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5 hours ago

So are you going to tell us about the giant hyperpredatory sperm whales or do I have to go google some nightmares myself?

READ. EVERY. WORD. OF. THIS. Account of a medical team out in St. Paul last night.

Link to original tweet thread.

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READ. EVERY. WORD. OF. THIS. Account of a medical team out in St. Paul last night. Link to original tweet thread.

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Breaking into Shinra Tower continues to be comedic gold. Stairs route starts at 4:47

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Breaking into Shinra Tower continues to be comedic gold. Stairs route starts at 4:47

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Please, if you're doing Blackout Tuesday, use that tag because the BLM tag looks like this right now

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16 hours ago

Please, if you're doing Blackout Tuesday, use that tag because the BLM tag looks like this right now

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I'M LOSING MY SHIT AT THESE REPLIES HOLY FUCK

17 hours ago

I'M LOSING MY SHIT AT THESE REPLIES HOLY FUCK

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YOURE TELLING ME THIS IS WHAT THEY'VE BEEN SHOOTING PROTESTERS WITH????

YEP! These are meant to be skipped into the ground and then spin into people's legs and dissuade people from advancing or move them away. FIRING THEM AT PEOPLE'S HEADS IS 100% AGAINST THE PROPER USE.AND THEY ARE SHOOTING THESE AT MEDICS. DOCTORS, EMTS, AND NURSES. AT CLOSE RANGE.THESE CAN BREAK YOUR SKULL. THEY ARE NOT A JOKE.THIS IS LESS LETHAL LIKE A BASEBALL BAT IS LESS LETHAL THAN A SWORD. BOTH STILL CAN KILL.

I only found out today they’re meant to be fired at the ground to bounce back at protesters... I don’t think  I’ve ever seen the cops use them that way

They're also often actually metal with a thin coating of rubber.

Hi.

Your buddy from the ammo industry here.

1) these are absolutely not supposed to be fired directly at people, they are supposed to be fired indirectly.

2) they can kill and seriously injure people

3) this type of "rubber bullet" (often called a "foam baton" or "rubber baton" round) is a lightweight projectile that will nonetheless fuck you up. I've loaded and worked with foam batons and rubber shot for a long time and in all the time I've worked with people who were loading and firing rubber bullets with police departments I've never encountered any version of a 37 or 40mm baton round that has a "thin layer of rubber over a metal core," which is a description I've seen a lot of in the last few days and wanted to correct.

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I couldn't find any of the batons/projectiles in the stuff I've moved, but I've literally done load dev on this shit in the past.

They can totally, totally kill you, they should never be fired directly at people (hence the "to be used by prime who have successfully completed specialty impact munitions training") but the light launchers and dearth of training mean that if these were rubber-jacketed steel rounds they'd need so much powder to move them that they'd break the shooter's shoulder.

I don't want to be misunderstood, this does not mean they're safe to fire into crowds, this does not mean that they can't kill you, it's just that a metal projectile this size is literally the kind of thing that tanks fire, not the kind of thing that officer asshole who hasn't qualified at the range in five years shoots out of his modified flare launcher.

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YOURE TELLING ME THIS IS WHAT THEY'VE BEEN SHOOTING PROTESTERS WITH????

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BLACK LIVES MATTER!  Places you can donate: https://blmla.org    https://marshap.org   https://advancementproject.org/donate/  ...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER! Places you can donate: https://blmla.org  https://marshap.org  https://advancementproject.org/donate/  ...

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Your daily dose of cuteness!😍

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Your daily dose of cuteness!😍

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One baby goal at a time. ♡ This penguin is here to get through it with you.    Chibird store | Positive Pin Club | Webtoon
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One baby goal at a time. ♡ This penguin is here to get through it with you. Chibird store | Positive Pin Club | Webtoon

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Lan Wangji’s “Maybe If I Ignore It Long Enough It’ll Go Away” Crush
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Lan Wangji’s “Maybe If I Ignore It Long Enough It’ll Go Away” Crush

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Come on, take you back to the pellar. Misses you something awful. Do I really have to keep ringing this bell for you to follow?...

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this is my new favorite Twitter thread
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this is my new favorite Twitter thread

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Akim Aliu talks about mission to change hockey culture  Former NHL player Akim Aliu joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about...
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Akim Aliu talks about mission to change hockey culture Former NHL player Akim Aliu joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about...

