You didn’t have to go to all that trouble but I appreciate the gesture.
I appreciate the jester.
god this ad has aged well
Your players are faced with an ancient Sumerian curse! However, since the early ancient Sumerian language was only used for recording tax debts, it turns out to actually be an ancient Sumerian bill.
and therefore they need to get hold of some ancient Sumerian coinage and bring it to the ruins of the ancient Sumerian tax office, because the Sumerians had a pleasingly direct way of preventing tax evasion, namely horrifying curses.
well I don’t have any coin but I have these copper ingots, lovely copper ingots, from a very reputable merchant, never heard a word said against him, very thorough with his paperwork, anyway they’re guaranteed pure copper and proper weight, so can I pay my tax with those?
I just want everyone to take a step back for a second and really think about how we’re using the most powerful knowledge tool in history to make jokes about a specific dude who lived almost 4000 years ago.
it’s fuckin wonderful, is what it is.
Ea-nasir has been dead for 4700 fraudy fraudy years.
I can’t tell y’all as a person who studies Sumeria and knew about him before it was cool how fucking weird it is that Ea-Nasir is now a meme.
As much as I love Ea-nasir being a meme, there is something else displayed in the assyriology section of the British Museum near the Complaint tablet to Ea-nasir that I think is just as meme-worthy
Let me introduce to you to five clay model dogs found beneath a palace doorway at Nineveh. They guard against devils and demons and are modelled after real dogs that lived there over 2650 years ago
Their names are Loud is his bark!, Biter of his foe!, Don’t think, bite!, Catcher of the enemy! and Expeller of evil!
and I love them
Don’t think, bite! is my quarantine persona
My corgis are petitioning to change their names to Loud Is His Bark! and Expeller of Evil.
“Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilise, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires.”
2020 for me has just been “am I stressed because of a global pandemic and an increasingly fascist far-right government, or am I just struggling to exist under capitalism” and I’m really getting tired of it
A friend of mine from around here who is Very Christian and has never had a Jewish friend before was asking me some stuff about antisemitism today, and it made me realize that the ways people talk about various types of bigotry and racism are so designed to stump people about the nature and purpose of systems of oppression. “Why do people hate the jews so much?” is such a common refrain and while there have been many books and articles written pulling apart all the important contextual and historical things that can help people understand antisemitism SPECIFICALLY, what I ended up saying to my friend was this:
“Something to understand about antisemitism is it isnt just ideological. The expulsion of jews from various countries was very often a method of "legally” seizing their wealth when the church needed money. It has been historically an incredibly convenient source of both a group of people to blame and also an easy way to just… Be able to steal from people, lmao. It has served very concrete material purposes for churches and governments throughout history. Sometimes you have to approach asking those questions from a different angle because it often isnt about the hatred so much as it is about … Redirecting energy and attention, right, like upholding structures that benefit those in power. The hatred is convenient because it allows those in power to take actions that would not be tolerated if the group in question were not considered to be Exceptional in their inhumanity. Like the undocumented immigrants now, asking “why do they hate the immigrants so much” isnt always a productive avenue of thought because the hatred is usually just… Useful. Rather it is more helpful to ask “Who does it benefit for these people to be treated this way” -> “what do they need to make the general public believe about that group of people in order to justify this treatment”. I think sometimes we are made to think hatred of jews is special and rooted in something different than other hatred… It’s not. I mean all types of racism etc are unique. But it very much is about justifying actions that benefit a ruling class in all instances, imo.“
And she like totally got it!!! She was like "OH I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT LIKE THAT BUT THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE THANK YOU” I am very proud of myself lol :’)
Subtle reminder that America was also founded by undocumented immigrants who came here from Europe and murdered the original occupants and stole everything from them. No white person has permission to be here from the nations who were here first.
A peaceful, Indigenous demonstration against the border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ended with demonstrators in a stand off and physical altercation with U.S. Border Patrol agents and National Park Service officers Monday [21 September 2020] afternoon.
Construction was brought to a halt for most of the day. […] The action was put by together the O'odham Anti Border Collective and Defend O'odham Jewed, a network of Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham and Hia-Ced O'odham organizers — not all of which are federally recognized tribes.
Ancestral O'odham land spans the Phoenix area and Tucson and continues across the border into neighboring Sonora. Speaking in front of a huge canvas panel reading “Borders = Genocide, no wall on O'odham land,” one Akimel O'odham demonstrator said they’ll keep returning to protect it.
