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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu:

marrymejasonsegel:

I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day. 
The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try. 

This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men.
Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy.
And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.

ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny...

Amazon, Arguing, and Barbie: Changed my life, May 27, 2014 By Kristi This review is from: Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant (Tools & Home Improvement) Received this knife as a gift for my 18th birthday. Wish I'd have known what it was because as soon as I touched it, 1I grew a mustache and became a Navy Seal. Mom fainted and my dad laughed and handed me a beer. I was born a girl Minus 2 stars because my breasts were really nice. hoping it'd be crap, her kindle would slip out and electrocute her, 3 July 2015 By Ben Harrison Verified Purchase (What is this?) This review is from: WMA Blue Amazon Kindle Waterproof Case Cover Protective Bag Pouch Got this for the Mother in-law for bath time, hoping it'd be crap, her kindle would slip out and electrocute her. So far, this bloody thing is staying in one piece. Great for waterproof kindling, crap for murder. 16591 autigully smooth naite ll Pens Stylos b Great product!, 3 Sept. 2012 By A keen skier This review is from: BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen Black, Box of 12 (Office Product) My husband has never allowed me to write, as he doesn't want me touching mens pens. However when I saw this product, I decided to buy it (using my pocket money) and so far it has been fabulous! Once I had learnt to write, the feminine colour and the grip size (which was more suited to my delicate little hands) has enabled me to vent thoughts about new recipe ideas, sewing and gardening. My husband is less pleased with this product as he believes it will lead to more independence and he hates the feminine tingling sensation (along with the visions of fairies and rainbows) he gets whenever he picks it up. Saved my marriage, July 30, 2012 By Mrs Toledo What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone.... this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old "I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?" and of course, "You think I have the energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!" These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. The minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re- enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew we had to make a change. That's when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier, AND we've even incorporated it into our lovemaking. THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER! a karen katz lift-the-flap book Where is Baby'S Belly Button? DO NOT buy this book, you can SEE the ending right on the cover!, April 19, 2012 By PacMan This review is from: Where Is Baby's Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book (Board book) This book is completely misleading. The entire plot revolves around finding Baby's belly button; the title makes this much clear from the beginning. However, there is no mystery. There is no twist. Baby's belly button is right where it's suppose to be, on Baby's stomach. Right where it clearly SHOWS you it is on the COVER OF THE BOOK. This plot is a complete mess as a result of it's reliance on the mystery of where the belly button is; everything falls apart the second you realize that the belly button was in plain sight all along. There is no conflict, there is no character development, and there is scarcely any plot. Whoever wrote this book must have a serious error in judgement, because you would have to be an infant to not immediately understand where Baby's belly button is. This is one of the worst pieces of literature I have ever read. novelty-gift-ideas:Best Amazon Reviews
Amazon, Arguing, and Barbie: Changed my life, May 27, 2014
 By Kristi
 This review is from: Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant (Tools &
 Home Improvement)
 Received this knife as a gift for my 18th birthday. Wish I'd
 have known what it was because as soon as I touched it, 1I
 grew a mustache and became a Navy Seal. Mom fainted and
 my dad laughed and handed me a beer. I was born a girl
 Minus 2 stars because my breasts were really nice.

 hoping it'd be crap, her kindle would slip out
 and electrocute her, 3 July 2015
 By Ben Harrison
 Verified Purchase (What is this?)
 This review is from: WMA Blue Amazon Kindle Waterproof Case Cover
 Protective Bag Pouch
 Got this for the Mother in-law for bath time, hoping it'd be
 crap, her kindle would slip out and electrocute her. So far,
 this bloody thing is staying in one piece. Great for
 waterproof kindling, crap for murder.

 16591
 autigully smooth
 naite
 ll Pens Stylos b
 Great product!, 3 Sept. 2012
 By A keen skier
 This review is from: BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen Black, Box of
 12 (Office Product)
 My husband has never allowed me to write, as he doesn't
 want me touching mens pens. However when I saw this
 product, I decided to buy it (using my pocket money) and
 so far it has been fabulous! Once I had learnt to write, the
 feminine colour and the grip size (which was more suited to
 my delicate little hands) has enabled me to vent thoughts
 about new recipe ideas, sewing and gardening. My husband
 is less pleased with this product as he believes it will lead to
 more independence and he hates the feminine tingling
 sensation (along with the visions of fairies and rainbows) he
 gets whenever he picks it up.

