Dogs, Politics n' Shite

utilitarianthings:

Repair-Ware is a concept line of appliances that are designed to be easily taken apart and repaired by the user. The brand aims to promote a culture of repair, hinting towards when products were built to last and trying reduce “throwawayism”. 

faunachimps:

This is Darla, sitting by her window admiring the tropical gardens. Darla is a very emotional rhesus macaque who shares the indoor-outdoor enclosures of the Fauna monkey-house with her friends, rhesus macaque Newton,  white-faced capuchin Sophie and the magnificent olive baboon, Theo. Darla, like so many other monkeys currently being used inside university and private research facilities, was captured in the wild. She was used in multiple studies before arriving at her home at Fauna. Her story is one of many important histories that are included in the feature-length documentary film, Maximum Tolerated Dose. 
Photo ©NJ Wight

faunachimps:

This is Darla, sitting by her window admiring the tropical gardens. Darla is a very emotional rhesus macaque who shares the indoor-outdoor enclosures of the Fauna monkey-house with her friends, rhesus macaque Newton,  white-faced capuchin Sophie and the magnificent olive baboon, Theo. Darla, like so many other monkeys currently being used inside university and private research facilities, was captured in the wild. She was used in multiple studies before arriving at her home at Fauna. Her story is one of many important histories that are included in the feature-length documentary film, Maximum Tolerated Dose

Photo ©NJ Wight

redwingjohnny:

After months of hibernation, a polar bear mom and her cubs awake, hungry and in desperate need of food. Feeding her cubs has become increasingly difficult because of global warming. Melting sea ice now means she has to swim out to sea to find food. Farther and farther her cubs follow behind her, trying to keep up as best they can. They have to keep pushing until they find food. And sadly, they don’t always make it. Oil giant Shell has already begun exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska. If oil is found, things will only get worse for this polar bear mother and her cubs, and other creatures in the Arctic. Shell is not in the Arctic alone. Greenpeace is there as well with our ship, the Esperanza, documenting what’s happening below the surface where Shell plans to drill. We’re going to make sure the world sees what’s going on – especially if something goes wrong. We’ve had incredible support from over one million people around the world who have signed on to support declaring the high Arctic a global sanctuary off limits to industrialization. Thanks to the help of Paul McCartney, Jude Law and people like you we’ve surpassed our original goal of one million signatures, and have set a new goal. When we reach two million signatures we’re going to take the names, put them on a flag for the future, and plant it at the bottom of the sea 4km beneath the North Pole. Last year alone Shell admitted to causing 207 ‘significant’ spills worldwide in places like Nigeria and Britain’s North Sea. Any one of those would be an even greater disaster in the harsh waters of the Arctic. For the creatures of the Arctic we have a chance to make history. Together we can make the creation of a global sanctuary in the high Arctic a reality. I know it’s possible because Greenpeace achieved the very same thing twenty years ago when Antarctica was declared a World Park, off-limits to industrialization. This is a long-term campaign. The oil industry won’t back down, and neither will we. But our plan and the creatures that call the Arctic home all depend on your support. Greenpeace doesn’t take a dime from corporations or governments. *************************************************************** *PLEASE VISIT ~~>  http://www.savethearctic.org     please help stop the oil companies from drilling in the arctic.

redwingjohnny:

After months of hibernation, a polar bear mom and her cubs awake, hungry and in desperate need of food. Feeding her cubs has become increasingly difficult because of global warming. Melting sea ice now means she has to swim out to sea to find food. Farther and farther her cubs follow behind her, trying to keep up as best they can. They have to keep pushing until they find food. And sadly, they don’t always make it. Oil giant Shell has already begun exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska. If oil is found, things will only get worse for this polar bear mother and her cubs, and other creatures in the Arctic. Shell is not in the Arctic alone. Greenpeace is there as well with our ship, the Esperanza, documenting what’s happening below the surface where Shell plans to drill. We’re going to make sure the world sees what’s going on – especially if something goes wrong. We’ve had incredible support from over one million people around the world who have signed on to support declaring the high Arctic a global sanctuary off limits to industrialization. Thanks to the help of Paul McCartney, Jude Law and people like you we’ve surpassed our original goal of one million signatures, and have set a new goal. When we reach two million signatures we’re going to take the names, put them on a flag for the future, and plant it at the bottom of the sea 4km beneath the North Pole. Last year alone Shell admitted to causing 207 ‘significant’ spills worldwide in places like Nigeria and Britain’s North Sea. Any one of those would be an even greater disaster in the harsh waters of the Arctic. For the creatures of the Arctic we have a chance to make history. Together we can make the creation of a global sanctuary in the high Arctic a reality. I know it’s possible because Greenpeace achieved the very same thing twenty years ago when Antarctica was declared a World Park, off-limits to industrialization. This is a long-term campaign. The oil industry won’t back down, and neither will we. But our plan and the creatures that call the Arctic home all depend on your support. Greenpeace doesn’t take a dime from corporations or governments. *************************************************************** *PLEASE VISIT ~~>  http://www.savethearctic.org     please help stop the oil companies from drilling in the arctic.

