I don’t know why I haven’t seen this kickstarter all over tumblr yet.
Basically Catfe is a cat cafe, like the ones in Japan, that is trying to start up in Los Angeles, CA. They’ve already got the OK from LA department of health and LA animal services to start up their business but they need about $350,000 to get started up. At the moment they only have about $4,340.
But the really cool thing is, its not just a cat cafe! They plan to work with local shelters to house social cats, help them get adopted and help spread over all awareness. They also plan to host special events for local nonprofits as a way of giving back to the community, like children with disestablishes or orphanages.
You’d expect that once its started up it would be kind of expensive to get in with the cats right? Nope! They plan on pretty cheap rates!
Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is abandoning the essential federal role in Canadian health care.
Guys. Please, if you are in Canada, read this. If you aren’t, read it anyway. Harper’s government is currently trying to distance the federal government from Canada’s national healthcare. This man is going and changing things that help make Canada what it is today. Awareness is the first step towards action.
Happy Flamingo Day ~!
Aruba, Caribbean Sea. (Next to Curaçao)
Free flamingos chillin’
Nikki? Emma? What do you think about this?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation’s most populous state into smaller pieces — six of them.
California has grown so big, so inefficient, it’s essentially ungovernable, according to a ballot initiative that could reach voters as early as November.
It has to go, he says.
Draper, in documents he submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, recommends dividing California regionally, including establishing a state called Silicon Valley, which would include San Francisco and nearby counties that are home to technology giants like Facebook and Apple.
Los Angeles would become part of the new state of West California, which also would include the coastal cities of Santa Barbara and Ventura. The state’s farming heartland would become Central California. San Diego would be the largest city in the new South California.
give up now california cannot be destroyed we cannot be killed
I don’t think people realize how good this would be for some of the bigger states. People have been thinking something similar should happen to New York for years (only broken into two states, not six).
Help get Autumn to NYC!
Hey guys! My friend Autumn is coming to NYC this April to show her artwork and comics at MoCCAfest, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s yearly convention for independent and small-press comic artists. Autumn is a queer Muslim woman who makes sweet fairytale-inspired comics featuring queer, Muslim, and POC characters, and she’s got a voice that’s sorely underrepresented in the comics community right now. MoCCA will give her an opportunity to share her work to a larger audience and network with other artists and publishers, so it’s a very important career step.
Unfortunately, Autumn lost her job earlier this year and was unemployed for a while; while she’s thankfully now employed again, she was counting on that income to be able to make it down here from Canada for the convention. Autumn’s currently fundraised enough money to cover her flight and travel expenses, but she still needs to cover printing costs for her comics.
Let’s help get her to at least $1,000 so she can get her work printed and use MoCCA to help boost her art career! In return for donations to her IndieGoGo, you can get digital copies of her comics and zines.
Puritan Valentine’s Day Cards
like if you love robots, reply if you love robots, reblog if you love robots, ignore if you are former president george w. bush
george w. bush stares in confusion and horror at his tumblr dashboard. his hand trembles over the reblog button. behind him, thousands of figurines line the walls. gundams, evas, wall-e, c-3po. r2d2 stares at him expectantly.
which part of his identity will he deny
These remind me on Ani. <3
Love in a balloon: livin’ it up till you hit the ground.
From William Upcott’s Scrapbook of Early Aeronautica (cartoon possibly from 1785?)
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tragic love story idea: in a world where we have just engineered the technology to create a robot capable of feelings, a robot with feelings falls for another older-model robot that’s incapable of love