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Abuser Warning

Hello, sorry to clutter your dash with this but I would just like to note that there is a highly abusive person attending Fanime this year. Her name is Meredith, and as far as I know she likes to cosplay Homestuck and BH6. She has a history of manipulation and sexual abuse. You can read a callout on the blog “gaykyouki” if you wish to see what she has done. Her blog is t-rans-girl-g-o-go without the dashes.

If you can, please spread the word. I do not wish for anyone to be harmed by this individual. She’s highly dangerous.

I can’t believe the LG community and the continuous policing of who can and cannot be in the pride. I never heard such stupid statements years ago, and maybe I was simply not exposed to them, but when the prides were small and still seen with a “what the fuck is going on” curiosity everyone was happy when anyone else joined because everyone knew that a person marching with the pride was a person saying fuck you to all the homophobes looking. Pride is not only about being proud of being LGBTQA+ but also about being proud of being a supporter of LGBTQA+ people, pride is about putting LGBTQA+ people in the front and showing homophobes that they are, every year, more and more alone. It’s important that the spotlight stays on the LGBTQA+ people themselves that is undeniable but you don’t reach that with policing. And, you know, every straight person attending pride this year may be a queer person attending pride next year. You don’t know how many people might realize they weren’t actually what they thought once they are exposed to other ideas and sexualities and start exploring themselves.
Frankly, policing who can be in pride is absolutely against all that pride was ever supposed to be. There is also its history on Wikipedia, and maybe you should read it for context and understanding.

Taylor Swift would be the perfect person to attend a Taylor Swift concert with this is so inconvenient

rosemarychungphotography asked:

Is it possible to be a worst person after attending church for so long? I feel like I was more disciplined and had better character and integrity when I wasn't a Christian.

Hey dear friend, thank you so much for your honesty and for bringing up something that we all feel, but don’t dare to express.

I think the answer, as unhelpful as it might be, is yes and no. I notice a similar pattern among Christians – most of us experience huge growth spurts in the beginning because it’s all so exciting and new, but then it turns into begrudging obligation and critical self-punishment. It seems to happen in about 99% of the Christians that I know. 

The irony perhaps is that the stronger you grow in faith, the more you become aware of your own faults and flaws. Christians are sensitive to their own shortcomings because we actually care, and when we grow in maturity, we stop making excuses and we quit the rationalizations. A sure sign of an immature person is one who cannot take responsibility for their own actions and won’t own up to their part; it was always someone else’s fault or an environmental factor. It could be true, but it doesn’t make us less sinful.

So you’re becoming self-aware, and seeing how bad our sin really is. When we get a glimpse of God’s holiness, we can’t help but feel wretched and naked and low. Even in the presence of better musicians or writers or scholars, we tend to feel like our progress was “dirty rags” (Isaiah 64:6).  Because of Scripture, we suddenly have a very clear view of our issues – we regard them as sin instead of mistakes, and so we get very hard on ourselves.

At this point, most Christians stay in morbid introspection and forget to look up to the cross and to the resurrection. This is the only place where true character, integrity, and discipline could come from. When our motivation is no longer to “be good” but instead to look to the only one who is good, then our motives change from self-punishment to love-driven effort.

The essential Bible truth is that our works cannot save us, and only Christ can – so every Christian is the most critical of their own sin but the most victorious in a savior.

You’ll often feel like you’re getting worse before you get better. The funny thing is that Apostle Paul would bash himself all the time; in 1 Timothy 1:15 he tells Timothy, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.” That’s crazy to consider, that Paul called himself “the worst of sinners.” But the first half of the verse rides the tension between his own sin and the reality of Christ. It really is a tough balance.

If in the end you feel that you really have gotten “worse,” I hope you still won’t be too hard on yourself and that tomorrow is another day, a different day, to be who you’re called to be.

Of course, you’ll want to strive to have integrity and all those other things: but not to punish yourself, and instead embody the one who has already saved you. You don’t have to shackle yourself to your own record. Each day, I hope you’ll begin again. God wants that for you. He’s okay about yesterday and all that came before. I would know, because I really am the worst of sinners, to be the most pitied: yet I remember, I’m deeply loved. You’re loved, my friend. We are profoundly fractured, yet radically treasured in Him.

