And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog
Laverne on point, as usual :)
This is not equal representation:
This is equal representation:
SAY IT AGAIN ONE MOE TIME
Has anyone else ever wished their life was like pokemon for the sole reason that you get to choose whether or not your pets grow up
like look at all of these animals if we just pressed B while they were evolving
[Don’t get me wrong — I always loved Worf. But I still felt like shoehorning him into DS9 was a cynical ratings ploy, and a lack of confidence in the show’s ability to stand on its own merits. Which was entirely unfair. It didn’t keep me from enjoying his part in the show; I just felt vaguely insulted on behalf of the show by the decision itself.]
What? You make it sound like DS9 pulled a “Voyager” like when they created Seven just to appeal to the fanboys.
Worf actually contributed to the show. And DS9 actually made Worf not-shit like TNG did.
DS9 basically took TNG’s trash and made it awesome.
"I want to perform genocide to the ant’s from a bug’s life with the Disney Princess. I want to have an Orgy with all the princess in front of the murdered ants."
two of the ants are princesses do they get murdered or fucked in this scenario?
I cant. This is so mental.
this scene really got me. I think it’s a perfect example of people’s views on abortions.
For 75 years 1000+ children have been sent into the arena to fight for survival for the enjoyment of the richest people. Then along with that there are a million+ children across the other districts living in abstract poverty. All of them too, fighting for survival. The chance for them to move up in the world is virtually impossible because they don’t have the tools to do so and the people above them have kept them down as much as possible.
However the idea that a foetus, a blob of cells, is at risk and suddenly they stand up and protest.
Too much value is placed on the unborn, and not enough on those already alive.
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID THE THING *THANK YOU*
JUST FUCKING LISTEN.
THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT
reblog so others can hear it!
Sep. 27 2012
It would appear that ants that are kept as slaves by more powerful species aren’t as helpless as they might appear. New research from Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany shows that enslaved ants conduct their own form of civil disobedience, by neglecting and killing the offspring of their oppressors. And by doing so, the ants may be preventing their comrades outside the nest from being enslaved themselves.
This discovery was made by ant researcher Susanne Foitzik who started to observe this behavior back in 2009. But what she has since discovered is that this is not an isolated trick limited to one species; over the course of her studies, Foitzik has observed at least three different ant populations in which these acts of rebellion occur. It would appear, therefore, that it may be a fairly common way for enslaved ants to fight back.
Ants such as Temnothorax longispinosus become enslaved when workers from the slave-making ant colony, Protomognathus americanus, attack their nests. The parasitic master ants kill the adults of the subjugated population, and steal their offspring. Once back at their nest, the master ants force the new generation to feed and clean their larvae, thus compelling them to raise the offspring of their oppressors (what’s called “brood parasitism”).
At least up until a certain point — but it would appear that the enslaved ants have evolved a fairly potent countermeasure.
Foitzik observed that 95% of the brood survives the larval stage — but things change dramatically once the larvae starts to pupate. At this point, the pupae give off a chemical signature that the enslaved ant recognizes as being foreign. In turn, the slave ants ignore and even outright kill the baby ants by tearing them apart — as much as 65% of them (normally, 15% don’t survive). Foitzik’s research even showed some survival rates that were as low as 27%.
Clearly, the slave ants are making a difference — and at no benefit to themselves. But their free relatives back home (as much as it can be said that ants are “free”) are clearly benefiting from their enslaved brethren working behind the front lines. And in fact, slavemaker colonies damaged by slave sabotage have been observed to grow slower and smaller slave-making colonies, while conducting fewer and less destructive slave raids.
What’s particularly fascinating about this discovery is that the enslaved ants are not the ones passing the “destroy enemy pupae” genes to the next generation. Instead, this characteristic is arising and being reenforced among the free ants.
This research was financed since October 2011 by the project “The evolution of resistance and virulence in structured populations” funded by the German Research Foundation.
The entire study can be read at Evolutionary Ecology.
CNN finally reporting some real info! #ferguson #ripmikebrown #justiceformikebrown #justiceformike
Oh my God….they did itLook how staggering these statistics are. Racism in institutional; there are many actors involved in keeping it up. One of the highest roles is filled by cops. It’s no coincidence that black communities tend to have all white precincts. The data is here. Numbers don’t lie right?
Time to get organized and work at fixing this injustice. FOR REAL.