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A new oil spill near Standing Rock just proves protesters’ point

  • A leak in the Belle Fourche Pipeline has spilled “more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil” into a nearby Belfield, North Dakota creek.
  • The leak occurred just 150 miles from where members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies have been camping.
  • The leak was discovered last week by a landowner rather than the monitoring device which should have detected it. 
  • Wendy Owen, a spokesperson for True Cos., the company that owns the pipeline, told CNBC that it has not yet determined why the equipment didn’t detect its own leak. Read more

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Yuri on Ice Sales - OST

Yuri on Ice’s Official Soundtrack or rather, the official songs used during the skating programs have been released in digital and physical forms on the 21st of December, 2016 and we have now received the information on the number of discs sold in the first week.

So, is Oh! SkaTra!!! Yuri!!! on Ice/Original Skate Song Collection selling?

Yes, it is.

And not only that, it is the third best selling CD and first best selling in digital sales in its first week.

Source

Considering that Oricon isn’t an anime-specific sales chart and in fact includes all of Japanese artist’s albums this is really good.

Adding up the units sold in the first week we get the number of 48183 CDs.

Considering that one CD costs 3000-3,240 yen (depending where you buy) this means that the OST has now generated at least 144,549,000 yen revenue.

Which is like $1,231,173 or €1,176,167 or £1,002,003.

Now, I am no expert in CD sales or how much it costs to make an OST (or specifically a skate song collection, featuring not only the composer but also guest artists), but I think it would be fair to assume that they’re making a profit already.

And according to these sources which suggest that soundtrack for an anime would cost about $200,000 and an entire anime would have an average cost of $2,000,000, then these sales look very promising, especially considering that they only account for one week of sales.

Of course, most sales happen in the first week, but the OST will most likely continue to sell, and hopefully sell well.

(And fyi, it is currently the best-selling CD on cdjapan.co.jp and the second best-selling CD on amiami.com, two big sites with anime goods.)

In any case, this is a very good sign.

Because you guys know what high sales and profits for the production team mean, right?

Yep, you guessed it.

It brings us closer to that next level.

I will be back with another sales report once we get the results for the first week of sales for the DVDs/BluRays. Cross your fingers and hope that they sell as well!!

The rarest possible instance in pokemon (via EnixLeDerp on reddit)

The rarest thing is probably encountering a horde of 5 shiny Spinda with identical spot patterns with perfect IV’s, same gender, a hidden ability, the same nature, and all with Pokerus, which is a 1 in 1.166516e+120 chance of happening.

To see that as a full number, that’s a 1 in 1,166,516,000,000,000,512,216,872,712,104,384,496,808,632,888,240,896,
408,176,648,456,104,152,960,072,944,640,808,264,456,544,600,392,064,
040,352,200,480,240,248 chance of happening.

In words, thats a one in one novemtrigintillion, one hundred and sixty-six octotrigintillion, five hundred and sixteen septentrigintillion, five hundred and twelve tretrigintillion, two hundred and sixteen duotrigintillion, eight hundred and seventy-two untrigintillion, seven hundred and twelve trigintillion, one hundred and four novemvigintillion, three hundred and eighty-four octovigintillion, four hundred and ninety-six septenvigintillion, eight hundred and eight sexvigintillion, six hundred and thirty-two quinvigintillion, eight hundred and eighty-eight quattuorvigintillion, two hundred and forty trevigintillion, eight hundred and ninety-six duovigintillion, four hundred and eight unvigintillion, one hundred and seventy-six vigintillion, six hundred and forty-eight novemdecillion, four hundred and fifty-six octodecillion, one hundred and four septendecillion, one hundred and fifty-two sexdecillion, nine hundred and sixty quindecillion, seventy-two quattuordecillion, nine hundred and forty-four tredecillion, six hundred and forty duodecillion, eight hundred and eight undecillion, two hundred and sixty-four decillion, four hundred and fifty-six nonillion, five hundred and forty-four octillion, six hundred septillion, three hundred and ninety-two sextillion, sixty-four quintillion, forty quadrillion, three hundred and fifty-two trillion, two hundred billion, four hundred and eighty million, two hundred and forty thousand, two hundred and forty-eight chance of happening. You’re more likely to win the lottery one milion billion trillion quadrillion quintillion sextillion septillion times.

