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Star Trek:TNG One-Piece Swimsuit

this one goes on the bucket list don’t care if I am 97 by the time I can afford it.Wear it I shall.

Star Trek:TNG One-Piece Swimsuit

AM an 16-18 an XL oh yeah curves but small waist,perfect suit and it is Star Treck.Wish upon

Alpha Centauri send me one.I will be waiting ,here.forever

The Many Faces of Bathsheba


In the hands of Rembrandt Bathsheba is plump and warm; motherly. Inviting. In her hand is the letter from King David, making his intentions clear. There’s worry and concern on her face — the look of someone who knows what they are required to do, aware of the consequences. That look she gives her handmaiden, the older woman tending to her feet — she relates. They have the same role in society, she’s just higher up the social ladder.

Rembrandt shows us an intelligent woman facing a request she knows will only bring bad things.

full article and it is fascinating read here








State handouts for all ?, Europe set to pilot universal basic incomes.

Captain America: Civil War ( 2016 )

link unblocked link for very good TS version of the new Captain America 2016.

The link is unblocked so no need for a VPN or Tor,it is a very good TS version,good sound

good picture quality ,enjoy folks 🙂

Homeless women with children end up in impossible situations when dumped in temporary housing miles from their jobs.

Source: Forced to choose between a home and a job

protest songs

Protest songs

‘Humiliated, isolated’: Over 1.25mn destitute in 21st century Britain

© Andrew Winning

In a climate of unyielding austerity, more than a million people across the UK are so impoverished they don’t have enough food, clothes, heating, shelter and toiletries, Britain’s first study into destitution has revealed.

The report, which was commissioned by UK charity the Joseph Rowntree Trust (JRT), used a new method to measure the scale of extreme poverty in Britain.

At present, there are no official government estimates of the level of destitution across the UK. But amid growing concern that extreme poverty is on the rise, the JRF commissioned a special report to investigate the matter.

The study was conducted by academics at Herriot-Watt University, a range of other experts and a number of key UK service providers. It took two years to complete, and was published on Wednesday.

It found that a startling 1.25 million people were destitute during 2015, 312,000 of whom were children. Some 80 percent of these were born in Britain.

While young, single citizens – especially men – were found to be more likely to suffer from extreme poverty, considerable numbers of families were also found to have suffered destitution.

Most severe form of poverty

Destitution is defined as the “most severe form of poverty in the UK,” which leaves people in such financial jeopardy they are unable to afford vital essentials such as food, toiletries and heating.

In order to discern whether an impoverished person can be defined as destitute, the report’s authors said they must lack two or more essentials deemed vital for basic living over a four-week period.

People who fell into this category included: those who had been forced to sleep rough; had no meal or just one per day over a period of 48 hours or longer; were unable to heat or light their home adequately for five or more days, and lacked weather-proof clothes or had to go without basic toiletries.

No central cause for destitution was uncovered. However, the majority who fell into this category had been impoverished for some time and had arrived at a tipping point that plunged them deeper into financial woe. Key drivers in this respect were spiraling financial costs of ill health, soaring rental and property prices, joblessness, and financial shocks such a delays or sanctions to benefit payments.

Areas rife with destitution

High rates of destitution were uncovered in ex-industrial areas across the northwest and northeast of England, Scotland, South Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as in inner-city London.
Unemployment was rife in these regions, while rates of long-term sickness and disability were also found to be above average.

In-depth interviews with 80 destitute citizens revealed that 30 percent had had their benefits sanctioned. Over 50 percent of this group made a direct link between being stripped of welfare payments and failing to meet the cost of basic living essentials.

Director of the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University, Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, who was a key author of the report, said destitution severely impacts peoples’ physical and mental health.

“The people we spoke to told us they felt humiliated that they couldn’t afford basic essentials without help. Many said that this affected their relationships and left them socially isolated,” she said.

“This report has shown that destitution is intrinsically linked to long-term poverty, with many people forced into destitution by high costs, unaffordable bills or a financial shock such as a benefit sanction or delay. More co-ordinated debt-collection practices, particularly from DWP, local councils and utility companies, could help to avoid small debts tipping people in to destitution.”

Chief Executive of the JRT Julia Unwin said the number of people living in destitution across the UK is shocking.

“It is simply unacceptable to see such levels of severe poverty in our country in the 21st Century,” she said.

