I can provide sources

Call out post: Trevor Collins

Listen, he technically hasn’t done anything wrong.
But every single picture he’s in, he looks fantastic.
There are like 50 RTX pics where someone just spontaneously came up to him, said, “hey can I get a picture?” And he was like sure, and then he looked stunning.
On the fly picture taking is not allowed to be this photogenic.
@thetrevorc , Imma need you to stop and share with the rest of us. My selfie game needs help and can’t take the pressure.

gudriin  asked:

i havent been keeping up with canadian politics for the past year so im completely uneducated in this regard, but can i ask what's wrong with Trudeau? I want to be more knowledgeable of what's been going on

A lot.

Here’s a short list I made a little while ago:

-Trudeau is considering selling our ports & airports.

-Trudeau is pushing an infrastructure bank, which is going to privatize public infrastructure.

-Trudeau selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

-Trudeau approving 2 huge oil pipelines and happy about Donald Trump’s approval of Keystone XL.

-Despite making it pretty clear before the election that communities and First Nations would need to give consent for projects, Trudeau has backtracked and now says that this is no longer true.

-Justin Trudeau bailing out Bombardier with millions, doesn’t care that their CEO’s are getting huge bonuses as they’re laying off thousands of workers.

-Their Marijuana legislation is filled with harsh penalties, and it is not true legalization. There will be limits on the amount you can grow and carry (and if you exceed these limits you can be arrested or charged), and new harsh penalties related to youth & driving under the influence.

-Justin Trudeau’s government is refusing to pay First Nations children equally, despite the Human Rights Commission sending him notices saying he has to (they have now sent 4 compliance orders for him to comply with the law).

-Justin Trudeau’s government is still underfunding First Nations education.

-Justin Trudeau supports Donald Trump’s bombing of Syria.

-Justin Trudeau is in favour of Regime Change in Syria, which many feel could escalate violence in that region.

-Justin Trudeau has not ruled out sending the military into Syria.

-Justin Trudeau is refusing to change the ‘Safe Third Country’ agreement to help refugees fleeing the USA.

-Justin Trudeau is refusing to fund a basic income pilot project on PEI.

-Justin Trudeau abandoned electoral reform (a big election promise) and has stuck with the First Past the Post system (a system the Conservative Party of Canada also supports).

-Justin Trudeau refuses to decriminalize marijuana in the meantime. Cops will arrest thousands more people for marijuana possession before 2018.

-Justin Trudeau is refusing to pardon anyone for marijuana possession despite knowing full well how harmful this can be for people job searching or crossing the border.

-Justin Trudeau is not in favour of a $15/hour minimum wage.

-Despite his feminist rhetoric, Status of Women Canada received no new funding in the 2017 budget.

-Justin Trudeau broke a campaign promise to close a tax loophole that largely benefits millionaire CEO’s.

-Justin Trudeau is breaking indigenous rights to consent with permits given on the Site C Dam and Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline.

-Justin Trudeau’s tax cut for the middle cut, benefits the top 10% of income earners the most. Those making under $40,000 per year get nothing.

-Justin Trudeau still hasn’t changed or repealed the draconian anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51.

-Despite a push from the NDP, Trudeau is refusing to expand our healthcare system to cover things like Pharmacare.

-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s cuts to healthcare transfers.

-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s weak climate change targets

.-Justin Trudeau wants to delay a promise to cut methane (a potent greenhouse gas) emissions for 3 years or more.

There’s plenty more than that. Yes, arguably Justin Trudeau is better than Stephen Harper, but that is a very low bar to pass.

If you need sources on any of these points I can provide them.

anonymous asked:

wasn't sappho bi and not a lesbian?

this is, legitimately, a question that is impossible to answer. we just don’t know enough. pulling biographical information from poetry is already a fragile operation; pulling it from fragmented poetry is even harder. we can tell that sappho loved women, but it’s hard to figure out anything more certain than that

from my own studies of sappho i do think that she was what we would call a lesbian, but that’s a conclusion that i have formed through the specific research i’ve done using ancient sources that are often difficult to trust completely. there’s nothing stopping anyone from debating whether sappho was lesbian or bi, it’s just not really possible to make a for-sure statement one way or the other

  • A loud boom rocks LeBlanc cafe. Ann and Makoto are hiding behind the counter, holding their weapons. Makoto is wearing a wedding dress.
  • Ann: Running low on ammo!
  • Makoto: Why did you give him espresso? I told you not to give him espresso!
  • Giant, heavily-armed mecha form of Morgana rises from the rubble.
  • Morgana: Now ends the age of man…
  • Ann, Makoto and Morgana are sitting in a booth at a normal, non-wrecked LeBlanc.
  • Ann: That’s what we should tell them they missed whilst they were gone.
  • Morgana, pouting: Why can’t I wear the wedding dress?
  • Source: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2126

@ people discoursing over Jughead’s canon sexuality:

He’s aroace by canon. Yes, I’m serious. This isn’t a case of people headcanoning a gay-coded character as ace. Both word-of-god and the comic itself explicitly state that Jughead is canon asexual. I’m on mobile so I can’t really provide sources very well but you can Google it. It’s not even recent, this has been canon for a while now.

I appear to have caused some minor controversy on the Schipperke facebook page… I have been sharing quotes from sources I’ve been reading about schipperkes and it seems people disagree! I’d be happy to be corrected, but nobody can provide a source for their information.

Announcement

I’ve decided that I would stop posting AnY summaries after I’m done with chapters 151 & 152, which would mark the end of volume 26. I just don’t have the energy and motivation left to continue, mostly because I know the Korean scans are now available before I even receive my own copy of the magazine and other people on tumblr are posting their own spoilers, summaries and translations too. It feels like a waste of time and I’m sure they do an excellent job too, so I wish to focus on ToshoSen and the rest of my scanlation activities instead, where I know I can be more useful to the fandom. I will keep scanning the color illustrations and I’ll probably continue posting my opinion on each chapter as well. I still need to upload the various artbooks and volume covers and other images for the gallery, and I may also take the opportunity to talk about AnY doujinshi while I’m at it. I just wish to have more original contents on my blog instead of posting stuff that’s already available elsewhere.

Feel free to keep sending me asks about the series or whatever subject you wish to discuss, my askbox is always open and I’ll gladly fangirl with you :D If you have suggestions about the kind of contents you’d like to see on my blog, you’re welcome to send them too and I’ll see what I can do.

And in case I get the magazine early and the spoilers aren’t out yet, I’ll share them don’t worry :P

I hope you understand my decision and will continue to read my blog~

archiveofourown.org
Fight Fan-Unfriendly EU Legal Developments--Time to Act! | Archive of Our Own
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Friends, especially friends in Europe! If you remember about two months ago, there was a vote in the European Parliament regarding Articles 11 and 13 (the “link tax” and “censorship machine”) that ultimately resulted in the rejection of these directives. However, what this did was stop them from automatically approving many of the Copyright Directive proposals – it now goes to a vote in Parliament on September 12th as to which individual proposals will be approved/not approved. 

AO3 has summarized the issue better than I can and provided more helpful sources in the link above, so if you’re in Europe – please do take the time to check things out, do some research about the issues, and call your representatives!

Really long rant about the history of taxing the rich in America.

Okay so. Here’s the thing about taxes and raising taxes on the top 10% and taxing corporations. When corporations and the ultra-rich first started to appear, there were no regulations on ANYTHING. There were no estate taxes inheritance taxes, or income taxes because they were considered unconstitutional. There were no regulations on labor, on product quality, on monopolies, there was no regulation AT ALL. So from about 1870′s-ish on to the early 1900′s the US had the closest it has ever been to true free market capitalism. I’m dead serious. There were no laws, the courts 9 times out of 10 ruled in favor of corporations, and shit was wildly out of control.

So 1901 rolls around and President McKinley is assassinated and Theodore Roosevelt becomes president. He is the first president to say that corporations needed to be regulated. He introduced the Pure Food and Drug Act for example because food and drug corporations were lying about what they were selling (because as I said we had the closest thing to true free market capitalism then) then he started regulating the meat industry because during the Spanish American War more American soldiers died from poisoned beef than from actual combat. So Roosevelt gets the ball rolling on controlling corporations. He reduces the amount of hours laborers can work to 12 hours a day. “Gee 12 hours? That seems like too much.” Well before this little piece of legislation laborers could be forced to work literally 24/7 and there were no ramifications. So those are some of the highlights of what Roosevelt did to control corporations.

