This assignment is long and tedious and ultimately to teach people how to properly cite sources and write a bibliography and I’m just wondering how the fuck anyone got into this class without being able to do both of those things.





Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.




Military Lugged Spear 

  • Dated: circa 1500 (on 19th century wooden haft)
  • Place of Origin: North European
  • Measurements: Overall length 234 cm. Head length 53.5 cm

Also called a “Bohemian Ear-spoon” the head of this polearm is formed of a tapering double-edged blade with a pronounced medial ridge running over its full length on both sides.

It is pierced with two triangular groups of circular holes towards the base and struck with the maker’s mark on both sides. It also features a trefoil filled with three small mullets and tubular socket formed with a pair of triangular flat lugs below a short neck, each pierced en suite with the blade, and each extending to form a pair of straps.

A closely comparable example bearing the mark of the same maker is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 14.25.460; see WALDMAN, John, Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Boston 2005, p.8, fig.1.

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