eastern-Asia

White people are literally so whiny “People where sexy eiffel tower outfits so we are being like sooo oppressed!!!" 

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 Thing is its your own people wearing it, it’s literally harmless and no one gives a fuck. You aren’t going to be fetishized. It won’t start negative stereotypes that will affect how everyone in your country sees your people. Its a joke. You people who believe this is hurting you are a fucking joke. Don’t pretend its your people getting singled out, killed, pointlessly frisked, arrested and stereotyped or even looked down upon in different countries because of little halloween costumes. Don’t pretend assimilation doesn’t exist and literally everyone who steps into your white countries or where your territories are/were are allowed to live the way they did because of your people ruining them. That they can function without having to assimilate to your country’s white culture. 

Yeah you have your own white little countries with their own little white backgrounds everybody has fucking heard of because thats what we are forced to learn, because we are all raised off a culture where we have to suck your fucking dicks constantly and nothing exists but you and your cultures as the staple of existence because our cultures have been so fucked up the ass and assimilated to your culture. It doesn’t matter anymore. Your culture is forcing people into your culture at this point. And you expect us to like you and care about a little Eiffel tower or Oktoberfest dress?? 

Eastern Asian woman can’t be googled without porn/fetishization or a comment/meme on their eyes and are imitated through yellow face and have important icons mocked by white people

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Middle Eastern people can’t be googled without fucking terrorism or being brought up. And check out their fucking costumes:

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Black people are imitated through blackface and mocked for their lip size and wide nose all their lives. Our lips and hairstyles (Box braids, afros dreads, and cornrows) are made fun of on black people but considered high fashion on white people. 

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Latinx and Hispanic people are all grouped as Mexicans who wear sombreros and ponchos and are crazy hairy in costumes and are one of if not the least respected and most joked on people in America. “Chola” is made fun of on them, but high fashion on white women. 

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 Indian culture is being fucked over by white people everyday through appropriation for "fashion”. 

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Native Americans are imitated through redface, iconized negativity and have their highly respected war headdresses chastised by white people everyday for “fashion”. 

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Like goddamn there are even “trans-racial” whites now trying so hard to steal other peoples cultures as if its as flexible as gender, making transexuals look even more ridiculous to anti-sjws. 

Shit, Africans and Asians made the majority of inventions we use daily and get literally no credit for it but he have to learn know the specific names of  white people who looked at the stars and the world wrong?? Hispanics and Asians, especially the Chinese manufacture most of our products and they’re still looked down on like crazy. Most manual labor is from Hispanics, but instead of respecting them for being the backbone of our industries, they laugh at them and make costumes of it. 

But no. You are being “oppressed” and “culturally appropriated” because of a fucking Oktoberfest dress only other fucking white people will wear. I’m sure you won’t be able to function in regular society without being stereotyped or denied rights or sexualized daily or killed because of this “oh so horrendously outrageous and oppressive halloween outfit”.

The Blue Sausage Fruit a.k.a. “Dead-Man’s Fingers” (Decaisnea fargesii)

This is a rare flood-tolerant edible I’ve been wanting for quite some time, and I was finally able to track down and purchase two saplings from the UK.

Reportedly hardy in USDA zones 4-8, this native of Eastern Asia thrives in dappled shade. The bean-like fruits are valued by peoples in the Himalayas, particularly the Lepcha people of Sikkim.

Once harvested, the fruits are opened, the row of seeds in the middle is removed, and the soft gel-like pulp in the follicle can be scooped out and eaten.

I’m growing it as more of a specimen plant, but the fact that it is an understory tree that can provide calories is a welcome bonus to the Edible Forest Garden.

#botany #forest gardening #edible landscaping 
(Because I'm terrible at time zones!) The Empty Hearse is to air at 9pm GMT which is:

North America:
12:00pm Alaska
1:00pm Pacific
2:00pm Mountain
3:00pm Central
4:00pm Eastern
5:00pm Atlantic

Europe:
9:00pm Greenwich
10:00pm Central European
11:00pm Eastern European

Asia:
3:00am Yekaterinburg
4:00am Novosibirsk
5:00am China

Australia:
5:00am Australia Western
8:00am Australia Eastern

New Zealand:
10:00am New Zealand

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Crosnes, a.k.a. Chinese Artichokes a.k.a. (Stachys affinis)

These small edible tubers come from a perennial plant in the mint (Lamiaceae) family, that has long been cultivated in China and Japan (where they are normally served pickled). The cultivation of crosnes has spread to France as an ingredient in cuisine japonaise, but otherwise, they are not a well-known food crop globally.

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Crosnes à la crème

They have a flavour similar to that of a sunchoke, but slightly nuttier. Difficult to clean en masse, they are more likely to be used as a garnish than a main course.

The tubers also bear a striking resemblance to maggots! So if those seem unappetizing, the mint-like foliage is also edible, but isn’t especially delectable: most sources class it as a famine food.

They are hardy in USDA zones 4-8, and like many members of this family, tolerate water-logged soil.

