I’m laughing but I’m actually so terrified for you americans
Fuck this. Fuck this post so much Do not tell me your best friend would not sit at your lunch table for three fucking days just staring blankly at your old seat wishing that you were there to fill the space with laughter.
Do not tell me your younger brother would not break down in the middle of class because you guys started talking about your favorite type of subject in school.
Do not tell me your mother would not stare into the mirror with trembling lips wishing she could be bringing you home from the hospital rather than having to escort you away in a casket to the nearest graveyard.
Do not tell me your father would not begin working the night shifts to distract himself of the silence at home because you’re not up until the ungodly hours of the night talking to what’s-his/her-face on the phone because you guys are so in love.
Do not tell me your boyfriend/girlfriend would not go into your room and put on the last hoodie you wore trying to desperately imprint your scent onto their skin so they never forget your smell.
Do not tell me your friends would not stare blankly at the gymnasium wall after the principal has announced your death to the entire school making no sound trying to convince themselves this is just another one of your impractical jokes.
Do NOT fucking TELL ME this bullshit line of how the stars would still appear the sun would still come out the earth would still rotate and the seasons will still change because without YOU you lil beautiful piece of human being none of these people will want ANY of that to happen
This needs more reblogs cause this is very important for people to see ok
Fucking preach it yo!
To those who love you, you are the sun and the stars. You are the reason colors are vivid and sunsets are beautiful. Please don’t think you are anything other than lovely and valuable. Please, stay.
This just saved my life
There’s always someone that loves you.
And yes, the stars still shine, the sun still sets and the moon still rises. The earth still turns.
Everyone that loves you? Their world is turned upside down. It won’t matter if life still goes on because yours is over and that means theirs is too, because people love you. And I love you.
So don’t do it, because you’re worth so much more than that.
I just went on tumblr after one of the worst nights of my life looking for something to end with but instead I found this I’m crying so hard thank you all bless you this post saved me
It’s never the answer, it’s really not. I’ve been here and if anyone out there in this great big internet ever needs help, ask. Talk. Always talk. Always reach out. Don’t let your last breath be filled with regret and pain and fear and silence. Kick and fight and scream because you’re here and you matter. You ARE matter, the same matter that’s been recycled over and over from the beginning. You’re infinite and you’re beautiful and you would be missed so much.
As someone who’s hospitalized themselves twice for suicidal thoughts and been through the loss of someone multiple times, I can say that those thoughts you’re having, like the OP? Those thoughts can and do fade away if you talk to someone. Anyone. Even a stranger. Something that I’ve done countless times that really helps : When you’re feeling really overwhelmed, write it down. Write it all down. However many sheets of paper it takes, write it out. How shitty you feel, how you’re upset, what hurts, what makes you want to scream, put it down on paper. Then rip it up and set it on fire. If you have a safe place to do it, mind you. You have no idea how cathartic it is to watch all that pain and hurt go up in flames.
I remember when this had 130,000+ notes until tumblr deleted the picture and all. I hope this gets around again and saves lives
If you’re still confused about the label “democratic socialist,” Bernie Sanders has a pretty simple way of explaining it.
“I just want Bruce Lee to hold me as long as he can.”
After that incident Bruce Lee gave him a spot in all of his movies. That moment actually launched Jackie Chan’s career.
I mean really, who wouldn’t want Bruce Lee to hold them as long as he can?
While leaders across the country refuse to accept Syrian refugees, insisting they pose an unacceptable security risk, homegrown domestic extremists have been doing a pretty good job of terrorizing their fellow Americans with guns, explosives and threats of large-scale attacks. In addition to these, we can leave off the shooting in Minneapolis.
I don’t often post or share my political thoughts and opinions here but… Yeah.
Syrian refugees are welcome as my neighbors any day.
i wonder if the average female human would be smaller than the male if we were allowed to eat during our formative years and weren’t subjected to what amounts to malnutrition during puberty (and then for the rest of our lives tbh)
like girls in middle school are usually so much taller than boys but in adulthood the average woman is so much smaller. i just wonder if that is because of our actual biology or because the whole dieting mentality is forced on us while we’re still growing (while a teenage boy can have seconds/thirds cos he’s a “growing boy”) cos patriarchical society thinks a woman is not worthy of food, and in order to be a “good woman” you’re supposed to be constantly starving yourself.
on an unrelated note, i am going to eat an entire pizza for dinner.
At my last company, one day someone in accounting approached me at lunch and quietly told me I need to ask for a raise because I was way underpaid.
They gave me a number to shoot for. It was about twice than what I had been making at the time.
