Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
Martin Gusinde: Selk’mam Man dressed for Hain Adolescence Initiation Ceremony, Tierra del Fuego, 1923
Roma (Gypsy) men stand at attention during roll call at Dachau concentration camp. Dachau was Germany’s first concentration camp, opening in March 1933 just shortly after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor. In the twelve years of its existence over 206,200 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned at Dachau and in numerous sub-camps. Approximately 31,000 were killed in the main camp. Initially opened to house political prisoners, Dachau soon began receiving large numbers of Jews, Gypsies, POWs, homosexuals, clergy, forced laborers from annexed or occupied territories and other “enemies of the Reich” when the SS, using prisoner labor, initiated construction of a larger complex capable of holding 6,000 prisoners, was completed in 1938. After 1942, the number of prisoners regularly held at the camp continued to exceed 12,000. Estimates of the death toll of Romani (Gypsy) people who died in during the war range from 220,000 to 1,500,000. Dachau concentration camp, near Dachau, Bavaria, Germany. July 1938. Image taken by Friedrich Franz Bauer.
This is the animal they chose to represent Satan.
The Father of Lies
Just think about that for a moment.
Woman with severe osteomalacia - Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism.
I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.
By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.
Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta. There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.
Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land. His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration. They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath. He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork. Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.
Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally. The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.
The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.
This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.
Happy Alexei !