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Five Things You’d Put in a Pentagram to Summon Me

crummi:

viragunn:

Your move, followers. What items do you use to bring me forth? 

lol im curious

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Anonymous asked: Being vegan isn't cheap, and it won't cure hunger and that's a fact. There's enough good for everyone, it's just unevenly distributed, that's why people in africa are hungry. Vegans don't change anythibg

erinred:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

anogoodrabblerouser:

fightingforanimals:

Explain that to the 4 million people on this planet who live on an almost exclusively-vegan diet due to poverty.  The amount of vegetable protein fed to the US beef herd would feed almost the entire populations of India and China. Most of the UK’s animal feed protein concentrates come from poor countries – often those where children die from starvation. If Britain went vegetarian less than half the farm land would be needed; vegan, less than a quarter. It is estimated that 40 million tonnes of grain would be needed to end world hunger. This sounds like a lot, but 540 million tonnes of grain are fed to animals in the West.

Meat and dairy are viewed as luxury items, because it takes so many resources to get such little back from the animal. For example, a single pound of beef uses up to 13 pounds of grain, and if you include the cooking processes and other things used to make that one pound of beef, it takes an incredible 2,400 gallons of water. For people who live in dire poverty and need to conserve as much food and clean water as possible, eating meat or other animal products simply does not make sense. The food and water used to feed one cow, and get little in return from them, can help feed a whole village. As a result cows and other farm animals are not slaughtered regularly, because they take up too many precious resources such as land space (which instead can be used to grow crops and feed more people), water, food and energy to care for them.

And Africa isn’t the only continent where people are suffering, starving, exploited and dying…

It’s funny that you guys say we don’t change anything, yet you feel the overwhelming need to come to our own blogs directly to tell us this. Clearly we’re making enough of an impact to have you waste your own precious time. 

Also, I can’t hear you over the impact we’ve already made in the agriculture business and that we continue to make regarding the world and its resources.

'Let me spew my uneducated and ignorant opinion on anon and expect you to take it as fact'
Ugh shut up

India has 500 million people living on a plant based diet due to poverty. So shut the fuck up, anon.

Facts.

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INFJ traits

kachusca:

  • INFJs should be careful to avoid “overheating” as their zeal and determination can sometimes get out of hand.
  • INFJs enjoy becoming one with their partner, physically and spiritually, even if just for a short while. INFJs’ emotions are incredibly powerful, and they cherish the idea of expressing them in this way. People with this personality type are likely to be very passionate and enthusiastic partners.
  • Highly idealistic, but also very insightful, able to sense somebody’s motives nearly instantly.
  • INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding of themselves and others.
  • INFJs are far less serious inwardly than they may appear outwardly. Their inner world is well described as playful, imaginative, colorful, mischievous, and daring.
  • Perhaps more than anything, INFJs love spending time engrossed in meaningful conversation. Because of their verbosity and communal nature, they are commonly mistaken for Extraverts.
  • INFJs feel consistently misunderstood.
  • INFJs often “think” by way of images rather than words. Their intuitions often manifest in the form of symbols, images, dreams, or patterns.
  • INFJs are generally happy to share their feelings and perspectives. In fact, given the right opportunity, INFJs will often talk at length about their feelings and intuitions. INFJs are inclined toward monologues, which allow them to fully flesh out their ideas on a certain topic.
  • In larger groups, INFJs may seem consistently cheery as part of their attempt to cultivate good feelings. In the company of close confidants, however, INFJs use their Fe to be more open and direct with their grievances. Since some INFJs feel like tortured souls, their commentary may take on a characteristically negative tone. They may seem moody, pessimistic, discontented, or restless. They can also seem fairly intense in their communication. Consequently, their expressions can seem exaggerated, dramatic, or irrational. 
  • For INFJs, expressing themselves through their Fe (Extroverted Feeling) is critical to their psychological and physical health and well-being. Even if doing so does not provide them with immediate solutions to the problem at hand, they tend to feel better once they have expressed their feelings, whether through words or tears.