So I went online, did some research, found some figures backing up my claim, put it all together and went to my boss.
I got what I asked for.
If it hadn’t been for that person in accounting telling me I was way underpaid, I’d have never known. I went from barely scraping by to being able to have a savings account and getting all my debts paid thanks to them.
You should at least check sites like salary.com to start the process of seeing what you should be making.
Because this is crucially important
how can someone get annoyed at people who say sorry a lot??? like… obviously that person has issues with their self-esteem and obviously they have pretty bad anxiety… if you get annoyed when they say ‘sorry’ more often than usual for very little things, it should tell you that they need someone to talk to or just understand, not a dick who gets pissed off or agitated
I wanna know their names
I desperately want to watch this debate. Please tell me somebody recorded it.
A Boynton Beach police officer was just found not guilty after he offered a stranded 20-year-old girl a ride home and was accused of bringing her to an empty field and brutally raping her at gunpoint.
Officer Stephen Maiorino, 35, was charged with armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior last year after police discovered his disgusting actions on the night of October 15.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was left stranded downtown after a friend she was riding with was arrested on DUI charges. According to the police report, Maiorino offered the young woman a ride to the station so she could wait for someone to pick her up.
At this point, a waking nightmare began for the young woman in Maiorino’s car. Maiorino did drive her to the police station, but when she tried to get out of the car, he grabbed her and told her that if she didn’t perform oral sex on him, he would arrest her, according to the police report.
Obviously fearful of this psycho cop, she agreed, and the officer drove off 20 blocks north of the department, which is located near the intersection of Seacrest and Boynton Beach boulevards, to an abandoned field.
Maiorino then held the young woman at gunpoint and forced her to strip naked. He then forced her to the hood of his car and raped her, according to the report. She said she was facedown, held in place on the hood with his right hand. During the assault, she told police, she looked back at her attacker and saw the gun in his left hand.
Investigators found the condom Maiorino used to allegedly rape the woman in the field the next day.
According to the report, when Maiorino was finished raping the woman, he told her that if she told anyone, he would kill her and her family.
On Tuesday, the cries of the alleged victim, his 21-year-old accuser, filled the courtroom as the words “not guilty” were read out loud.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, she wailed, “No! No!” before her dad held her as she stumbled out the door. She screamed and cried out, “Why?” before being helped onto an elevator.
The defense’s case was that this hero veteran police officer messed up and had consensual sex while on duty last October.
Maiorino never had to take the stand.
His entire case was based on building him up while breaking down and discrediting the young woman. The defense claimed that the woman only fabricated this story as to later attempt to get money from the department.
Unlike Maiorino, the woman did take the stand. “That would make me the most evil human being in the whole world,” she said, calling the allegations a fabrication “a disgusting thing to do to ruin someone’s whole life.”
The defense went on to say that the young woman craved sex on the patrol car “perhaps to be cool.”
They used a photo of her in high school posing on the hood of a car in a “strikingly similar position” as proof that she was lying about the rape.
Despite their entire case relying on defaming a young woman, the jury sided with the cop — likely for obvious reasons.
That’s incredible. Photo of a girl posing on the hood of a car can justify a rapist in future. Girl’s words meant less for trial than Maiorino’s silence (he haven’t to take the stand). This is police officer’s privilege – the uniform makes him look safe or at least he can order you to anything because you have to cooperate with police – there were many cases when cops were justified even after murders when the victim didn’t listen for cop’s orders. So police can afford all kinds of bad crimes legally. That’s unbelievable.
isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?
yeah there legit is that’s 100% true
Oh my god
last time we reblogged this we got anon hate from the christian community. You guys really are passionate about your figs.
They’re going to try and kill him.
He’s probably already dead
seriously guys boost thisI don’t care if it looks ugly on your blogs THIS COULD POSSIBLY SAVE LIVES
Nigerians are about to save the world
Governments are gonna kill this guy.
his name is Maduike Ezeibe, a professor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State. this is huge
The world won’t get serious about this unless a post goes viral and that’s sad af You rather talk about a vine video or popular culture ok that’s fine and all but there’s a cure for HIV/Aids and america is lying There is a cure for HIV/Aids and no one will spread the news for those who are diagnosed with it, so that THE WORLD COULD WAKE TF UP There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them 20 or so years to live For the first time in the history of the world there’s is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases
The problem with HIV is that this virus is extremely fast in evolving and that means it becomes resistant to a certain temporary cure in a brief time.
