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THERE’S A VIRUS GOING AROUND AGAIN

bricebryce:

makehimpayforit:

baskervillecorgi:

cecilmonsterbutt:

  1. IF YOU SEE THIS IN YOUR ASK DO NOT CLICK IT OR GO TO THE PAGE IT’LL INFECT YOU WITH MALWARE IGNORE THE ASK AND DO NOT CLICK ON IT WHATEVER YOU DO

    SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS
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I GOT 

dammit I got it, but it was different, it said it was a psychology student and that she was a student and she needed help with a project

I’ll take a look at this on my computer later on.

(Source: carmiines)

saurons:

Above are photos from various posts Facebook and from my friends’ Instagram accounts documenting what’s CURRENTLY happening in the Philippines. Because I live in an elevated house, I’m one of the lucky ones, but the street on which I live in is flooded till the neck. I’m lucky enough to still have electricity and access to internet. 

Here’s the view outside my window. Yep.

For those of you who may not know, Northern Philippines is under a state of calamity. Because of the extreme weather conditions caused by the joined efforts of a tropical storm called ‘Maring’ and the southwest monsoon (habagat), more than 600, 000 people have been affected the flashfloods. Many provinces have been put under a state of calamity, and many people had to be evacuated from their homes. Because of this, there has been a call for people both inside and outside the country to help in any way we can.

Rain is till expected to fall until Thursday so we’ve got to hustle to make sure that everyone gets the help they need before things get even worse!

For locals, you can refer to the following places on where to drop your donations off:

Makati

  1. Assumption College San Lorenzo
  2. San Antonio Parish, Dasmarinas
  3. Colegio San Agustin (CSA), Dasmarinas

Manila (Although I would advise people to donate to these places after the floods have died down.)

  1. De La Salle University, Taft
  2. University of Santo Tomas, Espana
  3. University of the Philippines, Manila

Pasig

  1. University of Asia and the Pacific

Quezon City

  1. Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan
  2. University of the Philippines, Dilliman

Feel free to add where else people can donate to if where you know isn’t on the list!

For more information on how you can help, see here and here.

As for international help, feel free to donate to the relief operations through the Philippine Red Cross. You can find more information at their website: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

Please signal boost! My countrymen need all the help we can get!

fallbackintotheabyss:

it-is-a-3-patch-problem:

Thought this may be useful for a few people on here!

This is a new app called ‘Self-help Anxiety Management' by The University Of West England

SAM has been developed by a university team of Psychologists, computer scientists and student users. It engages established methods of self-help and high standards of usability to provide a engaging, flexible & practical resource.

This app is currently only available for devices using Android.

Signal boost!

ironychan:

pepperjohnrogers:

cumberbum:

The Bystander Effect - The Bystander Effect is a social phenomenon in which a person (or persons) are less likely to offer help to another person (or persons) when there are more people around who can also provide assistance. Many people believe that, when there is an emergency and lots of people are present, the people in need are more likely to get assistance. However, this is not the case. Rather, the more people there are who can help, the less likely each person is to offer help. Thus, when in a group, people are less likely to offer help than when they are alone.

I’m going to hijack this post to talk about what you should do to combat the bystander effect. The bystander effect is very real and can have some very serious consequences. People die all the time because of the bystander effect. 

If you know CPR and you see someone in distress, congratulations you are now in charge. Don’t stand around and wait for someone else to do something. You are officially the most capable person on scene. 

Start CPR immediately. While you’re at it, pick someone in the crowd and point to them. Loudly say, “You call 911!”. Do Not say “someone call 911”. If you say “someone” everyone there is going to think that someone else is “someone”. You have to pick a specific person

If you don’t know CPR and aren’t capable of offering any direct assistance, it is officially your job to call for emergency services. If you don’t have a cellphone, start looking for a phone or someone else who has a phone. 

Whenever you are in doubt about whether or not you need to take action, remember the bystander effect. Remember that other people will be in doubt too, and those other people may not be armed with the knowledge you have. 

If you pass a car accident on the highway and think “I’m sure someone else has already called it in” remember that everyone else who passed thought the exact same thing. Call it in. Emergency services would rather receive 100 calls about the same accident than not receive any calls at all. 

I try really hard to keep this in mind whenever I see any sort of emergency.

masturbationdestination:

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mamasam:

aspidelaps:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.

I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.

Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Bees are literally some of the most important creatures on this planet. I am not usually one for valuing certain living things over other living things, but bees are an exception. Without bees, the human race wouldn’t even be a thing. You like living? Then you like bees. You like other people staying alive, especially in poorly developed areas, living too? Then you still like bees.

