The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website here.<~~ please click :)
doesn’t cost you a cent, just a click.
The Unauthorized Orientation Video for the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference has been LEAKED online in advance of the 2013 conference.
Essential viewing for ANYONE sensitive to the issues of today.
really into how cool, smart, funny, and pretty my friends are all the time.
omg red. i die.
oh goddess. “…cisgender graduate students.” I, too, die.
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
**PLEASE PASS THIS ON**
DIY Natural Fabric Dyes Chart and How To Dye Fabric from Anjou Clothing here. The yellow powder is tumeric and the bottom purple leaves are lavandar. These are the results that she got using 100% natural fabric liked undyed silk. For a how-to on dyeing natural fabrics go to the link (and also read the comments). First seen at Transient Expression here.
How glorious is this?! Upcycling at its finest…
I have a couple bracelets made from the same stuff! yay
The company’s name is Ocean Sole: http://www.ocean-sole.com/
We made a Writing to Prisoners FAQ zine. Check it out!
Also: Here is my quick list of shit that you should never do when writing to a prisoner-
1. Do not put a circle A on the letter or envelope. Many prisons and jails consider “anarchists” to be a gang. I once got thrown into a gang control unit in New Jersey because someone sent me a letter with a circle A and the words “vegan power” on the envelope.
2. Do not mention the prisoner’s sexual preferences unless they have expressed that they are comfortable with discussing it. All prisons have slightly varying cultures, but in general, men’s prisons are hyper masculine and homophobic. Mail does occasionally get stolen, mis-delivered, or read by the wrong folks. You could be putting someone in harms way! Even at women’s prisons, the guards read all incoming mail and a homophobic guard could do a lot of harm to someone.
3. Do not compare your situation to theirs. If I had a dollar for every fucking time someone in the free world referred to the outside as “minimum security” or told me that they understood what I was going through because the college dorms were so very hard on them… You don’t understand incarceration unless you have been incarcerated, and I don’t mean for a weekend after a protest. Spending years under constant surveillance, threat of violence, and without the most basic liberties is unique, if you haven’t been there don’t pretend that you have.
4. Write on plain paper with a plain ball point pen. Don’t put stickers on anything, and don’t enclose postage unless the prisoner has specifically said that they are allowed to receive it. Remember, no glitter, no staples, just paper!
Please support Whitney as she battles stage 4 Breast Cancer.
Where to start?
My best friend recently found out she has stage 4 breast cancer. Last month she got a double mastectomy and pretty soon here she will be loosing the hair that goes all the way down to her butt. She’s incredibly strong though, the strongest person I know, so I know she will overcome it. However, the price tag on fighting for your life is more than she, or any of us make. Even with insurance. And just this fall she and her boyfriend signed the papers on a new house after she got a much deserved new job. So its not easy. She’s paying out of pocket for a lot too. Shes already getting calls from collectors as if dealing with cancer wasn’t enough.
I met Whitney when I worked at a crummy diner as a waitress. She was my manager and pretty quickly we became close friends. Shes on of those friends who listens to you genuinely, shes kind, shes giving and shes incredibly thoughtful. She’s always thinking of others and always doing things for others, going above and beyond what any normal person would do. I used to stay late at work just to hang out with her or come in on my days off just to talk. We lost our jobs together too when the restaurant we worked at shut down without notice. Then she threw a party for all of us to celebrate..because thats the kind of person she is. She even saved some of our name tags and keepsake type items and gave them to us.
Losing a job on the spot wasnt as big of a deal for me at the time because I was young and had a spouse and didnt have a kid or anything. She on the other hand was living on her own taking care of her two beautiful children. She has a daughter and a son. Her son is a brilliant 13 year old. He has autism but he doesnt let that hold him back. Hes a talented musician who sings and plays multiple instruments and records and mixes his own music! Her daughter is a few years younger and is so spunky and vivacious and totally her own person, she wants to do roller derby some day. She lives for those kids, shes always doing projects for them and worked extra hours so that she could get her son into a school that could give him the help he needs as an autistic kid so he could flourish.
Thankfully she got a new job as a restaurant manager and a promotion, it came with a lot of work though. But she was able to get her own home and move her boyfriend in. Its beautiful and she deserves it after all she has been through and all she has done for others. You can see in each room of the house the love and care she has put into her family and how hard she works for them. She sacrifices so much and doesnt ask for anything in return.
Even through all of her surgeries and radiation and everything, shes still taking time to do things for others and its just amazing.
Shes a total badass and I respect her so much. Shes a big wonder woman fan, but frankly I think shes wonder woman herself. I dont know anyone who is as kickass as her while still being the most thoughtful friend and amazing mother. Words cannot describe the wonder that is Whitney. Its true what they say about bad thigns happening to good people because I couldnt think of a better person.
I could go on and on attempting to describe what makes her amazing and why she is worth the money but I have to stop at some point. The point is, shes amazing, and she has an amazing family and what she is going through is sooo incredibly hard and shes getting collector phone calls already and having a hard time making copays. Cancer is hard enough as it is, help make it a little easier on her by helping her make her medical bills.
heres a picture of her with my son at her farewell party to her boobs.
PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND. Share it on fb or whatever. I really appreciate it.
As I mentioned, earlier today she found out after getting her biopsy that the cancer has spread to her spine. please pass this around, even like a buck or two to help make her co-pays would be appreciated…or just reblog it is all I ask.
just reblog it.
What a wonderful person. I feel horrible that this happened to her. ;m;
Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally
Asean (ah-Shawn) goes to Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
Daaaamn. Watch this 9-yr old student stand up and spit hot fire at a mass rally against the Chicago Mayor and Public School administration who are trying to close his and dozens of other schools in mostly non-white neighborhoods.
Crying. Black and brown children shouldn’t have to grow up so fast. This kid is absolutely amazing, but I wish we lived in a world where he could just play with his friends, hang out with his family or spend time worrying about if that girl down the street has a crush on him, instead of having to take on the responsibility of advocating for himself and other black, brown and low income childrens’ education. POC kids can never just be kids, man.
Bolded that last sentence for the cot damn truth.
OpenDyslexic is a free-to-use font that is designed to help those with dyslexia read better. The text is weighted, having a heavier bottom, which is thought to increase readability for dyslexic people. You can download it for free here.
I don’t have dyslexia myself, but in the event any of my followers do, I thought I’d share. Maybe it will help people.
i wish everything was in this type of text.