So, of course I’m watching Sailor Moon Crystal and having all of the mixed feelings. I wish it wasn’t in such a hurry. I wish the senshi had been allowed to feel more like their own people, and not just these kind of half-people whom Usagi makes whole. I wish Mako in particular had gotten to keep…
The cousin of one of our team members is battling a devastating and degenerative combination of medical conditions, and we need your help to get her the treatment that has renewed her hope and could save her life!
19 year old Roisin was born with Cystic Fibrosis and was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. The combination of these two conditions has caused a very sudden, rapid decline in her health. She is now dependent on a wheelchair and oxygen tank, which she cannot physically carry herself, and has to spend most of her time in a hospital over 50 miles from her home, friends, and family. With the additional diagnosis of PH, Roisin’s quality of life and prognosis have significantly deteriorated.
When Roisin stopped responding to treatment, it was believed that the only option for her was a double lung transplant. Sadly, 1 in 3 CF patients dying whilst on the transplant waiting list. With the complications from her PH, Roisin’s fate was looking grim.
However, there is a new, alternative treatment to lung transplants which helps repair and heal the damaged lung tissues as well as provide healthy, working cells which will slow down the progress of the CF. This treatment involves harvesting adult stem cells from Roisin’s bone marrow and that of a genetic relative who does not suffer from CF, mixing the two, educating and activating them to become lung cells, then putting these new stem cells back into Roisin via an IV line.
This treatment has lifted Roisin’s spirits and given her the strength to keep fighting what she thought before was an impossible battle. It also means any donated lungs can go to someone who doesn’t have any other options, as this treatment is not a viable option for everyone.
Unfortunately, this treatment is expensive. Roisin needs to raise £55,000 (about $89,000) as quickly as possible to have a chance at saving her life. We’re racing against the clock as Roisin’s health worsens, and any effort is greatly appreciated!
Thank you from all of us on Team Purgatorgy!
Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE.
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl.
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.
Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.
That last statement.
Wow, this is deep cutting stuff.
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
Maggie is Pikachu from Pokemon
Lisa is Mikasa from SNK
Bart is Naruto from Naruto
Homer is Zoro from One Piece
Marge is Rangiku from Bleach
Who is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?
Haku from Spirited Away
the simpsons are fucking weeaboos