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Candy, Charlie, and Dad: karik evayna Violet Beauregarde should've won Wonka's chocolate factory Have I watched the movie in the last decade or more? No. Do I have iron clad evidence to support my argument? Yes. 1. She's the most knowledgeable about candy She's committed to it, and knows her stuff. When Wonka holds up a little yellow piece across the room, she recognizes it immediately. She was able to switch to candy bars for the sake of the contest, so we know she has personal discipline and is goal oriented. Also, two major projects play directly into her strong suits: the 3-course- meal gum that Wonka failed to make safe (gum) and the neverending gobstopper (longevity) 2. She's the most fit to run a business. Violet is competitive, determined, hard working, and willing to take risks. Her father is a small town car salesman and politician, so she could easily pick up knowledge and support from him. (Veruca's dad is also a business man, and in a compatible market (nuts), but it's made very clear that Veruca has no respect or knowledge of business practices or hard work.) 3. Shes the most sympathetic to the Oompa Loompas. She critiques Veruca when Veruca demands to buy one. More importantly, Wonka has been testing the 3-course-meal gum that always goes wrong' on Oompa Loompas while he presumably just watches. Violet is ready to put herself on the front line, instead of treating the Oompa Loompas as disposable, and would therefore be a better boss. 4. Her personality flaw' is the most fitting for the company. In the moralizing Oompa Loompa song, they just say gum is pretty cool, but it's not socially acceptable to chew it all day. The thing is, we already know that she can stop if she wants, because she already did that to win the golden ticket. And yeah, she is defensive about the perceived impoliteness of her hobby (like when her mother tries to shame her about her habit during a televised interview) but the obsession with candy and neglect of social norms is EXACTLY what Wonka is all about This is on brand. 5. Her misstep in the factory is reasonable. Wonka shows everyone a candy he's very proud of. Violet is like "oh sick, that's gum, my special interest." Wonka is then pulls a "WRONG! It's amazing guml So in the very moments before she takes the gum Wonka has mislead her just to belittle her. So when he's like I wouldn't do that" why should she give a shit what he has to say? She's not like Charlie over here who's al Sure Gramps, let's stay behind while the tour leaves and secretly drink this thing that has been explicitly stated to fill you with gas and is too powerful for safe consumption, oh and also I just saw what happened to Violet so I actually KNOW what this stuff can be capable of" Also, Violet is not selfish about her experience, she tells everyone what she's tasting and feeling, and everyone is eager to hear it. Taking a personal risk to share knowledge with everyone. Violet is Prometheus: fact. So Augustus contaminates the chocolate river. Charlie sneaks around and contaminates the vent walls. Veruca destroys and disrupts the workspace. Mike knows exactly what will happen to him and transports/shrinks himself deliberately. Violet had no idea what the gum could potentially do to her, and caused no harm to anyone or anything but herself Lastly: Can you imagine Charlie filling Wonka's shoes? That passive, naive boy? Violet is already basically Wonka. She's passionate sarcastic, candy-obsessed, free thinking, and a total firecracker. She's even better than Wonka, because she doesn't endanger others. Violet should've been picked to inherit the chocolate factory. Source: evayna #charlie and the chocolate factory 123,693 notes Blueberry Boss
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Basketball, Dude, and Fam: "wow she really left our toxic relationship to be in a happy relationship?" Every dude has that one girl that we think “damn what could have been?”. That girl is far from perfect, but a combination of personality,looks, and chemistry between the two of you was a perfect blend. You can’t reminisce on her king move on. You just scrolling through ya timeline looking for memes In bed to put your mood up when she updates her story. Dudes not FBI agents like girls. We be searching through tags and profiles for someone. We end up watching basketball highlights. But me I was determined. Shorty caught that heartbreak glow up. Once a girl cut her hair she a whole new person. She lost that Fupa and caught all the motivation she never had while with you. She focusing On God family and school now. She been hit with a Revelation to better her self for the next dude she with. And the funny thing for the Next dude If your girl was slim she got thick within a 4 day span. Her skin glowing, she bumped up from the 6.5 - to a respectable 8. It’s no nut November and you tryna stay strong but her new nigga don’t participate in that. He probably clapping as we speak. You see a snap of her and hear a dudes voice in the background. You trying to figure out if it’s her daddy or new man. But then you realize her daddy ain’t come back from Walmart. New dude voice deep like Mufasa. You sound like Hinata to him. This one hit to close to home fam. I’m still a dog tho.
