ghostofscrooge:

#BlackLivesMatter

digitallyfanged:

themmnetwork:

With the announcement of “Worlds Unite” a couple of days ago, we teased that there was more news for Mega Man fans set to come from New York Comic Con, and the time to pull back the curtain on that announcement is here!

GHGHAFHG@&^#* *foams at the mouth and makes grabby hands*

quirkbooks:

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is a new book coming out this Spring by Sam Maggs, and we can’t wait! Just look at that poster!

We’ll be at New York Comic Con this week, giving these away. And you can win one this week over on the Quirk blog! Check out the giveaway here

wildwesjames:

backwoodscountryboy97:

Everyone who can please take some time and report this to Florida fish and wildlife commissions (FWC) This guy killed a protected eastern indigo (drymarchon couperi) in the state of Florida. Which can lead to him serving jail time. Conservation can’t work if we got idiots like him killing indigos. The website to report him is http://m.myfwc.com/contact/wildlife-alert/ Or google FWC report.

myakka Florida. Manatee county
 

This, is heartbreaking.  

  My name is Wesley James. I live in Sarasota Florida and have been hiking Myakka State Park for as long as I’ve had legs. 

I have, in 23 years, never ONCE seen a single wild indigo snake. They are not only my most favorite animal in Florida but among some of the most rare animals in the US.

The eastern indigo is critically endangered living almost exclusively in burrows of the also protected and also declining gopher tortoise(Gopherus polyphemus) which has had much of its habitat destroyed due to urban development. They are a harmless but large black colubrid, the largest in the US in fact, and often killed because of their imposing size. Anyone who has spent time with these animals knows however that they are quite docile and not inclined to bite at all. These animals are in extreme decline from all fronts due to a number of causes and unfortunately among them people who intentionally kill them. This, this akin to intentionally killing a rhino or Andean condor in terms of both rarity and ecological significance and it gets worse…

  Judging from the size of this animal it’s likely to be a female. What this man has done is not only killed one single endangered animal but taken a whole possible generation of offspring. Females of snakes are not only important for birthing new generations but often much less common than males. In populations of certain species the ratio can be 10 to 1 and in extreme cases (certain garters) 100+ to 1. Taking a female out of the wild could prove potentially fatal to an entire local population. 

Please, even if you are not fond of snakes, if you love animals understand that what this person has done is terrible, illegal, and damages both this species and the environment that it lives in. I love these animals, I love them with all my heart and the fact that this makes it that much less likely to see one hurts like losing a friend. I have several contacts in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and will be reporting this but if you could please share to spread awareness about this species I would be extremely grateful. 

                                            Thank you. -Wes. 

mythicarticulations:

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https://www.change.org/p/shapeways-stop-raising-3d-printing-costs

Hello,

Shapeways, the company I use for 3D printing everything in my store, is trying to unfairly raise prices. This would lead to most items I sell doubling in cost. Please take a moment to sign this petition, and help keep them from completely ruining mine, and many others’ businesses.

Thank you,
 Brian Richardson

geekandsundry:

We haz so much Magic to give to you. Reblog so we can find the mtg lovers! 

Follow us on twitter to enter the giveaways and watch the season finale of Spellslingers!

nubbsgalore:

september 22 is world rhino day, meant to raise awareness about the struggle faced by all five species of rhino, help curtail the supply of rhino horns, and highlight efforts to ensure the animal’s continued survival.  

one such effort involves a four man anti poaching team tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos. with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species. located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino.

the rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.

poachers will track rhinos from helicopters, darting them from above and then hacking off the horn and part of the face with a chainsaw. the animals are often left to suffer and die. the rhinos seen here were found wandering in unimaginable pain, but remarkably survived thanks to timely veterinary supervision.

to protect the rhinos and deter poachers, veterinarians will remove much of the animal’s horn (as seen in the second last photo). the rhinos are anesthetized, and suffer no trauma. the horn is not like an elephant’s tusk, and will grow back in a few years.  

photos by brent stirton’s. see also: posts on the efforts of the lewa wildlife conservancy and the black rhino range expansion project 

panthxra:

I seriously hate pictures like this where some famous person has a pet tiger because that just means more people will buy them. And, seriously, tigers (all exotic cats really) make terrible “pets.” Cute, yes, but admiring from afar is substantially better for both humans and tigers everywhere.

Tigers are dangerous, wild animals, not pets or “big kitty cats”. They don’t belong in a home or in a backyard. They are not domesticated, and they have thousands upon thousands of years of instincts in them. It’s extremely irresponsible to keep them as if they ever were to attack someone from acting upon its instincts, guess who would be punished? THE TIGER. Even in play, a tiger can injure or even kill you. Fun fact: a tiger can kill you with just a swipe of its paw. 

