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French Bulldog puppy by Cyjinx on Flickr.French Bulldog puppy - Happy Autumn

French Bulldog puppy by Cyjinx on Flickr.

French Bulldog puppy - Happy Autumn

Living with mental illness is a difficult thing. Despite television’s desire to cast us all as creative geniuses, the simple fact is: living with any chronic and persistent health condition is a burden.

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26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a

This needs more notes.

no one seems to care if they are guys 

reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls

reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 100,000+ notes alone

Anyone who thinks any of these things are worthy of asking any person trying to file a complaint, you can unfriend/unfollow me now. All simply unacceptable.

Anyone who thinks any of these things are worthy of asking any person trying to file a complaint, you can unfriend/unfollow me now. All simply unacceptable.

(Source: twitter.com)

"We didn’t know it was military-related because the VA never said this was exposure that we should watch out for," Kimberlee said.

It wasn’t until December that they discovered they could file a medical claim with the VA.

"The VA doesn’t come forward and say, ‘Here’s all this stuff. We can help,’" Kimberlee said.

Veteran exposed to chemical weapons finally gets coverage ~Jennifer Best, Lompoc Record

(Source: lompocrecord.com)

humansofnewyork:

"I was a convoy commander in the war. One time my men drove all night from Kuwait to Turkey, and the Captain tried to tell me that he wanted us to turn right around and drive to Baghdad. I said: ‘Captain, these men need rest. That’s a suicide mission!’ But he kept pressing, and I kept refusing. Eventually he started bumping up against me with his chest. So I said: ‘Captain, no disrespect, but if you bump me one more time, I’m going to knock you on your ass.’ And then he did it once more, so I knocked him on his ass. He never laid a hand on me, but he ended up beating me with the pen. He wrote up a report and they demoted me and took my stripes, and assigned a new sergeant to our convoy. But whenever that new sergeant issued an order, the men would come to me and ask for permission to follow it."

humansofnewyork:

"I was a convoy commander in the war. One time my men drove all night from Kuwait to Turkey, and the Captain tried to tell me that he wanted us to turn right around and drive to Baghdad. I said: ‘Captain, these men need rest. That’s a suicide mission!’ But he kept pressing, and I kept refusing. Eventually he started bumping up against me with his chest. So I said: ‘Captain, no disrespect, but if you bump me one more time, I’m going to knock you on your ass.’ And then he did it once more, so I knocked him on his ass. He never laid a hand on me, but he ended up beating me with the pen. He wrote up a report and they demoted me and took my stripes, and assigned a new sergeant to our convoy. But whenever that new sergeant issued an order, the men would come to me and ask for permission to follow it."

“He is not a racist.”

He probably isn’t, at least not in the way they understand the term.

But what he is, is a citizen of a country where the fear of black men is downright viral. That doesn’t mean he burns crosses on the weekend. It means he’s watched television, seen a movie, used a computer, read a newspaper or magazine. It means he is alive and aware in a nation where one is taught from birth that thug equals black, suspect equals black, danger equals black.

"Video provides evidence of our racial divide", Leonard Pitts Jr, Miami Herald

(Source: miamiherald.com)

Why isn’t this federally funded?

Via U. S. Congressman Bill Huizenga’s newsletter:

“Yesterday, I joined my colleagues from across the nation in building care packages for our men and women in uniform.  These care packages contain toiletries and items that are not readily available while serving in combat zones across the globe. The USO has been a vital partner not only for our men and women in combat, but for the families of our soldiers here at home that need to make ends meet while their loved ones are in harms way.”

Why it is up to volunteers to ensure that servicemembers have basic goods available to them? Why have the extra niceties that care packages traditionally included been crowded out by basic needs items?

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Photographer Martin Klimas captured the exact moment of these kung-fu porcelain figurines shattering on the ground, resulting in chaotically beautiful images.

Shattered Kung-fu

Happy girl, happy boy. Pretty date, swoony boy. (at Blue Cow)

Happy girl, happy boy. Pretty date, swoony boy. (at Blue Cow)

The horizontal and the vertical (at Houseman’s Foods)

The horizontal and the vertical (at Houseman’s Foods)

Today’s Middle East is a slippery place where being afraid of the same monsters is the closest thing to friendship. Alliances tend to be pragmatic and short-lived, and yesterday’s despotic tyrant can quickly become today’s best hope for stability. (If you’re American, “stability” is the thing that keeps your local gas station flush with afortable gasoline; if you live in today’s Middle East, it’s the thing keeps fanatical thugs from burning your house down.)