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White privilege is being able to get a cop FIRED for shooting your DOG.

rafi-dangelo:

Remember when that IL cop got fired for shooting a dog who posed a deadly threat?

I forgot all about this, which is why I love the Internet.  Thank you for reminding me that Black lives are worth less than those of  white families’ pets.

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Neighbors called the police about a pit bull / shepherd mix in a yard not on a leash and upon arrival, he bared his teeth at one of the officers.  So, the officer — a 15-year veteran of the force — shot him, and the community was so outraged, the officer lost his job.

It took Ferguson police a week to even release the name of Michael Brown’s shooter.

I want you to lay these stories out side by side for your Racist White Apologist Friends.

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asylum-art:

Nabana no Sato : Amazing Light Tunnel Made of Millions of LEDs in Japan

The Japanese once again prove that they know how to leave us in awe: a couple of days ago a spectacular 7 million light installation was opened in the Nabana no Sato botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana.

What is justly called “the best light show in the country”, welcomes the visitors through the entry of a light-lit tunnel, where every tiny LED is enclosed into a botanically inspired light bulb. With the theme of this year’s project being “The Great Nature”, the gardens offer such installations as rainbows, auroras borealis and even a sunrise by the Mt. Fuji. A theme park usually focusing on flowers, will hold this Winter Illumination project till the end of March.

Wow. I mean, WOW. This is like dying, and going to Japan.

explore-blog:

Illustrator Gemma Correll reimagines that famous Victorian map of woman’s heart into this map of the introvert’s heart.
Complement with the power of introverts, illustrated.

♡♡♡♡♡♡♡!!!

explore-blog:

Illustrator Gemma Correll reimagines that famous Victorian map of woman’s heart into this map of the introvert’s heart.

Complement with the power of introverts, illustrated.

♡♡♡♡♡♡♡!!!

Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful

We all have monsters aka egos. The only people without egos are dead people. Egos are intrinsically power-hungry, narcissistic dicks, but we can be mindful about not indulging the little jerks so they turn into big ungrateful monsters. Stay humble, my friends, and I’ll try to do the same.

We all have monsters aka egos. The only people without egos are dead people. Egos are intrinsically power-hungry, narcissistic dicks, but we can be mindful about not indulging the little jerks so they turn into big ungrateful monsters. Stay humble, my friends, and I’ll try to do the same.

"The sky is full of insects, and all of them are going somewhere. Every day, above and around us, the collective voyage of billions of beings."
—Hugh Raffles, Insectopedia
(photo of Mexican amberwing dragonfly by S Suzuki-Martinez)

"The sky is full of insects, and all of them are going somewhere. Every day, above and around us, the collective voyage of billions of beings."

—Hugh Raffles, Insectopedia

(photo of Mexican amberwing dragonfly by S Suzuki-Martinez)

alphynix:

Newly-described anomalocaridid Lyrarapax unguispinus. Just 12cm long (4.7in), the fossils of this 520 million-year-old Chinese species have exquisitely-preserved brains — the structure of which help to confirm a shared ancestry with velvet worms and basal arthropods.
All the reference images I could find focus on the underside of Lyrarapax, so this reconstruction is pretty speculative regarding the head shield shape and possible dorsal flaps.
And while the brain discovery is really neat, look at those flippers! While Schinderhannes looks like an anomalocaridid trying to be a fish, Lyrarapax almost looks like one trying to be a penguin.

This has to be the most huggable ancient bug I have ever seen!

alphynix:

Newly-described anomalocaridid Lyrarapax unguispinus. Just 12cm long (4.7in), the fossils of this 520 million-year-old Chinese species have exquisitely-preserved brains — the structure of which help to confirm a shared ancestry with velvet worms and basal arthropods.

All the reference images I could find focus on the underside of Lyrarapax, so this reconstruction is pretty speculative regarding the head shield shape and possible dorsal flaps.

And while the brain discovery is really neat, look at those flippers! While Schinderhannes looks like an anomalocaridid trying to be a fish, Lyrarapax almost looks like one trying to be a penguin.

This has to be the most huggable ancient bug I have ever seen!

vanilla-cloudberry:

"The Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes ‘dark’ into an entirely different realm. Their feathers are black. Their skin is black. Cut open an Ayam Cemani and you’ll find black muscle anchored to black bones. Even their organs are black. And what do you get for all this unrelenting blackness? One of the most beautiful chickens in the world. A chicken so spectacular and exotic that it is referred to as the ‘Lamborghini of poultry.’"
Source: http://greenfirefarms.com/store/category/chickens/ayam-cemani/

I’ve dreamt of white chickens, but now I’m dreaming of a black chicken. I am smitten by this chicken of “unrelenting blackness,” and poetry in poultry form.

vanilla-cloudberry:

"The Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes ‘dark’ into an entirely different realm. Their feathers are black. Their skin is black. Cut open an Ayam Cemani and you’ll find black muscle anchored to black bones. Even their organs are black. And what do you get for all this unrelenting blackness? One of the most beautiful chickens in the world. A chicken so spectacular and exotic that it is referred to as the ‘Lamborghini of poultry.’"

Source: http://greenfirefarms.com/store/category/chickens/ayam-cemani/

I’ve dreamt of white chickens, but now I’m dreaming of a black chicken. I am smitten by this chicken of “unrelenting blackness,” and poetry in poultry form.

Elephant in the Room Syndrome
Probably most writers and introverts feel this way. I always tell myself: at least people aren’t trying to kill me for my tusks or sell me to the circus. I also look for the other elephants in the room and chat with them.
(photo credit: BizarroComics.com)

Elephant in the Room Syndrome

Probably most writers and introverts feel this way. I always tell myself: at least people aren’t trying to kill me for my tusks or sell me to the circus. I also look for the other elephants in the room and chat with them.

(photo credit: BizarroComics.com)