Go Vegan. Thank you!

I'm Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, public speaker, writer, consultant, kitchen wrangler, problem solver, rabble-rouser, jet-setter, and host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo enthusiast. Brooklyn is home, but I hail from Toronto, Canada, and I'm currently on the road.

Try to keep up.

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Watch This Guy Speak 9 Languages Like A Native

Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more. He’s what is known as a polyglot, a member of the multilingual elite who speaks six or more languages fluently. He’s also a sociolinguist who studies the revitalization of minority languages. But to see him in action on a daily basis – deftly and comfortably talking to native-speakers in their own languages – suggests that he’s more than a polyglot. Matthew, who is originally from Manchester, England, is a language chameleon: Germans think he’s German, Spaniards think he’s Spanish, Brazilians think he’s Portuguese (he proudly speaks the good-old European variety).

By his own account, Matthew has mastered a staggering number of languages by utilizing abilities that we all possess: persistence, enthusiasm and open-mindedness. If your classic polyglot is an über-nerd who studies languages full-time, then Matthew is something different. His version of multilingualism doesn’t isolate him in an ivory tower; it connects him to people all over the world. According to Matthew, the more languages you speak, the more points of view you have:

“I think each language has a certain way of seeing the world. If you speak one language then you have a different way of analyzing and interpreting the world than the speaker of another language does. Even if they’re really closely-related languages such as Spanish and Portuguese, which are to a certain extent mutually intelligible, they are at the same time two different worlds – two different mindsets.

“Therefore, having learned other languages and been surrounded by other languages, I couldn’t possibly choose only one language because it would mean really renouncing the possibility to be able to see the world in a different way. Not in one way, but in many different ways. So the monolingual lifestyle, for me, is the saddest, the loneliest, the most boring way of seeing the world. There are so many advantages of learning a language; I really can’t think of any reason not to.”

Watch the video above to see him flex his skills in Irish, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Hebrew and German.

This guy speaks Irish better than I do! 
He actually makes me feel bad… 

~ Fionnuala

JEALOUSY #wow

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And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

Anonymous asked:
One of the saddest and most hil- NO BITCH, the sad thing here is the fact that you're a stripper. If you want respect, maybe you should've graduated high school. 😂😂 when did stripping become a legitimate career?

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING
stripperina answered:

Awww, you tried so hard, but unfortunately I can’t hear you over the sound of my debt-free college degree and massive disposable income.

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Oh snap

BOOOOM

#tell your dad I said thanks for funding my lifestyle

GOD DAMMMNNNNNNNN

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This.

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i want to vomit all over people who say knowledgeable vegan parents are forcing their ‘beliefs’ down their children’s throats by raising them vegan
yet they literally brainwash their own kids by making cute faces of the very animals they don’t even know they’re eating.
how can you have the gall to tell someone who has researched thoroughly about how to safely raise their child vegan, to call them child abusers or say it’s unfair to ‘force them?’ when you literally have to lie to them about where their food comes from. when you take them to the kiddy farm to cuddle baby piggies and lambs and then go to mcdonald’s for lunch.
you might not agree with veganism and you might not want to raise your child vegan but don’t you fucking dare accuse these* people of forcing it on their children when you have to do shit like this just to get them to comply.
*(i’m talking *real* vegans not the ignorant sorry excuses for people who feed their babies nothing but apple juice or soy milk) 
'they'll have no trouble eating their meat when it's in the shape of a cute pig'. 
fuck you.

preach
as a parent I am always striving to make sure my kids know where food comes from. we often go pick our own food and buy from farmers at markets.
while carnist parents may also buy meat from farmers, they understand that kids would be traumatized by seeing how the foods they eat are made.
so if some tool shed has the audacity to claim I am harming my kids by omitting violence in food choices I’ll just continue taking my kids on berry picking trips while they continue to find ways to deceive their kids into accepting that violence is necessary.

^^^^^^
havocados:

fightingforanimals:

i want to vomit all over people who say knowledgeable vegan parents are forcing their ‘beliefs’ down their children’s throats by raising them vegan
yet they literally brainwash their own kids by making cute faces of the very animals they don’t even know they’re eating.
how can you have the gall to tell someone who has researched thoroughly about how to safely raise their child vegan, to call them child abusers or say it’s unfair to ‘force them?’ when you literally have to lie to them about where their food comes from. when you take them to the kiddy farm to cuddle baby piggies and lambs and then go to mcdonald’s for lunch.
you might not agree with veganism and you might not want to raise your child vegan but don’t you fucking dare accuse these* people of forcing it on their children when you have to do shit like this just to get them to comply.
*(i’m talking *real* vegans not the ignorant sorry excuses for people who feed their babies nothing but apple juice or soy milk) 
'they'll have no trouble eating their meat when it's in the shape of a cute pig'. 
fuck you.

preach
as a parent I am always striving to make sure my kids know where food comes from. we often go pick our own food and buy from farmers at markets.
while carnist parents may also buy meat from farmers, they understand that kids would be traumatized by seeing how the foods they eat are made.
so if some tool shed has the audacity to claim I am harming my kids by omitting violence in food choices I’ll just continue taking my kids on berry picking trips while they continue to find ways to deceive their kids into accepting that violence is necessary.

^^^^^^

havocados:

fightingforanimals:

i want to vomit all over people who say knowledgeable vegan parents are forcing their ‘beliefs’ down their children’s throats by raising them vegan

yet they literally brainwash their own kids by making cute faces of the very animals they don’t even know they’re eating.

how can you have the gall to tell someone who has researched thoroughly about how to safely raise their child vegan, to call them child abusers or say it’s unfair to ‘force them?’ when you literally have to lie to them about where their food comes from. when you take them to the kiddy farm to cuddle baby piggies and lambs and then go to mcdonald’s for lunch.

you might not agree with veganism and you might not want to raise your child vegan but don’t you fucking dare accuse these* people of forcing it on their children when you have to do shit like this just to get them to comply.

*(i’m talking *real* vegans not the ignorant sorry excuses for people who feed their babies nothing but apple juice or soy milk) 

'they'll have no trouble eating their meat when it's in the shape of a cute pig'. 

fuck you.

preach

as a parent I am always striving to make sure my kids know where food comes from. we often go pick our own food and buy from farmers at markets.

while carnist parents may also buy meat from farmers, they understand that kids would be traumatized by seeing how the foods they eat are made.

so if some tool shed has the audacity to claim I am harming my kids by omitting violence in food choices I’ll just continue taking my kids on berry picking trips while they continue to find ways to deceive their kids into accepting that violence is necessary.

^^^^^^

Ten rape prevention tips:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

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Rape Prevention

Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention

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Brilliant.

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Attention vegans!

vegansonplanetearth:

Do you think there is such thing as too many vegan friends?

No? Didn’t think so!

So, submit to us! Show us your face, tell who you are and where are you are. Tell us why you’re vegan and anything else you’d like to include

Once I’ve received your submission, I’ll post it up and add it to a page based upon your location. You can then see if any other vegans have submitted for your area and make a new friend!

So please submit!

xoxo