justanotherpalestinian:

The U.K. is talking about how ISIS is a threat to homeland security as if they weren’t the ones breeding these terrorists in the first place.

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nowinexile:

Palestinian resistance fighters thank nuns in Gaza for providing food and water during Israel’s latest invasion of the besieged city. 

futurejournalismproject:

Mapping Perspective

Via Al Jazeera:

Why do maps always show the north as up? For those who don’t just take it for granted, the common answer is that Europeans made the maps and they wanted to be on top. But there’s really no good reason for the north to claim top-notch cartographic real estate over any other bearing, as an examination of old maps from different places and periods can confirm…

…There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one. Some of the very earliest Egyptian maps show the south as up, presumably equating the Nile’s northward flow with the force of gravity. And there was a long stretch in the medieval era when most European maps were drawn with the east on the top. If there was any doubt about this move’s religious significance, they eliminated it with their maps’ pious illustrations, whether of Adam and Eve or Christ enthroned. In the same period, Arab map makers often drew maps with the south facing up, possibly because this was how the Chinese did it.

Things changed with the age of exploration. Like the Renaissance, this era didn’t start in Northern Europe. It began in the Mediterranean, somewhere between Europe and the Arab world. In the 14th and 15th centuries, increasingly precise navigational maps of the Mediterranean Sea and its many ports called Portolan charts appeared. They were designed for use by mariners navigating the sea’s trade routes with the help of a recently adopted technology, the compass. These maps had no real up or down — pictures and words faced in all sorts of directions, generally pointing inward from the edge of the map — but they all included a compass rose with north clearly distinguished from the other directions.

Image: A perfectly good map. Select to embiggen.

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guardian:

The world-famous La Tomatina festival has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.

Tens of thousands of people come together to throw over 100 tonnes of tomatoes at each other, costing an estimated $3,000 per minute. More photos »

What a waste.

el-masreya:

Slavery: “GET OVER IT!”

Imperialism: “GET OVER IT!”

Exploitation: “GET OVER IT!”

World Starvation: “GET OVER IT”

Genocide: “GET OVER IT!”

Occupation: “GET OVER IT!”

9/11: “NEVER FORGET!”

If Joan Rivers dies it will be a bigger tragedy than 9 / 11
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Are you fucking insane? It’s a shame she hasn’t contracted colo-rectal cancer.

lettertodaddy:

People talking shit about Joan Rivers clearly don’t understand the huge impact she made in breaking the glass ceiling of not only women on TV but women in comedy and women standing up to men in positions of power.

They know nothing about her work, about her from the 60s to the 90s. Without her Television and Comedy would nowhere near be what it is today in reference to women. 

Hopefully she dies a slow and horribly painful death.

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thomasklang420:

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One more time and you’ll be dead.
Better watch out better be scared, 
heading for the dragon’s lair.
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