1. (Source: gyuki)

     
  2. 10:26

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    Reblogged from vylits

    Tags: sinqua wallsoh god

    (Source: peterhale)

     
  3. lamardeuse:

    The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.

    The bizarre bureaucratic brawl over a mission statement is yet more evidence of deteriorating relations between the Harper government and some parts of Canada’s charitable sector. […]

    Agency officials informed Oxfam that “preventing poverty” was not an acceptable goal.

    “Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not,” the group was warned. “Preventing poverty could mean providing for a class of beneficiaries that are not poor.”

    Oxfam Canada’s executive director called the exchange an “absurd conversation.”

    “Their interpretation was that preventing poverty may or may not involve poor people,” Robert Fox said in an interview with The Canadian Press. […]

    …Legal precedents mean charities cannot help people not already impoverished from falling into poverty.

    “Purposes that relieve poverty are charitable because they provide relief only to eligible beneficiaries, those in need,” Brideau said in an email.

    “However, the courts have not found the risk of poverty as being equivalent to actually being in need. Therefore, as the courts have indicated, an organization cannot be registered with the explicit purpose of preventing poverty.” […]

    The Canadian federal government is actually trying to school OXFAM in how to help poor people.

    Fuck you and the Tory horse you rode in on.

    (Source: fycanadianpolitics)

     
  4. lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

    lianabrooks:

    britegreenstar:

    libraryadvocates:

    lalie:

    The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

    Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

    My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

    Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

    While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

    That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

     
  5. Stop Chris Pratt before it’s too late 2k14

    (Source: calvinjcandie)

     
  6. 07:11

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    Reblogged from dammit-mcu

    Tags: gotgvin deiseln'awww

    strikerhercules:

    » Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

     
  7. The Teen Wolf cast @ SDCC

    (Source: seaquell)

     
  8. Not all monsters do monstrous things.

    (Source: braedans)

     
  9. 17:35

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    Reblogged from geekdawson

    Tags: natalie dormerACTINGroleplaying

    I know people think that acting is not quite the occupation of grown-ups, but it is actually the ultimate learning process: You get a multitude of experiences, all for the price of one life.

    (Source: daenelicious)

     
  10. 12:24

    Notes: 286

    Reblogged from daporathomis

    Tags: the musketeersd'artagnanchinhands

    daporathomis:

    d’artagnan is done with your shit (◡‿◡✿)