FRANKENSTEIN VIDEO #5
Benedict as the creature - meeting his maker
Yup, I’m doin’ it again!
On Offer: A set of all four posters (11”x17” color prints on nice, thick semi-gloss paper) each for two winners. I’ll also sign and date them for the sake of, you know, the personal touch.
- Reblog to enter. Only reblogs will officially count as entries. Two winners will be decided via a random number generator.
- You may enter no more than four times. I neglected to set a cap on entries for my last little giveaway (because why would I—complete unknown—need one?) and some people got a little carried away.
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- I’ll ship anywhere in the world by USPS.
- Ends Monday, January 30th. I’ll announce the winners on my blog that afternoon.
- Even if you don’t win, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your interest!
*drools* I would love to have a set of these on my wall.
It’s almost embarrassing how much I really want to win these. Fortunately, I’m not one to be embarrassed by something I really want.
I’m in love with all of these!
These are really cool! Definitely would love these!
These are awesome. =v=
Today In Latin American History
Today in History: On January 1, 1994 the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), of the Zapatistas, declared war on the state of Mexico. More than 2,000 native Mayans in the state of Chiapas marched into San Cristobal de las Casas to seize control. The actions came in response to the enacting of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada that loosened economic regulations between the nations. The Zapatistas felt that NAFTA would have a drastic negative impact on Mexico, most notably in the poor state of Chiapas. Clashes broke out between the Zapatistas and the various police forces ending in 145 being killed, most of whom were citizens.
“We don’t want to impose our solutions by force, we want to create a democratic space. We don’t see armed struggle in the classic sense of previous guerrilla wars, that is as the only way and the only all-powerful truth around which everything is organized. In a war, the decisive thing is not the military confrontation but the politics at stake in the confrontation. We didn’t go to war to kill or be killed. We went to war in order to be heard.” - Subcomandante Marcos
The Ashaninka are one of the largest indigenous groups in South America, their ancestral homelands ranging from Brazil to Peru. Since colonial times, their existence has been difficult — they have been enslaved, had their lands taken away or destroyed, and were caught up in the bloody internal conflict in Peru during the late 20th century. Today, a large communal reserve set aside for the Ashaninka is under threat by the proposed Pakitzapango dam, which would displace some 10,000 Ashaninka. The dam is part of a large set of hydroelectric projects planned between the Brazilian and Peruvian governments - without any original consultation with the Ashaninka. Bowing to recent pressure from indigenous groups, development one other dam in the project, the Tambo-40, has already been halted. The Pakitzapango dam on Peru’s Ene River is currently on hold, though the project has not been withdrawn yet.
See more vivid photos at The Atlantic
Led by the child who simply knew
- The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a path-breaking doctor’s care.
Even as a growing chorus of voices throughout Latin America argue that military responses to drug trafficking are ineffective against the narcotics trade and exacerbate existing human rights abuses and official corruption, the U.S. military presence in the region is growing. +
A recent report released by the United Nations found that the rate in which other cultures are moving toward a Western diet that’s heavy on both meat and dairy is simply unsustainable. The UN also proclaimed that diet was one of the largest contributors to fossil fuel consumption. With the global population surging to a predicted 9.1 billion by 2050, a vegan diet will be a must in order to be able to feed the population.
According to the report, Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Production and Consumption: Priority Products and Materials, seen on the Guardian:Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.
A vegan diet has the least impact on the planet. Mickey wrote that animal byproducts are the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. According to a report from World Watch Institute, they are responsible for 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide human caused greenhouse gas. The number one cause of global warming is found on your plate.
If the idea of going completely animal free seems intimidating at best, consider making changes gradually. For me, alterations in my diet have to happen gradually in order to stick. Consider eating a vegan diet twice per week. Or if eating vegan is too much for you, consider limiting dairy consumption to just local eggs and high quality cheeses from small producers and choose to give up meat at least a few times per week. Consider being a weekday vegetarian or at the very least participating in Meatless Monday. After a while you just won’t miss the meat at all.
More from the Guardian article:
Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the report, said: “Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.”
Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, says the report, which has been launched to coincide with UN World Environment day on Saturday.