ladyofleithian: (anakin anh)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lijahlover at In memory of Matthew Shepard
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kerrsmith2306 at In memory of Matthew Shepard
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THE ULTIMATE SILENCE ~ October 12th, 1998



Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts,
The impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves,
Then listen close to me ...
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein


Fifteen years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?





For background information check out the HBO movie "The Laramie Project"



Please read ... )

http://www.matthewsplace.com

http://www.matthewshepard.org

http://www.stophate.us/shepard/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112638393


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ladyofleithian: (anakin anh)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] valarltd at Still in the 1960s
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] grail76 at Still in the 1960s
From J. Michael Straczynski:

If I might be permitted an observation.

You, reading this on your monitor, or your smart phone or your tablet, you who have the latest IOS or Windows or Linux, you who track the latest apps and sites and watch with rapt attention as the Higgs Particle surrenders its secrets...you, who believes you are living in the twenty-first century.

You are wrong. We are not living in the twenty-first century.

We are living in the 1960s. We’ve been living there for the last fifty years. I don’t care what the calendar tells you, you’re wrong.

How do I know this?

Because right now, at this very second, we’re having the very same arguments, over the very same things, that we argued about in the 1960s, and the 70s, and the 80s, and the 90s, and the Oughts. And nothing’s been done, nothing’s been decided.

It’s just the same old arguments, over and over, for FIFTY YEARS.

We’re still arguing about equal pay for women.

Still arguing about environmental issues versus corporate laissez faire.

About whether or not some sexual practices should be allowed.

About excessive government secrecy and spying.

About voting rights and citizenship for minorities.

About bomb blasts and body counts.

About casual cruelty masquerading as policy.

Arguing about the rights of gays.

About a trigger-happy military.

About who is the latest suspected socialist.

About the media as source of all social ills.

About the war on drugs.

About health care.

About social security.

About birth control.

About evolution.

About nuclear power.

About abortion.

About guns.

And I’m tired of it.

I’m not saying these discussions aren’t important. Obviously they are.

But can we get on with it? Can we actually decide some of the things on the list given above and move on to NEW questions?

Can we move out of the 1960s?

Can we have some new arguments?

I would love to see new arguments.

I would love to see Congress wrestling with whether or not to declare our Mars colony the 51st state.

Would love to see filibusters and debates over whether someone who has received 51% of his body mass from artificial sources still constitutes a human being.

Arguments over whether the new mega-high-speed rail that puts the ones in Japan and China to shame should go from LA to New York or Miami.

About voting rights for synthetic people.

About the FDA’s analysis of mindbridge implants that let two people stay mentally joined forever.

About new safety standards for air-cars.

About deployment of the 45th Robotic Division past their warranties.

Those would be wonderful arguments to have. New, fresh, inspiring arguments.

We’ve been arguing about the same things, over and over, for fifty years. The same drumbeat, the same talking points, the same positions and policies and nothing ever gets done because it’s in no one’s INTERESTS to get anything DONE, because for as long as those same arguments continue, those with a visceral stake in the outcome of those arguments will continue to come out to the polls to vote in those whose viscera says the same thing about the same issues.

And so we roll on, decade after slow decade, with neither side resolving anything even when they run the table, with influence over all three branches of government.

Fifty years. Arguing over the same things for fifty years is like eating the same meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner for five decades. Soon the taste buds diminish and fail and you don’t even realize what you’re eating anymore.

If you’d said to me as a kid in the 1960s that we’d still be arguing over these things in 2013 I’d have laughed in your face. Impossible. We’ll resolve at least some of these things by then. Has to happen. Got to. The alternative is ludicrous.

Do you...you the person who has read this far without going off to tweet or instagram or download, you the person who actually believes you are living in the twenty-first century...want to be having these same arguments fifty years from now? Do you want to still be living in the 1960s in 2063?

Do you want a hundred years of arguing without resolution?

Do you think we can do better?

We have to do better. This can’t be it. This can’t be the end of the American experiment, sucked down into a century of social quicksand.

We have to be better than that.

We have to be.

New arguments.

New arguments.

God of microscope and test tube, god of provender and starlight, stern god who maketh quantum quandaries as much as the architecture of butterfly wings, let us have some new arguments.

I realize it is much to ask.

But it is long past time to ask.


Angel says: We've been arguing about these things ALL my life. Longer than I've been alive and I have two children of legal majority. I want us to grow up.
ladyofleithian: (come into the light)
In which Rose recovers back on Earth and meets up with an old friend.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: First of all, I would like to express my condolences to the victims of the Boston marathon bombing, as well as those affected by it. It was an absolutely horrible thing, and I hope the culprit is soon brought to justice. If you're looking for someone or have information about someone, you can go here, and if you want to see what you can do, you can go here. And for more information (although I warn you the links may be triggering), go here and here. I hope this helps, and I hope everyone in Boston is safe.


"I'll watch out for you," Grace said. )
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http://www.causes.com/actions/1733395-allow-star-wars-the-clone-wars-to-remain-on-the-air-till-the-end?ctm=home

Because I think there's a lot of story left to tell, and I don't think they should end it so soon.

Love Is...

Jan. 23rd, 2013 08:44 pm
ladyofleithian: (anakin courage vs dooku)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ericadawn16 at Love Is...
I'm sorry about the colors but the message still stands.

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ladyofleithian: (anakin courage vs dooku)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] myrrhmade at These cats need help
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ragnarok_08 at These cats need help
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] subluxate at These cats need help



This is Smudge. Smudge almost certainly is entering chronic kidney disease, if not renal failure, and her people need help paying for her vet care. She needs to have a urine sample taken, she'll need fluids and medication on an ongoing basis, she'll need bloodwork, and she'll need special food. They need help to get her through being diagnosed and getting her started on her treatments. [livejournal.com profile] natalief links to her PayPal account, where she's asking for donations, in her post about Smudge. She also links to her Ravelry patterns that are for sale.






This is Ash, better known as Buddy, being held by [personal profile] nonny. Buddy is an anxious cat who has panic attacks. One of his triggers is the litter box. He can't use them. Therefore, he urinates and defecates elsewhere. This is creating problems, as can be expected, in his person's living situation. His person, Paul, lives on $200 a month in an apartment with two other people. Buddy is Paul's service animal; he's done things like bring Paul his bag of medication. Buddy is also tightly bonded to his sister, Girlie, and they cannot be separated. Paul can't afford to take Buddy to a vet, get him diagnosed as anxious, and started on medication to try to work on the litterbox issue without help. Because of his income, he doesn't qualify for Care Credit, and most vets don't do payment plans. If you can donate, Paul's PayPal account is p.a.pierce@gmail.com. If you want more information on the situation, [personal profile] nonny has a post about it.



ladyofleithian: (luke/vader funeral pyre)
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Little Souls, go to the shady grasslands. May you rest in the shade of big trees, amoung your ancestors.
El- Ahairah, invites you to join his Owsla, Warren of the Brave, Clan of Those Who've Gone on Before. 
Your family awaits you with soft, open arms. We await your (re)births again on this gentle Earth in time. 
Most sacred children, we honor you, and sing the tragedy of your loss, and still,  we await your lives anew. 
Good Journey.

~Lilly Lake, 2012
(repost is ok if wanted)

ladyofleithian: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] nyxalinth at The most beloved police officer in NYC
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at The most beloved police officer in NYC




If you haven't read it yet, here's the story.


ladyofleithian: (feminism)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] franztastisch at Really F***ing Relevant to Your Interests
I think. I think this can be classed as "relevant to your interests". And if it's not, well, it should be. Trigger warning for slut-shaming.

Observe the beautifully worded and well thought out views of James Gunn, the director-to-be on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (yes, written over a year ago, but is that the point? I think not. Also, original article available here through Google Cache):

Cut for TW )

SO! As a result please: Petition to remove James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy

[...] Someone created a petition, I signed it, and I hope many people on Tumblr will, too, because Marvel needs to know that we CARE about who will handle big franchises, and how BAD it is that a man like him is allowed to work in this industry, considering his vision of women and women characters is basically, meat.

Signal boost this, please. And let’s see if we can make ourselves heard.

[from marielikestodraw on tumblr]

Please sign this. Because I have been into comics for the grand total of about two months and the poor treatment and representation of female characters became apparent to me about 2 days in.

And you know Natasha would ninja this shit.

(Sorry for raining on the happysquee of this bar but... needs must)

ladyofleithian: (luke/leia hug)


Because no matter what happens, you are not alone. 

Also, I would advise others to check out the cases of those such as CeCe McDonald. Because this needs to stop. 
ladyofleithian: (mood: elated)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] myrrhmade at A Presidential Response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] noodledays at A Presidential response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] guaparella at A Presidential response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dreamweaver523 at A Presidential response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] idemandjustice at A Presidential response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at A Presidential response
Remember when 10-year-old Sophia wrote a letter to President Obama about her two dads? Here's his response.



How cool was it for him to take a few minutes out of his busy campaign schedule to respond to her? I like this man.

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ladyofleithian: (because we're awesome)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] myrrhmade at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] noodledays at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] guaparella at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dreamweaver523 at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] idemandjustice at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at It got awfully dusty in here all of the sudden
"Totally umprompted, our amazing 10 year-old decided to write this letter to Barack Obama, and it made Triton Klugh and I so unbelievably proud. And maybe we teared up a little.

I've refrained from all the political posts, but this is just too close to home to ignore. This is not about President Obama - it's about what's right. So frankly, if you don't agree with the innocent, heartfelt and surprisingly straightforward position of my 10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, then please unfriend me because we don't actually belong connected here in the first place."
Source


ladyofleithian: (rose tyler bad wolf)
You've been owned
ladyofleithian: (rose tyler bad wolf)
You've been owned
ladyofleithian: (anakin's ruminations)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lijahlover at In memory of Matthew Shepard
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kerrsmith2306 at In memory of Matthew Shepard



THE ULTIMATE SILENCE ~ October 12th, 1998



Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts,
The impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves,
Then listen close to me ...
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein


Fourteen years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?

For background information check out the HBO movie "The Laramie Project"

Please read ... )

http://www.matthewsplace.com

http://www.matthewshepard.org

http://www.stophate.us/shepard/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112638393


ladyofleithian: (anakin's ruminations)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lijahlover at In memory of Matthew Shepard
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kerrsmith2306 at In memory of Matthew Shepard



THE ULTIMATE SILENCE ~ October 12th, 1998



Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts,
The impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves,
Then listen close to me ...
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein


Fourteen years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?

For background information check out the HBO movie "The Laramie Project"

Please read ... )

http://www.matthewsplace.com

http://www.matthewshepard.org

http://www.stophate.us/shepard/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112638393


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