poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl  http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

22 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from unbear with 55 notes

phil-irish-artist:

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.

Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta.  There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land.  His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration.  They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath.  He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork.  Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally.  The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.

This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from loveyourchaos with 48,282 notes

theyoungturks:

Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees cited the Hobby Lobby decision to argue for their clients’ rights to perform prayers during Ramadan. However, federal courts have argued that the detainees didn’t qualify as persons under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Wow.

(Source: tytnetwork)

tattoosml:

Tattoos.ml - The Biggest Source of Tattoos on Tumblr!

tattoosml:

Tattoos.ml - The Biggest Source of Tattoos on Tumblr!

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from a-harlots-progress with 204 notes

whataboutbobbed:

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) in Memphis, Tennessee by George Skadding, 1954 

whataboutbobbed:

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) in Memphis, Tennessee by George Skadding, 1954 

(Source: images.google.com)

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from a-harlots-progress with 99 notes

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”
On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom. 
The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.
Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.
Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”

On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom.

The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.

Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.

Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from a-harlots-progress with 570 notes

back-then:

Mrs. R.F. Armstrong with the winner of a cat show, ornamenting her hat.

back-then:

Mrs. R.F. Armstrong with the winner of a cat show, ornamenting her hat.

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from avintagehoarder with 43 notes

laughingsquid:

ASPCA Launches Free Mobile App To Help People Locate Their Missing Pets

laughingsquid:

ASPCA Launches Free Mobile App To Help People Locate Their Missing Pets

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from unbear with 428 notes

madamehardy:

babesinarmor:

"1880’s Austrian women’s fencing team poses in the fencing style of sword and dagger."
From the website of Christopher L. Oberg:

"In the early 1900’s Fencing was chosen as an olympic sport featuring the three weapons we know today. Historical fencing styles featuring back sword, rapier and dagger ect. are no longer fashionable when compared to the modern olympic fencing games of foil, epee and saber.”


…damn.

madamehardy:

babesinarmor:

"1880’s Austrian women’s fencing team poses in the fencing style of sword and dagger."

From the website of Christopher L. Oberg:

"In the early 1900’s Fencing was chosen as an olympic sport featuring the three weapons we know today. Historical fencing styles featuring back sword, rapier and dagger ect. are no longer fashionable when compared to the modern olympic fencing games of foil, epee and saber.

…damn.

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from a-harlots-progress with 425 notes

rollership:

Toshi Yoshida Woodblock Prints.

(Source: midcenturia.com)

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from rollership with 142 notes

thylaed:

shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes

(Source: dontclaimgucci)

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from gothramen with 34,476 notes

newyorker:


MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

newyorker:

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from newyorker with 1,251 notes

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for torotix ! almost everything in this one can be found somewhere on the floor of my room

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for torotix ! almost everything in this one can be found somewhere on the floor of my room

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from iguanamouth with 7,279 notes

beatnikdaddio:

dolly.

beatnikdaddio:

dolly.

(Source: memorysong)

21 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from margotdarling with 724 notes