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August 5th, 2019
11:46 am
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friends lists and locked entries
Just as an FYI - until journal codes are updated to make me able to DELETE the people I DO NOT WANT reading entries, most of my more personal stuff is going to be friends locked. That should not affect most anyone here, as I refriend anyone who friends me as is not a spam bot or serial friender (you know who you are - GO AWAY!). Most of my stuff won't be locked.

This is not anything going on in fandom. I rarely say anything I don't want the public to know. Heaven knows, I have plenty of journals on email-watch I have never friended. Mostly so I can read the fics I want without havign to friend and read the RL and other fandoms I don't want to read. I have nothing against doing that. But "sexy russians" and the people adding just because they can are what annoy me.

Oh, and the people I know who are still watching these journals, even after unfriending me so I can't read your posts and fics? Bite me.

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June 14th, 2012
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still here
I am still here.

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August 23rd, 2011
09:53 pm
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HBO special tomorrow night WANTED
HBO special tomorrow night WANTED

I am looking for someone with HBO to get me Wednesday night 24th August HBO 8.00pm The special on Puppy Mills. http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2011/08/hbo_puppy_mills_081511.html

I am not picky about format at all! Either DL or DVD. I will pay!

I would be forever grateful!

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June 21st, 2011
02:31 pm
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Animal abuse Laws in Ohio-ysterday's post UPDATE
You do not need to live/be from Ohio. Drop Rep Slaby a note, saying you are writting to support HB108, Nitro's Law. You are from (state/country) and have heard about this horrible situation, and do not want to see it happen to another pet.

I think if the Reps know there are people in other states/countries who are paying attention, maybe they will pass it this time!

Thanks!

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June 20th, 2011
10:54 pm
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Animal abuse Laws in Ohio
I do not normally do this. But if any of you are reading this on Tuesday and have just a minute or 2 to spare, I am involved with an animal lobby group to get tougher laws her in Ohio. It's very heartbreaking what spurred this bill on, but it is so needed. A real SOB STARVED to DEATH 8 dogs, with 11 others so sick. We have the chance to get it voted on wednsday at 9am. So on Tusday, we are asking people to call or email *directly* Ohio reps. If none other, at least Rep Lynn Slaby (it's a MR, not a mrs).

Please, help a Gator?

I tweeted this- https://www.facebook.com/nitroslaw goes to vote Wedneday. We need calls, emails, faxes to law makers. Want to be annoying? AllieGator will share pizza!

and facebook bombed the news stations with this -
I know it is late in the day, but we are trying to push Nitro's Law passage. Wednesday is the Big Day. If this passes, Ohio will have felony laws on the books. http://canineasylum.blogspot.com/2011/06/this-is-nitros-law.html has a concise run down of the law, with backstory and links. Meanwhile, this man will soon be able to reopen, take your money and murder your dog. Let's not let him get away with that. 19 dogs is already to many. https://www.facebook.com/nitroslaw"

Nitro Before

Nitro AFTER- I was going to LJ cut, but this will always serve as a reminder and memorial.

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February 3rd, 2011
08:38 pm
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I drew a new picture!
I was bored. I drew a picture of my kitty, Princess (shadow, but since she acts like a princess...) Charcoal on Rice Paper
forgot cut! Sorry! )

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December 22nd, 2010
12:20 pm
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Chicago FireFighters death
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12/4-firefighters-trapped-as-brick-wall-collapses.html

2 firefighters died this morning, 2 others trapped got out, and 14 injured fighting a fire in a vacant building.

Thoughts, prayers, candles would be nice.

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December 6th, 2010
10:26 pm
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winter/christmas cards anyone?
mm... anyone want a slightly delayed christmas card? If so, email your info to me at
tamy at squidge.org need name, address. They really are more Winter holiday cards (I cheated and hired some Amish Girls to make them).
If I did this right, all comments will be screened.

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November 8th, 2010
01:54 pm
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sad news Dr_Is_in on LJ
EDIT- Guys, I appreciate your thoughts. But after a few posts here, on FB and other PM's...This Tami I signal boosted for is NOT me! We have very similar circumstances (chronically ill hubby, only wage earner, high med bills), and names but it was her husband, Bill who passed and I am just signal boosting in hopes maybe some folks can donate to help her out.

