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Have y'all noticed that the “establishment” Corporatist wing of the Democratic party is using the gameplan they use against Republicans against the Left-wing of their party, which is to call them racist, homophobic, anti-semitic, and islamophobic no matter what that person’s past was or what they believe now.

Bernie Sanders marched with MLK, has consistently supported pro-choice and Planned Parenthood, and opened up Burlington, VT to LGBTQ (especially the T) while mayor in the 80’s? Nah, racist, sexist homophobe, can’t vote for him don’t be a bro.

Keith Ellison has worked with and is supported by his local Jewish community, was supported by the ADL (until a top donor said no) and is endorsed by the two most successful Jewish politicans in US history (Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders)? Anti-semitic because he’s a Muslim.

It’s sad that’s working on so many liberals and party insiders/true believers too.


She was sick, it wasn’t the normal, stay in bed and eat soup type of sick, Something was wrong with her heart, the doctors couldn’t quite place what was wrong, but the one thing they knew for sure was that Betty Cooper was very, very sick.

“It’s failing, your heart is failing. we’ve put you on the top of the donor list but even with your high placement, there’s really not much we can do. We just have to wait.” Her doctor had said, looking sadly at the family crying in his office.

So they waited. And waited. And waited. It had been four months and she knew she was running out of time. Everyday she got weaker, some days she could hardly keep her eyes open through a full period and other days the walk from class to class left her more than winded. She knew she was losing weight but she couldn’t eat, the nausea from her heart pills was too severe.
The only person she had told was Veronica and that had been completely accidental.

“What are these?” Veronica had asked looking at the array of medications and paperwork on her dresser. She meant to put all that away but she had fallen asleep
“Oh, those are just for my headaches.”
Veronica didn’t believe her so she pulled out her phone and googled the medications “these are all for heart disease? Why would you have these?” She couldn’t hold it in anymore and told Veronica everything, they both cried together that night, before they fell asleep, Her best friend holding her hand.
Veronica had been great, supporting her and coming to her hospital visits almost every time. Betty’s parents had checked out about two months in , they resigned to accept the fact that their daughter was dying and couldn’t bring themselves to get to close for the fear of it hurting more when she died. It hurt, but she figured it was for the best.

Settling down onto the cold metal bench in the courtyard Betty shivered, she seemed to always be cold these days even in the late spring sunshine, she had asked to leave class early so she could make it to lunch on time, she knew she was awfully slow these days, and she hated to hold people up in the hallways.

Suddenly a dark blue flannel was draped over her shoulders and she smiled instantly, tugging the material closer to her chest before glancing up at Jughead. “Thanks juggie” she whsipered, he just shook his head and offered one of his rare smiles, reserved only for Betty. “Don’t mention it.”
Their quiet moment was quickly interrupted by the rest of the gang, dropping their trays on the table and jumping into conversations.
Kevin was going on about the adorable new uniforms pembrooke got to wear “I mean come on, do you know how much time it would save me if I only had one option of clothes, look at Archie all he wears is jeans and that letterman jacket I bet he’s ready in like two minutes” Archie chucked a grape at the boy and rolled his eyes.
Cheryl sighed “the skirts are cute, I’m totally into the naughty school girl look.”
Betty relaxed into Jugheads side, feeling tired and drained, this was nothing new, but she always felt extra tired when she tried to keep up with all of her friends conversations.
“You okay green eyes?” Jughead grumbled above her, dropping a hand to her face pushing away a few loose blonde strands of hair that were dangling in her face.

Jughead was exceptionally affectionate, he was almost always touching her, or leaning on her and when she leaned on him he accepted it with open arms, shrugging an arm around her shoulder pulling her tighter every time. The thing was, he wasn’t like this to everyone, in fact the only person he let touch him was Betty. She never brought it up, afraid to jinx it but she always wondered if maybe he felt the same way she did.
She loved Jughead jones, she had realized that the day she got over Archie. She loved him and she couldn’t help but think, would he ever know? Would she ever get the chance to tell him? Shaking her head to clear those thoughts, she smiled up at him weakly “just tired juggie.”
“One more period bets” he said, squeezing her shoulder.

“Are we still on for after school B?” Veronica asked from her seat across Betty, she gently nudged Betty with her foot and wiggled her eyebrows, smirking.

