|Sunday, May 5th, 2013|
|Wednesday, May 1st, 2013|
Conservatives less likely to buy "liberal" lightbulbs
Hey, so, I've been following this community for roughly three years now and only just got a journal, so, first post here we go under the cut.source( Full quote under here ) Current Mood: *thud*
|Monday, April 15th, 2013|
Explosions Reported at Site of Boston Marathon Boston Marathon Blasts Kill 2, Police Say
If you know anyone in Boston and wish to contact them or if you are in Boston and need to let people know you are safe and your whereabouts or inform relatives of those who are injured for them and where they are being taken, cell phone and wireless bandwith will be slow. It is best to contact people through texting or e-mail.
X-posted to random_lounge.
|Saturday, March 2nd, 2013|
To This Day Project - They were wrong.
Possible trigger regarding bulling and suicide.
This is a different kind of unfunny. It deals with something extremely unfunny: bulling and the effect of bulling (depression, suicide, etc). But, I'll let the explanation taken directly from the To This Day Project's
website: "To This Day Project is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.
I believe it's something that needs to be shared. If you're like me, you'll need tissue because there is some very emotional moment.
The video: To This Day - Shane Koyczan.
|Tuesday, February 26th, 2013|
Bill Would Tie Welfare Benefits to Child School Performance
Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield has come up with a brilliant way
to fight poverty: Cut parents' welfare benefits if their kids don't do well in school.
This has absolutely no potential to punish parents for something that they don't actually control, put a huge strain on their relationship with their kids, or place the kids themselves under a crushing amount of psychological pressure. Current Mood: Amazed
|Monday, February 18th, 2013|
"Executive Charged With Slapping Toddler on Plane Gets Slapped With Pink Slip" Source
For God's sake, do not
read the comments to this on the linked page. This story is seriously bringing the racists out of the woodwork in droves. Current Mood: GRRRRRR
|Sunday, January 13th, 2013|
|Friday, December 14th, 2012|
" Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 27 dead, law enforcement sources say." Link
I don't really have the heart or the stomach to post the full article, so I'll summarize instead:
For those of you who don't know, an elementary school in Newtown, CT came under attack today by a gunman (and possibly a second one), who opened fire on the students and teachers, resulting in 27 dead -- the second worst mass shooting in US history (second only to Virginia Tech), this tragedy took place just three days after the Oregon mall shooting, and the same year as the Aurora, CO movie theater shooting.
I just... I don't get it. I have so many questions, including: Why
? Why so many massacres of this sort in the same year? Current Mood: depressed
|Wednesday, December 5th, 2012|
FHM and the Heidipology of Doom.
via Everyday Sexism
In the latest edition of FHM, the "What Not to Wear" feature was women's socks. With the admonition "it's never acceptable to wear your mother's/girlfriend's/victim's socks".
This rather upset people. Who'd have thought?
Brand republic talked about it here
and pointed out that "A Bauer Media spokeswoman" had apologised. And oh, what a brilliant apology it is:
"FHM apologises unreservedly if the comment that appears in this month’s issue has been misinterpreted and has caused offence. We would like to make it clear that FHM does not condone and will never make light of violence against women."
Except that they did. Right there. In the magazine.
The spokeswoman is clearly a master of the Heidipology. Seriously, how has this been even remotely misinterpreted? WTF? Current Mood: Gobsmacked
|Thursday, November 22nd, 2012|
Moscow Bans Protest Against Political Repressions "Due to Lack of Political Repressions" It sounds like a The Onion article, but it isn't
The Moscow authorities have refused to grant permission for a rally against “political repressions” and “violations of human rights,” saying that state law does not recognize such a phenomenon in the country.
The application to hold the event was rejected by the authorities on the grounds that the “current law does not provide any measures used by the state for repression based on political motives,” the official refusal letter reads.
|Friday, November 16th, 2012|
"Slow Loris: Endangered for Being Cute"
Was considering putting this on random_lounge
, but the severity of the situation made me decide on here instead.Link
|Tuesday, October 30th, 2012|
|Saturday, October 27th, 2012|
|Wednesday, October 24th, 2012|
|Monday, October 15th, 2012|
Clive Barker, DeviantArt and PETA
This was interesting to me, so I thought I'd post it here.
Clive Barker decides to set up a Contest on DeviantArt
, and rule Number 5 states:DeviantART agrees, and you understand and agree, that all proceeds from any sales and/or licensing of the Books after deduction of third party expenses will be donated to PETA (People for the Ethical treatment of Animals) at the request of Clive Barker. DeviantART and Clive Barker are not receiving any fees or retaining any royalties in connection with Odyssey II or the Books.
People speak up and post links to some of PETA's less than savoury activities in the past.
And...it seems Mr. Barker is actually listening
.Clive here. I just want everybody to know that the whole PETA issue is extremely troubling to me and there is no question of me rubber-stamping the issue without me talking to people on every side of the argument and then making up my own mind.I became involved with this project out of my love for animals.I will not put funds into the hands of those who are not the life-loving souls they claim to be.Until I am certain that I am dealing with those on the side of the angels, I am walking with a cautious stride,and ready to take on anyone who hurts the innocent,as I'm sure would all of you.Thank you for your concern for those who suffer simply because they were born into a careless world.
Clive BarkerOct17th ETA:
Mr. Barker has decided Not
to donate to PETA.
I have decided not to contribute any funds to PETA. Contributing to local, voluntary organizations that are badly in need of funds feels closer to my heart.
|Monday, September 17th, 2012|
Secret videos of Romney are released
Ever wondered what Mitt Romney says to his wealthy contributors behind closed doors? Well, someone secretly filmed him during a private fundraiser, and now some of the videos are online, with more to be released soon.( Full article below the cut. )
For some reason, I couldn't get the videos to embed properly, so I just provided links directly to them. I'm also afraid that I just don't have the time to transcribe them all at the moment. Most of the relevant portions are quoted in the article, though. Sorry about that.
Josh Barro at Bloomberg
is predicting that these videos will cause Romney to lose the election. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he's right.
|Friday, September 14th, 2012|
Good unfunny: DC launches trans* respect ad campaign The article on Buzzfeed
It's pretty straightforward. Washington DC has launched a billboard campaign with the radical suggestion that trans* individuals are people too. The billboards are good. The message is good. The fact that the billboards are needed less so, but given that it is good that they exist.
|Tuesday, September 11th, 2012|
|Monday, August 20th, 2012|