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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
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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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December 22nd, 2010
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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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November 8th, 2010
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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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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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March 7th, 2010
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squidge land is back, bb
http://squidge.org - which includes WWoMB and the various archives is BACK! And fast than before. Walter is a god! The verizon tech snuck away with the job half done. So Walter finished it, did more work on it, and... here we are. So, folk, go forth and archive read.

If anyone sent me anything in the last 3 days to any of my squidge addresses (squidge.org, snirt.us, vermande.us) please resend it.

Tamy/alliegator


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If you can't set a good example, at least serve as a horrible warning.
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December 31st, 2009
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ANNIVERSARIES
21 years ago tonight, Zenaru and I got enganged in Dallas, Texas.
His family said we'd never make it 3 years. HA!

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November 21st, 2009
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holiday cards
I found last years christmas/winter holiday cards (hand made by some amish girls, very pretty and generic). So, I got some to send. anyone? email me at tamy at squidge.org Because a lot of my populli mail is not getting to me. That's about as Holiday-ie I am going to get.

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Shows I tried, gave up on & a vague update (sylum at the end)
So, in case no one remembers, my DVR got fried (despite batter backup and TWO surge suppresors) during a power outage. So, I dug out my trusty old VCR. Took another month to find it's remote (why no, I've not unpacked everything from the 8yr ago move, let alone the 3 subsequent moves).

I have come to the conclusion VCRs are annoying. As such, I never get around to that convinient one-click to watch, pause, tape while watching.

So, I now, officially, give up! All I am going to make an effort to view is Castle, Criminal Minds and the Mentalist. After last weeks Mentalist, I am a little hesitant, too.

Which leave sme giving up all CSI's, House (I'll catch on USA later), NCIS (watch when I can), Numb3rs. All go bye bye.

I tired Supernatural, guys. I really did. The 2 I sort of followed, I got lost in. Maybe if I say from ep1, it would make more sense. I'll keep reading the crossover fics, though.

Maybe if I get my DVR fixed (iffy, at best), a new DVr (at $300, not likely) or a real internet connection that allows DL at a real limit per day, I will get back into them. Most DL are at least 350mg, and I have a daily DL limit of 350mg PER DAY. And they are failry arbitary on the hourly time. If I go over, they lock up my account for 24hrs. No warning, they just do. At that point, it's quicker for me to get on my dial up connection to get email. For this, I pay $90 a month!! I HATE hughesNet. Right now, that hate goes towards the wifi peole who promised to be in out here by summer, then by early fal, now, the emails bounce. Oh, any my utter loathing of Time Warner right now, too. Spring we were promised by summer. I will dump all my satellite in a heartbeat, if they'd just haul their asses out here (no, they are doing new line IN AMISH AREAS! fucktards).

So, maybe I am just a little angry and depressed right now. :-/ I am SO looking forward to my 2.5 months off work. Even if it means penny pinching, more than I do now. Re-evaluate some things. Because, I have no time for rp even a silly old alliegator right now. and that makes me sad. Makes me sadder to think about having to drop it totally.
Forget writing.

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September 25th, 2009
11:56 am
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tardis' in disguise?
Anyone ever notice how much a port a potty from a distance looks like a TARDIS?

Church has their 120yr Birthday tomorrow. Hay rides, bouncy house, singing, and some rocky-chirstian-group in the evening. Sunday AM, church service followed by a carry-in dinner.

I have to work all weekeknd, because work "will be busy". Everyone else can get a day off, but I have to fall on my face to get 4 hours off! *gggrrrrrrr*

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September 24th, 2009
10:42 am
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bi-phobic bingo card
Think Herb sent me in this place. Anyway, I SCORED in bingo! *Claps*

http://community.feministing.com/2009/09/biphobic-bingo.html

Crossed out every last one. *Iz so proud* Still wanna know who I win (if someone can tell me what I missed in the first 30mins of Criminal minds last night, and where Spencer was, that will suffice)

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September 23rd, 2009
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Phelps A Thon - Westboro Baptist at it again/still
This is shareable. Share away.

more info about those Westboro Baptist Church/phelps ...jerks. I think this is a lovely response. I like the idea of turning the hate into a productive discussion about homosexuality. I hope to donate something to them.

http://www.phelps-a-thon.com/northcentral.html

North Central High School Phelps-A-Thon

Fred Phelps’ clan is coming to North Central High School in Indianapolis!  The “God Hates Fags
” Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket the school’s production of The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, the young man who was killed in an anti-gay hate-crime.

