People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
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Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.
Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.
Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do.
Just did it. Don’t let this racist fucker get a 4 year’s salary worth of bonus for murdering a kid.
How accurate is this of today’s current events
Thanks @mistinamg and @cgriegs. #griegersrule
My parents playing soccer in Australia in 1992
Photo of President Obama resuming his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, after briefly returning to Washington D.C. because the whole world is going to hell basically. All this photo is missing is a Mission Accomplished banner…
Ancient Persian Freezers —- The Yakhchals
Today in the modern world we take freezers, and the frozen results of freezers for granted. But in ancient times, cold drinks, frozen desserts, and chilled tropical cocktails were a luxury unknown to most people. However the idea of artificially freezing goods is nothing new. As far back as 400 BC, the ancient Persians built special freezers called yakhchals. Yakhchals were large buildings used for storage of ice and foodstuffs during the hot Persian summers. Typically they were around 60 feet tall, and had a large subterranean storage space dug out from under it. The Yakhchal itself was made from a special type of mud clay called sarooj which was composed of clay, sand, lime, goat hair, egg whites, and ash mixed in a special proportion which made it extremely resistant to heat transfer. In other words the inside stayed cool, while heat from the outside was prevented from entering the building because of the thick insulated walls. This combined with the subterranean storage ensured that whatever goods were stored in the pit stayed cool, as temperatures below ground level are usually around the 60 to 65 degree Fahrenheit range. However, these designs were not what made a yakhchal a freezer. There was one other brilliant design feature which ensured that the yakhchal would stay frosty all year long.
At the top of the dome was a small hole, or series of small holes called windcatchers. Typically windcatchers were pointed in the direction of the prevailing winds. Due to its conical shape there was always a negative pressure gradient inside the yakhchal. According to Bernoulli’s Law air flow at a high pressure will always move toward areas of low pressure. Thus air from the outside was constantly flowing through the yakhchal. In addition, according to Venturi’s Principal, whenever air flows through a small hole, the smaller the hole, the greater the speed of the flow. The small hole, or series of holes of the yakhchal ensured that air passed into it at great flows. What resulted was a great amount of outside air entering into the yakhchal at high speeds. While the air itself wasn’t cool, the flows at which it was being entrained into the yakhchal created temperatures that were below freezing. Typically the windcatchers were cut in such a way that the incoming jet of air would be directed onto the storage pit.
The ancient Persians primarily used their yakhchals for storing ice and foodstuffs. During the summer, Persian nobles often enjoyed a frozen treat called faloodeh (pictured above), which is made from thin noodles with syrup made from sugar and rose water, then flavored with lemon, lime, fruits, almond, pistachio, and other flavorings. Due to the Persian’s freezing technology, faloodeh (which is still popular today) goes down in history as one of the first frozen desserts. The practice of building and using yakhchals continued up to the 20th century, when they were eventually replaced with modern freezers and refrigerators.
Ancient technology can be really cool…
But brown folks were backwards and technologically incompetent.
UM THIS IS AMAZING
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
Stevie Nicks (via eu-ji)
there are so many parallels between walter white and piper chapman. I just realized this while staring out the window and my eyes got so big.
I understand this now!
I took a red eye last week and I remember waking up at about 3am absolutely craving more sleep. I was really out of it and wanted to open the window to see what type of environment my body had traveled to while I was dreaming.
I was overwhelmingly tired. all I could think about was how much I wanted it to be pitch dark beyond that closed window. I wanted the sky to match my fatigue and I wanted it to sort of… cradle/encourage me back to sleep. like “don’t worry, kiersten. it’s still nighttime. we’ve got the dark thing covered so you can sleep more. you have time before a new day begins”
instead, I looked out my window to see the sun rising over an all too familiar Midwest landscape. it was so intensely gorgeous that I couldn’t be pissed that a day was starting when I wasn’t ready for it to begin.
the world wasn’t working in my favor, but it still brought me so much joy.
I think in life we hope for or anticipate certain things, convinced it’s the only thing that will make us happy. but life frequently surprises us by bringing something totally different than what we had hoped for. planned for. and when it comes around, we realize this something was better for us all along. how beautiful is that?