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The birthday card I received from my vegetarian brother.

The birthday card I received from my vegetarian brother.

Happy birthday.

Thank you Mr dick-nipples

Hummus is delicious

Please, mr. dick-nipples is his fathers name.

Adam Savage working on the original R2D2

Adam Savage working on the original R2D2

Wouldn't he have been like 3 years old in 1977?

Didn't the original have an actor inside?

IMDB only has credits for Adam (and Jamie as well) for Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clone. I thought Jamie worked on Empire though?

10x more realistic and 50x less cool

The best pic I've seen that captures the courage and adversity being faced by those protesting in Venezuela.

The best pic I've seen that captures the courage and adversity being faced by those protesting in Venezuela.

I didn't take this picture, nor do I know who did so I can't credit the photographer As indicated by u/Spartan2470 below, the picture was taken by Cristian Hernandez of Agencia EFE, but I think its one of the pictures that best represent the disparity of Venezuelan reality at the time.

I no longer live in Venezuela, but I did for about 20 years; I was out there for the protests from 2007 started by the ban of RCTV (Oposition news channel) from transmiting in open signal to the day I left in 2012. While I lived through many crazy things, the people who are out there now fighting for this have courage beyond what is imaginable, the 2012 Venezuela was a joke compared to the 2017 Venezuela.

I won't go into details as to what is happening as there are some other threads that give a good tl;dr here and here(nsfw).

I hope the deaths of the 4 people till now are for something, I hope this generation of protesters can achieve what we weren't able to.

Never could understand soldiers who are against their own people.

Here is a much higher resolution version of this.  

According to here (and Google Translate):


CAR232. CARACAS (VENEZUELA), 04/24/2017 - A group of demonstrators walks alongside a road while members of the police guard during a protest against the Venezuelan government today, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Caracas, . Hundreds of opponents in different parts of Caracas today clashed with security forces to stay on the streets protesting, despite the use of tear gas by police forces to disperse and block the passage of the marches. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

is a much higher resolution version of this.

According to here (and Google Translate):

CAR232. CARACAS (VENEZUELA), 04/24/2017 - A group of demonstrators walks alongside a road while members of the police guard during a protest against the Venezuelan government today, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Caracas, . Hundreds of opponents in different parts of Caracas today clashed with security forces to stay on the streets protesting, despite the use of tear gas by police forces to disperse and block the passage of the marches. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Well, the chain of command is against their own people. The individual soldiers and police are generally just like everyone else, trying to put food on the table for their families. If they quit their jobs, there will be repercussions and it's likely their family will starve. So they do what they have to.

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Both 81 and widowed, my friends grandmother just married her prom date after starting to speak again 64 years later

Both 81 and widowed, my friends grandmother just married her prom date after starting to speak again 64 years later

What the hell happened to that clock? It shrunk in 60 years?

Congrats, OP's grandma!

Oh man, that's going to be a wild honeymoon. 162 years of combined experience.

Hairstyles remain the same -- albeit with a little less volume. Very cool pictures!

It unsuccessfully tried to duck from the picture.

The graffiti in Dublin, Ireland has the right idea

The graffiti in Dublin, Ireland has the right idea

You know your property market is out of control when there's a 'FOR SALE' sign on a burnt-out husk of a building.

That's Dublin alright.

Hmm, whiskey, I'll have.

Stop Wars....by whatever means necessary!

Thanks Obama!

Thanks Obama!

Settle down guys, it's Photoshopped.

I'm so fucking sick and tired of the photoshop

I'm pretty sure he can only pardon those in the federal system.

Show me somethin' natural like obama's ass with some stretch marks

Totally legit note I got from my 7yo's school today

Totally legit note I got from my 7yo's school today

The fact that the entire school signed off on this is impressive.

and any other elecktronick

This is impressively well thought out. He knew he only had one shot, and covered all of his bases, including future ones.

Video Game Class is in all capital letters. I don't think The School is playing around with this

"I didn't raise no noob!"

Daily reminder to wear a helmet

Daily reminder to wear a helmet

Pulled onto a highway at 60MPH right behind an 18 wheeler. Just as I was about to pass him, his left rear tire exploded. A major chunk hit me directly in the face shield. I stayed upright and was okay, but if not for that helmet, I doubt I would have survived. I too cringe when I see those "Manly Men" not wearing helmets.

