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Thomas Halle:
Montreal-based part-time epicure, seriously occasional photographer, freelance visual effects artist and international man of procrastination.

This Tumblr here is my happy place of eternal ramblings, brain dump, inspirations, boobies, cats, pizza, all-purpose randomness and other reality-escaping shits, but still mainly nudity... But I do post some of my work here too.

I also made another Tumblr featuring exclusively my personal nude and portraits photography if you're interested.

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NMA’s take on the Chinese hacking.

I like that all the PLA guys are constantly smoking, and that panda of course.



Tags: politics

February 22, 2013, 1:39pm

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ak47:

Угоню у всех на виду, так открыто, что обомлели все — IMG! Картинки из интернета.

Oh Putin, you stole my heart… years ago.

ak47:

Угоню у всех на виду, так открыто, что обомлели все — IMG! Картинки из интернета.

Oh Putin, you stole my heart… years ago.



Reblogged from ak47 : tumblr.

February 05, 2013, 10:06pm

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Harper's unrecognisable Canada

Harper disrespects, by word and deed, the essence of our country. He is obsessed with an economic system of laissez-faire and unregulated economics, which is hollowing out manufacturing. This in turn is facilitating an unprecedented transfer of wealth upwards: income inequality is growing twice as fast here, than in the US.

Combined with rising military spending, private sector bailouts, and attacks on unions, Harper is decimating the social and environmental fabric of our country for the profit of the 1 per cent.

Harper once promised to a right-wing US think tank that “[you] won’t recognise Canada when I get through with it”. Unfortunately, he wasn’t kidding.



January 21, 2013, 12:50pm

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Jack Layton tribute as Santa.

via Strombo

Jack Layton tribute as Santa.

via Strombo



December 24, 2012, 11:03am

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Remember that kid that landed in the Red Square back in December ‘87?
Then that means you’re at least as old as I am.

BBC article here

Remember that kid that landed in the Red Square back in December ‘87?
Then that means you’re at least as old as I am.

BBC article here



December 07, 2012, 12:48pm

An anglophone-living-in-Québec’s perspective on the current situation and upcoming election

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brad-t:

As an anglophone who moved to Québec almost exactly three years ago, I’ve been wanting to articulate my thoughts on separatism and upcoming Québec elections for some time. After reading this horribly misinformative piece on Vice, I figured now is as good a time as any.

Let’s get this out of the way: if you’re in support of the Liberal Party of Quebec, you’ve basically been asleep at the wheel. Regardless of how you feel about the student tuition hikes or economic conservatism in general, the Liberals have been an abhorrent government demonstrably overrun with corruption and overall shittiness. Don’t forget that they very clearly intentionally made the situation with the students worse while repeatedly insisting they would not call an election — only to, surprise, call an election shortly after and use the narrative of the “violent” students as the backbone of his campaign.

It’s the law or it’s the street. You know, the street. Where people are. Democracy IS the law of the street.

It’s true that there is no progressive party in Québec that is not a separatist party. That kind of sucks for people who love Québec and want it to remain part of Canada, but I’m starting to wonder if you can really love Québec and still want it to remain part of a country that has a pretty fucking passive-aggressive relationship with it.

It’s worth noting that progressivism and federalism may be mutually exclusive in Canada, at least for time being. This image says it all, really:

Look at the proportion of NDP — the “progressive” option — in Québec versus the rest of the country. Québec is ideologically at odds with the rest of the country under which it is controlled, and they voted accordingly. And where did it get anyone? Fucking nowhere.

Can a progressive province exist inside what is becoming an increasingly conservative country? I’m not entirely convinced.

I’m not writing off concerns people have about the parties here in Québec. Option Nationale and Québec Solidaire’s chances of having any meaningful impact on the next election are roughly zero, and PQ is becoming sort of a milquetoast separatist party, with all of the charisma of the federal Liberal party. Marois also appears to not quite be cut out for the job — and also has some unconscionably stupid opinions — which explains the rift in the PQ which lead to the formation of ON and QS [Québec Solidaire was not formed by a rift in the PQ, but rather by the merging of the left-wing groups Union des forces progressistes and Option Citoyennes. Sorry for my mistake. -ed]. Nonetheless, it’s a decisively better option than the PLQ.

