madmaudlingoes:

actuallycallie:

madlori:

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…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

I’ve found that the vast majority of times I’ve seen misinformation about the ALS Association posted on fb/tumblr, it comes from pro-lifers who are angry that there is stem cell research being done. But instead of writing about their beef with stem cell research, they just try to discredit the whole organization.

There’s also something a little ableist about the assumption that the sole goal of a charity related to a disease or disability should be preventing/curing it. Helping disabled people live happier and more dignified lives is a worthy goal in and of itself.

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madmaudlingoes:

actuallycallie:

madlori:

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…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

I’ve found that the vast majority of times I’ve seen misinformation about the ALS Association posted on fb/tumblr, it comes from pro-lifers who are angry that there is stem cell research being done. But instead of writing about their beef with stem cell research, they just try to discredit the whole organization.

There’s also something a little ableist about the assumption that the sole goal of a charity related to a disease or disability should be preventing/curing it. Helping disabled people live happier and more dignified lives is a worthy goal in and of itself.

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samjohnssonvt:

angryladies:

Ok but that post that’s like ”WHAT WOULD A CORRUPT FIREMAN EVEN LOOK LIKE??”

Here’s what it would look like:

Come now. Even without actual arson, he could state that a building fire is “accidental” or “caused by the resident” when it was the landlord not maintaining the wiring - and it could be because of kickbacks or because of an -ism. And that’s a five-second idea. There are a LOT of ways corruption manifests.

  • me: *playing bioware game*
  • me: wow im about to enter an important, high-risk, life-or-death battle
  • me: ...
  • me: better bring my significant other

dearnonacepeople:

#TweetLikeAStraightPerson is a gem

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dearnonacepeople:

#TweetLikeAStraightPerson is a gem

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guardian:

After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

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guardian:

After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

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sihmah:

to recap: 

Straight male pc – cass, josephine

Straight female pc – iron bull, Cullen

Gay female pc – sera Josephine

Gay male pc  – dorian iron bull

Bi male pc – Josephine, cass, iron bull, dorian

Bi female pc - Josephine sera, iron bull, cullen

YOU LITERALLY HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF OPTIONS AS EVERYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW????????

Missing the point. They want options only available only to them. No one else should have options. They are special.

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sihmah:

to recap: 

Straight male pc – cass, josephine

Straight female pc – iron bull, Cullen

Gay female pc – sera Josephine

Gay male pc  – dorian iron bull

Bi male pc – Josephine, cass, iron bull, dorian

Bi female pc - Josephine sera, iron bull, cullen

YOU LITERALLY HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF OPTIONS AS EVERYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW????????

Missing the point. They want options only available only to them. No one else should have options. They are special.

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mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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