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OUR GOFUNDME IS UP AND RUNNING!
Featured Above: Anne being smooched by Daisy.
On the GoFundMe page you will find the following.
- A Cute Picture of Daisy
- Breakdown of Funds
Salutations! My name is Sara, though I do prefer to go by Fawn. I am twenty two years old and living at home with my fiance of six and a half years- and our best friend Anne who I have known since the second grade.
Last year I successfully acted on trying to kill myself twice; once in December of 2012 and again in January 2013 when I was caught and hospitalized. I was treated and sent away to a facility for a while and have been in active therapy since then.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder and comorbid Aspergers. Over the course of the last year I have struggled to understand and cope with the diagnosis that I will have for the rest of my life in addition to the diagnosis that I can work to cure with good coping mechanisms. Work has been out of the question since my suicide attempt- in which they fired me during my hospitalization despite calling the front store manager and letting her know— (thats a whole different can of worms) and with the idea of moving out of state bouncing around (along with not understanding how to work on it on my own) I have not touched SSI applications. I plan to start working on fursuiting which can bring in a pretty penny and allows me to do a lot with my budding creativity; but I need my own space to be able to do this. Making a mess of foam and faux fur bits in my parent’s house is not nice- and nowhere around here sells extra upholstery foams easily; we are in Cape May County currently.
The Goal is to move to Philadelphia. We are going to look at the possible rental home this Thursday to see how the pictures compare to the actual place. Living in the city is not only easier for me to start a business and have access to upholstery foam up the wazoo— but is also a very trans friendly location which will do wonders for my fiance, who has been struggling with where to start with transitioning and finding those close by who can understand and help him with his body dysphoria. Down here all he has is a generic therapist, but nobody who can get the ball rolling on the things he needs to be truly happy with himself. Ray is my world and above all else I will claw all three of us to PA for him because he deserves the changes and positivity that can keep him stable and as comfortable as he can possibly be.
The place we are looking at has three rooms. We have a friend interested in maybe moving in with us from Washington, but she will not be able to come over right away— and wants to visit first rather than settle in, just to see how we all do personally- while adapting to city life.
My friend since second grade, Anne suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Anxiety Disorder. She is able to work a job, but this area is very difficult for her to comprehend which causes a stagnant depression that worries both me and Ray to the bone. When we recently visited PA, we saw a side of her that seemed so free and active— she had things to do and focus on and a confidence the likes of which I had not seen in a very long time.
The faster we can get to Philly, the better it will be for all of us- including my parents who desperately need to downside their home- which is impossible with all of us crammed in there, eating everything like locusts.
Ray already has a job locked in for the move, transferring up to the nearby marshalls, Anne is looking— and the least I can do is set up this gofundme to help as best as I can! Please, I implore of you to help us raise $5550.00 for the move in and first, last and security deposits.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
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They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
when someone at my 4th of july barbeque tries to stop me from fitting another firecracker into my ass
Dear Mr. Sakurai.
As the title “Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and WiiU” was announced two years ago at E3, I, like many other avid Smash-fans, met the newest installment to the Smash Bros. franchise with great elation. This excitement only grew as more and more news for the title came up. However, one thing seemed out of place: the title, which I had initially thought to be a placeholder for some super-secret, ultra-cool, Melee-esque title, remained unchanging. Now it’s almost July of 2014, and with only four months left ‘til the release of the 3DS port I felt that it was time to make the final push for a more suitable title. Below, you will find my suggestions. Please take the time to read them all; I feel that you may find one you like.
Super Smash Bros. Royale
Super Smash Bros. Riot
Super Smash Bros. Destiny
Super Smash Bros. Tussle
Super Smash Bros. Frackas
Super Smash Bros. Hollabaloo
Super Smash Bros. Altercation
Super Smash Bros. Physical Debate
Super Smash Bros. Ruff-n-Tumble
Super Smash Bros. Fisticuffs
Super Smash Bros. WRASSLIN’
Super Smash Bros. SCRIM ME N00B
Super Smash Bros. 1v1 but sometimes 1v1v1v1
Super Smash Bros. Fox Only No Items Final Destination
Literally any of these would be better than the cop-out that we have been faced with.
SO SOMEONE FROM NINTENDO RESPONDED TO MY LETTER? IT WASN’T SAKURAI (unfortunately) BUT NONETHELESS IM???
letter’s under the readmore