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the-goddamazon:

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

My favorite animals omg.

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nudiemuse:

fluffypuppyofficial:

Fluffypuppiesfluffypuppiesfluffypuppies

OH MY NO…SHUT UP PUPPIES.

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ASIAN SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGERS: A PROPOSAL

lightspeedsound:

so I mentioned this in a previous post but I think this is something that actually we really need to consider and deserves its own post as a conversation.

And because, well, I’ve had lots of success with the “POCinNeed” tag.

Anyways.

One of the biggest problems we have as bloggers is the fact that searching for actual discussions about asian fetishes, asian women, and asian culture is the fact that 99% of the posts that are tagged with that shit are from well…porn sites that do all of the above.

So our  voices get drowned out in the enormous morass of bullshit.

That being said, I think it would be really helpful to have a good, easy tag for people to track if they want to look up shit that DISCUSSES these things, instead of participates in it.

And the tag needs to be something that can be used for a lot of things and be flexible. And also I think it should involve puns because who DOESN’T love puns? And also reclaiming?

So…what if we used the tag “RiceforThought” (one word, makes it less inclusive and thus less likely to come up with porn and other racist bullshit)?

THINK ABOUT IT

BECAUSE IT’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT

BUT IT’S MORE CODED FOR US

because like Asia, it’s an enormous continent, and like provides for literally 87% of the world’s rice crop. 

But anyways. Think about it. We need a tag to distinguish ourselves from the bullshit.

And if you’re down with this idea and think it should be done, PLEASE REBLOG 

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Why is it that old wives tales are called old wives tales

feministcaptainmorgan:

amazinglyamazingfabulousness:

When old men’s tales are called religion and philosophy?

*shots fired*

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mangoestho:

dynastylnoire:

support Jada at all costs

jada is incredibly brave and powerful for this! god bless! let’s stand with her

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note-a-bear:

thejunglenook:

sci-universe:

A toast to these great astronomers!

Read about Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Wine and honoring women in science.
Cosmos doing science education right.

I keep meaning to add, because no one seems to mention it: both Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt were both Deaf.

I feel like it’s important to acknowledge that part of their histories, because I don’t often see folks talking about disability history wrt science stuffs (without having to look for it), and it’s even more rare to see it wrt women in science.

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saydox:

Ang Lee is a good cook and was a full-time house-husband for six years.

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We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world to act, protest and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account.

In case you were wondering what Gazans want you to do in order to help. 

We call for a final end to the crimes and oppression against us. We call for:

  • Arms embargos on Israel, sanctions that would cut off the supply of weapons and military aid from Europe and the United States on which Israel depends to commit such war crimes;
  • Suspension of all free trade and bilateral agreements with Israel such as the EU-Israel Association agreement;
  • Boycott, divestment and sanctions, as called for by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society in 2005

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consultingangel-of-the-timelord:

#my life in 5 words, 14 letters, and one bracketed action

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jcoleknowsbest:

brownglucose:

postracialcomments:

browngirlblues:

jestern2yx:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
-Rodney Jackson

Holy shit I never knew that about the Rhodes Scholarship

take note

Jesus

I hate white people…

jcoleknowsbest:

brownglucose:

postracialcomments:

browngirlblues:

jestern2yx:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.

-Rodney Jackson

Holy shit I never knew that about the Rhodes Scholarship

take note

Jesus

I hate white people…

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dahowbbit:

goddessofsax:

Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

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fotojournalismus:

Day 5: Israel strikes Gaza mosque & center for the disabledGaza death toll passes 135 | July 12, 2014

1. A Palestinian boy inspects the destruction in his neighbourhood following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Palestinian men inspect the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an Israeli military strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

3. A Palestinian man and his sons stand at their damaged living room as they look outside at a neighbouring building which was targeted in an Israeli military strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

4. A Palestinian boy carries a damaged wheelchair as he walks amidst the debris of a rehabilitation centre, which police said was struck by an Israeli tank shell, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

5. Palestinians mourn their relative in the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

6. A Palestinian boy amid the remains of a rehabilitation center for the handicapped in Beit Lahiya. (Wissam Nassar for The New York Times)

7. The body of Suha Abu Saada, 28, lies in a mosque after the Palestinian centre for people with special needs housing in Beit Lahia was targeted by an Israeli air strike. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

8. A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of Al-Farouk mosque which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Nuseirat. (Ezz Zanoon/APA)

9. Smoke rises after a cargo crossing between Israel and Gaza was shelled. (Hatem Moussa/AP)

10. Palestinian children look at the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an Israeli military strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Naming the dead)

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perfectframes:

EIHI SHIINA

TOKYO GORE POLICE / 2008 / YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA

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seananmcguire:

seananmcguire:

camwyn:

queensimia:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

I remember this guy! Wow, it’s still only a little bit over half. Rebloggan’!

I don’t normally do these ‘reblog if’ things, but hell, if it annoys racists, why not.

That’s kinda where I stand on things.  I mostly ignore them, but kid, YOU’RE GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD.

I love how racists came to the party and we promptly got another 100k reblogs.  Like, WE ARE WEE AND SOMETIMES PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BUT FUCK YOU, HE’S GONNA RIDE THE HAUNTED MANSION UNTIL HE’S DONE.

seananmcguire:

seananmcguire:

camwyn:

queensimia:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

I remember this guy! Wow, it’s still only a little bit over half. Rebloggan’!

I don’t normally do these ‘reblog if’ things, but hell, if it annoys racists, why not.

That’s kinda where I stand on things.  I mostly ignore them, but kid, YOU’RE GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD.

I love how racists came to the party and we promptly got another 100k reblogs.  Like, WE ARE WEE AND SOMETIMES PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BUT FUCK YOU, HE’S GONNA RIDE THE HAUNTED MANSION UNTIL HE’S DONE.

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