The Feds have started listing their summer internships for current students and recent grads, as well as summer positions with agencies like the Forest Service. These positions are paid, & even though many of them are temporary they can be converted (assuming you do well) to permanent work. At the very least it means health insurance, a paycheck above minimum wage, and work experience that isn’t retail or food service to put on your resume. Check out this site for more information on internships and usajobs.gov for information on other positions. Also, if you have been applying to the Feds and not getting anywhere? Chances are excellent your resume is too short and doesn’t contain enough key words for the positions you’re applying to since federal hiring hinges on getting past a computer screening that grades you on how many of the right terms are used. My federal resume is almost 10 pages long and it has helped me immensely.
Yo this is really important and if it gets the 25,000 signatures it needs by Feb. 11th we’ll at least get an official response from the white house so please take some time, make an account/sign in, and sign the petition
remember that non-US residents can make an account by leaving the ZIP code field blank!
I saw a petition that want the cast of Star Trek (original) to be officially recognized by some government cultural person…while a worthy endeavor, I’m almost certain that has more signatures than this. C’mon. This is even grandfathered in, this petition doesn’t need 100k signatures, it’s easier!
Signal boost for our fellow Tumblrer meg!!!
Check out this video directed by my friend Will Welch, and edited/produced by me! It’s called “Out in Wyoming: LGBT Advocacy in the Cowboy State” and gives a summary of what’s coming up in this legislative session, advice from Wyoming state legislators on advocacy, plus instructions on lobbying and communicating with your state legislators — even if you don’t live in Wyoming. (Yes, it’s a little long, but we worked really hard, it’s entertaining, and YouTube has a pause button.)
However, if you know people who live in Wyoming, live in Wyoming yourself, or live near Wyoming, definitely share this video. We have a domestic partnership bill, a marriage equality bill, and a non-discrimination bill going to their respective committees on Monday beginning at noon. We’ll also be demonstrating in front of the state house starting at 9 AM in favor of equality on Monday, January 28. If you live close enough to Cheyenne to get to the state house, DO IT!
This action alert from Wyoming Equality’s Jeran Artery gives point-by-point instructions on what you can do to help. We have an excellent chance of passing non-discrimination and domestic partnership bills in Wyoming this year! If you live in Laramie, we’re phone banking tomorrow in the UW Union RRC from 4pm-7pm. It’s mobilizing constituents around the pro-LGBT bills in the legislature. All the bills have bipartisan support. Here’s the bills, with Republican sponsors in bold:
HOUSE BILL NO. HB 168 Domestic partnerships-rights and responsibilities
Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Byrd, Gingery, Greene, Petroff, Throne, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Burns, Craft, Rothfuss and Von Flatern (5 Democrats; 7 Republicans)
HOUSE BILL NO. HB 169 Marriage-definition
Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Byrd, Gingery, Petroff, Throne, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Craft and Rothfuss (5 Democrats; 4 Republicans)
SENATE FILE NO. SF 131 Discrimination
Sponsored by: Senator(s) Rothfuss,Burns, Case, Craft, Esquibel, F., Hastert and Von Flatern and Representative(s) Blake, Brown, Connolly, Gingery, Greene, Petroff, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. (6 Democrats; 9 Republicans)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE — pass it on! And thank you!
Please, keep sharing! The bills have been assigned to friendly committees and we’re likely to get them out of committee. BUT WE NEED HELP!
For Wyomingites, there will be a lobbying and testifying workshop this Sunday in Cheyenne at 7 PM. It’s presented by Wyoming Equality and Geoff Kors, senior legislative and policy strategist from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Be there or be square!
In which one of Tumblr’s finest pitches an important campaign in her state, and we give her post a signal boost.
Come ON people, I have seen posts about shopping get more attention than this petition. Please help get this message out there. Post on Facebook and other sites. This is a grave injustice.
