mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

(via johnnypurple)

sexualsportswear:

controlledeuphoria:

carlie1197:

CAPTAIN JOHNSON NOW IN CHARGE OF FERGUSON SITUATION
"I’m going to march with you. There won’t be a police line."

I KNEW THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE COP! YAASSS!!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/14/meet-the-missouri-highway-state-patrol-captain-who-is-taking-over-in-ferguson/

sexualsportswear:

controlledeuphoria:

carlie1197:

CAPTAIN JOHNSON NOW IN CHARGE OF FERGUSON SITUATION

"I’m going to march with you. There won’t be a police line."

I KNEW THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE COP! YAASSS!!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/14/meet-the-missouri-highway-state-patrol-captain-who-is-taking-over-in-ferguson/

(via discodick)

extendedburning:

you’re not a bad person if there are actual reasons why looking at ferguson stuff makes you terribly anxious or paranoid and im not going to fault you if you can’t. but, if you are humanly able, please reblog the posts on how to help, how to avoid tear gas, how to help pay for legal fees, the vigilsetc., and please, if you have the hd space, download and archive every video/picture of this you can, they are being taken off of social media. 

(Source: extendedburnings, via mercy-misrule)

sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

destroyingsomethingbeautiful:

valmonella:

Using a combination of high speed photography and precise paint splashes, artist Jack Long creates liquid flowers, which are basically paint that has splashed in such a way and captured at the right moment that it looks like a flower.

Even more impressively, a lot of the pieces depict flowers in vases, rather than just the flower itself.

WHAT

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR

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yiduiqie:

sqbr:

Check out this mix on @8tracks: Objectively Best 90s Australian Music: breakups, death, and politics by sqbr.
Because Liz and Stephie’s mix was fun but also wrong (if admittedly less full of white guys >.> But how can you not include NICK CAVE geeeze)
Tracklist:
Melting Alex Lloyd
(Christine Anu My Island Home would be here if I had a copy)
The Offer Augie March
Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches
Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee
Clearlight Cordrazine
It Won’t Last The Cruel Sea
Deeper Water Deadstar
Perfect Family Diana ah Naid 
Celebrate The Failure The Fauves
Bizarre Love Triangle Frenté
Harpoon Jebediah
Roll on The Living End
Coma Max Sharam
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Red Right Hand Nick Cave
From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly
The Day You Come Powderfinger
Immune Deficiency Rail
Emotion Sickness Silverchair
Stevie Spiderbait
Enough To Know Superjesus
Fine Mess Tex Perkins
Greg! The Stop Sign!! TISM
Buy Now Pay Later The Whitlams
Heavy Heart You am I

THERE WILL BE A PART TWO BE PATIENT DR SOPHIE GEEZ however this list is also very pleasant

The Narrows! 
Great lists both of them. Tho i am slightly disappointed that there is no Clouds, Falling Joys or Pauline Pantsdown included, they were all essential 90’s aural experiences in Aus. ;)

yiduiqie:

sqbr:

Check out this mix on @8tracks: Objectively Best 90s Australian Music: breakups, death, and politics by sqbr.

Because Liz and Stephie’s mix was fun but also wrong (if admittedly less full of white guys >.> But how can you not include NICK CAVE geeeze)

Tracklist:

  1. Melting Alex Lloyd
  2. (Christine Anu My Island Home would be here if I had a copy)
  3. The Offer Augie March
  4. Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches
  5. Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee
  6. Clearlight Cordrazine
  7. It Won’t Last The Cruel Sea
  8. Deeper Water Deadstar
  9. Perfect Family Diana ah Naid 
  10. Celebrate The Failure The Fauves
  11. Bizarre Love Triangle Frenté
  12. Harpoon Jebediah
  13. Roll on The Living End
  14. Coma Max Sharam
  15. Torn Natalie Imbruglia
  16. Red Right Hand Nick Cave
  17. From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly
  18. The Day You Come Powderfinger
  19. Immune Deficiency Rail
  20. Emotion Sickness Silverchair
  21. Stevie Spiderbait
  22. Enough To Know Superjesus
  23. Fine Mess Tex Perkins
  24. Greg! The Stop Sign!! TISM
  25. Buy Now Pay Later The Whitlams
  26. Heavy Heart You am I

THERE WILL BE A PART TWO BE PATIENT DR SOPHIE GEEZ however this list is also very pleasant

The Narrows!

Great lists both of them. Tho i am slightly disappointed that there is no Clouds, Falling Joys or Pauline Pantsdown included, they were all essential 90’s aural experiences in Aus. ;)

hmasfatty:

kkklo:

Medieval Architecture - Edinburgh, Scotland. Complex roof tops and stonework.

One of the saddest things about being a cripple for me is knowing that I’ll never be able to live in the pokey spindley old house of my dreams.

hmasfatty:

kkklo:

Medieval Architecture - Edinburgh, Scotland. Complex roof tops and stonework.

One of the saddest things about being a cripple for me is knowing that I’ll never be able to live in the pokey spindley old house of my dreams.

Hello unemployed Australian friends,


fancybidet:

Send your resume to Eric Abetz senator.abetz@aph.gov.au or fax (02) 6273 4115.

(via passerkirbius)

sqbr:

[Photo of the entrance to Mo Math and a bunch of cool mathematically themed exhibits and a happy looking guy holding a puzzle]

hpgross:

mathematica:

Yesterday, two of my friends and I finally went to the National Museum of Mathematics — MoMATH — downtown in Manhattan, New York. MoMATH is located across 26th Street from Madison Square Park, and after yesterday, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone, regardless of age or experience with math. I had a lot of fun, and I absolutely think my knowledge of mathematics enhanced, not diminished, my appreciation for museum content.

In my mind, there are a number of reasons why MoMATH is important, and why it should be a cornerstone of any trip to New York:

  1. I’m a huge fan of museums of science, but I think it’s a good thing to have a museum just for mathematics. There is something unique to mathematics, a certain drive towards understanding beyond the world, that an appreciation for science, in all its glory, cannot muster.
  2. MoMATH in particular is engineered in a way that’s accessible to people of all ages. The activities and exhibits themselves are clearly designed for children — with the exception of the art exhibit Composite, which is clearly designed for a more critical audience, and the “puzzle cafe,” for which adult patience and/or guidance is essential — but each has a nearby computer display with an easy-to-understand explanation including more advanced mathematics.
  3. People, especially young children, deserve the chance to experience math in the right way — by exploring patterns and structure in the world for themselves, not by learning arithmetic by rote. And if that experience can’t be effected in the classroom just yet, what better place than a museum dedicated to generating it?

[CJH]

Have any of you guys been to MoMATH? What’d you think? How about anyone who hasn’t been yet — what are your thoughts? Do you think mathematics is something you can capture, at least in part, in a museum?

Want to visit someday. Got a postcard from a friend who did visit. She said it was a lot of fun.