The Weight of Thought

A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah reported.

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

"They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," Shaked said, adding, "They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”
The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel’s enemies and must be killed.

snowce:

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

subiedabooby:

arabicforprincess:

*BREAKING*: doctors in Gaza hospital confirm that Israel is using the illegal weapon DIME to attack Gaza, which is Illegal, lethal and genotoxic.

Also to add, DIME bombs are a type of explosive that uses powdered tungsten, making wounds untreatable.

sandandglass:

Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons, 1991.

warkadang:

AFGHANISTAN. 1964-1977. Pashtun women and girls wearing traditional clothes/jewelry.

Photographs by Roland and Sabrina Michaud. 

wildcat2030:

Scientists Create a New Type of Ultra-High-Res Flexible Display
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We are surrounded by imperfect screens. Our smartphones, laptops, televisions, watches, billboards, thermostats and even glasses all have screens with drawbacks: Some don’t work in sunlight, others mercilessly drain your battery; some can’t do rich color, and some can’t display a true black; most can’t be rolled up and tucked in your pocket. But something better may be on the way. In research published today in Nature, scientists describe what may be the first steps toward creating a new type of ultrathin, superfast, low-power, high-resolution, flexible color screen. If the inevitable engineering difficulties in bringing a product from the lab to the living room can be overcome, these displays could combine some of the best features of current display technologies. The new displays work with familiar materials, including the metal alloy already used to store data on some CDs and DVDs. The key property of these materials is that they can exist in two states. Zap them with heat, light, or electricity and they switch from one state to the other. Scientists call them phase-change materials (PCMs). “It is really fascinating that phase-change materials, now widely used in optical and nonvolatile electronic memory devices, found a potentially new application in display technology,” said Alex Kolobov, a researcher at Japan’s Nanoelectronics Research Institute who was not involved in the new work. (via Scientists Create a New Type of Ultra-High-Res Flexible Display | Gadget Lab | WIRED)

wildcat2030:

Scientists Create a New Type of Ultra-High-Res Flexible Display
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We are surrounded by imperfect screens. Our smartphones, laptops, televisions, watches, billboards, thermostats and even glasses all have screens with drawbacks: Some don’t work in sunlight, others mercilessly drain your battery; some can’t do rich color, and some can’t display a true black; most can’t be rolled up and tucked in your pocket. But something better may be on the way. In research published today in Nature, scientists describe what may be the first steps toward creating a new type of ultrathin, superfast, low-power, high-resolution, flexible color screen. If the inevitable engineering difficulties in bringing a product from the lab to the living room can be overcome, these displays could combine some of the best features of current display technologies. The new displays work with familiar materials, including the metal alloy already used to store data on some CDs and DVDs. The key property of these materials is that they can exist in two states. Zap them with heat, light, or electricity and they switch from one state to the other. Scientists call them phase-change materials (PCMs). “It is really fascinating that phase-change materials, now widely used in optical and nonvolatile electronic memory devices, found a potentially new application in display technology,” said Alex Kolobov, a researcher at Japan’s Nanoelectronics Research Institute who was not involved in the new work. (via Scientists Create a New Type of Ultra-High-Res Flexible Display | Gadget Lab | WIRED)

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We oppose S. 2363, the so-called “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014” and the related Senate bills (S. 1996, S. 170, S. 847, S. 1335, S. 1634, S. 1660 and S. 1212). We oppose this legislation because it threatens the conservation of fish, wildlife, and habitats that benefit all Americans. While there are many adverse special interest provisions contained in the legislation, the following aspects of the bill clearly demonstrate why it must be opposed.

Specifically, S. 1996 will exclude national wildlife refuge management decisions from environmental review & public input and aims to open vital wilderness areas to damaging construction projects for the purpose of energy and/or mineral production, energy generation and/or transmission infrastructure as well as recreational hunting and shooting on FEDERAL lands.

1- It contains several alarming rollbacks of long-standing federal environmental and public land laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Wilderness Act, and the National Forest Management Act. In the process, it would reduce or eliminate important protections for America’s public lands that have been in place for decades.


2 -In regards to NEPA, for example, the bill could exempt all decisions on and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands regarding trapping and recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting from compliance with NEPA by mandating that such lands be open to these activities. NEPA ensures that agencies assess and consider the impacts of their land-use decisions before those decisions are made. It also serves as an effective platform for the public to assess the environmental consequences of proposed agency actions and to weigh in on governmental decisions before they are finalized.

Senate Votes 82-12 to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting, Shooting on Federal Land

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/07/senate-votes-82-12-to-advance-bill-protecting-hunting-shooting-on-federal-land/

The Senate on Monday took a step toward passing legislation that would expand hunting, shooting and other sportsmen’s activities on federal lands.

Senators voted 82-12 in favor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a procedural vote that could put the Senate in a position to approve the bill as early as this week.

The bipartisan proposal has been kicking around Congress for the last few years, and is a combination of several proposals aimed at letting people use the thousands of acres of land controlled by the federal government.

Among other things, it would ensure that more target ranges are placed on public land, and that target shooting, hunting and fishing can take place on these lands. It also ends a ban on fishing gear made with lead components, something that was put in place for environmental reasons.

Additionally, it would allow people to import polar bear trophies from Canada harvested from bears taken before they were placed on the endangered species list.

Senate Votes 82-12 to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting, Shooting on Federal Land

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/07/senate-votes-82-12-to-advance-bill-protecting-hunting-shooting-on-federal-land/

The Senate on Monday took a step toward passing legislation that would expand hunting, shooting and other sportsmen’s activities on federal lands. Senators voted 82-12 in favor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a procedural vote that could put the Senate in a position to approve the bill as early as this week. The bipartisan proposal has been kicking around Congress for the last few years, and is a combination of several proposals aimed at letting people use the thousands of acres of land controlled by the federal government. Among other things, it would ensure that more target ranges are placed on public land, and that target shooting, hunting and fishing can take place on these lands. It also ends a ban on fishing gear made with lead components, something that was put in place for environmental reasons. Additionally, it would allow people to import polar bear trophies from Canada harvested from bears taken before they were placed on the endangered species list.

thejordanator:

taskscape:

thejordanator:

taskscape:

I don’t share my food, even with Chris, let alone random strangers.

Any left overs I have from a meal out, I get doggie bagged and give to the homeless guys near the restaurant.

Joys of being an eldest sibling, you’re not selfish.

What is this ‘left overs’ you speak of?

It’s called ordering all the sides because I’m so London.