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ratkingofthehill: sleepyshibe: enyen: Kuma loves the river~ Adventuring with Kuma photo by enyen More adventuring with Kuma jungle shibe ♡(。☌ᴗ☌。)♡ - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
ratkingofthehill:
 
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enyen:
  
Kuma loves the river~
 
Adventuring with Kuma
 
photo by enyen
 
More adventuring with Kuma
  
jungle shibe
 
♡(。☌ᴗ☌。)♡
dr-archeville: angrywomenofcolorunited: Today Google celebrates Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday. She was popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy, and mental calculator. She passed away on April 21 2013, she was 83 years old. Her achievements include: In 1977 in the USA she competed with a computer to see who could calculate... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
dr-archeville:
  
angrywomenofcolorunited:
  
Today Google celebrates Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday.  She was popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy, and mental calculator. She passed away on April 21 2013, she was 83 years old. Her achievements include:
 In 1977 in the USA she competed with a computer to see who could calculate the cube root of 188,132,517 faster (she won). That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the Univac 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.
 On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records. 
Happy birthday Shakuntala!
  
As if that wasn’t awesome enough, she also (in 1977) wrote The World of Homosexuals, the first study of homosexuality in India.  The book, considered “pioneering”, features interviews with two young Indian homosexual men, a male couple in Canada seeking legal marriage, a temple priest who explains his views on homosexuality, and a review of the existing literature on homosexuality.  It ends with a call for decriminalising homosexuality, and “full and complete acceptance — not tolerance and not sympathy.”
 
The book was largely ignored because she was famous for her mathematical wizardry, so nothing of substantial import in the field of homosexuality was expected from her. Also the cultural situation in India was inhospitable for an open and elaborate discussion on this issue.
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fuck my head.jpg
livingtheshihtzulifestyle: I saw this on heelerandthehound ‘s blog and I couldn’t agree more! Woof!! ♥ Suki - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
livingtheshihtzulifestyle:
 
I saw this on heelerandthehound ‘s blog and I couldn’t agree more! Woof!! ♥ Suki
enjolrad: pizza wasn’t invented until the late 19th century so that means everyone in les mis died before they could try their first pizza and that’s why les mis is such an upsetting story - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
mtgfan: wallsoftext: Magic the Gathering Guild Tablet by Walls of Text on Etsy WANT - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
mtgfan:
 
wallsoftext:
  
Magic the Gathering Guild Tablet by Walls of Text on Etsy
  
WANT
albinwonderland: milkattack: wow I hate this website sometimes "if you don’t like how I take credit for your works, you should post them somewhere where I can’t take them, like inside of a flame-proof box that I don’t have access to because I am apparently without a shred of self-control and don’t feel I should be held responsible for my actions"... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
albinwonderland:
  
milkattack:
  
wow I hate this website sometimes
  
"if you don’t like how I take credit for your works, you should post them somewhere where I can’t take them, like inside of a flame-proof box that I don’t have access to because I am apparently without a shred of self-control and don’t feel I should be held responsible for my actions"
  
Reblogged because perceiv is an asshole.
lobsterpaper: Instead of having a government shutdown maybe we should just start paying the politicians minimum wage. They say you can live on it, right? - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do. - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
Mostly signs (some portents): Cute Girl Network: adorable, illustrated skate-punk love-story - http://mostlysignssomeportents...
inothernews: You’re a Communist country and have your people living under totalitarian rule. You tell families how many babies they can have, pollute your skies and don’t protect your labor force, which already works for pennies to the dollar compared to other countries. (Just ask Apple and any other company that makes its goods there.) You... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
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You’re a Communist country and have your people living under totalitarian rule.  You tell families how many babies they can have, pollute your skies and don’t protect your labor force, which already works for pennies to the dollar compared to other countries.  (Just ask Apple and any other company that makes its goods there.)  You support North Korea and its murderous regime, manipulate your currency and disallow any talk of pesky things like Tiananmen Square.  You censor your Internet and let’s not even talk about Taiwan.  Can you even say "Taiwan"?  
 
Government of China, go fuck yourself.
laughterkey: I now have new goals set Always reblog Russell. - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
laughterkey:
  
I now have new goals set
  
Always reblog Russell.
johnscowlick: johnscowlick: when my mom was pregnant with me on halloween she painted her big pregnant belly like a pumpkin and that was my very first halloween costume i was born spoopy WAIT I JUST REMEMBERED MY DAD ALSO DRESSED AS A PUMPKIN FARMER WITH A PACK OF PUMPKIN SEEDS IN HIS SHIRT POCKET BECAUSE HE PLANTED THE SEED OH MY FUCKING GOD HOW... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
when Hugh Hefner can call you out on your misogyny, it’s time to seriously reevaluate your life and the choices you’ve made.  - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
when Hugh Hefner can call you out on your misogyny, it’s time to seriously reevaluate your life and the choices you’ve made. 
lizardvvizard: the epic saga - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
lizardvvizard:
 
the epic saga
lady-halibuts-convos: This make me so happy there aren’t words for it. - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
lady-halibuts-convos:
  
This make me so happy there aren’t words for it.
itsspookytoremember: thatspookwiththeboo: netflixsbitch: scientificvisuals: Colored water is dripped and rolled in superhydrophobic aerogel powder (source). Once coated, droplets do not stick to surfaces or easily meld together (source). But with enough force they can be united or divided (source). but why? science YOU MADE WATER HYDROPHOBIC IT IS... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
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thatspookwiththeboo:
  
netflixsbitch:
  
