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curvyswervydames:

c86:

Photography by Thomas Hoepker

Highway with advertising signs, Reno, Nevada, 1963
Honest Joe’s Pawn Shop, Dallas, Texas, 1963

Wow! That’s weird.  As soon as I saw that Reno pic, I was thinking 4th Street-Prater Way between down town Reno and Sparks…  

It was probably around 1963 when my Dad told us two boys in the back seat of the car.

"$20.00 bucks will get you drunk, laid and played on 4th Street"

Mom wasn’t too happy with that kind of fatherly advise, and at 10 years old, I never thought to ask him how he knew that. 

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lezitup:

My girlfriend (right) and I (left) at World Pride Toronto :)
She is more than my girlfriend, she is my better half, my soul mate, my best friend, and foremost my future wife. 
Forever with her is not enough time. 
submission

lezitup:

My girlfriend (right) and I (left) at World Pride Toronto :)

She is more than my girlfriend, she is my better half, my soul mate, my best friend, and foremost my future wife. 

Forever with her is not enough time. 

submission

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necessary-sass:

simplyskai:

googlearths:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 



REMINDER: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE USE JESUS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE EVER. NEVER.

I’m a Christian and this is how the fucking religion works. Love. Not hate.

necessary-sass:

simplyskai:

googlearths:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 

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REMINDER: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE USE JESUS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE EVER. NEVER.

I’m a Christian and this is how the fucking religion works. Love. Not hate.

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TOM MILSOM / hexachordal

Here’s the post Olga made about Tom Milsom. And another. Third.
Hank and John Green talking about Tom.
Melissa Anelli’s post about Tom.
TomSka talking about this whole situation
Tom writing on twitter.
Alan about Tom and donating to RAINN.
In this video, from a year ago, at the 35 minute mark, a guy called Joe who made videos in 2008/9 talks about Tom Milsom acting inappropriately when Joe was 14/15 and Tom was 20.

UPDATEDHere is a post about how both Alex Day and Tom Milsom were friends with Jonathan King. King has committed sexual offenses against minors

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MIKE LOMBARDO / MikeLombardoMusic

Hayley G. Hovers post about Mike Lombardo.
Morgan’s post about Mike.
Hank and John Green posting about Mike.
Meg’s post about Mike.
Savannah’s post about Mike.

UPDATED: Savannah shared her experience with Mike in a video.
UPDATED: Morgan made a video showing a “real view of how triggering all of this can be”.

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ALEX DAY / nerimon

First Anonymous person talking about Alex.
Second Anonymous person reblogging the first person.
Third Anonymous person talking about Alex.
Damien coming forward about Alex.
Tikken talking about her former relationship with Alex. And here.
Lex talking about Alex. and another post.
Lindsey talking about Alex. Also here and here.
Nephiesworld talking about Alex.
Louise talking about Alex.
Kerri’s post about Alex and unnamed Canadian YouTuber
Tove’s post about Alex and unnamed British YouTuber.
Anonymous underage person talking about Alex.
Hanna talking about Alex.
Bree Essrig talking about meeting Alex Day and Sam Pepper.
UPDATEDBeckii’s answered an ask, talking about Alex.

Alex Day defending himself.
"I don’t know about anyone else but when I read Alex’s post it seemed (as Marina would say) hella manipulative. From what I’ve gathered he knows what to say and when to say it which is how all of this started." (x)

First Anonymous person responding to Alex’s defense-post
Second Anonymous person responding to Alex’s post: [ONE] - [TWO] 
Hank Green talking about Alex Day.

Alex Day realizing he was wrong. Then read this! And this!!

Lindsey responding to Alex’s second post realizing he was wrong
Carrie writes on twitter. Responds to a postTumblr post.
Charlie McDonnell about Alex Day.

The Wiki-page about Alex is not updated. Continuing the discussion

Carrie has been seen hanging out with Alex. Her response.
Alex has been ‘reaching out’ to (teenage, female) friends.
His book deal might be cancelled

Alex defending himself on facebook.
Alex writing on reddit. A photo of him in Camden. x.
Alex commenting on Ed’s video defending Ed.
Nephiesworld about Alex Danny and Ed, and the situation in general.
Sarah, Kristina and Whitney about Alex Day, Alex Carpenter and Luke Conard.

