Photo 29 Mar 
Some wealthy Chinese think slaughtering tigers is a status symbol
A dead tiger is found during a police raid in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, January 8, 2014. Chinese officials are cracking down on wealthy businesspeople and others who slaughter tigers as a “visual feast” to demonstrate their wealth and extravagance. At least 10 healthy tigers have been killed recently, according to China’s state media.
The Guardian reports that tiger bones and flesh can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. They are prized because of Chinese tradition that says they provide strength to those who possess them. What ever happened to just driving an expensive car or cruising on your yacht?
(Editor’s note: The Global Scan can be delivered straight to your inbox every weekday. Just register and sign up today.)
Leader of a nation, voice like a Teletubby Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened another front in his struggle with the Internet this month, banning Twitter last week and now apparently banning YouTube after an audio recording of a high-level security meeting was posted on the site. The Internet hasn’t respond kindly (or maturely).
On social networks, people have been spreading footage of Erdoğan speaking with a strangely high-pitched voice during a campaign rally. Some speculate the audio is real and the result of vocal damage from too many speeches leading up to Turkey’s elections.
According to the BBC’s Trending blog, a social hashtag that translated roughly to “helium lobby” quickly started trending. In the past, Erdoğan has tended to blame his problems on “lobbies” of enemies. Others joked that the Twitter bird was trapped inside of him.
Taiwan’s students hit the streets, with sunflowers Taiwan’s government is pushing for closer ties with mainland China — and that’s not sitting well on the streets. Students have staged large protests and taken over parliament buildings to protest a free trade bill with the mainland.
The government says the bill will spur Taiwan’s economic growth. Students feel the bill is being pushed through parliament with little review, circumventing the democratic process. PRI’s The World reports that many worry that China’s larger businesses will overwhelm local companies. In Taiwan, the sunflower is a symbol of hope — so students have decided to carry the flower in hopes that the country’s legislature will change direction.
The British Army used pigs to test body armor Yet another story about animal slaughter, this time in the name of science. Evidence emerged that the British army used pigs to test its body armor and develop new battlefield medical techniques, resulting in the deaths of 115 animals. According to The Independent, PETA UK blasted the UK’s military for its outdated practices — urging it to use modern testing procedures and training doctors on “life-like human-patient simulators.”
The UK Ministry of Defense said any pigs that were operated on or blown up were anaesthetized before the procedure and were “humanely culled.” At least 28,000 animals were killed in defense tests over the past three years. Officials say they’re cutting back on the practice, thanks to new technology.
This book about Chinese history is surprisingly relevant today China’s 19th-century Boxer Rebellion was led by the country’s youth. It was a battle over religion and the direction of the country. And it’s the subject of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang’s latest book, Boxers & Saints. But while the graphic novel is set in the past, Yang says it resonates with youth today.
The teenage Boxers saw themselves as endowed with superpowers, and many drawings in the novel have the intensity of comics. The author says immigrant kids, and especially Asian Amerians, often become immersed in the world of comics and superheroes — because they must navigate, like superheroes, between different identities and worlds. PRI’s Studio 360 tells the story.

Some wealthy Chinese think slaughtering tigers is a status symbol

A dead tiger is found during a police raid in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, January 8, 2014.
Chinese officials are cracking down on wealthy businesspeople and others who slaughter tigers as a “visual feast” to demonstrate their wealth and extravagance. At least 10 healthy tigers have been killed recently, according to China’s state media.

The Guardian reports that tiger bones and flesh can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. They are prized because of Chinese tradition that says they provide strength to those who possess them. What ever happened to just driving an expensive car or cruising on your yacht?

(Editor’s note: The Global Scan can be delivered straight to your inbox every weekday. Just register and sign up today.)

Leader of a nation, voice like a Teletubby
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened another front in his struggle with the Internet this month, banning Twitter last week and now apparently banning YouTube after an audio recording of a high-level security meeting was posted on the site. The Internet hasn’t respond kindly (or maturely).

On social networks, people have been spreading footage of Erdoğan speaking with a strangely high-pitched voice during a campaign rally. Some speculate the audio is real and the result of vocal damage from too many speeches leading up to Turkey’s elections.

According to the BBC’s Trending blog, a social hashtag that translated roughly to “helium lobby” quickly started trending. In the past, Erdoğan has tended to blame his problems on “lobbies” of enemies. Others joked that the Twitter bird was trapped inside of him.

Taiwan’s students hit the streets, with sunflowers
Taiwan’s government is pushing for closer ties with mainland China — and that’s not sitting well on the streets. Students have staged large protests and taken over parliament buildings to protest a free trade bill with the mainland.

The government says the bill will spur Taiwan’s economic growth. Students feel the bill is being pushed through parliament with little review, circumventing the democratic process. PRI’s The World reports that many worry that China’s larger businesses will overwhelm local companies. In Taiwan, the sunflower is a symbol of hope — so students have decided to carry the flower in hopes that the country’s legislature will change direction.

The British Army used pigs to test body armor
Yet another story about animal slaughter, this time in the name of science. Evidence emerged that the British army used pigs to test its body armor and develop new battlefield medical techniques, resulting in the deaths of 115 animals. According to The Independent, PETA UK blasted the UK’s military for its outdated practices — urging it to use modern testing procedures and training doctors on “life-like human-patient simulators.”

The UK Ministry of Defense said any pigs that were operated on or blown up were anaesthetized before the procedure and were “humanely culled.” At least 28,000 animals were killed in defense tests over the past three years. Officials say they’re cutting back on the practice, thanks to new technology.

This book about Chinese history is surprisingly relevant today
China’s 19th-century Boxer Rebellion was led by the country’s youth. It was a battle over religion and the direction of the country. And it’s the subject of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang’s latest book, Boxers & Saints. But while the graphic novel is set in the past, Yang says it resonates with youth today.

