beautifully-modified-grrrls:

luisgpiercing:

Lovely Miss Lynn stopped by today and we upgraded her filtrum to this stunning 14kt yellow gold pear shaped millgrain end with a CZ from @bodygems #piercing #bodypiercing #philly #philadelphia #southstreet #AssociationofProfessionalPiercers #appmember #safepiercing #NoKaOiBodyPiercing #instagood #instacool #jewelry #bodyjewelry #picoftheday #mybodymod #bodymodlife #legitpiercingslook #legitbodyjewelry #gold #bodygems #filtrum (at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo)

Hey, one of your admins got her face all blinged out today with some gold! :)

kanaka-rebel:

triedandtruetomyself:

gunsgirlsandturbos:

I know I haven’t talked to many of you or even know your names but now I ask for help. This is Hina, she’s my three year old cousin who is in need of open heart surgery to repair a leaking valve. Trying to collect donations to help cover the cost of the surgery and the hospital say. Her website is hinasheart.org anything thing given is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Seriously only 10 notes! C’mon people.

Signal boost for gunsgirlsandturbos since he’s a homie!

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Oh god. Just come and make yourself at home.

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arabellesicardi:

Shoutout to those who occasionally wake up screaming, who remember far too well. I remember too. You’re okay now. It was just a dream this time. I love you.

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He’ll grab your waist and whisper in your ear but six months later you’ll find yourself drunk texting him that you miss him and he won’t respond.

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SO ACCURATE

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anarcho-queer:

Study Reveals It Costs Much Less to House The Homeless Than to Leave Them on the Street

Not only is it morally wrong to let people live desperately on the streets, but it doesn’t make much economical sense either.

A new study has found that it’s significantly cheaper to house the homeless than leave them on the streets.

University of North Carolina Charlotte researchers released a study on Monday that tracked chronically homeless adults housed in the Moore Place facility run by Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center (UMC) in partnership with local government. Housing these people led to dramatic cost savings that more than paid for the cost of putting them in decent housing, including $1.8 million in health care savings from 447 fewer ER visits (78% reduction) and 372 fewer hospital days (79% reduction). Tenants also spent 84 fewer days in jail, with a 72% drop in arrests.

Moore Place cost $6 million in land and construction costs, and tenants are required to contribute 30% of their income (mainly benefits) towards rent. The remainder of the $14,000 per tenant annually is covered by donations and local and federal funding. According to the UNCC study, that $14,000 pales in comparison to the costs a chronically homeless person racks up every year to society — a stunning $39,458 in combined medical, judicial and other costs.

What’s more, Moore Place is enabling the formerly homeless to find their own sources of income. Without housing, just 50% were able to generate any income. One year after move-in, they’re up to 82%. And after an average length of 7 years of homelessness, 94% of the original tenants retained their housing after 18 months, with a 99% rent collection rate.

The general population is biased: The original proposal for Moore Place was “controversial, if not ridiculed,” according to the Charlotte Observer. Locals mocked the idea that giving the homeless subsidized housing would do any good. A 2011 report commissioned by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that people have condescending attitudes towards the homeless, with the public perceiving higher levels of substance abuse problems (91%) and mental health issues (85%) than reported by the homeless themselves (41% and 24% respectively). It concluded that if “personal failings as the main cause of homelessness, it is unlikely that they will vote for increased public assistance or volunteer to help the homeless themselves.

But “you can’t argue with the statistics," said UMC housing director Caroline Chambre. “This approach was controversial at one time because of the stereotype of who the homeless are, and we had to change that stereotype.

In 2012, total welfare spending for the poor was just 0.47% of the federal budget. It turns out that maybe if we spent a little more to help the chronically destitute solve their problems, we could save a lot of money.

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missthickbitch:

soradiesinkh3:

astoldbywhit:

youngblackandvegan:

nuttyproff:

Timing. 

hey, baby’s gotta eat

black mommy excellence

I don’t support breast feeding in public places. Sorry not sorry. I just think there is a time and place for everything.

That’s funny Whitney because I don’t remember asking for you to be born and frankly I don’t believe in you being born.

Time and a place for everything and this wasn’t yours, SORRY! 

ROASTED

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Better and better every year.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GOD! 

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