Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Rory McCann at the season three premiere (from HBO’s Instagram)
Who are you
Whats your favorite color
Favorite ice cream flavor
Do you have a cat
I’m a human, my favourite colour is green, my favourite ship is SanSan, I can’t eat ice cream :( but probably something toffee flavoured, I have a fat cat, and thank you :)
Jack Culolias, age 19, was last seen at approximately 11 PM on Friday, November 30 2012 at the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant at the Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, Arizona. Jack reportedly left his wallet and phone at the restaurant. He is described as 6’ tall with brown eyes and brown hair. If you have any information on Jack’s whereabouts, please contact ASU police at (480) 965-3456 or Tempe police (480) 350-8311.
The Great Mexican Maize Massacre
Agribusiness giants Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are plotting the boldest coup of a global food crop in history.
If their requests to allow a massive commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) maize are approved in the next two weeks by the government of outgoing president Felipe Calderón, this parting gift to the gene giants will amount to a knife in the heart of the center of origin and diversity for maize. The consequences will be grave – and global. With the approvals and December planting deadlines looming, social movements and civil society organizations have called for an end to all GM maize in Mexico. Mexico’s Union of Concerned Scientists (UCCS) has called on the Mexican government to stop the processing of any application for open-field release of GM maize in Mexico. ETC Group joins these calls, and appeals to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – intergovernmental bodies mandated to support food security and biodiversity – to take immediate action.
Outrage and alarm rang out through Mexico when the world’s two largest commercial seed companies, Monsanto and DuPont (whose seed business is known as DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.), and Dow AgroSciences (the world’s 8th largest seed company) applied to the government for the planting of 2,500,000 hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic maize in Mexico. The land area is massive – about the size of El Salvador. Scientists have identified thousands of peasant varieties of maize, making Mexico the global repository of maize genetic diversity. If the agribusiness applications are approved, it will mark the world’s first commercial-scale planting of genetically modified varieties of a major food crop in its center of origin.
“If Mexico’s government allows this crime of historic significance to happen, GMOs will soon be in the food of the entire Mexican population, and genetic contamination of Mexican peasant varieties will be inevitable. We are talking about damaging more than 7,000 years of Indigenous and [campesino] work that created maize – one of the world’s three most widely eaten crops,” said Verónica Villa from ETC’s Mexico office. “As if this weren’t bad enough, the companies want to plant Monsanto’s herbicide-tolerant maize [Mon603] on more than 1,400,000 hectares. This is the same type of GM maize that has been linked to cancer in rats according to a recently published peer-reviewed study.”
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Signal boost this shit.
This chair must be the only one in the house
THE ‘OTHER SIDE’ OF SANDY NOT SEEN ON TV OR IN NEWSPAPERS. Sandy also struck CUBA, HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Images that you will not see in the newspapers or on TV. There are now many more homeless people in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic suffering from the ravages of hurricane Sandy passing through their respective nations, prior to the hurricane also pummeling the east coast of the United States. In solidarity with all people, in light of the loss of their homes and loved ones, we must also speak out for them. Pain and suffering does not care about borders and true compassion has no flag to wave. Our hearts are with all who are impacted by this international tragedy. Please become more informed and support the efforts of groups attempting to help lives everywhere, who know no borders. Image of Orlando Barria (EFE) in the La Barquita, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 26, 2012 (A.E.L.L.A.)
Wow, I will not complain. #PrayforCubaHaitiDR
have you ever met a person that you’re forced to mantain a level of cold civility towards but if you could you would totally punch them as hard as you could but you can’t so every second you’re forced to be around them you’re thinking of smashing their face in just so they’ll shut up
The eradication of the native Americans wasn’t just a means to steal land and resources. It was the destruction of a competing way of life, one based on sharing and sustainability, not on greed. -Occupy London
“Before our white brothers came to civilize us we had no jails. Therefore we had no criminals. You can’t have criminals without a jail. We had no locks or keys, and so we had no thieves. If a man was so poor that he had no horse, tipi or blanket, someone gave him these things. We were too uncivilized to set much value on personal belongings. We wanted to have things only in order to give them away. We had no money, and therefore a man’s worth couldn’t be measured by it. We had no written law, no attorneys or politicians, therefore we couldn’t cheat. We really were in a bad way before the white men came, and I don’t know how we managed to get along without these basic things which, we are told, are absolutlely necessary to make a civilized society.”
― John Lame Deer, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
Thank you-this needs to be remembered!
THE GREAT UNFUCKENING OF 2012
aka cleaning my house.
After moving home from college in May, I took up the task of cleaning my entire house out. My mom had been sick and in the hospital for a while, and my two siblings are incredibly difficult to get to help clean. And to be honest, coming home to a house that looked like it belonged on Hoarders was incredibly difficult to deal with.
For a while I didn’t even like leaving my room because all the crap that was everywhere was just too difficult to handle
Then someone I followed reblogged a post from the blog Unfuck Your Habitat. It really changed things. If you don’t follow this blog or have the app (worth every penny, trust) then you should soon if you have problems getting motivated to clean.
Using the app and all the tips on the blog, I was able to tackle all the enormous housework. I used a lot of 20/10s and did what I could and didn’t beat myself up over not being able to complete something quickly.
The house isn’t perfect, but it’s clean and pretty organized and doesn’t make me want to cry whenever I come home. So I have to give a big shout out to whomever runs UFYH, because I don’t think I could’ve done this without you.
And if anyone sees this, know that you can totally get it done! Don’t give up!