Paraphernalia of a Life

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You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
Maya Angelou (via winterinter)

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hunter-doctors-in-221b:

copperbooms:

go to google translate. type a sentence in english and translate it to a language of your choice. translate it again to another language. translate it again. and again. and again. translate it 6 more times. then once more. translate it one final time back to english. what are you left with? something that’s completely different than the original. 

or as we like to call it

the bible

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anarcho-queer:

Israel Destroys Entire Gaza Neighborhood In An Hour

July 29th, 2014

An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.

Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.

After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.

Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.

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The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.
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Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover
Jordan Marie D., is an avid runner from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and like so many athletes in Indian country she found great inspiration in the story of Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills, Lakota. She also comes from a family of runners. “My grandfather took me for my first run when I was 10,” Jordan says.

nativeamericannews:

Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

Jordan Marie D., is an avid runner from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and like so many athletes in Indian country she found great inspiration in the story of Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills, Lakota. She also comes from a family of runners. “My grandfather took me for my first run when I was 10,” Jordan says.


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eyevuhlease:

You don’t need to be deep to write. I found you can swim for hours through the depths of the most shallow person, so long as they’re honest.

There’s a simplicity in honesty, that’s what captures people. Not navigating through mazes of big words and made up metaphors that don’t make sense.

When you write, write lightly. Let your honesty leave the impact.

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hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:


In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.
Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.
When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.
The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.
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That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

#Shes actually looking off in the distance to find another frenchmen to beat

someothermonstra:

hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:

In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.

Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.

When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.

The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.

(x)

That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

#Shes actually looking off in the distance to find another frenchmen to beat

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muneebb:

muneebb:

muneebb:

These were my main sources [x] [x] but I used information from various websites that I lost track of. I know there are more crises  going on in the world so please feel free to add your own commentary to this post. If you disagree with any of the information show me your sources and I’ll edit it. 

Requested by 1175e, source [x]

Requested by @summerseraglio, source [x]

Reblog every time.

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hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 
NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 
Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 

NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 

Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

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WHAT THE SUPREME COURT HATH WROUGHT (THIS PART COULD TURN OUT GOOD): Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition of religious liberty and its role in modern society. At this point, even a Satantic cult has decided to weigh in.

The Satanic Temple — a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” — has launched a new campaign seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. The group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty. “Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state­ mandated ‘informational’ material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them,” a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement.

The Satanic Temple, sometimes referred to as “the nicest Satanic cult in the world,” falls somewhere between satire, performance art, and activism. The group says its central mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” It has a set of seven tenets that closely track with humanism. Typically, wherever issues of church and state are overlapping, the Satanic Temple isn’t far behind.

Members of the Satanic Temple first made national headlines when they rallied in supportof Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for approving a bill that allows prayer in public schools, saying they’re glad the new policy will allow children to pray to Satan. Since then, they’ve also held “a formal ceremony celebrating same-sex unions” on the grave of the mother of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, declaring that she has posthumously become a lesbian, and commissioned a seven-foot-tall Satanic statue near a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

And now, the Satanic Temple is turning its attention to “campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws,” focusing on the abortion-related legislation that goes against science.

State-level abortion restrictions that aren’t actually based in medicine have swept the nation. “Informed consent” laws, which typically require women to receive biased counseling before being allowed to proceed with an abortion procedure, are now in place in 35 states. Many of those laws require doctors to tell their patients misleading information about abortion’s potential link to mental health issues and breast cancer. Some of them put words directly in doctors’ mouths, forcing them to refer to the fetus as an “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

Members of the Temple of Satan are encouraging all women who share their belief in medical accuracy to seek their own exemption from these laws, even if they don’t personally identify as Satanists. They’ve drawn up a sample letter to help women talk to their doctors about the issue, as well as created “Right to Accurate Medical Information” t-shirts for purchase.

Satanists aren’t the only activists fighting back against the junk science used to justify anti-abortion laws. The secular humanist group Center for Inquiry recently launched a “Keep Health Care Safe and Secular” campaign to encourage more Americans to fight back against laws limiting women’s access to health services. Similarly, NARAL Pro-Choice America sometimes uses the slogan “Politicians Make Crappy Doctors.”

