Sunday, December 13, 2009

request for help

Reposted from Li-Bee's DeviantArt.

"I'm the Secretary of Power Soccer at IUPUI. Power Soccer is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch (330 mm) football in an attempt to score goals. (thank you Wikipedia)

Three of our members, Matt Griffin, Case Calvert and Micheal Archer are members of the Circle City Rollers and have competed in many tournaments including the America's Champions Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. They placed second in the Championship.

Here's some videos of them going up against Indiana Sudden Impact:


We're very happy that these three talented people have made it into
Team USA, who compete internationally. While there are no scheduled exhibition games, they will be doing the World Cup here in Indiana, or in France.

The thing is:

$27,500 = Cost per player to participate in all training camps and the 2011 World Cup Tournament

That's a lot of dough.

Now this is where you come in. I can't really do much to repay people. I'm just sending this out so that people from the goodness of their hearts will contribute to a worthy cause. Matt, Case and Micheal worked VERY hard to get where they're at, and I want to do all I can to help them succeed because what they do is so mind blowing. Click the Link below and then click on either Matthew Griffin, Case Calvert or Micheal Archer to donate.


If you can't help money wise, you CAN help by posting a journal linking back to this one. Spread the word, every little bit of help counts!"

So I've reposted this so that you guys, the few of you who read my journal, can help these guys if you want to.

Friday, December 4, 2009

An Open Letter to Congressmen as Written by Joreth

the original can be found on Joreth's livejournal.

Dear Sirs,

I don't care if you, personally, don't approve of abortion. You will never be faced with having to make the choice to have one or not, nor will you ever face having your choices be limited because you don't have enough money to afford the privileged healthcare that you currently enjoy, and are forced to rely on government aid just to survive.

Your purpose as my elected official is to do what is best for your constituents, and as a representative of half of your constituents, what is best for us is to have old men like you back the fuck out of my ability to make decisions regarding my body. That ability should not be hampered by what we can afford, since most of us do not have the luxury of simply changing insurance plans to a completely privatized plan that can offer services without fear of the government pulling its assistance.

So quick dicking around with the abortion clause in the healthcare debates and stop cutting out women's healthcare options because you have a personal, misogynistic, old tome written by Bronze-age sheepherders that tells you to put us in our place.

Someone who can vote you out next term but for whom the damage will have already been done