 Saved my marriage, July 30, 2012
 By Mrs Toledo
 What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't
 already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the
 iPhone.... this is one of the greatest inventions of all time.
 My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to
 cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE
 wants to do! You know, the old "I spent the entire day
 rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and
 cut these bananas?" and of course, "You think I have the
 energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12
 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!" These are the
 things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the
 point where our children could sense the tension. The
 minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re-
 enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew
 we had to make a change. That's when I found the 571B
 Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier, AND
 we've even incorporated it into our lovemaking. THANKS
 571B BANANA SLICER!

 a karen katz lift-the-flap book
 Where is Baby'S
 Belly Button?
 DO NOT buy this book, you can SEE the
 ending right on the cover!, April 19, 2012
 By PacMan
 This review is from: Where Is Baby's Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap
 Book (Board book)
 This book is completely misleading. The entire plot revolves
 around finding Baby's belly button; the title makes this
 much clear from the beginning. However, there is no
 mystery. There is no twist. Baby's belly button is right
 where it's suppose to be, on Baby's stomach. Right where it
 clearly SHOWS you it is on the COVER OF THE BOOK.
 This plot is a complete mess as a result of it's reliance on
 the mystery of where the belly button is; everything falls
 apart the second you realize that the belly button was in
 plain sight all along. There is no conflict, there is no
 character development, and there is scarcely any plot.
 Whoever wrote this book must have a serious error in
 judgement, because you would have to be an infant to not
 immediately understand where Baby's belly button is. This is
 one of the worst pieces of literature I have ever read.
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Being Alone, Anaconda, and Bad: Dilation and Evacuation Abortion (D&E) of a 23 Week Old Fetus Uterus23 week fetus Placenta Umbilical cord A. The body parts are B. The body parts are grasped at random with a long toothed clamp. pulled from the fetal body out the vaginal canal. Large toothed grasping clamp 70mm fetal forearm Cut-away view of mother's pelvis C. The remaining body parts are grasped and pulled out. D. The head is grasped and crushed in order to remove it from the vaginal canal. E. The placenta and remaining contents are suctioned from the uterus ssweet-dispositionn: randompanser: ravenclawgirl29: ask-an-mra-anything: thehightechpony: picturexthisx: prismatic-bell: frootofmyloins: apersnicketylemon: chickenslayer99: This is killing a human life. At 23 weeks chances are good that this fetus is being removed because it is: a) Already deadb) Suffering abnormalities such as it developed no brain, or had a serious genetic condition that would kill it quickly. c) Was actively dying (not dead yet but would be within a few days, 100% guarunteed, 0 chance of saving it)d) Was actively killing the pregnant person. Late term abortions, as shown here, make up only 1.5% of all abortions. The above four reasons are the only reasons such procedures are performed. Almost every abortion performed after 20 weeks is done on a wanted pregnancy. So you know what that means? You’re calling people who miscarried murderers. You just implied people who had a miscarriage or would have died murderers. How dare you call yourself pro life for that. Now for the fun fact: They used to use a different procedure for these abortions in which they removed the fetus intact and allowed these people to grieve for the intact fetus, have pictures, etc. Pro lifers decided people losing a wanted pregnancy should not be allowed to grieve an intact fetus and we were left with this. Congrats. Your movement is the reason they use this one now when people lose a wanted pregnancy late into the pregnancy. Your movement is intentionally making it harder for people to recover from the lose of a much wanted pregnancy. It’s your movement who left grieving people with this instead of allowing them something easier to deal with, something that would let them hold their deceased fetus. Congrats. If you think you were ‘saving’ something think again. You’re hurting born people. You’re hurting people who lose a wanted pregnancy by shaming this abortion procedure. And you’re movement is the reason this is procedure doctors are forced to use now. You’re probably an awful and mean person to tell people losing a wanted pregnancy that they’re killers. This is the post that made me pro-choice. Glad to see it still circulating. I lost a baby brother at something like 14 weeks because he’d attached to the uterine wall backward, and when he started kicking he tore himself away and hemorrhaged to death. You goddamn “pro-lifers” were ready to let my mother die with him rather than “killing him before God’s time.” He was already dead; it was a matter at that point of him bleeding out. My mother was bleeding with him. My mother was dying with him. And the hospital she was in? That fine pro-life hospital? Refused to let her transfer to another hospital to abort. She had a ten-year-old and an eight-month