pseudo-tsuga replied to your photo: asdfjklsdfj Kyubey why you gotta be so adorable? …
It’s evil? It looks like a version of Mokona!
Well let’s put it this way: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Magical Girl retelling of the Faust story, and that cute little Mokona-looking thing? He’s Mephistopheles.
The protection of our land and water and other natural resources are of utmost importance to us. Our culture not only exists in time but in space as well. If we lose our land we are adrift like a leaf on a lake, which will float aimlessly and then dissolve and disappear.
Our land is more than the ground upon which we stand and sleep, and in which we bury our dead. The land is our spiritual mother whom we can no easier sell than our physical mother. We will resist, to the death if necessary, any more or our mother being sold into slavery.
We are the products of the poverty, despair, and discrimination pushed on our people from the outside. We are the products of chaos. Chaos in our tribes. Chaos in our personal lives.
We are also products of a rich and ancient culture which supersedes and makes bearable any oppressions we are forced to bear. We believe that one’s basic identity should be with his tribe. We believe in tribalism, we believe that tribalism is what has caused us to endure.” —excerpt from the Policy Statement of the National Indian Youth Conference, 1961
Statements like this take me outside of my little bubble of happiness over pretty dresses and famous people drinking champagne and celebrating themselves. Just…have some fun facts:
In total, there have only been 20 different African-American performers nominated for the top award (either Best Actor or Best Actress). Only thirteen awards have been won by African-Americans in both lead and supporting categories (four Best Actor, one Best Actress, four Best Supporting Actor, and four Best Supporting Actress). Only five black performers have won the Oscar in the lead category (four Best Actor, one Best Actress). Only four African-American actors have won the Best Actor Oscar.
The UN resolution that was agreed upon on Saturday called for the International Criminal Court to investigate the killings.
However, it has been widely reported that Gaddafi hired foreign mercenaries to carry out some of the killings. The US insisted that the resolution was worded in such a way that no one from a country that is not a member of the ICC can be prosecuted. Meaning that mercenaries from countries that are not ICC members cannot be prosecuted for any crimes they may have committed in Libya.
It is believed that the US pushed for this move in order to prevent setting a precedent of prosecuting criminals from non-ICC members, presumably to prevent Americans from being prosecuted for crimes committed elsewhere.
The US was once an ICC member, but withdrew under President George W. Bush in 2002, who declared the ICC had no power over Washington.
The US = still sleazy.