Same to that, you should love and support Bee Keepers. Seeing Bee keepers lose their hives in such masses is absolutely devastating, because in many cases, bee keepers are the only reason hive roosting social bee species are even still in an area. They don’t just harvest honey. They take care of and maintain their bees tirelessly, and are a boon to the environment as a result, because their busy little honey makers are out there pollinating the fields of nearby flowers and farmers, pollinating small gardens and fruit trees, and generally KEEPING SHIT BUENO. Bee diseases are also largely unregulated by governments and completely controlled by bee keepers. Never, ever turn your back on a bee keeper. For all you know, they are the heros of the human race, maintaining food production at this very moment. That any government would ignore that gets me all sorts of mad.

Also of concern are farmers planting massive fields of plants with beautiful, alluring flowers that attract honeybees to them, but that do not produce suitable honey for the bees to survive on through winter. Honey that crystallizes very fast, and becomes inedible to the bees as a result. Honeybees that belong to a bee keeper can be artificially fed through winter if the honey stores are bad… but wild honeybees do not have that luxury and the colony will die.

Want to help somehow? Consider keeping bees yourself, especially if you already have an interest in food production! You can do it on your acres of land, or in your backyard. It can even be done on rooftop apartment gardens. 2 hives will give you many, many lbs of honey, even with two harvests during a good summer. You can also become involved with your local bee keeping groups! However, bee keeping isn’t for everyone. There are much smaller things you can do:

  • Have beekeeper and bees in mind when choosing what regulations you support. Be loud about the things you are against!
  • Plant a variety of fragrant summer blooms in your garden. Attracting bees is both good for your flowers and good for the bees! The more variety they have, the better their honey will be to support them.
  • Consider leaving out water for wild bees. Peat moss lightly flooded in a dish, somewhere out of direct sunlight, is a great place for bees to drink. They will appreciate it, especially in developed areas where water sources are few.
  • Don’t treat your garden with pesticides!
  • Support your local bee keepers! Buy your honey local from farmer’s markets.
  • Can’t find local honey? Buying online from a small time beekeeper is your next best option. Actually, buying from many different regions can give you a variety of honey flavors - different ingredients make different honeys, changing color, taste, and thickness.

My coworker’s been beekeeping for 10 years and this year she lost every single bee.  This scares the shit out of me.

ladyw1nter:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.

I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.

Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Honestly not surprised if Monsanto is directly connected to bee deaths to raise food prices, and also seed prices for plants that self-pollinate (TM’s by Monsanto, ofc). Just because it’s evil enough to be shit they’d do.

fluxthepolice:

YO THIS SHIT IS NOT OKAY.

signal boost to all my followers, PLEASE share this where you see fit.

you will most likely never hear this story on American news stations if you live here.

all i ask is that you help raise awareness on this topic.

(Source: fonbaligi)

begitalarcos:

pettyartist:

sleepingwithpiercethemice:

serotonical:

How to break out of a zip-tie- potentially life-saving information

You guys, please share it. You never know when someone is going to need this information.

PLEASE reblog this— zipties are one of the most common ways of binding a person upon kidnapping because they are cheap and hard to break.

Knowing things like this puts you one step closer to freedom if, heaven forbid, you fall into a situation where you need to use this information.

This information would have been helpful to me at one point in my life, cannot not reblog it now

IF YOU ARE IN OKLAHOMA, SPECIFICALLY EL RENO, MUSTANG, YUKON, AND OKLAMOMA CITY

gallafrenga:

merc9andazombie:

GET TO SHELTER NOW!!!  I’M WATCHING WEATHER CHANNEL, AND TWO STORM CHASING TEAMS HAVE BEEN HIT.  GET UNDERGROUND.  AN INTERIOR ROOM WILL NOT SAVE YOU THIS TIME.

THE HUGE TORNADO IS A MILE-PLUS WIDE.  IT IS AN ESTIMATED EF5.  EVERYONE, STAY SAFE AND ALERT.  PLEASE REBLOG WITH UPDATES

SIGNAL BOOST.

iridessence:

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

Please reblog.

(Source: )

cakeandrevolution:

murikunt:

college students, Bigwords.com is a conventient sort of search site that rifles through all sorts of online stores and ads looking for the text books you need, newest edition, you can look specifically for used books or ones with a buyback program, and stuff. and can be a lot cheaper, saved me $400 one semester

Can we amplify this a little please? I’m sure some of my followers could use this resource. Spread it around friends.

