one bite at a time I’m getting stuff done. I am working on the t-shirts right now and should be ready to mail soon. i am mailing out more compilation cd’s tomorrow as well. I still don’t have everyone’s address and would really love your address so pretty please message it to me on kickstarter or email it to email@example.com that would be so very helpful! I’m trying to get as much done before I leave as possible but I’m definitely going to have to do a lot more mail outs after the tour! I’m adding everyone’s email to my email list so you can have updates about the tour & everything. If that is displeasing no worries just hit the unsubscribe at the bottom of the email. otherwise I send out an email about once a month! I hope those of you who have gotten your packages in the mail are happy and please post on fb or twitter if you got your package so I know and it will be exciting! thank you! ~poeina ps: fun unrelated news i attached my new christmas song if you want to take a listen. it’s now available on itunes, spotify, etc and I’m practicing it to play in Europe!
The story on Facebook was very touching. A father published a photo of his missing children and asked for help finding them. And thousands helped sharing the post and finally one person recognized the children and let him know where to find them.
The missing information was that the woman was living under protection and with a new identity after leaving the man. Now he found out where she was. She was forced to move again – to a women’s shelter.
“The worst case scenario is that you contribute to someone being beaten, raped or killed. You have to think twice before sharing this type of searches for missing people on Facebook”, says Lotta Sonemalm, at The Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centres , (SKR).
Women who are given protected identities all live under threat.
“It can be violence in close relationships, criminal gangs that you wish to leave and women who have been subjected to honour violence”, Lotta Otterdal, at Frida Women’s Shelter told radio show P4 Extra.
Swedish police also warns against sharing posts about missing people on social media.
“If a person living under a protected identity has their whereabouts revealed it result in catastrophic consequences for the person in question,” says criminal investigator Anders Ahlqvist to magazine Dagens Juridik.
I know that “help find this missing person!” posts are popular on Tumblr (especially accompanied by guilt-tripping) but this gives important food for thought.
i never ever EVER reblog missing people posts because of this reason
show tonight! At the Monarch 101 6th st San Francisco, CA!!
I got to here yesterday with my partner and we’ve been having an awesome SF hot date. We are staying at a dingy little hostel with a shaky lock. I love it here! Getting coffee now at cafe Trieste in north beach mmmm. Yummy. Sound check is at 6 so we have the whole day to enjoy!
This is not the whole schedule but this is what I’ve got so far!
12-13 Slatterys - Delmenhorst, Germany
12-14 Il Padrino - Syke, Germany
12-15 De Nul - Hengelo, The Netherlands
12-16 Litfass - Bremen, Germany
12-17 Radio Weser TV - Delmenhorst, Germany
12-17 Hafen Casino - Bremen, Germany
12-18 Beach Motel - St. Peter Ording, Germany
12-19 Altes Gymnasium - Bremen, Germany
12-19 Litfaß Oldenburg - Oldenburg, Germany
12-20 Maximilian - Nienburg, Germany
12-21 Schwan Derendorf - Düsseldorf, Germany
12-22 glücklich Cafe - Bremen, Germany
12-23 LOX - Bremen, Germany
12-24 Beach Motel- St. Peter Ording, Germany
12-25 Kunst & Bühne Cultural Center - Celle, Germany
12-26 GIG Linden - Hannover, Germany
12-27 Villa Sponte - Bremen, Germany
12-28 Schwarzer Bär - Wilhelmshaven, Germany
12-29 Kulturambulanz Hospital - Bremen, Germany
12-29 Katakomben - Achim, Germany
12-30 Radio Jade - Wilhelmshaven, Germany
1-2 Waterfront Mall - Bremen, Germany
1-4 Liekedeeler - Verden, Germany
1-5 Club Moments - Bremen, Germany
My Christmas song is now available on iTunes! We are still working out the details of which organization we are donating to. I will keep you posted! We will be filming the music video right before thanksgiving. LGBTQ Christmas/holiday pics were due yesterday but we still need a lot more photos so we will accept photos until the 20th!
I just think this is adorable that James Cromwell was inspired to look out for pigs. This is wonderful. Read ahead and if you want to sign the petition go to change.org
My name is James Cromwell, but you probably recognize me as Farmer Hoggett from the movie Babe. It wasn’t until I spent a lot of time on set working with pigs that I realized how similar they are to our cat and dog companion animals — they’re loving, sensitive, and curious creatures.
When I heard that Walmart sells pork from suppliers that keep pigs in tiny, cramped gestation crates, I was horrified. Undercover investigations in Walmart supplier factories have revealed sickening abuse of these animals — from slamming baby piglets on the ground to beating pregnant sows.
Gestation crates are so appalling that companies like McDonalds, Burger King, Safeway and Costco have either stopped using them or have committed to phase them out soon. But Walmart continues to stand by their suppliers’ violent practices.
Many food companies and grocery stores have changed their policy on gestation crates because of public pressure, so I started a petition on Change.org asking Walmart to stop sourcing pig products from suppliers that use gestation crates. Click here to sign my petition.
Walmart likes to tout its low prices, but when it comes to the pork sold in its stores, animals are left to pay the highest price of all — a life of misery, torture, and deprivation. Gestation crates are so small that pigs, often pregnant with litters, can’t turn around, lie down, or move, and are driven insane.
Gestation crates are considered so cruel that they are already outlawed in nine U.S. states and the European Union. Animal welfare experts worldwide agree that these crates are inherently inhumane and should be phased out.
Nearly every major food provider in the country has stopped or committed to stop using gestation crates, including similar companies and brands like Kroger and Kmart — even Walmart Canada. Walmart continues to support this blatant animal abuse by selling pork from suppliers who confine pigs in tiny crates, but I believe we can put a stop to that.
Public outcry has effectively pushed almost every major food company or grocery chain in the U.S. to stop sourcing pork products from suppliers that keep pigs in gestation crates. A Change.org campaign even convinced Au Bon Pain to do so, and with your help, Walmart will soon follow suit.
Click here to sign my petition demanding Walmart phase out the use of gestation crates, and watch the video I narrated exposing the terrible realities of this barbaric practice.
Sign James’ Petition
My new sounds:
I’m doing art modeling this morning before my next studio session and this beautiful painting is on the wall. The artist is 17 yr old Rosa Lim.