The you get Woodrow Wilson into office in 1913. He really starts to fuck shit up. The 16th amendment is ratified making it constitutional for the federal government to levy income tax. Wilson also imposes estate taxes (which the dying multi-millionaire pays BEFORE he gives his money to the kids). So Roosevelt he imposed regulations on the corporations, but Wilson imposed taxes on the rich to take control of them. 

So with the Revenue Act of 1913 there was for the first time a federal graduated income tax. In 1913 if you pulled in over $500,000 a year you paid a 7% income tax. That was the top rate for literally everyone over $500,000 a year. (tw this is 500,000 in 1913 that isn’t adjusted to equal 2015 money so it is a fuck load of money)

1916: top rate 15% over $2,000,000 and 15% estate tax on estates over $5,000,000

1918: top estate tax rate raised to 25% to pay for World War I

1924: top estate tax rate was 40%

So the ultra-rich, the top 10%, were being heavily taxed in their income and in their estates. This goes on until the 1980′s. Reagan takes office. Reagan cuts taxes for the wealthy, but continues to spend exorbitant amounts of money on defense, plunges the United States into massive debt, destabilizes the entire country, and cuts back regulations on corporations. He begins a trend of small government with little or no active role in corporate dealings. Reagan must not have taken a single history course because if he had, he’d have seen that if corporations and the rich aren’t regulated, they will run the rest of us over. The regulations and the tax cuts and the social programs the came out of early 20th century American government DIRECTLY caused the growth of the middle class in America. Ever since Reagan deregulated and cut taxes, and every time a president cuts social programs the middle class shrinks, the poverty rate goes up, and the rich get richer. That is why taxes on the ultra-rich are so important. That’s why regulating corporations and the economy are so important. America has had true free market capitalism. And it was terrible for our country. I could do another super long post about the late 1800s and the way corporations literally took control over the entire US but I won’t for now. 

Point is, until the 80′s corporations were pretty seriously regulated and the ultra-rich were pretty heavily taxed. Going back to that model will have an enormously positive effect on the country. And Bernie Sanders is the man to do it.

anonymous asked:

Can you provide sources for you bee research? I want to read what you're reading. I'm not saying I instantly don't believe your sources, but I have been interested in trying beekeeping for about a year, and most of what I've read is literally the opposite of what you're saying.

These are all either sources from beekeepers themselves, or from independent organisations or studies. Contrary to popular belief, Apis mellifera, the species of bee we use for honey production, are not even close to being endangered; but thousands of lesser known species are The interesting thing is that it’s only really consumers who dispute the facts about the practices involved in honey production, most keepers themselves are well aware that these are standard practices. As for claims about the conservation value of buying honey, most claims contrary to what I’m saying here come from the industry itself, who have a fairly obvious incentive to deny these verifiable facts. Realistically though, my chief concern with honey is that it is exploitative, and you don’t need a source to tell you that taking something which takes a bee’s entire life to produce and selling it for profit is exploitation. You can read my full post on honey here.

10

I’ve been around BC for a while now (was just never really involved with the fandom…eh, you guys know the story).

Over the years, a good portion of my hard drive as well as my phone’s memory has been dedicated to this dude (I know, I know he’s not a dude, he’s a Man). 

The picture from the NYT article today, the very last picture in this series, STUNNED me. I honestly couldn’t stop staring at it, he’s just so hypnotic. 

So I started thinking about all the pictures of BC over the years that have rooted me to the spot, and while compiling them, being forced to select only 10, I realized I love the pictures were his beauty isn’t hidden, where he’s in his stark glory, where the harsh beauty of his face, the symmetry of his face, isn’t hidden or messed with. 

All these photos are unedited/untouched unless by the original source. The last one, I have to say, is my own edit just because I wanted to make him a little harder to look away from.

I can provide the source of the photos upon request but honestly, most of them are from my hard drive. 

