This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.
- HP fans in 2007: Sometimes people are layered like that. There's something totally different underneath than what's on the surface.
- HP fans in 2014: And sometimes there's a third, even deeper level, and that one is the same as the top surface one. Like with pie.
OH MY GOD
Even the invisible hand won’t touch you! Sad.
A rare OH MY GOD 2X COMBO
Bottles of Gatorade Blue Bolt floating in a bath of Powerade Mountain Blast, 2013
I can’t tell if this is seriously art or if it’s just tongue in cheek sarcastic art or if it’s post-ironic ironic art, or ironic art, or literally just a joke and that is so not okay.
CultureHISTORY: #FergusonOctober - The Movement
Incredible scenes from the 'Weekend of Resistance' in Ferguson and St. Louis. #BlackLivesMatter
i did a thing
So in New Hampshire, the annual Pumpkinfest was interrupted with bloody riots and…well…twitter answered the call.
This is my home town. It never fucking ends in Keene. I have so much to say about it. But to clear things up, the rioting was not AT pumpkin fest. The rioting was started by a massive college party at off campus housing. Swat teams contained it to that area and Pumpkin Fest, which is an annual family friendly event, went on as usual. Pumpkin fest was an excuse for the college kids to party, but was not the cause or location of the riot.
There was tear gas, rubber bullets, the tank (that was mocked by john oliver) was brought out, and police are being called in from VT, MA, and major cities in NH to help control it.
Some party-goers got violent and destructive and then got violent against police and medical personnel who were trying to help the injured. This turned into the riot where they were setting fires and flipping cars. The entitled shitheads are treating it like a joke, and, lbr, of course they are. I bet most of these kids were raised to laugh at authority. I bet their parents bailed them out their whole lives. They have NOTHING to fear. They’re taking selfies in front of the swat teams. It’s white privilege at it’s finest. And it will inevitably be covered that way by the media.
I’m glad black twitter took notice. It’s weird that I was blocks away from this but that the Pumpkin Fest was completely unphased. It was only at night when I went back to my car and had to drive through herds of college students taking up the side street who could’ve decided to fuck with me at any given time that it was real to me.
Keene has become an incredibly bizarre place to live with domestic terrorism/gang behavior which is basically ignored by police because the people doing this are rich and white. It’s not just college riots. Look into Free Keene and their bullshit. There’s too much to unpack to even begin to make people understand what’s going on here.
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There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone). It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.
This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)
Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.
Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.
This is vital information everyone with a uterus+ovaries should know, whether you think you’ll ever need it or not. Even if you think “personally I would *never* have an abortion” — because there are too many things that you aren’t thinking about (rape, cancer, accidents, infections) that may turn abortion from “a choice for *other* women” to “literally life-saving for *me*.”