Kindlewood

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rawpowerhouse:

mapsbynik:

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.

that big spot in Maine looks awesome

rawpowerhouse:

mapsbynik:

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.

that big spot in Maine looks awesome

bobdylanatemyfather:

So, I have noticed a lot of SJWs bitching about Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, and Katy Perry for apparently appropriating the Japanese culture. So I was curious why no one was flipping shit over this, and I decided to scroll through the tag. I now know why. Avril, Gwen, and Katy have something in common. They are white. It is ok for Nicki here to “appropriate” a culture because she is PoC. Double standards on Tumblr are just so fucking beautiful. 

They are, aren’t they? It’s also shitty because Avril Lavigne isn’t even fucking sexualizing anything. She just wear harajuku styled clothing for the sake of her japanese fans. Simply having japanese back up dancers does not mean one is sexualizing a people, appropriating culture or being racist… THIS HOWEVER, is by all means appropriating culture and sexualizing it. 

bobdylanatemyfather:

So, I have noticed a lot of SJWs bitching about Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, and Katy Perry for apparently appropriating the Japanese culture. So I was curious why no one was flipping shit over this, and I decided to scroll through the tag. I now know why. Avril, Gwen, and Katy have something in common. They are white. It is ok for Nicki here to “appropriate” a culture because she is PoC. Double standards on Tumblr are just so fucking beautiful. 

They are, aren’t they? It’s also shitty because Avril Lavigne isn’t even fucking sexualizing anything. She just wear harajuku styled clothing for the sake of her japanese fans. Simply having japanese back up dancers does not mean one is sexualizing a people, appropriating culture or being racist… THIS HOWEVER, is by all means appropriating culture and sexualizing it. 

obviouslyavon asked: Do people not understand that wearing a sexy kimono is basically like if I wore a sexy George Washington costume? It's a stereotype and I'm glad you stood up for Asian people because there is a lot of discrimination. Asians by culture are very kinda shy and quite and if there's someone discriminating them, they're most likely aren't going to say anything about it but it does hurt. Dressing in Lolita is completely different since its a fashion style that's what people don't understand.

petitepasserine:

It’s funny because I know how immensely furious some americans will get the moment you mock and ridicule their, uh, ”culture” but they just can’t grasp why people of colour might be offended by worse things.

Thank you so much for messaging me, friend! As I’ve already mentioned it really means a lot hearing what you think about this, because I know there are a lot of divided opinions on this matter. <3

I agree with the opinion that ‘sexy geisha’ is wrong, but you say not to do it because of stereotypes… then justify speaking for asians with ‘but they’re shy people’ … You do realize that’s a stereotype right? You do realize that doesn’t apply to everyone, right? 

Anonymous asked: hey why did you say the video hello kitty was racist? i got to see it but i didnt understand a word she said or the subject of the video i was all the time like wtf is this shiiiit so please explain to me why you said that ty and have a nice day♥

onthespiral:

(pre-answer caveat: I am a white Irish woman so I’m pretty far removed from this, you maybe you’d be better off asking japanese bloggers, or maybe the good folk over at thisisnotjapan)

Basically, it’s appropriation, consumerisation and  it’s another example in a fairly long list of Western pop artists appropriating shit from Japan, and using Japanese women as silent props to add to the aesthetic:  Lavigne’s backup dancers are dressed the same, have the same haircut, so they’re kinda only there to be indistinguishable from each other and just… be Japanese? It’s not the first time this has happened, throw your mind back to Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku girls:

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And Katy Perry’s trainwreck of a ‘geisha’ performance:

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This isn’t limited to pop music, IIRC Evanescence’s Call Me When Your Sober video had a similar troupe of dancers in the background… just because (I’m open to correction on this).

The problem with this is that these women are basically used as props so that white female artists can have a ‘look’ or a style to their music video or performances. They’re exoticised and fetishised for their race, and made into accessories.

