Hey Vasquez . . .

archaeologistforhire:

capriciousyouth:

beirutdreaming:

We finally have the opportunity to make change. Help Restock the shelves of the Al Saeh Library, Lebanon’s 2nd Largest Library in an effort to spread a message of peace and education through this book drive! We dream of being able to make a difference, and now we finally can! Check out the Facebook page for more information.
If you live anywhere in the United States, Canada or Lebanon, please contact us to set up a drop off location for the books in your area. If you would like to represent your area, let us know by e-mailing alsaehbookdrive@gmail.com 

for those unaware, last week the al saeh library in tripoli was set on fire by unknown arsonists due to rumours that the greek orthodox priest who owns the library had published a pamphlet criticizing and condeming islam. those rumours are 100% FALSE and this historic library had more than two thirds of the library’s content destroyed in the blaze. please reblog to help spread the word about the bookdrive, you can donate even if you are not in lebanon and if you are unable to donate, signal boosting still helps! 

Signal boosting. I had no idea this even happened. This is so terrible. I don’t know if any of you have any connections or are geographically inclined but hopefully this helps in some small way.

archaeologistforhire:

capriciousyouth:

beirutdreaming:

We finally have the opportunity to make change. Help Restock the shelves of the Al Saeh Library, Lebanon’s 2nd Largest Library in an effort to spread a message of peace and education through this book drive! We dream of being able to make a difference, and now we finally can! Check out the Facebook page for more information.

If you live anywhere in the United States, Canada or Lebanon, please contact us to set up a drop off location for the books in your area. If you would like to represent your area, let us know by e-mailing alsaehbookdrive@gmail.com 

for those unaware, last week the al saeh library in tripoli was set on fire by unknown arsonists due to rumours that the greek orthodox priest who owns the library had published a pamphlet criticizing and condeming islam. those rumours are 100% FALSE and this historic library had more than two thirds of the library’s content destroyed in the blaze. please reblog to help spread the word about the bookdrive, you can donate even if you are not in lebanon and if you are unable to donate, signal boosting still helps! 

Signal boosting. I had no idea this even happened. This is so terrible. I don’t know if any of you have any connections or are geographically inclined but hopefully this helps in some small way.

transbabcock:

ejacutastic:

please google for just a second to see if missing persons posts are real bc so often there’s no reliable source for them

abusers and stuff use “missing person” things like that to find escaped victims sometimes and other things like that and it can be rEALLY BAD for that person so i would really look into things before posting things like that

did not know about this this is terrifying

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slaveoftheflesh:

xsorrowxlightx:

trumpetnista:

rarely-pure-never-simple:

thecornercoffeeshoppe:

hickshannary:

small-and-misunderstood:

Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff

My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk. 

My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2

My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits. 
Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.
This could SAVE a life.
dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving

Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s. 

As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!

listen to ur boobs

slaveoftheflesh:

xsorrowxlightx:

trumpetnista:

rarely-pure-never-simple:

thecornercoffeeshoppe:

hickshannary:

small-and-misunderstood:

Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff

My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk. 

My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2

My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits. 

Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.

This could SAVE a life.

dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving

Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s.

As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!

listen to ur boobs

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crazy-bitchemma13:

mitchdee:

Dem boys is fucked, these tumblr girls don’t play

No we fucking don’t.

crazy-bitchemma13:

mitchdee:

Dem boys is fucked, these tumblr girls don’t play

No we fucking don’t.

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beyondvictoriana:

Call for Submissions: The Steampunk World Anthology
The Steampunk World Anthology is a planned collection of steampunk short stories set in places outside of Europe. Edited by Sarah Hans, this anthology will feature writers from veteran and up and coming writers from the science fiction community, including  Nisi Shawl, Maurice Broaddus, Alex Bledsoe, and Leanna Renee Hieber, plus many more to be announced. I’ve been asked to write the introduction and James Ng will be doing the cover art. This anthology will be funded primarily by Kickstarter, that will be launched in October.
Besides the planned line up, the gorgeous cover art, and yeah, multicultural steampunk being a thing, y’know what’s also exciting about this anthology? Hans strongly encourages to have writers of color involved as much as possible.
She’s looking for more writers to submit before the Kickstarter launches. According to her blog, she writes:

One problem I’m having is a dearth of stories by writers of color. I’ve invited some more writers of color in the hopes of achieving a better balance, but I could use some more. If you are (or know) a writer of color who might be appropriate for this project, please forward your (or their) name and email address to me at steampunkworldantho(at)gmail(dot)com.  The anthology pays pro rates of $.05/word for original work. I’m especially interested in stories that take place in Africa, the Caribbean, Russia, the far North (think Sweden), the Americas (i.e. Native American tribes), and Australia. I have a lot of stories set in Asia, so a story in Asia will be a tough sell. You’re still welcome to try if you think you have something really stellar.

