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Target, Tumblr, and Beach: animalrates:This is Cooper. Usually goes down the beach and tries to eat rocks but he was being a good boy today. 12/10.. has anyone seen his other sock? It’s gone missing.
Target, Tumblr, and Beach: animalrates:This is Cooper. Usually goes down the beach and tries to eat rocks but he was being a good boy today. 12/10.. has anyone seen his other sock? It’s gone missing.

animalrates:This is Cooper. Usually goes down the beach and tries to eat rocks but he was being a good boy today. 12/10.. has anyone seen hi...

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ambermusicbox:

overherewiththequeers:

overherewiththequeers:

castielcampbell:

jaydenthorne:

No. Hollywood has an older man problem.

this is so gross

I wish I could remember the name of the actress who went ballistic after being told that, at 35, she was too old to play the love interest for the 55-year-old lead.

It was Maggie Gyllenhall.  And I stand corrected, she was 37.


Damn

ambermusicbox: overherewiththequeers: overherewiththequeers: castielcampbell: jaydenthorne: No. Hollywood has an older man problem. th...

Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry @LibyaLiberty Follow I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means less slavery how is this a serious warning. Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir... 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes bet @③ scootsenshi: weeelllp: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM.  good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry. https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company.  It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate. A list of slavery-free chocolate companies: Aldi Aloha Feels Chocolate Alma Chocolate Alter Eco Chocolate Amano Chocolate Askinoise Chocolate The Beach Chocolate Factory Belicious Black Mountain Chocolate Cacaoteca Caribeans Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate Charm School Chocolates Chocolate Cartel Chocolat Celeste Chocolate Tree Chocolate Troubadour Choconat Coco Chocolate Compartes Chocolates Dandelion Chocolate Dark Forest Chocolate Denman Island Chocolate Divine Chocolate Co. Eating Evolved Eat Your Hat El Ceibo The Endangered Species Equal Exchange Fairafric Forever Cocoa Fresco Chocolate Fruition Chocolate Gayleen’s Decadence GEPA Chocolate Giddy Yo Yo Grenada Chocolate Company Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Guittard Habitual Chocolate Hagensborg Chocolates Health by Chocolate Hilo Shark Chocolate HNINA Gourmet Honest Artisan Chocolate Hooray  Tuffles Ithaca Fine Chocolates L.A. Burdick Chocolates La Iguana Chocolate Lake Champlain Chocolates La Siembra Cooperative Lillie Belle Farms Madecasse Malagasy Maverick Chocolate Company Max Havelaar Mayan Monkey Mayordomo Mia Chocolate Montezuma’s Chocolates Nayah Amazon Chocolates Newman’s Own Organics Purdy’s Chocolate Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company Ombar OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate Original Hawaiian Chocolate Parliament Chocolate Montevérgine Patric Chocolate Plamil Organic Chocolate Potomac Chocolate Pure Lovin’ Chocolate Rain Republic Rapunzel Pure Organics Ritual Chocolate Samaritan Xocolata Sappho Chocolates Seed Bean Chocolate Shaman Chocolates Sibú Chocolate Solkiki Chocolate Sweet Earth Chocolates Sweet Impact Fudge Sweet Riot Sun Eaters Organics Taza Chocolate Terra Nostra Organic Terroir Chocolate TCHO The Chocolate Wave Theo Chocolate The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX) Tobago Estate Chocolate TONY’S CHOCOLONELY Vivani Chocolate Vosges Wei of Chocolate Xocolatl Chocolate Zotter Crazy how the main three chocolate companies in the US are all terrible Makes sense
Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry
 @LibyaLiberty
 Follow
 I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means
 less slavery how is this a serious warning.
 Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan
 Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers
 srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir...
 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018
 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes
 bet
 @③
scootsenshi:

weeelllp:

rsbenedict:

kaijutegu:

roachpatrol:
I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM. 
good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry.
https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely
Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company. 
It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate.

A list of slavery-free chocolate companies:

Aldi

Aloha Feels Chocolate

Alma Chocolate

Alter Eco Chocolate

Amano Chocolate

Askinoise Chocolate

The Beach Chocolate Factory

Belicious

Black Mountain Chocolate

Cacaoteca

Caribeans Chocolate

Castronovo Chocolate

Charm School Chocolates

Chocolate Cartel

Chocolat Celeste

Chocolate Tree

Chocolate Troubadour

Choconat

Coco Chocolate

Compartes Chocolates

Dandelion Chocolate

Dark Forest Chocolate

Denman Island Chocolate

Divine Chocolate Co.

Eating Evolved

Eat Your Hat

El Ceibo

The Endangered Species

Equal Exchange

Fairafric

Forever Cocoa

Fresco Chocolate

Fruition Chocolate

Gayleen’s Decadence

GEPA Chocolate

Giddy Yo Yo

Grenada Chocolate Company

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Guittard

Habitual Chocolate

Hagensborg Chocolates

Health by Chocolate

Hilo Shark Chocolate

HNINA Gourmet

Honest Artisan Chocolate

Hooray  Tuffles
Ithaca Fine Chocolates

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

La Iguana Chocolate

Lake Champlain Chocolates

La Siembra Cooperative

Lillie Belle Farms

Madecasse

Malagasy

Maverick Chocolate Company
Max Havelaar

Mayan Monkey

Mayordomo

Mia Chocolate

Montezuma’s Chocolates

Nayah Amazon Chocolates

Newman’s Own Organics

Purdy’s Chocolate

Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company

Ombar

OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate

Original Hawaiian Chocolate

Parliament Chocolate

Montevérgine

Patric Chocolate

Plamil Organic Chocolate

Potomac Chocolate

Pure Lovin’ Chocolate

Rain Republic

Rapunzel Pure Organics

Ritual Chocolate

Samaritan Xocolata

Sappho Chocolates

Seed  Bean Chocolate

Shaman Chocolates

Sibú Chocolate

Solkiki Chocolate

Sweet Earth Chocolates

Sweet Impact Fudge

Sweet Riot

Sun Eaters Organics

Taza Chocolate

Terra Nostra Organic

Terroir Chocolate

TCHO

The Chocolate Wave

Theo Chocolate

The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX)

Tobago Estate Chocolate

TONY’S CHOCOLONELY

Vivani Chocolate

Vosges

Wei of Chocolate

Xocolatl Chocolate
Zotter


Crazy how the main three chocolate companies in the US are all terrible 


Makes sense

scootsenshi: weeelllp: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT O...