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Af, Apple, and Church: an entomologist rates ant emojis Apple Beautful big almand eye, realistic and fuil of espression as she gazes gently at you. Ebowed antennze and delicately segmented legs and body. Gorgeous pearascent shean lke slhe is glowing This ant moisturizes. This ant is round and huggable. This ant is a star 11/10 Google Beautfully detailed, elike pose but with an unexpecled neck and odd antennae, perhaps scared straight. Her eyes sugpest she has seen things. Her eepression confirms she has seen too much, Sha is haunted and I want to know more7/10 Microsoft Floppy antens pointy muppet fsc, oddy posed legs. What is she? She has no waist. May be she ls some kind of bee in doguise? l ind her unsetting 3/10 This ant has an unexplained, double jointed thorax, and no evidence of a ist Her four-looled pose suggests that she s centaur rather than an ant ants would be re what was iniended here. 2/10 WhatsApp Good rst impression, kind of bland in the details. This ant has no parscular waist to speak of, floppy rather han ebowed anlennae, and an inexpressive face. Her color scheme is soft and hazy. Iike the sharp angles of her styishly sophisticated laga. This ant may not know quie were she is going, but she knows how she is geting there.6/10 Twitter Were you even trying 0/10 Facebook Gasp This ant is elegant. This ant has a beauttul tapered thorax, a segmented abdomen, alert, ebowed antennae, and a ight-looled pose. This ant's face supgests ouriosity and a desire to explore the world. This ant nspires me. I want to be ike her 10/10 EmojiOne 3-legged. waistless centaurant with strange, linp antennae and a beak. I囟n't know what this is kind af reminds me of & Hork-Bair 1/0, not n ant emojidex This ant... makes me sad. All of her legs are broken The MS Paint art style and gradent abuse cowey distress. She has a duck beak Despie his, her expresnon suggests perseveranoe and determined deertless י want this ant to have a better Iite.I am rooting for her. 3/10 Messenger This ant is a bold and challenging mbture of photorealism and caricature. She is broad and low-bull and seerns very sturdy. She looks like sh๑ would help you mave. This ant is a dependable friend. 9/10 LG A picture of an ant from a children's book. She is wearing Ittle boots. This ant is wrong irevery way, and yet I can't stay mad齜her. T/10 HTC An interesing, op-down view of an ant, her legs are postioned with sighdy iamng symmetry Nevertheless, her overal impresson that of a gracett stylzed design, lke a piciograph. She is sutable for adorning fine garments and jewelry ar parhaps gracing the wals of a Sny ant church 1ike this Mozilla This is a Sermile-1010 An entomologist rates the ant emojis via /r/funny https://ift.tt/2AJ9ifk

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Bodies , Fire, and Frozen: Yuri Doroshenko Lyudmila Dubinina gor Dyatlov Alexander Zinaida Kolmogorova Kolevatov Yuri Krivonischenko Rustem Slobodin Nikolai Thibeaux- Semyon Zolotaryov Yuri Yudin* lostcrimeprincess: The Dyatlov Pass Incident occurred in the Ural mountains of Russia nearly 60 years ago. 9 experienced hikers were found frozen in the snow with unusual injuries and even more unusual circumstances surrounding their deaths.A hiking group from the Ural PolyTechnical institute, lead by Igor Dyatlov, were hiking to Ortem, a category three hiking trip(the most difficult) The trip was no worry to the hikers(originally 8 men and 2 women) as they were all experienced hikers and skiers.Before they set out on what would be the last leg of their journey one of the men, Yuri Yudin, did not feel well and had to leave early. This illness would save his life.The group of 9 set up camp on the base of the mountain called Kholat Syakhl, also known as “Dead Mountain) in Mansi. It is unknown why they camped on the slope and not down near the forest where they would have more shelter from the elements. By the next morning all the hikers would be dead. Some of the bodies wuld not be found for 3 months.Here is where their deaths become a mystery. It was determined they froze to death(6) or died of fatal injuries(3) however their bodoes were scattered up to 3000 meters from their tent, which had been cut open from the inside. Yuri Krivonischenko and Yuri Doreschenko were found 2000 meters down the hill huddled together with a dead fire. Branches on the tree they were under were broken up to 5 meters high suggesting one of them climbed up the tree. They were both shoe less and only in their underwear. Between the cedar tree and the camp the bodies of Igor Dyatlov,  Zinaida Kolomogorova, and Rustem Slobodin were found in positions suggesting they tried to return to the camp. All of these bodies were found February 26, 1959.It wasn’t until May 6 that year that the last four hikers would be found dead under 4 meters of snow in a ravine 2075 meters away from the tent. Lyudmilla Dubinina had been found face down in the ravine missing her tongue, lips, and eyes. She had also sustained a major chest fracture along with Zolotaryov, though neither had bruising on their bodies or soft tissue to suggest anything causing the fracture. Thibeaux-Brignolles had also sustained a major skull fracture. The injuries Thibeaux-Brignolles, Zolotaryov, and Dubinina sustained that lead to their deaths were made with a force as strong as a car crash said  Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny when asked.  Those who had died first had relinquished their clothing to the other as Zolotaryov was wearing Dubinina’s faux fur coat.The nine hikers were the only people on the mountain that night, they had all died within 6-8 hours of their last meal, and they all left the tent by their own accord. Some hikers camping on a mountain a few kilometers away reported seeing strange orange orbs in the sky that night and the last picture on Krioneschenko’s camera showed some blurry orbs. It was also reported that at the funerals for the hikers their bodies held a deep tan, an almost orange one. Ultimately their death was ruled to be caused by an unknown force and may remain a mystery forever. 

