Any internet users who use or even read about privacy services online will be targeted for surveillance by the NSA, according to a new report from German broadcaster ARD.
According to leaked source-code of the US spy agency’s ‘XKeyscore’ software, individuals who search for information about anonymising services such as Tor have their IP addresses logged by the NSA and can be flagged for further monitoring.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is looking like a very costly mistake for the U.S. military.
How costly? According to an analysis by ThinkProgress, the money spent on the F-35 would be enough to buy every homeless person in the country a mansion.
I really sincerely hate doing two of the things I’m about to do. The first is delve into my personal life. Most of you who follow me on here know that I’m all about blogging in support of animal rights, the occasional Game of Thrones or Sherlock post, and lots of delicious foods and positive vibes stuff. And the second is asking people for financial help. I really, really don’t like doing that.
But here I am asking both of those things.
I’ll keep this as short and sweet as possible.
Currently, my permanent home is an environment that I simply do not feel emotionally safe in. My family there has emotionally abused me in the past and still continue to do so. In the past, I have been repeatedly told by my family to kill myself, that I would cause my mother to kill herself (with specific plan attached), among many other things. My occasional form of variation in gender expression has been completely ridiculed and antagonized. In therapy this past week I have admitted that being in that environment makes me suicidal. As such, I currently feel that I would be a danger to myself if I remained in that house. I have also known for years that living there only aggravates my depression and my depression symptoms. My mother refuses to acknowledge that the environment poses any sort of danger to me, refuses to acknowledge that I have depression, and also refuses to acknowledge that she has ever emotionally abused me. There has also been some physical abuse in the past as well, but I won’t get into that here.
I am living in an apartment until July 30th at 12 noon, when I will have to move out and find somewhere else to live. Going back home is just not an option any more. I just can’t do that to myself.
I know that this is such a short timeframe (28 days) in which to ask, but I’m expecting that I will be pretty much on my own once I refuse to come home, and any amount you donate will help so, so much. I am currently unemployed but plan on looking for a job once I get my housing all sorted out.
I have seen Tumblr do some really amazing things. I mean, some really, really amazing things - and I’m hoping you lovely folks can pull a rabbit out of the hat for me on this one.
I would sincerely appreciate any donation amount, or a signal boost in order to get this spread around - I know that times are really tough for so many of us.
If you even took the time to read all of this, you have my sincerest thanks, my deepest gratitude.
You can donate HERE.
Thank you so much.
Okay yeah so…six days? Which is basically five. Which is basically really really scary and I’d like to move out safely so…
If you could please donate even a dollar or signal boost this post so hard that it breaks (you know what I’m talking about), I would so, so appreciate.
Thank you all so much.
Color palette tutorial time!
This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes. I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!