1. So if you remember that “Happiness From Nothing” bullshit white-savior Kickstarter from a while ago when the woman was going to go to Africa and take pictures of impoverished people or some shit and sell it, she’s moved websites and is trying again: 

    https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/fj1e4?psid=dd88b0cdcdc146d1ac355c306084cd37&fb_ref=share__f3DY0e

     
  2. I would like to interview unique people with ambitious goals and tell there story of why and how they come up with there dreams/ idea

    This guy also has a YouCaring page to raise money for the same goal. Cover all your bases, I guess.

    Also, the YouCaring page states:

    iam 28yrs old entrepenuer with ambituous goals i know i can achieve with just a little help. Iam a 3.0 gpa and  student athlete in highschool

    and

    Iam currently disabled so i cant work for 3 months anything woould help greatly appreciate it

    Street Dreamz

     

  3. Anonymous asked: post another fat dog

     

  4. Anonymous asked: Can you make every post link to the corresponding kickstarter going forward?

    Yeah definitely. Sorry about that. There are three people who run this but I personally always try to link the post via the image and I add a link below that because some folks had some issues clicking those images awhile back. 

    Also, sometimes when people submit things they don’t include the link to the KS project so it’s a pain to go back and basically recreate the post so it’s formatted correctly. 

    Anyways, we’ll try to do better. Thanks pal. 

    -db

     

  5. Anonymous asked: I had a request, I like seeing the number of notes just to gauge post popularity. I can see it on mobile but not on regular desktop browsers for some reason. If you could enable that I would be mildly convenienced

    Oh yeah, this was off in the theme for some reason. It’s on now. Cheers. 

    -db

     

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  7. This project is a documentary film that will seek to solve the mystery of Malaysia Flight 370. We will be exploring multiple theories of the disappearance of Flight 370.  These theories will include mechanical failure; sinister human involvement; hijacking, pilot or co-pilot involvement; the Iranians with stolen passports; other hijacking or terrorist actions.

    Estimated delivery: Sep 2014

    Pay $18,000 to see some random guy’s take on the missing plane. The most likely scenario here is that the authorities find conclusive evidence about where the plane went before this even gets funded. The ideal scenario is that it gets fully funded and then the day the campaign ends they find the plane and this guy has to refund everyone’s money and apologize. Ideal for me, I mean. Not for the people with missing family members

     

  8. Anonymous asked: I'm glad that you have prepared for the backlash of challenging body positivity at the detriment of good health.

    I don’t think fat positive blogs and good health are mutually exclusive. For instance, I’m overweight and reading insane posts on fat blogs motivates me to eat healthier and go to the gym more often. The thought of turning into someone who writes essay-length posts on tumblr about how JCPenney should keep more XXXXXXL shirts in stock is infinitely more terrifying than the specters of diabetes and heart disease

     

  9. Anonymous asked: this isn't hate (I actually agree with you) but I just want to see another picture of a fat dog please

     

  10. Anonymous asked: are you a doctor? no? then stop acting like you know all the ins and outs of how weight loss relates to health. someone who weighs 300 pounds could be healthier than someone who weighs 100. it's not your place to dictate to people how to live their lives. peace

     

  11. fancycake asked: in all seriousness, how does a body positivity documentary fall under the same heading of the type of shit that's usually posted here?

     

  12. Anonymous asked: Just saying, but your gonna get a load of hate for that body-positive kickstarter, post.

    I’ve prepared a number of pictures of fat dogs

     
  13. The media and other cultural sources say that people need to lose weight - that obesity is a deadly epidemic, but there is scientific research that shows that weight loss and health are not linked like we think they are. For example, according to ASDAH, “Weight and BMI are poor predictors of disease and longevity. The bulk of epidemiological evidence suggests that five pounds “underweight” is more dangerous than 75 pounds “overweight.”

    Finally, a documentary that showcases fringe writers who claim obesity causes no health problems, fat-positive bloggers and amateur cultural critics who think Shrek is an example of anti-fat bigotry. This is the good shit

     

  14. Man gets dumped by his girlfriend and is lumbered with her dog,  so comes up the genius idea of using said dog as a cart horse to carry his beer around all day long.

    No mass-production of the item,  he wants $1,500 to make a new one and the maximum tier reward is to give you the old one.

     

  15. Impoverished kids love the soccer ball that powers a lamp — until it breaks

    But questions remain about the quality and durability of the product. Last year, the company raised more than $92,000 through the fundraising website Kickstarter. Contributors were promised Socckets in return for their backing, but some who received the product in just the last few weeks have complained about shoddy workmanship and flickering light bulbs. [On April 1, Matthews responded in a letter to her company’s Kickstarter backers: “Currently, we are working closely with our overseas vendors and manufacturing partners to improve the durability of the ball…”]

    When I asked Matthews about these continuing problems, she grew defensive.

    "This seems a little bit like a general attack on young adults trying to do something good,” she said. “It seems really sad that this is something that you’d want to do."

    But the goal of my investigation was not to determine if the developers of the Soccket were trying to do something good; it was to find out if they had achieved something good.

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-08/impoverished-kids-love-soccer-ball-powers-lamp-until-it-breaks