lostcrimeprincess: The Dyatlov Pass Incident occurred in the Ural mountains of Russia nearly 60 years ago. 9 experienced hikers were found ...

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America, Anaconda, and Energy: AJ Joshi @AJ Follow This is it: Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency. @Greenpeace @EPA #TrumpImpeachmentParty congress.gov/bill/115th-con 115TH CONGRESS H. R. 861 ST SESSION To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 3. 201 Mr. GAETZ (for himself Mr. MaSSIE, Mr. PALAzzo, and Mr. LoUDERMILK) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture. Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018 RETWEETS LIKES KEEP CALM SARAH! 379 235 RESIST 2:52 AM-15 Feb 2017 45 379235 elioroche: oldmanyellsatcloud: eldritch-augur: bitterbitchclubpresident: the bill is one line: Terminate the EPA on dec 31st, 2018. you can contact the reps who authored this bill. ask them what happens to the data the agency collects? what about the current employees? what about the EPA’s powers? What’s their plan? Matt Gaetz FL ® Pensacola Office 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13 (850) 479-1183 Pensacola, FL 32503 Thomas Massie KY ® Northern Kentucky Office 541 Buttermilk Pike Suite 208 Crescent Springs, KY 41017 Phone: (859) 426-0080Fax: (859) 426-0061Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM LaGrange Office 108 W. Jefferson Street LaGrange, KY 40031 Phone: (502) 265-9119Fax: (502) 265-9126 Steven Palazzo MS ® Hattiesburg Office641 Main Street, Suite 142Hattiesburg, MS 39401Phone: (601) 582-3246 Pascagoula Office3118 Pascagoula St., Suite 181Pascagoula, MS 39567Phone: 228-202-8104Fax: 228-202-8105 Biloxi Office970 Tommy Munro DriveSuite DBiloxi, MS 39532T: (228)864-7670F: (228)864-3099 Washington, DC Office2349 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515T (202) 225-5772 Barry Loudermilk GA ® Washington, DC Office329 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: 202-225-2931FAX: 202-225-2944Woodstock District Office9898 Highway 92, Suite 100Woodstock, GA 30188Phone: 770-429-1776FAX: 770 -517-7427Cartersville District Office135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 122Cartersville, GA 30120Phone: 770-429-1776Galleria District Office600 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 120Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 770-429-1776Fax: 678-556-5184 it would be best if constituents from these districts called! ask some questions and let them know we are not ok with this! Please please please call these reps and the reps in your own state. We NEED to maintain protection for these species, as it is the only way to preserve the ecosystems that we DIRECTLY DEPEND ON for carbon sequestering, clean water, and clean air!! Legit. And in general, they keep you from being, you know. Poisoned by industry on a regular basis. Oh….
