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So a couple of you may have seen some people talking about UKIP on Tumblr. I made a small Powerpoint to educate you. Enjoy! :3
some more things if people are interested:
- one UKIP member of the European Parliament (the same who said Lenny Henry should go back to ‘bongo-bongo land’) said that businesses shouldn’t employ women of child-bearing age (which UKIP leader Nigel Farage agreed with) and also said that 'a woman's place is cleaning behind the fridge'
- this guy was also not reprimanded for saying things such as “[feminists are] shrill, bored, middle-class women of a certain physical genre” and, “Women, in spite of years of training in art and music – and significant leisure time in the 18th and 19th Centuries – have produced few great works”
- UKIP want to make it legal for companies to discriminate on the basis of gender, which would entail scrapping employment regulations against sexual harrassment and the page that detailed all of this on their East Sussex website has since been conveniently deleted
- another UKIP member when talking shit about the effects immigration had had on the NHS said “I am informed by past media that Black Caribbean and not Black African have a higher instance of schizophrenia. I wonder if this is due to inbreeding on these small islands in slave times or is it due to smoking grass.”
- another member said that babies with disabilities such as down’s syndrome should be forced to be aborted to save health care costs
- reminder that UKIP is indeed the party where one member said that the UK’s bad weather was because of same-sex marriage being made legal so, as you can see, some of their members do not have basic understanding of science and y’know… decency
- they don’t agree with same-sex marriage, end of, with this in their same-sex marriage policy: ‘This is not a burning issue. It is not a matter which animates the daily discourse of our Nation. There is, apart from a small but noisy minority within the gay community, no strong demand for this. This is therefore not vital to the life and well-being of our Nation and, given the risks attendant upon it, should not be proceeded with.’ but yay it’s legal now so suck on a dick, UKIP
- all of this has been within the last four years but still relevant as to how the party is ran and how their candidates and members can get away with saying whatever the hell they want
- nigel farage looks like a lizard
So I was in the audience of Question Time a couple of years ago, right after the General Election in 2010. I wore yellow, and a dove necklace, as if to advertise to the whole of the nation that yes, indeed, I was a Liberal Democrat. Anyway, Nigel Farage was one of the panelists. And oh my God. Oh my God. I cannot even TELL you about how fucking AWFUL he was. Bob Crow was also one of the panelists and he was fucking awful as well. But yes, Nigel Farage. I ended up screaming in the middle of one of the debates, about the burqua, and you can hear it on the broadcast. HE IS INSUFFERABLE.
I would also like to add:
1. Another UKIP councillor said that bisexual and trans* people are “part-time homosexuals” and that trans* people are individuals who choose to change their gender at will in order to appear more attractive to both (binary) sexes.
So clearly they’re not the brightest people or the most informed because being trans* is about gender identity and has nothing to do with sexual orientation, but they’ve clearly missed that whole point.
2. Nigel Farage has recently said that he wouldn’t feel comfortable if he were travelling on public transport and he heard people who weren’t speaking English (never mind the fact that his wife is German and his kids speak both English and German. I don’t, however, think he’s bothered to learn the language.)
I was quite distressed that my locality voted 3/7 seats to UKIP. They literally have certain views and points that are the same as Hitler’s…please, when it comes to the general election, don’t vote UKIP.
Asked by ghostlywhitedirewolf
Sorry for the delay in responding. That’s awesome! I’ll have to think about what I’d like. Is there anything that you’d like to write?
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Cotton is best. Always cotton
I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.
And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.
Condoms are also a needy thing, esp for overseas donations, b/c religious groups won’t supply them to local populations and HIV is rampant.
This would be a great project for a youth group, school/uni group, church group, etc. Socks and toiletries don’t cost a lot, it’s a cause that’s very easily explained to people to get money out of them, people often have spares to donate (also 2-for-1 sales at big box/warehouse stores) and they’re highly transportable to a needy population. You could even write big companies like Johnson & Johnson or Hanes for a corporate donation.
Attention everyone who watched Blackfish and was horrified by the cruelty!
