I reblog this every time it comes up on my dashboard, not because it is a “rule” but because every time I see it the love and sincerity on her face hit me all over again and I think everyone deserves to see that.
And THIS is why I adore Catherine Tate. She’s loud and brash but in quieter moments… her soul comes shining through and it makes everything about her so much more beautiful.
I just I done even know omg omg
my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death
No more excuses.
I will forever reblog this
It’s sort of horrifying that we all know what they’re talking about without them really saying it.. that it’s become that much of a norm in our society that we just know.
Thank you for being alive today. Thank you for continuing to try. Thank you for breathing the same air I do, and I hope you have wonderful dreams when you sleep because you deserve them.
Let’s try to hit 25k by Christmas, because holy shit the holidays are so stressful for everyone ever.
SURE! HERE, a Christmas pressie to Benedict; https://www.justgiving.com/CumberChristmas
&It’s just over £1,500!!!!!!!! Shall i push it to 2 grand?? Shall i..? SHALL I??
The generosity of people literally astounds me.
I don’t know if this is true or not, I’m guessing there’s a way to find out …. please look into it, if it was my child I’d appreciate any help to keep them safe
If it’s the same account thescienceofjohnlock is already on the case and last I heard it was suspended.if Sara’s onto it they don’t stand a hope in hell of getting away with it!
Yeah it was real, I checked (though wish I hadn’t seen it and glad you didn’t).
even if you don’t live in canada, you could have canadian followers, don’t you dare scroll past this.(via
THERE’S A VIRUS GOING AROUND AGAIN
- IF YOU SEE THIS IN YOUR ASK DO NOT CLICK IT OR GO TO THE PAGE IT’LL INFECT YOU WITH MALWARE IGNORE THE ASK AND DO NOT CLICK ON IT WHATEVER YOU DO
SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS
This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.
Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.
This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!
However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.
These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…
This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.
In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.
Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.
I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.
And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.
Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.
REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT, REALLY REALLY FUCJING IMPORTANT
Please sign the petition. The health of bees has huge implications for everyone.
[TW DEATH, CHILD ABUSE] Another couple found guilty of murder for parenting by "To Train Up a Child"
Two parents in Washington state have been found guilty of murder after following the abusive parenting techniques advocated in the parenting book “To Train Up a Child”.
I am begging you, please sign this petition to ask Amazon to stop selling these books. The books are given out in some churches and sold under an illusion of creating a happy family. This story and the things that are encouraged in the books break my heart.
[TW CHILD ABUSE]
“Some of the discipline techniques the Pearls teach include:
- Using plastic tubing to beat children, since it hurts a lot but leaves fewer marks to alert authorities
- Wearing the plastic tubing around the parent’s neck as a constant reminder to obey
- "Swatting" babies as young as six months old with instruments such as "a 12-inch willowy branch," thinner plastic tubing or a wooden spoon
- "Blanket training" babies by hitting them with an instrument if they try to crawl off a blanket on the floor
- Beating older children with rulers, paddles, belts and larger tree branches
- "Training" children with pain before they even disobey, in order to teach total obedience
- Giving cold water baths, putting children outside in cold weather and withholding meals as discipline
- Hosing off children who have potty training accidents
- Inflicting punishment until a child is “without breath to complain.”“
they’re advocating for beating children as young as 6 MONTHS
they’re advising people on how to avoid legal punishment for their crimes
“The Pearls and their ministry, No Greater Joy, make an estimated $1.7 million a year.”
I think it’s important to point out that many of the children abused, and especially those murdered, using this method, are children of color adopted by white people, often from poverty-stricken countries in Africa and Asia.
I do a lot of dog training, and you don’t train a dog by beating it, so why the fuck would you train a human that way? and babies?
The special hell. I swear there is one, and there’s a special place in that hell for people who do this sort of thing. Sometimes my compassion is severely strained.
The Pearls also strongly advocate husband-on-wife spousal abuse, homeschooling your children to prevent outsiders from “interfering” with the child’s religious “education”, and sexual abuse (making the children pull down their pants and lay across the abuser’s lap for their beating, even into middle school and beyond). Oh and at the end of a beating, the child is supposed to hug you and thank you for beating them. Just think on that one a while.