Betty shot her a mock glare and nodded “yep, 4:00” she was going in for X-rays, the doctor was concerned, and if things were getting worse, she would be bumped up even more on the list. She hated feeling happy to be taking away someone’s chance.

“What’s after school?” Archie asked putting down his guitar.
Veronica shook her head “its girl things Archie you wouldn’t understand.” He rolled his eyes “well then how come Cheryl isn’t invited?” He smirked at the redhead to his left, she threw him a glare before she turned to the two girls
“Yeah, how come Cheryl isn’t invited, last time I checked, I am a girl.” She said sassily, flipping her long hair.
“yeah and I’m an honorary girl, where’s my invite?” Kevin added placing a hand on his hip.

Veronica sighed loudly “okay! Fine! It’s not girl things! It’s B&V things, now butt out. Hey Betty are you okay?”

Everything was blurry, her breathing was slow and she felt her heartbeat at an alarmingly uneven rate.

“I…Im..” she couldn’t focus, couldn’t get her thoughts together.

Suddenly she felt two large, warm hands grip her shoulders “sunshine! Hey bets! Betty look at me, come on bets.” Jughead was pleading with her, the last thing she saw before everything went black was the blurry piercing blue eyes staring her down and filled with worry.

She woke up in a hospital bed, her eyes painfully adjusting to the light. The familiar face of her doctor was standing over her and smiling relieved. “You gave us all quite the scare ms.cooper, we have you on supports right now, your heart rate slowed down to an alarmingly low pace, we were able to restart it, but it’s not a permanent fix, fortunately yet unfortunately this situation helped you bring your standings all the way to the top. You should hopefully have a brand new heart within the next two weeks. Your friends are all outside, shall I bring them in?” Betty nodded weakly sending a Thankyou smile to her doctor.

They all must know now, she didn’t want them worrying about her, it was too much too carry, she should know. Veronica came bursting through the door and immediately launched herself on top of Betty, tears leaking from her eyes “I was so scared! I thought we lost you! The ambulance kept asking me what was wrong and I just kept saying your heart! But those idiots didn’t know what to do!” Betty laughed softly “I’m okay Ronnie, I’m okay!” Archie came to stand by her bed followed by Cheryl and Kevin “never do that again.okay?” Cheryl said seriously her eyes red rimmed a sure sign that she too had been crying
“I promise.” Betty returned linking pinkies with the redhead.
Archie grabbed her free hand “Betty.. I didnt .. I didnt know. I wasn’t paying close enough attention.. this whole time..” she cut him off quickly “this isn’t your fault Archie, it’s no ones fault. I’m sick. I’m sick but I’m hopefully going to get better, the doctors say I have a really good chance at getting a new heart as soon as possible.”

Everyone nodded as Kevin dropped a kiss to her cheek “as soon as you get out of here, we’re having a sleepover.” She laughed “you got it Kev” she looked over his shoulder and caught the eyes of Jughead, instantly she froze. Veronica noticed and began ushering everyone out of the room"alright everyone, let’s give her some space.“ She leaned over the bed to wrap Betty in a hug
“He was a mess, I’ve never seen him like that, he is totally in love with you.” She winked as the teens left the room, leaving only Betty and jughead.
It was quiet for a few seconds and Betty needed to break it “ Jughead I..”

Cutting her off ,he shook his head
“You didn’t tell me. I didn’t know.”
“You almost died Betty. In my arms. I was holding you. One second you’re staring at me all green eyes and smiling and the next you’re lying there not moving, not breathing. I thought you died Betty.” She shook her head tears leaking out. She opened her mouth to speak but he wasn’t done. “And then Veronica is yelling about your heart, how you have heart problems and I’m thinking “she’s sick?” I should’ve known. I should’ve payed closer attention to you, but I didn’t. I could’ve lost you today. I could’ve lost you without telling you everything, telling you how I feel.“ His eyes were panicked and he was clenching his fists so tight his knuckles were white.
"How you feel?” Betty whispered, confused and shakey, did he have feelings for her, feelings stronger than friendship?

