Monday, September 1, 2014

50 Favorite Films In Gifs - Moon (2009)
I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLORFUL KILLER WHALES

On April 23rd 2012, the Far East Russian Project revealed they’d successfully filmed “Iceberg” an all-white, mature bull orca previously seen in 2010 off the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula (image #8). Iceberg was seen cavorting with a group of roughly 10-15 other whales. It’s unknown if he’s a true albino, as researchers haven’t been able to get close enough to tell, but he seemed healthy and well-adjusted to life within the pod.

However, this was not the first time a white killer whale was seen.

In 2000 a University of Washington seabird ecologist photographed a white orca off the Aleutian islands. Eight years later, scientists photographed the young male again. It was thought that it this was Iceberg, but upon closer inspection, the Far East Russian Orca Project was able to confirm that this was a different whale all together. While he shared the milky-white color of his famous Russian counterpart, this orca had a unique cookie-cutter shark bite near its blowhole and a prominent rake scar on the dorsal (image #7). He isn’t considered an albino due to his darker pigmentation, but like Iceberg, he is a healthy and mature male and travels in a normal pod that’s made of about 12 other individuals.

Iceberg isn’t even the only white orca in Russia anymore, there are several others swimming in the same waters. FEROP scientists discovered a white calf in 2008. Dubbed “Lemon,” he’s grown into a healthy juvenile (images #5 and #6) under the protective gaze of his podmates – some of whom are not entirely comfortable with the research team’s presence. There’s even a cream-colored adult female that was seen in 2009-2010 (image #3 and #4). According to the following statement, she’s known as Mama Tanya: “Last year’s white whales - the female Mama Tanya and the male Iceberg - did not honour us with their presence, but the white calf Lemon came, whom we first met in 2008.”

Prior to the recent sightings, there was only a handful of other white orcas spotted - one in 1993 around
St. Lawrence Island and another in 2000/2001 around the central Aleutians.

One of the original white orcas, known as “Alice,” began appearing regularly around Vancouver Island and off the southern coast of British Columbia in the 1940s. In 1950 another white orca (believed to be “Chimo”) was born to this pod, Alice vanished shortly after. Leaving only a single white whale reported in 1950. This whale was photographed by onlookers close to shore in Victoria - revealing a young white orca and a normal colored podmate (image #9). Records of Alice’s pod ceased in the 1960s, but as orcas were being captured for live display in the 1970s the white juvenile reappeared, netted near Victoria with four other members of her family. This white and silver juvenile would later become known as as “Chimo.”

Chimo (image #10) suffered from  what’s known as Chediak-Higashi syndrome, a rare autosomal recessive disorder that both made her beautiful in the eyes of man and made her severely ill. Chediak-Higashi syndrome often affects the nervous and immune systems, as well as altering the color of the animal. Humans, white tigers, cattle, blue Persian cats, blue rats, mice, mink, foxes and orcas can all be affected by this disorder.

Due to her color, many marine parks took an interest in her and she went to the highest bidder - Sealand of the Pacific. Chimo was separated from her mother, Scarredjaw (T3) and was transferred with a normal colored female, known as Knootka. The two newcomers were placed in a tank with the resident male, Haida. They all seemed to get along well, but eventually Knootka became aggressive and would constantly harass Chimo. Chimo developed a skin disease from the constant raking of the more dominant female and Knootka was quickly sold off, with Chimo and Haida remaining at Sealand in hopes they would breed.
Unfortunately, Chimo contracted pneumonia from streptococcal septicemia. She died in November of 1972.

On a December day in 2009 the T-11s were moving south of Victoria on their usual hunt for seals when a silver calf (images #1 and #2) was spotted alongside its mother, T-68. This little calf is very similar to Chimo, and like its famous predecessor, may also suffer from the same syndrome. The condition commonly proves fatal among young animals and I could find no recent reports of this calf. Thankfully for Iceberg, Lemon, Mama Tanya, and the unknown white bull, they aren’t believed to have Chediak-Higashi syndrome; but further genetic tests may be necessary to completely rule it out.

IMAGE SOURCES: WILD WHALES (#1) / CAPT. JIM MAYA + SAN JUAN ISLAND UPDATE (#2) / FEROP (#3 #4 #5 #6 #8) / H. FEARNBACH (#7) / ORCA OCEAN (#9) / GEORGE HUNTER (#10)
As always, feel free to contact me if you spot an error! :)

veronica mars → season 2

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cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

onlylolgifs:

Adorable Sugar Glider Trevor eats orange and falls asleep

brightchimeradragon:

just-bx:

Just SCience

IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

brightchimeradragon:

just-bx:

Just SCience

IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

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kandros:

before u dismiss a lighter-skinned character as white keep in mind

  • lighter skinned poc exist
  • biracial/mixed ppl are a thing
  • light skin/white passing =/= white

thanks

livelaughponderpray:

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan
The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people
THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN
7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIEDTHERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP
PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREADDONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 
PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN


Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW

dotfuz

livelaughponderpray:

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now
16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan

The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back 
They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people

THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT 
AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN

7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIED
THERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP

PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION 
YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE 
YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREAD
DONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW
dotfuz
sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

foxboy:

foxboy:

IM SO ANGRY THAT PINEAPPLES DONT GROW ON TREES

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THIS PISSES ME OFF SO MUCH YOU DOTN EVEN KNOW

whiteboyfriend:

phrux:

phrux:

russia

reblogging because I just noticed HE’S NOT EVEN THROWING THE KNIVES
HE’S USING A PINGPONG PADDLE TOO

how did we win the cold war

whiteboyfriend:

phrux:

phrux:

russia

reblogging because I just noticed HE’S NOT EVEN THROWING THE KNIVES

HE’S USING A PINGPONG PADDLE TOO

how did we win the cold war

lumos5001:

hannibal-ate-bluebell:

girls don’t want boys to like them girls want kristen stewart and natalie dormer to play lesbian lovers in an indie movie with a good soundtrack

true story

Dolce Gabbana ss14 + hair colors | inspired by (+)

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lefty-in-the-sky-with-diamonds:

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grandmasterflash:

tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s

YOU’LL CALL NOW

oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.

OH MY GOD THIS DAMN COMMERCIAL

I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.

Oh my God I had forgotten about this commercial!!

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.

He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

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Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe

Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook