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(a personal blog)

Thu-Jul-2014
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I am interested to know exactly what you are fighting for? The truth of the matter is there are no 'Last real Indians', unfortunately they have all been killed, brutal as it is, it was the modern age surpassing the stone age. American Indians in the present day and largely mixed and hardly entitled to a racial identity. Stop segregating yourselves from society and play the game like the rest of us.

lastrealindians:

Indigenous ways are far more advanced than so-called civilization. Long after the western empire fails we’ll still be here. It took y’all a mere 200 years to bring the planet to the verge of destruction. Meanwhile Natives lived in balance with Earth for thousands of years and she took care of us.

Come to the Rez, in our treaty lands, and tell all us Last Real Indians we don’t exist. You’re blinded by your own ignorance.

We fight for our children. We are taught to think ahead 7 generations and do what’s best for them. They deserve clean water and unpolluted lands. They deserve to be content, and healthy. Our ways are beautiful and we continue them so future Natives can pray where they are meant to, speak their language, know who they are, and perform ceremonies that keep harmony within the Universe.

Your society wants everything, including us. There is nothing you have that we want. Think about that.

"hardly entitled to a racial identity"???  the impudence of this statement makes my head spin.

Thu-Jul-2014
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When targets of microaggressions attempt to point out the offensive nature of remarks and actions from perpetrators, they are told that their perceptions are inaccurate, that they are oversensitive, or that they are paranoid. In other words, they are out of touch with reality. The experiential realities of those in power are imposed upon less powerful groups by denying their perceptions and life experiences. Interestingly, some have asserted or found that those groups who are least empowered have the most accurate assessment of reality. Such a conclusion makes common sense, as those in power do not need to understand disempowered groups to survive or do well, while those without much power must actively discern the mindset and motives of those with power in order to survive. Women in the workforce must understand the thinking of their male counterparts to do well, but the reciprocal is not true for men.
Thu-Jul-2014
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Corporations are taking huge advantage of the slack in the labor market — they are in a very strong position and workers are in a very weak position. They are using that bargaining power to cut benefits and wages, and to shorten hours. [That strategy] very much jeopardizes our chances of experiencing a real recovery.
— 

Desmond Lachman, a former managing director at Salomon Smith Barney who now serves as a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy center, as quoted in:

Powell, Michael. 2011. “Corporate Profits Are Booming. Why Aren’t the Jobs?” The New York Times, January 8. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/weekinreview/09powell.html

Thu-Jul-2014
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Hristos Doucouliagos and T. D. Stanley (2009) conducted a meta-study of 64 minimum-wage studies published between 1972 and 2007 measuring the impact of minimum wages on teenage employment in the United States. When they graphed every employment estimate contained in these studies (over 1,000 in total), weighting each estimate by its statistical precision, they found that the most precise estimates were heavily clustered at or near zero employment effects (see Figure 1). Doucouliagos and Stanley’s results held through an extensive set of checks, including limiting the analysis to what study authors’ viewed as their best (usually of many) estimates of the employment impacts, controlling for possible correlation of estimates within each study, and controlling for possible correlation of estimates by each author involved in multiple studies. Doucouliagos and Stanley concluded that their results “…corroborate [Card and Krueger’s] overall finding of an insignificant employment effect (both practically and statistically) from minimum-wage raises.” In their view: “Two scenarios are consistent with this empirical research record. First, minimum wages may simply have no effect on employment… Second, minimum-wage effects might exist, but they may be too difficult to detect and/or are very small.”

Schmitt, John. 2013. “Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?” Washington, DC: Center for Economic and Policy Research. http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf

Hristos Doucouliagos and T. D. Stanley (2009) conducted a meta-study of 64 minimum-wage studies published between 1972 and 2007 measuring the impact of minimum wages on teenage employment in the United States. When they graphed every employment estimate contained in these studies (over 1,000 in total), weighting each estimate by its statistical precision, they found that the most precise estimates were heavily clustered at or near zero employment effects (see Figure 1). Doucouliagos and Stanley’s results held through an extensive set of checks, including limiting the analysis to what study authors’ viewed as their best (usually of many) estimates of the employment impacts, controlling for possible correlation of estimates within each study, and controlling for possible correlation of estimates by each author involved in multiple studies. Doucouliagos and Stanley concluded that their results “…corroborate [Card and Krueger’s] overall finding of an insignificant employment effect (both practically and statistically) from minimum-wage raises.” In their view: “Two scenarios are consistent with this empirical research record. First, minimum wages may simply have no effect on employment… Second, minimum-wage effects might exist, but they may be too difficult to detect and/or are very small.”

