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A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

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IF YOU HAD ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN IT AND THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR WERE MADE OF MIRROR WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IN THE MIRRORS

No.

Holy shit I asked my dad who’s a physics teacher and he just looked at me, looked at the table, looked at me, tried not to smile, looked angry, and started to look up where you can buy big mirrors.

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this is an actual room of mirrors.

as you can see, it leads to glitches in the matrix

is that a table and chair of mirrors

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There was another issue that Samantha Morton brought up in her interview, that has been bothering me for a long time, which is the issue of privatisation of the care for vulnerable children.

The issue was originally brought to my attention as a something mentioned in the background when the original story broke about the rotherham child abuse and pakistani pedophile rings. In the article they mentioned that the care home the girl was in was private. However what is probably not know to most people is that public money is handed to these private care home which then become public limited companies that can be sold on for vast profits base solely of the contract given out by the government. Basically what this is vacillating is a market for the exploration of vulnerable children in order for private individuals to make profit.

In the case I was referring this was the forth care home this individual had set up. How it works is this: he sets up a company then uses his contacts in the government to be awarded a contract which is to be used to help vulnerable children, say maybe a home for 5 children, the employment of staff, and he given a 5 year contract. The company is then valued based on the commitment of the government contract and the plc can be sold. So he sells the company and then sets up another and uses his contacts to get another government contract and sells on the company.

These are million pound contracts and million pound tradings. There has to some profit making or why would they have any value to outside prospectors. This is really scary that such an important issue like child welfare can be allowed to be exploited this way for capital gain. Not only do I think it’s disgusting that vulnerable children have basically become a comity for profit but how can they justify that these are the right people to be helping children; their motivation isn’t to actually help children so how are they going to help them. It basically just systemises apathy and greed in a place where really empathy is needed creating an environment where only people who don’t care are in positions of power to do something.

For me this is just everything that is wrong with modern society. 

Samantha Morton: I was sexually abused as a child in care homes – video interview

This a very astute and moving interview Samantha Morton gives on her abuse in child homes.

As a public figure it’s both important and brave of her to come forward and talk about this issue.

Her statement that she ‘believes there is institutional prejudice against looked-after people within the police forces' is very pertinent and was a defining factor in the lack of action in Rotherham; it seemed the young people being abused where seen as delinquents instead of vulnerable children.

It seems her experience mirror those of North Wales abuse cases like the waterhouse inquiry and it does make you wonder how entrenched the abuse was all over the country.

These abuses are a tragedy but what really angers you is lack of action by those with a duty to care like the police or social workers who just collude and facilitate the abusers by either looking away or refusing to act when a child come forward. I can’t imagine what it like to come forward and then be denied; it’s that which allows the abuse to go on and spiral.

However this denying of justice happens all the time. When the police did take action in north Wales the social workers refused to co-operate, when the Jillcott inquiry took place the police refused to co-operate, when the Waterhouse Inquiry happened the victims were not permitted to talk about abuses that happened off site, even if workers drove them to these locations. It is appalling and truly heart breaking.

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A: To show it doesn’t have to be kneaded by you.

Q: Why does bread have to be kneaded?

A: Because it has low elf-esteem.