Even if someone were to keep their “pet” tiger in the best enclosure possible and give it the best care (lmao like that would ever happen), it would still be irresponsible. "Pet" tigers come from the exotic animal trade where tigers are trafficked and farmed, resulting in poor breeding practises like breeding different subspecies. Genetically impure tigers (“mutts” or tigers of multiple subspecies, most commonly amur and bengal mixes) serve no conservation purpose. Neither do color mutated tigers (white, golden tabby, snow white, etc.), which our friend, Mike Tyson, here conveniently bought. All color mutated tigers are severely inbred, extremely unhealthy, and serve no conservation purpose because of it. There are only about 3000 tigers left in the wild, so they need all the conservation efforts they can get. There are at least double the amount of tigers being kept in people’s backyard in America than there are wild tigers in Asia, so tigers really can’t afford all this exploitation and cruelty right now.

prehistoric-birds:

prehistoric-birds:

#abuse #parents #money

Thanks to the severity of my mental illness, I am 100% financially dependent on my abusive parents. This is terrifying for obvious reasons, so I am starting up an emergency fund in order to have something to fall back on if things hit rock bottom. (For an example of the kind of thing I’m talking about, my dad once threatened to kick me out of the house because I told him to stop deliberately involving my siblings and me in his extremely loud, scary fights with my mother.)

I would be deeply grateful if anyone were to donate (the button’s in the bottom right corner of my blog). Donations will be used only on necessities. Thank you for reading.

Reblog for folks who missed it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who’ve donated/signal boosted/sent me encouraging messages!!

la-xingada:

paperdemons:

killershot:

Dear Women,
This halloween please say no to these costumes please just say no they are fucking insulting and Dia de los Muertos is NOT HALLOWEEN I REPEAT NOT HALLOWEEN THIS IS NOT A COSTUME PLEASE STOP TREATING IT LIKE ONE
Thank you

TO ALL THE PEOPLE GETTING FUCKED OFF AT MY POST. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I MADE IT. FOR YOUR PINCHE GUERO PENDEJX ASSES. “WE DO IT OUT OF RESPECT,” MY ASS.

this hurts.

this is capitalism ripping through my memories i hold so sacred. Memories of walking through the streets of Chapala after school with my grandmother, and the smell of plants for the preparation of the big event. Memories of memories of memories

This is capitalism and white supremacy destroying, erasing and making new… something that has connected me with my elderes and ancestors,

This is whiteness telling me my body, our gente is unwanted, dehumanized and conditioned to death but at the same time extracting a part of my identity and wearing it as a mask.

This is a mask made of our dead and torn bodies… this is literally a mask made out of ripped bloody flesh. The flesh of migrants who die every year trying to cross.. the flesh of people who become criminalized and confined behind bars. The bloody flesh of torn bodies from years of exploitation in sweat shops, fruit and vegetable fields, dish washers.. domestic workers… 

this is our flesh ripped out cleaned, pampered and styled to fit a white face.

wildwesjames:

onegreenplanet:

Don’t Think it Matters When You Throw Your Gum Onto the Ground? Stuck Hummingbird Begs to Differ

This is really important. Besides the fact that small animals can become stuck in gum larger ones often choke on it or have their mouths obstructed by it.

Humans may be able to pass gum through our systems but most small birds, reptiles, and mammals can’t. Gum looks and smells a lot like food to other animals and it can mean their demise if they try to swallow it. 

It only takes a few seconds to wrap your gum up and put it somewhere responsible, you could just save a life. 

stardust-rain:

stardust-rain:

sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

darthpaulsartre:

bakrua:

ta-ja-dor:

please-please-dont-leave-me:

noquitter:

this won’t get 1% of the women’s version of this post. 

the world we live in, and people in general don’t care about men. we are pretty much robots who aren’t allowed to show emotion. we’re taught from a young age that boys don’t cry. 

fact is women are sexualised, men are idealised. because men can’t be raped because they’re big and strong right? right? yea, pretty much the idiots view of living. 

signal boost this shit

reblogging because I cannot stand when people act like women are the only things in the world

how about you stop using tragic stories of men who were raped just to get a dig in at women? you shouldn’t be reblogging this because ‘people act like women are the only things in the world’ you should be reblogging it because these men deserve to have their stories told and we need more awareness for male rape.

stop using the horrible, violently wrong and tragic things that happened to these man to turn this into a sly dig at women.

that “idiots view of living” in which men are seen as too “strong” for rape is exactly the sort of patriarchal idea that feminism tries to fight, but i’m sure you knew that already

shinyumbre0n:

PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.

This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.

The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.

There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.

Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.

We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.

PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.