allthecanadianpolitics:

NDP use tactictal trick to force debate on murdered, missing aboriginal women


The NDP has used a tactical ploy to force a debate in the House of Commons about the need for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.


The Opposition caught Conservatives by surprise, waiting until they had filed out of the House after the daily question period.


The NDP then rushed their own members back in and out-voted the remaining Tories to approve the debate.


Romeo Saganash, an NDP member from northern Quebec region, has told the House that aboriginal women are much more likely to be victims of violence than non-native women.


Saganash says an inquiry is needed to get to root causes.


Conservative Susan Truppe defended the government’s record on murdered and missing aboriginal women.



AMAZING.

allthecanadianpolitics:

NDP use tactictal trick to force debate on murdered, missing aboriginal women

The NDP has used a tactical ploy to force a debate in the House of Commons about the need for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.

The Opposition caught Conservatives by surprise, waiting until they had filed out of the House after the daily question period.

The NDP then rushed their own members back in and out-voted the remaining Tories to approve the debate.

Romeo Saganash, an NDP member from northern Quebec region, has told the House that aboriginal women are much more likely to be victims of violence than non-native women.

Saganash says an inquiry is needed to get to root causes.

Conservative Susan Truppe defended the government’s record on murdered and missing aboriginal women.

AMAZING.

Don’t ever think you’re better than a drug addict, because your brain works the same as theirs. You have the same circuits. And drugs would affect your brain in the same way it affects theirs. The same thought process that makes them screw up over and over again would make you screw up over and over as well, if you were in their shoes. You probably already are doing it, just not with heroin or crack, but with food or cigarettes, or something else you shouldn’t be doing.

Oliver Markus, Sex and Crime: Oliver’s Strange Journey (via flyingwith-br0kenwings)

the-goddamazon:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


I love how white people are all shocked about this like it’s new. Anyone who has taken any history course beyond the scope of “Look at what white people did” knows this.
Like this was literally the first thing I learned in my World Civilizations course.

the-goddamazon:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.

I love how white people are all shocked about this like it’s new. Anyone who has taken any history course beyond the scope of “Look at what white people did” knows this.

Like this was literally the first thing I learned in my World Civilizations course.

micdotcom:

Bailey’s attempt to crowd fund her abortion exposed GoFundMe’s absurd double standard

GoFundMe, which claims its objective is to promote “Crowdfunding for Everyone,” made a big play to limit exactly who “everyone” is by outlawing fundraising for specific causes, including abortion and sorcery.

The impetus for the site’s new guidelines was the recent campaign of a young woman named Bailey who was attempting to raise money for an abortion. 

This is becoming a trend in America  

fats:

monicalewinsky1996:

one of my favourite things in life is towels that are big enough to wrap around my fat ass

god damn it yes

This tunnel is a great urban mystery. When workers were excavating the foundations for Roy Thomson Hall in the 1980s, diggers struck something solid in the buried remains of the old Canadian Pacific freight office that used to occupy the site. It was a tunnel leading to a room under Simcoe Street. Inside was a table, a chair, two empty cups, and a locked safe. The sealed container was craned to the surface where it quickly vanished, never to be heard from again. “A lot of people were treating it as a piece of junk,” Eugene Blain, the project manager on the site told the Toronto Star. “We had planned to force it open, but it wasn’t a priority.”

and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’

nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)