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Birthday, Community, and Lesbians: maireddog: Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. Mark was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 1978, where he worked in a bar in King’s Cross, in drag as a barmaid with a blonde beehive. In the 1980s, he volunteered for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, campaigned for CND and joined the Communist Party, becoming the first gay secretary of the Young Communist League. Though Mark transformed the Party’s approach to LGBT rights, he and Mike Jackson, who he’d met through Switchboard, wanted to be active as openly gay people. They formed Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) when they collected donations for miners on strike at 1984 Gay Pride. In the evening of 1984 Pride, a miner spoke at a rally, and they were struck by the similarities between the two struggle, of LGBT rights and the Miners’ Strike. Having collected about £150, they advertised a meeting in Capital Gay. 11 people turned up and from the meeting they made a leaflet to launch LGSM - the leaflet was accepted except with an amendment to ‘one in ten miners is gay.’ As LGSM, they supported the miners as lesbian and gay people. At the second meeting, they decided to focus on one community, of the Dulais Valley, as one of the members, Hugh Williams, was from there. They then met David (Dai) Donovan, who also had thought through the similarities of their struggles and how LGSM could help. A month later, 27 lesbians and gay men, arrived at Onllwyn village in Dulais Valley. Other than some hostility (and confusion towards vegetarianism), they experienced warmth, friendship and solidarity. LGSM raised £20,000 for families of miners on strike, and based on The Sun writing that “a group of perverts” were “supporting the pits,” they organised the Pits and Perverts concert in December, 1984, headlined by Bronski Beat. The miners marched with LGSM at Gay Pride in 1985. Mark was admitted to hospital on 30th January, 1987, and died 12 days later from pneumonia, aged 26. At his memorial, there were banners from the Communist Party, Anti-Apartheid, anti-nuclear, Caribbean and community groups, as well as from LGSM. The Mark Ashton Trust was created to support individuals diagnosed with Aids; Mark is also remembered on the UK Aids Memorial Quilt and by Terrence Higgins Trust, with the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon Fund and a plaque at their London headquarters. In 2017, on what would have been his 57th birthday, he was honoured with a blue plaque above Gay’s The Word bookshop. [Images: 1. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1981. 2. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1985, wearing a LGSM t-shirt and holding a pink “Communist Party” banner with the words “pinko commie queers.” 3. Blue plaque reading: “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Mark Ashton 1960-1987. Political and Community Activist. LGSM met at Gay’s the Word bookship on this site 1984/5.”]
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Giant, Ireland, and Northern Ireland: The shape these stones were formed at The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

The shape these stones were formed at The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

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All I Want for Christmas Is You, America, and Christmas: thestanconfessionsll tumblr Idol can Go Further Mariah Carev is iirelevant outside the US can c-bassmeow: Really? Let’s just see some of her global achievements.  1. Japan - Mariah Carey is the most successful non-japanese artist in  history. Out of the top ten best-selling non-Japanese albums, FOUR of them are Mariah’s. Mariah occupy’s the 1, 3, 4, and 8th positions. She is also the only non-Japanese artist to sell over 1million in a week.  2. S. Korea- Mariah is one of two non-Korean women to sell, with one album, over a million copies.  3. Australia- Mariah is one of six women to have an album go 10X platinum. Music box was the best selling album in the country in 1994.  4. Netherlands- only her and Celine are the only non-dutch women to have an album sell over 6X platinum  5. New Zealand- Mariah is the female with the most number ones in this country, with six  6. Brazil - her single “I want to know what love is” broke airplay records with a record 27 weeks at number 1. No other song comes close. Also her album Music Box is one of the highest selling albums by an international artist.  7. U.K. - MAriah carey has two number ones here and several high-selling singles and albums in this country. Also, All I want for Christmas is You is her strongest selling single here and named the U.K’s best holiday single of the decade. Music Box is certified 5x platinum. She has 24 top-ten singles in this country.  8. France- Mariah has several mutli-platinum hits here and even a diamond record.  9. China- Mariah is the only non-chinese artist to play in five stadiums  10. Canada- Mariah has three number one albums and several top-ten albums here.  She has 10 #1 singles here and several more top ten hits.  11. Europe- Mariah has too many too count #1 and/or top ten hits in various smaller European countries including: Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Norway,  Other - she has one 19 world music awards, she is massive in Asia (yes the entire continent), despite RB being very unpopular in Latin America during the 90′s she managed to make some  hits in the continent.  In conclusion: know what you are talking about. 

