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Stamp: Asylum Seekers
Indonesia's navy rescues 200 more asylum seekers from waters off Aceh however their military seems determined to copy Australia's policy of turning asylum seeker (read: someone who has to leave their own country because they are in danger, and who arrives in another country and asks to be allowed to live there) boats around and sending thousands of men, women, and children, back into the open ocean.

It should be noted that hundreds of people are killed on this journey across the water. For example, this article: South-East Asian migrant crisis: Claims up to 200 dead with 14 people, including seven children, dead before boat turned around by navies

In Australia, asylum seekers (read: people in trouble who only want to have a shot at a real life) are regarded with disgust and dismissal.  They simply aren't seen as real people, instead they're treated as criminals, forced into detention centers where they are (allegedly) abused by guards. 

In short, the Australian (and now Indonesian) governments are embracing racism and xenophobia rather than human decency when it comes to asylum seekers (read: human beings who aren't safe living in their home country and therefore undertake a huge risk and sacrifice to escape that terror and want to preserve their and their childrens' lives).

Other interesting links:

:bulletpink: The 1951 Refugee Convention

:bulletblue: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Addresses Opening of Human Rights Council's 27th Session (8 September 2014)


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Stamp: And Your Little Dog, Too!
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Hi! Finally got around to looking at your comments - sorry about the lack of response on my part, life gets crazy doesn't it! - The purpose behind this wasn't to paint the Jesus character as a negative, but rather to point out that in the Christian mythology, Jesus is portrayed as, in my mind, a little bit of a magician. Probably would have been a better term than witch, a bit more clear, but shit happens! :)
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Hey all, I'm not taking requests or commissions on stamps at the moment, but hopefully I can get back to it in the next few months. :)

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:iconsanguinewinds:
SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you taking requests again yet? :icondragonshy1:
I was wondering if you could add a Luciferian stamp to your religious collection.
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n0-username Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist

um, hello. I was wondering if u were interested in joining my group omi-artists. it a general art group meaning it accepts EVERYTHING. omiartists.deviantart.com/

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Cassini90125 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Hope you'll be active here again for the next election cycle; it promises to be a huge fiasco very interesting. :lol:
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Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello could i well ask you for an request? Or an Art exchange? Painter
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Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your deviant ID pic... not an atheist, but I know exactly how you feel. :/

And... thank you for the fave.
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel ya too. 
However, I can pretty much go anywhere where Christians think they know everything (usually a evangelism table or such) and be confident I can debunk them.
Since they can't prove god or what happened in the bible with credible outside resources, I often leave them blue from trying to explain away and convert me. Also from being angry that I proved them wrong. 
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Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not that good at debating really, though at least I know my way around their book.

Sometimes you come across those who just... don't see it at all. Like the guy who said I was "interpreting it wrong" when there was a verse where go was saying he was going to destroy humankind. People like that I just have no hope for.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) No worries. 
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:iconvovina-de-micaloz:
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious, do you take stamp requests still?

If not, no big deal.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I'm still not quite back to making stamps yet, hoping to be able to take requests again in the next few months though. :)
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