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usnatarchives:

Join Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero (aotus) and Discovery Education on September 17 for a live tour of the National Archives and an Up Close Look at the Constitution! 
This Constitution Day tour is part of the White House’s “Of the People” series, which provides virtual field trips for middle school and high school students to Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places and issues that shape and inform our world.
Join us live at 1:00 PM ET today and learn about the Preamble to the Constitution, get a short tour of the National Archives, and delve into the skills historians use to analyze primary source documents.
Register for the event here, and don’t forget to pre-submit questions for Mr. Ferriero at the National Archives here. 

usnatarchives:

Join Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero (aotus) and Discovery Education on September 17 for a live tour of the National Archives and an Up Close Look at the Constitution! 

This Constitution Day tour is part of the White House’s “Of the People” series, which provides virtual field trips for middle school and high school students to Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places and issues that shape and inform our world.

Join us live at 1:00 PM ET today and learn about the Preamble to the Constitution, get a short tour of the National Archives, and delve into the skills historians use to analyze primary source documents.

Register for the event here, and don’t forget to pre-submit questions for Mr. Ferriero at the National Archives here

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alata-saviv:

mckitterick:

apersnicketylemon:

revolutioninabox:

A pro-life group in Lansing, Michigan says fetal models have helped save a baby from a late-term abortion. Officials with 40 Days for Life in Lansing posted a picture of a set of fetal models that it says helped changed a woman’s mind about having an abortion.“ I showed the 30-week model to a late-term mom who left the clinic and DID NOT have an abortion. Praise God!” the group wrote.

Literally none of these except the final one is anatomically correct. You literally have a miniaturized born infant model as your 12 weeks ant 8 weeks fetus, this is BLATANT misinformation and lies.
Additionally abortions at 30 weeks? Aren’t legal ANYWHERE in the world unless the fetus is already fucking dead or cannot survive outside the uterus on its own. You didn’t save ANYTHING, or else you are lying about gestational age OR they weren’t actually going for an abortion or you made the whole story up.
This is propaganda, misinformation and lies, it’s disgusting and it doesn’t actually help your movement. This is (among the reasons) why pro-choicers think pro-liars are full of shit, and refuse to respect you or your movement. 

…aaaaand here’s the reality (click image for source):

Reblogged for the real image in the comment.

alata-saviv:

mckitterick:

apersnicketylemon:

revolutioninabox:

A pro-life group in Lansing, Michigan says fetal models have helped save a baby from a late-term abortion. Officials with 40 Days for Life in Lansing posted a picture of a set of fetal models that it says helped changed a woman’s mind about having an abortion.“ I showed the 30-week model to a late-term mom who left the clinic and DID NOT have an abortion. Praise God!” the group wrote.

Literally none of these except the final one is anatomically correct. You literally have a miniaturized born infant model as your 12 weeks ant 8 weeks fetus, this is BLATANT misinformation and lies.

Additionally abortions at 30 weeks? Aren’t legal ANYWHERE in the world unless the fetus is already fucking dead or cannot survive outside the uterus on its own. You didn’t save ANYTHING, or else you are lying about gestational age OR they weren’t actually going for an abortion or you made the whole story up.

This is propaganda, misinformation and lies, it’s disgusting and it doesn’t actually help your movement. This is (among the reasons) why pro-choicers think pro-liars are full of shit, and refuse to respect you or your movement. 

…aaaaand here’s the reality (click image for source):
image

Reblogged for the real image in the comment.

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morriganfearn:

kiwiflavouredbubbles:


The Apunkalypse: the rise of lawless punks and the decline of functional society

Didn’t really do this justice, but it seemed fun to try!

[Image: Roxy stands with Dirk’s arm around her shoulders while she sports the kickest of ass void tat on her shoulder, a black and pink kitty tank, her glorious purple scarf, and a bright pink kitty eared helmet under her arm. She smirks, sticking out her tongue to display her tongue ring. Dirk is obviously very proud.]

morriganfearn:

kiwiflavouredbubbles:

The Apunkalypse: the rise of lawless punks and the decline of functional society

Didn’t really do this justice, but it seemed fun to try!

[Image: Roxy stands with Dirk’s arm around her shoulders while she sports the kickest of ass void tat on her shoulder, a black and pink kitty tank, her glorious purple scarf, and a bright pink kitty eared helmet under her arm. She smirks, sticking out her tongue to display her tongue ring. Dirk is obviously very proud.]

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earthstory:

Can hydraulic fracturing work?

Hydraulic fracturing, for good and ill, is revolutionizing energy production worldwide, but like many changes in the energy industry there have been many reports of negative consequences for people, ranging from leaks of gas to the air to dumps of unknown fluids into drinking water supplies.

Many political and business leaders have expressed support for these techniques as a way of bridging towards long-term energy solutions. Natural gas is generally thought to be cleaner than, for example, coal, putting out more energy per unit, less carbon dioxide, and lower amounts of pollutants like sulfur that can contribute to acid rain.

However, it hasn’t been established that is the case for natural gas produced through this process. Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping a mixture of sand, water, and chemicals into the ground at high pressure, breaking the rocks and inserting the sand such that it maintains open channels for the gas to flow through. That is a very different process from simply tapping a freely-flowing natural gas reservoir.

