****IT’S KI7A TIME!****

So as you might have heard by now, October 26th is Kiva’s 7th birthday! To celebrate this, the team captains have joined forces with EffYeahNerdfighters to show the people over at the Kiva office just how much we love them!

Starting RIGHT NOW, and throughout October, we’re holding a Nerdfighter fundraiser that is going to French ALL The Llamas! There’s no reason not to donate! 

Every single penny collected will be donated to Kiva at the end on the month, not as loans though, no, we’ve got better plans! We’re gonna buy them proper gifts that they actually want! You see Kiva’s got a wishlist over at Amazon so we know exactly what they want! (You can check out their wishlist here: http://dft.ba/-kivawishlist)
We’ve set up a Nerdfighter account on PayPal to receive all your generous donations to. All you have to do is donate $5 or more, via a direct PayPal transfer to the PayPal account connected to nerdvember@gmail.com.

So go ahead and donate as much as you want! Help spread the news about KI7A across the interwebz on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, the NING, Your Pants, YouTube and every other forum where Nerdfighters hang out! #KI7A FTW!

For more specifics, see this very informative flyer: http://dft.ba/-donate2kiva

And if you have any questions, ask away!

1 year ago · 48 notes · Source

KI7A IS UPON US!

In just a few days SHIT is GONNA go DOWN over at Kiva.org, cause the captains of  Nerdfighter team are launching their most epic campaign ever - #Ki7a! 

I feel really bad, because there is now way for me to describe how epic this event is gonna be!

All I can say is that if you’re not a member of the Kiva Nerdfighter team yet, NOW is THE FRIKKIN TIME to JOIN! Cause you do NOT wanna miss this.

It’s free and since Kiva is like the best thing that’s happened since toast, they’re gonna let you give someone elses money away the first time you try it.

1 year ago · 4 notes

Response from NM Congressman!

effyeahnerdfighters:

stuckinarhyme submitted:

I got a response from my Congressman regarding the NASA program for Hanko de Mayo. I thought you guys would like to see it.

- StuckInARhyme
From: Congressman Martin Heinrich Date: Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:17 PMSubject: Responding to your messageTo: —- 

May 11, 2012 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s (NASA).   I appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns on this important issue. 

From 2004 to 2010, the priorities of NASA were governed by the Vision for Space Exploration, which was announced by President George W. Bush in January 2004 and furthered by Congress in the 2005 and 2008 NASA authorization acts (P.L. 109-155 and P.L. 110-422). The Vision for Space Exploration directed NASA to focus its efforts on returning humans to the moon by 2020, thereby ending the need for the space shuttle program. 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-267) authorized major changes in the direction of NASA and the Vision for Space.  It called for the development of a new, crew-capable, heavy-lift rocket for long-range explorations missions and provided for the development of commercial partnerships to transport Americans to the International Space Station in low Earth orbit.  I supported this legislation when it passed the House of Representatives on September 29, 2010, by a vote of 308 to 118, because it strikes a balance between reasonable budget solutions and continued manned space exploration. 

As an engineer, I understand the important contributions NASA has made to the development of science and technology in the United States. Central New Mexico is an important stakeholder in the aerospace industry with the presence of Kirtland Air Force Base, White Sands NASA center, and the New Mexico spaceport. 

That is one of the many reasons I voted in support of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which authorized $18.7 billion to NASA through FY 2011. President Obama signed this legislation into law on December 16, 2009 (P.L. 111-117).  I also voted in support of the FY 2012 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, which authorized $17.4 billion to NASA through FY 2013. President Barack Obama signed this legislation into law on November 18, 2011 (P.L. 112-055)

As you may know, President Barack Obama released his FY 2013 budget request on February 13, 2012, which authorizes government funding for many non-defense related department and programs in order to cut our budget deficit and national debt. The FY 2013 budget request provides $17.7 billion for NASA.  Our country’s future depends on balancing the need for investments in scientific research and development with the need to make fiscally responsible budget choices. Please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind as the House of Representatives considers the president’s FY 2013 budget request. 

Again, thank you for contacting me.  For more information and additional details about legislation, please visit my website, http://heinrich.house.gov.  While you are there, you can also sign up to receive periodic updates on my work in Congress. 