The Westboro Baptist Church wrote on their website, “Matt is STILL in hell, deal with it.”  Fred Phelps and his group travel all across the United States spreading their message of hate and lies about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

However, when the Phelps group comes to North Central High School to protest, they will actually be raising money for LGBT equality at the school!

We are hosting a Phelps-A-Thon to counter Fred Phelps’ hateful message.  For every minute the “God Hates Fags” clan is protesting, we will be collecting donations that will be split between the North Central High School Gay/Straight Alliance and Indiana Youth Group (IYG). (Pledge Online) “IYG provides a safe place, a confidential environment, youth development programs and support services which foster personal strength and wellness among self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. IYG advocates on their behalf in schools, on the streets, and in the community.”

The Phelps clan will be protesting at the high school from 2:55 PM to 3:30 PM on September 24th.  You can pledge any amount you chose, whether it be $0.25, $0.50, $1, or even $2 for every minute they protest. You can even pledge a flat rate for the entire time the group will be demonstrating. (Pledge Online- http://www.emailmeform.com/fid.php?formid=420989

The point of this Phelps-A-Thon is two fold.  First, we are using Phelps’ own hateful message to raise funds for a good cause, one that will help counter the lies that are being spread about LGBT people.  Second, After the event, we will send Phelps a thank you card, telling him how much money he raised for LGBT equality. This will certainly upset the group and it is possible that they will stop protesting in order to stop our fundraising.

During a three month trek across the United States in an effort to promote LGBT equality, Chris Mason, Founder of Phelps-A-Thon.com, stopped in Topeka, Kansas to visit the Westboro Baptist Church.  He sat down for a conversation with Shirley Phelps, the daughter of Fred Phelps and new leader of the group to get a better understanding of why the groups feels the need to spread hate.

On the “God Hates Fags” website, Phelps has this to say about the upcoming protest at the school:

North Central High School - Matt is STILL in hell, deal w/it 1801 E 86th St Check out our new song on the subject of God's wrath sung to "I'm Bad", called "God Is Mad". Here are some of the lyrics: "Your God is mad; Gonna tell you right. You show your filth, in broad daylight. We're telling you,'Bout how God feels You won't obey. You're so self-willed Come On, Come On, Listen to us, All Right. He's given you the chance to see His blessings on this whole country. We're telling you, Just
shut your mouth He knows your sin, What you're about. Well you say his wrath has limits, but you know that's so untrue. My friends you ain't seen nothin'! Just wait till God gets through. Because you're bad, you're bad,come on(Bad, bad, really, really bad) And God is mad, he's mad, you know it (Mad, mad - really, really mad) You've sinned so bad, Admit it - you know it (Bad, bad - really, really bad) And the whole world has to answer to God Just to tell you once again, God's mad!" And to show His wrath, God has killed Matthew Sheperd. God has also let you dummies put the Antichrist in the Whitehouse. So, stand by for more wrath. Praise God! AMEN!”

We can turn these hateful words into positive change.

Thank you.    




Message from Chris Mason, Founder of Phelps-A-Thon.com:

It is unfortunate that WBC has decided to picket North Central High school. However, there are some positives to be found. The protest is opening up dialogue about the discrimination faced by LGBT people in society and how to combat that homophobia. The school's production of The Laramie Project is receiving more publicity and more people will see the important play. Thousands of dollars are being raised to benefit LGBT youth at NCHS and throughout the state of Indiana. 


I wish we could completely ignore their hateful message and place them on a deserted island. But the truth of the matter is that students at NCHS and folks in the community will see and hear their awful message. Many students at NCHS and citizens of Indianapolis are hurt by WBC's message and are looking for a way to respond. I believe it is right to give the students and community members a positive, productive way to respond to the hateful messages of the Westboro Baptist Church. That is exactly what the Phelps-A-Thon does.