Schmitt, John. 2013. “Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?” Washington, DC: Center for Economic and Policy Research. http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf

Wed-Jul-2014
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libutron:

Anglerfish Group

These illustrations feature at least one representative from 11 of the 16-18 recognized anglerfish families (Order Lophiiformes).  

Artist: ©John Meszaros [Top photo] - [Bottom photo]

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Wed-Jul-2014
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thebigblackwolfe:

howtobeterrell:

titspirationall:

lynnpls:


Where’d the name Iggy Azalea come from?
Iggy is the name of my old dog. I had a name plate necklace that I used to wear which read “Iggy.” People I’d meet assumed it was my name and started calling me that. Azalea is the street I grew up on – I’m from Azalea Street. My family still lives there to this day. (x)


#LITERAL#SALTINE#CRACKER


AM CRYING






SO FANCY.

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thebigblackwolfe:

howtobeterrell:

titspirationall:

lynnpls:

Where’d the name Iggy Azalea come from?

Iggy is the name of my old dog. I had a name plate necklace that I used to wear which read “Iggy.” People I’d meet assumed it was my name and started calling me that. Azalea is the street I grew up on – I’m from Azalea Street. My family still lives there to this day. (x)

SO FANCY.

Basic

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Wed-Jul-2014
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iammyfather:

weloveblackgirls:

fatbodypolitics:

atomic-glitter:

wocinsolidarity:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

so when we say fuck PETA you know where we’re coming from

When it comes down to it, considering the fact that they kill most of the animals they’re “saving”, they objectify women in most of their ads, and they don’t give a shit about POCs being harmed for their food, the only population PETA cares about is white American vegan men. That’s funny - sounds like almost everyone else.

Not surprised.

Isn’t this what white folk always do

1) you can get it from Canada, unless prestige is most important example: http://www.quinoa.com/  2) Maybe set up a “Fair Market” system like with coffee?

PETA is sucky and can go collectively sit on a cactus, but the original article is old news and was addressed pretty well by Slate at the time.

iammyfather:

weloveblackgirls:

fatbodypolitics:

atomic-glitter:

wocinsolidarity:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response
Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

so when we say fuck PETA you know where we’re coming from

When it comes down to it, considering the fact that they kill most of the animals they’re “saving”, they objectify women in most of their ads, and they don’t give a shit about POCs being harmed for their food, the only population PETA cares about is white American vegan men. That’s funny - sounds like almost everyone else.

Not surprised.

Isn’t this what white folk always do

1) you can get it from Canada, unless prestige is most important example: http://www.quinoa.com/  2) Maybe set up a “Fair Market” system like with coffee?

PETA is sucky and can go collectively sit on a cactus, but the original article is old news and was addressed pretty well by Slate at the time.

Wed-Jul-2014
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Cary Ann Hearst is the shit

Wed-Jul-2014
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birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

Wed-Jul-2014
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Pharyngula

"I shall battle & defeat this strangely phallic invader of my realm!"

Pharyngula

"I shall battle & defeat this strangely phallic invader of my realm!"

Wed-Jul-2014
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crookedindifference:

the-actual-universe:

The Sun is better than artThis incredible image was produced using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) taken on January 17, 2003. This is the sun photographed as it was building towards a major eruption.SDO carries imaging instruments that photograph different wavelengths of light released from the sun. If you remember your physics, there is a relationship between the wavelength of light, the frequency of the light, and the energy of the light, so SDO images basically reflect the temperature of the sun.The colors in this shot are 3 different wavelengths of light. Temperature across the sun’s surface and in its corona varies as gases are moved around by convection and by the sun’s powerful magnetic field. Images like this are both gorgeous and help scientists understand the forces churning beneath the surface of the body at the heart of the solar system.-JBBImage credit: NASA Goddard/SDO

This is amazing but calling it “better than art” assumes that art and science are mutually exclusive, which they aren’t.

crookedindifference:

the-actual-universe:

The Sun is better than art

This incredible image was produced using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) taken on January 17, 2003. This is the sun photographed as it was building towards a major eruption.