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The team from The Woolery (who are after my heart apparently) went ahead and performed an experiment on what would happen to...

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The team from The Woolery (who are after my heart apparently) went ahead and performed an experiment on what would happen to...

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“Best question ever, by the way.” “Best question ever.”
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“Best question ever, by the way.” “Best question ever.”

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1950 blue silk taffeta with metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from a sari

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1950 blue silk taffeta with metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from a sari

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The whip tail of iguana is also one of many reasons why iguanas don't make that great pets, ESPECIALLY not for someone...

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Sorry to jump on this bandwagon of asks you’ve been getting and also I know they’re inherently pretty cursed since they eat...

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I got real petty over on the Facebook page and IT WAS GLORIOUS.
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I got real petty over on the Facebook page and IT WAS GLORIOUS.

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“Here’s the thing. I know it’s hard being a cop. I know it’s hard. I know that shit’s dangerous.”
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“Here’s the thing. I know it’s hard being a cop. I know it’s hard. I know that shit’s dangerous.”

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原创曲《天龙八部》印象曲·段誉篇| Original music inspired by Wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils ‘Adventure of Dali Prince’ 〖琴笛阮鼓〗宋代装束复原...

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原创曲《天龙八部》印象曲·段誉篇| Original music inspired by Wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils ‘Adventure of Dali Prince’ 〖琴笛阮鼓〗宋代装束复原...

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Hey guys. Because of the protesting in Minneapolis, there have been a lot of unintentional losses in the twin cities. The...
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Hey guys. Because of the protesting in Minneapolis, there have been a lot of unintentional losses in the twin cities. The...

3 days ago

... Cursed mole fact?

Over the past few months I have asked a male architect for ideas & drafts for the renovation of the farmhouse, and at every turn I am stunned by his utter disregard for any cleaning-related concerns. For example, he is very into the idea of having in the living-room a big, non-openable window near the ceiling—which, granted, looks pretty, like having a piece of blue sky when you raise your eyes, but immediately I’m like, with a high ceiling, how will I clean this? You can’t open it so you have to clean both sides separately, and you can’t easily reach either side. I’ll need a tool with an absurdly long telescopic handle. He says, a stepladder. I’m like, but I’ll need to carry it by myself to the living-room and the front of the house every time. “So?” So a very tall stepladder is heavy? And it will be hard not to get dirty water dripping down the wall. He reacts like he can’t believe he is being asked to bring the concept of dirty soap water into his grand designs, like these are base, trifling considerations, when to me it’s a crucial factor in the decision to add this decorative window.

Similarly we both agree on leaving most of the wood beams exposed because they’re old and beautiful, but when I ask if we ought to insulate in such a way as to cover every other one, so the remaining ones are farther apart and it’s harder for spiders to use them as ready-made anchors for their webs, he just looks disgusted, like “I am talking about Architecture and you bring up spiderwebs.” At this point I start to entertain the idea that men make horrible architects. You design someone’s house to give them a nice, convenient space to live in, not to make their life more difficult. A man who has never used a sponge in his life should not be allowed to graduate from architect school and that’s the end of it.

Me every single time I enter a restroom.

I’ll add two things from personal experience I think are quite telling. 

When I used to work at the clinic, we had our admin office refurbished. 4 admin ladies, including me (I have a building degree and architectural experience but shush) asked the designer about a) why don’t we have a window in our office? b)can you make the desk (one continuous counter) a little bit taller, because as it is it’s too short for us? c) more.storage.space for files? 

All three concerns were dismissed multiple times. Front counter, however, was made too tall, neither of us could sit comfortably on a chair next to it. Our concern over a barely usable workspace? Dismissed. Our (male) boss got a chair that was supposed to magically fix the issue. The chair was too tall, with no foot support, we were basically swinging our legs a foot over the ground like a kid on a barstool. When told that chair is too tall, he insisted it can be regulated down and then spent 15 minutes with the designer standing over that chair, swearing that it can be regulated. It couldn’t. None of it was fixed, the refurbishment was finished, the guys shook hands and the admin team was left with a botched up counter, a too low desk, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH storage space. 

