“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.
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?
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
Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown.
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.
You have a Town Hall on police brutality and THIS is what you do with it?! Part 3.
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.
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.