Note: I am also accepting donations via Square Cash as they do not take a portion of funds (phillisrydstrom at gmail dot com) (Gofundme takes around 10%)
Hi everyone! My name is Phillis (aka Vom Squad) and I could use some help. Some of you may know that last year, I moved in with family in suburban Minnesota. Unfortunately, this can no longer be. I have to move out on my own thanks to a vehemently queer/transphobic relative and a home life that I have to get away from ASAP and I’m relatively isolated where I am. My plan is to get back to Minneapolis where there are resources to help people like me and I can resume my life as it was in a city where I know people, and where I’m certain I can find temporary housing. I’ve also been put in touch with an agency that can assist with my job search.
Now the bad part: My food stamps have been cut off for as long as I’m still unemployed (a new federal rule). My only assets are state-provided health insurance and a cell phone and my name was recently legally changed. So now I need help with the following (anything additional is also appreciated): Click to read more
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.
Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.
Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.
Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.
Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this.
I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:
- Do not touch it
- Do not touch it
- Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
- Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
- Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.
I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.
when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary
Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else
there was a bunch of these at disneyland
i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them.
These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.
This shit is bad news
PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.
my brother and his friends make miniatures of these for fun and set them of behind my yard in the woods. one of them didn’t run fast enough after shaking it and got a giant welt on his leg. and these were mini ones.
by the way, since we’re talking about r/tumblrinaction, i just thought you should all know that they literally encourage their users to go through these tags to pick on people, so i’d be wary about tagging stuff so it appears in these tags.
as was stated before, a lot of redditors use an entry youre featured on to send you anon hate, reblog your post to unsafe people, etc. so they might find you through these tags. a good way to avoid this is to put letters/numbers/symbols after the trigger, so you could put say #ableism 890283948 or #fatphobia djflksjdfj or #racism /// (like i do!). make sure if you do this theres a space between the trigger and the letters/numbers/symbols.
if you’d like you can signal boost this so your followers know to watch out
Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign.
Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.
Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.
oh my gosh i want that stamped tee
Libraries are awesome and deserve all the help they can get!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support.
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.
Dude, Scarleteen saved my shit back in the day. They’ve been around since 1998 and I assure you, they deserve every single penny you can throw at them!
Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.
A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb."At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.
“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.
CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.
During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.
The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”
He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.
He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.
According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.
The entire JCC campus was locked down.
One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.
US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.
The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.
“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.
The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.
The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.
In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.
HELP!! THIS CAT NEEDS A HOME
Hi. I live in a rural area in Florida, and that means I cross paths with lots of different kinds of animals. So it was inevitable that I end up picking up a stray cat, lmfao. Anyway, this kitten was chased up a tree by one of our dogs and refused to come down for days. We finally got her down and have been keeping her for a few weeks to make sure she’s safe. The thing is, we can’t keep her. My family has four squirrel-chasing dogs and I’m allergic to cats. So she REALLY NEEDS A HOME ASAP.
I’ve been calling her Spikey for now—she’s anything but. I’m guessing she’s around 7-8 months old, and is incredibly friendly and gentle. She loves to lay in your lap and get ear scritches, or sleep on your desk. I took her into my room for the first time today and inbetween naps, she spent her time looking out the windowsill. She’s pretty quiet, and she LOVES treats.
Obviously, she’s a bit biased against dogs, but she’s young enough that you could probably introduce her slowly. Also she’s not suuuuper accustomed to being carried, but she’s becoming acclimated to it.
Anyway, I am willing to pay for her vaccinations, having her spayed, and for a month of food. I just want her to go to a good home! She’s so sweet and really deserves someone that can give her the attention and care that she needs.
ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT DAIKAIJUZ [AT] GMAIL [DOT] COM.
REBLOGS/SHARING THIS POST ON FB/TWITTER/ETC ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
uh Hi everyone!! i know this is kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.
Hey everybody - this is the daughter of one of my customers. Her name is Brianna and she was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. I only recently found out, and I felt compelled to act. There was no way I could sit and do nothing. I called all my friends in the comic industry and got them to either be signing at our event or send me some autographed stuff to raffle off at $2 a ticket.
I don’t ask for shares or likes when I’m promoting stuff for my own business, but I will ask now. Please share or like this so that as many people as my comic store can fit will be there April 12th to show Brianna that she is not alone.
- Brian Buccellatto (Flash, Detective Comics)
- Joshua Hale Fialkov (Ultimates, The Bunker)
- Karl Altstaetter (ME2, Bloodstrike)
- Mike O’Hare (Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Flak Riot, Masters of the Universe)
- Andrew C Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Starman, Superman: Red Son, Black Science)
- James Wright (Geek Zodiac, Nutmeg)
Signed items that will be raffled:
- Stan Lee
- Kelly Sue Deconnick
- Greg Rucka
- Rick Rememender
- Danny Miki original art
- Greg Pak
- Mark Waid
- Bryan Lee O’Malley
- Brian Michael Bendis
If you are nowhere near the L.A. area, you can donate directly to the family here: http://bit.ly/QJnFoz
We are offering 20% off everything in the entire store that day, as long as you donate any amount of money to Brianna’s family (We hope you’ll think about donating the 20% difference). I’ve seen the bill for just one procedure and that alone was $16,000. Everything helps. Thank you.