leonids

anony-co asked:

So as an anarchist and an anti-communist, do you believe in communism?

I am not anti-communist, I’ve never said that. I am anti-Stalinist because real socialism (as Brezhnev called it) was not really communism. I believe in the spontaneous will of change of the population, in direct democracy, and in the free participation of individuals in society. Communism has rarely been achieved in the advanced industrial societies so far. What you are referring to as communism, it was in reality state capitalism.
The libertarian communism that I’m fighting for, it’s an economic and social setup that foresees the absence of the State and classes, expressing the fundamental equality of the population.

If you’re talking about this instead, I was actually joking about capitalism, not communism.

Signs as art

Aries: Maximalism

Paolo de Matteis


Taurus: Cubism

Pablo Picasso


Gemini: Still Life Painting

Pieter Claesz


Cancer: Impressionism

Leonid Afremov


Leo: Neo Expressionism

Kent Williams


Virgo: Surrealism

Aram Vardazaryan


Libra: Portrait Art

Ellie Yong


Scorpio: Fantastic/Magic Realism

Rob Gonsalves


Sagittarius: Pop Art

Unknown 


Capricorn: Hyper Realism

Simon Hennessey


Aquarius: Futurist Abstract

Mark Webster


Pisces: Lowbrow Art

Mia

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Set of 16 postcards - illustrations for Russian folk tales from the story-book collective “The Magic Ring” (by Andrey Platonov). Artist Leonid Nepomnyaschy, a famous Russian illustrator. Published in 1989.

Included fairy tales:
— The Magic Boy
— The Magic Ring
— Ivan-Marvel
— Smart Granddaughter
— Finest, the Brave Falcon
— The Wise Yelena

and a few others.

 (via etsy)

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These are the depictions of the most intense meteor storm in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it:  “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)

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On Mt. Lemmon again for the Leonid meteor shower. The Taurids were peaking around this time as well, though there were only ~10 meteors/hour at best so I only managed to capture a few (and Andromeda at the top right). However, the Geminids are coming soon around December 13th with a rate of over 100/hr! Can’t wait to shoot that. The star trails are about 15 minutes.
Also on Flickr & 500px

Reminder!

You can still admire the Leonids shower tonight(November 18th, 2014)! It’s the most famous meteor shower and it only happens once a year!

It can be admired from anywhere in Canada and mainly throughout the northern hemisphere, clear skies permitting! The best time to view the meteor shower with your naked eye should be between midnight and dawn.

If the weather isn’t cooperating in your area, you can watch NASA’s live stream of this magical show here: www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Photo Credit: Navicore(2009)