i hate the term “marriage equality”—because it is being written that “inequality” stems from the institution of marriage refusing to recognize particular couples— and completely swallows any space out there for understanding that the personal space of “a marriage” is in and of itself an unequal…
I will always reblog this
if you actually believe this you’re dumb as hell
open a history book instead of scrolling down your dash
hate to break it to you
but we didn’t ever drop a nuclear bomb on Germany
But we didn’t hesitate to drop it on Japan.
The effects of that bomb still affects citizens, today, if you know basic chemistry and understand how radioactive decay works. There are children and adults still suffering from cancerous effects just from being in the area of the blast zone for too long…80+ years LATER.
Not to mention that the fact that they would rather bomb Japan than Germany tells me there was some racist bias involved in that decision.
‘Spectacular’ 1,000 kilometre-long crack rips across ice in Canada’s Beaufort Sea
The ice in Canada’s western Arctic ripped open in a massive “fracturing event” this spring that spread like a wave across 1,000 kilometres of the Beaufort Sea.
Huge leads of water – some more than 500 kilometres long and as much as 70 kilometres across – opened up from Alaska to Canada’s Arctic islands as the massive ice sheet cracked as it was pushed around by strong winds and currents.
“It took just seven days for the fractures to progress across the entire area from west to east,” said Trudy Wohlleben, senior ice forecaster at the Canadian Ice Service.
She said it was “spectacular” to watch from Ottawa, where she and her colleagues track the ice with satellites. (NASA)
The weeds of the field and garden have two big advantages in the kitchen: firstly, they are free to anyone; secondly, they contain any amount of dietary goodness, often not so readily available from the anaemic products of the hothouse and intensive farm. And what is really needed is a set of recipes to turn them into everybody’s favourite supper. This Vivien Weise provides in spades. With plenty of clear illustrations of the plants in question – ensuring that every reader will be able to identify the quarry when out gathering – Vivien has created a series of vegetarian dishes (all the recipes are meat-free) with a defiantly modern slant: comfrey hamburgers, daisy ginger soup, dandelion salad with a banana yoghurt sauce, dead nettle aubergine spread, ground elder layered pancakes, and many more. The great charm of this book is that you can go into the vegetable plot with two baskets: one for dinner and one for the compost heap. While gathering your supper, you weed the garden. In the popular weed-cookery courses that Vivien gives at her home in Germany, she demonstrates the culinary value of upwards of a hundred different plants.
The value of weeds is a given in Mediterranean countries where wild-plant salads are commonplace. It was also understood by our own ancestors who recognised that many of these plants – now derided as pests – might actually taste nice (stinging nettle soup is but one hangover from this era), and that they also had great therapeutic value: the lesser celandine, for instance, was a particular remedy for scurvy; the dandelion is a diuretic. They also have very high vitamin, mineral and protein content, especially in comparison with cultivated vegetables. For example, the dandelion has 3.3% protein per 100g (the lettuce 0.9%); ground elder has 684mg of vitamin A per 100g (broccoli 370mg); Good King Henry 3.5mg of iron per 100g (swiss chard 2.2mg).
Vivien Weise also writes travel books and has camped, cooked and visited all the world’s continents. She now lives in Germany where she gives courses in weed cookery to an increasingly appreciative public.
Just a friendly reminder.
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day to do this. (x)