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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.”]
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.”]

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 P...

Church, Fire, and Internet: DISORDERLY Oct. 1-A group of students playing hide and seek in the Harris Fine Arts Center at 11 p.m. caused a faculty member to call the University Police. The police arrived but were not able to find any of the students. owl-librarian #you just made it a higher stakes game of hide and seek deadmomjokes Having gone to this University, and having personally played hide and seek in the Harris Fine Arts Center, I guarantee you that NOBODY finds hiders unless they, too, are familiar with the bowels of the HFAC. Once you get down to the practice-room levels, time stops completely and you could walk up the back stair and end up in 1967. The halls change at least 8 times an hour, there's no way you're getting back out the same way you came in. When the lights start going off at 10 the whole bottom 3 floors descend into some subsection of the fey realm. I once hid up on the balcony stage access fire-escape thing of a lower-level theater, and 3 faculty walked by under me and not a one of them noticed the hulking wheezing asthmatic lurking above them, half dangling off a rickety metal ladder that probably wasn't supposed to be climbed. A fellow hider friend came and found me, and we sat up there for 30 minutes listening to some distant clicking sound before we realized nobody was actually going to find us. We had no cell service, and no internet to reach anyone. We got lost trying to get back out, and once we resurfaced, everyone else was gone the building was empty, and we just went home to eat ice cream. Nobody knew where we had disappeared to, and nobody bothered to check if we were there before leaving. For all I know, they just assumed we had been lost to the gaping maw of the HFAC basement and when they saw us at church on Sunday it was probably like they'd seen a ghost. None of us ever mentioned it again. Basically what I'm saying is Campus Police had no hope of finding them in the first place and probably lost an officer or two if they actually conducted a real search, because nobody except Senior art majors or veteran custodians actually knows how to navigate that building and make it out in the same dimension they entered from. Not at 11pm anyway. wearemage I mean thats some fine scenario material, isn't it? Refer to article Eldritch Locations and You for more information
Church, Fire, and Internet: DISORDERLY
 Oct. 1-A group of students
 playing hide and seek in the
 Harris Fine Arts Center at 11
 p.m. caused a faculty member
 to call the University Police.
 The police arrived but were
 not able to find any of the
 students.
 owl-librarian
 #you just made it a higher stakes game of hide and seek
 deadmomjokes
 Having gone to this University, and having personally played hide and seek
 in the Harris Fine Arts Center, I guarantee you that NOBODY finds hiders
 unless they, too, are familiar with the bowels of the HFAC. Once you get
 down to the practice-room levels, time stops completely and you could
 walk up the back stair and end up in 1967. The halls change at least 8
 times an hour, there's no way you're getting back out the same way you
 came in. When the lights start going off at 10 the whole bottom 3 floors
 descend into some subsection of the fey realm. I once hid up on the
 balcony stage access fire-escape thing of a lower-level theater, and 3
 faculty walked by under me and not a one of them noticed the hulking
 wheezing asthmatic lurking above them, half dangling off a rickety metal
 ladder that probably wasn't supposed to be climbed. A fellow hider friend
 came and found me, and we sat up there for 30 minutes listening to some
 distant clicking sound before we realized nobody was actually going to find
 us. We had no cell service, and no internet to reach anyone. We got lost
 trying to get back out, and once we resurfaced, everyone else was gone
 the building was empty, and we just went home to eat ice cream. Nobody
 knew where we had disappeared to, and nobody bothered to check if we
 were there before leaving. For all I know, they just assumed we had been
 lost to the gaping maw of the HFAC basement and when they saw us at
 church on Sunday it was probably like they'd seen a ghost. None of us
 ever mentioned it again.
 Basically what I'm saying is Campus Police had no hope of finding them in
 the first place and probably lost an officer or two if they actually conducted
 a real search, because nobody except Senior art majors or veteran
 custodians actually knows how to navigate that building and make it out in
 the same dimension they entered from. Not at 11pm anyway.
 wearemage
 I mean thats some fine scenario material, isn't it?
Refer to article Eldritch Locations and You for more information

Refer to article Eldritch Locations and You for more information

Club, Tumblr, and Blog: laughoutloud-club: One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.
Club, Tumblr, and Blog: laughoutloud-club:

One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.

laughoutloud-club: One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.

Club, Tumblr, and Blog: laughoutloud-club: One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.
Club, Tumblr, and Blog: laughoutloud-club:

One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.

laughoutloud-club: One closet. 6 feet above the ground and no stairs to get to it. Why.

