Hey, my friend needs some help with rent and other things. He was already trying to figure out how to get by while waiting for the start date for a new job after being let go from the job he had. That gap was already stressful enough, and he got scammed by a “loan” company.
It has come to my attention that there are people that don’t know about the horrors of residential schools and why we’re canceling the fourth of july so I’ll explain to the best of my ability.
Residential schools were institutions in which native children were held captive under the guise of educating them. These children were stolen away from their families and the goal was to “kill the indian, save the man” by eradicating native culture from these children’s lives. They were forced to cut their hair, they were not allowed to speak in their native tongue nor leave to see their families. They were kept in poor living conditions conducive to illness and were punished harshly. Many children died at residential schools and their culture was stolen from them. It wasn’t until 1996 when the last residential school was closed.
Earlier this year a mass grave was found on the grounds of kamloops residential school, 215 bodies were discovered, some of the children as young as three. These children were stolen from their homes and never returned. There has been a call for residential schools to be searched and the children lost to residential schools to be mourned. This is happening in both canada and the united states and protests will be held on canada day and the fourth of july. To show your support you can wear orange and spread awareness.
If you can, find a protest near you and let these children’s voices be heard. Thousands of innocent children were kidnapped and killed then thrown into unmarked graves. Their lives must be honored and mourned.
Remember that the fourth of july did not mark freedom for everyone.
When i mention that im working on the preservation project of a native language with only 7 speakers, all of whom are elderly, people are so suprised.
“If its so important to their culture, how could they just not pass it in to their children?” They ask
This. This is why. The atrocities that are residental schools are why.
hey y’all! my roommate (who was offering a lot of financial support for our household) moved out suddenly and very unexpectedly, and it’s put me & my gf under financial strain since I’m on disability and very low income. I’m applying for local rent & utility assistance for help with our basic expenses, but I’ve made a wishlist of some household stuff we need - some stuff that I need to replace after our roommate moving out, some of it is just stuff we need / things that would make life easier. there’s like 12 items on it ranging from $7 - $40. please don’t buy anything if you’re also super broke, but if anyone wants to help out a couple disabled lesbians we would really appreciate it! <3
Horses are really fragile animals. Is it still a death sentence for a centaur if one of their equine limbs gets hurt? Or can they help it somehow?
Oh god, now I'm thinking of amputees and how those would work
Horses are SUPER fragile, or maybe more like delicately balanced.. but particularly their crazy spindle-legs which centaurs get to deal with! But a big part of why hurt legs are a death sentence for horses has less to do with “It kills them” and more to do with quality of life, which a centaur can get around! A horse with a broken leg doesn’t understand it can’t put ANY weight on that leg for an extended period and will attempt to go about their daily life and act normally, which basically guarantees re-injuring the bad leg and a high chance of injuring the other 3 legs as they try to cope with the change in balance and weight distribution. It all leads to a really poor quality of life with almost no chance of truly healing properly. The story of all they did trying to save Barbaro the racehorse is a long sad story that illustrates a lot of the issues even with modern veterinary medicine with trying to deal with a broken leg in horses.
Thankfully with centaurs, They understand the need for healing, are able to manage their own quality of life and have the gear to support themselves in the time it takes for the injury to heal!
Also perfectly good for long term use in the case of aging, amputation, or general disability! Which is common with the front legs and lower backs of centaurs given the unusual stresses caused by their body-plans. They were created with thicker and more robust front legs to cope with the permanent added weight of the torso instead of a horse head, but injury and disability in that area is still very common!
Injuries to the hind are less common and usually less severe, and given the hind legs bear less direct weight than the front they can usually get away with wraps and limping until it gets back to weight-bearing. Something like a rear amputation or ruptured tendon would probably require a custom harness/brace attached to a wheel like these and/or basically a peg leg!
honeymoon is an interesting term because an actual moon made of honey would imply space bees which is pretty horrifying
OBVIOUSLY, honeymoon refers to the utopian future where we have such a surplus of resources that we’ve chosen to stockpile large quantities of honey on the moon because it lasts forever and it so damn good. So that one day when the food chain collapses, there’s the honeymoon to save us.
I still think that my favorite urban legend/folklore fact is that there are certain areas in New Orleans where you cannot get a taxi late at night not because it isn’t safe, but because taxi companies have had recurring problems of picking up ghosts in those areas who are not aware that they are dead and disappearing from the cab before reaching the destination and therefore stiffing the driver on the fare causing a loss for the company.
An occupational hazard of cab driving I had not previously considered
I love that the nola problem here is not “ghosts in my taxi cab,” but “ghosts are FUCKING BROKE DEAD BASTARDS & I GOT BILLS”
Horror is when ghosts get into cabs and scare drivers
Magical realism is when cab companies have to develop policies to prevent ghastly fare-theft
In a book about the tsunami in Japan in 2011, the writer talked about how there was a huge increase in reports of ghostly activity. Apparently in Japan treating ghosts rudely is basically considered the stupidest thing you could possibly do. For months after the tsunami, taxi drivers would pick up a passenger only to have them give an address in one of the devastated areas. The cab driver often looked up halfway to the destination to find their fare had disappeared. Not wanting to be impolite to the person (even if they were dead) they’d drive to the address, open the door to let them out, then drive away.
Yeah this all checks out
considering the kind of consequences you get in japan for mistreating a ghost i dont blame them
Jack O’Neil calling IT so much that they have one person dedicated to dealing with him and his tickets. Now imagine, Daniel was rude to IT once and now the entire section has set out to make his life hell.