April 12, 2014
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April 6, 2014

ryanpanos:

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February 15, 2014
wilwheaton:

aquabreeze:

PEOPLE OF TUMBLR-
This is Saber. He’s an 11-month-old rednose Pit Bull with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is a wonderful dog who will cuddle with you and lick your face and sleep on your bed.
And he needs a home.
My roommate and I have been keeping him in our dorm on and off for about a month. My roommate saved him from a shelter at her home in California, where he had pneumonia and would have died had she not helped him. She moved down to Tampa Bay, and when she was admitted to our school, she was told she was only allowed to keep one of her two dogs in the dorm with her. So she gave Saber to a friend.
That friend started beating him.
When the now former friend didn’t want him anymore, a guy who answered a Craigslist ad offered to take him. Only a day after he took Saber in, she got a call from him saying that Saber had chewed up and destroyed a lot of his stuff (there’s still no actual evidence to suggest that he did), and that either she came to get him, and brought money to pay for the ‘damages’, or Saber was going to be dropped at the shelter, where his breed would most likely get him euthanized.
I came with her the night she went to that man’s house. He insisted that we give him $500 or we wouldn’t get him back; essentially, Saber was being held hostage. We watched him throw Saber’s food in the trash can. We had to call the police to get him back to us.
Saber spent three weeks living in our dorm room; and we were lucky that they didn’t find out. Our college’s pet policy forbids more than one pet per student, and we both already have dogs. They also forbid Pit Bulls for insurance reasons (ugh). But my roommate found him a home with a nice couple. 
A week later, she got a call, saying that the couple had been arrested (yes really!). The day before, Saber had been neutered, and was not getting the proper pain meds and care he needed. He came back to us that night, much thinner than he’d left.
Saber is living in our dorm room again, and we know it’s only a matter of time before the pet council discovers him. We don’t know what punishment could ensue from that- my roommate could be forbidden from keeping any pets, or both of us could be fined. We know one thing- if the pet council discovers him, we’ll be forced to ‘get rid of him’, which may force us to put him in a shelter, which we really, really don’t want to do. We love him, but it’s not in his- or our- best interest to keep him.
We’ve called just about every animal rescue in the area- a lot of no-kill shelters won’t take Pit Bulls because they’re so much harder to adopt, and many other no-kill shelters, rescues, fosters, etc, are just full, or don’t take owner surrenders. We’re running out of options.
So, Tumblr, we need your help. If you’d like this really amazing and sweet dog to be yours, or if you’re part of a rescue organization that can take him, please send me an ask or email me at zmcadler93@gmail.com, and we’ll go forward from there.
Even if you can’t take him for whatever reason (which is okay), please, if you’re seeing this message, please reblog this. We need as many people as possible to see this message, so that he can find the home he’s desperate for.
Thanks for reading.


He looks just like my puppy Marlowe! Pits are AMAZING dogs, and the crap you’ve heard about them IS NOT TRUE. I have two, and I promise you, they are the best dogs, ever.Can we use the power of the Internet for good and help this dog find his forever home?

wilwheaton:

aquabreeze:

PEOPLE OF TUMBLR-

This is Saber. He’s an 11-month-old rednose Pit Bull with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is a wonderful dog who will cuddle with you and lick your face and sleep on your bed.

And he needs a home.

My roommate and I have been keeping him in our dorm on and off for about a month. My roommate saved him from a shelter at her home in California, where he had pneumonia and would have died had she not helped him. She moved down to Tampa Bay, and when she was admitted to our school, she was told she was only allowed to keep one of her two dogs in the dorm with her. So she gave Saber to a friend.

That friend started beating him.

When the now former friend didn’t want him anymore, a guy who answered a Craigslist ad offered to take him. Only a day after he took Saber in, she got a call from him saying that Saber had chewed up and destroyed a lot of his stuff (there’s still no actual evidence to suggest that he did), and that either she came to get him, and brought money to pay for the ‘damages’, or Saber was going to be dropped at the shelter, where his breed would most likely get him euthanized.

I came with her the night she went to that man’s house. He insisted that we give him $500 or we wouldn’t get him back; essentially, Saber was being held hostage. We watched him throw Saber’s food in the trash can. We had to call the police to get him back to us.