That said, if this man really found out a cure for this contemporary HIV version of the virus IT IS VITAL TO SPREAD IT NOW as the virus changes VERY QUICKLY
Someone help me bring my lower jaw back to the upper one….
Students at Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston, South Carolina, have had enough. Too many girls have been sent home because of a strict dress code policy that they claim targets girls unfairly. Now, they’re doing something about it. Not just to protest the dress code — but also how it’s being enforced.
Ten people were killed and another 7 injured at Umpqua Community College yesterday. But those numbers could have been higher if it weren’t for Chris Mintz.
Mintz, 30, had just started his first week at UCC after a decade-long career in the military when he heard shots fired in the campus’ Snyder Hall. According to his aunt, he rushed the scene in an attempt to get between the gunman and his fellow students. Mintz reportedly tried to block the door to prevent the shooter from entering and was hit 5 times. Miraculously, he is expected to survive.
This is who we should be talking about.
I’m reposting this story in it’s entirety because the situation is getting dire and no one’s helping.
[Top] Gina Reynolds, a University of Michigan Flint student majoring in social work, chants “clean water is a human right,” at cars passing by during a small protest Jan. 13
[Bottom] People bring water from their taps to show city officials at city meeting, Jan. 21
I made a post earlier about my city of Flint, Michigan’s water situation and I wanted to share this because our drinking water is literally making people and pets ill. I don’t want people to ignore this, I NEED people to know what’s going on here.
LeeAnne Walters, 36, of Flint shows water samples from her home to Flint emergency manager Jerry Ambrose on Wednesday after city and state officials spoke during a forum that addressed growing health concerns about the drinking water.
In a city where residents have felt under siege for years — from crime, bad press and an emergency manager some feel forced upon them — the newest threat pours from kitchen spigots and showerheads.
It’s the reason behind mysterious rashes on local children, parents say. Unexplained illnesses. Even sick pets.
Bethany Hazard said it’s the reason for the brown rust circles that began appearing just months ago around her drains and the oily film in her bathwater in her longtime east-side home.
On the west side of Flint, Corodon Maynard said it’s the reason he was bent retching violently over the toilet this month — just hours after chugging two glasses of water at bedtime.
“I was throwing up like bleach water. It came up through my nose burning,” said the 20-year-old.
The water from the city system is so corrosive, according to General Motors officials, that the automaker’s Flint Engine Operations pulled off the city water system, connecting instead into a water system operated by nearby Flint Township.
Adam Mays, an artist and Flint resident, protests the condition of the Flint water system at Fifth and Saginaw in Downtown Flint, Michigan, with a few handfuls of other protestors, Tuesday afternoon, January 13, 2015.
So what’s in Flint’s water and just how dangerous is it?
It depends on who you ask and what tests you’re referring to.
State tests suggest the water is clear of coliform bacteria, which can suggest the presence of other disease-carrying pathogens.
But as a result of treating the water to kill any dangerous microorganisms, the water now carries low levels of Total Trihalomethane, or TTHM, a by-product of the disinfectants. Years of exposure may cause liver, kidney or central nervous system problems and an increased risk of cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The city maintains the water — pulled from the Flint River rather than the Detroit water system that had served the city for years —is safe.
Mayor Dayne Walling who was born and raised in Flint, said he drinks it.
The river, long known for the toxins left from Flint’s industrial years, is cleaner than it has been in years, “but that perception persists,” Walling said.
Flint resident Gladyes Williamson-Bunnell asks officials addressing issues with the water quality if they would drink some of the Flint water she held up in a gallon jug during the water meeting on Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Flint City Hall dome in downtown Flint.
“I’ve taken to calling it ‘poop water,’ ” said Nayyirah Shariff, a community activist for the grassroots group Democracy Defense League.
Many said they are ready to abandon longtime homes.
“What we have is a full-blown crisis,” said GM retiree Claire McClinton who had bundled up against the snow earlier this week to run into El Potrero Mexican restaurant for a late lunch.
But she reconsidered at the last minute and walked out instead, worried about eating at restaurants that rely on city water in their kitchens.
She’s not the only customer who is concerned.
Business overall has been hit “probably 20 to 30%,” said manager Jorge Alcazar.
The restaurant’s lifeblood is in customers seeking a quick, affordable lunch, often with a glass of ice water.
Unwilling to drink the tap water, customers also don’t want to pay $2 or more for a pop or buy a bottled water.
Worse for waitress Ashley Trujillo, customers have argued with staff. One customer left three pennies as a tip after fuming about having to pay for water. Others have left nothing.
“Like we have something to do with it,” Trujillo said.