Lavigne’s mess of a video is adding to this trend of chopping up Japanese culture into bit-sized consumable pieces, throwing some random Japanese words into the lyrics for good measure. It’s appropriative, and creates a simplistic (and sellable, I guess)  Western idea of Japan and Japanese culture. The long and short of it is that this video is basically steeped in privilege. When was the last time a Japanese artist had success in the American/Western charts? Yet Lavigne can make this trainwreck with little to no repercussions beyond people saying it’s shit, and Hello Kitty coming for her ass for copyright. She can bounce back from this, and drop the appropriated Japanese imagery like yesterday’s socks, while Japanese artists using this aesthetic in Japan will probably never break the Western market. This shit only sells when white people are appropriating it and making it into a caricature

I dunno if that answers your question, anon, but it’s the best I can do in my PJs.

She did this specifically for her japanese fans because this is what they like. As a model and dancer, stop saying we’re props, because we aren’t. Quit. Since when did having back up dancers automatically mean they’re being sexualized or used as props? Having back up dancers in a video or act look great and uniformity looks better. The lead is always dressed different. That’s how this works. It isn’t about erasing our identities, jesus fucking christ. Neither Hello Kitty nor Call Me When Your Sober sexualize anybody but maybe the lead singer…. Seriously. Being a back up dancer in a video doesn’t mean we’re being sexualized.

While I don’t like the song just because it isn’t my thing and I’m not… I don’t know, I don’t like how horribly she articulates her japanese and it’s sort off… meh. It isn’t racist. She’s doing it pretty specifically for her japanese fans who, if you haven’t noticed, fucking love shit like this. And if you try to say she’s sexualizing japanese people by having japanese back up dancers you need to rethink that statement. They aren’t in lingerie or anything remotely sexy. Simply being there doesn’t mean you’re being sexualized. Quit. 

(Source: avrillavigneh)

It has been a long exhausting stressful week filled with exploration, car wrecks, roller coasters, toys and a slew of firsts - I’m finally home and after a yummy meal and a hot bath… I think I’m going the fuck to sleep. Night, y’all. 

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

kindlewood:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

kindlewood:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

Jontron ain’t havin’ this guys shit.

But seriously, ask anybody who’s HIV positive, they’ll tell you they aren’t offended that someone doesn’t wanna go out with them, let alone sleep with them.

I remember in one class my teacher invited one of her friends who was diagnosed with HIV in the 80’s. He talked about how it’s always difficult, but he always feels it necessary to confess to whatever girlfriend/boyfriend on 2nd or 3rd date. Most of the time he tells them it’s okay to not be willing to go out with him. He also talked about how he has rarely ever had sex, and almost never willing to sleep with someone. So honestly, people who actually have HIV don’t think people who have a completely natural fear of disease are scum.

~Tuxedo

This is such a fucking lie. You think that because you had one fucking dude who was diagnosed at a time when HIV was actually a death sentence tell you “oh it’s totally OK that I never get to have sex and that people constantly reject me,” you can speak for the entire HIV+ community? Fuck you.

The prospect of never getting to date or have sex is deeply fucking hurtful to HIV+ people. It’s so hurtful that a significant minority of poz people refuse to sleep or date anyone who isn’t poz, because the ignorance is too much to handle.

And the kicker is that the NEG4NEG attitude does fuck-all to actually protect anybody, because most transmissions occur due to one person having an undetected HIV infection and an out-of-control viral load. You dumbfucks cluck about disclosure and how NEG4NEG is “just playing it safe!” and ignore the fact that for many, many HIV+ people there wasn’t even the possibility of disclosure, because the person who infected them did not know they were HIV+.

Stop talking about shit you know nothing about.

I don’t know much about this which is why I left it alone to begin with, but I think you have a valid point. One person’s experience with one person doesn’t speak for the whole community. I don’t know if Tuxedo knows more than just from this one experience or not and I don’t know how the majority of HIV infected people feel, but I definitely think it’s a shame that people would consider cutting off a relationship with someone out of that fear. I completely understand why they’d be afraid, but if you really love someone you should find a way to work it out if possible. I think one person’s pragmatism on acceptance certainly doesn’t speak for the HIV community (is there a community?) as a whole.

~Pluto

holy shit actual sympathy for HIV+ people, and from a RILL JUSTICE blog no less!

Yes, there is an HIV+ community.

We certainly try! Please, since you seem more educated than us, would you be willing to make a post with some sources, or add some to this post? We’re happy to learn more about anything related to social justice and this is an area I’m very ignorant.