Before it became a part of Organ Pipe in the 1950s, Quitobaquito and the man-made pond it drains into was home to generations of Hia-Ced O'odham communities. Trenching for the border wall could be seen in the area in front on the thicket of trees surrounding Quitobaquito. Bollard panels lay flat nearby. […]
Demonstrators spent more than five hours at the site praying, singing and chanting over the hum of stalled machinery. Private security personnel and National Park Service were on scene.
Two National Park Service officers approached the group twice throughout the morning and asked them to move to the side, citing safety concerns.
The demonstration continued without incident until around 1pm, when more than a dozen U.S. Border Patrol agents, some armed with paint ball guns and rifles, arrived on ATVs and in SUVs. Two National Park Service officers charged the line of demonstrators, breaking into a brief scuffle trying to forcibly break through the human chain before pulling back. […]
The protesters faced off against a line of Border Patrol agents and Park Service officers for almost an hour as O'odham organizers continued to speak and sing. One Tohono O'odham speaker described how living along the border has shaped her community.
“We cannot move without you all over us, we cannot walk through our desert without these cameras filming everything we do, you don’t have that in your community,” a Tonono O'odham speaker said. “But then you come here, thinking you can take whatever you want.” […]
Another scuffle broke out when park service officers backed by Border Patrol agents moved in on the line again. For several minutes, officers and agents shoved protesters and attempted to pull them away from each other as they crumpled to the ground.
Headline, photo, captions, and text from: Alisa Reznick. “Stand off …” Arizona Public Media. 22 September 2020.
The protestors are on instagram at @ defendoodhamjewed . There are videos and images of this incident. They’ve also been asking for financial aid!
cashapp: $ defendoodhamjewed
Twitter: LOOK AT HIM
There’s nothing wrong with appreciating how beautiful he is (because he is gorgeous) but please also listen to what he has to say. Haatepah is an activist fighting for really important causes, like environmental issues, returning land to Indigenous peoples, and raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. He’s protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the concentration camps onthe US/Mexico border. You can read interviews with him here: https://fashionista.com/2019/11/haatepah-model-interview and here: https://www.youthtothepeople.com/blogs/to-the-people/meet-the-people-haatepah-clearbear. He’s doing a really admirable thing, using his visibility as a model to bring attention to these causes.
I love this show so much
So the comments in this post make me very uncomfortable and it disturbs me.
The cross is not an accessory. The cross does not stand for the “T” in LGBTQ or “T” for trans rights. As much as I love those people and I want what’s good for them, it disturbs me because it’s almost an insult to the church. God did not support Trans rights or LGBTQ.
Now I shall say this and I hope you remember it.
The cross is what Jesus died on to save us from sin, it is not your aesthetic.
^theyre lying it the t on the wall stands for trans rights
the T stands for Transgender because that’s what jesus was
Don’t go inserting your lgbtq+ views into the Christian religion or on Jesus. I may not be christian or believe in god myself but i draw the damn line when you say jesus was trans. He was born a man. I’m all for supporting trans rights and lgbtq+ but if you say the cross stands for trans or that jesus was trans.
Gtfo Tumblr and if you follow me, gtfo my tumblr and get help. There’s a damn limit to where you can and can’t insert the lgbtq+ but you don’t insert it into Christian faith. Jesus is not trans and if you say he is, you’re not educated in the bible where they say HE. He isn’t a trans man. He’s a man period.
Fuckin hell 😡
no jesus was definitely trans and queer, sorry you haven’t read the bible like i have 😔
Can’t tell if you’re joking. But he’s not trans and he’s not queer.
Wait do you actually not know that Jesus is trans and queer
goddess of waifus
As an ex-Christian who has studied theology, can absolutely confirm that Jesus was a trans man.
Simply put, Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, co-equal with God in substance. He took on human form, but existed eternally before this specific moment in history.
In what form did he exist before being born. Was he male?
No reputable theologian would claim that the eternal Christ, was male, any more than they would claim he eternally had XY chromosomes, a belly button, biome or intestines during the eternity before he was born as a human and entered human history in freshly form.
So what gender did he have before being born?
Turn, if you will, to the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 27.
“So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female.”
So the Christian God is seen as encompassing both binary genders. Therefore Christ, as part of the Godhead, also encompasses both binary genders and (by inference) all possible gender expressions, being the form or image from which *the whole diversity of humanity* was imagined and created.
