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Okay so this is what I…
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I’m official sensei
“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT
ARE WE JUST IGNORING THE FACT THAT THEY RESTRAINED A HUMAN BEING AND TORTURED HER TO MAKE A POINT ABOUT ANIMALS HOLY SHIT TUMBLR GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.
EXACTLY WHAT I WAS WORRYING ABOUT
IS SHE OKAY?? I’M NOW REALLY WORRIED
I UNDERSTAND ANIMALS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT AND THAT THIS IS CRUEL BUT WHY THE FUCK AREN’T ANY OF YOU WORRYING FOR THEFUCKING HUMAN OH MY GOD.
You see, there’s fucking difference, humans have ability to VOLUNTEER for this kind of shit. Animals can’t say ”no” to testing, thus why they are being used as test subjects instead of humans. Its not like this humane society kidnapped her or similar, she probably volunteered for it.
Although yes, it’s sad they had to use human to invoke some sort of empathy in people, because, as I noticed, most of them live without empathy in overall.
That said, I hope girl is ok.
There are thousands of people worldwide who are embracing the free-to-play business model. While I spend some time now analyzing business models –for a workshop at the MMT department of FH Salzburg and afterwards preparing my lecture for the Quo Vadis game developer conference in Berlin…
You have a point, but model Valve implemented works tremendously well, and they tested it beforehand on TF2 (thus why will Dota 2 also be free to play). Problem I have with LoL (that was referenced in Penny Arcade comic) is that for example, not all of champions are in game play pool, which means you have to pay for them. Yes you can collect their special points or use their random pool of 10 free champions every once in a while, but people are impatient; if they want something they’ll go miles to get it. They also offer skins and various stuff, but LoL, at least in my eyes is making mistake by not offering all of champions at same time. While in Dota 2, that’s not issue. You get whole game to play free, and only thing they make money out of it is cosmetics, which do not obstruct game play in any way.
And while you’re at Japan, you mentioned their gambling system, I have another example that’s very bad and it’s called Megaten Online, or, Shin Megami Tensei Imagine. From what used to be Free to Play MMORPG, they started to introduce various sets, items, weapons and runs you had to buy with real money. All of sets were giving super cool stats, so did weapons, and runs would give you shitload of gold. In beginning it was bearable, I really had fun playing that game for 3 years (I think this is my personal record) but game hit the ”shit” mark when it became obvious you can’t make it in that game if you don’t spend real money. Newbies that came later couldn’t afford to farm because it’s near impossible to farm out for this set you really need or want without spending tremendous amount of time in it. And if you don’t have specific sets with uber cool stats you aren’t allowed to go for runs that could pay out for you. Not to mention that they managed to NERF dungeons which gave you solid income and meanwhile implemented dungeon which gave you income but you had to PAY for it, with real money. Not to mention they managed to ruin classes that are in-game, for example, gunner who used Magic Bullet as a specialization became practically worthless.
This game above (Megaten Online) is true example of how ”free-to-play” SHOULDN’T WORK. I tried introducing my boyfriend into it, and he really didn’t feel like it because it requires not only tremendous grinding of skills but also shitton of farm which became nearly impossible as of now.
So yeah, I had fun with it, but they ruined it. I can’t afford to spend real money just to get included in actual game play.
And for which I love Valve games. Only things that are expensive are super cool cosmetics that you’re not obliged to have to actually enjoy the game.
Can Political Leaders Boycott their Own Citizens?
The protests over the past week around BiH were an expression of citizens who care about the issues, see problems that are not being resolved, see BiH falling behind its neighbors, and want to see their government working on their behalf. A seemingly basic administrative issue, convoluted through BiH’s political machine, resulted in the inability of one of BiH’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens, a sick newborn, to travel overseas for necessary medical care. You would think this powerful story would prompt some introspection and perhaps even action by BiH’s political elite. You would think they would work to implement a permanent solution to this relatively basic problem. However, as we have seen, the response to the protests from the political elite has been attempts to manipulate the facts, avoid the citizens’ real message, denigrate the citizens’ efforts to demand political action, and to shift responsibility for the failings of the politicians back to the citizens.In the last week, we have heard from various politicians that the protests were secretly organized by one or two or more political parties. The demonstrations were bought and paid for by the international community. The protests are about overthrowing a certain politician. The demonstrations are not really about the personal identification number. Citizens should not be demonstrating. The demonstrations are ethnically motivated. And on, and on. One would need a professional cartographer to map out the extensive, convoluted, and purely fictional conspiracy theories that began even as mothers and children were still joining the peaceful protests at parliament and students in Banja Luka were asking for better living conditions on June 6.No one should insult the intelligence of the citizens. No one should tell the citizens that they should not demonstrate peacefully. As I stated then and repeat now, the protests on June 6, and others since then, are the embodiment of a citizen’s responsibility in a healthy democracy. Through these demonstrations citizens have spoken clearly. They are tired of divisive rhetoric, inaction, and excuses. They are tired of politicians who never listen to them and do not find solutions to the issues. They simply want their elected leaders and the institutions those leaders serve in to function. This is not too much to ask.Yet, as the citizens come out to the streets, exercising their constitutional rights, politicians are nowhere to be found and institutions are left idle. Bosnia and Herzegovina just might be the only democratic country in the world where political leaders respond to protests by trying to boycott their own citizens. That is not how responsible leaders act in a democracy.BiH has serious challenges that require serious leadership, and perhaps most important of all, functioning institutions. To meet these challenges, in even the most basic way, leaders must take responsibility and come together to get institutions functioning. Some have shared concerns about personal security. I believe these concerns have been addressed. State-level security leadership has called for an investigation of last week’s events, and has personally guaranteed the security of state-level representatives to come and go without hindrance. Coordination issues are being addressed. These and other “concerns” should not be used as a justification to avoid working in the citizens’ interests. BiH parliamentarians and members of the Council of Ministers are being paid; they have some of the most generous salary packages in BiH. At the very least, they need to show up for work.They owe that to the citizens they represent. It is the citizens who will suffer from a boycott of important legislative business on the parliament’s already full agenda of priority issues. It is the citizens who, two weeks from now, will see the EU at their front lawn and wonder why their political leaders cannot make the basic agreements that would lead to talks on EU membership. If citizens continue to be ignored, will they vote for political parties which refuse to work for them?Source: Ambassador’s Notes.