A reminder of who Marissa Alexander is and why this is an urgent issue:
PARDON MARISSA ALEXANDER WHO WAS JAILED FOR 20 YEARS IN FLORIDA FOR TRYING TO PROTECT HERSELF AGAINST AN ABUSIVE EX-
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Marissa is the victim here. Her husband beat her while she was pregnant. After yet another beating, Alexander fired a warning shot which traveled through a wall and into the ceiling. That shot saved her life. She didn’t kill anyone. Prosecutor Angela Corey did not take into account that Marissa Alexander had a court injunction against her crazed husband. She had given birth 9 Days earlier and was trained to use a weapon and earned a concealed weapons permit. Whilst the Stand Your Ground Law has been successfully used by other people in the State of Florida, that law didn’t apply to Marissa Alexander although she was a victim of Domestic Abuse.
I’m going to keep reblogging this. I know some of my followers are really popular. Kitty blames me for that post they made that got tens of thousands of notes, so if you guys can ruin their dash, I fully expect you to make this petition happen.
Sign it, share it. If I don’t see at least 100 notes of this getting reblogged from my dash I’m going to be very disappointed in you all.
Age: 1 year and 3 months
Weight: 30-35 pounds
Description: extremely energetic, housebroken, playful, not aggressive in the slightest.
hey guys! this, as some of you guys know, is peanut, my dog. however, my family cannot keep him. he gets anxious whenever he is home alone, and will bark, causing complaints with the neighbors. my parents have threatened to put him in a shelter, and after some research, i have discovered that all of the shelters around my area will kill pitbulls as soon as they come in. sadly, pitbulls are not exactly the most loved breed. this is the last thing i want, so here is my deal
if you live in or around the bay area, we will give him to you for free. absolutely free, no strings attached. if you cannot take peanut, please at least reblog this so that someone that can will be able to see it.
Phone: (707) 815-4380
or send me an ask to set up a meeting or learn more information about this dog
please, someone take him. i really do not want to send him off to a shelter, knowing he’s going to die!
please reblog this like crazy you guys! my parents just told me a have until tomorrow to get an interested party!!!
Global Deaf Muslim started a campaign to raise money to fund 40 Muslim Deaf Americans to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj/Um-rah during Ramadan 2013
Click this link if you would like to donate http://www.indiegogo.com/gdmumrah2013
Those who spend (in the cause of Allah) privately or publicly, by night and day, have their reward with their Lord. And (on the Day of Resurrection) they shall neither fear nor grieve. (Al-Baqarah 2:274)
If you give charity in public, it is worthwhile (for it will persuade others), but if you hide and deliver it to the poor in secret that is (far) better for you. And Allah will remove from you some of your sins (due to this charity). And Allah is Aware of all that you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:271)
Please reblog this if you are able/not able to donate, spread the word.
Hello. Some of you may know me as Shelly. I’m a transgender woman who, last night, was outed to my conservative Christian parents. They have cut me off from the internet in an attempt to prevent me from accessing the “evil influences” they believe have sent me so far from their definition of righteousness. This is naturally a less than ideal situation for me and I need to escape my predicament. I currently live in Houston, Texas, and am now desperately searching for someone to move in with. I have enough money saved up to pay for a few months’ rent and would continue to do so after finding a job in the area.
Please, I need your help. If you have room to spare or know someone who does and live in the Houston area, I have given my contact information to my close friend Everanix. If you are interested, ask her about me and we can discuss further terms. I would like to be able to escape as soon as possible.
If you get a message from a Skype contact that looks like this:
DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. It’s ransomware that will lock your computer up, accusing you of possession of child pornography, and threaten to alert the authorities unless a $200 payment is made. And then pass the link along to all your Skype contacts.
SERIOUSLY, DON’T CLICK IT.
If you’ve already been infected, or if you know someone who has, instructions for removing the virus are under the cut.
My mother is the most precious thing I have in my life. Maria Arreola, my loving mother, risked her life in (YEAR SHE LEFT MEXICO) when she left my abusive father and migrated to the U.S. seeking safety for her children and herself.
Last night, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), trespassed into to my home without a warrant and apprehended my mother. My brother, who was next door at a friends house, was also handcuffed and taken by ICE.
I can’t believe I am living this nightmare. I need your help! I cannot begin to imagine what my life would be without my mother. Right now your voice is the only thing that can help keep my family together.