old at home, but making sure Joey didn’t die “before God’s time” was more goddamn important than making sure my mother survived. My mother asked the nurse if she’d take pictures, saying that the ultrasound images were really blurry and she’d at least like something to remember him by. The nurse, after Joey was dead and my mom was in recovery, threw pictures on my mother’s bed. This fine pro-life nurse gave my mother pictures of a baby that was jet black where he wasn’t blood red. He didn’t even look human. And she threw the pictures in my mother’s face, like it was her fault that there was a terrible, terrible biological mistake that made it impossible for her baby to survive. We wanted him. Not that the fact that you’ll notice he already had a name picked out would’ve clued you in. I would have had a baby brother just a year younger than me. My sophomore year in college I spent a lot of time crying alone in the student union, thinking it wasn’t right, it wasn’t fair, I should be taking my brother to dinner with friends or helping him study for his first midterms. I’m a big sister with no little brother to show for it, and there was a year that pain and loss came back eighteen years after the fact to wound me when I least expected it. There was a year when there were songs I couldn’t bring myself to listen to without crying because they reminded me of what I could have had. And I still wish, I still wish, they’d aborted him. Because the end result would have been the same. And my family would have been spared a world of pain believing we were losing brother and mother both. I was in ICU at the time after an allergic reaction that left me unable to breathe. How do you suppose my sister felt? Mother dying, sister dying, brother dead—just a matter of time on that one. Ten years old, watching her entire family struggling to breathe, struggling to live. And you motherfuckers would call my mom a murderer for this. And you cared more for a baby already dying than you did for the two already born who needed their mom.  Fuck you. You’re not pro-life. You’re anti-woman, anti-family, anti-compassion and anti-love. Someone on my FB shared this photo and I had to go sit in silence for awhile at the stupidity of her comment that went along with it. Most people don’t wait so late into a pregnancy and randomly decide ‘kill the baby’ because they want to. What the fuck is wrong with people. Why I will always be pro choice I’m absolutely crying right now This really pisses me off, because last year my cousin Emily (Emmie) actually did die from not being able to abort her baby. When she was just under 20 weeks along with her second daughter they found out she had a condition which causes high blood pressure and protein in urine. The doctors gave her like a 5% chance of being able to bring the baby to term with both of them surviving. She and her husband were DEVASTATED. She regretfully scheduled an appointment to terminate, but people found out. She went to church for comfort, so that she would have people there for her when she would need them but she got the opposite. Her church threatened to ex-communicate her, even though she tried to explain she didn’t want to abort, she had to to survive. People told her that a good mother would be willing to risk her life for her child, and sent her letters saying she was going to hell and threatening to physically attack her if she went through with it. Someone even told her four-year-old daughter, who was really excited about getting a little sister, that “You aren’t going to get a little sister because mommy is going to kill the baby.” They told that to a FOUR-YEAR-OLD! The harassment got so bad that on the day of her appointment, she didn’t go. About a later her liver started to fail, then her kidneys. Within a few days she was dead. They did deliver the baby at 23 and a half weeks, but she didn’t survive more than a few hours. Of course the church held a big memorial for her and the baby, going on and on about hour strong she was and what a great person and mother she was. And how it was a tragedy that she was taken so young but “god works in mysterious ways.”  BULL FUCKING SHIT! Emmie was already vulnerable and distraught and she went to those people looking for comfort and they turned on her so brutally that she was too terrified and ashamed to have a necessary medical procedure. That’s NOT pro-life. That’s not even anti-choice, because she didn’t have a choice, she NEEDED that abortion to save her life. That is pro-birth. Congrats, the baby was born. She lived for 2 hours and 48 minutes, the entire time in pain, but she was born. Mission accomplished. But now the baby’s dead, Emmie’s dead at only 28 years old, her husband is a widower, and her now 5 year old daughter gets to live the rest of her life without a mother. This is so important to understand.  PLEASE READ EVERY BIT OF THIS IF YOU FOLLOW ME.
Being Alone, Anaconda, and Bad: Dilation and Evacuation Abortion (D&E) of a 23 Week Old Fetus
 Uterus23 week fetus
 Placenta
 Umbilical cord
 A. The body parts are
 B. The body parts are
 grasped at random
 with a long toothed
 clamp.
 pulled from the fetal
 body out the vaginal
 canal.
 Large toothed
 grasping clamp
 70mm fetal forearm
 Cut-away view of mother's pelvis
 C. The remaining body
 parts are grasped
 and pulled out.
 D. The head is grasped
 and crushed in order
 to remove it from the
 vaginal canal.
 E. The placenta and
 remaining contents
 are suctioned from
 the uterus
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randompanser:

