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reblog between now and jan 20th 2017 to thank Obama

(expired reblogs still count)
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!Ways to Give:a_phoenixdragon lost her job a couple of months ago and has been unable to find a new one; because of mounting rent and bills, the family is being evicted and is raising money to move cross-country to a better place for jobs and low housing costs. You can read more and help them raise the move money here.akatonbo linked to a fundraiser for Korbin the therapy cat, who is undergoing treatment for a bladder blockage; the estimate for his treatment is high and his owner Kyndyl is raising money to help cover it. You can read more and help out here.blooddrop recently found a dumped kitten in the snow and is raising funds to pay for worming, spay, vaccines, and other assorted medical bills. She’s selling bottles of “Kitten Benefit” essential oil perfume to help defray vet costs; you can read more and purchase a bottle here.thephoenix04’s partner, Zeah, is fundraising to afford bottom surgery. She has some money saved towards the surgery but an earlier surgery slot opened up and she’s trying to pull the rest of the funds together as quickly as possible. You can read more and donate here.dreamwaffles’s job ended and she’s trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn’t been cleared to return to work, thus can’t earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they’ve received, including a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.News To Know:bastlynn linked to BS Detector, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that searches links on webpages and compares them against a list of untrustworthy “fake news” domains, providing warnings about questionable links to the reader. You can read more about BS Detector and its response to Facebook’s fake news issue here and download the chrome or firefox extensions.The (Possible) Fall Of Livejournal:
News has been spreading that SUP, the Russian group that owns LiveJournal, has moved the site’s physical servers to Russia, which means that content on those servers is no longer subject to US laws governing free speech. There are extensive ramifications for this, and given the recent likely Russian interference in the US presidential election, the entire situation is highly politicized. Because of the server move, people are leaving LiveJournal in droves, and thus the site may also become financially unviable and close down.
(It occurs to me that the site is also no longer subject to US laws concerning hate speech, and thus LJ may begin attracting fascist and hate-group bloggers at an increasing rate, depending on how SUP decides to handle hate speech.)brainwane linked to a post about the issue. numb3r5ev3n also has an informative post with links to news sources, and (at the bottom) a link to LJArchive, which allows you to archive your journal. Having used LJArchive in the past, it tends to hang up on comments, so if you have a lot of comments, uh, you may just have to let those go.
I know a lot of people reading this on LJ have basically stuck with LJ because it’s easier than moving, but guys, I think it’s time to move to Dreamwidth. Describing Dreamwidth as a code fork of LJ does DW a great disservice, but that’s the best place to start – it’s a similar site, but run by people familiar with fandom who forked off from LJ because of LJ’s past hostility to fandom. I already use Dreamwidth and you can find me at copperbadge there if you’re coming over from LJ; I’ll be looking at archiving and possibly shutting down my LJ this week, though it’s possible I’ll just leave Copperbadge and any other side-journals standing, lock the comms to new members, and simply cease to update.
Also please remember to be patient with Dreamwidth. They’re a smallish team and they’re dealing with an influx of fandom users, not to mention the Cyrillic users who are migrating over.
And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you’re not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you’re new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
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As difficult as it will be, please try to keep your hands out of your pants until after you read this.

My name is Shane. Many of you know me, some of you don’t, and a couple of you only follow me to ask daily anon questions about my sex life (super creepy btw). For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the skinny dude with wilting flower wrists munching on pizza in the picture above.

See the position that I’m in? With my right hand cocked up under my chin, using my left thumb to hold my hand in place?

This is how I have to chew food these days.

I was born with a disease called spinal muscular atrophy that makes my muscles waste away as I get older. As you can see, the deterioration affects my arms and legs, but it also means my lungs are losing their ability to breathe. My jaw is losing its ability to speak. Some days, my neck has trouble supporting the weight of my own head.

As I’ve lost ability, I’ve been forced to adapt the way I do everyday things, such as eat. You can’t tell by looking at me here, but this downward progression is a monster to live with, both mentally and physically.

My issues with chewing began in 8th grade, when my mouth suddenly stopped working during lunch in the school cafeteria one day. I was mid-bite on a massive beef burrito, so when my mouth failed to function, I had to spit everything out onto the plastic tray in front of me. It was like a volcanic explosion of sour cream and cheese and salsa and spit. My friends looked at me with total shock and confusion. In my embarrassment, I muttered something about choking and tried to laugh it off.

