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24th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Illusion Wanderer with 11,891 notes

illusionwanderer:

Flying to somewhere by Antonio Zarli 
Flying over Alps at sunrise

illusionwanderer:

Flying to somewhere by Antonio Zarli 

Flying over Alps at sunrise

Tagged: mountainsalpsantonio zarlifog

24th July 2014

Post reblogged from Ottercopter with 82 notes

How to draw a comic!

darrylayo:

Step one: ah, you messed up~

Tagged: lmao

Source: darrylayo

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from PhantasmagoricRS with 315,752 notes

phantasrs:

intergalacticsloth:

askerenjaegerisfuckingawesome:

tennants-hair:

VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND  CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?

BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?

SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!

Get “Viva la Pluto” to be a trending tag

The Pluto fandom doesn’t fuck around

I’ve always argued against Pluto being a planet and I always will.  Here are some links to wikipedia because the Pluto fandom likes to talk out its ass.  Also because it’s nearly 4 am and I’m too cranky to get better sources right now.
Minor-planet Moons Because Pluto ain’t the only thing out there that isn’t a planet but has moons dammit.  And not all planets have moons either.
Extraterrestrial Atmospheres ”Several moons and other bodies (notably Pluto) also have atmospheres, as do comets and the Sun."  It’s not that impressive for a dwarf planet to have an atmosphere.
Minor Planet Designations 134340 (actually 134340 Pluto) isn’t Pluto’s new name it’s just the minor-planet designation it was given. “The two parts of a formal designation are a number, historically assigned in approximate order of discovery, […] coupled with a name, either the name assigned by the discoverer, or, more commonly, the provisional designation.” I really don’t see the problem with that system.
Definition of a Planet This is what I think people are most confused about.  ”
The definition of planet set in Prague in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) states that, in the Solar System, a planet is a celestial body which: is in orbit around the Sun, has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and has “cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit."  Pluto does indeed fulfill the first two conditions.  Yes, that includes the "sufficient mass" part or in other words it’s big enough to be a planet because it’s round.  BUT Pluto has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.  It’s in the Kuiper Belt.  If you wanna argue with something argue with that part of the definition of a planet.

Tagged: pluto

Source: lumos5001

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Something Else with 8,674 notes

Dear white people…

Tagged: dear white peoplegifsetracism

Source: this-bi-guy

24th July 2014

Link reblogged from Yelling and Cats with 3,087 notes

Trungles: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Asian American History →

18mr:

gondoleia:

by Jenn Fang

It’s almost the end of May. Do you know your Asian-American history?

Most of America isn’t aware that May is Asian-American Heritage Month. It’s a celebration that started in 1978, when Congress urged President Jimmy Carter to declare the week of May 4th ”Asian-American Heritage Week.” (That date was chosen to coincide with the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843, and with the completion of the first transcontinental railroad — built largely by Chinese laborers — on May 10, 1869.) More recently in 1990, following another vote by Congress, President George H.W. Bush expanded Asian-American Heritage Week to encompass the entire month of May.

Sadly, Asian-American history and heritage is rarely taught in U.S. public schools. So for those of you who’ve missed such curriculum, here’s a list of 10 factoids you may not have known about the history of Asian-Americans in this country:

1). The first Asians whose arrival in America was documented were Filipinos who escaped a Spanish galleon in 1763. They formed the first Asian-American settlement in U.S. history, in the swamps surrounding modern-day New Orleans.

2). In the years between 1917 and 1965, Uncle Sam explicitly outlawed immigration to the U.S. of all Asian people. Immigration from China, for example, was banned as early as 1882, when the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. It wasn’t until the Immigration Act of 1965— which abolished national origins as a basis for immigration decisions — that nearly 50 years of race-based discrimination against Asian immigrants ended.

3). Because of their race, Asians immigrants were denied the right to naturalize as U.S. citizens until the 1943 Magnuson Act was passed. Consequently, for nearly a century of U.S. history, Asians were barred from owning land and testifying in court by laws that specifically targeted “aliens ineligible to citizenship.” Even after the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, American-born children of Chinese immigrants were not regarded as American citizens until the landmark 1898 Supreme Court case, United States v. Wong Kim Ark, which established that the Fourteen Amendment also applied to people of Asian descent.

4). Among the earliest Asian immigrants, virtually all ethnicities worked together as physical laborers, particularly on Hawaii’s sugar cane plantations. On these plantations, a unique hybrid language — pidgin — developed that contained elements of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean and English. Today, pidgin is one of the official languages of Hawaii, a state that is itself 40%  Asian.

