The Green Anole

sinidentidades:

San Francisco lawmakers approved a law allowing the forced treatment of mentally disabled patients under certain conditions, drawing swift criticism from patient advocacy groups who say the measure tramples civil rights.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which passes legislation for the California city and county, adopted by a vote of 9-2 a measure known as Laura’s Law.

If given final approval it would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with chronic and severe mental disability deemed a risk to themselves or others or who have been jailed or hospitalized more than once in the prior three years, among other conditions.

San Francisco legislator Mark Farrell, who proposed the legislation to the board, said the program would help vulnerable people “and provide the families the support they deserve”.

Modeled after a similar involuntary treatment law passed in New York in 1999, California lawmakers passed Laura’s Law in 2002 after 19-year-old Laura Wilcox was shot and killed by a mentally disabled patient at a Nevada County behavioral health clinic where she was an intern.

The state law allows family members, police officers or mental health professionals to file petitions requesting the court-mandated treatment of a mentally ill person.

Individual counties can opt out. Laura’s Law has only been fully adopted by three California counties: Nevada, Orange, and Yolo. It is expected to receive final approval from supervisors this week and then be signed into law by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, who has expressed support for the program.

The law’s implementation has been slow and sparse due to the concerns about civil rights, resources and costs.

"This is the wrong direction for any community but especially a progressive community like San Francisco," said Mental Health Association of San Francisco Executive Director Eduardo Vega.

"There’s no real doubt that this is a process that fosters stigma around mental illness," Vega told Reuters after the vote.

The law requires city health officials to offer a mental health patient voluntary treatment before being forced into an involuntary outpatient program.

It also appoints a three-person panel to each case, which includes a forensic psychiatrist who would review the case to determine if a court-mandate is necessary.

Oh no…

Love to every autistic person…

youneedacat:

…who has scaled the cliffs, and climbed the mountains, and climbed out of the abyss of nothingness, to shout to the world that you exist, that you are real, that you matter.  Only to see other autistic people, standing on much higher ground, totally unaware that you’re down there.  I’m aware you’re down here, I’ve climbed these cliffs myself, every day, and I love you for the effort it takes despite getting no recognition.

nicocoer:

So! My sister has been making these necklaces, and they are now being sold at Neverending Stories in Franklin, PA. They are $10 each. If you come through the area, you should stop in! (The store has new and used books as well as a comics section and a section for local artists to sell goods that are somehow related to books/comics/etc)
If you aren’t going to be in Venango county any time soon and are still interested, either let me know or I believe Neverending Stories are willing to ship. As far as I know, my sister hasn’t gotten her Etsy up yet, but when she does I’ll let you know!
She also does custom necklaces, so don’t worry if you aren’t seeing one you want right off the bat. 
Above: 5 different comic book necklaces featuring The Flash, Cat Woman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Batman & Superman. 


These are pretty shinies.

nicocoer:

So! My sister has been making these necklaces, and they are now being sold at Neverending Stories in Franklin, PA. They are $10 each. If you come through the area, you should stop in! (The store has new and used books as well as a comics section and a section for local artists to sell goods that are somehow related to books/comics/etc)

If you aren’t going to be in Venango county any time soon and are still interested, either let me know or I believe Neverending Stories are willing to ship. As far as I know, my sister hasn’t gotten her Etsy up yet, but when she does I’ll let you know!

She also does custom necklaces, so don’t worry if you aren’t seeing one you want right off the bat. 

Above: 5 different comic book necklaces featuring The Flash, Cat Woman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Batman & Superman. 

These are pretty shinies.

no-bucks-for-this-doe:

iamavithejester:

Is there a version of “sir” or “ma’am” for people who identify as a nonbinary gender?

A nice big list!

the-scent-of-flowers-in-the-dark:

no-more-ramen:

no-more-ramen:

no-more-ramen:

no-more-ramen:

I am seeking contributors to specialize in the following for the blog:

  • budget grocery shopping
  • tips for people using food stamps/SNAP
  • gluten free/celiac cooking

Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!

goldenheartedrose:

reikaoki:

imthezombiequeen:

alishalovescats1701:

crimsonclad:

five-boys-with-accents:

Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.

One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.

Oh

oh

And he does feel happy, though. He can be happy. He just doesn’t show it as much as the others do.
There was a whole episode about that - Piglet sees him sitting on a hilltop and thinks he’s sadder than usual, and does all he can to cheer him up. Nothing works and the next day he’s back on the hill, and Piglet apologizes because he thinks in trying to help, he just made him sad again and ”I don’t come here when I’m sad. I come up here because I’m happy.”

There’s just something about that…

Also, I think I need to acknowledge that he’s probably the first character that I encountered as a kid who genuinely talked like me - with flat affect, a somewhat monotone voice. It isn’t necessarily that he’s sad or depressed, though that could be true as well, but that he’s expressing things in a different way than most characters do, so it’s read as sad.

andreashettle:

petticoatruler:

Four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language.

The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Meister, who was charged with assault as a result of the incident. According to the lawsuit, Meister was retrieving boxes he had left at a friend’s house when police, alerted by a neighbor to a possible burglary, arrived.

Officers Jeffrey Salmon, Jeffrey Tysl, Erica Bristow, and Mark Hultgren allegedly ordered Meister to stop loading the boxes into his car, but Meister could not hear the order. One of the officers then grabbed Meister by the hand, who responded by attempting to use American Sign Language to communicate with the officer.

The officers interpreted his sudden movements as resistance, so they “struck Meister with fists and feet, and forcibly took him to the ground.” Once he was on the ground, one of the officers allegedly shot him twice with a taser. Another officer then delivered a “drive stun” to Meister’s abdomen.

They continued to beat Meister until he was unconscious, then escorted him to the hospital, where he was charged with assaulting the officers. The charge was later dropped.

Meister is suing the police for violating his civil rights under the American with Disabilities Act. “[T]his incident occurred,” the lawsuit states, “in substantial part because the HPD does not provide its officers the training and resources to serve people who are deaf or hard of hearing.”

The Hawthorne Police Department (HPD) failed “to provide effective communication to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, including himself, who come into contact and interact with the HPD, thereby discriminating against them.”

The police have a habit of assaulting and killing deaf people.

Also google Carl Dupree, and there are others

calm-thy-cannabis:

Awe little cats going on a little cat date walk ahh

calm-thy-cannabis:

Awe little cats going on a little cat date walk ahh

this-is-not-jewish:

If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement:

OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic!

In the interests of this post, I’m going to assume that the…

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

joshfritz561:

janetmock:

A wonderful feature-length piece on Patti Shaw, featuring Ruby Corado of Casa Ruby — two women who are the sheroes doing the daily access work to change the lives of trans folk. 

Shame… so if I go to jail just say I’m transgendered and I get locked up with the women? Nice! Yeah.. These cops did right.. If you have a penis you get searched by men and locked up with men.. He / she would have complained if a woman searched her too. People just want something to bitch about and like to be the victim.

why are you following my blog instead of doing something productive with yourself like figuring out why you’re existence is meaningless and how you can fix your mug instead of hiding behind an icon