Somalia is called a poor country…

nativnuance:

But I met a man originally from Somalia today who explained that it has the most coastline of any country in Africa, and its population of 8 million people loses nearly $500 million every year to American and European ships that fish along the coast without the right to do so. The so-called Somali “pirates” seem like petty thieves compared to what American companies are doing with impunity.

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markdoesstuff:

kidshade:

ediebrit:

IM FUCKING SCREAMING

IM IN FUCKING STITCHES 

IT’S TOO REAL

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joshuapollina:

skateboarding 2014

joshuapollina:

skateboarding 2014

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nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 
Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …
If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”


Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 

Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …

If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

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koreastandardtime:

The death toll in the Sewol ferry disaster is creeping higher without any signs of additional survivors. As we learn more about the accident, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that human error is to blame for what is sure to be a devastating number of fatalities.

According to the JoongAng Ilbo, 20 of the 29 crew members, including Captain Lee Jun-seok, abandoned the Sewol without ever revising their earlier instructions to passengers to stay put. Lee was rescued barely 50 minutes after the ship issued its initial distress call  and a staggering hour and a half before the ship completely capsized.

James Shirley, an accident investigator in Newtown, Pa., tells the New York Times that the two and a half hours it took for the Sewol to sink provided the crew with enough time to get most of the passengers off the ship:

I don’t understand why the crew would be instructing passengers to stay inside the ship. I would think that if nothing else, they would be getting them outside with life jackets on so if it sank, they could at least get into the cold water with their jackets.

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neilcicierega:

You may say I’m a dreamer

but the media men beg to differ

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"Do not mistake yourself for a garden or a muse or a promise or a victim or a snack. You are a woman, skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. You are not made of metaphors, not apologies, not excuses."

The Type, Sarah Kay (via vixenelle)

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"People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water."

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

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LOLOLOL

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yrmaw:

biologyhearts:

qbnaith:

I think we should make 2014 the summer of boys in pretty floral dresses and big goth boots

Up for for this

sorry but im rly sick of this.

im sick of seeing boys worshipped for doing things that arent safe for all girls to do.

yep. same

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outellect:

on a scale from 1 to sansa stark, how much do you regret your childhood crush

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yrmaw:

lets make it the summer of keeping pasty white boys indoors with their shirts and long pants firmly on for a change, while all girls can enjoy the heat in whatever outfit they want without having to deal with shitty sexist comments being barked at them from gross sweat drenched ball scratchers.

Lets do that.

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Student protesters to police: Condoleezza Rice is a 'truly dangerous' person

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Student activists at the University of Minnesota are ratcheting up their protest against a campus visit by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is scheduled to speak Thurday at Northrop Auditorium. 

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which tried and failed to get the U to rescind its invitation to Rice, has sent a letter to the U police chief, Greg Hestness, claiming that a “truly dangerous” person is heading to campus. 

"From time to time, truly dangerous people do come to our campus. We would like to alert you to the upcoming presence of such a person…" says the April 13 letter, which was also sent to the University’s general counsel. 

The letter argues that: “There is probable cause to believe Dr. Rice has been involved in massive criminal activity” - a reference to her role in the controversial wartime policies of President George W. Bush. Citing international law against torture, it says: “We are confident that you will at least bring Dr. Rice in to be questioned. We hope, however, that you do not employ the interrogation techniques she so willingly approved.”

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awwww-cute:

We have a stage 5 clinger

awwww-cute:

We have a stage 5 clinger

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