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Fandom: Riverdale

Pairing: Kevin Keller/Joaquin (Joavin) 

Yes, I changed the lyrics of a Shawn Mendes song for this title. I’m Canadian, sue me.

Kevin Keller has three kinks: Secrets, extracurriculars and boys. All of them could be appreciated in a strictly platonic non sexual way.

Unless a boy who Kevin is fucking that he has to keep a secret is giving him a hickey like his college application depended on it.

Like what Kevin is discovering right now. Then words like “appreciation” and “platonic” and “non sexual” can be chucked out the window. In other words, all his own, Kevin is a slut for Joaquin.

But it has to come to an end.

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Where is the ER fandom at?

Seriously? I mean this. I literally grew up watching ER and I have a special place deeply entrenched in my heart for each and every single member of the stunning cast of ER, each beautifully written character and heartwrenching sadness and uplifting joy.

You want a show that handles topics like HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, Transgenderism, Cancer and other serious illnesses both physical and mental in a mature, realistic manner, without reducing the diverse world to simple arrogantly designed stereotypes?

How about a show that says everything that is wrong with North American medical facilities and national medical budgeting in a simple, effective manner?

A show that takes these well-written, strong characters, these very real people and puts them into everyday and not-so-everyday Emergency Medical situations?

Where a large part of the events that happen in the show are based on events that have happened to real hospitals in the US?

E-muthafuckin-R, my darlings.

Plus, hey guess what? The cast is stellar and when I say stellar is mean literally star-studded. Check this out:

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Noah Wyle, also known for The Librarian movies, playing Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko, as Tom Mason in Falling Skies, and for his time spent contributing to the international non-profit organization Doctors of the World and to his work as a member of the Human Rights Watch Council.

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Laura Innes, made her film debut in Brian De Palma's The Fury (1978), played the role of Jody. She then played the daughter to Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara in the short-lived television sitcom The Stiller & Meara Show (1986). She’s also appeared in Warehouse 13Awake, and The Event.

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Maura Tierney, recently known for her roles in The Good WifeRuth & Erica and Rescue Me. Also known for The Whole Truth and Liar Liar. Personal Quote via IMDB: “I diagnosed my husband’s recent appendix attack. At first, he didn’t believe me. He was having pain in his lower abdomen and felt nauseous. He also had a fever which I said was suspicious. I even did a stomach press check and I knew. Still, I got out my medical textbook they gave me on ER (1994) and said, ‘Let’s go to the real doc.’ He said, 'It’s just the flu.’ Of course, they admitted him and took out his appendix. Now he’s like, 'Get over yourself. You’re still not a real doctor.’

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Yvette Freeman, this beautiful lady has done Days of Our LivesThe Bold and the Beautiful, and a ton of other stuff. She’s one of the longest serving recurring characters on the show ER, having appeared in every season since 1994. She was also in the sitcom Working from 1997 until 1999, while still appearing in ER. In 2002, she lost 110 pounds due to health complications and diabetes and now speaks as a positive advocate for weight loss

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Goran Visnjic,  known for voicing Soto in Ice Age and portraying Dragan Armansky in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and roles in TV series' Red WidowPan Am and TV mini-series The Deep. Also his role in Practical Magic as Jimmy Angelov. Goran has a heart of gold. In 2002 he donated 1000 pounds in prize money that he won on a Croatian quiz show, giving it to the country’s theatres. At the time, he had never been on a TV quiz show.

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Anthony Edwards, know for various roles such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High character Stoner Bud, Andy Quinn in It Takes TwoRevenge of the Nerds character Gilbert LowellZodiac character Inspector William Armstrong, and Hank Galliston in Zero Hour. Not to mention Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw in Top Gun.

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Eriq La Salle, Mike Rivers in One Life to Live, Daryl Jenks in Coming to America, Frank in Jacob’s Ladder, Andrew Evans in The System, UN Secretary General in 24, George Lumas in Blackout, and Evan “E-Mo” Morris in A Gifted Man. La Salle wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival. He also knows Martial Arts.

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Alex Kingston, if you’re on Tumblr and you don’t recognize Alex Kingston then something is very, very wrong. Her recurring Doctor Who character River Song should be well known on this site. Beyond that she has also been in Upstairs DownstairsPrivate PracticeMarchlandsHope SpringsSordid ThingsWithout a TraceThe Poseidon Adventure, and a slew of other movies and series’.

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Sherry Stringfield, After working a short time in a theater box office, she accepted a 3 years contract as character Blake in the daytime drama Guiding Light. After a short break, spent with traveling, she played Laura Kelly on NYPD Blue, an made appearances in various other works. Sherry received, for her character Dr. Susan Lewis on ER, three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress on a Drama Series as well as a Golden Globe nomination and a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Female Performer.

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Abraham Benrubi, with appearances in shows like Married with Children and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, his portrayal as a Troll in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, his character in Wristcutters: A Love Story and the countless other things Abraham has done over the years, he’s one of the best.

