Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a Rand Paul fan, and I haven’t been for a long time. I’m not even a Republican, or even remotely a conservative. If anything, I’m the type of person conservatives would line up against a wall and shoot. Well, if I wasn’t shooting back, that is.
But while Wendy Davis pushed for an issue in a single state that was quite frankly jumped-up beyond it’s severity by Tumblr, Rand Paul stood his ground in Congress to protest something far more severe. Drone strikes.
Yes, abortion rights are important. Every woman should have the right to do what they wish with their bodies. It shouldn’t be the job of some elected bureaucrat to dictate what people do with their lives in their own time. But having the right to not be targeted by the government and flat-out executed without a trial is a tad bit more important than having an abortion. Impossible, you say? This is America, you say? Perhaps you’re forgetting Wounded Knee, Kent State, or Waco. As recently as two years ago, a sixteen year old American citizen, Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, was killed in Yemen, in a President approved, if not ordered, drone strike. His crime? Not having a better father. His father, Anwar Al-Awlaki, along with another American, Samir Khan, were killed several weeks earlier in a separate strike, again, without a public trial.
Perhaps, because the lot of you don’t understand the importance of legal rights, you think this isn’t important. Let me give you an example that perhaps you’ll be a bit more familiar with. From the Soviet Union to the Third Reich to the Balkans, political dissidents, racial/ethnic minorities, homosexuals, land-owners, and various other groups have been sent to their deaths without trial. Because of the apathy or unwillingness of their countrymen, the disenfranchised, disarmed, and disowned people of the world have been, and still are, shot and rolled into mass graves. In the United States, black slaves, natives, and even black freedmen were not equal when in court, if they received representation at all. As recently as the 1950s, native children in Canada would be forcibly taken by the RCMP to abhorrent residential schools, and their parents would be unable to sue for their custody. These schools are said to have had a 20% mortality rate, with occurrences of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse being commonplace, even to the point of the children dying of it. But you know, the right to legally challenge your government, or to have a fair trial isn’t that important.
And I haven’t even mentioned the thousands of non-Americans killed in the President’s sanctioned drone program. It has been said that only 2% of those killed in these strikes are actual ‘militants’, in which a militant is described as ‘Any male 18-45 in an area of operations’. In fact, a number of these strikes aren’t even directed at specific targets, but at ‘suspicious’ activity. Go to a wedding with a few too many people? Get bombed. Get your water from the wrong well a few too many times? Get bombed. Live in the same village as someone who owns an AK? Get bombed. Be a paramedic responding to a drone strike? Get bombed, by the same drone that bombed the people you were supposed to be helping. The buzzing of the drones flying over villages in Pakistan and Yemen has actually been known to cause psychological problems, as the fear induced by their presence has driven people insane.
And guess who’s perfectly fine with this? Guess who hasn’t said a single word in opposition, and has even backed up the President’s foreign policy that encourages these strikes? Wendy Davis.
So while you beatify this woman for her progress on abortion related issues, her boss is killing children, paramedics, and civilians overseas. And she’s perfectly fucking fine with it.
I guess one could call the 605 the father of the Dissipator. The 605 was a cut-down M16 that saw limited service in Vietnam. The full-length gas system with the shorter barrel was throwing the timing off, causing even more reliability issues. Note the three pronged USGI M16 flash hider. This one is a pretty nice build.
Wtf is up with that red dot sight the sight radius is too short
There isn’t sight radius with a 2D reflex dot, it just appears smaller.
Cantilever mounts have been in use for a long time. Few people going into OEF/OIF had flat tops. The cantilever co-witness is actually pretty cool; not the best mount but if you have an A2 it’s nothing to scoff at. Definitely better than a mile of height over bore.
lol mile of height over bore
and A2 Upper with and A1 forgrip THIS IS A SIN LERN2RETROFGT
Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, watches the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War, 11/13/1982
Remembering the sacrifices made by veterans of all generations on Veterans Day.
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
THE BOY I FELL I LOVE WITH LEFT TO TRAVEL THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 3 MONTHS. WE HAVENT SPOKEN SINCE BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT TO MAKE HIM FEEL TRAPPED TO ME AND NOT ENJOY HIS TIME SO I WAITED FOR HIM TO CONTACT ME FIRST. I SAW THIS ON A PARTICULARLY LOW DAY WHEN I WAS MISSING HIM SO MUCH I CRIED FROM THE PAIN, GUYS I REALLY LOVE HIM, SO I THOUGHT MEH WHAT THE FUCK, AND WISHED HE WOULD JUST LET ME KNOW HE WAS OKAY.
HE FUCKING CALLED ME 20 MINUTES LATER
20 FUCKNG. MINUTES. LATER.
GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN. AND ITS IN THIS POST.
I wish for someone to leave something in my ask.
OKAY SO I ASKED FOR A HEDGEHOG AND NOW GUESS WHO HAS A PET HEDGEHOG