afro-dominicano:

2am-poetry:

chocolvatefrosting:

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

Shots fired

Dead

lmao 100% through with it

spaceexp:

Shuttle docked with ISS and Earth in the background

this is my current desktop background!

wefuckinglovescience:

We don’t know what they looked like or where they lived. We have only uncovered a few tiny fragments of their bones. All we know is that they mated with our ancestors, and that their DNA lives on in us.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1qUF6Ag

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thirstlou:

remember when u were 9 and u were carrying ur little razor scooter and it would hit ur achilles and it felt like the earth was collapsing

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mypubliclands:

Kicking off the week with beautiful shots of the BLM-managed White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska - by Bob WIck, BLM Wilderness Specialist.

The one-million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area near Fairbanks, Alaska, offers stunning scenery, solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation. 

Summer visitors to the White Mountains pan for gold, fish, hike and camp under Alaska’s ‘midnight sun.’ The Nome Creek Road provides access to two campgrounds, trails, and a departure point for float trips on Beaver Creek National Wild River. In winter, visitors travel by ski, snowshoe, dog team and snowmobile to enjoy the 12 public-use cabins and 250 miles of groomed trails that make the White Mountains one of Interior Alaska’s premier winter destinations.

CLICK HERE to learn more. 

smithsonianlibraries:

This is Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. She died on September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo. Shortly thereafter, her body was packed in ice and sent by railroad to Washington, DC, to become a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s collection as a lasting legacy of the harm that can be done to the natural world by humans. Just decades prior, the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. The disappearance of the species helped ignite the modern conservation movement.

For the Centennial of her death, Martha was recently brought out for display and is currently on view in the exhibition Once There Were Billions, Vanished Birds of North America. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the exhibition tells the story of the last Passenger Pigeon, a member of a species that once numbered in the billions, along with the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen. These extinctions reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment. 

The Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be hosting a Twitter Chat on September 2, 2014 from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. This is your chance to ask questions about the Passenger Pigeon, extinction, and biodiversity literature.

Follow @SILibraries, @NMNH, and @BioDivLibrary and use the hashtag #Martha100 to tweet your questions.

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If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

(via sourcedumal)

And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.

This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP

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This statement doesn’t surprise me, but please note how boldly and comfortably he came out of his face to say this.

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(Source: writeswrongs, via afro-dominicano)

The era we are living could be easily described as the “being hipster” one. Considering how Wes Anderson’s movies, indie music and vintage (sometimes non-sense) ingredients became emblematic for this generation, the explanation of the phenomenon is not so hard to reach: what used to be part of a niche culture peacefully invaded every environment insomuch as skinny jeans, lumberjacks shirts and huge beards are now pop elements similarly to long hair and Chelsea boots during the Beatlemania. This is where the paper-thin boundary line breaks and trends and subcultures meet. Ground’s Oranges reinterprets - in a intentionally lo-fi/homemade way - the Hipster universe magnifying its virtues and vices but also taking its styles and thematics to an extreme level, getting them close to something similar to a parody that, actually, is just pure and sincere celebration.

  • Director: Zavvo Nicolosi
  • DoP: Jacopo Saccà
  • Produced by Ground’s Oranges

sovtime:

Микроавтобус РАФ-2907 на основе РАФ-2203 был сконструирован для для летних Олимпийских в Москве 1980 года.

RAF-2907 based of RAF-2203 is a special minibus for Summer Olympics in Moscow in 1980.