“Every plant and tree died” in the area touched by the spill, said James Ahnassay, chief of the Dene Tha First Nation, whose members run traplines in an area that has seen oil and gas development since the 1950s.
Not all white people are racist, but all white people love to talk about how not all white people are racist.
Think being a “Gypsy” is fun and cool?
Police descended on a Roma camp today in France to evict its residents in a new crackdown against illegal immigrants.
Men, women and children were carrying out their belongings as they were removed from the camp in Lille, northern France.
In the past year France has shut down many illegal camps full of Roma gypsies which have sprung up around the country.With an estimated population of about 15,000 Roma in France, and the government seems determined to expel as many as it can.In August there were similar raids with hundreds of Roma gypsy families being forcibly sent from France back to their countries of origin in Romania and Bulgaria.
Those evicted from camps in France were herded together under the watchful eye of CRS officers (the French equivalent of the riot police) wearing military-style blue outfits and black leather boots, then taken to airports and put on flights to their home countries.
The French are so determined to move on the Roma that they offer them financial incentives.
In addition to covering the cost of the trip home, the French government pays 300 euros (£235) to every expelled Roma adult and 100 euros (£80) for every child.
Reports of Romanian gangs perpetrating organised crime, such as cashpoint fraud, are common in France — as in the rest of Europe — and this only serves to whip-up anti-Roma sentiment.
In total, nearly 1,000 Roma have been deported following at least six raids last summer.
The exact figures are hard to establish because the French authorities are not allowed to define those they have ejected as ‘Roma’, because this would suggest that their actions are potentially racist and therefore illegal under EU law.Only the vulnerable — pregnant women, the frail and the elderly — are given housing by the French social services.
However, healthy young men have been seen fleeing into nearby woods, or through the streets to avoid being rounded up.
Marine David, mayor in Saint-Priest, admits the French authorities are playing a game of ‘ping-pong’ with the gypsies.
‘We are going round and round in circles,’ she says. ‘We can’t offer them a permanent housing solution, and I know there’s a risk they will just set up another camp. We just don’t have the means to deal with this kind of situation.’
This game of human ‘ping-pong’ began under the previous president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who ordered the ejection of around 9,000 gypsies, only for many of them to return. He introduced the deportation crackdown in 2010 after linking the Roma community to begging, prostitution and petty street crime.
Despite promising tolerance and humanitarian assistance if elected, Sarkozy’s successor, Socialist President Francois Hollande also approved the eviction programme after he and interior minister Manuel Valls said the camps were adversely affecting the lives of the French working class living near to them.
Local councils’ court orders to destroy camps are all approved by the national government.From the MailOnline
the queen of summertime
“Lilo and Stitch” 2002
Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.
IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND
I desperately need to understand
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Was this scene cut from the movie??!!
Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people?? The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??
The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.
No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know.
oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY
It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)
Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.
I’ve been seeing this around my dash and think it deserves some more recognition!
This shit is hilarious, too.
NO WAIT SHIT
I GET IT NOW
I GET WHY SHE WAS PHOTOGRAPHING TOURISTS AS A HOBBY
SHE WAS BEING FUCKING SATIRICAL AND OBJECTIFYING
IT’S NOT BECAUSE SHE’S A DUMB KID WITH A WEIRD HOBBY IT’S BECAUSE THEY DO THAT TO HER AND HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY LIKE SHE’S SOME KIND OF FUCKING THEME PARK CHARACTER AND SHE WANTS THEM TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS
HOLY FUCKING DICKS DISNEY WHY WOULD YOU CUT THIS
aaaa it makes me sooo angry that they cut this scene ; _ ;
An entire Tumblr dedicated to terrible congressional charts? Yes, please.
titles matter. even for the fast and/& the furious movies.
7 will be an & too, I think.
What I don’t understand is…where are the novelization spinoffs…
I’m on it!
“I need you to drive for me,” the man in the black coat said.
“I’ll drive,” came the steely response, “but I’m going to do it my way.”
“What way is that?”
“I drive fast, and I drive furious.”
I’m curious what abbyjean’s reaction will be. :D
The things I do for love
Well hello, fashion vocabulary.