The Kraken basking in her love for the tennis ball.

One year my colleagues David and Carole were preparing a skit on abuse for a conference, and they decided to perform a rehearsal for their abuser group. Afterward, the group members rapid-fired their suggestions for improving the skit, directing them mostly at David: “No, no, you don’t make excuses for why you’re home late, that puts you on the defensive, you’ve got to turn it around on her, tell her you know she’s cheating on you….. You’re staying too far away from her, David. Take a couple of steps toward her, so she’ll know that you mean business…. You’re letting her say too much. You’ve got to cut her off and stick to your points.” The counselors were struck by how aware the clients were of the kinds of tactics they use, and why they use them: In the excitement of giving feedback on the skit, the men let down their facade as “out-of-control abuser who doesn’t realize what he’s doing.

“Why Does He Do That” by Lundy Bancroft (via bajo-el-mar)

I really need to read this, Jesus.

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truest shit ever spoken


truest shit ever spoken

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I just really don’t understand how the Israel/Palestine “conflict” is controversial.

When an industrialized, heavily weaponized nation bombs the shit out of a developing one (which the former refuses to even recognize as a state—necessarily preventing it from being a “war”) equipped with poorly executed shoebombs, how the fuck is that anything but genocide?

~300lb sled push

"Death Proof" by Quentin Tarantino (2007)

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3-ka said: Mind giving free advice? Used to run 4-6 miles for the last two years, before that I played as a midfielder for my high school's soccer team. In March I began having knee problems, stopped cold turkey on the running thing and friend said how I describe the pain sounds like a torn meniscus. What would you recommend for cardio?

I recommend seeing an orthopedist. You should not stop using your knee completely, because that can actually worsen the problem, if it’s muscular, but you should absolutely not do anything high-impact until you’re cleared for it by an orthopedist (which should be ASAP, like within the next week—from personal experience, the longer you wait, the worse it will get). Until then, I would keep it to a little slow walking and light stretching, just to keep blood flowing.

Generally, though, any time anyone asks me about cardio, I’m going to advocate for HIIT (sprinting, jump-rope, etc), unless someone is an endurance athlete, which is the primary case (aside from preventing soreness) for steady-state cardio. Definitely don’t do HIIT until you’re cleared, though.

That’s gonna be painful coming out, babe.

Me to my Rottweiler, on a daily basis.

Arguments For Gun Control


Arguments For Gun Control

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Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.

The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST

The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire. 

The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.

This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people. 

The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people). 

Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved. 



50 Palestinians massacred in 48 hours & the BBC leads with “Palestinian militants fire more rockets.” That is how little Palestinian life is worth

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Life in Gaza

"Israel only acts in self-defense."

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Gaza under siege: naming the dead | Al Jazeera English



Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry, is providing Al Jazeera with a list the names of those killed since the start of Israel’s campaign on Monday, July 7. The list is updated regularly.

1. Mohammed Shaaban (24) killed in Gaza

2. Amjad Shaaban (30) killed in Gaza

3. Khader Al-Bashiliki (45) killed in Gaza

4. Rashad Yassin (27) killed in the Nusseurat refugee camp

5. Mohammed Ayman Ashour (15) killed in Khan Younis

6. Riad Mohammed Kawareh (50) killed in Khan Younis

7. Bakr Mohammed Judeh (22) killed in Khan Younis

8. Ammar Mohammed Judeh (26) killed in Khan Younis

9. Hussein Yousef Kawareh (13) killed in Khan Younis

10. Mohammed Ibrahim kawareh (50) killed in Khan Younis

11. Mohammed Habib (22) killed in Gaza

12. Ahmed Moussa Habibi (16) killed in Gaza

13. Saqr Ayesh Al-Ajuli (22) killed in Jabalia

14. Ahmed Nael Mahdi (16) killed in Gaza

15. Basim Salem Kawareh (10) killed in Khan Younis

16. Hafez Mohammed Hamad (30) (Islamic Jihad commander)

17. Ibrahim Mohammed Hamad (26)

18. Mahdi Mohammed Hamad (46)

19. Fawziya Khalil Hamad (62) (Female)

20. Dunya Mahdi Hamad (16) (Female)

21. Suha Hamad (25) (Female)

22. Suleiman Salman Abu Sowaween (22)

23. Siraj Ayad Abdelal (8)

24. Abdel Hadi Jumaa Al-Sufi (24)

25. Rashid Al-Kafarneh (30)

26. Nayfeh Farajallah (80) (Female)

27. Abdel Nasser Abu Kweik (60)

28. Khaled Abu Kweik (31)

29. Mohammed Arif (13)

30. Mohammed Malake (1 year and a half)

31. Amneh Malake (27) (Female)

32. Hatem Abu Salem (unreported age)

33. Mohammed Khaled Al-Nimre (22)

34. Sahar Hamdan Al-Masri (40) Female)

35. Ibrahim Al-Masri (14)

36. Mohammed Khalaf Al-Nawasra (4)

37. Nidal Khalaf Al-Nawasra (a child of unreported age)

38. Aicha Najm (Female) (unreported age)

39. Salah Awad Al-Nawasra (unreported age)

40. Mahmoud Nahed Al-Nawasra (unreported age)

41. Amal Yousef Abdel Ghafour (Female) (unreported age)

42. Raneem Judeh Abdel Ghafour (Young girl of unreported age)

43. Ibrahim Daoud Al-Balaawi (24)

44. Abdel Rahman Jamal Al-Zamli (22)

45. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdeen (42)