All of this — the frustration, the slump in El Potrero’s business, the jam-packed meetings with residents toting jugs of brown water and claims they are being poisoned — are the latest blows to a city that has felt swatted around for too long.
“People think all the crime happens in Flint and everyone is poor in Flint, so there’s this stigma. Now we’re fighting against dirty water. Really?” said radiology coder Cindy Marshall, who joined about two dozen protesters earlier this week.
“Are you trying to kill us?” read one sign. “No more poison,” read another.
McClinton echoed Marshall’s sentiments: “We’ve lost confidence in the city.”
A protestor holds a sign out for cars to see during the protest of the conditions of the Flint water system at Fifth and Saginaw in Downtown Flint, Michigan, Tuesday afternoon, January 13, 2015.
For years, residents in this city bleeding jobs and soaked in red ink have been facing growing water bills. Some have climbed as high as several hundred dollars a month.
“We have residents choosing between water and groceries and other bills,” said Hazard, whose own bill is about $100 a month for a single person.
“I feel like I’m going under,” said Hazard, who survived cancer twice and who was forced into early retirement and limited income.
The city eventually decided to dump the Detroit system in favor of the Karegnondi Water Authority, which is building a system to supply Genesee County with water pulled from Lake Huron. In the long run, this will mean lower water costs, officials have said.
Under the plan, Flint is temporarily pulling water from the Flint River until the water authority’s system comes online, expected in 2016.
In August and September, however, the city issued three advisories to boil the water after detecting coliform bacteria.
Just before Christmas, residents received notices that state tests indicated higher-than-acceptable levels of trihalomethane, the disinfectant by-product.
Hazard’s cats have been sick. So has she and several neighbors. Even her houseplant began to die.
Maynard threw up. Residents complained of rashes and mysterious illnesses.
“We just want safe water. How hard is that?” Hazard asked.
But assurances come with qualifiers.
The chlorine did its job and cleaned the water of microbial pathogens that can cause disease within days. That means the water is safe for healthy people to drink for a short time, said Michael Prysby, a district engineer in the state’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance.
But the trade-off was TTMH — possibly a danger for the very young, the very old, or the very sick if they ingest it long-term, he added.
People with prolonged exposure to TTMH may experience problems with their liver, kidneys or central nervous system and have an increased risk of getting cancer.
“But we’re talking decades,” he said, adding that those who are worried should talk to their doctors.
“We don’t want to make a blanket statement to say water is safe or unsafe. It’s misleading both ways.”
That’s the kind of answer that infuriates Marshall, the protester and mother of a 5-year-old.
“They said it’s safe, but it’s brown water,” said Marshall, also a radiology coder, after the meeting. “Why do we have to drink brown water? No one else has to drink brown water.”
Update for September 16, 2015
So, it's been about 9 months and the water has not gotten any better. As a matter of fact, it’s worse now. Here’s a picture taken just a few hours ago.
From the Facebook post associated with this picture “This fire hydrant in Flint, Michigan has been “flushing” for over 5-hours… after 5-hours, that’s not flushing… that is the water quality in Flint. ”
Fire hydrants carry CLEAN, TREATED water. This is our “clean and treated water”. This is the water that we have to drink.
And that’s not all. Water tests have been conducted in the last few days and in every district they checked, the amount of sites with over 15ppb of lead in the water has either gone up or stayed the same. You can see the results here at https://flintwaterstudy.org
Update for September 24th, 2015
Flint mayor Dayne Walling is letting his people be poisoned and is continuing to deny it.
The lead content in Flint children’s blood has spiked in the past year.
In perhaps the most dramatic proof yet of the toxic impact of Flint’s decision to draw municipal water from the Flint River, a new study released today shows that the amount of lead found in the bloodstream of Flint children increased dramatically following the switch from the Detroit water system in 2014.
The results — which are based on blood samples drawn from 1,746 children ages 5 and younger — were even more frightening in Flint neighborhoods where Virginia Tech researchers testing water from nearly 300 homes found the highest levels of lead in the city’s water. Analysis of blood samples from children living in those same high-risk areas showed that the number of kids with elevated levels of lead in their blood jumped from 2.5 percent to 6.3 percent.
The following statement was released by Congressman Dan Kildee earlier today:
“This new study showing elevated blood lead levels among Flint’s children is very troubling. People have the right to have confidence that their drinking water is safe.
Immediate action needs to be taken by the State of Michigan to ensure that relief is provided to people who are concerned about lead levels in their water. Today as part of my ongoing efforts, I talked with the EPA Region 5 Administrator about the State of Michigan providing emergency assistance, including lead-clearing filters and bottled water, until a more permanent solution can be determined.