You’re more likely to guess what atom someone has chosen throughout all of the entire universe than this happening.

cnbc.com
Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp
North Dakota officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline into the Ash Coulee Creek.
By Tom DiChristopher

A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from around the country, have fought the pipeline project on the grounds that it crosses beneath a lake that provides drinking water to native Americans. They say the route beneath Lake Oahe puts the water source in jeopardy and would destroy sacred land.

North Dakota officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline into the Ash Coulee Creek. State environmental scientist Bill Suess says a landowner discovered the spill on Dec. 5 near the city of Belfield, which is roughly 150 miles from the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps.

The leak was contained within hours of the its discovery, Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline, told CNBC.

It’s not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn’t detect the leak, Owen told the Asssociated Press.

kickstarter

The Dates 2 Kickstarter is live!

Dates is an anthology of queer historical fiction. Last year, we Kickstarted Volume 1, bringing to life a 176 page love letter to queer history. This year we’re back again with even more amazing stories from even more spectacular creators!

Dates 2 is 260+ pages of comics, illustrations, and prose, all full of queer characters from throughout time and across the world. All the comics are finished, and all that’s left to do is raise the money to finish paying our artists and print Dates 2 as a beautiful perfect-bound paperback book, complete with color comic covers and illustrations. You can go back and get raucous in a bar during Hammurabi’s reign, or join a women’s boxing group in the early 1900s as they go ten rounds with the patriarchy. And best of all? There are no tragic endings.

Check out the Kickstarter page for more information, previews, and the great rewards you can get for supporting the campaign. You can also find process work and previews right here at our blog, or at our twitter or facebook page. Even if aren’t able to back the project, a reblog or share can make a real difference.

Thank you SO MUCH!

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MS91 Carolina kitchen set (TS4)

***UPDATED, PLEASE REDOWNLOAD IF YOU DOWNLOADED BEFORE 25/01/17. DOWNLOAD HERE***

Hey everybody! I know it’s been a really long time since I shared something, so I hope this makes it up to you, especially my new followers the past few months. (I don’t understand why you would follow me when I’m silent as a rock, lol) 

Anyway let’s get to it, this is what you get:

  • 5 different counters (ca 1000 polys each)
  • 1 counter island (993 polys)
  • Cabinet (862 polys)
  • Cooker cabinet (366 polys) 
  • Half cabinet (506 polys)
  • Full height cabinet (2250 polys)
  • Fridge cabinet (528 polys)
  • Fridge side cabinet (884 polys)
  • Cabinet for double oven (886 polys)
  • Double oven (1283 polys) PS: deco only!
  • Functional fridge (1452 polys)
  • Cooker hood (176 polys)


The counters has 54(!!) recolors, I didn’t use any of the original recolors, but I do hope you guys will like them after all. There’s 3 main colors, white, black and grey, with either gold or silver handles and 9 countertops on each.
The cabinets has 6 color options and the fridge/double oven/cooker hood has 1 color.

Credits: Marcussims91 for the original meshes, Beautifulnerdkitty for the ts2 conversion.

I have playtested the set and it worked for me, but if I have forgotten something or anything goes wrong, don’t hesitate to send me a message! 

I hope you enjoy and happy decorating!
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DRV3 Heights! (In order)

Ryouma Hoshi- 105 cm (3’ 5")
Himiko Yumeno- 150 cm (4'11")
Kokichi Ouma- 156 cm (5’ 1")
Angie Yonaga- 157 cm (5’ 2")
Kii-bo- 160 cm (5’ 3")
Maki Harukawa- 162 cm (5’ 3")
Tenko Chabashira- 165 cm (5’ 5")
Kaede Akamatsu- 167 cm (5’ 6")
Shuichi Saihara- 171 cm (5’ 7")
Miu Iruma- 173 cm (5’ 8")
Tsumugi Shirogane- 174 cm (5’ 8.5")
Kirumi Tojo- 176 cm (5’ 9")
Rantaro Amami- 179 cm (5’ 10")
Kaito Momota- 184 cm (6’ 0")
Korekiyo Shinguji- 188 cm (6’ 2")
Gonta Gakuhara- 198 cm (6’ 6")


I’ll be posting heights very soon, most likely in a few minutes!

–§176. Respect for flag

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.–


Well, i think this fucking qualifies.