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Bad, Beef, and Drunk: 1. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center 2. He was as tall as a 6'3" tree 3. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master 4. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 5. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met 6. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up 7. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant. 8. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something 9. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever 10. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room- temperature Canadian beef 11. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM 12. The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object. machawicket beingfacetious Tarorescourage ninjagirlmai bewbin wollipyos Some of the worst analogies written by high school students I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NUMBER 4 IS GREAT These are genius I lost it at number 10 "the worsanalogies" are the ones you use to write comedy pieces with. They work like a charm if you do them right #you say 'worst analogies, i say 'heirs of douglas adams' We read these aloud while slightly drunk in Ireland last summer, and it's one of my favorite memories. I still can't pick my favorite, as at lease five of these made me laugh so hard I cried Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something

Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something

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Target, Tumblr, and Wrigley: eli 27 @hometovn skittles did THAT HARE INE RAINBOW, TASTE THE RAINBOW LIMITED EDITION 2017-03-30, 2:51 PM LIMITED EDITION taste he Rainbow Cー っ SHARE INE RAINBOW, TASTE THE RAINBOW only one Rainbow mattets this PRide. Give the Rainbow, taste the Rainon KO MARS IRELAND UL PO BO 700 ROMARS IRELAND LUL PO BOX 3856, DUBIN4. Contact us: www.mars.co vireland1890 812 315 Cortactu露www.wn, 'ey.convuk 〇0800 028 7009 PORTIONS PER PACK/PORTIONEN PRO PACKUNG: 4 NUTR TION DECLARATION/NAHRWERT1009 1435 UKIRO CHEWY CANDIES IN A CRISP SUGAR SHELL WITH FRUIT FLAWOURS.ENERGIE NGIDENTSSGRUOSİS RUP PALM FAT, ACOS dTRIC ACID, 404 kcal 176 ka MALCADO. DEXTRİN, MALTOOT RIN FLAVOURINGS, MOORED STARCH. ACIDITY REGULATOR TRISODIUN CITRATE, GLAZING AGENT CARNAUBA WAX COLOUR E1T2. PRODUCT MAY C ONTAIN AN UNEVEN MDX OF FLAVOURS UTABLE FOR VEGETARANS IEEP COOL AND DRY. BEST BEFOREe DE WRIGLEY GMBH, 0-82004 UNTERHACHING. Www.wR NKUSPRIGER ZUCKERHULLE MIT FRUCHTGESCHMACK ZUCKER GUNDSESIRUP PALMFETT SAUERUNGSMITTEL CITRO SAURE, APFELSAURE 429 T/FETT OF WHICH SATURATES 23g1 DAVON GESATTIGTE FETTSAUREN OF WHICH SUGARS/DAVON ZUCKER SALT/SALZ AGEES CARBOHYDRATE/KOHLENHYDRATE PROTENEWES 0.029 | 001 TRINATRIUMCITRAT, UBERZUGSMITTEL CARNAUBAW CHS, FARBSTOFF E172 OAUWDTROCEN AUFBEWAHRENL MINDESTENS ALTBAR BIS: SIEHE BODEN REFERENZMENGE F REFERENCE INTAKE OF AN AVERAGE ADULT (8400000 t UR EINEN DURCHSCHNITTLICHEN ERWACHSENEN (8400 kJ/2000 kcal) l the lentils are white in celebeation of PRide. Enjoy the mystey ma. siite ruinedchildhood: 💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈