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Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry @LibyaLiberty Follow I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means less slavery how is this a serious warning. Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir... 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes bet @③ slab-o-meat: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM.  good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry. https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company.  It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate. A list of slavery-free chocolate companies: Aldi Aloha Feels Chocolate Alma Chocolate Alter Eco Chocolate Amano Chocolate Askinoise Chocolate The Beach Chocolate Factory Belicious Black Mountain Chocolate Cacaoteca Caribeans Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate Charm School Chocolates Chocolate Cartel Chocolat Celeste Chocolate Tree Chocolate Troubadour Choconat Coco Chocolate Compartes Chocolates Dandelion Chocolate Dark Forest Chocolate Denman Island Chocolate Divine Chocolate Co. Eating Evolved Eat Your Hat El Ceibo The Endangered Species Equal Exchange Fairafric Forever Cocoa Fresco Chocolate Fruition Chocolate Gayleen’s Decadence GEPA Chocolate Giddy Yo Yo Grenada Chocolate Company Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Guittard Habitual Chocolate Hagensborg Chocolates Health by Chocolate Hilo Shark Chocolate HNINA Gourmet Honest Artisan Chocolate Hooray  Tuffles Ithaca Fine Chocolates L.A. Burdick Chocolates La Iguana Chocolate Lake Champlain Chocolates La Siembra Cooperative Lillie Belle Farms Madecasse Malagasy Maverick Chocolate Company Max Havelaar Mayan Monkey Mayordomo Mia Chocolate Montezuma’s Chocolates Nayah Amazon Chocolates Newman’s Own Organics Purdy’s Chocolate Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company Ombar OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate Original Hawaiian Chocolate Parliament Chocolate Montevérgine Patric Chocolate Plamil Organic Chocolate Potomac Chocolate Pure Lovin’ Chocolate Rain Republic Rapunzel Pure Organics Ritual Chocolate Samaritan Xocolata Sappho Chocolates Seed Bean Chocolate Shaman Chocolates Sibú Chocolate Solkiki Chocolate Sweet Earth Chocolates Sweet Impact Fudge Sweet Riot Sun Eaters Organics Taza Chocolate Terra Nostra Organic Terroir Chocolate TCHO The Chocolate Wave Theo Chocolate The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX) Tobago Estate Chocolate TONY’S CHOCOLONELY Vivani Chocolate Vosges Wei of Chocolate Xocolatl Chocolate Zotter
Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry
 @LibyaLiberty
 Follow
 I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means
 less slavery how is this a serious warning.
 Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan
 Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers
 srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir...
 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018
 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes
 bet
 @③
slab-o-meat:
rsbenedict:

kaijutegu:

roachpatrol:
I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM. 
good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry.
https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely
Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company. 
It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate.

A list of slavery-free chocolate companies:

Aldi

Aloha Feels Chocolate

Alma Chocolate

Alter Eco Chocolate

Amano Chocolate

Askinoise Chocolate

The Beach Chocolate Factory

Belicious

Black Mountain Chocolate

Cacaoteca

Caribeans Chocolate

Castronovo Chocolate

Charm School Chocolates

Chocolate Cartel

Chocolat Celeste

Chocolate Tree

Chocolate Troubadour

Choconat

Coco Chocolate

Compartes Chocolates

Dandelion Chocolate

Dark Forest Chocolate

Denman Island Chocolate

Divine Chocolate Co.

Eating Evolved

Eat Your Hat

El Ceibo

The Endangered Species

Equal Exchange

Fairafric

Forever Cocoa

Fresco Chocolate

Fruition Chocolate

Gayleen’s Decadence

GEPA Chocolate

Giddy Yo Yo

Grenada Chocolate Company

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Guittard

Habitual Chocolate

Hagensborg Chocolates

Health by Chocolate

Hilo Shark Chocolate

HNINA Gourmet

Honest Artisan Chocolate

Hooray  Tuffles
Ithaca Fine Chocolates

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

La Iguana Chocolate

Lake Champlain Chocolates

La Siembra Cooperative

Lillie Belle Farms

Madecasse

Malagasy

Maverick Chocolate Company
Max Havelaar

Mayan Monkey

Mayordomo

Mia Chocolate

Montezuma’s Chocolates

Nayah Amazon Chocolates

Newman’s Own Organics

Purdy’s Chocolate

Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company

Ombar

OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate

Original Hawaiian Chocolate

Parliament Chocolate

Montevérgine

Patric Chocolate

Plamil Organic Chocolate

Potomac Chocolate

Pure Lovin’ Chocolate

Rain Republic

Rapunzel Pure Organics

Ritual Chocolate

Samaritan Xocolata

Sappho Chocolates

Seed  Bean Chocolate

Shaman Chocolates

Sibú Chocolate

Solkiki Chocolate

Sweet Earth Chocolates

Sweet Impact Fudge

Sweet Riot

Sun Eaters Organics

Taza Chocolate

Terra Nostra Organic

Terroir Chocolate

TCHO

The Chocolate Wave

Theo Chocolate

The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX)

Tobago Estate Chocolate

TONY’S CHOCOLONELY

Vivani Chocolate

Vosges

Wei of Chocolate

Xocolatl Chocolate
Zotter

slab-o-meat: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN ...

Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry @LibyaLiberty Follow I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means less slavery how is this a serious warning. Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir... 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes bet @③ temptation-revelation: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM.  good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry. https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company.  It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate. A list of slavery-free chocolate companies: Aldi Aloha Feels Chocolate Alma Chocolate Alter Eco Chocolate Amano Chocolate Askinoise Chocolate The Beach Chocolate Factory Belicious Black Mountain Chocolate Cacaoteca Caribeans Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate Charm School Chocolates Chocolate Cartel Chocolat Celeste Chocolate Tree Chocolate Troubadour Choconat Coco Chocolate Compartes Chocolates Dandelion Chocolate Dark Forest Chocolate Denman Island Chocolate Divine Chocolate Co. Eating Evolved Eat Your Hat El Ceibo The Endangered Species Equal Exchange Fairafric Forever Cocoa Fresco Chocolate Fruition Chocolate Gayleen’s Decadence GEPA Chocolate Giddy Yo Yo Grenada Chocolate Company Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Guittard Habitual Chocolate Hagensborg Chocolates Health by Chocolate Hilo Shark Chocolate HNINA Gourmet Honest Artisan Chocolate Hooray  Tuffles Ithaca Fine Chocolates L.A. Burdick Chocolates La Iguana Chocolate Lake Champlain Chocolates La Siembra Cooperative Lillie Belle Farms Madecasse Malagasy Maverick Chocolate Company Max Havelaar Mayan Monkey Mayordomo Mia Chocolate Montezuma’s Chocolates Nayah Amazon Chocolates Newman’s Own Organics Purdy’s Chocolate Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company Ombar OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate Original Hawaiian Chocolate Parliament Chocolate Montevérgine Patric Chocolate Plamil Organic Chocolate Potomac Chocolate Pure Lovin’ Chocolate Rain Republic Rapunzel Pure Organics Ritual Chocolate Samaritan Xocolata Sappho Chocolates Seed Bean Chocolate Shaman Chocolates Sibú Chocolate Solkiki Chocolate Sweet Earth Chocolates Sweet Impact Fudge Sweet Riot Sun Eaters Organics Taza Chocolate Terra Nostra Organic Terroir Chocolate TCHO The Chocolate Wave Theo Chocolate The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX) Tobago Estate Chocolate TONY’S CHOCOLONELY Vivani Chocolate Vosges Wei of Chocolate Xocolatl Chocolate Zotter
Amazon, Anaconda, and CoCo: Hend Amry
 @LibyaLiberty
 Follow
 I will pay more for a chocolate bar if it means
 less slavery how is this a serious warning.
 Mike S. Omer-Man@MikeOmerMan
 Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers
 srmi.exiiauafoliiicxi/icxlkir...
 12:21 AM-5 Sep 2018
 2,117 Retweets 8.247 Likes
 bet
 @③
temptation-revelation:

rsbenedict:

kaijutegu:

roachpatrol:
I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SLAVES IN THE WORLD? HOW IS THIS ANY KIND OF PROBLEM. 
good news, you can! the company’s called Tony’s Chocolonely and their entire purpose is to make slave-free chocolate and reform the chocolate industry.
https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony%27s_Chocolonely
Whole Foods carries it. If you don’t want to support an Amazon-owned company, World Market carries it. You can also buy it directly from the company. 
It’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely works really hard to push for transparency within the chocolate industry and actually has and is following an action plan to eliminate slavery within cocoa production. They’re good people who make good chocolate.

A list of slavery-free chocolate companies:

Aldi

Aloha Feels Chocolate

Alma Chocolate

Alter Eco Chocolate

Amano Chocolate

Askinoise Chocolate

The Beach Chocolate Factory

Belicious

Black Mountain Chocolate

Cacaoteca

Caribeans Chocolate

Castronovo Chocolate

Charm School Chocolates

Chocolate Cartel

Chocolat Celeste

Chocolate Tree

Chocolate Troubadour

Choconat

Coco Chocolate

Compartes Chocolates

Dandelion Chocolate

Dark Forest Chocolate

Denman Island Chocolate

Divine Chocolate Co.

Eating Evolved

Eat Your Hat

El Ceibo

The Endangered Species

Equal Exchange

Fairafric

Forever Cocoa

Fresco Chocolate

Fruition Chocolate

Gayleen’s Decadence

GEPA Chocolate

Giddy Yo Yo

Grenada Chocolate Company

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Guittard

Habitual Chocolate

Hagensborg Chocolates

Health by Chocolate

Hilo Shark Chocolate

HNINA Gourmet

Honest Artisan Chocolate

Hooray  Tuffles
Ithaca Fine Chocolates

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

La Iguana Chocolate

Lake Champlain Chocolates

La Siembra Cooperative

Lillie Belle Farms

Madecasse

Malagasy

Maverick Chocolate Company
Max Havelaar

Mayan Monkey

Mayordomo

Mia Chocolate

Montezuma’s Chocolates

Nayah Amazon Chocolates

Newman’s Own Organics

Purdy’s Chocolate

Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company

Ombar

OpuLux Fair Trade Chocolate

Original Hawaiian Chocolate

Parliament Chocolate

Montevérgine

Patric Chocolate

Plamil Organic Chocolate

Potomac Chocolate

Pure Lovin’ Chocolate

Rain Republic

Rapunzel Pure Organics

Ritual Chocolate

Samaritan Xocolata

Sappho Chocolates

Seed  Bean Chocolate

Shaman Chocolates

Sibú Chocolate

Solkiki Chocolate

Sweet Earth Chocolates

Sweet Impact Fudge

Sweet Riot

Sun Eaters Organics

Taza Chocolate

Terra Nostra Organic

Terroir Chocolate

TCHO

The Chocolate Wave

Theo Chocolate

The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX)

Tobago Estate Chocolate

TONY’S CHOCOLONELY

Vivani Chocolate

Vosges

Wei of Chocolate

Xocolatl Chocolate
Zotter

temptation-revelation: rsbenedict: kaijutegu: roachpatrol: I WOULD PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH FOR CHOCOLATE IF IT MEANT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF...

Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH 'CONVERSATION HEALTH' July 30 |Twitter partners with academic researchers to study user interactions and discourse on the social platform. Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___
Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH
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 July 30 |Twitter partners with academic
 researchers to study user interactions and
 discourse on the social platform.
Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___

Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its use...

