To sum this up - Republican legislators have this plan that, “would once again forbid private insurance companies from providing abortion coverage to women, even in cases of rape and incest, unless she has already purchased a separate insurance rider to cover it. This would force women to decide whether they want to buy ‘rape insurance’ and even compel parents to make the unfathomable decision about whether to buy it for their daughters.”
It was vetoed once, but these special interest groups have paid over 300,000 people to sign a petition that would bring it back to life. They want to raise more than 300,000 on this petition to counteract this attack on women’s rights. They only have a little over 11,000 signatures as of now. Please signal boost this and sign the petition and reblog. It will cost you nothing but 2 minutes of your time. This attitude toward women and rape needs to stop.
Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
In relation to this: there’s talks of Comcast acquiring the Time Warner Cable company. If this happens, this means the pool of companies that provide internet (thus controlling the internet and determining which sites should and shouldn’t be available to everyone). Nationwide internet and cable providers are already teetering on the edge of monopolizing our access to information. It’s become a shit circus of direct competition instead of actually providing customers with decent fucking service. If you’ve ever used Comcast at any point in your life, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
The more these mergers and buy-outs and shit keep happening, the worse it’s going to get. Less and less competition between service providers means you end up paying out the asshole for internet and cable. And, with net neutrality getting shot down, you’d be paying even more just to gain access certain websites.
The internet isn’t a commodity; it’s an invaluable information resource and it should be available to everyone, not just the people who can afford it.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
I don’t normally do posts like this, but this guy is really pulling on my heartstrings. He’s scheduled to die Saturday, 2/8. He needs a rescue NOW. Currently located in Southgate, Michigan, but I’m sure transport could be arranged to pretty much anywhere for a reputable rescue.
Please reblog this guy. It could save his life.
SIGNAL BOOST SOMEONE IN MICHIGAN PLEASE RESCUE HIM OR I WILL CRY. I WISH I COULD. IF SOMEONE WANTS HIM I WILL PERSONALLY PICK HIM UP AND DRIVE HIM TO YOU.
This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.
Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so
If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.
hey real talk for a second
the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS
and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.
If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.
I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN
Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.
Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or older. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.
That’s it! I’m fucking tired of screaming “REMEMBER RICHARD O’DWYER”! You know who I’m gonna post now?
This is Sumner Redstone. SUMNER FUCKING REDSTONE, the owner of this wonderful company called…
THE BIGGEST FUCKING OMNI-CONGLOMERATE OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY! They own… EVERYTHING! They own pretty much all the industry, but what they’ve YET to own is the internet! And they are very close to owning it all, and we will have to say goodbye to everything. That means:
NO MORE WIKIPEDIA
NO MORE YOUTUBE
NO MORE TUMBLR
NO MORE FACEBOOK
NO MORE REDDIT
NO MORE INTERNET FREEDOM
Do you people realize the importance of this petition? If you do, sign it! If you don’t, then think about this:
Sumner Redstone and his goons at CNET *which is owned by Viacom* deliberately and frivilously distributed file sharing software from 1998 to now. These names include Napster, Kazaa, iMesh, Limewire, Bearshare, WinMX, Frostwire, BitTorrent, uTorrent, JUST TO NAME A FEW! These P2P file sharing systems came bundled with viruses and trojans which were used to gather your IP addresses, your name, your location, and so much more! Ever wonder why you got a threatening letter from the RIAA or MPAA? VIACOM TIPPED THEM OFF WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING IT!
Well, not anymore! SIGN THIS PETITION AND MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE FCC: VIACOM CAN NOT AND WILL NOT CONTROL THE INTERNET AND FORCE US TO ABIDE BY THEIR RULES! THEY CAN PAY OFF AT&T/COMCAST, VERIZON, AND ALL THE OTHERS WITH TRILLIONS, BUT WE ARE THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND WE WON’T STAND FOR BAD BUSINESS LIKE THIS!
SIGN IT SIGN IT SIGN IT SIGN IT
SIGN SIGN SIGN!!!! WE’RE GETTING CLOSER!
hey it’s down to 4.6k needed, go do the thing
If you haven’t signed this, and you live in the United States, I genuinely wonder why. Let me explain why this is important.
