Fuck Yeah The Silence
artiquno:

artiquno:

missing person in central/southern ohio
hi, everyone. the younger sister of one of my best friends ran away early this morning. she’s only 15 and her family isn’t sure where she went or who she left with. none of her friends have any idea where she is, either. nobody has heard from her and she could potentially be in danger.
her name is anne. she went missing from near routes 188 and 33 in lancaster, ohio. she has shoulder-length brown hair and is 5’2. she weighs about 130 pounds. it’s pretty possible that she could be with an older guy, but the police and detectives working with her family haven’t been able to locate her or learn any new information yet. i have a lot of followers from ohio, so if y’all could share this and let me know if you have any help or information, i’d really appreciate it. thanks.

hey everyone, anne hasn’t been found and we now know that she went off by herself with intentions of hitchhiking across the country. her whereabouts are still unknown and it’s likely that she’s still in the ohio/midwest area, so please reblog this and contact the lancaster, ohio police by calling them at 740-687-6683 if you have any information. 

artiquno:

artiquno:

missing person in central/southern ohio

hi, everyone. the younger sister of one of my best friends ran away early this morning. she’s only 15 and her family isn’t sure where she went or who she left with. none of her friends have any idea where she is, either. nobody has heard from her and she could potentially be in danger.

her name is anne. she went missing from near routes 188 and 33 in lancaster, ohio. she has shoulder-length brown hair and is 5’2. she weighs about 130 pounds. it’s pretty possible that she could be with an older guy, but the police and detectives working with her family haven’t been able to locate her or learn any new information yet. i have a lot of followers from ohio, so if y’all could share this and let me know if you have any help or information, i’d really appreciate it. thanks.

hey everyone, anne hasn’t been found and we now know that she went off by herself with intentions of hitchhiking across the country. her whereabouts are still unknown and it’s likely that she’s still in the ohio/midwest area, so please reblog this and contact the lancaster, ohio police by calling them at 740-687-6683 if you have any information. 

congalineofdurin:

cockismybusiness:

team—wolverine:

therealbarbielifts:

eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing. 

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool. 

My name is Jeanie. I’m Edna’s younger sister. I’m also her guardian and caregiver. 

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That’s me on the left. (Hey, you never know. After a year of writing a blog about online dating - Jeanie Does the Internet - I’ve come to learn that there are A LOT of fools on the internet.) 

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ANYWAY, I’m not “doing the internet” anymore. I’m taking care of Edna full-time, after completing my MFA in Writing for Screen & Television at USC.

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May 16, 2014. I wanted a picture. Edna wanted breakfast.

In case you’re wondering where our parents are, they’re dead. Our mom died of breast cancer when she was just 33. 

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Us with mom before she died. (Obviously.)

As for our dad, he peaced-out around the time my mom got sick. His loss - we’re awesome. 

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Here we are being awesome at the beach. Pushing a wheelchair in the sand? Not so awesome. 

In case you’re wondering “What’s wrong?” with my sister - as a stranger once asked me on the street  -  NOTHING. Yes, Edna has a rare form of epilepsy - Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - but I don’t know if that’s anymore “wrong” than people who don’t have manners. 

Basically, Edna was born “normal,” and started having seizures as a baby. They eventually got so bad that they cut off the oxygen to her brain, causing her to be mentally disabled. Or impaired. Or intellectually disabled. Or whatever you want to call it - except “retarded,” because in 2010, President Obama signed Rosa’s Law into effect, replacing that word with “intellectually impaired.” 

Which is cool and all, but services for the disabled and the people who care for them are SEVERELY LACKING. Also, there’s a bunch of people working in taxpayer-funded positions who are supposed to help families like us, but don’t. (Big surprise, I know.) They just fill out paperwork (whenever they feel like it) with asinine statements like this: 

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YUP. I transport my sister down the stairs in her wheelchair, because that is not only safe, but TOTALLY PRACTICAL. Why doesn’t everyone in a wheelchair just take the stairs, for God’s sake? Stop being so lazy, PEOPLE WITHOUT WORKING LEGS! 

But, as it says above, Edna’s legs do work. Whether or not she wants them to, is another story. 

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Edna refusing to go inside. 

These are the stairs that I have to carry her up - by myself - on a daily basis. That is, until one of my legs break and both of us are just sitting at the bottom of the stairs, helpless. 

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For six months, I have begged - BEGGED - the State of California to help my sister, which they are required by law - The Lanterman Act specifically - to do so. But they’ve told me “these things take time” and that I “need to amend my expectations.” (That was said to me when I refused to place Edna at AN ALL-MALE CARE FACILITY. Because yes, that was an “option” that was offered to me.) 