We have to end this now. Help us keep this family together.
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Please signal boost this everyone.
Grief-stricken homeless man seeks public’s help after his dog stolen
Carl McDonald may be homeless, but his dog Scooby is his family and his life-saver in more ways than one. But now someone has stolen his 4-year-old Australian Kelpie away from him. Just before Christmas, the dog he calls “his daughter” was stolen while he slept.
Carl was sleeping on the streets of Oxford, England, on the porch of St. Gile’s Church in the city centre and when he woke to find her gone. The Australian Kelpie was last seen lying next to him. Carl said he was sure Scooby was stolen because the lead which hadn’t been attached to her collar was also gone, as well as some dog treats and £38 which had been in his hat. Now that she’s gone he said he doesn’t know what to do.
He told the Oxford Mail, “Dogs are everything when you are homeless. They keep you going and listen to you when you have no one to talk to.” He added, “I can’t sleep without her, it’s messing me up to be honest. It feels like someone has stolen my kid. I don’t know what I might do to myself really, I can’t live without her. She was like my daughter.”
A homeless man’s beloved dog was stolenCarl has had Scooby since she was just 4-weeks-old when a friend gave her to him. He bottle-fed her as a puppy. Carl, 43 said he owes his life to Scooby after she saved him from a fire in an apartment last year. He recounts how last year she saved his life when an apartment he was staying at caught on fire. “Someone had left a candle on and the flat caught fire. She woke me up and dragged me to the door. I didn’t know where it was because of all the smoke.”
He has a friend, Mandy Aitbaha, who is helping him search for Scooby by putting up posters.
Mandy always stops to chat to Carl and say hello to Scooby while she shops. She’s noticed the effect Scooby’s theft has had on Carl. “I’m really worried about him, he’s depressed and without that dog he is suicidal. I always see them together, he loves that dog.”
She said, “When I saw him a few days ago after Scooby went missing his head was down and he was crying. I couldn’t see Scooby so I knew something was wrong. He has been dealt a rough hand of cards as it is. His words to me were that he is staring death in the face so we really have to find her.”
Volunteers for Dog Lost, a national website which tries to track down missing dogs, has been helping with the search for Scooby.
Thames Valley Police spokesman Rhianne Pope confirmed Scooby was reported missing on December 19 and had not yet been found. She said Scooby’s disappearance was being treated as a theft.
The Australian Kelpie which is primarily brown with a white blaze across her chest and was taken from Carl on December 19, 2012 from the St. Gile’s Church at 10 Woodstock Rd. If you have any information on Scooby’s disappearance contact Dog Lost or Thames Valley Police.
Please reblog here, post to facebook (by clicking on photo) and anywhere else you think can make a difference ;)
another photo of scooby
If any of our followers from around that area know anything or have their suspicions, please give your local police a call. Even if you’re not 100% sure, I’d bet Carl would be grateful you tried
This is actually heart breaking, how could anyone do something so awful? I really hope he finds Scooby.
the latest in the lois-gets-her-art-stolen chronicles: a chilean publisher has decided to take this artwork, drag it through photoshop hell, and use it as a cover for this book, obviously without permission or compensation of any kind. not only is it copyright infringement but making book covers this ugly should be outlawed too.
anyways, i went through this before when i found my art printed on sweaters in south korea. i talked to a few different lawyers at the time, who told me that i needed a lawyer in the actual country that the theft was taking place. sending threatening letters from the netherlands just wasn’t the way to be taken seriously or get things solved. because i never found out who was making those korean sweaters, i decided to give up fighting after they were removed from the korean web-shops - it just wasn’t worth the money i would have to invest in pursuing it.
however, this time around i actually do know who the thief is (Puerto de Escape in Chile) and i intend to go after them. however, i need someone who is familiar with chilean law and ideally could hook me up with a lawyer in chile to help me out and give advice. i could also use advice from anyone familiar with these situations and how they can be resolved. if you guys could spread the word and e-mail me at email@example.com with any information, that would help me SO much! thanks a ton for reading!!