Destroy the idea that refusing to use a mobility aid is some kind of accomplishment.
It’s just like “well done you are struggling more each day than you need to be, congratulations!”
I mean, Lake Michigan is big enough to be a sea. All the Great Lakes are, they’re not considered seas because they’re not all at sea level, they’re all freshwater, and they’re not directly connected to the ocean (they’re only connected through rivers and lochs)
Small lakes don’t have noticeable waves but because the Great Lakes are so big there’s enough room for the air to downdraft across it (which is also why in Michigan you get lake effect weather and so it can be a blizzard one day and 70° the next)
My grandmother, who grew up in Puerto Rico, when seeing Lake Michigan for the first time with my grandfather exclaimed, “This is not a lake, it is a sea!”
Lake Superior has tides. They’re not as dramatic as the actual ocean’s of course. But still. For every storm that kicks up 200ft spray and waves that crash over the tops of the lighthouses on the piers, there’s days when you can’t tell where the water meets the sky.
Lake Superior doesn’t have a monster, Lake Superior IS the monster.
lake superior (gichi-gami in ojibwe) has enough water in it cover both america’s in a foot of it. it contains 10% of the worlds fresh surface water! it’s 1333 ft deep!!! she’s Big
They say that she doesn’t give up her dead either.
Man living nearby all the great lakes when I first saw what Most people consider a lake, I thought it was just a super big pond kinda thing
There’s a reason why they’re called “great” lakes.
Y’all ever get those random ghost-shivers, where it isn’t even cold or anything, but all of a sudden it feels like you are full of static electricity and you shake uncontrollably?
The pictures might make it seem like a slow process, but this really happens very rapidly in just a few seconds
One just hit me
I once heard that this is your brain randomly zapping you with electrical signals to make sure you’re not dead. Not sure if that’s true.
My brain, seeing if I’m alive or dead: VIBE CHECK!!!
fiona knows what’s good.
The problem with having lesbian moms is you try to be super cool and cut all your hair off and buy a leather jacket and wear boots all the time and then you go to some event in your neighborhood and all these women three times your age start cooing “oh you look JUST like your mother when she was your age, my gosh what a blast from the past, oh I just love your hair”
And let me be very clear, okay: I’ve seen pictures of my mom when she was my age, and she looked cooler than I ever will. My mom had exactly my fashion sense except she was two point five degrees butcher and habitually took over government buildings. My other mom was about six degrees butcher than that, and SHE had a motorcycle. Both of them have been charged with felony arson. I’m the prep member of my family and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Please tell me at some point in your life some dick was like “we’re calling your parents over your behavior” only to have a bigger, more badass version of you come strolling in
Look obviously that happened many many times, usually with misogynist or ableist teachers. But I have a BETTER story than that, which is that when I was in 3rd grade, I went to this tiny alternative hippy school—it was a regular public school, it was just small and staffed/run by hippie communists—and my 3rd grade teacher was a woman who had been in an organization with my mother, and they had done direct action together more than a few times. We’ll call her D.
One day I was sitting in D’s class, eight years old and bored out of my mind, and I scratched my name into the back of my plastic chair with a rock. Was this reasonable behavior? No. Why did I do it? Only the gods can say. I don’t actually remember doing the scratching, I just remember looking at the rock in my hand and my name on the chair and going, “HUH. That’s not good.”
So obviously I got caught, bc I couldn’t reasonably convince anyone that I wasn’t the one who had done it, since it was MY NAME, and as punishment for this act of arbitrary vandalism I was sentenced to recess detention for two weeks. It was October so this included Halloween. Halloween, to be clear, is a high holy day in San Francisco, and I was devastated to miss the informal festivities that would be occurring at recess that day, and I wept and wailed about this at home for some time until my mother decided that this was disproportionate punishment and took it into her own hands to do something about it.
So my mom walks into D’s office on a day when my mother does not have to be at work at a scheduled time, but D has to get her students from the yard in about ten minutes, and my mom sits down and says to her old friend and comrade, “Miranda is really upset about having detention on Halloween.”
And D explains to my mother why the detention was issued, what the circumstances were, and my mother nods, and listens, and doesn’t argue, and doesn’t show any sign of getting up from her chair. And just says again “She’s really upset about having detention on Halloween.”
And D looks at my mother, and she looks at the clock in her office, which is telling her that she has to be on the yard in 2 minutes now, and then looks at my mother again, who shows no sign of having anywhere to be, my mother with whom D has organized and successfully executed multiple sit-ins and takeovers of government & corporate offices, and D says, “Okay, she doesn’t have to have detention on Halloween.”
