captured by carrie

Industrial animal agriculture is very water intensive. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) points out that one hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce – the equivalent of 2 months worth of showers. Then, consider the estimation that the meat and dairy industries combined use nearly 1/3 (29%) of all the fresh water in the world today. Essentially, the once-fresh inputs of clean, natural water into the ocean are being replaced by flows of polluted farm runoff. And on a massive scale. It’s no wonder that animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction, according to the EPA. If a knucklehead like meat can give up all meat and dairy, then any jackass can do it too. Recently a bull escaped from a slaughter house in Queens. The bull,ran loose around the neighborhood for a few hours while the police tried to capture it. The whole was carried out live on the news as it happened. The shot tranquilizer darts meant to put dogs to sleep at the bull. An animal sanctuary in New Jersey said they would take the bull and give him a nice life. But the bull died after capture from being accidentally over drugged. Basically a big waste of everyone’s time for no real reason other than to torture a cow.

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Newsies Live Pt. 2

(photos swiped from the Instagram accounts of the cast IDK where they originally came from)

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“A man carries a woman in his arms — one arm under her legs and the other supporting her back like a groom carrying his bride. It usually denotes or foreshadows a romantic relationship between the characters or a major difference in their physical strength or both… A villainous example: in The Force Awakens, after Kylo Ren knocks out and captures Rey, he opts to carry her back to his ship this way.” TV Tropes

anonymous asked:

how did you come up with the name "yellowcake" ?

The name “Yellowcake” I lifted directly from a MGSV mission tape you get after you capture a truck carrying uranium (which is used in the creation of nuclear bombs). 

deadass tho the title was ATLAS until like two weeks before launch. I realized if I worked hard I could finish on my birthday!!

War

For most of the civilian populations of the world, the devastation of war is an abstraction. Something out of the history books or from stories that old people tell. These days it is true even of places like Russia and China where millions died violently just two generations ago. When we read about the Syrian Civil War, ISIS, Boko Haram war seems distant and isolated in savage places.

It is easy for us to make an abstraction of war when we know nothing of it. War can be reduced down to a formula. One group has a surplus of young men with nothing much to do. So, those young men use the skills they learned hunting to go to the village next door and fight their young men. Sometimes it is a raid where all that happens is that there are isolated fights and maybe some of the women are captured and carried away. The abduction of women was a major aspect of raiding culture since there was little in the way of material goods to steal.

Later as populations grew and cultures became more complex it was possible to subjugate entire populations. This meant taking not just possessions but the land itself. Males could be killed while women and children taken back as slaves. 

Aggressive war is just organized murder, rapine, and theft. It is pure evil and pretending that war is about high-minded abstractions like religion or democracy is a lie. 

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them – with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.
—  Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings
Saphael Development

Raphael doesn’t want Simon to thank him for saving his life. Because Simon “means nothing”.

But then:

- Raphael tells Simon to stop coming to the Hotel DuMort because he doesn’t want Camille to capture him again.

- Raphael carries Simon in his arms to the Institute, risking his own life to help Simon.

- Raphael tells Clary that he’ll “take care of Simon. I promise.”

- Raphael trains Simon himself (even though he’s the leader of a clan of vampires and could be doing something else)

- Raphael almost lashes out against a werewolf for pushing Simon out of the way

- Raphael lets Simon wear his clothes (and more specifically, jacket. Even though Simon has the tendency to ruin Raphael’s jackets)

- Raphael appoints Simon as advisor to keep him close to him.

- Raphael is disappointed when Simon disobeys him

Lea lent against a tree, hands clasped around a knife and small block of wood. He absently chipped away at it, eyes scanning the surrounding canopy - water from the recent rains dripped from the large leaves and the sun dimly broke through the thick vegetation. 

He was looking for signs of his bounty - a lycanthrope, a cat of some sort. He had no doubt he was in the area, the padded footprints of a animal too large and too foreign to the area had led him there. 

Sighing, he pocketed his unfinished carving, sheathing his knife. He’d been tracking them for days now, he wondered if it was even worth it. Sure, the bounty was large, but required a live capture. 

He carried on all the same, carefully trudging through the forest. He was almost ready to give up and rest of the day, when he thought he spotted something through the trees. Immediately crouching down, he approached stealthily.   

@emeerald-blues

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them – with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.
—  Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings
How to be a good "Older Squid Sibling"
  1. Protect your baby squibs (lvl >20): They are your future generation of squid friends, so don’t let them get discouraged.
  2. Teach your baby squibs tricks: Letting them see a big squid in action will give them an idea on how to act.
  3. Safe Squid Parties: Do not kill the rare party squid. Additionally, don’t let anyone else kill them. It’s just not cool.
  4. Don’t always try to be a hero: Let someone else carry the objective (capture zones, ride the tower, carry the rainmaker) if you’re bad at it. Stay alive and hidden if your team is down a few players. Letting them jump to you is faster than having to swim all the way back.
  5. Protect your jumping teammates: If you win the engagement, you and your buddy can push together. If not, at least your buddy might get away.

Read how to be effective here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3), and here (part 4)