So my close friend started this petition to allow trans people to join the army, because it’s her friend’s dream to do so, but the army apparently sees being transgender as a mental illness. It’s clearly not only discrimination, but misinformation. The petition was literally just created a few seconds ago, so it only has my signature and a few others on it right now. But we have a good month to see this pick up the pace and get bigger.
If you could sign this and pass the post on, it’d be really really helpful. All you really need to do is create an account and sign it, so it’s not too hard at all! If anything, reblog this to signal boost it or something. But if you really can just take like. 5 seconds out of your day, it wouldn’t be that hard to see someone’s dream come true, along with many others. You’ll also be helping to stop some discrimination against trans individuals which is a big plus too.
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.
Maddie: Danny and I used to be so close…. We shared everything; secrets, bunsen burners…soda.
Jack: Ah yes, nothing says “bonding” like backwash.
Because of Jack’s comment, we tend to focus on the last part, but the rest of Maddie’s line has so much potential, which I would love to have seen explored.
What kind of secrets did they share?
"Danny, don’t tell your father, but I made some modifications to his newest invention, so that it’s less prone to, well, bursting into flame."
"Hey Mom, guess what? I found a really weird bug at school today! …Wanna know what I did with it? *giggles mischievously* I put it in Tucker’s sandwich! And he didn’t even notice it!"
(can you tell that I have no idea what secrets little boys share with their parents?)
And more importantly, what kind of activities can a parent do with their small child that involve a bunsen burner?
Making S’mores perhaps? Maybe there was an incident in which Maddie was showing little Danny how toasting bread works, and the toast either got burned and was really yucky, or it burst into flames and freaked poor little Danny out, and that’s why he doesn’t like toast.
Also it’s intriguing to me that Danny and Maddie had this relationship when he was little, (especially since Jack doesn’t seem to me like someone that it’d be wise to tell a secret to, he’d probably be prone to forgetting that something he knows is supposed to be a secret) and it makes me wonder how that affects his current biggest secret.
okay so my extended family is coming over tomorrow for Easter and Sam was invited. I tried to tell her she didn’t have to come if she didn’t want to but she insisted because “I went to Passover with her”
so Sam I need to warn you of a few…
Are they huggers, you gotta warn her if they’re huggers
ah yes thank you for reminding me to warn her
my family is the huggiest huggers in the entire hugging huggy universe
Word of warning: if your cosplay includes a pair of goggles or other large, oddly shaped object hanging around your neck at chest level, make sure to move it out of the way before hugging anyone.
Reminder to legally purchase Randy Cunningham if you can
I mean it’s super cool that we can watch the eps online but nothin helps a show more than buying it!
if you can’t buy them you can at least give them good ratings and solid reviews ovob