“It’s just like swimming through a dirty diaper.”

So there’s this thing in Brooklyn, New York, called the Gowanus Canal. 

It’s pretty gross. There are literally gas bubbles rising to the surface from decaying sewage at the bottom. 

Recognized as one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States, it’s labeled as a Superfund site. Which, despite the name, is NOT SUPER and basically means a place is really, really, really ridiculously polluted.

To raise awareness about how dirty the Gowanus is and how much more needs to be done to clean it up, Christopher Swain did the unthinkable and SWAM IT.

Covering his face in Vaseline to repel the toxic water and wearing a hazmat suit, he was accompanied by a kayaker who occasionally offered him hydrogen peroxide to gurgle. Performance-art activism for the environment right in our own backyard!

And it worked!

His stunt is all over the media now and people are being reminded about how polluted the canal is.

The New York Times has some choice quotes:

“I think I’m going to go in here,” Swain said soon after arriving at the canal.
“No, you’re not,” a burly guard said.
“This is not approved,” explained Captain Frank DiGiacomo. “Obviously, he comes out of the water, he’s contaminated. Obviously, the water he’s in is contaminated.


Do you know anyone who still thinks that Israel is a ‘nice’, 'Western’, modern, 'liberal’ state? … Send them this story.
Israel is an ethnocracy (a state intended only for one ethnic / racial group) and as such it is by definition racist. Israeli racism is especially pure, in that it is really about race.Jewishness in Israel is defined by 'blood’. In Israel the de-facto rule is that Jewishness is a race (not just a religion!) And therefore can only be inherited. Since the purity of the Jewish race equates with the survival of the Jewish people, any 'contamination’ by interracial sexual contact and marriage is not acceptable. It is seen as diluting the race and therefore leading potentially to the disappearance / desctruction of the Jewish people. Marriages and divorces are entirely the domain of the religious establishment in Israel. In line with the racial definition of Jewishness, Jewish religious law outright forbids and therefore does not recognise, marriages between someone who is racially Jewish and someone who is not. Jewish identity is not just about religion in the way that religion is understood around the world. Jewish religion is not quite the same as other religions. It is in itself tied up with blood and a racial view of the people’s identity.
Saying that Jewishness is a race is objectively complete nonsense of course. But this is the basis of Israeli citizenship and of what the state of Israel considers Israeli nationality. It is also how Jewish people see and recognise their identity.
I suppose if this is what those fearful people want for themselves, to live in a ghetto populated only with their own cult members, they can do that, provided they are not hurting anyone else. But of course this way of life was created on the back of and comes at a horrendous cost to another people, which therefore means it’s not OK! This is not merely a moral or philosophical issue or about whether those of us who think differently like it or not.It is a question of international law and of actual crimes committed against other people.Israel has to be stopped not because we do not like the fact that they want to live the way they do, but because in order to live that way, they are committing a crime.

Think cult psychology and sociology, and you get Israel perfectly. You probably heard of the term 'deprogramming’ that people used to talk about when trying to get their children or other relatives out of cults … This is the kind of psychology we are dealing with here.

20 Things You Didn’t Know About… Nuclear AccidentsNuclear meltdowns have both harmed and benefited wildlife in contamination zones.By Kristen Pope

1. The worst nuclear accident in history, the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine — then part of the Soviet Union — will leave measurable radioactive contamination in a 15,000-square-mile area for 300 years.

2. Shortly after the accident, needles on pine trees in a 1.5-square-mile area around the crippled nuclear plant turned red. The trees now growing there resemble mangled, warped bushes and lack central stems.

3. Scientists studying barn swallows near Chernobyl from 1991 to 2006 discovered 11 types of abnormalities, including malformed beaks and deformed feathers.

4. The brains of 48 species of birds around Chernobyl have been found to be 5 percent smaller than average due to radiation-caused oxidative stress, possibly decreasing cognitive activity.

5. Researchers measured a higher and less variable mean level of radiation — compared with post-disaster measurements at Chernobyl — around Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after its 2011 meltdown

6. Six months after the Fukushima meltdown, 28 percent of pale grass blue butterflies in the area had deformities such as altered wing patterns and malformed antennae and legs.

7. The first-ever study of radiation exposure on wild primates, conducted in 2012, found that monkeys near Fukushima had significantly lower red and white blood-cell counts compared with monkeys elsewhere in Japan.

8. But nuclear accidents aren’t bad for all species. Melanized fungus contains melanin that actually helps it convert gamma radiation into energy.

9. Spiders in the Fukushima region also seemed to benefit after the disaster. Their numbers increased, possibly because radiation slowed their insect prey and made them easier to catch.

10. Scientists predicted that Pacific bluefin tuna subsistence fishermen in Japan and California would face only minor risks from Fukushima’s excess radiation, with two additional cancer deaths per 10 million people during their lifetime.

11. After Chernobyl, the Swedish government made a special allowance for the level of radiated reindeer meat the Sami — a subsistence culture in northern Scandinavia — could consume, allowing them 1,500 becquerels of radiation per kilogram of food, five times the level allowed for the general population.

12. Even with the allowance, 29 percent of reindeer meat in Sweden’s Sami lands was deemed unsafe and destroyed in 1987.

13. Ukrainians were also concerned about radioactive meat after Chernobyl, slaughtering 15,000 cows they feared were contaminated just a few days after the accident.

