Being Canadian is amazing because you get to watch everyone else not comprehend the utter size of moose
I like how the pumpkin at the base of the mailbox looks like it’s watching this attack and screaming in horror.
So the first time I saw this, I thought the moose was really short with a weirdly big head, because it was the height of the mailbox. I’ve now realized it’s kneeling and am once again afraid of just how /big/ moose are.
It took some time for my brain to parse the antlers, and until then, I thought this was a bear.
Jesus, look at the size of that thing. Bloody hell. His pumpkin now.
2. Janine Manning @NewStarWoman: “On the left, an old photo of settlers posing on a mountain of buffalo skulls, killed to starve the Plains people to death. On the right, present day, #Mikmaq livelihood fisherman catch ruined with chemicals by settlers.
#Racism and #Genocide Settlers pastime in #Canada”
my cats name is шарик (SHA-reek, roll the r) but his legal name is soap just to make it easier on americans and also its a cute name. anyways the vet called him “mr. soap” which i really appreciated
me, escorting this beautiful boy onto my blog: Right this way, Mr. Soap.
You might have heard about the 2016 coup d’etat which the House of Parliament was seized by the military junta. More than 80 years have passed since Thailand first claimed to be a democratic country, yet it is hard to deny the existence of the influence of other powers on the politics. Indeed, during this 80-year period, 13 coups were succeeded. With our constitutional rights taken away, the junta exacerbates the situation by cheating in the 2019 election, controlling the media, interfering with the Justice System, and passing laws that favour their own faction–all of which raises the question of the competency of the government itself.
Then the pandemic happened; the people who could not withstand another management failure by the junta government started to call out for their right, hoping for the change. Their voice, however, seemed to be in vain. Not only that the junta ignored their demands, but the protestors were also threatened for their lives. Many have been arrested, yet many still stand up to challenge the regime. The protest that has been going on for months had been without violence, until yesterday.
On October 16th, the officials directly confronted the protestors who gathered in downtown Bangkok, many of which were high-school and college students. Facing the protestors holding just umbrellas, the police force used high-pressure water cannons to break up the protest. We saw the police, armed with armour and shield, assaulting the innocents. Ironically, it was the peaceful protesters who are framed by the media as the starters of the riots.
How could we, as a human, justify this brutality–the crime of state officials toward the people?
Today our Justice is corrupted. The law is nothing more than the government’s tool to silence the dissidents. The police and military are under the junta’s control, and, in turn, their abuse of power are overlooked.
All of these attempts, it seems to me, is to satisfy some groups of authorities who would never let go of their power. Their desire to remain in control is their one and only concern–regardless of the well-being of the people on the street nor the methods they have used and will use to achieve that goal, and regardless of how inhumane they have become.
So if you–friends who live in the country better than ours and are guaranteed the freedom and liberty I never have had–happen to see this message, I hope that you spread our stories. Please watch us. Please amplify our voices. Please let the world know the wicked crimes the Royal Thai Government has committed in the name of “peace,” the term that, as simple as it may sound, the junta will never understand.