meloromantics:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

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"oh my god, you’re seriously going to pay college kids $15 an hour to flip burgers? get a real job!"

scenicroutes:

a real job? you mean, like, an internship at the white house?

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okay, well what about the national democratic party?

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what about interning at the united nations?

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wow damn it’s almost like our economy functions on stealing labour from hardworking young people, regardless of whether their jobs are “real” or not

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croatoanhero:

Harley is a gift from God.

This is why Harley is like my all time favorite!

Why did they leave out the best part of this scene?;

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The character development of Harley is probably one of the better things DC has done with their characters.

:(

And later

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blackourstory:

Family at Hermitage Plantation, Savannah, Georgia

I wonder if this is still around

beautiesofafrique:

abastract:

Hmm. I can’t speak for the Gulf as a whole, but I know that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait have a lot of Arabs who are descendant from African slaves. Because the Arab slave trade was practiced much earlier than the European slave trade, there were a lot of African slaves from Eastern Africa such Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, etc, in the Arabian peninsula. In Islam if the slave master married a woman slave then the children and the mother are free by law. Like that, the Swahili language was created, because of Arab Muslims and Africans intermarrying.

In modern times, I don’t think there is any obvious or blatant racism towards Afro-Arabs, a lot of them run in parliament and a lot of them are scholars too. However, some people still refer to them as “عبد” which literally means slave in Arabic

1. There has  always been a Swahili language, yes it has evolved over time but it’s always been there. Us Waswahili were not mute before the Arabs came. And even though we use a few Arabic words in Swahili, Swahili is still considered a bantu lanaguge, it’s not an afroasiatic language 

2. Afro-Arabs might have it better than other black Africans but there’s still blatant racism. I’ve seen anti-blackness within the Arab communities here and for me that reflects what people in the gulf thinks about us.

generalelectric:

A cauliflower gets an MRI scan at GE’s Global Research Center in Munich, Germany. Image sequenced using 5mm slices. 

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dilapidatedragamuffin:

We were at my grandparents’ house for Easter today, and my brother brought along the Nintendo Wii for our cousins to play

Only he forgot the sensor bar :T the thing that makes the wii-motes work and junk

Then he remembered this crazy myth he heard basically said if you light two candles, they act as a sensor bar.

I DON’T KNOW HOW

BUT IT TURNS OUT IT FUCKING WORKS.

So if you ever lose or break the sensor bar, and don’t mind your TV looking like an offering to Satan, I recommend candles :I

I’ll remember that for the next time my sensor bar stuffs up…

This also works with flashlights, in case you don’t have any candles handy. c:

The “sensor” bar doesn’t actually have any sensors. The sensors are in the Wii-mote. The sensor bar is actually just a line of infrared LEDs that an IR camera in the Wii-mote can see, which means you can substitute other IR sources, like candles and flashlights.

Science, hail Satan.

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edens-blog:

The struggle is real.

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i can’t believe that tomorrow is the 1st of halloween

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