My husband got 2 chicks for me before the second surgery on my arm. Turned out they were sick and, despite my best care, one died. The other became very attached to me, and I to her, and we’ve kept each other company ever since. She follows me everywhere, but still lets me know if she would prefer to go somewhere else, she calls me to share food with her, to preen or sleep, she pays attention to where I tap my finger (like it’s a beak!) and she still hides her head under my arm if the hawks appear. Almost every day we go hunting for bugs together and she even learned to strip aphids off my vegetables. Since I was bedridden for a long time, she’s very patient if I’m on the phone or computer, because that is what she grew up being use to (She likes to watch the screens. She also loves to try and play Pokemon on the DS) but, besides that, I try not to ask her to be anything but a chicken. Because it’s that she’s a chicken that I am so in love with her. Seeing the extreme joy she experiences from just a dust bath in the sun, or her curiosity at life around her, turns out to have been everything I needed to overcome my worries.
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.
Chemistry at its finest
can i eat that
Why don’t we use this for everything?!?
This shit is about the coolest thing ever.
It’s such a great insulator that a thin layer of it will protect anything from the heat of a bunsen burner.
Even though it’s incredibly light and has an extremely low density, its lattice-like molecular structure makes it able to hold objects much greater in mass.
What if you got loads of it, and made a bed, you could pretend you were a pegasus
Possibly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
“A black female meteorologist has been fired from the ABC affiliate in Shreveport, La., she told Journal-isms, because she responded to a racial remark posted by a viewer on the station’s Facebook page.
KTBS-TV’s action against Rhonda Lee followed a previous response by Lee to a viewer who questioned whether she should wear her short Afro, suggesting she put on a wig or grow more hair.”
Blatant racism. I hope she sues the drawls off of them.
The patience and professionalism of this woman in dealing with blatant racists should have merited a raise.
This is what she was fired for responding to:
On Oct. 1, a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu wrote, “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”
Lee replied the same day, “Hello Emmitt—I am the ‘black lady’ to which you are referring. I’m sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer. I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.
“I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn’t grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don’t find it necessary. I’m very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn’t a reason to not achieve their goals.
“Conforming to one standard isn’t what being American is about and I hope you can embrace that.
“Thank you for your comment and have a great weekend and thank for watching.”
yea, she shouldn’t be fired over that response. they make it sound like she cussed somebody out.
heh, to white folks that is cussing out. you know a black woman is automatically hostile as long as she has the temerity to check a white person, no matter what her actual tone or words are
commanderbishoujo: I’d appreciate it if you didn’t generalize another race. I agree with what I think you were trying to get across, but tossing out a couple of snide remarks in the middle of it won’t fly. Personally I suggest that instead of attacking whites, you attack actual racists. You know, the bad guys.
commanderbishoujo says “no matter what white people think Black women are hostile”
white person: why are you Black women so hostile??????
LIKE IS ANYONE ELSE SEEING WHAT I SEE PLEASE?
that’s exactly what i’m seeing.
because “hostile” and “disagreeable” always mean “reacting to racist oppressive bullshit in any manner that is not a predetermined level of politeness that you can never achieve”.
#Almost every fucking Day in the Pagan community #almost every fucking day in the witchcraft community
Maybe I’ve lived in the closet all my life but I have NEVER seen or heard such things in real life or online until I “moved” to Tumblr.
Does only seeing it on tumblr make it any less valid..? What was even the point of saying that? And assuming based on your picture and lack of experience that you’re white, of course you don’t have to see white people deny that cultural appropriation is racist in real life… you have no culture for white people to steal…