SDO carries imaging instruments that photograph different wavelengths of light released from the sun. If you remember your physics, there is a relationship between the wavelength of light, the frequency of the light, and the energy of the light, so SDO images basically reflect the temperature of the sun.

The colors in this shot are 3 different wavelengths of light. Temperature across the sun’s surface and in its corona varies as gases are moved around by convection and by the sun’s powerful magnetic field. Images like this are both gorgeous and help scientists understand the forces churning beneath the surface of the body at the heart of the solar system.

-JBB

Image credit: NASA Goddard/SDO

This is amazing but calling it “better than art” assumes that art and science are mutually exclusive, which they aren’t.

(Source: facebook.com)

Wed-Jul-2014
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MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)

MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)

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Wed-Jul-2014
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intothecontinuum:

"The knot is structurally independent of the substrate that carries it.All information in the knot occurs in its relationship with the ambient space.”- Louis Kauffman                                          
Mathematica code:
r[t_] := {Sin[t] + 2 Sin[2*t], Cos[t] - 2 Cos[2*t], -Sin[3*t]};T[t_] := 1/Norm[r'[t]]*r'[t];U[t_] := 1/Norm[r''[t]]*r''[t];V[t_] := Cross[T[t], U[t]];W[a_, d_, t_] := r[t] + d*Cos[a]*U[t] + d*Sin[a]*V[t]Manipulate[With[{d = .5, M = 124, Q = 124}, Graphics3D[  Table[    GraphicsComplex[     Flatten[Table[      W[(a + s)*2 Pi/3, d, t + s*8*Pi/M],     {t, {j*2 Pi/M, (j + 1) 2 Pi/M}}, {a, 0, 2, 1}], 1],      Polygon[{{1, 2, 5, 4}, {2, 3, 6, 5}, {3, 1, 4, 6}}]],  {j, 0, Q, 1}], Lighting -> "Neutral", Boxed -> False, ViewPoint -> Above,  ImageSize -> 600, PlotRange -> 3.5]],{s, 0, 1}]

intothecontinuum:

"The knot is structurally independent of the substrate that carries it.
All information in the knot occurs in its relationship with the ambient space.”
-
Louis Kauffman                                          

Mathematica code:

r[t_] := {Sin[t] + 2 Sin[2*t], Cos[t] - 2 Cos[2*t], -Sin[3*t]};
T[t_] := 1/Norm[r'[t]]*r'[t];
U[t_] := 1/Norm[r''[t]]*r''[t];
V[t_] := Cross[T[t], U[t]];

W[a_, d_, t_] := r[t] + d*Cos[a]*U[t] + d*Sin[a]*V[t]

Manipulate[With[{d = .5, M = 124, Q = 124},
Graphics3D[
Table[
GraphicsComplex[
Flatten[Table[
W[(a + s)*2 Pi/3, d, t + s*8*Pi/M],
{t, {j*2 Pi/M, (j + 1) 2 Pi/M}}, {a, 0, 2, 1}], 1],
Polygon[{{1, 2, 5, 4}, {2, 3, 6, 5}, {3, 1, 4, 6}}]],
{j, 0, Q, 1}],
Lighting -> "Neutral", Boxed -> False, ViewPoint -> Above,
ImageSize -> 600, PlotRange -> 3.5]],
{s, 0, 1}]
Wed-Jul-2014
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saatchiart:

"I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat (Photo: New York Times Magazine, 1985)

saatchiart:

"I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat (Photo: New York Times Magazine, 1985)

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Tue-Jul-2014
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crookedindifference:

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a box of 22 never-before-seen exposed but unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has been unearthed in one of those shacks, preserved in a block of ice.

This incredible discovery was made by the Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust who are working to restore an old exploration hut. The 22 cellulose nitrate negatives were, the Trust believes, left there by Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, which became stranded on Ross Island when their ship blew out to sea during a blizzard.

As you can imagine, the negatives weren’t in the best of shape when they were found, but a Wellington photography conservator took the time to painstakingly process and restore them until they revealed their secrets.