It’s not just SeaWorld. ALL captive orca facilities need to be boycotted. Pictured above is every captive orca facility in the world. Allow me to elaborate about each. Going from top to bottom-
1. Kamogawa Sea World. (Not affiliated with SeaWorld the USA company.) Specifically, the whale you see watching his tank mate is called Oscar. Oscar was separated from his captive family because they believed he was too rough with them. So every day he would push himself onto the slide out to watch over his tank mates as shown above. He died earlier this year, after spending months and months alone.
2. Loro Parque. Do you remember Loro Parque being mentioned in Blackfish? The inexperienced facility that had one of their trainers killed by Keto? Well this is it. The orca you see is Tekoa. Tekoa is an extremely submissive whale and as a result of cramped conditions, he is repeatedly bullied by the two dominant females at the facility. In fact, he is so badly bullied that in ordinary circumstances, he almost appears to be stripy in appearance due to his excessive rake marks. As you can see from the picture above, his health has taken a turn for the worst and he is now emaciated.
3. Marineland Antibes. This facility is often mistaken for being one of the better captive orca facilities but do not be fooled. The tank may be large compared to other facilities but when compared to the ocean as it is in the above picture, you can see it for what it is. Orcas swim 100 miles per day but with a tank that’s only 210ft long, they would have to swim 2,514 circles just to reach their wild counter part’s. Not only that but when reading reviews of the park, it is often remarked as disgustingly dirty and outdated.
4. Marineland Ontario Kiska lives alone after SeaWorld took her only companion back. She no longer performs in shows but rather than giving her stimulation, her trainers leave her to make her own entertainment. This video explains more about where she lives than a thousand words could.
5. Miami SeaQuarium. A lot of people believe this image is photoshopped or that there must be another tank that Lolita goes to when she’s not performing. But unfortunately, this is not the case. She’s lived there for 43 after she was stolen in the Penn Cove capture. She’s not seen her own species in over a decade.
6. Mundo Marino. That’s Kshamenk. He’s a young adult male orca. He’s sexually frustrated, aggressive, unenthusiastic and is fed a diet of fish when in the wild he would consume small mammals. The tank you see above is where he spends the vast majority of his time with a few dolphins. His performing tank is not that much bigger.
7. Port Of Nagoya Aquarium. Just like Marineland Antibes, this facility is often mistaken for being one of the better ones and on the surface, it probably is the lesser of evils. However, when you look deeper, you’re faced with the reality. Port Of Nagoya, like a lot of facilities, obtains their animals from the Taiji killing cove. If you do not know what this is, please view the documentary The Cove.
8. Holding pen in Russia. The whale above, Narnia, is just one of 8 orcas who were captured in Russia. Most facilities pride themselves on the fact that they do not allow live captures but this is not one of them. Currently, Narnia and her pen mates do not have a facility to go to so they are sat in a small holding pen until it’s built. Some are to be sent to China whilst others will stay in Russia. All were torn from their parents.
So please don’t just be angry about SeaWorld. Be angry at captivity as a whole! Boycott it. Sign petitions. Protest. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Allow yourself to be angry because orca captivity is a barbaric atrocity and it ALL needs to end.
Please spread the word and keep all 52 captive orcas in your thoughts.
This post is so important
Andy Blake, better known on Tumblr as andythanfiction, is not at all what he seems. Presenting himself as a friendly, enthusiastic, artful member of the supernatural fandom, Andy would appear to be harmless and even comes off as extremely cool and likable. This could not be farther from the truth. Andythanfiction is a harmful, dangerous cult leader. Yes, for real. Cults still exist. I know, I was shocked, as well.
My intent in writing this post is twofold:
- Warn and protect the friends I made at DC Con
- Warn and protect the cast of Supernatural
I met Andythanfiction at the most recent Creation Ent. Supernatural Convention, in Washington DC, where he not only won the cosplay contest for Best Castiel, but also donned an extremely good Kevin Tran cosplay (pictured above) for most if not all of Friday and Sunday. He was delightful. He was impressive. He actually got Mark Sheppard to use props in a photograph. I liked him.
Earlier today, I remembered where I’d heard his name before. It wasn’t, as I’d suspected, from reading his Destiel meta. No. It was something far more sinister.
I remembered reading an article about a man who liked to flit from fandom to fandom, become popular and well liked, and slowly begin to draw in a “posse”. A group of friends. A following. And then proceed to use them, leech them of their money and identity, take what he wanted from them, and when they began to catch wise, dump them out of his “protection” with no money, no friends outside the cult, and no idea of who they were without him.