Tell your moms that we love them.
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An important update!
Don’t take mask selfies
Do not take selfies wearing a mask. No mask selfies.
Mask selfies are teaching the algorithm to recognize your face even with a mask on. Do not do that shit.#come on millennials #we’ve got at least one more industry killing in us
All the more reason to wear masks! :)
white people on this hellsite really need to stop letting white teens get away with racism just bc theyre teens like
the longer you allow someone to be racist, the more difficult it is later to make them realize theyre wrong. as a 5 year old my mom explained to me that there people that hate us because we’re native, and at the same time explained to me what racism is and why its wrong. i really didnt understand why someone would hate us for being native, but i still fully understood that its wrong
if children of color are capable of understanding that we’d have to deal with hate throughout our lives for who we are then that white 14 year old is old enough to understand that racism is bad and old enough to be held accountable for things theyve said or done to children of color
and bc i know how white people on this site are and how they love to twist our words: no, the mean indian woman isnt saying that you should harass children
I love love love seeing historical/archival photos of people who are not white Christian Europeans :)
this is my fave from the source, tho.
You have no fucking idea how much i love you for the sources.
The caption for the smiley gal up above is “#O-o-be, The Kiowas, 1894”. Come on, if you’re gonna reblog the image, at least give her name and tribe! She’s even got her name on her blanket! Also OMG she’s wearing an elk tooth dress…Having a dad who could gather THAT MANY elk teeth was a sign of high prestige for plains natives, girl’s got bling! I love the rest of the outfit too!
Black Hills Legal Defense Fund: https://bhlegalfund.org/ Thank you for the update 💕 Black Hills Legal Defense Fund: https://bhlegalfund.org/ Thank you for the update 💕 tainbo : There’s a blockade in the Black Hills, up to Mt Rushmore, native people (Lakota) stopping everything up. Someone shared a video of military marching in on them. Can’t watch. Gonna have a full scale panic attack.
Black Hills Legal Defense Fund: https://bhlegalfund.org/
Thank you for the update 💕
Black Hills Legal Defense Fund: https://bhlegalfund.org/
Thank you for the update 💕
There’s a blockade in the Black Hills, up to Mt Rushmore, native people (Lakota) stopping everything up.
Someone shared a video of military marching in on them.
Can’t watch. Gonna have a full scale panic attack.
Furthermore, you know how we’ve all been told a thousand times that it doesn’t affect children? Yeah turns out that was wildly inaccurate. It appears that it DOES in fact affect children, but it manifests differently in them than in adults. Swathes of kids from the hardest-hit countries are landing in the ICU with a “mystery illness,” but every single one of them has so far either tested positive for covid (aka: currently has the virus) or they’ve tested negative, BUT, Coronavirus antibodies have been found in their systems (aka: they had asymptomatic COVID, recovered, and have now been struck down by this secondary illness). It’s so far only been found in kids who either currently have the virus or kids who have had it.
UK, Italy, Spain and several other countries were reporting this weeks ago, and reports are just now coming out from the US, but bare this in mind. Not only can kids spread it if social distancing isn’t maintained, but it can in fact make them just as sick as adults.
Stay the fuck at home.
Here’s a source for the childhood syndrome OP was talking about. Since that article was written, 85 children have ended up sick, 38 in the ICU, and 3 have died- in New York alone. The oldest was 15. The youngest was two.
Stay the fuck home.
Tumblr is the O- blood type of the internet.
HOWEVER (and here’s the bizarre thing) if you get a popular post on tumblr, it’s basically a permanent fixture of Internet culture. Get a funny textpost past 50k notes and it’s common knowledge among young internet users, and can be found reposted to Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, and random clickbait websites.
The half life of a Tumblr shitpost is longer than that of carbon-14. Tumblr produces a wildly disproportionate amount of original internet text-based content. There are funny tweets, but none of them really end up pop-cultural juggernauts like Randy Your Sticks or None Pizza with Left Beef.