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Reblogged from 6woofs
6woofs:

They are the Happy in my life.

6woofs:

They are the Happy in my life.

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dynamicafrica:

What you need to know about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The Ebola virus has been detected in several West African countries. Here’s what you need to know about Ebola and what’s going on (so far):

The back story on this particular outbreak of Ebola in West Africa:

It began early this year in the forested villages of southeast Guinea.

For months, the infected went undiagnosed. It wasn’t until March 23 that the news finally hit the World Health Organization. And by then, Ebola had already claimed 29 lives, the organization reported in a one-paragraph press release.

Since then, the organization has dispatched nine additional updates on a ballooning outbreak that’s received modest notice in the West, but has sent waves of panic across the African continent.

What exactly is Ebola?

Ebola is one of the deadliest virus diseases in humans. Known formally as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF), it is caused by any one of the five known Ebola virus species:

  • Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BDBV)
  • Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV)
  • Reston ebolavirus (RESTV)
  • Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV)
  • Taï Forest ebolavirus (TAFV).

What’s the history of this virus?

Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.

Here’s another infographic about Ebola’s history.

How does one get Ebola?

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus. Consumption of a contaminated animal, close contact with an infected animal or it’s blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids can also lead to infection.

Once a human being is infected and comes in to contact with others, the disease continues to spread.

EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.

What happens when you get Ebola?

EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding. Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes.

People are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus. Ebola virus was isolated from semen 61 days after onset of illness in a man who was infected in a laboratory.

The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days.

Which countries has the outbreak occurred in?

Guinea and Liberia have both confirmed multiple cases of Ebola. Ghannareported tests on a suspected case were negative. The WHO says Sierra Leone has ruled out Ebola in its two suspected cases, and two of Mali’s six suspected cases have been cleared. Nigeria’s Minister of Information confirmed there was no outbreak of Ebola earlier this month.

How many people have died so far in this particular outbreak?

As of April 8th, 2014, 98 people in Guinea and 10 in Liberia have all been confirmed dead as a result of Ebola.

Is there a cure for Ebola?

EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%. So far, there is no specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.

What about treatment?

No specific treatment is available. New drug therapies are being evaluated. No vaccine for EVD is available. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use.

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ETA: I’m not a medical doctor or health practitioner so feel free to rectify anything you see here that’s incorrect.

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thom4s asked: I appreciate you taking the time to reply tp my posts, i found it very insightful and not at all militant, thank you!

You are welcome! I like having conversations about those kind of issues. I feel that the connection between social justice and the animal agricultural industry is hard to see, and as such is forgotten. Thank you for messaging back. I hope to hear from you again in the future!

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harvestheart:

Prodigy
So I really want to make this for Roc Con this fall. I might just work on it over the summer since I’ll have time and already have a ton of stock made. It looks so cool and I”d feel so proud finally making it.

If you want to see the original post where this picture came from go here: LINK 

So I really want to make this for Roc Con this fall. I might just work on it over the summer since I’ll have time and already have a ton of stock made. It looks so cool and I”d feel so proud finally making it.

If you want to see the original post where this picture came from go here: LINK 

Reblogged from trillslut

trillslut:

If your identity revolves around what kind of food you don’t eat then you’re a boring-ass person

Perhaps it wouldn’t be such a big deal if when people asked why I don’t eat meat they didn’t respond with veal jokes. Perhaps it wouldn’t be such a big deal if people didn’t ask me if I could swallow when they find out I’m vegan. And heck, perhaps it wouldn’t be such a big deal if when someone finds out I’m vegan they didn’t spout every reason why they aren’t vegan when I don’t ask or care. 

People’s reaction to my veganism plays a huge role in why my diet is a major part of my identity. 

PS. -ism is a suffix that means not only a practice but a set of beliefs. Veganism is strongly associated with the idea that animals have rights, that our dietary choices effect the environment, and that the animal agricultural industry is deeply connected with social justice issues. Such beliefs extend beyond dietary choices and effect how a person interacts with others and views the world.