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Life, Target, and Tumblr: eli 27 @hometovn skittles did THAT HARE INE RAINBOW, TASTE THE RAINBOW LIMITED EDITION 2017-03-30, 2:51 PM LIMITED EDITION taste he Rainbow Cー っ SHARE INE RAINBOW, TASTE THE RAINBOW only one Rainbow mattets this PRide. Give the Rainbow, taste the Rainon KO MARS IRELAND UL PO BO 700 ROMARS IRELAND LUL PO BOX 3856, DUBIN4. Contact us: www.mars.co vireland1890 812 315 Cortactu露www.wn, 'ey.convuk 〇0800 028 7009 PORTIONS PER PACK/PORTIONEN PRO PACKUNG: 4 NUTR TION DECLARATION/NAHRWERT1009 1435 UKIRO CHEWY CANDIES IN A CRISP SUGAR SHELL WITH FRUIT FLAWOURS.ENERGIE NGIDENTSSGRUOSİS RUP PALM FAT, ACOS dTRIC ACID, 404 kcal 176 ka MALCADO. DEXTRİN, MALTOOT RIN FLAVOURINGS, MOORED STARCH. ACIDITY REGULATOR TRISODIUN CITRATE, GLAZING AGENT CARNAUBA WAX COLOUR E1T2. PRODUCT MAY C ONTAIN AN UNEVEN MDX OF FLAVOURS UTABLE FOR VEGETARANS IEEP COOL AND DRY. BEST BEFOREe DE WRIGLEY GMBH, 0-82004 UNTERHACHING. Www.wR NKUSPRIGER ZUCKERHULLE MIT FRUCHTGESCHMACK ZUCKER GUNDSESIRUP PALMFETT SAUERUNGSMITTEL CITRO SAURE, APFELSAURE 429 T/FETT OF WHICH SATURATES 23g1 DAVON GESATTIGTE FETTSAUREN OF WHICH SUGARS/DAVON ZUCKER SALT/SALZ AGEES CARBOHYDRATE/KOHLENHYDRATE PROTENEWES 0.029 | 001 TRINATRIUMCITRAT, UBERZUGSMITTEL CARNAUBAW CHS, FARBSTOFF E172 OAUWDTROCEN AUFBEWAHRENL MINDESTENS ALTBAR BIS: SIEHE BODEN REFERENZMENGE F REFERENCE INTAKE OF AN AVERAGE ADULT (8400000 t UR EINEN DURCHSCHNITTLICHEN ERWACHSENEN (8400 kJ/2000 kcal) l the lentils are white in celebeation of PRide. Enjoy the mystey ma. siite rootfish: thegreatweissshark: flowerful-life: ruinedchildhood: 💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈 There are 3 types of people•Those who are happy and reblog commenting on pride•Those who make it about race• and those who are distracted by the fact individual skittles are called lentils .__. It still freaks me out thay they’re calles lentils. Lentils?!

rootfish: thegreatweissshark: flowerful-life: ruinedchildhood: 💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈💯🌈 There are 3 types of people•Those who are happy and reblog comm...