~Pluto

I agree with that no one person’s experiance should speak for an entire group, and one person’s own personal belives should not be used to reinforce social stigmas. It is certainly a shame to cut off a potential relationship out of fear and this sort of culture leads to more stigmatising and marginalising which is not what should be happening. Any good relationship will try and work around these hurdles. We live in an age where there is plenty of products to use to have safe sex so with some education and the right products I see no reason why someone who is HIV+ should not be able to have a for-filling sex life.

I don’t claim to be any sort of expert here but I have done a little bit of google searching and sex and HIV and these are some of the links I have found 

X www.amfar.org- This has a fair bit of info on the page but there is good paragraph on how to make sex as safe as possible.  

X  aids.gov This website is mostly dedicated to how to have safe sex when one partner is HIV+

X - Fact sheet betterhealthchannel - HIV and men: safe sex

X - Fact sheet betterhealthchannel - HIV and women: safe sex

The main advice on these sites is: To use condoms and dental dams every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, anal) and to learn to use them correctly. Practice safe sex! That is advice everyone should take note of

~Mercury

HIV is contagious, deadly and incurable. If you’re going to throw a piss fit because I don’t want to date/fuck you as a result of having HIV, you’re a selfish fucking prick. How dare anybody give more of a fuck about their own health than fucking you!? 

You’re right. They shouldn’t be throwing a fit, but you’re wrong about it being just about “fucking”. Sex is an integral part of many people’s relationships and it hurts and is isolating when you aren’t able to have it with someone you are trying to have a relationship with, especially for a trait you can’t change about yourself, and one that you may have had no say with getting to begin with.

~Pluto

It is an integral part, which is why I added date as well. I understand if you have HIV I am never going to have sex with you. Ever. With sex being as important as it is to some relationships, there’s no point in me having a relationship with a person who has HIV. Does it mean I can’t be your friend? Certainly not. It means I’m not going to date you or have sex with you. Anybody complaining about that choice is, in my opinion, as silly as the ‘friendzone’ people. To me? I’m asexual so all sex is basically gross to me and it’s nothing special and it’s just ‘fucking’ to me. And I still wouldn’t get into a relationship with an HIV+ individual because I, like everyone else on this earth, am not the perfect example of my sexuality and have fucked people (primarily did it for their enjoyment but… what ever)… and I had each one of them tested before fucking was ever considered. 

I’m aware you added date as well. While I agree with you that excessive complaining over someone not dating you is generally unwelcome, I can understand why someone would be upset. Still, right or wrong, that is your choice to make that decision and someone should respect that. I was unaware that you were talking about yourself personally and thought you were talking about a response from people in general. 

Also, on a personal note, I have had sex for other people’s enjoyment as well, with disregard to my own, and I highly recommend you consider not continuing to do that.

Everyone has different habits and “rules” for their sex life, and if that’s one of yours, then being open and honest with it is pretty essential, like any other “sex rule”. That being said, I’m not sure anyone can say it’s “wrong” or “right” for an individual to be accepting or wary of sex with someone infected with an STD, but I do think that the HIV community should be able to find dates, sex, and relationships which would require some acceptance outside of the community, so I hope that is the case for some people.

~Pluto

I agree that it sucks that they can’t get date as easily and yes that affects them but I can’t stand the idea of somebody being so entitled so as to feel my or anybody’s health is less important than the need for sex and/or a relationship. I think it should be respected that some people don’t want to catch it. I mean, when a kid has lice, do you let the kid go to school? No, because it’ll spread. HIV is contagious. While it and it’s side effects aren’t enjoyable, it’s something people have to live with, unfortunately. This is the reason I have every sexual partner tested before intercourse and recommend that everyone, for their own safety, do the same.

(Source: fagsindubai)

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

kindlewood:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

Jontron ain’t havin’ this guys shit.

But seriously, ask anybody who’s HIV positive, they’ll tell you they aren’t offended that…

Something tells me you didn’t read literally anything in this post.

It’s possible to have safe sex with an HIV+ person, just as it’s possible to not get in a car crash when going over the speed limit, but most people just prefer not to take either chance. Whether that’s morally wrong or not is unclear. That’s literally all that most of this post is trying to say.

