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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170744530739/black-history-month-day-10-gospelblues-singer" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson’s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York’s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson’s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p></blockquote> <p>And I just have to include one of his most famous songs, in fact one that was selected by Carl Sagan and others to be placed on Voyager 1 (which is now the furthest man-made object from earth at over 10,000,000,000 miles away) in case extraterrestrial beings ever came across it and wanted to learn something about the people of earth. No words, just plaintive humming. Meant to represent abject and total loneliness: <a href="https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g">https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g</a></p>: <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170744530739/black-history-month-day-10-gospelblues-singer" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson’s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York’s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson’s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p></blockquote> <p>And I just have to include one of his most famous songs, in fact one that was selected by Carl Sagan and others to be placed on Voyager 1 (which is now the furthest man-made object from earth at over 10,000,000,000 miles away) in case extraterrestrial beings ever came across it and wanted to learn something about the people of earth. No words, just plaintive humming. Meant to represent abject and total loneliness: <a href="https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g">https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g</a></p>

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<p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson&rsquo;s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith&rsquo;s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York&rsquo;s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson&rsquo;s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p>: <p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson&rsquo;s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith&rsquo;s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York&rsquo;s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson&rsquo;s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p>

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sixpenceee: Throughout Caribbean, Central America, the northern edges of South America, and even in south Florida, there can be found a pleasant-looking beachy sort of tree, often laden with small greenish-yellow fruits that look not unlike apples.This is the manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.”“Warning: all parts of manchineel are extremely poisonous. The content in this document is strictly informational. Interaction with and ingestion of any part of this tree may be lethal,” write Michael G. Andreu and Melissa H. Friedman of the University of Florida in a brief guide to the tree. This is not an exaggeration. The fruits, though described as sweet and tasty, are extraordinarily toxic. Fatalities are not known in modern literature, though it’s certainly possible that people have died from eating the fruit of the manchineel. “Shipwrecked sailors have been reported to have eaten manchineel fruits and, rather than dying a violent death, they had inflammations and blistering around the mouth. Other people have been diagnosed with severe stomach and intestinal issues,” says Roger Hammer, a naturalist and botanist who has written many books about the flora of Florida. (Source): WARNING! MANCHINEEL TREE THE LEAVES, BARK AND FRUITS OF THESE TREES CONTAIN A CAUSTIC SAP WHICH MAY BE INJURIOUS IE TOUCHED. COLUMBUS DESCRIBED THE SMALL GREEN FRIATS AS DENII APPLES: THE TREES ARE COMMON ALONG CARIBBEAN SHORES. AVOID CONTACT WITH ANY PART OF THIS TREE! sixpenceee: Throughout Caribbean, Central America, the northern edges of South America, and even in south Florida, there can be found a pleasant-looking beachy sort of tree, often laden with small greenish-yellow fruits that look not unlike apples.This is the manchineel, known sometimes as the beach apple, or more accurately in Spanish-speaking countries as la manzanilla de la muerte, which translates to “the little apple of death,” or as arbol de la muerte, “tree of death.”“Warning: all parts of manchineel are extremely poisonous. The content in this document is strictly informational. Interaction with and ingestion of any part of this tree may be lethal,” write Michael G. Andreu and Melissa H. Friedman of the University of Florida in a brief guide to the tree. This is not an exaggeration. The fruits, though described as sweet and tasty, are extraordinarily toxic. Fatalities are not known in modern literature, though it’s certainly possible that people have died from eating the fruit of the manchineel. “Shipwrecked sailors have been reported to have eaten manchineel fruits and, rather than dying a violent death, they had inflammations and blistering around the mouth. Other people have been diagnosed with severe stomach and intestinal issues,” says Roger Hammer, a naturalist and botanist who has written many books about the flora of Florida. (Source)

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Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, with Americans eating an average of 4.1 pounds per person annually. As delicious as shrimp may be, we actually should not be eating them. The process that delivers bags of frozen shrimp to your grocery store at cheap prices has devastating ecological consequences, and you’ll probably not want to touch that shrimp ring ever again after reading what’s really happening behind the scenes 🍤 Shrimp is either farmed or wild, but neither option is good for the environment. Farmed shrimp are kept in pools on the coast, where the tide can refresh the water and carry waste out to sea. Ponds are prepared with heavy doses of chemicals such as urea, superphosphate, and diesel. Then the shrimp receive pesticides, antibiotics (some that are banned in the U.S., but used overseas), piscicides (fish-killing chemicals like chlorine), sodium tripolyphosphate, borax, and caustic soda 🍤 Shrimp farmers have destroyed an estimated 38 percent of the world’s mangroves to create shrimp ponds, and the damage is permanent. Not only do the mangroves not return long after production has ended, but the surrounding areas become wastelands. According to a Yale University research paper, shrimp farming has made certain areas of Bangladesh completely unlivable for people: “The introduction of brackish-water shrimp aquaculture… has, in turn, caused massive depeasantization and ecological crisis throughout the region 🍤 "It takes five square miles of cleared mangrove forest to produce just over two pounds of shrimp - and that land is typically left depleted within ten years and rendered unusable for another forty. By comparison, the devastation left behind from cattle-ranch deforestation seems, well, quite rosy 🍤 According to Jill Richardson’s informative article called “Shrimp’s Dirty Secrets: Why America’s Favorite Seafood is a Health and Ecological Nightmare,” wild shrimp isn’t a better option because it usually involves the use of deep-sea trawlers, which kills 5 to 20 pounds of “bycatch” (unwanted species of fish accidentally scooped up by the trawler’s net) for every pound. Continued below 👇👇 vegantakeover seaspiracy: Why You Should @vegantake0ver HE FRIENDLY ACTIVIS Never Eat Shrimp Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, with Americans eating an average of 4.1 pounds per person annually. As delicious as shrimp may be, we actually should not be eating them. The process that delivers bags of frozen shrimp to your grocery store at cheap prices has devastating ecological consequences, and you’ll probably not want to touch that shrimp ring ever again after reading what’s really happening behind the scenes 🍤 Shrimp is either farmed or wild, but neither option is good for the environment. Farmed shrimp are kept in pools on the coast, where the tide can refresh the water and carry waste out to sea. Ponds are prepared with heavy doses of chemicals such as urea, superphosphate, and diesel. Then the shrimp receive pesticides, antibiotics (some that are banned in the U.S., but used overseas), piscicides (fish-killing chemicals like chlorine), sodium tripolyphosphate, borax, and caustic soda 🍤 Shrimp farmers have destroyed an estimated 38 percent of the world’s mangroves to create shrimp ponds, and the damage is permanent. Not only do the mangroves not return long after production has ended, but the surrounding areas become wastelands. According to a Yale University research paper, shrimp farming has made certain areas of Bangladesh completely unlivable for people: “The introduction of brackish-water shrimp aquaculture… has, in turn, caused massive depeasantization and ecological crisis throughout the region 🍤 "It takes five square miles of cleared mangrove forest to produce just over two pounds of shrimp - and that land is typically left depleted within ten years and rendered unusable for another forty. By comparison, the devastation left behind from cattle-ranch deforestation seems, well, quite rosy 🍤 According to Jill Richardson’s informative article called “Shrimp’s Dirty Secrets: Why America’s Favorite Seafood is a Health and Ecological Nightmare,” wild shrimp isn’t a better option because it usually involves the use of deep-sea trawlers, which kills 5 to 20 pounds of “bycatch” (unwanted species of fish accidentally scooped up by the trawler’s net) for every pound. Continued below 👇👇 vegantakeover seaspiracy
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Instantly breaking the record for most-liked Instagram photo of all time was only the beginning for Beyoncé. Shortly after setting the internet on fire with her gorgeous pregnancy announcement on Wednesday, Bey has shared a new series of photos, videos, and poetry celebrating the good news. Entitled "I Have Three Hearts," the series includes a poem by Warsan Shire, the writer behind the text Beyoncé recites throughout the video version of Lemonade. Unsurprisingly, both the visuals and the poetry are a beautiful, healing oasis amid the caustic desert of the internet in 2017. More new pregnancy photos (including many stunning underwater shots) from artist Awol Erizku appear throughout the slideshow, as well as archival footage of baby Blue Ivy from 2012. It's almost like a mini-sequel to Lemonade precipitated on hope and life — the phoenix rising from the ashes. by Sasha Geffen: VI HAVE THREE HEARTS BEYONCE'S NEW PREGNANCY PHOTOS ARE THE GUIDING LIGHT YOU NEED TODAY NEWS Instantly breaking the record for most-liked Instagram photo of all time was only the beginning for Beyoncé. Shortly after setting the internet on fire with her gorgeous pregnancy announcement on Wednesday, Bey has shared a new series of photos, videos, and poetry celebrating the good news. Entitled "I Have Three Hearts," the series includes a poem by Warsan Shire, the writer behind the text Beyoncé recites throughout the video version of Lemonade. Unsurprisingly, both the visuals and the poetry are a beautiful, healing oasis amid the caustic desert of the internet in 2017. More new pregnancy photos (including many stunning underwater shots) from artist Awol Erizku appear throughout the slideshow, as well as archival footage of baby Blue Ivy from 2012. It's almost like a mini-sequel to Lemonade precipitated on hope and life — the phoenix rising from the ashes. by Sasha Geffen

