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I’m shocked to hear that people became violent against these students for blocking their way!!

The Diplomat

By Diya Dilan and Fiona O’Hara

On Sunday the 15th of November, Amnesty International Maastricht Students (AIMS) assembled on the Sint Servaas Bridge. The aim: to raise awareness of the struggle the refugees are facing today at the European borders. By creating a human border we kept people from crossing the bridge. This made the citizens of Maastricht experience a tiny part of the difficulties the refugees face when they try to reach Europe. Was it successful, you ask? We had anticipated bad reactions, but none of us was prepared for some people becoming violent. Even the elderly tore our hands apart and charged through us. In some extreme cases cyclists didn’t stop, assuming we would open the chain to let them through. One individual even threatened to call the police. So maybe our border was physically not as defiant as we had hoped for, but what truly mattered was…

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18 Feb

18 Feb


Introducing the one and only Lupus patient on House.

Before I looked it up, I had no idea that that was what he ended up being diagnosed with. Now that I’m diagnosed, I’m itching to go and watch that episode again.

Oh and the episode is 4×08 (You Don’t Want to Know), if you didn’t know.

16 Feb


16 Feb



Garlic is an all-around wonder drug.  It’s been used for ages for just about anything, and it’s no coincidence.  Garlic is an antioxidant, natural antibiotic, lowers cholesterol, reduces acne and repels mosquitoes!  The stuff is good

The fresher it is, and the more organic it is, the better it is for you.  And on top of that, your body won’t build up an immunity to garlic (as it will for man-made drugs), so you can keep using it all your life and it will continue to benefit you. 

If you hate the taste of garlic, or you don’t want “garlic breath” (personally, it’s my favorite), you can buy garlic supplements at your local drug store.  But for those of us who think garlic is the essence of all that tastes good, get yourself some garlic cloves and crush them up! 

Put them in oil and red-wine vinegar along with a dash of salt and pepper for an amazing salad dressing that’s heart healthy!

Roast them in a little bit of butter and then mash them into potatoes!

Stuff a half clove and a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese into each of your meatballs before you bake them!

Or, try this recipe for a garlic soup:

  • peel and slice 10 cloves of garlic
  • saute the cloves in 1/4 cup of olive oil until they are golden brown
  • in a separate pot, heat 5 cups of beef broth and 1 cup of dry sherry
  • when it starts to boil, add the cloves and oil to the broth
  • season with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes
  • meanwhile, slice french or italian bread, sprinkle with mozz cheese and bake at 425* for 4 minutes
  • put the bread slices in the bottom of the bowls and pour the soup over
  • (you can strain our the garlic if you want, but why?

***Please, don’t eat garlic before surgery.  It interferes with anti-coagulants or some shit.  Other than that eat it up.

14 Feb


I have no idea who wrote this but it’s freaking great.

14 Feb

Hemp was declared illegal, not because of its cannabinoid-producing properties, but because the timber industry didn’t want to compete with its paper-making abilities. So instead of using one sustainable and renewable resource to make all the above products, we strip and log the planet at the governments consent, because the lumber giants in the 1900’s were afraid of competition. Despite awareness of this fallacy, people are now too afraid to grow hemp on a large scale, despite already breeding strains that do not produce cannabis.

When are we going to fix these problems?