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Cutting out props for Fringe is keeping me occupied since my laptop passed away unceremoniously an hour ago after six years’ faithful service. Let go and let god, as my Nanna would say! πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜ŽπŸ™

Cutting out props for Fringe is keeping me occupied since my laptop passed away unceremoniously an hour ago after six years’ faithful service. Let go and let god, as my Nanna would say! πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜ŽπŸ™

I woke up like dis πŸ’ƒπŸ‘ πŸ’₯πŸ”₯

I woke up like dis πŸ’ƒπŸ‘ πŸ’₯πŸ”₯

NO FILTER MULTI-PASS

NO FILTER MULTI-PASS

See you on Wednesday night, Bar Open!!!!

See you on Wednesday night, Bar Open!!!!

PLAES HALP

PLAES HALP

"[L]et’s scale it down to find some specific threats to life that are comparable to terrorism. For example, 230 people died falling off ladders from 2003-12; 190 Australians died from accidental gun discharges; 137 rural workers and farmers died falling off or rolling in tractors; 206 died from electrocution, which like tractor accidents is a tragically all-too-common form of workplace fatality. That’s starting to get close to terrorism, but you have to get very specific to find a cause of death that has claimed fewer lives than terrorism. Lightning, for instance, has killed 10 Australians in the period 2003-12. There were around 66 deaths of indigenous people in custody in that period. Whooping cough, mostly due to the murderous stupidity of anti-vaxers, has claimed 20 lives; chicken pox six (shingles has claimed 228 people; gastro and diarrhoea, 168). Social problems like the high rates of arrest and incarceration of indigenous people, and preventable diseases, get us closer to the sorts of numbers terrorism has claimed in the last 30-40 years. Now that we have a sense of scale, let’s get some sense of what the numbers mean given the resources we throw at terrorism. In the period 2003-12, nearly 1700 indigenous people died of diabetes at a rate, on average, about seven times higher than non-indigenous Australians. If we’d invested a little of the money we spent going to war in Iraq or inflating the budget of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation on programs that lowered indigenous diabetes to just twice that of non-indigenous Australians, around 1200 lives would have been saved, or around 10 times the death toll of terrorism. Then again, there’s nothing sexy for the media in saving indigenous people from dying of diabetes. In the same period, between 700 and 1000 women and children have been killed by their partners or parents in domestic homicides. We offer such a vague figure because we can only estimate it — getting specific numbers of domestic homicides is, for some reason (we could never guess why), impossible in official statistics compared to other forms of crime. Even assuming the lower figure, reducing the number of women and kids murdered in domestic violence by just 20% would save far more lives than have ever been lost to terrorism."

The real threat of terrorism to Australians, by the numbers | Crikey

Struggling a bit to keep my chin up where ~matters of the heart~ are concerned today, but making three days’ worth of my favourite salad is certainly helping πŸŒΏπŸ’š

Struggling a bit to keep my chin up where ~matters of the heart~ are concerned today, but making three days’ worth of my favourite salad is certainly helping πŸŒΏπŸ’š

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"On one occasion with a dear friend and fellow actor in Seattle (who happens to be white), I was sharing my perspective about race in the theatre and explaining some of the privileges afforded to him because he was a white actor.

"One example of these recurrent advantages is being seen as β€œrace-neutral”. In theatre, it’s an advantage to be white not because casting directors are racist, but because they’re human. Humans see color, whether they admit it to themselves or not. And in the absence of color, humans are more open to a first impression that isn’t tainted by their perception of a particular racial identity.

"Just the thought of my friend having a tangible and unfair advantage over me because of his whiteness drove his sense of ideological stability into disarray. Suddenly, I was being made to feel as if I had inflicted harm on him by having an honest conversation. Simply making him aware of observable fact had caused perceived mental harm, and real psychological stress."

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Seattle actor J Reese on an experience discussing casting inequality with a friend. (via racebending)

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