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America, Bailey Jay, and Dumb: g If this was another country, we'd have to tell you that this coffee may be hot. Good thing this is Canada okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California
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America, Anaconda, and Energy: AJ Joshi @AJ Follow This is it: Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency. @Greenpeace @EPA #TrumpImpeachmentParty congress.gov/bill/115th-con 115TH CONGRESS H. R. 861 ST SESSION To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 3. 201 Mr. GAETZ (for himself Mr. MaSSIE, Mr. PALAzzo, and Mr. LoUDERMILK) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture. Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018 RETWEETS LIKES KEEP CALM SARAH! 379 235 RESIST 2:52 AM-15 Feb 2017 45 379235 quasi-normalcy: ursasminor: seldnei: meggory84: eldritch-augur: bitterbitchclubpresident: the bill is one line: Terminate the EPA on dec 31st, 2018. you can contact the reps who authored this bill. ask them what happens to the data the agency collects? what about the current employees? what about the EPA’s powers? What’s their plan? Matt Gaetz FL ® Pensacola Office 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13 (850) 479-1183 Pensacola, FL 32503 Thomas Massie KY ® Northern Kentucky Office 541 Buttermilk Pike Suite 208 Crescent Springs, KY 41017 Phone: (859) 426-0080Fax: (859) 426-0061Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM LaGrange Office 108 W. Jefferson Street LaGrange, KY 40031 Phone: (502) 265-9119Fax: (502) 265-9126 Steven Palazzo MS ® Hattiesburg Office641 Main Street, Suite 142Hattiesburg, MS 39401Phone: (601) 582-3246 Pascagoula Office3118 Pascagoula St., Suite 181Pascagoula, MS 39567Phone: 228-202-8104Fax: 228-202-8105 Biloxi Office970 Tommy Munro DriveSuite DBiloxi, MS 39532T: (228)864-7670F: (228)864-3099 Washington, DC Office2349 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515T (202) 225-5772 Barry Loudermilk GA ® Washington, DC Office329 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: 202-225-2931FAX: 202-225-2944Woodstock District Office9898 Highway 92, Suite 100Woodstock, GA 30188Phone: 770-429-1776FAX: 770 -517-7427Cartersville District Office135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 122Cartersville, GA 30120Phone: 770-429-1776Galleria District Office600 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 120Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 770-429-1776Fax: 678-556-5184 it would be best if constituents from these districts called! ask some questions and let them know we are not ok with this! Please please please call these reps and the reps in your own state. We NEED to maintain protection for these species, as it is the only way to preserve the ecosystems that we DIRECTLY DEPEND ON for carbon sequestering, clean water, and clean air!! Signal boost, because you can’t have late stage capitalism if we’ve all died from starvation and lead poisoning Remind Matt Gaetz that most of his goddamned state relies on eco-tourism and nobody wants to come see the Everglades if they’re full of chemical runoff. Fuckin im watching a documentary on sharks and GreenPeace is in it rn and if you don’t want to watch Humpback Whales being dragged onto boats and killed/ seals being beaten to death in the head/ or sharks being poached and fished out of existence, CALL YOUR REP HEY AMERICANS: You like having breathable air? You like being able to drink water from a tap without dying of lead poisoning? Then you need to get your fucking asses in gear and beat your goddamned representatives about the nads until they fucking agree not to vote for this monstrosity. This is serious!
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Anaconda, Beautiful, and Community: tumblr ESTD 2007 david: 10 years ago this Sunday, with modest expectations and little fanfare, Marco and I launched a side-project called Tumblr—a place where anyone could “post anything and customize everything.” Why did the world need Tumblr? I wasn’t sure it did. But I did. 2006 The net is vast and infinite. The web browser has become a multimedia powerhouse. “Social media” is upending news and entertainment. One-year-old YouTube has created a phenomenon of “viral video.” Google hits for “podcast” have jumped from 100-thousand to 100-million in less than a year. Twitter has just launched. And the “blogosphere” has become the voice of millions, with the total number of blogs now doubling every six months. Dope. But for all this progress, some of the internet’s brightest promise is fading. The wide-open and whimsical frontier of the World Wide Web is being reshaped by strict, narrow platforms. Our pictures, videos, music, journals, articles, links, status updates, are spread across a dozen different networks—each specializing in a single medium. The infinitely expressive canvas of HTML has been eclipsed by directories of vanilla-white profile pages. Our digital identities are fractured and engineers make the rules. Enter Tumblehub Tumblespot Tumblr, a modest solution inspired by an avant-garde community of bloggers calling themselves “tumbleloggers.” The premise, simply, to make space for each individual’s full range of expression. A median between the author’s unfiltered and editorial voice. With complete control over design and presentation, so anyone can create something that truly represents themselves and that is truly unique. 2007 After four months of running my own blog on Tumblr, making tweaks and improvements, we open to the public. Hundreds of thousands of people begin using Tumblr to share some of the most eclectic, clever, and beautiful things we’ve ever seen on the internet. We are humbled and awestruck. Racing to keep up, every feature we add attempts to stretch the canvas a little bit more, pushed by this community’s constant and boundless creativity. Five months in, you have captured our hearts. We work up the courage to pursue Tumblr full time. With a new purpose and brave investors, we close down our web development business and reopen as Tumblr, Inc. 2017 336 million Tumblrs. 