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My kitty with jewel tone eyes

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witchbat:

nerd

Look how dramatically the other mantis falls.

iamthegarebear:

witchbat:

nerd

Look how dramatically the other mantis falls.

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Women Warriors series by maxre

A women only archery competition in North Japan.

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cultofkimber:

cayacayadeenyall:

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quantumfemme:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

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Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

Fucking hell. The prison industrial complex finds new ways to shock, revile and disgust every day.

This isn’t “a way to reintroduce slavery,” though. The 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, was very precisely written:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

This is why black people make up 14% of the US population and 40% of the prison population and why Native Americans make up less than 1% of the US population but 2% of the prison population.

This isnt slavery. These are people who commit crimes like murder and child molestation that are being punished for there actions through physical labor. God forbid they do something other than sit on their asses all day in jail.

Literally nothing you just said is based in fact. 

The men fighting these fires are all low-level offenders, primarily with charges for drugs, robbery, and other non-violent offenses (and, fyi, non-violent offenses are what 50% of state prisoners and about 90% of federal prisoners are incarcerated for). US prison has largely been a privatized, for-profit industry since the 1980s. Law changes like mandatory minimums for low-level crime have ensured that the incarceration rate has done nothing but skyrocket because private prisons need a steady flow of inmates to turn profit and our government is contractually obligated to provide that steady flow. Hell, drug-related charges account for over half of that rise of rate. Marginalized groups are targeted disproportionately for incarceration through systemic poverty, inaccessible education, social instability, etc (all which increase risk of drug abuse and other criminal behavior), racial profiling by LEOs, and by being given much harsher sentences than more privileged counterparts. And that’s without even touching on wrongful conviction rates, which are about 6% for violent crimes and estimated to be much higher with lesser offenses. 

And criminals are sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment. The confinement and denial of personal agency is the punishment. And prison is meant to serve two purposes: punishment and rehabilitation. Prison work programs are about neither—they exist primarily to defray costs of housing inmates (and, thus, increase profits for private prisons). And bondage, subjugation, and forced labor for other’s financial gain is practically the textbook definition of slavery, so idk what to tell you. There are lots of ways to keep prisoners from “sitting on their asses all day” that don’t involve treating these men and women as unworthy of humane treatment, empathy, and compassion. Hell, work programs are even a really viable option for that when approached with the right intentions.   

Seriously, I really urge you to do some reading about mass incarceration, racial disparities in incarceration, the privatization of the prison industry, etc. if you’re going to have an opinion on this stuff because ignorance isn’t a good look on anyone. 

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  • Question: How do you make the flowers for the flower crown? like specifically what material is it? Its super cool and I want to make one I just don't know what I need. - urhotmess
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    merlin-bunny:

    steelplatedhearts:

    soresoftheopenheart:

    Hmm, I just reblogged it from another site, but I think I can help you in terms of what to buy and how to do it. If you click the link, it’ll take you to the complete photo post that shows you what you need. In any event, here’s the list:

    • Nail polish
    • Floral wire, a thin bendable wire is ideal. 26 Gauge is fine. imageimage
    • Floral Tape            image
    • Wire cutters/scissors
    • a pencil or cylindrical object to wrap the petals around
    • Ribbon (optional)

    DIRECTIONS

    1. First, you’re gonna need to make the crown. You can do this by using the wire you already have or you can use an old headband or anything that you like that resembles a headpiece. Thicker wire is also fine for this step.image       As you can see, OP twisted two pieces of wire together and left loops at the end (to attach the ribbon). Then they covered it in brown floral tape.
    2. The second step is to make the flowers. Using your pencil/cylindrical object, twist the wire around it to create a ‘petal’. Repeat this until you have at least a couple of petals. 3-6 is usually fine, it’s really your call. image
    3. SLIGHTLY bend the petals back to create a natural looking petal.image
    4. After you are satisfied with the shape of your petals, cut out your flower, leaving some wire left to attach it to your crown. 
    5.  Repeat the first few steps and make the rest of your flowers.
    6. Take one of your flowers and CAREFULLY apply nail polish to it, one petal at a time. Think of it like making bubbles. It may be easier to pour the nail polish in a flat plate and dip it, or dip the entire flower into the polish.imageRepeat this for all your remaining flowers.
    7. Twist the two ends of your flowers together to form a ‘stem’.image
    8. Wrap the stems with floral tape, preferably with the same color you used in the base of the crown.imageRepeat this for all your remaining flowers.
    9. The third step will be attaching the flowers to your crown. You can do this a few ways. One way is to wrap the stems around the crown. Another way is to just wrap the stems with floral tape as you go along, like the OP did.imageDo this until all your flowers have been attached to your crown.
    10. At this point, you can tie the ribbons to the loops like OP did, or decorate it any other way you like. :)

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    Enjoy your new floral crown!

    TIPS

    • You can purchase most of the items in Walmart, Michael’s or any craft or flower store. You can also order it online. :)
    • REMEMBER, this tutorial is just a guide. If you don’t want to use brown floral tape or if you prefer using the green floral wire, don’t be afraid to change it up. You can use any color or material your heart desires.

    I’ll refer you to an ask where I gave a few tips. ASK by starry-ponds

    And here are some completed flower crowns from some lovely tumblr users. :)  Alyssa & Rebekka

    And here is the original link to the post. It’s in Russian.

    Sorry for replying late. I hope this helps you with making your own crown. :)

    for the people asking about the nail polish flowers!

    oh man i remember when my mom used to make these…. so that’s how she did it… muwhahahahahahahahaaa

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