~Dr. George Tiller. Three years ago today Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, was murdered. Today we remember his courageous and compassionate work as both a health care provider and a women’s health advocate. Our thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and loved ones.
J.C. Penney Co. is already facing embargoes from activist group One Million Moms over its hiring of Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman and a Mother’s Day ad featuring a same-sex couple. The retailer is showing its support for the gay community again — this time using a pic of two loving dads playing with their kids in a Father’s Day campaign. The ad features “real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children, Claire and Mason.” The move might spark more outrage from One Million Moms, but thanks to such tweets as @JasonDottley’s “I don’t really shop at JC Penny’s but I will now,” any potential boycott is likely to be offset by new business.
The open internet that has thrived over the past two decades — the one we have come to know and love — is threatened.
That’s because several countries, including Russia and China, are proposing to expand the powers of a closed UN institution, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which would give governments greater control over how we access the internet. None of these negotiations have been made public, and an upcoming meeting will begin to consider proposals that will have a direct impact on our freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy rights.
Though the ITU has played an important role in telecommunications management and its use for development, this is not a cause to expand its mandate. The ITU isn’t used to public scrutiny — let’s change that. It’s time to mobilize our countries, who each have a vote at the ITU, to join our cause.
Sign the petition to the right demanding the ITU make its plans public and keep the internet as it has been designed — open, decentralized, and allowing everyone to have a say over how it’s governed.
Making fanart of the characters. Just showing the women of Supernatural how much we love them.
Because with out Mary Winchester there would be no boys. With out Jessica, Sam would not be who he is. With out Ruby the boys would not be as close as they are. Anna showed Dean how far angels can fall for just a taste of humanity, and showed Cas just what it means to turn your back on your family.
Meg showed them what it meant to have a purpose. A reason for waking up.
Jo was like a sister to them.
Ellen and Jodie like the Mother’s neither boy had.
Charlie was a light in the tunnel when it seemed everything was dark.
And Lisa…Lisa was everything Dean wanted and needed when he was going through the worst part of his life. Yes he only loved the idea of her, but she was his best friend, and she took him in with out asking for anything in return. She opened her arms and her home to him knowing his past.
These girls, they do matter and we need to show our support for the ladies of Supernatural because sometimes all it seems is that they get hate.
So I think we should find a way to create a day…a week to showing the ladies that we do care and love them.
I’m pretty sure Misha Collins fans are the only people with the superpower to turn seething hatred into a day of celebration in less than 24 hours! And all while getting support from several members of the cast itself no less!
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