14. Cuba received 60 percent of its food from the former Soviet Union; some believe radiation from Chernobyl dramatically altered Cuban birth ratios. After a steady birthrate for decades, male births skyrocketed in the wake of the accident, peaking in 1996 with 118 boys born for every 100 girls.

15. Fears of contamination caused the United Kingdom to test sheep grazing in upland regions for Chernobyl radiation until 2012.

16. A product we developed for animals plays a role in protecting all of us from nuclear mishaps: Cat litter is often used to absorb and stabilize volatile radioactive chemicals stored in nuclear waste facilities.

read more from Discover Magazine 

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Heads up puppy parents!! If you bought the Nylabone puppy starter kit, it’s being recalled.

“The popularity and typical features of the opposition to GMOs can be explained in terms of underlying cognitive processes. Anti-GMO messages strongly appeal to particular intuitions and emotions,” says lead author Stefaan Blancke, a philosopher with the Ghent University Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences. “Negative representations of GMOs–for instance, like claims that GMOs cause diseases and contaminate the environment–tap into our feelings of disgust and this sticks to the mind. These emotions are very difficult to counter, in particular because the science of GMOs is complex to communicate.”

Bacterial Contamination,
You’re not worthy of believing in
I lost all of my common sense
Now my soul is left with a rotten stench
Since the bacteria has spread, you can only appear stronger
Even if you somehow survive, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts.

this is Clara, she is current ruler of B612. she is a bitch
i like to think her voice headcanon is this
***video not for the light hearted; severe body horror, gore, bullying themes, suicidal implications***
constellations | chapter 18 | excerpt

Alistair reaches out, not knowing innately what Daylen will do, how he will respond. He ghosts over his friend’s shoulder, then down his arm. Daylen pushes himself away at first, stained-glass palms flat against Alistair’s chest, then launches himself forward again into his embrace. Well, the embrace isn’t there yet, but in a way, they both know that Alistair will always concede. To wrap his arms around Daylen’s back, to hold him, seems obscene, their affection is always contaminated with cruelty, but he can’t help it. Alistair can’t help the way Daylen still feels right against him, even if other things feel wrong. 

I’m back to this trainwreck.

What the signs need to hear today.
  • Aries:you actually can do this, you're damn near finished.
  • Taurus:you're a spectacular person, stop challenging your worth.
  • Gemini:Your smile is intoxicating.
  • Cancer:tell them, right now. They need to know, please don't hold back anymore.
  • Leo:you will be free of these shackles soon, just keep fighting.
  • Virgo:let yourself be happy. You've achieved so much. Don't downplay it.
  • Libra:tell yourself that you're beautiful, you are.
  • Scorpio:take a walk to somewhere and just relax your thoughts. They're contaminating you.
  • Sagittarius:let them go, right now. Just set them free, set yourself free.
  • Capricorn:Release your inhibitions and take a chance my dear.
  • Aquarius:Tell someone that you love them, and ask someone why they love you. You'd be surprised at what they say.
  • Pisces:close your eyes, breathe. The pain will pass soon.

Watermelon snow also called snow algae among other names is when the snow is contaminated with Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment in addition to chlorophyll. 


April 26th 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On this day in 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine, creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Radioactive smoke was let into the atmosphere which spread across the Soviet Union and Europe. Thirty-one members of staff and emergency workers died directly due to the accident, but many others died from diseases - often cancer - brought on by exposure to radiation. Hundreds of thousands of people eventually had to be evacuated and resettled due to contamination of areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The disaster raised questions of the safety of nuclear power and encouraged the Soviet government to become more open. Only two nuclear accidents have been classified as level seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale - Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011.

“For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.”
- Mikhail Gorbachev

anonymous asked:

Fuck vegans. I ALWAYS fuck with the vegetarian/vegan orders in ANY way i can. Haha. Its kind of an unwritten rule to fuck with you douches at most restaurants. We never get away with chunks of beef, but trust me. Animal products are hidden in there.

What a waste of human being and people yet wonder why so many vegans start hating their own kind. I never eat outside if is not a vegan restaurant, what you do is just disgusting. You people don’t even realize that food cross contamination is super dangerous, you can kill someone with something you think is funny. Just remember that karma is a bitch. 

It took 139 days, countless alcohol infused benders, nights spent drugged out my mind to trying to forget your smile that somehow still managed to contaminate my mind. 2 weeks of thinking I was over you, only to realise I was horribly wrong. 5 mascara stained pillows. 3 rebounds. 42 packs of cigarettes. 15 pictures of us deleted off my phone. 400 what if’s. 17 mistakes. 4 ‘I love you’’s to regret. 3 months of blaming myself. A million memories to forget. 3 tries at crawling back to you and a thousand tears cried. It took 139 days.
—  139 days to get over you.

nicolacardone asked:

what's the problem of the chemtrails willow?

There are little shards of aluminum in them and a bunch of other chemicals that contaminate nature and make human cells unable to communicate with each other which causes things like: early body decay and arthritis. They say its to reflect the suns harmful rays back out into space to heal the ozone but you can’t ignore what its doing to the living things on the planet. “Geoengineering” (I am not sure the spelling is right) they call it. This is what I have pieced together but PLEASE do more research and find your own truth… if your even interested.

hope this could help, if you find out more PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know asap. Nga yawne lu. 


Name: Bacterial Contamination

Vocaloid: Miku Hatsune

Producer: Kanimiso-P

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