This new study by the medical community also raises additional doubts about prior water testing done by the DEQ and EPA that stated the water was in compliance with federal law. I have been completely unsatisfied with their answers to my questions regarding their testing methodology, which is why I have called for additional immediate independent and scientific testing to be done.”
What you can do:
Please don’t let this be swept under the rug like it has been for the past year.
please shut the shut up about the american election until the canadian one is over seriously you guys have so long and we have less than a month and our equivalent of donald trump has been in power for a decade please help us overthrow him first
is harper rly the equivalent of donald trump tho :/ :/ :/
I’d say the comparison is apt:
The thing is, people seem to not see Harper as being like Trump or Bush because he’s not “funny.” There is no punchline. There are no “guess what offensively dumb thing he said now” jokes.
Because Steven Harper obsessively controls the message. Journalist access to him and his party has been almost entirely cut off. Imagine a democratic country where journalists can’t ask the prime minister questions. Almost nothing gets said in the media that hasn’t been planned and vetted.
So yeah, Harper never said that he wants to build a wall around Canada. He just went ahead and gutted the refugee processing system. He never said anything overtly racist against Indigenous women. He just ignored repeated pleas for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. The fact that he doesn’t act like a cartoon villain in the media doesn’t make him any less of one.
All. Of. This. We don’t do the big flashy candidates in Canada. And frankly that’s a lot scarier sometimes, because Harper’s cool, collected facade will make a lot of Canadians think he’s not a xenophobic, climate change denier who is ruining the Canada I’ve been proud to live in.
Vote. Him. OUT.
but how in the fuck are we supposed to help you throw him out? we cant vote in your elections?
- - I signal boosted the information, cause it’ll be relevant internationally. And, because I think the point trying to be made was; if there’s Canadians who follow you, remind THEM they have their own, less flashy Trump, and that the US potential train-wreck is still months and months away, not so their own issues.
Forget Donald Trump: The “Right Honourable” Stephen Joseph Harper embodies the worst US Republican values:
By constitutional law, Canada’s Supreme Court requires that 3 of the 9 justices come from the Quebec court system. Harper tried to appoint a Federal Court judge to a vacant Quebec seat, against the Constitution. He lost his attempt at end-running the Constitution by legal challenge.
Harper then accused the Chief Justice of improper lobbying against his appointment. He never apologized, despite round condemnation in international circles.
Harper ended the mandatory long form census, so that detailed demographic data can no longer be collected on Canadians. This kind of data is crucial to long term municipal, provincial and federal planning for health, education, employment, social and infrastructure services. Kijiji (Canada’s Craigslist) is now apparently a valid source of jobs data. Statistics Canada even warns that researchers cannot use the data collated from last census because it isn’t reliable.
Not to mention the wholesale muzzling of federal scientists, so that they cannot speak to media without special government permission. If they can get that approval, that is.
Also, Harper sees nothing wrong with voting suppression. After all, this is the “man” who, when the Harper Cons (who were then a minority government) were facing losing a motion of non-confidence in the House of Commons in 2008, ran to the Governor General for permission to prorogue (delay) Parliament. This, rather than losing the confidence motion and allowing a majority coalition of opposition groups govern.
And I’m not even going to touch the Senator Mike Duffy scandal
Yup, this is Canada now, folks.
Bottom line: If you’re Canadian and of age, PLEASE, VOTE THE CONSERVATIVES OUT OF OFFICE if we hope to regain even some semblance of the Canada we once had. We were a better, kinder country once.
So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST
(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)
Reog every time I see it. Roughly once a month.
Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who made headlines earlier this year for her refusal to follow the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriages, has vowed to continue her fight despite a Monday court decision denying her request for an appeal. Her refusal was caught on video Tuesday — as passionate protests rang outside her office.
UPDATE: Davis has been taken into custody for refusing to issue marriage licenses. The judge said Davis would be jailed for ignoring a Monday Supreme Court order that she start issuing licenses, something she stopped doing for all couples in June. This is a developing story.
Like if you would watch it more than once.
Trying to prove a point to Marvel CEO.
but ONLY if they fucking take the time to do their homework and do it RIGHT.
No shortcuts, no wishy-washy love story aspect.
I want to hear about the Red Room.
I want to hear about her being trained by the Winter Solider.
I want to see her missions and any other important comic book story arcs.
I want to hear about what made Clint give her a chance.
I want her story to be treated with the same level of intensity as if she was a male superhero.