When you shame vegetarians, you’ve alienated the only people who don’t think you’re fucking delusional.
Vegetarians, who know for certain that their friends’ chickens aren’t fucking abused
Eggs baked in avocado halves and topped with mozzarella & gouda cheeses.
Must make these!
The amount of tax revenue the State of Colorado expects to collect from the legal sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. Or $134,000,000 it wouldn’t have gotten any other way.
In case you’re wondering if the rest of the US is going to eventually legalize marijuana, the answer is: yes.
“HERE WE ARE, WE ARE GAY, WE ARE UGANDAN" by tadej žnidarčič
on february 24, 2014, a new anti homosexuality law in uganda took effect, imposing sentences of up to life imprisonment for engaging in homosexual relationships (the death penalty was initially proposed, but withdrawn due to international outcry). the bill also makes it a crime for anyone - parent, friend, priest, doctor - not to report homosexual activity to the authorities.
newspapers already out people they suspect, and this is believed to have led to the 2011 murder of david kato, a prominent ugandan gay rights campaigner. that newspaper article included a list of 100 people and addresses, with the headline “hang them.” in uganda, publicly identifying as gay or being identified as such can result in the loss of a job, arrest, harassment, blackmail, beatings and death.
in 2010, tadej žnidarčič began a series of portraits and interviews with ugandan lgbti activists with the aim to give voice, if not face, to the members of the gay community (read their individual stories here). due to the precarious situation, they did not want to be identified and they were photographed from behind.
but when žnidarčič, a physicist turned photojournalist who has been living in uganda for four years, revisited them in 2013, they had become more empowered, assertive and confident, and were now willing to face the world. he paired the images to emphasize their transformation. as one of the photographed said, “here we are. we are gay. we are uganadan.”
Why do maps always show the north as up? … The profound arbitrariness of our current cartographic conventions was made evident by McArthur’s Universal Corrective Map of the World, an iconic “upside down” view of the world that recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Launched by Australian Stuart McArthur on Jan. 26, 1979 (Australia Day, naturally), this map is supposed to challenge our casual acceptance of European perspectives as global norms. But seen today with the title “Australia: No Longer Down Under,” it’s hard not to wonder why the upside-down map, for all its subversiveness, wasn’t called “Botswana: Back Where It Belongs” or perhaps “Paraguay Paramount!”
(via The Paris Review)
Reblogged for the Canada one.
“The Kiev municipal health authorities reported that 39 people had been killed on Thursday, bringing the total number of dead in three days of mayhem to at least 67. There were unconfirmed accounts that 70 protesters in Kiev had been killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday by gunfire in a confrontation with the police. Either figure made Thursday the deadliest day in the conflict to date.
Short of calling in troops it looked unlikely that Mr. Yanukovych could restore his battered authority and regain control of the capital, Kiev, as a growing number of once-loyal members of his ruling Party of Regions, including the mayor of Kiev, announced they were quitting the party to protest the bloodshed.
About the only thing that was entirely clear by Thursday afternoon was that protesters had reclaimed and even expanded territory in the center of Kiev that they had lost just two days earlier when police launched a bloody but unsuccessful assault on Independence Square, the focal point of protests since late November.”