I honestly never thought I would be spending my birthday living in a parking lot, bumming free wifi off of a motel, and trying to list things on Craigslist in order to make money for a place to live, but that’s exactly what’s happening.
This whole situation feels so surreal and I just feel so lost right now. I took down my previous gofundme pages because a lot of people were sending cruel messages and telling me how they thought I was trying to profit off of my sisters death. It was too stressful and hurtful that I just decided to take down the pages and try to make it work on my own (well my mom and I would make it work together, of course). But I honestly just need help right now and I’m running out of time to make the money on our own.
First of all, with everyone’s past help we were able to afford a 24 year old Toyota that runs flawlessly. The only major problem is that it is impossible to live in, especially with our pets, our luggage, groceries, and both my mom and myself (It’s a bit smaller than our ford). While it’s great for getting us from point A to point B, it’s not a space we can stay in, even temporarily like we hopped. It’s kinda like sardines in a can.
As a result we started looking for small trailers and we found a travel trailer that we can hitch to our new SUV online for $700. It is a mess cosmetically inside, but there are two beds, a working stove, fridge, AC, heather, microwave, a closet, storage space… It has everything. It is perfect. We already checked it out and everything does work. We refuse to be in the same situation as before with our old Ford.
It is a place we can actually call home while we go through this situation, and it also means that we won’t need anymore assistance once we have it. We would have liked to buy it on our own, but the owners are only willing to hold it without a deposit until Friday, and we are struggling to come up with the money. We’ve been up the past 2 nights trying to list things but have only made $40 so far, and we need at least $350. The full amount for it is $700.
So, once again I am humbly asking for donations. Any amount will help, seriously. Even the smallest amount adds up if enough people donate so I am literally begging you all to help if you can. Please donate and signal boost. My mom and I are so excited to have a place and bed of our own. This is exactly what we need. We are begging you all for your donations so that we may get this trailer, to get our own home. We will pay back anyone who wants us to with whatever we sell, the second we sell things (of course this would be after we buy the trailer). If we don’t get the money in time we will refund the money of those who ask as well.
I will only be accepting donations through PayPal at this time, since gofundme donations take too long to deposit into bank accounts. I’m sorry about this. It’s just the only other account I have a card and access to.
My PayPal address is CortneyandHera@gmail.com
Please, please, please donate any amount if you can. I hate asking this of you all again. It honestly just makes me feel so worthless and pathetic. But feeling this way is worth it if we can finally get our own home while our disability appeals process.
Please help. Please.
(P.S. I will be posting the total amount of donations that come in the second that they do so that everyone can see how close we are to our goal)$480/$700 donated towards our new home!
*blocks out everything and everyone else*: Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Libra
*deep thoughts eventually turn into an existential crisis*: Cancer, Leo, Pisces, Aquarius
*thoroughly delves into research in the illuminati*: Taurus, Gemini, Sagittarius, Scorpio
I want to believe that one day we’ll have a presidential election where no one is trying to take away anyone’s rights, and it’s just two people who want the same basic good things for the country but disagree on how to make those things happen
I don’t care if Hillary Clinton is corrupt. I don’t care if she lies, if she cheats, if she eats bowls of newborn chipmunks for breakfast.
She is literally the only thing standing in the way of a fascist dictator becoming President of the United States with a Republican majority congress that guarantees he can do anything he wants and nothing will be able to stop him.
I was and still am a Bernie supporter, and I hate a lot of things about Clinton, but none of that matters anymore. If Trump is elected, people are going to die. Women are going to die when Roe v Wade is overturned and Planned Parenthood is defunded. LGBTQ people are going to die when conversion therapy is further legalized and more bathroom bills are passed. POC are going to die as Trump rounds up Mexican immigrants, gives more power to the police, and fuels the fires of Islamaphobia. Poor people are going to die as Obamacare gets overturned and further cuts are made to welfare programs. And that’s just in this country. That’s not even taking account the all-too-likely outcomes of Trump starting new wars in the Middle East and having control of nuclear bombs that he’s said he ‘would not rule out’ using.
This is no longer even about ‘the lesser of two evils’. This is not ‘scare tactics’. This is literally life and death. Don’t fuck around and tell me you’re voting third-party or not voting at all, because you don’t have that luxury.
I am delighted that this post has gotten as many notes as it has, but as Election Day grows closer I would like to flush it out with some additional information and facts, particularly for those people who are still considering voting third party and those who still consider Clinton “just as bad” as Trump.
Worried about Clinton’s scandals? John Oliver breaks it down.
Concerned that Hillary Clinton defended a child rapist? She tried to get out of it, but she had no choice .
