Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It
Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.
Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.
Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.
— Chris Kantos (@chriskantos) August 25, 2014
Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) August 25, 2014
“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.
what the fuck
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this is the best video in the entire planet it made me happy when i was crying and sad
I wish I was a fat mermaid.
by Angelina Duplisea (anactingangel.tumblr.com) [attribution via fatasstodatass]
(I’m unable to verify the origin to my satisfaction, so you get both possibilities! and maybe someone with more information will see this and let me know)
(Since a rebloggable version was requested -
dammit Tumblr why did you have to break Missing E’s reblogging an Ask function?!)
Well, there are three main suspects for being Kaworu’s human genetic donor.
One thing to keep in mind is that Rei Ayanami has Yui Ikari as her human donor and she looks exactly like a mini palette swapped Yui with slightly different front bangs. (And Rei I actually had the bangs “bang on” so to say)
As to Kaworu Nagisa himself…
I. GENDO IKARI
I actually do like the symmetry of Gendo being Kaworu’s base, thus completing the Rei -> Yui -> Mother and Kaworu -> Gendo -> Father symbolism. It also fits nicely with the Oedipal themes that Neon Genesis Evangelion has going on considering Oedipus boinked his mother (love interest, ho!) and killed his father (and we know what happens between Shinji & Kaworu).
Gendo also had the opportunity, being with the Katsuragi Expedition and sabotaging the Contact Experiment , up to the day before Second Impact.
However, the most damning evidence against him being the original that Kaworu is cloned from is how different his character design is from Kaworu. Rei is a mini-Yui, Gendo & Kaworu look completely different, especially with their chins. Even younger student Gendo still has that square jaw back then.
II. DOCTOR KATSURAGI
Another popular suspect for Kaworu’s donor is Misato’s mysterious father, the head of the Katsuragi Expedition. Obviously, being the one in charge, he had ample opportunity to use his own DNA in the Contact Experiment. We don’t have any clear pictures of Doctor Katsuragi (we don’t even know his first name!), but from what we can see, we have a chin facial structure match.
And this is the part where Kaji comes in. As has been shown before, Kaworu does bear somewhat of a resemblance to our resident triple agent. Misato has also mentioned that Kaji reminds her of her father. (She may have been speaking of emotionally instead of physically, but her previous description of her father as someone with a fragile air does not particularly scream out KAJI!).
Physically-wise (as much as we can tell, anyway) Kaworu resembles Doctor Katsuragi the closest of all the suspects. However, if that is the case, Gainax missed a HUGE opportunity with the lack of Misato & Kaworu interactions considering the former’s serious daddy issues. (Not that Kaworu had much time to do anything further in that one episode).
You may have noticed that Kaji, despite any physical similarities, is not listed as one of the top potential donors. That is because back when the Tabris embryo was unwittingly created during the Katsuragi Contact Experiment, Kaji would not have been a triple agent of NERV/SEELE/the Japanese government… he would have been a random 15 year old boy in Japan.
Unlike Misato, Yui, or Ritsuko there is no indication, in either direct NGE canon or supplemental material that Kaji had any familial connections to either the Katsuragi Experiment, SEELE, or what would become GEHIRN/NERV. Sadamoto’s manga even gives Kaji’s background during the catastrophe of the Second Impact which is a survival tale of a young boy in Japan, once again no connection to the Katsuragi Experiment. Kaji is actually one of the least likely characters in Eva to have gotten his DNA down into Antarctica to become Kaworu’s donor and anything that points to him points even more strongly to Doctor Katsuragi.
III. KEEL LORENZ
Numero Uno of SEELE, he certainly seems that he would have the arrogance to order his DNA to be used in the Contact Experiment & its subsequent sabotage. (Gendo would have had to accomplish this as Keel himself was no where near Antarctica at the time).
He is the oldest of the suspects, so some physical dissimilarities are to be expected. His chin is a better match than Gendo’s (not as good as Doctor Katsuragi’s however), but his hairline is quite different. (Although it is possible that Kaworu’s heavy bangs are hiding a crows peak hairline).
Unlike Gendo/Katsuragi/Misato etc, Keel is one of the few characters that did have direct contact with Kaworu during episode 24 and there really was no indication of any sort of connection between them. Not that I’d be expecting anything paternal coming from Keel, even if SEELE did basically raise Kaworu.
Of course, Kaworu’s donor could be the same as Kaji’s killer — basically a random (very pretty) bozo that we never saw onscreen. The DNA used in the Contact Experiment could also have been a mixture of several people’s and thus Kaworu would not be a direct clone of anyone.
It’s kind of strange that there’s no Word of God about this already. I somewhat suspect it’s been discussed in some obscure interview somewhere that hasn’t been translated into English yet.
Anyway, hope that helps!
"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”
having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.
but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~
photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;
more photos from this shoot HERE
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aries - fucking weeb
taurus - otaku trash
gemini - sleeps w/ at least 2 waifu pillows
cancer - wants to be a mangaka
leo - entry level anime filth
virgo - likes sword art online
libra - owns all of evangelion on dvd
scorpio - subscribed to shonen jump
sagittarius - pocky eater
capricorn - wears neko ears to family events
aquarius - naruto runner
pisces - wapanese