Anywhooooooooo, enjoy this feast. 

6

cesaro rage-flipping the table from last week’s Smackdown!, as requested by @asilentk​ 

threw in a couple of gratuitous gifs of angry-breathing!cesaro because Reasons™

when someone says “can you provide some sources” and i look at the post they’re asking for sources from and it’s not even a callout or academic in nature it’s basic shit you can google for free like “amazon wage slavery” or “alexa laughing” like christ alive it’s not fucking hard to open up a new browser tab and type whatever you want to know just GOOGLE IT jesus fucking god

katiethetransbian  asked:

Wait Arryn spoiled that we'll see baby Blake? Source please? Arryn hon u gotta stop spoiling things. Jesus she really is the Tom Holland of the crwby, isn't she?

It was at the second RWBY panel at RTX2018 I think? If someone can provide the source in the notes that’d be great. CRWBY was asked whether we’re gonna see a kid character and Arryn just went BABY BLAKEEE before Miles and Kerry said that we were indeed going to see a kid character. It could be that Arryn just spoiled that, yeah lol it wouldn’t surprise me

anonymous asked:

I have no issue when you're talking about your own personal experiences, that's not really what I'm talking about. One example "Many breeders of many breeds will simply not send Xrays in to this database if they know the dog has bad hips, and the problem is probably worse than that." You make statements like that a lot but if that is an issue, I'd like to see sources. In the UK, you HAVE to send x-rays to the database. That's how you get the hips scored.

I’m not asking for you to source your posts because I believe you’re lying. I’m asking you to source your posts because I want to learn, I want to see evidence of problems I’m not aware of. I want to actively make my breed and breed community better. I can’t do that based on anecdotal evidence alone.

Ah, okay, the question then is: how am I supposed to do that without breaking client confidentiality, anon?

There are not that many breeders of certain breeds in Australia, especially the smaller states, and given that through this blog you can identify my name and face it would potentially take all of ten minutes for an outed unethical breeder to identify me.

Even with a common breed, if I name even the breed of dog for which a puppy was proudly presented to me with the parent’s pedigree and hip scores, the mother having a hip score over three times the breed average in a breed known for hip dysplasia, that might be too much information to identify the breeder.

(Any vet can Xray hips with a standard hip extended view, and those Xrays need to be sent off to someone certified to get an official score, but any vet can tell you whether those hips are good or not and there are breeders that will only send their ‘good’ ones and not pay to send the rest. I can score hips, but I can’t give an official hip score.)

Hip dysplasia is a particular issue, because despite all the testing there have been only marginal improvements in hip dysplasia rates, and breeders seem slow to adopt PennHIP instead, some outright advocating against it and claiming that taking the PennHIP views somehow stretched the hip joint and causes hip dysplasia in puppies. But I can tell you too that before the genetic test for von Willebrands disease, one of the guys responsible for making the test which measures von Willebrand’s factor would lament that historically Doberman breeders would sprint their dogs outside the vet clinic before their blood test to boost their numbers, which undermined the point of the whole test.

There is a reason vets don’t name and shame unethical breeders in public, and that’s because our professional backside is on the line if we do. So I don’t know what sort of sources you want, or what I can possibly provide safely to answer your question.

- Columbine Conspiracy #2: Multiple Shooter Theory Pt. 2

This is a continuation of the first post written on the Multiple-Shooter Theory. If you have not yet done so, I ask that you please read that before continuing with the following. Again, the evidence cited here comes directly from the Jefferson County Final Report on Columbine (May 2000) and local media publications. Please feel free to reference any citation for yourself. I can fully provide the detailed sources for anything cited if you would like to save some time and energy, alternatively.

The evidence against there being two perpetrators during the events of the Columbine Tragedy seems infinite and is overwhelming. I will begin with an inexplicable discrepancy. As mentioned in the previous post, John Stone, the lead investigator for Jefferson County, on several occasions to several mainstream media sources confirmed that 17 corpses lied dead in the school because of the tragedy. Federal investigators, who illogically and without precedence were at the scene before local law enforcement, relayed to President Bill Clinton that a minimum of 25 people had died. Jonathan Vandermark and Brandi Wiseman, two students at CHS, confirmed that they saw three dead bodies on a stairwell, even providing the common detail that the corpses still had their backpacks on, in their respective interviews with investigators (Denver Post, “Daughter retreats behind stony wall of pain” April 25, 1999). The problem is that the official narrative does not mention anyone dying outside of the library other than Rachel Scott, Daniel Rohrbough, and Dave Sanders (Jefferson County, Narrative Time Line of Events).

The treatment of the corpses themselves presents a plethora of evidence that suggests this tragedy was an orchestrated event. The first problem is that law enforcement officials cannot declare an individual deceased, unless decapitation is present or the body has been decaying evidently for an extended period (days). All of the dead were not properly declared as deceased by medical professionals, and their bodies were left as is for over twenty-four hours. In a future post, I will break down the video evidence that allegedly shows the bodies of Rachel Scott and Daniel Rohrbough outside of the school; these were clearly dummies strategically placed and moved during drills. The body alleged to be Rachel Scott was not dressed in the attire Rachel wore that day and was heinously desecrated if it was an actual corpse. No law official would be asked to risk his or her life to retrieve a corpse during a live-event; the body would especially not be dragged multiple times.

A major general, CIA, NSA, M16, NATO, and FBI were all present before the events officially concluded, an impossibility without foreknowledge of the attacks. There was gridlock purposely created that did not allow local law enforcement or medical personnel to enter the school, which is a large reason why Dave Sanders eventually bled out (this was evident in the Sandy Hook Shooting as well). Multiple calls that were made with information of the shooters, which were not limited to Harris and Klebold, were ignored. A diversion bomb was set off in a field between Chatfield and Wadsworth near the school minutes before the attack. Parent Barbara Kerakosis noticed five to six men near the entrance of the school dressed in attire later described by witnesses of the shootings, two of which were sitting on large duffle bags. Local resident Martin Middleton came forward saying that he was warned of the attack by TCM members months before, which went ignored by law enforcement. It is important to understand these discrepancies and incongruences (along with the ones mentioned in the previous post) before describing the perpetrators and reasoning for the event because all of these questions are answered and the obvious picture of what really happened that day becomes clearer. The hundreds of shots that are not accounted for, and, more importantly, the additional ten corpses now have attributable criminals to them.    

One last note before getting to the actual shooters and bombers themselves, no one heard or saw Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold commit suicide inside the school. Federal snipers were recorded as witnessing the events that transpired in the library, which is how Harris and Klebold’s path was determined (along with the cafeteria footage). This creates many questions addressed in the previous post; however, I’ll pose some more here. If the federal snipers had positive IDs on Klebold and Harris and had the visuals on them while they were carrying out their murders, why weren’t they neutralized? If the two boys were witnessed as committing suicide, why was the case originally investigated as a murder-suicide? Many local law enforcement officials stated that the snipers used could barely speak English, which agencies did these personnel belong to? Who was generating the gunfire after 12:08, the latest time the two could have committed suicide, according to the snipers?

I will begin naming the additional shooters in the next post. I planned on doing so in this one, but it would be too long. Hundreds of students identified more than a half dozen extra personnel who perpetrated the attacks. I will name them and provide the evidence in which the testimony comes from in the next post. Again, please leave any comment, ask any question, and reference any point you would like.

Intro to the Series

Columbine Conspiracy Post #1

Columbine Conspiracy Post #2 Part 1

**Again this is not my work. Not claiming these are true either, just theories**

Regarding Veracity

Please read this if you have concerns about the truthfulness of posts made by Supper Mario Broth during the past year.

Supper Mario Broth is a Super Mario variety blog that was started in 2012. However, I - the person writing this - am not its original creator. While I have been a contributor to the blog from the beginning, sole control of it has been ceded to me during the hiatus between November 2014 and April 2016.

The original creator’s vision of Supper Mario Broth was to present entertaining Mario content regardless of its veracity. This is no longer the case. All posts made on Supper Mario Broth in 2016 and later are intended to be factual. To the best of my knowledge, the information presented in them is true.

