"Proceed with caution as you enter the symphony
Degrees of pulse will increase intensely
Syndrome was caused by the deadly drums
But the battle was won by swords being swung
Slicing with a vocal
From the international vocalist
Ya style is too local
To fuck with this
All fits of antagonists
No assistance movin motionless
Thoughts roll down the shaft of the brain
Mental gives the signal to the physical
Whirlwind kicks and hits from every angle
Poison vintage wine rhymes I invented
Chumped by the drunken punches that punches the heart
Vital sparks from the arteries start” ………….. Master Killah reeks havoc on this one. God!!! I love this song. Perfection to the max.
(by kara o’keefe)
Versailles (by .natasha.)
Turkey’s Protests: The Politics of an Unexpected Movement
from Crisis Group’s blog, “Solving the EU-Turkey-Cyprus Triangle”
by Didem A. Collinsworth and Hugh Pope
Q – How did the Istanbul unrest start and how widespread is it?
The Istanbul unrest started out on 27 May as a small sit-in by a handful of people who wanted to prevent the uprooting of trees in Gezi Park, a rare patch of green in central Istanbul. Removing the trees was part of a government plan to redesign the adjacent Taksim Square. When, early on Thursday, 30 May, police tried to expel the Gezi Park activists with tear gas and set their tents on fire, the protests morphed into a popular movement.
During the next 24 hours, thousands joined in the demonstrations. The police tried to disperse them using high-pressure water hoses and tear gas, which Human Rights Watch described as an “excessive use of force against protestors”. Slogans began to change from protests against the Taksim Square project – which aimed to put a shopping mall on the park, add a sweeping pedestrian plaza, build a big new mosque, and clear up a clutter of shops blocking the view of a cathedral – to demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Erdoǧan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. By Saturday 1 June, 100 people had been reported wounded.
Protests grew exponentially, first to other neighbourhoods in Istanbul, and then to other provinces, with over 60 of Turkey’s 81 provinces experiencing some form of protest by Monday 3 June. In Ankara and İzmir, clashes were at times fierce. One protestor was shot dead in unclear circumstances in Hatay province, another killed when a car ran into a crowd of protestors in Istanbul. Milliyet newspaper reports 3,400 protestors arrested nationwide, with many later released, and the Doctors’ Union reports 1,800 protestors wounded by 4 June. The government says 244 police have been injured too. Sunday and Monday nights, 2 and 3 June, saw especially ugly battles in Ankara and on two major streets in Istanbul, where several badly hurt protestors were taken in for treatment in a waterfront Ottoman mosque commandeered by volunteer medics.
waterfall of the gods (by Dennis_F)
I LOVE “New Girl” Nick is my favourite.