The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.

[….]

Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

Reblogged from obscuruslupa
18
Aug

astronomy-to-zoology:

Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa)

Also known as the clouded moray, the snowflake moray is surprisingly a species of moray eel (Muraenidae) which is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from the eastern coast of Africa thorough Micronesia including the Red Sea and Hawaii. It also occurs in the eastern Central Pacific, from southern Baja California, Mexico, and from Costa Rica to northern Colombia. Like most morays, snowflake morays are carnivorous and will feed on a variety of fish and crustaceans. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Anguillformes-Muraenidae-Echidna-E. nebulosa

Images: Silke Baron and Josh More

Reblogged from valvala
18
Aug

punksteves:

Storm #01

When I was a girl, the sky called me home. Should be interesting to see what calls me next. 

Reblogged from valvala
18
Aug
fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

According to Roger Moore’s autobiography he witnessed Christopher Reeve walking through the canteen at Pinewood Studios in full Superman costume oblivious to the swooning female admirers he left in his wake. When he did the same thing dressed as Clark Kent no one paid any attention.
Superman (1978)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

According to Roger Moore’s autobiography he witnessed Christopher Reeve walking through the canteen at Pinewood Studios in full Superman costume oblivious to the swooning female admirers he left in his wake. When he did the same thing dressed as Clark Kent no one paid any attention.

Superman (1978)

Reblogged from fuckyeahbehindthescenes
18
Aug
I got some paint and brushes and started making up my Mini Trikky. I had designed her with a dress and I was going to do some molding on her but I decided instead that I’d sew all her clothes so that I could switch up her outfits, haha such tiny amounts of fabric why did I decide this
Anyway I also discovered the wonders of acrylic varnish so she has the first coat of a satin finish on her (my Micro Trikky is getting the second coat of satin finish this morning) and it’s great because now they’re no longer tacky to the touch! They still might tacky (I think they’re cute)
Need to work on portfolio but the varnish needs at least 3 hours between coats so I wanted to get those out of the way this morning.

I got some paint and brushes and started making up my Mini Trikky. I had designed her with a dress and I was going to do some molding on her but I decided instead that I’d sew all her clothes so that I could switch up her outfits, haha such tiny amounts of fabric why did I decide this

Anyway I also discovered the wonders of acrylic varnish so she has the first coat of a satin finish on her (my Micro Trikky is getting the second coat of satin finish this morning) and it’s great because now they’re no longer tacky to the touch! They still might tacky (I think they’re cute)

Need to work on portfolio but the varnish needs at least 3 hours between coats so I wanted to get those out of the way this morning.

18
Aug
Reblogged from asofterbucky
18
Aug
ananthymous:

ryankillustration:

New custom poster design I made for the 2008 film “Speed Racer”.
- Ryan

I love this poster and it always comes across my dash without attribution! Reblog from the original artist.

ananthymous:

ryankillustration:

New custom poster design I made for the 2008 film “Speed Racer”.

- Ryan

I love this poster and it always comes across my dash without attribution! Reblog from the original artist.

Reblogged from twentypercentcooler
18
Aug

medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

Black Girls Code: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

BlackGirlsCode Official Website

Reblogged from medievalpoc
18
Aug

vrumblr:

Hello can she be my knight please?

(Source: glitzandshadows)

Reblogged from bolto
18
Aug

upallnightogetloki:

arrogantanupapaya:

kalifrak:

kalifrak:

The crouching cover is in this year…

I fully expect to see Bilbo on the cover of DoS in this pose.

Edit: FUCKIN CALLED IT

oh my god

I can’t stop laughing help

Reblogged from explodinghye
18
Aug
Reblogged from thesoftghetto
18
Aug

John Oliver’s 15-minute segment on Ferguson was fantastic

18
Aug

(Source: -teesa-)

Reblogged from seananmcguire
18
Aug

plesiosaurbones:

bluedelliquanti:

"On Demographics."

Following the news this week made me really, really angry and I don’t think some people realize just how many Americans are affected by aggressive and militarized law enforcement. We need to call for immediate police reform for the sake of the kids coming up right now.

This is amazing, Blue.

Reblogged from plesiosaurbones
18
Aug
whitegirlsaintshit:

lennykravitzscarf:

the national guard is headed to ferguson

fuck
Reblogged from cyclopette
18
Aug