Posts tagged signal boost

Posted 4 days ago

king-dandy:

So my close friend Ruggy’s cat was shot with a BB gun! The femur is broken in several places and there is a metal ball in her leg!

[Source] [Source 2]

He doesn’t want to put her down, and the only two options are to either remove the leg entirely, or put wires in her leg, but either way she’ll be crippled for the rest of her life! :C

I know 2,000$ is a lot, but the cost of the surgery to amputate her leg, the x-rays, and the medicine is what will be covered for this!

Please please, if you guys can help in any way through donations or spreading the word, it would mean a lot! 

HERE IS THE GO FUND ME LINK!

Posted 5 days ago

Preserving the Traditional Art of Finger Weaving

brintty:

cosmicqt:

cosmicqt:

One last thing before I go to bed.

I have a wonderful family member on my Metis side who is an incredibly talented weaver. She taught me how to finger weave (on a loom my dad made her!) and is a patient and gentle teacher. Like many artists, she almost -never- gets paid when she teaches her art, but rather volunteers her time, teaching and often providing material for free.

She started a fundraiser to replenish her waning weaving material stock, and for just a $15 contribution, you get a  miniature sash bookmark or choker.

You can visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeaveYourStory

Signal boosts are appreciated!

So happy. ♥ On her page, it only had a few shares as she only recently had access to a computer at home and is just beginning her social media presence (i.e. her page Weave Your Story). I was really happy to see that my attempt to help signal boost her need for supplies has NOTES!  Thank you so much to everyone who has been signal boosting, and who have donated so far. Please keep reblogging, and consider supporting this wonderful artist who has given so much to our Metis community here in SK, and now in BC (I miss her!).

This is awesome! I teach my kids basic finger weaving with yarn. I will donate for sure. Please signal boost, traditional artists need to be supported so they can continue to teach our communities.

Posted 5 days ago

winnememwintuvoice:

September 12, 2014
The Shasta Dam already took our lands and many of our sacred places, now corporate agriculture wants to take the small bit we have left that keeps is being Winnemem Wintu.
Please tell your Senators and Congresspeople, "Oppose the Plan to Raise Shasta Dam!"

Posted 1 week ago

dirtybrian:

thewitchylibrarian:

dirtybrian:

mattachinereview:

biyuti:

girljanitor:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

popca:

dolgematki:

nativevoice:

“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross

64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.

Conservationists

have been starving

these people

to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 

Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

This is really fucking important.

This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.

It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.

The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.

  • Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
  • If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
  • Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
  • Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
  • For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
  • Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
  • For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
  • Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.

There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

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Posted 1 week ago

desdeotromar:

sufferingsappho:

My entire check this month is gonna be gone in like two days. Like, I’m not even gonna have money for food this month. Fuck me

For everyone who wants to help trans women of color. For everyone who wants to protect black trans women.

sufferingsappho (a black trans girl) is in great need and is asking for donations to her paypal. If you can spare any cash, go to her page and hit the donate button. If not, please reblog this post.

Posted 2 weeks ago

gamephobias:

We are excited to announce the public launch of GamePhobias! We are a website dedicated to helping gamers create a safe and comfortable environment. We categorize the games with Content Advisory Tags (CATs), such as clowns, spiders, or sexual assault, and make it easy to search for what games do or do not have content that could be problematic for someone. Visit www.GamePhobias.com to explore the website. Also check out our About Us page to learn more about who we are and what we do. We’re also looking to expand our games list. Please check our How to Contribute page to find out more about how you can help us grow as a website and as a resource for gamers.

Posted 2 weeks ago

alloutorg:

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.

When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.

