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mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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So this happened on the internet. 

booksandpublishing:

mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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So this happened on the internet. 

i-should-be-writing:

dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.
Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.
Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.
Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.


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i-should-be-writing:

dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.

Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.

Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.

Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

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motherboardtv:

The Horrible Anger You Feel at Hearing Someone Chewing Is Called Misophonia

I have this. I almost killed a woman chewing and snapping her gum at work once. In fact, when my hubs chews gum he pops it and I have to resist killing him on long car rides. And sometimes I feel like a badmom because my kids’ chewing pisses me off. I am a terrible person.

motherboardtv:

The Horrible Anger You Feel at Hearing Someone Chewing Is Called Misophonia

I have this. I almost killed a woman chewing and snapping her gum at work once. In fact, when my hubs chews gum he pops it and I have to resist killing him on long car rides. And sometimes I feel like a badmom because my kids’ chewing pisses me off. I am a terrible person.

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BREAKING: New ISIS Video Purports To Show Execution Of British Citizen

thepoliticalfreakshow:

On Saturday afternoon, ISIS released a video purporting to show the execution of a British hostage in the middle of a desert. The video begins with a taped interview of British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking about Iraq, followed by “a message to the allies of America.”

At that point, a masked man holding a knife is shown next to a kneeling man believed to be British citizen David Cawthorne Haines, who speaks to the camera. Haines was reportedly a security manager working in South Sudan for the organization Nonviolent Peaceforce. In the video released Saturday he appears to read a script that blames David Cameron for his execution.

“I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution,” Haines says. “You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as your predecessor, Tony Blair, did.”

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Here is the full transcript of the video:


David Haines - My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution. You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as you’re predecessor, Tony Blair, did. Following a trend amongst our British Prime Ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans. Unfortunately, it is we, the British public, that will in the end pay the price for our Parliaments selfish decisions.

Executioner - This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State. Ironically, he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms. Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the Haditha Dam will only accelerate your destruction. And playing the role of the obedient lapdog, Cameron, will only drag you and your people into another bloody and unwinnable war.

Haines is then beheaded. Based on the voice, the styled executioner appears to be the same man in the previous two ISIS videos.

At the end of the video, ISIS members show another British hostage, Alan Henning and threaten his life.

The man who appears to be the executioner says, “If you, Cameron, persist in fighting the Islamic State, then you, like your master Obama, will have the blood of your people on your hands.”

Update — 7:00 p.m ET: David Cameron addressed the video on Twitter:

The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude.

We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.

Source: Alison Vingiano for Buzzfeed News

nearly-headless-horseman:

must-be-a-thursday:

First time listening:

Second time listening:

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Third time listening:

WAITING FOR THE BUS TOOK A PICTURE OF ANOTHER BUS WAITING FOR THE BUS IN THE RAIN I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE BUS AS THE SUN CAME UP BUT THE SUN AIN’T OUT NO MORE CAUSE IT’S GREY WAITING FOR THE BUS THERE’S A GREY ONE BLUE ONE A RED ONE ALL OF THEM TURNED AWAY I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE BUS GOTTA CATCH A BUS GOTTA WATCH NEWS GOTTA REGIMENT A PLAN FOR THE DAY

BUS

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This beat is so sick, it never falters, even thru all of the transitions omg what is this alien beauty?

Actually, I loved this the first time too.

#andnowfortheweather

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gameraboy:

Ewoks should report to Jabba’s palace, it’s full of unusual and wonderful things! From Warwick Davis’s home movies filmed during Return of the Jedi.

PAGING ALL MURDERBEARS! ALL MURDERBEARS TO JABBA’S PALACE.

I am so charmed. 

This is my favorite thing today

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lacigreen:

lacigreen:

new vid babes!  SHE ASKED FOR IT.

here are the many reasons why "what was she wearing?" or "you shouldn’t have taken nude pics!" are dumb things to say.

sooooo facebook removed my post of this video because it’s “inappropriate” and “violates the terms of service”.  HOW?  CUZ THERE ARE LITERALLY FACEBOOK PAGES DEVOTED TO SHAMING RAPE VICTIMS AND NEONAZI SUPPORT GROUPS AND PEOPLE ABUSING ANIMALS AND YET IT’s TALKING ABOUT VICTIM BLAMING THAT’S “INAPPROPRIATE”?  

i just can’t.  i’m pretty sure this was a targeted attack.  thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my youtube channel.  you are so important to me.

well, in that case…

SHARE EVERYWHERE!!

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feimineach:

street harassment. Ampersand by B. Deutsch (leftycartoons.com). On anonymous was a woman: pinterest: feimineach

feimineach:

street harassment.
Ampersand by B. Deutsch (leftycartoons.com).
On anonymous was a woman: pinterest: feimineach

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Why would fingerprinting kids help solve kidnappings?

mostlysignssomeportents:

Cops in #Ferguson offer to fingerprint all the kids in town as part of their clunky participation in the long-running effort to fingerprint all the kids in America “for their safety”

"LOST CHILD! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FINGERPRINT?"

"Officer, I got this severed finger with a ransom note — how can I be sure it’s little Billy’s?"

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This crap bugs me. No, it does NOT deter or solve kidnapping. Fingerprints are only useful to identify a body post-kidnapping.

I do not let my kids go to these booths at any of our local fairs or school events. IMO this is only helping The Man build a database for their own use. Citizens do not need to be tracked unless they are considered potential criminals. Children are not all potential criminals. I do have my own copy of prints and hair at home, in case, but that is for a last resort.

hertwistedperspective:

Ohhh Yeah!! #bringit #bringbackfallalready #halloween

hertwistedperspective:

Ohhh Yeah!! #bringit #bringbackfallalready #halloween

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Episode 53: The September Monologues

It is September, and something is different.

so true

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bromancing-the-stone:

The most ignored words in the world.

bromancing-the-stone:

The most ignored words in the world.

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