thoughtsofaphilosopher:

cerebralzero:

this is painful to look at

I want everyone to be aware of this. Those of you who say, “People who want guns to ‘protect themselves from the government’ or paranoid gun nuts. What would they ever do to us?” I’ll tell you. They’ll seize your property, take your land, do it all in the name of turtles, and when you refuse to give it up, they’ll send in the troops, and move protestors to a government designated “free speech zone”. The question isn’t what would the government do.
It’s what wouldn’t they?

thoughtsofaphilosopher:

cerebralzero:

this is painful to look at

I want everyone to be aware of this. Those of you who say, “People who want guns to ‘protect themselves from the government’ or paranoid gun nuts. What would they ever do to us?” I’ll tell you. They’ll seize your property, take your land, do it all in the name of turtles, and when you refuse to give it up, they’ll send in the troops, and move protestors to a government designated “free speech zone”. The question isn’t what would the government do.

It’s what wouldn’t they?

(Source: thetruthaboutguns.com, via thefreelioness)

beouija:

Orlando

possibly the greatest .gif i’ve ever seen

beouija:

Orlando

possibly the greatest .gif i’ve ever seen

Sunset studying under the planetarium.  (at Mark Jefferson Science Complex - EMU)

Sunset studying under the planetarium. (at Mark Jefferson Science Complex - EMU)

Massive @thebrinery tub in the walk-in fridge at work makes me SO HAPPY #doinitright #localfood  (at Beezy’s Café)

Massive @thebrinery tub in the walk-in fridge at work makes me SO HAPPY #doinitright #localfood (at Beezy’s Café)

distant-traveller:

Stephan’s Quintet plus one

The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan’s Quintet is featured in this remarkable image constructed with data drawn from Hubble Legacy Archive and the Subaru Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. The galaxies of the quintet are gathered near the center of the field, but really only four of the five are locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have a more dominant yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptivegravitational tides. The mostly bluish galaxy, NGC 7320, is in the foreground about 40 million light-years distant, and isn’t part of the interacting group. Still, captured in this field above and to the left of Stephan’s Quintet is another galaxy, NGC 7320C, that is also 300 million light-years distant. Of course, including it would bring the four interacting galaxies back up to quintet status. Stephan’s Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flyingconstellation Pegasus. At the estimated distance of the quintet’s interacting galaxies, this field of view spans over 500,000 light-years.

Image assembly & processing: Robert Gendler and Judy Schmidt Image data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive, R. Gendler

distant-traveller:

Stephan’s Quintet plus one

The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan’s Quintet is featured in this remarkable image constructed with data drawn from Hubble Legacy Archive and the Subaru Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. The galaxies of the quintet are gathered near the center of the field, but really only four of the five are locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have a more dominant yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptivegravitational tides. The mostly bluish galaxy, NGC 7320, is in the foreground about 40 million light-years distant, and isn’t part of the interacting group. Still, captured in this field above and to the left of Stephan’s Quintet is another galaxy, NGC 7320C, that is also 300 million light-years distant. Of course, including it would bring the four interacting galaxies back up to quintet status. Stephan’s Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flyingconstellation Pegasus. At the estimated distance of the quintet’s interacting galaxies, this field of view spans over 500,000 light-years.

Image assembly & processing: Robert Gendler and Judy Schmidt 
Image data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive, R. Gendler

(Source: hubblesite.org)

"*You’ve* never been arrested before?"

L.A. Police officer speaking to a Black actor who pretended to break in to Jason Roberts’ car while Roberts filmed it.  Roberts, who is White, also filmed himself  breaking into the same car to demonstrate the difference in peoples’ reactions based on the race of the person attempting to break into the car.  Roberts tried to break into his own car for 30 minutes and nobody bothered him.  A police car even drove past at one point and did nothing.  When the Black actor, Quentin Brunson, attempted to break into the car, the police were called and showed up within 2 minutes.

Related: Racial Profiling Bike Experiment

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hot damn.  think i posted that bike experiment earlier too

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beesandbombs:

hexagons / stars

beesandbombs:

hexagons / stars

(via paradoxicalparadigms)

Worlds Within Worlds: NUMBERED SHOT LIST

hitrecord:

PHOTOGRAPHERS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, & VISUAL ARTISTS: Using Macro Photography/Cinematography and Graphic Effects, start creating Visuals for these selected lines of Metaphorest’s "Worlds Within Worlds" poem

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS: Numbered Shot List

SHOT #1

Every cranny, nook and nub with wondering eyes abuzz with being

SHOT #2

Where once was but a molehole, gapes a portal, tunnels teasing

SHOT #3

Each tree I see is home to imps or nymphs, hobbits or hermits

SHOT #4

Why there are homes for gnomes and forts for fairies - yes indeed!

SHOT #5

Cubby holes and hiding huts in weeping willow dens

SHOT #6

I tiptoe past the tower where the princess sure is hidden

SHOT #7

While the firth it froths and fizzes, tendrils stretching to the shore

In its depths swim secret selkies, kelpies, mermen, maids and more

SHOT #8

Instead the inky black unveils a sea of twinkling lights

SHOT #9

That muses mingle with the mosses, grasses, ferns and bark

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NOTES: Feel free to refer to the poem for other allusions. Possible visuals could include tight close-ups of trees, grass, leaves, etc.

u2dragonlady:

stunningpicture:
This is the result of the merger of 5000 pictures taken within 48 hours

u2dragonlady:

stunningpicture:

This is the result of the merger of 5000 pictures taken within 48 hours

(via paradoxicalparadigms)

fohk:

Shi Shaoping installs 3,000 ceramic eggs in desolate locations
source

fohk:

Shi Shaoping installs 3,000 ceramic eggs in desolate locations

source

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