an alternative to the norm

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The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.

[….]

Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

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In reference to criminal records, a good character is like a deposit account in a bank. As we go through this weary vale of tears, exposed as we are to all manner of temptation, the older we get, the more valuable it becomes - our deposit account, that is.

We all come into this weary world with a good character…but even the greatest criminal in the world (looking at the accused) has to be convicted for the first time.

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— Judge Michael Argyle, QC in the OZ Obscenity Trial.
"A stream cannot rise higher than its source."
— Australian Communist Party v Commonwealth [1951] HCA 5, (1951) 83 CLR 1
"Narrative is metaphoric and critical of other narratives. Each has a whole web of interpretations that compete with others. [E]very hour you spend with a narrative is a criticism of the life unlived during that time. Life is whatever the narrative narrates rather than whatever else you thought it was, and if the narrative is sufficiently picaresque, the world you return to, the world that the narrative implicitly critici[s]es, will disappoint you. Narratives are, in a sense, all stories of genesis; to tell them is to offer a standard for judging other metaphoric views of life."
— Weisberg, R., (1996), Proclaiming Trials as Narratives: Premises and Pretenses, Law’s Stories - Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law “, Edited by Peter Brooks and Paul Gewirtz, Yale University Press, London. P. 68.
Media Myths

Media Myths

Glass and Concrete Ocean Art

accidentallydomesticated:


Barcelona, Spain






(via TumbleOn)

accidentallydomesticated:

Barcelona, Spain

(via TumbleOn)

(Source: yarathearabizi)

"Art expresses truth and beauty, but the essential interpretation of that truth varies with the spirit of the times."
— French Opéra Comique - Opera Journeys
lilytatiana:

This is why the ocean scares me so much its not the sharks, nor the giant fucking squid its just the vast emptiness   

lilytatiana:

This is why the ocean scares me so much its not the sharks, nor the giant fucking squid its just the vast emptiness   

(Source: rivendell-95)