unironicallyardentnerd:

Essentially, we are incredibly short on money at the moment. This is my bank balance at the moment:

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Ordinarily this money would be spent just on me, for food and rent for uni. That isn’t the case at the moment. I am having to spend this money (which I desperately need for uni) on food for the rest of my family. There are 6 of us in total, plus 2 pets, and one week’s shopping that has been cut down as much as we physically can, is about £100-£150. I also have a rent payment I need to make soon, and that is going to cost ~£1142. My sister has bills coming up that need to be paid too. Unfortunately, on top of this, our mum had to be admitted to hospital earlier this week, so we have to keep spending money to go visit her. This means either spending money on taxis or buses, which becomes expensive very fast, or spending the money on petrol for our brother’s car but their car tax ran out yesterday, and it’ll cost us at least another £150 to renew that on top of whatever petrol money we can give them.

I will not be receiving any income until the end of the month /at the earliest/ and even then, it will only be about £95. But in order to get to work to earn that money, I need to get a train and a taxi to and from the train station, which all in all will cost about £80 in the best case scenario. Nobody else in the family currently has a job or any sort of income. Our mother was due to start a new job around now, but obviously that is on hold until she is out of hospital and healthy enough to start again, and we don’t know when that will be. We were supposed to be getting some money from Student Finance, but that will not be coming until mid-late October at the earliest now, and it may take even longer. 

In amongst all this mess, both me and my sister will have to find a way to get back to uni. This household and family is extremely toxic for the both of us but right now we have no choice. We are both at the end of our tethers here and are desperate to leave as soon as we can, but that isn’t an option right now, and even if we could leave, we’d still have to keep paying money to our parents.

tl;dr, we have very little money, and both me and my sister keep having to give any money we have to the rest of our family, because they have no money at all. We have already gone through any of the money we had saved up for emergencies. There is a donate button on my blog and my sister’s blog, or you can click here. Any amount will help. even if it’s just 25p or something because it all adds up. If you can’t afford to donate (which I totally understand) then please signal boost this to spread it around

Thanks

reblogged 25 minutes ago @ 03 Sep 2014 with 13 notes via/source

unironicallyardentnerd:

unironicallyardentnerd:

Absolutely fucking brilliant. Now I need to take my laptop in for repairs AGAIN because the screen has completely split down the side/in the corner. Fucking amazing, just what I needed. Now to find out how to get up to the shop to send it in for repairs :/

And because of going to visit my mum in hospital, I haven’t got time to get up to the shop today (I can get a bus up there but the only way I could do it today would mean we’d only get 10 minutes visiting mum). So now I have to use a laptop with a broken screen for a day and hope it doesn’t break even more

Aaaaaaand now I can’t even close the lid because it’ll completely break off and maybe crack the screen :/

reblogged 7 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 3 notes via/source

unironicallyardentnerd:

Essentially, we are incredibly short on money at the moment. This is my bank balance at the moment:

image

Ordinarily this money would be spent just on me, for food and rent for uni. That isn’t the case at the moment. I am having to spend this money (which I desperately need for uni) on food for the rest of my family. There are 6 of us in total, plus 2 pets, and one week’s shopping that has been cut down as much as we physically can, is about £100-£150. I also have a rent payment I need to make soon, and that is going to cost ~£1142. My sister has bills coming up that need to be paid too. Unfortunately, on top of this, our mum had to be admitted to hospital earlier this week, so we have to keep spending money to go visit her. This means either spending money on taxis or buses, which becomes expensive very fast, or spending the money on petrol for our brother’s car but their car tax ran out yesterday, and it’ll cost us at least another £150 to renew that on top of whatever petrol money we can give them.

I will not be receiving any income until the end of the month /at the earliest/ and even then, it will only be about £95. But in order to get to work to earn that money, I need to get a train and a taxi to and from the train station, which all in all will cost about £80 in the best case scenario. Nobody else in the family currently has a job or any sort of income. Our mother was due to start a new job around now, but obviously that is on hold until she is out of hospital and healthy enough to start again, and we don’t know when that will be. We were supposed to be getting some money from Student Finance, but that will not be coming until mid-late October at the earliest now, and it may take even longer. 

