Looking for a path

with friends at my side

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openupyourhands:

amireal2u:

i-made-my-choice-a-long-time-ago:

songofages:

bobeestinger:

muchymozzarella:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

^ TRUTH
Seriously, whenever I use a flip phone the first thing I always think of is Star Trek :D

NO 
THIS SHIT AIN’T RIGHT
STAR TREK DIDN’T PREDICT THE FUTURE FOOL
IT CREATED THE FUTURE
IT INSPIRED THE FUTURE
THE REASON THESE THINGS EXIST IS BECAUSE STAR TREK MADE PEOPLE WANT THEM TO HAPPEN
STAR TREK IS THE FUTURE

Dont forget about automatic doors

People are currently trying to make tricorders  as well. So far it can monitor heart functions.

oh an hyposprays are in the works, too

Depending on your definition of hypospray, they’re already here. My migraine medication comes in a needle-less inject-able container. That’s right ladies, gents and everyone in between and together, it uses air pressure. And it’s SO COOL. (And yes it still hurts, Jim Kirk’s hypospray face is totally justified.) Currently it’s single use, so the star trek version which is auto-santizing, multi use for multiple drugs in a row isn’t quite here yet, but we’re a lot closer than some people think. And that’s just really fucking awesome!

I remember watching an Australian inventors program, and I think a few years ago, one guy was really, really REALLY close to a medical tricorder for diagnosis.

openupyourhands:

amireal2u:

i-made-my-choice-a-long-time-ago:

songofages:

bobeestinger:

muchymozzarella:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

^ TRUTH

Seriously, whenever I use a flip phone the first thing I always think of is Star Trek :D

NO 

THIS SHIT AIN’T RIGHT

STAR TREK DIDN’T PREDICT THE FUTURE FOOL

IT CREATED THE FUTURE

IT INSPIRED THE FUTURE

THE REASON THESE THINGS EXIST IS BECAUSE STAR TREK MADE PEOPLE WANT THEM TO HAPPEN

STAR TREK IS THE FUTURE

Dont forget about automatic doors

People are currently trying to make tricorders  as well. So far it can monitor heart functions.

oh an hyposprays are in the works, too

Depending on your definition of hypospray, they’re already here. My migraine medication comes in a needle-less inject-able container. That’s right ladies, gents and everyone in between and together, it uses air pressure. And it’s SO COOL. (And yes it still hurts, Jim Kirk’s hypospray face is totally justified.) Currently it’s single use, so the star trek version which is auto-santizing, multi use for multiple drugs in a row isn’t quite here yet, but we’re a lot closer than some people think. And that’s just really fucking awesome!

I remember watching an Australian inventors program, and I think a few years ago, one guy was really, really REALLY close to a medical tricorder for diagnosis.

(Source: jarabacek)

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sunreon:

coelasquid:

It never occurred to me that draft mules were a thing but apparently they are and they just look like giant monster donkeys.

Totally! Back before combustion engines really were a thing and animals were still used for a vast majority of work (farm, timber, pulling carts, riding) mules were so much more useful than either donkeys or horses that there are special breeds of donkeys that were specifically created (probably those ones you are referring to) and kept around mostly just to be used in the breeding of high quality monster-sized draft mules.

Draft mules and draft donkeys are the coolest thing ever.

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wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.
If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.
Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.

If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.

Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

(via libraryjournal)

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nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.
"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."
In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.
Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”
They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.
Continue reading and see more photos.
Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.

"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."

In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”

Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.

The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.

Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”

They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.

Continue reading and see more photos.

Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

(via npr)

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page!

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth

Great list for parents, librarians, and educators.

Pura Belpré was born in Puetro Rico around the turn of the century.  In 1921, she joined the staff of the New York Public Library where she pioneered library outreach to the Latino community.  She was the first Puetro Rican employed by the New York City Public Library.  Working at the 110th Street and 115th Street branches, Pura instituted bilingual story hours and made the local library a cultural resource for the Latino community in Spanish Harlem.  She also wrote stories for children.

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