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Charitable FBGs: Help Hilltop Artists Fund a New Glory Hole!

Yesterday, 06:46 PM

I just got this email appeal and I thought this was a cause FFA could get behind

 

 

 

Help Hilltop Artists Fund a New Glory Hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=cNytlj-HZRM

 

Creating glass art requires lots of expensive equipment, like furnaces and glory holes. You are probably asking yourself what on earth is a glory hole and how could it be appropriate for kids? A glory hole is a critical piece of equipment to glass blowing: when Hilltop Artists students, all ages 11 to 20, are blowing glass, the glass cools off and can no longer be shaped and formed until they reheat it in the glory hole. If the glass cools too fast, it can shatter. Right now, we have an emergency with our largest glory hole and it needs to be replaced.


Over the next 44 days, our goal is to raise $30,000. You are the first to be a part of our fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo. Click the link below to become a Hilltop Artist by viewing our campaign, contributing, and sharing with your network.

View our IndieGoGo Campaign Here

You have brought us to where we are today, in our 20th year, and the impact of your support has been amazing. Last year, 100% of students in our programs of eligible age graduated on time.

Thank you!

 

 


Pope's Peace Doves Attacked by War Birds

27 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

Per the birds, we are all doomed.  

 

See link for pics.

 

 

http://www.washingto..._washingtonpost

VATICAN CITY — Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.

One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.

 

It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.

 

While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died.

 

 


Robin Hood of Likes - giving away likes to those in need

14 January 2014 - 07:43 AM

If you have  25 or less likes I will like your post in here until I hit the crappy quota. 


Man on meth singlehandedly fights off 15 cops in a bar while masturbat

29 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

ETA: Man on meth singlehandedly fights off 15 cops in a bar while masturbating (stupid title characeter limits)

 

 

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1557876

 

Thats some serious multi-tasking.

 

 


I Hope My Father Dies Soon

25 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

My father died a 1 1/2 years ago, and I had very similar thoughts as Scott Adams did. He gets gets to express his in a blog that a large number of people read and I can only copy and paste them.

http://dilbert.com/b...ther_dies_soon/
 

I Hope My Father Dies Soon
Nov 23, 2013

I hope my father dies soon.

And while I'm at it, I might want you to die a painful death too.

I'm entirely serious on both counts.

My father, age 86, is on the final approach to the long dirt nap (to use his own phrase). His mind is 98% gone, and all he has left is hours or possibly months of hideous unpleasantness in a hospital bed. I'll spare you the details, but it's as close to a living Hell as you can get.

If my dad were a cat, we would have put him to sleep long ago. And not once would we have looked back and thought too soon.

Because it's not too soon. It's far too late. His smallish estate pays about $8,000 per month to keep him in this state of perpetual suffering. Rarely has money been so poorly spent.

I'd like to proactively end his suffering and let him go out with some dignity. But my government says I can't make that decision. Neither can his doctors. So, for all practical purposes, the government is torturing my father until he dies.

I'm a patriotic guy by nature. I love my country. But the government? Well, we just broke up.

And let me say this next part as clearly as I can.

If you're a politician who has ever voted against doctor-assisted suicide, or you would vote against it in the future, I hate your ####### guts and I would like you to die a long, horrible death. I would be happy to kill you personally and watch you bleed out. I won't do that, because I fear the consequences. But I'd enjoy it, because you mother####ers are responsible for torturing my father. Now it's personal.

I know that many of my fellow citizens have legitimate concerns about doctor-assisted suicide. One can certainly imagine greedy heirs speeding up the demise of grandma to get the inheritance. That would be a strong argument if doctor-assisted suicide wasn't already working elsewhere with little problems, or if good things in general (such as hospitals and the police) never came with their own risks.

I'm okay with any citizen who opposes doctor-assisted suicide on moral or practical grounds. But if you have acted on that thought, such as basing a vote on it, I would like you to die a slow, horrible death too. You and the government are accomplices in the torturing of my father, and there's a good chance you'll someday be accomplices in torturing me to death too.

I might feel differently in a few years, but at the moment my emotions are a bit raw. If I could push a magic button and send every politician who opposes doctor-assisted suicide into a painful death spiral that lasts for months, I'd press it. And I wouldn't feel a bit of guilt because sometimes you have to get rid of the bad guys to make the world a better place. We do it in defensive wars and the police do it daily. This would be another one of those situations.

I don't want anyone to misconstrue this post as satire or exaggeration. So I'll reiterate. If you have acted, or plan to act, in a way that keeps doctor-assisted suicide illegal, I see you as an accomplice in torturing my father, and perhaps me as well someday. I want you to die a painful death, and soon. And I'd be happy to tell you the same thing to your face.

Note to my government: I'll keep paying my taxes and doing whatever I need to do to stay out of jail, but don't ask me for anything else. We're done now.






[Update: My father passed a few hours after I wrote this.]