Below are some of the comments left by folks who have pledged to the NCHS Phelps-A-Thon.
....http://www.phelps-a-thon.com/northcentral.html

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September 22nd, 2009
10:25 am
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diviant art editorial
I found this interesting, and so true about today's paranoia.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/93825/

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I'm A Photographer, Not A Terrorist

=morbidthegrim:iconmorbidthegrim: reports, 2d 21h ago
Why is it when I go out and about with nothing more than a camera am I followed, distrusted and approached as if I am a criminal?


I went to a local shopping centre today with my wife and son, as normal I took my camera with me, my son went with my wife down a set of escalators I stood at the top waiting for him to come up and took the lens cap off to take his picture, as soon as I did I was approached by a "jobsworth" and told I could not take any pictures in the centre, I ask why and was told I could be a threat, I told him to go away, he did, I still took the shot.
....." read more at the link.

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09:46 am
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my face update
Hey! Update on my face. It's still there ;-) Got a lovely swollen right side. Feels like the worstest sinus headache *evar!* Oh, and the only obvious bruise is right under my eye, looks like I missed with the lipstick. Should try to get a picture. Little scratch under my glasses nose piece. Still need to get the glasses straightened, but wanted some swelling to go don a bit, it hurts to place the glasses where they belong. All in all, I was pretty dam lucky. No concusion, no major trauma. Just some deep bruising and swelling.And this damn headache whenever I bend over.*I need to clean, damnit!* Oh, and can't eat crunchy or big stuff. Jaw hurts. Now, that's all :-))

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September 20th, 2009
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my face hurts, and a happy birthday :-)
First, I love semagic - happy birthday to copperbadge and kate_mct

Second, and has nothing to do with birthdays. I am going for a lie down in a bit. Slipped in the walkin at work, and fell on my face into some containers. Right side of my face is swollen up, feels almost like I have a sinus infection. Think I might be pretty colors tomorrow.If I am still sore tomorrow, one of my work mates will take me to the care center.

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August 31st, 2009
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exciment, I can do without it
Shadow-kitty had a bad reaction this AM to her flea collar. A little siezure, throwing up. Zenaru got the collar off her, by the time I got home she was better, then we gave her a rinse off bath-she was SO GOOD! Almost back to normal now. I was so worried, 2 weeks to the day Fly died, very bad timing. Zenaru was beside himself!
I wasoff on my montly driving job for the Amish ladies. I now have to go back out to the store for stuff. May just go to the dollar store, all call it even. I can make him some corn chips, I have stick margarine. The problem is, Aldi's is 15miles away, Save a Lot is 7miles from work. (one way).

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August 26th, 2009
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off line
Just an FYI, probably for the next couple of weeks I will be off line completely. HopefullyI will still be able to access email, but that's about it.

And, worse comes to worse, I can use a dialup connection. But, to give you an idea, last night I tried to access my journals. My f-list took : on LJ, 7mins, on IJ 4mins to load. That's without pictures on them, just text. Not only is dialup slow, my phone lines here are so noisey, I frequently get tossed off every 25mins, at least. I laugh at email connection. *sigh*

If anyone wants to connact me, just leave a meassge, or email me privately at snirt at snirt dot us

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August 17th, 2009
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he's gone
Fly kind of made the decision for us (husband, really). He started breathing very rough about noonish, and went down from there. About 2:30, I went to get Pastor, husband wanted to talk to her - he really values her opinion and friendship, even though there is hardly a religous bone in his body - because he was nearly unresponsive. She came over, talked to us for a few, then went back to get the 2 men working on her porch (umm... the neigbor across the street's truck rolled backwards into it last saturday). They carried Fly out to the car for us, I don't know how we would have done it otherwise. Pastor followed us to the vet, and the vet came out to the car. That was the best thing, as Fly is *terrified* of car rides and buildings. He was abandoned at the shelter 3 times as a pup, so does not have good experiences with cars. Fly's blood flow had already slowed, the vet was having problems finding a good vein. He did, and Fly just fell asleep. So peacefully.
So, he's gone. I am so glad we got Sam last year.
I am sure Zingo and Red Dwarf and Bear met him at the bridge, and are even now teaching how to be a puppy, something he never had a chance to be on this earth.

Thanks to everyone for their notes. It is very appriciated.

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