persisting-knightmare  asked:

Gosh fudging dang it to heck! You sure produced a lot of AUs for mlp! So industrous, i am getting so envious!

The heady mixture of my love for worldbuilding and for RariTwi fuels the AUs to be perfectly honest. These aren’t including the ones I want to make/have ideas for but haven’t outright shown them to anyone. o3o


Created By k-omu

Industr/a Bedroom Set

Created for: The Sims 4
The Industr/a Bedroom set is a modern take on industrial design. Features rough materials, glossy surfaces and geometric touches.
This set contains: Double bed with headboard (6 swatches/4slots), Dresser (3 swatches/3 slots), End table (3 swatches), Geometric chair (4 swatches), Desk with sideboard (4 swatches/6 sideboard slots), Desk add-on, Mirror (2 swatches), Art (3 swatches), Wall clock, Stacked books (functioning bookcase), Stacked Hermes boxes, Succulent plant (3 swatches), Shag rug (3 swatches), Pendant lamp (2 swatches), Table lamp (2 swatches)

anonymous asked:

Did you learn stuff from Mr. Russia? He looks like he could teach you a lesson or two about how to rule something.

[Tsar Alexander II was a more liberal man and had introduced many reforms during his reign, inculding the emancipation of the serfs in Russia. In the latter half of the 19th century, Russia’s industry was expanding and the country was becoming more and more important in the world’s economy as it industrialized. - however, Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 as there was a lot of dissatisfaction within certain groups in the country.
Industrialization didn’t reach far yet and the workplace conditions were awful; there were movements that condemned the westernization and industralization and called for a return to the old rural days.  

Alexander III, who succeeded Alexander II after his death, was highly reactionary.]

tallblueandhandsome  asked:

Woman, 5'6''(Am I writing it good? 173xm anyway), short hair, dyed red shorter on one side, hazel eyes, hobbies...written rpgs, reading, watching movies, I'm a biotechnologist what means I use science to develop new industral and medical products and techniques, I'm mostly genetician. I love quiet dates, movies together, netfix and chill, trips to cinema then dinner and stuff. I think you are really tallented and I adore your mind, your imagination and intelect. You are amazing person. :)

I would totally date you! 😊 I love the movies and quiet dates! And thank you so much that’s so sweet!!

Send in a description and I’ll tell you if I would date you!

anonymous asked:

I'm new to leftism and still reading around. One of the most popular arguments made by Leninists is that anarchist critique of Lenin does not take into account the material conditions the Bolsheviks find themselves in. Would you mind addressing that?

Sure! You do often hear this, although it’s just as often rather sketchy as to what exctly the material conditions justified, and even more sketchy is the basis for the idea that dealing with these difficult material conditions should have been the sole responsibility of the Bolshevik party. The Bolsheviks were not the most popular revolutionary party during the revolution, and at no point were they given a mandate to institute a single party dictatorship by the Russian people. Even the high level of popularity they had among the proletariat (roughly 10% of the population) didn’t last until the end of 1918. There was a wave of strikes and protests across the industral centres in 1918, and if you look at the resolutions passed by those revolutionary workers, it’s obvious that Bolshevik policies were deeply unpopular - for example the strike at the Putilov plant in Petrograd, where the demands were things like the unbanning of socialist newspapers, an end to summary executions by the Cheka, freeing of SR prisoners etc.

The vast majority of Bolshevik party members worked in offices as administrators, in factories they couldn’t even count on votes, shown by the fact that Bolsheviks actually altered the makeup of the Petrograd soviet to allow for less factory representation in the elections in summer 1918, as well as employing widespread voter intimidation and electoral fraud. The number of party members in Petrograd plummeted - from 50,000 in October 1917 to 3000 in September 1918. (There were many reasons for this, including party members being sent elsewhere etc, but it still shows pretty clearly the absence of a mandate to rule)

In 1918 the Cheka spent their time breaking strikes, arresting strike leaders, putting down street protests…during the Obukhov plant strike, the Bolsheviks just closed down the plant and fired every single worker - ironically they drafted 300 sailors from Kronstadt to go and disarm these workers by the way - the Kronstadt sailors were still loyal to them at this point. They remained loyal until after the white armies had been defeated, and only then did they leave the party in their thousands and begin pressing for a return to genuine soviet democracy.

The fact is that Bolshevik policies made the “difficult material conditions” worse, not better. The insensification of coercive labour practices after the civil war was effectively over in 1920 did not have the desired effect of boosting productivity, it had the opposite effect. Factory discipline broke down completely and in 1920-21 there was another wave of strikes, involving 77% of all medium and large scale enterprises in the country. War communism was an abject failure, so I never understand the argument that it was justified due to adverse conditions, it created adverse conditions, and had a lot of working class people shot for not working hard enough in the process.

In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life… Globalized industrialized food is not cheap: it is too costly for the Earth, for the farmers, for our health. The Earth can no longer carry the burden of groundwater mining, pesticide pollution, disappearance of species and destabilization of the climate. Farmers can no longer carry the burden of debt, which is inevitable in industrial farming with its high costs of production. It is incapable of producing safe, culturally appropriate, tasty, quality food. And it is incapable of producing enough food for all because it is wasteful of land, water and energy. Industrial agriculture uses ten times more energy than it produces. It is thus ten times less efficient.
—  Vandana Shiva, Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

Ninebyfour is an archetypical tubelight fixture, crafted from an atypical material; wood. This is possible through the use of energy efficient Philips LED light tubes. These LED light tubes eliminate the bulk of electronics necessary for traditional neon tube light. And the light does not warm up during use, allowing for the use of wood and cork. And-and; the led tube will probably out-live those born before 1980.

Ninebyfour is made from Stadshout; salvaged wood from Amsterdam trees. On the cork the geographical coordinates of the unfortunate tree are stamped, find the trees’ city origins by simply entering these coordinates in google.

I am very proud that I have a 100% pro choice voting record. I am very proud that I support legislation in the Congress which says we will end the absurdity of women today making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. And I will say that we should join the rest of the industralized world and provide paid family and medical leave should be a right for all families.
—  Bernie Sanders