In amongst all this mess, both me and my sister will have to find a way to get back to uni. This household and family is extremely toxic for the both of us but right now we have no choice. We are both at the end of our tethers here and are desperate to leave as soon as we can, but that isn’t an option right now, and even if we could leave, we’d still have to keep paying money to our parents.

tl;dr, we have very little money, and both me and my sister keep having to give any money we have to the rest of our family, because they have no money at all. We have already gone through any of the money we had saved up for emergencies. There is a donate button on my blog and my sister’s blog, or you can click here. Any amount will help. even if it’s just 25p or something because it all adds up. If you can’t afford to donate (which I totally understand) then please signal boost this to spread it around

Thanks

reblogged 9 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 13 notes via/source

sun-thief-rai:

questionall:

* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record

* Says killing of Michael Brown “not an isolated event”

* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination

* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

"The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.

"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination” but conceded that “we have much left to do”.

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS

In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said “Stand Your Ground” Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to “remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense”.

Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.

The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.

"The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.

The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.

Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted “shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.

"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.

THIS IS GOOD.

THIS IS REAL GOOD.

reblogged 10 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 9,733 notes via/source

unironicallyardentnerd:

Absolutely fucking brilliant. Now I need to take my laptop in for repairs AGAIN because the screen has completely split down the side/in the corner. Fucking amazing, just what I needed. Now to find out how to get up to the shop to send it in for repairs :/

And because of going to visit my mum in hospital, I haven’t got time to get up to the shop today (I can get a bus up there but the only way I could do it today would mean we’d only get 10 minutes visiting mum). So now I have to use a laptop with a broken screen for a day and hope it doesn’t break even more

reblogged 10 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 3 notes via/source

Absolutely fucking brilliant. Now I need to take my laptop in for repairs AGAIN because the screen has completely split down the side/in the corner. Fucking amazing, just what I needed. Now to find out how to get up to the shop to send it in for repairs :/

posted 11 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 3 notes
4gifs:

When I get a compliment. [video]

4gifs:

When I get a compliment. [video]

reblogged 13 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 14,156 notes via/source

residentanglophile:

booksandpublishing:

dukeofbookingham:

THERE IS A WHOLE CATEGORY OF HOGWARTS ATMOSPHERES ON AMBIENT-MIXER. SO IF YOU HAVE WIFI AND WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE AT THE CASTLE, CLICK HERE.

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This exists.

This makes me happy in ways I can’t explain ;)  And on September 1st, no less!

reblogged 14 hours ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 34,604 notes via/source

unironicallyardentnerd:

Essentially, we are incredibly short on money at the moment. This is my bank balance at the moment:

image

Ordinarily this money would be spent just on me, for food and rent for uni. That isn’t the case at the moment. I am having to spend this money (which I desperately need for uni) on food for the rest of my family. There are 6 of us in total, plus 2 pets, and one week’s shopping that has been cut down as much as we physically can, is about £100-£150. I also have a rent payment I need to make soon, and that is going to cost ~£1142. My sister has bills coming up that need to be paid too. Unfortunately, on top of this, our mum had to be admitted to hospital earlier this week, so we have to keep spending money to go visit her. This means either spending money on taxis or buses, which becomes expensive very fast, or spending the money on petrol for our brother’s car but their car tax ran out yesterday, and it’ll cost us at least another £150 to renew that on top of whatever petrol money we can give them.

I will not be receiving any income until the end of the month /at the earliest/ and even then, it will only be about £95. But in order to get to work to earn that money, I need to get a train and a taxi to and from the train station, which all in all will cost about £80 in the best case scenario. Nobody else in the family currently has a job or any sort of income. Our mother was due to start a new job around now, but obviously that is on hold until she is out of hospital and healthy enough to start again, and we don’t know when that will be. We were supposed to be getting some money from Student Finance, but that will not be coming until mid-late October at the earliest now, and it may take even longer. 

In amongst all this mess, both me and my sister will have to find a way to get back to uni. This household and family is extremely toxic for the both of us but right now we have no choice. We are both at the end of our tethers here and are desperate to leave as soon as we can, but that isn’t an option right now, and even if we could leave, we’d still have to keep paying money to our parents.

tl;dr, we have very little money, and both me and my sister keep having to give any money we have to the rest of our family, because they have no money at all. We have already gone through any of the money we had saved up for emergencies. There is a donate button on my blog and my sister’s blog, or you can click here. Any amount will help. even if it’s just 25p or something because it all adds up. If you can’t afford to donate (which I totally understand) then please signal boost this to spread it around

Thanks

reblogged 1 day ago @ 02 Sep 2014 with 13 notes via/source