OTOPaw, it really gave me a boost to know so many people care. Really!
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Tami (dr_is_in) husband passed away unexpectedly this morning. Due to his health, they have no savings. Many of you might know her from her being active in various fandoms. If anyone would have a few $ to spare, or just prayers to offer, it would be nice. This is a copy of Xenutia's post in her LJ this morning...
http://dr-is-in.livejournal.com/343468.html
Hi all, this is Xenutia, posting from Tami's LJ for her.

As some of you may already know, Tami's husband Bill passed away this morning, after a long struggle with kidney disease and other illnesses. This has come as quite a shock as he had been making good progress in recent months, and understandably Tami and the family are ill-prepared because of this. I know many of you have helped out before now, when Bill needed urgent medication or their situation had left them struggling to pay rent, and I hate to ask now when so many people are left short by recession, but if you can help out in any way to cover Bill's funeral expenses, either by a donation or simply by amplifying the signal on your LJs, Twitters, etc, I know it would go a long way toward taking some of the pressure off her.

I know Tami would also appreciate any messages or prayers from her friends right now . . . she might not read them right away but I'll pass it along and then they'll be here for her when she's ready to read them.

If you want to make a donation towards funeral costs, you can send directly to Tami's Paypal account: tribereddragon@gmail.com

And for cards or flowers, her address is:

Mrs Tami Brown
507 West Main St, Apt B
Endicott, NY 13760
USA

We'll be posting funeral details when we have them, for anybody that would like to attend or send flowers directly. Please repost this anywhere you can.

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June 26th, 2010
07:51 am
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Here, but not...
Am going to be very scarce for a week or so. Big PC is not working right, so is going back. Hubby's PC AND laptop both broke (win 98 1st edition, no great loss) so needs my laptop.

I will be on my PDA, checking mails and LJ's, and what I can of FB. Don't look for to many replies. I have a tiny, old laptop I can use. But its kind of slow. Cute, but slow. Like me :-))

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May 6th, 2010
10:31 am
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to all my UK f-listers
Just a reminder to vote *G* (and if you don't know Dr Who, you won't get the joke).

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April 27th, 2010
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tonight...
Got invited to the mother/daughter banquet at the church by Pastor Mary. It's tonight. I got to admit, I am a little nervous. I just do NOT like unknown and new situations like that. Not when I have no control (starting a ne job, etc it fine - I have something defined to do).

I don't mind going. Feel rather good to have been invited. OTOH, I feel kind of obligated to go, too. I never got to a service on a sunday AM to be formally introduced to everyone.

Oh, god. I need to find something decent to wear. Nothing fits anymore, it's all to big.

Current Mood: nervous

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April 22nd, 2010
12:47 pm
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Stolen Snuffle Bear!!!! in Florida
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Our-Town/033120105376/Residents-face-unbear-able-loss?page=3

Residents face unbear-able loss</strong>
Carol Camiener and Jim Herrington are sad to report that their 1980 Gund Snuffles stuffed bear went missing from Table 8 Saturday, March 27, at the Ringling College Night at the Avant-Garde: The Pajama Party. The bear was wearing his Tampa Bear Rays baseball uniform. His name is Mr. Schmooze and he was a gift from Herrington to Camiener some 30 years ago.

“We miss him even though he is a little worn and his black nose has turned white,” the couple reports.

The couple very much wants him back, no questions asked, and is offering a $100 reward. Call 383-8840.
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April 21st, 2010
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destroying marriage?
So, Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time, Jesse James and Tiger Woods are screwing EVERYTHING, yet the idea of same-sex marriage is what is going to destroy the institution of marriage??
REALLY??
(this is making the rounds on facebook)

Current Mood: cranky

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April 20th, 2010
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I can haz kittens?
Well, as of 7:46pm on April 19, YES, I can haz kittens.Well, Stryper Cat can, and I am a GranMaw, I guess. By 8:50ish pm, I had 5. 1 black, 1 dark striped, 1 light striped and 2 (count them TWO) Gingers. Got some pictures set up on Facebook, under my psudo. go look and go D'awwwwww....
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21523&id=1820299812&l=a0dc0c9975

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April 18th, 2010
05:21 pm
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Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and sells all of their worldly possessions
http://www.bilerico.com/2010/04/sonoma_county_ca_separates_elderly_gay_couple_and.php

Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and sells all of their worldly possessions

Filed by: Kate Kendell

April 17, 2010 4:00 PM

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Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place--wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health.