Apparently, if a nearby market can be found for them, they sell for roughly $80 CAD (60€) /kg, with a yield being roughly 1 kg/m2. All but a single tuber can be harvested from each plant every year. They are also an abundant source of stachyose, which is a partially indigestible sugar that possibly promotes a healthy gut, pulmonary, and reproductive microbiota.

I managed to track these tubers down from a private seller of rare germplasm, “Elfskins Edibles.” And I’m planting them in the herbaceous and rhizosphere layers of my forest garden.

Read More: Plants for a Future; Eat the Weeds; Mother Nature News

Illustration: Le site du Jardinier

#perennial vegetables #seed sellers #root vegetables #edible landscaping

colorism in eastern asia is very much akin to white privilege even though theyre not necessarily the same thing

generally having lighter skin in eastern asia is an ideal that a lot of ppl aspire after and because of that, u are treated better by others and are favored more by society

by whitewashing pics of idols, u continue to perpetuate this ideal and essentially throw darker skinned eastern asian ppl under the bus

This electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the course of a night. The full moon is seen setting as it faded to red in Earth’s shadow and then returned to normal. Although the next total eclipse of a large and bright supermoon will occur in 2033, the next total eclipse of any full moon will occur in January 2018 and be best visible from eastern Asia and Australia.

Image Credit & Copyright: Jose Antonio Hervás

Bioluminescent mushrooms: Omphalotus guepiniformis 

A striking shot of clusters of the mushroom Omphalotus guepiniformis (Marasmiaceae), a luminescent and poisonous basidiomycete growing on beech wood.

This species is native to Japan and Eastern Asia, and is one of the most frequently occurring fruiting bodies on beech coarse woody debris in cool temperate forests in Japan, where it is known as ‘‘Tsukiyotake’’.

This photo was taken only with the moonlight and shows the luminescence characteristic of the species.

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Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Japan (2014)

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Technically-speaking, almost all true ‘bonsai‘ trees are temperate-zone trees, and should be grown outside.

Anything else is just a minaturised tree, or from a different tradition like penjing, hòn non bộ, or saikei.

Bonsai has specific artistic, horticultural, and cultural rules, like any other school or style of art.

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Ravine Trapdoor Spiders

This is the cyclosmia (or ravine trapdoor spider), and its incredible abdomen looks like an ancient coin! This genus of spider lives in burrows, and it uses the hardened disc at the end of its abdomen to clog the entrance when it’s threatened. They live in the Western U.S. and Mexico, and Eastern Asia.

Images: jylppy69 via Biologia com o Prof. Jubilut and Eigenes Werk

(via:Science Alert)

Behold: A Genetically-Modified Rose!

After thirteen years of collaborative research by an Australian company, Florigene, and a Japanese company, Suntory, a rose containing the blue pigment delphinidin was created in 2004 by genetic engineering of a white rose. The company and press have described it as a blue rose, but it is lavender or pale mauve in color.

The genetic engineering involved three alterations - adding two genes, and interfering with another. First the researchers inserted a gene for the blue plant pigment delphinidin cloned from the pansy into a purplish-red Old Garden rose ‘Cardinal de Richelieu’, resulting in a dark burgundy rose. The researchers then used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to depress all other color production by endogenous genes by blocking a crucial protein in color production, called dihydroflavonol 4-reductase) (DFR), and adding a variant of that protein that would not be blocked by the RNAi but that would allow the color of the delphinidin to show. If the strategy worked perfectly, in theory it could produce a truly blue rose. However the RNAi did not completely knock out the activity of DFR, so the resulting flower still made some of its natural color, and so was a red-tinged blue - a mauve or lavender. Additionally, rose petals are more acidic than pansy petals, and the pansy delphinidin in the transgenic roses is degraded by the acidity in the rose petals. Further deepening the blue colour would therefore require further modifications, by traditional breeding or further genetic engineering, to make the rose less acidic.

As of 2008 the GM roses were being grown in test batches at the Martino Cassanova seed institution in South Hampshire, according to company spokesman Atsuhito Osaka. Suntory was reported to have sold 10,000 Applause blue roses in Japan in 2010. Prices were from 2,000 to 3,000 Yen or US $22 to 35 a stem. The company announced the North American sales would commence in the fall of 2011.

From: Genetically-Engineered Roses

Photo: Blue Rose Man - 本人購入物撮影

#GMOs #roses #Japan #Australia

Contrast. Pamukkale, Turkey par Marji Lang
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Western tourist and a Muslim woman in black burqa walking up and down through the travertines of calcium carbonate in Pamukkale, Aegean, Turkey.

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 Jiaozi or Chinese dumplings, consist of a filling, generally a ground meat, that is wrapped in a thin wrapper and sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping and they are commonly served with a dipping sauce. The dumplings can be cooked by frying them, steaming them or boiling them. Dumplings are a popular New Years dish. 

Jiaozi or if fried, pot sticker, is a type of dumpling commonly eaten across Eastern, Central and Western Asia. Though commonly considered part of Chinese cuisine, jiaozi are also commonly eaten in many other Asian countries.