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good vs. evil by fido_the_dog
glitterophelia
I really hurt myself this time...it's a doozy.Collapse )

of interest to Japanese victims, in Seattle area
galaxy
madman101
I found this ad offering help to Japan crises victims in Seattle area: http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/roo/2274213495.html

Japan / Reaction / Radiation / Herbs
galaxy
madman101
Here is a link to my own relevant post, including a list of pro-thyroid herbs, etc.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 • Salvation Army: text JAPAN to 80888 • Convoy of Hope: text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555 • World Relief Corp. Several top US wireless operators have waived fees on text messages used to send mobile donations to the earthquake relief effort in Japan.

Japan / Nuke Update
rain window
madman101
Eleven nations have given aid to Japan. U.S.S. Ronald Reagan moves back due to radiation contamination. Rolling blackouts continue. Government distributes hundreds of thousands of doses of potassium iodide. Nikkei Stock Exchange plummets.

Japanese agency: Explosion heard at nuclear plant wzzm13.com / Mar 15, 2011 << UPDATE AT 7:10 P.M. -- TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's nuclear safety agency says an explosion has been heard at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. >>

New blast reported at damaged Japan nuclear plant MarketWatch / Mar 14, 2011 << Several reports cited government officials as confirming the blast at 6:10 a.m. local time (5:10 p.m. U.S. Eastern time). >>

New Explosion At Japanese Reactor Plant Sky News / Mar 14, 2011 << Two previous explosions ripped through unit 1 and 3 reactor buildings, but these had not damaged the nuclear vessels, authorities have said. There was no immediate word on any damage from this third blast, which is now believed to have occurred in the remaining reactor, unit 2. >>

Noriyuki SHIKATA / 23.44 << If you are in Fukushima, please do not try to physically approach Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi for media coverage or other purposes. >>

JAPAN
stonehenge moon
madman101
Important JAPAN post & links here: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/57139835.html

[Signal Boost] What you can do to help Japan
moon around
madman101
Originally posted by tomboy_typist at [Signal Boost] What you can do to help Japan
Reposting and boosting from [info]gehayi 's post

The American Red Cross
is taking donations. You can even specify where you want the donation to go.

The British Red Cross has a disaster fund, if not a special fund for the earthquake victims.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations.

Convoy of Hope is already helping the earthquake and tsunami victims, and is accepting donations.

Network for Good--a collection of charities--is working to give relief to the victims of the quake and tsunami. The organizations participating are: 

relief for your flist )

You can also go to [info]help_japan  on LJ:



They're having a fandom auction, starting on March 14th. All proceeds are going to vetted charities.



TSUNAMI WARNING - updated
stonehenge moon
madman101
Tsunami warning for Pacific Coasts: Hawaii, Japan, most S.E. Asian Pacific Coasts, Australia, Chile, and Sandwich Islands. ALL Pacific areas should keep updated.

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/

An 8.8 - 8.9 earthquake has hit several kilometers from Tokyo, causing a Tsunami which has damaged N.W. Japan coastal areas, near Sendai. The Earthquake is reported to have caused fires. Nuclear Power plant is said not to have leaked. 18 aftershocks. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ - - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-tsunami_n_834380.html

Japanese Red Cross: http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/ - Google has launched a person-finder.

UPDATE: Pressure building in nuclear plant. May be leaking. Meltdown not impossible.

LJ Australian Flood Relief
galaxy
madman101
  • You might have seen this in LJ Spotlight - just passing it along:
  • fandom_flood_ap

    This newly-created auction community is committed to helping flood victims in Australia. Users offer their creative talents (be it writing, art, or anything else) and bid on each other's works in order to aid relief efforts in Australia.


NZ Earthquake
egypt - hieroglyph
madman101
 LJ has created a new vGift to help with the Christchurch, NZ, earthquake relief effort.

Or you can donate directly to the NZ Red Cross fund: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate

madison community
mad cap
madman101
With numbers as great as they are in Madison, (et al), there will be a need to for emergency services. Violent rhetoric is rising on talk radio, and counter-demonstrators are being bussed in tomorrow.

Your info and suggestions might be useful to individuals at the rallies, so you are encouraged to join up at madison_fights! Thank you!

Italy declares migrant emergency
galaxy
madman101
Humanitarian crisis feared as thousands of north African migrants, mainly from Tunisia, flood tiny island of Lampedusa.Collapse )

Source

WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS
egypt - scribe
madman101
Yay for Egypt!

Suppose Egypt happened here. But things didn't go right. And you needed to communicate somehow...

When you need to get the word out:  radio_relay_net.  Please join!

Also, I posted recently about apocalyptic atmospheric dangers. Important issues to read about, although I not 100% proud of the quality of my writing... GO HERE.  Thanks!

