July 23rd, 2014

everminding:

☆ Everminding’s First Giveaway 

Reblog for a chance to win:

  • Deer bones - 5 ribs & 4 vertebrae (found in the wild and cleaned by me)
  • 33 assorted beads made from wood, stone, clay, glass, metal, resin, & coral
  • 2 pendants: a tree of life & an abalone set in metal
  • Earrings made from slices of tagua nut
  • 9 polished stones
  • A dark blue glass dropper bottle
  • A piece of white lace with a flower design measuring roughly 20” x 34”
  • A vintage rayon scarf with a pretty leaf pattern

☆ Rules 

  • Begins July 13, 2014 and ends August 25, 2014
  • Reblog as many times as you like; DO NOT REMOVE THE TEXT!; tag your reblog with “everminding”
  • Likes do not count as an entry, you must reblog
  • You do not have to be following me to win
  • United States entries only! (I don’t want to get in trouble shipping animal bones or plant materials to a country that doesn’t allow them!)
  • No giveaway blogs allowed!
  • You must be 18+ years old
  • Your ask box must be open, and if you are chosen you must respond to my message within 72 hours
  • Winner will be chosen via random number generator at midnight, August 25th, PST

☆ Good Luck 

(this giveaway not affiliated with tumblr in any way)

expecttheunexpectedtoday:

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"The Ghost of Sitting Bull" / old scrap metal farm machinery by South Dakotan sculptor and metalwork master John Lopez

expecttheunexpectedtoday:

expecttheunexpectedtoday

"The Ghost of Sitting Bull" / old scrap metal farm machinery
by South Dakotan sculptor and metalwork master John Lopez

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americanhighwayflower:

Despite all my rage I am still holding cats on a page

americanhighwayflower:

Despite all my rage I am still holding cats on a page

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hello! thank you for reblogging the "what to do about gaza post!" xo, analligator
Asketh - Anonymous

you’re welcome, human person!  we like constructive ideas, especially when so many people feel so helpless in the face of very bad things!

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monstertag:

I don’t think I’ve posted this yet - my piece for the Rookery anthology with some other just graduated SVA classmates. The theme of the book was myths and urban legends. I spent my childhood summers on an island in Nova Scotia, and I was always fascinated with seals, and, because of that, selkies.

Disclaimer: I have not made out with a seal. Yet.

CRYING A BIT

SEANAN!!!!

Oh no it’s so cute.

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July 22nd, 2014

here at swimmy HQ

it is not a good day!

we have a sudden burst of heat, and one human person feeling very grim about being jewish today, and the other curled up in a fetal position over trying to find a doctor for her mom!

our roadie, Bob, is a thing called a Jewish, which we think is some kind of what you humans call a “race” or “ethnic group”, and what we fish look at, then look at each other, then look back at you, and then shrug, because frankly humans all look very much the same to us.

there’s not a lot of variety between you.  we’ve mentioned this before.  consider the smallest human person, an infant (what we call fry), next to the biggest human person, which we think might be a basketball player, or that Samoan dude who is always trying to catch us and eat us, or maybe that guy in iceland we ran into one time?  size wise those are your main ranges, and then look at a full grown krill, and an infant blue whale.  so you can see we are not impressed by your supposed “differences”.

oh, and then color!  oh, you make so much about color!  and yet you all range in shade from pasty white to dark dark brown, and all the beiges in between, and THAT.  IS.  IT!!!  there are no blue humans, or pink humans, or striped humans, or polkadotted humans!  some of you try to compensate with tattoos, which we like very much, but seriously, there is almost literally NO DIFFERENCE between you in terms of color!

so what’s left?

well, our roadie, Bob, tried to explain, because we think he looks like a “white” guy, you’re right, there’s no real difference.  and what’s worse is both jews and arabs are semetic people, and believe ourselves descended from the same dude.

we said wait, what?

he said yeah.  we’re all supposed to be descended from abraham.

we said WHOA!!!  and stared at him, and wondered who this “abraham” human person is, and why can’t he stop his offspring from killing off so many of his other offspring, and then realized we were getting totally high from the paint fumes in the room, and looked around and saw piro was lying in the fetal position still, whimpering and painting on the wall.  or, rather, what you human persons call “tagging”, with a can of spray paint.

not a good day.  the smell of mold and paint, humans feeling rotten, fucking awful american “health care” system.  our roadie, Bob, realizing he can’t actually speak to any of his family about any of this because apparently if a jewish person criticizes israel they are “self hating”, and our roadie, Bob, sighs at this and says “No, I just hate those other Jews.”

tomorrow it’s supposed to be cooler.  we will see.

mocada-museum:

Drawing on Things with Shantell Martin
Friday at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
MoCADA (80 Hanson Place)

Inspired and led by Shantell Martin, adult workshop participants will bring their own objects to adorn with elaborate, original drawings! BYO blank canvas (any white object — clothing, curtains, tote bags, shoes, lampshades, whatever!) and drawing supplies will be provided. Open bar.

Tickets are $15 and free for Friends of MoCADA.

everminding:

☆ Everminding’s First Giveaway 

Reblog for a chance to win:

  • Deer bones - 5 ribs & 4 vertebrae (found in the wild and cleaned by me)
  • 33 assorted beads made from wood, stone, clay, glass, metal, resin, & coral
  • 2 pendants: a tree of life & an abalone set in metal
  • Earrings made from slices of tagua nut
  • 9 polished stones
  • A dark blue glass dropper bottle
  • A piece of white lace with a flower design measuring roughly 20” x 34”
  • A vintage rayon scarf with a pretty leaf pattern

☆ Rules 

  • Begins July 13, 2014 and ends August 25, 2014
  • Reblog as many times as you like; DO NOT REMOVE THE TEXT!; tag your reblog with “everminding”
  • Likes do not count as an entry, you must reblog
  • You do not have to be following me to win
  • United States entries only! (I don’t want to get in trouble shipping animal bones or plant materials to a country that doesn’t allow them!)
  • No giveaway blogs allowed!
  • You must be 18+ years old
  • Your ask box must be open, and if you are chosen you must respond to my message within 72 hours
  • Winner will be chosen via random number generator at midnight, August 25th, PST

☆ Good Luck 

(this giveaway not affiliated with tumblr in any way)

elainesgems:

Governor Corett signed a bill allowing gas drilling in our parks. We need to vote him out of office in November!

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system. Free the Mette Children! The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester. In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him. The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical abuse, and pleas for help from the children. 1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior. 2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home. 3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children. Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.  Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation. The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn. The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”. The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.  The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling. The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”. When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were dropped. The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse. Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support. What can we do?  Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!  (202) 514-9500 Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system.

Free the Mette Children!

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster
children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester.

In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him.

The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical
abuse, and pleas for help from the children.

1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior.

2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home.

3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children.

Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.

Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation.

The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn.

The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”.

The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.

The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling.

The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”.

When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were
dropped.

The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse.

Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state
for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support.

What can we do?

Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!
(202) 514-9500

Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

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sirenschool:

The iconic mermaid guitar by William Jeffrey Jones <3

sirenschool:

The iconic mermaid guitar by William Jeffrey Jones <3

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blackhistoryalbum:

TANGLED ROOTS BY PHILLIPE FARAUT | 2008
Earthenware clay sculpture by Philippe Faraut, 2008. Click Images to Enlarge

the amount of detail is awe inspiring

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