I hate storms i hate storms i hate storms.
Things are too loud outside. I don’t feel safe. I feel like my world is going to cave in.
I’m not scared of the storm.. I’m more afraid of being unsafe in my own house and my own skin.
Okay. Gonna try to sleep through this…
I hate storms i hate storms i hate storms.
If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.
Sorry not Sorry
The family of an 8-year-old Native American girl who was tazed by police in October is suing while the Pierre Police Department say it was justified.
The Chief of Police justifies the use of a tazer on an 8 year old girl by saying they could have used their guns or batons, essentially. What restraint.
So very relevant to Ferguson, because I imagine the broader pattern of how police respond to people of color affected the outcome of this situation much like it did with Mike Brown. Today, the police “just” used a tazer and caused some traumatization. But … are there situations of police shooting and killing Native Americans in the U.S. (or First Nations people in Canada) that don’t hit the media because Native Americans are even more invisible than black people in the U.S.?
This…this commentary does not honor this little girl. And it does NOT address the nature of Native oppression in the US. Which is different from antiblack oppression.
Comparing an instance of violence against a nonblack person to an instance of violence against a Black person is…unhelpful. And it is a feature of antiblack oppression. Using Black bodies as yardsticks to judge all other forms of oppression is hurtful and harmful.
Native people are not more invisible than Black people because that comparison doesn’t even mean anything.
Hypervisibility is actually a key aspect of Black suffering. We are commodities. Our death is spectacle. It is never respected.
Anti-native oppression operates under different rules.
It would probably be more respectful to EVERYONE if people focused on the specific contexts of individual victims of state violence instead of comparing them to make sweeping ‘more/less’ statements about racialized groups.
See the bold? Remember that.
Excellent point made in bold. Now…why is the end of this post NOT about this girl or about colonial violence which links with, for example, the violent killings of Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine, Anna Mae Aquash also to the invasion of the U.S. and Canadian military forces in the name of ‘fracking’ currently, right now, in sovereign Indigenous territories? Or Boarding Schools and Residential Schools that resulted in mass graves all over North America? We’re made invisible and violence against Indigenous peoples is made to be invisible so I’m just upping visibility in the last part of this post. Indigenous oppression stands on its own but is interconnected with other systems of white supremacy: http://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf
Like all living things, humans are bioluminescent (meaning we glow) – We glow brightest during the afternoon. - weird, interesting & funny facts
i’ve been staring at this for like 5 minutes. so.. what. i don’t think people glow. but this is telling me that we actually emit visible light.. especially in the afternoon?? am i reading this right or what
"all living things" plants. when do the plants glow
science side of tumblr pls
I’m not from the science side of tumblr, but here’s the answer anyways:
Basically, all living things are bioluminescent because every living thing has chemical reactions occurring in their cells. The energy created from these chemical reactions physically manifests as light, thus… all living things naturally glow.
However, this glow cannot be seen by the human eye. In fact, the only way they’ve ever captured this light is through special cameras. Using these ultra special cameras, they’ve imaged subjects’ bodies over 24 hour periods. It has been found out that humans emit the most of this glow during the afternoon (about 4 PM), it is the weakest in the morning (about 10 AM), and the brightest light is emitted from the cheeks, neck, and forehead.
The light is about a thousand times weaker than what humans can perceive.
Basically, it’s a side effect of metabolic reactions. It’s been suspected that humans are bioluminescent for years, but they weren’t able to confirm it until recently thanks to technology and a man named Masaki Kobayashi from the Tohoku Institute of Technology.
10/10 time to answer
you are now offiicially from the science side of tumblr.
and thank you
Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.
this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clock
and if that’s what makes heroes, what’s stopping you?
There is a fashion jacket that navigates for you by using LED lighting and haptic feedback to tell you when and where to turn until you reach the destination selected in the companion app.
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I was not expecting that.im legit crying
don’t trust college kids. I threw a party w plenty of food/drinks shit even weed and I wake up and you know what’s missing? my pineapple. who went to the back of my fridge and said imma take all this pineapple. damn son. take the free alcohol not my pineapple man…