Tuesday Twitter roundup

You knew I was going to do this, so don't act all surprised:

Huffington Post‏@HuffingtonPost

11 charities every geek should donate to http://huff.to/10P5nCp #GivingTuesday

And here's a few more you may be interested in...in which you may be...*sigh*...here they are:


We love #GivingTuesday! Consider a gift to @Amnesty to help us fight bad guys all year long! http://owl.li/fChYE

Amnesty International rocks.

American Red Cross‏@RedCross

Thank you, Tim! RT @tbart19 Almost every 56 days, 49pints since 9/11 MT @RedCross: To all who gave, to those who will,ty #GivingTuesday

That's a lotta blood right there, but they need more. I can't give because I had infectious hepatitis when I was a (apparently reckless) child. So someone out there needs to give for me. Do it!

All Out‏@allout

If you support #LGBT equality worldwide, consider making your #GivingTuesday gift to @AllOut: http://bit.ly/UZzFMx

Important to note:

All Out does not accept funds from any governments or corporations, allowing us to stay independent. And our tiny staff ensures that every dollar goes a long way.

In other words, it's up to you.


On #DipNote this #GivingTuesday @TSonenshine explains how the generosity of the American people inspires giving abroad: http://go.usa.gov/g4hj

On that note, we'll attempt to segue from charitable giving to outright deception:

IsraelinUSA Nov 25, 3:14pm via Web
President Obama: "No peace can be imposed...core issues...must be negotiated." youtu.be/rKxcz5m4OZ4 pic.twitter.com/gxjaxWxu

I know I've already talked about this, but these damn Tweets keep showing up. In this one, an attempt to mischaracterize the President's words is being promoted:

So while the core issues of the conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

Which (of course) is exactly the opposite of what the Israelis want. Honest negotiations indeed.

tarheelpol 10:23am via Twitter for iPhone RT @SenatorBerger: Decisions about the Dorothea Dix campus and the location of DHHS should be made by our new gov and #ncga after thoughtful consideration.”

Thoughtful consideration? You mean the thoughtful consideration that was behind the draconian cuts to mental health services in the last Budget?

Allright, here are a few belated Thanksgiving Onions:

The Onion‏@TheOnion

Thanksgiving Tips: I told you a thousand times–cook the stuffing in a separate dish. What the fuck is wrong with you? http://onion.com/Tg2iYA

The Onion‏@TheOnion

President Obama To Symbolically Pardon Single Turkey Today While Ignoring Wider Turkey Genocide | More News: http://onion.com/PCOclr

The Onion‏@TheOnion

Grandson Has Long Hair | Like a Girl—He Has Girl Hair http://onion.com/UJVvUf

The Onion‏@TheOnion

Baby Knocked Out With Cough Syrup Praised For Being Such A Good Little Traveler http://onion.com/U7HJwf