wakaflackalypse:

Being alive is getting really expensive

(via ladymakomori)

sigurrossgeller:

kul5ara:

mapsontheweb:

Countries that recognize the State of Palestine

i like the uae because israel doesn’t exit here it’s nice they’re crossed off all the maps 

I love how no one in Western Europe recognises it apart from Iceland up there like “fuck the lot of ya” good old Iceland

Did not know that the DPRK recognizes the state of Palestine and apparently even supplied aid and weapons during the 70s…Of course, keep in mind that this is a map of only official state recognition.

sigurrossgeller:

kul5ara:

mapsontheweb:

Countries that recognize the State of Palestine

i like the uae because israel doesn’t exit here it’s nice they’re crossed off all the maps 

I love how no one in Western Europe recognises it apart from Iceland up there like “fuck the lot of ya” good old Iceland

Did not know that the DPRK recognizes the state of Palestine and apparently even supplied aid and weapons during the 70s…Of course, keep in mind that this is a map of only official state recognition.

uutpoetry:

Movie Theaters, Glug Glug
Logan Ellis (unknowmenclature)



can a stone be skipped over any surface and still have the same ending?
on top of the abandoned movie theater,gently whipping pebbles into the sun’s openmouth, the posable stutter-arc of its bottom lip versus the easy-to-please arc of my wrists—tired of holding others.everything in this town—scratched-out coordinates and teenagerswho are too wise to not know where to roam:the forgotten downtown mini-mall, ten-ton chapel, airport.I fight for places to call mine like dormant pennies deemed “lucky” upon discovery, recline into fists called home.
the kid who drowned in the river the other day is on my mind;he makes me think I should stop jumping off bridges so often.then again, all my friends are either jumping off bridgesor smoking weed underneath them—borneceaselessly into the floodwaters. they are the ignored death toll in a video game, the straight path that never looks back—they reply Strongly Agree to every pessimistic trick questionon a job application, simply too honest to be good-natured.and who’d have thought we’d move on lickety-split? so carefree.I hear it now, that addictive sound of moving water and smokeat the abandoned riverside, drowning him, me, them.
you’re here on this edifice with me, but I don’t really address you.I just wanted to come here alone and think aboutthe proclivity of body to water, and you’re something like hallelujah meets break dance, ormaybe I-want-to-wake-up-with-you-in-my-arms arbitrary,though we haven’t reached that shade of war paint.
we open up to one another like bloody noses;just tassel-tongued and satchel-hearted individuals!
you’re riding on my back now, so I move slowlyabout the sun, though I’m barefoot and the roof-pebbles are like hot coals; yet again, my inclination togive up something of myself for you for reasons unknown.
Yeah, no. I just wanted to come up here, relax with a backpack of peelable fruit, and stare at the oiled horizon, watch the abandoned airport take off.
art by Manu Duf

uutpoetry:

Movie Theaters, Glug Glug

Logan Ellis (unknowmenclature)

can a stone be skipped over any surface 
and still have the same ending?

on top of the abandoned movie theater,
gently whipping pebbles into the sun’s open
mouth, the posable stutter-
arc of its bottom lip versus the easy-to-please 
arc of my wrists—tired of holding others.
everything in this town—scratched-out coordinates and teenagers
who are too wise to not know where to roam:
the forgotten downtown mini-mall, ten-ton chapel, airport.
I fight for places to call mine like dormant pennies 
deemed “lucky” upon discovery, recline into fists called home.

the kid who drowned in the river the other day is on my mind;
he makes me think I should stop jumping off bridges so often.
then again, all my friends are either jumping off bridges
or smoking weed underneath them—borne
ceaselessly into the floodwaters. they are the ignored death 
toll in a video game, the straight path that never looks back—
they reply Strongly Agree to every pessimistic trick question
on a job application, simply too honest to be good-natured.
and who’d have thought we’d move on lickety-split? so carefree.
I hear it now, that addictive sound of moving water and smoke
at the abandoned riverside, drowning him, me, them.

you’re here on this edifice with me, but I don’t really address you.
I just wanted to come here alone and think about
the proclivity of body to water, and you’re 
something like hallelujah meets break dance, or
maybe I-want-to-wake-up-with-you-in-my-arms arbitrary,
though we haven’t reached that shade of war paint.

we open up to one another like bloody noses;
just tassel-tongued and satchel-hearted individuals!

you’re riding on my back now, so I move slowly
about the sun, though I’m barefoot and the roof-pebbles 
are like hot coals; yet again, my inclination to
give up something of myself for you for reasons unknown.