One evening, Harold fell down the front steps of their home and was taken to the hospital. Based on their medical directives alone, Clay should have been consulted in Harold's care from the first moment. Tragically, county and health care workers instead refused to allow Clay to see elderly_man.jpgHarold in the hospital. The county then ultimately went one step further by isolating the couple from each other, placing the men in separate nursing homes.

Ignoring Clay's significant role in Harold's life, the county continued to treat Harold like he had no family and went to court seeking the power to make financial decisions on his behalf. Outrageously, the county represented to the judge that Clay was merely Harold's "roommate." The court denied their efforts, but did grant the county limited access to one of Harold's bank accounts to pay for his care.

What happened next is even more chilling.

Without authority, without determining the value of Clay and Harold's possessions accumulated over the course of their 20 years together or making any effort to determine which items belonged to whom, the county took everything Harold and Clay owned and auctioned off all of their belongings. Adding further insult to grave injury, the county removed Clay from his home and confined him to a nursing home against his will. The county workers then terminated Clay and Harold's lease and surrendered the home they had shared for many years to the landlord.

Three months after he was hospitalized, Harold died in the nursing home. Because of the county's actions, Clay missed the final months he should have had with his partner of 20 years. Compounding this tragedy, Clay has literally nothing left of the home he had shared with Harold or the life he was living up until the day that Harold fell, because he has been unable to recover any of his property. The only memento Clay has is a photo album that Harold painstakingly put together for Clay during the last three months of his life.

With the help of a dedicated and persistent court-appointed attorney, Anne Dennis of Santa Rosa, Clay was finally released from the nursing home. Ms. Dennis, along with Stephen O'Neill and Margaret Flynn of Tarkington, O'Neill, Barrack & Chong, now represent Clay in a lawsuit against the county, the auction company, and the nursing home, with technical assistance from NCLR. A trial date has been set for July 16, 2010 in the Superior Court for the County of Sonoma.

Read more about NCLR's Elder Law Project.


Are you disturbed by the story of how Clay Greene was treated by the County? Please blog about this, pass it on over Facebook or Twitter, just do whatever you can to help raise the visibility of what happened to Clay. Send a letter to the local paper, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat at letters@pressdemocrat.com. Send them this link to NCLR's page.

Want to stay up to date on this case? Follow NCLR and Bilerico Project on Twitter.

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April 7th, 2010
08:15 pm
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to those under 30years
If you are 30, or older, you might think this is hilarious! When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!! There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car.. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it! There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are. And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?! There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that! And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were luckily, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

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March 23rd, 2010
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signal boosting- UMC disabilty Camp inclusion ideas/locations?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Methodist-National-Task-Force-on-Disability-Ministries/144714055955

United Methodist National Task Force on Disability Ministries </span>Camp inclusion. Easy to include kids with disabilities in camps, and easy to offer special camps to people who have disabilities but who are verbal and interactive enough to participate in camp. Does anyone have any experience with camps for or that include mostly nonverbal and/or medically fragile kids or adults?</div>

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11:23 am
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proud little sister!
This is my Big Brother's doing:

The United Methodist Task Force on Disability Ministries http://www.umdisabilityministries.org/

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March 9th, 2010
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Help for a friend please
Permission to "boost the signal" on this is a blanket given. This post is public.

As anyone who has been following my LJ or facebook knows, a list mate of mine suffered a terrible tragedy sunday early in the morning. Her house caught fire and burned totally. That is not all she lost, however. She also lost her dear friend Amy, as well as her dad. She, her daughter and her husband all survived. They are homeless, living with friends.

I know how hard it is to ask for these things, so I am asking for them.

They need everything. Especially money, gift cards to live on, clothing. Anything.

They are in West Lafayette, Indiana. I have a couple of addresses where help can be sent to them at this time.

I know she did not have a Paypal account last I talked to her. I will offer up mine. I will change it into a gift card and send it onto her. sylumgator at hughes.net

Even if you can not afford anything right now, just keep them all in your thougts and prayers. AJ/Eddie and her dad's IDs were just announced today. As well as cause of death.

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