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micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

New life goal: Love and Justice Theater

This theater idea stems from a desire to be a part of organizations that encourages growth of the STEM fields to underrepresented groups. This idea is still very rough draft, but I’ve put some basic highlights. 

These groups include (but is not limited to):

  • Women (all)
  • PoC (all)
  • Low-income folk
  • Queer folk (sex and/or gender)
  • those with chronic illness and disability
  • those with mental health issues
  • those outside of the first world

tools used include (but are not limited to):

  • outreach to these communities to help fight the various barriers blocking them (*cough cough* oppression *cough cough*)
  • Include representations of these groups in those roles in media (More Cosima yes please.) (Cries because Big Bang had so much potential for positive representation.)
  • Fighting gatekeeping into those communities via awareness raising programs (reduce “fake geek girl”-esque scenarios)
  • Partner with OMSI (the local Science Museum) and their outreach programs

Ways to make this low-cost theater committed to supporting the above mission and my ideals include (but are not limited to):

  • hopefully not-for-profit theater
  • get grants and donations from various locations so I can offer various things like…. (1) fair wages to my employees which includes a 1:5 pay ratio scale where employees at the top (including myself) won’t make more than 5 times that of base employees. (2) Other super fair hiring practices. (3) price reductions for those using public transit. (4) price reductions for those working for non profits. (5) price reductions for families and groups with kids for the educational programs. (6) sliding scale with transparent pricing and donation options for shifting organizations also committed to our mission. 
  • to do regular screenings of various educational media (i.e. Cosmos, Magic School Bus, Wild Kratts, STEM related episodes of School House Rock, Planet Earth).
  • host notices to jobs and internships in the field
  • Viewings of shows and movies that promote STEM growth through proper and positive representation of those groups. (Yes Orphan Black)
  • In the super dream, it would also have a Science Education, science fiction, and science fantasy based reading room….and a badass bar/food service. 
  • Not gonna lie, since I’m running this thing, I’ll have special viewings of Sailor Moon. I’ll get permission from Viz and/or Toei by writing them an eloquent proposal about the mission of the theater and what Sailor Moon means to me. (a brief rambling of that essay can be found under the cut….and I’ll definitely transform that into something more eloquent later.)

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theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

carefreeblackmagicalgirl asked:

How do you think Mami's wish is shown through her powers? Like Sayaka and her healing powers.

silvermoon424:

Oh, I actually read it in an interview! I’ll just copypasta what it says on the page.

Q: There’s a few place in the script that I’d like to touch on, first about Mami and Kyoko. How is their “wish” connected to their powers when they became magical girls?

A: In Mami’s case, her wish “to connect to life” [editor’s note: she wanted to live] gave her the power to “tie” and “combine” things together. That’s why her power comes from the ribbon. By using the ribbon as a weapon, she can use that to produce guns that are useful in a battle. In ep3, Homura is stopped in her tracks by being tied up. That is her true magical power. She has the most experience so has a lot of different magical powers beyond those of her original powers.

So, Mami’s powers are actually ribbons. In the PSP game, we learn that Mami was able to learn how to make muskets out of them by studying the mechanisms of the guns.

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Her wish was to save herself, to “connect” with life. This connection manifests itself as ribbons. Because Mami’s a veteran magical girl, she’s been able to work on her magic to the point where she’s able to use attacks that she didn’t have in the first place.

tiny012:

Let me take these three lines of Moon Pride. 

"Ah! Girls have unshakable wills.

They don’t let a prince determine their fate.

And they fight their own battles!”

When I was a little girl, I used read fairy tales like every girl and boy did.

It always seem like the girl have to be the beautiful princess who have to wait for the dashing young prince who have to ride a white horse to save her from a dragon.. ” Help Me! Help Me!”   Some day my prince will come” stuff.

Sailor Moon says ” Fuck that shit. You can be the strong princess that save yourself from the dragon and your prince while it’s still ok for him to save you because it’s wanted not needed. It’s ok for the prince to need saving from the dragon too. It doesn’t make the prince any lesser important but more so because he believes and knows that you can defeat the dragon to save him. His role is not confined to be the guy who HAVE to save you since that his “obligation.” Your role is not confined to waiting on him to save you. You can save yourself, him or each other because you want to and you love each other.” 

Is that something that should be taught to our girls and boys today? 

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