July 19, 2014
My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

besturlonhere:

I blame the TGI Friday’s test kitchen executive chef (a prepaid cellphone that Guy Fieri texts recipes to while high on whippets) for making the prototype of these sticks accidentally one full moon—for by accident is the only way such an item could ever have been deemed suitable for human consumption—and then never copping to the mistake.

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July 14, 2014
http://dagwolf.tumblr.com/post/91793768000/took-me-all-of-five-minutes-to-find-and-read

dagwolf:

took me all of five minutes to find and read zizek’s response and the original section of text in question. although i’ve actually taken the time to read his works about subjects i care about. it’s fucking nothing more than stupid gossip to be posting something like i don’t know much about it but…

I also thought it was silly when I first saw that circulating. Sounds like a lot of hollering by people who don’t like Zizek mostly

July 13, 2014
"Human beings don't have a right to water."

stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

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July 12, 2014
"Old gods lean in close."

— Mary O’Donnell, from “Fairy Rath” (via the-final-sentence)

July 9, 2014
Glaswegian vigilante vows to remove any 'anti-homeless spikes' from city

ghost-of-algren:

sabotabby:

A vigilante has vowed to continue removing ‘anti-homeless spikes’ from Glasgow after taking action to rid a city street of the metal barriers.

The Govanhill activist forcibly removed the metal devices using a 21mm sprocket early on Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after reports of the ‘spikes’ appeared on Glasgow’s St Vincent Lane.

This is exactly the kind of vigilantism I’m wholeheartedly in favour of.

Direct Action

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July 9, 2014

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July 6, 2014
quoms:

this is the most boring thing on earth

this is what I am thinking too

quoms:

this is the most boring thing on earth

this is what I am thinking too

July 6, 2014

fistedbychrist:

jedavu:

Photographer Translates His Nightmares Into Surreal, Haunting Photographs

by 19-year-old photographer Nicolas Bruno

the last one of these is absolutely horrifying to me. amazing.

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July 2, 2014

fotojournalismus:

New World shopping mall, a four storey former shopping mall. Originally constructed as an eleven storey building. It was found to be in breach of old town Bangkok’s four storey limit on building heights. The top seven floors were demolished to adhere to building codes in 1997. In 1999 the mall burned due to suspected arson committed by a competitor in the area. The disaster resulted in several casualties, and the building has remained abandoned ever since. Not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round.

At some point in the early 2000s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species. The small population of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained, and amazingly populated urban aquarium. Photos taken by Jesse Rockwell

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July 2, 2014
"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

Eliezer Yudkowsky  (via rampias)

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

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