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tommyistoofastforthisshit:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

Also what do you think the people who work full time for charities live off exactly? Or do you think a charity can get by with no full time staff? No Macmillan nurses or lawyers working for free legal defense/advice places?

tommyistoofastforthisshit:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

Also what do you think the people who work full time for charities live off exactly? Or do you think a charity can get by with no full time staff? No Macmillan nurses or lawyers working for free legal defense/advice places?

note-a-bear:

nativeamericannews:

Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama
It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for “The People,” the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

YES LORD GIMME THIS MOVIE NOW

note-a-bear:

nativeamericannews:

Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for “The People,” the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

YES LORD GIMME THIS MOVIE NOW

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

9monthvacation:

evolutia:

toneverforever:

Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

God, I hate whiteness.

9monthvacation:

evolutia:

toneverforever:

Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

God, I hate whiteness.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

starlingsongs:

Okay, I can’t be coy about this anymore.

My home life is a nightmare and I need to get the fuck away from my father. If you can spare anything at all, please consider donating to my gofundme. Everything sent to it will be used to help me cover the cost of therapy, clothes for interviews, bras that actually fit, and moving away from my family and on to a healthier, happy life.

Thank you so, so much for anything you can give, blessed be.

mymompickedthisurl:

liaaxoo:

I hate when I misplace my glasses because then I’m forced to walk around looking like I’m suspicious of everything in the room

whattabout you, cabinet? huh, you sketchy piece of shit? did you take ‘em?

harperperennial:

elizabethminkel:

katiecoyle:

poptimism:

Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

Mallory Ortberg is everything.

Plus three cheers for Roxane Gay snapping a pic behind her.

OTP.

(Source: youtube.com)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

[part 1]

dontbearuiner:

krumla:

How can you make the two greatest assassins in the universe completely useless and boring?

Oh man.

I loved GotG, but this is fantastic and true.

invisiblelad:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

You have a Town Hall on police brutality and THIS is what you do with it?! Part 3.

[part 1] [part 2

And they’re checking license plates of the people simply attending the town hall meeting? Merely living there seems like a continual erosion of civil liberties at this point. 

generalbriefing:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian. 

Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.

susan_bonilla.jpgDemocratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people. 

Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT. 

The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. 

Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook

Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement

Now, if we could only eliminate this defense when arguing “scary Black person”….

One step at a time.

partially-stars:

Get rad shit and help out a broke trans person! Wow!

It is that time again! That time three quarters through my summer break in which I have run out of money and begin to try and rectify that fact! I’m in debt to my bank right now, and don’t get money until I got back to university in October, so I’m a bit at the end of my rope.

My name is James, and I sometimes make neat shirts. I’ve currently got two trans-themed shirts running on Teespring. Teespring is a site which lets you run a campaign of a limited time. Essentially, if I can sell twenty shirts (or hoodies) for each of these designs in five days, they’ll be made. If not, you don’t get charged.

Each shirt is $15 and each hoodie is $30.

Last time I managed to sell thirty two shirts if I recall correctly. I’d love to try and sell forty between the designs this time! That’d both pay off what I owe my bank and give me some money to help me get moved into my new place.

The campaign runs for five days, from today (29th August) to the the 3rd September.

FYI, I also have a redbubble account with several other designs.

I would very much appreciate it if people would be willing to signal boost/reblog, and pass it on if they think a friend might be interested.

Thanks for your time, guys.