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medievalpoc:

aintasuperhero:

This is a painting I did for my little cousin who will soon be going through a bone marrow transplant. I hope that every time she looks at it she will feel brave and strong.”

Qavah the Brave by ~Wes-Talbott

OH MY GOODNESS

Contemporary Art Week!

thatvegancosplayer:

t3hsiggy:

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.

For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.

Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science

he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science

Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art

and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers

what if they could join forces

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That last comment picture tho, it’s like the happiest-looking thing in the world.

That last fucking image.

Oh my god.

<3

timelady-of-221b:

joeeatspeople:

yesidolikecoatsbigtime:

Types of people who romanticize small town life:

  1. People who didn’t grow up in small towns

#THE LOCALS AREN’T QUIRKY#THEY’RE RACIST

#THERE’S NOTHING TO DO
#EVERYONE’S ON DRUGS

uglysoulsbeautifulbodies:

DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.

deathistheillusion:

Watch the video for yourself.  What you’re seeing is a massive sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana.  It’s estimated to be 25 acres wide and 750 feet deep.  But while sinkholes often occur naturally, this one is the result of a collapsed underground storage cavity operated by Texas Brine.  The first sign was a strange bubbling (turns out it’s methane) of the swamp in early 2012.  Then, in August 2012, the ground shifted sideways 10 inches, the sinkhole formed, and 350 residents were forced to evacuate.

New York Times explains it nicely:

A few words of fantastical explanation: Much of Louisiana sits atop an ancient ocean whose salty remains, extruded upward by the merciless pressure of countless tons of rock, have formed at least 127 colossal underground pillars. Seven hundred feet beneath Bayou Corne, the Napoleonville salt dome stretches three miles long and a mile wide — and plunges perhaps 30,000 feet to the old ocean floor.

A bevy of companies has long regarded the dome as more or less a gigantic piece of Tupperware, a handy place to store propane, butane and natural gas, and to make salt water for the area’s many chemical factories. Over the years, they have repeatedly punched into the dome, hollowing out 53 enormous caverns.

In 1982, on the dome’s western edge, Texas Brine Company sank a well to begin work on a big cavern: 150 to 300 feet wide and four-tenths of a mile deep, it bottomed out more than a mile underground. Until it capped the well to the cavern in 2011, the company pumped in fresh water, sucked out salt water and shipped it to the cavern’s owner, the Occidental Chemical Corporation.

Who is to blame for what happened next is at issue in a barrage of lawsuits. But at some point, the well’s western wall collapsed, and the cavern began filling with mud and rock. The mud and rock above it dropped into the vacated space, freeing trapped natural gas.

The gas floated up; the rock slipped down. The result was a yawning, bubbling sinkhole.

Meanwhile, the sinkhole continues to grow, taking more land and cypress trees like in the gifs above.  Oh yeah, and there’s diesel floating on the surface of the water now, too.  Geologists believe it’ll stop eventually, possibly at 50 acres, but no one really knows.  The Daily Kos calls it “the biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven’t heard of”.

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

REGARDING THE FERRY ACCIDENT IN SOUTH KOREA RIGHT NOW

yonggukiemanoora:

Okay everyone needs to hear this.

It is safe to assume that nearly every piece of fucking information that is seen on the news regarding the rescue mission that is taking place isfake.

When it was reported that people where pumping oxygen into the ferry, they were in process of fucking setting it up.

When they reported that the rescue crew reached the cafeteria with students inside? it was fucking false, they didn’t even get near it.

A total of 555 rescuers 121 helicopters and 169 boats were sent to help? FUCK BARELY 200 PEOPLE ARRIVED 2 fucking helicopters 10 boats were sent.

But most importantly, on the first day this whole thing happened, information was given out that all the students were rescued, so rescue teams along with the parents were idle, thinking that everything was fucking fine. The day was clear, and there was no turbulence, if the reports were sent out correctly, at least 80% of the people would have been rescued on the first fucking day. But now all the crew is doing is coming up with more excuses that the weather is bad, the water is too high, blah fucking blah

Not only that, not just with the whole deal of misinformation the reporters have fucking shit for brains and what do they do? They crowd around survivors, mostly students, and ask ‘Oh how do you feel about your classmates dying.” YOU CALL THAT A FUCKING QUESTION???

Also, BECAUSE the public saw that the rescue team was incompetent, ordinary people with diving experience started to come by with their gear to help out BUT OH MY FUCKING GOD

They were told to go back because they didn’t get authorization to help out. Okay I get it. Having inexperienced civilians dive head first into the situation could have been bad okay BUT THERE WAS BARELY ANY EXPLANATION GIVEN TO THEM AS TO WHY THEY COULDN’T HELP AND PEOPLE WERE BEING FUCKING RUDE ABOUT IT. AND when the parent there said okay fine then send us professional helpers they WERE FUCKING IGNORED.

Some of the civilian helpers couldn’t even reach the sight because the fucking shithead reporters were blocking the sight with their cars.

AND meanwhile, as ALL THIS HAPPENS our government is passing some shady ass laws.

AND the people have TRIED to put out videos and information regarding what REALLY happening BUT a video got deleted 2 seconds after it got posted on Facebook.

I don’t know what the fuck our government and military is doing but the rescue mission has been on hold for nearly 10 fucking hours and

FUCK EVERYTHING.

theatlanticcities:

This Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Daniel Beltrá, one of the first photographers on the scene, has given his blessing to run some of his Gulf photos.