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About: "I can scream as loud as anyone, but when asked to make a point I tend to whisper."
My name is Moira and some of my favorite things are words, writing, music, selfies, linguistics, chicken nuggets, and dogs.

about me's as done by others: "Hello. My name is MOIRA. No matter what eatery I go to I will order any chicken entrée minus the vegetables add the chicken fried. I burn easily. I am the UMW eagle. Literature. Sweaters. Thrift Stores. F.U.N."- anon
"I am really cool and smart and sometimes funny. Also I'm very pretty."-anon
"I'm Moira and I'm pretentious but in a cool way."- anon
""I'm Moira and I love chicken nuggets and also I'm so passionate about linguistics that I high-five people when they mention they're planning on minoring in that."-claire
"hi! my name is moira and i love my school and people. i like to get chicken tenders from the nest and wear cool lobster shirts. linguistics is my shizznit and im kewl."- evan

The true essence of beauty

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thebloominuniverse:

This is the back of james’ head. He hasn’t washed or brushed his hair in months, and all of it was pretty much dreaded. We just picked all of it our except this big one underneath that was too far gone! White peoples’ hair does dread naturally my friends :)

how many times do we have to say this… LOC’D BLACK PEOPLE WASH AND TEND TO THEIR HAIR REGULARLY. THERE IS NOTHING “NATURAL” ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING. IT IS GROSS. IT IS UNKEMPT. IT IS EVERYTHING BLACKS WITH NATURAL HAIR ARE ACCUSED OF BEING WHEN WE ACTUALLY ARE NOT THAT. HOW DO YOU NOT GET THAT ACCUSING US OF BEING DIRTY, BY ASSERTING THIS IS THE SAME THING AS BLACKS WITH LOC’D HAIR, IS SOME WHITE SUPREMACIST FUCKSHIT?

thats not dreads thats mange

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i found the cure to growing older
and you’re the only place that feels like home

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“The question is not: is it true? But: does it work? What new thoughts does it make it possible to think? What new emotions does it make it possible to feel? What new sensations and perceptions does it open in the body?” —Brian Massumi, Foreword to A Thousand Plateaus  (via antineutral)

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skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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perfectdogs:

Retro pugs. 

This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.

these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.

just something to think about: Pug breeding in Germany is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!

this breeding practice needs to spread.

http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.ca/2010/12/pugs-lets-face-it.html

"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"

Everyone needs to read that link posted above! 

I know that Pugs are a very well loved breed, especially on Tumblr, but more people need to be aware of the health problems they have due to the way they look. I implore you all to read that link, because it explains why a longer nose is better, why a straighter tail is better. It explains why the Pugs looks need to change and where breeders are going wrong. It’s wrong to breed a dog just for aesthetics and in doing so cause a mass amount of health problems, it causes problems to things that should be easy for anything living e.g. breathing. 
Breeding Pugs the way we are, the problems they face now are only going to get worse in the future and that’s scary. Doesn’t health and happiness come before aesthetics? If you really, truly loves dogs and Pugs in particular, you’d understand that the step forward is to out-breed Pugs and to make them healthier.

These Retro Pugs aren’t perfect, but they’re so much better and it makes me so happy. This is what Pugs should look like, this way they’ll have a new lease of life. 
Retro Pugs are the way forward and if everyone follows, it’s a bright future for the Pug. 

Oh god yes, everybody needs to know about retro-pugs! It’s a wonderful effort to decrease the many many healthproblems pugs have via crossbreeding with different, more healthier breeds. The pugs maintain their goofy sweet look, just a little sturdier and often a little bigger and with longer legs. There are a couple of great breeders in Germany that I’ve been keeping an eye on for years now.

Also they usually still have their very pug-typical character and personality, with the added bonus of being healthier and less prone to diseases and ailments. So when I’m going to have a pug - and one day I WILL - I’ll definitely buy a retropug :3

Keep in mind that its not only pugs that are bred to extremes that end in health problems, most pure-bred animals suffer various conditions either from breeding for prefered looks or from in-breeding. Please please if you are going to adopt from a breeder do your research into them and the breed in question and don’t support breeders who put the dog’s health second

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I hope that people out there now can associate being transgender with being accomplished, being successful and achieving your dreams

I hope that people out there now can associate being transgender with being accomplished, being successful and achieving your dreams

apollojustlce:

hanging out with your best friend more like

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talkwordytome:

In one of my fave home movies I’m almost 2 and my dad asks me if I know any big words and my answer to that question is singing the alphabet through G and then I get bored so I take all my clothes off

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Rujubee Runway Looks

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priceofliberty:

thinksquad:

Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between a 17-year-old girl and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.

A 17-year-old girl claims she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Tuesday night.

Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city’s 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn’t believe she deserves the injuries she suffered.

Wright is now recovering in the hospital with injuries to her trachea, esophagus and neck, plus several cuts and bruises.

"She’s a cheerleader, she’s a lifeguard at the Clairton pool, she was just on prom court," said Wright’s mother, Audelia Amoah. "She’s a good kid."

Even so, Wright admits she ran from officers.

"I was scared because of how he got out of the car. He didn’t just walk out, he jumped out of the car and started chasing me, so my first instinct was to run," she said.

Wright also said she did resist officers once she was knocked to the ground. She said she was trying to get her arms free to protect herself.

Clairton police did not respond to requests for comment.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/teenage-girl-says-police-beat-her-after-curfew-violation/26992088#ixzz388DHjtCm

You think this is sickening? Me too

551 Ravensburg Blvd
Clairton, PA
(412) 233-8113

press ‘OPTION 6’ to be connected to the Clairton Police Department.

Flood their mailbox, flood their inbox!

Robert Hoffman is the Chief of Police and you can contact them directly here.

I just wrote in: “Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between 17-year-old Merceedez Wright and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.

She admits to being out past 10pm AND to “running” from the cops. When I was her age, I was in the same situation and the altercation did not result in me being tackled, in my head or neck being smashed against pavement, or a hospital bill.

I was told to call my mother while the officer POLITELY waited there for her to come pick me up. How is CPD training these officers that their first course of action is to pummel a little girl? The officers involved should be reprimanded without compensation.”

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