Feb. 1st, 2017

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If you could train it to happen reliably, that would definitely be a service animal behavior. As far as I know, service animals generally have a little more training for their jobs than just an inherent aptitude - a natural inclination to the behavior helps, but it’s generally shaped and perfected from there. Legally, only dogs and horses can have public access (I’m glad you wouldn’t want to take him - it’s great you’re aware of his needs) but he could certainly be an at-home service animal that way. 

That’s a really great alert system to have, and it’s really cool you’ve got a pet who does it for you. 
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You ask a really good question! It’s hard to define exactly when animals are extinct. I’m going to quote this Slate article, but it’s worth reading the entire thing for a much more nuanced view:

“The World Conservation Union will label a species extinct only if “there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.” In general, scientists must now show that repeated efforts to survey a species’ known habitat failed to turn up any individual sightings or evidence of its continued survival.”

Some animals, like passenger pigeons, we’re pretty sure are gone because their migratory behavior made them very easy to observe. Others, not as much - there’s a great book called Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger that details the people who are still searching for Tasmanian tigers, hoping they retreated to the really inhospitable terrain in the center of the island. 

For the most part, scientists are very careful to prove that animals are extinct before declaring them so - but they’re not always right. Black Footed Ferrets were thought to have been extinct… and then someone’s dog came back with a freshly killed one, and led us back to the last surviving population… and now we’ve got more than 300 reintroduced to the wild and a highly successful conservation program for them. It doesn’t happen often and isn’t something to put a lot weight on hoping for, but sometimes miracles do happen. 
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modern horror story: a single 200 chapter fic on ao3 summarized as a “collection of drabbles.” it is tagged for 200 different fandoms and every single character who so much as breathes in any of the chapters. it takes you an hour to scroll past. it is always at the top of your search results because it updates three times a week.
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While many stories in the media may tell you differently there have always been queer people who have led happy lives. Whether their environment was welcoming or not queer people have always found a way to build communities, friendships, relationships, and rich full inner lives that are not filled with torment. Not every queer person has been happy, but there have always been happy queer people, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 
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Okay. So I see all these posts talking about how white people pay too much for weed. Speaking as someone who has never bought or smoked weed. (Or edibles) What IS the normal going price for a gram?
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"Hasetsu castle!!"
Just a pair of derps
But they precious derps tho
A new challenger has appeard
Yuuri getting ready to get shit done


ユーリ!!! on Ice - TV & BD/DVD Comparison | episode 2

ep 1 | ep 2 | ep 3 | ep 4 | ep 5 | ep 6 | ep 7 | ep 8 | ep 9 | ep 10 | ep 11 | ep 12

Always get the DVD/BD release. Always. One, it is almost always better quality, because they’ve had time to clean it up now that they’re not rushing to meet the next week’s deadline. Two, it supports the creators and helps ensure that more of it gets made.
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Your honor! Please direct your attention towards the manga.

As you can see there are small pieces of paper sticking out of every volume.

But no such paper is sticking out of the Batman comic.

The reason? The Batman book doesn’t belong to the library. The photographer put it there to take a picture.

Once again making hasty assumptions, Wright?

First of all, I’d like to direct the court’s attention to this particular spot, in the top right-hand corner.

Notice how the words are blocking the top of the Batman book.

With this in mind, how can you claim that there is “no such paper sticking out of the Batman comic”?!

Say whaaaat?

Well uhm

Look at the size of the paper pieces, they’re all sticking pretty far out.

If there was paper in the batman comic, it would be big enough to stick up over the text.

And while gravity does exist, it probably won’t make the paper do a 90 degree turn and just lean horisontally left at the middle.

Still grasping for straws, Wright?

Hypothetically, if there were a paper there, this picture would not be able to prove its presence. I’ve taken the liberty of drawing a diagram to illustrate my point. We are faced with three possibilities. It is possible that (1) the paper was simply tucked in deeper than the others.

Paper is a soft material, Wright. It’s not unreasonable for it to do a (2) 90 degree turn. 

Or perhaps, (3) a paper does not exist there at all. 

Either way, you cannot prove your client innocent without sufficient evidence.  

Which, of course, is impossible thanks to the obtrusive words.

I’m sorry Edgeworth.

I concede that I can’t disprove theory 1

But the image you submited for theory 2 is contradictory.

Look at the tilt of the other papers. They clearly prove how much the paper would tilt.

And theory 3 is my point! Why would the library’s book not have this piece of paper when the other library books do?

While you still have thory 1, there is another contradiction.

The books are not in alphabetical order, this proves that the batman comic was placed there specifically for the picture!


(Perhaps I should’ve left the artistry to the forensic artist…)

Now hold it right there! It doesn’t matter which direction the paper is going because it’s impossible to prove it even exists!

