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Poncho – Hope & Contradiction

With the EP #CountOnMe on the way, here is a video for the song ‘Hope & Contradiction’ which will appear on the project. Please share, like, and comment! Tha…

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The Top 25 Twitter Users On Twitter (Literally)

What they like to tweet about: Tech
Tweet frequency: Rare
Member since: January 12, 2009

What they like to tweet about: Medals and Malaysia
Tweet frequency: Extremely Rare
Member since: November 10, 2006

What they like to tweet about: Routers and sounds like “arrrggghh” and “Errrmmm”.
Tweet frequency: He just got the account and seems to be getting into it.
Member since: May 22, 2012 (No idea how he got this? Perhaps twitter is releasing old accounts?)

What they like to tweet about: Account is private.
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare.
Member since: January 12, 2007

What they like to tweet about: After translating the page (it is in Chinese) it is apparent he likes to tweet that he is going to bed “Goodnight” as well as a lot of philosophy like “Alive for one day, that is lucky, on the treasure. When I cry I do not have shoes to wear, I found that someone did not feet.
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare.
Member since: March 17, 2007

What they like to tweet about: Social networks and “Anonymous” type stuff.
Tweet frequency: Regular
Member since: January 19, 2007

What they like to tweet about: Video games.
Tweet frequency: Extremely Rare
Member since: February 20, 2011

What they like to tweet about: Selling domains
Tweet frequency:Extremely Rare
Member since: March 17, 2007

What they like to tweet about: School and some memes
Tweet frequency: Extremely Rare
Member since: July 5, 2009
Interesting note: He claims to be the curator of the parody accounts @OhWonka, @WolfpackAlan, @ItsBadLuckBrian, @_ShitNobodySays, @WhatIfMeme, and @DwightParody. It seems like he is running a nice little business via the sponsored tweets he runs on those accounts. His parents must be proud!

What they like to tweet about: Account is private
Tweet frequency: Extremely Rare
Member since: August 1, 2007

What they like to tweet about: Account is private
Tweet frequency: Extremely Rare
Member since: January 19, 2007

What they like to tweet about: Has never tweeted
Tweet frequency: Never
Member since: September 16, 2010
Interesting note: When I looked up his twitter birthday on one site, Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s profile popped up, which makes me wonder if this was his original account name?

What they like to tweet about: Something about preparing for their digital platforms.
Tweet frequency: Has only tweeted once
Member since: March 22, 2011
Interesting note: Same as @12 above, although this time Biz Stone’s profile comes up when I looked up his birthday.

What they like to tweet about: Nada (literally)
Tweet frequency: Has only tweeted once
Member since: September 3rd, 2010
Interesting note: This account appears to be linked to one of Twitters original founders, Noah Glass, when running the birthday search.

What they like to tweet about: Has never tweeted
Tweet frequency: Never
Member since: March 27, 2011
Interesting note: This account appears to be originally linked to an early twitter employee named Crystal.

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What they like to tweet about: Account suspended
Tweet frequency: Never
Member since: N/A
Interesting note: This account appears to be originally linked to an early twitter employee named Jeremy.

What they like to tweet about: Love. She also seems a little sad. I hope she is ok?
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare
Member since: June 19, 2009
Interesting note: This account is past linked to a man named Tony Stubbletine, who is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of Lift, a company that works on boosting human potential.

What they like to tweet about: She likes to say hi
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare
Member since: March 19, 2007
Interesting note: This account is past linked to a guy named Adam Rugel who is the co-founder of a company called Trazzler,

What they like to tweet about: Snowboarding, work and commuting
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare
Member since: April 23, 2007

What they like to tweet about: He is paranoid about people stealing his account and loves the number 20
Tweet frequency: Extremely rare
Member sin

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/samir/the-top-25-twitter-users-on-twitter-literally


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Nas performance Locomotive and Made you look live at the House of Blues in Chicago Il.

