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Bad, Community, and Family: Emergency Jaw Sugery Fund Be the first to share Tweet Share thats-tea: Everyone, a woman came to us on twitter to ask for help. We’ve seen her speak about her pain in the past few months of being on twitter. We told her to create a GoFundMe so the community could help and she was nervous to. If you could help her it would mean a lot, and would help her through something she’s been going through for a long time. Here’s her post: “Hello everyone! When I was born my jaw was significantly smaller than it should normally be and my mother was told by doctors that they should brake my jaw as an infant and add an implant so I wouldn’t have to worry about jaw problems in the future, my mother refused so that has what brought me to make this gofundme. I’m 21 years old and I provide for my family, I currently saved over 5,000 dollars by myself, recently I left my job for another opportunity and the other job opportunity ended up being horrible so I need this help more than ever. My jaw/teeth situation has gotten worse and worse in past months as my teeth are growing into my gums and it has effected my sleep and mental health, it’s gotten to the point where I get very bad lock jaw and can barley speak.The surgery itself is 7,600 dollars and in total with the hospital room and anesthesia its 9,910, I’ve already saved half of that. Please help if you can, thank you so much for reading this.” GoFundMe It would mean a lot if you could donate anything you can. If you can’t that’s okay as well, you’d also be doing a lot if you shared. Thank you, and sorry for taking up your time.

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Best Friend, Detroit, and Life: fragilefox: bemymonument: bemymonument: My best friend had a horrible top surgery experience, and his surgeon doesnrsquo;t seem to care. He is raising money to get a second opinion and (hopefully) another surgery to fix what his first surgeon did. Anyone can look at these pictures and realize that is NOT right. So even if you cannot donate, please reblog and share this. My best friend is entirely broken over this and is strongly fighting a deep depression because of it. He deserves happiness, and was so close to finally reaching it before this happened. I want nothing more than for him to love himself when he sees himself, including with his shirt off. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read, share, and/or donate! http://www.gofundme.com/5s6wm6o PLEASE SHARE, it’s not even just about the money. Eli wants to get the word out and possibly prevent this happening to others! [ID: Two pictures of Eli’s chest post-op. The results are not typical for a transgender mastectomy, as there is no masculinization and the shape of the original chest is visible. it is not typical cancer mastectomy or breast reduction results either; the nipple grafts were done directly on top of the incision site, and the sutures were done poorly. there is a great deal of scarring. end ID] here is the text from the gofundme, with spaces added for accessibility: So as most people know I recently got top surgery on March 13th. I have waited my whole life for this surgery and I couldn’t wait to see the final results. I was supposed to get my surgery done with Dr. Doreen Ganos, a transgender specialized surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, she was amazing at what she does and had great results. Sadly two weeks before my actual surgery she ended up passing away. I got passed onto a surgeon who was taking over her patients. I met with him and he had nothing but great things to say, one of which was “my goal is to have minimal scarring for you, so when you are on the beach no one will question your chest”. Any trans guy would jump for joy at that remark so I felt very confident still going through with surgery with him. However, the outcome turned out not what I expect nor have I ever seen before, as pictured. The surgeon chose to not use drains after the procedure, he stated that it was not necessary. He also didn’t leave me with any sort of binding after the surgery other than this sticky tape over my chest, that I had to remove myself at home. And when I removed the tape at home after a week post op, I had never been so let down in my entire life. I had no words, other than “what the hell”. I’m not sure what procedure he was trying to do, but clearly if I was on the beach, certainly I would get questioned with my chest. Since March I have been on antibiotics three times due to having infections. Along with having to get a revision that didn’t really do much other than make my chest flatter(which is nice) but still very deformed, as also pictured. I also have been through multiple shirts due to leaking fluid…which could’ve been avoided had he put drains in. It has come to the point that the best surgery of my life has turned out to be the worst thing to happen to me. My mental health has declined severely, and I have come to conclusion that I need to get a second opinion, along with a new surgery to fix this outcome. Another surgery, taking off time from work again, and more medical bills will be very expensive and I cannot afford it myself. So I am reaching out to the public and hopefully me finally sharing my story may help a little, rather than me hiding the severity of it. Any little donation helps or even reading my story and sharing it, I truly am so thankful in advance for anyone and everyone who comes across this page. edit: the surgeon that did this is Dr. Herman Houin at Henry Ford, Fairlane Dearborn location
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9/11, Africa, and Being Alone: now you kno! In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the U.S to help with the aftermath of 9/11. nowyoukno.com thestoicgod: hutchj: thestoicgod: velocicrafter: markingatlightspeed: cyanwrites: iammyfather: evilelitest2: petitepenquin: mehofkirkwall: disputedthreshermaw: natrsrants: deadcatwithaflamethrower: jadedhavok: randomthingsthatilike123: gweatherwax: awesomonster: obese-starving-artist: the-treble: nowyoukno: Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno That was super nice of them. And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all. American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.” . Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia: “Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]” So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it. Wait, you guys DON’T KNOW that we offer help to the US when you have disasters??????? Shit, down here in Brazil we not only offered to send tracking units and doctors to help in 9/11 but we wanted to send a whole lot of donations to help with Katrina (we have experience with floods down here so we knew what kind of medicine to send to prevent outbreaks).  We alone had like 2 army airplanes full of medicine and non-perishables like baby formula, diapers, bottled water, mosquito nets and other stuff that’s needed to fight opportunistic diseases that hit flooded areas, enough to assist a good few thousand people at least, ready to go the day after it hit, but your government refused the donations.  The same thing happened to the Canadians and Europeans who offered help, the US embassies around the world told us all to give money to Red Cross. And so we did, we all gave hundreds of millions of dollars to them, and then this happened: Red Cross scandals tarnish relief efforts ‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid So please, don’t you go spreading misinformation and prejudice against the rest of the world, WE DID OFFER HELP AND ORGANIZED IT EVEN FASTER THAN BUSH DID, BUT Y’ALL REFUSED IT.  Oh wow I had no idea this happened it’s really not talked about in media at all wow this is something good to know about wow I’m so angry. I didn’t know that other countries tried to help after 9/11 or Katrina. Like, that’s something we, the people, should hear about and we don’t. Please don’t blame us for the shitty decisions our government makes. We don’t have as much control over our government as we would like to think and they keep a lot from us. Spread this shit.  After Katrina, Cuba donated several hundred blankets. Think about that. A country that is suffering economically due directly to the US embargo offered to help us when we needed it by sending what they could. And once again, it was refused. We have a government that is so self-righteous that we refuse to accept disaster aid in order to maintain this facade that we are the most generous nation on earth. Okay, Katrina thing.Only Texans really knows this? and even then it’s not wide spread.Mexico sent their army.They sent their army for relief efforts. Didn’t call ahead, they drove all the way to San Antonio with doctors and food and all sorts of supplies.When people actually got a call from them saying “Hey, we’re sending people up.”The people who answered said “What? We can’t…”“Too late, already there.”This was while the government was turning down help.So yeah, other countries send relief.Forest fires up in Washington last year? Firefighters from Australia came up to assist.Like… we don’t hear about this shit. At all. I can second the above with the fires.  Most the time, when people say “oh FEMA or something sent people right?” re: fires, its actually people from other countries showing up and kinda ignoring the government telling them to fuck off and staying on behalf of local departments because we REALLY need them.  If there’s a huge ass disaster, and the government is sitting there with a thumb up it’s ass, help is offered and most the time– shit, it gets there!But then the feds do something really fucking dirty.They insist they were the help, if it’s talked about at all.  They insist those people putting out fires were federal people, because to most people a fireman’s a fireman. The people handing out water and food, a relief worker is a relief worker. So on and so forth.  We had people come up when the fires were so bad a while ago– not the Australians, but i think there was like a German group of like 3 guys that flew themselves over? They came out of sheer “this is horrible and we’re helping” and my dad [local fire chief] had them working with our guys and the feds lost no time telling every news outlet that it was THEIR people doing all the fire knockdowns and structure work when these guys were running into buildings and grabbing people, pets, and people’s important documents because they knew papers were a pain in the ass to replace.  What you gotta understand is that our government is very intent on selling us and the rest of the world [as much as possible] the idea of a powerful and self reliant country. All our reporting on disasters, starts with the scaremongering and then moves to “but our people can handle it because we’re the best at handling things” and then they move on before the idea it’s out of control comes to mind. The average person outside of the disaster has no idea, if they have never been around such an event or met someone who regularly deals with these things, they will kinda probably nod along with that. Because we have no real scope on the scale and impact– by design. Our media intake is very controlled to slant everything to the “eh, we can handle it and everyone else out there– they need our help because they’re not so good at handling disasters like we are.”People who know better, reading international news, interacting with international social groups, looking outside their sphere of community– we know better but that kinda slant is really hard to break from because of that grip American media has on information.So, taking that knowledge, we further have restricted reporting on certain disasters because they’re considered unimportant. Hurricanes are considered important, earthquakes are only considered important if it wrecks something the government