Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.

 

 

danhacker:

micdotcom:
Howard University students’ powerful Michael Brown photo needs to be seen
Twitter user Megan Sims posted this incredible photo from Howard University, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., yesterday echoing the “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry of Ferguson residents.
This isn’t the first time Howard students staged a powerful protest

danhacker:

micdotcom:

Howard University students’ powerful Michael Brown photo needs to be seen

Twitter user Megan Sims posted this incredible photo from Howard University, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., yesterday echoing the “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry of Ferguson residents.

This isn’t the first time Howard students staged a powerful protest

Enough is Enough

The goal of advertising is to stir within us the thinking that we do not yet own enough. Marketers work to change our attitude about their product or service from “that’s extravagant” to “I want that” to “I need that.”

Anonymous asked
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

megwhat:

wocinsolidarity:

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290

***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***

The legal fund.  I can’t stress enough how important that legal fund is going to be for SO many people who have been arrested. 

I don’t care enough to act. But perhaps you do. Here are some ways to do so.

PRISONED

Prisoned is a short narrative adventure about depression and the struggle of loneliness. You explore the story of Judy and try to find a way out of her depression.

sliu:

thebroadcastblog:

U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach is known for her diving headers, but she won’t be executing any of that signature move in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. For the first time, artificial turf will be used, rather than grass. Artificial turf poses significant risks of injury to players. Some soccer players have equated it to playing on concrete.
It’s probably not even necessary to note that artificial turf has never been used for major men’s soccer tournaments. “It’s a gender issue through and through,” Wambach told the New York Times.
Wambach, along with other players from around the world, have signed petitions and recently sent a letter to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association mentioning a possibility of legal action if the decision to use artificial turf is not reversed.
“For Wambach, celebrations usually mean a sprint to the corner flag and a double knee slide in the grass,” Juliet Macur wrote for the New York Times. “But not on turf.”
photo via ten sports club

I don’t usually blindly reblog things for the sake of “signal boosting” but this, this is important. because a) the broad cast is a new and fantastic tumblr (fantastic name, too) and b) FIFA is trying to ruin soccer again.

When I played I loved to slide tackle those swift-footed attackers. I can’t even imagine trying a similar move or a diving header on astro turf.

Soccer should be played on grass and dirt. Or even better, in the mud and pouring rain.

sliu:

thebroadcastblog:

U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach is known for her diving headers, but she won’t be executing any of that signature move in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. For the first time, artificial turf will be used, rather than grass. Artificial turf poses significant risks of injury to players. Some soccer players have equated it to playing on concrete.

It’s probably not even necessary to note that artificial turf has never been used for major men’s soccer tournaments. “It’s a gender issue through and through,” Wambach told the New York Times.

Wambach, along with other players from around the world, have signed petitions and recently sent a letter to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association mentioning a possibility of legal action if the decision to use artificial turf is not reversed.

For Wambach, celebrations usually mean a sprint to the corner flag and a double knee slide in the grass,” Juliet Macur wrote for the New York Times. “But not on turf.”

photo via ten sports club

I don’t usually blindly reblog things for the sake of “signal boosting” but this, this is important. because a) the broad cast is a new and fantastic tumblr (fantastic name, too) and b) FIFA is trying to ruin soccer again.

When I played I loved to slide tackle those swift-footed attackers. I can’t even imagine trying a similar move or a diving header on astro turf.

Soccer should be played on grass and dirt. Or even better, in the mud and pouring rain.

…when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup | Business | WIRED

THE DEMO BLEW EVERYONE’S MIND. BY THE TIME THEY WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM AT ETECH, FLICKR WAS FAMOUS.

On Depression

New Post - On Depression. Someone out there cares very deeply for you. They want to love you, not mourn you.

On Depression

If you are thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Line.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Chat with them.
More comfortable in person? Find a local center.
How you get help isn’t important. What’s important is keeping you alive and with us.

I don’t know if I have depression. I don’t know if I ever have. I’ve never gotten help for it. I have been OK and I continue…

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