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33 Truques Meticulosos De Limpeza Para Você E O Seu TOC

1. Utilize um clipe de fichário como um suporte para esponja.

Isso permitirá que ele seque com o ar, ao invés de ficar todo embolorado.

2.

Para matar germes e vírus que acabam se formando nas suas esponjas nojentas, coloque-as no micro-ondas na potência máxima por 2 minutos e deixe esfriar. Isso só funciona para esponjas não metálicas!

3. Limpe sua máquina limpeza: a lavadora de roupas.

Limpe sua máquina limpeza: a lavadora de roupas.

Aprenda a limpar sua máquina de lavar roupas

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Esta página mostra a você um passo-a-passo para retirar a sujeira das reentrâncias e saliências da sua lavadora de roupas.

4. Quando a sua torradeira fica toda pegajosa e engordurada…

Use algumas gotas d’água, creme tártaro e uma esponja para deixar os seus utensílios de aço inox como novos.

Agora assista a este vídeo sobre como limpar o INTERIOR da torradeira.

6. Limpe os trilhos das suas janelas.

Limpe os trilhos das suas janelas.

Antes / Depois

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Mergulhe a ponta de um pano em vinagre branco e corra-o pelo trilho. Para mais dicas sobre limpeza de janelas, confira Ask Anna.

7. Deixe a placa de aço do seu ferro de passar lisinha e brilhante novamente.

Tudo que você precisa é de sal. Obtenha as instruções aqui.

8. Deixe o seu colchão como novo.

Deixe o seu colchão como novo.

Limpe o seu colchão de um jeito natural e livre! Óleo de essência de lavanda, bicarbonato de sódio, peneira de cozinha

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Depois que você polvilhar os ingredientes, também precisa passar o aspirador de pó pela cama. Obtenha as instruções completas aqui.

Dica: você pode utilizar amaciante de roupa em vez de óleo de lavanda se NÃO quiser fazer isso do jeito natural.

9. Mantenha os rodapés limpos com amaciante de roupas.

10. Remova qualquer mancha no carpete (funciona no colchão também).

Remova qualquer mancha no carpete (funciona no colchão também).

A poção mágica: uma mistura rápida de peróxido de hidrogênio e detergente azul para louça

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11. Use um ferro de passar para remover manchas REALMENTE difíceis no carpete.

12. Invista numa “Sistema Leve Sanitário e Purificador de Corte de Alimentos”.

Custa $129, mas pense só em todos os germes de comidas velhas que podem aderir à na sua tábua de corte.

13. Tire o pó primeiro, e depois passe o aspirador.

Dessa forma, você irá aspirar todo o pó que caiu. Aliás, você sabia que 80% do pó doméstico advêm da pele humana?

14. Limpe as suas velas com meia-calça.

Isso conseguirá tirar todo o pó.

15. Desatarrache as lâmpadas e limpe-as com um pano de microfibra.

O pó se acumula nessas coisas.

16. Esfregue uma torneira com um papel-manteiga para evitar a formação de respingos e de impressões digitais.

Você também consegue remover depósitos minerais facilmente com vinagre branco.

17. Quebre um pedaço de Magic Eraser (espuma de melamina) e jogue dentro da privada.

Deixe-o boiando de um dia para o outro e ele acabará removendo qualquer mancha na louça. Sem que você preciser escovar! Ninguém gosta de ficar tocando em germes da privada, nem mesmo usando luvas.

18. Deixe sempre um aparelho de lavar louça da Scott Brite dentro do box do banheiro, com 1/2 vinagre, 1/2 detergente de louça.

Isso tornará fácil e conveniente a limpeza das paredes enquanto você está no banho.

19. Livre-se dos odores em sua casa com extrato de baunilha no forno.

Livre-se dos odores em sua casa com extrato de baunilha no forno.