Trump paid an IRS penalty for making a $25k donation to the campaign of the woman in charge of investigating his Trump University fraud case, an investigation she dropped after the donation
The official Republican platform includes banning abortion, overturning marriage equality, no background checks for purchasing guns, declaring coal “clean energy”, religion used as a guide for legislation, a border wall, and pornography declared a “public menace”.
Please do not waste your vote. You can complain about Hillary Clinton as much as you want, but complain about her while you vote for her.
Yesterday (September 27, 2016), Montreal’s city council officially passed a by-law targeting specific dog breeds (mostly pit bulls, but also bully-type breeds AND any dog that has pit bull-like features). This decision was poorly made and will without a doubt be poorly executed.
Montreal’s SPCA has already filed legal action against the city because such a law goes against Quebec’s animal welfare laws. In addition, they created this super informative site with facts on dog bites, why breed-specific legislations never work, and even suggestions on how to actually make everyone in a community feel safe.
Please take the time out of your day to sign the petition found on this website. Your support means the world to the SPCA and Montrealers who have pit bulls (myself included).
For those who don’t know, Montreal just passed a pit bull ban. Every dog who even resembles a “pit bull” who doesn’t have a current home in Montreal will be killed. I can’t even imagine how frantic and desperate the Montreal shelter caregivers are right now. URGENT foster homes outside of Montreal are needed. It doesn’t matter where you live. If you’re able to foster or know someone who is then pass this along: https://www.mrmoproject.com/
Fill out an application and put “Montreal” where it asks for a specific dog.
For those of you unaware, Montreal city council just signed a death warrant for Pitbulls.
“Under the ban — which loosely covers American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers — no dog considered a pit bull can be adopted from Montreal shelters.
“For dogs that don’t have an ‘owner’ on the day of the passing of the legislation, the way the legislation is drafted, the dogs have to be euthanized,” Alanna Devine, of the Montreal SPCA, told The Dodo last week.
The Montreal SPCA takes about 2,000 dogs into the city shelters it runs every year. Among them, she says, about a third, or 700, meet the city’s standard as pit bulls.”
“So far, the handful of dogs who have found safe haven in Alberta and Saskatchewan pales in comparison to the number facing euthanization in Montreal.”
“Under the law, people who own dogs deemed pit bulls have until March to undergo a criminal background check and pay $150 for a special permit. Their dog will have to be sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped —as well as muzzled and on a 4-foot leash at all times in public.”
“Sadly, the decision in Montreal may have a domino effect on the rest of Quebec. Provincial legislators have been mulling a similar ban, which, Devine told The Dodo, could be announced shortly after the Montreal decision”.
I don’t know if this post has been made yet but I just want to warn everybody that if someone stops you in a parking lot and asks you if you’re interested in some perfume and hands you a paper to smell, PLEASE DON’T SMELL IT.
i repeat, DON’T SMELL IT.
Apparently the sample papers are being laced with a drug to knock you out. Please signal boost this. It can save someone’s life!
please repost to save people idc if “its not my blog type” jUST DO IT
Super important please repost
Who the fuck would actually be stupid enough to smell it though????
some people have anxiety triggered impulses to execute tasks suggested by strangers, and will not properly think theirs actions through unless they have been told what to do beforehand
plus, some people are more gullible than others but that doesn’t make them stupid. they just don’t know any better. it’s not like these kind of drugs are talked about anyway, most people learn about their existence watching detective shows
Goddamit can this world get any more fucked. Ugh. Frankly, I don’t like perfume anyway. But some people genuinely might :’( I don’t want anyone hurt.
how is this funny to anyone.
Those people obviously don’t realize the extremely high kill rate for cats at shelters, not to mention that people literally dump indoor cats outside when they don’t want them anymore, and indoor cats often die due to starvation/predators (duh they have no survival skills).
Also - I might also be crying.
Jackson Galaxy is awesome. His story is is that he used to be a drug addict, and that while he was in the beginning of his recovery he saved a stray cat and nursed it back to life, and in return the cat essentially did the same for him, and ever since then, he’s taught himself everything there is to know about cats and their behavior. Cats saved his life, so he’s saving cats lives. He’s awesome.
I love this guy.
i hate with a passion how games like the sims and animal crossing are just considered ‘casual gaming’ or easy/baby/silly games. the communities for these games are extremely nice and welcoming and incredibley talented - especially the sims’ modding community.
i was discussing this with a friend yesterday and she mentioned that the reason these games are considered ‘casual’ is because a) the majority of players are female b) these games are a slow burn - they aren’t just “shoot, shoot, win/lose” games. they take time and dedication to play properly. c) they aren’t violent or horror games.
honestly i love these type of games and it makes me sad to see people be ashamed of playing them because they don’t want to be seen as a ‘fake gamer’ or whatever. please play and enjoy the games you like, don’t be afraid or ashamed to have fun.
- “IM SORRY IM SORRY IM SORRY!!”
