Benny the T.

Hi, my name's Ben. I am 1
22 years of age, about to head off on a Chinese adventure! I am a History Major with a double Minor in music and anthropology, fresh out of Whittier College. My interests range from history to music, contemporary and classical, from video games to steampunk, from nature to society, to everywhere in between. During the summer, I hope to start writing for this blog as well as continue my reposting from other blogs. At some point, I might actually get a blog started to share my China experiences. Stay tuned for bigger and better things!

Historic canoe removed from Pearl River bank →

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A historic dugout canoe thought to date to early 1800s settlement in Mississippi is being extracted today from its Pearl River resting spot by a suite of cooperating state agencies.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) conservation officers Kallum Herrington and Mike…

— 4 days ago with 171 notes
Developers will wait for Iwade henge archaeological survey →

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DEVELOPERS have given assurances construction work will not begin at the site of the recently-discovered henge at Iwade Meadows until investigations into the monument have been completed.

Hillreed Homes say construction on a planned housing development at the site will not start until…

— 1 week ago with 68 notes
Archaeologists discover 8th Century inscription in Purulia village →

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Archaeologists from University of Calcutta have found an 8th Century inscription in a village in West Bengal’s Purulia district.

The inscription running into four lines was found from Dhuluri village on the corner of a long stretch of rock surface surrounded by dense vegetation and beyond the…

— 1 week ago with 102 notes

wilwheaton:

mjolnirismypenis:

imnothavinit:

Notice something in common in these photos?

It’s not what you think

I gave it away in the third pic

That’s right! None of these cops are wearing badges or name tags! I wonder why… seems like it’d be important to wear those, since it’s even illegal not to in other states…

This is actually illegal in all states. A police officer must be marked as such with name and badge at all times unless their jurisdiction states otherwise (such as an undercover officer), and even when not wearing a badge, the officer must have the badge accessible at all times and must show the badge in order to make an arrest. Name tags are not required as long as a badge is available because the badge has the officer number on it.

This has really been bothering me. The police in Ferguson are breaking the law by concealing their identities. Everyone knows this, it’s been going on for ten days, and it appears that nobody is doing anything about it.

The police are clearly and systematically violating the first amendment rights of the press, and they are getting away with it. This has been happening for days, and nobody appears to be doing anything about it.

A police officer pointed a rifle at a journalist and told him to fuck off *while he was being filmed, so he’s easily identifiable by his superiors*, and that police officer still has a job.

I know that not all cops are bad (or even most cops), but there are clearly bad cops in Ferguson, and they’re acting with complete impunity. I don’t understand why those cops aren’t being taken off the scene, and why a higher (possibly federal) authority isn’t coming in to address these things.

— 1 week ago with 59647 notes

sylveonslove:

shinypokemonlab:

geek-studio:

If Pokemon Was Made for iPhone [X]

This is a goddamn nightmare.

Hey look I found Hell

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— 2 weeks ago with 55589 notes

juilan:

People in California should just donate to ALS research and not do the ice bucket challenge because we have no fucking water

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— 2 weeks ago with 52 notes