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May I request a Watchog?

jetgreguar:

yummytomatoes:

sighs and red on an adventure
something for fun/ relaxing
used google maps!
Morioka, Japan

omgggg cute

fieldghost:

Old comic for Rruffurr 1.  Larger versions on fieldghost,com

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:


Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Don’t just reblog, make sure to sign!

radicaltitania:

nentindo:

kidshade:

ediebrit:

IM FUCKING SCREAMING

IM IN FUCKING STITCHES 

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s4karuna:

thebraveandmischievous:

bridgittefitzgerald:

I’m glad Elementary shows the sexism women face. Joan Watson has been insulted, belittled, and underestimated numerous times. And each time she is shown to be a boss, a role model, more than capable at handling anything thrown at her without being portrayed as a bitch. She handles these situations by calling people out on their B.S., and continues on her way. She’s done this with Gregson, Sherlock, Moriarty, and many minor characters.

Lucy Liu is amazing, and I love that Joan Watson does not just brush off or accept these subtle sexist aggressions. She calls people out and is a boss with her words and actions while maintaining professionalism. 

#i think we need to add beyonce into the joan watson soundtrack because this scene is the definition of ‘bow down bitches’

A message from Anonymous


abby whres a good place to get refs?

ectobiolodaddy:

hihi!!! :^) i hope you dont mind me copying and pasting my old answer to this question! since these are places i have bkmk

"…USE REAL LIFE REFERENCES (i think this is where most ppl go wrong because they tend 2 use other artists as references?? which i guess isnt really bad if they are doing master studies…) I mean hey you yourself are a real life reference all you need is a mirror!!! 

Here are some places for you 2 help u on your quest 2 drawing the otps, friend

http://www.posemaniacs.com

http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/

http://prettiestguys.tumblr.com/archive (nsfw..?? probably… i mean to be really honest this tumblr specializes on like super cut dudes so it really isnt the best place 2 learn about different body types but they are almost always half naked so)

http://allheartbreak.tumblr.com/archive same as above except  4 sure its nsfw.. be careful of the dong

http://www.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/model/ ppl rag on dA all the time but its really resourceful… and all at ur fingertips yooo!!!

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion dunno if this would help u much but its always inspiring to check out

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/15627/1/feel-it to help you out on your otp smooch help

http://www.kineman.com/webapp/index.php kathy linked this one awhile ago but if you can get it to work, it will help you lots in making your own poses!!

http://dailyboys.tumblr.com

http://-dailygirls.tumblr.com/

http://heureun.tumblr.com/archive/

http://what-is-seoul.tumblr.com/archive/

http://maengho.tumblr.com/archive

http://sungjooon.tumblr.com/archive all of these are just self indulgent now haha… korean fashion…..

i dunno if you want more naked ppl of all body types theres always porn!!!!! haha

god speed my friend *__ *

ill add more :O 

http://daeum.tumblr.com/archive

http://meido-cafe.tumblr.com/archive

http://jjangkiyong.tumblr.com/archive

http://jfashionmagazines.tumblr.com/

http://seifukulove.tumblr.com/archive

also taking pictures of yourself is also a good ref!!! :O

itsfunnytome:

Top 50 Vine Scare Cam

badluckcrow1:

hreny:

this cartoon was real

Micheal Bay’s Spongebob

owlturdcomix:

IT’S MID-APRIL, I’M DONE WITH THIS.