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America, Black Friday, and Cards Against Humanity: Originally Posted: 2017-01-22 1:22pm print Cards Against Humanity is hiring a CEO! Cards Against Humanity, the #1 best-selling party game, is hiring a new CEO! Let's face it: we have no idea what we're doing. This year, we wasted an enormous amount of time and energy trying to get Hillary Clinton elected President, and on Black Friday we dug a huge hole in the ground because we wanted to find out if it would be funny. It's been a great run, but now it's time for real adult leadership Requirements We are seeking a highly qualified executive to run our company who meets the following requirements - Strong public speaking skills - Steady disposition, remains cool under pressure - Willing to inherit the consequences of eight years of irresponsible spending - Excellent negotiator able to deal with stubborn opposition Experience hunting terrorist masterminds Minimum eight years experience President of the United States of America or equivalent nation - Strongly prefer the first black editor of Harvard Law Review -Must currently hold a national approval rating of 57.2% or higher - Passed comprehensive healthcare reform - Natural born citizen of the United States - Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint The ideal candidate will be excited to travel for work and be a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. What's In It for You? If you are the right candidate, we will award you 51% of our company and you can set your own salary. Benefits include: - Health/dental/vision insurance (while available) - Generous vacation time - A new computer - Pre-tax transit benefit - Access to office pantry with unlimited almonds Paid relocation to Chicago is available. Also, you can be our new Dad if you want (optional but strongly preferred) About the Company Cards Against Humanity is a game company based in Chicago, IL with about 30 employees. We run a coworking space for independent artists, a full-ride scholarship for women getting degrees in STEM fields, a political action committee, an international shipping company, a private island, and a castle in Ireland. We've also raised nearly $5 million for our nonprofit partners: the Wikimedia Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and DonorsChoose.org, where Cards Against Humanity has funded over 13,000 teacher projects in high-poverty classrooms across the United States Interested? If you meet our qualifications, please email mail@cardsagainsthumanity.com post id: 5970647019 email to friendbest of 2 merrmaids: cards against humanity posted a listing to try to hire barack obama for their ceo position on craigslist im

