mrjakeparker:

Inktober is upon us! Less than a week away, and people ALL over the world are committing to the challenge! Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for more info. #inktober
Here’s the Inktober rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
4) Repeat
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

mrjakeparker:

Inktober is upon us! Less than a week away, and people ALL over the world are committing to the challenge! Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for more info. #inktober

Here’s the Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)

3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

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spookydragoneridan:

klokateercatlady:

ilikechildren—fried:

the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

It’s On Us: 

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

It’s On Us

Not Alone

hold up

a celebrity filled, gender-neutral, anti-sexual assault PSA?

and this isn’t a BuzzFeed parody?

I think I feel my heart growig three sizes

US’ president and vice-president is in that video. Please do watch it and show support.

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another-concrete-r0se:

themindsetofimperfection:

afrogirlwonder:

Relevant

I’ve been waiting for someone to make this a gif

damn near 30 years ago and still relevant

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What I love about social justice white people

sage-kun:

juxtapiration:

is every time my friend gets stop to be told off by some white person, very rudely, how his tattoo of a dreamcatcher is racist and insensitive to the Native American people and should removed/apologize/be ashamed.

He is Native American and they confuse him for Mexican every time, and he just states “But I got this at the reservation I lived in for 15 YEARS.” and proceeds to falsely place a curse of his ancestors on them.

image

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johnthelutheran:

rhube:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Fantastic.

The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.

johnthelutheran:

rhube:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Fantastic.

The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.

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medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

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voicesofthedistantsea:

kyrrahaf:

voicesofthedistantsea:

kyrrahaf:

hanriswonder:

I literally cried during the #show. #Orcas are #truly #adorable and #fascinating #creatures! #killerwhale #whale #orca #shamu #seaworld #sandiego #california (at Shamu Stadium)

Beautiful mom and calf pair! 

enlighten me as to how any of this is in any way beautiful?

You don’t think Kasatka and Makani are beautiful? 

They themselves would be beautiful if they were not in such tragic conditions. No, friend, they are not beautiful. they are sad.
This is Makani:
 See the injuries there? he’s being raked by the other orcas.
 This is Makani’s father. that’s where he lives, day in and day out.
different photo of the same enclosure: 
We also know that romantic notion that the babies will be with their mothers forever and always is a lie. SeaWorld routinely takes the babies away from the mothers and sends them to other parks, even out of the country. In the wild, babies will never leave their mothers sides, even into adulthood.  SeaWorld lies routinely to its audiences, they have handbooks for the trainers to follow- ones that specifically tell them to evade certain ‘buzzword’ questions, to lie about things such as health questions. No, it is not beautiful. It is sad. It will be sad until Seaworld closes its doors and the orcas are retired to sea pens where they do not have to perform every single day of their lives. 

Sea World openly denies the above facts:
We do not separate killer whale moms and calves. - SeaWorld”On the rare occasion that a mother killer whale cannot care for the calf herself, we have successfully hand raised and reintroduced the calf. Whales are only moved to maintain a healthy social structure.”
it is only a matter of time before Makani is removed, much to his mother and his dismay, sent all over creation, and will likely end in his demise. Orcas live a lot shorter lives in captivity than they do in the wild. They exhibit extreme stress steryoptypes, such as chewing concrete and breaking and grinding their teeth to nothing. They have their teeth drilled into and the pulp removed, they are fed gelatin because they are dehydrated ( the frozen thawed fish they eat does not contain enough drinkable water for them. Like us, orcas do /not/ drink salt water.) 


 This whale was made to continue performing through the day he was injured, with his chin torn up from a fight during a show.

Captivity is literally killing them. Those who choose to remain ignorant of this fact, who go and enjoy watching these sentient non human persons being forced to jump for fish are supporting the cruelty behind the scenes and right in front of them. This has all been well documented, we have mountains of proof as to why and how orcas do poorly in captivity.
There is not a single fact, sourced document telling us that they do well in captivity. (we have all tried to find such information, but the truth is, it does not exist. )

This orca bled to death for about an hour in front of her baby, after having a fight with another dominant female- something that in the wild would happen next to never, seeing as matriarch pods do not intermix, and dominant females do not have to vy for space with others. Once you go beneath the surface and see the horrors going on, things we’ve documented going on since the beginning of this industry, you will find it much less beautiful and more cruel.
None of the above instances are references to Blackfish, which was the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. this goes beyond and before it. I suggest however that you do watch Blackfish, as well as Lolita: Slave to Entertainment, Whale of a Business, and The Cove. 

This is Tekoa, he is utterly covered in scars so thickly overlaying that even visitors to the Loro Parque have begun to notice.

