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thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

Signal boost.

Seriously people. WTF?

Do any of you grinning tourists even understand the word you’re posing in front of? Have a little empathy? A thought for something other than your own tiny lives, and people who look just like you?

No, I guess not.

wotanklan:

Honey Bees are endangered

Just to keep this short, in case you’ve missed it completely: The honey bee is in great danger, in America as well as in Europe and other locations. Among the worst of “bee situations” is Britain. British bee keepers have lost up to 80% of their bees in recent years. As soon as 2018, Britain might be more or less completely without any bees at all.

Besides natural parasites and diseases among bees (that have always been there), poisons such as Neonicotinoids, GMO cultivation, various forms of pollution and the lack of traditional rural farmland - are main reasons for their decline.

To keep it short: Without bees, no honey, without honey - no mead, so you better start giving it a thought. Besides, bees are very important for pollination, and their demise would mean (really) bad news for the food industry. This goes not just for the bee, but for the Bumblebee and others too.

Here are some few links, to various groups and campaigns that take this seriously - where you can help out and learn how to prevent bees from becoming but a childhood memory:

http://www.thebeecause.org/
https://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/bee_cause_donate_get_bee_saver_kit_39413_b.html
http://sos-bees.org/
http://www.helpsavebees.co.uk/
http://www.saveourbees.org.uk/

gameraboy:

Ewoks should report to Jabba’s palace, it’s full of unusual and wonderful things! From Warwick Davis’s home movies filmed during Return of the Jedi.

wolfdancer:

I’m your huckleberry Tombstone scene

Best Scene of the movie

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