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#Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany hardly shares the fame of the colorful celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, or of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Outside Germany, it is something of a secret that cities and towns in the Rhine river valley go wild, too, with up to 1 million people taking to the streets. Every year, as the great Carnival parade approaches, the city wants to know one thing: Whom will Jacques Tilly, master float builder, skewer this time? In the past, Jacques has poked fun at U.S. and Russian presidents, German chancellors and Islamic State terrorism. This year, though, the question is whether Jacques will tackle Germany’s top topics of conversation: the more than 1 million asylum seekers who arrived last year and the New Year’s Eve assaults on scores of women in Cologne. @gordonwelters photographed Svenja Heweling working on a float made by Jacques Tilly’s team.
Nearly 200 images released by US military depict Bush-era detainee abuse
Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, the result of a court battle that has lasted more than a decade.
While the American Civil Liberties Union – which has fought for the publication of the photos of Bush-era torture in Iraq and Afghanistan since October 2003 – hailed the belated disclosure, it pledged to keep fighting for approximately 1,800 more images the Pentagon continues to withhold, which it believes documents far more graphic detainee torture.
The photos are part of a cache relevant to investigations of detainee abuse at two dozen US military sites around Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps Guantánamo Bay. Many showed detainees in states of undress having their bodies inspected, with rulers and coins held up for comparison and placement of injuries.
It’s so interesting to me that almost every major fandom has a subset of fans who believe the people/person they’re fans of are being forced to hide something (usually a same sex relationship) someone research that I wonder what causes that in literally every fan group
tbh i used to have huge problesm thinking my style was super generic looking and incedibly bland and what i feel helped was, well, loooking at styles i rly liked and actully looking at them for refs and copying what isaw. i didnt just trace 1:1 but the more i pushed myself out of the bounds of how i usually drew and tried more to get it to look like stuff i already kenw i liked, the more i found drawing the crazy cartoon-y exaggerated features i liked so much got to be easier.
stil llooks rly fuckn anime tho but thats ok aniem is cartoons too
Deeks:“Leaving the Server room now.” Eric:“Copy that Deeks.All right, were in. We have live feed from the Consultant surveillance system.” Sarah:“You must, must, must, come with us to Burn 60 while you’re here in LA. A fabulous workout.” Anna:“That sounds wonderful but while I’m in LA my focus is on Call and my music.” Sarah:“Ohh. That’s so sweet. How about you Sam? I’m sure getting sweaty with you, is a time to remember.” Sam:“You better believe it.” Sarah:“You’re delicious.OK. Selfie time.” Callen:“Not before I have dance with my girl.” Sam:“You know what? I think I see a friend of mine from Samara.” Sarah:“Oh. All right you hurry back.” Sam:“Ok.” Sarah:Sam kisses her hand.“Oh. Bye” Callen:dancing.“You’ve done this before.” Anna:“So have you.”
Sneak Peek #2
Team at shipping port checking the containers. Deeks:“Guys! I got something.” They cut the lock on the one Deeks heard noise from. Sam:“Drop it.” Kirkin:“Are you serious? You came to rescue me? I don’t know what to say.” Sam:“Do yourself a favor don’t say anything..” Kirkin:“Yes.” Callen:“Who put you in here?” Kirkin:“The big guy just said not to say anything.” Sam:“Just answer the question.” Kirkin:“I don’t know sir. I was drugged.” Kensi:hears a motorcycle.“Eric? Nell? Do we have company?” Eric:“We’re still blind.” Kirkin:“Hey. What about me? Marty?” Callen:“Don’t let them get away.” After a chase around the shipping port. Callen shoots the motorcycle tire.Kensi takes her down. Callen:“Anna?”
Canadian egg farmers say they’ll meet restaurants’ growing demand for cage-free eggs even though conventional housing for hens will account for more than half of production for at least eight more years.
Egg Farmers of Canada announced Friday that its members, representing more than 1,000 farms, will supply more than half of their eggs from hens in conventional housing until 2024 and won’t shift completely to other types until 2036.
One critic of the currently predominant type of caged housing said Friday that the egg farmers may not be changing quickly enough but an Egg Farmer Canada spokesman said supplies of cage-free eggs will be able to meet demand.
Sayara Thurston, campaign manager for Human Society International’s Canadian chapter, said restaurants and other companies “have made clear that the shift … must happen in four to nine years, not two decades from now.”
Promises to go cage-free by 2020 have been made by Cara Foods (Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s, East Side Mario’s and other Canadian chains), Starbucks, Wendy’s (for it’s Canadian and American restaurants) and Arby’s (for its U.S. locations).
there’s actually no point in making a follow forever bc honestly i just wanna make one to have an excuse to show my fave mutuals how much i love them but. if i made a follow forever there’d be too many ppl on it so my fave mutuals wouldnt know how special they are from it anyways rip
Warnings: AU where mates are a thing, I guess? Possessive Peter.
Word Count: 1211
Reader Gender: Female
A/N: I made the reader Stiles’ cousin because it’s so much easier to integrate into the plot and explains her natural gift for sass.I combined the two requests into one fic partially because I’m lazy, but mainly because the one imagine was a tiny plot that could fit into this fic. I hope you enjoy it! Requested by: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |