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Anaconda, Community, and Family: Florida Woman Marries 100-Year-Old Tree To Save lt From Being Chopped Down: "If They Cut Down This Tree, l'm Going To Be A Widow" @balleralert Florida Woman Marries 100-Year-Old Tree To Save It From Being Chopped Down: “If They Cut Down This Tree, I’m Going To Be A Widow” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an effort to save a 100-year-old tree, a Florida woman has asked for its branch in marriage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Miami Herald, the tree became part of a neighborhood controversy after Fort Myers city staff discussed chopping it down last year, despite its history in the Snell Family Park. However, after months of planning, the city agreed to a $13,000 spending budget to chop the tree, which in turn, sparked widespread backlash among those fond of the giant ficus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, one woman took matters into her own hands, using tips from women who’ve been protesting deforestation in Mexico. Over the weekend, Karen Cooper jumped the broom with the tree in an attempt to save it from being cut down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a waterfront ceremony that took place on Saturday, Cooper and a slew of other women who were dressed in white vowed to honor and protect the tree. The wedding was filled with the works, including flowers, a tree-decorated wedding cake, and a canine ring-bearer, as it was staged just three days before Tuesday’s meeting about the tree’s fate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, a spokesperson for the city, revealed that it is moving forward to save the beloved tree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Everyday city employees care for the trees and plants that give our city a sense of community and shared history,” the spokesperson said. However, the tree’s fate is not completely secure just yet, Cooper says. Tuesday will be the determining factor, and if the Beautification Board does not agree to save the tree, the city’s councilman vowed to bring the issue to City Council. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "If they cut down this tree, I'm going to be a widow," Cooper said.

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America, Birthday, and Blackhistory: saquea Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old (1841-1971). He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery. "Some historians have stated it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the Civil War in such detail as Magee without having served in the conflict. One historian stated that Magee talked with 'rare intelligence and seldom rambled' in telling of his participation in the Civil War. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖➖➖ He lived to be, according to history and the data that we’ve collected throughout the Internet, he was 130 years of age when he passed away in 1971. Sylvester Magee had no birth certificate, but chancery court records in Covington County list him and his father as being passed on to the next of kin when their owner died in 1859. Mr. Magee always insisted his birthday was May 29th, 1841. Now as if being 130 years old when he died weren’t enough, there are a couple of OTHER significant details about his life and death that sets him apart. Not only was that old, but he was the last American slave (slavery victim in America) to die. And, because he did service with the Union Army in the siege of Vicksburg, he was the last Union Veteran to die. And since he started the war as an arms bearer to his master on the side of the South, he is perhaps also the last CONFEDERATE veteran to die. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ He’s listed in the book 'Black Confederates.' His accounts of the Union Army crossing the Big Black River after the Battle of Champion Hill on their way into Vicksburg convinced historian A. P. Andrews he had to have been there, since Mr. Magee couldn’t read or write. How else could he have known all the minute details and names of the officers? 😊 And don’t forget, he also lived to be 130 years of age." ♥️ Source Sylvester Magee’s unmarked grave MSNewsNow.com - blackthen.com ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ SylvesterMagee BlackHistory theblaquelioness

