every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters
Watercolour Tattoos by Sasha Unisex
- In Illinois, DC, NY, and NJ police only kill black people
- Cop who pointed gun at, and threatened to kill protestors/journalists has resigned (x)
- Riverfront Times seeks juvenile records for Darren Wilson
- Gov. Nixon requests help from SBA for businesses affected by Ferguson
- Ferguson Police Chief, now international “bad guy”, wants to help his city move forward
- Canfield residents light candles where Mike Brown was murdered every night
Steampunk Portrait by Matt Carr
More black men dressing Steampunk, please Universe, please. ♥
ALL DAY LONG!!!!!!!!
Hahah gothicflamingos snagged me with this one. I love these things because I always get to yank good music from other people’s lists.
"You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod/iphone/itunes media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people.”
01.] Fable of the Brown Ape—Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
02.] Fortunate Son—Creedence Clearwater Revival
03.] Orpheus—Milo Greene
04.] Call Me Mellow—Tears for Fears
05.] This Lullaby—Queens of the Stone Age
06.] Sleeping Beauty—A Perfect Circle
07.] Time Has Come Today—The Chambers Brothers
08.] Crusaders—Jordi Savall
09.] Pressure and Time—Rival Sons
10.] Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders—Garry Schyman
This turned out not as weird a mix as I expected it to be.
I’m just gonna tag a few people I know in real life. And if anybody else wants to have a go at it. Have fun!
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.
The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.
when you can’t find any sheep on day 1 in a new minecraft world so you gotta hide in a hole overnight
Saturday in Ferguson. Aug. 23rd.