It’s almost 2014 and
- you can be fired for being homosexual in 29 states.
- you can be fired for being transgender in 34 states.
- in 26 states, same-sex couples* are not allowed to legally adopt a single child.
- only 21 states provide anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people.
- only 32 states recognize hate crimes against homosexuals.
- only 18 states recognize hate crimes against transgender/gender-identity.
- only 57% of the United States supports LGBT rights.
"You don’t have to be gay to support equal rights" - Demitri Levanti
"Gay rights are Human Rights" - Macklemore
"I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights." - Dr Suess
In 2014, I promise to use my voice to support equality like never before. Do you?
For those that are interested in charity, apparently Benedict Cumberbatch has donated something for Macmillan Cancer Support.
For those interested, this is what Benedict has donated for the Macmillan auction:
Both generous and swanky, yet still somehow managing to be tasteful.
Thats really nice. I knew about the bracelets via Swedart but was curious to see what else was going to be in his treasure chest. Incredibly generous. I’ll have the flights & the Babington House weekend please ;)
Also let’s have a whip round and bid for Emma Thompson’s lot - it all sounds amazing!
Hope they raise thousands.
I know I don’t have many followers, but if it isn’t too much to ask I would like for everyone to just take a second to read my story. The pictures above are a summary of my life the past two years. From my first date with Christian, to my first and only prom with him, to finding out I was pregnant and starting our family. As you can see the past two years have sort of been a roller coast ride for me, with plenty of ups and downs. But I can easily say they were the best two years of my life. There are a few dates I will never forget, starting with February 26th, 2012. That was the day me and christian officially started our relationship. The next date is July 11th, 2012. The day I found out I was approximately 7 weeks pregnant. January 12th, 2013, the day we moved into our little house. Then February 13th, 2013. The day my son, Noah Clark Carden came into the world. I’ll never forget June 8th, 2013, the day Christian was taken to jail (just a minor probation violation), and July 23rd, 2013, the day he was released. After that, the dates are all kind of just a blur and a flash of good memories. Until, October 30th, 2013. That is the night Christian died. I found him, he had committed suicide. I stayed by his side until the ambulance arrived, but he had no heart beat. I followed them to the hospital and as soon as they resuscitated him and he was stable they allowed me in his room. At first I sat by his side holding his hand, and I just cried. He was breathing on his own through a tube, and a machine was doing most of the work for his heart. Just when I lost all hope one of the nurses told me, “You know you can talk to him, right? Hearing is always the last thing to go in a situation like this”. So I did, I told him many things. Countless times I told him how much I loved him. How much me and Noah needed him. That if he would just fight for me, and come back, that God would give us another chance to do things right and to be a family. I just went on and on, and when I looked up, his eyes were half open and he was crying. Tears streaming down his face. That’s when I knew.. he wasn’t going to be able to come back to me, and he knew it too. But I stayed there, I stayed by his side until they called his death and removed the machines. And for an additional two hours I sat there with my head on his chest, and I played with his hair because that was his favorite thing. I stayed until the nurses said it was time to go, I looked at him, whispered I love you, kissed him on the forehead, and I walked out. Christian suffered from depression, but not a lot of people knew that because he never reached out to anyone. He had stopped his antidepressants, but he didn’t let anyone know. He truly felt that if he died nobody would miss him, that we were all better off without him.. well he was wrong. But he couldn’t help that he felt this way, he was sick. People don’t understand how severe a mental illness can be just because you cannot see it. So this post has two messages in it. ONE, if you are depressed and you feel like you have no purpose, like you are not loved, well you are WRONG. There are many people out there that will be affected and deeply hurt to lose you. Christian didn’t realize that until it was too late. And two, if you are having suicidal thoughts… reach out to someone.. anyone. You can even message me day or night, and