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Vantablack

British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.

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I want this. I want to touch it and stare at it forever.

I want clothing covered in it. All of my clothing.

"Human beings don't have a right to water."

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Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

Looks like im not using nestle products anymore. See you later half the chocolates I eat

Yo, fuck Nestle.

What the actual fuck? I don’t think I’ll buy Nestle products anymore. 

"In the village of Bhati Dilwan, Pakistan, the close proximity of a Nestlé factory extracting water from two deep wells has caused springs in the area to dry up. Citizens have been deprived of their own means of extracting water and rendered dependent on the bottled Pure Life brand for clean water.

In Nigeria, a country ranked relatively low in GDP per capita, Pure Life is sold to upper class consumers spending large portions of their incomes on bottled water. The cost of Pure Life is more expensive than the average daily income of a Nigerian citizen, and even pricier than 1L of petrol. In this scenario, citizens are faced with the unfair choice between health and poverty, becoming ill from drinking bad water but unable to afford Nestlé’s inflated prices.”

Well, guess I’m boycotting Nestle.

Same. I just looked up the list on wikipedia. Won’t be too hard, just have to switch my back-up pet foods and no more Stouffer’s. (Anyone know of a brand that sells cheesy potato casserole or swedish meatballs, those were my guilty pleasures…)

Wow.
Just.
Wow. Put me on the boycott list too (a real disappointment, because I do love some of their products) But this stance on water is unacceptable. 

I am on board for this! Helping spread the word

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Today I found out that the COs of each military branch in SNK wear fucking bolo ties.

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Mother.

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Fucking.

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BOLO TIES.

WHY BOLO TIES. THESE THINGS ARE SO FUCKING OUT OF PLACE. IT LEAVES ME TO QUESTION?

WHY ONLY THESE THREE?

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?

ARE THEY MAGIC?

CAN SOMEONE ELSE WEAR THEM?

DOES THE KING HAVE A BOLO TIE?

WHY.

ON EARTH.

ARE THESE THE INSIGNIA OF COMMAND!?

I am the one who made her realize this.
They are the command bolos. The bolos of command!
YOUR UNHAPPINESS PLEASES ME!

You never noticed? I thought it was weird but also wondered if it is a sign of exactly what country they are inside of.

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I found this great blog today and had to share it :D 

Refashionista is an amazing seamstress who refashions awful thrift-store finds into new clothes and some of these results are so amazing?? Check her out! :D

she is a goddess

So she’s taking plus sized clothing and making it into hipster wear for people who aren’t fat?  Ok. 

looks ten times better on her anyways  

that is besides the point. She’s taking resources from plus sized people who likely need it more than she does. If she was really any good at her refashioning, she could use clothing that was her size(or close to it) and make her hipster monstrosities that way. 

She’s not just taking plus sized clothing. She’s taking plus sized clothing for people who don’t have even have the option to buy into the monopolized world of plus size shops. I have friends who get 90% of their clothes from thrift stores. I get this is just one person, but fuck, you don’t need to be getting thrifted clothes that are more than twice your fucking size to repurpose them.

YOU ESPECIALLY DON’T NEED TO MAKE HUMILIATING CARICATURE-LIKE STANCES IN EVERY BEFORE PICTURE THAT MOCKS THE STANCE/POSTURING/AND SIMPLY THE SPACE FAT PEOPLE EXIST IN.

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Also reposting for the commentary.

I have to say I agree with the people who do not like what she is doing. When I first saw the pictures I thought she used to be bigger and modified the clothing to fit her better. But thrift stores and the like are supposed to help the less fortunate/destitute get some of the things they need even of the items are second hand. And I also hate to say it, but the majority of people don’t make a living wage and/or have the knowledge to make meals that are healthy and on the cheap… which also caused the widening of America. This semstress is making fun of the people who could have actually uses the clothing with some of the before pictures.

Well… there is my two cents.

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