He took a deep breathe and clutched her hand
“I love you Betty Cooper, I’m so in love with you it hurts. When I watched you pass out in my arms today, I realized i can’t take time for granted anymore. I want to be with you. I want to be with you for as long as I can, for as long as time allows, which I hope is a very long time. I understand if you don’t feel the same but you needed to know, I needed you to know.” Betty cut off his rambling by tugging on his sleeve and pulling him Down to her, pressing her lips gently against his. She was still weak, but damn, if her heart hadn’t gone out through all of that, she was pretty sure it never would.
She pulled away smiling as she looked into his dazed and droopy eyes.
“I love you Jughead jones, I’m not going anywhere, not for a very long time.”

He smiled at her dropping his forehead to hers
“Whatever new heart you get, I hope it knows already have mine.”

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  • jihoon is a cat hybrid! he was adopted as a child and lived a fairly simple life with his family, who treated him like their own son
  • the token cat hybrid…. like you will never meet a hybrid who fits their animal DNA as well as jihoon fits his cat DNA: he’s quiet and sleeps a lot and doesn’t like being cute but can’t help being adorable!!! acts standoffish but is actually the sweetest and cares so much about his friends!!!!
  • has small little black cat ears poking out of his hair with the pinkest insides!!! and a long tail that is always flicking around
  • doesn’t like being snuck up on and hisses whenever someone surprises him :( usually he’s reserved, but he can get pretty annoyed easily, and when he does his tail goes stiff and his hair sticks up a little bit…… it’s so cute :( don’t tell him that though

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Trump World — Including Steve Bannon — Is Already Looking At The 2018 Midterms
Before the inauguration, Bannon, the president's chief strategist, met with donors in loose terms about the 2018 midterms. Meanwhile, the outside groups filled with Trump operatives and associates ...
By Tarini Parti, Alexis Levinson

Well before President Trump’s inauguration, his top adviser Steve Bannon met with a few top-tier donors — the kind of donors capable of writing million-dollar checks.

The message, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversations, was that Bannon wants to use the 2018 midterm elections as the arena to test the political clout of Trump’s populist message.

“The days of [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell picking Republican nominees in Senate races are over,” sources familiar with the meetings said Bannon told donors. He also mentioned the US Chamber of Commerce as declining in influence, according to one of those sources.

The former chairman of far-right news website Breitbart was light on specifics and didn’t say which 2018 Senate races he had in mind, according to the sources familiar with the conversations. But he encouraged donors to starting giving to the outside entity created by Trump allies that was still taking shape at the time.

The group, a nonprofit called America First, officially launched this week.

America First will focus on issue advocacy, but could eventually direct fire on congressional Republicans who defy Trump’s agenda.

Aaron Manaigo, an adviser to Great America Alliance, said efforts were already underway to put resources into ensuring the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and issue advocacy. A high-level official who has worked with the group said that effort would primarily focus on the 10 Democratic senators facing re-election in states where Trump won. The group will “absolutely” target Republicans if any prove unsupportive of the president’s agenda, the official said, but also acknowledged Republicans will “get a lot more leeway.”

I brought these sections over in particular as these are worth paying attention to.

They’re looking at the midterms already and going to be pushing to knock out anyone who doesn’t follow exactly what Trump wants. And as we’ve seen, he won’t hesitate to remove anyone who doesn’t blindly agree with him.

Keep up the pressure, stay informed, and if you dislike Trump I strongly urge you to get out and vote in the midterms and vote blue. Even if you disagree with some of the democratic party’s methods, they can be reasoned with.

As we can already tell this far into his presidency, Trump can not.

