Hamas Peace Plan
Kate Adie on the women of WW1 | InFocus
I will reblog this until the day I die
i remember those mornings - my girls’ faces breaking into those beautiful smiles - something a mother never forgets
My hearts. 😍
Awwwwwwww my god!
cherry bomb // the runaways
can’t stay at home, can’t stay at school
old folks say, “you poor little fool,”
down the street i’m the girl next door
i’m the fox you’ve been waiting for
Aliana Tsarnaev, the sister of the two men suspected of detonating a pair of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, was arrested and released in New York City on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated harassment.
According to authorities, Tsarnaev, 23, called the mother of her boyfriend’s child on Monday this week and said, "I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you." The New York Daily News reported, per a police source, that Tsarnaev surrendered herself at a prescient in Harlem and was given a desk appearance ticket.
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If the cease-fire holds, and it is a big if, the results of…
Discovery In Israel Of Oldest Metal Object In Middle East Pushes Back Historical Knowledge By Centuries
A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study published by researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.
According to the study, which appeared in the prestigious journal “PLOS One,” the awl, a long pointed spike, dates back to the late 6th millennium or the early 5th millennium BCE, moving back by several hundred years the date it was previously thought that the peoples of the region began to use metals.
A small finding with big meaning
Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic village dated to about 5200-4600 BCE, is located near the Jordan River and Israel’s border with Jordan. The site was first documented in the 1950s and excavations there began at the end of the 1970s. From the earliest digs nearly 40 years ago, this area, the most important archeological site in the region dated to this period, has been supplying researchers with a great deal of valuable data.
Yet the most important finding to date is only 4 centimeters long. In the current research project led by Dr. Danny Rosenberg this unique item, a copper awl measuring 1 millimeter thick at the tip that was set in a wooden handle, was actually found during a previous excavation at the site by Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University. The cone-shaped awl was found in a sealed grave of a woman about 40 years old that was dug inside a silo, and around her waist was a belt made of 1,668 ostrich-egg shell beads. The grave was covered with several large stones, and according to Dr. Rosenberg, its location within a silo testifies to both the importance of the deceased and the importance the community ascribed to the facility in which she was buried.
Assuming you have read (or at least seen the movie) Order of the Phoenix then you are familiar with Umbridge. So what makes Stephen King proclaim her so villainous (and what makes her possibly the most hated HP character)?
Well let’s look at her character in detail, this post, sums it up nicely she is lawful evil. She is the kind of evil we see in the world, . She is a bully someone who uses her position to do horrible things. She is someone who sees what she is doing (no matter horrible )as the right thing. She views herself as a loyal ministry employee stamping out corruption in society.
Chaotic evil like Voldemort or Bellatrix Lestrange are rare, but individuals who abuse our trust and bully others are something we see every day. That is what makes Umbridge such a horrifying villain, she is not abstract evil, she is very re.al and likely reminds of someone we have met (just far more heinous).
So this is all about writing your charaters so whtat does our picture of lawful evil have to do wit that? Think about your villains (even your plain old antagonists) are they purely evil villains are theiry more like Umbridge? What motivates them, why do they do what they do? Looke at Umbridge’s motivations and what made her got sch extreme lengths. Can your villain be put in a similar situation? Would they go to such lengths?
Hey look, Weta put that concept art of shirtless young Thorin smithing up on their site in high res!
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For the third time in two years, feminists at a major Canadian university interrupt a male issues lecture on campus. The feminists yelled and talked over the speaker, blew air horns in the lecture room, and later pulled a fire alarm to silence the lecture
If you are silencing someone for speaking an opposing view, you are not oppressed.
Silencing someone else for trying to speak about their issues is oppressive.
In Japan families can summon their house ghost to kill pests for them.