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GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.
This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…
… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.
Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.
Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.
Kinda starting to get sick of people shitting on DmC (aka the reboot of the Devil May Cry series, and 5th game in the line), merely because it doesn’t have the white-haired protag of old, or Capcom’s generally hamfisted writing (I still can’t tell you what DMC4 was about, there really was no plot other than there’s a crazy cult and the big bad is an angelic mecha. Don’t get me started on the lady characters).
Maybe if they got over their fanboy machismo and played the game instead of criticizing it because Dante looks different, they’d actually see it’s legitimately a good game.
It had issues (sexism, rampant rampant sexism), but the story was good, so were production values. Gameplay was fresh enough to not be a boring rehash, but still be true to the series.
But because of whiny fanboys, we probably won’t see more out of Ninja Theory’s top tier work on the series.
DMC has always been one of my favorite game series, and I’ve played nearly all of them (though time, energy/new consoles means I have yet to complete DMC4 or DmC). I’ll admit I was shocked and dismayed as everyone else when the first promotional material came out and Dante looked like he had some terrible wasting disease. I changed my mind, but years after its release, people are still judging on mere appearances, and due to poor sales and negative backlash, its pretty doubtful we’ll get more like this.
Seriously, fanboys ruin everything, including their own communities.
the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as possible. until i came to the USA i didn’t know a single person who was pressured by their parents to leave the house because they’re “too old to stay there” or whatever. in puerto rico it is really common to stay with your parents until they and you are both stable enough that you can leave. whaddaya know, there are cultures that don’t place a stigma on being poor or wanting to care for your family or needing your family to care for you for some other reason.
"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."
"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."
"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."
Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.
Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?
Oh wow, this show is looking beautiful! I can’t wait to see it!
the truth is out there
my silly bird
Marnie the Parrot receives a plush bunny for her birthday.
I love Ringnecks and their silly little voices
Girls in red.
LOOK AT MIZU BEING A GODDESS
Dog: I AM SORRY BABY HUMAN! DO NOT CRY ANYMORE! i SHALL BRING YOU MORE TOYS
::BURIES BABY IN TOYS::
::watches bird poof gif on repeat forever::
Garden update for the third week of August!
Top photo is my poor stunted garden, taken today just as it started to rain again. Normally my tomato plants are over 6 foot tall by now, but this year they’ve remained very small. Nonetheless, we’ll still get some good eating out of them.
The trollmatoes have decided more or less to ripen all at once.
I already gave the Large Barred Boar tomato in the last two pictures to my coworker who was lamenting that storebought tomatoes just don’t taste any good. It was the first to reach full ripeness, indicated by the tomato cleanly separating from its calyx.
In many varieties, the tomato plant will sever its ties with its mature fruit when they’re fully ripe. You’ll know the tomato is ready to eat when a gentle lift and twist separates the fruit from the plant. This also means that if you let a tomato go too long on the vine, the fruit will fall off and get damaged. Some types of tomatoes have had this feature bred out of them so that they’re easier to harvest because a light touch can sometimes knock the fruit off the vine, as well. If I remember correctly, Ananas Noir hangs on tenaciously to its fruit.
Blue Beauty is spectacular when ripe! The anthocyanin is concentrated in the shoulders where the sun hits, but it also gives these tomatoes and all over violet-red hue! I plan to let these stay on the vine for a while longer, as I hear their flavor can be a little tart up until absolutely ripened through.
Large Barred Boar is coming along well, though the fruit is very tender and more prone to cracking than the others. We’ve had a bit of cool rain these past few nights, which have seemed to trigger a second round of blossoms, but also can crack mature fruit.
Ananas Noir is taking its sweet time but its fruit are GIGANTIC.
Eggplants are also sending out blossoms left and right!
Better late than never, right?