I ❤️ board games.
Last night our friends came over and we played their new game called Sansoucci. I also have this game called Forbidden Desert that my sister bought me for my birthday. We haven’t played it yet, as we keep getting distracted with other games. Settlers of Catan is another of our favourites.
Anyone out there recommend any other games? Or do you hate board games 😂. For me, friends, wine, maybe a takeaway, and a board game is a perfect evening.


Abernathy Farm.

I’ve expanded the settlement, adding another small bunkhouse that sleeps three. I turned the beacon on and I’m still waiting for a new settler to man the Northland Diggers botany station. 

I have a happiness rating of 81 here, making this the happiest settlement in the Commonwealth right now. And that despite Blake Abernathy threatening anybody that even looks at poor Lucy.

Sometimes I wonder how that must feel for Blake, btw, that his craptastic farm has been in his family for generations, and then I show up and start moving random strangers onto his property. 

anonymous asked:

Wait..I'm so confused? Why do Europeans called hawks buzzards? I mean even if they have buzzard hawks thats still a type of hawk right? seems backwards to me

Originally posted by boldlygiffing

come on guises. I cant have followers who honestly think the american way has to be the right way… But let me stop judging and start correcting. 

Buteo is latin for buzzard. And you know who are classified as Buteo?




So Buzzard = Hawk

You know whats not a buzzard


THAT is a vulture. Vultures and buzzards are not that same thing. Besides the obvs physical difference in the fact that Vultures are huge in comparison. Vultures also scavengers that eat carrion(dead things) while Buzzards are birds of prey and choose to kill their own food.

So Buzzard ≠ Vulture

Why do Americans call them buzzards then? Back time of the British colonists. England has no vultures, so when the settlers arrived, they called any large soaring bird a buzzard. Now, hundreds of years later, the words “buzzard” and “vulture” are still often used as synonyms in American English. 

Israeli settlers invited Palestinians to celebrate a Jewish holiday and it went really well
The gathering wasn’t exactly unprecedented. Jewish settlers and their Palestinian neighbours have met quietly before, many times. But not like this.

The article does not mention that after the little get-together, the Palestinians were arrested by PA forces and have not been heard from since.  It’s now been three days.

Needless to say, we have yet to hear anything from the human-rights groups side.
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UC Santa Cruz Students for Justice in Palestine is fundraising so that we can send student organizers to the National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference in Fairfax, VA on November 4-6. This conference will help us in developing and building our chapter here at UCSC, and allow us to...

hey folks, there is an organization on my campus known as students for justice in Palestine. they are currently hosting a fundraiser in order to raise money for the cost of attending a national conference for the various SJP orgs around the country. this conference is key to understanding and gaining knowledge regarding the best ways to advocate for and support Palestine in their ongoing struggle against settler colonialism. please, hit the link above to visit the fundraising page and to read more about the org, consider donating, but most importantly consider sharing the link or this post.

taking a break from drawing humans i decided to update a few of my mods and play fallout. and..

its too quiet

all my settlers traders and guards even Clem is gone and missing

empty vaults are eerie i hope they come back soon.

i just realized today that in college applications i can say that i’m 7th in the nation at settlers of catan bc it demonstrates my ability to strategize and think fast in high stress situations

Many people misunderstand the nature of the struggle for Palestine. They consider Palestine to be contested land between Israelis and Palestinians. The facts about the struggle are simple: 
1. There was no entity called Israel before 1948 
2. There was no Israelis before 1948 
3. There is no meaningful verifiable connection between modern Israeli and the Israelites of the Bible. Modern Israelis are not Semitic and came to Judaism through conversions.Also, the Hebrew Bible, the only source of the mythology about Israel and the Israelites, is unreliable. 
4. European colonial settlers transported mainly from Europe settled and colonized historic Palestine by force and without the consent of the indigenous population, the Palestinians. 
5. The settler colonists established Israel in Palestine in 1948 by Jews of Jews for Jews with the active support of western colonial powers after ethnically cleansing the majority of the Palestinians, destroying more than 530 Palestinian towns and city sections, and committing scores of heinous crimes against Palestinian civilians to bring about their expulsion. 
6. Since 1948 Israel created an elaborate apartheid system that favors Jews, discriminates against the Palestinians, and is designed to maintain control and dominance of Israeli Jews over Palestinians by using genocidal methods and preventing their return, equality and normal living conditions. 
Palestine is not a contested territory. Palestine has its rightful owners, the Palestinians.Palestine is settled, colonized, and occupied by a foreign population..!


Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too. 

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

Hi y'all! 

I’ve compiled a list of readings that speak to issues of nationalism, indigeneity, colonialism, and resistance/decolonization

The list is of course limited to what readings I’ve encountered at some point. They also come from a variety of academic disciplines and political movements (settler colonial studies, native studies, queer theory, postcolonial studies, feminist studies, trans studies).

And, with a few exceptions, these files were legally uploaded and shared… a lot of the time by the authors themselves, which I feel the need to point out because I love when authors can/do share their work online for free. (I say this not because I’m worried about the sanctity of ‘intellectual property’ but because I’m worried about things being deleted.)

Also re-linking to this list of pdf readings, “Natives Read Too,” from The Yáadihla Girls!

 human rights/war/nationalism/sovereignty 

transnational/native/postcolonial feminisms & feminist critiques: 

decolonization, art, and resistance (not necessarily feminist):  

queer theory/sexuality studies/native studies/trans studies 

*Actually just going to link to this page of Dr. Puar’s work because it’s  great and relevant (and she also has a lot of work on Israel/Palestine).

critiques of humanitarianism/developmentalism: 

[Really wish I knew more about this kind of work.] 

Biopolitics, science, environmental justice 

and…. U.S. politics  

The women were lounging about the houses, some cleaning fish, others pounding rice; but they do not care for work, and the little money which they need for buying cloes they can make by selling mats or jungle fruits.

some English lady who spent 5 weeks in Malaya in 1879 that Syed Hussein Alatas quotes in The Myth of the Lazy Native. The joke practically writes itself, but Alatas says it for us: “We may ask the author what is meant by work here? Is cleaning fish and pounding rice not work? Work here means wage earning outside the home. Are making mats and selling fruits not work? It is clear that work here means that activitiy introduced by colonial capitalism. If the ladies became coolies or servants of British planters or firm officials, she would then have considered them as working.”

So when the settler colonials say Indigenous people are lazy, they really mean “they won’t work for us to help us engineer their economy for our benefit”.


A list of all massacres of Indigenous Australians that happened in Victoria. I feel this information needs to be shared as people don’t know nearly enough about Indigenous Australians and do not know how horribly we were and still are treated. Nothing else needs to be said as the list tells it all. Click the photos to save a bigger image for reading the list clearly. 

Photo/display credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre.