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Today, something came in the mail that honestly can’t believe was sent to me.  A group calling themselves We The People of the State (website is here) is sending out flyers to “Say No to Anti Discrimination Laws” because they believe it furthers the “homosexual movement”.

For those of you that don’t know, Utah has been trying to pass Anti Discrimination Laws to prevent LGBT people from being fired or evicted for simply being who they are. 

This groups is sending out hate mail. From their flyer:

"If we don’t stop these bad pieces of legislation, we will be helping the homosexual movement in bullying our children and young adults, giving them the open door they need to solicit and stimulate their minds and telling them that maybe they are gay; using these victims to increase their ranks in the national shift of morality they seek." 

This is hate speech. This is wrong. I do not want this sent to my house. 

They’re asking Utahans to call their representatives. If you live in Utah, please visit Equality Utah  and find out how to contact your representative and get anti discrimination laws SB 100 and SB 99 passed.

If you don’t live in Utah, I’m asking you to call the people that sent this hate mail.  Let them know what you think. Call them at 1-801-736-2191 or mail them at 4001 South 700 East Ste 500, SLC UT 84107.  Flood their mailbox. Let them know that this kind of speech is not okay.

Tuesday Pet Peeves
  • Drivers who don’t use their turn signals, make no effort to signal in any way whatsoever that they are turning, then they turn into on-coming traffic nonetheless.
  • People who cut in line at the market. Not cool.
  • Unwanted solicitations of any kind, especially door-to-door religion salespeople.
  • People who moan way too loudly at yoga and have no sense of courtesy space.
  • Websites that require using Internet Explorer. It’s not 2003 anymore, yo.
  • Explaining to (mostly) old people (and some young people, too) how the Interwebs works.
  • Common core curriculum. 
  • My dogs. They are both driving me crazy today.
'But then on the X-Men side, we've got Phoenix,' said Guggenheim. 'We've got Wolverine from circa Giant-Size X-Men #1 because in this version of reality, Hank McCoy brought old X-Men from the past into the present, but he chose the ones from Giant-Size X-Men #1 instead of the X-Men from the 1960s.' You can read the solicitation text for the debut issue and see more concept art below.

anonymous asked:

As a devouted christian can you explain me Faith healing? I just do not understand people who do that!

Well, Faith Healing refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are claimed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing. After all, God is omnipotent, and surely his faithful would receive special treatment when asked?

I don’t believe this because I don’t like the implications of the idea. It basically means that God’s power can be summoned at your whim for every hardship that you face. Doesn’t that make God less than you if you control Him and not the other way around?

I do believe that God does keep tally of brownie points and rewards faithfulness periodically, just as He gives us trials to test our character and faith. We are encouraged to cast our cares on the Lord, but it is ultimately God’s decision to reward, test, punish, or intervene, and not ours.

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The Bronx was once a haven; a suburbia away from the metropolis of Manhattan, boasting the most beautiful buildings of the highest aesthetic and the latest innovations; marble lobbies and Art Deco decor were intended only for the quality middle class that could afford it.

Almost a century later, most of the buildings have fallen subject to decay and quality of life crimes such as graffiti, vandalism, and solicitation as they’ve gone unmaintained or repaired. A shadow of what they once were, the population for whom they were originally designed have fled, leaving the poorer populations to call it home.

Call for Microaggressions Post-its! (For Zine-Making)

LIS Microaggressions is soliciting Post-it submissions to be collected and included in our first ever LIS Microaggressions zine, which will be distributed at the upcoming ARLIS, ACRL, and REFORMA conferences (March-April 2015). This zine will also be available for download on our site!

Definition: Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward individuals from marginalized communities. Microaggressions can be difficult to identify because they are more nuanced, subtle forms of prejudice. They may arise from the language we use with our peers, the assumptions we make of others, or perceived compliments.

Submissions: Snail mail your Post-it submission to the address below postmarked by Friday, March 13th. Please write down or draw out your microaggression on a Post-it (or plain paper) no larger than 3x3. Submissions can be anonymous, or feel free to include your name/pseudonym/handle/etc. The zine will be constructed by LIS Microaggressions editors, kinda like our ALA 2014 poster but in zine form!