I will talk if you want to talk, or listen if you want me to listen. Don’t keep things hidden, and don’t feel embarrassed, scared, or ashamed.. please. You are not unwanted, you are not any different, you are depressed, and there is a cure. I would give anything to go back and tell Christian all of this, why I waited until it was too late… I dont know. And I will never forgive myself. So don’t make that mistake. Life is too short to spread hate, to hold grudges, to cut ties. Instead forgive, spread love, and find happiness. Christian always told me how much he loved to make other people happy, and it was true. I can’t name all the favors that were left unreturned.. but he didn’t care. He did it for the joy of making someones day. He was such a people pleaser, if he couldn’t make somebody happy, he felt like he had failed. What he didn’t understand is that it wasn’t his responsibility to make others happy, but he took on the challenge anyways. When other people were hurting, Christian took in their pain as his own. Everyday took a toll on him, to the point where the pain was unbearable. But you would have never known if you met him. He would flash that smile and release every bit of happiness he had until he had none left. I know it seems cliche, but it is true. Reblog this to spread Suicide Awareness. If my story can help save just one life, well then I will feel accomplished. And if Christian knew he started something to inspire others, to bring someone to reach deep down inside and find their own inner happiness, and give them a reason to live, well then he would feel accomplished too. So please, help me do this for him. I may not have worded this exactly how I wanted to, or got everything out, but I think I did the best I could at this point.
EMMA PICKETT HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 8AM THIS MORNING WE DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHERE SHE IS AND EVERYONE IS FLIPPING OUT. SHE HAS WHITE PLATINUM BLONDE HAIR BUT HAS RECENTLY DYED IT WITH A SHADE OF PURPLE. SHES A LOCAL GIRL FROM CUPERTINO HIGH SCHOOL, IF YOU HAVE SEEN ANYONE THAT LOOKS LIKE HER MESSAGE Kaz Matsui SO HE CAN NOTIFY HER PARENTS SHES A SWEETHEART AND I CANT BELIEVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WE NEED HER BACK HOME.
IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THE BAY AREA OR SANTA CLARA AREA PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS GIRL
*************UPDATE:PEOPLE HAVE CURRENTLY JUST TRACED HER PHONE TO THE PALO ALTO AREA, IF YOU LIVE NEAR THERE PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT KNOW ITS DARK OUTSIDE BUT WE NEED HER HOME****************
GUYS PLEASE HELP IF YOU LIVE IN THE BAY AREA
guys this is really important and relevant RIGHT NOW this girl went missing this morning
*By “this morning” we mean Wednesday, the 13th of November 2013, so yes, this is super recent plz boost
Let’s do what we can, everyone
I WANT TO CLEAR SOME THINGS UP.
Emma Pickett has been missing since 8am, the morning of Tuesday, November the 12th. She is 5’8”, roughly 110 pounds, with purple-grey hair and blue-green eyes. She left wearing a beanie that says “Stay Cute” and a sweater like the one in the picture I’ll include. The last time anyone has heard from her was 11 am yesterday (Tuesday the twelfth). I’ve spoken with her friend Martin and he says that when he spoke with her on the phone, at around eleven, she had had a sip of vodka and was apparently intoxicated. She’s very tall and very tiny, so only a small amount of alcohol could have done that to her. She sent a few messages to people such as Martin and myself saying things to the effect of “I love you, I’m sorry.” The police traced the last call/text she made to the Palo Alto area, about fifteen minutes outside of her home in Cupertino. Kazuma Matsui’s brother got an anonymous tip yesterday, as follows
I took these screencaps at 1:35 Central Standard Time, which is 11:35 Pacific Standard time, which means Kaz’s brother probably got this text around 11:21 pm last night, November the twelfth. Kaz and the police went out looking for her at the park and the surrounding area and didn’t find anything. Still no phone or car.
Emma’s mother (I am in direct contact with her) says this about her phone “I think her phone is off; of course I’ve left messages, but police said cell checks show no activity (& they have ATT doing ping checks every 15 min). I think she knew we would track her; she’s smart”
and this about the police’s efforts “The police have a state wide alert for license plate & are going to put out a press alert on evening news I think”
As of right now, 8:09 PST, they have not located Emma, her car, her phone, or anything that ties into her.