It didn’t go away though, and over the next few months, I found myself repeatedly unable to chew the food in my mouth.

Instead of giving up and wallowing in yet another ability lost because of my disease, I adapted. By jamming my arms up under my jaw as you see in the picture, I was able to assist my mouth with the chewing motion. At first it was embarrassing. I felt ridiculous in this position, so I often chose not to eat in public rather than use my new method. But eventually, I decided that eating and enjoying food were more important parts of life than strangers giving me quizzical glances. That was about ten years ago, and I’ve been eating like a deformed kangaroo ever since.

The fun part is that my disease is going to keep getting worse, and I’ll continue to lose the abilities I currently have. For instance, in the past year, it has started becoming harder to even get my arms into the “eating position,” so my girlfriend and I are already experimenting with new methods. We’ll figure it out, I’m sure of that, but the mental implications of constantly getting weaker make some days rougher than others. Living with muscular dystrophy means constantly finding alternative ways to thrive.

I want to ask all of you a favor tonight. As many of you know, I run a nonprofit organization that provides adaptive equipment to people living with my disease. These are items that give independence back, and help people maintain important abilities, like moving, eating, breathing, and sleeping.

This December, I’m trying to give adaptive technology to eight kids living with muscular dystrophy.

All I’m asking is that you share this post. You guys have helped me accomplish some pretty spectacular things in the past five years, and I’m hoping you know this cause is so fucking important to me that you will want to lend a hand.

If you do wish to support the campaign, you can do that here: http://ift.tt/2haDhS7 but the power of a reblog is just as helpful!

Thank you so much :)
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please help me

if i dont get out of here to somewhere safe it’s very possible that I will die

please im really scared and I need help to get somewhere safe
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The electoral college does not vote until December 19th. We have 40 days.

What does this mean?

Right now, the presidential election results are only a PROJECTION of the election outcome. They are PRELIMINARY RESULTS. A candidate still needs to earn 270 electoral votes to win. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, which means that more than 50% of the voters wanted her for president. The electoral college shouldn’t guarantee an override of the public’s opinion– and it doesn’t have to.

There are 21 states that do NOT restrict which candidate the electors vote for. Out of these 21, Hillary lost the following:

As you can see, these states are worth 166 electoral votes. As it currently stands, Hillary Clinton is projected to receive 232 votes. Trump is projected to win 306. This means that 37 votes need to be taken away from Trump to bring him down to 269. Hillary Clinton needs 38 votes ADDED to win 270. These electoral voters can also abstain, which means that they can refuse to vote for either candidate. If 37 of the voters within these states abstain then no candidate will have reached the required 270. In this case, the vote would be taken to the House.

Trump won Pennsylvania, a state that typically votes blue, by less than 100,000 votes. While it is highly unlikely to get all 20 electoral voters to cross party lines and vote democrat, it also isn’t impossible to convince a few of them to be “faithless electors.” We only need to convince 38 out of the 166. That is 23%. There are SIXTEEN states we need to focus our attention on.

A move like this would be unprecedented. However, as we all saw on November 8th, odds don’t guarantee reality. Trump had a less than 20% winning, yet given the circumstances, enough people came together and made it happen. We can make this happen. 

Ask yourself this: What do we have left to lose? We can stay complacent and accept that this country will be run by a racist, sexist, islamophobic, homophobic, ablest bigot, or we can at least try. 


SPREAD THE WORD. Trend #NotMyPresident to let people know that we do not accept being led by a man who does not care about our wellbeing. Email your professors, email the dean of your colleges. The last thing a university wants is negative press. Millenials can take a stand, but that doesn’t mean we have to be the only ones. Church-led events helped bring a lot of disillusioned voters to the polls. Spread the word in any way possible, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or even in person. Stage a peaceful protest. Hand out flyers. Let the people around you know that you don’t accept this man as your leader when he won’t even accept you as a citizen with your designated rights.

These 166 people need to face the consequences of electing this man. 

Do this for the people who couldn’t vote. Do this for the people who live in the very real fear of being deported. Do this for the people who will have to face the rise in hate crimes. Do this for the people who have a very real possibility of losing their rights. Do this for the people who will no longer afford necessities. 

