1. 10:00 16th Sep 2014

    Notes: 1

    Reblogged from cajluvnz

    Tags: parihakaherbsnzmusicq

    Plays: 0

    cajluvnz:

    My friend, My friend, I hate to see you suffer,

    Events conspire to bring us to our knees,

    My friend, my friend, you’ve taken this the wrong way,

    Rise up, defend yourself, never give in,

    Look to the sky, the spirit of Te Whiti,

    The endless tide is murmuring his name.

    I know Te Whiti will never be defeated,

    And even at the darkest hour,

    His presence will remain.

    I’ll sing to you the song of Parihaka.

    Te Whiti he used the language of the spirit,

    Then stood accused, the madman and his dream,

    He saw the train go roaring through the tunnel,

    He heard the voice travel on the magic wire,

    But he loved the silence of the river,

    He watched the dog piss on the cannon’s wheel.

    I know Te Whiti will never be defeated,

    And even at the darkest hour,

    His presence will remain.

    I’ll sing to you the song of Parihaka.

    One day you’ll know the truth,

    They can’t pull out the roots,

    Come and take me home,

    To weep for my lost brother.

    They gather still, the clouds of Taranaki,

    His children’s children wearing the white plume,

    So take me for the sins of these sad islands,

    The wave still breaks on the rock of Rouhotu.

    And when you taste the salt that’s on your pudding,

    And when you taste the sugar in your soup,

    Think of Te Whiti, he’ll never be defeated,

    Even at the darkest hour,

    His presence will remain,

    I’ll sing for you the song of Parihaka,

    Come to Parihaka,

    Weep for my lost brother,

    The spirit of nonviolence,

    Has come to fill the silence,

    Come to Parihaka.

    **I ripped this song from the said album which was lent to me by my co-worker. She’s a kiwi who is married to a Maori. She’s been like a mother to me and introduces me to a lot of Kiwi/Maori stuff i.e. food, music.

     
  2. unimoosapus:

    gayisthenewokay:

    if i was bisexual i would use this line all the time

    I am bisexual and I will, in fact, be using this in the future

    (Source: cantcontrolthegay)

     
  3. 13:43

    Notes: 23

    Reblogged from croookedvulture

    Tags: qstar wars

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    croookedvulture:

Why fall in love when you can just, fall into a sarlacc pit?

    croookedvulture:

    Why fall in love when you can just, fall into a sarlacc pit?

     
  4. 10:17

    Notes: 125

    Reblogged from blazepress

    Tags: qstar wars

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    blazepress:

Darth Vader air balloon.

    blazepress:

    Darth Vader air balloon.

     
  5. beyoncepatronus:

    we never knew
    about Parihaka
    it was never
    taught anyway
    except maybe
    around the fires
    of Parihaka
    itself at night
    when stories
    are told
    of the soldiers
    who came
    with guns
    to haul us up
    by the roots
    like trees
    from our land
    though the prophets
    called peace peace
    it was never

     
  6. 03:25

    Notes: 44

    Reblogged from adelphe

    Tags: te pueamaoriwomennz historymaori womenq

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    adelphe:

Princess Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi as a girl in the late 1890s. She is draped with Kahu huruhuru (Maori feather cloaks). Photographer unidentified.

    adelphe:

    Princess Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi as a girl in the late 1890s. She is draped with Kahu huruhuru (Maori feather cloaks). Photographer unidentified.

     
  7. manamaorifest:

    Part 1 of 2 Tūhoe legends surrounding the creation of star constellations Waka Huia TVNZ 31 July 2011 (by wakahuiatvnz)

     
  8. 17:09

    Notes: 99537

    Reblogged from towalkamongstthestars

    Tags: note to selfqmental health

    wittyandcharming:

    • Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
    • Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
    • Don’t let yourself wonder why…
     
  9. memefuckery:

    intellectualpizza:

    memefuckery:

    I had a hermit crab and a dollhouse…..

    SWEET BABY JESUS I THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL HOUSE AND YOU HAD SOME SORT OF HUGE ASS CRUSTACEAN LIVING IN IT AND I ALMOST PASSED OUT

    It’s okay, like 12 other people thought that

    (Source: theroyalara)

     
  10. 10:17

    Notes: 3207

    Reblogged from vintagebutt

    Tags: qepilepsy warningdoctor whomarthaten

     
  11. 06:51

    Notes: 21

    Reblogged from kwantman

    Tags: q

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    iamadamstanley:

TOOTHACHE ALL NIGHT WHY CAN’T WE HAVE NICE STUFF LIKE THIS ANY MORE!!!

    iamadamstanley:

    TOOTHACHE ALL NIGHT WHY CAN’T WE HAVE NICE STUFF LIKE THIS ANY MORE!!!

     
  12. 03:26

    Notes: 97747

    Reblogged from songstersmiscellany

    Tags: palestinewomenmuslimq

    thephilyptian:

    "PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"

    "When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source

    YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 

    WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

     
  13. 20:34 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 744974

    Reblogged from towalkamongstthestars

    Tags: qgpoy

    askboggle:

    egberts:

    do you ever walk to the beat of your music in public and you think you look really cool but you probably just look like a dumbass

    image

     
  14. brutalgeneration:

River ribbon by shimmo23 on Flickr.
     
  15. 13:43

    Notes: 329144

    Reblogged from keeganisawhale

    Tags: q

    zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

    cellarspider:

    twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

    purrsianstuck:

    During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

    Mission fucking accomplished

    Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

    It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

    You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

    The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

    The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

    Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

    So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

    Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

    These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

    reblogging for the sweet history lesson