Empress Alexandra and her daughters outside the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo: 1916.
I am really bothered right now. Like extremely upset.
In October we were hit by Hurricane Sandy and people around the country rallied to come to the aid of the East Coast. My facebook and tumblr were going CRAZY with posts about the tragedy, survivors, how to help, blah blah.
In December the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred. Again, the nation mourned and stepped up to support a broken community.
A few weeks ago, the Boston bombing happened and everyone was in a panic, yet again. The media went totally nuts.
Two days ago a killer tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. It destroyed two elementary schools WITH THE KIDS STILL INSIDE, a hospital, and hundreds of homes. Twenty-thousand people have been displaced by this disaster. Twenty-four are dead, hundreds are injured. Ten of the dead were young children. This tragedy is just as scary and terrible as the three mentioned above. We are still talking about all of these other tragedies, but it has been two days and I have seen barely anyone talking about how we can help the tornado survivors in OK.
Is it because you think these people don’t matter because they are not New Englanders? Because this wasn’t in a major city? Did you already forget about it because it didn’t happen right in your backyard? I just don’t understand it. These are our fellow human beings and they are suffering. Step up and do something!
Here are some ideas:
Donate to the Red Cross.
Send clothes that you no longer wear or don’t fit you anymore.
Say a prayer/think positive thoughts
Send school supplies for the kids
Send supplies like bottled water, toilet paper, or diapers.
Buy a few teddy bears and send them down there for the kids
Donate old blankets and towels (clean)
Send pet food/supplies
If I make under $10 an hour working part time and I can find a way to send something to these people, so can you.
Is that Anastasia Hendrikova next to Anastasia N?
I believe so. It’s hard to tell from the quality of the picture though.
Let me tell you something about today. Today was the hottest day of the year in New Jersey, I woke up sweating despite air conditioning because it was 95 degrees. Now, i did what any logical person would do and I put on my favorite pair of shorts so i wouldn’t be sweating throughout the day.
Even in my shorts i was sweating my balls off but I went through half of my day as normal, no boys stared at my ass or tried to grope me in public yet when i went to the the cafeteria a teacher told me to go to the office because he finds my shorts inappropriate. I head down to the office to find a group of girls wearing shorts and skirts sitting in a small room in the office, we where all ordered to call our parents or to change into the clothes they had offered us from the school store. These items of clothing included sweatpants and a large heavy sweatshirt. I obviously refused to where those because it was 95 degrees and when you are sweating the key to cool down is NOT to put on more clothes. They told me I would have to stay in that room the whole day if it came down to it.
I was able to leave the office when my friend gave me a pair of yoga pants. The man who made me go down to the office brought down several other girls as I was leaving, at this point they didn’t care how long the shorts where they just sent everyone who was wearing a pair down. They warned me that if I put my shorts back on they would right me up.
I put them back on anyway because just walking down the hallway in those yoga pants made me faint, dizzy,and extremely hot. Thats the main issue, it is hot enough for people to pass out in school but to the school system they would rather a girl suffer from a heat stroke then to have a boy become turned on. My shorts don’t say “COme fuck me in the middle of class” they say,”Its warm out”
The sexualizing of innocent students is not okay
Risking students health is not okay
and tHE LACK OF FEMINISM IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL NEVER BE OKAY
Today was literally horrible
I hate our school so much
I’m particularly weirded out by the fact that a male teacher was the one who felt that shorts were inappropriate. Maybe he shouldn’t be a teacher if he feels that young girls wearing shorts is sexual.
When I was in high school (catholic school) they brought us girls out into the hallway, made us kneel on the floor and measured from the floor to the bottom of our skirts to check if they were regulation. If you didn’t let down your skirt when it was too short the punishment was to wear the really ugly uniform pants. Every morning in home room the dean of discipline would come in and choose random girls to be checked.
I’m really sorry you girls had to go through that. It really is not right!
** CAUTION **
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
**PLEASE PASS THIS ON**
I don’t mean to be rude, but it literally says COCOA right on it… If that doesn’t say “not for dogs” I don’t know what does.
Nicholas II with his children Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia and Tsarevich Alexei outside the Imperial train: 1914.
**Please stay out of the Moore Area** **If you are looking for Family Members or are trying to let your family know you are safe you can visit Redcro…
I lived in absolute terror of tornadoes as a child in the Midwest. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have your town destroyed by one. Here are some ways you can help the people in Oklahoma. If you can’t send money or supplies, then send prayers/positive thoughts! They need it!