EVEN THOUGH SHE CONCEDED IT DOES NOT MATTER: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/election-law/article/?article=13313
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what do we do tho? like, honestly? what happens if he’s elected? what do we honest to god do?

Coming from the UK after our own catastrophe: you make his life hell. You make his government’s life hell. Anything and everything shitty that they want to do, you protest, you campaign, you petition, you lobby. You tie the whole thing up in so much red tape that Mr I’ve-Never-Had-Anyone-Say-No-To-Me starts loathing his job.

You create private safe zones, you look out for one another, you let your now validated racist, homophobic, transphobic neighbours know that their bigotry will not be tolerated through any means you feel it’s safe to do so. You join forces. Despite everything, you thrive out of spite, out of survival, out of a need to protect your own.

All of these communities have faced untold amounts of hell before and we’re all still here. It’s in our history to survive – in our genetic makeup. There will be losses and there will be casualties but in four years you’ll still be here and you’ll vote him out and the time to grieve will be then. For now, fight. In any way you can, even if all you can do is get through each day at a time. Fight him every step of the way.

coming from the philippines where we’ve already impeached a president before and currently have had our own trump for the last few months: get loud.

make his job harder than it needs to be–don’t break the law, i mean get loud. protest. let people know ur unhappy. let the world know there’s something wrong. make his job harder than it needs to be by being that annoying neighbor that won’t turn down the volume until he has no choice but to move out.

get loud.
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I just got a job as a transcriber. if you have a strong command of grammar in english (or other languages), you can transcribe audio for websites like transcribeme or rev, and they send money directly to your paypal weekly.

there’s no interview, you can work as much or as little as you want, and you make $20 per hour of audio you transcribe. you just have to pass a relatively short exam and they send you verification of your work account within a couple days. it’s good shit

Could you maybe send a link please? I’m in a pretty bad work situation and you’ve just offered a potential lifeline.

of course! this is the website I signed up for: http://ift.tt/2ePz9Tm

I’d like to add that research on the company you’re applying for would be extremely beneficial. I actually looked into this type of position very recently because working something other than retail seems appealing. It CAN have great pay….if you meet certain requirements. Take a good look into the position and see if you can gain from it. And I recommend researching any job you’re applying for for that matter, even if it’s just typing all day.

Hm. I wonder if this is legit…
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emoji spell to stop donald trump from being president 

honestly there were no emojis that looked like him except the poop one so here you go

likes charge it and reblogs cast it 
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Hello, I am Jermaine and i am the father of Bryson, who was born at 28 weeks. The reason I am asking for help is that it’s extremely important to me and my family that we have the means of  transportation to get to the hospital and back to visit him as much as possible until we are able to bring him home. We do have a vehicle but the transmission has failed and needs repairs due to driving back and forth 60 miles one way so much. We don’t have the money to get hotels, the hospital does let’s us stay the night sometimes to help. With maxed credit cards and overall exhausted credit we can only pay for rental vehicles for a day or two maybe every other week when it’s payday. Just asking for a little relief if you can help us.http://ift.tt/2forHSN

Please help us, pride can’t help me any more. Trying to figure out not only how I’ll see my son but now feed my family. I had to pay the past due payments on my car or repossession, sad thing is the car is still broken but I can’t lose it. I’m stuck in the worst position I have ever been and I really need help. Please don’t scroll past this without sharing, donating, or re-blogging. Thank you, I will pay it forward just need to make it until next paycheck.

Hey guys boost this please.
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This map is the perfect illustration of why it’s important for people of color to vote.

I was playing around with FiveThirtyEight’s Swing-O-Matic (put the results in 270 To Win because they’re more visually intelligible). Basically, I adjusted the D/R split for each demographic to align with more recent polling, then slightly adjusted the turnout for each.

With no change in white turnout but 3-5% increase in black, Latino, and Asian turnout, this is what the map would look like this November.

Do you want Donald Trump to lose? By a lot? Do you want to well and truly shut him and his white nationalist cult the fuck down? Then vote. Tell your friends and family to vote. In four years, hopefully we can afford to go back to having the option to be cynical and stay home if we don’t love any candidate. This election is too important.

