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And this is how I looked mid-pridewith thanks to Zechariah Sanders for the photo

And this is how I looked mid-pride

with thanks to Zechariah Sanders for the photo

Greg with his stand out look from day one of charlotte pride yesterday

Greg with his stand out look from day one of charlotte pride yesterday

A few little pictures from our wedding a week ago today in the lovely Chicago, IL.

thatscienceguy:

About two weeks ago Rocket Lab, an NZ firm based in Auckland, announced a new satellite launching rocket. 
The super-light weight design is comprised of advanced carbon fibre technology, combined with the efficiency of the patent pending Rutherford engines, (named after NZ born physicist Ernst Rutherford) the rocket will be able to deliver a 110kg (242 pounds) payload to a 500km (310 miles) orbit for an amazing $4.9 million! 
This probably doesnt sound like much, but with todays electronics 110kg is enough for any satellite, and the amazing thing is - $4.9m is barely anything compared to the $56-$100 million of other launch systems. $4.9 million is approximately 1000 times cheaper than each of the apollo missions.
Not to mention the incredibly low amount of fuel use - less than it takes to fly a 737 from San Fran to LA!
The figures speak for themselves, and as such rocketlab have already booked over 37 launches, with the first scheduled for next year. The ultimate goal is to be launching 100 a year.
And on a personal note - as i actually live in Auckland - I am So excited to see this happen! 100 launches a year = 2 a week, from what will hopefully be a launchpad within driving distance of home!

thatscienceguy:

About two weeks ago Rocket Lab, an NZ firm based in Auckland, announced a new satellite launching rocket. 

The super-light weight design is comprised of advanced carbon fibre technology, combined with the efficiency of the patent pending Rutherford engines, (named after NZ born physicist Ernst Rutherford) the rocket will be able to deliver a 110kg (242 pounds) payload to a 500km (310 miles) orbit for an amazing $4.9 million! 

This probably doesnt sound like much, but with todays electronics 110kg is enough for any satellite, and the amazing thing is - $4.9m is barely anything compared to the $56-$100 million of other launch systems. $4.9 million is approximately 1000 times cheaper than each of the apollo missions.

Not to mention the incredibly low amount of fuel use - less than it takes to fly a 737 from San Fran to LA!

The figures speak for themselves, and as such rocketlab have already booked over 37 launches, with the first scheduled for next year. The ultimate goal is to be launching 100 a year.

And on a personal note - as i actually live in Auckland - I am So excited to see this happen! 100 launches a year = 2 a week, from what will hopefully be a launchpad within driving distance of home!

(Source: rocketlabusa.com)

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

…How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

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Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….
sassy-ass-cat:

okay THIS is my favorite so far

sassy-ass-cat:

okay THIS is my favorite so far

Monday morning in chicago,

Our view from navy pier … Home now but we had a great weekend

A few pics from the Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati.

A stunning building, now off to chicago!