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thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

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— 11 hours ago with 37261 notes
#I haven't uploaded anything but this seems a good idea!  #signal boost 

imnothavinit:

Please contact these people if you can volunteer or pass it along to someone who can

bellebutters on twitter

info at feministajones dot com

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— 3 days ago with 1415 notes
#signal boost  #ferguson 
puzzlinghappenstance:

I REALLY HOPE THOSE DON’T BLINK IN THIS UPDATE OF DELIVERY

Follow also on facebook or twitter
Start at the beginning

I have been waiting on this page for TWENTY-SIX pages. That’s…*does some computing in my head*…jeeze, nearly six months?! Gods know how I’m going to take starting my larger projects and waiting for years to get to my favorite bits.
Still! Who do you folks think those two up there are?

Reblogging from my art blog!

puzzlinghappenstance:

I REALLY HOPE THOSE DON’T BLINK IN THIS UPDATE OF DELIVERY

Follow also on facebook or twitter

Start at the beginning

I have been waiting on this page for TWENTY-SIX pages. That’s…*does some computing in my head*…jeeze, nearly six months?! Gods know how I’m going to take starting my larger projects and waiting for years to get to my favorite bits.

Still! Who do you folks think those two up there are?

Reblogging from my art blog!

— 6 days ago with 5 notes
#my art 
miizukizu:

レトロな街並み@尾山神社周辺
By : Tomoo Ichigami

miizukizu:

レトロな街並み
@尾山神社周辺

By : Tomoo Ichigami

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— 1 week ago with 417 notes
#ref pertho  #Architecture 

gossamermalefica:

cornishbluepixie:

One period drama per post: The Secret of Moonacre

"I”m starting to understand one thing; the real curse of this valley is pride" 

THIS FILM!!

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— 1 week ago with 238 notes
#clothing  #ref rococco roboots 

biodiverseed:

agritecture:

China’s Surreal Urban Farms

As its leaders often remind the world, China has 22 percent of the world’s population, but less than 10 percent of its arable land (as much as one fifth of which, it was recently reported, is severely polluted). People find ways to make up for the shortfall. For centuries officials have complained of peasants cultivating marginal lands, and for just as long Chinese farmers have been geniuses of agricultural improvisation, making use of whatever land they could find when they needed it.

Today, the country is in the midst of a massive shift from countryside to city. Much of it has occurred at will, as ambitious migrants have left the fields to seek new jobs and new experiences in the factories of China’s booming cities. But many others do not move at will. Instead, they are expelled from their homes and into strange new lives as city folk as the fields they once tended give way to new roads and shopping malls or slip under the rising waters of newly risen dams. Still others fall somewhere in between. They may find themselves following their children to new lives and new status as members of an urban population that, for the first time, in 2011 exceeded the number of those remaining in the countryside. China’s leaders hope that 70 percent of the country will be urban by 2030.

In cities, old rhythms of life die hard, and even as more and more farmland on the outskirts of urban areas disappears, new transplants and old holdouts continue to find patches of ground to plant.

Tim Franco, a Shanghai-based photographer, has spent time on these “microfarms” in the heart of the megacity Chongqing, where the changes underway across the country appear especially stark. Some farmers grow food to feed their families, others to supplement their incomes, and some because, with the city closing in all around them, it’s the only thing that makes them feel at home. Please click on images to enlarge.

#urban gardening

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— 1 week ago with 479 notes
#eco  #urban farming  #ref pertho 
garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu
As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!
Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?
It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
A source of calcium and iron
Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)
Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.
4 Part Tofu Tutorial:
Types of Tofu
Draining and Preparing Tofu
Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu
Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:
Breakfast:
Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Mini Quiches – Gluten-free, Nut-free optional
Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Wrap – Nut-free
Scrambled Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich – Nut-free
Lunch & Dinner:
**Spinach, Avocado, Brown Rice and Seasoned Baked Tofu Salad – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Burrito Bowl with Salsa Baked Tofu & Chili Lime Kale – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Coconut Curry with Tofu & Brown Rice – Gluten-free
Smoky Maple Tofu Sandwich – Nut-free
Almond Crusted Tofu
Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Tofu Vegetable Noodle Soup {Version 1 – Nut-free} {Version 2 – GF/Nut-free}
Taco Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu + 2 Quick & Easy Recipes – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Spinach Avocado & Marinated Tofu Salad
**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.
Sides & Multi-Purpose:
Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Salsa Baked Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Asian Marinated Tofu
Read the full post here.
Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu

As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!

Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?

  • It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
  • A source of calcium and iron
  • Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
  • Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
  • Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
  • Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)

Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.

4 Part Tofu Tutorial:

  1. Types of Tofu
  2. Draining and Preparing Tofu
  3. Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
  4. Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu

Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:

Breakfast:

Lunch & Dinner:

**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.

Sides & Multi-Purpose:

Read the full post here.

Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

— 1 week ago with 3041 notes
#cooking  #recipes  #food 
sunvapor asked: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?


Answer:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

— 1 week ago with 260294 notes
#signal boost  #political  #Ferguson  #tw: death  #Thank you to the OP for laying this all out 

owning-my-truth:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

This is the petition literally:

"Petitioning President Barack Obama:  Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct"

Signal boost the shit out of this.

(via bozrat)

— 1 week ago with 107908 notes
#tw: death  #political  #I've honestly been feeling there's not much I can do about this whole horrible situation  #So there's probably others feeling just as helpless  #So let's try and make sure it can't happen again okay? 

alwaysstarwars:

Ralph McQuarrie - Yavin 4 Concept Art

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— 1 week ago with 440 notes
#art  #Architecture