So please signal-boost and submit! We can make this happen!

beyondvictoriana:

Call for Submissions: The Steampunk World Anthology

The Steampunk World Anthology is a planned collection of steampunk short stories set in places outside of Europe. Edited by Sarah Hans, this anthology will feature writers from veteran and up and coming writers from the science fiction community, including  Nisi ShawlMaurice BroaddusAlex Bledsoe, and Leanna Renee Hieber, plus many more to be announced. I’ve been asked to write the introduction and James Ng will be doing the cover art. This anthology will be funded primarily by Kickstarter, that will be launched in October.

Besides the planned line up, the gorgeous cover art, and yeah, multicultural steampunk being a thing, y’know what’s also exciting about this anthology? Hans strongly encourages to have writers of color involved as much as possible.

She’s looking for more writers to submit before the Kickstarter launches. According to her blog, she writes:

One problem I’m having is a dearth of stories by writers of color. I’ve invited some more writers of color in the hopes of achieving a better balance, but I could use some more. If you are (or know) a writer of color who might be appropriate for this project, please forward your (or their) name and email address to me at steampunkworldantho(at)gmail(dot)com.  The anthology pays pro rates of $.05/word for original work. I’m especially interested in stories that take place in Africa, the Caribbean, Russia, the far North (think Sweden), the Americas (i.e. Native American tribes), and Australia. I have a lot of stories set in Asia, so a story in Asia will be a tough sell. You’re still welcome to try if you think you have something really stellar.

So please signal-boost and submit! We can make this happen!

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thefoolontheplanet:

OKAY, LISTEN UP. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN A NOTICE ON YOUR PHONES ABOUT THIS, BUT JUST READ THIS FOR A SECOND BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT. HANNAH (16) AND ETHAN (8) ANDERSON WERE BOTH ABDUCTED ON AUGUST 3RD FROM BOULEVARD, SAN DIEGO BY THIS JAMES DIMAGGIO PERSON. AN AMBER ALERT’S BEEN CALLED AND THERE’S A SEARCH FOR THEM GOING ON NOW. DIMAGGIO’S DRIVING A BLUE, NISSAN VERSA, LICENSE PLATE IS 6WCU986. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CALL 858-565-5200. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THIS GETS AROUND, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR SAN DIEGO. REBLOGGING THIS COULD GET IT AROUND TO SOMEONE THAT HAS SEEN THE VEHICLE OR KNOWS WHERE DIMAGGIO MIGHT BE.

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minnesoulta:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Missing Person - Twin Cities
Got an email asking if we could help spread the word about Ger Vang, who has gone missing. Spread the word you guys, this is what we do.
Ger Vang a bubbly vibrant young girl has been missing since Friday, July 20, 2013. She was last seen by a co-worker as her shift ended at 11:30pm at Mall of America. Her friends and family has been trying to reach her on her cell phone in hopes of a safe return. However, it’s been days without a single phone call from Vang and she hasn’t been to work according to her employers.

Vital to all these young, Hmong women who go missing and no one says shit about it.

minnesoulta:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Missing Person - Twin Cities

Got an email asking if we could help spread the word about Ger Vang, who has gone missing. Spread the word you guys, this is what we do.

Ger Vang a bubbly vibrant young girl has been missing since Friday, July 20, 2013. She was last seen by a co-worker as her shift ended at 11:30pm at Mall of America. Her friends and family has been trying to reach her on her cell phone in hopes of a safe return. However, it’s been days without a single phone call from Vang and she hasn’t been to work according to her employers.

Vital to all these young, Hmong women who go missing and no one says shit about it.

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A plea. (slight edit)

crossmirage:

Please, STOP SCROLLING for a second, JUST STOP. I am in dire need of help.


>What’s the deal?


First things first. I’m a closeted queer woman of color (Chinese) living in a conservative Muslim majority country, called Malaysia. More specifically, I live in East Malaysia. I am currently in a relationship with my wonderful girlfriend, who is living in the US but I will keep her identity secret for now since I don’t want to out her against her will (those of you who do know who she is, keep quiet for now as well, please).


As you probably already have guessed, Malaysia is a dangerous place for people who identify as queer. There is a sodomy law which is still in place to this day; LGBT Muslims face especially harsh penalties, which the government wants to worsen; there has been a gay cure camp; a MP has called for the government to open a “gay rehab” centre; funding for reparative therapy has started… all this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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strugglingtobeheard:

str8nochaser:

tqbonner:

Disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab widespread attention

BOOST. let’s find this baby.
booost!
socialistexan:

ordinary-radical:

hakunamatatabro:

reactiveprocess:

Fucked…. 

I hope that this image travels the world …“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois 




Yes, this is a real story: http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/brazil-amazon-rainforest-hydroelectric-dam?cat=environment&type=article

socialistexan:

ordinary-radical:

hakunamatatabro:

reactiveprocess:

Fucked…. 

I hope that this image travels the world …

“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …

But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois 

Yes, this is a real story: http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/brazil-amazon-rainforest-hydroelectric-dam?cat=environment&type=article

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