We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Posted 3 weeks ago
thisiseverydayracism:

dynastylnoire:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share this post and become a MEMBER at http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new to effect permanent change for the Lakota children. The Lakota People’s Law Project and the Lakota tribes of South Dakota have been working on achieving the permanent solution to the corruption of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services by rerouting federal money from the state and getting it directly to the tribes. For this to happen the Lakota tribes will have to overcome many hurdles and organize their own foster care and other family planning programs. Although we have worked on this struggle for over 8 years, we are finally breaking through and creating the system that will prevent Lakota children from being kidnapped by the state of South Dakota and taken from their communities. 8 of the 9 Lakota tribes have applied for federal funding to assist them in planning for the installation of these programs and the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the ACLU, has just released an amicus brief supporting the Lakota children and condemning the practices of South Dakota. The full brief can be read here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/122-1amicusbriefoftheunitedstates8-14-2014.pdf  Please help make this solution a reality by donating to help the Lakota children remain with their families!

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thisiseverydayracism:

dynastylnoire:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share this post and become a MEMBER at http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new to effect permanent change for the Lakota children.

The Lakota People’s Law Project and the Lakota tribes of South Dakota have been working on achieving the permanent solution to the corruption of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services by rerouting federal money from the state and getting it directly to the tribes. For this to happen the Lakota tribes will have to overcome many hurdles and organize their own foster care and other family planning programs.

Although we have worked on this struggle for over 8 years, we are finally breaking through and creating the system that will prevent Lakota children from being kidnapped by the state of South Dakota and taken from their communities. 8 of the 9 Lakota tribes have applied for federal funding to assist them in planning for the installation of these programs and the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the ACLU, has just released an amicus brief supporting the Lakota children and condemning the practices of South Dakota. The full brief can be read here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/122-1amicusbriefoftheunitedstates8-14-2014.pdf

Please help make this solution a reality by donating to help the Lakota children remain with their families!

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Posted 3 weeks ago

tortle:

possumtree:

possumtree:

possumtree:

Hey everyone. I just got this vulture in. Haven’t done an exam on him yet (waiting on an extra pair of hands) but it sounds like he was grounded in a neighborhood in Greenville for about 5 days. He will most likely require care from someone who knows more about vultures. The problem is, we cannot afford to transport this guy right now. We need help! Many of you know that we do this work voluntarily and pay for everything out of pocket. If you can, please consider donating to our rescue! This vulture really needs your help! You can donate any amount of money through Paypal, to the email address: roverage@hotmail.com!

If all of my followers donated just 50 cents it would be more than enough to pay for this bird to get the help he needs! Please donate! 

Thank you to everyone who reblogged!

Unfortunately we have still only received $3 to help this guy out!

This is not enough to get the vulture the care he needs! Please help!

I was finally able to do an examination on him and discovered a compound fracture in his left wing elbow joint. This is a serious injury - especially since it is 5 days old now, and he is severely emaciated because of it!

Listen guys, I know it isn’t the usual ‘cute’ animal that is fun to reblog and support. Like a kitten or a dog. But every animal deserves a happy, healthy live. this guy is suffering with pain and starvation and he needs help.

Reblog and donate if you can. It won’t even take that much.

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 1 month ago

kelsium:

I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.

Posted 1 month ago

Things You Can Do For Ferguson:

donrickles:

  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

Posted 1 month ago

clitriarchy:

crystalballfucker:

autostralianchristmas:

donquixotedoflamingay:

shaniallahtwain:

Chicago tomorrow is going to be really really ugly the timing of this is deliberate PLEASE stay safe

what’s happening there?

CPD, FBI, and Illinois State Troopers are going into “troubled neighborhoods” to hunt down criminals for the next 60 days or so.
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-state-police-deployment-in-chicago-starts-thursday/256983/

SPREAD THIS LIKE FIRE. POLICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FBI AND CPD ARE CONDUCTING MASS PROFILING AND OCCUPATIONS OF RESIDENTIAL AREAS. THEY ARE TARGETING BLACK AMERICANS.

Like everyone else has said: this isn’t a coincidence and “criminals” is code for Black Americans. Please stay safe.

(Source: tayloracleswift)

Posted 1 month ago

List of Evacuee Shelters for parts of O’ahu & Extra Info

femmeboyant:

nerdfaceangst:

nerdfaceangst:

THESE RED CROSS SHELTERS WILL BE OPEN TO EVACUEES ON THURSDAY (TODAY) AUGUST 7TH AT 10:00PM. LET’S HOPE IT DOESN’T COME TO THAT. My building has been wonderful enough to have lots of this info around for us residents.

