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JERUSALEM (AP) — Queen Puduhepa on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that she owes no apologies for policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite and Jebusite people.
In an inaugural address, Puduhepa said Hatti Land has tried too hard to appease the world and must stand up for itself.
"We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country," she said. "This land is the Hittites', Amorites', Canaanites', Perizzites', Hivites' and Jebusites'. All of it is the Hittites', Amorites', Canaanites', Perizzites', Hivites' and Jebusites'. We did not come here to apologize for that."
Puduhepa, a Hittite, laced her speech with biblical commentaries in which the land belonged to the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites . Speaking later in English, she signaled that she would try to rally global recognition for West Bank settlements, which are widely opposed.
"We expect as a matter of principle of the international community to recognize our right to build homes for Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites in their homeland, everywhere," she said.
http://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/20-17.htm
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.. and I own the World ! I´ve got a book with Batman in it .. and he gave me the World. Hand it over pls !

#EndReligion  
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The Stitchcam is active today! We're making a horse quilt. http://home.theodoregray.com/stitchcam
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Makin' better animated gifs with ffmpeg and Terminal.
Big ups to my friend Barry, who wrote a shell script for ffmpeg (based on this article shared in this comment by Paul Wise) and taught me how to use Terminal on my mac to make much better animated gifs than Flash exports directly. Currently it's significantly more work than just exporting .gif ...
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Great animation.  And kudos for going the FFPMEG route, not so much the swiss army knife, and more the ion cannon on all things movie and graphics :)
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This is a quilt, which you can see here: http://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/04/29/horse-quiltimation/
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So COOL!
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There's a bug in my ass! Talk about serendipity.
So I'm animating an ass for Seder-Masochism, so the Hebrews have something to carry their stuff out of Egypt so their arms are free to let them walk jauntily and leap around. I export a test and see this weird artifact on the upper foreleg. Flash is rendering the shape as it looks in vector ...
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+Noah Friedman ARRRRRGH!

(runs for the room screaming in the highest form of flattery when confronted by a truly terrible pun)
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Animating crowd scenes makes me cranky.
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Sure does!
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Can anyone think of a good religious quote, or quote about death and religion, to go with a print of (the frames of) this? 
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"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed: And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"

From "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron (recently made popular as one of Pam's tattoos on Archer)
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But only in "the industry."
 
This is a quote by a good friend of mine in the biz, who is actually a totally happy, upbeat, successful guy. He is also an awesome cynic. I'm not bitter (for reals!), I just find this too funny, and 100% acurate.

Remember, deep inside every cynic is a frustrated optimist. :)
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(I'm not much of a size-queen.) 
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Animated gif du jour.
Soon I hope to be able to make gifs that look a lot better than this. A friend is helping, but he first needs to teach me some command-line stuff which I've never done on my Mac. Meanwhile here's a dithery giffy glimpse of the Promised Land that is smaller than 640×480 because WordPress has a ...
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I almost mistook this for a Princess Celestia tribute of some kind (which isn't exactly out of place for the stuff I routinely see on my G+ stream.)
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Animated gif du jour, plus thought.
Gettin' pumped to conquer the Promised Land! Every country that exists originated through violent conquest. The victims of these conquests were victors and conquerors earlier. Is violent conquest legitimate? If not, then no country or nation is legitimate. If nations are legitimate, then violent ...
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copying is not theft
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I made the film Sita Sings the Blues, and am artist-in-residence at QuestionCopyright.org.
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Sita Sings the Blues, Minute Memes, Mimi & Eunice
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