097 – brand board

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082 – #Canada_raid

تحرش و هجرة \ إلحاد وهجرة \ أقليات و هجرة \ زهق و هجرة \ كرشة نفس وهجرة \ ماجيستير وهجرة \ نقط وهجرة \ أنا قاعد

081 – modern day commandments

suzeeinthecity’s:


I• thou shalt not picketh food off mineth plate after thou order’d a salad and claim’d to be full -especially mineth dess’rt


ΙΙ thou shalt not openeth thy shirt till thy belly button to reveal thy lion-like chest hair. i will be tempt’d to pulleth some out


ΙII thou shalt not crosseth the fucking road while looking the wrong fucking way


IV thou shalt not ruineth game of thrones episodes ‘r taunt me with them all day just because i’m not up to date with the latest episode


V thou shalt not eateth mineth food in the fridge – especially with the sticker that says ‘get thy owneth food fucker’


VI Thou shalt not add deodorant onto sweating skin and synthetic fiber, only then to stick your armpit under my nose on the metro Continue reading “081 – modern day commandments”

076 – ThanksForComing

“Thank you thank you very much for coming thank you for coming everybody, thank you for coming all over, thank you guys for coming, thank you for coming to, here’s a towel”
Reggie Watts – Why S**** so crazy?

062 – Active-B, triclosan, anti-bacterial soap myth

…Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation. However, data showing effects in animals don’t always predict effects in humans. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. …
How can I tell if there is triclosan in a product that I am using?
Antibacterial soaps and body washes, and toothpastes are considered over-the-counter drugs. If an over-the-counter drug contains triclosan, it will be listed as an ingredient on the label, in the Drug Facts box. If a cosmetic contains triclosan, it will be included in the ingredient list on the product label.

– What consumers should know
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm205999.htm


WTF – hindustan unilever again:

Active-B:
At the same time that Hindustan Unilever was participating in the “health in your hands” initiative, for example, the company was modifying the material qualities of Lifebouy soap by introducing the anti-bacterial agent “Active-B’, or triclosan. In India this new ingredient was used to market the brand’s enhanced health-protecting qualities and heightened effectiveness over other soaps. Yet the same business-school case studies that applauded Hindustan Unilever’s involvment in the global handwashing initiative also noted that the decision to incorporate triclosan was taken despite ongoing debate in scientific and public forums in the US about the health risks associated with adding anti-bacterial agents to household hygiene products …
Conroversy over risks of triclosan inttensified in the late 1990s when findings published in Nature showed that under laboratory conditions triclosan induced genetic changes to bacteria … The authors suggested that the widespread use everyday household products containing triclosan could lead to appearnce of multi-product resistant super-germs.

As the business-school case studies report, these US-based controversies have not impinged on Unilever’s use of triclosan in household products for markets in India.
Introductory readings in anthropology – Global and local: Societies, Environment and Globalization p.236
http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=2-TWAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA236&lpg=PA236&dq=unilever+triclosan&source=bl&ots=LzY0HKn92q&sig=U–TJ73TgihwzRKFqquaN8cOPCI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oKqIU5akB4fZ4QSOuYCoDA&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=unilever%20triclosan&f=false


at last but not the least, Thank you Minnesota for raising this flag
…A recent University of Minnesota study has shown levels of triclosan in lake sediment has been increasing. Scientists fear this could promote the growth of resistant organisms. If we want high concentrations of triclosan to be useful in an industrial or medical setting, maybe we can’t be dumping it down the sink every day. At the same time, research indicates the benefit of using antibacterial hand soaps and other consumer products might be very close to zero — regular soap matches the effectiveness of triclosan soap in many studies.
About 75% of hand soaps use triclosan in the US, and Minnesota isn’t the first state to look at banning it. Several others are considering enacting similar legislation. There is even talk of the FDA stepping in after the agency announced last year that it was planning to reevaluate the use of triclosan in consumer products. If a few more states ban the chemical, manufacturers will have little choice but to go along. So, if you meet a Minnesotan, it’s probably still safe to shake their hand.
http://www.geek.com/science/minnesota-becomes-the-first-state-to-ban-antibacterial-hand-soap-1594414/

♠ – symbol

NDposter
Social concious did indeed play a big part in visual communication and graphic design in Britain throughout the 1960´s in the height of fears of the threat of nuclear war, whereupon this poster was created as a reaction to stop British disarmented, a logo which we now associate with peace, with the skull image representative of the nuclear bomber.

047 – Building Alternatives To The Current System

“My goal in the long run and from now on is preparing the ground to convert my trail in a popular lawsuit against banks and everything which it represents, therefore by extending it to the current capitalist system. A trial that could be both a new tool for reunion and strengthening all those who are to build an alternative society to the present.
If this idea goes ahead and I get to return someday to carry it out, will be if a majority of you also believe it, if you are willing to win that trail, if you think it will have a beneficial effect for our fight. I hope to move it forward someday, since it’s going to be the way to come back and never hesitate, that I want to come back to be again amongst you all, but I don’t think it’s only me to decide. I would like to ask you to discuss this in the meetings of the gropus and meeting places and thus would be then, that we could decide.”

Enric Duran

A world of shit

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for

you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.
Who is marching coast to
coast and far across
the sea?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)
Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)

Forever let us hold his banner high.
High. High. High.
Come
along and sing a song and join the
family.
M-I-C-K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-E.
Continue reading “A world of shit”

042 – The SLAP

But all the characters in The Slap are touchy, and that seems to be part of Tsiolkas’s point – in the Australia of the 21st century, multiculturalism has won. People of all ages, all ethnic groups and all political persuasions are interconnected and intermarried, and, at least some of the time, they just can’t handle it. The Slap, which was first published in Australia in 2008 and has since won the Commonwealth prize, is a “way we live now” novel, and it is riveting from beginning to end. Continue reading “042 – The SLAP”

feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published

Should the object be to change the face of the earth? Haven’t I done it already just by being here???  And the same goes of course for every human being in this planet. We are all important, we have our special talents, characteristics, attributes. If we take the population of the earth in 2014, there is a minority who has the possibility to write fiction. And among these people, not everyone will want to get published and not everyone will succeed.

Continue reading “feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published”

♥ – A jewel, the essence

There is now an important critical literature on the representations of women in the media and western art. John Berger’s book Ways of Seeing provides an accessible introduction, and Laura Mulvey’s famous essay on the male gaze launched an important literature in the field of cinema. And there’s a fine review essay by Paul Messaris available on the web. But Erving Goffman’s somewhat lesser-known study called Gender Advertisements is useful here because he focused on, among other things, poses common to magazine advertisements. “Commercial photographs,” Goffman points out, “involve carefully performed poses presented in the style of being ‘only natural’.” (84) Continue reading “♥ – A jewel, the essence”

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