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my-sacred-inspirations:

Story of Palestine Gaza!!

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9:34 pm
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beardedkomedy:

historicallyaccuratesteve:

I feel like this could be my secondary icon.

Tea is good too :)

Both is best.

thejunglenook:

beardedkomedy:

historicallyaccuratesteve:

I feel like this could be my secondary icon.

Tea is good too :)

Both is best.

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9:32 pm
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frompalestinewithlove:

No, I am not sorry for these disturbing photos. Since it’s not shown on the media, I will bring attention to this. These are Palestinians in Gaza being killed and burned by Israeli Forces in the name of “self defense”.

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10:56 pm - Sat, May 31, 2014
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jedavu:

In London, Clever And Witty Street Messages That Tease The Public by UK-based artist Mobstr 

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9:30 am - Wed, May 28, 2014
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anarcho-queer:

Study Reveals It Costs Much Less to House The Homeless Than to Leave Them on the Street

Not only is it morally wrong to let people live desperately on the streets, but it doesn’t make much economical sense either.

A new study has found that it’s significantly cheaper to house the homeless than leave them on the streets.

University of North Carolina Charlotte researchers released a study on Monday that tracked chronically homeless adults housed in the Moore Place facility run by Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center (UMC) in partnership with local government. Housing these people led to dramatic cost savings that more than paid for the cost of putting them in decent housing, including $1.8 million in health care savings from 447 fewer ER visits (78% reduction) and 372 fewer hospital days (79% reduction). Tenants also spent 84 fewer days in jail, with a 72% drop in arrests.

Moore Place cost $6 million in land and construction costs, and tenants are required to contribute 30% of their income (mainly benefits) towards rent. The remainder of the $14,000 per tenant annually is covered by donations and local and federal funding. According to the UNCC study, that $14,000 pales in comparison to the costs a chronically homeless person racks up every year to society — a stunning $39,458 in combined medical, judicial and other costs.

What’s more, Moore Place is enabling the formerly homeless to find their own sources of income. Without housing, just 50% were able to generate any income. One year after move-in, they’re up to 82%. And after an average length of 7 years of homelessness, 94% of the original tenants retained their housing after 18 months, with a 99% rent collection rate.

The general population is biased: The original proposal for Moore Place was “controversial, if not ridiculed,” according to the Charlotte Observer. Locals mocked the idea that giving the homeless subsidized housing would do any good. A 2011 report commissioned by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that people have condescending attitudes towards the homeless, with the public perceiving higher levels of substance abuse problems (91%) and mental health issues (85%) than reported by the homeless themselves (41% and 24% respectively). It concluded that if “personal failings as the main cause of homelessness, it is unlikely that they will vote for increased public assistance or volunteer to help the homeless themselves.

But “you can’t argue with the statistics," said UMC housing director Caroline Chambre. “This approach was controversial at one time because of the stereotype of who the homeless are, and we had to change that stereotype.

In 2012, total welfare spending for the poor was just 0.47% of the federal budget. It turns out that maybe if we spent a little more to help the chronically destitute solve their problems, we could save a lot of money.

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6:30 pm - Tue, May 27, 2014
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thisiswhyredismyfavoritecolor:

Picture found here.
2:01 pm - Mon, May 12, 2014
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vegan-nature:

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. The shrinking forest cover in Borneo threatens orangutans and many other rainforest animals.

vegan-nature:

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. The shrinking forest cover in Borneo threatens orangutans and many other rainforest animals.

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9:30 am - Sat, May 10, 2014
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2:01 pm - Sun, May 4, 2014
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vegan-nature:

Human waste is a very REAL PROBLEM… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle everything.

vegan-nature:

Human waste is a very REAL PROBLEM… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle everything.

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9:30 am
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dubhlinn2:

OMG THAT LAST FRAMEWhy don’t the parents around me talk to their kids like this? 

dubhlinn2:

OMG THAT LAST FRAME

Why don’t the parents around me talk to their kids like this? 

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6:30 pm - Sat, May 3, 2014
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6:30 pm - Wed, Apr 30, 2014
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vbasement:

Minimise your waste. Save the trees. Help the planet.
Source 1, 2, & 3

vbasement:

Minimise your waste. Save the trees. Help the planet.

Source 1, 2, & 3

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2:02 pm - Mon, Apr 28, 2014
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