boodles and tonic plz

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frogmanslightschool:

Drive-by Shots Throughout Scotland

I’ve spent a lot of time in Scotland and a great deal of it has been in a car. Drive-by shots are some of my favorites to take, and for these (taken across several years), I tried to focus on good composition while getting texture. Drive-by photography is a really great way to challenge yourself, because getting proper composition is so much harder when you barely have time to think, let alone act.

Photos by Kaitlin

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ecoslo:

Gemstone quilt - in progress: I started this quilt last month and I need to finish it before the end of September!

It’s been going well so far, but slowly. It was my first time doing foundation paper piecing and took me a while to get the hang of it. The first gemstone took a very long time - I did it piece by piece, carefully placing each fabric scrap in place. But now I’ve gotten the hang of it, more or less, and I finished foundation piecing the second gemstone in one day (yesterday!) - it went much faster with chain piecing. I still need to sew the pieces together - I think into quarters of each gemstone first.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the design of the rest of the quilt top. Sarah of {no} hats in the house, who designed the gemstone paper piecing pattern, has some examples of quilts that include the gemstones on her Etsy and Flickr page (including the amazing Diamond Wedding Ring quilt and a quilt featuring a very similar gemstone colour palette as mine). I think I’ve settled on piecing the two gemstones into a background of patchwork neutrals. I pulled out Kona solids, above - bone, ivory, ash and white. 

Now, the next challenge: piecing curves. I haven’t yet gotten up the courage to try piecing curves ever before, but today might be the day. I’m particularly nervous because of the fact that the gemstones have seams along the curves. I will definitely practice a sewing a few curves on scraps before moving up to the gemstones!

And, now I can clean up all of the strips of Kona sea spectrum fabric that have been taking up space in my sewing room!

Linking up with the Year of Lovely Finishes for September. (I’ve just learned about this: post a work in progress in the first 7 days of the month, then share your finish in the last 7 days of the month. I’m thinking this might be a great motivational tool!)

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tramampoline:

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

but then u have white people in target carrying actual rifles and no one does shit

tramampoline:

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

but then u have white people in target carrying actual rifles and no one does shit

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zoomwitch:

number-one-mollusc-fan:

snerky:

incredible

holy shit

look at this

I don’t even know where to begin.

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In the “I Can’t Believe That News Story Just Said What It Did” Department

dduane:

From this article over at Salon:

One of the most fascinating things about the same-sex marriage battle has been the evolution of the arguments against gay unions. Not long ago, gays and lesbians were not only considered unsuitable parents; they were an active danger to children, child molesters and abusers. Kids raised by same-sex couples were said to fare worse than those raised by heterosexual couples.

No such arguments were made in Chicago on Tuesday, where lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana did their best to defend their states’ bans on same-sex marriage before a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Their line of attack against gay marriage was quite the opposite: Gay parents are too responsible to need marriage.

That’s right — lawyers for Indiana and Wisconsin claimed that because a “fleeting moment of passion” can produce offspring, straight people need marriage as an incentive to stay together and raise their “unintended children.” Gay people, on the other hand, have to think and plan a lot harder if they want to be parents, so marriage doesn’t concern them. In other words, because an ill-considered, alcohol-fueled romp between two straight people can lead to a baby, gays shouldn’t be able to marry.

[REELS AWAY CLUTCHING HEAD]