Source: Tara Culp-Ressler for ThinkProgress

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queermenofcolorinlove:

HELP ME RAISE MONEY TO END HOMELESSNESS AND AIDS THROUGH ADVOCACY AND LIFE SAVING SERVICES
Hello community, 
My name is Gerardo. I am the creator and moderator of “Queer Men of Color in Love.” This September I will be running in the Costa Rica Half Marathon in order to raise money for Housing Works. 
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. Housing Works serves approximately 4,000 individuals every year, providing services like housing, medical and dental care, legal services, job training, mental health services, and care management.
I am trying to raise $1,500 by September to fund these crucial services and our advocacy efforts to end homelessness and AIDS. As you may know, queer men of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and we are particularly affected by homelessness due to our many intersecting oppressions. Please help me raise some money for our community!
All donations are completely tax-deductible and help support these vital efforts. Find out if your company matches charitable donations and your gift could be generously multiplied.
Thank you for donating and all your support! Every single donation counts. I appreciate anything that you all can give! If you can give me at least $5 or maybe even $25 or $50, please do! If you do not have the funds, please reblog this and spread the word.
Donate here: http://fundraising.housingworks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=1703
Love,
Gerardo

queermenofcolorinlove:

HELP ME RAISE MONEY TO END HOMELESSNESS AND AIDS THROUGH ADVOCACY AND LIFE SAVING SERVICES

Hello community, 

My name is Gerardo. I am the creator and moderator of “Queer Men of Color in Love.” This September I will be running in the Costa Rica Half Marathon in order to raise money for Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. Housing Works serves approximately 4,000 individuals every year, providing services like housing, medical and dental care, legal services, job training, mental health services, and care management.

I am trying to raise $1,500 by September to fund these crucial services and our advocacy efforts to end homelessness and AIDS. As you may know, queer men of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and we are particularly affected by homelessness due to our many intersecting oppressions. Please help me raise some money for our community!

All donations are completely tax-deductible and help support these vital efforts. Find out if your company matches charitable donations and your gift could be generously multiplied.

Thank you for donating and all your support! Every single donation counts. I appreciate anything that you all can give! If you can give me at least $5 or maybe even $25 or $50, please do! If you do not have the funds, please reblog this and spread the word.

Donate here: http://fundraising.housingworks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=1703

Love,

Gerardo

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rosalarian:

When Anna’s sister Kat is murdered, Kat’s ghost can’t move on, and shares Anna’s body for most of the time, but sometimes she likes to pop out to have a face to face chat. Anna is used to sharing close quarters with her sister, from the time they were kids living under a sink to their cramped little apartment on the circus train, but this might be a little more than Anna is comfortable with.
From the next comic I’m working on, which will happen once the patreon gets to that level, so if you like supernatural murder mysteries with spunky circus ladies and ghosts and mutants and you have $1 you’re not doing anything with, consider backing this.

rosalarian:

When Anna’s sister Kat is murdered, Kat’s ghost can’t move on, and shares Anna’s body for most of the time, but sometimes she likes to pop out to have a face to face chat. Anna is used to sharing close quarters with her sister, from the time they were kids living under a sink to their cramped little apartment on the circus train, but this might be a little more than Anna is comfortable with.

From the next comic I’m working on, which will happen once the patreon gets to that level, so if you like supernatural murder mysteries with spunky circus ladies and ghosts and mutants and you have $1 you’re not doing anything with, consider backing this.

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I did a lot of research and it’s a subject that’s really important to me,” Tatiana said, tears forming in her eyes. “Yeah, it just means a lot to me that we could tell that story. And you know, I’m not a trans actor so there is a political sort of situation there and it’s not the most ideal, but what our show does is it explores identity. And what better way to explore it than through a trans male? We don’t see trans men on screen very often at all. And, you know, the best thing for me was when we heard the response to Tony, which was very polarized. But the best thing about it is it opens up a debate, and it opens up a discussion, and it makes the subject relevant and important and present in people’s thoughts, regardless of how they felt about Tony, whether they felt represented, whether they didn’t understand—whatever it is, these stories need to be told and we need to talk about trans stories and we need to have them represented to the point where it’s just, it’s just a given and it’s not exceptional anymore and trans actors get to step up and play these parts as well in the same way cisgender people have been doing it for a while. I felt a responsibility but I felt a large amount of gratitude and—”

“Joy?” co-star Maria Doyle Kennedy offered.

“Fuck yeah, joy!” Tatiana said. “Totally.

- afterellen article  (via sarahcosima)

#THE FACT THAT SHE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HER BEING CIS IS PROBLEMATIC WHEN PLAYING A TRANS CHARACTER
#THE FACT THAT SHE KNOWS IN ANY OTHER SITUATION A TRANS ACTOR SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE ROLE
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