Under the Table and Dreaming

Curious thoughts are welcome   Amelie. 21 years of age. Pacific Northwest. Music, tea, the beach, tattoos, art, nature, meeting new people, rainy days, adventures, singing, foreign films, and books are all sources of happiness for me.
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The only person you can legally hit in the United States is a child.

Hit your partner, and you’ll be arrested for domestic violence. Hit another adult, and you’ll be arrested for assault. But hit a 4-year-old, and you can call yourself a “loving father”. That’s completely screwed up.

It should be against the law for a fully grown adult to slap, hit, spank, punch, switch, whoop, whip, paddle, kick or belt a defenseless child in the name of discipline. But it is legal, and new research in the Journal of Family Psychology suggests that the average 4-year-old is hit 936 times a year.

If study after study conclusively proves that hitting your kids doesn’t work as a disciplinary method, and worse, it has long-term damaging impact to their psychology and makes your kids more aggressive, why do we as a society allow it?

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— 2 weeks ago with 11641 notes
nowyoukno:


Eastern Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 5:15 a.m. EDT on October 8Total eclipse begins: 6:25 a.m. EDTGreatest eclipse: 6:55 a.m. EDTTotal eclipse ends: 7:24 a.m. EDTPartial eclipse ends: 8:34 a.m. EDT
Central Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 4:15 a.m. CDT on October 8Total eclipse begins: 5:25 a.m. CDTGreatest eclipse: 5:55 a.m. CDTTotal eclipse ends: 6:24 a.m. CDTPartial eclipse ends: 7:34 a.m. CDT
Mountain Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 3:15 a.m. MDT on October 8Total eclipse begins: 4:25 a.m. MDT on October 8Greatest eclipse: 4:55 a.m. MDTTotal eclipse ends: 5:24 a.m. MDTPartial eclipse ends: 6:34 a.m. MDT
Pacific Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 2:15 a.m. PDT on October 8Total eclipse begins: 3:25 a.m. PDTGreatest eclipse: 3:55 a.m. PDTTotal eclipse ends: 4:24 a.m. PDTPartial eclipse ends: 5:34 a.m. PDT
Alaskan Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:15 a.m. ADT on October 8Total eclipse begins: 2:25 a.m. ADTGreatest eclipse: 2:55 a.m. ADTTotal eclipse ends: 3:24 a.m. ADTPartial eclipse ends: 4:34 a.m. ADT
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (October 7-8, 2014)Partial umbral eclipse begins: 11:15 p.m. HAST on October 7Total eclipse begins: 12:25 a.m. HAST on October 8Greatest eclipse: 12:55 a.m. HAST on October 8Total eclipse ends: 1:24 a.m. HAST on October 8Partial eclipse ends: 2:34 a.m. HAST on October 8

nowyoukno:

Eastern Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 5:15 a.m. EDT on October 8
Total eclipse begins: 6:25 a.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 6:55 a.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 7:24 a.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 8:34 a.m. EDT

Central Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 4:15 a.m. CDT on October 8
Total eclipse begins: 5:25 a.m. CDT
Greatest eclipse: 5:55 a.m. CDT
Total eclipse ends: 6:24 a.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 7:34 a.m. CDT

Mountain Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 3:15 a.m. MDT on October 8
Total eclipse begins: 4:25 a.m. MDT on October 8
Greatest eclipse: 4:55 a.m. MDT
Total eclipse ends: 5:24 a.m. MDT
Partial eclipse ends: 6:34 a.m. MDT

Pacific Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 2:15 a.m. PDT on October 8
Total eclipse begins: 3:25 a.m. PDT
Greatest eclipse: 3:55 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:24 a.m. PDT
Partial eclipse ends: 5:34 a.m. PDT

Alaskan Daylight Time (October 8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:15 a.m. ADT on October 8
Total eclipse begins: 2:25 a.m. ADT
Greatest eclipse: 2:55 a.m. ADT
Total eclipse ends: 3:24 a.m. ADT
Partial eclipse ends: 4:34 a.m. ADT

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (October 7-8, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 11:15 p.m. HAST on October 7
Total eclipse begins: 12:25 a.m. HAST on October 8
Greatest eclipse: 12:55 a.m. HAST on October 8
Total eclipse ends: 1:24 a.m. HAST on October 8
Partial eclipse ends: 2:34 a.m. HAST on October 8

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— 2 weeks ago with 27842 notes
(This is not my picture and I can’t recall where I found it but I had a dream about an owl last night and that solidifies my desire for an owl tattoo)

(This is not my picture and I can’t recall where I found it but I had a dream about an owl last night and that solidifies my desire for an owl tattoo)

— 2 weeks ago

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

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— 2 weeks ago with 113395 notes

softwaring:

Alpstein Mountains in the morning Alpglow, Switzerland;

Dominik Baer

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— 3 weeks ago with 29954 notes
Happy birthday, my darling. I adore you. :)

Happy birthday, my darling. I adore you. :)

— 1 month ago
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
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透天海蝕洞之仙境 by (wrc213)

透天海蝕洞之仙境 by (wrc213)

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