Subject: THIS IMAGE SHOULD BE SEEN IN THE WHOLE WORLD
While magazines and TV chains report about the lives and love affairs of movie actors and actresses, football players and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe heard the worst news of his entire life:
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 400 000 hectares of the forest.
More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive.
The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.”
There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
If this enrages you, I urge and implore you to forward this message to all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Thank you in the name of life, nature and biodiversity.
©Hans van Raam
the lack of notes is disturbing
“Childish thoughts of revenge won’t help you last the night, son of Yakone.”
Okay, so maybe we’ll find out that Amon wasn’t lying about absolutely everything… And we never did learn where he got the “bloodbending to take a person’s bending” trick.
Or, for that matter, how he survived that storm.
HOLY SHIT AWESOME
I don’t like the new Tumblr post page. I suffer from severe sight loss, and contrast is important when looking at things, such as reading letters, looking at labels or reading things on the web. I use a magnifier often, so I can quickly enlarge and read a bit of text without screwing with the page layout (Increasing text size works sometimes, but usually it just breaks everything)
With these new icons, I’m finding it too difficult to use. I cannot see the link/unlink buttons at all, and everything else is very faint. I cannot read tags once they’ve been typed in, and above this post now is a box which upon zooming in rather large says ‘upload another photo’, which I cannot read, and it’s difficult to figure out where the edge of this box is. Furthermore, the Close button at the bottom right, I can’t see the edge clearly, and often mis-click just to the side. I can press Escape now though.
I doubt the moderators or staff of Tumblr will see this, so I won’t expect them to fix anything, but if you’re part of the Tumblr modding community, please consider making something to replace these buttons and boxes to make them easier to see for those of us with a visual impairment.
Tumblr is becoming harder to use, and is ruining my enjoyment of it, and if things keep going this way of making things look trendy rather than them being functional, communicating with my friends will eventually become more of a chore than a passtime.
This is the type of complaint that is /actually real/ and worthwhile to maybe fix for those who need it…
A big thanks to everyone who’s reblogged this, I’m happy the response was positive, and that y’all understood my difficulties. <3
Signal boost for the visually impaired community.
This is one of the best posts I’ve seen on the subject of the new update, and the subject I was referring to when I made that lazy snark about accessibility the other night. Social media is terrible when it comes to accessibility, and tumblr has just been getting worse and worse. More to the point, the creators and developers have been showing again and again that they really don’t give even the slightest fuck about their disabled users, which considering how vital said services are/can be for pwd is nothing short of infuriating.
Bechloe, we out.: Pitch Perfect and 'gayness' -
I read somewhere that originally the main romance of Pitch Perfect had been intended to be Beca and Chloe, and that it was changed because it was thought it wouldn’t sell as well. If that’s true, I really wish they had kept it as it was originally. Not just because I adore Bechloe (I do) but…
THERE IS A POLAR BEAR QUICKLY AMBLING TOWARDS ME OH MY HEART
this is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen :O
(Source: say10.com, via therentyoupay)
I just happened to pause my DVD right here…and omg Bumper’s face.
no cat. you are not a foot…
But you’re awfully cute in there. ^_^