  • Sun: Okay I'm here! What's up you guys?
  • Blake: Thank you Sun for coming.
  • Yang: Yeah Man. You have no idea how important this is to us.
  • Sun: Hey no problem. That's what friend's are for. So What do you need... me... to... *Sun then realized that they are in front of a clinic for artificial Insemination.* ... Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold up a second!
  • Yang: Huh?
  • Blake: What's wrong?
  • Sun: Look Blake. Yang. I am flattered and honored that you would think of me for this, really I am. But This isn't something you just spring on a Guy!
  • Blake/Yang: Eh?
  • Sun: I mean I now that you two have wanted kids for a while now but I feel as though you should ask if I was okay with this.
  • Blake/Yang: What?
  • Sun: Don't get me wrong! I would love to help!
  • Blake: Sun.
  • Sun: But If I'm going to help you two make a baby then I have to be in that kids life. As their dad and not an uncle or something.
  • Yang: Sun!
  • Sun: Plus, you don't have to waste money doing it this way. It's not like we haven't had a threesome be-
  • Blake/Yang: SUN!
  • Sun: Huh?
  • Blake: We aren't asking you to be a donor.
  • Sun: You're not?
  • Yang: Yeah man. Sorry to give you a heart attack but I just need you to drive Bumblebee home. *Yang said tossing him her keys.*
  • Sun: Wait Really?
  • Blake: Yes Sun. You are our top pick for donors but we knew you would want to be in the baby's life and we couldn't do that to you since you live so far away. Me and Yang can't drive after our procedures. Which is why Ruby is going to be driving us home afterwards. *Blake explained while pointing to Ruby as she pulled up in her car.*
  • Ruby: Hey Blake. Hey Sis. Hey Sun.
  • Sun/Blake/Yang: Hey Rubes.
  • Sun: So hang on. You are both getting a bun put in the oven then?
  • Yang: No. I'm getting the bun in the oven.
  • Blake: The doctors are going to take one of my eggs along with some of my dna and cerebrospinal fluid to make an artificial sperm.
  • Sun: Oh. That sounds... Painful.
  • Blake: Yes. Yes it does.
  • Yang: We can switch if you want?
  • Blake: No. No. Your sister and Father insist you carry our bundle of joy. *Blake Smiled as she kissed Yang.*
  • Sun: ... SO Yang is going to have a-
  • Yang: Watch it.
  • Ruby: BUDDHA BELLY!! *Ruby cheered hugging her sister, sister in-law, and Friend.*
  • Sun: Okay then I guess I'll be-WHA!? *Sun Started as he started to walk away only for Yang and Blake to pull him back.*
  • Yang: Oh no you don't.
  • Blake: We want you to be here for for emotional support as your future god-daughter coming to be.
  • Sun: ... MY GOD-DAUGHTER!?~ *Sun smiled happily with tears in his eyes.*
  • Ruby: Uh, who is the emotional support here?

My Won, My All - Photocard Prototypes!

Hello guys! As you may know, we @fyjeonwonwoo are holding a project dedicated to Wonwoo for his 21st birthday! The link is in the title above in case you want to check it out.

These are the potential PCs donors will receive in each set, all transparent. Each donor will receive two (2) random PCs within each set, which means that PCs are not limited to any type of set.

An example:

Donor One chooses Set A: randomly gets two (2) PCs from top image;
Donor Two also chooses Set A: randomly gets one (1) PC from top image and one (1) PC from bottom image.

What we want to achieve from this is a possibility for people to mix and match PCs with each other to provide a fun experience!

These PCs are prototypes, as they will be polished as soon as we complete the designs, but you can expect an identical look when they’re finished.

On behalf of the @fyjeonwonwoo team, we thank you for your contribution towards this project. Let’s make 2017′s year a good one for Wonwoo. ♡

OK, here is Dylan’s roommate, Dan the Man, thanking one of the top donors to the wrestling team during Wednesday’s Giving Day event at Columbia.

Here’s the thing: There were several other huge donors who earned similar video thank-yous by other team members (you had to give at least $2,500 to earn such a thank-you). Among the other wrestlers recording thank-you messages was National Champ/senior heavyweight Garrett Ryan.

No Dylan video, unfortunately, but his roommate Dan, who has become famous to thousands of Dylan fans through Dylan’s YouNow broadcasts, has not only garnered 40 comments so far on his Instagram video (above), but has gotten more than 4,000 views! That’s more than FOUR TIMES the number of views and comments than any other team member whose message was put online, including Garrett.


I have no idea how many of Dylan’s fans contributed during Giving Day because of the promos I posted here on my fan page, but I can see there were lots of small donations in keeping with the modest means of most of Dylan’s fans, myself included, and it added up big time. Get this: The team far exceeded its goal of getting at least 100 donors and $90,000.

The Columbia Wrestling team got 181 donations and nearly $100,000!

Congratulations Columbia Lions, and thank you to all who gave.

Gladion’s Departure

Alrighty! So this is my first Fanfic so bear with me (and more on the way). The characters belong to Pokémon Sun and Moon and there are SPOILERS so be forewarned. This is a clean fluff of Gladion x female trainer (Moon). In this story Sun is Moon’s brother and everyone is 18, though in future fanfics I may play with the ages. Again sorry that I’m not a good writer but I hope you enjoy!