Prior to Edna moving in with me in my one-bedroom apartment, she was living with her amazing caregiver, Gaby, back in Tucson, where we went to high school and I did my undergrad. Edna’s reppin’ the Wildcats below. 

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But back in November, Gaby also died from breast cancer. (FUCK YOU, BREAST CANCER!) This picture was taken a month before she died. She never even told me she was sick because she didn’t want me to worry. 

By the way, we were raised by our grandma. Edna and her were very close.

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She’s dead, too. Surprise.

She died when I was 20 and Edna was 21. That’s when I became Edna’s legal guardian and Gaby stepped into the picture to help me out with Edna. 

So, six months ago, after Gaby died, I moved Edna to California, where I tried to get the folks over at The Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center to help me. I’ve told them I’m worried about our safety - that one of us could get hurt on the stairs -  I’ve told them I can’t afford to pay the private babysitters $15/hour because the ones social services sent me who make $9/hour were unreliable (they didn’t show up on time or at all so I could get to school and work), untrustworthy (one of them let Edna go to the bathroom in the kitchen and then took her into the bathroom because “that what I thought I was supposed to do.”) 

But the people over at the FLRC don’t return my calls, they don’t file the paperwork on time - and the first caseworker that was assigned to us actually LAUGHED AT my sister when he came to our home to evaluate her. When I reported him to his supervisor, she told me, “That’s just [insert name of said jackass].” 

He was one of the two caseworkers that contributed to the report I mentioned above, which also included this: 

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So let me get this straight - I have to feed, bathe, dress and help Edna in the bathroom and you can’t deduce whether or not she is able to vote? What in the fuck?!

Now I realize I seem angry. And you can bet your balls I am. I’m also sad. Sad for those who don’t have family to stick up from them and who waste away God knows where, monitored by no one. Or monitored by people who physically and sexually assault them

I’m also sad for the caregivers who are SO EXHAUSTED - trying to take care of their loved ones - while also trying to take care of themselves and battling a system that is supposed to help, but does nothing of the sort. And I know a lot of people give up. They let their dreams, their marriages, their friendships slide. All while trying not to resent the very person you’re doing it all for.

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Edna wanted to sit next to me the other day while I was writing. Clearly, she’s not impressed. 

Here’s the thing: I REFUSE TO GIVE UP. I’M NOT GIVING UP ON HER OR MYSELF. I’m going to pursue my dreams while taking care of her, AND while ensuring that the people paid to do their jobs ACTUALLY do them.

That’s where you come in. I need you to help me get my story out there. Because I know I’m not alone in this. I want to connect with families who are in similar situations and also show people who have no idea what it’s like to care for someone with a disability (or even a loved one who is sick) that it can be rewarding. Super fucking hard. Exhausting. Painful. Isolating. But, rewarding. 

I’m going to get help for my sister - and others. My hope is that by sharing our story, I can bring awareness to the lack of services and help for the disabled. 

Thank you, 

Jeanie 

Facebook:  facebook.com/eisforedna

Twitter: @EisforEdna 

This made me cry

SIGNAL BOOST

STOP SCROLLING. THIS PERSON ISN’T ASKING FOR MONEY AND THIS POST WON’T MAKE YOU SAD.

This is a really uplifting and inspirational story of a family sticking by each other and making things work despite a whole lot of shit

They just want to find other people in the same position they are, for a sense of community and to feel like they aren’t alone.

I know out of all of you, some of you have followers who are living with and taking care of intellectually or emotionally disabled family members, and this lovely and unbreakable pair of sisters need to find them.

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOOOST

cutevictim:

banesboner:

remember that kid that rushed in to save a fox that was being beaten by adults

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well he and his family actually run a non-profit street dog rescue shelter in Bulgaria - Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR). 

They’re looking for donations to renovate their shelter so they won’t be shut down

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nprglobalhealth:

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air
When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.
Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some or, worse, resorts to using stagnant ponds contaminated by human waste, resulting in the spread of disease.
Worldwide, a whopping 768 million people — two and a half times the U.S. population — don’t have access to safe drinking water. So just imagine if we could just pull water out of thin air?
That’s what Vittori and Vogler asked once they saw the magnitude of problem and vowed to take action. Their firm, Architecture and Vision, has since come up with WarkaWater, a majestic palm-like structure that may look like something you’d see in a modern art museum but it’s been designed to harvest water from the air.
WarkaWater, which is named after an Ethiopian fig tree, is composed of a 30-foot bamboo frame containing a fog-harvesting nylon net that can be easily lowered for repairs and to allow communities to measure the water level.
Collecting water through condensation is hardly a new technique, but the creators of WarkaWater say their tree-inspired design is more effective, maximizing surface and optimizing every angle to produce up to 26 gallons of drinkable water a day — enough for a family of seven.
Continue reading.
Photo: The WarkaWater gathers water from fog and condensation. Named after an Ethiopian fig tree, it consists of a 30-foot bamboo frame and a nylon net. It was invented by an Italian firm and three of them are shown here in an Ethiopian village. (Courtesy of Architecture and Vision)

nprglobalhealth:

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.

Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some or, worse, resorts to using stagnant ponds contaminated by human waste, resulting in the spread of disease.

Worldwide, a whopping 768 million people — two and a half times the U.S. population — don’t have access to safe drinking water. So just imagine if we could just pull water out of thin air?

That’s what Vittori and Vogler asked once they saw the magnitude of problem and vowed to take action. Their firm, Architecture and Vision, has since come up with WarkaWater, a majestic palm-like structure that may look like something you’d see in a modern art museum but it’s been designed to harvest water from the air.

WarkaWater, which is named after an Ethiopian fig tree, is composed of a 30-foot bamboo frame containing a fog-harvesting nylon net that can be easily lowered for repairs and to allow communities to measure the water level.

Collecting water through condensation is hardly a new technique, but the creators of WarkaWater say their tree-inspired design is more effective, maximizing surface and optimizing every angle to produce up to 26 gallons of drinkable water a day — enough for a family of seven.

Continue reading.

Photo: The WarkaWater gathers water from fog and condensation. Named after an Ethiopian fig tree, it consists of a 30-foot bamboo frame and a nylon net. It was invented by an Italian firm and three of them are shown here in an Ethiopian village. (Courtesy of Architecture and Vision)

Attention LONG ISLAND,NY AND SURROUND AREAS drug users of any kind of powder: BE VERY CAREFUL, I just got word there are groups of self-proclaimed martyrs in Long Island who are purposely cutting Cocaine and Heroin, as well as Ketamine(most likely) with rat poison on purpose to kill off drug users. If you are going to make the decision to use these drugs, PLEASE KNOW YOUR SOURCE. We don’t need any more funerals around here.

spires:

Urban outfitters is ripping me off with the help of a party named ‘Bambam’. This is taken from my original work tryypyzoyd. I’m furious. PLEASE SHARE TO HELP.
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30672646&parentid=BRANDS

I will respond in the post to any inquiries: I emailed them and I’m waiting to hear back.

Thanks so much to anyone who reblogs this post. I will follow you if you reblog.

catnapswithjamesfranco:

gilly-laughs:

thehorrorpunkkid1313:

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More info:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2014 - WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to almond run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
We believe fewer than 21,402 half gallon units of product have been directly shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product recall is taking place due to an inadvertent error related to using the wrong carton packaging. It is not due to contamination in the manufacturing process.
WhiteWave’s sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves, and the Company has implemented measures to prevent this from happening in the future.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT
The half gallon containers are printed with “use by” dates of either June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 (printed as 06/22/14 or 06/23/14) on the front of the carton above the pour spout and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 25293 60101 on the back of the package. This recall only applies to the plant codes listed below.
06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 1
06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 2
06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 3
06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4
Consumers should look for UPC information on the back of the individual half gallons and the lot codes on the front of the half gallon above the pour spout.
Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to WhiteWave. Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours May 19, 2014 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm central time. Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014 consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time Monday-Friday.
Source: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm397934.htm


I dont drink this brand but you or someone you know might.

catnapswithjamesfranco:

gilly-laughs:

thehorrorpunkkid1313:

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More info:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2014 - WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to almond run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

We believe fewer than 21,402 half gallon units of product have been directly shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product recall is taking place due to an inadvertent error related to using the wrong carton packaging. It is not due to contamination in the manufacturing process.

WhiteWave’s sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves, and the Company has implemented measures to prevent this from happening in the future.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The half gallon containers are printed with “use by” dates of either June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 (printed as 06/22/14 or 06/23/14) on the front of the carton above the pour spout and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 25293 60101 on the back of the package. This recall only applies to the plant codes listed below.

  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 1
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 2
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 3
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4

Consumers should look for UPC information on the back of the individual half gallons and the lot codes on the front of the half gallon above the pour spout.

Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to WhiteWave. Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours May 19, 2014 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm central time. Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014 consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time Monday-Friday.

Source: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm397934.htm

I dont drink this brand but you or someone you know might.

bebinn:

recoverykitty:

FYI Amazon now sells Plan B emergency contraceptive

This is half or even less the price you’d probably find it in a pharmacy! It’s a really good idea to have it on hand, so you can take it right away if you need to. If your sexual activities put you at risk…

dynastylnoire:

coutois:

Missing child!!!!!!! Uriah Davis!! Philly 13 yrs old. Last seen 7600 block of Brentwood. 267.243.6003

I googled and it looks like she is still missing

please booost