mothernaturenetwork:

Photo of the day: Golf resort vs. offshore wind farmDonald Trump is hit on the head by a balloon-wielding bandit after visiting the Scottish Parliament to voice his opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm, which he says will spoil the view from his new $1.2 billion golf resort, slated to open in July in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. “Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke,” Trump told the group. “They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us.”

Donald Trump: Always Has His Priorities Straight

mothernaturenetwork:

Photo of the day: Golf resort vs. offshore wind farm
Donald Trump is hit on the head by a balloon-wielding bandit after visiting the Scottish Parliament to voice his opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm, which he says will spoil the view from his new $1.2 billion golf resort, slated to open in July in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
 
“Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke,” Trump told the group. “They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us.”

Donald Trump: Always Has His Priorities Straight

This video, by artist Isao Hashimoto, plots every nuclear bomb explosion from 1945 to 1998. Despite its relatively long duration of 14 minutes, this video is extremely effective. It’s both unsettling and sickening to see all the areas contaminated and resources wasted in the name of “domestic security.”

dergrossekrieg:

President Woodrow Wilson announcing the break in the official relations with Germany to the United States Congress due to tensions of World War I, on February 3, 1917.

dergrossekrieg:

President Woodrow Wilson announcing the break in the official relations with Germany to the United States Congress due to tensions of World War I, on February 3, 1917.

On July 15th, 1975, despite their nations’ rivalry both politically and in space exploration, Soviet and American mission commanders Alexey Leonov and Tom Stafford exchanged the first international handshake in space, while their respective Soyuz and Apollo spacecrafts were docked together for a period of two days. (via)

On July 15th, 1975, despite their nations’ rivalry both politically and in space exploration, Soviet and American mission commanders Alexey Leonov and Tom Stafford exchanged the first international handshake in space, while their respective Soyuz and Apollo spacecrafts were docked together for a period of two days. (via)

Invisible Children responds to criticism, including a complete overview of their funding and spending.

Invisible Children responds to criticism, including a complete overview of their funding and spending.

Loading-amazing-page-name asked: How do you feel about the Kony situation in Africa?

If you are going to be angered by criticism, do not read on. People need to be openminded and curious enough to answer their own questions by taking it upon themselves to read as much, and as diverse, articles and sources that they can get their hands on. April 20th is a ways away. Do not support an organization if you have no idea what your efforts and finances are really going to or do not wholeheartedly agree with its intents and tactics. But, by all means, support it if you strongly believe in their mission and tactics. Just be educated about your judgement.

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thedailywhat:

Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.
Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.
“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”
Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.
Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.
[wjla / myfoxdc.]

Too bad VA made it unconstitutional for same-sex couples to get married a few years back… But congrats MD! Maybe my lovely backwards home-state can learn a thing or two from our neighbors to the north.

thedailywhat:

Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.

“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”

Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.

Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.

[wjla / myfoxdc.]

Too bad VA made it unconstitutional for same-sex couples to get married a few years back… But congrats MD! Maybe my lovely backwards home-state can learn a thing or two from our neighbors to the north.

jtotheizzoe:

On the heels of yesterday’s Soviet space propaganda posters comes this reader find. One of the best I’ve ever seen.
I had no idea that Yuri Gagarin freed the slaves of Africa.

Oh my…

jtotheizzoe:

On the heels of yesterday’s Soviet space propaganda posters comes this reader find. One of the best I’ve ever seen.

I had no idea that Yuri Gagarin freed the slaves of Africa.

Oh my…

Propaganda poster for the Soviet Space Program (1958-1963) This particular one says “Glory! To the Soviet People- Pioneers of Space”
Thank you Charles for finding the translation!!

Propaganda poster for the Soviet Space Program (1958-1963)
This particular one says “Glory! To the Soviet People- Pioneers of Space”

Thank you Charles for finding the translation!!

minusmanhattan:

Nixon and Elvis by Oliver Atkins.

minusmanhattan:

Nixon and Elvis by Oliver Atkins.