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"I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are."

Teju Cole   (via ceedling)

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dublintonewyork:

taralynnhoe:

It Seems society only cares if your pretty. Well, every forty seconds, every flipping forty seconds, someone dies. Rest In peace to them. 

actually someone commits suicide every 40 seconds, people  die in general at a much quicker rate

It is important to remember this.

dublintonewyork:

taralynnhoe:

It Seems society only cares if your pretty. Well, every forty seconds, every flipping forty seconds, someone dies. Rest In peace to them. 

actually someone commits suicide every 40 seconds, people  die in general at a much quicker rate

It is important to remember this.

(Source: officially-logan, via starkidandstuff)

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CURRENT GLOBAL POLITICAL MAYHEM STATUS

  • Brazil: Massive Nation-Wide protests and riots caused by, among other factors, monetary focus on the World Cup and Olympics instead of the well-being of the populace
  • Venezuela: Massive protests and riots caused by unjust elections and violation of democratic rights
  • United States: Texas state law was declared invalid after being voted on after a deadline and being protested by both the people and a state Senator. Protests at the senate growing, and law enforcement called in. - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been declared inert in the US i.e people of color can be barred from voting.
  • Australia: Leadership ballot being called in 2 hours for the third time during the Prime Minister's leadership as to whether or not she will continue as leader of the ALP, her party.
  • United Kingdom: Government will ban Church of England and Church of Wales from offering same-sex marriage.
  • Greece: Trans*people and sex workers are being rounded up in concentration camps
  • Russia: Government creating anti-homosexuality policies threatening the safety of all LGBT*Q Russians.
  • China: Dozens (at least 27) have been killed in protests in the Xinjiang province of north-west China.
  • Turkey: Police fire water cannons and gas-grenades at anti-government rioters.
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New Zealand legalises gay marriage

progenyofworms:

pantsareforassholes:

New Zealand legalises gay marriage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22184232

America sucks.

“Greatest nation on Earth”, huh? Can’t figure this one out?

Remember when we were the second-to-last country in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery, and it took a damn civil war to di it?

America has no sense of perspective. Unlike European countries, we aren’t surrounded by outside opinions (and we don’t pay any attention to Canada or Mexico). This is a nation of willful ignorance. It disgusts me.

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anuujin:

radicalhomo:

Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world.

Omg this is beautiful

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cjbalogh:

Mexican Skies on Flickr.
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The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.

The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.

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climateadaptation:

“It seems the oil giant thinks it can intimidate us with threats so that it can push through dangerous new drilling in the fragile Arctic ecosystem.

Please stand with the Center and help us defeat this obnoxious, anti-free-speech lawsuit.

A generous Center supporter has agreed to match all emergency donations if we can raise $50,000.

Shell Oil is suing the Center because we’ve stopped every offshore drilling proposal in the Arctic since 2007. Shell knows we’re effective, so it’s trying to take us out with its preemptive attack.

But we’re not leaving. We’re fighting back, and we need your generous support today.

The Shell game is all about intimidation and shutting down free speech. Please, help us take a stand against Shell’s strong-arm tactics with a gift to our Emergency Legal Defense Fund to save the Arctic.”

These guys are effective and GSD. Click here to donate a few bucks.

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: severe weather. The number of severe floods, droughts and storms has increased worldwide over the past three decades, according to the OECD.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: severe weather. The number of severe floods, droughts and storms has increased worldwide over the past three decadesaccording to the OECD.

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i-am-mona:

Gaza
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14kgoldnyc:

cactustreemotel:

haguenite:

FIFA has lifted the hijab ban that’s been in place since 2007!
All the ladies! All the football! Fuck yeah.
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woooooooooooo!!

!! Fantastic news!

14kgoldnyc:

cactustreemotel:

haguenite:

FIFA has lifted the hijab ban that’s been in place since 2007!

All the ladies! All the football! Fuck yeah.

Photo via goal.com.

woooooooooooo!!

!! Fantastic news!

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"My friends, writers and journalists from all over the world, in China and Russia, I would like to inform you that my people is being subjected to a genocide."

Open Letter from Syrian Author Khaled Khalifa (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.

Bertrand Russell

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vinegarwilliams:

rosaaluxemburgg:

WE’RE NOT #1.

It kinda sucks here. It’s worse in other countries, but I’ll admit that it’s getting pretty bad around here. We just keep on watching tv, while the world crumbles around us, ours too.

/sigh…

vinegarwilliams:

rosaaluxemburgg:

WE’RE NOT #1.

It kinda sucks here. It’s worse in other countries, but I’ll admit that it’s getting pretty bad around here. We just keep on watching tv, while the world crumbles around us, ours too.

/sigh…

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stfuconservatives:

mohandasgandhi:

interruptions:

fromthemitten:

interruptions:

THE MENACE OF THE IRANIAN MILITARY BUILDUP
(via Glenn Greenwald)

That’s nothing, the NYPD has a larger budget than Iran, Syria, and Pakistan COMBINED.

The NYPD is a serious and growing threat to regional stability.

We must stop the NYPD from developing nuclear weapons.

UN Sanctions on the NYPD!
-Joe

^ I support that ^

stfuconservatives:

mohandasgandhi:

interruptions:

fromthemitten:

interruptions:

THE MENACE OF THE IRANIAN MILITARY BUILDUP

(via Glenn Greenwald)

That’s nothing, the NYPD has a larger budget than Iran, Syria, and Pakistan COMBINED.

The NYPD is a serious and growing threat to regional stability.

We must stop the NYPD from developing nuclear weapons.

UN Sanctions on the NYPD!

-Joe

^ I support that ^

(via stfuconservatives)