16th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with 17 notes

intelligibledirigible:

thepinakes:

Librarians at The Interval | Information Amateurs Social Club
Librarians and archivists of the Bay Area: come join a tour and happy hour at The Interval, the new Fort Mason space designed by the Long Now Foundation. 
What is The Interval? 
It is a library whose collection is “The Manual for Civilization,” containing all the works humanity would need to begin again.
It is a museum, with ambient music created by Brian Eno, and mechanical devices from the past and present: an orrery, a chime generator, and more.
It is a cocktail bar, with unique libations reinterpreted from the past. 
As with all Info Amateurs events, it is open to anyone who considers themselves a librarian, an archivist, or is a library school student — or anyone who happens to like libraries or archives. Strangers welcome.
When:
Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm
Where: 
2 Marina Boulevard, Building A
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, California 94123
To RSVP:
Facebook <or> My inbox.
Photo from theinterval.org.

I’ve been putting together a collection of books like this for as long as I’ve worked for the library. Some of it is just homesteading stuff, but then there are others I keep because, you know, what if the apocalypse and then I can’t get this information from the library and/or internets.

intelligibledirigible:

thepinakes:

Librarians at The Interval | Information Amateurs Social Club

Librarians and archivists of the Bay Area: come join a tour and happy hour at The Interval, the new Fort Mason space designed by the Long Now Foundation. 

What is The Interval? 

It is a library whose collection is “The Manual for Civilization,” containing all the works humanity would need to begin again.

It is a museum, with ambient music created by Brian Eno, and mechanical devices from the past and present: an orrery, a chime generator, and more.

It is a cocktail bar, with unique libations reinterpreted from the past. 

As with all Info Amateurs events, it is open to anyone who considers themselves a librarian, an archivist, or is a library school student — or anyone who happens to like libraries or archives. Strangers welcome.

When:

Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm

Where: 

2 Marina Boulevard, Building A

Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California 94123

To RSVP:

Facebook <or> My inbox.

Photo from theinterval.org.

I’ve been putting together a collection of books like this for as long as I’ve worked for the library. Some of it is just homesteading stuff, but then there are others I keep because, you know, what if the apocalypse and then I can’t get this information from the library and/or internets.

Source: thepinakes

16th August 2014

Photo reblogged from A World Like No Other with 571,139 notes

raggedick:

nefericit:

beat-the-devil-out-of-it:

culturerevo:

superwhovianpotterhead:

boilingheart:

heytomheywhat182:

deganmichelle:

A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists. 
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.

There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.

Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2Z9XEqBnN

Holy fucking shit

fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.

reblogging again

whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls

i’m not even typically prone to such things, but just had a mild panic attack. i don’t envy the people of the future

raggedick:

nefericit:

beat-the-devil-out-of-it:

culturerevo:

superwhovianpotterhead:

boilingheart:

heytomheywhat182:

deganmichelle:

A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.

States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.

Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.

Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.

College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.

Education funds keep getting slashed.

Privacy no longer exists. 

Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 

Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.

States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.

The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 

Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.

The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.

Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.

We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???

I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE

While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.

image

There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.

Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.

image

Everyone needs to wake up.

The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.

Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2Z9XEqBnN

Holy fucking shit

fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.

reblogging again

whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls

i’m not even typically prone to such things, but just had a mild panic attack. i don’t envy the people of the future

Source: pipeschapman

16th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from A World Like No Other with 4,406 notes

englishsnow:

 Atle Rønningen

Source: englishsnow

16th August 2014

Link reblogged from Que Pasa, Mufasa? with 1,243 notes

Georgia Teens Develop App to Document Police Abuse →

remotely-viewing-khemet:

Teens working on solutions

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14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured. Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.

Available for download for Apple and Android

Source: remotely-viewing-khemet

16th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Que Pasa, Mufasa? with 2,224 notes

Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.

Source: medium.com

21st July 2014

Post reblogged from PARADISE with 182,450 notes

thankyoucorndog:

boomer-overboard:

thankyoucorndog:

"boy i’m in a great mood!"

"oh, please. you can’t REALLY be in a great mood. there are people out there who just got raises. people just got married. people are being reunited with their families right now. how dare you say you’re happy."

The equivalent of someone saying you can’t be sad because other people have it worse than you.

yes

Source: thankyoucorndog

21st July 2014

Photo reblogged from undercoverchola with 127,243 notes

reblogalert:

boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

reblogalert:

boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

Source: facebooksexism

21st July 2014

Photo reblogged from Que Pasa, Mufasa? with 286,186 notes

Source: silumia

21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Ferya Ilyas with 2,038 notes

Source: BBC

21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Coffee & Faith with 19,802 notes

coffeewithajla:

"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

Source: coffeewithajla