ravenclawgirl29:

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thehightechpony:

picturexthisx:

prismatic-bell:

frootofmyloins:

apersnicketylemon:

chickenslayer99:

This is killing a human life.

At 23 weeks chances are good that this fetus is being removed because it is:
a) Already deadb) Suffering abnormalities such as it developed no brain, or had a serious genetic condition that would kill it quickly. c) Was actively dying (not dead yet but would be within a few days, 100% guarunteed, 0 chance of saving it)d) Was actively killing the pregnant person.
Late term abortions, as shown here, make up only 1.5% of all abortions. The above four reasons are the only reasons such procedures are performed. Almost every abortion performed after 20 weeks is done on a wanted pregnancy. So you know what that means? You’re calling people who miscarried murderers. You just implied people who had a miscarriage or would have died murderers. How dare you call yourself pro life for that.
Now for the fun fact: They used to use a different procedure for these abortions in which they removed the fetus intact and allowed these people to grieve for the intact fetus, have pictures, etc. Pro lifers decided people losing a wanted pregnancy should not be allowed to grieve an intact fetus and we were left with this.
Congrats. Your movement is the reason they use this one now when people lose a wanted pregnancy late into the pregnancy. Your movement is intentionally making it harder for people to recover from the lose of a much wanted pregnancy. It’s your movement who left grieving people with this instead of allowing them something easier to deal with, something that would let them hold their deceased fetus.
Congrats. If you think you were ‘saving’ something think again. You’re hurting born people. You’re hurting people who lose a wanted pregnancy by shaming this abortion procedure. And you’re movement is the reason this is procedure doctors are forced to use now. You’re probably an awful and mean person to tell people losing a wanted pregnancy that they’re killers.

This is the post that made me pro-choice. Glad to see it still circulating.

I lost a baby brother at something like 14 weeks because he’d attached to the uterine wall backward, and when he started kicking he tore himself away and hemorrhaged to death.

You goddamn “pro-lifers” were ready to let my mother die with him rather than “killing him before God’s time.” He was already dead; it was a matter at that point of him bleeding out. My mother was bleeding with him. My mother was dying with him. And the hospital she was in? That fine pro-life hospital? Refused to let her transfer to another hospital to abort. She had a ten-year-old and an eight-month old at home, but making sure Joey didn’t die “before God’s time” was more goddamn important than making sure my mother survived. 

My mother asked the nurse if she’d take pictures, saying that the ultrasound images were really blurry and she’d at least like something to remember him by. The nurse, after Joey was dead and my mom was in recovery, threw pictures on my mother’s bed. This fine pro-life nurse gave my mother pictures of a baby that was jet black where he wasn’t blood red. He didn’t even look human. And she threw the pictures in my mother’s face, like it was her fault that there was a terrible, terrible biological mistake that made it impossible for her baby to survive.

We wanted him. Not that the fact that you’ll notice he already had a name picked out would’ve clued you in. I would have had a baby brother just a year younger than me. My sophomore year in college I spent a lot of time crying alone in the student union, thinking it wasn’t right, it wasn’t fair, I should be taking my brother to dinner with friends or helping him study for his first midterms. I’m a big sister with no little brother to show for it, and there was a year that pain and loss came back eighteen years after the fact to wound me when I least expected it. There was a year when there were songs I couldn’t bring myself to listen to without crying because they reminded me of what I could have had. And I still wish, I still wish, they’d aborted him. Because the end result would have been the same. And my family would have been spared a world of pain believing we were losing brother and mother both. I was in ICU at the time after an allergic reaction that left me unable to breathe. How do you suppose my sister felt? Mother dying, sister dying, brother dead—just a matter of time on that one. Ten years old, watching her entire family struggling to breathe, struggling to live.

