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cleolinda · 9 hours
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For #NationalTeaDay 🫖☕️:
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Teapot with Fossil Decoration British, Staffordshire, c. 1760–65 Salt-glazed stoneware with enamel decoration 4 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (10.8 × 18.4 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 37.22.6a,b
“Though it's got a surprisingly modern look, this teapot was made in the 18th-century in Staffordshire—the heart of Britain's pottery industry. The area’s limestone yielded prehistoric fossils, and potters often turned them into whimsical motifs for teapots.”
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cleolinda · 13 hours
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Steve Irwin in a Jaeger would be entertaining.
Look over there. There’s a Catergory 3 Kaiju. Biggest one yet. 
Ah’m gonna wrassle with it. 
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cleolinda · 14 hours
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Source: poeticalphotos
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cleolinda · 14 hours
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cleolinda · 16 hours
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Y'all I did NOT know this about Harris, and I think it's really critical that we all listen and understand as we approach this election. Video at the end.
This creator's video describes how progressive Harris was as a prosecutor -- actively going against the grain to the point she was accused of being soft on crime. Accused of being a social worker, not a prosecutor. She calls it being smart on crime. She's pushing for systemic changes to give real pathways to reintegrate incarcerated folks back into society and prevent their past from continuing to haunt them moving forward.
"Kamala's a cop" is a catchy dismissive response, but this kind of reform is ESSENTIAL to work towards a present and future that treats incarcerated people with value.
I fell for it in 2020 and have thought "Kamala's a cop" since - and I'm sobered by the realization that (you guessed it!) I'm not immune to propaganda.
A better system only follows liberal democracy, because library democracy allows for exploration of better systems. If authoritarianism takes hold, it will not allow for the exploration of better systems. We will have to fight tooth and nail just to try to get back to liberal democracy, and I suspect we could not achieve it in our lifetimes.
Harris isn't perfect. But she's a hell of a lot better than many leftists have led me to believe. Don't let perfection be the enemy of good. Don't let perfection be the enemy of harm reduction.
We can either help elect Trump and usher in authoritarian fascism, or we can help defeat him and pull things back in the direction we want to go. Not liking the choices doesn't absolve you from participating and doing the most good you can with the options available.
I'll link the original video in the replies. The original video has captions if you need them.
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cleolinda · 16 hours
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can you all tell me and be haters for a bit
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cleolinda · 16 hours
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why is this the hottest thing i've ever seen
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cleolinda · 16 hours
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Zuhair Murad | Fall/Winter 2024 Couture
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cleolinda · 17 hours
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Just a thought in passing: I would have no problem at all (should it come to pass) with the man in the gorilla suit for my next Vice-President.
I mean... consider the logistics of this prank alone. Somehow or other Mark Kelly spoofed the cargo list for the ISS's delivery craft to hide the fact that his gorilla suit was inside. This is a level of both cunning and intelligent Commitment To The Bit that could be of use on the international stage...
(And I say nothing of his additional value in having an actual identical twin...) :)
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cleolinda · 18 hours
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cleolinda · 21 hours
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cleolinda · 21 hours
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Back at you with another silly little uquiz: Which room in the haunted house do you belong in?
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cleolinda · 22 hours
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cleolinda · 22 hours
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did we ever find out what these are about bc i still haven’t got over them
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cleolinda · 22 hours
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one of the most important things, perhaps the most important thing I have learned in my life is that nice people can fuck each other up in monstrous ways. people can be bone deep kind and loving and self reflective and still lash out under pressure. people can be earnestly neighbourly and charitable and hospitable and generous and still find themselves in situations where they become selfish. people can be well meaning and easygoing and gregarious and hold deep seated opinions that turn them into vicious little bullies under the right conditions. nobody is just one thing, and nobody stays one way. every person is a kaleidoscope and they will surprise you. you will surprise yourself. it's not a warning and it's not a judgement and it's not an excuse, and it's certainly not a reason to stop trying or to stop trusting. it is just a fact.
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cleolinda · 23 hours
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Strawberry Crows - Print by swanbones
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cleolinda · 1 day
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Julia Iredale.
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