Alex is active in a Doctor Who forum.
Alex is active on BitTorrent selling his music.

YouTube: Alex uploaded an unlisted video in May. Read what it’s about here.

YouTube: Alex Day uploaded a new video “The Past”. Here is a transcript of the videoHere is a reupload of that video to another site.
Here is a video Neafcy made in response to Alex’s.
A tumblr post MarinaShutUp wrote about the video.
Another comment on the video.

Here is a post about how both Alex Day and Tom Milsom were friends with Jonathan King. King has committed sexual offenses against minors

YouTube: Alex Day is still active on YouTube, however we are not going to add any more links to transcripts/reuploads/posts about this here. Instead look through the tag “Alex Day video” or this post.

(A blog that has reblogged most posts about Alex Day)

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Deathsy taking about Alex, Tom and Ed.

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ED BLANN / eddplant

The first post about Ed by Hannah.
Another post about Ed.  
Eddplant’s post about “the past 24 hours…”

YouTube: Ed uploaded a new video on the 6th of June 2014, singing a song called “Inhuman Nature”. I am not going to link the video since I DO NOT encourage you to watch it. Don’t show your support for him in anyway.

VideoMorgan’s video about Ed returning. (It also has the lyrics in the description if you’re curious of what he’s singing about).
Ed deleting a negative comment Hannah made (one of the girls he abused)
Hannah’s comment that was deleted
Liam’s thoughts on Ed’s video.
Lex’s thoughts on Ed returning to YouTube.

Ed has returned to twitter.

YouTube: Ed uploaded a second video. (transcript of it)
Alex Day commenting on Ed’s second video.
Nephiesworld about Alex, Danny and Ed, and the situation in general.

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TOM McLEAN / frezned

Frezned (Tom McLean) being accused

He hasn’t acknowledged the accusations against him.

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JOSH MACEDO / confusedtree

One article about Josh Macedo.
And another masterpost about him.

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KELLY MONTOYA / K3LLYRI0T

One post about Kelly Montoya.

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DANNY HOOPER / danmann44

Danny Hooper being accused by Laura. Laura reblogging her post.
Second post about Danny by nephiesworld. (link not working)
Another post about Danny by goshpenny.
UPDATED: An anonymous ask about Danny.
A video of Danny inventing a new sopio card.

Danny is now back on twitter after a 3 month silence
Nephiesworld about Alex, Danny and Ed, and the situation in general.

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ALEX CARPENTER / AlexanderCarpenter

Rosi talking about Alex Carpenter
Sarah Snitch talking about Alex Carpenter
Scrabblized’s post about Alex Carpenter.
Llouteasdale’s post about Alex.
Halliedarling’s post about Alex.
Sunny Williams’ post about Alex
Jenn Hammond’s post about Alex and the Wizard Rock Community.
Emma’s post about Alex.
Kellelucas’s post about Alex.

Sarah, Kristina and Whitney about Alex Day, Alex Carpenter and Luke Conard.
Whitney Lynn’s post which mentions Alex Carpenter, Luke Conard and Corey Vidal

Sarah has been receiving anonymous messages from Alex, but he accidentally sent this one off-anon

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ADAM ROACH / TheGearsKeepTurning

A post about TheGearsKeepTurning by Elizabeth. This post rebloggedElizabeth’s friend confirming her post.
A post about Adam (thegearskeepturning) by Alice.
Beccy’s post about Adam.
Maria’s post about Adam.
Rumlittleskallywag’s post about Adam.
Cass’ post about Adam.
Another (short but still important) post about Adam by hodor-kingofwesteros.

And here is a masterpost about The GearsKeepTurning with all the links above and some more comments.

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LUKE CONARD / lukeconard

Kristina Horner writing about Luke Conard and Alex Day.
Whitney Milam’s post about Alex Carpenter and Luke Conard. Then Rachel Kiley continuing and writing about Luke.

Luke Conard apologizing. But then please read this!
Luke realizing his first apology was terrible and attempting to write a new one. And then read this!