The United States phone system went through a similar thing. Because the phone system was declared a common carrier, phone companies are not allowed to choose who gets signal quality, who gets an instant connection/who doesn’t, and so on and so on. It also means that local guys have access to the lines so they can actually foster competition. Meaning better prices, better service, and more options.
Ever called your net company and essentially felt like you were told ‘lol good luck with all that anger, buddy, we’re all you’ve got’? This could, if I understand the law correctly, help change that. Local guys will be able to set up shop, and suddenly comcast, verizon, time warner, etc will no longer be the only game in town if you don’t want dial-up. You will have options.
This law will also prevent tiered access. If you haven’t seen the photo going around, let me put it right out there for you.
This is what companies want to do. See that small text down there? ‘Limited access to approved websites’. This is a mockup made by pro-neutrality people, but it’s an example much like leaked stuff straight from the net companies.
Let me spell it out for you. Whatever you’re paying now, add -at least- $20, -if- you’re lucky if you want to see tumblr ever again. Because this site is a bandwidth hog. You know it, I know it, they know it, and they will exploit that to the fullest. If you want access to your RP blog, enjoy paying that money. If you want access to all your friends on here that you don’t have contact deets for, enjoy paying that money. If you want this site and -anything- it offers, enjoy paying that money. Because this will become the industry standard.
If you live outside the united states, this should scare you, because of something called best practices. Taken from Wikipedia (which, by the way, I could not access on lower-tier plans): ‘A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.’ The United States sets a lot of these, corporationwise. We’re a huge nation with extremely diverse demographics. Companies in other nations, in many cases, look to ours, find what works, and implement it.
Now, keep in mind the following is bullshit of the worst caliber, but I can see it happening. You live in, let’s say… Holland. You wanna access tumblr, you’re even paying for your shiny, new high-tier plan that costs more. Tumblr is an America-based website. Because your telco has decided American best practices are the thing to do? You’re not getting access on your shiny, new high-tier plan because A) you didn’t tick the ‘I want access to foreign sites for an extra $10 a month’ box when you signed up, B) you didn’t choose the highest-tier plan, or C) your telco simply doesn’t wanna give people access to foreign sites! All of those are possible without net neutrality.
Go sign up for the site. Go sign this. A petition to deport that pop star moron with a penchant for doing dumb things got signed. This needs signing, yet it hasn’t been.
Guys. It literally takes under 3 mins to sign up and sign the petition. Do it. It’s for keeping the ‘net the way it is!
Are they going to take away my porn too?
ash-chosenone asked: /turns hat back and tosses URL.
Character in general: For all the shit that Ash gets, people really need to stop and think about it for a second.
When Ash started out in Kanto, it was only natural that he wouldn’t be the best right off the bat. Just like a child who started playing R/BY/, there was a learning curve that he had to master or else he wouldn’t have been able to ascend. You want to know what that is? That’s making him more like us—which means we can relate and CARE about him. It wasn’t just the Pokemon that drew people in, it was how Ash clearly had many faults but he kept trying. He wasn’t a perfect angel, not in the slightest. He showed that he’s just a child, especially whenever he insulted Erika’s perfume. She acted out of hand, but it also shows that Ash was really just a little boy on a journey. Not to mention that his journey took a believable amount of time, given how in real life it’d probably take months to get around Kanto and back! He also had someone who was clearly better then him, berating him at every turn and trying to get him to turn back. But he didn’t— he kept trying no matter how difficult it got. He placed top 16 out of 265 competitors, all of which who could be described as the best in the region. His dick-face rival only placed 32. Not to mention he received development here, where I believe he announced that he WAS going to become a Pokemon Master.
Let’s also see how REALISTIC the bonds between him and his Pokemon were. Just because he had the badges didn’t mean that Charizard was going to listen to him. He had to earn Charizard’s respect and trust, showing just how the youth would probably have it hard in the Pokemon world .These creatures are not the most friendly, so the fact that he was able to do it really proves he’s a prodigy. Despite that, he still made mistakes when it came to battling. Can you blame him? He’s a child— a child who’s still trying to get better in this world. He’s not going to throw out the best Pokemon in each situation.