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obrienhoe: blackwingedgabriel: writeinspiration: boilingheart: Y’all little writers go on and have fun now Looking to spice up your writing? Tired of using the same words over and over? Help is here! Excellence!Also remember: don’t use long words for the sake of looking good. Use whichever word fits the sentence best. this is for all my lovely followers who want to/do write as well and it’s for myself lol : Tone Vocabulary List Positive Tone/Attitude Words Playfu Pleasant Proud Relaxed Reverent Romantic Soothing Surprised Sweet Sympathetic Vibrant Whimsical Friendly Happy Amiable Amused Appreciative Authoritative Benevolent Brave Calm Cheerful Cheery Compassionate Complimentary Confident Consoling Dreamy Ecstatic Elated Elevated Encouraging Energetic Enthusiastic Excited Exuberant Fanciful Impassioned Jovial Jubilant Lighthearted Loving Optimistic Passionate Peaceful Negative Tone/Attitude Words Choleric Coarse Cold Condemnatory Condescending Contradictory Critical Desperate Disappointed Disgruntled Disgusted Disinterested Facetious Accusing Aggravated Agitated Furious Quarrelsome Shameful Smooth Snooty Superficial Hateful Apathetic Arrogant Artificial Audacious Belligerent Indignant Inflammatory Insulting Irritated Manipulative Obnoxious Outraged Passive Threatening Tired Uninterested Wrathful Boring Brash Childish Humor-lrony-Sarcasm Tone/Attitude Words Amused Bantering Bitter Caustic Comical Condescending Contemptuous Critical Cynical Disdainful Mock-heroic Sardonic Satiric Scornful Sharp Facetious Flippar Gidd Humorous Insolent Ironic Irreverent Mock-serious Patronizing Pompous Quizzical Ribald Ridiculing Taunting l easing Whimsical Wr Malicious Sarcastic Sorrow-Fear-Worry Tone/Attitude Words Aggravated Agitated Anxious Apologetic Apprehensive Concerned Confused Dejected Depressed Despairing Disturbed Embarrassed Fearful Foreboding Gloomy Grave Hollow Hopeless Horrific Horror Melancholy Miserable Morose Mournfu Nervous Numb Ominou:s Paranoid Pessimistic Pitiful Poignant Regretful Remorseful Resigned Serious Sober Solemn Somber Staid Neutral Tone/Attitude Words Admonitory Allusive Apathetic Authoritative Baffled Callous Candid Ceremonial Clinical Consoling Contemplative Conventional Detached Didactic Disbelieving Dramatic Earnest Expectant Factual Fervent Formal Forthright Frivolous Intimae Judgmental Learned Loud Lyrical Matter-of-fact Meditative Nostalgic Objective Obsequious Patrioti Persuasive Pleading Pretentious Provocative Questioning Reflective Reminiscent Resigned Restrained Seductive Sentimental Serious Shocking Sincere Unemotional Urgent Vexed Wistful Zealous Histrionic Humble Incredulous Informative Inquisitive Instructive obrienhoe: blackwingedgabriel: writeinspiration: boilingheart: Y’all little writers go on and have fun now Looking to spice up your writing? Tired of using the same words over and over? Help is here! Excellence!Also remember: don’t use long words for the sake of looking good. Use whichever word fits the sentence best. this is for all my lovely followers who want to/do write as well and it’s for myself lol

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://biomorphosis.tumblr.com/post/72131773039/bombardier-beetle-when-threatened-sprays-the">biomorphosis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Bombardier Beetle when threatened, sprays the attacker with a boiling hot mixture of caustic chemicals reaching 212° F (100° C). Even more impressive, the bombardier beetle can aim the poisonous eruption in the direction of the harasser.</p> <p>The beetle itself is not harmed by the fiery chemical reaction. Using two special chambers inside the abdomen, the bombardier beetle mixes potent chemicals and uses an enzymatic trigger to heat and release them.</p> <p>The foul concoction does burn and stain the skin. This defense proves effective against everything from hungry spiders to curious humans.</p> </blockquote> <p>Un escarabajo que expulsa una mezcla química que se pone a 100º C y que no le hace daño a sí misma (cosa lógica).</p> <p>Las hormigas de fuego del Fallout New Vegas cof cof.</p>: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://biomorphosis.tumblr.com/post/72131773039/bombardier-beetle-when-threatened-sprays-the">biomorphosis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Bombardier Beetle when threatened, sprays the attacker with a boiling hot mixture of caustic chemicals reaching 212° F (100° C). Even more impressive, the bombardier beetle can aim the poisonous eruption in the direction of the harasser.</p> <p>The beetle itself is not harmed by the fiery chemical reaction. Using two special chambers inside the abdomen, the bombardier beetle mixes potent chemicals and uses an enzymatic trigger to heat and release them.</p> <p>The foul concoction does burn and stain the skin. This defense proves effective against everything from hungry spiders to curious humans.</p> </blockquote> <p>Un escarabajo que expulsa una mezcla química que se pone a 100º C y que no le hace daño a sí misma (cosa lógica).</p> <p>Las hormigas de fuego del Fallout New Vegas cof cof.</p>
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