Trouble in paradise. The Maldives islands are among the most beautiful places on earth. The islands are considered by some to be ground zero for the impacts of sea level rise, and the country’s president has been a strong advocate for climate adaptation measures.
However, the islands have a dirty secret - it’s been dumping its trash and toxic chemicals into the ocean. The BBC cracks the case wide open in this sickening video report, “Apocalyptic island of waste in the Maldives.”
The best campaign counter-attack video I HAVE EVER SEEN. Obama 2012
”So we’re going to call their BS when we see it and we need your help to call them on it too and set the record straight. So share this, tweet it, facebook it, I keep hearing about tumblr and whatever that is…please use that too. Thank you.”
-Stephanie Cutter / Deputy Campaign Manager at Obama for America.
And a Tumblr shout-out.
Using facts in a campaign? How uncouth!
I officially hate OWS. I’ve ranted about ‘them’ many times, but no longer. They’ve lost me 100%. I now support law enforcement action to end this crap. ‘They’ will never be taken seriously now. They refuse to make a cohesive argument. Refuse to work with lawmakers. Refuse to dialog about their flaws. Refuse to tack towards solutions. Refuse to self-reflect.
If OWSers really want to be effective, then OWS needs to train people on: how to go to city council meetings; how to read and change local budgets; submit legislation (what, you didn’t know that you could draft a bill and submit it to your representatives??); run for office; comment on regulations and laws in process.., E.g., train people on how to actually partake in the process of making and changing law. That’s what democracy looks like, not this garbage above.
The photos coming out of Seattle’s May Day rallies are pretty unreal.
Photo: Protesters smash shop windows during May Day protests in Seattle. Credit: Joshua Trujillo / Seattlepi.com
Via the excellent LATimes
In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.
The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.
More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.