Either way, I can agree with federalists that separation is not a discussion we should be having right now, even if I’d like to see the idea explored again. Québec is too shaken and too corrupt right now to attempt open-heart surgery on itself. We need to instead explore how to strengthen the foundations of what the Québecois people want in our current state.

There’s also the rather frustrating issue that people who live outside of Québec and don’t speak French (no hate — I don’t, either) have basically zero access to meaningful information about the situation in Québec. The separatist parties have to swallow some of the blame here, seemingly content to give up on anyone who isn’t pure-laine Québecois (though thankfully, we’re beginning to see a bit of progress on that front). This means people get the majority of their perspective from corporate-driven rags like The Globe and Mail or edgy anglos on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s be honest — it’s cool to make fun of Québec if you’re an anglo. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a fucking idea what you’re talking about. After all, Québecois are a bunch of cheese-eating, bleeding heart communists complaining about the lowest tuition fees in the country, so fuck them! Perspective? Context? What’s that? Everyone should have to be as miserable and mistreated by their governments and corporations as I am.

So basically, Canada is a country full of people who fucking hate Québecois ([citation needed], I know — I’m gonna run with this, though) despite not knowing much of anything about it. I base this perspective on basically BEING one of those people for a large portion of my life before moving here, and realizing it’s fucking awesome. Why would anyone want Québec to be more like the rest of Canada? Fuck, move to Ontario. Everything that makes Québec great is unique to itself.

And yet, these same people that fucking hate Québec absolutely don’t want Québec to separate. Maybe they realize it would be economically disastrous for Canada (and possibly for Québec, too), but mostly it just seems to be out of spite. It’s what a lot of Québecois want, and since they want it, they definitely shouldn’t have it (just like lower tuition fees!).

If you want meaningful, solid information on the current situation in Québec, check out quebecprotest.com. Yes, that site has an angle, and its admittedly biased — but sometimes reality is biased. Whatever you do, don’t believe the bullshit being fed to you by the anti-Québec media (or the giant media conglomerate Quebecor, which is in the pocket of the PLQ), by neo-liberals, by uninformed twenty-to-thirty-somethings on Facebook.

Hell, actually talk to people living in Québec. It’s not hard. I am one of them.

A-FUCKING-MEN, mon gars.



Reblogged from brad-t.

September 05, 2012, 10:06pm

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GTFO, Jean Charest.

GTFO, Jean Charest.



August 30, 2012, 11:35pm

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Ottawa saborde Droits et Démocratie

Bravo, Harper.



April 04, 2012, 11:37am

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“It would be almost unbelievable, if history did not record the tragic fact, that men have gone to war and cut each other’s throats because they could not agree as to what was to become of them after their throats were cut.”

— Walter P. Stacy (via sirmitchell)



Reblogged from Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things..

February 22, 2012, 7:38pm

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fotojournalismus:

Chinese police officers stand next to their vehicles as they stand watch near a Tibetan village inside the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in Jiuzhaigou, in northwestern China’s Sichuan province, on Feb. 8, 2012. China on Tuesday vowed to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of fomenting the recent violence.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said clashes last month between Tibetans and security forces in Sichuan province were the work of criminals and were instigated by overseas groups advocating for Tibetan independence.
[Credit : Andy Wong / AP]


I know they all kinda looked alike but I’m pretty sure I (illegally) crashed at a place a short walk from where this was taken back in ‘05.

fotojournalismus:

Chinese police officers stand next to their vehicles as they stand watch near a Tibetan village inside the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in Jiuzhaigou, in northwestern China’s Sichuan province, on Feb. 8, 2012. China on Tuesday vowed to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of fomenting the recent violence.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said clashes last month between Tibetans and security forces in Sichuan province were the work of criminals and were instigated by overseas groups advocating for Tibetan independence.

[Credit : Andy Wong / AP]

I know they all kinda looked alike but I’m pretty sure I (illegally) crashed at a place a short walk from where this was taken back in ‘05.