Beer, Life, and Parents: HOW TO Hppy Successful Cooperative CHILD O Disciplining Child's Happiness WHILE DISCIPLINING LESS in 5 simple steps START WHERE THEY STUMP YOU There's a (hidden message in your child's behavior 2 IDENTIFY YOUR CHILD'S TRUE NATURE TYPE 3 TYPE 4 The THE Fun-lovingSensitice Determined MORE SERIOUS Child Child CHILD O THE WORL social TO THE WORLD O THE WORLD bouncy and subtle and active and and exact PRIMARY NEED PRIMARY NEED MARY NEED have fun, happy parents feelings heard, new expenences respect, given and received ESCROED A efficient, analytical, DSCRBED AS gentle, tender mindful DESCRBED AS friendly, bright, light-hearted UDGED AS flighty, hyperactive, busy, persistent UDGED AS UDGED AS JUDGED AS shy, wimpy pushy, demanding loud INTERPRET THE TANTRUM (or fight or rebellion Your child is telling you something, even if they don't know how to say it. Ask vourself... TYPE TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4 Does my child Does my child feel unheard need to feel or physical outlets?more respected? Has my child had too much Have my child's plans beer Has my child been told "No Does my child need some time to too often lately?reflect and focus? Is something in my child's life too serious? Is something in my child's life too intense? my child's life my child's life Time to make some changes... 4 BE INTUITIVE, NOT REACTIVE TYPE TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4 Surprise your child. Reassure your child. Facilitate friendship.Give time to relax. Have fun with them. Encourage your child.Respect their authority Let them move fast. Connect with them Allow adventre. Focus when listening 5 ENJOY THE JOY! you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny:How To Raise A Happy Kid
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Bailey Jay, Children, and Food: 3 hours ago 208 Likes Sexuality expert says parents should seek consent before changing baby's diaper <p><a href="https://bossbabykin.tumblr.com/post/173810310689/matt-ruins-your-shit-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">bossbabykin</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/173796514091/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-i" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173795216549/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>HELLO <br/> DARKNESS <br/> MY <br/> OLD <br/> FRIEND</p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="355" data-orig-height="200" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1a287e50592632d9e2c60cd9b08c803d/tumblr_inline_p8ke0lXMjR1si8t7m_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="355" data-orig-height="200"/></figure><p>I have so many questions</p><p>1.) What makes you an expert on sexuality</p><p>2.) How does expertise in sexuality have any kind of relevance to this topic</p><p>3.) A baby knows literally nothing including what consent even is. Why should a person at the point of their life where they are the stupidest and most helpless call the shots over the fucking parents.</p><p>4.) How the fuck would a baby even explain or communicate their consent if they could conceive of the concept or form words which they can’t.</p><p>5.) What’s going on in your head when changing your kids diapers that you feel this is an activity where consent is a factor at all.</p><p>6.) Do you have children?</p><p>7.) What if they don’t consent? You leave them to fester and get sick because you put the decision making in the hands of someone with no information?</p><p>8.) If something as simple as cleaning shit off of your baby requires consent what else logically requires consent. If your kid is running into traffic do you need consent to pick them up to prevent a car from hitting them? Do you ask for consent to give them food? When they say no like every child ever has do you say okay and just walk away because your kid that doesn’t understand what starving is or why eating is important said no? Oh look our son is trying to eat some razor blades because he’s a fucking baby quick better ask for his consent to take them away.</p><p>9.) Why is anybody listening to anything you have to say for even a moment</p><p>10.) Who did this to you?</p></blockquote> <p>1) getting all your knowledge of a situation from an inflammatory headline isn’t a good look</p><p>2) this is about interacting with the baby and getting them used to “communicating” with the parent via eye contact. The parent asks “do you want your diaper changed?” and waits for a response, and then changes it. This is a thing parents have been doing ever since diapers existed.</p></blockquote> <p>😂😂😂😂</p><p>Wow you really have never changed a diaper before have you? Or you lucked out with extremely cooperative babies. Half the time when you asked that the kid is going to giggle, ignore you, roll or run away, etc. </p><p>You really think every diaper change has involved the mother verbally asking the child if they want their diaper changed? Besides that, if you’re not an absolute shit parent then you will change the diaper regardless of how they respond to the question, so if anything this communicates that consent is irrelevant because the person asking will do with they were going to do anyway.</p>
Bailey Jay, Children, and Food: 3 hours ago 208 Likes
 Sexuality expert says
 parents should seek
 consent before
 changing baby's diaper
<p><a href="https://bossbabykin.tumblr.com/post/173810310689/matt-ruins-your-shit-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">bossbabykin</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/173796514091/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-i" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173795216549/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>HELLO <br/>
DARKNESS <br/>
MY <br/>
OLD <br/>
FRIEND</p></blockquote>
<figure data-orig-width="355" data-orig-height="200" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1a287e50592632d9e2c60cd9b08c803d/tumblr_inline_p8ke0lXMjR1si8t7m_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="355" data-orig-height="200"/></figure><p>I have so many questions</p><p>1.) What makes you an expert on sexuality</p><p>2.) How does expertise in sexuality have any kind of relevance to this topic</p><p>3.) A baby knows literally nothing including what consent even is. Why should a person at the point of their life where they are the stupidest and most helpless call the shots over the fucking parents.</p><p>4.) How the fuck would a baby even explain or communicate their consent if they could conceive of the concept or form words which they can’t.</p><p>5.) What’s going on in your head when changing your kids diapers that you feel this is an activity where consent is a factor at all.</p><p>6.) Do you have children?</p><p>7.) What if they don’t consent? You leave them to fester and get sick because you put the decision making in the hands of someone with no information?</p><p>8.) If something as simple as cleaning shit off of your baby requires consent what else logically requires consent. If your kid is running into traffic do you need consent to pick them up to prevent a car from hitting them? Do you ask for consent to give them food? When they say no like every child ever has do you say okay and just walk away because your kid that doesn’t understand what starving is or why eating is important said no? Oh look our son is trying to eat some razor blades because he’s a fucking baby quick better ask for his consent to take them away.</p><p>9.) Why is anybody listening to anything you have to say for even a moment</p><p>10.) Who did this to you?</p></blockquote>

<p>1) getting all your knowledge of a situation from an inflammatory headline isn’t a good look</p><p>2) this is about interacting with the baby and getting them used to “communicating” with the parent via eye contact. The parent asks “do you want your diaper changed?” and waits for a response, and then changes it. This is a thing parents have been doing ever since diapers existed.</p></blockquote>

<p>😂😂😂😂</p><p>Wow you really have never changed a diaper before have you? Or you lucked out with extremely cooperative babies. Half the time when you asked that the kid is going to giggle, ignore you, roll or run away, etc. </p><p>You really think every diaper change has involved the mother verbally asking the child if they want their diaper changed? Besides that, if you’re not an absolute shit parent then you will change the diaper regardless of how they respond to the question, so if anything this communicates that consent is irrelevant because the person asking will do with they were going to do anyway.</p>

bossbabykin: matt-ruins-your-shit: libertarirynn:HELLO DARKNESS MY OLD FRIEND I have so many questions1.) What makes you an expert on ...