Moon leaned over the ships banister in excitement. It had been a few weeks since she had last seen her friend Gladion. During her last visit he had entrusted a Type:Null that had been locked away by Aether, similar to the Silvally that followed him everywhere. She had been honored that he valued her enough to care for the Type:Null and had promised to give it all the love and affection it deserved. He had smiled and nodded stating, “I know you will.”

           Now after weeks of seclusion in the forests and canyons of Poni, her own Null had evolved. Giving it the name Verity, she began her journey back to Aether to show her friend. Steadfast and loyal, Verity had become loved by all her party Pokémon. Verity’s only flaw was that he would often escape his pokéball to walk at her side. Sometimes she would be scolded in places that did not allow Pokémon to roam freely. Moon did not mind though, she found this quirk sweet and never fussed at Verity for it.

           Sprinting off the boat and startling several employees she began her search. She was confident she would find him on the conservation deck. She couldn’t help but grin as the elevator shifted upward.

           Chirps of wild flying Pokémon sang through the tree tops. Several Aether employees were tending to various injured or endangered Pokémon and waved as she walked by. She fought the urge to run, which was prohibited on the conservation deck but for good reasons. The Pokémon were known to cross the walkways or bump into passing walkers. So it was imperative for the safety of the endangered Pokémon to be mindful of your surroundings.

           Moon searched for Gladion but to no avail. She even checked his favorite spot but was only met with a passing stufful. Moon groaned and began retracing her steps. Back at the docks she noted that with evening drawing near most visitors had already left with the exception of the employees. Knowing that he most likely would not be in the lower labs she began to cross the main courtyard to check his room. Crossing the threshold she was met with the laughter of two men. Stopping Moon noticed Faba, a wicked scientist who had attempted to kill her when she, her brother Sun, Hau, and Gladion had come to rescue Nebby and Lillie. What was dangerous about Faba was that he could hide his true nature through a friendly facade. Next to him stood a stranger with light blue hair. The man was young, though older than her, and wore a dark suit with a red tie. His spiky hair stuck out reminding her of an Alolan sandslash. Unlike Faba the visitor seemed to be laid back and would nod occasionally as Faba gushed about his work. Noticing her, Faba plastered a nasty grin on his face.

           "Ah! The champion of Alola has graced us with her presence!“ The stranger’s eyes lit up and showed much more interest in this new conversation.

           "Oh,” the young man said. “Then this must be Moon.” Faba motioned towards the man and purred,

           "Moon this is Steven, one of our top donors in the Aether foundation. Steven is the champion of the Hoenn region.“ Steven lifted a finger and interjected,

           "Ex champion actually. Hoenn now has a fine new champion named Brendan. It is a pleasure to meet the first champion of Alola.” Moon stepped forward and shook the man’s hand.

           "Very nice to meet you.“ Steven smiled.

           "I’m looking forward to challenging your team one day. Would you be interested?” She grinned at the thought of a battle.

           "Anytime anyplace.“ Steven chuckled before Faba squirmed back to the center of attention.

           "I was just telling Steven how though the Aether foundation is showing much improvement than in recent months, we are still suffering from a weak foundation that can only be improved through the guidance of a powerful leader.” Moon furrowed her brows confused.

           "What are you talking about?“ she murmured. Faba grinned wickedly and cooed,

           "it is true that young master Gladion does try his very best, but he is but a boy of eighteen. Aether needs a more experienced leader, one who understands the company inside and out, someone who has been here for many years.” Disgust twisted in her stomach at his words. She knew what he was playing at. It was well known that Faba desired to rise in the ranks, no matter the cost. Steven cocked his head.

           "And I suppose you have candidate in mind?“ Faba smirked and adjusted his bulbous green glasses.

           "I feel that the perfect adult for the job is standing right before you. I have been loyal to Aether for years and I am qualified in all aspects of leadership. I’m sure someone as distinguished as you Steven, could put in a good word for an old friend.” Moon clenched her fists.

           "You will never be half the man that Gladion is!“ she blurted. Faba flinched startled by her outburst whilst Steven seemed amused. She felt heat rush to her cheeks but continued to defend Gladion’s name.

