“The protests in Ferguson have, by and large, been non-violent. The police response, on the other hand, has been to threaten overwhelming force and then to use it, especially on those who aren’t eager to comply with their unconstitutional commands to turn off recording devices, stop asking questions, and disperse from peacefully assembling on their own streets and yards. The media’s insistence on this story about violent black looters and rioters gives much of the country what they expect and lets them tune out the very disturbing actions of a militarized police force and public officials who are doing nothing whatsoever to restrain them.”—Ari Kohen (via ohnotherancor)
So Hank, what's the deal with Pluto right now? Is it a planet or not?
Pluto is not a planet. The IAU (in my book) gets to decide what the definition of a planet is because there has to be a definition and they are by far the most qualified body to define it.
Pluto does not meet that definition, and thus should not be considered a planet. I agree with their definition, but even if I didn’t I would submit to it because I am not an expert.
Recently, three people sat in a room and argued about whether pluto was a planet. The audience then voted…and they voted that Pluto was a planet. That, of course, means nothing. If you want random groups of people to define scientific terms…it’s going to be hard to get any actual science done.
A human getting pissed at their vampire boyfriend so they put in a silver sterling tongue stud and bracelets and earrings and their vampire boyfriend is just standing five feet away like “babe. c’mon.”
“‘You are a terrifying creature,’ the Voice told her solemnly. ‘You do not take your place in your father’s tent, letting men make your decisions. You ride as a man, you fight as a man, and you think as a man—’
'I think as a human being,' she retorted hotly. 'Men don't think any differently from women — they just make more noise about being able to.'”
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Song of the Lioness Quartet, Tamora Pierce
Guess what my senior quote was in my high school yearbook!