anti consumption

STOP SAYING THAT EVERY ABORTED CHILD COULD HAVE BEEN THE PRESIDENT OR A GREAT ARTIST OR COULD HAVE FOUND THE CURE FOR CANCER.

They could. It’s possible. But it’s not that likely. It’s far more likely that they would have been normal, average people. 

What if they never really achieved anything extraordinarily significant? What if they would have been a gas station attendant? What if they would have been addicted to drugs, or chronically ill, or God forbid, had never graduated college?

Are their lives intrinsically worth any less just because they were normal? 

If the answer is no, which it should be, we should stop defeating ourselves with utilitarian language. A person does not earn the right to exist by what productive or artisitc things they mass-produce for society’s consumption. 

All about closed comedones

What are closed comedones?

A comedo (the singular form) is a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or closed by skin (whitehead), and occur with or without acne. But when most people refer to closed comedones they are references bumps like the one in the image. Non inflamed, skin coloured bumps, often found on the forehead.

Caused of closed comedones

There are many causes. Pro-inflammatory cytokines (cell signalling proteins), produced by cells lining the follicle in response to activation of the innate immune system. Free fatty acids made from sebum by acne bacteria
Overhydrated skin premenstrually, from moisturisers or in humid conditions
Contact with certain chemicals including oily pomades, isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol and some dyes in cosmetics. Rupture of the follicle by injury such as squeezing pimples, abrasive washing, chemical peels or laser treatments. Smoking – comedonal acne is more common in smokers than in non-smokers. Certain dietary factors may contribute to comedonal acne, particularly milk products and high glycaemic-index foods (sugars and fats).

How to treat from the inside out

- Stop smoking if you smoke.

- Reduce the processed sugars in your diet.

- Increase consumption of anti inflammatory foods such a leafy green veggies.

- Attampt to cut out dairy from your diet.

- Ensure you stay hydrated, drinking at least 2 litres a day so that you aren’t relying on heavy moisturisers.

How to treat with skincare products

Apply one of these once or twice a day as a thin layer.

Benzoyl peroxide
Azelaic acid
Salicylic acid
Glycolic acid

If your comedonal acne persists seek advice from your doctor or dermatologist.

Hope this helps you guys! Keep treating yo skin right

  • Random corporation: We're proud to announce that our happy little family is choosing to adopt greener policies, and we're going to donate leftover products to shelters!
  • Neoliberal: See? Capitalism can absolutely reconcile individual self-interest of capitalists and the broader human needs of communities! This voluntary choice by this corporation demonstrates that.
  • Leftist: Actually, little concessions like this will not ultimately quell climate change or eradicate poverty. More often than not, they just do surface furnishings for the sake of social capital. Most companies will never seriously care about a given issue if there's even a moderate impact on their bottom line, and real solutions to climate change, global poverty, widespread automation, social calamities, etc. will require sweeping systemic change. If given the choice between qualitative change for the betterment of humanity and profits as per usual, capitalists will choose the latter 99% of the time -- a system built on competition and capital accumulation essentially compels them to do so.
  • Neoliberal: WELL. What do you want them to do??! They have to stay in business somehow!! What's wrong with wanting to make a profit sweety =)

Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like cheap crap made in China by slave labor, sold by a company owned by billionaires benefiting from corporate welfare, paying slave wages to employees kept from enjoying precious time with their families. It’s real easy to ignore the suffering of others when it is not happening to you. Remember that what goes around comes around.

Tarjei’s play “Det Går Bra”

I went to see it and it was amazing!! The play follows a group of friends through a year of their lives. It shows what happens when they start telling each other what they really feel and think.

The play is improvised by the actors, and they use their real identities.

Tarjei introduces himself by reading hate mail that he’s received in conjunction with his portrayal of Isak in Skam. He reads it with a twinge of irony, but it’s really quite depressing.

Throughout the play Tarjei makes several self-deprecating references to Skam, not at all talking about Skam in a negative light, more in a “what if people think I’m an asshole”-kind of way. He also shares some of his anxieties and darkest thoughts about growing up in Oslo, one of the riches countries in the world where people really have nothing to complain about, yet the consumption of anti-depressants are rapidly increasing. I personally thinks he comes across as someone who is very thoughtful with a subtle sense of humor with a dark undertone.

Throughout the play you learn that what all the characters have in common is that they’re all as equally depressed as they are privileged.  

But the play is also about friendship. And through long futile parties it builds up to confrontations between the friends. Tarjei is playing the little brother of Mathilde. He starts to party with the older guys in the group, where he drinks, goes to clubs and smokes weed. This ends up in a confrontation between Mathilde, Tarjei and Sebastian over a table tennis match. (The alcohol and weed is not real to contrary belief)

Tarjei wears his own clothes for the role. He also wears a russe dress and our Norwegian folk costume. At an early point of the show he is only wearing swimming trunks and sunglasses. He lies quite confidently on a table smoking a blunt while talking about sex.

There’s also a hilarious sequence where he dances/trashes about to club music. Which ends up with him squirming around on the floor before passing out. Sebastian then comes over to sit on his stomach and things then take a darker turn as the guys start having quite a physical fight. It feels disturbingly real.

The play escalates into a dark sequence with all the actors sharing their darkest thoughts and memories while sitting in between the audience. In this scene Tarjei makes a Skam reference before saying he’s been raped. Which was difficult to listen to.  

There’s so much that happens in the play and Tarjei is simply fantastic. I’m truly impressed with him and how unafraid he is despite his young age. He doesn’t have the most speaking parts, but he is present for almost all the scenes and he really makes the most of it.

I encourage anyone who is a fan of Tarjei to go see the play, it was an amazing experience! If you have any questions about it or Tarjei’s performance, please ask me anything!

The naive optimism of the 18th century led some people to believe that technological progress would lead to a kind of utopia in which human beings, freed from the need to work in order to support themselves, would devote themselves to philosophy, to science and to music, literature, and the other fine arts…Instead of using their technological means of production to provide themselves with free time in which to undertake intellectual and artistic work, people today devote themselves to the struggle for status, prestige, and power and to the accumulation of material goods that serve only as toys. In effect, American popular culture has been reduced to mere hedonism, and hedonism of a particular contemptible kind.

anonymous asked:

is ethical consumption really impossible in a capitalist world?

Generally-speaking, yeah. Basically everything that we buy is made along a chain of varying degrees of exploited labor and environmental degradation and such. It’s not helpful to base your entire politics around some notion of “ethical capitalism” (as many liberals do) for this reason. The system itself is founded on unjust premises (that capitalists ought to control the essential utilities people need to live and workers must sell their labor to these elites in exchange for a wage), so you’re just bound to see injustice as the default. As that widely-circulated phrase goes, “there is no ethical consumption under late stage capitalism.”

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Which one will you choose, I wonder?

List of Muffins: 

#44 - Ghost Muffin - Food for ghosts. A part of good spiritual breakfast!

#41 - Fleshbeast Muffin - Transform a pony into a Fleshbeast.

#117 - Boomerang Muffin - A throwable, edible manufactured weapon.  

#? - Timelord Muffin - May cause impossibility within space time upon consumption.

#284 - Anti-Joke Muffin - Antidote against Poison Joke.

#116 - Gemstone Muffin - Food for dragons. A rocky taste all around.

#53 - Smooze Muffin - Transform a pony into a Smooze.

#26 - Ironguts Muffin - Made one’s stomach digestion proof.

#1940 - Quick Muffin - Allows a pony to use any magic within 5 seconds time-span.