I thought to myself that it couldn’t have been the Andy I met. And then I checked my blog. Not, as you’ll notice, this blog. And I found the post I’d been thinking of. I will not link it here, as to not endanger the author of the original ask post. They’re a dear friend of mine and the entire point of this post is to keep the people I love safe. But, I will copy the text of it, below.Anonymous asked: who is that andy guy? what did he do? i never heard of him
I included a link in that post — though I’d say it’s probably best that if you haven’t heard of him, not to trouble yourself with reading into it. Unless you like reading about sociopaths and cult leaders. In that case, it might be considered an interesting read.
Suffice it to say he is a well-known destiel meta writer on tumblr and years ago he did some very awful things in another fandom, and I am worried for my own little SPN fandom. I am also vaguely worried about Misha, but I don’t think that one’s a very valid worry. You can read the information in the linked post for more information.
Go on and read the linked post. I’ll wait. While you’re there, feel free to click on the other posts that one links to. Trigger Warning for gaslighting, brainwashing, sexual assault, sexual abuse, cults, and emotional manipulation. If I have forgotten to warn for something, please do message me and I will append this paragraph.
The above post was written in October of 2013. At that point, Andy had not gone to any Supernatural conventions, and was still in the process of assimilating himself into our fanmily.
He has now begun to escalate, as he has done before. At this last convention, he was buddying up to Osric, and telling fans that Osric gave him his phone number. This is yet to be confirmed, but if he has, the situation is even more troubling.
Andy has been working on gaining the trust of not only Osric but of many fans of the show. One way he earns people’s trust is by playing the victim card. He then uses that trust to victimize others. If you doubt that he could, then he has probably gotten to you.
Because he’s likable. He really is. You may read the post above and think, “Wow, what a monster, I bet he’s actually really creepy.”
He is not. He is very good at what he does. If he was noticeably creepy, even to one’s intuition, people would not trust him, and he would not be a threat.
If you met him at the convention a couple of weeks ago, you may already like him. You may already consider him a friend. You may even be going to his Season Nine party, or traveling with him to San Diego con.
Even if you tell yourself that you do not and will not trust him, do not go near him. Keep. Your. Distance. He will weasel his way past your guard just as soon as you’re not looking. He will find the cracks in your defenses and slip silently in through them and the next thing you know, he’ll be inducting you into his Posse and you’ll be telling yourself that he really isn’t so bad, and then I fear it will be too late for you.
He WILL play the victim. He WILL say that this and all other posts exposing him are unfair and ruining his life. He WILL refuse to own up that he is only ruining his OWN life by continuing to act this way and follow these patterns of behavior. And if he DOES own up it will only be to say that he’s changed now. But do you see how his “friends” call themselves his “posse” now? How he refers to them as a herd?
By the way, none of this is to blame any of his friends. It is extemely important to remember is that they are not foolish people. They’re intelligent, good people. Do not think that by being “smarter” or “more careful” than them that you can avoid the harm that Andy inflicts on the people around him.
The ONLY way to avoid harm is to stay away from him. If you do know him, immediately do everything in your power to cut ALL contact with him.
Spread the word.
I’ve debated posting something like this before, actually, because I’ve seen some of the SPN fans on my dash reblogging things from andythanfiction, and frankly it’s made me kind of nervous. It does seem to me like nothing has ever escalated quite like Bit of Earth did, but the patterns do persist and the more I think about it, the more it seems like the main thing preventing that kind of escalation is that people know who Andy is, and are aware of the kind of things he’s pulled in the past, and have their eyes open. So I’m reblogging this.
You know, follow who you’re going to, and reblog what you like, but… Man, just be careful who you trust. Okay? Just… just be careful.
MANY things have escalated as much as the BoE scandal did. The perception that BoE is the pinnacle of Andy’s crap is simply because it was so public and there were celebrities involved. But what about the YEARS of severe emotional and psychological abuse enacted on Abbey Stone AFTER BoE? The long list of subsequent victims he dragged into his cult - not to mention the young woman WHO WAS KILLED - that are denied real acknowledgement of what they went through because everyone remains focused on BoE. It’s really important to talk about him and spread the word and maybe that ongoing discussion keeps him from throwing big, public events like BoE… but that doesn’t mean he isn’t constantly and consistently manipulating and victimising vulnerable young people - mainly women - and devastating their lives. It’s all happening in private, behind the scenes. This is easily just as horrific and appalling as BoE. More so, in my opinion.