Sarah, Kristina and Whitney about Alex Day, Alex Carpenter and Luke Conardread this!
Whitney Lynn’s post which mentions Alex Carpenter, Luke Conard and Corey Vidal

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COREY VIDAL / ApprenticeA

Shannon Antilles writing about Corey Vidal
Corey saying he’s going to make a video about this.
Corey says (again but in a longer post) that he’s going to make a video.
UPDATED: Corey briefly talking about thaccusations against him in a 2.5 h video.

Corey made a tumblr post apologizing
Corey made a video, explaining how he was molested as a child.

My Story - Corey Vidal | by kerrisvideo

Whitney Lynn’s post which mentions Alex Carpenter, Luke Conard and Corey Vidal
UPDATED: Corey wrote a response to this post.

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TRAVIS NEUMEYER / WhatTravisSays

Carson’s post about WhatTravisSays.
Carson’s conversation with Travis.(tw incest & pedophilia)
Fizzylimon’s post about Travis. This post reblogged.
Reyna Villa writes. And here.
Emily’s post about Travis
Nora’s conversation with Travis.

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ALEX ODAM / thealexfrom1994

Alex Odam posting nudes of his ex Hannah.

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GREGORY JACKSON / Onision

A masterpost about him and his former relationships
UPDATED: Another masterpost about Gregory.

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STEPHEN PURCELL

Shawn writes about Stephen Purcell.

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BRYON BEAUBIEN / Psyguy  

A masterpost about Psy.
Him trying to apologize

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HARRY GILLIATT / TheHazBeckShow / Hard G

Harry saying he will no longer be on the internet.
Bekn writing a letter about their band seaqueens.
Bekn continuing to explaining that their band has split up.
 Vincent writing about Harry. And here.
notsasha’s post about Harry.
notquiteluke’s post.
kirst’s post about Harry.
Fox’s post about Harry leaving the internet
Pepper’s post about Harry.
Nick’s post about Harry.
Fluoxiteen’s post about Harry.

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RICKY RICHARDS / RickyRichardstv

Sammi (beautycrush) and Ricky was in an abusive relationship and then broke up.
My break up story by RickyRichardstv.
Domestic Abuse by TheSammiMariaShow.

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SAM PEPPER / OFFICIALsampepper

Video: A Cautionary Tale | thisbedottie. Comments on this video saying similar things happened to them.
Video: Sam Pepper - The Real “Reveal” (Warning: Explicit Content). and a tumblr post related to the video. And another tumblr post with evidence.
Sam Pepper asking for nude photos.
Sam asking another person for photos.
Shirley’s tumblr post “I was sexually assaulted by Sam Pepper”.
Neesey’s video about her interactions with Sam.
Tianna’s post about Sam supporting the anonymous video.
Jack Payne who worked for Sam Pepper share his experiences.
Sam Pepper doesn’t understand the word no. (explicit) by Anonymous.
My Personal Experience with Sam Pepper by Annie.
Another anonymous post about Sam.
UPDATEDBree Essrig talking about meeting Sam Pepper and Alex Day.
UPDATED: Marina made a video about Sam.

Video: Laci Green summarize the situation, talk about other similar YouTubers and more. WATCH THIS!
Laci was aslo threatened by Sam

UPDATED: Sam Pepper is still active on snapchat. And he’s on twitter.

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JASON SANSOME / veeoneeye

Aniamags’ video about Jason.
An anonymous, written tumblr post about Jason
A second anonymous post about Jason on tumblr.
Kali’s tweet about her interaction with Jason.
Annie’s post about her experiences with Jason. And her writing on twitter that he that he talked to her 2 weeks ago. Here is their conversation from snapchat.
Jason asking Alessandra for nudes.
Hannah’s experience with Jason
Jodie’s video about Jason.
An anonymous tumblr post about Jason.
Lauren has poster her conversation with Jason on twitter. Part 1. Part 2. AND here is a video Lauren’s friend made talking about Lauren’s incident and her own (with a non-youtuber). The friend, Ellis, she went to the police and her case is going to court. This is a very good video to watch!
UPDATED: Another anonymous post about Jason.
UPDATED: And another anonymous post about Jason. Note that the only last paragraphs are about him.
UPDATED: Another post about Jason from someone who knew him before YouTube.

Jason has posted a video trying to cover up what he’s done and make himself look better. This video was originally unlisted and sent to Ania Mags in a tweet. But he has deleted the tweet and made the video private. Here is a reupload of the video.
George sharing his opinion/thoughts on Jason’s apology and Ania’s video.
Ania’s written response to Jason’s “apology”. She also has screen caps of other stories regarding Jason in this post.

