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writeswrongs:

Okay I am posting this just because I want to save it and keep it for future reference. There is nothing in here that hasn’t been said before. Please print this out and put it on your damn fridge or in your first aid kits along with a set of pliers to pull your own damn teeth out when you can’t…

oumcartoon:

Coup! Uprising! The Correct Revolution! 
[read right to left, of course]
Bahgat Osman published this prescient comic in his 1989 book, Dictatorship for Beginners: Bahgatos, President of Greater Bahgatia. Part of Egypt’s Golden Age of cartoonists dating to the 1960s, Osman has been a major influence to contemporary illustrators such as Amro Selim, Doaa El-Adl, Makhlouf, and others. There’s much to be said about Osman, and I’ll be digging through his Guide to better understand what is unfolding in Egypt today.
For now, it reminds me of what El-Adl told me recently, “…the artist isn’t supposed to explain events but is supposed to have a vision—and sometimes predict what might happen.”

oumcartoon:

Coup! Uprising! The Correct Revolution!

[read right to left, of course]

Bahgat Osman published this prescient comic in his 1989 book, Dictatorship for Beginners: Bahgatos, President of Greater Bahgatia. Part of Egypt’s Golden Age of cartoonists dating to the 1960s, Osman has been a major influence to contemporary illustrators such as Amro Selim, Doaa El-Adl, Makhlouf, and others. There’s much to be said about Osman, and I’ll be digging through his Guide to better understand what is unfolding in Egypt today.

For now, it reminds me of what El-Adl told me recently, “…the artist isn’t supposed to explain events but is supposed to have a vision—and sometimes predict what might happen.”

usceio:

Alicia Keys should not support apartheid in Palestine. I followed the instructions and submitted this picture to Alicia Keys’s website. This is a picture of activists who protested at the AIPAC convention in Washington, DC, March 2010.

usceio:

Alicia Keys should not support apartheid in Palestine. I followed the instructions and submitted this picture to Alicia Keys’s website. This is a picture of activists who protested at the AIPAC convention in Washington, DC, March 2010.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: Many migrants pass through Haradh town on their way to Saudi Arabia, whose border is just a few kilometers away. Yemen 2013 © Anna Surinyach
Yemen: Migrants Abused, Tortured by Smugglers
Authorities in Yemen have freed more than one thousand migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, many suffering from torture and sexual abuse while forcibly held by human smugglers.
“Many of the migrants are physically and mentally exhausted and are suffering from severe mental trauma due to the horrific conditions and treatment they experienced during their detention,” said Angels Mairal, an MSF psychologist in Haradh.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: Many migrants pass through Haradh town on their way to Saudi Arabia, whose border is just a few kilometers away. Yemen 2013 © Anna Surinyach

Yemen: Migrants Abused, Tortured by Smugglers

Authorities in Yemen have freed more than one thousand migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, many suffering from torture and sexual abuse while forcibly held by human smugglers.

“Many of the migrants are physically and mentally exhausted and are suffering from severe mental trauma due to the horrific conditions and treatment they experienced during their detention,” said Angels Mairal, an MSF psychologist in Haradh.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: In the Madaoua and Bouza districts of Niger, there were an average of seven deaths for every 10,000 children every day last year. More than half of the deaths were due to malaria. © Juan-Carlos Tomasi
A Vicious Cycle in Sahel
Malaria and malnutrition are closely related. This is played out dramatically in Africa’s Sahel region during the “hunger gap” months. Food stocks run low and new crops are not ready for harvest, so malnutrition is at its peak; meanwhile, the rainy season, when mosquitoes breed, is in full swing. The diseases combine in a vicious circle: malnourished children with weak immune systems can’t fight diseases including malaria; children sick with malaria are more likely to become dangerously malnourished.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: In the Madaoua and Bouza districts of Niger, there were an average of seven deaths for every 10,000 children every day last year. More than half of the deaths were due to malaria. © Juan-Carlos Tomasi

A Vicious Cycle in Sahel

Malaria and malnutrition are closely related. This is played out dramatically in Africa’s Sahel region during the “hunger gap” months. Food stocks run low and new crops are not ready for harvest, so malnutrition is at its peak; meanwhile, the rainy season, when mosquitoes breed, is in full swing. The diseases combine in a vicious circle: malnourished children with weak immune systems can’t fight diseases including malaria; children sick with malaria are more likely to become dangerously malnourished.


As a supplement to my strategy guide for Imperialism II, I have uploaded saves of a game with map key Swibawys where I won at difficulty level of 400 as Portugal. One is at a point where I thought I was going to lose, and the second save is after I had won. I have also uploaded some screen shots as a Flickr set, and I’ve included some comments about strategy tips with each picture.


Imperialism II Victory on 400 Difficulty Level, a set on Flickr.
As a supplement to my strategy guide for Imperialism II, I have uploaded saves of a game with map key Swibawys where I won at difficulty level of 400 as Portugal. One is at a point where I thought I was going to lose, and the second save is after I had won. I have also uploaded some screen shots as a Flickr set, and I’ve included some comments about strategy tips with each picture.
Portugal 400 - ManufacturingPortugal 400 - PopulationPortugal 400 - PricesPortugal 400 score

Imperialism II Victory on 400 Difficulty Level, a set on Flickr.

Imperialism II is an excellent turn-based strategy game. I used to have difficulty winning at difficulty level 35, where 100 is “normal.” This screenshot is my memorial to my victory at the highest level of difficulty, 400, which the game calls “well-nigh impossible.”
The map key is Parthyr. I chose to play Sweden. I have three saves at various stages of the game.
1st Save - Slot 8
2nd Save - Slot 6
3rd Save - Slot 4, after victory
This is my strategy guide!

Imperialism II is an excellent turn-based strategy game. I used to have difficulty winning at difficulty level 35, where 100 is “normal.” This screenshot is my memorial to my victory at the highest level of difficulty, 400, which the game calls “well-nigh impossible.”

The map key is Parthyr. I chose to play Sweden. I have three saves at various stages of the game.

  1. 1st Save - Slot 8
  2. 2nd Save - Slot 6
  3. 3rd Save - Slot 4, after victory

This is my strategy guide!