And you motherfuckers would call my mom a murderer for this. And you cared more for a baby already dying than you did for the two already born who needed their mom. 

Fuck you. You’re not pro-life. You’re anti-woman, anti-family, anti-compassion and anti-love.

Someone on my FB shared this photo and I had to go sit in silence for awhile at the stupidity of her comment that went along with it. Most people don’t wait so late into a pregnancy and randomly decide ‘kill the baby’ because they want to. What the fuck is wrong with people.

Why I will always be pro choice

I’m absolutely crying right now

This really pisses me off, because last year my cousin Emily (Emmie) actually did die from not being able to abort her baby. When she was just under 20 weeks along with her second daughter they found out she had a condition which causes high blood pressure and protein in urine. The doctors gave her like a 5% chance of being able to bring the baby to term with both of them surviving. She and her husband were DEVASTATED.
She regretfully scheduled an appointment to terminate, but people found out. She went to church for comfort, so that she would have people there for her when she would need them but she got the opposite. Her church threatened to ex-communicate her, even though she tried to explain she didn’t want to abort, she had to to survive. People told her that a good mother would be willing to risk her life for her child, and sent her letters saying she was going to hell and threatening to physically attack her if she went through with it. Someone even told her four-year-old daughter, who was really excited about getting a little sister, that “You aren’t going to get a little sister because mommy is going to kill the baby.” They told that to a FOUR-YEAR-OLD! The harassment got so bad that on the day of her appointment, she didn’t go. About a later her liver started to fail, then her kidneys. Within a few days she was dead. They did deliver the baby at 23 and a half weeks, but she didn’t survive more than a few hours.
Of course the church held a big memorial for her and the baby, going on and on about hour strong she was and what a great person and mother she was. And how it was a tragedy that she was taken so young but “god works in mysterious ways.” 
BULL FUCKING SHIT! Emmie was already vulnerable and distraught and she went to those people looking for comfort and they turned on her so brutally that she was too terrified and ashamed to have a necessary medical procedure. That’s NOT pro-life. That’s not even anti-choice, because she didn’t have a choice, she NEEDED that abortion to save her life. That is pro-birth. Congrats, the baby was born. She lived for 2 hours and 48 minutes, the entire time in pain, but she was born. Mission accomplished. But now the baby’s dead, Emmie’s dead at only 28 years old, her husband is a widower, and her now 5 year old daughter gets to live the rest of her life without a mother.

This is so important to understand. 

PLEASE READ EVERY BIT OF THIS IF YOU FOLLOW ME.

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Heaven, Target, and Tumblr: captainiheart: stunningpicture: I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result this literally looks like heaven and hell colliding
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I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result

this literally looks like heaven and hell colliding

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Energy, Future, and Hungry: dazed-unfazed: kweyolempress: tentakrule: winneganfake: fullcontactmuse: jenniferrpovey: holmgangs: sunlitrevolution: Bladeless wind turbines generate electricity by shaking, not spinning Scientists hope to hugely reduce the cost of wind energy by removing the blades from wind farms, instead taking advantage of a special phenomenon to cause the turbines to violently shake. Vortex, a startup from Spain, has developed the tall sticks known as Bladeless — white poles jutting out of the ground, that are built so that they can oscillate. They do so as a result of the way that the wind is whipped up around them, using a phenomenon that architects avoid happening to buildings and encouraging it so that the sticks shake. They do so using vortices, which is where the company gets its name from. The bladeless turbines use special magnets to ensure that the turbines are optimised to shake the most they can, whatever speed the wind is travelling at. As the sticks vibrate, that movement is converted into electricity by an alternator. Wiggling Poles of the Wasteland Harvest Electricity For Power Hungry Humans These also look like they would cause fewer problems for birds and bats. This is really cool. They leave off the important note that when the wind rises, each pole makes a sound like a hundred vuvuzelas roaring at once. In the post-apocalyptic world of the future, villagers will speak in hushed tones about the Roaring Plains, and caution adventurous travelers to stay well away.  I appreciate how they essentially invented very useful yet alien-looking screaming pillars. Science continues to make some suspiciously sci-fi shit. At least you won’t have to go outside to know how windy it is… You’ll hear it. They provide us energy They provide us warmth They love us These martyr gods, their twitching agony is our salvation GLORY TO THE WAILING OBELISKS
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Bladeless wind turbines generate electricity by shaking, not spinning



