*does the anime character with glasses thing*
*does the anime character with glasses thing*
I just did this. Legit.
June Flashback: Yu Darvish
Known as: Professional Baseball Player (Starting Pitcher for the Texas Rangers; Former Starting pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball; Played for Japanese National team in the 2008 Olympics)
Awards/Accolades: 2012 MLB All-Star; 5-time NPB All-Star
More Information: Yu Darvish’s Official Site (Japanese), Texas Rangers: Yu Darvish, ESPN: DICE-K 2.0: Yu Darvish (English), Yu Darvish’s Twitter page, Yu Darvish’s Facebook page, Baseball Reference: Yu Darvish (English), Yu Darvish’s Wikipedia page (English)
Originally featured on November 29, 2011
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i’ve never been happier in my entire life
Geeking out over the new Star Trek
Do not take our land for your dam: Stunning stand-off between Amazon Indian tribe and government in Brazil over hydroelectric water scheme
The Brazilian government is to send 110 soldiers to intervene in a land dispute between indigenous tribes claiming their ancestral territory and a local politician who owns the cattle ranch.
One member of the Terena tribe was killed in the row as police tried to evict the 200-strong group last week. The group reoccupied the farm on Friday and the dead man’s cousin was injured on Tuesday when he was shot by an unidentified attacker.
Two other tribe members are missing.
Troops are to arrive in the farm state of Mato Grosso do Sul to try to prevent more violence, officials said. Protests have now erupted across Brazil as tensions rise over farmland and the sites of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon.
Justice minister Jose Cardozo told reporters: ‘We must avoid radicalizing a situation that goes back a long way in Brazilian history.
‘We’re not going to put out the flames by throwing alcohol on the bonfire.’
About 2,000 Kaingang and Guarani Indians were blocking roads in Rio Grande do Sul state to protest the government’s decision to halt the handover of ancestral lands to indigenous communities, a concession to Brazil’s powerful farm lobby.
‘The government has abandoned us. [President Dilma Rousseff] isn’t supporting indigenous peoples,’ Indian chief Deoclides de Paula told Reuters by telephone from a blocked highway.
In Curitiba, the Parana state capital, 30 Kaingang Indians invaded the offices of the ruling Workers’ Party on Monday and only agreed to leave ten hours later when they were promised a meeting with Rousseff’s chief of staff, Gleisi Hoffmann.
Hoffmann, who will run for governor of Parana next year, said last month that the role of the government’s Indian affairs office, Funai, in land decisions would be restricted.
Cardozo stressed that Funai would continue to play a central role as the main institution that defends Indian rights, though others will be brought in to improve the process of deciding ancestral lands.
Brazil’s indigenous land policy, established in the country’s constitution, is considered one of the most progressive in the world, with about 13 per cent of the huge South American nation’s territory already set aside for Indians.
Farmers say Funai is trying to create reservations on land that has belonged to European-descended settlers for 150 years.
In another move to ease tensions with Brazil’s indigenous population, minister Gilberto Carvalho met Munduruku Indians flown to Brasilia on air force planes from the Tapajos, the only major river in the Amazon basin with no dams.
They want the government to shelve plans to build a dozen dams there, while the government hopes to finish work on the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, a huge project aimed at feeding Brazil’s fast-growing demand for electricity. Talks were suspended after a day.
Last week Indians paralyzed work at one of three building sites at Belo Monte, which is slated to become the world’s third-largest dam, capable of producing 11,233 megawatts of electricity - equivalent to about 10 per cent of Brazil’s total current generating capacity.
Belo Monte is a pet project of the president but has become the target of international criticism by environmental groups.
It has also become a stage for Indians from other parts of the Amazon.
‘We went to see for ourselves what a hydroelectric dam is and we saw that it has nothing good in store for us,’ a Munduruku leader told Carvalho, adding that promised development had not benefited the Indians of the Xingu.
‘We saw Indians being humiliated and we do not want that for our region.’
British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE explores colonialism and the intricate ways in which it has shaped, and continues to shape, cultural identities. He is well known for his life-size sculptural tableaux featuring staged, headless mannequins dressed in elaborate period garments.
In Scramble for Africa,2003, fourteen headless, mixed-race mannequins are seated at a sixteen-foot-long table. They symbolize the European figureheads who came together at the Berlin Conference, 1884–1885, to annex territories of trade in Africa for each of their countries. With regard to colonialism, the absence of heads implies loss of identity and, moreover, loss of humanity. Of this work, Shonibare explains, “I wanted to represent these European leaders as mindless in their hunger for what the Belgian King Leopold II called ‘a slice of this magnificent African cake.
[…] In these works, the materials and designs of the original clothing are replaced with batik, a colorful and ornately patterned fabric. The story of batik itself speaks to the notion of colonization and its effects: it originated in Indonesia; then, by way of imperial explorers, it was introduced to West Africa, where it was appropriated and now has its strongest associations; and indeed its greatest exporters are not in Africa at all, but are Dutch and British. By presenting his version of historical (often white, European) figures dressed in batik, Shonibare “Africanizes” the subjects, subversively pointing out a multitude of deep-rooted mythologies, falsehoods, and prejudices that complicate the dominant narrative of history and identity. - via themodern
Another kid shot in his own home.
KSLA: A 3-year-old boy is at LSU Hospital after being shot with a .22 rifle in a North Bossier Parish home Monday afternoon.
Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bill Davis says deputies were dispatched around 6 p.m. to the home on Scarborough Road off of Butler Hill Road in Benton.
Deputies believe it was an accident that happened when the rifle was knocked over by a sliding glass door after it was bumped by another child.
This keeps happening over and over and over, with sickening regularity. But of course, we shouldn’t do anything about it, because… Well, I’m not really all that clear on the because. Because some people are too fucking stupid to understand cause and effect, I guess.
But good thing the family had that rifle handy, huh? Otherwise, some criminal might’ve busted in and hurt someone in the family. Yes indeedy-doo, a bullet hole in your toddler is really a small price to pay in exchange for keeping your family safe.
The only thing that stops a 3 year-old with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Fuck the NRA.
Yah cuz guns don’t kill only children kill so say the Fucked NRA
Monkey - “C’mon Plant your hug right here”…. “Love u!!”
Twenty-five-year-old Brooklynite Chris Bashinelli of The Sopranos fame brings a new meaning to the term cultural exchange in his new documentary Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge. In two eventful weeks, Chris gets a taste of what it means to be a modern-day Oglala Lakota Indian on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—a part of the United States that at times, is either in the media for its poverty statistics or is completely forgotten.
This guy right here …
Omg! This guy emersed himself in his culture for a whole 7 weeks and came out a bigger douche…he needs schooled!
This guy right here …