(Source: mpdgorgon-archive)

IMPORTANT

theuppitynegras:

thecommandertoast:

ofmagicandice:

So I just gained a follower a few moments ago with the name maartin4life

LISTEN TO ME

WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU DO

DON’T

OPEN

THEIR FUCKING PAGE

I JUST OPENED IT AND MY AVAST ANTIVIRUS TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS A FUCKING TROJAN HORSE

verified. it contains a malware bug encrypted inside the javascript. 

SIGNAL BOOST

Marie likes to draw: Amazon launches kindle platform to SELL fanfiction

marielikestodraw:

Amazon secured a deal with Warner on some franchises (Vampire Diaries, etc) that allows them to publish fanworks from said franchise (with massive restrictions, no porn, no graphic violence, etc), with low payment for authors (!!!) and massive percentage going back to Warner (!!!!!)

Infos over

When throwing a punch:

fandombeforeblood:

snail-monger:

dixiesaurer:

notyourhousekeeper:

ramblinprose:

unseilie:

fullofbeansandspunk:

everythingbutharleyquinn:

asinheavenasinhell:

thnafu:

• Use the hand you write with.

• Make a fist with your thumb outside, not tucked inside. If it’s tucked inside your fist, when you punch someone, you might break your thumb. The thumb goes across your fingers, not on the side.

• Don’t be like in the movies—don’t aim for the face. Face punches don’t usually stop people, and you can miss when they duck their head or break your hand on their jaw. If you want to get away quickly, or end a fight, aim for the chest, or the ribs. If you really want to do some damage, e.g., you’re being attacked, aim for the throat, which will make it hard for your attacker to breathe for a hot minute.

• When you punch, you want to aim and hit with your first two knuckles. Not the flats of your fingers, and not your ring or pinky knuckles, which can break more easily. You can use your weight, if you’re on your feet, to add wallop, and spring into a punch with your feet and torso.

Useful information, esp. if you haven’t taken self defense.

I reblogged this once before to add this and I’ll do it again…

keep your wrist straight.

You can also risk breaking your wrist if you allow it to bend.  I actually can’t believe this isn’t in there.

Other good pointers:

  • if your attacker is male, go for his junk - especially if he’s wearing loose pants. There’s no sportsmanship when it comes to assault so fuck them balls UP
  • punching pretty much ANYWHERE in the face is going to actually hurt you a LOT (just think - you’re punching your bones into their bones and ow). If you’re going for the face, my suggestion is to strick upwards with your palm.

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see that meaty portion highlighted in red? There’s a lot of muscle and fat right there which makes it excellent for striking. Hold your hand as shown and aim for the nose or chin (though I’ve been told in extreme circumstances, doing this to the nose can be fatal but I’ve never really heard if this is true or not) and just aim upwards

  • other delicate areas: 
  • the shin (hurts like a bitch if you kick it right - also, you can hit this spot if you’re being held in a choke-hold and if your attacker has to move in order to stop you from kicking him, he’ll have to angle his body so as to expose his stomach and crotch to the wild spastic jabbings of your elbows)
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  • the solar plexus (either jab while holding your hand in a sort of spear position or use your elbows - unless you’re super strong, your punch probably won’t wind your attacker. Your elbow or a spear hand will, however)
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Originally in (most) martial arts, you hit the solar plexus because it supposedly contained an important chakra. Now we know that it actually also contains like a bunch of necessary organs that are exposed just below your ribs and is also (roughly) where your diaphragm lives so getting punched there is not pleasant.
  • the clavicle (from experience, getting hit in your clavicle HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. If you strike downwards with your knuckles, the person might just cry. Like I did.)
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  • the ear (this is probably the best place to punch besides the throat. It’s all cartilage so it probably won’t hurt you all that much and most people will be like “DUDE YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE EAR WHAT THE HELL”)
  • the kidneys (this is harder to hit without training but if you somehow get your attacker’s back to face you, try to hit’em in the kidneys. Again, from experience, this FUCKING HURTS. You can’t really hit the kidneys from the front with any effect but from the back it is super painful)

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  • if you’re held in a choke-hold, try turning your head so the forearm isn’t pressed into your throat. If you can position yourself right, you can sort of force your chin into the crook of the elbow, making you able to still receive (limited) oxygen and provide time for you to kick some shins or elbow some spleens and shit

-Also, remember that a guy’s junk is not an off-button. Don’t think that you can rely on a swift kick to the balls to immediately incapacitate him in an emergency. Adrenaline and anger can keep somebody going for a long time even through extreme pain, and if you expect to end a fight with a single groin-attack you might be caught off-guard when he doesn’t drop. Certainly go for it if you get the chance, but keep hitting him until the fight is over.

