Let us not judge one another. But judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in another person’s path. — Romans 14:13

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes a bright spot near the upper left corner. The sun is in the same direction, west-northwest, above the frame. Bright spots appear in images from the rover nearly every week. Typical explanations for them are cosmic rays hitting the light detector or sunlight glinting from rocks.

The right-eye camera of the stereo Navcam (TOP RIGHT) recorded this frame during the afternoon of the 589th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (April 3, 2014), from the site where the rover reached a waypoint called “the Kimberley” by that sol’s drive. An image taken by the Navcam’s left-eye camera within one second of the same time (TOP LEFT) does not include a bright spot of this type. A pair of Navcam images in the same direction from the previous afternoon has a bright spot similarly located in the right-eye image (BOTTOM RIGHT) but not in the left-eye image (BOTTOM LEFT).

One possible explanation for the bright spot in this image is a glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun. Another is a cosmic ray hitting the camera’s light detector, a CCD (charge-coupled device). Cosmic ray patterns in Mars rover images vary from a dot to a long line depending on the angle at which the ray strikes the detector.

Zoomed images, images with captions, and bolded text added by me.

faultinourstarsmovie:

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Needs more NM chili.

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Mexico! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

Needs more NM chili.

(via cinnamonbell)

What do you have for us today?
Throw us a bone but save the plate
On why we waited til so late
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great

There is a train that’s heading straight
To heaven’s gate, to heaven’s gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day

It’s buried in the countryside
It’s exploding in the shells at night
It’s everywhere a baby cries
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

"Redemption Day" by Sheryl Crow (as performed by Johnny Cash)

I came to believe in a power much higher than I.

"I Came To Believe" by Johnny Cash

asker

Anonymous asked: You deserve to be beaten to death, you lying ****ing ****sucker.

"Mr. B, LANGUAGE!" - Scudworth

If you’re talking about ME3, then you are incorrect. Mass Effect was a good series. But, the final part of the trilogy had three endings pre-patch, and eight endings post-patch. Shadow the Hedgehog had ten endings.

P.S. I will be reposting this response, censored, since I don’t want Googlebot thinking HeavenSentGaming.com used this “salty” language.

P.P.S. I have successful censored Anonymous’ statement. That took a while to figure out. I had to send an anonymous message to myself containing the censored version of the original message.

Shadow the Hedgehog had more endings than Mass Effect 3. — I’ll just leave this here.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

smile-lee

nothingman:
smile-lee:

Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Benjamin Rush

Said the man having sex with his slaves

I noticed this person, nothingman, making a rather common comment about Thomas Jefferson. This is a typical assessment of this particular American founding father, as Jefferson epitomizes a duality these men wrestled with on a daily basis.

The founding fathers came from multiple viewpoints and ideologies. Albeit they were all land-owning white men. These viewpoints were numerous, and they range from silly things like the choice for the national bird -to the- very serious topic of the legality of owning another human being. And this broke down into three categories

  1. Benjamin Franklin, on one-side, whom completely detested slavery and attempted to outlaw it, and even wrote multiple thesis on the equality of African-Americans.
  2. South Carolina and Georgia's representatives led the opposition to an anti-slavery clause in the original drafts of the Declaration and Constitution. The people by name are: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
  3. Thomas Jefferson, finally the man in question, who had the same concepts of equality for your fellow man. But he, along with other notables like George Washington, were caught between maintaining order on a fragile newborn country and holding onto the principals of this new country.

Constitutional scholars also tend to agree that Washington and Jefferson believed the issue would be fought out when the country was in a stronger state. While Washington and Jefferson were alive the country was too weak to withstand any major quarrels. Their life reflected this fragility, Washington never retired to his Mount Vernon until a couple years before his death; and Jefferson died hated, with so much debt, that some people attended his estate sale just to buy his beloved books to burn them.

Now, I don’t agree with them owning slaves, and I don’t condone slavery. *ahem* Says the people using computers made from slave-mined rare-earth minerals and built in sweatshops in China. *ahem*

They were complicated people. Franklin really wanted a turkey to be our national bird, Washington really liked ice cream, and Thomas Lynch just sorta disappeared at sea.

Jefferson’s sexual relationships with slaves is actually an exaggeration. The propaganda exists to this day; back when people hated Jefferson they tried to say that he liked having sex with animals, therefore he had sex with all of his slaves. Jefferson only fathered children with a single slave, her name was Sally Hemings, and she was the half-sister of his wife. I’ve often wondered if there was a strange threesome thing going on, but then I stop because I don’t want to think about a founding father getting his boom-chiki-bow-wow on. lol, but seriously, this was another completely strange complex situation and it also shows Thomas Jefferson’s hypocritical struggles with slavery.

A quote that often associated with Jefferson, that Martin Luther King Jr. was fond of;

"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."

This is the effect Jefferson has on our life today, he was flawed strange man. But, he left behind a legacy as the framer of what became our current Constitution. And with that deep well of freedom the world pulled out the waters that freed them from oppressive kings and queens, and replaced it with various forms of constitutional democracy. 

MORE ON THIS TOPIC HERE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson_and_Slavery

By the way, I noticed this post since he reblogged my quote post, and mis-attributed his comment as though it were my own.

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Benjamin Rush

"What is July 27th 2014?" I asked Siri.
Siri replied, “It’s Sunday, July 27, 2014 (Opening Gates of Hades)”

"What is July 27th 2014?" I asked Siri.

Siri replied, “It’s Sunday, July 27, 2014 (Opening Gates of Hades)”