This animation, comprised of images taken by the Russian Elektro-L weather satellite from a geostationary orbit at a distance of 36,000 km, shows the changing illumination of Earth as it rotated on the autumnal equinox.
Credit: Roscosmos / Vitaliy Egorov
Kyle Baker ~ Some of his “It’s Genetic” panels from Marvel Age.
"When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him." - Bayard Rustin
—arthur conan doyle (via srrrevans)
"The murder spoilt it a bit — if it was a murder, which I don’t believe. Philip Boyes was determined to be a victim, and it was very irritating of him to succeed in the end. I believe that’s what he did it for."
"People do do that sort of thing," Wimsey said, thoughtfully. "But it’s difficult to prove. I mean, a jury is much more inclined to believe in some tangible sort of reason, like money. But I can’t find any money in this case."
"No, there never was much money, except what Harriet made. The ridiculous public didn’t appreciate Phil Boyes. He couldn’t forgive her that, you know."
"Didn’t it come in useful?"
"Of course, but he resented it all the same. She ought to have been ministering to his work, not making money for them both with her own independent trash. But that’s men all over."
"You haven’t much opinion of us, what?"
"I’ve known too many borrowers," said Eiluned Price, "and too many that wanted their hands held. All the same, women are just as bad, or they wouldn’t put up with it. Thank Heaven, I’ve never borrowed and never lent — except to women, and they pay back."
i’m re-reading strong poison by dorothy l. sayers and felt the need to share this passage from a scene featuring a couple of awesome, artistic lesbians in 1930’s london.
o hai guys
oh kitty I am so sorry.
GPO prof_pangaea, I suspect.
that is… pretty much 100% correct, yes.
In spite of risking being killed ,in spight of their fears, these courageous but small group of Iranians took a stand. this is how it happens……just a few to start a revolution- lady Miss Kier here’s the official news story :
On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a group of LGBT activists in Tehran, Iran, risked their lives to take a stand for gay rights !!!
They were armed with nothing but a single rainbow flag and two small signs — one of which read “No to homophobia and transphobia” in Persian, Care2.com reports.
But in a country where being gay can be punishable by the death penalty, the rare public display of support for Iranian gay rights holds a powerful significance.