Android, Disappointed, and Fall: lamnewatthis @sandynewtothis Replying to @realDonaldTrump I have to pay $2000 MORE in taxes this year! What happened?? I voted for you and thought you were fixing this, not making it worse!? I thought l would get money back this year!? 11:56 AM-2/1/19 Twitter for Android Bh @distorion12345 Replying to @realDonaldTrump I just did my taxes and paid in /made the same as last year.l owe 4K more wtf.. I voted for Trump. But will not be next election 7:06 PM 1/30/19 Twitter for iPhone Shelby Kuh @ShelbyKuh Replying to @realDonaldTrump I voted for you the first time but after you screwed me on my get tax break l won't vote for you again especially after I started on my 2018 return it's a joke the taxes you are keeping from a working person good luck in 2020 5:23 AM.2/2/19 Twitter for iPhone Matt Davis @MattDav72811123 @realDonaldTrump I trusted and voted for you, now, screwed by you. I fall JUST above a tax bracket, I don't get the 5000 return I've gotten the last 3 years. Money my family depends on to start us over. I served my country honorably. I will not make the same mistake twice 10:58 AM-1/30/19 Twitter for Android Dee Nelson @deeebeeezz @realDonaldTrump just did my taxes and thanks for increasing mine!! No change in income and got back $400 less than last year. That campaign promise was one of the only two reasons l voted for you. Rethinking that decision now 10:00 AM-1/27/19 Twitter for iPhone April Henderson @Amudrslr Replying to @realDonaldTrump We're paying $5,000 more in taxes for 2018. Imagine our surprise! We voted for you, we have advocated for you, I have lost life long friends in support of you. I am truly disappointed. Not only have our taxes increased, but you've done nothing to fix our healthcare 7:26 AM-2/3/19 Twitter for iPhone This is my new favorite genre of disappointed Trump voter. Meet the Trump voter taking it in the teeth at tax time. How unsurprising "Fuck you, got mine" becomes a simple tuck you" in a flash. Source.cognitivedissonance 12,021 notes It begins
Android, Disappointed, and Fall: lamnewatthis
 @sandynewtothis
 Replying to @realDonaldTrump
 I have to pay $2000 MORE in taxes
 this year! What happened?? I voted
 for you and thought you were fixing
 this, not making it worse!? I thought l
 would get money back this year!?
 11:56 AM-2/1/19 Twitter for Android
 Bh
 @distorion12345
 Replying to @realDonaldTrump
 I just did my taxes and paid in /made
 the same as last year.l owe 4K more
 wtf.. I voted for Trump. But will not be
 next election
 7:06 PM 1/30/19 Twitter for iPhone
 Shelby Kuh
 @ShelbyKuh
 Replying to @realDonaldTrump
 I voted for you the first time but after
 you screwed me on my get tax break l
 won't vote for you again especially
 after I started on my 2018 return it's a
 joke the taxes you are keeping from a
 working person good luck in 2020
 5:23 AM.2/2/19 Twitter for iPhone
 Matt Davis
 @MattDav72811123
 @realDonaldTrump I trusted and
 voted for you, now, screwed by you. I
 fall JUST above a tax bracket, I don't
 get the 5000 return I've gotten the last
 3 years. Money my family depends on
 to start us over. I served my country
 honorably. I will not make the same
 mistake twice
 10:58 AM-1/30/19 Twitter for Android
 Dee Nelson
 @deeebeeezz
 @realDonaldTrump just did my taxes
 and thanks for increasing mine!! No
 change in income and got back $400
 less than last year. That campaign
 promise was one of the only two
 reasons l voted for you. Rethinking
 that decision now
 10:00 AM-1/27/19 Twitter for iPhone
 April Henderson
 @Amudrslr
 Replying to @realDonaldTrump
 We're paying $5,000 more in taxes for
 2018. Imagine our surprise! We voted
 for you, we have advocated for you, I
 have lost life long friends in support of
 you. I am truly disappointed. Not only
 have our taxes increased, but you've
 done nothing to fix our healthcare
 7:26 AM-2/3/19 Twitter for iPhone
 This is my new favorite genre of disappointed Trump voter. Meet the Trump
 voter taking it in the teeth at tax time.
 How unsurprising "Fuck you, got mine" becomes a simple tuck you" in a flash.
 Source.cognitivedissonance
 12,021 notes
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Donald Trump, New York, and News: BuzzFeed News REPORTING TO YOU Secret Files Show How Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin Ahead of Michael Cohen's testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe's tallest tower in Moscow- and how it played out alongside Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Azeen Ghorayshi BuzzFeed News Reporter Jason Leopold BuzzFeed News Reporter Anthony Cormier BuzzFeed News Reporter Enma Loop BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on February 5, 2019, at 9:20 a.m. ET Very truly yours TRUM ACQU SUTION, LLO y: Name: Title: THE ABOVE ISKNOWLEDGED CONSENTED T ND AGREED TOB 1.C. EXPE STMENT COMP By: Andre Obtained by BuzzFeed News As a candidate, Donald Trump had a lot of praise for Vladimir Putin - and no business, he kept insisting, in Russia. These documents tell a different story October 11, 2015 Trump is asked about similarities with Putin I think that we are very different. I think that I would at the same time get along very well with him." October 28, 2015 A final version of the letter of intent gets the Russian developer's signature, along with Donald Trump's Very truly yours, TRUM ACQUSITION, LLC By: mc Title: November 3, 2015 THE ABOVE IS ACKNOWLEDGED, CONSENTED TO AND AGREED TO BY: I.C. EXPERT INVE ENT COMPANY y: Andre CEO TE HOUSE The day Trump signed the LOI was also the day of the third Republican primary debate The day after the countersigned letter of intent is circulated, Trump holds a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City T believe we will have a very good relationship with Russia.I believe that I will have a very good relationship with Putin Мария Бутина 11 июл 2015 Только что спросила кандидата в президенты США Дональда Трампа о его позиции в отношении России и санкций Трамп r。ворит о необходимости смягчения санкций, если будет избран. Вот вам и республиканцы, которые якобы против России Михаил Бутримов масонский круг США сам потом решит, смягчать ли или ужесточать. 11 июл 2015 Ответить rump Константин Николаевич пиздеть-не мешки ворочать 11 июл 2015 Ответить Виталий Фризен Трамп-барыга. Говорит одно, думает второе, делает третье. Таким как он веры нет. 11 июл 2015 Ответить Константин Тогай заигрывает. Понравилась наверное 11 июл 2015 Ответить Антон Карлович шнур-Выборы 2:15 11 июл 2015 Ответить Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas
Donald Trump, New York, and News: BuzzFeed News
 REPORTING TO YOU
 Secret Files Show How Trump
 Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump
 Heaped Praise On Putin
 Ahead of Michael Cohen's testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to
 build Europe's tallest tower in Moscow- and how it played out alongside Donald Trump's
 presidential campaign.
 Azeen Ghorayshi
 BuzzFeed News Reporter
 Jason Leopold
 BuzzFeed News Reporter
 Anthony Cormier
 BuzzFeed News Reporter
 Enma Loop
 BuzzFeed News Reporter
 Posted on February 5, 2019, at 9:20 a.m. ET
 Very truly yours
 TRUM ACQU SUTION, LLO
 y:
 Name:
 Title:
 THE ABOVE ISKNOWLEDGED
 CONSENTED T ND AGREED TOB
 1.C. EXPE
 STMENT COMP
 By:
 Andre
 Obtained by BuzzFeed News
 As a candidate, Donald Trump had a lot of praise for Vladimir Putin - and no business,
 he kept insisting, in Russia. These documents tell a different story

