“Residents are largely unable to leave the territory, however, because the US-backed military regime in Egypt, headed by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has closed the only possible border crossing, at Rafah, except temporarily for some injured people who need to seek hospital treatment. After four days of relentless aerial bombardments, which have already killed 89 Gaza residents, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has approved a call-up of 40,000 IDF reservists. About 20,000 have already been mobilised to the Gaza border in anticipation of a possible ground assault. In a statement televised following a meeting of his security cabinet, Netanyahu declared: “So far the battle is progressing as planned but we can expect further stages in future.” Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon added, “We have long days of fighting ahead of us.” The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the United States. President Barack Obama phoned Netanyahu late yesterday, reportedly offering to broker a ceasefire, while stressing his support for the view that Israel has the right to employ overwhelming force against Gaza, supposedly to defend itself.”

Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza - World Socialist Web Site (via bookoisseur)

how many Israelis have died from air strikes in this conflict? oh, yeah. the answer is zero.

Cleopatra's Fan Pattern »

this quilt is crazy and insane and has kind of had a life of its own now, but it’s easily one of the coolest things i’ve designed. it’s so weird to see things that are not in my comfort zone and that i would normally never make, but get made because of work. 

What I get specifically are comments that have to do with being a woman - grotesque things about my looks, whether good or bad, what people would do with me (and I’m not talking about take me on a date,) saying terrible things about how women aren’t funny and just horrible things.

Usually people will say ‘well, those are just trolls in their mother’s basement’, but if you click on their profile it’s like ‘proud father of 2’,…so it’s just…I don’t belive in trolls as the only people that say terrible things. I think that the internet is real life, and…that’s a terrible person who is awful all day and then they went on the internet at night to continue the terribleosity.

So I will continue to throw down.

Just ignore them is a good philosophy for white men, but for women we still need to be loud, I think.

jenkirkman on throwing down against trolls on the internet. (via witsradio)

my boyfriend’s 10 seconds of fame on the television show he worked on. his parents are so proud.