This is vitally important to reblog, especially as I’m sure many of his current fans/posse were too young to be a part of the LotR fandom during that first large clusterfuck.
And as the person above me said, that incident is well known because of the celebrities involved. What’s not well known is how many lives have been destroyed because of this man.
If you still think this guy is an okay dude, then I HIGHLY recommend you read Abbey Stone’s posts on the abuse she endured, and the long road to recovery. Then you can ask yourself if you want to risk that happening to you, or to someone you love and care about.
If he just wants to write fanfiction, then fine, he can do that, no one can actually throw him out of fandom—but the fact that he has a group of fans, many of whom seem to be young, is very alarming. The people who are spending time with him, becoming enamored with him, etc., need to know what has happened to other people who have cared for him.
If you do shit like this guy has done, then you shouldn’t get an easy pass into the lives of others. His past should be broadcast, loud and clear, whenever he enters a new fandom, because people should know with whom they are becoming involved. The protection of the many far outweighs the feelings of a single abuser and cult leader.
Do you remember Ken? The little boy who had been giving his dinner to starving dogs. 9-year-old Ken just opened a no-kill dog shelter. Faith in humanity restored.
Ken’s mission is simple and straight-forward: “The official at the pound said most dogs are put down because only 20-30% of owners claim their dogs, and no animal welfare organization is doing something about it. I want to save as many of those dogs as I can from being killed for no reason.”
Although Ken has wanted to shelter stray dogs for a while, the ball really began rolling after pictures of himself feeding stray dogs went viral. Strangers from all over the world expressed their support for him and decided to help him achieve his dream. Now, with some help from his dad and other concerned locals, he is helping stray dogs on the street recover from their many diseases and illnesses and hopefully find a loving home.
“My dad told me it would take a lot of money and 20 years for me to get an animal shelter. He said only grown ups can raise enough money to start an animal shelter,” Ken explains on his website. “Some very kind people who saw these pictures donated money to help me care for the dogs. We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street, feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care. They gained a LOT of weight, their open wounds healed, and their fur grew back. They also learned not to be scared of humans.”
To donate to Ken’s shelter, Happy Animals Club, click here.
do not ever take a white girl’s iphone
this badass chick is sticking up for herself and youre really still gonna degrade her into the white girl stereotype
DO YOU FUCKING SEE THIS. AFTER SHE KNEW HER PURSE-HITS WERE FUTILE SHE FUCKING THREW THAT SHIT ACROSS THE FLOOR AND KICKED HIM SO HARD IN THE BALLS THAT ASSHOLE WILL NEVER GET A CHANCE TO REPRODUCE, THEN FUCKING ROUNDHOUSE KICKED HM IN THE FACE. IN A FUCKING FLOUNCY ASS SKIRT.
THE AMOUNT OF LOVE I HAVE FOR THESE TYPES OF GIFS ARE INFINITE
Boys don’t understand the horrible view girls have of themselves
I’ll always reblog this I think
I should show this to guys when they make comments.
no you dont understand how fucking accurate this is.
The view if myself is the view that is the chub jest on my entire body
THE FACT THAT THIS IS CONCIDERED A AFUCKING HORRIBLE VIEW OF HOW GIRLS SEE THEMSELVES PISSES ME OFF AND MAKES ME WANT TO STAB MY BED OKAY
LISTEN TO ME
YOU ARE FIRECRACKERS
YOU ARE A BLIZZARD
YOU ARE AN APOCALYPSE OF LOVE AND RAGE
YOU ARE NOT AND SHOULD NEVER BE DUMBED DOWN TO WHAT YOUR GODDAMN PERCENTAGE OF FAT TO MUSCLE IS
YOU ARE BROKEN BONES AND SCRAPED KNEES AND THROATED SCREAMS AND YOU
IF YOU LOOK LIKE THIS, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
IF YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE THIS, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
IF YOU THINK YOU LOOK LIKE THIS, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
I AM SICK AND FUCKING TIRED OF SEEING WONDERFUL, SMART, TALENTED, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS HATING THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF AN UNREALISTIC EXPECTATION SET ON THEM AT A YOUNG AGE
YOU ARE PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE
I’ve reblogged this before but I never saw that comment and I’m actually crying omg
Sighs. Getting better. The curves just mean you have more of a landscape to sort through.
