A few weeks ago, I was made privy to the fact that my abuser worked for the same company that I did. By “made privy”, I mean “ran into him in an elevator and dissolved into a sobbing mess in the bathroom”.
Obviously, I needed to get out of there and was able to find a job at a company I feel I mesh with and I feel safe at. I found out yesterday that I got that job and was give a start date of two weeks from now. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to find a job so quickly, let alone one that’s as good as this job.
I put in my two weeks notice at my previous employer and was let go on the spot. Florida is a right-to-work state, so they aren’t legally obligated to honor my two weeks. This leaves me without a paycheck right before rent is due. I won’t receive my first paycheck for my new job until around the 26th of September and my bills are due on the 20th.
I normally don’t seek the help of others, but I’m truly backed into a corner here.
I’m only asking for $400 to help me make it until the 26th. This includes my rent (my landlord is allowing me to only pay half this month and I can put the other half towards next month), my cellphone bill (my only means of communication), and my inhaler refill.
If you can donate anything at all, I would be eternally grateful to you. Like I said before, I normally don’t ask for things like this and I know things are tight for all of us, but anything helps my situation out at all.
Thank you <3
Hey everyone, this is one of my friends (who no longer has a tumblr). Please, if you can help or signal boost, this is a REALLY shitty situation, and getting terminated essentially for putting in a two weeks’ notice is awful.
You all probably know by now that I don’t blog/reblog donation requests unless I have extreme confidence and familiarity with the person in question, so please take my support for what it’s worth. Please help my friend, who only wants to be in a safe working environment.
Delling wouldn’t promote something like this unless they were sure it was legit, so rest assured~
Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
Jon Stewart is great anyway, but part of what makes him great is knowing when to get serious.
Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.
It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats.
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)
http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!
YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!
SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!
- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
NUTSHELL STUDIES OF UNEXPLAINED DEATH:
In the early half of the 20th century, forensic science was non-existent. Police coroners did not have to be medically trained and crime-scene investigation was minimal. All this would be changed, however, by an elderly Chicago socialite with a penchant for dollhouses and death.
Inspired by her brother’s classmate and future chief medical examiner of Suffolk County, George Burgess Magrath, Mrs. Frances Glessner Lee dedicated her life to the advancement of the forensic sciences and is allegedly the inspiration for Jessica Fletcher of “Murder, She Wrote.” With Lee’s help, the Harvard Department of Legal Medicine was created in 1931, and through donations of manuscripts and money, it became the Magrath Library of Legal Medicine in 1934, an unprecedented compendium in the field of forensics.
Lee’s greatest contribution, however, was her 18 perfectly proportioned dioramas based on real-life crime scenes which she donated to the department in the 1940s. These painstakingly crafted dioramas include functioning locks and lights and details such as overturned cups, bullet-holes, and boxes of chocolates as well as miniature corpses in a variety of macabre positions.
Twice a year, Lee would hold week-long seminars where participants would scour the scenes for 90 minutes with only the aid of a flashlight and a magnifying glass, trying to deduce the details of the murders through the details of the dioramas.
After Lee’s death in 1962, the models were acquired by the Maryland Medical Examiner’s office and underwent $50,000 in restorations in the 1990s. They are still used as training tools.
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Frances Glessner Lee, a millionaire heiress, revolutionized the study of forensics and crime scene investigation. She believed that crimes could be solved by a detailed analysis of visual and material evidence.
She used newspaper reports, and interviews with policemen and morgue workers to create miniture crime scenes(which were extremely detailed) such as suicides, accidental deaths, accidents as homicides and homicide, potentially, as suicides. Of the twenty she made, eighteen have survived and of those eighteen, eleven show violent deaths of women. Everything from the wallpaper to the presence of alcohol and drugs was added to the miniture crime scenes.
This helped investigators train to identify crimes and clues found at crime scenes and left a big mark on the field as we know it today. They were also used in Harvard Associates in Police Science (HAPS) seminars. She called them nutshell cases, a name that was inspired by a detective who told her this:
As the investigator, you must bear in mind that there is a two-fold responsibility—to clear the innocent as well as expose the guilty. Seek only the facts—Find the truth in a Nutshell.
This lady was amazing, I just learned about her today from the Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast. You wouldn’t believe it, but she gave us such revolutionary ideas about crime investigation such as LOOKING EVERYWHERE FOR EVIDENCE AND NOT JUST FOR STUFF THAT SUPPORTS THE THEORY YOU PULLED OUT OF YOUR ASS. Seriously. Look her up, she’s worth learning about.
Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
I want to be her.
ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THIS SHIT.