Jesus was, is, and forever shall be trans.
alternatively, Jesus was a trans nonbinary person, because, as God, Jesus was neither a man nor a woman, so there’s no reason to believe Their gender changed when They took human form. So They were assigned male at birth, but had a gender that was not male (and probably also not female).
crime frankenstein, without a doubt. next question
Also, it’s just…really telling and ironic to me that they made “crime” the monster. Their idea of a criminal is Frankenstein’s monster, someone who has been forced into difficult circumstances by the machinations of a privileged white man and is persecuted for no reason other than how he looks and society’s expectations of him
Because this is apparently stick up for wolves day.
Wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone has changed the ecosystem *significantly*.
One remarkable thing that was not predicted that demonstrates how interlinked these things are:
Wolf eat elk.
Elk eat fewer willows.
Willows become healthier.
Number of beavers increase.
Number of songbirds increase.
Overall health of streams increases.
Number of fish increases.
Water table stabilizes.
This is called a “trophic cascade” and we normally see them as bad things. But a positive trophic cascade is an amazing thing, and apparently nobody predicted this one.
What they didn’t predict was that wolf predation would keep elk on the move so they wouldn’t overgraze a specific area.
When the elk overgrazed the willows, they removed the best source of food for beavers during the winter.
Once that stopped happening, the beaver population rebounded and it turns out beavers are pretty good for the entire ecosystem.
for the first time in my entire life I feel like myself again, but am stuck reaping what I’ve sewn this last decade. best friend needs help desperately physically and mentally, I’m on the verge of homelessness and unemployed. (though I had 2 interviews yesterday and one today and looks like I may have gotten one if not two jobs at least). but that doesn’t solve the fact I need to find a place to live. shelter near me won’t work, requires being an addict, only can leave one day a month with immediate family (all of which are dead), can’t work (only for them), no electronics allowed, basically seems like a cult.
now that I’m completely sober my anxiety and depression have never been worse. I have no car at the moment so I’m stuck in my room on this phone all day just looking for work, and my thoughts do nothing but frustrate to the point if tears and panic attacks and just horrible thoughts. I finally am getting my life back on track and everything is falling apart. I’m losing my best friend, my brother, who needs to focus on bettering himself and getting his life back, which he desperately deserhe’s. My other best friend has always been there for me and I lied to them and was a toxic friend and will take years for me to earn their trust back and there’s no rushing it I know that, but I’ve never needed a friend more in my life until now. I’m fighting so hard to not give up, but I don’t know what to do or where to begin. My parents passed and grandmother passed away so I have no family to turn to.
my license is suspended, my car is unregistered, I don’t have insurance. and soon won’t have anywhere to live. I need a miracle, a break, and a friend. I promised I’d never commit suicide, and I meant it, and I’ll never give up until I have no other options. Hopefully these jobs pan through. I’ve never felt so empty and just defeated and numb yet so overwhelmed and ready to burst. I hate how clear headed I am right now. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve never felt more alone.
For those who want to possibly assist with my license/car issues or to help save up to either find a room to rent or get a hotel when I need to, I’d gladly accept donations brought PayPal or Zelle. Reblogs appreciated, and if you can’t it’s fine. I’m not expecting anything. I’m just at a loss and don’t know what to do anymore.
And for for those who would rather Zelle, DM me and I’ll give you my phone number privately. And if you can’t it’s fine, reblogs appreciated, not expecting anything. Sorry for being in such a depressing mood, feel free to DM with any questions.
Again im so embersssed and sorry to ask for help, I have interviews scheduled for Dunkin, Park Ave (a restaurant), Carvel, and Publix all in the next 1-2 weeks and I’m confident at least one will pan out if not two. If I had any living family members to ask for help I wouldn’t be stuck asking like this. Any and all reblogs/donations are so appreciated and feel free to message with any questions/concerns. Thank you all again.
And to whoever sent the 2.34 just know that not only do I appreciate you donating in general, every little bit helps, but loved the fact you did it sequential like that lol. I’m really blown away guys it’s only been a few hours. You’re all so great, thank you for the donations and the reblogs!
my mutuals all think i am very handsome and they all want to kiss me but they aren’t telling me this due to government censorship
this post blew up without my knowledge and yet not a single one of my mutuals has told me what a hunk i am and how they want me to gently cradle them in my rippling, muscular arms, because of the DNC
i live in texas and put in my actual address, it worked just fine for me!
This is a US senate bill, it works for anyone in the US (I put my Utah address and it sent to the Utah senators.)
This post is only 2 weeks old!
Original post 10th August 2020