Extrato puro de baunilha

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“Coloque duas tampas cheias de extrato de baunilha numa xícara de café, depois leve-a ao forno a 150ºC por uma hora. Dentro de 20 minutos a casa inteira estará cheirando como o Paraíso.”

20. Use filme plástico para cozinhar lentamente.

Você sabe como é chato limpar essas coisas.

21. Limpe quadros velhos com um bagel cortado ao meio.

Pegue aqui as instruções completas.

22. Limpe persianas com uma meia velha.

Obtenha as instruções completas aqui.

23. Enquanto estiver limpando o banheiro, encha a banheira com alguns centímetros da água mais quente que conseguir tirar da torneira.

Se você elevar a temperatura do banheiro em uns 12ºC acima da temperatura ambiente, conseguirá “dobrar a eficiência” dos produtos de limpeza alcalinos. É um truque que as camareiras usam nos hotéis. Deixe os desinfetantes agirem por 5-7 minutos, e sempre enxágue os produtos de limpeza para evitar que formem depósitos.

24. Faça um furo num guardanapo de pano para fazer protetores contra pó para casacos e coletes.

25. Use papel-alumínio no seu grill George Foreman ou no seu “panini maker” para evitar fazer sujeira.

Eletrodomésticos são um saco para limpar, e não é possível mergulhá-los simplesmente em água com sabão. Evite pingos nojentos ou cobrindo as partes internas do grill com papel-alumínio ou envolvendo em papel-alumínio o item que você deseja colocar no grill.

26. Use WD-40 para limpar marcas riscadas no piso.

27. Derrame um pacote de Tang ou similar no compartimento de sabão da máquina de lavar louça.

Isso removerá os depósitos de cal e as manchas de ferro.

28. Conheças os diversos usos para o vinagre e para os agentes naturais de limpeza.

Conheças os diversos usos para o vinagre e para os agentes naturais de limpeza.

50 usos para o vinagre / O único produto de limpeza de que você precisa

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Se você tem paranoia em relação a produtos químicos (o que é o caso de muitos portadores de TOC), o vinagre branco é uma alternativa ideal. Ele mata 99% da bactérias, 82% do mofo e mais de 80% dos vírus. Você pode usá-lo com óleo de melaleuca, peróxido de hidrogênio ou bicarbonato de sódio para aumentar o seu poder bactericida. No entanto, o peróxido de hidrogênio e o vinagre devem ser aplicados separadamente, e nunca misturados. Além disso, não use vinagre no seu micro-ondas ou no seu forno – a sua cozinha ficará com cheiro de vinagre durante dias quando usar esses aparelhos. E jamais misture alvejante com vinagre na esperança de amplificar o poder de limpeza – isso cria uma reação química perigosa.

Creme tártaro

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Creme tártaro é outro agente natural de limpeza. Obtenha mais dicas sobre como usar creme tártaro aqui.

Eis uma receita natural mas efetiva de Martha Stewart para a limpeza de banheiras.

29. Pendure os seus esfregões e vassouras em vez de guardá-los no chão.

Isso evita que fiquem embolorados e retorcidos.

30. Comece a limpar as ventilações da sua secadora.

Você evitará incêndios se limpar as ventilações da secadora a cada seis meses. Obtenha aqui as instruções completas.

32. Use uma solução de 1/2 óleo de coco e 1/2 bicarbonato de sódio para remover resíduos pegajosos.

Use uma solução de 1/2 óleo de coco e 1/2 bicarbonato de sódio para remover resíduos pegajosos.

removedor de sujeira engraxada

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Ele é o equivalente não químico do Goo Gone.

33. E a melhor dica de organização: tudo e qualquer coisa deve ter um lugar.

Isso parece ser a dica nº 1 de organização dos portadores de TOC: tudo que você possui deve ter um lugar para ser guardado, e sempre deve ser colocado de volta depois de ser usado. Parece simples, mas é uma prática que exige costume se você é uma pessoa inerentemente bagunceira.