cares about or somewhere a couple million people live that they’ll upset the national money flow/they can throw money at someone to make the news care, floods are only important if it’s in a similar manner to earthquakes but since they occur annually they’re rarely reported on nationally, mudslides that kill people or leave hundreds homeless aren’t important to the government even through they happen constantly, wildfires that consume most of the nation/continent each year generally are unimportant until they consume a town or threaten a government interest/money flow location. Terrorist attacks are always important because people will talk about them. So, when we do get help for any of the above, it’s possible that most people may have no idea about what’s happened, let alone that help’s been sent. Or if people know something happened, the details are vague– the news don’t care to give the nitty gritty. You’ll know something happened and people are suffering and “gee, isn’t it good you’re not them” and then now the weather. So, yeah, basically no one really knows we get help. International response to Hurricane Katrina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina  We got HELLA help, but nobody really talks about it American Media really fails regularly  Hurricane Sandy, Quebec sends power line crews down to assist in restoring power.  California gets rid of water bombers due to budget cuts, Canada sends theirs down to help fight wild fires. Amazing what living on the border and having outside TV News does to your information flow. After Katrina, Denmark offered to donate water purification units so people wouldn’t get sick from drinking contaminated water, but the offer was declined. A private Danish company built a mobile satellite phone booth and drove it around the poor neighbourhoods in Mississippi and Louisiana so people could call their families and insurance companies for free (apparently there was a deadline for reporting damages but people couldn’t call in because their mobile phones were dead and landlines were down). American propaganda is not a thing of the past, nor is it a new thing. It has been around forever, telling stories of exceptionalism and self-reliance while our government tries its hardest to refuse the help of others and offer its own to them, to try and force other nations onto their back foot and remain aggressively benevolent in international matters, so that it can lord that shit over them in negotiations and the media in general.I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return. If the media didn’t present us as world police and instead as a part of the community, as other countries try hard to include us as, then maybe Americans would actually act like they’re part of a fucking community.But global citizens are hard to monger fear and distrust and xenophobia and nationalism with. They’re hard to control with propaganda and hate. They’re hard to keep ignorant and docile and saying “this is fine” while the empire burns.A lot of Americans wonder why our country is seen as a worldwide bully. Shit like that, my friends. Shit like that. Its hubris is seemingly limitless. C O M M E N T A R Y FYI: They left out the part where America’s rudeness kicked in and turned down the offer of the cows. The US government is really tryna kill its people. Someone offered water purification units and they were like “nah,” let those tricks get sick. @hutchj how about the U.S. passed a law recently making CBD, the non-psychoactive derivative of cannabis, illegal as a Schedule A drug, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN CHILDREN TO ZERO among a dozen other ailments having been reduced to nominal levels allowing ppl to function normally (ADHD, chronic pain, IBS, menstrual cramps, Alzheimer’s, etc). Doctors around the country (that Big Pharma can’t buy off) are fighting back for their patients’ well-being. 😡
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Bad, Food, and Hello: Lets raise $250 for North Koreon refvaees retvgees ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea’s Refugee Fundraiser OOC;; Hello everyone! It’s been a few months since I’ve opened this blog and you guys have been more supportive than I could ever imagine. I’m really surprised by how many people have complimented me on my OC and the information on this blog. However, I said in the beginning that I wanted to do some tangible good, so I’m going to use this blog to try and do that now. As we go into the New Year, we can collectively help someone else get a new start. So, I’ve set up a Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) fundraising page, the link to which can be found in my blog description (sorry for not putting it here but tumblr won’t show posts with external links in the search!). Our goal is to raise $250 in two weeks! (so by Jan 8!) According to LiNK, $250 is what it costs them to “provide food, clothing, and other necessities during [a refugee’s] journey to safety.” If just 1/3 of the people following this blog donate $1, we can easily reach that goal. You can even donate anonymously if you don’t want your name shown on the page! I know people can be strapped for cash this time of year, so don’t feel bad if you can’t donate! You can still reblog this post to help more people see it! #you know what would be awsome#if the hetalia fandom decided to all raise money for NK refugees#and like everybody got into it#and we all helped out#that would be nice#probably not going to happen tho Tags via @cassy-cass-can but yes this is what I am going for! We’re still just a little under halfway to the goal. The hetalia fandom is smaller than it used to be but if we band together we can still do some good! It only takes a little pitching in from those who are able, even just a dollar! We’re now at $138.03, just over half way! Keep it up! Don’t forget to keep spreading this! We have until Jan 8th and we’re still hovering at that halfway point.