Video: Evan Edinger’s talks about how he earlier confronted Jason about these rumors and Jason lied about it.

UPDATED: Jason is active on twitter and has deleted the tweet he sent Ania with the link to his unlisted Apology video.
UPDATED: Jason is active on snapchat.  And he’s on twitter.

YouTube: Jason made a video about his new tattoo, “Remember why you’re alive”. Here is a reupload of it. Here is a transcript

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NEIL JOHNSON / love-and-confessions / banananeil 

Eden’s post about Neil.
Sophie’s post about Neil.
Zoe had a similar experience with Neil when she was 14. She wrote on twitter.
Jenny’s post about Neil.

Neil writing an apology.

Sophie wrote a second post about Neil.
Eden replying to Sophies post.

Neil’s girlfriend Rachel writes an open letter.

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DESTERY SMITH / DesandNate

Kristina has written a post about Destery.

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KING RUSSELL / ItsKingsleyBitch

Alexis’ post about Kingsely bullying her.

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JEREMY SACKS / WhatJeremy

An anonymous post about Jeremy.

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PAUL PARKER / PaulsJournal

Elsi made a video explaining how Paul sexually harassed her.
Paul responding to Elsi’s video.

Emma Blackery left a comment on Elsi’s video explaining he staled her.

Elsi made a tumblr post continuing to explain what happened.

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DANIEL GLOVER / ShoutItOutTV

Shelley writes about her conversations with Daniel Glover.

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ALEX GOOT / gootmusic

Here is an anonymous post about Alex Goot.

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PAUL SYKES / YogscastSjin

Some time ago Paul Sykes tried to get underaged/young girls to send him nudes via Facebook and Skype. People speaking up about this were scared away and blamed by fans. But the person who made this blog still has some screenshots and similar reblogged. 

Here is another blog about this.

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LEWIS PARER / iLewis95 
MIKE JAROSZCZAK / mjerrytv

dannytake2’s post about being harassed by Lewis and Mike.

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Liam Dryden talking about what to do now.
Hank Green talking about what has happened.
Lucy talking about what’s happened and speaking up.
Marueen Johnson wrote a post.
Summer in the City addressing safety

A Probation Officer that goes into detail about how offenders see their actions and the way they use language.
An open letter to YouTube about all of this. (read this)

YouTubeSpeaks, a tumblr demanding discussion by popular YouTubers.
Women of KWMC, a support group for survivors on tumblr and twitter.

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Victim blaming is wrong. 
If you’re a survivor of sexual assault or abuse, you can get help through RAINN, a great organization. International help.
7CupsOfTea - an anonymous chatroom to talk to volunteers about problems, issues or feelings.

Educate yourself on what CONSENT means.
What to do if you suspect your friend is a sexual abuser

Video: Lex made a video about what CONSENT means.
Video: Hank Green made a video about CONSENT.
VideoThe Science and Dangers of YouTube Celebrity.
VideoTomSka’s Guide to Gatherings.
Video: Charlie McDonnell: Sex & Consent.
VideoBryarly Bisop: We Are Edited.
Video: Laci Green: Consent 101.
Video: Jack and Dean: Consent (song).

Video: Lidsey: What is Emotional Abuse?

Video: YouTuve Abuse Recovery | Ann McGavin (thegeekyblonde)
Video: Sexual Abuse on YouTube | Pottermoosh
Video: Tell Someone | abb3rz07.
VideoWrongdoings and Growth in Our Community | Teryn Gray.
VideoUNDERAGE SEX & CONSENT | hayleyghoover

Video: Women on YouTube Panel at VidCon 2014

Video: Marinashutup’s video on the topic.
Video: GaryC’s video on the topic.

UPDATEDHow to Treat YouTube Abuse Survivors by JustMargaret.

 ”Don’t let anyone else influence your opinions: make an effort to educate yourself on the matter and decide how you feel on your own.” - Lindsey.