If this was a normal election, you could live with waking up halfway through the next President’s term and being like, “This person sucks, but so do all politicians.” But you don’t want to wake up thinking, “I could have helped stop fascism from taking hold in America, but I decided there was no material difference between being led by a centrist and legit-ass fascism. I hope there’s another election someday.”
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Further reading, posts by Asian bloggers




and other important points




ew, i didn’t know about the fact that there were supposedly two night nurses? gross
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This is the payday meowth, reblog in the next 24 hours and money will come your way!!
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Hi. My name is Anne and I’m 26.

For three years I lived with my boyfriend in his house. We were happy. Well at least I thought we were.
I’m from really religious family. And REALLY conservative.

Five months ago I met a girl. Joanna. We connected really easly, we were friends. But two months ago something changed. I started to have feelings for her. I was confused and scared because I never thought I would be attracted to girls. And then she told me she likes me.

I knew I had to be honest with my boyfriend so I told him everything. He calls me sick slut and a perver and throw me from the house. I only take few clothes with me. Then he told everything to my parents and they stopped talking to me. I can’t go back to my old house now, because they told me I’m not his daugther anymore. Can you believe that parents can hate their child so much?

And now I don’t have a job because I was working in my parents flower shop. They kicked me out.

My girlfriend is a student and live in the dorm. She can’t take me to her room. One of my friends let me stay at they house for now. I don’t have money for bills, for food or anything.

My ex even keep our dog saying that I need to pay him at least 600$ to take him back. He doesn’t even like dogs. But I can’t really do anything because his father is a cop.

I need at least 1000$. Or at least 500 to pay my bills.


I had different blog here (I don’t want to say the name) but my ex boyfriend knew my password and he was writing horrible things on my dash. So I deleted it. And this is the new one. Please don’t put this in any other sites, like facebook. I’m afraid he will find it again.

I never thought that I will ever had to do this but If you could help me and donate something it would literaly change my life. It can be even1$, believe me. Also you can use any currency you want. You can usepaypal. My e-mail anne.wak@onet.eu

Thank you so much for any help!!





Also If you see this post floating around but it’s not on my blog anymore it may be because some “NICE” person reported me once to tumblr staff and they deleted my post. I don’t know why. So yeah, it may be deleted again.

ONCE AGAIN MY EMAIL: anne.wak@onet.eu
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ANOTHER $1268 IS NEEDED WITHIN 3 HRS for housing + disability care. I’m struggling to raise enough money and I’m receiving about a quarter of the amount of donations I used to receive prior to being harassed off the site for a month.

I’m physically disabled, confined to my bed, extremely weak etc. I’ve had an absolutely horrid year, in that I’ve repeatedly had to deal with being harassed for my disability in terrifying ways by  people with institutional power against whom I cannot attempt to bring criminal charges. Right now, I just want some help to maintain hold on my housing and disability care until the government’s support kicks in, hopefully within the month. Because there’s extreme scarcity of accessible shelter, I have to live in an expensive place, for which I was invoiced $1150 yesterday. I also need help with $458 needed for food + disability support workers’ pay. I cannot stress enough that I simply won’t survive without financial help. I’ve had close to no donations for days and I would really appreciate even a dollar or a few cents. Thank you.

Donations can be made via:

- PayPal.me link
- PayPal transfer to pleasehelpmepaymybills@gmail.com
- gofundme.com/hmnad

Despite all the notes and despite that I’m revealing a lot of personal information that could put me in more danger, I’ve only received $341 so far. I need another $1268 within the next three hours.
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Hey, guys. I’m sure many of you are aware of what’s been going on with me irl, but for those of you who don’t know, allow me to explain. 

My name is Lina, I’m a freelance artist, and several months ago my mother was diagnosed with stage four, terminal cancer in her intestines. even with treatment, the doctors gave her until the end of the year to live. This diagnosis came as a shock, and so soon after my dad passed away only two years ago. it was the last thing we ever expected to happen.

still, we didn’t want to give up, and wanted to provide my mom with treatment, but because she didn’t have insurance, my sisters and i paid what we could for her treatment out of our pockets. we took care of her, and for a while, she seemed like she was getting better, but then her health took a turn for the worst in the last few months.

she fought this wretched cancer for over seven, excruciating months. despite all our efforts and hopes, the morning of October 8th, at the age of 58 my mother passed away. 

in the span of only two years we’ve lost both our parents. now, aside from having to shoulder my mom’s medical bills, we have to take care of funeral costs as well. but we cannot do this alone, so we’ve launched a GoFundMe so that we may raise funds to cover the costs of my mother’s funeral, and her medical bills. 


friends and family have already generously donated, but we need all the help we can get. please, even $1 will help us, and will be greatly appreciated. however, if you are unable to donate, then please reblog this post so that others will see it, sharing our gofundme on facebook and twitter will also help spread the word.