- “you arent mad at me right? Oh my god you are! IM SORRY”
- “is this my for me? Can I use this? Can I drink this? Can I-”
- “pls help me make this decision for me”
- “do what you please!!!” “What if that makes everyone mad at me”
-studying people intensely because you are afraid you might do something that will make them mad
- Saying something in a tone louder than usual and feeling like this is your last day alive
- low self stem
- feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted after expressing any sort of feeling and crying right after that
- when someone talks or does something in an attitude thats not usual from them and Knowing That It’s Your Fault
- “i dont deserve this why are you doing this for me”
- not knowing the difference between a joke, sarcasm, and passive aggressive speech
- unhealthily clinging to anyone who’s remotely nice to you
- not knowing what to say NEVER
- not knowing how to react to compliments, nice words, genuine care or anything like that and feeling incredibly sick at the thought of someone genuinely loving you
- having to explain every single movement and word you do and say to literally anyone
- being really good at lying and pretending as a survival strategy
- Not living, surviving.
- calculating and overthinking everything you do and say, the time you say it, how you say it, the expression you have when you say it, your voice tone…everything
- getting panic attacks over the tiniest things
- unhealthily clinging to fictional characters and shows
- lack of energy to do anything because you use a lot of effort in every single movement you do
- “im useless”
- when someone compliments you on something and you needing to be Perfect at it because then you dont have any reason to live
- intrusive thoughts
- Over sensitiveness
- “It’s my fault.”
- not knowing how to react about criticism
- getting startled when someone touches you
- being hyperaware of your surroundings and at the same time having no time and space perception
- believing everything everyone says
- Feeling like any day is your last day
Y'all the wildest thing ever happened today I need to tell you… Mom got a call from Washington DC telling her it was an emergency and she had to call back instantly. Of course she did, and she was put on the phone with this young man with a very very thick Indian accent… he gave his name and position and badge ID and basically told mom that he worked for the IRS and there was an issue with her taxes and she was being sued by the government for 8000$ and should she fail to cooperate her drivers license would be revoked and a policeman would be over to arrest her.
But what the guy didn’t know was that mom went to a prestigious law school and both her dad and uncle are lawyers. She was an active member of the union strikes in the 80s-90s and even had a lawsuit against them be taken to the Supreme Court. She knows the law and the workings of the government REALLY REALLY well, and she could tell something was up. She demanded evidence that they could identify her and after asking for her zip code he gave her the address of her house but she said that that information could be found online. She asked for her social security number or even her email and he said both were classified. She asked to speak to his supervisor and he said that he “didn’t have one available.” She kept on asking question after question that she already knew the answer to as someone with a really extensive background in law and his answers were really sketchy. Finally he told her that “the call was being recorded and if she didn’t comply and answer his questions he would send out a warrant for her arrest” and so she answered a few questions and THEN he said “okay I’m switching you over to my supervisor.” NOW HE HAD A SUPERVISOR.
So mom was transferred over to another man, this guy sounded older but he also had a very very very thick Indian accent. He also gave his title and full name and badge number and then told mom that she had to wire the $8000 through an online source immediately or she would be arrested. Mom was pretty sure this was a scam now but it was so elaborate and they had been so convincing that she didn’t feel right hanging up so she started interrogating the guy, demanding proof that they could identify her, telling them in detail about all of her past interaction with the IRS, demanding they provide literally any evidence that they were really part of the IRS and any of this was real. The guy on the phone started to get really aggressive, he kept yelling at mom for “wasting their time” and “accusing them of lying to her” and kept on telling her that if she kept this up he would send a police officer to arrest her and take all of her possessions. She ended up getting rightfully mad and YELLING at the man; yelling about her background in law, about how he wasn’t providing any evidence, about how his information didn’t line up at all with any of her past experiences, etc etc. She screamed at this guy for like a solid 20 minutes and you could hear him starting to totally falter. Finally he went “I’ve pulled up your house, I can see it right now, I’ll send authorities immediately.” and mom said to prove it and he said “you have basketball net out front, a brown garage door, and a brown front door.”
OUR DOOR IS LIGHT BLUE…
So now mom is really mad and also really sure this is fake but he keeps threatening legal action and she has a job and four kids and these guys are legitimately threatening her so she doesn’t want to risk hanging up yet. So she keeps yelling at him, calling his bluffs, and demanding he provide her evidence. He refuses to even email her. Then he slips up and goes “Look, after you’ve sent me the money I can tell you-” and mom LOSES IT going “Are you saying that if I PAY YOU, A MEMBER OF THE IRS, EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS IMMEDIATELY, only THEN will you give me information?? Did you really just say that to me??” And the guy starts going “no no I didn’t say that! That’s not what I meant!” Mom now has me google all of the information we’ve had so far (she’s been on speaker the whole time and I was listening in and taking notes at her request). I couldn’t find any information on the identities they had given, but I did find an article about a huge tax fraud scam taking place out of India that’s conning people out of thousands and thousands of dollars. Mom took the article and started reading it out loud to the guy and he legit goes “Ma'am, listen, I don’t care about all of that” and mom goes “YOU DONT CARE THAT THERE MIGHT BE PEOPLE TRYING TO IMPERSONATE YOU, THE IRS??”