Scientists hope to hugely reduce the cost of wind energy by removing the blades from wind farms, instead taking advantage of a special phenomenon to cause the turbines to violently shake.
Vortex, a startup from Spain, has developed the tall sticks known as Bladeless — white poles jutting out of the ground, that are built so that they can oscillate. They do so as a result of the way that the wind is whipped up around them, using a phenomenon that architects avoid happening to buildings and encouraging it so that the sticks shake.
They do so using vortices, which is where the company gets its name from. The bladeless turbines use special magnets to ensure that the turbines are optimised to shake the most they can, whatever speed the wind is travelling at.
As the sticks vibrate, that movement is converted into electricity by an alternator.


Wiggling Poles of the Wasteland Harvest Electricity For Power Hungry Humans

These also look like they would cause fewer problems for birds and bats.

This is really cool.

They leave off the important note that when the wind rises, each pole makes a sound like a hundred vuvuzelas roaring at once. In the post-apocalyptic world of the future, villagers will speak in hushed tones about the Roaring Plains, and caution adventurous travelers to stay well away. 

I appreciate how they essentially invented very useful yet alien-looking screaming pillars. Science continues to make some suspiciously sci-fi shit.

At least you won’t have to go outside to know how windy it is… You’ll hear it.

They provide us energy
They provide us warmth
They love us
These martyr gods, their twitching agony is our salvation
GLORY TO THE WAILING OBELISKS

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Beard, Fresh, and Jealous: solrift: I was tagged by the two epic beard skilled gentlemen @hobbitsmind and @born-in-a-cemetery to post a selfie. This is generally how my hair looks fresh out of a shower. I swear it doesnt look this blonde normally!! Also @spencersterlingmodel is very jealous of how soft it is… Ill tag.. some ppl i normally dont, but first.. @tarinya-quinn needs some love. Give her some hugs and good vibes. Anything deemed less will result in a visit from me.. *glares*Also @hobbitsmind wanted to see my viking/stark outfit! I honestly cannot believe I never posted this pic from the Renaissance festival the other year..Otherwise.. Tagging ppl.. @don-cosciotte @spencersterlingmodel (yes you will always be tagged) @tarinya-quinn (because I love you sis and miss your smile) @nymphetaminedame @compassionatestrength @nmyiira @tree-hvgger @shakespeare-was-a-metalhead @thewolfclan @thewatchmakersdream @chaptersofadream @sumtimearoundmidnight @ollis-beard @phaedrus45 @skadi-och-skjoell@blazesinthenorthernsky @caledonia19 @s-a-o-r-s-a @opethlia @kitten-from-the-crypt @its-captain-beardypants @bereth-beriadanwen @riddare-av-sorg @valhallawaits @valhallstruevalkyrie @kitty-kui @blnd–wolf @thecolombianviking @darthnihilvs and anyone else that wishes to post! If you do.. tag me! I wanna see it!!Ok I think I’ve annoyed enough ppl! :D
Beard, Fresh, and Jealous: solrift:

I was tagged by the two epic beard skilled gentlemen @hobbitsmind and @born-in-a-cemetery to post a selfie.

This is generally how my hair looks fresh out of a shower. I swear it doesnt look this blonde normally!!

 Also @spencersterlingmodel is very jealous of how soft it is…

Ill tag.. some ppl i normally dont, but first.. @tarinya-quinn needs some love. Give her some hugs and good vibes. Anything deemed less will result in a visit from me.. *glares*Also @hobbitsmind wanted to see my viking/stark outfit! I honestly cannot believe I never posted this pic from the Renaissance festival the other year..Otherwise.. Tagging ppl.. @don-cosciotte @spencersterlingmodel (yes you will always be tagged) @tarinya-quinn (because I love you sis and miss your smile) @nymphetaminedame @compassionatestrength @nmyiira @tree-hvgger @shakespeare-was-a-metalhead @thewolfclan @thewatchmakersdream @chaptersofadream @sumtimearoundmidnight @ollis-beard @phaedrus45 @skadi-och-skjoell@blazesinthenorthernsky @caledonia19 @s-a-o-r-s-a @opethlia @kitten-from-the-crypt @its-captain-beardypants @bereth-beriadanwen @riddare-av-sorg @valhallawaits @valhallstruevalkyrie @kitty-kui @blnd–wolf @thecolombianviking @darthnihilvs and anyone else that wishes to post! If you do.. tag me! I wanna see it!!Ok I think I’ve annoyed enough ppl! :D

solrift: I was tagged by the two epic beard skilled gentlemen @hobbitsmind and @born-in-a-cemetery to post a selfie. This is generally how...

