1. Aaliyah as Akasha in Queen of the Damned (2002).
Oh Aaliyah, you left us too soon.

    Aaliyah as Akasha in Queen of the Damned (2002).

    Oh Aaliyah, you left us too soon.

  2. The anatomy of Horror films is particularly true for 80’s slasher flicks. Lol at “heard of youths”. So true.

    Reblogged from: tastefullyoffensive
  3. Police warn sharing James Foley killing video is a crime

    Scotland Yard has warned internet users they could be arrested under terrorism legislation if they viewed or shared the video of James Foley's murder, as Twitter and YouTube attempted to remove all trace of the footage from the web.

    This is certainly an interesting stance adopted by the British administration. I’ve noticed here in the US, that media outlets are also very reluctant to address the heinous nature of the crime. Perhaps it is for the best, at least from the perspective of James Foley’s family, that we air as little news as possible of the actual killing and focus on his life.

    But then again, James Foley was a journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice for his line of work. And witnessing the raw savagery of the group of people who call themselves ISIS/ISIL/IS may be the best way to honor the man and also create the drive necessary to stamp these vermin off the face of the earth.

    I made the mistake of clicking on a gif of the  murder on one of the 4chan boards  and if that is what an Islamic caliphate would stand for, then I want no part of it. I really can’t believe people would be that cruel to another human.

    Whatever the aftermath of this event in terms of U.S. and Western foreign policy, I can only hope the family manages to find some healing some way or somewhere. No one deserves to witness a loved one murdered in such a manner.

  4. Daenerys Targaryen with her dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.
Likes to hear herself referred to as:
Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name
Queen of Meereen
Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men
Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm
Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea
Breaker of Chains
Mother of Dragons
So many completely undeserved titles and yet is still one of my favorite characters in fiction presently.
(The artist is unknown to me)

    Daenerys Targaryen with her dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

    Likes to hear herself referred to as:

    • Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name
    • Queen of Meereen
    • Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men
    • Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms
    • Protector of the Realm
    • Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea
    • Breaker of Chains
    • Mother of Dragons

    So many completely undeserved titles and yet is still one of my favorite characters in fiction presently.

    (The artist is unknown to me)

  5. atheistassessment:

Atheist Math http://ift.tt/1qBN9BJ
    Reblogged from: atheistassessment
  6. Holy gods of being out of touch! The mayor of Ferguson can’t serious. To boldly declare that there is racial harmony in Ferguson, MO. his town? Surely he can’t be that incompetent? But I suppose I should have expected this. In a time of trouble like this I’d expect him to be speaking out, reaching out, consoling and perhaps even cajoling.  Rather he’s appeared to be strangely absent. The man we’ve seen in control for the last few days has been Ron Johnson.

  7. Evangelical Christianity has taken a firm hold in many African countries. My personal experience from Ghana, is that these evangelical churches seem to spring up like mushrooms in damp, detritus covered forest floor. Every Sunday, many, many churches can be heard belting out praises and hymns, in a cacophony that assaults the ears of those who just wish to take the day off.

    Like the US, evangelical christianity has become big business as well, with the churches pulling in millions of local and foreign currency, which they use for only their imaginary friend knows what. And in many cases these churches have used their extreme wealth to leverage a significant amount of power, both political and social.

    I have recently come to learn that Nigeria is no different with numerous churches popping up, seemingly daily particularly in the southern states. One such church that has grown to immense proportions, is the The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), headed by Temitope Balogun Joshua (aka TB Joshua).

    The man is a blatant charlatan and it pains me to see so many people give in to his brand chicanery, but I suppose that is the way of religion. People whose fervent wish, is to believe, to seek out some higher power, are swept into the nefarious plots of ass-holes like TB Joshua.

    If you are so inclined you can watch some of his faith “ministrations” on his Youtube channel, an extension of his broadcasting network, you’ll understand what I am talking about.

    One particular set of videos that caught my attention recently were his “predictions” of the two Malaysian airlines crashes that occurred recently. I am of course talking about MH370, which went missing somewhere over the Indian Ocean and is yet to be found and MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine. According to Emmanuel.Tv. TB Joshua accurately (and that word is used very very loosely) predicted these calamities.

    MH370

    The clip in question shows TB Joshua in all his clairvoyant glory, speaking about a possible crash of an airliner in an Asian country. I mean how vague can a prediction be? There are no possible dates given, no specifications as to the kind of fault only that there will be some kind of problem shortly after take off. What?!

    MH17

    The second video is even worse, with TB Joshua making vague references to Russian airspace when MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. Unless TB Joshua considers the disputed region in which the plane was brought down as part of Russia, which means this “man of god” knows something the rest of the world doesn’t?

  8. John Oliver gives a good breakdown of what is happening in Ferguson Missouri. He also offers a great explanation for the problems that we face with the increased militarization of our police services. Ughhh this Ferguson business makes me ill.

  9. Missouri Governor Sends National Guard to Ferguson

    It is amazing how all it takes is a single spark, that will light the fire to burn away people’s grievances. I can only hope that after all this, institutions such as police forces around this country, will begin to look at how they interact with the melting-pot of ethnicities that is American society. And I hope Mike Brown’s family gets the answers undoubtedly deserve and need to begin healing.

  10. DC Trinity

    Reblogged from: gunslinger
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