Link 14 Apr 11 notes 5 Myths From The War On Electronic Cigarettes -»

grimmgreenindustries:

Back from Vapebash, and back to posting here in GrimmGreen.com , thanks to John for sending this my way.  These are all very good.  I’m especially glad they covered the “KID ARGUMENT” 

Myth 4: Electronic Cigarettes Are Marketed Towards Young People

Among the myriad myths surrounding electronic cigarettes, none is more mind-boggling than the accusation that they are being marketed towards underage users. The entire argument reeks of “think of the children!” level irrationality and diverts the course of conversation from intelligent debate to unproductive knee-jerk reactionism.

In 2010, the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington listed the number of deaths attributed to smoking  in the US as 465,651. That same year, poor diets and nutrition led to 678,282 deaths. According to the Rand Corporation, 129.6 million Americans — 64% of the population — are overweight or obese.

In light of these figures, it seems foolish to lambaste electronic cigarette flavors. It makes little sense to assume or thoughtlessly parrot the idea that sweet or candy flavorings are designed to entice younger users. With such a large percentage of Americans overweight due to poor dietary choices, its senseless to police electronic cigarettes while waving the larger — and demonstrably more dangerous — threat past the gates of regulation. Because you know what else tastes like candy? Candy.

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smt1977:

Jackie Speier

[Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental illness that requires treatment. Any effort to change sexual orientation is not medicine, it’s quackery, and it’s harmful.-Congresswoman Jackie Speier]

lgbtgivesmehope:

smt1977:

Jackie Speier

[Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental illness that requires treatment. Any effort to change sexual orientation is not medicine, it’s quackery, and it’s harmful.
-Congresswoman Jackie Speier]

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
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Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
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lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

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Anonymous asked: Do you have any pictures of James when he was younger? (pre 2002 Top Gear)

the-bloody-awful:

Yes, I have a few here:

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the-bloody-awful:

Haven’t seen this one in my dash

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vixyish:

solarbird:

xgenepositive:

mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

(Source: kaniehtiio)

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The Hound by James BousemaNobody comes between a hound and its dinner.I’ve been wanting to do a piece on the Hound since I started these, and I ended up having a lot of fun applying this style to him. Plus, since the premiere, I’ve been itching to draw the Hound with a bunch of chickens.

deviantart:

The Hound by James Bousema

Nobody comes between a hound and its dinner.

I’ve been wanting to do a piece on the Hound since I started these, and I ended up having a lot of fun applying this style to him. Plus, since the premiere, I’ve been itching to draw the Hound with a bunch of chickens.

via deviantART.
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slash-girl:

Love this, though when I watch it all I can hear is Phill Jupitus yelling “Turn it off” several times. Love the end of the ep, too, when Phill and John kissed. *heh*

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