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jl8comic:

#standforferguson Charity Wallpaper Set, $1+

Some of you may have been hearing about what’s going on in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis about 20 minutes from my house. 

The long and the short of it is that over the weekend, an unarmed black man named Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Since then, things have spiraled downward, into violations of basic First Amendment rights. I could go on, but you’d likely be better served looking it up yourself.

That being said, I’m offering a charity wallpaper in order to raise funds to donate to the NAACP and ACLU, as both organizations are actively working towards finding justice both for Michael Brown and his family, as well as the greater population of Ferguson.

If you cannot donate, that’s absolutely fine, but I do ask that you try to educate yourself and others as to what’s going on in Ferguson. Tyranny is real, and it is on our soil right now.

-Yale

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
sneezymeanderings sneezymeanderings Said:

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Furthermore - I don’t know how it is in other cities, but Chicago’s holding a lot of meetings on stopping police terror this weekend - there’s one in Hyde Park Saturday.

Lauren Bacall
(1924-2014)

Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Robin Williams

breakingnews:

Police: Actor Robin Williams found dead in home

NBC Bay Area: Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in unincorporated Tiburon, Calif., on Monday, the Marin County sheriff’s office said. He was 63. 

The coroner’s office currently suspects suicide.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Robin Williams appears at a panel for the television series “The Crazy Ones” during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

This is a bit heartbreaking. He was still so vibrant and such an amazing comedian. The genie in Aladdin is probably my favorite Disney character of all time, and he was lovely in dramatic films too.

We’ve got a last iteration of him as Teddy Roosevelt in the latest Night at the Museum film. And this week I’m definitely going to catch any The Crazy Ones episodes I’ve missed. But. Damn.

chickenyaoi:

America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you

Yoooooooo.
America definitely has it’s immense share of problems I agree. But considering the actual state of the world this summer this feels kind of off. These are definitely all problems we should be addressing - but like this is the summer of Ukraine-Russia and everything going on Iraq and Syria and the Central African Republic and Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine and Sudan and Ebola and quite a few other things. So we’ll keep fighting the good fight on those things (and many more) over here - but I feel like you should probs maybe save the lions share of your concern for some less-media-covered but more serious plights countries around the world are facing.

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  • Friend: *sneezes*
  • Me: Bless you
  • Friend: *sneezes five more times*
  • Me: chill

We have manners, we’re polite.