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2017-10-19 07:37 pm

Post From Tumblr npr: 30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego... - October 19, 2017 at 1

npr:

30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump’s border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete; four are made of steel and concrete; one is topped with spikes. They all approach 30 feet in height. The cost is $20 million, which Congress had set aside in its current budget. Crews in yellow hardhats working with cranes and forklifts are expected to complete the models by the end of the month.

On Tuesday, the president tweeted, “BORDER WALL prototypes underway!” above pictures of the sand-colored barriers. Sector Chief Roy Villareal declines to predict the future of the prototypes, or whether they are, in fact, a model for a wall to be ultimately constructed somewhere along the southern frontier.

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Photos: Bill Wechter for NPR

Meanwhile, planes just keep flying over them.

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2017-10-19 07:37 pm

Post From Tumblr meganphntmgrl: bnprime: undercitytwerkteam: not weird: grown ass adults taking part

meganphntmgrl:

bnprime:

undercitytwerkteam:

not weird: grown ass adults taking part in fandom culture; roleplaying, drawing fanart, writing fics, sharing theories, shipping, etc

weird: grown ass adults making fandom culture their entire identity and attacking people over shipping wars or conflicting headcanons, generally exhibiting behaviour that is barely acceptable if you’re 15

huh.
that’s how grownass adults have acted about sports for decades now. 
that exact thing. 
huh.

it’s also behavior people have been calling out as toxic in sports fandom (especially among parents of kids who play sports) since like, the 1970s, so this is more like a wake up call to nerds who somehow think it’s different when they do it than a moment to try to imply that it’s not as much of a problem that it happens in media fandoms because it happens in sports fandom too.

When I was 15, the adults taking part in these activities just plain didn’t put up with this shit - matter of fact, the lack of fucks is what made it so attractive.

Now that I’m their age, the fucks are back ordered, my friends.

No, ‘fandom’ is not your social experience of last resort.  Nobody has to put with middle-aged adolescence, I don’t care where you find it.  

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2017-10-18 09:37 pm

Post From Tumblr Giant pumpkin traverses Boston Harbor carrying Revere resident - The Boston Globe -

Giant pumpkin traverses Boston Harbor carrying Revere resident - The Boston Globe:
copperbadge:

needsmoreresearch:

camwyn:

HE DID IT

HE DID IT

Everyone needs a dream in life. 

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2017-10-17 08:22 am

Post From Tumblr dxmedstudent: coolcatgroup: yarharr: thefingerfuckingfemalefur... - October 17, 201

dxmedstudent:

coolcatgroup:

yarharr:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

babyanimalgifs:

He’s a “If I fits, I sits” hall of famer

“I WILL FITS”

@coolcatgroup

!!!!!

@charakacomplex it fits.

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2017-10-16 11:37 am

Post From Tumblr thenewadventuresoftintin:Original art

thenewadventuresoftintin:

Original art by Hergé, remastred by Jean Claud Registo

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2017-10-15 01:39 pm

Post From Tumblr artgroves: artgroves: We found your backpack, just in time for... - October 15, 201

artgroves:

artgroves:

We found your backpack, just in time for your birthday, pal.

Didn’t think you’d mind me looking through it. Think of it as payback for that time you helped yourself to my sketchbook.

This black/white conté and charcoal drawing (12 inches high, 11 inches wide on paper) will be auctioned at Fandom Loves Puerto Rico

The auction will go live at 9am EST, Tuesday October 17th and will continue until 6pm EST, Monday October 23rd.

Please check Fandom Loves Puerto Rico for more details

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2017-10-15 01:39 pm

Post From Tumblr "I took cold showers in the middle of winter, I drank hot tea on the warmest days o

“I took cold showers in the middle of winter,
I drank hot tea on the warmest days of summer,
I took fallen leaves and made a bouquet for the woman I loved,
I walked on vibrant green grass and called it a murder,
I sat on the porch with my hands shaking from the cold,
I walked on ice and slipped a thousand times and still decided to cross the same path once again,
I caught snowflakes and raindrops on my tongue and called it an adventure,
I picked up the first flower of this spring and committed a murder again,
I woke up to sun streaming into my bedroom through the blinds and,”
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2017-10-15 01:39 pm

Post From Tumblr keepingupwithlinmanuel: I don’t

keepingupwithlinmanuel:

I don’t wanna fight / But I won’t apologize for doing what’s right [Lin on the Today Show and CBS This Morning]

Was that a tweet that you sent in the heat of the moment or do you still stand by that?

“The only reason that [tweet] made news is that most of the time my Twitter feed is full of dad jokes and videos of dogs and pictures of my son playing with trains. I really do my best to be the silver lining in the world, because the world is how it is.

It’s unprecedented language from me. But it’s unprecedented to have the President of the United States attack the victims of a natural disaster. I’ve never seen that before. So those were the only words I had to express my feelings on that. When have we ever seen that?

That was not an impulsive tweet. Those were the only words I had left, and I’m a guy who puts words together for a living. They’re all I had available to me to express my reaction to his attack on the people of Puerto Rico.”

The award-winning playwright said it was important that the song not only raise awareness, but have a life of its own.

“I also wanted to make it as catchy as any other song I’d write,” he said. “It’s for a good cause but I want it to spread on its own.”

Much of the new track’s lyrics are the names of the 78 towns in Puerto Rico. Miranda said he was inspired by the frantic calls on social media from those on the island who were hoping to hear something about the towns, cut off from communication, where loved ones were.

