yagazieemezi:

Selita Ebanks For Dannijo’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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acatnamedhercules:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

holy shit

acatnamedhercules:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

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this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

holy shit

africa-will-unite:

ikaythegod:

Watch the exclusive full poetry slam here.

Mutabaruka one of my favorite poet… Check out his program on YouTube
" The Cuttin’ Edge " on Wednesday
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anishinaabequay:

"This Is What It Feels Like To Be An American Indian," John Pepion.

anishinaabequay:

"This Is What It Feels Like To Be An American Indian," John Pepion.

kateoplis:

It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove. There, a rare old-growth coast redwood had been brutally hacked about 15 times by poachers, a chain saw massacre that had exposed the tree’s deep red heartwood.

The thieves who butchered this and other 1,000-year-old arboreal giants were after the burls, gnarly protrusions on the trees that are prized for their intricately patterned wood. Although timber theft has long plagued public lands, a recent spate of burl poaching, with 18 known cases in the last year, has forced park officials to close an eight-mile drive through old-growth forests, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, at night to deter criminals. More closings are expected.

While some burls are small and barnacle-like — perfect for souvenir salt-and-pepper shakers — others weigh hundreds of pounds and can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars per slab.

The poachers, known locally as the “midnight burlers,” are motivated by a sluggish local economy and expensive methamphetamine habits, park officials say, and they have been targeting ever-bigger burls and using increasingly brazen tactics. Last year, a redwood estimated to be 400 years old was felled by thieves who wanted access to a 500-pound burl 60 feet up. It was the first time an entire tree was cut down for a burl…

Old-growth coast redwoods are among the earth’s most tenacious organisms, some living 2,000 years or more. Removing a burl cuts into a tree’s living cambium layer, which can weaken it and make it vulnerable to insects and disease.

Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

mansplainedmarxist:

How I feel walking past every snow-covered surface in Chicago this morning

mansplainedmarxist:

How I feel walking past every snow-covered surface in Chicago this morning

zelinkfangrrl:

a pow wow gif for you.
[I’m sorry, I don’t know who made it! If you find a source, please tell me so I can give credit.]

zelinkfangrrl:

a pow wow gif for you.

[I’m sorry, I don’t know who made it! If you find a source, please tell me so I can give credit.]

"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
James Baldwin (via observando)