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Animals, Click, and Community: staff: daybrighten: houston is my home. sending love to texas Harvey has dropped 11 trillion gallons of water of Texas so far, forced 5,500 people into shelters, necessitated 2,000 water rescues, and left at least five people dead. And, on top of all that, rains are expected to continue throughout the week, further aggravating this unprecedented disaster. This is where you come in. There are plenty of ways you can donate, volunteer, and otherwise provide relief to those in need. We’ve listed a bunch below, but you should feel free to reblog and add your own suggestions. We all need each other right now. Here’s a list of local food banks that could use your help.The mayor of Houston has put together a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.You can provide essential relief to the young, the elderly, and the disabled through donations to the Texas Diaper Bank.SBP is “dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery.” Click through for some examples of what your donation can pay for. Don’t forget about the animals that have been displaced. The San Antonio Humane Society is here for them. Beyond donations, FEMA is actively seeking volunteers, stating that the scope of the disaster is greater than the government can handle. If you have space for refugees, you can offer that space for free through Airbnb. And if you have a boat, you can help the Houston Police in their water rescue efforts. Just call 713-881-3100. Love you, Texas. Love you, Tumblr. 

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Being Alone, Christmas, and College: You get 1 Billion dollarsbu You have to spend ALL of it in one weekend or lose everything nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 

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Food, Publix, and Target: thealaskanassassin: champagnebruja: hitthisandjustchill: motherofpalms: swagintherain: blackness-by-your-side: WORD. he does the job no one wants to do and then will be told that he’s stealing it. The driscolls boycott is still goin on And here are ways you can help farmworkers Donate to food chain workers alliance https://t.co/okIpzNoyEv Donate to United farm workershttps://t.co/HwgXdH4l7w Donate to farmworker justicehttps://t.co/O14KKMg7KE Donate/give supplies to migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund https://t.co/ePbmNBVLMP Donate to center for Farmworker familieshttps://t.co/IReMpiEaq1 Donate to campaign for Migrant worker justice https://t.co/f2TV0Jqzd1 Donate to brandworkershttps://t.co/NhTNsUrbBw Donate to CIWhttps://t.co/uH5bUUGqwg Keep in mind that Publix and Wendy’s refuse to join the fair food program Reblogging again for the links for those of you who have not harvested/ or do not know harvesters: you HAVE to go as fast as you possibly can at every given minute. workers almost always forgo their break times. why? because the patrons set minimum daily quotas. if for example, you are picking grapes, the quota is 48 (21 pound) boxes of grapes for an 8 hour shift, or  1,000 pounds of grapes picked by just TWO PEOPLE. however if you only reach the minimum quota, the supervisors will threaten you by threatening to reduce your hours, or outright firing you. so any video you see of field workers moving mind-mindbogglingly fast are out of fear and necessity.  📢📢📢
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Bailey Jay, Chicago, and Comfortable: babydreamgirl: babydreamgirl: babydreamgirl: Hi babes - I try to really reserve asking for help unless it’s something I really need, and at the moment I find myself needing some help, and many of you on anon have asked for my paypal recently so I figured I’d make a post detailing my current situation. I’m a trans girl sex worker in New York, and I’ve been having issues booking calls. This is in part because of an extremely negative lie filled review by a blacklisted customer on the preeminent New York escort review board but also because New York coin can often be super flakey which I’ve had issues with recently - all of my bookings in the last three weeks have flaked, and as a result I’ve had to burn through a lot of my savings continuing advertisements and just living. I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and travel a bit as I’m not currently tied to a lease. I want to start in Chicago, as I know the coin for trans girls is much better, and I have new photos and a new ad layout that will translate to a lot of income when I get there, as new faces in major cities always come out on top especially with polished ads. My only issue is money - because of my current work situation, I can’t afford a bus or plane ticket, and I can’t afford a hotel room to work out of, and I can’t afford to post my ad (Eros ads in major cities run you 140-200 dollars) I know that everybody is in dire straights, but I want to put myself in a situation to grow. I desperately need several gender confirming surgeries as soon as possible, and I want to put myself in a situation where I can start really saving for those things and as long as I stay stagnant in this market I’ll never be able to do that If you can spot your favorite elfin cryptid trans girl, my paypal is 7gabrielle7drew7@gmail.com And my Venmo is gabbydrew1000 if you prefer Thank you for reading, and if you do decide to help me out at any level, message me (if you feel comfortable) so that I can thank you personally 🌹I love all of you, and I’m sorry to burden the dash with this I’m at the point now where I’m like confronting the fact that to make enough money to temporarily relocate I may have to take potentially very dangerous bookings (without my taser because she’s still chilling at the hotel I left her at 😑) because I’m just not getting any that are up to my normal screening standards and I’m like really really scared of that so if u can reblog or donate that will potentially reduce the amount of scary positions I have to put myself in to get to a new market - sending u all love and light and I wanna thank everyone for the donations I’ve already received and for the endless love and emotional support in my inbox and messages like y'all warm my heart on such a deep level 🌹🌹🌹🌹 I found out that I can’t stay where I’m currently staying anymore, so I’m trying to leave ASAP but am still lacking - one last push to raise the money to help me succeed outside of new york for a while and rebuild my finances 

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