“What I saw on my Facebook feed – and I’m sure a lot of other Latinos feel the same way – was this roll call of towns. ‘Has anyone heard from Isabela? ‘Has anyone heard from ‘San Juan?’ ‘My grandmother is in Lares,’” Miranda said. “If I can manage to put all 78 towns into a lyric for this song and then use the song for fundraising relief, that’s something we can all get behind.”

CBS also posted a short video of journalist David Begnaud (whose coverage from Puerto Rico has been vital and praised by the Mirandas) talking to Lin about the song and the island.

“At minimum [Puerto Rico] needs the same response that Irma got, the same response that Harvey got in terms of federal aid, federal help. I have seen nothing but amazing giving and compassion on behalf of the American people and people all over the world. We need the governmental response to be commensurate with that.”

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2017-10-15 01:38 pm

Post From Tumblr onion-souls: amberdragonling: cosplayheaven69: Cosplayer:... - October 15, 2017 at

onion-souls:

amberdragonling:

cosplayheaven69:

Cosplayer: Alyson Tabbitha.
Country: United States.
Cosplay: Cosplay VS Reality.http://ift.tt/2rEQKHT@alysontabbitha

She is a shapeshifter

Only explanation.

She’s either the best contourer in the world or can change her bone structure

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2017-10-15 01:38 pm

Post From Tumblr Fandom Loves Puerto Rico - Indexed Creator List! - October 15, 2017 at 06:15AM

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hansbekhart:

So if you were intimidated by hearing that we have over THREE HUNDRED CREATORS signed up for the Fandom Loves Puerto Rico auction, WORRY NO MORE. I’m actually Amy Santiago in disguise and I love spreadsheets, so I put together something awesome for you, yes you: An indexed creator list, broken down by type of offering and fandom!  

IT’S BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE LINKS THIS HELLSITE AREN’T WORKING, so please refer to this link: http://ift.tt/2yhTCNL

The last thing we want is for anyone to get lost or distracted when looking for awesome things to help benefit Puerto Rico’s recover, so the link above has all offerings broken out as follows:

Fanfic (by fandom)Fan Art (by fandom)Donations by Professional Comics Creators - To be added shortly!Writing Services (above and beyond writing help - including professional manuscript review, sensitivity reading, script doctoring, historical accuracy, etc)Beta Services (your basic and indispensable spelling and grammar)Fanvids/AnimationPlaylists/Mixes/FilkPodficPhysical Goods & Crafts

And because spreadsheets are awesome, I also have a masterlist of creators in this very post HELL YEAH, CLICK THROUGH THAT CUT TAG

Keep reading

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2017-10-15 01:38 pm

Post From Tumblr sunang3i: o-0l0-o: ufos-and-space: ufo-the-truth-is-out-there: slides nasa $10 so,

sunang3i:

o-0l0-o:

ufos-and-space:

ufo-the-truth-is-out-there:

slides nasa $10 so, tell me about the aliens

Slides the aliens $20 so, tell me about NASA

aliens slide nasa $50 so, Shh

NASA(crying): we finally have enough money for rockets

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2017-10-15 01:38 pm

Post From Tumblr fozmeadows: pokelover68: just-fic-me-up: fandomsandanythingelse: sanders-sides-sins

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pokelover68:

just-fic-me-up:

fandomsandanythingelse:

sanders-sides-sins:

sarahseneviratne:

redhead4eyes:

paper-storm:

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies points out the ridiculousness of American pro-gun arguments. x x

Welp

whoOPS

This is real fucking important so I’m reblogging this

Woop there it is

I have an inordinate amount of love for this

This is the best^^^

In reblogging this, I’d like to point out that in the Port Arthur massacre, which happened in 1996, 35 people died and 23 were wounded. Given all the horrible shit that’s happened to, for instance, black Americans and native populations worldwide that mysteriously never get counted when people are determining the Greatest Murder Crimes, it was never really THE biggest gun massacre, as claimed here, though it was certainly ONE of the biggest in the modern era.

The Las Vegas massacre, which as of this writing happened exactly two weeks ago on 1 October 2017, saw 58 deaths and 546 injuries when the perpetrator opened fire on a crowd from high up in a hotel room - which is to say, from a vantage point so distant and protected that no armed bystander could possibly have returned fire even if they’d correctly identified his location. And people are STILL making these exact same fucking arguments.

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2017-10-15 01:38 pm

Post From Tumblr savwafaire: slide-effect: science-fiction-is-real: STAR TREK... - October 15, 2017

savwafaire:

slide-effect:

science-fiction-is-real:

STAR TREK IS HERE

I looked it up out of excitement; it’s called “ili”, and it was created by a Japanese company called Logbar.

It costs $249. It supports English, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin (for now). It comes with one language, but new languages can be added with updates.

General sales will begin this November, but you can join their waitlist/ learn more information here on their website: https://iamili.com/

Here’s their FAQ page: http://ift.tt/2wWONFV

And here are more videos from their website:

The reasoning behind ili’s one-way functionality:

An extended version of the video above posted by OP: 

And User Reviews: 

And you can go here for more updates!: http://ift.tt/2ynINaI

Thank you for actually LINKING TO THE ACTUAL PRODUCT INSTEAD OF USING SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEAS TO PROMOTE YOUR UNRELATED SITE 😡

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