July 23, 2014
http://gaslightgallows.tumblr.com/post/91287881052/modern-day-shakespeare-adaptions-that-should

modern day shakespeare adaptions that should exist

  • southern gothic macbeth. the bloody, brutal themes of the play in the suffocating atmosphere of the genre. the imagery of lady macbeth’s hands dripping with blood! the witches! macbeth’s madness when he believes the swamp has actually come to…

(Source: colfield)

July 23, 2014
http://gaslightgallows.tumblr.com/post/92352441792/sapphicscience-ive-been-thinking-about-all

sapphicscience:

i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to…

July 23, 2014

phil-irish-artist:

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.

Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta.  There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land.  His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration.  They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath.  He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork.  Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally.  The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.

This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.

(via gaslightgallows)

July 23, 2014

wraparoundcurl:

gameraboy:

Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman

THIS IS SO AWESOME. I FEEL LIKE I CAN PUNCH THROUGH SEVERAL DIMENSIONS. 

marvel is doing such good multi-media work these days. i wonder what it’s like to work there, atmospherically? it must feeling exciting.

(via chickgonebad)

July 23, 2014
Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

chickgonebad:

salviprince:

1. There is no “lax enforcement” on the U.S./Mexico border.

2. The migration of children and families didn’t just start recently.

3. The recent increase in the numbers of child migrants is not just a response to gang violence, although this is the most-cited cause in U.S. media coverage.

4. The failure of Central America’s economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements.

5. When governments or people have resisted NAFTA and CAFTA, the United States has threatened reprisal.

6.  Gang violence in Central America has a U.S. origin.

7.  Moreover, U.S. foreign policy in Central America has actively led to the growth of gang violence there.

8. Kids looking for families here are looking for those who were already displaced by war and economic crisis.

THEY ARE KIDS. THEY NEED ASYLUM. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

Agree. WTF? Is there a program to help absorb them? I’d take in a kid. I’m broke as hell and looking for work but I know how to live cheap. I need to look into this. Does anyone know of such a thing?

July 23, 2014
DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
DC: Wait-
Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
DC: I didn't-
Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
Marvel: PEACE
July 23, 2014
How America’s Wild West Gun Policies are Fueling Central America’s Refugee Problem

I hate to fall back on the old ‘everything is connected’ song, but it’s true. Reap what you sow, etc…our gun laws are full of horrifying loopholes with horrifying consequences. It’s past time to change them. We’re never gonna get rid of guns, but by God, it’s time to actually legislate them intelligently.

(Source: chickgonebad)

July 23, 2014
fuckingrapeculture:

[To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
Oscar Wilde (1891)
The Soul of Man Under Socialism]

fuckingrapeculture:

[To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.

Oscar Wilde (1891)

The Soul of Man Under Socialism]

(Source: carrienyman, via knitmeapony)

July 23, 2014
Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.

all of my parenting experience with my own and other little girls has proven this fact over a million times; little kids, including and especially little girls, adore and practice science and math and pattern recognition and deductive thinking

(Source: adventuresinchemistry, via sagansense)

July 23, 2014
Ask An Author: "How do you juggle writing and editing with day-to-day activities?"

lettersandlight:

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Each week, a new author will serve as your Camp Counselor, answering your writing questions. Heather Mackey, our third counselor, is author of the middle-grade fantasy Dreamwood:

Outside of Camp, how do you write and edit along with the rest of your…

July 23, 2014
sagansense:

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
Image: iStockphoto

Thus, one of the many reasons this blog exists…to provide a digital archive of my mind for my son, if ever something would happen to me before I live out my predetermined amount of heart beats.

I think about this all the time. What will my kids find of internet-me, will it comfort or enlighten them, what should I do that I’m not doing or vice versa. We’ve moved beyond the painful reality of deleting a cell phone number, it’s much deeper now. So. Interesting.

sagansense:

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Image: iStockphoto

Thus, one of the many reasons this blog exists…to provide a digital archive of my mind for my son, if ever something would happen to me before I live out my predetermined amount of heart beats.

I think about this all the time. What will my kids find of internet-me, will it comfort or enlighten them, what should I do that I’m not doing or vice versa. We’ve moved beyond the painful reality of deleting a cell phone number, it’s much deeper now. So. Interesting.

July 23, 2014

sernacht:

So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer"

(via laughterkey)

July 23, 2014
casabet64:

Anna Ancher

casabet64:

Anna Ancher

(Source: nobrashfestivity, via iamquietlyreading)

July 23, 2014
ifnotyouwhoelse:

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spyA businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images 

Quite elaborate, but outstanding article that describes the idea of Robert David Steele, former marine and CIA officer, the man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods. He claims that an open-source revolution will be unavoidable on the basis that the in-place system is more of a scheme that diminishes trust and equality among people.  It is arguable how the transformation of politics will occur, be it through a revolution or an adaption to the standards of the Internet. As quicker society gets used to the effect of the digital revolution as quicker a rethinking process about power inequality on the basis of the underlying principles of the web will happen.  Find below some snippets and quotes from the article, but I highly recommend to read the FULL ARTICLE

