18th décembre 2013
Diaporama reblogué depuis SciFiSexual avec 21 634 notes
photos of the Middle East’s first snowy winter in decades part (2)
Snow has swept across much of the Middle East, a rare event in this part of the world. Arching south from Turkey, the storm blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. As these photos show, the snow has brought delight to some in the region but has exacerbated the misery of others, particularly those in the vast Syrian refugee camps, highlighting the wide divergence of human experiences across this corner of the globe.
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18th décembre 2013
Photo reblogué depuis SciFiSexual avec 230 273 notes
My girlfriend’s worst fear
^^^ But seriously.
One time Zach tried to climb into my shirt and I just about died.
Oh, would that humanity would not tear into the very fibers of cotton society for their perverse sexual pleasure!
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18th décembre 2013
Photo reblogué depuis avec 9 notes
found a full can of PBR just sitting on one of the carrels on my trip to the bathroom, and now it smells like weed, stay straight. i support academia. please spread the love finals are hard on every1
17th décembre 2013
Diaporama reblogué depuis oh hey. avec 107 662 notes
MY SIDES HURT FROM LAUGHING
to be fair Bin Laden did have diabetes, just sayin this could’ve been a good strategy
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11th décembre 2013
Photo reblogué depuis Eye on the World avec 1 note
Pride march in Delhi in 2011. India’s conservative Supreme Court just recriminalized homosexuality, which was first banned by the British Empire in the 1860s and overturned by a lower court in 2009. Not only does this give the police carte blanch to raid gay groups, many people came out after the 2009 decision. Now they’re at even greater risk.
8th décembre 2013
As much as I believe in the permanence of families on the soil below them and in the community around them, sometimes I think I there is just too much of the spirit of Eastern Canada in me and too much of America in my homeland.
8th décembre 2013
Lien reblogué depuis The Cheeky Libertarian avec 101 notes
The Pentagon has loosened its guidelines on avoiding civilian casualties during drone strikes, modifying instructions from requiring military personnel to “ensure” civilians are not targeted to encouraging service members to “avoid targeting” civilians.
Hey cops, how about you “try to avoid” beating the shit out of people and violating their constitutional rights for no reason. Yeah, because that’ll work.
In addition, instructions now tell commanders that collateral damage “must not be excessive” in relation to mission goals, according to Public Intelligence, a nonprofit research group that analyzed the military’s directives on drone strikes.
Administration officials say the strikes are legal because the U.S. is at war with al Qaeda and its associates. They also insist there is a wide gap between the government’s civilian casualty count and those of human rights groups.
Right, we are at “war with al Qaeda,” when it is convenient to be at war with them. When it is convenient to be allies with al Qaeda, we will do that too.
Despite Mr. Obama’s pledge for more transparency on drone strikes, the administration “continues to answer legitimate questions and criticisms by saying, ‘We can’t really talk about this,’” said Naureen Shah, advocacy adviser at Amnesty International.
Wow, you seriously cannot make this up.
Source : priceofliberty
7th décembre 2013
Diaporama reblogué depuis go away avec 7 notes
So are you two back together?
5th décembre 2013
Lien reblogué depuis Pew Research Center avec 7 notes
Partisanship is a major factor in a new Pew Research Center survey showing that a growing number of Americans believe the U.S. is less respected in the world and plays a less important role globally than 10 years ago.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
30th novembre 2013
Billet reblogué depuis slashmarks avec 181 notes
A lot of people have been talking about a desire to set up a network to help disabled people and abuse survivors get housing and live as independently as they want that’s run by other disabled people and not any kind of institutional system.
We’re interested in making that happen now. Right now, we’re going to focus on finding volunteers to let people stay in their houses and help with driving, and fundraising so that we can eventually rent apartments and pay expenses, and possibly hire legal help for people who are under guardianship, minors, or trapped in institutions.
This is the current short term plan, subject to change once step one is underway:
1. Recruit organizers and get group planning going.
2. Create a website.
3. Write call for volunteers and get the word out about it
4. Research costs to decide how much to aim for.
5. Start short term fund raising efforts
6. List volunteer network on website and start getting the word out about its existence
If you’re interested in helping organize or can volunteer housing or driving space, please, send me an ask to get my skype (it has my full legal name so I can’t post it openly at this time), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Housing space must have a private room with a lock on the door. You can be in any location; your contact information and offer will be listed on the website once it’s up.
Right now I’m thinking either email or skype for organizer conversation — preferably skype since it allows group conversation more easily — but I’m open to other options.
If you aren’t able to organize but think your followers might be, please reblog this post.
28th novembre 2013
Lien reblogué depuis "You don't need this junk. You need a cat." avec 7 569 notes
Turns out there is a price to pay for protecting your rainforests.
This is fucking important! Sign and reblog.
wow this is outrageous, why isn’t this going around? from the link:
Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, just slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit simply because the country decided its rainforests were more important than an open-pit gold mine.
Lauded as one of the countries with the most beautiful rainforests, it’s no wonder Costa Rica rejected Infinito’s mine. Costa Rica’s rainforest is home to many endangered species such the green macaw. Gold mining also uses toxic chemicals such as cyanide, which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers.
A subsidiary of Infinito Gold has announced that a massive lawsuit is “imminent”, so we need to act now. If thousands of us stand together, we can show Infinito that countries such as Costa Rica should have the right to protect their rainforests without being persecuted by corporations.
please sign and reblog!
I briefly wondered if they had reneged on an existing contract, since it wasn’t entirely clear there on what grounds Infinito was bringing suit. But, apparently
not so much
But the project was held up in court, and after irregularities were found in the approval process the mine’s approval was declared illegal. In 2011, Costa Rica banned all open-pit metal mining…
But international arbitration expert Gus Van Harten says Infinito Gold may have a case.
He says through international trade agreements signed between countries, international arbitrators have the power to override court and government decisions of sovereign countries.
“So on the one hand, in a way, it’s the Costa Rican government’s fault,” says the associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
He also says the international arbitration system is tainted, and that arbitrators, who are given immense power to settle disputes, aren’t proper judges.
Source : yourmaniac