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Crime Dramas: Pioneers of Television – premieres 9pm Friday 10 October (Sky 534 & Virgin 243) The Emmy-nominated documentary series recalling the programmes …

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Politics Book Review: Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? by Patrick J. Buchanan

http://www.PoliticsBookMix.com This is the summary of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? by Patrick J. Buchanan.

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Exclusive: 9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

“We all got together and said it’s time to produce a statement that is not a statement of apology, but a statement on our beliefs on how conversion therapy harms people.”

Michael Bussee

NCLR

John Smid

Courtesy John Smid

 

As advocates mount a national campaign against the practice, several former leaders of the ex-gay conversion therapy movement are now coming out in opposition to conversion therapy, or efforts to turn gay people straight, BuzzFeed has learned.

Nine former ex-gay leaders, from organizations like Exodus International and ministries like Love in Action, have signed onto a letter in partnership with the National Center for Lesbian Rights calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy and saying that LGBT people should be celebrated and embraced for who they are.

“At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these ‘ex-gay’ programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters,” they said in the letter. “Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few people are more knowledgeable about the ineffectiveness and harm of conversion therapy. We know first-hand the terrible emotional and spiritual damage it can cause, especially for LGBT youth.”

The former ex-gay leaders, many of whom worked at organizations involved in the practice for several years, say they “know better now.” And many of the organizations they were involved in have shuttered or rebranded, like Exodus International, which very publicly announced it would shut down last summer. But gay conversion therapy is still practiced in many parts of the country, according to the NCLR.

Many of the signatories on the letter have previously spoken out against — and in some cases apologized for — supporting and advocating for gay conversion therapy. But for some included, it’s the most public statement they’ve made since renouncing the practice, like John Smid, who was a member of Exodus International and who served on its board for 11 years.

“We all got together and said it’s time to produce a statement that is not a statement of apology, but a statement on our beliefs on how conversion therapy harms people,” Smid told BuzzFeed. “We felt like we needed to make that statement.”

Smid said he experienced the harms of gay conversion or reparative therapy firsthand — enduring what he described as the damaging message that gay people are somehow “broken and sick and that they need to be repaired,” he said. Leading medical and psychological associations, such as the American Psychological Association, have discredited and criticized gay conversion therapy.

“In my own life, that message kept me trapped in a cycle of believing that I was emotionally ill and incapable of having a healthy life until those things are fixed,” he said. “For over two decades, I lived in that mind-set. That’s why reparative therapy is so damaging. That was the message that I received and that I taught in my involvement with Exodus and Love in Action.”

On Monday, Yvette Cantu Schneider announced via GLAAD that she is sorry for her work in the ex-gay and conversion therapy movement, “and is now fully supportive of LGBT people.” She, too, has signed on to the letter in support of banning gay conversion therapy efforts.

The former ex-gay leaders coming forward to unite in opposition the practice comes as LGBT advocates such as those at NCLR and other organizations are pushing for a movement against gay conversion therapy, including in state legislatures. Just this month, Michigan state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) introduced a bill that would ban conversion therapy for minors.

“This is about the civil rights of children,” Zemke told BuzzFeed. “A lot of children look up to adults and follow their advice blindly and innocently. They’re kids — they don’t know any better in some cases. As lawmakers, we have the responsibility to protect those kids from things proven to be harmful and this is no different. This is protecting the right for kids to be kids, whoever they are.”

Zemke said he is seeking support from lawmakers in the chamber, particularly among members of the Republican majority, to whom he points out that GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed similar legislation into law just last year. Action or progress on the bill, though, likely won’t happen until later this fall, Zemke said.

However, recent efforts to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in some states have fallen short. Last month, GOP leadership in the New York State Senate blocked such legislation and in April, a similar bill was defeated on the floor of the Illinois House.

Either way, advocates and other critics of gay conversion therapy, hope to expand the debate over the practice coast to coast. The letter from the former leaders comes as part of NCLR ramping up its #BornPerfect campaign, which it launched last month.