Yeah, no. 
I just wanted to come up here, relax with a backpack 
of peelable fruit, and stare at the oiled horizon, 
watch the abandoned airport take off.

art by Manu Duf

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"The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them."

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Mon oncle d’amerique (Alain Resnais, 1980)

Mon oncle d’amerique (Alain Resnais, 1980)

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scalestails:

fightingforanimals:

Why feeding water birds bread is harmful:
Duckling Malnutrition: In an area where ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will naturally seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily.
Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression.
Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. The soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog natural waterways. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.
Pest Attraction: Rotting supplies of food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
Loss of Natural Behaviour: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.
Good Foods to Feed Ducks:
The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. Many of these foods are similar to the natural seeds, grains and plants the birds will forage on their own. As omnivorous birds, ducks will eat a great deal of different foods, and the best foods to offer ducks include:
Cracked corn
Wheat, barley or similar grains
Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
Rice (cooked or uncooked)
Birdseed (any type or mix)
Grapes (cut in half)
Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
Earthworms
Mealworms (fresh or dried)
Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets (x)

Every year I will reblog some kind of reminder of this! Please don’t feed waterfowl bread.

scalestails:

fightingforanimals:

Why feeding water birds bread is harmful:

  • Duckling Malnutrition: In an area where ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will naturally seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily.
  • Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression.
  • Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. The soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog natural waterways. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
  • Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.
  • Pest Attraction: Rotting supplies of food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
  • Loss of Natural Behaviour: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.

Good Foods to Feed Ducks:

The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. Many of these foods are similar to the natural seeds, grains and plants the birds will forage on their own. As omnivorous birds, ducks will eat a great deal of different foods, and the best foods to offer ducks include:

  • Cracked corn
  • Wheat, barley or similar grains
  • Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
  • Rice (cooked or uncooked)
  • Birdseed (any type or mix)
  • Grapes (cut in half)
  • Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
  • Earthworms
  • Mealworms (fresh or dried)
  • Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
  • Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
  • Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets (x)

Every year I will reblog some kind of reminder of this! Please don’t feed waterfowl bread.

(via honeycoyote)

gradientlair:

newsouthnegress:

always reblog

This forever and ever. Amen.

gradientlair:

newsouthnegress:

always reblog

This forever and ever. Amen.

(Source: aishaamplified)

"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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isqineeha:

Checkpoint Fashion Week (2011-2012)
Palestinian Artist LAILA SHAWA

In this video-loop installation, the artist employs CCTV footage of a Palestinian resistance suicide-bomber taken from a 2007 documentary The Cult of the Suicide Bomber. The footage shows the woman being apprehended by IDF soldiers and asked to take her clothes off in order to reveal the explosives around her that she hesitated/failed to detonate. Laila Shawa claims that this failure was what inspired her to examine this theme:

Her failure intrigued me because I thought if you’re going to be a suicide bomber you’re going to do it properly.

This argument led her to conclude that this failure could be attributed to the possibility that:

whoever gave this to her didn’t care whether she lived or died: she blows herself up, fine. If she doesn’t, she’ll get caught. She’s dispensable. (x)

From this, Shawa sought to tackle this theme from a perspective that situates those women not only in the political and resistance theology that inspires it, but also into a larger social context:

I didn’t want to be judgmental in my work. I wanted to pose the question: are women suicide bombers heroes or are they victims-or are they both? I had to put her in the context of occupation, I had to put her in the context of Gaza being bombed and I had to put her in the context of children being killed. (x)

The video installation shows this fading and manipulated footage, which eventually becomes obscured by bright Arabic verses from the Quran. The project was part of a larger exhibition which included other pieces, such as Birds of Paradise and Inside Paradise that highlighted the brutality and criminality of the Israeli occupier.

(via isqineeha)