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Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
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Yeah but have you seen this 

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#yes crows are intelligent and stuff#but they are also huge dorks#never forget that (via carnagecake)

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“some historians think that michelangelo was drawing god in a human brain. very few people knew what one looked like at the time; but michelangelo had dissected cadavers and would have known. it even has the hint of a brain stem. if true this would have been a great “fuck you” to the pope whom he was not friendly with but also would have meant god was in a human brain, or created by man.”

Interesting.

also michelangelo painted a baby angel flipping off the pope

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the blond one, you see his right hand? that’s called the fig and it’s an old world european gesture for ‘fuck you” because apparently Pope Juluis II was a total raging asshole and everyone hated him

but nobody ever noticed this little fucker because the ceiling was so high

and then thirty years later they called michelangelo back to paint the wall behind the altar and he wasted no time in painting the gates of hell behind the pope’s chair

what a badass

It amuses me to this day how much Michelangelo hated his job

He didn’t hate his job so much as hated the people he was doing the job for.

Rebloggong because this makes for a kickass theory.

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What angels are apparently supposed to look like.

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Christianity is funky and frightening.

damn but thats not what they put on christmas cards

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                                   Every European Passport

Top Row: Iceland, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain

Second Row: Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, Belgium

Third Row: Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway

Fourth Row: Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia

Fifth Row: Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bosnia, Belarus

Sixth Row: Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Monaco

Seventh Row: San Marino, Montenegro, Andorra, Albania, Estonia

Eighth Row: Latvia, Kosovo, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Moldova

Last Row: Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Lithuania

BREAKING: New Witnesses, Video Offer Details On Michael Brown's Shooting

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Several witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting have told their stories over the last month, but this week brings something new: the story as told by two outsiders.


The outsiders were a pair of construction workers who on Aug. 9 just happened to be working near the spot where Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. The workers were tracked down the by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and then later by CNN. Moreover, the CNN and Post-Dispatch stories appear to have built on and corroborated an interview one of the workers did with Fox 2 News last month.

The workers’ names have not been published, but a video posted to Instagram shows them standing near the scene. Though the video has been available online for several days, CNN confirmed with the men that they are the ones on camera.

The audio is hard to make out, but CNN attributed the shouted phrase “he had his fucking hands up” to one of the workers. It is unknown who shot the video, and the person who posted it online did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.

In any case, the construction workers’ account is significant because they are outsiders lacking strong ties to the community. As the Post-Dispatch noted, others who already shared their stories “either knew Brown; lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments, where the shooting occurred; or were visiting friends or relatives there.”

These are the most important details to emerge from the CNN and Post-Dispatchstories on the two construction workers:

Brown was allegedly running away from Wilson just before he died.


The workers did not see the first shot fired, but, according to the Post-Dispatch, one of them did hear a gun go off and turned around to see Brown running. Wilson pursued, one of the workers said, then fired another shot while Brown’s back was turned.

According to the worker, Brown then stopped, stumbled, and began backing up. Wilson also started backing up, while continuing to fire his gun. After three shots, the worker said, Brown began moving toward Wilson, though it wasn’t clear why.

One of the workers also told CNN, “The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.”

Brown allegedly had his hands up.


Both stories mention Brown’s hands being raised during the altercation. According to the Post-Dispatch account, Brown turned around after fleeing and and said “OK, OK, OK, OK, OK.”

Brown’s hands went down as he moved toward Wilson, one of the workers told thePost-Dispatch.

Brown had a long conversation with one of the workers before the shooting.


The Post-Dispatch story discussed a conversation Brown had with one of the workers. That conversation was first mentioned in a Fox 2 News interview last month. In that story, one of the workers mentioned being frustrated and said Brown stopped to talk with him. The worker swore, leading Brown to mention “feeling some bad vibes.” Brown also reportedly told the worker “Jesus Christ would help” him as long as he didn’t get angry.

The shooting happened about 30 minutes after Brown stopped to chat with the worker, according to the Post-Dispatch.

The workers’ accounts of the shooting are unlikely to end speculation over what exactly happened.


While the accounts in the CNN, Post-Dispatch, and Fox 2 News stories all offer perspectives from non-community members, they still leave big holes in the narrative. Chief among them is what sparked the conflict and whether Brown was in some way an aggressor. The workers admitted in their interviews that they did not see the beginning of the altercation.

The accounts also don’t mention how many shots were fired. An autopsy previously showed that Brown was shot at least six times, but the workers’ accounts do not make it clear when Brown was shot or where he was standing. And ultimately, there are still numerous, often conflicting, witness accounts of what happened.

UPDATE

The video of the two workers originally was uploaded to Instagram bychristopher_4_26, but was delated from that profile Thursday. The version appearing in this story as of Friday is taken from that Instagram video.

It is unclear if christopher_4_26 originally shot the video, or if he found it elsewhere. He did not respond to BuzzFeed’s request for comment. However, the video had been available on his profile since at least Sunday. Sept. 11, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.

Source: Jim Dalrymple II for Buzzfeed News

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Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

It shouldn’t matter about color, if she was white we would still feel how important of a character she is

It totally DOES matter, though. It matters to audiences. Because little black children’s lives are so undervalued. When this little black girl died, it mattered. It mattered SO MUCH that it sparked a REVOLUTION, and that’s a big deal.

It matters because people were upset when they found out Rue was black, they were upset that a black girl could mean so much, that a black girl could be so important.

It matters because people in the real world would never give that poor little black girl the respect, love and funeral that she deserved.

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Knowledge is power

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - Dancing Groot

“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel

reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better

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