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PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Okay, so here’s a thing about the mid-Atlantic region.  We have this, but we also have something called Queen Ann’s Lace, the flower-bits of which look rather similar.  For reference:

Queen Ann’s Lace:

Giant Hogweed:

(no, it’s not always that big because it has to grow to that size, but yes it does grow to that size).

mitchlvcker:

This is Ruthie. Ruthie was born without all the functions of her liver, and she’s having a rough time. When she was a baby, a doctor took part of her small intestine and made a little patch up for the missing parts of her liver. But this is only temporary. 

Ruthie needs an organ donor, and her operation will cost  around $500,000 dollars. Her family can’t pull that money, so all they’re asking for is $40,000 dollars.

With your help, Ruthie can have her surgery. Without her surgery, her body will soon outgrow the patch she has in place.

If you want to donate to Ruthie’s surgery, click here.

If you want to send a check, click here.

If you want to donate and find companies willing to match your donation, click here.

Ruthie and her family need all the help they can get, Ruthie already has hospital bills piling up, as every time she has a fever, she has to go to the hospital and get her blood checked for bacteria, then stay there for a few days.

Ruthie deserves a life outside of the hospital, and even if you can’t make a donation, it’d help so much just to signal boost this and reblog it, only the pictures of her show up on your blog.

carryonwinchestering:

Being internet smart is like the 21st century version of being street smart. 

Okay Dad, these are the websites you use to watch your show. 

Sockshare, Putlocker, gorillavid, nosvideo and novamov are your friends, stick to them and you know you’re okay.

DO NOT click on anything that wants you to download updates or DivX. 

DO NOT click on adverts on the side. 

And be very cautious of fake play buttons. 

You are ready. Go forth and watch Dexter. 

mcflyinggravity:

Know Me Better Meme

5 Favourite Actors

-Mathew Baynton

"You’ve grown up too much if you can’t have a conversation with a puppet."

mcflyinggravity:

Know Me Better Meme

15 Current Celebrity Crushes

-Mathew Baynton

Onwards, onwards, never stopping , The years roll by like the buildings and trees”

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Because it’s Oscar weekend, a quick reminder of why I hate the Leonardo DiCaprio meme:

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

  1. Because while everyone is worrying so much about Leo with his four nominations and no wins, no one’s starting a meme for Amy Adams with her FIVE nominations and no wins.
  2. Because Leo’s four nominations equal a significant fraction of the fourteen times black actors and and actresses have actually WON since the inception of the Academy Awards.
  3. Because it’s insulting as hell to the winners to imply Leo should have won before considering two of those losses were due to black actors taking home Best Actor Oscars. (His first loss was to Tommy Lee Jones in “The Fugitive.” Good luck beating that role.) 
  4. Because when everyone was whining about Leo not getting his fourth nomination for “Django Unchained,” everybody was ignoring the bullshit behind Samuel L. Jackson not getting his second nomination after nineteen years for the same damn movie and an equally great performance.
  5. Because it’s another year of all-white Best Actress nominees, a category which has had literally only ONE black winner in its entire history. 
  6. Because even Kate freakin’ Winslet didn’t win until her fifth nomination.
  7. Because the same damn actors being nominated over and over and OVER again for these awards is a problem, not because they deserve more awards, but because it means smaller movies and unknown actors and better-acted roles can get ignored because, you know, Meryl Streep was in another movie this year. (And I adore Meryl Streep, but … yeah.)
  8. Because it’s like a symbol of what the main problem with the Academy has been for years — that the Academy is a white boys’ club, and the fact that the Internet is so desperately worried that a white man might not win an Oscar that they turned it into a popular fucking meme just encourages the Academy to keep carrying on with their racist, sexist bullshit.

caveronie:

sabrielhasablog:

explore-blog:

Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

this is such bullshit

VACCINATE YOUR FUCKING KIDS

I have to define the ‘science discipline’ of Vulcanology and a really big part of me wants to say “The study of Vulcans”

ouyangdan:

sandetiger:

clcooper125:

yearofthelamb:

It really surprises me that Tumblr isn’t talking about this more, like do you understand that World War 3 is about to happen?!?

This scares me. 

fyi: military intervention is not open declaration of war
russia hasn’t declared war on ukraine - it is ukraine that’s calling it an invasion rn. remember that ukraine gained its independence from the soviet union back in the day, and i’m guessing they’re always on the look-out of potential take-overs.
also remember that ukraine is about to default.
the crimean area (which has been a place of contention between russia and ukraine for a while, which borders the black sea, and which has historically been russia’s point of access to sea trade routes) is mostly pro-russian, and russia frequently moves troops in that area from military base to military base.
there are a lot of things happening in ukraine rn that we don’t know the full story of and many of the reports are unverified/unsubstantiated. People are not going to declare world war-type things on reports that we can’t confirm, especially in this age of information. i rather doubt that many of the world powers WANT to have a third world war, too — that’s really tied in with the whole fear of the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. it’s way more likely that people are going to try and mitigate the conflicts and resolve it with talks and treaties and pressuring of offending nations than they are to go catapulting toward a global armed conflict.
it’s a situation worth keeping an eye on and is definitely alarming, but saying ‘ww3 is imminent’ is p much fear-mongering right now. russia is breaching international law, but it’s prob more likely that nations will give russia the cold shoulder — that’s what the US seems to be promising, at least.
just saying

excellent commentary. there’s also news sources local to the area with plenty of information.

ouyangdan:

sandetiger:

clcooper125:

yearofthelamb:

It really surprises me that Tumblr isn’t talking about this more, like do you understand that World War 3 is about to happen?!?

This scares me. 

fyi: military intervention is not open declaration of war

russia hasn’t declared war on ukraine - it is ukraine that’s calling it an invasion rn. remember that ukraine gained its independence from the soviet union back in the day, and i’m guessing they’re always on the look-out of potential take-overs.

also remember that ukraine is about to default.

the crimean area (which has been a place of contention between russia and ukraine for a while, which borders the black sea, and which has historically been russia’s point of access to sea trade routes) is mostly pro-russian, and russia frequently moves troops in that area from military base to military base.

there are a lot of things happening in ukraine rn that we don’t know the full story of and many of the reports are unverified/unsubstantiated. People are not going to declare world war-type things on reports that we can’t confirm, especially in this age of information. i rather doubt that many of the world powers WANT to have a third world war, too — that’s really tied in with the whole fear of the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. it’s way more likely that people are going to try and mitigate the conflicts and resolve it with talks and treaties and pressuring of offending nations than they are to go catapulting toward a global armed conflict.

it’s a situation worth keeping an eye on and is definitely alarming, but saying ‘ww3 is imminent’ is p much fear-mongering right now. russia is breaching international law, but it’s prob more likely that nations will give russia the cold shoulder — that’s what the US seems to be promising, at least.

just saying

excellent commentary. there’s also news sources local to the area with plenty of information.

bowiesnippleantennae:

sleepinnude:

amstibovholy vered:

one does not simply die young

click play if you want to live

The part where Gandalf is just spinning SLAYED ME

bogleech:

IF YOU DO NOT REBLOG THIS A SKELETON WILL SNEAK INTO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE AN ELABORATE SANDWICH AND USE THE SAME EXACT KNIFE FOR EVERY CONDIMENT WITHOUT CLEANING IT OFF