Haiti Earthquake
galaxy
madman101
The Haitian earthquake occurred on January 12, last year.

Links are welcomed, towards continuing help to people in that country.

Here's one site I found today: http://www.sustainablehaiti.org/

community
galaxy
madman101
watching_cancer is a community for those who do not have cancer themselves, but have either a friend, family member, teacher, collegue, or someone else related to them who is struggling from cancer.

Seattle's URBAN REST STOP
galaxy
madman101
Seattle's URBAN REST STOP: "The Urban Rest Stop provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities. All services are provided at no cost to patrons".

The Urban Rest Stop is at 1924 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA (Map).  A second Urban Rest Stop is planned for the first floor of the NIHI "Ballard" property - PROJECTS OF THE LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE of the Seattle area:

"The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State; advocates for just housing policies at the local and national levels; and administers a range of supportive service programs to assist those we serve in maintaining stable housing and increasing their self-sufficiency".

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / FMS / Cancer
galaxy
madman101
Here's a few new and not-so-new articles regarding the CFS/prostate-cancer retrovirus, etc. The virus is also found in females suffering from some cancers specific to women - however I don't recall if these are Uterine, Breast, Ovarian, etc. So some of the comments to the New Scientist article are a bit off the mark. Also, I seem to remember that although the mouse retrovirus studies seemed to contradict each other, the researcher did come together and reconcile their differences, and the retrovirus remains a strong apparent factor associated w/ CFS/FMS.

FM/CFS/ME Resources, (medical), 8/28/10: Mouse Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Does X (or P) Mark the Spot?
Science Magazine, 2/16/10: New Challenge to Chronic Fatigue 'Virus'
New Scientist, 10/8/09: Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to 'cancer virus'
The Medical News, 12/6/10: New, HIV-like retroviruses linked to CFS, prostate cancer detected in healthy blood donors
Univ. of Utah News, 4/1/10: HIV DRUGS INHIBIT VIRUS LINKED TO PROSTATE CANCER, CFS
Fighting Fatigue, 8/11/10: Experimental Stem Cell Transfusion Treatment for ME/CFS

If you are having to deal with cancer, here is a LJ community: cancer_support

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hal sparks says thanks
madman101

"Swan is dead"? - It's not what you think!
oor wullie
madman101
A friend of mine posted her appeal - to BUY LIFE! What a great concept!...

"Starting December 1 - World AIDS Day - the world's most followed celebrity Tweeters are sacrificing their digital lives to help save millions of real lives affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

"That means no more Twitter or Facebook updates from any of them. No more knowing where they are, what they had for dinner, or what interesting things are happening in their lives. From here on out, they're dead. Kaput. Finished.

"But they don't have to die in vain. And they don't have to stay dead for long. Just watch their Last Tweet and Testaments, and buy their lives back."

See more here: http://www.buylife.org/user-profile.php?cons_id=1143881

1 day left on current items on EBAY until July 6th
WAMCARE
redtoffee
1 day left items on EBAY charity auction until July 6th including:


4 Schalke 04 signed fan cards (Manuel Neuer, Felix Magath, Benedikt Howedes, Lewis Holtby)
Alan Fletcher (RARE signed photo)
Aaron Pritchett signed photo
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Adopt a shelter pet!
catbus_totoro_by_aom_leiconz
lem0nb0mbs
Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.

Some links are for NYC area, but you can look for other branches or national orgs by searching "pet adoption" in Google. Be sure to check the credentials of the groups -- some are just classified listings, others are adoption services with many helpful extras, such as training, pet care goods, health services and so on.

http://www.adoptapet.com/
http://www.nycacc.org/
http://www.aspca.org/adoption/
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/adopt/
http://earthangelsnyc.org/
http://www.littleshelter.com/
http://www.biscuitsandbath.com/adoptions.php

Additional information that is helpful to know before rescuing an animal companion:

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/adoptingrescuedog.htm
http://www.knowyourcat.info/getcat/rescuecat.htm
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/srcresc.html
http://www.sophiecat.co.uk/rescuecats.htm
http://www.rescueguide.com/
http://www.utahdobes.org/ten.htm
http://www.almosthomerescue.org/whyrescue/whyrescue.htm
http://www.countrycats.org.uk/pgAdoptAnAdultCat.htm

Help a shelter dog!
beautiful
lem0nb0mbs
A wonderful lady, Melissa, adopted this sweet dog, who desperately needs medical care.
Please help Ama!

Ama

Please pass the link along where you feel it will best help. Thanks!

Passing this on: help a righteous guy!
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lem0nb0mbs
Pass this on, please.

