- 10 hours ago
- 11 hours ago
So I want to help calm people down and stuff, so here’s a bird appreciation post.
Look how colorful this one is
This one is so pretty
LOOK HOW BLUE THIS ONE IS
THIS ONE IS SO FAT
Emus are so weird I love them
Kiwi birds are adorable
This one looks angry
Majestic as fuck
(via kiss-kiss-fall-over)Source: spookysealand
- 11 hours ago
I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.
"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."
I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.
As someone who fails regularly, I find such comfort in this!
I like this a lot. My college creative writing teacher refused to read the revisions I had done on my stories because he said he knew I was a B student and that wasn’t going to change.
Stephen King’s college writing teacher didn’t think he was very good. My college writing class thought my writing was “babyish” and “stupid fairy tales.” The original teacher didn’t care for me, but she developed medical problems and was replaced by David Bradley, Jr., who made it plain he believed I had what it took. I don’t do writing classes or groups anymore, but I’m still in touch with Bradley, one of the finest writers I’ve ever read.
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- 12 hours ago
Brimfield PD (Ohio) - This is the new puppy at training today….we don’t think the bullet proof vest fits….just yet
Cops need to fuck off with this K-9 shit.
Dogs are awesome and sweet, stop turning them into tools of oppression and subjugation.
And especially stop using cruelty and abuse* to do it.
*Often called “training” in the industry.
One of the vet’s offices I worked for was the go-to animal clinic for police dogs in the city where I used to live. Every, single one of those dogs was completely out of control and prone to attacking both humans and pets. Their “training” (which we saw examples of multiple times… it often consisted of slapping the dog or “dominance” bullshit) apparently didn’t include an off switch.
In the 3 years I worked for that particular clinic, we had at least 6 fights between K-9 police and other animals and 2 bites because their handlers insisted they had them under control. After the second (serious) bite, we had to require all K-9 officers to be muzzled upon entering the clinic.
There were at least 2 handlers who actively encouraged their dogs to bark at the cats boarding there through the glass to the cat room. I had to ask one of them 4 times to stop, and he told me he was “just letting the dog have a little fun” and that “it won’t hurt the fucking cats,” before pouting like a child in the waiting room.
Fuck. All. Cops.
These dogs are a mess from start to finish. They’re intentionally bred to be over-the-top and out of control (people like to call it “drive” but a biological drive is different from being constantly over the stimulus threshold all the time). The training makes it even worse, and what you end up with is a majority of K-9 and military dogs that are completely untrustworthy time bombs.
What makes it almost worse is the department we worked with imported GSD/malinois mixes for 20,000 dollars plus per dog. Then, if that dog didn’t “pass” their abusive, nasty training course, they—get this—gave them away to local families for “protection.”
Talk about time bombs. Shit’s unimaginably irresponsible.
reblogging because i’ve seen this image on my dash a lot lately without the commentary on how fucked up police dogs are.
My parents gave away their dog to the RCMP after I was born. He tried to kill literally the first cop he saw after training and was shot to death.
And don’t forget that the dogs are trained to “hit” on drugs & etc. whenever the handler wants them to.
Another problem for gauging the reliability of canines is the bias of their handlers. In a 2011 study published in Animal Cognition, the sniffing accuracy of 18 trained dogs was tested over two days. The dogs’ handlers had experience in drug and bomb detection. They were falsely told that the scents of drugs and bombs had been planted in rooms of the church where the test took place and that some of these points were marked by a piece of red paper. Recorders, who weren’t told the purpose of the study followed the dogs to write down where they raised an alert. Out of 144 searches, 123—involving 17 of the 18 dogs—raised a false alert. Most strikingly, the handlers were most likely to claim their dogs picked up a nonexistent scent when they saw a piece of red paper.
The researchers concluded that handlers cue their dogs, deliberately or not, and this affects the animals’ accuracy.
(via thefutureisyellow)Source: policecars
- 12 hours ago
This is the most accurate portrayal of blind box collecting ever.
FACT. These blind boxes have been debunked. :3 a fur friend had shared with me his technique.
If you’re planning on collecting anything, check the package’s bar code. It’ll always be different of its a different model/figure. If its the same, it’s a duplicate.
This only works on hand, obviously. Buying online is as blind as you can get. Also if its anything not plastic it could break in the mail. D:
((THIS IS VERY HELPFUL))
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- 12 hours ago
you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me.
After #ReportSamPepper got his first groping video taken down, now he’s uploaded another one??? whaT THE FUCK????
this guy doesn’t learn a fucking lesson, he’s STILL trying to profit from sexual assault. he’s molesting people for profit. EVEN AFTER HIS FIRST VIDEO WAS TAKEN DOWN
I’M FUCKIN LIVID. REPORT THE SHIT OUT OF THIS
HE IS ABSOLUTELY SHITTY AS FUCK OMG
I HIGHLY SUSPECT that this is an attempt to spew some sort of “if a girl did this no one would say anything” bullshit. Don’t let this guy create a double standard out of this and give people more ammo for abuse and disrespect, report this shit.
(via thefutureisyellow)Source: spookiestbackslider
- 12 hours ago
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
(via thefutureisyellow)Source: poetofwar333
- 12 hours ago
This is probably my favorite joke from Futurama, tbh.
I love Futurama, but I don’t get this. What’s the joke?
The joke is that a bunch of conspiracy theories say aliens came and taught Egypt how to build pyramids (because they are ‘too impossible for humans to have built’) and it’s actually the Egyptians that taught aliens and advanced their culture.
I hope it applies to Aztecs and Mayans, too ;)
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