Awesome, How, and Combine: Combine your favorite TV show and your favorite videogame. How awesome is your result?
Awesome, How, and Combine: Combine your favorite TV show and your favorite videogame. How awesome is your result?

Combine your favorite TV show and your favorite videogame. How awesome is your result?

America, Anaconda, and Apparently: Honrath &Stacey Plambi a Heating Phono 237.50 oswinstark: trashmouse: brinconvenient: sabbatine: atsirhc: smalllittlekitty: The man holding this #BlackLivesMatter sign is Richmond (CA) police chief Chris Magnus, whose department has not lost an officer or killed a citizen since 2007, the year after he took over. This is not an accident, this peacefulness is the direct result of his leadership. Police departments across the country should be looking to his department as an example to be followed. ‘Chief Magnus changed the department from one that focused on “impact teams” of officers who roamed rough neighborhoods looking to make arrests to one that required all officers to adopt a “community policing” model, which emphasizes relationship building. “We had generations of families raised to hate and fear the Richmond police, and a lot of that was the result of our style of policing in the past. It took us a long time to turn that around, and we’re seeing the fruits of that now. There is a mutual respect now, and some mutual compassion.”’ the interview is pretty awesome if you want to watch it: https://www.yahoo.com/news/richmond-california-police-chief-chris-magnus-talks-community-policing-in-katie-couric-interview-044448393.html?ref=gs They also do regular officer trainings with roleplay scenarios and airsoft guns to teach them how to de-escalate, how to avoid firing when fired upon, and how to deal with people with weapons in a way that doesn’t end with a shootout. They also apparently go through the details of officer-involved shootings elsewhere, picking them apart and using them as teaching tools for what NOT to do or what the officer could have done to avoid shooting the person. Essentially, they take a proactive approach to not shooting people and put time, money, and effort into it. Richmond isn’t a low-crime area. Other cities could follow their model and almost certainly see results. Who’d have thought it would take so much work to learn how to just … NOT shoot people These are the sort of police officers who deserve respect.  The ones who take the time to build a relationship with the community they’re supposed to be protecting, and work to actually protect people instead of just shooting anyone who looked scary. In before anyone tries to say that the only reason this works is because Richmond is probably like “not as bad” as other places in the US I grew up here. I’m close to Richmond. It used to be one of the most dangerous cities in America. Literally. In 2006 it was #11 in the Most Dangerous Cities in America.  Now? It doesn’t even break the top 100. What changed? This guy became police chief in 2007. IT’S SO FUCKING WEIRD HOW THAT WORKS! *looks pointedly at every other police force in America*
America, Anaconda, and Apparently: Honrath &Stacey
 Plambi a Heating
 Phono 237.50
oswinstark:

trashmouse:

brinconvenient:

sabbatine:

atsirhc:

smalllittlekitty:

The man holding this #BlackLivesMatter sign is Richmond (CA) police chief Chris Magnus, whose department has not lost an officer or killed a citizen since 2007, the year after he took over. This is not an accident, this peacefulness is the direct result of his leadership. Police departments across the country should be looking to his department as an example to be followed. 

 ‘Chief Magnus changed the department from one that focused on “impact teams” of officers who roamed rough neighborhoods looking to make arrests to one that required all officers to adopt a “community policing” model, which emphasizes relationship building.