Ed Schneider nearly lost a finger in - check it - a pirate sword fight while helping out a charity.

His finger has been rebuilt, and he will have some use of it. However...and you know what's coming...he has no health insurance. If you can only throw in a buck or two to help pay his medical bill, that'd be fabulous. Passing the word around would great, too.

click for donation page

Thanks!

OIL DISASTER LINKS!
galaxy
madman101

OIL DISASTER - HOTLINES AND WEB SITES - U.S. GOV'T

THE BP "RESPONSE" WEB PAGE - BP

HOTLINES: CLEAN-UP JOBS, BP, LIASONS - www.oilspillrecovery.org

OFFSHORE DISASTER KILLING ALREADY-RARE SEA TURTLES - www.usclimatenetwork.org

DONATE HAIR, PANTY HOSE (lint, etc.) TO HELP SOP UP THE OIL!!! - (About hair mats)

If you have a good engineering idea as to how to stop the oil spill at the source, BP has a special hotline for that - However, I'm not sure which one it is, as of yet.

WAMCARE auction of celebrity signed items round 7 May 11th-21st
WAMCARE
redtoffee
Signed Items on EBAY charity auction until May 21st including:

Blue blouse worn by Vicky Entwhistle in Coronation Street.
Aaron Pritchett signed Big Wheel CD
Emma Thompson (Harry Potter)
Henry Cavill (The Tudors)
Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous)
Katie McGrath (Merlin)
Katherine Jenkins (Singer)
Camille Coduri signed trading card (Doctor WHO)
Esther Anderson (Home and Away)
David Attenborough (presenter)
Kaiya Jones (Neighbours)
More under cut!Collapse )

THE OIL SPILL: Donate Hair! - (Read about oats and methane).
galaxy
madman101
A call has gone out to please DONATE HAIR, to be used to help sop up the BP oil making land-fall in the Gulf.  It is not yet widely appreciated, but this oil "spill" is likely to become one of the worst ecological and health disasters in history.  Please go to this link to donate hair:  http://www.matteroftrust.org/programs/hairmatsinfo.html

I'd say, if you have pets, don't be afraid to comb through your entire house and throw that in - and go for all the drier lint you can find!  Especially if it has a lot of hair and COTTON.  I'm sure that they would also want a lot of panty-hose and stockings.  And, I think it might be good to throw in a few little boxes of OATMEAL, as a hint, because I have a theory that oatmeal will help: http://madman101.livejournal.com/758245.html

Please also go to this link, to my journal post, because it discusses two big issues which may need to be confronted in dealing with this catastrophy: GLOBAL WARMING, and the MASSIVE underground deposits of dangerous METHANE.  I am hoping that, if you read about this, you may do some further research, contact relevant people, and raise these two issues into dynamic public awareness. 

I also ask that, if you feel they may help, you pass the word of donating hair, panty-hose, and possibly OATMEAL and HAY.  An alternate way of plugging the oil leak is also proposed.  Thank you!

IMPORTANT REMINDER - (CRISIS_911)
galaxy
madman101
FOLKS:


PLEASE USE LJ CUTS for most of each of your entries.


This is only fair to our readers' friends pages.

It also allows more crisis_911 posts to be accessible LONGER - increasing the chance that we can help more people - (people mentioned in earlier posts).


PLEASE DON'T DEFEAT THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE - we don't want to BE dropped and we don't want to drop YOU!!

WAMCARE charity EBAY auction of celebrity signed items
WAMCARE
redtoffee

WAMCARE auction of celebrity signed photographs and memorabilia

The time has come to begin the Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research - WAMCARE’s auction of celebrity signed photos and memorabilia. All items will be auctioned on EBAY a few at a time, and posted with good quality packaging from the UK to wherever you live, postage rates will depend on where you are located, and the nature of the item. All profits will go straight to top quality research into ME/CFS.

You can follow our blog for auction updates where we will list the items we are selling each week http://wamcare.blogspot.com/

At the moment, our website is full and yet we still have many more quality items to auction. Therefore stay tuned for updates which will be added over the next few weeks, including a cast poster of popular Australian soap Home and Away signed by most of the cast, kindly arranged for us by actress Esther Anderson who has been very supportive to the cause.

Items we have at the moment can be found on the auction page of our website, here: http://www.wamcare.org/auction.html you can also find out more about ME/CFS here and why research is essential.

Items include:

·         DVDs for part 1 and part 2 of Merlin Season One signed by the 4 main cast members. Plus cast photos of the 4 main cast members.

·         A top worn by Vicky Entwhistle in Coronation Street.

·         A CD album signed by Katie Melua and 2 by Canadian country singer Aaron Pritchett (the latter yet to be added to the website.)