~ Neptune

With the use of dental dams and condoms which, in addition to being partially useless without breaking, break which erases the entire reason for having used them. I just got into a car crash a few days ago actually, so if you want to compare catching HIV to a car crash, go ahead. 



This car crash happened because it was raining and there was something in the road, I don’t even know anymore. Point being it happened, it was nasty. I mean, shit look at the front end of this car. It happened in a state I’m not native too (road trip) so there was nobody to help me and it happened at about 1 AM on a bridge. Very dangerous, obviously, it was a high speed crash. Why am I telling you this? Why bother explaining something that seems irrelevant? 

Because I walked away from that wreck with nothing more than some hair singed off of my forearm from the friction of the air bag. A bruise on my knee. Some soreness. Not real injuries. Nothing life threatening and if you take what I did get and intensify it, I might have some broken bones. These are all injuries that you can come back from. You can go to a doctor and get fixed.

HIV is incurable. If you get HIV you will have it until your death, which was probably caused by your HIV. You can’t put a cast on HIV and walkaway. It isn’t something that will stop bothering you in a few weeks. It’s deadly and once you have it, you aren’t getting rid of it. Most injuries you get from a car crash are fixable. HIV isn’t. The risk isn’t the same. And if you think for one second that putting my health before your orgasm is morally wrong then you have a problem and, again, need to reevaluate your priorities, morals, etc. 

Your experiences with car accidents are relevant only to yourself.

My cousin got into a car accident about 4 years ago, now she can’t move or speak or breathe on her own. She lives on machines. Not to mention all the actual, incurable deaths from car accidents yearly. If all effects of car crashes were curable I wouldn’t have made that comparison.

I don’t exactly know how sex with an HIV+ person would work out without getting the other party infected, but apparently it’s possible, although not 100% certain. Like you said, it’s also possible to walk away from a car crash. People just don’t want to take chances on something they know could kill them and I personally think that’s fine, even if it derives someone else from a certain pleasure.

~ Neptune

It isn’t only relevant to me. Most people get into one car crash in their lifetime and more people walk away from them than die in them. The chance of getting into a car crash aren’t high to begin with and the chances of having irreversible damage or death is lower. Catching HIV is almost guaranteed if you have sex with somebody who is HIV+ and there is no chance of reversing it. There is nothing that can come out of HIV that is curable. You get into a car you MIGHT get into a car wreck. You get into a car wreck you MIGHT have some irreversible damage. You have sex with somebody HIV+ and you WILL catch it. You catch HIV and you WILL have irreversible deadly damage. The reason you can’t compare HIV to car crashes is because with car crashes there’s a far wider range of possibilities of how much damage, if any, you will have. With HIV there is no if’s and or butts. Wearing a seat belt isn’t going to save yu from HIV. Wearing a condom MIGHT. Even if the condom doesn’t break fluids don’t always stay in the condom. HIV also isn’t purely sexually transmitted. It’s transmitted by bodily fluids. Do you even realize how many of your bodily fluids are exposed to people daily? How an accident like getting a paper cut can transmit it? You get HIV and you will NEVER cure it. Ever. There is no cure. You get into a car crash and there’s an infinitely higher chance of survival. A car wreck doesn’t guarantee death and irreversible damage. HIV does. Does that translate at all to you? I don’t know how many other ways I can put it.

(Source: fagsindubai)

God dammit, woman, I said TAG YOUR PORN

(Source: billburroughs, via jigsawlovey)

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

kindlewood:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

coronaryay:

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

Jontron ain’t havin’ this guys shit.

But seriously, ask anybody who’s HIV positive, they’ll tell you they aren’t offended that someone doesn’t wanna go out with them, let alone sleep with them.

I remember in one class my teacher invited one of her friends who was diagnosed with HIV in the 80’s. He talked about how it’s always difficult, but he always feels it necessary to confess to whatever girlfriend/boyfriend on 2nd or 3rd date. Most of the time he tells them it’s okay to not be willing to go out with him. He also talked about how he has rarely ever had sex, and almost never willing to sleep with someone. So honestly, people who actually have HIV don’t think people who have a completely natural fear of disease are scum.

