long time and believed the group was “nearing the execution phase in an attack either in northern Europe or the [US] homeland.”

US Central Command, in a press release which formed the basis for most US reporting on the air strikes, reported the US had “taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned al-Qaeda veterans – sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group – who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations. These strikes were undertaken only by US assets.”

A statement made by President Barack Obama acknowledged the strikes on Khorasan Group targets but avoided any specifics on why this group needed to be targeted now. Instead, Obama added, “It must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.”

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks reportedly killed about 70 militants from ISIS and about 50 from Nusra Front, which is the “parent organization of the Khorasan cell.” Eight civilians were killed too.

The rationale for escalating war in Syria is questionable enough when considering what will happen with US and US-led forces attacking ISIS targets. But the risks of mission creep and transforming Syria into a greater quagmire than it already happens to be would seem to rise exponentially if the US is going to conduct surprise attacks on other terrorist or militant groups.

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mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox host says that Michelle Obama is too fat to be credible on nutrition: "How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few."

And people wonder why women obsess over their weight, rather than focusing on actual nutrition. The sad reality:

U.S. women already put too much pressure on themselves over size. We don’t need irresponsible media outlets like Fox to worsen that mindset.

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scrapes:

monthly reminder to unfollow me if you think white people can experience racism

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is it racist to call out bull? I'm not racist. You're being a racist. You're making thing racist when they aren't! Florida did over react, but you are too! No one is right in this! You're being racist, he is being culturally unaware and made a really bad comparison. I'm not being racist. I don't discriminate beings. Everyone is a human. No matter how stupid they are. Identify that they are idiots, but dobt bring their skin colour into it, otherwise you're just as bad.
veganshithead veganshithead Said:

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Stop taking skin colour into it! Bring the skin colour into it is making you seem like the racist for hating on them because of their skin tone. Stop. Please. It's not cool. You seem like the type of humans you hate!!! I understand your views and why you're annoyed. I get it. But hating on someone because they are a white male who identifies as cis is wrong. I'm sorry. But please stop.
veganshithead veganshithead Said:

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mia-redworth:

How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well enough on your own.

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j-j-jellal:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Remembering Injured/Killed African-American Victims of Police Brutality

Dymond Milburn, 20-Year-Old African-American Teenager Assaulted By Police Officers When She Was 12, Then Charged With Assault By The Cops That Assaulted Her, & Police Alleged She Was A Prostitute

Three police officers in Texas accused a 12-year-old black girl of being a prostitute, beat and kidnapped her, and none of them ever faced any consequences for their actions.

On August 22, 2006, 12-year-old Dymond Milburn was outside her home flipping a breaker switch to help her family after the electricity went out, when a blue van pulled up and three men exited the vehicle without identifying themselves. The men were cops in plain clothes with the Galveston police and they accused Dymond, who is black, of being a prostitute.

“You’re a prostitute,” an officer declared. “You’re coming with me.”

They then tried to drag Milburn into their van while she scratched and clawed in her struggle to stop them from taking her. She screamed for her father to come to her rescue while the angry officers began beating her in an effort to force her into the van. One of the officers, David Roark, muzzled the girl’s mouth with his hand to silence her.

Hearing her screams, Dymond’s parents arrived on the scene and told officers, “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” But Roark didn’t give a damn. “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six,” Roark responded.

Along with Roark, the other officers included Sean Stewart and their Sergeant, Gilbert Gomez. They believed they had the right to take Dymond Milburn away without consulting her parents. Horrified, Dymond’s parents were devastated and powerless as the officers literally kidnapped their daughter before their eyes.

The officers decided to bring Dymond to the hospital for medical attention, and the level of her injuries was devastating. As a result of the brutal beating by police, the little girl suffered a head injury, a throat injury, abrasions on her arms, a sprained wrist, two black eyes, and lacerations as well as spinal injuries. On top of all these physical wounds, Dymond also suffered nightmares and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In all, her injuries resulted in a hospital bill totaling $8,000.

But police still weren’t done putting Dymond through hell. When she finally returned to school following her release from the hospital, police embarrassed her further by showing up at her school. They arrested her in front of her classmates at Austin Middle School in revenge for putting up a fight. The charges? Assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

You read that right. Cops beat the hell out of this girl and they charge HER with assault. Plus she resisted the officers because that’s what we tell our children to do when strangers try to force them into a vehicle against their will.

Milburn and her family had to deal with two mistrials over a period of three years before the District Attorney agreed to stop pursuing the charges. By then, Dymond was 15-years-old and a huge chunk of her childhood was stolen from her. In retaliation, the Milburns filed a civil lawsuit against the officers who changed her life three year earlier. But none of them have been punished and a settlement hasn’t occurred. Basically, all three officers complicit in the kidnapping and beating of the then-12-year-old girl got away with it. Sean Stewart was actually named “Officer of the Year” sometime later and Gomez went on to be promoted prior to becoming a private detective.

Dymond Milburn is 20-years-old now and still hasn’t received justice for what these police officers did to her. She was just a black 12-year-old girl in front of her own home at night, and yet, police accused her of being a prostitute even though she didn’t do anything wrong and officers had no cause to accuse her of anything. In fact, the only reason the officers were around is because they were responding to a call about three white prostitutes allegedly soliciting in the area. However, they attacked a black child who obviously didn’t fit the description instead and accused her of being the prostitute. Remember, we’re talking about a 12-year-old girl who was at her house with her parents. She was an honors student helping around the house. She wasn’t out on the street hooking.

Police brutality against people of color is not just an epidemic today. It’s been around for a long time. And even children aren’t immune from illegal police behavior. If this can happen to one child, it can happen to any child in America. For too long, police have been able to do what they want to the citizens they are supposed to serve and protect with little or no consequences. That needs to change or police behavior never will. [PoliticusUSA]

Are you fucking kidding me

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