thebrainscoop:

birdandmoon:

It’s that time of year again! Time to watch out for our handsome salamanders, especially on roads where they travel heavily (though you should never put yourself in danger while driving). Also, it’s time to think about culverts and other ways to help animals cross streets in style.

important PSA.

thebrainscoop:

birdandmoon:

It’s that time of year again! Time to watch out for our handsome salamanders, especially on roads where they travel heavily (though you should never put yourself in danger while driving). Also, it’s time to think about culverts and other ways to help animals cross streets in style.

important PSA.

clarknokent:

blacksnobbery:

seemeflow:

It is not often that this MadMan is taken aback .. especially by something I already suspected/knew…  but sometimes seeing the proof or having it validated can still render shock, disgust and in this case grief.

I always wondered about the high rates of cancer and diabetes in my neighborhood, and in other Black neighborhoods.  These diseases are not inherent in people of African descent.

What makes it worse is that every elder in my family has died at the mercy of one of these diseases.  My mother passed from cancer at the young age of 59… as did every other elder on my floor in the co-op building we owned in Harlem.  I long believed environmental factors played a huge part in the mortality rate of my beloved Harlem residents… so to come across this  … as you can imagine, floored me and left me speechless.

There is a part of me that says “this can’t be true”, but the larger part of me, having grown up in the area, having seen the bad food sold to us ..(even the more affluent of us in Harlem) .. I have no choice but to acknowledge what I have known for years has been validated.

and no one cares…

The only thing I can do as an individual is share the knowledge and information.  If we get MAD enough collectively, raise our voices.. eventually we will be heard.  I hope.

http://themadmanchronicles.com/2014/01/26/radiated-milk-sold-in-black-neighborhoods-the-art-of-slow-genocide/

Wow. I always new something was funny with that school milk; I never used to drink it

Wtf?!

I can’t actually find any source on this outside of that same video links on the above site… and there are a lot of things wrong with the science of that video – like the fact that irradiated (or radioactive, for that matter) milk wouldn’t cause diabetes, for one. That’d be cancer instead. Not irradiated milk either. For that matter, cows living near safe nuclear plants wouldn’t have ‘radioactive milk’.

If they were producing radioactive milk, I think you’d be seeing far worse problems, given that New York City itself is less than 60 km away from a major set of nuclear power plants that is known to have a less-than-stellar safety record.

We’ve done some horrible things to people due to racism, including a bunch of experimentation on people of minority status. We still do a bunch of this crap, and that is definitely wrong. This doesn’t pass the smell test though – too many incorrect facts in that sole source.

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

homestuckandqueer:

actual-aranea:

The best part about this photoset is the knowledge that that girl is five years old and autistic

Her name is Iris Grace, and she is amazing .

“…She has sold paintings to private art collectors here in the UK and all over the world, in Europe, America, South America and Asia.

All profits from the sales of her art go towards more art materials and her on going private therapists – Occupational therapy, speech therapy, Yoga, Music therapy and her future.” – source 

ultrafacts:

It is called the Osborne Reef, located off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, FloridaIn the 1970s, the reef was the subject of an ambitious expansion project utilizing old and discarded tires. The project ultimately failed, and the “reef” has come to be considered an environmental disaster—ultimately doing more harm than good in the coastal Florida waters.

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Welcome to Florida and its history of “fixing” things. :(

ultrafacts:

It is called the Osborne Reef, located off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, FloridaIn the 1970s, the reef was the subject of an ambitious expansion project utilizing old and discarded tires. The project ultimately failed, and the “reef” has come to be considered an environmental disaster—ultimately doing more harm than good in the coastal Florida waters.

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Welcome to Florida and its history of “fixing” things. :(

ultrafacts:

It is called the Osborne Reef, located off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, FloridaIn the 1970s, the reef was the subject of an ambitious expansion project utilizing old and discarded tires. The project ultimately failed, and the “reef” has come to be considered an environmental disaster—ultimately doing more harm than good in the coastal Florida waters.

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Welcome to Florida and its history of “fixing” things. :(

For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications

Oof. I didn’t think that I’d hit THAT many of the bits on that page. Still not going to blame by depression on that though.

ultrafacts:

Nemophilist (pronounced  ne-‘mo-fe-list) means someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods, or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them – a ‘haunter’ of woods. The word derives
from the Greek ‘nemos,’ grove, and ‘philos,’ affection. The use of the
word appears to distinguish it from the more formal pursuit of
‘forestry’ or ‘botany’ – suggesting a more artistic appreciation of
trees, or the simple delight provided by woodlands. The first known use was in 1838.

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clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns

clintscoffeepot:

“Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions … You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations.”— A Series of Nouns