ok, so as i was talking about earlier, i have to give away at random one of the props from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I’ve had them for 10 years and I think its time for one of them to find a new home.
At random i will give away one of the following - An envelope for Mr Potter, A Knut, A Sickle or a Galleon (all are actually minted by a bank) or the Gringotts cheque as shown in my frame.
now i’m not asking you to follow me or any of those other stupid things the Tumblr Giveaway’s do, just reblog this post and when there are enough enough reblogs i will announce a winner at random
This is the world of equality. It’s horribly small.
I love how everyone who reblogs this knows exactly what it is about.
i would love to see Illinois on here.
can someone explain me this post? Thank you.
The places colored in have marriage equality. The rest do not.
I love how California is just chilling there alone. How about the rest of the west coast gets with the program?
cant wait for natural selection to take out slow walkers
iconic video of my childhood
I still regularly quote this.
I can’t reblog this without providing a link in case anyone doesn’t know what this is. Because everyone should know what this is, I feel.
still say “HOKAY” and “well have a nap ZEN FIRE ZE MISSILES” it is 2013
oh my god
I say WTF, mate all the freaking time and nobody gets it.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
For fellow Brits, here is the National Domestic Violence Helpline website (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge). The number is 0808 2000 247 and is staffed 24 hours a day.
I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.
This needs to get spread a good bit more.
My current clothing style is a combination of “shit I’m late”, “shit it’s cold”, with just a hint of “I’m too lazy to look socially acceptable for you losers”.
So I saw some pictures of my lover when he was younger on his sisters Facebook. Seriously I have the most attractive man ever. I wish we had met sooner, but I’ll take what I can get.
I don’t care how many times I’ve reblogged this
1. You’ve Been Psychologically Conditioned To Want a Diamond
The diamond engagement ring is a 63-year-old invention of N.W.Ayer advertising agency. The De Beers diamond cartel contracted N.W.Ayer to create a demand for what are, essentially, useless hunks of rock.
2. Diamonds are Priced Well Above Their Value
The De Beers cartel has systematically held diamond prices at levels far greater than their abundance would generate under anything even remotely resembling perfect competition. All diamonds not already under its control are bought by the cartel, and then the De Beers cartel carefully managed world diamond supply in order to keep prices steadily high.
3. Diamonds Have No Resale or Investment Value
Any diamond that you buy or receive will indeed be yours forever: De Beers™ advertising deliberately brain-washed women not to sell; the steady price is a tool to prevent speculation in diamonds; and no dealer will buy a diamond from you. You can only sell it at a diamond purchasing center or a pawn shop where you will receive a tiny fraction of its original “value.”
4. Diamond Miners are Disproportionately Exposed to HIV/AIDS
Many diamond mining camps enforce all-male, no-family rules. Men contract HIV/AIDS from camp sex-workers, while women married to miners have no access to employment, no income outside of their husbands and no bargaining power for negotiating safe sex, and thus are at extremely high risk of contracting HIV.
5. Open-Pit Diamond Mines Pose Environmental Threats
Diamond mines are open pits where salts, heavy minerals, organisms, oil, and chemicals from mining equipment freely leach into ground-water, endangering people in nearby mining camps and villages, as well as downstream plants and animals.
6. Diamond Mine-Owners Violate Indigenous People’s Rights
Diamond mines in Australia, Canada, India and many countries in Africa are situated on lands traditionally associated with indigenous peoples. Many of these communities have been displaced, while others remain, often at great cost to their health, livelihoods and traditional cultures.
7. Slave Laborers Cut and Polish Diamonds
More than one-half of the world’s diamonds are processed in India where many of the cutters and polishers are bonded child laborers. Bonded children work to pay off the debts of their relatives, often unsuccessfully. When they reach adulthood their debt is passed on to their younger siblings or to their own children.
8. Conflict Diamonds Fund Civil Wars in Africa
There is no reliable way to insure that your diamond was not mined or stolen by government or rebel military forces in order to finance civil conflict. Conflict diamonds are traded either for guns or for cash to pay and feed soldiers.
9. Diamond Wars are Fought Using Child Warriors
Many diamond producing governments and rebel forces use children as soldiers, laborers in military camps, and sex slaves. Child soldiers are given drugs to overcome their fear and reluctance to participate in atrocities.
10. Small Arms Trade is Intimately Related to Diamond Smuggling
Illicit diamonds inflame the clandestine trade of small arms. There are 500 billion small arms in the world today which are used to kill 500,000 people annually, the vast majority of whom are non-combatants.
This is one of the worst things involved in the marriage system. Please, if you choose to get married do not involve a diamond ring in it. Do not accept diamonds as a gift and do not buy it for a loved one.
Moissanite! Lab-grown diamonds! Or get synthetic ruby like I have.
Oh, my brother’s been in the jewelry-making business for close to twenty years, and this is all stuff he’s been lecturing about for DECADES. It’s true, my dears. Sad and sick and covered-in-blood true. Great sociological example of what a monopoly can accomplish.
My husband and I chose two gorgeous rosewood rings on Etsy, spending about a quarter of the price of a diamond. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. :)
If you don’t love Ginny Weasley, you’re wrong.
On today’s episode of: scenes that should’ve gone in the FUCKING movie
I’ve never liked “his and hers” things. Then I found the right “him”.
I’d love nothing more than to wake up to him every morning, brush our teeth together at his and hers sinks, have coffee in his and hers mugs and be ridiculously cheesy and cliche.
Man I’m screwed.
I had a dream last night that I caught him kissing someone else. Just dreaming about it hurt, because I had to leave him in the dream.
Why do we have to dream about our fears?
It probably stemmed from him being paranoid a few days ago. I was running late coming home and my room-mate asked him where I was. It was retarded. I felt like I couldn’t even be late coming home from work. I can’t deal with paranoia. I love him and I’d never do anything to jeopardise us. But if he’s going to be paranoid I don’t think I can handle that. It only escalates.