Vietnam Helmet Graffiti: "As is the case with so many other things, the conflict in Vietnam put its own unique stamp on the things we wrote on our helmets." (Marc Leepson, 30 July 2010)

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One of the most important archaeological sites in the North East is up for sale.

Binchester Roman town near Bishop Auckland is being sold by the Church Commissioners. Auckland Castle Trust say they fear it may fall into the hands of developers and have put in a £2m bid to buy the site.

But…

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humanoidhistory:

GREETINGS FROM POMPEII — Vintage visions of the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy, circa 1905, photochrome color postcards from the Detroit Publishing Company, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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thelandofmaps:

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You jammy bastards.

thelandofmaps:

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You jammy bastards.

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"The stereotypical belief that boys are less vulnerable to child sexual exploitation means they are receiving insufficient protection from front-line services, Barnardo’s has claimed.

The children’s charity says new findings reveal up to a third of victims are male.

Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan said “urgent action” was needed to ensure boys received the same protection and education as girls concerning sexual abuse.

He explained: “We need to be brutally honest with ourselves. Society is miserably and unacceptably failing sexually exploited boys and young men.”

The erasure of male abuse victims has real consequences for real little boys and vulnerable men. Stop it. 

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microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. 

Bad news: HIV re-emerges in ‘cured’ Mississippi girl (BBC)

(Source: imnotjailbait)

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70sscifiart:

1970s Bernal Sphere concept art for NASA. The first two are by Don Davis, and the rest are by Rick Guidice.

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Cartography of the Moon’s visible side .

Cartography of the Moon’s visible side .

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b1a4gasms:

pittrainbow:

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act: ‘Null and Void’

In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.  

The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law. 

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIRECT LIFE-SAVING ACTION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BY UGANDAN QUEER ACTIVISTS!!!!!!!!!! FUCKING HEROIC AND LEGENDARY!!!!!!!!!!! THERE’S NOT ENOUGH EXCLAMATION POINTS IN THE WORLD FOR HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS!!!

It is a positive to be sure and maybe Museveni will be less bullish in pushing the act a second time round. The reality is however that the law was only struck down on a technicality, public support for it remains strong, the government is appealing and MPs have petitioned to bypass the need for formal reintroduction. I fear this is a reprieve rather than a victory.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/09/uganda-first-gay-pride-rally-law-overturned

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Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Say nothing.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

Alex Elle   (via housewifeswag)

That is such a bad piece of advice to have nearly two-hundred thousand notes. Lots of people in life will “threaten your joy” by telling you difficult truths, or reminding you of your responsibilities, or needing things from you, or just by being difficult arseholes. It is not practical or wise to ignore everyone who brings you down; being an adult means actually dealing with stuff you don’t want to hear.

(Source: alexandraelle)

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yagazieemezi:

Labour in Mali showcasing the blacksmiths of Bamako’s hills, the sand extraction in Niger river, the gold miners of Kokoro and the potters of Segou.

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