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Ok. So the Harry Potter fandom is one of the largest there is here on this website. And we’ve been starved of books and films for way too fucking long quite a few years. Now there is a massive fan film coming up, for those of you who don’t know, called The Gathering Storm. It’s a film based in the Marauders era. From what I’ve seen, it’s looking really really good, and the cast is PERFECT. But here is the thing. They need $40,000 by Tuesday, April 22, 2014. If they don’t get it by then, this probably won’t happen. So I’m begging all those of you who can, to DONATEIf you can’t donate, atleast reblog this post so more people can know of it. 

I’m calling on all of you Potterheads for your support, because I know this is a massive fandom, and we can really help this happen. 

Come on you guys, if tumblr can get someone a fluffy chicken, we can definitely make this happen.

"Come on you guys, if tumblr can get someone a fluffy chicken, we can definitely make this happen."

Don’t let the momentum slow down! Help us keep the magic alive!


Somaliland declared independence after the overthrow of Somalia’s long-serving President Siad Barre in 1991. In the last years of his rule tens of thousands of people were killed there and towns were flattened following a rebellion. Now the graves of some of the victims are being excavated. 

In a grave site in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa, an excavation is taking place as part of an effort by international student from a Peru-based forensic anthropology team, Equipo Peruino de Antropologia Forense (EPAF). 

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I am sure most of you have seen this horrendous video-

The show “Nazi War Diggers” and other “Digger” shows promote general treasure hunting and metal detector techniques in the finding and removal of archaeological items.

In this one episode, the stars of “Nazi War Diggers” excavate a grave. Hacking away at the dirt right around the bones with a pick axe and vigorously shaking the bones loose from the dirt for removal was gut wrenching to watch. No context recorded.. nothing! They have no bioarchaeological or forensic training and completely prove their ignorance through their behavior.

Please sign the petition linked below to show your opposition to this show and others like it. 

"Archaeological sites are fragile, non-renewable resources that take decades, centuries and sometimes millennia to form. Yet a careless digger with a shovel can damage or destroy them in minutes. On federal and state lands such vandalism of our national heritage is on the increase, in part because of programs like The National Geographic Channel’s Diggers, The Travel Channel’s Dig Wars and Spike TV’s American Diggers. These three programs on cable glorify destructive relic collecting and promote looting of our future. For example: a recent episode of “Dig Wars’” followed the exploit of gleeful metal detector enthusiasts as they grabbed artifacts from a private portion of Fort Phantom Hill in Taylor County, Texas. There was no attempt at proper site recording or documentation. All they were after was the loot."



If You Live in One of These 13 Countries, Your Facebook Newsfeed Is Being Censored

by Eileen Shim | PolicyMic

Mark Zuckerberg has been a vocal critic of the National Security Angecy for infringing on the rights of online users. But how often has Facebook cooperated with government agencies to censor free speech online?

According to Facebook itself, quite often. The company released a transparency report on Friday, and the section on censorship is rather long and troubling. For instance, Facebook registered 4,765 censorship requests from the Indian government between last July and December alone. The social networking site’s policy is that people around the world have to abide by their local freedom of speech laws; so in the case of India, Facebook identifies and removes anything that might constitute religious blasphemy

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