As always, I value your input and hope you will continue to keep me informed of the issues important to you.

Sincerely,
Martin Heinrich
Member of Congress

Web Site: http://Heinrich.house.gov 
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2 years ago · 28 notes · Source

I am an “intellectual loner”!

ollivandercliffe:

So the Daily Star has written an article about Nerdfighters, in which we are described as “intellectual loners” and members of a “bizzare internet cult”. Apparently I also “watch the Harry Potter and Star Trek movies all the time”. I love it when journalists try to talk about what they don’t understand! (For more examples of this, see every “videogames are bad for people” article ever.)

2 years ago · 6 notes · Source

edwardspoonhands:

missmuggle:

I wasn’t going to post both of them but oops

The main difference is that one has an edge and the cake is the Portal cake because the space has no edge thus this picture is a lie

Jesus Im the silliest dingus

Oh look…another one where I’m on an anglerfish in space heading out beyond the edge that doesn’t exist and the cake is from Portal!

(via i-just-wanna-be-a-cat-plz)

2 years ago · 495 notes · Source

Kiva Nerdfighters to #1

fishingboatproceeds:

The nerdfighters kiva group is about to become the all-time largest group on the site. I think it would be an awesome Hanko de Mayo event if it happened today.

New members can still join the nerdfighters group and make their first loan entirely for free thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Join now and let’s get to #1 on Hank’s birthday! Also, thanks to everyone who has emailed their senators and congresspeople today. You guys are amazing.

(Kiva.org is a web site that allows regular people to make low-interest loans to business start-ups in the developing world.)

2 years ago · 228 notes · Source

This is a Hank Green appreciation post.

rraisa:

heyitshardcastle:

Hank Green is one helluva man, if you ask me, and I really owe him one. First off, Hank has taught me incredibly valuable lessons ranging from how to exit the friend zone to giraffe sex. In all seriousness, I have learned a lot from Hank and his awesome nerdy music never fails to put me in a good mood. Hank also named his album after me, making my name quite known in the wonderful land of Nerdfighteria. I cannot tell you how many friendships that caused and for that I am thankful. That being said, I have decided to name my first album Hank Green. The album will include 10 of my original piano solos, each named after incredible people that have one time or another, reminded me to be more awesome. HAPPY HANKO DE MAYO!  

Ellen Hardcastle is naming her album Hank Green. Oh Nerdfighteria, you never let me down!

2 years ago · 971 notes · Source

doctor-chu:

Happy Hanko De Mayo! Happy birthday Hank Green!

doctor-chu:

Happy Hanko De Mayo! Happy birthday Hank Green!

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2 years ago · 15 notes · Source

Happy Hankdemayo everybody!

Happy Hanko de Mayo!

anniephantom:

French the llama!

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2 years ago · 9 notes · Source

Happy Hanko de Mayo!

caitlintheawesome:

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2 years ago · 47 notes · Source

It’s Hanko de Mayo!

originalpointofview:

Happy birthday Hank Green! 

(via elarohh)

2 years ago · 24 notes · Source

ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT TO DO YOUR PART FOR HANKO DE MAYO!

As you all know, Hank Green’s birthday is just around the corner! This year’s Hanko de Mayo is being celebrated by the Nerdfighter team over at Kiva.org by trying to lend an extra $55,550 dollars by 5/5 in micro loans.

And the best thing is, you can all join in WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME!

Currently there are a bunch of free trial loans available which means that someone else has already paid for your first loan. All you have to do is choose who to give the money to!

When you’ve gone ahead and made the loan, it will be credited to the Nerdfighter team, and added to the teams total loan count.

All you have to do is go to this page: http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/nerdfighters/by/sool!

2 years ago · 11 notes · Source

the-nerdfighter-notes:

Phenomenal artwork done by nerdfighter whatwetrulyare! She was lovely enough to make this artwork for the-nerdfighter-notes! Feel free to print off the artwork and put them in books for the The Nerdfighter Note Project on May 6th, and DFTBA!

Don’t know what the Nerdfighter Note Project is? Never fear! Click HERE for all the information!

(via effyeahnerdfighters)

2 years ago · 411 notes · Source