I made some improvements to my Norse clothes, by adding a tablet woven trim, silver and bronze turtle brooches and a bead chain.
Taken at Sarpsborg Viking Market today.
"Fairy’s Godmother" by Vania Zouravliov.
"Your life is in peril."
The Masque of Mandragora - season 14 - 1976
Evolution is awesome! A native group of people living on the Soloman Islands northeast of Australia called Melanesians is famous for their beautiful dark skin and naturally blonde hair.
The odd combination has got scientists wondering about how such a color combo develops over time. According to the Global Financial Newswires, many scientists have long thought that their blonde hair was a result of a diet high in fish, perhaps bleaching by the sun and salt water, or a reminder of the island’s historic relations with people of European descent.
In fact, the blonde Melanesians have blonde that is unique solely to them. According to the study in which scientists compared 43 blonde hair islanders to 42 dark hair islanders, blonde Melanesians have a variant of a native gene called TYRP1 that plays an important role in the melanin biosynthetic pathway. This variant is completely separate from what causes blonde hair in Europeans, and doesn’t even exist in the European genetic set.
What’s truly beautiful in this fascinating discovery, as so perfectly stated by the study author Sean Myles, a geneticist at Nova Scotia Agricultural College, is that “it’s a great example of convergent evolution, where the same outcome is brought about by completely different means.”
Found on http://tinyurl.com/6u8kwhl
OHMY GOD THATS NEAT
We don’t need to replace our history with myths to validate ourselves and our cultures. Keep it real.
This is literally why I get super annoyed with all those ridiculous ancient egypt memes like pls shut the fuck up and stop using dead people in your bs respectability politics
Anonymous said: What do you think of the Gaza crisis? Is either side justified?
To be fair, Palestine was not a nation prior to 1988.
Palestine was a regional name for a stretch of land occupied by various tribes of Arabs and Jews. It was historically sparsely settled until WWII, when Jews flocked there under UN agreement and formed the UN recognized state of Israel.
This document is actually anti-Semitic in nature, but it does break down the sparsity of the population in Palestine prior to WWII.
In the US small cities have more population than the entire region of Palestine had. And entire sections of those small cities are overrun by illegal immigrants. And we don’t lob rockets indiscriminately at Mexico and Guatemala and Cuba.
And Israel started out as a much smaller state. But actions by Jordan and Syria and Egypt that caused the Six Day War caused Israel to move to expand her borders because of the need for a buffer zone between the country borders and the existing cities and larger population areas in Israel.
The problem is not simply Israel versus Palestine. The problem in reality is Israel versus the entire Arab region. There are “residents” of Palestine that were residents of Egypt or Saudi Arabia or Jordan or Syria a month or two ago and are now considered to be some kind of victim of Israeli oppression. There has been and continues to be a massive influx of non-Palestinian natives into Palestine because of anti-Semitism and because of Shari’a law that states that death in battle with non-believers is awarded with everlasting paradise. The rockets and other materials are brought in from underground tunnels by Egyptian and Syrian and Jordanian smugglers.
I think from an ethical viewpoint the Israeli are more live and let live where the Palestinians and Egyptians and Jordanians and Syrians and Saudi are all more along the lines of “Kill all of the Jews!”
I wouldn’t consider the expulsion of upwards to seven hundred thousand people from their homes a minor thing, nor would I consider such land “sparsely populated”. Not unless we’d agree that clearly out every man woman and child in the state of North Dakota wouldn’t be no thang…
From that Wiki Place
If there is a fundamental error I’m making in the following from a lack of information feel free to let me know. The issue in question isn’t one I am overly familiar with and thus my opinions are suspect.
After WWII there were hundreds of thousands of displaced Jews and despite the terrible ordeal they had endured as a people anti-antisemitism still existed the world over.
So there were perhaps millions of refugees and a world where they had no place to go and quite often couldn’t go home.
The Allied command made the decision to afford the Jewish people the independent nation of Israel partially to provide a safe homeland for the Jewish people but mostly so they wouldn’t have millions of Jews within their borders.
And this sat well with everyone except for the people that were promptly displaced by the “invading” Jews.
This seems a little bizarre but think of it this way. Imagine a group of people wildly and distinctly different from yours… culturally, religiously, linguistically… and they all show up in your city en masse.
And then you find out it’s because some foreign government put them there and they didn’t exactly consult you and yours before doing so.
So now we have a nation of Jews that have no other place to go and a nation of Palestinians that consider the land their own.
Except now the Jewish people have also begun to recognize the land as their own (which also has basis in fact).
So you have a group of people scarred by the events of the holocaust, and a group of people scarred by cultural displacement.
In other words both have what could be considered a justifiable argument for their side. That’s what makes the whole thing shitty.
Then comes the argument that the Palestinians engage in terrorist acts. Which is true. They do. On a fundamental level so did American colonists to push out the British. So does virtually every people that have ever been displaced.
Then comes the argument that the Israelis are using their military to oppress and drive out and beat down the Palestinian people. That’s because they often are. But the hell are they supposed to do? Their people are being shelled, attacked by fucking rocket launchers, and dying all too frequently.
This is one of those supremely shitty situations where *everyone* involved has a right to be pissed off and no solutions are easy and there will be no winners.