I’m sorry if you’re tired of seeing me talk about this, and would rather i posted more art, but this matter affects me directly, and i have no other choice but to bring it to people’s attention.

Thank you very much for reading.
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Okay so. 

I have a situation. I have been offered a job at a place that I’ve wanted to work at for years and I FINALLY got the confirmation I got the job a few days ago! 

That there is fine. 

What isn’t fine is that when I told my current boss I was putting in two weeks notice because I start on November 1st at the new job, he told me, ‘Don’t bother coming back.’ and so I’m out of a job. And out of a paycheck. For the next month. 

I have bills to pay and it’s going to be so incredibly tight that I’m wondering wth I’m going to do. 

So. So. I was wondering if anyone is interested in writing commissions? I wouldn’t be writing anything higher than 5,000 words, about $15 per 1,000 words, or $8 for a 500 word drabble, $4 for 250, etc. I do pairings! I do gen, too. I do fandoms. I mean, I’m pretty deep in the Voltron fandom right now but I could churn out for other fandoms I’ve been in: Star Wars, Avengers, etc! If that works. 

Just. I need the money. Just for a little bit longer. If anyone is interested, just send me an ask. I’ll accept the first four and then go from there. 

If not, could you signal boost? I just don’t know what else to do. Thanks, dahlings!

EDIT: Here is some of the fic I’ve done if you’re looking for examples!

What your boss did, depending on where you are, is illegal. You can file for unemployment, since he /fired/ you without notice, counseling, and because you put in your two weeks. That two weeks is an honrable part of most employment contracts. 
It’s your right to have those two weeks. 
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so i was just going through the recesses of my writing tag for kicks, and i’m realizing how often i was straight-up ignored in fandom– as recently as a year ago. the friends i used to have in those fandoms would know that i’d be writing, but they’d never read my work. i used to get maybe 5 notes on fic, if i was lucky. other drabbles i’ve written have literally zero notes, nothing, nada. 

now (predominantly in the kylux fandom) i’ve made friends who support/encourage/always reblog my stuff, even if it’s not really their thing. i get asks about my works in progress and have followers who are legitimately excited for me to post new content.

attention isn’t everything, you should only write for yourself, blah, blah, i used to hear that over and over again, but honestly, it’s so much easier to write when you know you’ll have readers. i’m for sure not the most popular writer in this fandom (i’m not even in most people’s top ten) but i still feel so fucking fortunate to be surrounded with so much positivity when at this time last year, i’d work for a week on a piece only for it to maybe get one like, no reblog.

so to everyone who struggles with being anonymous or feel like they’re ignored in fandom, keep writing. it sucks when you’re not recognized, i know– but you’ll get there if you keep at it, i promise ✌
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Any curse, chain mail, whatever reblog or you’ll ____ post.

Has now been broken.
Enjoy your day/night as a free/safe human being~

bless your soul

you beautiful perfect being

reblogging for anyone who gets anxiety for such things x

Saw another horrible ‘reblog or you’ll have bad luck’ post, and thought I’d re-queue this for anyone how needs it. :)
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Reblog in 10 seconds and $1700 will come your way

Things I would do with 1700: 

Pay off medical debt. 

Do laundry. 

Find a new job. 

Real people groceries. 

A months pay all at once goes a long way. 
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Ok you guys..here is another shout out for the little babe. I have been on an off the phone all afternoon with insurance/hospital/bill collectors etc…

They are trying to collect on all the hospital bills that have not been covered by insurance. I am doing my best at setting up payment plans etc..but with me not working for the next 3+ months…I am limited on what I can do. 

I don’t ask for help..but this is me asking for help..

I dare you to share…please…


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