46. Mustafa Abu Murr (20)

47. Khaled Abu Murr (23)

48. Mazen Faraj Al-Jarba (30)

49. Marwan Isleem (27)

50. Hani Saleh Hamad (57)

51. Ibrahim Hamad (20)

52. Salima Hassan Maslam Al-Arja (Female) (60)

53. Mariam Atiah Mohammed Al-Arja (11) (Female)

54. Hamid Shihab (37)

55. Ibrahim Khalil Qanan (24)

56. Mohammed Khalil Qanan (26)

57. Suleiman Al-Astal (55)

58. Hamdi Badie Sawali (33)

59. Mohammed Al-Akkad (24)

60. Ahmed Sawali (28)

61. Raed Shalat (37)

62. Asmaa Mahmoud Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

63. Tarik Saad Al-Hajj (unreported age)

64. Saad Mahmoud Al-Hajj (unreported age)

65. Najlaa Mahmoud Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

66. Fatima Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

67. Omar Al-Hajj (unreported age)

68. Basima Abdel Fattah Al-Hajj (Female) (unreported age)

69. Ahmed Salim Al-Astal (unreported age)

70. Moussa Mohammed Al-Astal (unreported age)

71. Raed Al-Zawarea (33)

72. Mahmoud Lutfi Al-Hajj (58)

73. Bahaa Abu Al-Leil (35)

74. Salem Qandil (27)

75. Amer Al-Fayyoumi (30)

76. Abdallah Ramadan Abu Ghazal (4)

77. Mohammed Ehsan Farwane (18)

78. Islamel Hassan Abu Jamaa (19)

79. Mahmoud Talee Wallud (unreported age) (Islamic Jihad)

80. Hazem Ibrahim Baaloushe (unreported age) (Killed in a civilian car North Gaza)

81. Alaa Abdel Nabi (unreported age) (Killed in a civilian car North Gaza)

82. Raed Mohammed Abu Shalt (37)

83. Hassan Abu Jamaa (19)

84. Yasmin Mohammed Al-Mutwak (4) (Female)

85. Mohammed Mounir Ashour (25)

86. Anas Rizk Abu Al-Qas (33)

87. Wissam Abdel Razek Hassan Ghannam (23)

88. Ghalia Deeb Jaber Ghanem (7) (Female)

89. Mahmoud Razek Hassan Ghannam (23)

90. Kifah Shahadeh Deeb Ghannam (20)

91. Nour Marwan Al-Najdi (10) (Female)

92. Abdellah Abu Mahrouk (Unreported age)

93. Sami Andan Shaldan (25)

94. Mohammed Kamal Al-Kahlout (Unreported age)

95. Ahmed Zaher Hamdan (22)

96. Bassam Abdel Rahman Khattab (6)

97. Jumaa Atiah Shallouf (Unreported age)

98. Noor Rafik Udai Al-Sultan (Unreported age)

99. Shahraman Ismaeil Abu Al-Qas (42) Killed in Al-Breij

100. Mazen Mustafa Aslan (63) 

101. Mohammed Rabih Abu Humeidan (65) 

102. Shahd Al-Qreinawi (7) 

103. Abdel Halim Abdel Moeti (54)  

104. Hussein Al-Mamlouk (47)  

105  Saber Sukkar (80)  

106. Nasser Mohammed Sammame (49) 

107. Rami Abu Musaed (23) Killed in Deir Al-Balah

108. Mohammed Al-Sumeiri (24) Killed in Deir Al-Balah

109. Husam Eddine Al-Razayne (39) Killed in Jabalia

110. Anas Youssef Qandil (17) Killed in Jabalia

111. Abdel Rahim Saleh Al-Khatib (38) Killed in Jabalia

112. Youssef Mohammed Qandil (33) Killed in Jabalia

113. Mohammed Idris Abu Sanena (20) Killed in Jabalia

114. Handicapped, unidentified - Killed in Jabalia

115. Handicapped, unidentified  - Killed in Jabalia

116. Ali Nabil Basal (32) Killed in Gaza

117. Mohammed Bassem Al-Halabi (28) Killed in Gaza

118. Mohammed Al-Suweiti (20) Killed in Gaza

119. Unidentified body, brought in to Al-Shifaa compound

120. Unidentified body, brought in to Al-Shifaa compound

121. Unidentified body, brought in to Al-Shifaa compound

The bolded are people under the age of 18.


NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport.

Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘hamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.

They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.

Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.

There is no lower than this.

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