Why You Can’t Talk About The Amtrak Derailment Without Talking About Our Infrastructure Crisis

At least six people have died and more than 140 people are injured in the wake of the deadliest Amtrak derailment in recent history. Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 rolled off the tracks while rounding a bend near Philadelphia, according to NBC Philadelphia, while carrying 238 passengers and five crew members. As officials sort through the wreckage and try to determine the cause of the tragedy, the Northeast Corridor — Amtrak’s busiest and most profitable route between Boston and Washington — will be shut down for an indeterminate amount of time.


Less than 2 percent of all Ebola donations went to front-line medical staff in Sierra Leone. 

Under cover of darkness, a few burial workers pried opened the hospital morgue’s steel doors and stole three corpses. They carried the bodies to the hospital’s front gates and tossed them beside the road that bisects downtown Kenema, the third largest city in Sierra Leone.

As the sun rose, a crowd gathered around the bodies. No one admitted to dumping them, but members of the hospital’s burial team, the 23 men tasked with carrying and cleaning Ebola-infected corpses, told local journalists the cadavers were a form of protest. The workers had not received the $115 weekly in “hazard pay” they had been promised for nearly two months by supervisors, the government and donors. And they were not alone. All over the country, hundreds—if not thousands—of doctors, nurses, hospital cleaners, lab technicians and burial workers had been unpaid or underpaid, and many still are.

That silent protest took place on November 25, 2014, while hospitals throughout the country were collapsing under the weight of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. The men and women on the front lines, risking their lives to save the dying and protect the healthy from infection, had begun to feel duped. Millions of dollars flowed into Sierra Leone from all over the world to help tackle the crisis, but the workers’ pleas to be paid were ignored.


PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS: Αpparently there is “Greek Bailout Fund” in IndieGoGo.

 They’ve raised 210,278 euros.  Here’s the link:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/greek-bailout-fund#/story

I’ve seen you guys raising money for a lot of reasons. Can you please signal boost this as well? 


Greece has suffered enough for the past 6 years. It’s us the common people who deal with the consequences. Most of us have lost our jobs and can’t find new ones, a huge percent of our youth has immigrated in countries as far as Australia (Melbourne is the 3rd country with the biggest Greek population).Some of us have lost our homes, some of us can’t feed our children, some of  us have commited suicide. Most of us can only afford to buy something over 100 euros only with a credit card. Even stuff from a food store. 

Our health care system is broken, doctors don’t have the necessary things to work with, and are ordered to prioritize the younger people (meaning old people are just left to die bc we lack the medicine and equipment needed). And they are also payed less and less money so they illegally ask for thousands of euros from patients in order to operate on them. This called is fakelaki. This is a site filled with such cases of doctors asking for money:    http://www.edosafakelaki.org/

My father lost his job, he was fired after having worked in the same business for 15 years.My bestfriend’s father is working almost all day in a german factory, while the rest of his family is here in order to raise enough money. His youngest son is 5 and he only sees him a couple of times in a year and  through Skype. He is almost 50 years old. My mother’s best friend is forced to find another house to live bc she’s is being kicked out, she has two kids. 

I’ve spent the last 6 years, hoping things will get better, while my parents counted every last cent they spent. After this week’s events I’m broken, I see people fight over the “yes or no” like it’s gonna save us. My mother admitted she can’t sleep at night bc she’s worried we will lose the money my grandmother has in her bank account (which were ment for my university studies, in case I moved in another city or in order to buy a car).  My father keeps swearing every time he watches the news.  

This is not a situation any country should face, especially one which in the EE, a “humanitarian union”. This is not Humanitarism, this is slow extinction. It has been for six years. Our dept has been increased instead of decreased.

I’m not saying that we are not at fault (we did get those loans), but we are not the one’s with bank accounts in Switzerland (filled with money stolen from the State which where ment for public services), yet we are the ones who have paid the most (and not only in money). 

Whether we say yes or no next Sunday, our lives will become even worse. 

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So I beg you if you can give even 10 cents, I would really appreciate it.

Please support and donation for marriage 10 anniv. | Indiegogo Life

Hello everyone.

My name is Tomohiro Hirano live in Nagano Japan.

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of marriage this year.

So our family has decided to challenge the big goal each.

It is a migration to Finland. 

at 45000$ is required for the Finland immigration.

SO I have decided to challenge the new way.

See this x-ray of some jacked up wisdom teeth? That’s my jacked up wisdom teeth!

These suckers need to be taken out! Unfortunately, my insurance doesn’t cover it. That’s right, both my medical and dental insurance will not pay for this surgery. Even if it were covered, the cost would only go against my stupidly high deductible and I’d be left trying to figure out how to pay for it.

That’s where you can help!

I have created an IndieGoGo Life fundraiser for the amount needed for the surgery. I would be extremely appreciative if you could donate even a small amount, or just share this to spread the word! Every dollar makes a difference.


Thank you for taking the time to read my post and sharing it! For those that can donate, I really, truly appreciate it.

“Continued flat funding for the NIH puts at risk an entire generation of U.S. scientists, and if we lose them, they won’t come back. This will compromise the future of medical research and put hope of cures and treatments on hold for millions of America’s patients.” - Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

The Path to Cures Requires Physician Scientists 

After four years of medical school and five years of residency training, a young doctor is at a crucial decision point in her career. She wants to combine her passion for treating patients with her love of medical research. She is exactly the kind of person we need if we are going to discover the next generation of cures, and she is the doctor I want to treat my family members when they face a devastating diagnosis. But with the prospect of a one in 10 chance of getting federal funding for her research, she may consider giving up her dream of becoming a physician scientist. If she does, who knows what cures or treatments will never reach patients?