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Colored water is dripped and rolled in superhydrophobic aerogel powder (source). Once coated, droplets do not stick to surfaces or easily meld together (source). But with enough force they can be united or divided (source).
  
but why?
  
science
  
YOU MADE WATER HYDROPHOBIC
 
IT IS SCARED OF ITSELF
thepoliticalfreakshow: Sadly, There Has Been Another Version of Steubenville, This Version Is Worse, This Time In Missouri: Small Missouri Town Forces Family Out Of Their Town After Daughter Gets Raped A horrifying story out of Missouri: A mother was run out of a small town after her daughter blacked out at a party filled with older high school... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
thepoliticalfreakshow:
  
Sadly, There Has Been Another Version of Steubenville, This Version Is Worse, This Time In Missouri: Small Missouri Town Forces Family Out Of Their Town After Daughter Gets Raped
 
A horrifying story out of Missouri: A mother was run out of a small town after her daughter blacked out at a party filled with older high school athletes and was left, with clear marks of rape, on the front lawn of her home in freezing weather.
 
The Kansas City Star details how the small town of Maryville turned against a newly-arrived family after 14-year-old Daisy Coleman reported that an older athlete had sex with her while another older male videotaped, after she was given an alcoholic drink at a party that left her barely able to stand. Her friend, a 13-year-old, was also made to have non-consensual sex.
 
After a thorough investigation by the local police however, clearly implicating 17-year-old Matthew Barnett in the sexual assault, charges were inexplicably dropped by the prosecuting attorney. Barnett, coincidentally, is the grandson of a prominent former Missouri state representative.
 
Star reporter Dugan Arnett writes,
  
Sexual assault cases can be difficult to build because of factors such as a lack of physical evidence or inconsistent statements by witnesses. But by the time his department had concluded its investigation, Sheriff Darren White felt confident the office had put together a case that would “absolutely” result in prosecutions.
 
“Within four hours, we had obtained a search warrant for the house and executed that,” White told The Star. “We had all of the suspects in custody and had audio/video confessions.
 
“I would defy the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department to do what we did and get it wrapped up as nicely as we did in that amount of time.”
  
But no prosecutions ever came. The charges were dropped by the prosecuting attorney who didn’t believe the evidence was strong enough. He dismissed any idea that political influence had anything to do with his decision.
 
 
In the meantime, the town had already begun to turn on the Coleman family. Threatening phone calls and online threats were directed at the family. Melinda Coleman had moved to the town with her four children after her husband, a physician, had died in a car accident. She was easily targeted by the community for being an outsider.
 
  
The parent of one of the teens at the Barnett house that night was the only one to comment briefly to The Star: “Our boys deserve an apology, and they haven’t gotten it yet.”
 
In a later interview, Rice [the prosecuting attorney] called it a case of “incorrigible teenagers” drinking alcohol and having sex. “They were doing what they wanted to do, and there weren’t any consequences. And it’s reprehensible. But is it criminal? No.”
 
Robert Sundell, who represented Barnett, echoed that sentiment: “Just because we don’t like the way teenagers act doesn’t necessarily make it a crime.”
  
After the charges were dropped, things just got worse for Melinda and Daisy Coleman. Daisy has struggled with depression and attempted suicide. Melinda had to move away from Maryville and back to the town she had lived in with her now-deceased husband. In April, the house in Maryville she still owned burned down under mysterious circumstances.
 
 
And Matthew Barnett, the young man accused by Coleman of raping her? He’s attending the University of Central Missouri and apparently having a great time:
 
  
In a recent retweet, he expressed his views on women — and their desire for his sexual attentions — this way:
 
“If her name begins with A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z, she wants the D.”
  
[Photo courtesy Kansas City Star]
Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
One year, I taught this (Sociological theory) class and only used female writers. The journals were written by women, the textbook was written by females. Do you know what kind of responses I got on my student evaluations that year? {…} That I was biased, that I was only looking from one point of view… that I was basically a man eater. That’s the... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
Fake Geek Girl: telephonoscope: In September 1919 white men painted their faces black... - http://deducecanoe.tumblr.com/post...
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I confront [white guilt] every year, about a month into my course on racism, among [white] students who come to me in tears because they cannot deal with the racism that goes on in their families or their home towns or their student residences. Their tears are the result of genuine anguish, care, and a desire to learn and to change. I confront... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
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deducecanoe: ohhhvienna: koryos: If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known. In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on... - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
deducecanoe:
 
ohhhvienna:
 
koryos:
  
If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.
 
In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:
  
 
 
 
People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1
 
 
 
  
The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.
 
Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.
  
 
 
 
Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.
 
…Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2
 
 
 
  
The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.
 
Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.
 
In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.
  
 
 
 
…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3
 
 
 
  
To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.
 
It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.
 
Citations
 
1 Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)
 
2 Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)
 
3 FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)
 
There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.
 
Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds
 
Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats
 
Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)
 
Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suppers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.
  
The more typiness a dog or cat has usually the less healthy it is. Because these ‘cute’ conformation types are usually linebred back to a single individual that had a random birth defect or mutation. 
 
All of my kitties (and puppy) are mutts. For a good reason.
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Five People You Meet During a Government Shutdown - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
The (still) infamous "Planeswalkers of Equality" playmat. - http://thepeopleseason.tumblr.com/post...
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