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HEY. THERE’S A HUGE FUCKING PROBLEM AND ISSUE HAPPENING IN MY HOME COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.
THERE IS A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN UKRAINE, RIGHT NOW, RIGHT THIS MINUTE.
It’s been going on for months, but the build up has been going for YEARS. There are protests, and there are riots.
POLICE ARE RESPONDING VIOLENTLY.
AS OF TODAY, THERE HAVE BEEN HUNDREDS INJURIES, AND THREE CONFIRMED DEAD.
What is this stemming from?
Ukraine as a whole nation is trying to join the EU. It is beneficial for the people. It is beneficial for the country. The catch is that they would have to implement lots of EU laws, standards, currencies, and regimes.
This is predicted to bounce Ukraine up in terms of financial power, add economical power, geographical power (Ukraine has a lot of natural resources) and improve general life for the population.
Why is this being prevented? Short answer? Putin and Russia.
Putin and several other supporters/like minded people want to establish a 2nd Soviet Union. It won’t be called that, but it would be basically a collection/group of ex-soviet like states, that would combine political, trade, and military power.
The key to this success is Ukraine. Due to the reasons mentioned above - Ukraine has a lot of leverage on whether or not this could become the reality.
Why isn’t Ukraine joining the EU happening?
Corrupt and pro-Russian prime ministers is why. Ukrainian officials are scared of Russian, because Russia more or less is threatening a take-over through force.
The nation is also split, in terms of its people. Further West and North/West you have a stronger Ukrainian lineage/descent, and a stronger presence of the Ukrainian language. Due to the geographical location, they’re typically influenced by the EU further West.
The East and Southern Ukraine is more Russian, with Russian becoming a stronger prevalent language, and stronger ties to the ex-Soviet bloc and views on Russia. That was the case, although more of the country is agreeing in throwing off Russian oppression.
BACK TO THE RIOTS.
There had been a past revolution in 2004, called ‘the orange revolution’. This is more or less, is the start up and build up of this conflict. There have been laws since passed that prohibits and bans protesting of all forms. It is illegal to protest and illegal to wear gas-masks and protective gear. It is also illegal to cover the revolution, journalism that mentions it is ENTIRELY banned. This is censorship, and it is wrong.
Despite that, there have been MASSIVE protests, with gatherings up to 200,000 strong in Kiev.
This revolutionary movement is literally more prevalent in the West, and Western cities/provinces.
Revolutionaries are camped out in main squares of cities.
There are three leaders of the movement, nicknamed ‘Euromaiden movement’, and the movement and its leaders are being ignored by the government and officials. One of the leaders is a champion and well known international boxer, and plans to run for the next presidency, his name is Vitali Klitschko, and he is quoted as saying
"the government has betrayed the people", this is him between protesters and police, trying to stop the tension, he is sprayed by a fire extinguisher.
The prime minister had initially made moves to help Ukraine progress towards the joining of EU, and at a meeting in which paper work would have more or less secured it, back out of it - probably from fear of Russia’s involvement.
ITS PEOPLE ARE IN DANGER. The riots are QUICKLY turning to violence.
Tear gas, MOLOTOVS ARE BEING USED. (link leads to footage of serious rioting, be warned)
THIS IS SERIOUS, AND IT’S HAPPENING NOW.
TWO OF THE EARLIER MENTIONED CASUALTIES ARE FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS FROM RIOT POLICE/POLICE.
I DON’T KNOW HOW I CAN ADVISE YOU TO HELP, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE KNOWN THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. RIGHT. NOW.
If you can contribute to this, and add more insight with information, more articles or links to footage, please do so!
Hey guys, I don’t know if this will work and I have never done this before. But for the first time ever, I’m in dire need of your help. My little baby up there (Madrik is his name), as you can see is suffering and is in need of serious medical attention.
Now before anyone makes assumptions, here’s how it happened. I traveled up to Georgia for the holidays and had to bring both of my snakes with me (both ball pythons). During the stay, they were doing fine and they both ate well and went into their normal shedding process at the same time. I made sure their humidity was good and sprayed daily to make sure it was good enough to shed. Now the female (spider morph) had a marvelous shed, mostly in one piece. The male, Madrik, on the other hand did not go too well. I did everything I could, including putting a damp towel, soaking in warm water, let him shake it off in a moist pillow case, to no avail. I read many articles online from professional snake owners, and nothing seemed to help his dire situation. I read that it can sometimes take awhile to shed, so I decided to leave him alone and just make sure his temps were alright. After coming back from the trip, I wake up to this, where he shed skin is so stuck it seems to be ripping off his skin. He also seems to have a case of scale rot/burn.
This is where I need your help! I brought him to the vet with a trusted reptile specialist, and the bill to get him completely up to shape is $636.28.
The doctor believes he may not make it if not taken care of immediately.
As a college student working two jobs and living rather independently, I do not have the additional funds to pay for the bill all at once. Now I have already been able to dish out the money for the first part, which is to get him into antibiotics and morphine. I really just need your help for the rest so he is able to get a thorough exams and be able to live!
I will do just about anything to raise the money to get up to shape. This is an emergency and I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t have any other choice.
I can do art commissions!
- A colored fullbody such as the ones shown above would be just $15.
- I can do fully painted pieces for $50-60 depending on complexity.
I ALSO SELL SKULLS! All legally acquired and ready to go. Here’s a list of skulls I currently have that are for sale:
- (6) Grade A Mink Skulls [$12]
- (3) Grade B - C Raccoon Skulls [$10 - $15]
- (1) Grade A Coyote Skull (almost 8 inches in length, it’s a big skull) [$25]
- (1) Grade A Black Bear Skull [I’m willing to part with it for about $100]
I can also paint them for an additional fee depending on the skull! It would be something like this:
If you’re interested in getting a skull from me, don’t hesitate to message me! Prices are always negotiable. I also have more rare skulls, such as a flying fox or a palm civet that I may be willing to part with depending on the circumstances.
- I ALSO HAVE AN ETSY SHOP! I don’t have much in it right now, but anything on there would directly support this cause!
Payments or Donations are to be sent to my Paypal, through email@example.com. If you’re commissioning or buying anything from me, please let me know through messaging, or emailing to the email listed above before sending anything.
If there’s anything you want that’s not shown here that you believe I can do, please ask me, I’ll most likely do it. As you can see, I’m desperate and I really want my baby to live. He means a lot to me and I wouldn’t want to see him die because of something that’s preventable.
If you can’t afford to help in any way, please reblog or signal boost. That would mean as much to me as anything. Please share, you have no idea how much I would appreciate it!
Thank you so much for your time if you’ve looked through this!
SIGNAL BOOST EVERYONE!
THIS SNAKE SERIOUSLY NEEDS HELP.
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
I know I don’t greet you anymore because I am a lazy ass, but you should know every time I see that little number go up I smile.
So thank you for clicking follow even though I’m a ball of issues.