42476 Notes
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.

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.

(via iithaca)

18 hours ago
187257 Notes

wailtothethief:

Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.

(via samuel-adams)

18 hours ago
7741 Notes

same!

(Source: capaldi-s, via missbones)

18 hours ago
1224 Notes
sesamestreet:

Smart words from a smart cookie.

sesamestreet:

Smart words from a smart cookie.

18 hours ago
277409 Notes

haleycomet:

i literally never get tired of this post

(Source: yeah-yougotme, via delriodelano)

18 hours ago
242204 Notes

dinogirl94:

americandreambarbie:

dewgongo:

lorde’s 17 and shes expected to smile and wave and be perfectly fine in front of millions like hell i get nervous standing up to get off the bus, ya’ll need to leave her alone

britney spears could do it when she was 17 

britney spears had a mental breakdown years later as a result of being put on a silver platter for the media and public this is such a gross response i can’t believe so many people have reblogged this

(via hey-you-i-just)

18 hours ago
19590 Notes

San Joaquin Kit Fox

(Source: dailyanimals, via samuel-adams)

18 hours ago
95 Notes

Was Pierre Despereaux really MI6 or the world's greatest art thief?

  • Fan: I want to hear from the horse's mouth. What do you think?
  • Cary Elwes: Ha ha! Very good. Um...I'm going to leave that ambiguous.
  • Nearly everyone: NOO
  • Cary: What? Wait a minute...does that mean you're dragging me in?
  • Crowd: Yes!
  • Cary: all of those who say yes, say yes now.
  • Nearly everyone: YES!!
  • Cary: I think he was the world's greatest art thief...but I try not to judge my roles.
18 hours ago
167189 Notes
missjinklebells:

roguesareth:

a-lesbillion:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

Good lord, the fluidity of her movement is mind-bending, jfc

Because strippers invented it.

Strippers didn’t invent it-they did however make it popular in the 1980s. Pole’s being used for acrobatics dates back several centuries and men in china used them-as well as circuses in the 1920’s.The type of Aerobics you see right now is a build off of the original fitness/styles implemented from original use of the pole. It has only gained popularity to be used like this since the mid 2000’s, and may in-fact be included in the Olympics 2016, there’s a petition going around to include it. (This is still a very new one. Anything under 10 years is recent or ‘new’.) If it doesn’t make it by 2016, I’m sure we’ll see it by 2020, without a doubt.

missjinklebells:

roguesareth:

a-lesbillion:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

Good lord, the fluidity of her movement is mind-bending, jfc

Because strippers invented it.

Strippers didn’t invent it-they did however make it popular in the 1980s. Pole’s being used for acrobatics dates back several centuries and men in china used them-as well as circuses in the 1920’s.

The type of Aerobics you see right now is a build off of the original fitness/styles implemented from original use of the pole. It has only gained popularity to be used like this since the mid 2000’s, and may in-fact be included in the Olympics 2016, there’s a petition going around to include it. (This is still a very new one. Anything under 10 years is recent or ‘new’.) If it doesn’t make it by 2016, I’m sure we’ll see it by 2020, without a doubt.

(via hey-you-i-just)

18 hours ago
288967 Notes

bleachdalilah:

thtwhitegurrl:

slutdust:

I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?

PLEASE EXPLAIN

(via keeping-faith-in-ems)

19 hours ago