Not the First nor the Third

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madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

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madqueenalanna:

thesecondbird:

madqueenalanna:

yeah, no. it’s not just a “different answer”, it is an insult. giving insults when someone asks you how they look makes you a bag of dicks even if the other person asked your opinion.

it’s not really an insult though, and you can definitely tell that neither he meant it as one nor she took it as one

"short" isn’t an insult, and "roundish" only barely is, even discounting that jenna coleman is curvy and has a round face (this reminds of me ten calling rose "all pink and yellow" which is a really weird thing to say to someone), and anyway he said that she has a good personality and that’s what matters anyway

this is only tangentially related but i’m tired of the culture that promotes this kind of “never say anything less than extremely polite and nice towards someone under any circumstances” b/c i know that if i ask how i look i better be getting an honest answer because being told that i look good and then going out only for people to laugh at me for whatever reason is really awful and embarrassing and makes it hard to trust that person again

i get the concept of white lies but a lot of times they seem to rely on the assumption that the person we’re talking to neither wants, deserves, nor can handle honesty, which is a ridiculous idea and there’s a complete difference between someone coming out all dressed up and yelling “WOW YOU LOOK LIKE GARBAGE” and them coming out, asking how they look, and saying “well, you know, whatever, not amazing but you have a great personality”

Short is very often used as an insult no matter how I personally feel about the word.  He also said she looked old and very condescendingly gave her all that “good for you for not giving up”.

No, I am not saying that older people look worse than younger people. But I am saying that “you look old” is also used very often as an insult.

Similar applies to saying a woman “looks like a man”.

"All pink and yellow" is not an insult or a comment people are actually likely to come by in real life, and it was direct response to Rose thinking blue aliens looked weird to her or something similar.

i have never, ever heard short used as an insult as it applies to women, just comments about people not liking short men, and while i’ve heard people say that they don’t like being short, people are more likely to say that they wish they were small or they love short girls

he also didn’t come out and say “whoa, you look old”, and from his comment about how love is for young people he was definitely just saying “i think of you as a mature person” and not saying she literally looks like an old woman

while not phrased exactly like that, i’ve had people make negative comments towards me every spring/summer since i was little about how “pink” i looked (from the sun) and people saying i need to do something about that, usually involving spray tans or makeup

and definitely “yellow” as well, though not towards me, but it’s something directed at asian people a lot and there’s doubtless no coincidence that villains are often described as having “sallow” skin, which means having a yellow tint to it

twelve has this way about him where he says things that are vaguely unflattering but not in an insulting way, like his “egomania” comment last week, where he’s saying things that other people might use as insults but in a way that clara (and the audience) can understand as meaning “i in no way hold your flaws against you, nor do i think that flaws are anything to be ashamed of”

I think the reason you have not heard short being used as an insult is because you are tall yourself.

The thing about “egomaniac” and everything else horrible Twelve spewed at Clara was that she is NOT any of those things. Self-respecting? Yes. Assertive? Yes. Egomaniac, needy, game player? Not in the slightest.

Those are not “vaguely unflattering” flaws Clara has, those are insults that do not describe Clara Oswald.

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madqueenalanna:

yeah, no. it’s not just a “different answer”, it is an insult. giving insults when someone asks you how they look makes you a bag of dicks even if the other person asked your opinion.

it’s not really an insult though, and you can definitely tell that neither he meant it as one nor she took it as one

"short" isn’t an insult, and "roundish" only barely is, even discounting that jenna coleman is curvy and has a round face (this reminds of me ten calling rose "all pink and yellow" which is a really weird thing to say to someone), and anyway he said that she has a good personality and that’s what matters anyway

this is only tangentially related but i’m tired of the culture that promotes this kind of “never say anything less than extremely polite and nice towards someone under any circumstances” b/c i know that if i ask how i look i better be getting an honest answer because being told that i look good and then going out only for people to laugh at me for whatever reason is really awful and embarrassing and makes it hard to trust that person again

i get the concept of white lies but a lot of times they seem to rely on the assumption that the person we’re talking to neither wants, deserves, nor can handle honesty, which is a ridiculous idea and there’s a complete difference between someone coming out all dressed up and yelling “WOW YOU LOOK LIKE GARBAGE” and them coming out, asking how they look, and saying “well, you know, whatever, not amazing but you have a great personality”

Short is very often used as an insult no matter how I personally feel about the word.  He also said she looked old and very condescendingly gave her all that “good for you for not giving up”.

No, I am not saying that older people look worse than younger people. But I am saying that “you look old” is also used very often as an insult.

Similar applies to saying a woman “looks like a man”.

"All pink and yellow" is not an insult or a comment people are actually likely to come by in real life, and it was direct response to Rose thinking blue aliens looked weird to her or something similar.

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