Chant to greet the dead, to be used beside a grave.
From my book of modern charms
I hope this sinks in your hearts.
To important not to reblog. How many countless lives never make it to the news.
This point is ALWAYS worth reblogging. This issue at hand is worth posting on every street corner and making ever male that you know read it. Because this is so frustrating to have completely ignored.
Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)
Also worth highlighting is this section:
“Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)
So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.
This is the reason I am not well liked at the health food store. I routinely remind even the poorest hippies that they are the man now.
Serious reminder of the classism and economics involved of the “health food movement”. All the more reason to eat locally as much as possible.
September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed
On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”
David Bowie in Labyrinth (1986)
#and that is how you make a proposition of kinked out vulnerable potentially D/s codependency #’fear me love me do as I say and I will be your slave’ continues to be one of the most erotic lines put to celluloid #i still maintain she was right to say no and claim her own agency #like triumphantly so #however it’s not out of the realm of possibility that in her 30’s Sarah reassesses her boundaries and decides to pay the castle another visit #and lose weekends there from time to time #to the benefit of both parties shall we say
THIS!! All of that up there.