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Beautiful, Bodies , and Books: Marching for Life, Mother Teresa, and Mrs. Clinto t1 SEAN FITZPATRICK "Why do you think we haven't had a woman as president yet"Fist Lad Hillary Rodham Clinton asked her guest over their lunch at the White House The little woman sitting at table with Mrs. Clinton did not hesitate in her reply "Because she has probably been aborted," said Mother Teresa prochoice-or-gtfo: prochoice-or-gtfo: egalitarianaquagirl: prochoice-or-gtfo: cissypc: #Repost @catholic_truth with @repostapp ・・・ “Why do you think we haven’t had a woman as president yet?” First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton asked her guest over their lunch at the White House. — The little woman sitting at table with Mrs. Clinton did not hesitate in her reply. — “Because she has probably been aborted,” said Mother Teresa. — Read what took place 22 years ago on January 22, 1994 at the National Prayer Breakfast. The keynote speaker was Mother Teresa. Before President and First Lady Clinton, Mother Teresa spoke about the cultural corruption that arises out of crimes against the unborn. The article found here👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼www.crisismagazine.com/2016/marching-for-life-mother-teresa-and-mrs-clinton Mother Teresa was such fucking trash.-V That is so untrue. I disagree with Teresa about Abortion, but she wasn’t trash at all. Let’s play a fun game called “everything you know about Mother Teresa is shit.”She baptized Hindu and Muslim people on their death beds, regardless of their wishes.She supported Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and his family, who ran Haiti as a police state, who she said “loved their poor” even when he had stolen tens of millions of dollars from them. She was friends with Charles Keating, a Catholic fundamentalist who was convicted of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy for his involvement in a scam where customers were deceived into buying worthless junk bonds, resulting in many of them losing their life savings. Even though she renounced money, Keating donated $1.25 million to her in the 80′s, and she wrote a letter to the court on his behalf asking for clemency. The prosecuting attorney wrote her back, encouraging her to return the money as it was stolen, but she never replied.When the International Health Organization honoured Teresa in 1989, she spoke at length against abortion and contraception and called AIDS a “just retribution for improper sexual conduct”. Similarly, when Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she proclaimed in her acceptance speech that abortion was the greatest threat to peace in the world. In 1992, she appeared at an open-air Mass in Ireland and said, “Let us promise Our Lady who loves Ireland so much that we will never allow in this country a single abortion. And no contraceptives.” She also campaigned in Ireland to oppose the successful 1995 referendum to legalize divorce in that predominantly Catholic country.Only 7% of the funds donated to her went to her were used for charity. The rest were funnelled into secret bank accounts or used to build more missions. There are reports of unruly children being strapped to beds and being beaten. Outdated equipment was not replaced. Needles were reused, even in areas with high HIV transmission rates like Haiti, until they were so blunt that they caused pain. Many sisters and volunteers at her Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta had no medical training and were required to make important patient care decisions due to the lack of doctors. Her order did not distinguish between curable and incurable patients, meaning that people who could otherwise survive were at risk of dying from infections and a lack of treatment. Some facilities lacked strong analgesics, and needles were rinsed in warm water, leaving them inadequately sterilised. Patients with tuberculosis were not quarantined. Some missions wouldn’t buy food for the people who needed their help, relying instead solely on donated food. The first home that she set up had a mortality rate of 40%.The motivations of her charity work are questionable. None of the eight facilities run by the Missionaries of Charity in Papua New Guinea have any residents in them, and are solely there for the purpose of converting local people to Catholicism. At a 1981 press conference, she was asked: “Do you teach the poor to endure their lot?” She replied, “I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.”In 2013, in a comprehensive review covering 96% of the literature on Mother Teresa, a group of Université de Montréal academics reinforced the foregoing criticism, detailing, among other issues, the missionary’s practice of “caring for the sick by glorifying their suffering instead of relieving it, … her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding, in particular, abortion, contraception, and divorce”. Questioning the Vatican’s motivations for ignoring the mass of criticism, the study concluded that Mother Teresa’s “hallowed image—which does not stand up to analysis of the facts—was constructed, and that her beatification was orchestrated by an effective media relations campaign engineered by the anti-abortion BBC journalist Malcolm Muggeridge.Historian Vijay Prashad wrote, “Mother Teresa is the quintessential image of the white woman in the colonies, working to save the dark bodies from their own temptations and failures. […] The Euro-American-dominated international media continue to harbor the colonial notion that white peoples are somehow especially endowed with the capacity to create social change. When nonwhite people labor in this direction, the media typically search for white benefactors or teachers, or else, for white people who stand in the wings to direct the nonwhite actors. Dark bodies cannot act of their own volition to stretch their own capacity, for they must wait, the media seem to imply, for some colonial administrator, some technocrat from IBM or the IMF to tell them how to do things. When it comes to saving the poor, the dark bodies are again invisible, for the media seem to celebrate only the worn out platitudes of such as Mother Teresa and ignore the struggles of those bodies for their own liberation. To open the life of someone like Mother Teresa to scrutiny, therefore, is always difficult. […] Mother Teresa’s work was part of a global enterprise for the alleviation of bourgeois guilt, rather than a genuine challenge to those forces that produce and maintain poverty.”So yeah, sorry. I’m going to call trash trash when I see it.-V Reblogging in case anyone wants to read about what Mother Teresa really did.-V Drag that prune! And lmao @ Catholics for making her a saint lmao omg
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David Cameron, Friends, and Irish: Top Comments Ultima Sinful 1 day ago This has been flagged as spam hide. Not Spam If you boys in Ireland are more Irish then us Irish-Americans in Boston, then why the hell did you accept a 7 billion dollar bailout from the british. Also, when I was in Dublin, I saw loads of british tourists over there, but if they'd tried to come to Boston, me and all my fellow lrish- American boyos would have chased them out. Reply Cillean Campb 21 hours ago ldiot. I am from the north of Ireland. AKA Northern Ireland. AKA Where the troubles were/are. Bombs every week and gun running galore. You don't hate someone for their nationality. You hate a governments politics. Never hate an innocent civilian or you'll be branded a terrorist. People like you would make things here worse. As an Irishman, born and bred in The North - we reject your claim to citizenship. Feel free to hate David Cameron or M. Thatcher once youve wikipedia'd them. Reply30 in reply to UltimaSinful spike 117117 14 hours ago That's because you and your stupid Irish-american "boyos" Don't understand what Ireland is really like, you are just a bunch of posers, i understand there are many actual true Irish Americans, but just straight hating the Brtish isnt lnishl The simple fact that you called yourself and your friends "boyos" proves how little you really know. Life moves on, do you expect us to go bankrupt as a country just to hold a grudge Also we have let british tourists in, tourism is where we make our money Reply 2in reply to UltimaSinful (Show the comment) memehumor: Irish-American are more Irish than the Irish

memehumor: Irish-American are more Irish than the Irish

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