Reblogged from fotojournalismus.

February 08, 2012, 10:30am

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sirmitchell:

Retired Captain Ray Lewis on his arrest at OWS: “The proudest moment of my life” 



Reblogged from Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things..

November 21, 2011, 6:01pm

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coketalk:

Look at this pork dumpling. I mean, just look at him — pear-shaped and slouchy, pug-nosed and stupid looking, sporting a handlebar mustache as if to hide the fact that he might have down’s syndrome.
He’s practically a cartoon of a campus cop, and this picture of him would be little more than silly if it weren’t taken moments before he walked up to a row of peaceful protesters at UC Davis and blasted them in the face with pepper spray so casually you’d think he was watering his fucking lawn.
If ever there were a poster boy for the banality of evil, it would be this guy.
For the record, his name is John Pike and he’s a Lieutenant with the UC Davis Police. Not that his name matters, because he’s unremarkable in every way.
That’s the point, really. He’s just an average schlub working for an average campus police force at an average school in an average town. He is painfully average. This guy spends his days writing reports for stolen bicycles and confiscating open cans of Four Loko. Sure, he’s got a gun and a badge, but who are we kidding? He’s one notch above mall security.
Pathetic men like John Pike are precisely why the banality of evil is such a potent concept, and it’s all those empty heads underneath those ridiculous storm trooper helmets that lead to this kind of normalization of authoritarian violence.
This is the part where I’m supposed to say “fuck the police,” but when tubs of shit like this are making the news, I honestly don’t have any more fucks to give.
At this point, I’ll be surprised if he’s even reprimanded.

coketalk:

Look at this pork dumpling. I mean, just look at him — pear-shaped and slouchy, pug-nosed and stupid looking, sporting a handlebar mustache as if to hide the fact that he might have down’s syndrome.

He’s practically a cartoon of a campus cop, and this picture of him would be little more than silly if it weren’t taken moments before he walked up to a row of peaceful protesters at UC Davis and blasted them in the face with pepper spray so casually you’d think he was watering his fucking lawn.

If ever there were a poster boy for the banality of evil, it would be this guy.

For the record, his name is John Pike and he’s a Lieutenant with the UC Davis Police. Not that his name matters, because he’s unremarkable in every way.

That’s the point, really. He’s just an average schlub working for an average campus police force at an average school in an average town. He is painfully average. This guy spends his days writing reports for stolen bicycles and confiscating open cans of Four Loko. Sure, he’s got a gun and a badge, but who are we kidding? He’s one notch above mall security.

Pathetic men like John Pike are precisely why the banality of evil is such a potent concept, and it’s all those empty heads underneath those ridiculous storm trooper helmets that lead to this kind of normalization of authoritarian violence.

This is the part where I’m supposed to say “fuck the police,” but when tubs of shit like this are making the news, I honestly don’t have any more fucks to give.

At this point, I’ll be surprised if he’s even reprimanded.



Reblogged from The Coquette.
Tags: Politics

November 20, 2011, 2:34pm

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sirmitchell:

Chris Hedges gives us a deeper analysis of why the OWS movement is important. 

This.

(Source: vonswank)



Reblogged from Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things..

October 14, 2011, 2:59pm

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There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party is this: In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.

Any other organization — a big corporation, say, or a university, or a learned society - -when seeking a new leader, will go to immense trouble over the choice. The CVs of candidates and their portfolios of relevant experience are meticulously scrutinized, their publications are read by a learned committee, references are taken up and scrupulously discussed, the candidates are subjected to rigorous interviews and vetting procedures. Mistakes are still made, but not through lack of serious effort.

The population of the United States is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. There is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent and a process that occupies more than a year and consumes billions of dollars, what rises to the top of the heap is George W Bush. Or when the likes of Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin can be mentioned as even remote possibilities.

Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a Fact - Richard Dawkins - Washington Post (via sirmitchell)
Dawkins-buuuuurn!

(Source: michaelikesit)



Reblogged from Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things..
Tags: politics

August 25, 2011, 10:32am