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25 Apr 00:22

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Cary Renquist

Australian Hockey?



24 Apr 17:20

Might as well

24 Apr 15:20

Morning Ritual.

Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee and a virgin sacrifice.
24 Apr 00:35

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23 Apr 17:08

Brian O’Callaghan: Misrepresentations of Trans Women in Media

by Guest
There is a misconception that Trans women are performing femininity; they are feminine in their minds and bodies. “There are big women, small women, tall women, short women and trans women; it’s just different,’’ says Minerva, who identified as a female from the beginning. “It just felt right, we have to respect each other’s feelings, no?"
23 Apr 06:32

beggars-opera: Best of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar...





















beggars-opera:

Best of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1st and 2nd editions (1785 and 1788), part 1

23 Apr 17:34

Adam ‘Azzam the American’ Gadahn: California death metal fan turned Al Qaeda mouthpiece

by Agence France-Presse
Adam Gadahn, the Al-Qaeda spokesman believed killed in a US operation, was a teenage rock music fan who grew up on a Californian goat farm before he was drawn into radical Islam. The White House announced Thursday that US intelligence thinks Gadahn died in January in a “counterterrorism operat...
23 Apr 17:20

Hold still, Alex Garant

Cary Renquist

My eyes went a bit nuts for a couple of seconds -- trying to properly focus.













Hold still, Alex Garant

23 Apr 14:23

Scientists create the sensation of invisibility

Cary Renquist

I've had that sensation -- after too many shots of tequila...

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. A team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.
23 Apr 15:42

Edgar Degas, ‘What They See’ ‘You visit museums to see works of...













Edgar Degas, ‘What They See’

‘You visit museums to see works of art. Have you ever wondered what they see instead?’

23 Apr 15:41

Gizmosis

"Gizmosis: An obsession with any advanced technological device, usually pointless and/or confusing. A condition or abnormal process characterized by an obsession with anything small and electronic."
22 Apr 21:50

happy earth day everyone…

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happy earth day everyone…

23 Apr 00:32

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Cary Renquist

I imagine that they must have just burned the house down after that...



23 Apr 00:25

Never Inject Stuff In Your Stuff

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Injecting your penis with vasoline to make it appear larger is a very bad idea. The description of the surgery necessary to effect repairs is cringe-worthy.
23 Apr 02:38

 John Waters.

22 Apr 21:30

Frozach Submitted

22 Apr 15:30

Inspirational Quotes, From Really Bad People

by Strange Beaver

Just because someone was a terrible person, doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t still inspire people, right? If you didn’t know who the quote was from, these words may make you feel more empowered. But your reaction may change quickly when you find out the author.

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

Inspirational Quotes From Really Bad People

22 Apr 16:35

Bone If I’d – Surgical Screws as Art

by Vanessa Ruiz
Federico Carbajal Bone If Id

BONE_IF_I’D: Commissioned piece  Galvanized wire, plexiglass and surgical steel 10” x 6” x 30”

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After suffering a terrible roller blading injury involving the insertion of surgical screws, what does one do with the screws once they are removed? Commission an art piece! Federico Carbajal’s latest wire sculpture features the lower leg of a woman focusing on the real surgical screws used in reconstructing her ankle. The screws are bright red with a magnifying glass centered over their location. It’s a lasting tribute to the repair and recovery of the body.

Federico is an architect based in Montreal. His art is heavily influenced by anatomy and he is best known for his anatomical wire sculptures, or what he calls, Spatial Sketching.

Spatial sketching allows for the possibility of new representations of images in space, exploring the void and the dematerialization of volume.  The physical and metaphysical presence of the human body emanate through a combination of transparent planes and spatial lines. –Federico Carbajal

Definitely check out his work at federicocarbajal.weebly.com!

 

 

21 Apr 08:00

7-Layer Dulce De Leche Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars.

by halfbakedharvest
7-Layer Dulce De Leche Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars-1

You know, it has been WAY too long since my last chocolate recipe.

The post 7-Layer Dulce De Leche Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

21 Apr 00:30

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Cary Renquist

He does work in mysterious ways...



21 Apr 01:03

This is not an exit

20 Apr 14:58

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Shhhh. I’m in disguise.

by PZ Myers

This leafhopper is a myrmecomorph – it has sprouted lumpy dark extensions of its carapace that resemble an ant. It spends its whole life living in a costume!

Cyphonia clavata: The treehopper Cyphonia clavata with a mimic of an ant (top right) extending from its pronotum (photos: M. Stensmyr). The ‘ant’ presumably serves to deter predators as the treehopper struts about its habitat (lower left, photo: S. Sanowar). This peculiar-looking insect has also been depicted historically several times, as exemplified here by illustrations by (from top to bottom) Caspar Stoll (1788), Jean Antoine Coquebert de Montbret (1799–1804) and William W. Fowler (1900).

Cyphonia clavata: The treehopper Cyphonia clavata with a mimic of an ant (top right) extending from its pronotum (photos: M. Stensmyr). The ‘ant’ presumably serves to deter predators as the treehopper struts about its habitat (lower left, photo: S. Sanowar). This peculiar-looking insect has also been depicted historically several times, as exemplified here by illustrations by (from top to bottom) Caspar Stoll (1788), Jean Antoine Coquebert de Montbret (1799–1804) and William W. Fowler (1900).

