from a superlame

we grow, we grow, we grow.

b-case:

"to many of these people, articulate as they were, the great loss was the loss of language—that they could not say what was in them to say. you have some subtle thought and it comes out like a piece of broken bottle. they could of course, manage to communicate, but just to communicate was frustrating. as karl otto alp, the ex-film star who became a buyer for macy’s, put it years later, ‘i felt like a child, or worse, often like a moron. i am left with myself unexpressed. what i know, indeed, what i am, becomes to me a burden. my tongue hangs useless.’ the same with oskar it figures. there was a terrible sense of useless tongue, and i think the reason for his trouble with his other tutors was that to keep from drowning in things unsaid he wanted to swallow the ocean in a gulp: today he would learn english and tomorrow wow them with an impeccable fourth of july speech, followed by a successful lecture at the institute for public studies."

b-case:

"to many of these people, articulate as they were, the great loss was the loss of language—that they could not say what was in them to say. you have some subtle thought and it comes out like a piece of broken bottle. they could of course, manage to communicate, but just to communicate was frustrating. as karl otto alp, the ex-film star who became a buyer for macy’s, put it years later, ‘i felt like a child, or worse, often like a moron. i am left with myself unexpressed. what i know, indeed, what i am, becomes to me a burden. my tongue hangs useless.’ the same with oskar it figures. there was a terrible sense of useless tongue, and i think the reason for his trouble with his other tutors was that to keep from drowning in things unsaid he wanted to swallow the ocean in a gulp: today he would learn english and tomorrow wow them with an impeccable fourth of july speech, followed by a successful lecture at the institute for public studies."

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ewelock:

dean-tacos-cas:

spookapple:

jackvessalius:

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look what we have here

i have legitimately never laughed harder and for as long in my entire life

I sat here until my eyes glazed over and then was thinking ‘this is so dumb its just three wells’ and then

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theliberaltony:


The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.
“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”
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They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost. 
Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.
And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term? 
Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?
-The Liberal Tony 

theliberaltony:

The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.

“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”

Read More

They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost. 

Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.

And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term? 

Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?

-The Liberal Tony 

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Eleven (feat. tUnE-YarDs) by Thao & Mirah

fer1972:

Black and White Drawings by Jono Dry 

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mathani:

This puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

mathani:

This puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

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urocy0n:

Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon Megalotis)

urocy0n:

Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon Megalotis)

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ctrayn:

this might be the greatest weapon man has ever conceived.

ctrayn:

this might be the greatest weapon man has ever conceived.

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“The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you are just the same. You erase their experiences and perspective, their struggles and obstacles, their unique way of having to deal with those things in a world that also erases them. With the words, ‘but humans are humans’ or the bullshit dramatics of ‘we all bleed red’ normal people can simply pretend that if we all did things the way they did, then everything would work out okay. But, yes, we all bleed red but you don’t treat a papercut the same way you treat a gash, you don’t treat an infected wound the same way you treat one that isn’t, you don’t treat a wound to the leg the same way you treat a wound to the gut. You are not acknowledging someone’s personhood when you ignore the very things that make their lives different than yours, and when you refuse to understand that their circumstances have given them their own perspective that is just as valid as yours. More valid in fact – their perspective about their experiences that you haven’t been through is far more valid than anything you could ever think about it.”

buckycee:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Happy birthday, Elsa Schiaparelli, iconic fashion designer who also helped revolutionize women’s underwear.

"Women’s underwear before World War II was kind of elaborate. It was usually made of silk and it had pleats and it had to be ironed. This was in France. There was no such thing as ‘drip dry’ and when the war started, most of the men went to the front and the women had to take jobs. There was gas rationing and so everybody had bicycles and you had to be licensed to ride a bike in Paris, and in one year bike licenses tripled; it went up to 11 million. The way women dressed with these long skirts and this very elaborate underwear didn’t lend itself to riding a bike so Schiap changed panties completely. First of all, there was famine, so she got rid of the buttons and put elastic in the waist so that as you were losing weight, your panties would stay on. Then, she made them out of drip-dry material, so you didn’t need a maid to iron them … and she added a double-slung crotch and suddenly women could ride their bikes with a lot more freedom."

More badass September birthdays here.

Underpants history is my favorite history.

buckycee:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Happy birthday, Elsa Schiaparelli, iconic fashion designer who also helped revolutionize women’s underwear.

"Women’s underwear before World War II was kind of elaborate. It was usually made of silk and it had pleats and it had to be ironed. This was in France. There was no such thing as ‘drip dry’ and when the war started, most of the men went to the front and the women had to take jobs. There was gas rationing and so everybody had bicycles and you had to be licensed to ride a bike in Paris, and in one year bike licenses tripled; it went up to 11 million. The way women dressed with these long skirts and this very elaborate underwear didn’t lend itself to riding a bike so Schiap changed panties completely. First of all, there was famine, so she got rid of the buttons and put elastic in the waist so that as you were losing weight, your panties would stay on. Then, she made them out of drip-dry material, so you didn’t need a maid to iron them … and she added a double-slung crotch and suddenly women could ride their bikes with a lot more freedom."

More badass September birthdays here.

Underpants history is my favorite history.

(via unfoldingfeedbackloop)

doctorswithoutborders:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement for which the U.S. is demanding provisions that would roll back public health safeguards. It would allow pharma companies to patent minor modifications of old medicines, potentially keeping prices high indefinitely, and delaying access to more affordable generic medicines for our patients and millions of others.

doctorswithoutborders:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement for which the U.S. is demanding provisions that would roll back public health safeguards. It would allow pharma companies to patent minor modifications of old medicines, potentially keeping prices high indefinitely, and delaying access to more affordable generic medicines for our patients and millions of others.

(via shrinkrants)

hinducosmos:

The three great gods Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma bless Ganesh  bazaar art, c.1980’s (via columbia.edu)

hinducosmos:

The three great gods Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma bless Ganesh
bazaar art, c.1980’s (via columbia.edu)

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets: Gay Liberation photography 1971-1973 at Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne

1. Phillip Potter. Gay is Good,1971, printed 2014

Digital C type print on Kodak Endura Matte
© Phillip Potter

 2. Phillip Potter. Queens, 1971

3. Ponch Hawkes.Gay Liberation march, Russell Street, Melbourne. Melbourne, 1973

4. Rennie Ellis.The Kiss, Gay Pride Week, Melbourne 1973. Silver gelatin photograph. © Rennie Ellis

5. Barbara Creed.Julian Desaily and Peter McEwan in the back of a VW Combi van, Melbourne. Melbourne, c. 1971-73. Digital C type print on Kodak Endura Matte. © Barbara Creed

6. John Englart.Dancing with the Hare Krishnas in the Sydney Domain. Sydney, 1973.Digital C type print on Kodak Endura Matte. © John Englart

7, 8 & 9. Anonymous. Graffiti on Melbourne streets.1971-73

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