           "Gladion has shown not only wisdom in governing Aether, but compassion as well. Unlike Faba, Gladion genuinely cares about the welfare of Pokémon and protects them from not only the forces of nature but from nosy scientists who want nothing but to experiment and exploit them.” Steven glanced at Faba who cowered in his lab coat.

           "Then it’s decided. Aether seems to have an excellent president already. Thank you Moon for your input. Now I know I can continue to place my faith in Aether.“ Steven gave her a friendly wink before elegantly leaving the room. There was a few seconds of thick silence, she could practically see Faba’s furious aura. His glare was so venomous that it could have made made an arcanine’s intimidate look like a friendly smile. She scowled back at him, ready to engage in battle if need be.

           "You idiotic child!”

           "I am not a child Faba. I will not tolerate being condescended to like one.“ Faba growled and paced the floor.

           "You rotten teenagers all think that when you hit eighteen you are magically transformed into an all knowing adult! How clueless and naive you are!”

           "And how treacherous and foul you are to go behind the president’s back.“ The veins on Faba’s head seemed to throb as he grimaced at her.

           "Why are you here anyway!?” he spat.

           "I’m looking for Gladion.“ Faba stopped wide eyed.

           "Gladion? …Oh he must not have told you.” A dark smile twisted across his face.

           "He didn’t tell me what?“ She tried to keep her voice level but worry had wavered the ‘what’, and Faba had heard it. He looked pleased he had incited such a response from her.

           "Our young president left yesterday to oversee a new study being conducted in another region. By now he is on the other side of the world.”

           Moon felt her heart speed up in fear.

           "H-how long will he be gone?“ Faba narrowed his eyes.

           "I can’t say. The shortest study in the recent years of Aether was seventeen years long. But the average can be thirty years or more.” Her heart stopped in her chest. For a moment she felt an incredible burst of adrenaline and shock course through her veins. Her first instinct was to scream that he was wrong, Gladion would have told her he was leaving. Then before she knew it the room was spinning.

           "Whatever is the matter champion? Did I say something that upset you?“ he cooed. Moon gritted her teeth and stumbled past him into Gladion’s room.

           "Go…to…Hell,” was all she could squeak out. Faba’s maniacal laughter rang through her ears before she slammed the door closed.

           The room was well kept and tidy with the occasional discarded pokéball or punk themed apparel. Looking around Moon remembered the time she had found Gladion living in a motel room. Back then he was so reserved and only sought comfort from his friend Null. But through their adventure Moon had seen that underneath the edgy bad boy facade Gladion was a huge lovable dork. It had taken time, but the two trainers had grown quite close, which was why Moon could not accept that he would just vanish.

           She searched for a sign that Gladion would be returning home. Immediately she noticed a small book by his bedside stand. Kicking her shoes off she took the book and crawled onto the fluffy bed. Just as she suspected it was his private journal. She hesitated, knowing it was wrong of her to intrude on her friend’s thoughts. But the torment inside her heart was too much to bear. With trembling hands she flipped to the last entry. It was dated from the day before.

           Today I will be setting out to our furthest facility to monitor the population of an extremely rare and endangered Pokémon. We do not yet know if the recent decline in population is due to predation or human influence. I left Wicke in charge of the upkeep of Aether paradise while I am away and hopefully keep that idiot Faba in line. I don’t even know why he still works here…. Silvally seems excited for a change in scenery which makes me happy. I hope that we can do something to help these Pokémon so that this trip is not in vain. Though it seems it is my time to say farewell to Alola.


           Moon stared blankly at the open book in her lap. She tried clear her head to numb the pain. Concentrating only on taking deep breaths until suddenly her lungs began to spasm. She was not a girl who was known to cry, but for the first time sobs racked her body. Tears the size of marbles flowed down her cheeks while she clutched at the black sheets under her as if they were the only thing tethering her to this world.

           A piece of her had been torn away, leaving a tender and raw longing in her once complete heart. She had taken Gladion’s presence for granted by assuming that she would always be able to reach him. Only now did she realize how deeply she loved him.

           A flash illuminated the room and suddenly Verity was standing before her. Moon looked miserably up at the Pokémon before choking out, “He’s gone.” Verity let out a soft cry of concern before hopping onto the large bed. The Pokémon began nuzzling its trainer, Moon happily leaned into it. Then curling up so that his body circled her’s to comfort her, Verity began to doze off. Grabbing one of Gladion’s pillows and twisting his comforter around her until she looked like a cascoon, she leaned into her Pokémon’s neck. She continued to cry softly into Verity’s silver mane until she had no energy left. Her last conscious thought was how much the pillow smelled of Gladion.

