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tic-tac-bergerac:

anarcholiberalism:

"Trick or treat!"

"The bourgeoisie are tricking you. The treat is revolution, comrade. Here’s a copy of Workers Vanguard"

(Combeferre voice) Enjolras don’t scare the children

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pactsoflionsandmen said: Hey, what do you know about this Kendall jones girl that's been making the rounds lately? The one who apparently killed lions tigers and elephants, is it relatively the same deal as the girl who was last photographed posing with a dead lion that you explained was for tourism and legal?

naturepunk:

Prettymuch. Kendall Jones’s hunts in Africa are made possible only through very closely-regulated hunting programs. All funds go back to conservation efforts to keep the parks running when eco-tourism alone isn’t enough. Unlike National Parks in the USA, which get supplemental funding from taxpayers, reserves in Africa are largely privately-owned and don’t get any means of funding outside of the revenue they rake in as the result of tourism - And trophy hunting. 

Each animal killed by paying hunters is predetermined as a target by park guides prior to the hunt. They pick animals which are too old or sick to reproduce, or which have been causing too many issues with locals. The elimination of these animals actually benefits the park ecology, so why not make some money in the process? 

Let’s take a look at how much money Kendall’s various hunting adventures have brought to the table. A simple Google search for “Cost of African Safari hunt” brings up the following numbers.

African male lion - $30,000.00

Bull elephant - $42,000.00. 

Leopard - $25,000.00. 

Hippo - $13,000.00. 

Buffalo - $15,000.00. 

Wildebeest - $1,000.00. 
 
White springbok - $15,000.00

Blesbuck - $950.00. 

Kendall has taken at least one of each of the following animals. Given this, we can calculate that she has likely spent AT LEAST $127,000.00 on trophy permits alone. This does not cover the cost of CITES permits, accommodations, and guide fees for each hunt, nor do I have the time or patience to look through all of Kendall’s trophy photos to determine how many of which species she’s killed on her various hunts. In total, the amount that she’s generated for Africa’s parks is likely much, much more. 

Point is, I doubt that the animal rights activists calling for Kendall’s demise have donated anywhere near as much money to wildlife in Africa as Kendall has singlehandedly. Awkward.


Hunting also benefits indigenous people, who are often given the meat from hunters’ kills, and even the World Wildlife Fund recognizes the importance of regulated trophy hunts! 

Also, for the record, the rhino that Kendall is posing next to in her most recent hunting photos is not even dead - she shot it with a tranquilizer gun so that a conservation group could give it a radio collar and vet care. She is literally working side-by-side with the people who make a living protecting these animals.

In short, you don’t have to like what Kendall is doing, but please educate yourself on the topic before making bullshit remarks. And keep in mind that just because you’re not okay with trophy hunting doesn’t mean that Kendall needs to adhere to your ideologies; her beliefs regarding animal life are different from yours, and probably mine, too, but so long as it’s legal and provides much-needed income to protect the rest of the animals on the reserve, she’s still doing a hell of a lot more for the continued survival of the species than anyone complaining about it on the internet. 

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aammyy17:

DISNEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS?
In love with this <3
Too perfect

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lightspeedsound:

solaceames:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.
This map is extremely inaccurate.
1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)
2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.
3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.
4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.
5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.
6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.
7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.
8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.
9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.
10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.
11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.
12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

I’ve always winced when seeing the original picture, so thank you binghsien for that excellent commentary!
To add:
8) Around 1000 AD was a major wave of Bantu migration, carrying a new technology of advanced ironwork throughout Africa:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/2chapter4.shtml

THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENTARY I WAS WINCING SO MUCH.

lightspeedsound:

solaceames:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

This map is extremely inaccurate.

1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.

9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.

10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.

11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

I’ve always winced when seeing the original picture, so thank you binghsien for that excellent commentary!

To add:

8) Around 1000 AD was a major wave of Bantu migration, carrying a new technology of advanced ironwork throughout Africa:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/2chapter4.shtml

THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENTARY I WAS WINCING SO MUCH.

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the-milk-eyed-monster:

disclaimer: i want attention. i want sympathy. i want company. i want to impress people and i want people to like me. i don’t really understand why i’m supposed to pretend i don’t want those things, so i won’t.

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jesus-chrlst:

punnier:

how do french cats talk to eachother?

they chat

no

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nefertsukia:

sophieandace:

smart-sherman:

if you like both disney and dreamworks equally and you just want to watch movies without people fighting about it clap your hands

*clap-clap*

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alexielthegreat:

moi-et-la-solitaire:

THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Yesterday, I went to Disneyland. Apparently, at their Innovations building, there is a HUGE Avengers exhibit, complete with appearances by Captain America and Thor. Naturally, I ran screaming into said building, camera at the ready. After falling on the ground in front of the array of Iron Man suits and bursting into tears at the Steve Rogers exhibit (exactly like the Smithsonian one in TWS) I got in line to meet the Star-Spangled Man. (The workers were all awesome, they loved that I was such a nerd and so unbelievably excited to meet the Captain.)

My purse has a large Doctor Who pin on it, (not pictured) and the camera man for Steve pointed at it, looked at Cap, and was like “Look at this, it says something about she’s a Doctor?” and Cap points at it and goes "Oh, that looks like a blue police box!" so I said, (I was speechless guys I literally am such a dweeb) "It is." and he said "When I was in England doing an Op in 1942, I was stuck in a burning building and a man named John Smith pulled me out of the building, and then ran into a blue police box just like that and disappeared. Do you know if this has anything to do with that?" 

I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT I SAID IN RESPONSE. YOU GUYS. THE CAPTAIN AMERICA AT DISNEYLAND WATCHES DOCTOR WHO. HARDCORE REFERENCED DOCTOR WHO. KNEW ABOUT THE WHOLE JOHN SMITH ALIAS THING. CAPTAIN AMERICA WATCHES DOCTOR WHO. I AM IN TEARS REMEMBERING ALL OF THIS. 

anyways, we took pictures, i cried when i walked out, thought you all ought to know. the end. 

This dude knows his stuff.  He’s the same Cap that I saw during my bachelorette party.  When I gave him a drawing as a gift for his upcoming July 4th ‘birthday’, I mentioned I thought he would appreciate it because I knew he had gone to art school before the war.  He GRINNED so big and said "Wow, no one ever remembers that!"  

He also made me punch his shield because I had my Winter Soldier jacket on.  

Disney, KEEP HIM, HE’S PERFECT 

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when you accidentally step on a bee

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Omfg

i don’t speak musician somebody translate this please

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aboveandbeyondcali-714:

The Golden Age of Children’s TV, the 90’s.

http://aboveandbeyondcali-714.tumblr.com/

I took these all for granted. I miss them so much.

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vireonovae-archive:

"anxIETy??" mOM saYS, "n OO jUSTT dON””TtTTT lET thINGS boTHEr yOU”

thAT

sIMpLE????? jUST dONT “leT" IT bOTHER ME??? anxIetY„„, gonEE THEN!!!???

scIeNTIFIC brEAKthROUGH???!!! thAT………

eASSYYY??!!!!????

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kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

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thisweekstights:

Fucking fuk

thisweekstights:

Fucking fuk

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