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most of what you see here is original because no two things could ever be the same and it's pointless denying that. sometimes, yeah, things aren't as original as they once were elsewhere, but there's a system in place for that kinda thing, you'll know it when you see it, otherwise, it's all the same, isn't it.

mahasm:

mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

why is no one doing this on a large scale yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFlcV9R1w

(Source: spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com)

wocinsolidarity:

writeswrongs:

unimpressed2chainz:

gorgonetta:

[Self-portraits by Carrie Mae Weems, Käthe Kollwitz, Judy Baca, and Frida Kahlo, text “Never apologize for selfies”]

In retrospect some of my largest problems in academia have been when I choose to write about myself.  White male writing professors discourage navel-gazing especially for abused women of color, and memoir is considered whiny and self-centered.  But who else is going to tell my story?

Am I to wait for a white man to write about me? Or remain unspoken of?

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(via damnative)

lifeforliberation:

the-uncensored-she:

america-wakiewakie:

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don’t Want to See Real Poverty | GIZMODO

It’s estimated that one in eight people worldwide live in so-called slums, which, in some cities, makes visiting these informally maintained neighborhoods unavoidable. Although controversial, the practice of “slum tourism” has become a popular way for tourists to engage with poverty on a personal level. But why go visit an actual slum when you can simply stay at a luxury resort that looks like a slum?

The Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa near Bloemfontein, South Africa offers Shanty Town, a dozen shacks made from scrap wood and corrugated metal that it thinks is the perfect setting for your next corporate retreat or wedding anniversary. The resort has gone to great lengths to recreate the joys of slum living without the nuisances of crime, disease, or poor sanitation: “Now you can experience staying in a Shanty within the safe environment of a private game reserve. This is the only Shanty Town in the world equipped with under-floor heating and wireless internet access!”

For those of you worried that the presence of heating and wi-fi might not make for an authentic slum experience, don’t worry! Shanty Town has made it more realistic for you by installing a “famous ‘long-drop’ outside toilet” and encouraging guests to heat water in outdoor fires. By burning toxic, life expectancy-lowering trash, I hope!

The rooms will set you back about $82 a night, which some have noted is a half month’s salary for the average South African.

Reviews on Trip Advisor were mixed. While one guest praised it as a “real experience,” and even enjoyed a barbecue under the stars at their shack, another cautioned that slums do not offer good value: “Do not even consider staying in the Shanty Town. For the price you can stay in a luxury bed and breakfast establishment. An average caravan park with chalets will have the same experience.”

Whoa. Just… whoa.

Definitely some rich white people shit. Disgusting.

White people? I just CANNOT

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via talesofthestarshipregeneration)