-Draw blood if you can, especially if you can draw it from the face or the eyes. Blood in the eyes is not just a good way to impair your attacker’s vision, it’s also a really good way to freak them out and let them know that they might be getting more than they bargained for by picking a fight with you.

-Elbows and knees are really powerful weapons. Elbows are very sharp and very strong and if you are in close-range they are often more effective than trying to throw a punch. 

-Yelling and shouting makes you scary. 

Nothing much to add to this, it’s pretty much all there. So. Reblog. Oh, also, it’s really easy to break a nose - go for the eyes too. All it takes to avoid a shot to the throat is tucking your chin.

Also, that part about the ear - don’t punch. An open hand over the ear hurts a lot.

If you’re able to get both your hands free, I’ve heard that clapping your open hands over both of someone’s ears will disorient them for a few seconds. I’ve never seen it done, but considering how important the inner ear is for things like balance, it makes sense that fucking with that would mess somebody up.

your elbow and kneecaps are the strongest bone in your body so even if you dont have any fighting training or arent very strong you can rely on a good elbow jab to do some hefty damage

if you are throwing punches the strongest way is to pull your arm back and punch straight forward like a pinball machine. dont waste your arms momentum by swinging wide.

notice how his arm twists and the wrist stays straight. this will help you not break your arm

if you dont have any fighting training your legs might be stronger than your arms, especially if youre a woman since thats where you probably naturally grow the most muscle. Its easy to get hung up on throwing punches when youre scared but remember your legs are strong- you probably use your legs and walk around more than you punch people right? a good kick will allow you to attack from further away than using your knees and elbows but they can also be easy to block so be quick. the easiest kick to land is the side kick. stand perpendicular to your opponent with your strongest leg facing them. lift your leg up and then kick straight out aiming for their torso.

land the kick with the flat of your foot not your toes

if your attacker gets you on the ground DO NOT try to stand up and run away. roll as far as you can in one move then immediately jump to your feet. you can roll much faster than you can stand up so get out of arms reach before trying to stand and run away. and unless they study martial arts they probably wont expect you to start rolling around on the floor so you might put them off for a second and buy yourself that little bit of time

first priority is always to run the fuck away but if you get a chance while youre up close and personal try and mark the attackers face somehow. scratch their cheek, bite off their ear, stab them in the eye, whatever. hopefully it will startle them and give you a chance to escape but the goal is to mark them so that you can give the police an identifying characteristic to hunt the son of a bitch down with. bonus points if its something they have to go to the hospital for and can be caught and apprehended there. but remember, this is ONLY if you get the chance. dont stick around to mark the guy if you cant do it without risking yourself.

Another thing to think about is how people would try to attack you. Punching is mainly a front-on reaction to an attack. If someone were to grab you from behind and pin your arms, you cant really punch.

If someone does do that, drop yourself down into a stable, almost squatting position, curve your back out and tuck your head in. This will make it harder for someone to hold onto you or pick you up. (Plank of wood vs. a yoga ball).

Then try -sounds dumb but just do it- bending over and knocking them back with your bum while jerking your arms forward (it’s easier to move them forward then out to the side in that kind of a grip). 

If they still manage to hold onto you, try anything to unbalance them or get them to release you. This can be biting, elbowing to the torso, backfist into the groin, curling into a ball and throwing yourself downward, or slipping one of your feet behind their’s and trip them (if you feel like you can get your arms free. The bad thing about this is that they might take you with them. If that’s the case, put all your strength into making the fall hurt, and try to elbow them in the solar plexus to knock the wind out of them, and tuck in your head so you dont connect with their chin). 

One thing that might NOT be a good idea is to jump up and headbutt them. It depends on whoever’s got you, if they’re strong enough, they may just end up picking you up. In addition, their energy is coming toward you, making it harder to make an efficient movement against the momentum they built up.

If it doesn’t see like they’d be able to carry you off, then tripping them or even kicking them in the knees might work, but it’s  important for you to be balanced and hard to manipulate.

Other easy kicks to add to the previous: 

Push kickRoundhouse

And for your back, back kick

Also, another good place to get to, (if you’re being held by your throat and hands are somewhat free) its really painful to get pinched in your triceps area (the underside of your upper arm, by the armpit). Its you pinch hard enough, and twist, you could even rip some nerves and muscles. (Trust me, hurts like a huge fucking bitch). Even if it sounds grotesque, all is fair in assault, do whatever you can to escape your attacker.

(Source: am-buh)

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