Pistols & Petticoats
Spanish made ”Le Novo” style folding pocket revolver, late 19th century.
Location: Reims, France
Description: A little girl plays with her doll in Reims, France in 1917. Two guns and a knapsack are next to her on the ground.
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A never-before-published document released by The Intercept on Wednesday reveals the flexibility with which United States officials may place individuals on watchlists and deem them terrorists without obtaining concrete proof.
The 166-page document, the “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” suggests that the US government relies on “a secret process that requires neither ‘concrete facts’ nor ‘irrefutable evidence’ to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist,” journalists Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux wrote this week.
"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — George H. W. Bush as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August 1988)
Except of course the US did apologise and make restitutions to the victims families.
Yeah, 8 years after the fact, after the U.S. touted up through 1993 how innocent it was.
Ivory and Pearl gripped pistols. Heavily engraved. Luger, Mauser, Colt
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OMG, women are SO oppressed gaise. Seriously, they’re so fucking oppressed just look at this.
Could someone please provide a source that sasy that men lose their voting rights and drivers license if they don’t sign up for SS? I whent to sss.gov and I couldn’t find anything.
"Federal law (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.) requires virtually all male U.S. citizens, as well as immigrant men residing in the U.S., to register with the Selective Service System (SSS) when reaching age 18. In an effort to ensure compliance among young men, many states have enacted legislation which links SSS registration with the process of applying for a driver’s license or state identification card. As a result of such legislation, in May 2002, the state of Delaware, which enacted driver’s license legislation in 2000, became the first state to reach nearly 100 percent registration compliance since the Agency began compiling this data. In that same year, seven other states increased their compliance rates by 3 percent or more after enacting similar driver’s license legislation."
It’s on SSS.gov, but you had to do a little digging
Please also note that this does not negate the argument of female oppression, all genders face their own problems. We should not be pitting one against the other.
You do disservice to yourself by making fun of feminists to claim your point, just as feminists shame themselves with their open mockery of Men’s Rights issues, and both continue to ignore the rampant transphobia in both movements.
Body ownership is a genderless issue.
“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion.
“I am dying of thirst,” said Jill.
“Then drink,” said the Lion.
“May I — could I — would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill.
The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
“Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
“I daren’t come and drink,” said Jill.
“Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion.
“Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”
“There is no other stream,” said the Lion.”
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Privacy Badger had previously been an alpha release that, according to the EFF, has been downloaded by more than 150,000 people to date. The free tool “detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission,” the EFF said in a recent press release.
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Life is furious, frantic, temporary, we come into it in a bloody frenzy, fighting our way into the world, and with the first breath we are doomed. The birth cry is a scream of outrage.