Sustained growth in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding is essential for continued progress in medical research—progress that has resulted in astonishing breakthroughs. Research funded by the NIH has contributed to nearly every medical treatment, diagnostic tool, and medical device developed in modern history. We are all enjoying longer, healthier lives because of the federal government’s support for this critical research. NIH research has contributed to a 70 percent reduction in the death rates for coronary heart disease and stroke, a 40 percent decline in infant mortality over the past 20 years, and a 30 percent decrease in chronic disability among seniors.

Over the past decade, the NIH budget has lost more than 20 percent of its purchasing power after inflation because of a federal funding squeeze. As a result, many promising research studies may never be pursued. And, equally troubling for the future of medical research, a generation of aspiring physician scientists is being discouraged. Increasingly, when young researchers see such slim chances of getting federal funding for their work, they are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to devote the extra years of training and expense necessary to become scientists.

We all have to deal with budget realities in our lives. But federal support for medical research needs to be viewed as a priority in the future. After years of nearly flat funding for medical research, Congress needs to provide predictable funding increases for the NIH if we’re to build on research opportunities that could change the lives of tomorrow’s patients.

Recently, House Energy and Commerce Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) worked across the aisle to draft the 21st Century Cures Act(H.R. 6). Provisions in the measure wouldreauthorize the NIH for three years at funding levels that represent an increase of $1.5 billion per year and provide $10 billion over the next five years in mandatory funding through an NIH Innovation Fund. This infusion of funding will help revitalize and rebuild our nation’s biomedical research capacity. The AAMC is proud to support this important effort, and House passage would be a great start toward hope for millions.

The cures and treatments that result from additional funding can only happen if we continue to excite and inspire the next generation of physicians to pursue careers in medical research. This is especially important because the pool of physician scientists—indeed, all physicians—is increasingly short of what it needs to be. New physician workforce projections by IHS Inc. show a shortage of as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025. Of that number, between 28,000 and 63,000 will be specialists—the ones most likely to make scientific research their life’s calling.

Continued flat funding for the NIH puts at risk an entire generation of U.S. scientists, and if we lose them, they won’t come back. This will compromise the future of medical research and put hope of cures and treatments on hold for millions of America’s patients.

Michelle Goldberg: This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities
To survive funding cuts, state schools like the University of Arizona increasingly rely on out-of-state tuition—and cater to the wealthy students who can afford to pay it.

If you haven’t read this article yet, go now and do it.

I’ve kind of feared – for years – that public universities, needing to plug the holes where public funding is no longer available, are slowly turning into sort-of private universities.

:: Crowdfunding enables LGBQTI advocacy body to keep operating :: NEWS :: NIRS ::

A successful crowdfunding campaign will see the re-establishment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI organisation Black Rainbow.

Founder, Broome-based Mangarayi man Dameyon Bonson, says the organisation is vital in efforts to support First Nations lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people.

Mr Bonson says it’s an area which is underrepresented within mainstream services and at the Government level.

This is so great!!!

Help me

Hey guys

I’m in trouble

I can’t pay all of my fees for uni, and especially not with my rent, and I really need some help. 


I’m trying to get a job, but I’m in drama school and I only get a couple of weeks of timetables at a time, so not many people want to hire me. If I don’t pay by June, I don’t get graded on my projects and can’t finish my degree. 

I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am and I’m terrified it will be taken away because of this. Please help if you can. If you can help in any way, even if it’s just sharing this I’d appreciate it a lot. If you help me out with this, feel free to message me about anything you might need help with, whether it’s now or in the future and I’ll do my best to return the favor. 

I hate to ask this, but I’m at the end of my rope.

This is my link again gofundme.com/sx3u5a4c


Hi guys I really hate being another post asking for donations, but my close friend’s dog was brutally attacked a few weeks ago and had one of his eyes torn out.
She is a 19 year old student who can’t afford the $2,000 dollar bill given to her by the emergency vet clinic for the treatment and if you guys could boost this or even donate a dollar or two I would be so grateful! You can donate or read the story about Guido at the link below


Thank you for your time and even if you can’t help please boost this so that someone who can might see it

CLICK HERE to support Imber The Movie
A short film about a courageous young girl willing to move mountains to save someone she loves | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!


A group of former and current art students are attempting to create a short fantasy film this summer called “Imber”. The movie is amazing and features a young, girl of color as the lead. Currently we’re trying to get funding to help out and I would love if this post can get some attention, since I know how much tumblr loves supporting the arts and artists.

Even if you can’t contribute I would love if you reblogged this so we can get some attention. Notes aren’t important to me, just getting this project off the ground!

PS Matthew Jacobs did the script! If you aren’t aware, he worked on great movies like Emperor’s New Groove!

Would anyone be interested in helping to crowdfund a hologram-based futuristic sport?

So this is for real. I’ve been making the rounds and getting in contact with a few engineers/scientists who work with holography. In my sci-fi books, there’s a sport called Hologis that is basically dodgeball mixed with lasertag set in a giant maze arena.

We have the technology to make this…at least on a small scale, to start.

Think about it. Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Get your friends and run on over to the local Hologis arena and get a few hours of exercise running around in an arena, throwing holographic balls at each other and avoiding being eliminated.

Fun, adrenaline, and exercise. AND FREAKING HOLOGRAMS.

What more could you want?

Imagine watching this on TV. Or going to the stadium and cheering on your team. Or playing it yourself. People, THIS IS THE FUTURE OF SPORTS.

So, obviously funding will be needed, and I can’t do this on my own. Would you put into something like this? (Please note, I am not currently crowdfunding this or asking for money. This is just a poll.)

Let me know what you think! If you want more info about what Hologis is, shoot me a message. I have the rules manual, how it’s set up, knock-out system, etc etc.