Oct
20
2014

Reblogged from forochel :

forochel:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

Black….

forochel:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

Black….

Oct
19
2014

Reblogged from onlylolgifs :

sexhobolith:

Was just browsing frilly shirts on Amazon.

I laughed so hard I woke my husband who was sleeping two rooms over.

Oct
16
2014
Oct
16
2014
Oct
15
2014

Reblogged from boldmatter :

White People More Likely to Support Voter ID When They See Black People Voting

thebicker:

addictinginfo:

White People More Likely to Support Voter ID When They See Black People Voting

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A new University of Delaware study has revealed two disconcerting pieces of information: a whopping 67 percent of white Americans support voter ID laws, and that number jumps to 73…

In upsetting but unsurprising news, white people have a lot of deeply-held racist views. This is why “I don’t see race” is such a problematic POV - well, it’s problematic for a lot of reasons, but basically YES, YES YOU DO, everyone “sees” race and everyone in America grew up in a culture that criminalized blackness and made it OK to be inherently suspicious of non-white people (the darker the scarier!).

Also friendly reminder that voter fraud is borderline nonexistent but suppressing people from voting is the latest hot political trend.

Oct
15
2014
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15
2014
Oct
14
2014

Reblogged from forochel :

Asked by kenway:

do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet


lenmccoy:

yes absolutely

What is happening in Mexico? 

  • How it began

On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1968, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.

Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).

22 local policemen have been detained for suspicion of working with Guerreros Unidos. This is how authorities were then tipped on what has happened to some students. (x) (x)

  • The Mass Graves

~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.

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MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x). 

UPDATE: Not all bodies in the graves belong to the students. (x) (x)

Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are. 

We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t. 

  • You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico

You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.

On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.

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Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed. 

Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention. 

ARTICLES

TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)

If there any corrections that need to be included, please just add them in.

Oct
11
2014
Oct
7
2014

Yandangshan National Park, Zhejiang Province, China.

Yandangshan National Park, Zhejiang Province, China.

Oct
6
2014

Reblogged from forochel :

syokujirock:

ワカメたまごラーメン、炒飯、餃子

Sep
26
2014

Reblogged from choigyrl :

crown-queen-bambee:

This part hit home, Jackson seem sincere and the fact GukJoo assumes that Jackson is joking says a lot. Jackson played with her and hugged her. If I’m not mistaken SeHo said something about GukJoo’s weight. I would have said the same too to Jackson. Guys use to bully me about my appearance. Jackson is the youngest in the house and is cute (Let’s be real he not ugly.) so to her it’s a joke because she is probably more use to guys like SeHo than Jackson.

Jackson seem sincere so that says a lot about him. He could of easily said Joon because they connected easily. Yet he picked her. I know Jackson play too much and is very silly but he does seem like the type to be serious when need be.

(Source: salijoo)

Sep
23
2014

Reblogged from s0mehorror :

aph-marco-bodt:

Sometimes when I think about my otp I can’t stop giggling and smiling like a dork because oh my god they love each other so much.

and other times all I can do is sit while my heart slowly shatters into a million pieces because 

oh my god.

they love each other.

so.

much.

Sep
21
2014

Reblogged from diyhoard :

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Recycled Book to On the Go Mini Art Studio Tutorial from Crafts Unleashed. Detailed tutorial using lots of glue and staples and some machine sewing (that you could do by hand). For another book to sketch book tutorial go here. For more book clutches go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-book-clutch and for more recycled book DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/books

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Recycled Book to On the Go Mini Art Studio Tutorial from Crafts Unleashed. Detailed tutorial using lots of glue and staples and some machine sewing (that you could do by hand). For another book to sketch book tutorial go here. For more book clutches go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-book-clutch and for more recycled book DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/books

Sep
21
2014

Reblogged from ilikelookingatnakedmen :

Reblog if you have read fan fiction better than some published books

agentotter:

teamhardigan:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

neverrwhere:

shazrolane:

desert-neon:

bumblegabe:

Help me prove a point

I have never reblogged anything faster.

Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics

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