Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace
"You are more likely to be arrested for protesting in Ferguson than killing an unarmed Black man."
When you contact me via my website, a few drop-down menus offer some options for the services you might be interested in. It helps me sort jobs and gives me some more initial info on what the client wants.
I received an email from a client telling me they’re after a single half-hour profile shoot, which is offered for people that need a couple of headshots for business or LinkedIn profiles, etc.
This being such a small service, there’s no need for a face-to-face, so we correspond by email. She asks me to meet her at a particular time and place. She wants the natural light offered by the location, and doesn’t need external lighting. I bring my basic kit: tripod, monopod, DSLR, a couple of lenses, and a flash for fill light if needed.
I get to the location. The client is wearing a wedding dress and is surrounded by six other women in matching bridesmaid dresses. She stands up and thanks me for coming. I’m assuming the worst, but I ask anyway:
Me: What’s with the wedding getup? Is it a fitting or a dress rehearsal and I just happen to be getting some profile shots at the same location?
Nope. It’s actually her wedding day, and she’s hired me as the photographer. She starts telling me all about how she wants shots of the people mingling outside, her and her bridesmaids, the groom and groomsmen, and how I ‘should be able to work out the usual stuff on my own.’
I asked her why she told me it was a profile shoot when it was actually a wedding, saying I was dangerously unprepared for a wedding shoot. She tells me - proud of being so cunning - that she figured I’d charge her wedding rates, so she’d get a better deal if she told me it was just a cheaper shoot. I told her that’s not how it works, and gave her my usual price for a wedding. She just shook her head and said:
Client: I’ll give you the price we agreed to and I signed a contract for. Besides, you said you were unprepared - a real pro would be ready for anything!
I chose to leave.
…everything from Clients From Hell is at least moderately horrifying, but this one takes the cake (no pun intended). Enjoy your nonexistent wedding photos, dumbass.
Ichabod Crane, family counselor
Rewatching Sleepy Hollow. Had to track down this little gem.
Okay so watching my Agents of SHIELD DVDs before the season premier on Tuesday, subtitles on so I don’t miss a line in case characters mumble or my cat won’t shut up. Maria Hill is on the phone talking to someone about how her Senate hearing that day was godawful and she’s being followed by lame spies, and when they all go down she tells the other person she’ll call back. But I never heard the name of the caller before - it’s PEPPER!!!
Yeah yeah I know it’s a teeny tiny microscopic thing but I loves me my Rescue baby, okay?
Kind Icharina shippers, will you help a girl out?
With season 2 of Sleepy Hollow starting on Monday, I’m sure I’ll be desperate for some good stuff on my dash. Can anyone recommend any good Ichabod/Katrina blogs for me to follow? Or some general Sleepy Hollow blogs that aren’t anti-Katrina? I would especially love some blogs about Katrina and Abbie being BFFs if such a thing exists.
Basically I’m hoping for some fun and enjoyable Katrina/Ichatrina centric blogs to follow that are free of drama and hate and wank.
Please and thankies.
The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.
The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”, which contains sections for calories consumed and calories burned.
While this may be useful for those looking to monitor their fitness, it could be triggering and harmful to those suffering with or in recovery from eating disorders, especially in sufferers with obsessive compulsive tendencies they find it very hard to abstain from, such as calorie counting, body measuring and weighing.
Whilst of course the app cannot force you to use it, it cannot be deleted, so will be present within your apps and can be a source of feelings of temptation to record numbers and of guilt and judgement for not using the app.
If you personally feel you could not emotionally handle the presence of this app, and it would be detrimental to your recovery, please do not download IOS8. I do not know if a new IOS can be avoided permanently (if anyone has any information on this please do add it to the post), but if it cannot then please use the time you have to prepare yourself for the app, and to reinforce reminders that you do not have to calorie count, you do not have to weigh yourself, you do not owe proof of exercise to anyone, person or app.
reblog this please - it is so incredibly shitty of apple to do this
Those who already have or can’t avoid the upgrade can put it in a folder on the very last page of their apps (assuming IOS8 still lets you do that which I assume it would?) and maybe put several other useless apps in the folder before it so it’s not even visible as a mini-icon. At least that way it won’t be immediately visible every time you turn on your phone.
OK HOLD ON LET ME TALK ABOUT SOMETHING HERE
So many times when I’m watching the movie, I keep trying to see how the computer guy doesn’t get shot by Rumlow.
When I first saw the movie, I thought the computer guy HAD been shot, and was so relieved when I saw that he hadn’t. But this brought up the question of how Rumlow had missed? I hadn’t seen what happened. He wouldn’t have just missed.
BUT FINALLY. THROUGH THIS GIFSET, I CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
AGENT SHARON CARTER KICKED THE GUYS CHAIR OUT FROM UNDER HIM SO THAT HE FELL OUT OF THE LINE OF GUN FIRE AND THAT IS WHY HE LIVED.
AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I THINK SHARON CARTER IS AMAZING.
I love this movie SO much because a lot of it actually is about the bravery of the (extra)ordinary SHIELD agents. Typically these characters get completely overlooked in movies, but so many of them laid their lives down for Steve Rogers’ vision - to help him save the world. I just bawled through the second half of the movie over all the innocent SHIELD agents dying. Particularly the pilots who ran out to try and give air support… I’m tearing up just writing this.
Hail Shanon Carter and all those like her.
(Source: loveholic198, via thatblackwidowgirl)
A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"
this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home
Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??
Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.
Oh no stand your ground for the homie right???? NO STAND YOUR GROUND FOR THE HOMIE RIGHT????!????!!!!
This is a fucking messed up country.
I can’t even. Guns aren’t for black people, right?