What’s that? Oh not much, just a quasar 6 billion light years away being powered by a supermassive black hole spinning around at half the speed of light.
See it bigger here. Mind blown. Thanks, NASA and ESA.
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
My entire educational experience summed up in one sentence.
My entire life summed up in one sentence.
A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. “Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare…
Anonymous asked: Being vegan isn't cheap, and it won't cure hunger and that's a fact. There's enough good for everyone, it's just unevenly distributed, that's why people in africa are hungry. Vegans don't change anythibg
Explain that to the 4 million people on this planet who live on an almost exclusively-vegan diet due to poverty. The amount of vegetable protein fed to the US beef herd would feed almost the entire populations of India and China. Most of the UK’s animal feed protein concentrates come from poor countries – often those where children die from starvation. If Britain went vegetarian less than half the farm land would be needed; vegan, less than a quarter. It is estimated that 40 million tonnes of grain would be needed to end world hunger. This sounds like a lot, but 540 million tonnes of grain are fed to animals in the West.
Meat and dairy are viewed as luxury items, because it takes so many resources to get such little back from the animal. For example, a single pound of beef uses up to 13 pounds of grain, and if you include the cooking processes and other things used to make that one pound of beef, it takes an incredible 2,400 gallons of water. For people who live in dire poverty and need to conserve as much food and clean water as possible, eating meat or other animal products simply does not make sense. The food and water used to feed one cow, and get little in return from them, can help feed a whole village. As a result cows and other farm animals are not slaughtered regularly, because they take up too many precious resources such as land space (which instead can be used to grow crops and feed more people), water, food and energy to care for them.
And Africa isn’t the only continent where people are suffering, starving, exploited and dying…
It’s funny that you guys say we don’t change anything, yet you feel the overwhelming need to come to our own blogs directly to tell us this. Clearly we’re making enough of an impact to have you waste your own precious time.