·         We have photos signed by Harry Potter actors – Zoe Wanamaker, Bonnie Wright, Dame Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, David Tennant and Julie Walters. (Not all present on website yet.)

·         Photos signed by bands and singers, tv presenters, actors, celebrity chefs and sports stars amongst others. Including: Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Jude Law, Helen Mirren, Roger Federer, Matt Lucas and David Walliams from Little Britain, Sir Ian McKellan, Susan Sarandon, Keira Knightley, David Tennant, Stephen Fry, Daniel Craig, Sara Ramirez, Dame Judi Dench, Christina Aguilera and most are on our website, but many are yet to be included.

·         Cast signed and non-signed cast fan cards from cast members of the soaps EastEnders and Neighbours.

·         Poster signed by Home and Away cast, yet to be added to our website.

Most items are hand signed, although there are a few autopens and pre-prints, which are indicated as such. Quality of photos varies from HQ pictures, to computer prints of various qualities. Quality of all items will be indicated on EBAY as well as on our website, included any damage which has occurred during transport from the celebrity to us. Photos are provided on our website, and higher quality photos will be used on EBAY. Letters from the agents have been included on the website if they were present.

We at WAMCARE wish to express our gratitude to all the celebrities and their agencies that have contributed to this charity fundraising auction. We have received personal, encouraging letters of support from many wonderful people, which will soon be available for viewing in the supporters section of our website. We are moved and grateful that these busy celebs and their agents took the time to write to us and send us such terrific items.  We would like to thank them on behalf of the millions of people affected by ME/CFS worldwide for helping make possible WAMCARE's continuing mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by this devastating illness.

Thank you for all your support! Please spread the word about our auction, so that we can raise as much money as possible for ME/CFS research!

Laura Dunks – President and fundraising

Michelle Martin – Vice President, merchandise, website and newsletter editor.


Magazine editor selling original writing to benefit homeless family
spiral, space, nebula
ladycatherina
Hi, I’m Cristina Deptula, editor-in-chief of Synchronized Chaos Magazine (http://www.synchchaos.com) and I’m personally offering to send a piece of original poetry to anyone who sends a donation of any amount to the working, but homeless, mother and daughter mentioned in this blog (and all over the news last year.) http://my.lettersoflove.net/lettersforkaty/

I know the family personally and have built a relationship with them over time, as have many others - and they have been diligently job-searching and writing, and I’d like to see them get a break. You may check out the 17-year old daughter’s writing and graphic design here: http://destinationanywherebuthere.blogspot.com.

They're struggling due to falling between the cracks...making too much for social services and too little to rent an apartment. Also they have small dogs who've been with the family for years and who are necessary for medical reasons (waking the mom up so she can care for her daughter when she becomes sick and dizzy during the night.) Most shelters don't have facilities for pets, and shelters are often full due to the winter and the economy.

Please donate via PayPal to hugheselizabeth@rocketmail.com - they're looking for money for groceries and to be able to spend at least some nights in motels rather than their car.

Alternatively, you may mail Visa and MasterCard gift cards or cash to:

Elizabeth and Katy Hughes
PO Box 111525
Campbell, CA 95011

They apparently now have a mentor and a lead on housing and a job, but that’s in Pennsylvania (across the United States from where they are now, in California) and they need to come up with cash for the move.
Please let me know you donated, at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net, and I’ll send you a poem!

They'd also gratefully appreciate job offers, or any leads on work in the Campbell/South San Jose area. Katy's a talented writer, photographer, and graphic designer, and would love retail or any office work, or for someone to purchase art from her...and Liz has office, retail, and homeschool curriculum design experience.

Natalie, eight year old niece of someone I care about very much, has leukemia and needs bone marrow
writers
ladycatherina
Announcement from the family of someone I dated in college and still care about very much...his niece has cancer and needs help. Please spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, etc.

Natalie is 8 years old. She has a little brother, Sean, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After five difficult rounds of chemotherapy last year, Natalie’s leukemia was in remission. Now it’s back and we have just weeks to find the bone marrow donor match that Natalie needs to save her life.

Natalie's greatest chance for a match is from those of ASIAN descent. Please help us spread the word through the Asian community.

http://www.hopefornatalie.com

To register as a potential bone marrow donor...I just did this - (free and easy, cheek swab test, kit mailed to your home and you send the swabs back in a prepaid envelope, only 1 in 200 donors will ever go through the simple outpatient procedure to give marrow to save a life) go here: http://www.dkmsamericas.org

Shoe Drive for Haiti
om
madman101
Soles-4-Souls:

Seeking shoes/$ to donate to victims of the Haitian Earthquake:

http://www.soles4souls.org


with help from Jessica Simpson:

http://www.50000shoes.com/index.html

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