Decades of attempted diplomatic solutions have proven that diplomacy cannot work and so the only solution left is a violent one.
The Palestinians cannot drive the Israelis out. They haven’t the ability. Therefore the Israelis must decide to shit or get off the pot. Either they meet all of the Palestinians demands (which I doubt will ever be able to happen while a Jewish state yet exists) or you inform the Palestinians that there will be an absolute abolishing end to the Palestinian nation in all capacities.
Then they must proceed to burn Palestine to the ground and virtually salt the earth where it once was.
Whenever anyone tries to build you destroy the building and the person.
You refuse in absolute terms any entry of Palestinians into the Jewish state.
You execute any Palestinian adults who illegally enter. You imprison any children until adulthood and then deport them to the nearest border with guns pointed in their general direction.
Create a no-man’s land where none may live. Keep it that way for a generation and then move the Israeli people in.
You inform the Palestinian people of what you are doing beforehand to give them a chance to flee and then you move the fuck in without humanity, compassion, pity or remorse. Any Palestinians you find you deport at gunpoint. They walk, ride, or crawl directly to the border. Any that are unable receive assistance to the border. Any that are able and refuse get shot.
This is a shitty, unhappy, miserable fucking situation but try as I might I see no alternative than the above. I’d wish there were a Heaven just to hear me pray for an alternative. But try as I might I cannot see one.
The Palestinians have every right to demand their homeland and the Israelis have every right to keep the one they’ve got.
The only solution left on that table is whomever is strong enough to take it, completely, from the other and we already know the answer to that.
The 1948 Palestinian exodus, known in Arabic as theNakba(Arabic:النكبة,an-Nakbah, lit. “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm”),occurred whenapproximately 711,000 to 726,000Palestinian Arabsfled or were expelled from their homes, during the1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestineand the1948 Arab–Israeli War.The termnakbaalso refers to the period of war itself and events affecting Palestinians from December 1947 to January 1949, and is synonymous in that sense with what is known to Israelis as the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות or מלחמת הקוממיות, Milkhemet Ha’atzma’ut, a term which covers those two events).
The exact number of refugees is a matter of dispute.But around 80 percent of the Arab inhabitants of what became Israel (50 percent of the Arab total of Mandatory Palestine) left or were expelled from their homes.The causes remain also the subject of fundamental disagreement between Arabs and Israelis. Factors involved in the exodus include Jewish military advances, attacks against Arab villages and fears of another massacre afterDeir Yassin,:239–240which caused many to leave out of panic; expulsion orders by Zionist authorities; the voluntary self-removal of the wealthier classes,the collapse in Palestinian leadership,and an unwillingness to live under Jewish control.
So I mean hey… come on.
Yes. Exactly. The Six Day War, (represented in your post as the Nakba) was brought on by Egyptian and Syrian and Jordanian forces massing at Israel’s borders. Israel had already faced these three countries in combat before and was simply not going to take them massing on the border without preempting the attack. Israel stomped the military of the other three countries and then took land from all three countries as buffers to prevent further aggression from being right in close proximity to the main population centers of Israel. They took land from Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, and ejected non-Israelite persons from those lands. Now people who were Egyptian and Syrian and Jordanian are not identifying as Egyptian or Syrian or Jordanian but are claiming to be members of that nation of uber-victims, Palestine. And more people are immigrating into Palestine from the surrounding Arab nations to make it seem as if Israel is attacking a major nation.
And they put their rocket launchers and military in schools and mosques and churches and apartment complexes specifically to increase the body count when the Israeli defend themselves.
This is despicable.
Training young teenagers to be suicide bombers is despicable.
Using babies and mothers as human shields is despicable.
This is why I support Israel.
To recap, Israel was designated as a state by the UN shortly after WWII. They were granted status as a sovereign nation and a small portion of land was set aside for them. They lived on that land and improved it.
The “Arab Nations” tried to invade Israel. Israel stopped them. Barely.
Then the “Arab Nations” massed troops and equipment on the borders of Israel again.
Israel stomped all over them and took their lunch along with large portions of the land claimed by those countries. (part of the Palestinian Mandate, which was simply a land designation by the British Empire for that region) The land you are arguing about was part of Egypt and part of Syria and part of Jordan. There was no country or state called Palestine when this happened. Palestine was not recognized by the UN or any nation as a state until 1988.
The people who were forced to relocate were not members of any Palestinian country or state.
They were citizens of Egypt or Jordan or Syria. This happened because of a war. The “Arab States” (Egypt, Jordan and Syria) started the first war. Israel finished that one for them and then preempted their next attempt and finished that one for them as well.
This was not some kind of human rights encroachment upon the poor innocent (nonexistent at the time) country of Palestine. The people who are now calling themselves Palestinians were Jordanian or Egyptian or Syrian before the Six Day War. After that they were refugees who decided they were part of a different country that didn’t actually exist at the time.
Excellent explanations on many parts!
i writted a poem
"Disney Princesses are not important you fucking twit
Don’t ban bossy, discipline your little shit
Men sitting on empty trains is not an issue
Stop whining over pointless crap, heres a tissue
Stop pretending you know what its like to be poor
You pointless, middle class, slactavist whore
Poetic, I like it.