The license plate on her car is 4PIJ247. PLEASE LOOK FOR A BLACK JAGUAR (ABOUT A 2002) WITH THIS LICENSE PLATE.
We’re exploring all options. If you find out anything at all about Emma, please contact me, Paige on Emma’s blog, dogbun or at (760) 914-1623, Kaz on dog-san, or call (408) 299-2311 (this is the number the deputy gave me yesterday when she called) and tell them you have information about Emma Pickett.
Please hope really hard and pray, if that’s your thing.
Also, for the record, this is very real. This is very very real. Please message me if you have any questions or if you need for me to affirm the reality of this situation for you. I assure you that when Emma is found, she will be coming home to a good place. Again, if you don’t trust contacting me, please call the deputy. I am Emma’s girlfriend, and I’m very much in love with her. I want nothing but her safe return.
Here are a few more pictures for clarification.
(third one from the left—THIS IS THE SWEATER/HAT I BELIEVE SHE WAS WEARING WHEN SHE LEFT)
(this is an old picture from January but it’s still pretty accurate)
Thank you so so much. I appreciate everything you’re all doing.
I may have reblogged this already, but this includes a LOT more information on her. If anyone knows anything about her whereabouts or anything at all, please do contact the numbers provided. :/
Ok so I just saw the most disgusting picture on Facebook, and I’m sorry if people don’t want to see this but ignoring it doesn’t mean that stuff like this doesn’t happen and I am so fucking angry I want to cry and meet this guy face to face so I can say what I really feel- if isaid it on tumbler I would probably end up getting reported. The fact that he thinks he has the right to do that to an innocent creature is pure evil, and whoever took the photo is just as bad for standing by and doing nothing. I know that animals do not think the same as us, but they still have feelings and experience emotion and pain and can suffer, and you think it’s fun to inflict that onto a defenceless young animal? And people wonder why they get attacked by animals. You fucking deserve it because animals have just as much right to live happily on this earth as you do.
I’m not trying to be a hypocrite here- I drink, I have pets and I eat meat. But I don’t do these things to cause pain and suffering. I drink to have fun, even I admit that it’s not good and causes more problems than its worth and I’ve learnt that through my experiences, but never would I force any other living creature to do it purely for my entertainment. I have pets- but not to feel powerful because I control another living thing. I enjoy caring for them and enjoy the relationship I have with them, and I understand that there’s a boundary- they are animals, not people. Never would you catch me dressing my cats up in tutus or jeans because they are not humans- they’re not supposed to wear tutus AND THEYRE NOT SUPPOSED TO DRINK VODKA- neither are we for that matter yet we still do it and end up regretting it. And yes I eat meat- not to enjoy the fact that an animal has died because I wanted it to and enjoy the feel,IMF of killing- it’s survival. Why do we have canines? Because we’re designed to eat meat, and have been for thousands of years, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to digest meat, and we wo
Lundy have canines.
But this. This is pure sickness. If you know this guy or recognise him from somewhere, do something about tie cause this is not okay on so many levels. I don’t care if this next bit is cheesy, but I think who we are is made up by the choices we make and how we act, especially with other living things, and if this is who you choose to be, then rot in hell.
I want this to get as many notes as possible so people are aware and this guys face starts to go round so I will be reblogging this daily. Thanks to those so far who’ve already reblogged this. Please, regardless of what your log type is, reblog this because it is a real and significant issue. Would you want somebody doing this to your pet, or an animal you care about?
Reblog this shit or I’ll stick a vodka bottle down your throat
fucked up asshole
I couldn’t even look at this picture and I’m sorry for everyone that has to see it but SPREAD THIS AROUND!!!
reposting/reblogging/sharing/retweeting/WHATEVER is NO USE unless you KNOW who this shithead is, where he lives, what his name is and you can prove this picture is real and there is actually vodka in that bottle. You don’t know where in the world or even WHEN this picture was taken (or who the asshole is that took the pic). You need facts to give the police so they can do something about it. But you need to know which police force to contact.