Let’s take a whirl with the Silver Conference, shall we? Ash was still doing more of the same, growing and honing his skills throughout Johto. Although people still want to classify him as a horrible trainer, let’s sit here and stop for a second. Where did he place in the Silver Conference? TOP 8. He went from Top 16 to TOP 8. Gary only placed in the Top 16. Yeah. Also, if you dare say he’s dumb then let me refer you back to Morty. Ash was able to think of a strategy in order to counter Morty’s, one in which wasn’t an easy feat to do. He’s far from dumb, so that’s out the window.
In Hoenn, Ash showed that he was actually making a decent amount of progress! The mistakes that he made were becoming less frequent, but they were still there to signify that he was trying to hone these skills in which he had. It was here that Ash was addressed by Drake about his problem— Ash battles on pure instinct and gets cocky a lot. THESE are part of his FLAWS. FLAWS that make him a MORE REALISTIC CHARACTER. It was here where Ash really was hit with character development. If he didn’t stop getting so haughty in battles, it was only going to give him more losses to face. In the Ever Grande Conference, he was still in the Top 8. Not much improvement, but it proves that he IS STILL STAYING ON TOP OF THINGS.
Sinnoh was his best region, the mistakes in which Ash was making toning down significantly. Also, do you notice it? This Ash isn’t as overconfident or extremely haughty. This Ash is much more matured, showing that his adventures across the world really were affecting him. He stopped battling like a mindless idiot and developed even more keen strategies. It’s here where he defeated Paul— perhaps one of the strongest if not the strongest rival Ash has ever faced. He also placed in the TOP 4 OF THIS TOURNAMENT, ONLY LOSING BECAUSE OF BAD WRITING. Ash would have won the entire tournament, but Tobias was literally just THERE TO STOP HIM. Despite this, he was able to take down Latios with a well developed strategy.
Unova was really… a step back, mind you. It started resulting to Ash making these mistakes again, not to mention just becoming really boring. However, let’s back up for a quick second. He was able to have Pignite beat a FULLY-EVOLVED EMBOAR. That’s a feat in itself! Sure, he went back into the Top 8 of the Vertress Conference… but he’s still staying on top of things. Have you noticed it yet? He’s never went back into the digits. He’s been part of the best since Johto arrived!
Now, the Orange Islands. Even if it was “filler.” it was a part of Ash’s life that is RECOGNIZED IN CANON. Whenever he went to challenge Drake, Drake was absolutely shocked on how high Ash’s levels were. Whenever their battle was finished, Ash was crowned the CHAMPION OF THE ORANGE ISLANDS LEAGUE. He’s become a POKEMON MASTER IN HIS OWN RIGHT. Ash is a champion, and no amount of filler can honestly change that. Besides, do you see all those merits in his room?
Kalos is doing a huge favor for him— showing how much maturity Ash has truly gained. He’s no longer the overconfident brat. Ash is now pretty much a mature and brave adult, accompanied by his really amazing battle skills! I’m not even counting the movies in this, since really, it’d probably make this section go on longer than what it is.
How they play them: You know that you’re a really perfect Ash, right? Your writing has a voice in him— the only thing needing to be fixed are the sensory details. How was the air? Did it blow his hair back? Did it leave a taste in his mouth? How does the environment affect him? What does it make him feel? Did he open the door slowly, or did he barge in? Little quirks like this really come a long way! Besides this, your writing is absolutely superb! Not to mention that your take on Ash is really fucking neat!
Also, Ash was invited to be a FRONTIER BRAIN. Think about that, you hear?
The Mun: ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS SINCE MY FB RP DAYS. HELLA.
RP with them: YES.
Want to RP with them: YES.
What is my;
Overall Opinion: 10/10 Ash. If you want to RP with someone who is fucking amazing, you can easily follow Justin r/n.
**Note: Mun’s answer are all to be completely honest. Don’t send url if you don’t want brutal honesty
Most of this is about Ash as a character and it was just so well put that I can’t help but reblog. It made a /great/ case for Ash and if you’re not such a fan, hell even if you are, I’d recommend giving it a read.
The rest is a crit on my personal writing and I’ll take all of this in stride and learn from it, thank you! I really appreciate the input.