Oh Yarn It!

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

My roommate’s cat Peter just sprayed me in the face.  And I’m now a sobbing wreck.

Of all the things to be my breaking point, to tip me over the edge into being a fucking sobbing mess, this takes the cake.

forgottenwinterfrost:

aelx:

ipoog:

daily reminder to click a button so you can give free food to a shelter!!

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if every one of my followers did this, we could give more than 85 meals to less-fortunate animals. for free.

AH HHA ITS BACK YES PLEASE IT TAKES A SECOND OF YOUR TIME AND A LIFE OF AN ANIMAL

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

famphic:

hightopbunfreshtipnail:

Seriously guys, please spread the word about this petition.

SIGN THIS because:

• cops think that Mike Brown’s life was worth less than the $3 candy bar he supposedly stole
• one white person can cry about a cop killing their dog and get a law passed requiring officers to undergo additional training to handle dogs
• but every 28 hours a black person is killed by police
• and yet at least one million dissenting voices will be required to be heard by the US government

creativecalico:

arler:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO REPORT THIS PAGE. EVERY. BODY.

creativecalico:

arler:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO REPORT THIS PAGE. EVERY. BODY.

voodouqueen:

jessehimself:

I recorded this last night. The volume was mad low because my daughter was sleeping, so that’s my annoying mistake. But the audio is clear, just turn up your volume or use headphones and listen closely to the astonishingly malicious reporting from CNN International (which takes over American CNN every night for some reason).

They have 3 [Black] eyewitnesses, which they completely disregard by framing a false equivalency with— and I’m not making this up, "an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers"

Whaaaaaat? You’re rebutting 3 eyewitnesses with  an anonymous caller who did NOT even see the events AND is a friend of the shooter? Really?

Where they do that at?

CNN continues, “"an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers says Michael Brown was the aggressor, which CNN has CONFIRMED matches the account officer Wilson gave authorities.”

Oh, you confirmed it did you? Of course it matches, she’s representing the guy who will literally say anything to stay out of jail. She already admitted that she could not possibly know if what she’s saying is true, and CNN broadcasts it around the world. Think about that. They use the word “confirmed” in an attempt to add validity to propoganda, while making it sound like they did some work.  

Then, as if that wasn’t crazy enough, they immediately play the ANONYMOUS person’s call/version of events on TV!! (With captioning to make sure the narrative really burns into your consciousness.) Her version has literally zero merit. They did not play any of the eyewitness accounts and went straight to a play-by-play from someone who WASN’T EVEN THERE??!!

That is a gross violation of journalistic responsibility and public trust.

The question is not “if” but why; why have news networks chosen a side?

(Granted, none of these accounts are given under oath; none are automatically true. But at least ask people who could possibly be of value.)

SHE DIDNT EVEN SEE THE SHOOTING WHAT THE HELL IS SHE CONFIRMING ???

fabulosaurus:

alexielthegreat:

fabulosaurus:

alexielthegreat:

My husband has been off work for a month now, and I’m the only one working to keep us supported.  It’s not going well.  Anything you guys can offer, we will be forever grateful.  If you’re not able to donate, then please reblog.  

Offering commissions for exactly this reason.  Please help!

I’m really sad to say that it looks like things took a turn for the worse, not better. After only a single day of returning to work on August 19th, Robert was forced to return to the doctor due to rapid worsening of his symptoms. It looks like he still has some time to wait…. Please, if you find it in your heart to Donate, we both greatly need and appreciate it. He will be out of work for, what it sounds, at least another week and a half…leading to a build up of more bills, more stress, and more debt. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much.

Hey guys… so we finally got the bill, and we’re out about another $2500, not including rent and food expenses. Please share, donate, commission me at my etsy shop or just over facebook. Anything helps. Thank you.

mediamattersforamerica:

Conservative media: “Where are the Muslim leaders” who are condemning the Islamic State?

Answer: Everywhere. 

greencarnations:

cinematicsymphony:

This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:

  • do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
  • go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
  • if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
  • look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
  • the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
  • works every time
Making an I Cord

juststitched:

juststitched:

I cords are a knitted tube that has many different uses. From purse handles and belts to bracelets and scarves, this tube is very versatile and can be used for many different things. Check out I Cords on Google Images. Are you wondering why I’m talking about a knitted tube on a crochet blog? Because it’s very easy to replicate with crochet, that’s why!

ICord
Foundation:
Chain 3. Insert your hook in the second chain from your hook, and draw up a loop. (Loop #2 made. There should be two loops on your hook.) Insert your hook into the last chain, and draw up a loop. (Loop #3 made. There should be 3 loops on your hook.)
imageConsecutive Rows:
The next part can be a little tricky. Take loops #2 and #3 off your hook, and hold on to them so they don’t come loose. (It is very important that you hold on to them!)
imageYarn over, and draw through loop #1. (1 chain made, 1 loop on hook.) Insert hook into loop #2.
imageYarn over, and draw through loop #2 only. (2nd chain made, 2 loops on hook.) 

Insert hook into loop #3. Yarn over, and draw through loop #3 only. (3rd chain made, 3 loops on hook.) 

Repeat the Consecutive Row instruction until your cord reaches your desired length. To finish off, yarn over, and pull through all three loops. The good thing about this is, you could do this with two loops, or four loops, and theoretically even more than that, but it isn’t really practical to hold too many loops!

#ThrowbackThursday!

Dear White People with Dreads

aliceinpunderland:

dude-wheres-my-chia-pet:

aliceinpunderland:

Those aren’t dreads.

Wash your fucking hair.

Love,

Black People

Dear asshole,

people can have whatever hairstyle they want. No matter how horrible.

No you don’t understand white people literally physically
cannot have dreads. Even if they weren’t being gross culturally appropriative shits their hair

does not

do the thing

When you try to dread white hair it does not become dreads it becomes tubes of matting like one would see on a neglected animal. Washing encourages it because water makes matting worse. Black people dread their hair, white people separate their hair into tubes and refuse to care for it until it becomes culturally appropriative.

I don’t need to stop white people from having dreads, they already don’t have dreads, I just additionally wish they would stop doing shit black people have been punished for both historically and in the modern world because they think it makes them look cool and alternative.

Asshole.