No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of a lack of means.
Aneurin Bevan, Founder of the National Health Service (via overjoyed-onetwenty-three)

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Highlights from today:

1. Everyone loving my new room decor. I did a cool ceiling garland installation that deserves the love. Even better? Two students came yesterday and helped me for hours installing it all. They didn’t complain, didn’t even look at their watches, just were ready and willing to work.

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emotiontechnology:

freakingrefugees:

Known facts about this freaking refugee:

Arrived in: 1979

Country of Origin: Viet freaking Nam

Current Residence: Texas

Damage Caused/Jobs Stolen:

  • Took up 1 spot in AmeriCorps National Service for 1 year
  • Stole 1 seat at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Prevented real Americans getting jobs at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Veterans Crisis Line
  • Stopped 1 small business owner from taking the name Emotion Technology, creating jobs for as many as 6 people
  • Made it impossible for up to 1,000,000 people a year to NOT get emotional support when in crisis, including up to 300,000 VETERANS per year.
  • Convinced Facebook and Google (among others) that mental health was an important platform for them to focus on, decreasing people’s freedom to not get access to help when they need it.

Statement from “Christopher” Vu Gandin Le:

I was sponsored by a family in Maryland, my dad was sponsored by a woman in Del Rio, Texas. That woman, a school teacher for 35 years, a strong republican and a good Christian became my Grandma. She saved my life time and time again. She took in a family of refugees, people whose conflict caused her own son to go to war, and she chose every day to be my grandma. To love us as her own kids. I owe a debt of gratitude to her and to this country, my country, for taking me in.

Our founder Chris made this today. Because kids are dying based on our policies. Follow and if you want to submit please do!

http://freakingrefugees.tumblr.com/submit

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
Wayne Dyer (via lazylucid)

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hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.

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