– J.S.

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says.  There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”    

– C.S. Lewis

wow. this is excellent. and huge credit should go to the thousands of domestic and home-health laborers who have been organizing for years in an effort to push the Obama administration in this direction.

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Overturning a decades-old exemption, the U.S. Department of Labor has extended minimum wage and overtime benefits to the mostly female and minority workforce of nearly 2 million home health-care workers.

The Fair Labor Standards Act will be extended to direct care workers, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. Those affected by the rule will receive the same protections as people providing similar services in hospitals and nursing homes, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

“Home-care workers are no longer treated like teenage babysitters providing casual services under this rule,” Perez said. “A fair wage will further stabilize and professionalize this critical line of work.”

The move was opposed by the Washington-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which said it would make home-health care too expensive for some. The cost of the rule will average $6.8 million a year over a 10-year period, the department said. It was backed by a broad coalition of groups that advocate for low-wage workers, according to Sarah Leberstein, a staff attorney with National Employment Law Project in New York.

Congress extended benefits to domestic workers when it amended the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1974. The measure included a narrow exemption for babysitters and workers who provide “companionship” services that the Labor Department later interpreted to include direct-care workers, Leberstein said.

What are the Different Duties That are Expected of a Personal Attendant

What are the Different Duties That are Expected of a Personal Attendant

A personal attendant is a person who is suppose to take care of the elderly and all those who need direct personal care because of some health issue or any other reason. Also known as a personal care assistant, such a person is responsible for taking complete care of the health and well being of a person. Such a profile doesn’t need any special education apart from basic education along with…

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The last time I wore this jersey on the day of an important game, there was a bad hockey outcome. This year, at least, that bum Alec Martinez is watching on TV like I am. Fuck that guy and his garbage goal. Never getting over it, ever.

I am a man of science, and I know that what I wear has no bearing on events at a hockey game I will not even attend in person. Even by the butterfly-wings-leading-to-a-hurricane logic at the extreme boundaries of chaos theory, any causal relationship between my wardrobe choices and the nearly infinite number of game states possible starting at 7:30 tonight is at best extremely improbable. There’s a better chance of a quantum vacuum appearing and transferring me into an alternate universe.

I’m still taking it off before the national anthem. Obvs. 

Gov. Brown Signs Personal Attendant Overtime Bill

On September 26, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill which entitles personal attendants in California to overtime pay. Previously, California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 15 provided a complete overtime exemption for personal attendant. …

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I need help!

I’m going to be Jake’s brothers fiancé’s personal attendant this summer for her wedding in June. I am thinking about just buying a cute dress from Gordmans (so I can get my discount/cheap), but I don’t know what colors are appropriate!

I have two dresses (they’re actually the same dress, just different colors..) one in really light pink with floral designs (in white) and the other is gray with floral.. One of my coworkers said it was perfect, but the other one said it might be too close to white, and since I’ll be with her all day I shouldn’t have anything too close in color.

I’ll put some pictures up, but has anybody ever been in this position…?!

Now You See Me.

First and foremost, I should apologize for my sudden departure from the group. I had a few personal matters to attend to back home that needed to be handled and taken care of asap. That being said. I’m super stoked to be back! I certainly missed Dalton and all the incredible people here. 

 taylorswift Okay, here it goes.

Hello. I’m Annie, and I work closely with disabled persons. I have also helped start a program in in my state for little girls, ages 5-12, who use a wheelchair for 100% of daily life. Currently, our Little Miss, (which is the title given to the individual associated with the program) is a HUGE fan of Taylor Swift. My goal right now, is to get her to meet Taylor. Now this little girl is also a competitor in a sports program (track) for disabled people. I, personally, attend this program every year. It takes place tomorrow, and I believe if we give Taylor enough notice she’ll be able to come next year. Please please “post this forward” so that I can catch her attention enough to share with her the details, and get her to come. Thank you!