~Tuxedo

This is such a fucking lie. You think that because you had one fucking dude who was diagnosed at a time when HIV was actually a death sentence tell you “oh it’s totally OK that I never get to have sex and that people constantly reject me,” you can speak for the entire HIV+ community? Fuck you.

The prospect of never getting to date or have sex is deeply fucking hurtful to HIV+ people. It’s so hurtful that a significant minority of poz people refuse to sleep or date anyone who isn’t poz, because the ignorance is too much to handle.

And the kicker is that the NEG4NEG attitude does fuck-all to actually protect anybody, because most transmissions occur due to one person having an undetected HIV infection and an out-of-control viral load. You dumbfucks cluck about disclosure and how NEG4NEG is “just playing it safe!” and ignore the fact that for many, many HIV+ people there wasn’t even the possibility of disclosure, because the person who infected them did not know they were HIV+.

Stop talking about shit you know nothing about.

I don’t know much about this which is why I left it alone to begin with, but I think you have a valid point. One person’s experience with one person doesn’t speak for the whole community. I don’t know if Tuxedo knows more than just from this one experience or not and I don’t know how the majority of HIV infected people feel, but I definitely think it’s a shame that people would consider cutting off a relationship with someone out of that fear. I completely understand why they’d be afraid, but if you really love someone you should find a way to work it out if possible. I think one person’s pragmatism on acceptance certainly doesn’t speak for the HIV community (is there a community?) as a whole.

~Pluto

holy shit actual sympathy for HIV+ people, and from a RILL JUSTICE blog no less!

Yes, there is an HIV+ community.

We certainly try! Please, since you seem more educated than us, would you be willing to make a post with some sources, or add some to this post? We’re happy to learn more about anything related to social justice and this is an area I’m very ignorant.

~Pluto

I agree with that no one person’s experiance should speak for an entire group, and one person’s own personal belives should not be used to reinforce social stigmas. It is certainly a shame to cut off a potential relationship out of fear and this sort of culture leads to more stigmatising and marginalising which is not what should be happening. Any good relationship will try and work around these hurdles. We live in an age where there is plenty of products to use to have safe sex so with some education and the right products I see no reason why someone who is HIV+ should not be able to have a for-filling sex life.

I don’t claim to be any sort of expert here but I have done a little bit of google searching and sex and HIV and these are some of the links I have found 

X www.amfar.org- This has a fair bit of info on the page but there is good paragraph on how to make sex as safe as possible.  

X  aids.gov This website is mostly dedicated to how to have safe sex when one partner is HIV+

X - Fact sheet betterhealthchannel - HIV and men: safe sex

X - Fact sheet betterhealthchannel - HIV and women: safe sex

The main advice on these sites is: To use condoms and dental dams every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, anal) and to learn to use them correctly. Practice safe sex! That is advice everyone should take note of

~Mercury

HIV is contagious, deadly and incurable. If you’re going to throw a piss fit because I don’t want to date/fuck you as a result of having HIV, you’re a selfish fucking prick. How dare anybody give more of a fuck about their own health than fucking you!? 

You’re right. They shouldn’t be throwing a fit, but you’re wrong about it being just about “fucking”. Sex is an integral part of many people’s relationships and it hurts and is isolating when you aren’t able to have it with someone you are trying to have a relationship with, especially for a trait you can’t change about yourself, and one that you may have had no say with getting to begin with.

~Pluto

It is an integral part, which is why I added date as well. I understand if you have HIV I am never going to have sex with you. Ever. With sex being as important as it is to some relationships, there’s no point in me having a relationship with a person who has HIV. Does it mean I can’t be your friend? Certainly not. It means I’m not going to date you or have sex with you. Anybody complaining about that choice is, in my opinion, as silly as the ‘friendzone’ people. To me? I’m asexual so all sex is basically gross to me and it’s nothing special and it’s just ‘fucking’ to me. And I still wouldn’t get into a relationship with an HIV+ individual because I, like everyone else on this earth, am not the perfect example of my sexuality and have fucked people (primarily did it for their enjoyment but… what ever)… and I had each one of them tested before fucking was ever considered. 

(Source: fagsindubai)