Those theories are all the same! We do not have enough information to prove them. There could be an infinite amount of papers in there for all we know. I simply presented them only so that the court could better understand your baseless conjecture!

… I suppose the order of the books do seem out of the ordinary. However, therein lies not just one possibility. Clearly, those are Japanese graphic novels, also known as “manga”. And the Batman comic book is a graphic novel, too, no?

Seeing as it currently has only graphic novels in the shelf, it is possible that any other novels have simply not yet been restocked. Asserting whether or not this effect was deliberate is useless– there is no way of knowing if the photographer and the captioner are the same person, let alone their involvement in this picture.

Face it Wright, you can’t prove any of these groundless accusations!

Did everyone just ignore the library sticker?


This is yet the best post ever

oh my god

This was a ride from start to finish
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Femme: You don't look gay...so like...are you, really? Are you sure about that?
Butch: Okay but like...do you have to show everyone that you're gay!?
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more things like this in 2k17 please

i’m crying
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listening to a good song but it was in a shrek film so the entire time ur like
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I’ve seen one list going around but it consists mainly of books, which may be time-consuming or unavailable for some folks, and our ability to share them far and wide is limited. I compiled this list of online articles available for free plus archive.org links. Check on the notes if you save this link as I may occasionally reblog it to add articles that fit.

“Ur-Fascism” by Umberto Eco [mirror link] - an essential description of what fascism looks like.

“Autocracy: Rules for Survival” by Masha Gessen [mirror link] - avoiding complacency and deceit.

“Forget ‘Why,’ It’s Time to Get to Work” by Anil Dash [mirror link] - activism and consistency

“Don’t Let Anyone Tell You It’ll Be Okay” by Craig Martin [mirror link] - a very important debunking of all the rationalization going on around us.

“A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state” by Cory Doctorow [mirror link] - a good reminder of why, even if all you do is talk to your niece on Facebook, we need to protect our digital freedom.

“No, We Won’t Calm Down” by Robothugs [mirror link] - how to avoid shutting out our marginalized allies, and how to recognize when someone is doing it to you

“The White Flight of Derek Black” by Eli Saslow [mirror link] - a powerful read on what it takes for a person to leave white nationalism behind.

“How to Help the Cause When You Need Help Yourself” by Carrie Cutforth [mirror link] - helpful reminders for activists with chronic illnesses or mental health issues. Read Spoon Theory, too, if you haven’t, for a helpful framework.

“On Arguing with the Upper Class” by The Coquette [mirror link] - why arguing with your friends on Facebook isn’t activism and it isn’t like what happened to Derek Black.

“A People’s History of the Third Reich” by Megan Carpentier [mirror link] -  on collective responsibility and commonplace evil. 

This post on fascist tactics from @smarmyanarchist [mirror link] - how to identify white supremacist bullshit and engage with it effectively.
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hell yeah i’m a catholic i’ve been addicted to cats my whole life
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me whenever anybody says that they like me/that i’m their friend
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My dude @zaplayden​ and I couldn’t find a review of the Bird emoji so let’s do this

Pure evil.  Excessive
gradients only intensify his evil intentions. There is no sweetness in this
child of darkness. 0/5

is a pure, sweet boy. Absolutely perfect bird child. 5/5

bird friend of legend. A little stiff and out of touch, but a very reliable friend.  4/5 I would trust this fellow. 

lumpy bean friend. Kinda smells funny. Vacant stare. He’s a good boy, but needs some vacation time.  3/5

intentions, but this boy looks confused. Where is he? Let him go home. Also kind of looks like he’s made of marshmallows??? 4/5 

0/5  This is a blue fire with yellow
lipstick. Stop this. He’s smug about about it too, wtf.

have high hopes for his future. He is a good boy with good intentions. I would
trust this young man. 5/5

clumsy boy. Something is a little weird about this bird, but he still tries his best. A good
friend. 4/5

An eager boy. He wants to fly but needs more practice. I support his dreams and I hope he achieves great things. 4/5

fellow. Blames everyone else for his bullshit. Will never find love. 0/5

to impress.  Might be a double agent. A
handsome boy, but I do not trust him. 3/5 

world does not deserve this kind of purity. 5/5

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Kirby you piece of goddamn shit 
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when people give bigots the nebulous title of “people who disagree with you" 

like no this isn’t “pancakes or waffles.” that’s a disagreement

this is my right to exist with dignity you insipid fuck
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My cat thought she was going to have fun time in the bucket

funny tumblr[via imgur]


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Hand-painted and dyed silk organza gown
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It’s okay that you’re not who you thought you would be

wow this is one of the softest things I have read on here.
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Yup, super handy trick to know!

tagging as reference for future me u3u


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