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From @bcarbuildpage - The first folding AR pistol build. Folds up and fits in a backpack. Throws lead like a champ. List of parts:
@sfarmoryinc stripped lower $200
@lantac_usa stripped upper $240
@kak_industry Shockwave blade and buffer $90
@lawtactical Folding Stock Adapter $260
@hogueinc pistol grip $27
@elftactical match trigger and pins $260
@armaspecusa Tactical Combat Button mag release and ambi safety $100
@tacticalsht BCG and Fuck Stick Charging Handle $205
@fortismfg SHIFT Short Angled Grip and REV rail $280
@ballisticadvantage 7.5" barrel $130
@guntec_usa slim flash cone $50
Misc parts $100
Total was about $1,950

Jay Z, photographed arriving back at the Hotel Le Meurice after dining at the Michelin-starred Le 39V restaurant, located inside the luxury Four Seasons Hotel George V, in Paris on April 20, 2011.

Hov is wearing a pair of his favorite Persol 649 sunglasses ($280), a G-Star RAW “Taylor” denim jacket ($270), and a pair of adidas Originals “Superstar” sneakers ($80).

This picture brings to mind the lyrics: “(Ball so hard) I’m shocked too, I’m supposed to be locked up too, if you escaped what I’ve escaped, you’d be in Paris getting fucked up too!” It was during this trip to the City of Love that Hov and Kanye West recorded “Niggas in Paris” in the $22,000-a-night “Bella Etoile” suite at the 19th-century palace-turned-hotel Le Meurice. In an interview with GQ magazine in 2011 Hov decoded these lines: “I’ve known so many people that didn’t make it. Most people can look at a picture of the kids they grew up with and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah—Adam went away to Harvard.’ This is a whole different conversation.”

Made to be thrown away.

(Sketch 280. For those who want a few things cleared up about the Others AU: Other Mark/ Dark is the only true inhabitant of the Other Realm. Every Other character in the Other Realm was made by him to make Amy think she’ll never be alone and never be bored with these ‘better versions’ of her friends, when in reality they’re just made of nothing more than cloth, cranks, and stone. 

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Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley

Situated on a ridgeline within the breathtaking 280-acre Quintessa Estate in Napa Valley, the Quintessa Pavilions designed by Walker Warner Architects exemplify the ideal fusion of architecture and nature. Immersed in the landscape and surrounded by vineyard-covered hills, each pavilion is carefully sited to protect visitors from the elements while preserving the surrounding oak trees that naturally shade the area. Built with sustainability in mind, the overall design echoes the existing winery in its environmental sensitivity and industrial material palette that ages and weathers elegantly. The result is three, unique wine tasting pavilions that can be utilized year-round despite the weather.

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280 days of Urbpandemonium #154

When someone asks, as they always eventually do, “why do mosquitoes exist?,” they’re really asking another hidden question. Because mosquitoes exist for the same reason all organisms exist: evolution provided adaptations to fit the available energy sources. Blood-suckers suck blood because blood is a liquid that can be sucked–the alternative is flesh-eating. Which is worse?

The hidden question is this “Is the natural world in balance?” The answer of course is no. Humans have proved to be so adaptable in such a short time, that we have thrown the entirety of the rest of the natural world out of kilter. We have spread to every corner of the globe, bringing our food animals with us. We have created vast climate-controlled structures to live in. We have dug deep into the earth to find energy trapped in hydrocarbons that have held onto it for millions of years, and released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that we have changed the atmosphere and climate of the planet forever.

One of the most mundane activities of humans–the selling of goods between one land mass and another–has resulted in the spread of mosquitoes. In prehistory the mosquitoes would have lived in balance with their predators–the mosquitoes pushing their hosts gently toward fitness, the predators keeping them at a tolerable level. Moving mosquitoes around the world has brought these biting flies to land masses that never had them before, and brought multiple species to places that used to have only a few species. The shiploads of tires and other mosquito-moving industries did not bring along the predators of the mosquitoes. We ask too much of our native bats and dragonflies–there are simply too many exotic mosquitoes for natural controls to retake the balance.

The result is blood-borne diseases in North America bearing the names of regions in Africa. The result is the almost complete destruction of Hawaain bird diversity. The result is mosquitoes that bite in the daytime, that breed in dumpsters and dirty gutters, in densities that mock the equilibrium of the past. Why are there mosquitoes? Because there is blood to drink. Why are there so many god damned mosquitoes? Because human activity creates and destroys habitat in a way that rarely makes the world a better place.

Mosquito=little fly
Mosquito family Culicidae=family of little flies

I just finished volunteering for Vesak day at a temple!! ;o

aka I can’t feel my feet-

Usually, when you go to the temples during Vesak day, they’ll give you these little multicolored bracelets that’s composed of colors to represent the flag and it acts as a token of blessing- 

I stood there the whole day giving out and helping people tie the bracelets - I had to tie it on little kids too so it made me think of @futagogo lil Mouse and Rick <3

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Imagine your boyfriend Draco and your brother, Ron become unexpected friends

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“How did that happen”

“No idea”

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Pre-sale for the M A  N   I    A Tour starts Monday morning at 10am local time, do you have your alarm set yet? 

pro-tip: pre-order one of the M A  N   I    A album bundles in the webstore for your first shot at tickets/VIP packages during monday’s pre-sale. btw, the bundles are discounted now through this weekend, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

if you’re not able to pre-order one of the bundles, you can also sign up to our mailing list by monday morning for second dibs at pre-sale tickets on tuesday starting at 10am local.

General on sale starts Friday at 10am local. 

$1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy fund benefiting charities throughout Chicago. 

p.s. while you wait for all of this to go down, listen to Young and Menace on repeat 😈

p.p.s. a limited number of VIP ticket packages will be available for purchase starting on Monday

M A  N   I    A Package (limited to 280):

- One Premium Ticket (Location given at checkout)
- Access to the VIP Lounge, with complimentary snacks and soft drinks.
- Cash Bar for those over 21 (where available)
- One Exclusive Fall Out Boy Merch Pack (includes items not available
anywhere else)
- One Commemorative VIP Laminate
- Access to the VIP Entry (where available)
- On Site VIP Concierge

Young and Menace Package (limited to 350):

- One Premium Ticket (Location given at checkout)
- One Exclusive Fall Out Boy Merch Pack (includes items not available
anywhere else)
- Access to VIP Entry (where available)
- On Site VIP Concierge

PLEASE NOTE: NO VIP PACKAGES INCLUDE A MEET & GREET