30 7 / 2014

theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)
You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

My grade school teachers failed me here. But thank you for keeping it simple. 

theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)

You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

My grade school teachers failed me here. But thank you for keeping it simple. 

30 7 / 2014

globalvoices:


Just Now in Gaza, a baby born from dead mother who has been killed by Israeli army 
A LIFE FROM DEATH

Eight hospitals, nine medical clinics and 14 ambulances have been bombed since Israel launched an offensive in the densely populated, narrow 40-kilometer-long coastal strip Gaza. Home to 1.8 million Palestinians, the U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron has called Gaza “an open-air prison”. 
According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, in the last 20 days four of the 1,000 killed were health professionals and 14 of the 6,000 injured were health professionals.
Israeli military warplanes and tanks have also hit residential neighborhoods, schools and shelters. The U.N. estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. 
Under the threat of bombs, doctors like Bassel Abuward, Belal, Saeed Kanafany, and Mads Gilbert are performing miracles at Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa. 
Under Bombs, Gaza’s Doctors Are Saving Lives and Tweeting Heartbreaking Stories Between Shifts

globalvoices:

Just Now in Gaza, a baby born from dead mother who has been killed by Israeli army 

A LIFE FROM DEATH

Eight hospitals, nine medical clinics and 14 ambulances have been bombed since Israel launched an offensive in the densely populated, narrow 40-kilometer-long coastal strip Gaza. Home to 1.8 million Palestinians, the U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron has called Gaza “an open-air prison”. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, in the last 20 days four of the 1,000 killed were health professionals and 14 of the 6,000 injured were health professionals.

Israeli military warplanes and tanks have also hit residential neighborhoods, schools and shelters. The U.N. estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians

Under the threat of bombs, doctors like Bassel Abuward, Belal, Saeed Kanafany, and Mads Gilbert are performing miracles at Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa. 

Under Bombs, Gaza’s Doctors Are Saving Lives and Tweeting Heartbreaking Stories Between Shifts

(via publicradiointernational)

30 7 / 2014

A piece of your movement went over my head. I was completely late to the conversation on your sexuality. I missed the lyrics. I missed the point of your style and I knew something was off in the “Primetime” music video… who doesn’t know how to be intimate with Miguel?! He is Maxwell meets Chris Brown (pre-Rihanna and definitely before disloyal hoes).

Here I am thinking that your style from head to toe is strictly about paying tribute to the birth of funk and rock & roll. It’s about being sexy (to the opposite sex) without flesh hanging out. It’s about unearthing the naturalista in you with a lot of nerdy rhythm and a bit of blues. No, it was broadened to being about sending a clear message to those who GOT IT first that you are not heterosexual.

This realization comes after having a throwback session with your YouTube channel the day before my day off from work, which means my brain is not just catching the sound waves from amazing music notes but actually paying attention to the context clues.

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I know you don’t want to be defined by your sexuality, so I hope me stating that doesn’t offend you. Bare with me.

But I am a little disappointed in the fact that I missed your point and you no longer fit nicely into mine.

I still love your music. I appreciate the entirety of your cause to fight for all who have been marginalized in this society. And no, you are not a freak and yes, you are good enough for my heaven.

Sincerely,

AM

28 7 / 2014

"Because I said I would has been contacted by seven television production studios. They want to make a reality TV show about the challenges our supporters face in keeping their promises and they want me to host it. I have refused every single one of these offers.

I will not allow because I said I would to become some oxymoronic “reality” television show made and edited for the purpose of selling product placement and advertisements. It is my duty to protect the honor and integrity of this social movement. I don’t care how much money they offer me. I cannot be bought. I promise you that.

To remain independent from these commercial interests, we have turned to crowdfunding to help create a yearlong, ad-free YouTube series about the promise stories of our supporters. This approach ensures that our mission to better humanity remains the genuine focus of our efforts. This crowdfunding campaign ends in 5 days and it is far from its goal. I want you to know that even if the campaign fails, I will not resort to the TV offers. We will remain independent at all costs.

With your help, we still have the opportunity to meet our fundraising goal. If you believe in the www.igg.me/at/becauseisaidiwould1 message of because I said I would, please help us by sharing the link to our crowdfunding project:

To show you the strength that such a YouTube series could have, here is an example of one of our supporters who will be at our inaugural event on September 6th. This event will kick off the yearlong YouTube series…..”

[Alex Sheen and countless others have been standing their ground against television and sticking to the internet. I commend them for staying true to their cause and not allowing their message to be tampered with. That’s a tough committment when you have possibly close to half a million dollars or maybe even more being offered on the table. Alex, you are keeping your promise to yourself, your father and your supporters and that is a rare thing to see. Thank you for not televising this revolution of wholesome morality. God bless. -Asia]

*Click on link to go to crodfunding site*

(Source: indiegogo.com)

27 7 / 2014

christinafarley:

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

Great rules for writing.

I like all of them and relate the most to #5.

(via beatsparkthesodapop)

27 7 / 2014

26 7 / 2014

What you don’t expect to see at a bar… but hey, why not learn something while you drink. (at Johnny Macs)

What you don’t expect to see at a bar… but hey, why not learn something while you drink. (at Johnny Macs)

26 7 / 2014

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17) #YesAllBlackPeople would prefer to share their lives, experiences, and struggles without being seen as the representative of all people from their racial group.

6) #YesAllBlackPeople know that #NotAllWhitePeople are racist. But we’re talking about a system, not you personally (unless we have to).

"

Derrick Clifton
{After reading Derrick’s article for DailyDot.com I understand his points. I’ve listened to lecture after lecture by my college professors and skimmed through many other essays and articles like his. I believe he has ground. Do I wholeheartedly back him up, not completely. I refuse to carry a load my ancestors have already bared and paid for. I’m only fighting what’s lingering - that’s my decision. However, it hurts me that he spoke and people couldn’t “listen” well enough to hear him out. Most of the rebuttals provided examples to his stance.

We ALL want to move on, but its hard to do that when the party you must move on with is not doing all that it can to offer closure like LISTENING AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND. I won’t blame “the man” for my issues but I’m not going to deny that he existed and has passed along some attitudes that affect us STILL. So, Derrick has a point and the comments from readers made me sigh with disappointment. We humans can do better. We have to or else our children will find themselves in the same predicaments.}

(Source: dailydot.com)

25 7 / 2014

teebe:

"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
— Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 - 20 July 1973)

teebe:

"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 - 20 July 1973)

(Source: carolyn-stuartcomments.blogspot.ca)

25 7 / 2014

What if you fly? I found this image on Pinterest and adored the message.

What if you fly? I found this image on Pinterest and adored the message.

24 7 / 2014

wnyc:

Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam
(but we’ve got advice on how to make sure you donate to the right people)
-Jody, BL Show-

Why must evil lurk behind worthy causes?

wnyc:

Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam

(but we’ve got advice on how to make sure you donate to the right people)

-Jody, BL Show-

Why must evil lurk behind worthy causes?

23 7 / 2014

xamity:

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

xamity:

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

(via worshipgifs)

23 7 / 2014

"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy with out fighting is the highest skill."

Gichin Funakoshi (via sihingkuttel)

22 7 / 2014

Agree and yet disagree.

Agree and yet disagree.

22 7 / 2014

The Brits relentlessly take over American ears every time they debut. They continue to model American music better than we can, and its just ridiculous. God bless them. Nevermind, they clearly already have been.
-Admiringly Frustrated Fan

The Brits relentlessly take over American ears every time they debut. They continue to model American music better than we can, and its just ridiculous. God bless them. Nevermind, they clearly already have been.

-Admiringly Frustrated Fan