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Asian, Bad, and Clothes: lein-wahliik: appropriately-inappropriate: someoneintheshadow446: rainbownova: otakusapien: shrineart: joyfulldreams: senpaibowie: etirabys: skull-bearer: lolatsjw: ifonlyfor: nouveau-brut: humansofnewyork: “Two other people took my picture before you, so I was already popular.” I know that some people said in the comments that this outfit was culturally appropriative, but just remember that you don’t know that someone isn’t a POC or biracial just by looking at them. Don’t assume other people’s races.  ^ My immediate reaction was to be upset by this photo because, I’m sorry, I’m just so fucking sick of people stealing Asian outfits and making them cool or trendy. But then I thought that maybe she’s a mixed kid. If not, there’s a problem here, though. Hi. I’m actually Japanese. Most of us LIKE when people find beauty in our culture. As long as nobody is disrespecting us or making a mockery of us, then there isn’t a problem, and if you think there is, then it seems that you are in favor of cultural segregation and that is causing more harm than good. When I was in Japan, there were a lot of places where you could get done up in a kimono or the male equivalent and have your picture taken. No one cares. Most Korean people I know are pretty delighted when foreigners wear hanbok, in a “oh, you are appreciating our culture! you look good in that” way. I have never actually heard or heard of people reacting negatively to non-Korean people wearing traditional Korean clothes, unless they were racist to begin with and would have objected to foreigners regardless of what they were wearing. ‘Appropriation’ is, I think, only appropriation when either it is done in a blatantly disrespectful way, or if the group whose clothes (etc) are being adopted is culturally marginalized to the degree where they themselves face discrimination when they wear those things. Korean people, afaik, don’t give a fuck. When foreigners visit and wear our clothes, it’s in good fun by people who are usually appreciative of the aesthetic qualities of what they’re donning, and also because we ourselves have never faced discrimination for our nationality or traditional dress. uhhh, basically, intent matters, context matters, people within the same community often have radically different ideas of what’s okay. But you know, I think the only Koreans I know who’d potentially care are the American-raised ones on liberal, activisty college campuses who are extremely well versed in the liberal, activisty language and rulebook. Thank you!! I also think it makes a difference in that the clothing is, you know, the actual thing and not some vaguely exotic knock-off like most people do with native american clothing. Like this is a legit, actual Kimono. There’s nothing really in the culture OF kimono that has rules about who wears this sort of thing when. Like…kimono literally means “thing you wear”. -shrug- Bolded some of the things that stood out the most to me. # it’s not like wearing inaccurate and sacred native american clothing or wearing a bindi or a burqa wear you’re doing it disrespectfully and the people of that group is marginalized and made fun of for those things and there is meaning behind them that people ignore or take for granted kimonos are jusr robes and there isn’t really a stigma about people who wear them  (gifs from here) When foreign women come to India we give them pottus and sarees and teach them how to wear them.  Please stop speaking for us, SJWs.  There is a huge difference between wearing an item known for its religious or social significance (for example–a Plains headdress), and wearing something that is just a general item of clothing (like kimono). If you’re wearing it to sexualize it (ie: “sexy kimono” in the fetish scene) or to mock its origin (ie: “sexy geisha Halloween costume!”), then that’s inappropriate. But wearing a kimono in good faith–say to a cherry blossom festival–isn’t in any way cultural appropriation, it’s cultural appreciation. Like, I’m Dominican, and when people want to buy Mascaras de Carnaval, or learn to dance merengue or bachata, it’s not a bad thing. person: hey I find this culture interesting and I would like to learn more about it rather than impose my own culture on them.SJWs: how dare you.
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Beautiful, God, and Music: March 4the ABORTED woman Who could have been PRESIDENT <p><a href="http://banana-with-a-bow-tie.tumblr.com/post/156545073748/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-why-do-you-think-we" class="tumblr_blog">banana-with-a-bow-tie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/156487129224/why-do-you-think-we-havent-had-a-woman-as" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><i>“Why do you think we haven’t had a woman as president yet?” First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton asked her guest over their lunch at the White House.</i></h2> <h2><i>The little woman sitting at table with Mrs. Clinton did not hesitate in her reply.</i></h2> <h2><i>“<b>Because she has probably been aborted</b>,” said Mother Teresa.</i></h2> </blockquote> <p> The Beethoven argument has good intentions, but it is actually an argument for the other side.  The argument goes, don’t kill the baby because he might one day grow up to create beautiful music.  Is that why abortion is wrong? Because you might stop someone from doing something useful? That is the pro-choice argument, we should be able to kill a baby because it isn’t beneficial to the mother or society. Abortion is not wrong on the basis of utility, it is wrong because it is the intentional killing of a distinct, whole human being with intrinsic value as God’s image bearer.<br/></p> </blockquote>

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Africa, Badman, and Bob Marley: Bob Marley's last words to his son Ziggy: "Money can't buy life" "Money can't buy you life" The last words Bob marley said to Ziggy Marley before he passed on Mount Zion in Africa to live in freedom forever... Rastafari A good heart will give you life forever. When you pass on from this world, from this current form... your gravestone will not read "Here lies someone who had lots of money" It's going to say: "Here lies the body of a strong mother, leader and friend, the giver of life, the bearer of hope, a truly wonderful being who will be sorely missed, but will live on in the hearts of others" Or: "Here lies a beautiful father, a great mentor who always had a kind word for everybody, we love him very much and will never forget how he positively affected the lives of many. He will never die" It won't say Crazy Blazer Stunning Boss Sexy Bitch Badman Baller N*gga Twerk queen Pimp Posh Got their own Loved taking romantic walks to the bank... Vain Faded Great body Amazing in bed Had Nuff gyal... Live your life and have fun, but while you are alive how about you concentrate on the things that actually matter. How do you want to be remembered? How will you be remembers right now. Just think about it, it's how I improved my life. If I had died 5 years ago I would have been remembered differently to who I actually am deep down... Don't be scared to become as great as you are. Don't be wasted potential, as this is just a waste of energy. If you are a genius be a genius, if you are kind, be kind. If you love, then you will become love forever. You will never die... At least not within the heartbeat of the world. chakabars
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