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monicalewinsky1996:

cindymayweather:

"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)

this is SO IMPORTANT I AM YELLING

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mitchlions:

kittenfossils:

angelclark:

Elephant Raju Cries After Being Rescued From 50 Years Of Suffering In Chains 

This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.

The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.

this is just so beautiful. he has found the freedom he deserves.

This baby cried and now I am going to cry too

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lady-chyna:

greatgorskigoodness:

actinglikeadirtcow:

sara-in-space:

majorasbitch:

theworldsgotmedizzyagain:

oohhcomely:

blowkissesnotboys:

ippinka:

LifeStraw purifies water instantly and inexpensively: it is a solution that can provide millions of under-privileged people with safe drinking water.

reblogging again because science

Seriously, Science. Do your thing.

IT’S ONLY 20$.
OH MY GOD

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR TUMBLR TO GET WIND OF THIS

I’ll always signal boost this because not only does this work for people in under privilege areas it’s also proof of human ingenuity.

Really, we kids that grew up in the early 90s were all told about how we had to conserve water because drinkable water was such a rare resource and people in foreign lands were basically fucked up the ass because there was no way for them to get drinking water. 20 years and 20 bucks later one of the biggest problems humanity faced is a non issue. THAT’S FUCKING CRAZY!

Somebody should start one of those online donate things where people can donate money to buy these to send to areas with unsafe drinking water. But somebody other than me should do it because I don’t know how to do that kind of thing or get the word out.

this is amazing

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wannabeanimator:

The Boxtrolls (2014) | Behind the Scenes

via Animation Magazine:

  • 30 to 300; the range of crew at work between the beginning of shooting and the height of production
  • 1,300 shots required vfx touches, which were accomplished by 50 artists
  • 20,000+ props were handmade for the film; the smallest prop is a tiny sewing needle with thread
  • 55,000 facial expression pieces were 3-D printed, with the potential for approximately 1 million combinations
  • 125,280 individual character poses are needed to create the 87-minute film