146 billion posts. And counting. A generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders that have redefined our culture. I can’t say this enough: Thank you, thank you, thank you for making Tumblr everything that it is. For everything we’ve built, and all its shortcomings, you have managed to make this one of the most creative, lively, thoughtful, supportive, and open-minded corners of the world. We have learned so much from you and been so moved by your voices. The Next Ten Years The internet is at a crossroads again. Internet culture has become the prevalent, global culture. These networks expose us to new ideas and information but–too often–trap us in bubbles. The world has been compressed, and we are constantly challenged to reconcile our differences. With so many barriers to digital expression now lifted, and nearly all modes of media supported across all platforms, there is now an unprecedented opportunity to dedicate this space to freedom, truth, expanded perspective, and positive influence in the world. Tumblr’s focus over the next decade will shift accordingly. Expression has been and always will be a foundational part of Tumblr—and our roadmap this year will not disappoint—but it is now more urgent than ever to empower positive and productive connections across the communities that thrive here. To create an environment where people are truly safe to be themselves. To ensure positive discourse rises above toxicity. And to protect the free exchange of ideas, from which truth will emerge. We still have so much to prove and so much we’ve promised you. With this renewed focus, we are determined to deliver. One Last Thing From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone working on, and who has ever worked on, Tumblr. I’ve learned so much from all of you, and it is a privilege to come to work with so many brilliant and talented people. We couldn’t have done any of this without your maniacal devotion throughout this journey. Fuck yeah to 10 more 💙
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Ass, England, and Horses: capsbum Follow 4ft 8.5" Why 4 FEET 8.5 Inches is Very Important Fascinating Stut Railroad Tracks The U.S Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches That's an exceedingly odd number Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they buit them in England, and Engish expatriates designed the U.S. Railroads. Why did the Engish buid them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who buit the pre- railroad tramways, and thats the gauge they used Why did they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same igs and tools that they had used for buiding wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular Odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of he wheel ruts. So, who buit those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome buit the first long distance roads in Europe (including England for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were al alke in the matter of wheel spacing Therefore, the Unted States standard rairoad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot In other words, bureaucracies lve forever So the next time you are handed a specfication, procedure, or process, and wonder, "What horse's ass came up with this? you may be exactly right Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate he rear ends of two war horses. Now the twist to the story When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, you will notice that there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah The engineers who designed the SRES WOuld have preferred to make them a bit larger but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site The rairoad ine from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel The tunnel is sightly wider than the railroad track, and the ralroad track, as you now know is about as wide as two horses behinds So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasnt importanti Now you know Horses' Asses control almost everything Explains a whole lot of stut, doesn't it? djrichiecee This is the single most mind blowing fact I've read on tunbr, every day is a school day-thank you Nice history lesson My daughler and I were just discussing this very subject Source totalharmonyc. ow Phistory un 5,328 notes how space shuttles and horse asses are connected [LONG]
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Beautiful, Cats, and Dogs: Vets in Brisbane. Australia, said a 21-year-old came in with a fishy problem after her goldfish accidentally swallowed a pebble. The Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services center ran a physical exam on the fish, whose name is Conquer and determined that a single, black pebble was lodged in the back of his throat Conquer was taken in for emergency surgery, anesthetized. and prepped to have the pebble removed. They gently propped his tiny mouth open, and with a special instrument they went in... Took hold of the pebble... and successfully removed it A spokesperson at the center said the procedure was quite quick. Conquer has recovered "remarkably well. they 're happy to report The procedure reportedly cost Conquer's owner $500 Conquer was $12 at a pet store). However, the vets applauded her for taking the action she did for her fish lt really came down to the fact that his mum is so observant the spokesperson said. THad she not noticed the subte changes in her pet he would surely have starved. The spokesperson added that it was humbling and heartwarming to see the same kind of love and care for a goldfish that people have for their dogs and cats. Most people wouldn't bat an eyelid spending this money on a dog, cat or child, so why would we value our beautiful exotic pets any less. the spokesperson said. Conquer is now in stable condition and is now swimming happily back in his tank/home. FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED A Woman Spent $500 On Surgery For Her Goldfish After It Choked On A Pebble

A Woman Spent $500 On Surgery For Her Goldfish After It Choked On A Pebble

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