Women in video games appreciation post (◡‿◡✿)
This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous.
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.
So we’re now at a time where people will LITERALLY commit a crime, granted it was tiny scale but a crime regardless, JUST for the sake of getting medical attention because it’s THAT expensive.
Video Game Challenge: Video Games [1/7]
The year is 1912, deep in debt, ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt is sent to the mysterious flying city of Columbia to find and retrieve a young woman imprisoned in a tower since birth - Elizabeth and to “Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt”. However, almost as soon as Booker arrives, he finds that Columbia and its people are not quite what they seem, and all too soon science, religion, morality, family and life all clash and spiral down into utter chaos, with Booker and Elizabeth as unlikely partners in the midst of all the action.
christians and gays
Alex, Clover, and Sam!
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Petition for a citizen review board and reform in police hiring and training
Chris taking a drink after a hard day’s work.
This made me laugh so hard!
+10 years probably
Harry Potter (click and drag)
this is so cool
You are a: half blood
You meet: Hermione Granger on the Hogwarts Express
You are sorted into: Ravenclaw (heck yes!)
You are friends with: Fred Weasley
Points you are awarded to your house: 20
Points are taken from your house: 35
You excel at: History of Magic
You are a: beater on your house’s quidditch team
You get: Acceptable on your O.W.L.
…I honestly find this rather nice ^-^
I’m a Pureblood
I met Luna Lovegood
Sorted to Slytherin
Friends with George Weasley
25 pts awarded to house
50 pts are taken
Excel at astronomy
I’m a chaser
I got exceed expectations on O.W.L.