I hope that this image travels the world …
“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …
But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois
Yes, this is a real story: http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/brazil-amazon-rainforest-hydroelectric-dam?cat=environment&type=article
This is about saving a girls life. Kahlia Wilson goes to my school and is in year 12. She got cancer in her pelvis when she was only 13 years old, and after beating it once it has come back in her chest. Regular medicine is not an option anymore and she needs to travel to Perth for radical cancer treatment. This treatment will cost her family $30,000, money they just don’t have.
If you have a heart, PLEASE donate at www.curekahlia.com
If you can’t donate, reblog this, or forward this to people on Facebook, and Twitter.
To watch the full story, click here
I can’t just see this post in my dash and not reblog. :’(
[Text: VOTE NO ON 26! AMENDMENT 26 COULD
- ban birth control pills and the IUD
- prevent women from utilizing assisted reproductive technology (like in vitro)
- ban abortion under all circumstances, even in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk
- cost Mississippi tax payers millions of dollars
AMEDMENT 26 GOES TOO FAR
Vote NO on Government Intrusion into the private decisions of Mississippi Families. www.VoteNoOn26.org, Mississippians for Healthy Families”.]
Ridiculous people in Mississippi are Ridiculous. If shit like this passes.. I might actually have to move out of MS for medical reasons.. so fucking ridiculous. This is why I hate religion//living in the bible belt aka the noose of idiocracy.
It has so many far-reaching consequences:
- It could also ban commonly used forms of contraception that many Mississippi women use - like the pill, the IUD, and ban important technologies that families count on, like in vitro fertilization.
- It would prevent life-saving treatments for pregnant women who face conditions like cancer.
- It sets out to ban all abortion in any circumstance, even in cases of rape or incest.
- And since this amendment affects over 9,000 Mississippi laws, it will have unintended consequences and costs for the state of Mississippi for years to come, in legal fees and other government spending
This is ridiculous. Signal boost!
Not just women. ALL people who are capable of becoming pregnant!
Ummm— a LOT of women use and need birth control for other reasons besides contraception. I take birth control because I have endomitriosis and a history of ovarian cysts. It also acts as a hormone balancer.
So yeah— VOTE NO guys.
ban birth control? what the FUCK?! ok all of this is just ridiculous
Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.
He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”
I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.
I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.
A few ways to help:
- If you’re South Asian, get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
- If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
- If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above. Thank you.
My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.
Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.
This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.
How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.
Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.
We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match.
You can get a free test by mail, or, if you’re in New York, you can join us Friday, October 14th for a special party to rally support.
We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.
Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.
Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.
Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.
New trend at dog parks! apparently people are wylin putting nails in pieces of cheese. soo outrageous, who would even do that? what do people gain from doing this?
warning to any people who follow me and frequent dog parks with their fourlegged buddies :(
good thing we’re moving soon, dog parks are just kind of terrible to begin with. god, who would even do this.
oh my god this is horrible
What the fuck, why would you….
What is wrong with people?!?!