Ramblings of a socially awkward artist


bag-of-dirt:

Two interned Roma (Gypsy) boys are forced to play violins for departing and arriving detainees at a camp (possibly Beaune-la-Rolande transit camp or Pithiviers internment camp) in German-occupied France. German soldiers and a French policeman stand behind and watch. The genocide of Roma people in Europe during the war cost the lives approximately 220,000 to 1,500,000, most of whom died in concentration camps, with thousands more interned in camps and ghettos throughout occupied territories. This would become known to the Roma as the Porajmos; meaning “the devouring” or “the destruction” in the Romani language. France. Circa 1940-1944.

bag-of-dirt:

Two interned Roma (Gypsy) boys are forced to play violins for departing and arriving detainees at a camp (possibly Beaune-la-Rolande transit camp or Pithiviers internment camp) in German-occupied France. German soldiers and a French policeman stand behind and watch. The genocide of Roma people in Europe during the war cost the lives approximately 220,000 to 1,500,000, most of whom died in concentration camps, with thousands more interned in camps and ghettos throughout occupied territories. This would become known to the Roma as the Porajmos; meaningthe devouring” or “the destruction” in the Romani language. France. Circa 1940-1944.


tumblingtheology:

bookishboi:

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

Yes!!

GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!

tumblingtheology:

bookishboi:

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community

New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.

Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.

She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

Yes!!

GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!


noworshipformoffat:

burntlikethesun:

allpossibleentendres:

anotherhobo:

apileofgoodthings:

#that awkward moment when a 48 year old scifi show has more continuity #than a 2 year old series about misfit high schoolers 

*ahem- 50 year old…

But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.

That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.

Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.

lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011

additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME

her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’

I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with


findchaos:

ChaosLife: Trans* Trip-Up

It needed to be said, since I’m tired of every conversation about our comic (on other sites) devolving into discussion of my crotch giblets.

Of course, that comes with the huge caveat that I am personally an open book, but that’s only when asked directly and within context (i.e., the subject of my crotch has been brought up, by us). Otherwise, it’s needlessly invasive, objectifying, and rarely comes from a place of genuine understanding. And that’s my liberal take on the subject. Imagine a trans* person who is as private as any other person or isn’t “out” or experiences dysphoria with their bodies.

This is a lesson lots of people need to learn: don’t be a Katie Couric.

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striderkind:

welcum 2 derse, dave

wheres your porn


johanirae:

I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.

johanirae:

I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.


fuckyeahpaganism:

The MN State gem: Beautiful Lake Superior Agates - found on both north (MN) and south (WI) shores of Lake Superior. (x)

fuckyeahpaganism:

The MN State gem: Beautiful Lake Superior Agates - found on both north (MN) and south (WI) shores of Lake Superior. (x)



petitpotato:

Every now and then I need to remind myself of this. We all can be that other person.


awwww-cute:

A baby Australian Eastern Quoll. Unlike most Australian animals, it will just kill you with cuteness

awwww-cute:

A baby Australian Eastern Quoll. Unlike most Australian animals, it will just kill you with cuteness


eustaciavye77:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

elephants are fucking awesome.


mymodernmet:

The National Geographic Photo Contest is back and accepting more amazing entries in the categories: People, Places, and Nature. This year’s winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to the NatGeo headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015.



readvitality:

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