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Mekhi Phifer, who has acted in Torchwood as Rex Matheson, Lie to Me as Agent Ben Reynolds, Puff, Puff, PassDawn of the Dead8 Mile and more. Along with the Pennsylvania-based charity organization, The Vine Group, he donated over $100,000 in scholarships, books and computers to Ibadan, Nigeria, where the Mekhi Phifer Education Center opened in 2005 to help poor children get an education.

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Ming-Na Wen. That’s right, I said Ming-Na Wen. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ming-Na Wen. Eureka Ming-Na Wen. SGU Stargate Universe and Two and a Half Men Ming-Na Wen. Chun-Li from the live action Street Fighter movie. The voice of Mulan and Spawn’s Lisa Wu/Jade. Badass Muthafucka Ming-Na Wen who plays Dr. Jing-mei “Deb” Chen in ER.

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Julianna Margulies, known for The Good WifeCanterbury’s LawThe SopranosThe Lost RoomSnakes on a PlaneThe Darwin Awards and Ghost Ship, among many others.

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George Clooney, and I ask you, do I really need to do a blurb for George “the Amazing Actor and Yet Still the Worst Batman Ever” Clooney? This man has done more good movies than I can remember all of the names of, but I will always remember him first and foremost as Dr. Doug Ross on ER, the playboy ER pediatrician who falls in love with Julianna Margulies’ character.


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Scott Grimes, a.k.a. Dr. Archie Morris on ER. Probably better known as the voice of Steve from American Dad!, and Kevin Swanson from .Family Guy. He’s been in a slew of other things. But for years I loved him as Dr. Morris, competent and intelligent, but also silly/goofy and adorable.

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William H. Macy, known for FargoMagnoliaJurassic Park IIIPleasantvilleShamelessThe Tale of DespereauxNightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, and Mystery Men. To name a few.

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Parminder Nagra, an amazing actress known for The BlacklistPsychTRON: UprisingAlcatrazElla EnchantedBend It Like Beckham, and Goodness Gracious Me, to name a few. A portrait of Nagra, painted by Stuart Pearson Wright, hangs in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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John Stamos, probably best known for playing Uncle Jesse on Full House, has appeared in a slew of other things as well. Of all of them, ER is my all-time favorite. 

Seriously, if you aren’t an ER fan yet you need to get your ass on watching all fifteen seasons, like, yesterday. Do it.


Staring Into the Eyes of a Hawk with @floatingfeather

To see more fiercely beautiful raptors, follow @floatingfeather on Instagram.

“You can disappear into the fire and magic of the eyes of a hawk,” says Mike Shaw of HawkWatch International (@floatingfeather). He would know: The non-profit organization leads regular wildlife trips in Nevada, where visitors can come face-to-face with apex predators. Recently, Mike took a high school class to a hawk migration site located on a steep, windswept bridge. “The students got to the top, some close to tears, and immediately wanted to go home—until hawks started zipping past their heads,” he says. “Suddenly, they never wanted to leave.”

HawkWatch’s Instagram features piercing, up-close-and-personal photos of hawks and other birds of prey, with one goal in mind: inspiration. “It would be great if a picture prompts someone to turn their eyes to the sky for a couple of minutes a day, to put up a nest box, to volunteer somewhere,” he says. “Or to just realize how fiercely beautiful raptors are.”

Clinton Charities to refile last 5 years of tax returns with IRS after “irregularities” exposed

This is a big deal.  As much as Hillary Clinton would like to shrug off the hundreds of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments (many of which in suspected exchange for special favors from the State Department and other inside access from the Clintons), this story has legs.  

from Reuters:

Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims “absurd conspiracy theories.”

The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed to Reuters.

The errors, which have not been previously reported, appear on the form 990s that all non-profit organizations must file annually with the Internal Revenue Service to maintain their tax-exempt status. A charity must show copies of the forms to anyone who wants to see them to understand how the charity raises and spends money.

The unsettled numbers on the tax returns are not evidence of wrongdoing but tend to undermine the 990s role as a form of public accountability, experts in charity law and transparency advocates interview told Reuters.
“If those numbers keep changing - well, actually, we spent this on this, not that on that - it really defeats the purpose,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government transparency advocacy group.

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This news comes as we find out that the Clinton foundations received large donations from Russia just as the Russians were trying to gain control over a major US-held uranium supply. These kinds of conflicts of interest were every day occurrences at the Clinton-run State Department.

anonymous asked:

What are you doing with the bats you're working with?

Loving them, mostly… picking up their spats (i.e. the gross masticated chunks of food they don’t swallow)… nearly running into the dang things when I’m raking their yards because for some reason they can’t be bothered to move out of the way…

Here’s the conservancy’s official mission:

Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education, with a focus on community engagement.

Put it more simply, Lubee maintains a breeding colony of a few species of flying fox bats and loans them to other AZA-accredited zoos for the purpose of education. They also raise money for various bat conservation projects through donations, tours, and events, and use some bats as education animals to take into the community.