Of course, I must rely on outside sources for many of my posts, so it is possible that I have posted false information since despite my best efforts, it is not feasible for me to verify some of them myself. If you have any questions or concerns about posts made in 2016 or later on this blog, feel free to contact me via the Tumblr ask or messaging systems. I can provide you with sources or further details. If evidence exists that the post in question is incorrect, I will edit or delete it as appropriate.

The aim of Supper Mario Broth is to inform people about Mario games and everything related to them. Please help me be as informative as possible by notifying me of any errors or inaccuracies you notice. Thank you very much.

1. Nothing on that post was factual. How can you read a post where I provided multiple sources proving someone wrong and still say they were right?

2. I wasn’t offended that they said being fat is unhealthy. People tell me that all the time. I was offended that they were spreading lies and rumors about our blog and our intentions. I was offended that they were accusing us of saying things we never said. I was angry because they wrote a post smearing us and then said they refused to respond to anything we said in our defense. That’s pretty reasonable if you ask me.

3. I’m not offended by everything. You have got to stop seeing someone debunk lies and false information and thinking the person is just offended. That’s not how it works. And even if I was offended, it doesn’t make me wrong.

4. I AM okay with being fat. My wanting other people to not be an asshole to me for it is not a sign that I’m not okay with it.

Fatphobes are so ridiculous. My god.

-Mod Bella

anonymous asked:

how did you start in norse history things? What's a good place to start? I get so overwhelmed....

Sæll (eða sæl) vinur,
(Hello friend,)

This is definitely a question that is better suited for my other blog, but I never turn away my guests, so I will answer it here regardless, my friend. (I am still the same person, after all).

I started in a class, which is a pretty great place to get introduced to this material, but not necessarily a place that everyone is fortunate enough to begin with. Yet, this is exactly why I run a series on my other blog, called Fjorn’s Viking History. You can view all of these posts here on Tumblr, or view them in a link-based-list format on my Wordpress. I am not sure if you are already aware of them, but they are posts that essentially turn my lecture notes into an online ‘course’ of sorts. One post at a time, you can read and learn about Viking History for free. There are currently 43 posts, with 57 total planned.

I should be more cautious in advertising myself, though, because I am a student, not a professor, and I have so much more to learn before I am qualified enough to properly teach this material. Still, I find it to be a convenient place to start, at least for the sake of exposure. I list all my sources, which can provide books and other outlets to explore. 


Yet, if that is not suitable, I know of a few books that make for a suitable, reliable, and well-rounded exposure into medieval Norse studies:

John Haywood, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings.

This book is reasonably priced and does not go into a lot of academic depth. It is clear, concise, and offers a tremendous amount of visuals that really help to visualize the Norse world. I always, always recommend this book for beginners.

Rory McTurk ed., A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture.

This book is a bit expensive and far more academic than the book above. Yet, it a compilation of the efforts of various scholars, and all of this research is very up-to-date. This is a great source to learn more detail about specific topics, such as poetry, archaeology, and language. I recommend reading it out of order, picking whichever topic interests you the most at the time.

Angus A. Somerville and R. Andrew McDonald ed., The Viking Age: A Reader, Second Edition.

This book is much like the one above, except instead of secondary, scholar work, it is a collection of translated primary source material. This will expose you to the various primary sources (books written during the Viking Age, or fairly close in time to that period). It is a good companion to all of the material above, because, like the Companion, this book offers additional insight to specific topics through selected primary materials. Again, I would recommend reading in whatever order suits your needs the most.


Hopefully that helps you, my friend. Not everyone is able to take a class on Viking History, which is a reason why I began my other blog in the first place. If you have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know so I can help out a bit.

I wish you the best of luck!

Með vinsemd og virðingu,
(With friendliness and respect,)
Fjörn

anonymous asked:

according to the USDA, honeybees aren't endangered. what's your reasoning for keeping this blog up? (can provide sources if needed.)

I’m the bee blogger, so I blog for all bees!

There are nearly 20,000 species of bees that exist in the world. Currently, there are 7 species that have been added to the US Endangerment list, and this number continues to grow with the use of pesticides on our crops and pollution. It’s important to continue to raise awareness and buy local!