Hey guys my emotionally abusive mom is about to pull me out of school and kick me out of the house, so I might need a place to temporarily crash this summer, just until I can get a job and save up a little money. If you live in the DC/Maryland area, or just somewhere along the east coast, could you maybe message me?
Also, if you don’t could you please reblog this so it gets around?
PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
Fucking invasives. Signal boost.
Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.
Google says it’s legit. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/39809.html
PROTECT and DEFEND trans women
if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED
if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you
I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
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Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
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Hi! Im pepper and im 16. My mum has been really transphobic lately and homophobic as well. She refuses to pay for my dinners and clothing and internet and insists if I’m “mature enough to make a decision to be genderqueer” that I can be mature enough to pay for my own life. Theres a donate button on my blog. Its labeled as my acting fund so people might WANT to donate but I really need money for food right now!!!!!!!!!!
meet Sosa. he is an adorable, caring, sweet, playful kitty, and coming from a self-proclaimed dog lover, this is saying a lot! i’ve never wanted a cat before, but needless to say i fell in love with this baby.
my boyfriend’s cat had him and four other kittens, and now the only problem is that him and his sister, Sansa, need a home! i’ve decided to take Sosa in permanently and keep Sansa while I try to find her a home, (even though i’m dreadfully allergic) but unless I get all of the cat supplies myself, my mom won’t let me keep them. that’s where you ~generous~ cat lovers come in.
I put together an Amazon wishlist with basic cat supplies on it to get all the help I can get. if I don’t take them in soon, they will most likely be put down and I can’t stand to see that happen. one of their siblings were already put down and i feel sick thinking that will be their fate as well.
if you would like to donate any amount, perhaps smaller than the cost of the wishlist items, you can donate to my paypal at email@example.com. Every cent helps!
also, if you’re in the south florida broward/miami-dade area and would like to give a loving home for shy Sansa, please message me!
signal boost if you can’t donate :)
Friendly reminder ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) that if you don’t sleep with someone for the sole reason that they’re HIV positive then you ARE being discriminatory towards a human being with a disease and you’re scum of the earth ｡◕‿◕｡ It’s basically as bad as saying you couldn’t love somebody with cancer. Respect people’s feelings. (◕‿◕✿)
*five-second-long fart noise*
Yes, because not wanting to possibly get HIV, develop AIDS, incur tons of medical cost from getting diagnosed, combating the disease, and fending off the many, many infections that your now debilitated immune system can no longer prevent and possibly dying is completely selfish. Respect people’s right to their health. (◕‿◕✿)
Okay everyone and anyone, I need your help badly. My source of income is about to be cut off for as long as continuous weeks, I’ve done some basic shopping and have some staples that should last me for as many as three weeks if I consume sparingly but its going to be bad if the power or water go out. This is a desperate cry for help from anyone who can and will help. I need you guys to spread this link like the plague if at all possible. A reblog could save my ass from hitting the pavement.
Funds are down to pocklet change for me right now, I might be able to couch surf a bit with friends. If anyone could help it’d be really really awesome.