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parisheroinstars:

Daaaaaamn I fucking love Banksy.


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Yep

gabelion:

parisheroinstars:

Daaaaaamn I fucking love Banksy.

Deep

Yep

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jackieohnassis:

this. clever as shit


Awww..

jackieohnassis:

this. clever as shit

Awww..

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Aameen.

Aameen.

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dopest-ethiopian:

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yummystevecakes:

newsperanza:

Too accurate to be ignored. 

yes this is my kind of art

Reblogging again

amazing

This is the sort of art that requires you to look at it a second or third time - or several times - just to appreciate the realities it conveys. 

Art that makes u think..thumbs up.

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highfashionpakistan:

The Peshawari Chappal Controversy!
English designer Paul Smith finally gives credit where its due. Due to a lot of feedback received from Pakistanis, Paul Smith changes the description of the sandals to “inspired by Peshawari Chappal”.
I think its admirable that he did that.
However, there is no way I would pay 600 bucks when I can get high quality peshawari chappals from Pakistan for $10. lol.

highfashionpakistan:

The Peshawari Chappal Controversy!

English designer Paul Smith finally gives credit where its due. Due to a lot of feedback received from Pakistanis, Paul Smith changes the description of the sandals to “inspired by Peshawari Chappal”.

I think its admirable that he did that.

However, there is no way I would pay 600 bucks when I can get high quality peshawari chappals from Pakistan for $10. lol.

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thisismustbetheplace:

#George little cutie ♥♥♥ 
#WilliamAndKate #NewZeland #RoyalTour #Sydney

George and our baby had the same due date for birth..ours came exactly on his edd..george came a week later..

thisismustbetheplace:

#George little cutie ♥♥♥
#WilliamAndKate #NewZeland #RoyalTour #Sydney

George and our baby had the same due date for birth..ours came exactly on his edd..george came a week later..

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Off course all couples must have their photo taken in front of the harbour bridge.

Off course all couples must have their photo taken in front of the harbour bridge.

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gettyimages:

The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge arrive in Australia for the second leg of their tour

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge touchdown at Sydney Airport as part of their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.

See more photos from the Royal Tour of Australia & NZ here

Photos: Ryan Pierse & Chris Jackson / Getty Images

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They arrived in sydney today…i felt like going just to get glimpse as well.. :O my future queen ;) :p

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Anonymous asked: Where is the us army currently (around the world, if someone were to be deployed where might they be put)? Like, I have no clue at this point wow sorry I'm dumb. Thanks.

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Hi there :) My intuitive answer to your question is “everywhere”, I’ll however provide you with a few charts and graphs explaining the enormous span of the U.S Military. 

The chart below provides you with an overview of U.S military bases around the world as of 2011. The introduction reads: “The United States is estimated to have anything from 700 military bases around the world to more than 1000. They include everything from small drone sites on dusty foreign airfields to the sprawling Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan with more than 20 000 troops”. Visit the source here for a full sized version of the graphic.

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Different sources provide different numbers, but the U.S Military is present in more than 150 countries around the globe. Since 1945 , the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments. Here is a list of all active duty military troops according to the U.S Department of Defense. Wikipedia (1 and 2) also provides a quick overview. 

U.S Military spending comapared to other nations

As shown by the graphs below, the U.S spent more on defense than the next 10 countries combined in 2012, in 2010 they spent more than the 14 next countries on the list. Notice that this includes countries MANY times the geographic size of the U.S. (source 12 and 3).

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Daily chart: who spends the most on the military? America’s defence spending, at nearly $700 billion a year, is bigger than that of the next 17 countries combined.

Here’s the link to a very short video from the Economist explaining the exact same thing

The pie chart below shows the distribution of the total federal budget spending for FY 2013.

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The “Social Security & Unemployment” and “Medicare & Health” take on a major fraction of the federal spending, amounting to about 58% of the total outlays, whereas “Military” spending appears to amount to just 18%. The problem with this representation is that the Social Security & Medicare are parts of the mandatory spending directly financed by the dedicated revenue raised from payroll taxes, as imposed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), not through the Federal income tax and thus represents a different Treasury account.

If we separate the mandatory spending and look only at the discretionary spending component appropriated by Congress on an annual basis and for which all the federal programs compete, a very different picture arises (source).

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The Military (“National Defense” budget function 050) consumes nearly 57% of the discretionary budget in comparison to Education (6%), Science (3%), Energy & Environment (3%), etc. Military spending has sharply risen since the beginning of the War on Terrorism, from $294b in FY 2000 to $705b in FY 2013 (source).

Of course, let’s not overlook the extensive gains of corporate America generated by such military spending:

A large portion of this spending goes to the military contractors, companies whose profits and viability critically depend on the size of the military budget. Defense contractors actively lobby and donate campaign money to the members of Congress who sit on the Armed Forces and Appropriations Committees which oversee military spending. The table below shows the amounts of federal contracts awarded to the five largest defense contractors, and the corresponding expenses on lobbying and political campaign contributions for 2011 (source).

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Drones: 

U.S predator drones kill hundreds of innocent civilians every year in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. This interactive website will give you an overview of all the U.S drone strikes causing the death of innocent women, men and children in Pakistan alone since 2004. Notice the development after Obama was sworn into office in 2008. In October 2013 Pakistani Nabila Rehman and her family (all survivors of a U.S drone strike in Pakistan) attended a hearing in the U.S Congress. Only 5 congressmen showed up to listen to their story. Google Nabila Rehman for more information. 

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If you want to know more about the atrocitites carried out by the American military I suggest you do some quick google searches for the U.S Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S drone strikes, Academi/Blackwater, the military industrial complex, relations between Israel and USA etc etc etc..

Thank you for your ask and have a beautiful week. I hope this enlightened you a little! :)

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faruhanu:

Pharrell - Happy British Muslims! #HAPPYDAY

Starring my cousins in the uk..good job.

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Baby is down with flu

Its amazing how adults have the ability to blow their nose..babies dont know how to blow their noses..so its pretty tough to get rod of all that nosy inside …im almost falling sick because of fatigue..its been two days of constantly picking him up and working..of waking up every hour at night and not sleeping at all during the day…of being screamed at by him, and of being vomited on.

The boss n his baby are asleep..so i should hit the sack before mah wakes up again. I hope he gets well soon n i dont get fever tom.

Alhumdulilah…life is beautiful..he has been in my arms the whole day.

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"What is being done in Mecca is like tearing down the Colosseum in Rome to build a hotel,” said Sadig Malki, a political science professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. “I cannot go to Mecca and show my children the grave of the prophet’s wife or Dar Al Arqam. They’ve been paved over for commercial development. What’s happening is as clear as looking at the sun in the sky."

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"These contemporary Orientalist attitudes flood the press and the popular mind. Arabs, for example, are thought of as camel-riding, terroristic, hook-nosed, venal lechers whose undeserved wealth is an affront to real civilization. Always there lurks the assumption that although the Western consumer belongs to a numerical minority, he is entitled either to own or to expend (or both) the majority of the world resources. Why? Because he, unlike the Oriental, is a true human being. No better instance exists today of what Anwar Abdel Malek calls “the hegemonism of possessing minorities” and anthropocentrism allied with Europocentrism: a white middle-class Westerner believes it his human prerogative not only to manage the nonwhite world but also to own it, just because by definition “it” is not quite as human as “we” are. There is no purer example than this of dehumanized thought."

Orientalism Edward Said  (via some-velvet-morning)

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