Nobel Peace Prize

Jigsaw Horoscopes

I am obsessed with Daniel Sloss’s Live Shows. I’ve watched them over a dozen times already, so here are your horoscopes via lines from the second episode.

(These are also posted on my new instagram account! Follow me over there! @abnormalastrology)

Aries – “I am such an insensitive, selfish motherfucker.”

Taurus – “You have to love the good with the shit, mainly because I’m 90% shit.”

Gemini – “I will not be happy until you and your kind die of irony.”

Cancer – “Maybe this time I won’t die inside.”

Leo – “It’s all a performance. I’m not like this in real life.”

Virgo – “Some of the thoughts I have genuinely disturb me.”

Libra – “Where’s my Nobel Peace Prize?”

Scorpio – “I’ve decided to create my own struggles.”

Sagittarius – “What does my laziness have to do with any of this?”

Capricorn – “I know I’m wrong, yet it’s still my opinion. That’s fucked.”

Aquarius – “All I’m saying is question fucking everything.”

Pisces – “We need to break up! Why? Cuz I’m dead inside.”

Rigoberta Menchú (b. 1959) is a Guatemalan political activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. She is a strong campaigner for indigenous and women’s rights, particularly active during the Guatemalan Civil War.

She was forced to go into exile in Mexico in 1981, but organised the national resistance and the struggle for indigenous rights from outside her country. Since the end of the war, she campaigned for those responsible for the torture and genocide of the native population to be tried in Spanish courts, an effort which was successful on various occasions.

Today marked a milestone in the life of Malala Yousafzai, advocate for women’s education and empowerment. It was her first return to Pakistan since a 2012 assassination attempt in which a Taliban gunman shot her in the face at point-blank range. At a conference held in Islamabad, Malala spoke about what it was like being away from her home country for so long. “I’m always imagining that I am traveling to Pakistan’s cities, like driving in Islamabad, like driving in Karachi,” she said.

Although the 2012 attack left her in critical condition, she never let it deter her from her cause: to speak out for girls’ education. Since the assassination attempt, she became the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Peace Prize and founded the Malala Fund, a charity dedicated to giving all girls access to education.

Odd thing is, I actually *do* give Trump a lot of the credit for the North Korea/South Korea deal. Both sides realized he was batshit and completely erratic, and, you know, let’s get this shit sorted before the apocalypse happens.

For decades, it’s been bad. But neither country was ever truly serious about nuclear war, IMO. Kim was just a man looking for attention. 

Then Trump happened. And they realized nuclear war *could* truly happen and this is a man desperate to distract from the Russia story. At all costs. (Look how quickly war with Iran is now a topic after NK/SK fizzled out.)

If “acting like The Joker” wins you a Nobel Peace prize, then, yeah, give it to the guy. 

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a global organization seeking to “outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons” under international law.

The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Friday morning. The committee praised ICAN for drawing attention to “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and for “ground-breaking efforts” to ratify a treating banning nuclear weapons.

Specifically, ICAN promotes the U.N.’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a legally binding prohibition on nuclear weapons that is supported by over 100 countries.

The world’s nuclear powers have not committed to the treaty.

International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Shirin Ebadi (b. 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, former judge, and human rights activist. In 2003 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to advance human rights, particularly those of women, children, and refugees.

As a lawyer, she was a strong campaigner for the rights of children and women in Iran, and drafted a law against physical abuse of children. Her Nobel Prize win was controversial in her home country, and she has been living in exile in the UK since 2009.