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#44

badconlangingideas:

Get your language down to a core vocabulary of 100 or so atomic concepts. (Try to beat Toki Pona!) Then assign each of these concepts a distinct phoneme. (/a/ = water, /e/ = energy, /p/ = seed, /f/ = leaf, etc.) Create new words by combining the atomics. (/epa/ = coffee, /efa/ = tea, etc.)

EN: Speedtalk.

This totally exists, though.

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Under capitalism, if you are not part of the profit machine, if money can’t be made from you, you are not entitled to resources or care and are thrown on the scrap heap. Under capitalism, people with disabilities must fight the system to get basic rights such as food, shelter, housing, community and dignity — so freely given as part of the system in Indigenous cultures.

Disability Rights in the Age of Austerity

in critiquing “civilization” and capitalism, this article romanticizes “(pre-1492) Indigenous cultures” and falsely assumes they’re all the same. with that said, some of the general historical points about “disability” being a rather modern stigma, are true and important. 

(via disabilityhistory)

Boost the fuck out of this!!!!!!!!!!!

(via phenomenalwomanking)

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sixpenceee:

Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it turns. It turns the rocky slopes into a hot, toxic environment. (Article) 

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jobhaver:

concepthuman:

jobhaver:

commiekinkshamer:

americasnavy:

Around the World Wednesday: The aircraft carrier USS George Washington shown underway near the island of Iwo To. What did this island used to be known by?

delete your blog

americasnavy please delete

hey U.S. Navy have you removed the nukes you stored on Iwo Jima against Japanese law or was it the Air Force that put those there

usairforce please delete also

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bradleyjizzames:

elyan + the most badass hoodie in camelot - requested by anonymous (a long time ago)!

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emilyheller:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

This is horrifying

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nubbsgalore:

indians light clay oil lamps, known as diyas or deepas, in celebration of the third day of diwali. known as the festival of lights, diwali, which begins this year on october 21 (a day earlier in south india), lasts for five days. 

what originated as a festival to mark the last harvest of the year and seek the divine blessing of lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, has over the centuries become a national festival enjoyed by most indians regardless of faith. (consider that india is the second most populous muslim nation on the planet)

photos by (click pic) amit daveajay verma, arif alipiyal adhikary, kevin frayer, altaf qadri, sanjeev gupta and shakil adil. the diyas in the first photo have been arranged to spell “happy diwali” in hindi. 

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#93

trilobiter:

bothslashneither:

badconlangingideas:

A conlang whose phonetic diphthongs are represented by vowel monographs, and whose monophthongs are represented by vowel digraphs.

So, English basically.

Plot twist: modern English is a bad conlang that got out of hand.