This is what captivity is beneath the lies and the magic and the ‘~love~’ between trainers and whales. 
For even more in depth, you may want to get the book Death At SeaWorld. It lays out all the information in an unbiased setting.
quick edit: Also, orcas do not beach themselves unless they are sick and dying, aside from a single pod on the whole of the planet earth that does so to capture seals. This is a trained behavior that puts the entire weight of the animal on their fragile organs. Doing this over and over slowly kills them, and led to the gruesom death of beloved Gudrun, who was made to stay beached out of the water for up to 15-30 minutes at a time for photo ops with kids because she actually had a straight dorsal fin. This happened when she was PREGNANT. all those tonnes of weight on her unborn baby killed it, and when they attempted to use a cable to forcibly remove the dead calf, they tore up her insides and she bled to death for hours.  This ‘pretty’ beaching shot is sick and will eventually lead to their deaths.
Current number of known orcas that died in captivity: 160
since the 1960s.
source                  
Not included in the total number given are the 30 unsuccessful pregnancies which didn’t result in a live born calf. Also not included are mortalities during capture operations which were, at least in the years until 1970, another 10 orcas in WA, USA and 1 orca in BC, Canada. Another orca died during the 1992 capture in Argentina. On September 26, 2003, a juvenile female orca died during a capture in Russia. In August 2012 at least one more orca died during a Russian capture.  All these included would bring the total death count up to 204 orcas.
Note: According to data recently released by the Japanese Fisheries Agency, in total 63 orcas have been taken in Japanese waters since 1972. Two of these orcas are still alive, 18 are listed as dead in the above count. That means that in addition to the ones listed above another 43 orcas have been taken, possibly killed during captures or more probably killed for meat or pet food.

voicesofthedistantsea:

kyrrahaf:

voicesofthedistantsea:

kyrrahaf:

hanriswonder:

I literally cried during the #show. #Orcas are #truly #adorable and #fascinating #creatures! #killerwhale #whale #orca #shamu #seaworld #sandiego #california (at Shamu Stadium)

Beautiful mom and calf pair! 

enlighten me as to how any of this is in any way beautiful?

You don’t think Kasatka and Makani are beautiful? 

They themselves would be beautiful if they were not in such tragic conditions. No, friend, they are not beautiful. they are sad.

This is Makani:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5lYhr011MXI/UyOunQp4HoI/AAAAAAAABBc/62tXhxb3CHI/s1600/baby+makani+rake.jpg See the injuries there? he’s being raked by the other orcas.

image This is Makani’s father. that’s where he lives, day in and day out.

different photo of the same enclosure: image

We also know that romantic notion that the babies will be with their mothers forever and always is a lie. SeaWorld routinely takes the babies away from the mothers and sends them to other parks, even out of the country. In the wild, babies will never leave their mothers sides, even into adulthood.  SeaWorld lies routinely to its audiences, they have handbooks for the trainers to follow- ones that specifically tell them to evade certain ‘buzzword’ questions, to lie about things such as health questions. No, it is not beautiful. It is sad. It will be sad until Seaworld closes its doors and the orcas are retired to sea pens where they do not have to perform every single day of their lives. 

image

Sea World openly denies the above facts:


We do not separate killer whale moms and calves. - SeaWorld
On the rare occasion that a mother killer whale cannot care for the calf herself, we have successfully hand raised and reintroduced the calf. Whales are only moved to maintain a healthy social structure.”

it is only a matter of time before Makani is removed, much to his mother and his dismay, sent all over creation, and will likely end in his demise. Orcas live a lot shorter lives in captivity than they do in the wild. They exhibit extreme stress steryoptypes, such as chewing concrete and breaking and grinding their teeth to nothing. They have their teeth drilled into and the pulp removed, they are fed gelatin because they are dehydrated ( the frozen thawed fish they eat does not contain enough drinkable water for them. Like us, orcas do /not/ drink salt water.)

http://www.decodedscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/kiska2.jpg

http://www.prlog.org/10861619-killer-whales-killer-teeth.jpg

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/796298/thumbs/o-ORCA-INJURED-SEAWORLD-570.jpg?1 This whale was made to continue performing through the day he was injured, with his chin torn up from a fight during a show.

http://38.media.tumblr.com/aaa294e7f378c2fd3bcde69e37ed4606/tumblr_n0p8anAfs51tq7dojo1_1280.jpg

Captivity is literally killing them. Those who choose to remain ignorant of this fact, who go and enjoy watching these sentient non human persons being forced to jump for fish are supporting the cruelty behind the scenes and right in front of them. This has all been well documented, we have mountains of proof as to why and how orcas do poorly in captivity.

There is not a single fact, sourced document telling us that they do well in captivity. (we have all tried to find such information, but the truth is, it does not exist. )

http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/tp_gallery_slide/public/KanduKillerWhale.jpg?itok=9Ixt8YZj

This orca bled to death for about an hour in front of her baby, after having a fight with another dominant female- something that in the wild would happen next to never, seeing as matriarch pods do not intermix, and dominant females do not have to vy for space with others. Once you go beneath the surface and see the horrors going on, things we’ve documented going on since the beginning of this industry, you will find it much less beautiful and more cruel.

