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Squatters turn oligarch's empty London property into homeless shelter
Vast £15m home bought by Russian Andrey Goncharenko, who wants to add a pool and leisure centre, is housing about 25 people
By Diane Taylor

There must be loads of properties like this in Kensington. 2,000 homes have been destroyed in the Grenfell fire - if ever there was a need to repossess the idle luxury flats of speculators it’s now. 

The Autistic vs Autism Parent Divide.

Yes, there is a divide. But stop blaming autistic adults for it. This divide is derived from presuming to speak for us. This divide is due to you making the decision to light it up blue to make people “aware” of our existence, to make people fear and reject us, to make people want to cure us. The divide is due to you deciding the puzzle piece represents us because you think we have missing pieces. We don’t. The divide is because you decided all this without us. The divide is because you will not listen to autistic people. Work together? Exactly how is that going to happen if you refuse to meet us halfway? You decide to speak for us, with your assumptions about us that are incorrect, all while taking on our identities as your own while simultaneously telling us we are not our autism? Exactly how, in the holy fuck, do you expect us to just be grateful for your “awareness” when you treat us like charity cases? 

2016’s Top Tumblr Communities

Not every -blr on Tumblr, but the 20 that did the the most talking this year. From Artblr to the Simblr, Petblr to Applying-for-college-blr, welcome home.

1. artists on tumblr
2. studyblr 

Originally posted by boystudy

3. photographers on tumblr
4. poets on tumblr
5. fitblr
6. simblr
7. booklr
8. writers on tumblr
9. langblr
10. black tumblr

Originally posted by blackgirlflymag

11. reptiblr
12. medblr
13. gunblr
14. birblr
15. cats of tumblr
16. mumblr
17. pregblr
18. lawblr
19. freeblr
20. appblr

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Orcas!!! Video captured in Monterey Bay courtesy of Wildlife and Adventure Photographer and Videographer, Slater Moore @slatermoorephotography - Love watching the Orcas swim as a pod!! 🌊🌊🌊 Killer whales, or Orcas (Orcinus orca) are cetaceans. They are the largest dolphins in the world, called ‘whales’ because of their size. Orcas have mostly black skin with white patches.They are found in all the world’s oceans, from the cold of the Arctic to the tropical seas. They are easy to identify because of their distinctive white and black colouring.

Like all toothed whales, they are carnivores. They hunt in family groups called 'pods’. Members of the pod work together to surround their prey. Killer whales eat many different kinds of prey, such as sharks, seals, dolphins, penguins. There are several different types of Orca, each of which has different living and prey habits. They do not interbreed and seems to be subspecies or even separate species. Their behaviour and hunting techniques also differ.

Killer whales are the largest living members of the dolphin family. Males typically range from 6 to 8 metres long and weigh in excess of 6 tonnes. Females are smaller, generally ranging from 5 to 7m and weighing about 3 to 4 t. The largest male killer whale on record was 9.8 metres, weighing over 10 tonnes, while the largest female was 8.5m, weighing 7.5 t. Calves at birth weigh about 180 kilograms (400 lb) and are about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) long. The killer whale’s large size and strength make it among the fastest marine mammals, able to reach speeds in excess of 30 knots (56 km/hr)

#Orca #SaveTheSRKW #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SaveOurCetaceans #WildAndFree #Earthlings #NationsUnderwater #Communities #Families #NoToCaptivity #Conservation #Education #NakaweWarriors (at Monterey Bay, Ca)

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Museums are extremely important because above else, they tell me things are real. They actually happened. Here’s tangible proof of it. It’s one thing to be told in history class or in a book that history happened. That’s never more relevant than now when there’s all this anti-Semitic fear (among many others) that embolden Holocaust deniers. But to see rooms full of items that were taken from the Jewish victims, their names on ledgers, remnants of their lost lives that are reminders to all of us that they WERE real. The atrocities DID happen. And we must never forget, especially as the survivors dwindle in numbers as old age takes them.
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Megan M. 

I think this feedback is such a perfect example of why a museum collection is such an incredible value to our history. 

Do you have a story or feedback about why museums are valuable to you or your community? Email me arts.museum.education at gmail dot com 

Read the original call for submissions

theguardian.com
Look at Grenfell Tower and see the terrible price of Britain’s inequality | Lynsey Hanley
The privileged can buy their safety – high-rise dwellers and the poor are condemned to second-class status
By Lynsey Hanley

Lynsey Hanley looks at the Grenfell Tower fire in London and the issues of inequality in the UK that arise from the case of the tower block.

I just really love age regression communities

There’s lots of diverse ones so you can find tags that really feel right for you. And lots of communities allow multiple labels. Even now kidhearts are thinking of allowing it, and I think it’s a great idea. I guess this is just to be an encouragement to all the agere people out there?

Kidhearts are super sweet!
Teenietots are incredibly adorable!
Tinytykes are so lovely!
Kritter kiddies are absolutely loveable!
All of the lesser known and newer communities, clubs, etc. are 100% good and special and everybody deserves so much love.

The amount of love and acceptance I’ve seen lately just feels so warm and fuzzy and I love it ❤️

Libraries aren’t just for books, or even e-books, anymore. They are for checking out cake pans (North Haven, Conn.), snowshoes (Biddeford, Me.), telescopes and microscopes (Ann Arbor, Mich.), American Girl dolls (Lewiston, Me.), fishing rods (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Frisbees and Wiffle balls (Mesa, Ariz.) and mobile hot spot devices (New York and Chicago).

Here in Sacramento, where people can check out sewing machines, ukuleles, GoPro cameras and board games, the new service is called the Library of Things.

“The move toward electronic content has given us an opportunity to re-evaluate our physical spaces and enhance our role as a community hub,” said Larry Neal, the president of the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, which represents 9,000 public libraries. “The web is swell,” he added, “but it can feel impersonal.

About care///kids

Please unfollow me and do not interact with my posts. I’m very uncomfortable with the community right now. It’s my advice to you as a friend and fellow regressor that it is an unsafe place, and encourage you to seek a safer community.

I can’t say for sure what will happen in the future, or what might happen if the community changes, but for now, please stay away. Best of luck to everyone ❤️