frozenrevolutionary:

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

You know, apparently, I get to apply for citizenship on Independence because one set of my grandparents is Scottish.

frozenrevolutionary:

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

You know, apparently, I get to apply for citizenship on Independence because one set of my grandparents is Scottish.

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The girl’s parents were informed of the situation. Shouldn’t it ultimately be their responsibility?"

- Sac Anime director Dan Houck’s response to the question I posed to him: “in addition to protecting the child and alerting her parents, why did Sac Anime not alert BABSCon staff that there was a reported predator at their con so they could prevent him from harming any one else?

11-year-old girl allegedly harassed and stalked at a Brony con; was it the responsibility of this anime con staff to do more?

What do you do when a child comes to you begging for help, claiming she’s being stalked by a stranger?

The response to that exact scenario by one group of convention staffers this weekend has enraged and polarized a fandom, driven one convention staffer offline in a wave of harassment, and led to a clash between two regional conventions.

It has not, however, led to any consequences for the man who may have been stalking and harassing an 11-year-old girl while dressed as a Brony.

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This is really infuriating.  Especially since the person who wrote about this incident is being inundated with angry harassing and threatening messages by Bronies all accusing either her or the girl of making it up.  And that the reactions seem to be massive victim blaming, claiming this is part of a conspiracy against Bronies, and alleging that the girl just made it up, rather than “hey maybe we’re not making these spaces safe enough for the children who are the target audience of the show and we should do something about this.” >:|  Even when they acknowledge there’s a chance that a pedophile predator is roaming the con, they still blame the girl, the parents, or the woman who wrote about it for not stopping him, rather than the Con for not acting more on it.

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"The girl’s parents were informed of the situation. Shouldn’t it ultimately be their responsibility?"

Sweet zombie Jesus! What kind of sociopaths are running Sac Anime? And why haven’t they resigned yet?

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The relevant question is not how much a CEO contributes to the company. That is not how economics works. After all, how much does the firefighter contribute who rescues three kids from a burning house? We don’t pay our hero firefighters multimillion dollar salaries. We pay firefighters on the basis of how much it costs to hire another firefighter who can also do the job.

The question is how much does the CEO contribute compared with the next person in line for the job? Given the experience of large corporations in other countries, there is every reason to believe that there are lots of next people who could do the job as well or better and for much less.

Opinion: Time to rein in grossly overpaid CEOs: Company directors need to be held more accountable (via aljazeeraamerica)
thephotographerswife:

Taken in tokyo on JAM’s hasselblad, One of my favorites, and I think you can tell its film and not digital, certainly on the printed version we have here at home.

thephotographerswife:

Taken in tokyo on JAM’s hasselblad, One of my favorites, and I think you can tell its film and not digital, certainly on the printed version we have here at home.

reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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DSCF5985 on Flickr.New Banksy offering satirical comment on GCHQ’s anti-democratic tendencies.

DSCF5985 on Flickr.

New Banksy offering satirical comment on GCHQ’s anti-democratic tendencies.

ohpierre:

pr1nceshawn:

Genderswap Fan Art by Sakimi Chan

Maleficent more like MAGNIFICENT

I think I’ve fallen for the Beast.

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retrowar:

Amphibious Landing - Ssang Yong 2014