 October 11, 2015
 Trump is asked about similarities with
 Putin
 I think that we are very
 different. I think that I would
 at the same time get along
 very well with him."
 October 28, 2015
 A final version of the letter of intent gets the
 Russian developer's signature, along with
 Donald Trump's
 Very truly yours,
 TRUM ACQUSITION, LLC
 By:
 mc
 Title:
 November 3, 2015
 THE ABOVE IS ACKNOWLEDGED,
 CONSENTED TO AND AGREED TO BY:
 I.C. EXPERT INVE
 ENT COMPANY
 y:
 Andre
 CEO
 TE HOUSE
 The day Trump signed the LOI was also the
 day of the third Republican primary debate
 The day after the countersigned letter of intent
 is circulated, Trump holds a press conference
 at Trump Tower in New York City
 T believe we will have a very
 good relationship with Russia.I
 believe that I will have a very
 good relationship with Putin

 Мария Бутина
 11 июл 2015
 Только что спросила кандидата в
 президенты США Дональда Трампа о его
 позиции в отношении России и санкций
 Трамп r。ворит о необходимости смягчения
 санкций, если будет избран. Вот вам и
 республиканцы, которые якобы против
 России
 Михаил Бутримов
 масонский круг США сам потом
 решит, смягчать ли или ужесточать.
 11 июл 2015 Ответить
 rump
 Константин Николаевич
 пиздеть-не мешки ворочать
 11 июл 2015 Ответить
 Виталий Фризен
 Трамп-барыга. Говорит одно, думает
 второе, делает третье. Таким как он
 веры нет.
 11 июл 2015 Ответить
 Константин Тогай
 заигрывает. Понравилась наверное
 11 июл 2015 Ответить
 Антон Карлович
 шнур-Выборы
 2:15
 11 июл 2015 Ответить
Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas

Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas

Bailey Jay, Complex, and Crazy: lebanon-hangover: partlysmith: gelunnucifera: callan-the-misandrist: positive-press-daily: This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x] NEAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious. The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground. Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light. At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above). And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.) solar punk sensibilities with cyber punk aesthetic Swamplamp
Bailey Jay, Complex, and Crazy: lebanon-hangover:

partlysmith:

gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree

It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]


NEAT

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)

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lebanon-hangover: partlysmith: gelunnucifera: callan-the-misandrist: positive-press-daily: This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a ...