I dropped my bike at low speed, and the asphalt ate 3/4 of the way through the jaw portion [sorry if there's a real word for that part]. It also burned through two pairs of jeans, my soft leather jacket, and my shoe. If I hadn't chickened out and sold the bike, I would have made some serious upgrades to my riding gear. When I see people wearing half-helmets, t-shirts, running shoes and shorts on a bike, I cringe.

Don't become a meat crayon.

I've heard of this happening to a friend of a friend's brothers, uncles, friends former roommate (that type of story). But with a car and not a motorcycle.

Cruising by semi-truck on interstate with window down and the semi's tire blew sending a rind/chunk of steel mesh and rubber into the window and killing the driver of the car.

I freaking HATE driving next to semi's in general, I always try and speed past as fast as possible, but I sure as hell make sure my window is rolled up now just in case.

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunited

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunited

Where's that weird bear?

At least Larry Skywalker made it to the reunion.

Man Mark reallyyyy looks so much healthier than he did a few years ago. That makes me so happy to see.

And Harrison Ford looks happier than I've seen him in any pictures in the last 10 years.

3 Week of protest in Venezuela, happening TODAY, what we are calling the MOTHER OF ALL PROTEST! Support we don't have international media covering this.

3 Week of protest in Venezuela, happening TODAY, what we are calling the MOTHER OF ALL PROTEST! Support we don't have international media covering this.

It's been on the news daily here in the states.


In short, the opposition says Maduro has created a dictatorship in the last few years. The government has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the opposition to oust Maduro from power by a referendum vote. It has also delayed local and state elections.
The last election held in Venezuela, the parliamentary election of 2015, gave the opposition a majority. Critics say any elections since have been delayed because Maduro is afraid of the outcome.
Then, on March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved the Parliament, transferring all legislative powers to itself. By doing away with the opposition-controlled legislative branch, the move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition was outraged and called the move a coup. The decision was reversed three days later, but by that time protests had already erupted.
The protests have been bloody. Six people have died and countless others, many journalists, have been injured.
The opposition call became even stronger when, on April 7, the government notified main opposition leader Henrique Capriles that he had been banned from doing any political work for 15 years. The 44-year-old governor, who has run for president twice, said the government was again acting like a dictatorship.


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Edit: Another image of the protest going on now

In short, the opposition says Maduro has created a dictatorship in the last few years. The government has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the opposition to oust Maduro from power by a referendum vote. It has also delayed local and state elections. The last election held in Venezuela, the parliamentary election of 2015, gave the opposition a majority. Critics say any elections since have been delayed because Maduro is afraid of the outcome. Then, on March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved the Parliament, transferring all legislative powers to itself. By doing away with the opposition-controlled legislative branch, the move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition was outraged and called the move a coup. The decision was reversed three days later, but by that time protests had already erupted. The protests have been bloody. Six people have died and countless others, many journalists, have been injured. The opposition call became even stronger when, on April 7, the government notified main opposition leader Henrique Capriles that he had been banned from doing any political work for 15 years. The 44-year-old governor, who has run for president twice, said the government was again acting like a dictatorship.

Full Article

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CNN – As protests swell, Venezuela spirals into 'deep economic crisis'

The Guardian – Venezuela braces for the 'mother of all protests' as both sides call for rallies

Aljazeera – Venezuela: What is happening? A look at the country's ongoing protests against the government of ...

NPR – As Anti-Maduro Protests Swell In Venezuela, Death Toll Mounts

NYT – Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela Turn Violent

Deutsche Welle – Venezuela protest deaths mount as Maduro taunted

Reuters – Venezuela opposition seeks to strain security forces with protests

Foreign Policy – Fifth Person Dies in Venezuela as Protests Spread

Fox – Venezuela's unrest turning deadly, with 3 deaths reported in new wave of protests

Global News Canada – Unrest in Venezuela sparks protest in Calgary

The list goes on. It's being covered. If you're not seeing it, it's because you're expecting to be fed your news instead of curating sources yourself.

This picture doesn't do the protest justice. It's MASSIVE... http://i.imgur.com/O6YgrRF.jpg

This picture doesn't do the protest justice. It's MASSIVE...

Try one of these subthreads