“We had generations of families raised to hate and fear the Richmond police, and a lot of that was the result of our style of policing in the past.  It took us a long time to turn that around, and we’re seeing the fruits of that now. There is a mutual respect now, and some mutual compassion.”’

the interview is pretty awesome if you want to watch it: https://www.yahoo.com/news/richmond-california-police-chief-chris-magnus-talks-community-policing-in-katie-couric-interview-044448393.html?ref=gs

They also do regular officer trainings with roleplay scenarios and airsoft guns to teach them how to de-escalate, how to avoid firing when fired upon, and how to deal with people with weapons in a way that doesn’t end with a shootout. 
They also apparently go through the details of officer-involved shootings elsewhere, picking them apart and using them as teaching tools for what NOT to do or what the officer could have done to avoid shooting the person. 
Essentially, they take a proactive approach to not shooting people and put time, money, and effort into it. Richmond isn’t a low-crime area. Other cities could follow their model and almost certainly see results.

Who’d have thought it would take so much work to learn how to just … NOT shoot people

These are the sort of police officers who deserve respect.  The ones who take the time to build a relationship with the community they’re supposed to be protecting, and work to actually protect people instead of just shooting anyone who looked scary.

In before anyone tries to say that the only reason this works is because Richmond is probably like “not as bad” as other places in the US
I grew up here. I’m close to Richmond. It used to be one of the most dangerous cities in America. Literally. In 2006 it was #11 in the Most Dangerous Cities in America. 
Now? It doesn’t even break the top 100.
What changed? This guy became police chief in 2007.
IT’S SO FUCKING WEIRD HOW THAT WORKS! *looks pointedly at every other police force in America*

oswinstark: trashmouse: brinconvenient: sabbatine: atsirhc: smalllittlekitty: The man holding this #BlackLivesMatter sign is Richmond ...

Anaconda, Children, and Complex: 1. The pupil of your eye expands as much as 45% when you look at someone you love. 2. One in every 12 males is colour blind. 3. Brown eyes are actually blue undenesth the brown pigment, and as a result there exists a laser procedure to turn brown eyes 4. Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second. 5. The Mayans believed that cross eyes were attractive, and would make efforts to ensure their children became cross-eyed 6. You see with your brain, not with your eyes In many cases, blurry ar poor vision isn't caused by the eye at all. It stems from something going wrong in the visual cortex of the brain. 7 Humans and dogs are the only species known to see visual cues from another indvidual's eyes, and dogs only do this when interacting with humans About 2% of women have rare genetic that provides them with a mutation retinal cone in their eyes.This alkows them to see 100 milion colours! 9. There are colours too complex for the human eye to perceive, called 1mpossible colours 1Q. The eye's lens is quicker than any camera's 11, Bind people, as long as they weren't born bind, can see their dreams. some time for 12 While itt your body to warm up to their full potential, most parts your eyes are aways active, 24/7 13. Ten thousand years ago, everyone's cyes were brown until someone developed a genetic mutation that made their eyes blue. This means that if your eyes are share a common ancestor with every blue-eyed indvidual in the world Some cool facts about the eyes
Anaconda, Children, and Complex: 1. The pupil of your eye expands as much as
 45% when you look at someone you love.
 2. One in every 12 males is colour blind.
 3. Brown eyes are actually blue undenesth
 the brown pigment, and as a result there
 exists a laser procedure to turn brown eyes
 4. Your eye will focus on about 50 things per
 second.
 5. The Mayans believed that cross eyes were
 attractive, and would make efforts to ensure
 their children became cross-eyed
 6. You see with your brain, not with your eyes
 In many cases, blurry ar poor vision isn't
 caused by the eye at all. It stems from
 something going wrong in the visual cortex of
 the brain.
 7 Humans and dogs are the only species
 known to see visual cues from another
 indvidual's eyes, and dogs only do this when
 interacting with humans
 About 2% of women have rare genetic
 that provides them with a
 mutation
 retinal cone in their eyes.This alkows them to
 see 100 milion colours!
 9. There are
 colours
 too complex for
 the human eye to perceive, called 1mpossible
 colours
 1Q. The eye's lens is quicker than any camera's
 11, Bind people, as long as they weren't born
 bind, can see their dreams.
 some time for
 12 While itt
 your body to warm up to their full potential,
 most parts
 your eyes are aways active, 24/7
 13. Ten thousand years ago, everyone's cyes
 were brown until someone developed a
 genetic mutation that made their eyes blue.
 This means that if your eyes are
 share a common ancestor with every
 blue-eyed indvidual in the world
Some cool facts about the eyes

Some cool facts about the eyes