Take your time for each crevice, learn to fill it with love.
Stop sexualizing my body stop shaming my body stop policing my body
BREASTS ARE SEXUAL ORGANS
BREASTS ARE SEXUAL ORGANS
BREAST ARE SEXUAL ORGANS
BREASTS ARE FUCKING SEXUAL ORGANS!!
WE DONT LET MEN WALK AROUND WITH THEIR DICKS OUT BECAUSE ITS A SEXUAL ORGAN!!
GET THE FUCK OVER IT YOUR FEMALE BREASTS ARE
BREASTS ARE NOT SEXUAL ORGANS YOU INCONSIDERATE DICK!
Breasts are mammary organs, meaning their true and primary purpose is to nurse babies.
I’ll repeat that for the slow people in the class, you warthog-faced buffoon.
Breasts are mammary sacks. They are meant to feed babies, just like a cow’s udder. They aren’t sexual organs. They aren’t classified as such in biology texts (certainly none of the ones I checked out to answer this post)
Men have breasts, you pile of refuse. Their breasts are smaller than women’s, but they possess the same mammary glands and, properly stimulated, can produce milk. Men can get breast cancer. They can develop larger breasts due to excessive hormones. Their breasts are exactly like a women’s breast, except that since their testicles produce testosterone in high degree, they don’t have enough female hormones in their bodies to start lactating.
So, you pile of putrescence, you’re probably thinking, “If breasts aren’t sex organs then how come guys get horny looking at them and women get turned on by playing worth them, huh?”
The answers to both are so terribly simple that you might just be able to follow them if you pay attention, pig.
Men are enticed by breasts because they’re not allowed to see them. Women are sensitive because stimulation triggers two responses - bonding hormones and lactation.
In case you’re too simple to get this, I’ll break it down further for you. In cultures where breasts are viewed daily, they don’t do much to get a guy hot and bothered. There are hundreds of paintings from the renaissance period and earlier depicting women nursing babies, especially images of the Blessed Virgin nursing Christ, and none of these have ever been considered provocative, because that’s what boobs are for. Meanwhile, in cultures where everyone from baby sister to great-great grandma walk around topless because the weather will kill them otherwise, dudes don’t get raging erections every time they see a breast. They don’t find boobs enticing the way men do in America, where boobs are considered shameful and need to be hidden.
As for women getting aroused by their boobs being played with, you brainless donkey, a woman’s body responds to get nipples bring touched by flooding her body with bonding hormones that help her attach to get babies - you know, the people her breasts are actually supposed to be used by - and hormones that get her glands making milk. Also, please note that many women with large breasts don’t feel any stimulation when fondled, meaning they aren’t sensitive enough to get off on having their boobs played with.
Do me a favor and GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELF YOU PURITANICAL ASS! My breasts are NOT SEXUAL ORGANS. They are lactation organs designed for my use and my baby’s use. Not for any man’s use or pleasure.
You inconsiderate space herpe.
Adrian Parra was going out on a date last month. He was pulled over for a “code violation" at around 6 pm on a Friday night last month. His family has no clue what that "code violation" was, because police won’t tell them. We do know that Adrian was a 19-year-old who had graduated high school last year as an honor student. We know Adrian had friends and a family that loved him, he had people that relied on him. And now he’s dead.
You see, somehow Adrian’s routine traffic stop turned into a police shooting. Adrian didn’t have a gun, and the cops, for some reason, felt that something Adrian had done meant he had to die.
Adrian was shot 3 or 4 times, according to his mother, but that’s really all she knows. The police refuse to tell her what happened.
“And I asked to see what happened to my son and they’re like we can’t give you information because it’s an ongoing investigation.” Adrian’s mother says he was shot at least three or four times. ”What happened, what went where they shot him so many times… why can’t they answer the question if there was a camera,”
Police refuse to tell Adrian’s family if there was any recording of the shooting. Two officers were put on administrative leave, but have since returned to work.
His mother, Maria Duenas, is requesting that any witnesses to the incident call her with information at 760-396-2114.