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beatonna:

Anyone interested in words and turns of phrase will enjoy this book-
South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary
First published in the 1980s, it has a lot of gems in it.  Along the south shore of Nova Scotia, you’ll find a lot of New England-y holdovers and the like, or German words around Lunenburg, or etc.  
I do know (as to the selection above) that when there was no booze around, people drank vanilla flavour bottles from the grocery, which was easier to get.  Also, old ladies drank (some still do, according to a friend) vanilla so as not to appear buying something so crude as liquor.  Old ladies!  Beer ain’t so bad.

beatonna:

Anyone interested in words and turns of phrase will enjoy this book-

South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary

First published in the 1980s, it has a lot of gems in it.  Along the south shore of Nova Scotia, you’ll find a lot of New England-y holdovers and the like, or German words around Lunenburg, or etc.  

I do know (as to the selection above) that when there was no booze around, people drank vanilla flavour bottles from the grocery, which was easier to get.  Also, old ladies drank (some still do, according to a friend) vanilla so as not to appear buying something so crude as liquor.  Old ladies!  Beer ain’t so bad.

Was mich überraschte, war, wie politische Ideologie funktioniert. Als wir das Budget durchrechneten, wurde klar: Ohne Steuererhöhungen geht es nicht. Dadurch wurden wir automatisch der Linken zugerechnet. Und die Rechten tobten. Dabei taten wir nur, was getan werden musste. http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Mehr-Punk-weniger-Hoelle-/story/25977893

thekidshouldseethis:

PIXELS (2010), in which New York City is invaded by some old school 8-bit characters from an earlier generation of video games. Written and directed by Patrick Jean.

In the archives: Wind Up Bots take over Buenos Aires and Real life Tetris: hailstones make cool patterns.

via Polygon.

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-teesa-:

3.6.14

Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.

(via reallyfoxnews)

howthebodyworks:

We’re pleased to announce that ShareLaTeX is now open source, and you can grab the code on Github! ShareLaTeX is a web-based real-time collaborative LaTeX editor, and you can now run your own local version where you can host, edit, share and compile your LaTeX documents. We’re still 100% focused on running the hosted version at http://www.sharelatex.com, but we want to be more flexible in how you can use ShareLaTeX, and give something back to our wonderful community. (via ShareLaTeX is now open-source! - ShareLaTeX Blog)

howthebodyworks:

We’re pleased to announce that ShareLaTeX is now open source, and you can grab the code on Github! ShareLaTeX is a web-based real-time collaborative LaTeX editor, and you can now run your own local version where you can host, edit, share and compile your LaTeX documents. We’re still 100% focused on running the hosted version at http://www.sharelatex.com, but we want to be more flexible in how you can use ShareLaTeX, and give something back to our wonderful community. (via ShareLaTeX is now open-source! - ShareLaTeX Blog)

petervidani:

sexyandthethief:

my friend told me to watch this cooking video while listening to sad music. so i mixed a little something for you all

Well this just ruined my life.

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / skomputer: “just for context, here is an average of 535 members of congress”

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / skomputer: “just for context, here is an average of 535 members of congress”

It used to be that political satire was easy. All one had to do was find the absurd buried beneath the surface of a given story and employ satire to highlight that absurdity. To shine a light on it. Now? Now you have headlines showing up in mainstream publications like “Kansas Republican Actually Opposes the Poor Buying More Food” and “Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Energy Efficient Bulbs if Labeled as Environmentally Friendly.” The absurdity of conservatives in this country has completely destroyed our business. Republicans have ruined us. Period. New readers to The Onion can’t tell anymore that we are a satirical publication. And established readers have been leaving our pages, finding greater absurdity at places like CNN and USA Today.

The Onion is apparently over because reality is not indistinguishable from satire.

Daily Kos: The Onion Calls it Quits

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One of the most troubling things about the AIDS epidemic is that it could have been stopped so easily by rolling out life-saving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) early on. Not only do ARVs prevent HIV from developing into AIDS, they also reduce transmission rates and increase people’s willingness to get tested.

But Western pharmaceutical corporations have colluded in pricing these essential drugs way out of reach of the poor. When they were first introduced, patented ARVs cost up to $15,000 per yearly regimen. Generic producers were able to manufacture the same drugs for a mere fraction of the price, but the WTO outlawed this through the 1995 TRIPS agreement to protect Big Pharma’s monopoly.

It was not until 2003 that the WTO bowed to activist pressure and allowed southern Africa to import generics, but by then it was too late – HIV prevalence had already reached devastating proportions. In other words, much of the region’s AIDS burden can be directly attributed to the WTO’s rules and the corporations that defended them. And they are set to strike again: the WTO will cut patent exemptions for poor countries after 2016.

This dearth of basic drugs has gone hand in hand with the general collapse of public health institutions. Structural adjustment and WTO trade policies have forced states to cut spending on hospitals and staff in order to repay odious debts to the West. Swaziland, ground-zero in the world of AIDS, has been hit hard by these cuts. When I last visited I found that many once-bustling clinics are now empty and dilapidated. Neoliberalism has systematically destroyed the first line of defence against AIDS.

The point I want to drive home is that the policies that deny poor people access to life-saving drugs and destroy public healthcare come from the same institutions and interests that helped create the conditions for HIV transmission in the first place.

Neoliberal plague: AIDS and global capitalism (via sociolab)

Hmm

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howthebodyworks:

applebutterbomb:

nishnasty:

izzylobo:

What did those plutocrats think was going to happen? 

Lol

I didn’t think this was real but it isss ahahahaha

Ooof.