ryking:

Warren Buffett Reveals ‘Billionaire Friendly’ Tax Return

Coincidentally, a new study is out validating everything that Buffett has been saying: “Report: A quarter of U.S. millionaires pay taxes at a lower rate than some in middle class.”
nevver:

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nevver:

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thesmithian:



This Saturday, Oct. 15, marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of  the Black Panther Party for Self Defense—better known as the Black  Panthers.

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art: by Emory Douglas

thesmithian:

This Saturday, Oct. 15, marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense—better known as the Black Panthers.

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art: by Emory Douglas


JENNY HOLZER

JENNY HOLZER

northerndelight:


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Maybe we should talk about art. Tito’s got real talent, don’t you think? You know something? I saw a picture just like this once in a museum. Only it wasn’t a black man, it was a Jewish man, and instead of big lips he had a really big nose, like a rat’s nose. But he wasn’t one particular Jewish man, this was a drawing of all Jews. And these drawings were put in the newspapers by the most famous gang in history. You think you know all about gangs? You’re amateurs. This gang would put you all to shame. And they started out poor and angry, and everyone looked down on them until one man decided to give them some pride. An identity. And somebody to blame. Take over neighborhoods? That’s nothing compared to them! They took over countries. You wanna know how? They just wiped out everybody else. Yeah! They wiped out everybody they didn’t like, and everybody they blamed for their life being hard. And one of the ways they did it was by doing this. See, they’d print pictures like this in the newspapers. Jewish people with big, long noses, blacks with big fat lips. They’d also publish scientific evidence that proved Jews and blacks were the lowest form of human species. Jews and blacks were more like animals, and because they were just like animals, it didn’t really matter if they lived or died. In fact, life would be a whole lot better if they were all dead. That’s how a Holocaust happens. 

Maybe we should talk about art. Tito’s got real talent, don’t you think? You know something? I saw a picture just like this once in a museum. Only it wasn’t a black man, it was a Jewish man, and instead of big lips he had a really big nose, like a rat’s nose. But he wasn’t one particular Jewish man, this was a drawing of all Jews. And these drawings were put in the newspapers by the most famous gang in history. You think you know all about gangs? You’re amateurs. This gang would put you all to shame. And they started out poor and angry, and everyone looked down on them until one man decided to give them some pride. An identity. And somebody to blame. Take over neighborhoods? That’s nothing compared to them! They took over countries. You wanna know how? They just wiped out everybody else. Yeah! They wiped out everybody they didn’t like, and everybody they blamed for their life being hard. And one of the ways they did it was by doing this. See, they’d print pictures like this in the newspapers. Jewish people with big, long noses, blacks with big fat lips. They’d also publish scientific evidence that proved Jews and blacks were the lowest form of human species. Jews and blacks were more like animals, and because they were just like animals, it didn’t really matter if they lived or died. In fact, life would be a whole lot better if they were all dead. That’s how a Holocaust happens. 

surrealcamille:

rachelmariemusicschack:

My problem is that Barnes & Noble’s website says that the book is for readers 6 to 12; Amazon’s site says ages 4 to 8. Kids at that age (especially 4 to 8, what IS that) need to be getting help from their parents or a doctor if they are legitimately, unhealthily overweight, not reading a book and trying to do it on their own. I could also go on about the fact that it certainly looks like (and I know I’m interpreting here) she’s trying to fit into a dress of a particular size as a goal, and I don’t think a size is ever a healthy goal.

I’m disgusted by this. I will raise a body positive family.

surrealcamille:

rachelmariemusicschack:

My problem is that Barnes & Noble’s website says that the book is for readers 6 to 12; Amazon’s site says ages 4 to 8. Kids at that age (especially 4 to 8, what IS that) need to be getting help from their parents or a doctor if they are legitimately, unhealthily overweight, not reading a book and trying to do it on their own. I could also go on about the fact that it certainly looks like (and I know I’m interpreting here) she’s trying to fit into a dress of a particular size as a goal, and I don’t think a size is ever a healthy goal.

I’m disgusted by this. I will raise a body positive family.