How would you blow $5,000? “Tattoos, from head to toe.” – Male, 22, Texas
The oldest evidence of tattooing still in existence dates back to 6000 BC on a South American mummy The American Academy of Dermatology distinguishes five types of tattoos: traumatic tattoos, amateur tattoos, professional tattoos, cosmetic tattoos, and medical tattoos.
Endorphins are released when the human body experiences pain, which is why the process of getting a tattoo may provide a natural high.
This was surprisingly informative.
Americans Don’t Actually Know Who They’re Bombing | YouGov
There is a great deal of confusion as to where, exactly, the US is conducting air and drone strikes, though the public does tend to support ongoing campaigns
On Tuesday this week the Pentagon revealed that it had launched air and drone strikes aimed at killing the head of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane. While it is still unclear whether the operation was successful, it does not mark a major shift in US policy, which has seen the US launch attacks on al-Shabaab in Somalia before. US military action in Somalia is ongoing alongside the the US presence in Afghanistan, the continued drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan and the recent decision to begin bombing ISIS militants in Iraq.
YouGov’s latest research shows that many Americans are confused about where, exactly, the US is bombing. Most Americans are aware of the ongoing campaign in Iraq, and people tend to be aware of the strikes in Afghanistan. Less than a quarter of the public are aware that the US has recently launched strikes in Somalia, Pakistan or Yemen. 30% also say, incorrectly, that the US has recently conducted bombings in Syria and only 32% of Americans know that the US has not in fact launched air or drone strikes in Syria.
Most Americans support conducting air or drone strikes in Iraq (60%), Afghanistan (54%) and Syria (51%). They also tend to support the ongoing drone campaigns in Somalia (45%), Pakistan (45%) and Yemen (38%). They would also tend to approve (38%) rather than disapprove (33%) of conducting drone strikes in Iran. 29% of Americans say that they would approve of the US bombing Gaza and Ukraine.
The most recent use of US force in Iraq saw American firepower used to assist Iraqi, Kurdish and Shia forces in their offensive against ISIS to lift the siege of Amerli, a town populated by minority Turkmen.
Full poll results can be found here. (Photo Credit: Screenshot from Lee Camps Redacted Tonight)
Grand jury now has until January to decide whether to charge Ferguson officer →
CLAYTON • The grand jury considering whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide.
The extension of the grand jurors’ term of duty does not necessarily mean the job will take that long, officials said. But it could.
There is significant apprehension, especially along the West Florissant Avenue business strip hit by looting and rioting after the killing Aug. 9, that violence might return if the grand jury does not send Wilson to trial for something. Some activists have threatened as much.
A St. Louis County grand jury usually sits for four months, a period that for the current panel expired last week. State law provides for a term of up to six months, which moves the date to November. On Sept. 10, Circuit Judge Carolyn Whittington issued an order adding 60 days more.
“She extended it to the full amount allowed by law,” Court Administrator Paul Fox said Monday. But he added that the grand jury will keep meeting until Jan. 7 only if it needs to.
The panel now is hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case exclusively, and can meet whenever it needs to, Fox said.
The grand jury is 12 people selected from the standard jury pool to meet in secret, usually weekly, to hear evidence and decide whether criminal charges are warranted. It takes nine votes to issue an indictment, which sends a defendant to a public trial.
Playing the game. It’s an open and shut case. But they need to figure out the best way to beat this. This is Zimmerman with higher stakes. But seriously. Think about how long they’ve been holding this all back. They must have some seriously incriminating evidence if it’s taking this long to build a defense.
"Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today."
I hope y’all understand that Zimmerman didn’t win by proving his innocence. He won because his attorney was able to justify that Trayvon deserved to die. That’s the country we live in, it was like that before this trial and will be so long after.
A year after I said this,nothing has changed.
Technically, since it was a murder 1 charge, they just had to prove there was no premeditation. That was all part of the game. It was impossible to deny that he did it. It was impossible to make it look like a mistake because Zimmerman was on top when the gun was fired. So while everyone was excited that he was charged with something that sounded harsh, the defense knew that under the circumstances, that would be the charge that would be easiest to beat.
What would be the premeditation? If there was premeditation, it would be based in racism. But since people are in such denial of the existence of racism, that would be the main thing to get over. If he wasn’t racist, then he was just some concerned neighbor checking up on a kid. Because we don’t see color. Right? And the kid attacked him and made him fear for his life. I could go in on this subject be I’m gonna leave it at that.
The legal system has been manipulated by very rich people to put things in their favor. That’s why rich people seem to have a way of trouble. They can afford lawyers who just know the game -and exploit the rules.
Zimmerman’s father is a judge. Think about that.