These shelters have been designated by officials and should ONLY BE USED AS A LAST RESORT FOR THOSE WITH NOWHERE TO GO. Keep in mind it is likely homeless people will be seeking refuge and so if you have somewhere else to go, GO - unless you have no choice. We need to keep the shelters as open and available for those in need!

  • Campbell High School 91-980 North Rd Ewa Beach
  • Kaimuki High School 2705 Kaimuki Ave Honolulu PET FRIENDLY
  • Kaiser High School 511 Lunalilo Home Road Honolulu
  • McKinley High School 1039 South King St Honolulu
  • Castle High School 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr Kaneohe
  • Mililani High School 95-1200 Meheula Parkway Mililani
  • Pearl City High School 2100 Ho’okiekie St Pearl City PET FRIENDLY
  • Waialua High School/Intermediate 67-160 Farrington Waialua PET FRIENDLY
  • Nanakuli High/Middle School 89-980 Nanakuli Ave Waianae PET FRIENDLY
  • BYU-HAWAII 55-220 Kulanui St Kahuku PET FRIENDLY

Here is a list of things you can go through for final prepping:

  • CHARGE EVERYTHING
  • Wash your hair (you don’t know if water will be knocked out)
  • Wash your clothes
  • Wash your bedclothes
  • Doublecheck your fridge/stockpile
  • Leave one window slightly open to even out the pressure inside your home
  • Map out a route that avoids heavy foliage and landslide areas (DO NOT DRIVE PALI OR AROUND DIAMOND HEAD COAST SIDE)
  • Consolidate everything and walk your family through them so that they know where everything is
  • Make sure you have a bag for your pet prepped
  • Cook and store whatever perishables you may have

We are preparing for the worst but hoping for nothing to happen at all! If the worst DOES happen, remember the Aloha Spirit. We are nothing without it. We are Hawai’i and the Aloha Spirit is what kept us on through many trials. If you see someone in need, help them, we are NOT an “everybody for themselves” community! Give shelter if it’s needed! Always kokua!

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!

FOR FUCK’S SAKE, YES, STAY AWAY FROM THE PALI.  My dad works as a C&C arborist and every time there’s a storm, he spends hours with several crews just trying to clear the fallen branches/whole trees from the roads.  The winds get really strong up mauka (come on, even when there’s good weather, getting blown off the Pali is always a distinct possibility) and you don’t wanna get trapped up there until emergency workers can clear a path to you.

Also def make sure you have a storm kit with batteries, a flashlight, candles, matches, first aid supplies, and food & water.  Protect your electronics from power surges, and don’t call 911 unless you are actually having an emergency, as the lines tend to get tied up during storms.

Best of luck and lots of love to my ohana back home; I’ll be sending you positive vibes from the PNW. <3

Posted 1 month ago

I'm moving and I need to raise $100 to do it      

iridessence:

Hey folks!

In a week, I’ll be moving out of my house to my new place of residence (the finer details of which I’d like to keep to myself for safety purposes) and in order to do that, I’m going to need to rent a pickup truck from U-Haul. The truck I’ve selected will cost me about $30 up front and another $0.59 per mile and I’ll be going at least sixty miles altogether I think. I’m sure the truck will need gas as well. I want to raise $100 by the 14th to cover all of my bases, and to pay the insurance fee too.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not working until the school year begins and for me, that’s the end of August. So right now, I’ve got no income. My mother who’s been my only source of income is struggling as well, and we’re already behind on a lot of bills, and we’re doing what we can. She’s already helping me by helping me get supplies for my new living arrangements.

It really makes me uncomfortable to make a post asking for donations, especially when I did so to raise (a pitiful) $10 last week, but the reality is that I’m running out of options and my family is stretched thin right now.

I have a donate button on my blog and every little bit helps. If you are able to help and/or reblog and want to, I’d appreciate it. If not, then have a great day anyway. Thanks.