Open source everything offers us the chance to build on what we’ve learned through industrialisation, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyse the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all.
"Sharing, not secrecy, is the means by which we realise such a lofty destiny as well as create infinite wealth. The wealth of networks, the wealth of knowledge, revolutionary wealth - all can create a nonzero win-win Earth that works for one hundred percent of humanity.  … A major part of our problem in the public policy arena is the decline in intelligence with integrity among key politicians and staff at the same time that think tanks and universities and non-governmental organisations have also suffered a similar intellectual diminishment. …Secrecy enables corruption. So also does an inattentive public enable corruption.… So what exactly do you mean by open source everything? "We have over 5 billion human brains that are the one infinite resource available to us going forward. Crowd-sourcing and cognitive surplus are two terms of art for the changing power dynamic between those at the top that are ignorant and corrupt, and those across the bottom that are attentive and ethical. The open source ecology is made up of a wide range of opens – open farm technology, open source software, open hardware, open networks, open money, open small business technology, open patents – to name just a few. The key point is that they must all develop together, otherwise the existing system will isolate them into ineffectiveness. Open data is largely worthless unless you have open hardware and open software. Open government demands open cloud and open spectrum, or money will dominate feeds and speeds."  Robert Steele’s vision for open source systems On 1st May, Steele sent an open letter to US vice president Joe Biden requesting him to consider establishing an Open Source Agency that would transform the operation of the intelligence community, dramatically reduce costs, increasing oversight and accountability, while increasing access to the best possible information to support holistic policy-making. To date, he has received no response. I’m not particularly surprised. Open source everything pretty much undermines everything the national security state stands for.  Robert Steele’s graphic on open source systems thinking Open source everything is about the five billion poor coming together to reclaim their collective wealth and mobilise it to transform their lives. There is zero chance of the revolution being put down. Public agency is emergent, and the ability of the public to literally put any bank or corporation out of business overnight is looming. … I want to know what’s to stop this revolution from turning into a violent, destructive mess. Steele is characteristically optimistic. “I have struggled with this question. What I see happening is an end to national dictat and the emergence of bottom-up clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability. …The one unlimited resource we have on the planet is the human brain – the current strategy of 1% capitalism is failing because it is killing the Golden Goose at multiple levels. … So how does open source everything have the potential to ‘re-engineer the Earth’?  - “Open Source Everything overturns top-down ‘because I say so at the point of a gun’ power. Open Source Everything makes truth rather than violence the currency of power. Open Source Everything demands that true cost economics and the indigenous concept of ‘seventh generation thinking’ – how will this affect society 200 years ahead – become central. …We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace.”

ifnotyouwhoelse:

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy
A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Quite elaborate, but outstanding article that describes the idea of Robert David Steele, former marine and CIA officer, the man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods. He claims that an open-source revolution will be unavoidable on the basis that the in-place system is more of a scheme that diminishes trust and equality among people.

It is arguable how the transformation of politics will occur, be it through a revolution or an adaption to the standards of the Internet. As quicker society gets used to the effect of the digital revolution as quicker a rethinking process about power inequality on the basis of the underlying principles of the web will happen.

Find below some snippets and quotes from the article, but I highly recommend to read the FULL ARTICLE
Open source everything offers us the chance to build on what we’ve learned through industrialisation, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyse the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all.

"Sharing, not secrecy, is the means by which we realise such a lofty destiny as well as create infinite wealth. The wealth of networks, the wealth of knowledge, revolutionary wealth - all can create a nonzero win-win Earth that works for one hundred percent of humanity.

A major part of our problem in the public policy arena is the decline in intelligence with integrity among key politicians and staff at the same time that think tanks and universities and non-governmental organisations have also suffered a similar intellectual diminishment.

Secrecy enables corruption. So also does an inattentive public enable corruption.

So what exactly do you mean by open source everything?
"We have over 5 billion human brains that are the one infinite resource available to us going forward. Crowd-sourcing and cognitive surplus are two terms of art for the changing power dynamic between those at the top that are ignorant and corrupt, and those across the bottom that are attentive and ethical. The open source ecology is made up of a wide range of opens – open farm technology, open source software, open hardware, open networks, open money, open small business technology, open patents – to name just a few. The key point is that they must all develop together, otherwise the existing system will isolate them into ineffectiveness. Open data is largely worthless unless you have open hardware and open software. Open government demands open cloud and open spectrum, or money will dominate feeds and speeds." Robert Steele's vision for open source systemsRobert Steele’s vision for open source systems

On 1st May, Steele sent an open letter to US vice president Joe Biden requesting him to consider establishing an Open Source Agency that would transform the operation of the intelligence community, dramatically reduce costs, increasing oversight and accountability, while increasing access to the best possible information to support holistic policy-making. To date, he has received no response.
I’m not particularly surprised. Open source everything pretty much undermines everything the national security state stands for. Robert Steele's graphic on open source systems thinkingRobert Steele’s graphic on open source systems thinking

Open source everything is about the five billion poor coming together to reclaim their collective wealth and mobilise it to transform their lives. There is zero chance of the revolution being put down. Public agency is emergent, and the ability of the public to literally put any bank or corporation out of business overnight is looming.

I want to know what’s to stop this revolution from turning into a violent, destructive mess.
Steele is characteristically optimistic. “I have struggled with this question. What I see happening is an end to national dictat and the emergence of bottom-up clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability.

The one unlimited resource we have on the planet is the human brain – the current strategy of 1% capitalism is failing because it is killing the Golden Goose at multiple levels.

So how does open source everything have the potential to ‘re-engineer the Earth’?
- “Open Source Everything overturns top-down ‘because I say so at the point of a gun’ power. Open Source Everything makes truth rather than violence the currency of power. Open Source Everything demands that true cost economics and the indigenous concept of ‘seventh generation thinking’ – how will this affect society 200 years ahead – become central.

We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace.”

(via thefreelioness)

July 23, 2014
"We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world."

Jack Gilbert, from “A Brief for the Defense”, in Refusing Heaven (with thanks to hiddenshores)

(via aeide-thea)

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