27 3 / 2013

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07 3 / 2013

maurenlaureen:

littlebabyshortlegs:

forhelvede:

cryonetics:

iamtonysexual:

dirkjohnprincess:

armadildomon:

heavy trigger warnings for rape.

all right, I’ve calmed down enough to post this, and hell fuckin’ no I ain’t blurrin’ out names. 

hi my name is rachael, and this is why feminism is still needed. I have nothing else to say.

yooooo if you wanna know what the fuck i was so mad about, read the following and spread it please!!

this is physically painful to read oh my fucking god

Lord God…

Why do they think like that?

this is absolutely disgusting.

Holy crap, people suck.

After reading this my stomach physically hurt. So much fucked up shit here. And that GIRL has the nerve to say that girls pull the “rape card” because whoever was targeted will more than likely get arrested? Try 54% of sexual assaults go unreported and a whopping 97% of rapists NEVER spend a day in jail.  Ignorance is not bliss that girl is a disgrace to her gender. 

I took a whole class called “a rape culture” where we had a mock trial at the very end of the semester and played out a rape case that we created. Despite reading, writing and having some very difficult discussions in class, we still failed our raped woman in our mock trial. Her rapist went un-convicted while she faced charges for aggravated violence…. we’re talking educated adults still could not find justice in our stupid law system to do the right thing…. just imagine how it is in our real system

06 3 / 2013

viva-la-vida-xicana:

road-to-home:

astralucid:

nativevoice:

The Prickly Pear Cactus 
“Nopal”
“The prickly pear cactus was and is a staple in the diets of many indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States and Mexico.”
“It is believed that all species of prickly pear cacti originated in North America where it was a valued source of food and medicine for centuries of people.”
The green or purple, fleshy pads of the cactus – Nopal in Spanish (Nopales = plural) are flat and about hand-sized. 
Nopales have a light, slightly tart flavor, similar to  green beans, and a crisp, mucilaginous texture. They are eaten commonly and regularly forms part of a variety of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine dishes.
Nopales are farmed and sold fresh throughout Mexico and the Southwest U.S. In more recent years, nopales have been canned or bottled for export. “Mexico exports many of the nopales sold north of the border – 40,000 pounds are shipped daily to Texas alone.”  (italics NV)
Prickly Pear Cactus has gained recognition as researchers have discovered that when consumed it produces a “blood-sugar-lowering effect” – important for those diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes.  Nopal pads are known to be  high in vitamins A and C, as well as B complex vitamins and iron.

”Native Americans, who are suffering under an epidemic of diabetes, desperately need to be re-taught the medicinal uses of desert plants. If nopal were widely harvested and used to help regulate blood sugar in Native Americans, the diabetes rate would fall sharply”. - NaturalNews.com

Traditional use by Indigenous Peoples
“Prickly pear fruit was usually eaten fresh and raw” by indigenous peoples. ” Some tribes made candy and chewing gum from the fruit, or mashed the ‘tunas’ into a sort of applesauce.  Mashed fruit was also boiled down into prickly pear syrup, juice or jelly.   Excess fruit was dried and stored for winter.”

Prickly pear fruit and nopales  were also used by indigenous peoples to treat a “variety of physical ailments.”
“Nopales in particular were split and applied to open wounds on both humans and animals”
” Roasted nopales were held on the side of the neck or below the chin to treat rheumatism and mumps.”
” Tribes in New Mexico and the Baja region of California applied warm nopales to the body to reduce swelling.  Many tribes wrapped split, soaked pads over open wounds to speed recovery, and the Pima [Akimel O’odham] tribe used warm pads to increase milk flow in nursing women.”
“Spines from prickly pear pads were commonly used as needles by many tribes.  The deep reds and purples of the tunas were extracted as juice and used to dye textiles.”
Learn more:
AIDHP: American Indian Diet and Health Project – Foods Indigenous to the Western Hemisphere 
NaturalNews.com – Nopal plant normalizes blood sugar, treats diabetes, boosts insulin sensitivity
Ancient Native American Poop Yields Answers
The Medical Use of the Latin Food Staple: The Prickly Pear Cactus
Recipes: Cooking with Nopales Cactus
photo:
Some rights reserved © 2010 Fernando Messino 


That shit gooooooooooood.

re-reblogged for info

hell yeah my favorite food!

I love this stuff, I have a jar of it in my fridge right now.

viva-la-vida-xicana:

road-to-home:

astralucid:

nativevoice:

The Prickly Pear Cactus 

“Nopal”

“The prickly pear cactus was and is a staple in the diets of many indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States and Mexico.”

“It is believed that all species of prickly pear cacti originated in North America where it was a valued source of food and medicine for centuries of people.”

The green or purple, fleshy pads of the cactus – Nopal in Spanish (Nopales = plural) are flat and about hand-sized. 

Nopales have a light, slightly tart flavor, similar to  green beans, and a crisp, mucilaginous texture. They are eaten commonly and regularly forms part of a variety of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine dishes.

Nopales are farmed and sold fresh throughout Mexico and the Southwest U.S. In more recent years, nopales have been canned or bottled for export. “Mexico exports many of the nopales sold north of the border – 40,000 pounds are shipped daily to Texas alone.”  (italics NV)

Prickly Pear Cactus has gained recognition as researchers have discovered that when consumed it produces a “blood-sugar-lowering effect” – important for those diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes.  Nopal pads are known to be  high in vitamins A and C, as well as B complex vitamins and iron.

”Native Americans, who are suffering under an epidemic of diabetes, desperately need to be re-taught the medicinal uses of desert plants. If nopal were widely harvested and used to help regulate blood sugar in Native Americans, the diabetes rate would fall sharply”. - NaturalNews.com

Traditional use by Indigenous Peoples

“Prickly pear fruit was usually eaten fresh and raw” by indigenous peoples. ” Some tribes made candy and chewing gum from the fruit, or mashed the ‘tunas’ into a sort of applesauce.  Mashed fruit was also boiled down into prickly pear syrup, juice or jelly.   Excess fruit was dried and stored for winter.”

Prickly Pears Español: Tunas Português: Figos ...

Prickly pear fruit and nopales  were also used by indigenous peoples to treat a “variety of physical ailments.”

“Nopales in particular were split and applied to open wounds on both humans and animals”

” Roasted nopales were held on the side of the neck or below the chin to treat rheumatism and mumps.”

” Tribes in New Mexico and the Baja region of California applied warm nopales to the body to reduce swelling.  Many tribes wrapped split, soaked pads over open wounds to speed recovery, and the Pima [Akimel O’odham] tribe used warm pads to increase milk flow in nursing women.”

“Spines from prickly pear pads were commonly used as needles by many tribes.  The deep reds and purples of the tunas were extracted as juice and used to dye textiles.”

Learn more:

photo:

Some rights reserved © 2010 Fernando Messino 

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That shit gooooooooooood.

re-reblogged for info

hell yeah my favorite food!

I love this stuff, I have a jar of it in my fridge right now.

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25 2 / 2013

acrobattery:

Holy cerceau

25 2 / 2013

24 2 / 2013

Mini hoops!

Mini hoops!