Amazon, Charlie, and Children: Birds And Beaks Rescue and Rehab This will likely be the most heartbreaking post I ever write On the evening of January 1, 2018, we lost 11 birds. Most of the birds passed within about 30 minutes of each other, with the last one, a nanday conure not passing until around 4am We originally thought maybe carbon monoxide or something in the air, and began evacuation to the garage and called 911. The fire department tested both for carbon monoxide and noxious gases and our results were zeros across the board The next logical thought was food/water. We pulled all the food and water and put them on the counter The next morning, we took those birds to our veterinarian and had necropsies done for them. The initial things our doctor found were hearts were good, lungs were good, all seem to be in good health, except their stomachs were inflamed, there was a green sludge in their Gl tracts and their livers were rock hard. Gross necropsies were submitted by our vet for 2 birds to determine official cause of death with food toxicity being the suspicion There are another 3 birds that we are unsure if they will make it or not Today, January 3, 2018, I took the in-bowl samples of food to Michigan State University Before we go further, I want to make it clear I am not pointing fingers. There were 3 foods included in our mix, and thankfully we are fastidious - we have the packages that food came in so that batches can be pulled and we have contacted the companies. The foods are Zupreem Fruitblend, large size for macaws, cockatoos etc. Higgins Vitaseed Lefeber's Nutriberries MSU is in receipt of 2lbs of the food that was in the bowls and we should have results back for WHAT the toxin is within 5-7 days We spoke with another Michigan Rescue to tell them what's going on, and they also experienced a die off in the last week of 3 birds. The foods they were feeding are Zupreem Fruit Flavored Blend and Higgins Vitaseed Our hearts are broken. In a million pieces. We are not ok. We will probably never be ok again. I am happy to answer questions. What l don't want is mass hysteria. We are awaiting results back from the lab and necropsies - and all we can do is wait. What I'm concerned with is that birds are dying and unlike us - you guys usually have one or two birds. If something happens, you're thinking it's your fault. That you've done something wrong. You don't question the food because you trust it. You need to have necropsies done. You need to save your food, your bags, and you need to get it tested We don't know which food it was at this point, and we're not pointing fingers What I can tell you is that the companies are being very cooperative, helpful and working WITH us My personal opinion is that for now, if you are feeding any of those brands, please stop and feed fresh/frozen foods only until we have the results back for why this happened Please keep us in your thoughts. Our hearts are broken. We lost 11 family members. Watching my children try to give CPR to the birds we all love and care for in vain may be the worst thing I have ever witnessed, only second to walking into my aviary and seeing all but 3 of my birds in there gone Charlie Max Guido Zook Oliver Rosie Eddie Cheech (M2, boarder) Cheech (YN Amazon) Chong Pebbles My loves. Rest in Heaven my angels. My request to you - ask your questions here. Don't flood my inbox. When have answers, you shall have answers. I'm an open book. l'Il answer anything here in this thread. We are a by-the-book rescue. We don't cut corners. So ask away If you're negative - I just don't have any energy for you. I really don't. Be supportive or be gone. Information about the food batches: Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19 Higgin's Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19 Lefeber's Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B Symptoms As digestion happens, about 4 hours in, the birds become wobbly, disoriented, weak, unable to stand up and still. Droopy wings. Vomiting a copper reddish substance, seizures begin and then death. The 3 remaining birds are still very wobbly and weak. We have 17 birds still living, including the 3 that we could still lose. Of the 17, a few had last batch food, a few don't eat this food at all (lorikeet, hyacinth), and my picky eaters are still with us. haiku-robot: rembrandtswife: wordsonbirds: tieltavern: aleksthetiel: THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH. I’m posting this out of concern for others, as this is not a single outlying case. Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post, there are others who have had similar thing happen to them. If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed (And possibly nutriberries, but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem) I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page, as they have sent away the food to be checked. This is the rescues page facebook.com/birdsandbeaks/ I normally don’t reblog sad things, but this is a reblog to save a life.  If youfeed Zupreem, Vitaseed, or Nutriberries, PLEASE read this post. From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches. Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends. Information about the food batches:Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B Thank you, @wordsonbirds, I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them. thank you @wordsonbirds i couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them ^Haiku^bot^7. I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format. Sometimes I make mistakes. | Who do I read? | Contact | HAIKU BOT NO | Good bot! | Selfie | Meep morp! Zeet!
Amazon, Charlie, and Children: Birds And Beaks Rescue and Rehab
 This will likely be the most heartbreaking post I ever write
 On the evening of January 1, 2018, we lost 11 birds. Most of the birds
 passed within about 30 minutes of each other, with the last one, a nanday
 conure not passing until around 4am
 We originally thought maybe carbon monoxide or something in the air, and
 began evacuation to the garage and called 911. The fire department tested
 both for carbon monoxide and noxious gases and our results were zeros
 across the board
 The next logical thought was food/water. We pulled all the food and water
 and put them on the counter
 The next morning, we took those birds to our veterinarian and had
 necropsies done for them. The initial things our doctor found were hearts
 were good, lungs were good, all seem to be in good health, except their
 stomachs were inflamed, there was a green sludge in their Gl tracts and their
 livers were rock hard.
 Gross necropsies were submitted by our vet for 2 birds to determine official
 cause of death with food toxicity being the suspicion
 There are another 3 birds that we are unsure if they will make it or not
 Today, January 3, 2018, I took the in-bowl samples of food to Michigan State
 University
 Before we go further, I want to make it clear I am not pointing fingers. There
 were 3 foods included in our mix, and thankfully we are fastidious - we have
 the packages that food came in so that batches can be pulled and we have
 contacted the companies. The foods are
 Zupreem Fruitblend, large size for macaws, cockatoos etc.
 Higgins Vitaseed
 Lefeber's Nutriberries
 MSU is in receipt of 2lbs of the food that was in the bowls and we should
 have results back for WHAT the toxin is within 5-7 days
 We spoke with another Michigan Rescue to tell them what's going on, and
 they also experienced a die off in the last week of 3 birds. The foods they
 were feeding are Zupreem Fruit Flavored Blend and Higgins Vitaseed
 Our hearts are broken. In a million pieces. We are not ok. We will probably
 never be ok again.
 I am happy to answer questions. What l don't want is mass hysteria. We are
 awaiting results back from the lab and necropsies - and all we can do is wait.
 What I'm concerned with is that birds are dying and unlike us - you guys
 usually have one or two birds. If something happens, you're thinking it's your
 fault. That you've done something wrong. You don't question the food
 because you trust it.
 You need to have necropsies done. You need to save your food, your bags,
 and you need to get it tested
 We don't know which food it was at this point, and we're not pointing fingers
 What I can tell you is that the companies are being very cooperative, helpful
 and working WITH us
 My personal opinion is that for now, if you are feeding any of those brands,
 please stop and feed fresh/frozen foods only until we have the results back
 for why this happened
 Please keep us in your thoughts. Our hearts are broken. We lost 11 family
 members. Watching my children try to give CPR to the birds we all love and
 care for in vain may be the worst thing I have ever witnessed, only second to
 walking into my aviary and seeing all but 3 of my birds in there gone

 Charlie
 Max
 Guido
 Zook
 Oliver
 Rosie
 Eddie
 Cheech (M2, boarder)
 Cheech (YN Amazon)
 Chong
 Pebbles
 My loves. Rest in Heaven my angels.
 My request to you - ask your questions here. Don't flood my inbox. When
 have answers, you shall have answers. I'm an open book. l'Il answer anything
 here in this thread. We are a by-the-book rescue. We don't cut corners. So
 ask away
 If you're negative - I just don't have any energy for you. I really don't. Be
 supportive or be gone.
 Information about the food batches:
 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc
 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19
 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc
 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19
 Higgin's Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19
 Lefeber's Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B
 Symptoms
 As digestion happens, about 4 hours in, the birds become wobbly,
 disoriented, weak, unable to stand up and still. Droopy wings. Vomiting a
 copper reddish substance, seizures begin and then death. The 3 remaining
 birds are still very wobbly and weak.
 We have 17 birds still living, including the 3 that we could still lose. Of the 17,
 a few had last batch food, a few don't eat this food at all (lorikeet, hyacinth),
 and my picky eaters are still with us.
haiku-robot:

rembrandtswife:
wordsonbirds:

tieltavern:

aleksthetiel:

THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH.

I’m posting this out of concern for others, as this is not a single outlying case. Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post, there are others who have had similar thing happen to them.

If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed (And possibly nutriberries, but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem) I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page, as they have sent away the food to be checked.

This is the rescues page
facebook.com/birdsandbeaks/

I normally don’t reblog sad things, but this is a reblog to save a life.  If youfeed Zupreem, Vitaseed, or Nutriberries, PLEASE read this post.

From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches. Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends.
Information about the food batches:Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B



Thank you, @wordsonbirds, I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them.


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England, Friday, and Mood: HIMARUYA HIDEKAZ The world-famous JC4 is now on sale!! SUMMARY: THERE HAVE BEEN SUSPICIOUS GOINGS-ON IN FRANCE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, SO THEYLL HAVE TO BE AT THE READY. I CASUALLY BROUGHT LUP THE TOPIC OF ENCIRCLING FRANCE AND THE MOOD SEEMED REASONABLY COOPERATIVE WE BEATING YEAH I'LL THINK ABOUT IT. FRANCE? 드- BUT HE'S MY BEST CUSTOMER AT THE MOMENT.. HETASCANLATIONS HETASCANLATIONS.TUMBLR.COM WAIT A MINUTE, AUSTRIA. WE'RE GONNA TALK TO HIM JUST LIKE THAT? THAT FRANCE IS PRETTY FORMIDABLE SO, NOW THAT THE PREPARATIONS ARE IN ORDER, I THINK I'LL GO GIVE FRANCE A GOOD TALKING TO I GUESS IF I eO, WE SHOuLD PULL IT OFF SOMEHOW FRANCE IS EXHAUSTED RIGHT NOW JUST THE TWO OF US WILL SuFFICE. BESIDES, YOU'RE STRONG, RIGHTP BANG... BANG HETASCANLATIONS HE TASCANLATIOns.TUMBLR.COM PRuSSIA OPEN AUSTRIA WAS THE ONE WHO KEPT THE SHARPEST EYE ON HIM, AND MADE PREPARATIONS FOR WAR AGAINST FRANCE, BUT... FRANCE WAS SLIGHTLY FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT AUSTRIA AND PRUSSIA WERE DOING. IT SEEMED THAT THE SURROUNDING COUNTRIES WERE NOT YET KEEPING AN EYE ON FRANCE AS MUCH AS AUSTRIA WAS. IT WOULDN'T BE LONG BEFORE MR. FRANCE WENT ALL OUT. BECAUSE FRENCH PEOPLE PREFERRED TO USE ENGLISH-MADE FABRIC AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, DUE TO THE NATURAL LOOK BEING IN STYLE, FRANCE WAS A GOOD TRADING PARTNER TO ENGLAND EVEN THOUGH HE HATED HIM A LOT. SO ENGLAND WAS IN A POSITION WHERE HE WAS LIKE, "AT THIS POINT, ID LIKE TO BEAT UP FRANCE IF I COULD FIND A GOOD REASON, BUT NAH,IGUESS THINGS ARE FINE THE WAY THEY ARE CHAPAERTO BE RELEASEDON SEPIEMBER 2TH(FRIDAY hetascanlations: Hetalia World ☆ Stars - Chapter 309OriginalTranslation: y4nderenka // spaghettifelice Scanlation: cosyanet Please link back to our Tumblr when using translated imageson other sites.
England, Friday, and Mood: HIMARUYA HIDEKAZ
 The world-famous JC4 is now on sale!!
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 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, SO THEYLL HAVE TO BE AT THE READY.
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 MOOD SEEMED
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 ABOUT IT.
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 CUSTOMER
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 MOMENT..
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 HETASCANLATIONS.TUMBLR.COM
 WAIT
 A MINUTE,
 AUSTRIA.
 WE'RE GONNA
 TALK TO
 HIM JUST
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 PREPARATIONS
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 GIVE FRANCE
 A GOOD
 TALKING TO

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 PRuSSIA
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 AUSTRIA WAS THE ONE WHO KEPT THE SHARPEST EYE ON HIM, AND
 MADE PREPARATIONS FOR WAR AGAINST FRANCE, BUT... FRANCE WAS
 SLIGHTLY FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT AUSTRIA AND PRUSSIA WERE DOING.
 IT SEEMED THAT THE SURROUNDING COUNTRIES WERE NOT YET KEEPING
 AN EYE ON FRANCE AS MUCH AS AUSTRIA WAS. IT WOULDN'T BE LONG
 BEFORE MR. FRANCE WENT ALL OUT.
 BECAUSE FRENCH PEOPLE PREFERRED TO USE ENGLISH-MADE FABRIC
 AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, DUE TO THE NATURAL LOOK BEING IN
 STYLE, FRANCE WAS A GOOD TRADING PARTNER TO ENGLAND EVEN
 THOUGH HE HATED HIM A LOT. SO ENGLAND WAS IN A POSITION WHERE
 HE WAS LIKE, "AT THIS POINT, ID LIKE TO BEAT UP FRANCE IF I COULD
 FIND A GOOD REASON, BUT NAH,IGUESS THINGS ARE FINE THE WAY
 THEY ARE
 CHAPAERTO BE RELEASEDON SEPIEMBER 2TH(FRIDAY
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Bilbo, Calvin Johnson, and Carolina Panthers: JK Rowling @jk_rowling Follow | Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore. 1/14 RETWEETS LIKES 2,498 9,315 8:59 AM-9 Jun 2017 4,297 2.5K 9.3K Tweet your reply J.K. Rowling@jk_rowling 20nm Replying to ojk rowling If you can't disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics. 2/14 J.K. Rowling@jk_rowling 20m I'm sick of "liberal' men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words 3/14 651.4K 6.1K J.K. Rowling @jk rowling . 20m associated with femaleness, act like old-school misogynists and then preen themselves as though they've been brave. 4/1-4 16 600 3.8K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 19m When you do this, Mr Liberal Cool Guy, you ally yourself, wittingly or not, with the men who send women violent pornographic images 5/14 14 5083.7K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 19m and rape threats, who try by every means possible to intimidate women out of politics and public spaces, both real and digital. 6/14 13 4763.5K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 19m 'Cunt', 'whore' and, naturally, rape. We're too ugly to rape, or we need raping, or we need raping and killing. 7/14 45 4673.4K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 18m Every woman I know who has dared express an opinion publically has endured this kind of abuse at least once, 8/14 31 557 3.6K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 17m rooted in an apparent determination to humiliate or intimidate her on the basis that she is female. 9/14 17 433 3.1K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 17m If you want to know how much fouler it gets if you also happen to be black or gay, ask Diane Abbot or Ruth Davidson. 10/14 21 411 3.1K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 16m I don't care whether we're talking about Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon or Kate Hooey or Yvette Cooper or Hillary Clinton: 11/14 21 4193.1K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 16m femaleness is not a design flaw. If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you 12/14 35 7894.0K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 15m is to call her a synonym for her vulva, or compare her to a prostitute, then drop the pretence and own it: you're not a liberal. 13/14 52 7074.0K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 15m You're a few short steps away from some guy hiding behind a cartoon frog. 14/14 geminiloveca: joerojasburke:an excellent and salutary rant from J.K. Rowling
Bilbo, Calvin Johnson, and Carolina Panthers: JK Rowling
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geminiloveca:

joerojasburke:an excellent and salutary rant from J.K. Rowling

geminiloveca: joerojasburke:an excellent and salutary rant from J.K. Rowling

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so when we say fuck PETA you know where we’re coming from

I just want to add on with a little tangent- if you are vegan, vegetarian, or just like quinoa, there are ways to get it ethically that support farming communities directly! One way is to buy quinoa produced in the US (it’s being grown in Colorado and a few places in the Pacific Northwest), which reduces the amount of fuel needed to get it to you- if you live in the US, of course! If you don’t, many other regions are growing it too. Another way you can directly support farmers is by buying from brands like Alter Eco. They have environmental justice built into their mission statement and they work with local co-ops to create  environmentally and financially sustainable agricultural practices that prioritize traditional farming methods rather than western factory/industrial farming. There’s other brands like this too!So you can have your quinoa and eat it too, along with a biiiiiig side helping of fuck PETA.

