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August 28 2017

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Mike comes home to an oblong wrapped box on the kitchen table.

August 27 2017

Can you reblog if you don't mind me coming into your ask ic, even if we've got a thread?

August 26 2017

//getting spam submissions watchout.

August 25 2017

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tag urself ‘What You Wear To Bed’ edition

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Orange is the new green: How orange peels revived a Costa Rican forest

In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest.

A team led by Princeton University researchers surveyed the land 16 years after the orange peels were deposited. They found a 176 percent increase in aboveground biomass – or the wood in the trees – within the 3-hectare area (7 acres) studied. Their results are published in the journal Restoration Ecology.

This story, which involves a contentious lawsuit, showcases the unique power of agricultural waste to not only regenerate a forest but also to sequester a significant amount of carbon at no cost.

“This is one of the only instances I’ve ever heard of where you can have cost-negative carbon sequestration,” said Timothy Treuer, co-lead author of the study and a graduate student in Princeton’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “It’s not just a win-win between the company and the local park – it’s a win for everyone.”

Timothy L. H. Treuer, Jonathan J. Choi, Daniel H. Janzen, Winnie Hallwachs, Daniel Peréz-Aviles, Andrew P. Dobson, Jennifer S. Powers, Laura C. Shanks, Leland K. Werden, David S. Wilcove. Low-cost agricultural waste accelerates tropical forest regeneration. Restoration Ecology, 2017; DOI: 10.1111/rec.12565

A thousand truckloads of orange peels were unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park in the mid 1990s. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest.Credit: Photos courtesy of Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs


// When you come home from work (49 hours this week) after being up since 4:30 and take a nap.  You lie down at 4:00 and not only have weird dreams about living with Taleisin J, but that you have your own apartment with your former college roommate/bf and then two women whom you work with who are totally not gay are in a relationship together, you happen on a crime being committed and wake yourself up with chills……

THEN you look at the clock and scare yourself silly because the clock says 8:45 and you KNOW you are supposed to be to work by 6 in the morning. 

Deep breath-you didn’t oversleep.

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August 24 2017


Here is a baby button quail on a spoon

Here is a baby button quail falling off a spoon

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August 22 2017


[[ Someday, I hope to understand why someone would think it’s a good idea to basically stalk my workplace. It’s a domestic violence shelter, FFS!

The cops go by here regularly, and at least one of our neighbors has called 911 when they were worried about something going wrong. 

Ah, well. This kind of nonsense is what security cameras are for, I suppose.

// WFT man!! O_o People suck so much.

August 20 2017

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  • Yes, yes we get it. Stop panicking.  It’s unseemly.
  • It’s the Dragons!
  • Hey, you got the door working.
  • Did you come to take them away?  I keep their bags packed.
  • When did the annex get a doorbell?
  • He’s a Dragon in a man costume?
  • He is a lawyer.
  • I have Jasmine tea.
  • Oh Jasmine!  Yes please.
  • Damn.  This was on my bucket list.
  • Is he trying to be like me and do the cryptic banter thing?
  • Preaching to the choir, bub.
  • You’re not a Librarian.  You’re a thief.
  • You people don’t appreciate art.
  • Oh not, it’s not dangerous.  But I think I am.
  • A little criticism.  Since I’ve been back, the Librarians seem a little evil.
  • Is he eating my extra cheese, double pepperoni?
  • Hate the apple, not the Librarian.
  • How bad can evil ______________ really be?
  • The real you, is a coward.
  • Interesting lecture from the guy who can’t decide if he’s going to be a thief or a Librarian.
  • I did choose.  Once.  I chose a side in a very complicated… I chose.  No good came of it.  And over the years, I chose again.  And again.  Each time, a little hope.  Lots of blood.  But nothing really changed.  I finally learned my lesson.  And I came here, just to do my work, alone.  Because why choose?  Nothing… nothing ever changes.
  • Because practical applications are more fun then theories.
  • Did you say 6?
  • She writes a lot in this little notebook and I pay attention.
  • You run around like a half wit clown.
  • What is going on with this day?
  • Is that word even in your vocabulary?
  • Are you ill?
  • Last thing we need right now is an evil you.
  • He’s already the worst version of himself.
  • You say that like it’s a bad thing.
  • If I hadn’t tried, I’d actually be the monster you think I am.
  • I’m out of practice being a person.

August 19 2017

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Mohawk language course to be offered for 1st time at University of Waterloo


Students hoping to learn the the Mohawk language Kanien'keha this fall at the University of Waterloo will need to know it’s not like any language course they’ve ever been in before.

Knowing French or Spanish won’t help you, instructor Nicole Bilodeau said.

“The Mohawk language is so different from European languages that you really have to teach it in a different way,” Bilodeau told CBC News.

She plans to teach the inaugural course in Kanien'kéha much like how she learned the language — using an immersion model that will have students speaking it and performing oral comprehension tests.

Continue Reading.

August 17 2017

Can you reblog if you don't mind me coming into your ask ic, even if we've got a thread?


I dont care if we have 17393 threads, come on in

August 15 2017

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If you’re like me and used to donate to the ACLU here are some ways to redirect your funds:

Donate to Black Lives Matter Charlottesville:

Donate to the cville solidarity legal fund:

Cville Victims Fund:

Challenge your outright racist friends and family. Also challenge your Nice Liberal friends and family who push the narrative that love conquers all or “hate breeds hate”. Direct action conquers all. Yes, there is a difference between good and bad things. False equivalencies like “both sides are wrong” lead to neglect and complacency. Love is necessary and beautiful but LOVE never defeated any insidious ideology on its own. Love is not enough. Keep loving but start fighting.

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the is actually how planetary orbit happens, we just haven’t yet advanced to the point where our technology can recognize the giant fucking cat licking the planet

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