5). Despite the Alien Land Law, which specifically prevented Asians from owning their own land, Japanese farmers were highly successful in the West Coast where they put into practice their knowledge of cultivating nutrient-poor soil to yield profitable harvests. By the 1920s, Japanese farmers (working their own land, or land held by white landowners that they managed) were the chief agricultural producers of many West Coast crops. In fact, the success of Japanese farmers is often cited as one of the reasons white landowners in California lobbied to support Japanese-American internment following the declaration of World War II.

6). Many of the early Asian immigrants who worked as laborers on plantations and in factories were instrumental in the formation of the American labour movement, helping to organize some of the first strikes and unions throughout the country. Japanese plantation workers, for example, engaged in the first organized strike in Hawaii in 1904.

7). Anti-miscegenation laws that denied marriage licenses between interracial couples specifically prohibited intermarriage between whites and Asians. For example, the 1922 Cable Act revoked the citizenship of any female U.S. citizen who married an “alien ineligible to citizenship,” a phrase repeatedly used in legal documents to refer to Asians.

8). Unlike Irish immigrants, who predominantly entered the United States via the Ellis Island immigration center, most Asian immigrants entered America by way of Angel Island Immigration Station. Unlike at Ellis Island, where immigrants might spend between two and five hours waiting to be processed, the Angel Island facility’s unspoken goal was to limit the flow of Asian immigrants into the country. Between 1910 and 1940, many prospective Asian immigrants were detained for as long as two years at Angel Island, stymied by U.S. immigration officials hoping to find reasons to deport them. Some of the detainees wrote poems in Chinese on the walls of the Angel Island detention facility; these poems have since been translated and collected into anthologies.

9). During World War II, Japanese American internees — including both Japanese immigrants and their American children — were forcibly relocated from their homes in the West Coast to remote relocation camps. Even still, several young Japanese-American men went on to successfully lobby the American government to be allowed to volunteer as soldiers in World War II, often to prove their loyalty to the United States. The 442nd infantry regiment, a segregated Asian-American unit composed almost entirely of Japanese-Americans, fought in Italy, France and Germany and is still the most highly decorated regiment in United States Armed Forces history.

10). In 1982, a young Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was brutally clubbed to death by two white men in Detroit, Michigan. The crime was motivated, in part, by anti-Asian sentiment stemming from widespread loss of auto manufacturing jobs to Japanese competitors; Ronald Ebens, one of the attackers, was heard saying “it’s because of you little motherfuckers that we’re out of work” to Chin moments before the attack. Despite pleading guilty to second-degree murder, Chin’s killers did not serve any jail time for Chin’s murder, and were only fined $3,000. Vincent Chin’s death served as a flashpoint that ignited the modern Asian-American political movement.

And that’s just for starters. 

Tagged: asian americanjapanese internment

Source: news.change.org

24th July 2014

Photo reblogged from my life void with 6,806 notes

torace:

Torres del Paine (by Pedro Núñez)

torace:

Torres del Paine (by Pedro Núñez)

Tagged: mountainswaterpedro nunez

Source: Flickr / pedronunez

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from .... sup with 256 notes

cosplayelnorteno:

Titulo: Final Fantasy XIII

Personaje: Lightning

Tagged: cosplayfinal fantasyfinal fantasy xiii

Source: cosplayelnorteno

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Something Else with 108,350 notes

electricshoebox:

onlywanderlust:

timgspears:

Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh


So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.

Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.

whoa.

Oh my god, yes please… this is a fantastic idea.

Tagged: designkyuho songboa oh

Source: timgspears

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from A Rubbish Tiger. with 446 notes

dynamicafrica:

The ancient El Ghriba Synagogue, also known as the Djerba Synagogue, is located on the Tunisian island of Djerba. It is situated in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira, several kilometres southwest of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba.

Built in the Moorish architectural style, it is also Africa’s oldest synagogue. The name “El Ghriba” means “the marvelous”, or “the strange”, in Arabic.

Tagged: synagoguejewishel ghriba synagogue

Source: dynamicafrica

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Guardian of Ba Sing Se with 714 notes

eastasianstudiestumbl:

virtual-artifacts:

A mountain scene carved in white jade from Ge’ermu

DAAAAAMNN BABY GOT BACK LIGHTING!!!!

Can we give some props to the photographers here? Look at the genius in backlighting it. It looks all dreamy.

Even cooler: This isn’t even actually all that old. It’s actually done by a contemporary master.

You should really hit up the jump for a pretty stunning archaic bronze/jade carving hybrid with equally awesome back lighting,

Tagged: sculptureyooooochineseisms

Source: virtual-artifacts