Saber spent three weeks living in our dorm room; and we were lucky that they didn’t find out. Our college’s pet policy forbids more than one pet per student, and we both already have dogs. They also forbid Pit Bulls for insurance reasons (ugh). But my roommate found him a home with a nice couple. 

A week later, she got a call, saying that the couple had been arrested (yes really!). The day before, Saber had been neutered, and was not getting the proper pain meds and care he needed. He came back to us that night, much thinner than he’d left.

Saber is living in our dorm room again, and we know it’s only a matter of time before the pet council discovers him. We don’t know what punishment could ensue from that- my roommate could be forbidden from keeping any pets, or both of us could be fined. We know one thing- if the pet council discovers him, we’ll be forced to ‘get rid of him’, which may force us to put him in a shelter, which we really, really don’t want to do. We love him, but it’s not in his- or our- best interest to keep him.

We’ve called just about every animal rescue in the area- a lot of no-kill shelters won’t take Pit Bulls because they’re so much harder to adopt, and many other no-kill shelters, rescues, fosters, etc, are just full, or don’t take owner surrenders. We’re running out of options.

So, Tumblr, we need your help. If you’d like this really amazing and sweet dog to be yours, or if you’re part of a rescue organization that can take him, please send me an ask or email me at zmcadler93@gmail.com, and we’ll go forward from there.

Even if you can’t take him for whatever reason (which is okay), please, if you’re seeing this message, please reblog this. We need as many people as possible to see this message, so that he can find the home he’s desperate for.

Thanks for reading.

He looks just like my puppy Marlowe!

Pits are AMAZING dogs, and the crap you’ve heard about them IS NOT TRUE. I have two, and I promise you, they are the best dogs, ever.

Can we use the power of the Internet for good and help this dog find his forever home?

January 16, 2014

percentforartnyc:

Located just outside the school cafeteria on the 5th floor terrace of the new FXFOWLE-designed Hunter’s Point campus in Queens, Natasha Johns-Messenger’s Percent for Art commission, Alterview, creates dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.

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(via nycgov)

January 11, 2014
thesmithian:

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thesmithian:

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January 10, 2014

historical-nonfiction:

These are diaolou, literally meaning “stone towers.” They loom above the small villages of Kaiping, a county in China’s Guangdong province. The Diaolou were a response in the Ming period to the banditry which plagues the area, although all current towers were built in the Qing period and during some of the war-torn decades after its fall. Although they were mostly used to protect the villagers from bandits, some of them were designed to be lived in permanently. The strong but rather plain diaolou were constructed very close to a village. In times of banditry, each family would be allowed in to the tower. They usually had their own room assigned, as long as they had paid towards the construction and upkeep of this communal defense.

After the introduction of foreign concrete, the towers were built even higher and the architecture became a mixture of Mediterranean, Greek, and even Turkish styles. This came not from direct western influence, however. Kaiping and the three counties around it represented the plurality of immigration to America. Many eventually returned, and brought the familiar building styles back with them.

(Source: kuriositas.com)

January 9, 2014
For the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires

campaignmoney:

Wow (via the Center for Responsive Politics):

"Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates."

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December 30, 2013
On your best interest

dearcoquette:

My parents are miserable people with no substance. They see my “best interest” as financial security rather than actual happiness. I go to college next year, and they refuse to pay for me unless I major in business, because it’s “stable”. What do I do? I know what I love, and I have passion, but…

Everything.

December 30, 2013
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Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a pill, do we really think she’s adult enough to handle an unwanted pregnancy?

The truth is that the age restriction is completely arbitrary, tied only to our puritanical comfort levels. And listen, I get it; I think it’s fair to say that most people are uncomfortable with the idea of a 14 year old having sex. But here’s the thing - access to Plan B isn’t about keeping a 14 year old from having sex - by the time she gets to the pharmacy, that ship has sailed - it’s about keeping a 14 year old who has already had sex from getting pregnant. And despite what urban legend (or past embarrassing FDA memos) may tell you, making emergency contraception more available is not more likely to make young teens have sex - it will just make them less likely to end up pregnant.

We can’t let our discomfort with teen sex trump young people’s right to sexual and reproductive health and we can’t continue to let politics trump science. If we care about young women’s health and bodily autonomy and integrity, we’ll drop all age restrictions from emergency contraception. Anything less isn’t just illogical - it’s immoral.

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"Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction," my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)

(via wilwheaton)

December 24, 2013
JFK Terminal 4

JFK Terminal 4

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