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ajamae:

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lovelykeba:

Help the fight against police brutality!

You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:
7 Rules for Recording Police
Know Your Rights: Photographers
Tips for Recording Police Interactions
Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter.  Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police.  Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.

Stay woke.

ajamae:

faintedincoils:

lovelykeba:

Help the fight against police brutality!

You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:

Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter.  Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police.  Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.

Stay woke.

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gagadi:

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knightarcana:

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maahammy:

jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

OH MY GOD THANK YOU

IM INDIAN AND I CAN CONFIRM, ITS THE BEST THING EVER WHEN I SEE GAGA WEARING ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY INDIAN

Yes thank you someone finally put it into words 👏👏👏👏👏
One of my best friends is Indian and he is constantly telling me to get a saree because he says it would totally suit my style. And there you have it.

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Walking with nature helps me to accept the on-going transformation of life around me. I see the trees grow and it makes me happy to grow. I see the sun shine and I remember that I can light up someone’s day. I see a bird feeding its young and I am forever grateful for the abundance that is my life.Every day is a blessing & there is so much to be happy about 🌸

Walking with nature helps me to accept the on-going transformation of life around me. I see the trees grow and it makes me happy to grow. I see the sun shine and I remember that I can light up someone’s day. I see a bird feeding its young and I am forever grateful for the abundance that is my life.
Every day is a blessing & there is so much to be happy about 🌸

75 percent of Third World imports of corn, barley, sorghum, and oats are fed to animals, not to people. Throughout the Third World, the production of meat is devastating the natural ecosystems, monopolizing the best local land, undermining the local food supply, and undercutting the efforts of the people to become food self-reliant. There are today millions of human beings in less-developed countries who are living and dying in despair, going hungry while their land, labor, and resources are being exploited so a tiny minority of people can eat meat.
- John Robbins (via vegan-veins)

  • Meat eater: what about the people who pick YOUR vegetables?
  • Vegan: Wait, what do you mean MY vegetables? don't you eat vegetables as well? What are you doing for these peoples rights other than using their struggles as a convenient "gotcha card" in attempts to silence vegans from talking about non human oppression? anything? And I'm guessing since you care so much about migrant workers in poor conditions, you are doing everything in your power to fight for those working in slaughterhouses and meat packing facilities since they are known to be one of the most dangerous and unsafe work places in the entire world, yes?
  • Meat eater: Well...
  • Vegan: Don't you think you should spend a little less time trying to belittle the efforts of people who are genuinely trying to cause the least amount of damage to animals, the environment and humans, and spend more time trying to make an effort of your own?
  • Meat eater: um, I mean...
  • Meat eater: bacon lol

You don’t ever really stop questioning your existence, you just agree & accept that it’s something that you’re creating and that’s happening to you, through you, always.

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selfies are important.
I’ve actually been learning a lot about myself through this self-reflection process that is taking a photo of oneself.
When I first post a photo I am proud, this is who I am
then, after a few seconds of it appearing on the dash, it gives me anxiety and an irrational, irrelevant, fear of being rejected
and then I think so fucking what I’m just expressing myself, doing my best to explore and express what it is that my soul is trying to show me about me in this physical realm
and then I’m like true.
I love me, that’s important, and that’s where it all begins.
hahah
/fin


scinerds:


In Nature, Sharing a lot is Caring a lot: Plants and Fungi Recognize Generous Trading Partners
Remember that old saying ‘You don’t have to screw people over to survive’? Well it seems we now have the scientific data to reinstate this through the intricate and fascinating world of Plants and Fungi, in fact, it seems their type of business punishes the dirty businesses and rewards the clean ones. I would like to shamelessly repeat myself and say through the inter-connectivity of Nature [interconnections that can be found everywhere], we can learn much from them to make life more prosperous. Read on . .

One of the biggest underground markets on the planet — nutrient trading between plant roots and fungi — turns out to run on a system of reciprocal rewards for good suppliers and less business for bad ones.
“It may have taken 450 million years to evolve,” says Toby Kiers of VU University Amsterdam, “but unlike most human markets, here we have an example in which cheaters actually get punished and the good guys get rewarded.”
Most land plants participate in this exchange, as threads of specialized fungi wind into plant root tissue and form structures called arbuscular mycorrhizae. About 4 percent to 20 percent of the carbon compounds a plant produces from capturing the energy of sunlight flows into the fungus. In the other direction, minerals and other useful compounds flow from the fungus into the plant.
Other cross-species mutualisms have turned out to have a lopsided power balance in which one partner, often a plant, can kill a misbehaving helper. In the arbuscular mycorrhizal system though, plant roots can detect which fungus threads are providing an abundance of a mineral and in turn reward them with extra nutrients in the form of plant-produced carbon. And the fungi also can detect and preferentially reward a good supplier and shun a slacker, Kiers and her colleagues report in the Aug. 12 Science.

scinerds:

In Nature, Sharing a lot is Caring a lot: Plants and Fungi Recognize Generous Trading Partners

Remember that old saying ‘You don’t have to screw people over to survive’? Well it seems we now have the scientific data to reinstate this through the intricate and fascinating world of Plants and Fungi, in fact, it seems their type of business punishes the dirty businesses and rewards the clean ones. I would like to shamelessly repeat myself and say through the inter-connectivity of Nature [interconnections that can be found everywhere], we can learn much from them to make life more prosperous. Read on . .

One of the biggest underground markets on the planet — nutrient trading between plant roots and fungi — turns out to run on a system of reciprocal rewards for good suppliers and less business for bad ones.

“It may have taken 450 million years to evolve,” says Toby Kiers of VU University Amsterdam, “but unlike most human markets, here we have an example in which cheaters actually get punished and the good guys get rewarded.”

Most land plants participate in this exchange, as threads of specialized fungi wind into plant root tissue and form structures called arbuscular mycorrhizae. About 4 percent to 20 percent of the carbon compounds a plant produces from capturing the energy of sunlight flows into the fungus. In the other direction, minerals and other useful compounds flow from the fungus into the plant.

Other cross-species mutualisms have turned out to have a lopsided power balance in which one partner, often a plant, can kill a misbehaving helper. In the arbuscular mycorrhizal system though, plant roots can detect which fungus threads are providing an abundance of a mineral and in turn reward them with extra nutrients in the form of plant-produced carbon. And the fungi also can detect and preferentially reward a good supplier and shun a slacker, Kiers and her colleagues report in the Aug. 12 Science.

Don’t let anyone’s false idea of who you should be stop you from being who you truly are.

EVERYBODY fuckin’ watch this
This is so important

If you wanna make a difference then stand up and do it Put your money where your mouth is, stop contributing to and supporting shit

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