The Red Folio

Oct 19 2014
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All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.
— Zora Neale Hurtson, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via hiniascott)

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Oct 17 2014

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

UPDATE: Over 40,000 people signed the petition, which was presented to the School Board, but this backlash to APUSH isn’t only happening in Colorado:

But at last week’s session of the Jefferson County Board of Education, hundreds of people lined up two hours in advance to get in. One man waved a copy of George Orwell’s “1984” at the board. Two high school students hauled in cardboard boxes containing 40,000 signatures to a petition they had circulated online. Another one told the five-member panel, “America was founded on what you are trying to prevent!”

Jefferson County has become ground zero for a new culture fight — this time over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders.

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On Sept. 19, the Texas State Board of Education went on record against allowing the new AP curriculum framework in state classrooms. Legislators and activists in South Carolina and Tennessee are discussing similar moves. And at its summer meeting in August, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution branding the curriculum “a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

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Oct 15 2014

hillarygayle:

morethanonepage:

veganasana:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?

homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed

Omg

It got better

(Source: impastabowl, via carmilla-hearts)

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Oct 14 2014

thefrogman:

There is also a death for the immortal jellyfish. He is very bored.

Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

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Oct 13 2014

indielowercase:

This is my stepbrother, Kyle Asp.  No one in the family has seen him since Wednesday October 8.  He’s been struggling with substance use and depression for years, and during the last weekend he was around he told his girlfriend he was thinking of killing himself, so we’re all extremely worried.

He was last seen in the Lynnwood area in the burbs near Highway 99 and 176th St SW, and has family in Everett area.  If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call (425) 774-6900 and ask for Officer Sattaerov.

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Oct 12 2014
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indielowercase:

abfackeln:

Okay first of all do you know any Indian or Southeast Asian (or from anywhere in the vicinity) horror movies I should check out.

And secondofly do you know any Latin American horror movies I should check out.

And terminally any other horror movie I may not have seen that you would recommend basically.

reblogging because i would like this also, and to tag tyler theredfolio because chances are he knows some

I don’t have as many recommendations as I would like. Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Chronos, obviously for Latin America. I hear We Are What We Are is great, but I’ve only seen the remake, which went so far off the rails at the end as to completely ruin everything that came before. Nacho Cerda’s short Genesis is excellent, but don’t watch the accompanying film Aftermath, which has extremely graphic necrophilia. The Orphanage is spooky as hell and will make you cry. [Rec] and [Rec]2 are fucking fantastic, but are Spanish and not Latin American (as is The Orphanage, I believe). I’m a bit useless on Southeast Asian horror- I mainly watched Japanese. Shutter is Thai, and I liked it but for a few obvious jump scares and the rape scene, which I don’t remember being graphic but is understandably a deal breaker for many. The ending is haunting, though. Fast-forward past the rape. It’s pretty obvious when it’s about to happen. The Eye, a Chinese/Singaporean is fucking terrifying, though the ending is a touch weak. I hear the sequels are ass. Hope this helps!

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Oct 11 2014

crownedrose:

Deinonychus antirrhopus (© crownedrose)

➛ Lived during the Cretaceous Period.
➛ A member of the Dromaeosauridae family.
➛ Most likely covered in feathers, but we have no skin/feather evidence currently for Deinonychus.
➛ The top of its head reached a little over halfway up an average human’s body, and generally reached lengths of 11 feet.
➛ As shown, it features a sickle claw on each hind foot.
➛ Deinonychus is a very important dinosaur because of John Ostrom’s work with the theropod, leading to the Dinosaur Renaissance.
➛ These photos were taken by me at The Field Museum in Chicago.

One of my favorites as a kid.

(via mydeadthingsdiary)

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