Scarfgirl

“She told me that the year she went to England she painted her buttons yellow so she would remember what the sun felt like.”

Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas, Brian Andreas (via quotes-for-reference)

freedomforwhales:

SeaWorld’s days of dodging criticism have come to an end. In the clearest sign yet that the marine park is failing, the company’s stocks dropped by over 30 percent after posting “disappointing” quarterly revenue.

Supporters of animal welfare were shielded for generations from the dark reality hidden behind SeaWorld’s dazzling orca shows. The park routinely misinformed visitors, and only when people stopped to question those claims did they learn an unsettling truth that has now shifted the public consciousness and made an impact. 

When the documentary “Blackfish” was released in the summer of 2013, many people who saw it were appalled to discover that SeaWorld’s animals were suffering so profoundly for the purposes of entertainment and profit.

Since then, other revelations about SeaWorld’s treatment of animals have come to light, including that whales are drugged, forcibly impregnated at too young an age and exhibit clear signs of emotional and physical distress. As awareness spreads, the marine park has tried in vain to counter the mounting bad press — but the backlash has only grown stronger.

At first, SeaWorld labeled opponents as “radicals,” but slipping profits and falling attendance suggest a broader shift in public opinion.

“It’s a new world now that the world knows what happens there, and SeaWorld will have to evolve fast to survive,” director of “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos explains. Numerous sponsors have pulled their support and travel operators have dropped SeaWorld from their itineraries.

Given the growing number of voices calling for change, it seems inevitable now that one day the orcas will be released and the marine park’s tanks will be drained. As John Hargrove, a former SeaWorld trainer featured in “Blackfish” declares, “They’re going to be forced to change, whether they like it or not.”

This presents SeaWorld with a remarkable opportunity to become a much different type of orca pioneer — by ending captivity for good.  

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2hijabz:


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO 
NO FOOD INSIDE THE MASJID INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO): KABOBS, GRYOS, BURGERS, RICE, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, TEA, COFFEE, PIZZA, PEPSI, ICE CREAM, BIRYANI, CURRY, HUMUS, SAMOSAS, PEQORAS, CHICKEN, NOODLES, MOUNTAIN DEW, ROOH AFZA, AND ESPECIALLY LAFFY TAFFY. 
EXCEPT: WATER AND DATES. YOU MAY BRING DATES AND H2O ONLY!!!

I’m going to go ahead and guess there was an incident with laffy taffy at this masjid.

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2hijabz:

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO FOOD INSIDE THE MASJID INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO): KABOBS, GRYOS, BURGERS, RICE, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, TEA, COFFEE, PIZZA, PEPSI, ICE CREAM, BIRYANI, CURRY, HUMUS, SAMOSAS, PEQORAS, CHICKEN, NOODLES, MOUNTAIN DEW, ROOH AFZA, AND ESPECIALLY LAFFY TAFFY. 

EXCEPT: WATER AND DATES. YOU MAY BRING DATES AND H2O ONLY!!!

I’m going to go ahead and guess there was an incident with laffy taffy at this masjid.

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I missed my run this morning because I went to sleep late, but goddang, it’s true that you should get most stuff off of your to-do list early in the day.

I took care of most of what I had to take care of starting at 8am and was feeling good by 2pm.
I spent an hour vacuuming the stairs and the general kitchen/dining area because I made a mess during meal prep.

I made a call that I was putting off but I’m glad I went ahead and did it anyway because now my service learning project business is sorted out.

I’m content, but I know the rest of the semester is not going to be this easy.

shedskinbelight:

after they bury Michael Brown today

let us remember that the fight for justice is not over

please do not forget Ferguson

please keep Michael Brown on your mind, his family and friends in your hearts, and the city of Ferguson in your prayers

let us continue to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting for justice & peace