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Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.
Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized:
Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu
Over
 the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see
 a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. 
Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his 
way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made 
it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear 
“keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many 
people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion 
inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help 
to keep that inspiration alive.
It’s
 always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of 
legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the
 hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about 
him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. 
We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough 
job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after 
that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of 
his lasting legacy.
When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source
 magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, 
and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that 
about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits,
 but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you 
brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along 
great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image 
and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be 
clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and
 so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine
Even
 with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a 
lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that,
 he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less 
fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were 
struggling.
Even
 though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party 
music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his 
lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why 
women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We 
knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty
 five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was 
young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what
 do you expect?
Normally
 when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on 
blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first 
met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always 
thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing 
women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s
 what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody
 was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. 
And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still 
around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two 
decades later and we’re still talking about this man.
After we finished his first Source
 cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA 
to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection 
in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he 
moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. 
This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on 
probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed 
afterwards.
We
 would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he 
didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and 
experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth.
He
 was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his 
roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace 
still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see 
rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move 
in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You 
lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He 
took the streets with him wherever he went.
The
 portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, 
were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the 
camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large 
format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from 
behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like 
the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac 
with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you 
shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more
 than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is 
the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that 
close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know 
you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift 
your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can 
look better.
Once
 you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m 
looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that 
first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable 
with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the
 same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were 
cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, 
‘These are for you, Chi.’
Everybody knows the Thug Life
 Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the 
quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head,
 the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a 
cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could
 just photograph him.
As
 a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle 
and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare 
step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t
 afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time 
we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get.
Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he
 told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I
 went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone 
else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the 
most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous 
portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone
 cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the 
art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the 
photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the 
ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if
 you wait long enough
When I set out to take
 these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the
 images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person 
who created them was from the community. Historically that never really 
happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by 
other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their 
interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there 
with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close 
enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it.
I
 had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close.
 It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a 
camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I 
didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as 
young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed 
them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment.
 I was just there to document and make people look good.
Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s
 Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and
 his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the 
voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother.
Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of h...

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America, Animals, and Bad: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wildwoodlynx.tumblr.com/post/142454637374">wildwoodlynx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youmightbeamisogynist.tumblr.com/post/140951201818">youmightbeamisogynist</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pumbloom-initiative.tumblr.com/post/140950379483">pumbloom-initiative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amberalloveragane00.tumblr.com/post/140950048704">amberalloveragane00</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fabtrek.tumblr.com/post/140948000801">fabtrek</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://driftwood-in-the-sun.tumblr.com/post/138905911486">driftwood-in-the-sun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyarbitrary.tumblr.com/post/138863017040">prettyarbitrary</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kijakazibibi.tumblr.com/post/138859916242">kijakazibibi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pthalocy.tumblr.com/post/138808610365">pthalocy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spontaneousmusicalnumber.tumblr.com/post/125884149498">spontaneousmusicalnumber</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thegrimshapeofyoursmile.tumblr.com/post/124019517446">thegrimshapeofyoursmile</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ellensama.tumblr.com/post/83397169464">ellensama</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://burntcandycorn.tumblr.com/post/83379533722">burntcandycorn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://littlebluecaboose.tumblr.com/post/83364166806">littlebluecaboose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cosmictuesdays.tumblr.com/post/83306327022">cosmictuesdays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://frenchie-fries.tumblr.com/post/83130244375">frenchie-fries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vergess.tumblr.com/post/83129430445">vergess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boltonsrepairshop.tumblr.com/post/83127498898">boltonsrepairshop</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><i><b>PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!</b></i></p> <p><i><b>IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!</b></i></p> <p>Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.</p> <div> Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. </div> <div> <br/><br/> If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken: <ul><li>Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.</li> <li>Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.</li> <li>If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.</li> <li>See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.</li> </ul> If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions <i><b>PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!</b></i> </div> </blockquote> <p>Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.</p> <p>Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.</p> <p><b>Do not burn it</b>, because the smoke <i>will</i> give you the same reaction.</p> <p>If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/40961.html">this guide</a>] for how to deal with it yourself.</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.</p> </blockquote> <p>Fucking invasives. Signal boost.</p> </blockquote> <p>Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.</p> </blockquote> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cfa0d1e81ce51f0c32b299e461056836/tumblr_inline_oa024mzChw1szybyb_540.png" alt="" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"/></figure><p>According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. <b>Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!</b></p> <p>[<a href="https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA17">Image Source</a>]</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.</p> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e7dd14968ed6907683e63bdad97604a/tumblr_inline_oa024nwbpK1szybyb_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"/></figure><p>The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>They exist in Austria and Germany too. Please be careful!</p> </blockquote> <p>Also, if you are in the Iowa/Minnesota area (maybe farther, I don’t exactly know), there is a close relative (also invasive) with <b>yellow flowers</b> called <b>wild parsnip.</b></p> <p><b>Flowers (<a href="http://minneflora.com/images/identified/medium/wild-parsnip-pastinaca-sativa-02.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab0f47d7c2b261442f4ec5d9de8e0a3c/tumblr_inline_oa024n33sN1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b>Leaves (<a href="http://www.all-creatures.org/picb/wfshl-wildparsnip-06.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d8bd93b8ba769d89609f3041fede38c/tumblr_inline_oa024nf0TB1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b></b>It only gets to about half the size of giant hogweed but has <b>all the same toxic effects</b>. The plants in the pictures look small but I’ve seen ones at least 6 feet tall with stems two inches thick.</p> </blockquote> <p>A lot of pictures available of giant hogweed are fullsized and in bloom. Just because it lacks the flowers doesn’t mean it’s not hogweed! It is dangerous well before that point.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_oa024or7Ad1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>As seen above, another important detail when identifying them can be the stems. They often have this reddish speckling, and are covered in bristly hairs. Like the rest of the plant, you should<i> absolutely not </i>touch them either.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7f781a11d9a107b3f6cec41afc889d12/tumblr_inline_oa024ozjii1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>You can see here how the redness is mostly on larger, older portions of the stems.</p> <p>For those of you in Ontario, here is a link to some more information via <a href="http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant-hogweed/"><b>Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program</b></a> . It has details on the plant’s growth, removal methods, and groups you can report sightings to.</p> <p>Unfortunately I lack information on herbicide use, but if the responsibility of removing giant hogweed somehow falls to the owner, please research local laws/restrictions concerning the use of things such as glyphosate (roundup). It is always possible to make things worse instead of better, so exercise caution in all areas, not just the handling/disposal of the plant.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is not bullshit. My sister works for the Cooperative Extension in New York and this is a big P.R. focus for them. They have trouble because somebody may spot some of these on a neighbor’s property and call it in, but they can’t get permission to go in and take it out because the neighbors think it’s “pretty” or they “natural” and want it to stay.</p> <p>Here’s another thing about it that makes it dangerous and maybe might scare some people into doing something about it: this time of year, (winter) the dried stuff is tailor-made for attracting kids: long, light, jointed. It looks like bamboo and they will use it to frame up little huts, make beaded necklaces, use as “sword.”, etc. The worst is it’s hollow which makes it perfect for BLOW GUNS.  Imagine getting that stuff on your lips….</p> </blockquote> <p>I work at an environmental science college and can also confirm this.  This stuff is bad bad bad news.</p> </blockquote> <p>To all you aspiring herbalists and just nature adventurers: please, pelase be careful</p> </blockquote> <p>I’ve brushed up against this stuff and it fucked me up for about two months. And the scars lasted for a year and a half after that</p> </blockquote> <p>What the FUCK!?? THESE ARE IN MY FYCKKKIGN YAAARD?!?!?! OUT BACK ?!</p> </blockquote> <p>oH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU</p> </blockquote> <p>Tis the season for giant hogweed warnings, my friends.</p> </blockquote> <p>Everybody please remember not to go out whacking around in the bush unless you know how to identify your local toxic plants. And please, for the love of it, wear pants! Hogweed will fuck you up, please report if you see it, but wild parsnip, poison ivy and poison oak are no fun game either.</p> <p><a href="http://www.birdandmoon.com/poisonivy/">This</a> little quiz can show you, even poison ivy can be tricky to ID. Stay safe!</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh Frack no my state was one of the ones highlighted nope nope nope. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-tumblr-attribution="animatedtext:HtQpGKsvVrwVEAUEJEk6Vg:ZPjWlu1nQN4oN" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_inline_oa0svmrVA51rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"/></figure>
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<p><i><b>PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!</b></i></p>
<p><i><b>IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!</b></i></p>
<p>Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.</p>
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Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. </div>
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<br/><br/> If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
<ul><li>Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.</li>
<li>Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.</li>
<li>If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.</li>
<li>See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.</li>
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If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions

<i><b>PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!</b></i>
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<p>Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.</p>
<p>Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.</p>
<p><b>Do not burn it</b>, because the smoke <i>will</i> give you the same reaction.</p>
<p>If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/40961.html">this guide</a>] for how to deal with it yourself.</p>
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<p>OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.</p>
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<p>Fucking invasives. Signal boost.</p>
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<p>Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cfa0d1e81ce51f0c32b299e461056836/tumblr_inline_oa024mzChw1szybyb_540.png" alt="" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"/></figure><p>According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. <b>Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!</b></p>
<p>[<a href="https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA17">Image Source</a>]</p>
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<p>Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e7dd14968ed6907683e63bdad97604a/tumblr_inline_oa024nwbpK1szybyb_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"/></figure><p>The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!</p>
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<p>They exist in Austria and Germany too. Please be careful!</p>
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<p>Also, if you are in the Iowa/Minnesota area (maybe farther, I don’t exactly know), there is a close relative (also invasive) with <b>yellow flowers</b> called <b>wild parsnip.</b></p>
<p><b>Flowers (<a href="http://minneflora.com/images/identified/medium/wild-parsnip-pastinaca-sativa-02.jpg">source</a>):</b></p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab0f47d7c2b261442f4ec5d9de8e0a3c/tumblr_inline_oa024n33sN1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b>Leaves (<a href="http://www.all-creatures.org/picb/wfshl-wildparsnip-06.jpg">source</a>):</b></p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d8bd93b8ba769d89609f3041fede38c/tumblr_inline_oa024nf0TB1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b></b>It only gets to about half the size of giant hogweed but has <b>all the same toxic effects</b>. The plants in the pictures look small but I’ve seen ones at least 6 feet tall with stems two inches thick.</p>
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<p>A lot of pictures available of giant hogweed are fullsized and in bloom. Just because it lacks the flowers doesn’t mean it’s not hogweed! It is dangerous well before that point.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_oa024or7Ad1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>As seen above, another important detail when identifying them can be the stems. They often have this reddish speckling, and are covered in bristly hairs. Like the rest of the plant, you should<i> absolutely not </i>touch them either.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7f781a11d9a107b3f6cec41afc889d12/tumblr_inline_oa024ozjii1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>You can see here how the redness is mostly on larger, older portions of the stems.</p>
<p>For those of you in Ontario, here is a link to some more information via <a href="http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant-hogweed/"><b>Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program</b></a> . It has details on the plant’s growth, removal methods, and groups you can report sightings to.</p>
<p>Unfortunately I lack information on herbicide use, but if the responsibility of removing giant hogweed somehow falls to the owner, please research local laws/restrictions concerning the use of things such as glyphosate (roundup). It is always possible to make things worse instead of better, so exercise caution in all areas, not just the handling/disposal of the plant.</p>
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<p>This is not bullshit. My sister works for the Cooperative Extension in New York and this is a big P.R. focus for them. They have trouble because somebody may spot some of these on a neighbor’s property and call it in, but they can’t get permission to go in and take it out because the neighbors think it’s “pretty” or they “natural” and want it to stay.</p>
<p>Here’s another thing about it that makes it dangerous and maybe might scare some people into doing something about it: this time of year, (winter) the dried stuff is tailor-made for attracting kids: long, light, jointed. It looks like bamboo and they will use it to frame up little huts, make beaded necklaces, use as “sword.”, etc. The worst is it’s hollow which makes it perfect for BLOW GUNS.  Imagine getting that stuff on your lips….</p>
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<p>I work at an environmental science college and can also confirm this.  This stuff is bad bad bad news.</p>
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<p>To all you aspiring herbalists and just nature adventurers: please, pelase be careful</p>
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<p>I’ve brushed up against this stuff and it fucked me up for about two months. And the scars lasted for a year and a half after that</p>
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<p>What the FUCK!?? THESE ARE IN MY FYCKKKIGN YAAARD?!?!?! OUT BACK ?!</p>
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<p>oH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU</p>
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<p>Tis the season for giant hogweed warnings, my friends.</p>
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<p>Everybody please remember not to go out whacking around in the bush unless you know how to identify your local toxic plants. And please, for the love of it, wear pants! Hogweed will fuck you up, please report if you see it, but wild parsnip, poison ivy and poison oak are no fun game either.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.birdandmoon.com/poisonivy/">This</a> little quiz can show you, even poison ivy can be tricky to ID. Stay safe!</p>
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<p>Oh Frack no my state was one of the ones highlighted nope nope nope.
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How To Raise A Happy Kid