So now she knows it’s a scam and at that moment a police car (highway patrol) happens to drive up. We were getting lunch at the time. She STANDS UP and goes “At this moment I can see a police officer and I’m going to ask him to trace this number.” The guy starts begging her not to, and then she just hangs up. Like… 10 seconds later she gets another call from a different number. She answers it and, ANOTHER INDIAN MAN with a very deep voice says that he’s a policeman from the local police department and he’s currently on his way to arrest her. But he got the name of our police department wrong… So mom hangs up instantly, calls the police, and requests to know if anyone is on their way to arrest her. It turns out they don’t even have anyone on the squad with the name of the guy who supposedly was coming to arrest her, but this WAS like the 3rd or 4th call like this they had received. Apparently these scammers had gotten tons of people just in and around our city alone…
But holy fucking SHIT it was so intense. Mom has been struggling with depression lately and she said that having the opportunity to scream at those guys was really therapeutic for her fjksjdjsjsk. It was so fucking wild to listen in on, mom really really knew what she was talking about and she was so stubborn about holding her ground and refusing to be persuaded and she just completely saw through their shit but they put up SUCH a fight; it was a really really elaborate scam. I felt like John Watson watching Sherlock solve a crime or something holy hell.
Guys, this scam has been hitting in my area. It gets worse.
They threaten to have people’s kids taken away.
It gets worse.
They SWATed people.
I’m inclined to think that if you get one of those calls and pull something like OP’s mom, you might want to call your local police non emergency line and let them know about it.
The IRS will not call you.
Anyone who claims they’re calling from the IRS is automatically a scam.
“There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening calls from people who say they are from the IRS and urging immediate payment. This is not how we operate. People should hang up immediately and contact TIGTA or the IRS.”
Seriously, just don’t interact. If someone calls claiming to be the IRS, tell them (in your most bored-sounding voice) “wow, this old scam again. get a better job, dude.” and hang up. I’ve had to do this a couple times. One called me back, and I laughed at him and hung up. The IRS WILL NOT CALL YOU.
Also anyone who is not okay with you hanging up on them and calling their line directly is not legitimate. If someone calls saying they’re from your bank, etc, just tell them you’re more comfortable calling the official number yourself, or tell them you’re driving and you’ll call back later. Real businesses will accept a callback.
21-year-old Baltimore Country man dies after being beaten up by police officers.
Tawon Boyd, a 21-year-old man from Essex, Maryland, was hospitalized after a fight with police, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police were called at 3AM on Sunday to the first block of Akin Circle in Middle River on a report of a disturbance. Boyd was found “confused and paranoid, sweating heavily.”
According to the police Boyd refused to obey orders and began fighting officers, but victim’s family and Deona Styron, his fiance, tell a different story:
“He on the ground, 5 other officers on top of him, and not only that, one police officer got his arm around his neck like this, punching him, punching, him and throughout the whole thing he’s like I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe…”There is no way you can twist this story to justify the police beating this kid to death. Police were called to help, but they ended up killing the guy. There is no excuse - they’re supposed to serve and protect and they have to be able to deal with all kinds of people. Not everyone is mentally stable, not everyone is white, but that does not give you the right to beat them to death!
#TawonBoyd #BlackLivesMatter #StopPoliceBrutality#StayWoke #Amerikkka
everyday i see pictures of a new victim everyday i die a little more #wtfAmerica #BLM
This is very urgent, “The World’s Greatest Cathouse”, otherwise known as “Puffy Paws Kitty Haven,” Is an Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary style house, but for cats! They foster any and all cats, but especially old, disabled, or ‘unwanted’ cats. They run out of Englewood, FL and are a non-profit organization. Sounds great, right?
They have run out of funds. They only have enough food until Friday, which is TOMORROW. They’ve seen to have raised a bit of money, but the situation is urgent. They post about all the funds needed to care for kitties, while also taking lots of photos (I know everyone loves photos of cats!) and posting them for our pleasure.
Please check out Puffy Paws Kitty Haven, they’re in desperate need of help!
Website (Also has options to shop for the kitty’s needs)
Please share and donate if you’re able to!
This is getting kind of ridiculous.
There are two five leaves in there somewhere
I lost count
This is the lucky clover bouquet. Reblog for seven days of good luck!