Tumblr is so interesting in terms of its role in pop culture and human consciousness, because we just don’t…have celebrity accounts to follow. almost no famous person uses tumblr as part of their public presentation. (If they do, apparently no one cares enough about them to put them on my dash practically ever.) Likewise, the “big” tumblr accounts got to where they are purely because of the stuff they post on tumblr and not because they are well known elsewhere.
lady who read my nametag and loudly said “Juniper, oh I do NOT like that name” wins new award for rudest person alive
This is Juniper the sheep. She is almost a year old and loves animal crackers and snuggles. She is very proud of her name and often goes by June Bug or Junie B Jones (the B stands for it B like that sometimes)
I LOVE JUNIPER SO MUCH
My soul goes into this sheep, like, not even when I’m dissociating just anytime I feel like relaxing
Forget the rude lady this thread is now about one very special sheep
Texts sent by St. Louis Police officers as they planned to assault Stockley protestors. These are from the indictment of the police officers who are on trial for unlawfully beating and arresting an undercover officer during the protests.
Bringing this 2018 classic back. ACAB.
Me on Fourth of July like
Anyway, stop spreading white nationalist rhetoric and toxic nationalism thanks
Nobody said anything about race. Stop that.
It’s nationalist to state facts now?
How is this toxic?
Show me countries better than the USA.
quality of life
income equality (america was among the worst)
what exactly makes america the “best country” here? america doesn’t excel in anything.
I was gonna say aren’t we like #1 in a bunch of bad stats? Like aren’t we the top for rape and abuse?
we are superior in waging wars, exporting and using firearms, and incarcerating the population among a lot of other terrible things. how depressing is patriotism and nationalism?
I remember this epic moment from The Newsroom
Americans just buy into the propaganda they are the greatest country when there is absolutely zero evidence to say so.
patriots love to try and counter this with points like “if america is SO bad then why are so many people coming here illegal/legally” because I guess they just somehow don’t realize thousands of people are immigrating to other countries, every single day.
Our education in understanding how the rest of the world works is severely lacking.
Still doesn’t invalidate their question. If the US is so awful why are thousands upon thousands begging and pushing their way to come here.
Really doesn’t make much sense if you ask me.
Because we destabilized their countries into war-torn battlefields, and, like it or not, the US is still (for the moment) not in the midst of a civil war, and they have the right to try to seek asylum in a place that’s apparently peaceful. Also, they might not know what a hellhole it’s become and still believe that old propaganda line about the “Land of Opportunity”.
Simple as that.
i too have a pressing question: why are straights like this
“I came here to celebrate your loving relationship but actual demonstrations of that love gross me out so please, when you’re kissing your new spouse, remember to always be conscious of the fact that your love for each other is a bit icky and we don’t really want to see it.”
*goes to a same-gender wedding* umm tag ur PDA
Will there be a drag show?
this fourth of july think of the indigenous people of america who had their country and land stolen from them with little to no reparations or apologies. land is still being taken. sacred grounds are still being ripped away. there is no “independence” for the people who were here first.
I believe the term you are looking for is in fact racist asshats. They don’t want to wear masks because it’s something that people in Asia (not Americans).
Shout out to my veterinarian for referring to my habit of wearing a mask in crowded places (I have an immune deficiency) as “like those weird Asian mask people.”
Racism and ableism in six words. Impressive.
Today I found out that Mountain Goats aren’t goats and it completely blew my mind.
By which I mean I learned mountain goats, the actual animal, aren’t true goats but a different, closely related creature. I’ve known that the band The Mountain Goats wasn’t formed by goats for over six months.
Screenshot of a tweet from user sarahjenkinsxo which says “unpaid internships allow privileged students who don’t need the money to get ahead of those who need to be paid in order to afford rent, food, and tuition. It’s a constant cycle that allows wealthier students to capitalize on an opportunity others simply can’t afford.”]
for anyone seeing this later: the original post was made on july 3rd, 2020. 15 days from now will be july 18th, 2020.
as a hker, I’d say, switch to protonmail, download signal (for personal msg) and telegram (for channels/large group chats), replace google with ducducgo, always use a vpn but switch to tor if its extra sensitive (or u can use both)
Now that the Terror Bill has been signed into law and will take effect in 15 days, a little reminder for my PH mutuals:
- Set your social media to private
- Do a clean up of your public posts
- Block everyone of your friends who have voiced pro-government sentiments. You don’t know who will sell you out.
- Do a check of your facebook groups. If you’re part of anti-admin groups, make sure it’s legit and not a fake group used to redtag.
- Increase your email security
- Stop signing petitions vs terror bill on change.org as this is what they’re using to redtag (remember the influx of fake accounts? Yeah)
- Instead, send emails to your representatives using a vpn
- Have your lawyer’s number on standby
- Be aware of your rights (i will post a refresher here later on)
- Look out for your friends and family