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Japanese women receiving shooting training, 1930s.

Graceful and deadly? O:

#WhyWeDroppedAtomicWeaponsOnJapan

What the actual fuck?
Okay, we dropped nukes on Japan because we’re racist fucks and for literally no other reason.
But also there is literally no way in which that comment is not racist and fucking out of line. Not funny, not pithy. Racist and hurtful. Do not do that on images or commentary from my blog, ever.

whimsyandmayhem:

skowt-herman:

whimsyandmayhem:

rosievandoll:

Japanese women receiving shooting training, 1930s.

Graceful and deadly? O:

#WhyWeDroppedAtomicWeaponsOnJapan

What the actual fuck?

Okay, we dropped nukes on Japan because we’re racist fucks and for literally no other reason.

But also there is literally no way in which that comment is not racist and fucking out of line. Not funny, not pithy. Racist and hurtful. Do not do that on images or commentary from my blog, ever.

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“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“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.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.”
Assata Shakur ~ Assata: An Autobiography (via candidlycara)

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Sydney’s One Central Park, the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden

To see more photos and videos of the vertical garden, explore the Central Park location page on Instagram.

At Central Park in Sydney, Australia, a 33-floor residential building known as One Central Park houses the world’s tallest vertical garden. Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel, the garden towers at 115 meters (380 feet) and showcases panels of greenery designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The panels, some of which are several stories tall, are scattered around the building’s facade and carry 450 types of plants (250 of which are local species).

In addition to the garden, One Central Park is also known for the cantilever that juts out from the top floors of the building. A heliostat of motorized mirrors is installed underneath the cantilever, reflecting sunlight to various areas of the garden. LED art installations designed by French light artist Yann Kersalé are also built into the cantilever, lighting up the environment throughout the night.