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tedx:

In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need. 

For any veterans who need help, you can find a list of resources here. Among them, the Wounded Warrior Project does outstanding work with wounded vets. 

For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’ advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to." 

Watch the full talk here.

Bring every troop home. Stop sending them marching towards suicide.

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doctorpotterbaggins:

There has been a terrible lack of posts recognizing the Philippine Typhoon and that’s why I’m making this post. The Philippines just had the WORST typhoon in history called, Haiyan. Now if you have no idea about the severity, the wind speeds of this typhoon was about 250 mph, which is THREE AND A HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF THE WINDS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. imagine the damage Katrina did to the US, a developed country. The Philippines is a Third world country. Most of the people in this country live in SHACKS MADE OUT OF TRASH. It is estimated that about 10,000 PEOPLE DIED. Dead bodies literally litter the streets and are STUCK IN TREES. IF YOU GIVE ANY SHITS TODAY ABOUT FELLOW HUMANITY YOU BETTER REBLOG THIS. IM NOT ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS FILIPINO BUT BECAUSE THIS STORM WAS THE WORST IN HISTORY. GOD BLESS THE SOULS LOST THERE. My parents were seriously almost on the verge of tears and almost screaming. We didn’t lose anybody in our family, but it has got to hurt to know that the place you came from is IN SHAMBLES. Pls spread this if you care

I have a lot of Filipino friends and people I cherish a lot! If you could donate to the cause that would be great!

PLEASE HELP! Here are some links to donate: 

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

  • donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
  • donations via Habitat for Humanity
  • donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
  • eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
  • eta2: donations via CARE Australia
  • eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis 
  • eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card, cash, check)
  • eta2: donations via World Vision
  • eta2: donations via AmeriCares
  • eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
  • eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)

FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES

So exhausted and sleep deprived. I’m back to feeling like a walking zombie, I have brain fog like no other. It’s so hard trying to plan for activities when my head space is clouded like this… uuuuugh….

It was apparently a good unschooling day today. The boys began with playdoh and lego play. We played outside, baked cookies, danced along with some youtube videos… Zeke napped and Baby J and I had a little over an hour of one on one time.

Was proud of Baby J, he managed to make it to 3:30PM with no huge meltdowns to use any electronic. He asked to play on the computer but didn’t go into a violent tantrum when I told him he could later.

Managed to get the bedrooms tided, vacuumed, windows cleaned and sheets changed. Did a couple loads of laundry that the boys helped with.

Overall, a good start to the week :)

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