can you imagine living in the 14th century and hearing your lover enter the house and call out “honey, i’m home!” and then realizing that they’re talking to you, and that they’re calling you “honey” because they think you’re sweet like honey… oh my god. ooooh my god
TODAY Thursday December 12th please VOTE LABOUR and GET THE TORIES OUT!
sure you get to your polling station early today so you aren’t turned away.
It’s open from 7am to 10pm, and you don’t need ID or a polling card to
vote. If you can, visit a marginal seat to help getting out the vote.
Not mine but I share this having seen no better capturing of what this disaster is, the force behind it, and who is victimized most by it. The regeneration effort was motivated by the looks of it being an eyesore, well now it really is an eyesore.
Don’t forget - register by 11:59pm on 26 November (today) to vote in the General Election on 12 December.
If you want to apply to vote by post in England, Scotland or Wales, register before 5pm on 26 November (today).
And for anyone who thinks their vote doesn’t count, here is a very brief history of the smallest majorities in UK General Elections:
In 1886 in Ashton-under-Lyne: the Conservative and Liberal candidates tied and the mayor was given the casting vote (the Conservatives won). In 1910 in Exeter the Conservative candidate beat his opponent by 1 vote. In 1931 Labour won Ilkeston by 2 votes. In 2017 in North East Fife the SNP beat the Liberal Democrats by 2 votes. In 1997 in Winchester the Liberal Democrats won by 2 votes. In 1974 in Carmarthen Labour won by 3 votes. In 1966 in Peterborough the Conservatives won by 3 votes. In 2010 in Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin won by 4 votes. In 1945 in Worcester the Conservatives won by 4 votes. Also in 1945 in Caithness and Sutherland the Conservatives won by 4 votes. In 1983 in Leicester South the Conservatives won by 7 votes. In 1964 in Brighton Kemptown Labour won by 7 votes. In 1974 in Bodmin the Liberals won by 9 votes. In Reading in 1964 the Conservatives won by 10 votes. In 1945 in Manchester Rusholme Labour won by 10 votes. In 1964 in Eton and Slough the Conservatives won by 11 votes. In 1997 in Torbay the Liberal Democrats won by 12 votes. In 1959 in South East Derbyshire the Conservatives won by 12 votes. In 1970 in Ipswich the Conservatives won by 13 votes. In 1964 in Preston North the Conservatives won by 14 votes. In 1945 in Northwich the Conservatives won by 15 votes.
And more recently, in the 2017 election:
Kensington was won by Labour by just 20 votes. 21,575 did not vote. Perth and North Perthshire was won by the SNP by 21 votes. 19,900did not vote. Dudley North was won by Labour by 22 votes. 22,947 did not vote. Newcastle-under-Lyme was won by Labour by 30 votes. 21,183 did not vote. Southampton, Itchen was won by the Conservatives by 31 votes. 24,675 did not vote. Richmond Park was won by the Conservatives by 45 votes. 16,366did not vote. Crewe and Nantwich was won by Labour by 48 votes. 23,244did not vote. Glasgow South West was won by the SNP by 60 votes. 27,391 did not vote. Glasgow East was won by the SNP by 75 votes. 29,814did not vote. Arfon was won by Plaid Cymru by 90 votes. 12,953 did not vote.
Your vote counts. Don’t ever think it doesn’t.
Today’s the big day. I’m reblogging this 1) to remind you that your vote does count (see above for a history of tiny majorities) and 2) to share some links.
Get voting, everyone! I voted this morning - granted I live in the middle of no where with very few actual human beings, but it literally took less than 30 seconds. Walked in, told the guy my name, got my voting slip, marked the X, popped it in the box. Happy days. So please, please get voting!
My face is having uncontrollable spasms. Great. It hurts really, really, really bad.
I think part of why I have trouble explaining pain to the doctor is when they ask about the pain scale I always think “Well, if someone threw me down a flight of stairs right now or punched me a few times, it would definitely hurt a lot more” so I end up saying a low number. I was reading an article that said that “10” is the most commonly reported number and that is baffling to me. When I woke up from surgery with an 8" incision in my body and I could hardly even speak, I was in the most horrific pain of my life but I said “6” because I thought “Well, if you hit me in the stomach, it would be worse.”
I searched and searched for the post this graphic was from, and the OP deactivated, but I kept the graphic, because my BFF does the same thing, uses her imagination to come up with the worst pain she can imagine and pegs her “10″ there, and so is like, well, I’m conscious, so this must be a 5, and then the doctors don’t take her seriously. (And she then does things like driving herself to the hospital while in the process of giving birth. Probably should have called an ambulance for that one!)
So I found this and sent it to her. Because this is what they want to know: how badly is this pain affecting you? Not on a scale of “nothing” to “how I’d imagine it’d feel if bears were eating my still-living guts while I was on fire”.
I hate reposting stuff, but I’ll never find that post again and OP is deactivated, so, here’s a repost. I can delete this later, i just wanted to get it to you and I can’t embed images in a chat or an ask.
This is possibly why it took several weeks to diagnose my fractured spine.
Pain Scale transcription:
10 - I am in bed and I can’t move due to my pain. I need someone to take me to the emergency room because of my pain.
9 - My pain is all that I can think about. I can barely move or talk because of my pain.
8 - My pain is so severe that it is difficult to think of anything else. Talking and listening are difficult.
7 - I am in pain all the time. It keeps me from doing most activities.
6 - I think about my pain all of the time. I give up many activities because of my pain.
5 - I think about my pain most of the time. I cannot do some of the activities I need to do each day because of the pain.
4 - I am constantly aware of my pain but can continue most activities.
3 - My pain bothers me but I can ignore it most of the time.
2 - I have a low level of pain. I am aware of my pain only when I pay attention to it.
1 - My pain is hardly noticeable.
0 - I have no pain.
It’s also really important to get this kind of scale to people who have chronic pain, because chronic pain drastically lowers your perception of how “bad” any kind of pain actually is, and yet something like this pain scale is extremely user friendly.
For example, if someone asked me how much pain I’m in at any given time, I’d say hardly any, and yet I’m apparently at a chronic 2.5, and it only goes up from there depending on the day.
Vote labour because I’m sick of people having to relive their traumas because they just want you to care about others. Vote labour because they’re the party with policies that protect people. And vote labour cos Boris Johnson is a cunt