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medievalpoc:

peashooter85:

The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews

The destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD would create a wave of Jewish diaspora as Jewish rebels were sold into slavery or exiled to locations all over the Roman Empire.  However the spread of Jewish peoples would expand beyond the borders of the Roman world, as Jewish genes can be found all over Europe, Africa, and Asia.  One far flung Jewish community can be found in China, one of the most extreme examples of Jewish immigration in the ancient world.

After the Jewish revolt against Rome many thousands of Jews headed east to enjoy the wealth and riches of the Silk Road to Asia.  Jewish merchant communities sprang up all over Persia, Afghanistan, and Northern India.  One Jewish group traveled as far as Henan Province (Eastern China) and settled in the cosmopolitan city of Kaifeng between 600 – 900 AD.  By the year 1100 the Jews of Kaifeng had established a large and healthy community with a synagogue, communal kitchen, kosher slaughterhouse, ritual bath, and Sukkah (special building used to celebrate the festival of Sukkot).  During the Ming Dynasty the Kaifeng Jews took Chinese surnames which corresponded with the meanings of their original Jewish names.  One Kaifeng Jew, Zhao Yingcheng (Moshe Ben Abram) made his mark in Chinese history by being named the Director of the Ministry of Justice by the Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The religious traditions of the Kaifeng Jews remained the same through most of their history, corresponding exactly to the religious practices of Jews in the west.  However, in the 1860’s the community would be uprooted due to the chaos caused by the Taiping Rebellion.  The synagogue was destroyed and much of the ancient practices of the Kaifeng Jews were lost or forgotten.  The war caused a mini-diaspora of Chinese Jews as they sought refuge all over China.  After the war many Jews returned to Kaifeng to rebuild their community.  Today the Kaifeng Jews still maintain a small community with a rebuilt synagogue.  Today 1,000 Jews still maintain a prosperous community in Kaifeng.

Further Reading:

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion By Xin Xu

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng By Xin Xu

The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions: The Legacy of the Jewish Community in China By Tiberiu Weisz

The Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein

(Source: sino-judaic.org)

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baumbydahm:

There were tigers and elephants and bears and wolves and foxes and all the others in the natural history, and for a moment Dorothy was afraid. But the Lion explained that the animals were holding a meeting, and he judged by their snarling and growling that they were in great trouble.
Chapter 21!
If you’re in Portland, OR, this weekend, I’ll be at Rose City Comic Con!

baumbydahm:

There were tigers and elephants and bears and wolves and foxes and all the others in the natural history, and for a moment Dorothy was afraid. But the Lion explained that the animals were holding a meeting, and he judged by their snarling and growling that they were in great trouble.

Chapter 21!

If you’re in Portland, OR, this weekend, I’ll be at Rose City Comic Con!

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mayakern:

hi, guys! as quite a few of you probably know, i recently moved across the country! doing that is insanely expensive and is leaving my funds severely depleted and i still need to be able to buy some nice things for my new apartment and a cat tree for my adorable cat ophelia. unfortunately (or fortunately for you all), all that stuff is pretty dang expensive, so i’ve decided to make a new commissions post!

about these commissions:

  • availability is limited. i will stop taking commissions when i have raised sufficient funds.
  • prices are per character
  • prices are for non-commercial work only*
  • i retain all rights to the finished images
  • i retain the right to turn down any commission i do not feel comfortable drawing
  • you must be able to pay upfront, though if needed we can negotiate a payment plan
  • if needed, i can provide a first revision of the finished image for free. additional revisions will be priced on a case by case basis
  • commissions do not include backgrounds
  • prices do not include any major design work
  • i take payment through paypal

if you are interested, please email me at mayaGkern@gmail.com (this email is also my paypal)

*for full illustrative or commercial work, please contact me and provide the necessary information and i will be happy to quote you a price

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rescueeffect:

My mom got called on to read aloud in class and came across the word ‘island’ and pronounced the s (is-land) and the whole class laughed at her and the teacher told her she was stupid.  She grew up hating reading and has literally not read any books, newspapers, magazines, etc. since my sister and I were younger and then she only read us children’s books because she ‘had to.’  So like, don’t do this.

rescueeffect:

My mom got called on to read aloud in class and came across the word ‘island’ and pronounced the s (is-land) and the whole class laughed at her and the teacher told her she was stupid.  She grew up hating reading and has literally not read any books, newspapers, magazines, etc. since my sister and I were younger and then she only read us children’s books because she ‘had to.’  So like, don’t do this.

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supernormalstep:

Wanted to try my hand at another redesign.  This one is Spider-Woman aka Jessica Drew. 
Shield version didn’t come out as good as I hoped, and I had a Hydra version as well but none of my plans for it were working out so I scrapped it.

supernormalstep:

Wanted to try my hand at another redesign.  This one is Spider-Woman aka Jessica Drew. 

Shield version didn’t come out as good as I hoped, and I had a Hydra version as well but none of my plans for it were working out so I scrapped it.

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