“We are committed to protecting LGBT children and their families from the severe harms caused by these dangerous practices,” NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell said in a statement. “These practices have been thoroughly discredited by every major mental health organization, and yet, every day, young lives are wrecked. We intend to stop the practices once and for all.”

Read the full letter:

Former Ex-Gay Leaders Unite in Opposition to Conversion TherapyConversion therapy, also known as “reparative therapy”, “ex-gay therapy,” or “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE), professes to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to change or overcome their sexual orientation or gender identity. The majority of those who practice this “therapy” often do so with little or no formal psychological training, operating instead from a strict religious perspective, believing homosexuality to be a “sin.”

At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these “ex-gay” programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters. Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few people are more knowledgeable about the ineffectiveness and harm of conversion therapy. We know first-hand the terrible emotional and spiritual damage it can cause, especially for LGBT youth.

We once believed that there was something morally wrong and psychologically “broken” about being LGBT. We know better now. We once believed that sexual orientation or gender identity were somehow chosen or could be changed. We know better now. We once thought it was impossible to embrace our sexual orientation or sexual identity as an intrinsic, healthy part of who we are and who we were created to be. We know better now.

Looking back, we were just believing (and sometimes teaching) what we had been taught— that our identity needed mending. We grew up being told that being LGBT was disordered, sick, mentally ill, sinful, and displeasing to God. We grew up being told that loving, same-sex relationships were shallow, lust-driven, deceived, disordered, and impossible.

We grew up with the repetitive message that LGBT people were not enough — not straight enough, not Christian enough, not manly or womanly enough, not faithful enough, not praying enough. Never, ever enough. “Toxic” probably sums it up best. That message is poison to the soul. Especially a child’s soul.

It can take a lifetime to get rid of that old programming and replace it with healthy, non-toxic views of yourself. Recovery from conversion therapy is difficult at best. Some remain forever scarred, emotionally and spiritually. Conversion therapy reinforces internalized homophobia, anxiety, guilt and depression. It leads to self-loathing and emotional and psychological harm when change doesn’t happen. Regrettably, too many will choose suicide as a result of their sense of failure.

In light of this, we now stand united in our conviction that conversion therapy is not “therapy,” but is instead both ineffective and harmful. We align ourselves with every major mainstream professional medical and mental health organization in denouncing attempts to change sexual orientation or gender identity. We admonish parents to love and accept your LGBT children as they are. We beseech the church to accept, embrace, and affirm LGBT persons with full equality and inclusion.

As former “ex-gay” leaders, having witnessed the incredible harm done to those who attempted to change their sexual orientation or gender identity, we join together in calling for a ban on conversion therapy. It is our firm belief that it is much more productive to support, counsel, and mentor LGBT individuals to embrace who they are in order to live happy, well- adjusted lives. We fully support the aim of #BornPerfect to bring an end to conversion therapy.

Brad AllenLay Leader Volunteer (2005–2007) Church Network Coordinator (2007) Exodus International Headquarters

Darlene BogleFounder, Director, Counselor (1985–1992) Paraklete Ministries

Michael BusseeEXIT (1974–1979) Co-founder (1976–1979) Exodus International

Catherine ChapmanProject Coordinator (2000–2003) Women’s Ministry Director (2005–2007) Portland Fellowship

Jeremy MarksFounder (1988–2000) Courage UKExodus Europe (1988–1989)

Bill PrickettFounder, Executive Director (1986–1988) Coming Back

Tim RymelOutreach Director (1991–1996) Love in Action

Yvette Cantu SchneiderExecutive Director (2001–2005)Living in Victory MinistryDirector of Women’s Ministry (2008–2011) Exodus International

John J SmidExecutive Director (1987–2008)Love in ActionExodus International Board of Directors (1990–1995; 2002–2008)

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The Man Behind The Historic Implosion Of The Ex-Gay Movement

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