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Aware of the power of external display, and deeply imbued with a knowledge of human nature, the proprietor of the STREET GIRLS CAN BE SUCH GRIFTERS (hereby known as SGCBSG) rivets the attention of passers-by through the gratuitous exhibition of her unbounded collection...

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    deadwomenownme:

    Blast of Silence (1961)

    "You don’t have to know a man to live with him. But you have to know a man like a brother to kill him."

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    the20000:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
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history in miniature

Fuck the whole “princess” obsession in the United States…

    the20000:

    dynamicafrica:

    American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.

    An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.

    Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.

    About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.

    What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”

    At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.

    (source)

    history in miniature

    Fuck the whole “princess” obsession in the United States…

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    natgeofound:

A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

    natgeofound:

    A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940.
    Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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    natgeofound:

Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel hold hands at the water’s edge in Nova Scotia in 1898.Bell Collection

    natgeofound:

    Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel hold hands at the water’s edge in Nova Scotia in 1898.
    Bell Collection

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    natgeofound:

A welder works on cowls for liberty ships in California, 1942.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.

    natgeofound:

    A welder works on cowls for liberty ships in California, 1942.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.

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    natgeofound:

A sailor gets a tattoo on his arm in Virginia.Photograph by Paul L. Pryor, National Geographic

    natgeofound:

    A sailor gets a tattoo on his arm in Virginia.Photograph by Paul L. Pryor, National Geographic

    (via shelbot)

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    LBJ's Bunghole Needs Room! - YouTube →

    With LBJ, it’s always about nuts and bungholes.

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    ‘The Devil’s Dancers’ by Oppenheimer Analysis"borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties"

    ‘The Devil’s Dancers’ by Oppenheimer Analysis
    "borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties"

    — 2 weeks ago
    #thisismyjam 
    Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) →

    brightwalldarkroom:

    AN AMERICAN ACHE

    by Alexander Newton

    My father can fix your plumbing or your grammar, restore an old radio or build a table and put a nice finish on it. Back in the 1970s he installed solar panels on our roof and devised the system that heated our water. One summer, my brother and I…

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    "It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
    James Baldwin (via ethiopienne)

    (Source: gentlerecovery, via loveyourchaos)

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    masalamermaid:

    dolorimeter:

    woody allen, the irredeemable creep whose obvious misogyny was misinterpreted as creative genius by the college-boy mentality. 

    ^^^^^

    I agree with both assessments honestly.

    (Source: mfjr, via walterwhite-pizzaparty)

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