None of the above instances are references to Blackfish, which was the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. this goes beyond and before it. I suggest however that you do watch Blackfish, as well as Lolita: Slave to Entertainment, Whale of a Business, and The Cove. 

http://media.tumblr.com/99648b94e6d86bae4d1b18e74b88d296/tumblr_inline_nbcwymygi41rcg5xj.jpg

This is Tekoa, he is utterly covered in scars so thickly overlaying that even visitors to the Loro Parque have begun to notice.

http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_main_image/public/tekoa-cuts.jpg?itok=ETF_bPSW

This is what captivity is beneath the lies and the magic and the ‘~love~’ between trainers and whales. 

For even more in depth, you may want to get the book Death At SeaWorld. It lays out all the information in an unbiased setting.

quick edit: Also, orcas do not beach themselves unless they are sick and dying, aside from a single pod on the whole of the planet earth that does so to capture seals. This is a trained behavior that puts the entire weight of the animal on their fragile organs. Doing this over and over slowly kills them, and led to the gruesom death of beloved Gudrun, who was made to stay beached out of the water for up to 15-30 minutes at a time for photo ops with kids because she actually had a straight dorsal fin. This happened when she was PREGNANT. all those tonnes of weight on her unborn baby killed it, and when they attempted to use a cable to forcibly remove the dead calf, they tore up her insides and she bled to death for hours.  This ‘pretty’ beaching shot is sick and will eventually lead to their deaths.

Current number of known orcas that died in captivity: 160

since the 1960s.

source                  

Not included in the total number given are the 30 unsuccessful pregnancies which didn’t result in a live born calf.
Also not included are mortalities during capture operations which were, at least in the years until 1970, another 10 orcas in WA, USA and 1 orca in BC, Canada. Another orca died during the 1992 capture in Argentina. On September 26, 2003, a juvenile female orca died during a capture in Russia. In August 2012 at least one more orca died during a Russian capture.
All these included would bring the total death count up to 204 orcas.

Note: According to data recently released by the Japanese Fisheries Agency, in total 63 orcas have been taken in Japanese waters since 1972. Two of these orcas are still alive, 18 are listed as dead in the above count. That means that in addition to the ones listed above another 43 orcas have been taken, possibly killed during captures or more probably killed for meat or pet food.

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thatdisneylover:

radisssh:

I DONT THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW HARD ANIMATORS WORK

WHAT BUGS ME MOST IS WHEN ANY ANIMATED MOVIE BECOMES FAMOUS (DISNEY, PIXAR, ANIME’S, AND TV SHOWS) THE WRITER GETS 99.9999% OF THE CREDIT.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO DRAW THE SAME CHARACTER SLOWLY MOVING 24 TIMES- ONLY TO MAKE ONE SECOND OF ANIMATION?

HOW MANY SKETCHES THEY MADE?

TIGHT SCHEDULES?

PEOPLE NEED TO APPRECIATE ANIMATORS MORE. 

PREACH! 

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nnscribble:

roihka:

haa bumped into this bit of my late comic blog in my files and thought I could post it here since i guess it’s relatable for many a tumblr-folk…? hopefully the translation’s not too ridiculous it was surprisingly difficult to translate finnish sentences into english even though they’re so simple ´-`

very relatable

nnscribble:

roihka:

haa bumped into this bit of my late comic blog in my files and thought I could post it here since i guess it’s relatable for many a tumblr-folk…? hopefully the translation’s not too ridiculous it was surprisingly difficult to translate finnish sentences into english even though they’re so simple ´-`

very relatable

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bloti:

arrows fired

bloti:

arrows fired

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susemoji:

stantler:

strongblackbrotha:

Put this on your blog. Our Queens are perfection.

no offense but im pretty sure the jews have them beat….. by a lot.

JEWS ARE NOT A RACE

susemoji:

stantler:

strongblackbrotha:

Put this on your blog. Our Queens are perfection.

no offense but im pretty sure the jews have them beat….. by a lot.

JEWS ARE NOT A RACE

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prepare-for-stupid:

dontyouwannadance:

Yo its’ okay if you’re a white girl who likes Uggs and spray tans and pop music and instagramming your Starbucks. Don’t let tumblr make you think for one minute that liking things like that makes you inferior.

Same goes for if you’re a hipster trans mexican/japanese Pizza Underground enthusiast with a hello kitty neck tattoo.

If you’re not hurting anyone, you be you. There’s nothing wrong with that.

PRAISE

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sapphrikah:

lavenderlabia:

femmefrustration:

derseking:

femmefrustration:

mgodp:

femmefrustration:

word-riot:

This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve come across in a long time.

I understand the daily hardships that so many people have in a world ruled by white males.

I understand that sometimes this can make it feel as if all white males are the enemy (especially for those who fight for equality).

But posts like this need to stop.

You are not advancing anybodies rights.

You are not promoting anybody’s equality.

This is not activism.

This is hate-mongering.

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Thanks for the contribution :)

I’ve lost track, am I even allowed an opinion these days? Whatever. How about this radical idea: Let’s treat each other equally, and then we’ll all be equal? All this mindless mud-slinging achieves nothing and only serves to demonstrate how true objectives of those involved (notably NOT equality).

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You guys are good at this! :)

This isn’t okay and you need to fuckin stop.

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This is so beautiful it brings a tear to my eye. 

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usbport:

I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power

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