Mind, the place was supposed to employ a ‘clean counter’ policy, meaning all files and info had to be filed away into the cabinets. Cabinets that were chest high in a space that could safely fit full-size cabinets. They didn’t fir the designer’s vision, so nope:D

But do you know what Mr Grand Designer insisted was fixed TWICE? The right kind of grey paint on ONE wall of our office. Good to know he wanted us to stare all day on the right shade of duck-egg blue:D Oh, and there was enough money to throw at a combination taps in the employee toilets that cost a grand each. 

The second thing.

I am currently working as a quotes person in a window&door company, with a side gig of taking customers to our showroom and showing them the goods. Out of many couples I’ve seen so far, it has only ever been women who paid attention to stuff like: which side will the window open to, is the profile of the frame easy to clean, is the glass in this sunroof self-cleaning, how do I clean the threshold of that bifold? 

Men pay no attention to it whatsoever and when asked for an opinion, defer to the wives, because ‘they’re not the ones to clean it’. 

Telling, ain’t it?  

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Over the past few months I have asked a male architect for ideas & drafts for the renovation of the farmhouse, and at every turn...

What’s also neat to study with screencaps of disney movies is how they use color in their lines. They don’t just pick any colors! 

For example, check out Jasmine and Mulan. Both of them have black hair, but we get subtle differences between them. 

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Mulan, for example, has hair made with dark brown lines. We get the idea that her hair is probably a very deep, deep shade of brown, or that as light filters through her hair, we’re seeing that brown subsurface scattering.

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Jasmine, meanwhile, has hair that is so deep black we sometimes see it as blue. This is black hair with cool undertones, as opposed to Mulan’s hair with warm undertones. Which in pure color speak is impossible, but is something that happens with hair, since hair is mildly translucent and reflective. 

You can even compare that further with Esmeralda, who has grey lines that give the illusion of neutral undertones.

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They can also use color to give characters that fantasy feel or the feel of completely unnatural hair. Princess Aurora, for example, has technically darker hair than Charlotte LaBouff. But, with the lighter outlines? Aurora’s hair looks absolutely fairytale golden, while Lottie’s looks like a more natural flaxen blonde.

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How disney uses color isn’t the be-all end-all, but they can give you some really neat ideas for showing a lot of information in a condensed drawing. 

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What’s also neat to study with screencaps of disney movies is how they use color in their lines. They don’t just pick any...

The other day I watched a little boy get knocked to the ground by an older kid who was running by. He burst into tears as his mother hurried over.

“Here’s a bandaid for ya,” I said, producing one from my vest pocket.

“Oh, he’s not bleeding, thank you though!”

I lowered my voice and leaned in. “Kids think bandaids are health magic,” I said. “Ask him where it hurts and exploit that placebo effect.”

She did just that, and instantly the kid stopped crying and thanked her. “I’ll have to remember that,” she said.

Children: #HACKED

Also if you have a crying kid give them a cup of water. You can’t cry and drink at the same time and it gives them a chance to calm down.

Tell them their going to run out of tears so they drink the water.

My mom does this at her preschool after awhile the other children start offering the crying child little cups of water.

Stuff like this is also a great test to see if the kid is actually seriously injured! Because with how much some kids cry over tiny bumps and scrapes, it can be hard to tell. But if you slap a Band-Aid on it or give them a cup of water or a piece of candy and they stop crying, they’re fine. If they keep crying despite whatever little placebo or distraction you’ve given them, you might wanna look a little closer at that injury or seek medical attention.

With my two’s class we ask them “more hurt or more scary?” It takes a bit of practice but after a few times they can answer without more prompting. More scary gets a hug and more hurt gets a look over.

That last one is so important because it validates the child’s feelings and tells them it’s okay to have these feelings and lets them learn how to deal with them, rather than just distracting them from them. I also helps teach the child to both communicate their feelings more readily and communicate when they’re hurt more clearly. All really important skills for a child to develop young.

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The other day I watched a little boy get knocked to the ground by an older kid who was running by. He burst into tears as his...

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and the winner is love 月上重火: episode 01
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and the winner is love 月上重火: episode 01

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alan rickman marvelously recalling this prank on daniel radcliffe
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alan rickman marvelously recalling this prank on daniel radcliffe

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“the cat walked away like “I hope nobody saw that””  via @savannah.moon 

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“the cat walked away like “I hope nobody saw that”” via @savannah.moon 

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