"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.
So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.
Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired. These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.
Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”
I’m featuring this on Police State Monday and Copblock on Monday. We need more of this.
Growing Longan (Dragon Eye)!
One thing I love about summer is the loads of exotic fruit I can find at Chinatown, like longan. Peeling off the leathery shell reveals a juicy and intensively sweet flesh. I saved all the pits because they were so pretty, but germinated a few for funsies. It’s been about 4 weeks, and this tiny little plant with the cutest leaves is standing at 2 inches tall.
MALCOM WE HAVE TO COOK
How to use sand to freak people out
Imagine if some guy was tripping and saw the woman, runs up to help her and she just crumbles apart in his hands. That’s gonna take the trip south.
Every Utopia needs Loofah trees to replace plastic sponges and dish washing soap. The nano fibers in this plant wipe oil off of plates with hot water as if there is soap on it. We don’t all make sure there is toxic waste in the water that leaves our homes. Baking soda, more powerful than ajax and it’s so non toxic there are nutrition facts on the box for use as an antacid. Cut the pods to desired size. It might make a good filter, strainer too. The fibers are supernaturally strong, I really abuse my dish sponge with no effect.
panthere-bleu said:Im surprised more people don’t know about loofah gourds. A fancier presentation (cut lengthwise and trimmed to size) is used to make those expensive commercial loofah scrubbers. In Panama these are grown all over the place and sold dried and whole by street vendors.
Plants are fucking awesome!
I think I’m just going to grow what I need.
Fuck capitalism, all I need is plants.
In the Mid-South just casually growing these in the summer with little care yields gourds the same size if not larger than those in the pic above. They’re wicked easy to grow and once you have enough luffa scrubbers you can use the rest for some great stir-fry’s.
Oh yeah that movie is completely barbaric. It stresses heavily the collective guilt idea to the point where basically every nazi soldier, even those who have been drafted against their will and wish desperately to be free of the regime are considered as evil and morally culpable as Hitler himself. There’s no worry about trials or evidence or restitution for victims or even proportional punishment. Basically the idea is “Kill all the Huns”. The concept of justice seen in IB is little more than bloodlust. And it’s views about the causes of the war and the crimes of the Nazi regime take the comic-book version of history and magnify it into a grotesque fun-house-mirror version of things. Like when the Bear Jew sees the medals on one of the nazis chest and asks “Did you get those for killing jews?” demonstrate the absolutely cartoonish moral outlook of the film, where it’s presumed that every person in nazi Germany spent 100% of their mental effort on being anti-semitic to the point where that is what all the medals in the army are for.
But I don’t get my morals from movies. As a historical account and moral study of the Nazi regime and World War Two Inglorious Basterds would be about as much of a failure as you could get. Luckily, it’s not that.
As a fictional film, IB is pretty great. It has some incredible dialogue, great action, an interesting story, and displays one of the greatest movie characters of all time.
So, does it “glorify” killing of prisoners of war? Yes. Pirates of the Caribbean glorifies piracy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels glorifies confidence games, and lots of movies glorify and romanticize all kinds of awful behavior. And that’s okay, because they’re just entertainment.