Mailing address:

Cynthia Mari Orozco
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, MS-1901
Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at lismicroaggressions@gmail.com.

Thanks so much!

-The LIS Microaggressions Team

ants-on-the-hill asked:

I have yet to get my full interests in fighters and monks(even tho I know how good they could be) Mostly playing bards and sorcerers. I want to make a character close to those in the movie 'the raid' and 'the raid 2' Help please:)

I’ve heard good things, but haven’t gotten around to seeing The Raid quite yet. So I can’t be much specific help here. But, fortunately, I’m far from your only or best option!

So right HERE is the link to the Pathfinder General Discussion Thread on Paizo.com.

My suggestion would be to start a new thread titled: “The Raid: Help Make My Ubersoldier!” or something.Drop a first post detailing what you’re trying to accomplish and solicit the community’s advice.

Then don’t look at it for a half hour or an hour. Maybe spend that time looking around on the boards, posting on other interesting threads, throwing around your own two cents, etc. It’s a fun community, make some friends. :)

Then come back and answer the three very basic questions you got in that time.

Then don’t look at it for 4 to 24 hours. (Maybe do some more lookin’ around.)

Chances are, you’ll have a ton of neat ideas waiting for you when you do come back and can engage the best posters in some fun conversations or drill down on some of the cooler idea.

The Paizo community is really quite open and pretty positive. I’ve never seen anyone get pinged for being a first time poster or having a “stupid questions,” that’s just not the sort of show we run over there.

So while I’m probably not a great help here, I’d bet you the thousands of superfans over there will be invaluable. I’d also be willing to bet you have the perfect answer to someone else’s question or the next great idea for someone you’ve never met’s campaign. You should let them know. :)

Hope that helps!

~W

Day 3 of the Rocket Games

Welcome to the #RocketGames! Two Agents from each district within Team Rocket AZ have been chosen to compete in these games for survival! Who will survive and take home the glory?

Day 3:

Patio attacks Time, but he manages to escape.

Galley and Ding work together for the day.

O scares Jazz off.

Magic discovers a cave.

Deck constructs a shack.

Soliciting receives fresh food from an unknown sponsor.

Phone runs away from Stalker.

Porch receives medical supplies from an unknown sponsor.

Assault injures himself.

Keys constructs a shack.

Hidden diverts Kidnap’s attention and runs away.


Remarkable! No deaths today! Have we spoken too soon? Let’s see what happens that night…

Night 3:

Hidden, Magic, and Jazz unsuccessfully ambush Assault, Porch, and Time, who kill them instead.

Soliciting sees a fire, but stays hidden.

Phone, Kidnap, Stalker, O, and Patio crowd around their fire.

Keys tends to his wounds.

Galley and Deck huddle for warmth.

Ding tries to treat her infection.

*~*~*~*

OH MAN TRIPLE KILLS.

Stay tuned! Follow the tag #RocketGames

Swamp Thing #40 Preview

This issue’s cover is presented in a special sideways format.

I’m no stranger to terrible solicits, but damn does this one take it to a whole new level.  It’s the conclusion not only to the Machine Queen story arc but to the entire series and all we have is some sideways flavor…………… Well, I’m still looking forward to it and man am I going to miss our Avatar of The Green.

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MS. MARVEL #14 (April 2015)
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (a)
COVER BY JAKE WYATT
WTD VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• There’s a new kid in town… and he’s cute.
• What are those feelings, Kamala Khan? It’s called a crush.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #12 (February 2015)
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • Takeshi Miyazawa (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
• Love is in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives!
• Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the dance, but Ms. Marvel is!
• Well sort of – by crashing it attempting to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster!
• Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day issue featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK WIDOW #8
NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)
• On a snowy night in Prague, Natasha must fight her way out of disaster alongside the WINTER SOLDIER!
• Meanwhile, Isaiah has business of his own in London, but a simple plan gets complicated.
• Nathan Edmonson and Phil Noto continue their uninterrupted run on one of the most acclaimed books of the year.

CATWOMAN #40

Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE

Art by GARRY BROWN

Cover by JAE LEE

MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

It’s the furious finale to “Family Business”! Will Selina remain the head of Gotham City’s criminal underworld, or return to her life as Catwoman? Will she even survive this battle long enough to make the choice for herself?