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thisiseverydayracism:

By Andi Sharavsky | Jan 9, 2014 | Reductress.com
So, you’re going abroad to an underdeveloped country. Good for you! Everyone is already impressed with your bravery and selflessness, but it’s important to make sure your help and goodwill have the most lasting effects – on social media! If Oprah and Angelina have taught us anything, it’s that giving solely for the sake of giving is a missed photo op and a waste of everyone’s time. The following photo tips may not give your host family easier access to clean drinking water, or provide them protection against parasitic worms and merciless warlords, but they will ensure that everyone you know sees that you are basically a living saint.
1. Cradling the child to your bosom.
The classic shot. Instantly invokes images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and that sad dust bowl mom. For added poignancy, stare off into the distance. Suggested caption: Any lyric from “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston.

2. While playing sports with all of the village children.
Women playing sports is already adorable, so this one is a no-brainer. Add a dusty, remote shanty town as a backdrop, and you’re golden. Suggested caption: “Who needs a personal trainer when you have these little cuties to kick your butt? Just kidding, Todd, I’ll be back in a few weeks, get those kettlebells ready!”


3. While wearing traditional native garb.
Really emphasize your newfound reverence for this developing country’s unique culture by incorporating it into your look. Be careful about camera angles though; dashikis do NOT cinch at the waist! Suggested caption: “I let my little host sister give me a makeover, and this is the most naturally beautiful I’ve ever felt in my life!”

4. The Family Portrait.
This quintessential shot of you and your host family (with you crouched down with their children, obviously) will show everyone how fully accepted, appreciated, and adored you are by the very people you came to help. Suggested caption: “They ended up teaching me more than I could ever teach them.” Or any lyric from Wicked’s “For Good.”
The most important thing to remember about your trip is that one person can’t really make a difference in the world, but she CAN look beautiful and benevolent while trying. You will forever cherish the posts you made on your timeline, so invest in a nice camera and get posting for all your family, friends, and vague acquaintances to see! After all, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does its Klout score go up? And if NPR never sends you your tote bag, was it even worth it to donate?
Source: http://reductress.com/cutest-ways-photograph-hugging-third-world-children/

thisiseverydayracism:

By Andi Sharavsky | Jan 9, 2014 | Reductress.com

So, you’re going abroad to an underdeveloped country. Good for you! Everyone is already impressed with your bravery and selflessness, but it’s important to make sure your help and goodwill have the most lasting effects – on social media! If Oprah and Angelina have taught us anything, it’s that giving solely for the sake of giving is a missed photo op and a waste of everyone’s time. The following photo tips may not give your host family easier access to clean drinking water, or provide them protection against parasitic worms and merciless warlords, but they will ensure that everyone you know sees that you are basically a living saint.

1. Cradling the child to your bosom.

The classic shot. Instantly invokes images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and that sad dust bowl mom. For added poignancy, stare off into the distance. Suggested caption: Any lyric from “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston.

2. While playing sports with all of the village children.

Women playing sports is already adorable, so this one is a no-brainer. Add a dusty, remote shanty town as a backdrop, and you’re golden. Suggested caption: “Who needs a personal trainer when you have these little cuties to kick your butt? Just kidding, Todd, I’ll be back in a few weeks, get those kettlebells ready!”

3. While wearing traditional native garb.

Really emphasize your newfound reverence for this developing country’s unique culture by incorporating it into your look. Be careful about camera angles though; dashikis do NOT cinch at the waist! Suggested caption: “I let my little host sister give me a makeover, and this is the most naturally beautiful I’ve ever felt in my life!”

4. The Family Portrait.

This quintessential shot of you and your host family (with you crouched down with their children, obviously) will show everyone how fully accepted, appreciated, and adored you are by the very people you came to help. Suggested caption: “They ended up teaching me more than I could ever teach them.” Or any lyric from Wicked’s “For Good.”

The most important thing to remember about your trip is that one person can’t really make a difference in the world, but she CAN look beautiful and benevolent while trying. You will forever cherish the posts you made on your timeline, so invest in a nice camera and get posting for all your family, friends, and vague acquaintances to see! After all, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does its Klout score go up? And if NPR never sends you your tote bag, was it even worth it to donate?

Source: http://reductress.com/cutest-ways-photograph-hugging-third-world-children/

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thisiseverydayracism:

God Loves Uganda (trailer)

With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren’t coming from Africa; they’re being imported from some of America’s largest megachurches.