“Governments of all stripes have failed to protect people at the bottom of the income scale from the effects of severe poverty, leaving many unable to feed, clothe or house themselves and their families.”

Unwin said that tackling many of the root causes of destitution would be difficult.

“Many people affected are living on a very low income before they are no longer able to make their incomes stretch, or a financial shock like a benefit delay or family breakdown pushes them over the edge into destitution. We have to tackle these root causes,” she said.

“Government, businesses and communities need to work together to provide better emergency support, make basic essentials more affordable and create better jobs if we are to end destitution in the UK.”

Calls for reform

The report’s authors identified those who were destitute by surveying people who relied on charitable crisis services such as foodbanks, debt advice groups, homelessness groups, and key services for migrants. Samples were taken from nine areas across the UK over a seven-day period in 2015.

This did not factor in those who only received help from councils or state programs, or those who found themselves in deep financial crisis, but did not seek assistance. As a result, the report estimates the true number of people living in destitution in Britain is likely “significantly higher” that 1.25 million.

JRF is calling on Britain’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) to start officially monitoring the number of destitute people across the nation. The group argues government policy, the UK’s business sector, and local communities must work in unison to offer better support to people in the throes of acute financial crisis.

In particular, it is calling for the government to address Britain’s housing problem and the biggest rise of precarious, low-paying work seen since 2010.

Source RT








20 Shocking Illustrations Reveal How Animals Feel By Switching Them With Humans


Truthfully, some of these are downright gut wrenching. You’ve been warned. Compiled by Bored Pandathis series of illustrations was designed to get us to think differently about the way humans treat animals by having us trade places with them, creating a horrific parallel universe where humans are caged, tortured, and slaughtered.

It’s a terrifying premise, but sadly, also represents the reality for hundreds of millions of animals each day.

These images have the potential to open up so many discussion topics which perhaps people are already thinking about but have never dared explore out loud. These are the uncomfortable truths that hide just beneath the surface of world. We use animals for our entertainment, we eat them, we wear them, we experiment on them, and we use them to curb our own loneliness.

People can argue for and against animals rights ’till the cows come home, but that doesn’t change the fact that we as a species see animals as ‘less than’ or as inferior to us. There is plenty more I could say on this issue, but for now, let’s just have a look at these images and take some time to reflect on how they make us feel. If you are uncomfortable, it may because they hit closer to home than you’d like.



Source  CE







A Brief Compendium of “Are You Seriously Going to Eat That?” by MessyNessy


Crab cakes anyone? They should have a museum out of misfortunate mid-century menus. Seriously, what were they thinking? Food styling has come a long, long way. I dare you to make one for your Friday night dinner guests. It’s April Fool’s after all…


Shrimp Cocktail Tree, found on Pinterest.



Stanley Kubrick Egg Treats, found on Flickr.



You’re going to need a bigger drink. World of Scandinavian Food, found on Flickr.



The Prettiest Hams On The Block From the Book Of Buffets, 1968 found on Flickr



Mosaic Shrimp and Salmon Mousse, found on Flickr.



Did they have no decency? Found on Flickr.


Atora is an existing British brand of shredded suet, which is clarified beef fat, primarily used in the production of pastry and dumplings. Found on Flickr.



Sea-foam Cantaloupe Pie, BH&G Cookbook, Pies And Cakes, 1966, find the recipe here.



Liver Sausage Pineapple from a 1953 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

One pound of liver sausage with lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise shaped like a pineapple. The lovely yellow coating on the outside is made out of unflavored gelatin and mayonnaise. You “frost it” with the jello mayo, score it, and stick little olive slices all over it.” The recipe says to top “with a real pineapple top for fun!” They also helpfully mention that you should serve hot coffee with this whole spread.

Found on Turkey Sandwich.



Almonds in a Haystack Appetizer, an advertisement for Miracle Whip, found on Pinterest.


Tuna ‘n Mackerel Picnic Loaf, found on Flickr.



Horrible Cream Cheese Sandwich Thing masquerading as a cake. Found on Flickr.



Lime Cheese Salad, mmmm. Found on Kitschy Living.



Give them credit for the Art Deco effort. Found on Flickr.



Oh Mrs. Filbert. Found on Flickr.



Could be a small plate of vegetable mousse, could be that the owner has a very large dog.

Found on the Gallery of Regrettable Food.

more regretable errrrrrr nostalgic food pics MessyNessy







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