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fallintotheparty:

There is another side to Glasgow today.
After the rioting by a minority group of unionists in Glasgow’s George Square last night, which shamed and embarrassed our wonderful country, a new scene showed its face today.
Several groups of people have now left over 100 bags with donations for Glasgow’s homeless food banks on George Square under peace flags. This is the Glasgow and Scotland that I know and love.
We will continue fighting for a better country. To bring an end to austerity, to food banks, to immoral, illegal nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

fallintotheparty:

There is another side to Glasgow today.

After the rioting by a minority group of unionists in Glasgow’s George Square last night, which shamed and embarrassed our wonderful country, a new scene showed its face today.

Several groups of people have now left over 100 bags with donations for Glasgow’s homeless food banks on George Square under peace flags. This is the Glasgow and Scotland that I know and love.

We will continue fighting for a better country. To bring an end to austerity, to food banks, to immoral, illegal nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

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iwishiwasafaerie asked: Why are you angry at the zip-lining dog?

maggie-stiefvater:

For the same reason I’m angry at most videos of sky-diving and scuba-diving dogs. Because the videos are full of laughing humans with the delighted body language of people making videos they expect to go viral, and the videos are full of dogs with the body language of a terrified, unprepared animal.

I grew up with show dogs and show horses and cats and parakeets and now live with dogs and cats and cows and 9 miniature silky fainting goats, and I’m very aware that animals have to do things that terrify them all the time. But I’m also aware that living respectfully and responsibly with these incredible creatures means that it’s my job to introduce them to a frightening or unfamiliar situation as slowly and carefully as I can, with an eye toward whatever their species needs to understand it. And it’s my job to only put them into situations like that when they need it — transportation, for instance, is bewildering to every animal, ever — or when I think that the pay-off will ultimately be rewarding for both of us (showing, swimming, walking past the blue barrel that is strangely terrifying).

In my kindest moments, I assume that the sky-diving/ scuba-diving/ zip-lining dog owners are motivated by that second impulse. They truly believe the dogs will enjoy the experience eventually. But last night I went looking for a video of a voluntarily zip-lining dog after seeing that latest gif show up on my dash. Instead I found three different videos of dogs just harnessed up and then shoved into mid-air. The result is the gif that I reblogged last night — a stiff-legged dog whose body language shouts WHAT IS HAPPENING AM I GOING TO DIE.

This is the equivalent of pushing a human off the top of a high-rise building without reassuring her that she’ll survive, and then saying, “she’ll learn to love it!”

This concludes my anger.

All of the above. Thank you, Maggie.

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jess-gonewiththewords:

#30daysofbookstagrams/29 - This Book + This Album = Perfect Together… @jsmithready 😿 @garysnowpatrol
#books #snowpatrol #eyesopen #music #bookish #bookstagram #bibliophile

I listened to this ALL the time when I was writing it, so this is perfect!

jess-gonewiththewords:

#30daysofbookstagrams/29 - This Book + This Album = Perfect Together… @jsmithready 😿 @garysnowpatrol

#books #snowpatrol #eyesopen #music #bookish #bookstagram #bibliophile

I listened to this ALL the time when I was writing it, so this is perfect!

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Tell every dog you know: I have found the Tower of Kibble.  (at Giant To Go Store 653)

Tell every dog you know: I have found the Tower of Kibble. (at Giant To Go Store 653)

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Anonymous asked: does adhd medicne like adderall for example have the same overall effect on everyone? does it work diffrently on people without adhd and people with adhd?

actuallyadhd:

Adderall causes you to produce more dopamine. It doesn’t matter whether you have ADHD or not; that’s what Adderall does. So if you don’t have a dopamine deficiency, it’s going to increase your dopamine levels beyond what they should be and that is what causes the “high” people experience. If you have a dopamine deficiency, Adderall will bring your dopamine levels up to where they should be for optimal performance and you usually don’t get a “high” from that, though some people do experience euphoria at first. Adderall does also help you use your dopamine more efficiently, but if your main problem is that you don’t produce enough dopamine to begin with, that’s the thing that’s going to make the biggest difference for you.

Ritalin causes you to use dopamine more efficiently. Again, it doesn’t matter whether you have ADHD or not; that’s what Ritalin does. If you already use your dopamine efficiently, it’s going to make you use it even more efficiently and that causes the “high” people experience. If you have a dopamine deficiency, Ritalin does not help you because you still don’t make enough dopamine. If you simply don’t use your dopamine efficiently, Ritalin will make that happen. Again, you may experience some euphoria, but you probably won’t get “high.”

-J

(I’m pretty sure I got this right. If anyone wants to chime in with more scientific info, please feel free.)

This is the clearest explanation I’ve ever read of the difference between amphetamines (Adderall, etc) and methylphenidates (Ritalin et al). It explains why one class of meds works for some ADHD’ers and the other often doesn’t, and why those without the disorder get high off stimulants while those of us with ADHD feel normal on them.

(Very expansive use of the word “normal,” there, of course.)

Filed under adhd adult adhd

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Either Wolverine fell asleep on my couch, or Twinkle tried to cover her food bowl so her enemies won’t find it.

Either Wolverine fell asleep on my couch, or Twinkle tried to cover her food bowl so her enemies won’t find it.