Apparently, Mother Teresa wasn’t too concerned about the poor conditions in her hospital because, according to her, suffering brought people closer to Jesus, and she refrained from using anesthesia because relieving people’s pain was less important than converting them to Christianity. Apparently that didn’t apply to Teresa, because when she fell ill herself, she sought treatment in a modern American hospital. But, hell, she already knew about Jesus.

But critics also point out that Teresa wasn’t too concerned about who she took donations from, and so she became a lightning rod for criminals and tyrants who wanted to make themselves look better by being able to say that they donated to Mother Teresa. Among her top donors were Jean-Claude Duvalier, brutal dictator of Haiti, and banker Charles Keating, who was convicted in the 1990s for fraud and racketeering. On top of everything else, in 1991 it was revealed that only a small amount of the money donated to Mother Teresa’s organization could be accounted for. The rest probably went directly into the Vatican’s bank vaults, because if there’s anyone who needs money more than the poor people of India, it’s the pope.

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Here’s the link for Alex and Dana’s livestream! The stream won’t begin for another three hours, so I’ll reblog this again closer to 6pm PST. Here are the rules, copied from the stream page:

Welcome to Alex & Dana’s Charity Draw-A-Thon! We’re drawing YOUR dumb requests tonight LIVE at 6PM-9PM, and it’s all for a good cause! And if we EXCEED OUR GOAL, Alex will personally sing “California Girls” by Katy Perry in Soos’s voice. Trust me, you want this.


1) From 6-7-ish we’ll be free drawing & chatting. While we do that, its up to YOU to DONATE!
2) After that, the top 5 HIGHEST donors get whatever they want drawn LIVE by Alex & Dana!
3) Anyone who donates 30 bucks will get their name added to our WALL OF CHAMPIONS!
4) Anyone who donates 80 bucks will be on the WALL OF CHAMPIONS AND get a mini-doodle!

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I cannot speak much for Fox News, or MSNBC, or any other ‘news’ network, since I do not watch them, but I do need to publicly say how deeply unnerved I am with CNN and the media in general for ignoring what is important. While CNN continues around the clock coverage of Bill Cosby (Rapist), Donald Trump (Racist), and Ethan Couch (RIch boy who murdered 4 people and got away with it because of his wealth), there are 3 other extremely important stories that are not being covered, all of which are vital to Americans and our future as a whole.

The first story is one many of you have not heard at all, and that is the methane leak in Los Angeles that has released 150 million pounds of gas into the atmosphere, and will continue to leak for at least 3-4 more months when it is expected to be plugged. The disaster is being called the worst environmental hazard since the Deep Water Horizon explosion/BP oil spill in 2010. In October, a well owned by Southern California Gas Company in Los Angeles began leaking the toxic and invisible gas into the sky, prompting over 2,000 evacuations but dodging media coverage until recently when small news outlets began spreading the urgent news. Despite the urgency, CNN and other major news outlets are more focused on Bill Cosby, an important story, but one which can be summed up rather quickly, leaving time for other major news… like this massive environmental disaster.

The second story is one many of you follow because you feel the Bern… That’s right, I am talking about Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont who is taking the race for the White House to new levels. But according to the mainstream media, from CNN to Stephen Colbert, Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a chance. He has set records - garnering a record 2.3 million donations, he also draws crowds in the tens of thousands, more than other candidates, but you simply don’t hear much about him on the news, if anything at all. He is currently leading several polls and has a good chance to defeat Hillary Clinton in several key Democratic states, but he is running a grassroots campaign, meaning he doesn’t take money from the corporations like Hillary, he wants it from the people, like you and me. His ideas are revolutionary, and his plans are bold, but they are exactly what many feel we as a country need. Don’t let Time Warner, one of Hillary’s top donors and parent of CNN, fool you, Americans are feeling the Bern and if he were to receive equal time as Donald Trump’s insane and hateful rhetoric, he would take the election by storm.

