This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
How much money have you wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.
Yeah if i was a struggling parent and I saw that “monument”, you know what I’d do? Break into that fucker and use the money to help my kid get a better life.
Clearly those “charitable” folks aren’t using it on kids that have actually been born.
A few facts that the OP neglected to mention.
a) The glass box is on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building—right across from the Mississippi state capitol. It was placed there deliberately to remind legislators that the Baptist Church—which is very powerful in the South—is staunchly anti-abortion.
b) This wasn’t created by regular people, charitable or otherwise. It was a deliberate and high-profile project of the Convention. Using the services of a construction company that worked free of charge, they erected the glass box in 2006, putting 47 MILLION pennies in it on the day that it opened, thus creating the illusion that many, many people had contributed.
c) Once $500K was collected—back in 2008, by the way, and the photo dates back to 2007—the money was then spent by the Convention, which invested it on a permanent endowment fund for anti-abortion causes, such as assisting with the operations of crisis pregnancy centers.
d) Almost all crisis pregnancy centers are church-sponsored and evangelical in nature.
e) Most crisis pregnancy centers have ties to evangelical maternity homes, adoption lawyers, and private adoption agencies. Any crisis that a woman coming to such a center might be facing would be irrelevant; for the purposes of the center and its affiliates, it is paramount that she have the baby. Babies, especially healthy white babies, are in high demand by would-be adoptive parents, and there is a very small supply. There are horror stories about women who have been forced continue pregnancies and who have been forced to relinquish, most to evangelical families. Evangelical churches support and encourage this kind of thing. They figure that this way, they win twice over: they save lives AND they get to control how the next generation thinks.
f) So, to recap.The Baptist Church underwrites the memorial (at least the first 47 million). The funds eventually go back to the Baptist Church, which invests them in businesses that will help produce more goods—babies—for other evangelical businesses, such as adoption agencies and adoption lawyers, AND that will create more religious and political support in the future.
This is NOT a memorial created by heartbroken people, OP. It’s big business.
so basically someone made a redesigned version of Comic Sans and holy shit I never knew I could warm up to something that resembles Comic Sans like this
I’m not a typographer so my eyes aren’t trained for this but I think I might use this from now on
A heroic effort
It looks really good to me. A lot cleaner.
This is the cutest thing to ever exist ever. Everyone else go home this is the winner
WHY IS THIS SO FLIPDOODLING CUTE
This is so funny!! Made my day!! :D
this doesnt even fit my blog but i dont care im going to still reblog it!!
this is legit btw
I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)
also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team
I had a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel that I read the cover off of when I was younger.
Literally - I read it so much the cover fell off.
the cover fell off our copy too
that really is a requirement for mmpb’s of The Scarlet Pimpernel, I think. TOO GOOD TOO SURVIVE.
Which I suppose is another check in the benefits of e-books column?
Officially working the English translation into my vernacular.
yes I am
Eastern European languages are fantastic.
WHEREDOTHEYSELLTHOSE?! I need them so bad. This is absolutely perfect.
They sell them at Target
This is a fantastic idea.
Raging pharmacology boner.
Bonus points for being single chemical pills.
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If you think that packaging is brill, wait until you see the site.
This company is a marketer’s wet dream.
That website is fantastic. Seriously, click on it and check out the whole site. Best waste of time EVER.
I just spent like 20 minutes on there. This is my new favorite company.
No joke you really have to see the web site.
A water droplet can rebound completely without spreading from a superhydrophobic surface. The photo above is a long exposure image showing the trajectory of such a droplet as it bounces. In the initial bounces, the droplet leaves the surface fully, following a parabolic path with each rebound. The droplet’s kinetic energy is sapped with each rebound by surface deformation and vibration, making each bounce smaller than the last. Viscosity damps the drop’s vibrations, and the droplet eventually comes to rest after twenty or so rebounds. (Image credit: D. Richard and D. Quere)
Fritz Haber, a German by nationality and a chemist by occupation. Contributed to saving the worlds food production going by using a special process to make ammonia that could be used in fertilizers. This would increase the worlds food production that was needed incredibly, due to the rise in population and of course the world war.
This process was eventually named the “Haber process”, after the man who won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1918 and he definitely, most certainly earned it.
So, what is this Haber process?
Well, in a nutshell, it uses this thing called dynamic equilibrium.
Dynamic equilibrium is simply a state of balance between two things. In this case, we have a reaction between hydrogen and nitrogen in the ratio 3:1, the reaction is reversible which means it goes forward and backward from the reactants to the products. But this is a problem because not all of the nitrogen will convert into ammonia, and then the reaction will reach a dynamic equilibrium.
Below is the equation for the reaction, the half arrow sign simply means “reversible”.
NITROGEN is extracted from the air through fractional distillation!
And Hydrogen can be extracted from hydrocarbons such as methane!! (easier to do than water)
Dynamic equilibrium is reached when the reaction is over, and the maximum amount of ammonia is produced.
deb morris specializes in photographing tiny waves - three to thirty centimeters high - breaking on the coast near her home in new south wales. “my ‘waveart’ is my photographic passion,” she explains. rather than just capturing frozen moments from this beautiful landscape, i have found a whole new hidden world to investigate. i endeavour to capture those moments the naked eye misses, trying to provide an alternative look to the average wave shots of today.”These make my eyes feel comfortable and relaxed I don’t know how else to explain they’re just beautiful but in a calming way
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.