20 Apr 15:43

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19 Apr 20:26

unimpressedcats: flowerfaeriee:kawaiisquatch: yet—another—url: ...



unimpressedcats:

flowerfaeriee:

kawaiisquatch:

yet—another—url:

awwww-cute:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

That cat swallows souls

HOLYY SHIT those eyes are MAGICAL

👀

19 Apr 21:00

If I ever find a dead body while I’m hiking I’m gonna be like finally— AmberTozer...

If I ever find a dead body while I’m hiking I’m gonna be like finally— AmberTozer...
19 Apr 10:37

Police pull over a speeding car..

Cary Renquist

The same guy gets out of the car twice...
My mother got pulled over a couple times for speeding while taking me to the emergency room and ended up with a police escort... (I tended to do stuff that resulted in emergency room visits quite often)

19 Apr 06:29

FBI Overstated Forensic Hair Matches In Nearly All Trials Before 2000

by timothy
schwit1 writes The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country's largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence. The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.

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19 Apr 07:38

It’s time science reclaimed health food from the quacks

by Mark

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IMG_0189I’m not quite sure what came over me, I’d set out in search of a beer and a burger. But somehow ended up in a juice bar wolfing down falafel, quaffing a cucumber, celery, ginger smoothie and sprinkling sweet potato chips with some strange pink salt.

And it was good. Really, really good. Tasty, satisfying and altogether wholesome.

Whilst I mopped up the last of the beetroot ketchup with my rye bread and slurped the dregs of the green juice, I flicked through the menu, idly wondering why the salt was pink. Tucked away on the back page I found the info I’d been looking for.

Apparently it was Himalayan pink salt.

What I read next pretty much ruined the whole dining experience.

Himalayan Pink Salt

This is a natural salt not like white table salt, which is a drug. Pink salt is extracted from the Himalayan mountains. It is negatively charged helping to draw positive ions out the body.

I sat paralysed. And wondered if this was due to my dinner having been laced with this strange substance that had removed all the ions essential for nerve impulses.

I regained enough movement to flick on my phone and Google the credentials of Himalayan salt. My panicked state subsided. For it is 98%, good old, sodium chloride, 2% polyhalite and a smidgen of rust (hence the pink tinge).

Once my composure had returned, I continued to flick through the menu. It was laced with plenty more pseudo-scientific claptrap.

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At this point I was starting to wonder if the place was run by Food babe. I rapidly made my exit and went in search of a stiff drink.

In the pub down the road, over a nice glass of single malt I got to thinking. The food, service and atmosphere in the juice bar had been great. Their products really were healthy. There was no need for the pseudo-science. Especially since genuine science about their ingredients is actually really interesting.

So I say to you Juice bar (and I will write to them) “Why not redraft your material with real science? I’ll even help you do it.”.

And if that doesn’t work, how about someone out there starts a health food cafe which doesn’t shy away from hard science, where real evidence prevails, where they tell you why the salt is pink, what chlorophyll actually does and how to eat a healthily diet. Wouldn’t such a place be more credible?

19 Apr 13:36

Thou shalt not defile the holy vas deferens

by PZ Myers

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Oh, look, Alabama, that paradise for people who revere the 17th century, wants to keep doctors’ hands off men’s genitalia. It’s a novel twist, but I suspect it’s just more of the same ol’ sanctimonious regulation of the naughty bits our puritanical politicians always push.

Alabama health care professionals could refuse to perform abortions or vasectomies under legislation sponsored by a Jefferson County lawmaker.

The Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, sponsored by Rep. Arnold Mooney, a Republican, allows health care professionals to refuse to perform abortions, sterilization, human cloning and human embryonic stem cell research that violate their conscience on religious or ethical grounds.

Although it would be nice to imagine some indignant old prude leaping to the defense of the vas deferens, it’s more likely this is all just a safe cover for more restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. They aren’t criminalizing vasectomies, they’re just saying you can’t be prosecuted for refusing to carry them out. Like you can’t be prosecuted for refusing to participate in a monster truck rally in your neighborhood, just like you can’t be prosecuted for denying a permit to a Planned Parenthood clinic in your neighborhood.

I’ll be more impressed when they deny doctors who perform vasectomies hospital rights, when they impose a 3-day waiting period on the operation, and when they make men who want to be sterilized sit through a long and condescending video and lecture about how adorable babies are, before they’ll let them get snipped.

19 Apr 14:22

DIA Polygraph Countermeasure Case Files Leaked

by timothy
George Maschke writes AntiPolygraph.org (of which I am a co-founder) has published a set of leaked Defense Intelligence Agency polygraph countermeasure case files along with a case-by-case analysis. The case files, which include polygraph charts and the exact questions used, suggest that the only people being "caught" trying to beat the polygraph are those using crude, unsophisticated methods that anyone who actually understood polygraph procedure and effective countermeasures (like, say, a real spy, saboteur, or terrorist) would ever use. AntiPolygraph.org has previously published polygraph community training materials on countermeasures that indicate they lack the ability to detect countermeasures like those described in our free book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector (PDF) or in former police polygraph examiner Doug Williams' manual, How to Sting the Polygraph. Williams, who was indicted last year after teaching undercover federal agents how to pass a polygraph, is scheduled to stand trial on May 12 in Oklahoma City.

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