01 9 / 2014

minnesnowtahey:

THERE’S YOUR PROBLEM

By all means, let’s continue to ignore the successes of other developed countries.

Guns are simply not as available in the UK due to strict gun control. There are lower levels of gun violence, and therefore, police have less need to defend themselves. Latest current statistics show only 38 gun homicides in the UK, vs 11,101 in the United States.

http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/compare/192/number_of_gun_homicides/194

The United States teen pregnancy rate is over four times that of the Netherlands, where they have societal openness and comfort in dealing with sexuality and pragmatic governmental policies.

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01 9 / 2014

01 9 / 2014

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

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01 9 / 2014

amazingatheist:

Jim Carrey has said quite a few stupid things, but this is not among them. 

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01 9 / 2014

"Criminal Minds" Executive Producer Janine Sherman Barrois has sold medical drama “Cold Blood” to ABC. Described as “‘The Firm’ in a medical setting,” the show puts a conspiracy thriller spin on the genre and tells the story of Dr. Cara West, a new attending who uncovers the shady dealings of an elite team of doctors at the prestigious New York Memorial Hospital.

"Cold Blood" joins a slate of new projects in ABC’s apparent push for diversity, including John Ridley’s "American Crime," Kenya Barris’ "Black-ish," and Shonda Rhimes’ "How To Get Away With Murder." 

Along with Rhimes’ “Murder” and “Scandal,” it would also be the third ABC project to star a black woman lead. And with the show’s New York location and its focus on the business of medicine, we can only expect that culturally relevant themes - like universal healthcare, preventative care, and the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color - may be discussed as well. 

(Source: thechanelmuse, via engineerinalabcoat)

01 9 / 2014

zoegetsabout:

Posting again because people are showing their ignorance again…as well as someone who is outright spreading lies.
Directed to whoever is commenting under any article about Jensen with made up BS and anyone who believes that BS without using their brains and fact checking for themselves.
No Jensen does not refuse photo ops with gay/male fans and give them their money back and as far as I’m aware they don’t even sell photo ops at Comic Con for the Supernatural cast so it’s a weak attempt at a lie.
Starting to think that aside from the usual angry shippers ( not all ) there’s someone with a personal vendetta against Jensen spreading lies which is worrying considering many people on the internet don’t bother fact checking and believe any BS they want to.
Can I remind certain fans that Jensen is a real person who can get hurt by this kind of crap? Being rich and famous does not mean he deserves this or that it doesn’t effect him since we already know how hurt he feels when fans attack his wife.

zoegetsabout:

Posting again because people are showing their ignorance again…as well as someone who is outright spreading lies.

Directed to whoever is commenting under any article about Jensen with made up BS and anyone who believes that BS without using their brains and fact checking for themselves.

No Jensen does not refuse photo ops with gay/male fans and give them their money back and as far as I’m aware they don’t even sell photo ops at Comic Con for the Supernatural cast so it’s a weak attempt at a lie.

Starting to think that aside from the usual angry shippers ( not all ) there’s someone with a personal vendetta against Jensen spreading lies which is worrying considering many people on the internet don’t bother fact checking and believe any BS they want to.

Can I remind certain fans that Jensen is a real person who can get hurt by this kind of crap? Being rich and famous does not mean he deserves this or that it doesn’t effect him since we already know how hurt he feels when fans attack his wife.

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01 9 / 2014

k-sijr:

"you should take out your dreads"

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"you should get a weave"

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"your straight hair looked so pretty"

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"why did you go natural and get dreads"

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01 9 / 2014

I have a brilliant friend (she’s White) with whom I discuss the inability of White Conservatives in particular to understand racism, you know, the folks who say there wouldn’t be a race problem if victims of racism would only stop talking about it - in other words, people like Sean Hannity.  She has a theory about how some people cannot recognize experiences that they can’t share.  She said they see them as fiction, which is why no matter how many facts you put in front of these people, they will NEVER EVER see racism.  For them, experiences that are not like their own are like reading a book or watching a TV show, real only in someone’s imagination.  I think it is a serious mental disorder that must be acknowledged and addressed for the sake of humanity.  

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01 9 / 2014

01 9 / 2014


Every single one

Every single one

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