And lastly, we cannot ignore what is happening in Cleveland after the 'no indictment’ decision in the murder of Tamir Rice. Tamir was a 12-year-old child, playing with a toy gun in a park, when someone called 911 concerned about what was going on. Police arrived on scene and did not even allow the cruiser to come to a stop before an officer opened fire, striking the child. The officers then turned away from Tamir as he lay on the ground, still alive but in desperate need of emergency aid. They detained the boy’s sister, brother, and threatened his mother while they stood by watching him bleed. Tamir died in Hospital the next day. The officer who pulled the trigger was not charged. And now, the people are again taking to the streets to shout out in anger - “No justice, no peace.” They are not rioting, they are not burning buildings down, but they are angry and frustrated, and they are demanding change. You wouldn’t know about this if you watch CNN though. Let’s face it, they only care if black people are being violent, if tear gas and fires are filling the night sky. That is when CNN will start coverage, because to them, it is not about the death of a child at the hands of corrupt police, it is not about the trend of police brutality against people of colour, it is about ratings. Remember Baltimore? CNN covered the 'riots’ and kept talking about the CVS that got burned down, the cars that got flipped, the windows that were broken, the mobs of angry black people in the streets… but they didn’t cover the reason things seemed so violent: people are scared, their children are being murdered and justice is not being served. CNN is ignoring Cleveland now, likely hoping it turns into another Baltimore or Ferguson, but until 'riots’ break out, they have more important things to cover than a child’s death. Like the rich white boy who killed 4 people and then used his wealth as an excuse because he didn’t know any better. He is currently in Mexico, trying to pay off officials to avoid deportation. I am sure you all knew that though, since it is on all the news, but did you know Tamir Rice was a talented artist? I bet not.

Three stories, lots of intentional cover ups, very little air time. Stay ignorant America. Why should we care about the environment, the future of our country, or the corrupt system that is leading to the deaths of our children?

anonymous asked:

What's wrong with the Human Rights Campaign??

they have a general record of being terrible to the trans community

not allies to the undocumented queer community

they’re supporters of the military-industrial complex and some of their top donors are drone manufacturers

they considered backing a plan to privatize social security if gay couples could get benefits

they hire hedge fund managers who donate to republicans and make their money by preying on developing countries, and they’re perfectly cool with 

and like. more broadly speaking, they’re a gay rights group that only cares about marriage, which is SO FAR from being the most important issue to the queer community!! they don’t want to talk about homelessness, about suicide, about unemployment, about assault, about mental illness, about how our queerness intersects with race or income or ability level - the things that are literally killing us. gay marriage is an issue that only concerns folks who are privileged enough to be in a place where they’re able to get married. gay marriage doesn’t help the queer kids on the street, doesn’t help trans folks, doesn’t help people like me. 

i’m not here for any group that only caters to rich white gays, and i’m not here for assimilationists, i’m not here for activists who don’t challenge oppressive power structures, and i’m sure as hell not here for anyone who says they’re fighting for my human rights and leaves out the most vulnerable people in my community

The Obamas returned today from a two-week Martha's Vineyard vacation at the $12 million mansion of a top Democratic Party donor. President Barack Obama played nine rounds of golf, frolicked on the beach, and attended a jazz concert amid the Ferguson lootings and riots and the beheading of an American journalist by ISIS terrorists.
Another criticism of Cruz is that his antics are disruptive and damaging to the Republican Party. The shutdown nearly led to a national default, terrifying the business community. It led to the lowest approval ratings for the GOP in decades. Even the Kochs came out against such tactics. Groups like the Chamber of Commerce generally support a conservative platform, but not at the price of government ceasing to function. “It’s not what he’s trying to accomplish or what he says he’s trying to accomplish that bothers people,” former McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes told The Washington Post. “It’s that he’s consistently sacrificed the mutual goals of many for his personal enhancement.”

But a Republican policy expert close to a number of top GOP operatives and donors insisted it’s not about Cruz’s style or his positions. It’s his disingenuousness—and inability to produce results. “He knows his tactics are bound to fail, but pursues them to debase his Republican colleagues under false pretenses and endear himself to the base as the only authentic conservative,” said the expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he runs an organization that does not endorse candidates. But the effort doesn’t result in smaller government or the end of Obamacare—all it achieves is drawing attention to Cruz. “He is incapable of delivering anything but theater,” the expert added.
—  The Atlantic: Why D.C. Hates Ted Cruz