1. Good information.

     
  2. 17:57

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    theonion:

Shocking Report Says Even The Smallest Horse Bite Can Be Harmful To Newborn Babies (Image Source: ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’)

    theonion:

    Shocking Report Says Even The Smallest Horse Bite Can Be Harmful To Newborn Babies 

    (Image Source: ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’)

     
  3. 19:07 2nd Dec 2012

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    americastestkitchen:

    Beware of Changing Cake Mix Sizes: The big three cake-mix manufacturers have a secret. Without telling anyone, Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, and Betty Crocker have downsized their cake mixes by two or three ounces. And as blogger Judy Walker warns, this few-ounce discrepancy can make a world of difference in the finished baked good. Consider this just another reason to make your own cakes.

     
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    liquorinthefront:

am-photo:

Hey folks!
So it’s the most terrible time of year again, which means those pesky bell ringers are out in full force collecting donations for the Salvation Army.
You probably all know this already, but the Salvation Army is an Evangelical church, not a charity — and they have a pretty nasty history of discriminating against the queer community. 
I could post a myriad of links to articles that support this, but if you do a simple google search for “salvation army lgbt” you’ll have several hours of repugnant material to read through.
The organization has recently responded to anti-queer allegations stating “We firmly oppose the vilification and mistreatment of gays and lesbians. Any such incident is in clear opposition to all established Salvation Army policy.”
But just 4 months earlier, one of their officers — Major Andrew Craibe — was on Australian air telling  journalists Serena Ryan and Pete Dillon that non-celibate queer people should be put to death. If you’d like to listen to that, it’s here: http://soundcloud.com/johnmbecker/salvation-army-major-lgbt  (comments regarding death begin at 6:15)
I keep coming across mention of these ‘downloadable vouchers’ to drop into their kettles as a protest, but they’re all fairly low quality (and don’t look particularly nice to begin with). I’ve made my own voucher to drop into kettles here in Toronto, but I want to share it with you folks as well. It’s a pretty small file, high resolution, print ready with crop marks.  
Or if you prefer a smaller .pdf file, that’s here: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?7e1wrzdfkmw7859
Use it if you like, or reblog this post to spread the word. Print + protest. 
xo

good stuff to know people

A good timeline of the Salvation Army’s bigotry

    liquorinthefront:

    am-photo:

    Hey folks!

    So it’s the most terrible time of year again, which means those pesky bell ringers are out in full force collecting donations for the Salvation Army.

    You probably all know this already, but the Salvation Army is an Evangelical church, not a charity — and they have a pretty nasty history of discriminating against the queer community. 

    I could post a myriad of links to articles that support this, but if you do a simple google search for “salvation army lgbt” you’ll have several hours of repugnant material to read through.

    The organization has recently responded to anti-queer allegations stating “We firmly oppose the vilification and mistreatment of gays and lesbians. Any such incident is in clear opposition to all established Salvation Army policy.”

    But just 4 months earlier, one of their officers — Major Andrew Craibe — was on Australian air telling  journalists Serena Ryan and Pete Dillon that non-celibate queer people should be put to death. If you’d like to listen to that, it’s here: http://soundcloud.com/johnmbecker/salvation-army-major-lgbt  (comments regarding death begin at 6:15)

    I keep coming across mention of these ‘downloadable vouchers’ to drop into their kettles as a protest, but they’re all fairly low quality (and don’t look particularly nice to begin with). I’ve made my own voucher to drop into kettles here in Toronto, but I want to share it with you folks as well. It’s a pretty small file, high resolution, print ready with crop marks.  

    Or if you prefer a smaller .pdf file, that’s here: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?7e1wrzdfkmw7859

    Use it if you like, or reblog this post to spread the word. Print + protest. 

    xo

    good stuff to know people

    A good timeline of the Salvation Army’s bigotry

     
  5. 15:08 26th Nov 2012

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    Tags: health carefyi

    (Source: wheeliewifee)

     
  6. Everything you need to know about Election Day

     
  7. 03:07 4th Nov 2012

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    Reblogged from lostinhistory

    Tags: artbooksfyi

     
  8. LOSS OF INCOME COMPENSATION FOR SANDY

    hufflepug:

    rainpellmell:

    If you had to miss work or lost income, here is how to apply for compensation. Seriously this could possibly save my ass

    http://www.labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/ui/P814.pdf

    For NJians, if you’re in Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, or Union County: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/11/financial_assistance_to_be_off.html

     
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  10. 22:27 31st Oct 2012

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  11. 15:51

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    Reblogged from wnyc

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    wnyc:

Post-Sandy subway map starting November 1 at 6AM via MTA

    wnyc:

    Post-Sandy subway map starting November 1 at 6AM via MTA

     
  12. important info from PSE&G new jersey

    mdsh:


    PSE&G is distributing free ice and water to customers without power at the following locations on a first come, first served basis between 8 am and 4:30 pm:
     
    Elizabeth Customer Service Center, 550 N. Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
     
    West Orange Customer Service Center, 59 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052
     
    Garden State Plaza, One Garden Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
     
    Burlington Customer Service Center (PSE&G lot across the street from CSC), 501 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016


     
  13. 16:06

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    huffingtonpost:

For more information and updates on power outages, please check with your local power service provider, many of which are providing maps of hurricane Sandy power outages.
Use common sense, don’t approach downed power lines even if power in your area is off, conserve your batteries and remember that if you’re burning candles, it can be a fire hazard if you’re not careful. For more tips on how to deal with extended power outages, visit the Red Cross Power Outage page.
Hurricane Sandy Power Outage Map: Millions Without Electricity On East Coast

Also: Try to avoid walking around on streets without lights after dark. It can be dangerous, especiallyif there are any downed power lines or debris from the hurricane that you can trip over.

    huffingtonpost:

    For more information and updates on power outages, please check with your local power service provider, many of which are providing maps of hurricane Sandy power outages.

    Use common sense, don’t approach downed power lines even if power in your area is off, conserve your batteries and remember that if you’re burning candles, it can be a fire hazard if you’re not careful. For more tips on how to deal with extended power outages, visit the Red Cross Power Outage page.

    Hurricane Sandy Power Outage Map: Millions Without Electricity On East Coast

    Also: Try to avoid walking around on streets without lights after dark. It can be dangerous, especiallyif there are any downed power lines or debris from the hurricane that you can trip over.

     
  14. "Limit non-emergency calls to save battery power and free up wireless networks for emergency workers and operations and send brief text messages instead," Verizon Wireless suggests in a statement.

    "When the network gets busy, texts have a higher chance of getting through the first time and can be more efficient."

     
  15. 15:47

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    Reblogged from hissingbooth

    Tags: fyihurricane sandy

    — Kimpton hotels are offering 20 percent off normal rates in New York City and Boston locations [ABC News]

    — U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage for people who might have to evacuate due to the storm [U-Haul]

    — Disney is offering free shipping on Monday [NYC On The Cheap]

    — Dell is selling its All-In-One Inspiron desktop computer for $399, discounted from $599 [NYC On The Cheap]

    — GapKids is offering 25 percent off online shopping with the promo code GAPKIDDO [NYC On The Cheap]

    — Eddie Bauer is offering 25 percent off online purchases and free shipping on purchases over $49 through Nov. 4th [NYC On The Cheap]

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    Help us add to this list. Email us: money@huffingtonpost.com

    Fees Waived, Discounts Given To Customers In Storm’s Path

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