The teenage Boxers saw themselves as endowed with superpowers, and many drawings in the novel have the intensity of comics. The author says immigrant kids, and especially Asian Amerians, often become immersed in the world of comics and superheroes — because they must navigate, like superheroes, between different identities and worlds. PRI’s Studio 360 tells the story.

Text 29 Mar

thenext-greatadventure:

the-gingerbread-knight:

tardismyoldgirl:

queeneverdeen:

have you ever experienced such a plot twist that you go to cover your mouth but you accidentally slap yourself in the face

i have

image

never, ever, ever gonna get over that

the picture is not loading but I’m guessing its about the face of boe

(Source: marcmumford)

Text 14 Mar
Video 11 Mar
Video 27 Sep

benedictsdoctor:

To celebrate my earning of 600  followers, I’m doing my first giveaway!. A list of the prizes are:

  • series 7 part 2 of doctor who
  • the 11th doctors sonic screwdriver
  • the 10th doctors sonic screwdriver.
  • the tenth doctors Journal of Impossible things (comes with a mini sonic screwdriver)
  • a tardis disappearing mug
  • tardis and dalek knee socks
  • a doctor who… drinking cup
  • and doctor who ‘Keep Calm, I’m The Doctor” suspenders.

Here’s the rules/guidelines:

  • WINNER TAKES ALL
  • Reblog it as many times as you want. Likes and adding comments count. You can spam your followers if you want, but if they unfollow you, not my problem.
  • You MUST  be following ME.
  • Winner will be selected at random using a generator. 
  • You must have you ask box open so I’ll be able to contact you. I’ll give you 2 days to reply to it and if you don’t then I’ll choose another winner. Sorry!
  • You have to be willing to give me your postal address so I can send you the stuff, I’ll cover the cost of the shipping. 
  • NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS i ain’t about that life :p

DON’T WORRY! THINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE.. I JUST BOUGHT THEM BEFORE HAND. 

I WILL SHIP anywhere

*EVERY 200 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD ANOTHER PRIZE

»»You have until 12:00 am (EASTERN) on October 6th! (my bithday)««<

NOW GO GO GO !

alright. »> UPDATE «< 200 notes, wow. will addddd for the ladies 


for the fellas

or you decide whichever one you want. if a guy wants the skirt.. take it.(i don’t judge) and vice versa 

 »UPDATE«<

like.. 5 more updates

(for the 100 new followers one): 

you can now also win these shirts.

(now for the updates of every 200 notes)

(200 notes again)

»>UPDATE«<

FOR 100 NEW FOLLOWER AND 200 NOTES

 »UPDATE«

Sorry guys, last 100th follower update


You get all 3 cut outs. (p.s. these are all my stuff, i will buy new ones for you. you pick the size.)

satans fire guys! » 400 new notes update«

So, fellas. a lot of you might be thinking, “shit, this is all for girl, i don’t want this!” BUT if you want me to buy you a male version OR just a different thing all together, tell me. i will soon be updating this too necklaces, and if you don’t want to wear a girls necklace, tell me and i will but a dog tag for you. (BUT it has to be around the same price [$15 difference max])

»200 new notes update«

»600 notes update«

 »200 notes update« 

(p.s. these two things spin and move ^^^) 

»200 notes update«

(seatbelt belt )

»200 notes update«

»200 note update«

»200 notes update«

»200 followers upload«

»200 notes update«

»200 notes update« 

»updates«

»»> last update««

*UPDATE*

this beautiful TARDIS necklace was give to me as a donation for  the giveaway by nothingbutamother. you can find more things like this here 

Video 5 Sep

generationsbest:

recuerdosgayenretratos:

Say now and I’ll say “Forever and Ever”

THIS IS FUCKING ADORABLE.

Video 30 Jun

breathless-ness:

lastofthethymelords:

arkhane:

Star Wars 80s High School: Luke Binary Sunset, Leia message, Vader, Leia and Troops, Han approaches Leia, Let Chewbie win, Millennium Falcon and Prof Yoda train Luke

Star Wars 80 High School, art by Denis Medri

Always reblog High School Star Wars.

This is the greatest!

Video 30 Jun

chachipistachis:

theamericankid:

Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.

Is this the same artist who made the original for this

image

Quote 23 Jun
Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever.
— Deepak Chopra (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Link 22 Jun Benefits of Cuddling»

Link 22 Jun These are so cute :">»

rambotan:

ssamraa:

engelbert:

limpinger:

rjefferss:

don’t you guys think so? (:

FUCK 
NO

gOD

Im sorry but these are fucking scary

NOPe nope nope

When I saw this post & saw the comments I was like:

now I’m like;

Video 22 Jun

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come

(Source: cloysterbell)

Link 22 Jun Shit you didn't know about your favorite childhood movies»

candersyng:

dirnams:

ellisbury:

illiciter:

 

afterlightt:

cartoonfacts:

[x]

MIND FUCK

ohmy

This is me new favorite post.

Oh my these are pretty neat

(Source: goo.gl)

Video 22 Jun

remyreaper:

rumpus-weasley:

bemusedlybespectacled:

ALWAYS REBLOG KAT DENNINGS SLAMMING SLUT SHAMING

BAM BAM TURKEY AND HAM

Daydream Nation, guys. Watch it. It’s on Netflix instant play.

Video 22 Jun

remyreaper:

rumpus-weasley:

bemusedlybespectacled:

ALWAYS REBLOG KAT DENNINGS SLAMMING SLUT SHAMING

BAM BAM TURKEY AND HAM

Daydream Nation, guys. Watch it. It’s on Netflix instant play.


Design crafted by Prashanth Kamalakanthan. Powered by Tumblr.