service notes

i joke about how hyuck hates mark all the time but istg hyuck would throw away his life for mark in a heartbeat and i sososososo strongly believe he cares for him so much whether it’s platonic or not

like yeah i portray hyuck as a lil bitch ass boy who doesn’t know how to communicate his feelings bUT HONESTLY IS THAT NOT WHAT THIS LITTLE KID IS

but tl;dr hyuck loves mark and cares about him platonic or not :))))))))))

Obama just took an important stand for reproductive rights

  • President Barack Obama’s moved this week to indefinitely protect Title X funding for Planned Parenthood.
  • On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized regulations to the Title X Project Grants for Family Planning Services.
  • It stipulates that Title X funds cannot be denied to a health care provider “for reasons other than its ability to provide Title X services.”
  • It’s important to note those services do not include abortion. 
  • Title X funds, which overwhelmingly support low-income Americans, go toward things like breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraception, STI testing and sexual education. Read more
Selecting a Service Dog Puppy

When it comes to Service Dogs, selecting the right animal is always important. It is often hard to know how to select a dog when wishing to owner train or buy a puppy to send to a training organisation. Here I will discuss some of the techniques and tests used to select dogs as suitable Service Animal candidates. Please note that there are MANY different tests and theories on how to best select a suitable dog. This guide will not list everything; it will be a resource that aims to educate and aid handlers in some of the important tests that aid Service Dog selection. Not every dog that passes these tests will necessarily have what it takes to be a Service Dog. The wash-out rate for Service Dogs is incredibly high- especially when they are required to do complex tasks such as alerting to seizures and drops in blood sugar.

Whilst this post specifies that the tests are for selecting a Service Dog puppy as a prospect, the majority of these tests can also be used to assess fully grown dogs such as those in shelters that you may be considering as your Service Dog partner. 

WHAT BREED?

Any breed can be a Service Dog. Despite this, there are some important issues to consider when thinking of getting breeds that do not necessarily fit the conventional Service Dog stereotype such as Labs, Retrievers and Poodles.

  • Access issues. Unusual breeds of Service Animal are often prone to more Public Access challenges due to standing out and not matching the stereotypes that people have in their minds.
  • Suitability. If you need a mobility dog, it doesn’t make sense to have a Chihuahua as your Service Dog. Make sure that the breed you select is capable of performing the tasks that you need it to.
  • Health issues and lifespan. Whilst some larger breeds such as Great Danes are used as Service Dogs, they have a shorter lifespan. Training a Service Dog is time consuming and expensive so it makes sense to get a Service Animal that will be healthy and live for a good amount of time.
  • Breed Traits. This is not always a highly limiting factor, but it is something that is definitely worth considering. Some dogs such as Huskies and Shiba Inus have high energy levels and are renowned for taking their time to learn tasks. Whilst it is good to acknowledge that there are exceptions to every rule, it doesn’t hurt to consider breed characteristics that may affect your dog’s ability to perform tasks successfully. Breeds such as German Shepherds are highly intelligent and are becoming more popular as Service Dogs, however their guarding instinct is a common cause for failing Public Access tests due to growling and being overprotective of their handler. When selecting the breed of your dog, be sure to investigate what common traits they possess and how you plan to tackle these in training to avoid issues.
  • Personal Requirements. Are you willing and able to groom a longhaired dog daily? If not, then you should not get a Service Dog that requires regular grooming. Do you have allergies to dogs? If you do, consider looking into breeds that are better for those who have dog allergies (such as Poodles).

TESTS

Most Service Dog organisations perform tests such as those listed below when the puppies reach 7-8 weeks of age. These tests do not fully determine characteristics such as temperament since the dog is still developing. The tests aim to assess natural instincts that make a dog more likely to be successful in training such as their food drive, attention to the handler and recall abilities. It is often good to go with a breeder that has either bred Service Dogs before or has breeding dogs from Service Dog lines. It has been proven that dogs who do well in these tests and are successful Service Animals are more likely to have offspring that are also highly suitable and successful in the Service Dog field. These tests should be performed with each puppy from the litter being separated from its littermates and other animals to avoid distraction.

  • Noise/Recovery Test- Drop an object that will make a loud noise (such as a metallic food bowl). Assess the dog’s reaction and how quickly it recovers from the experience. Commonly the dog may react to the sound and jump but it is how the dog chooses to recover and approach the situation that is most important. Curiosity and sniffing of the object is a positive sign, fearfulness and running away is not desirable.
  • Lap Test- Put the puppy on your lap. Observe its body language and how much it relaxes. If the dog relaxes and responds by making eye contact or trying to reach your face for attention this is desirable. If the dog cowers and tries to get off your lap, it does not pass this particular test.
  • Sociability- Put the puppy by your feet and pet it. If it stays by your side, offers eye contact and enjoys the interaction it passes. It is also acceptable for the dog to stay by your side for attention, leave to explore before returning for more affection. If the puppy runs away or seems nervous, cowering or shivering as it receives affection, this is undesirable.
  • Recall- Have the breeder or another person move the puppy a few steps away. Call out to the puppy to get it to come over to you. If the puppy comes over with no hesitation this is a very good sign. If the pup takes a little more persuasion but eventually comes this is also alright. If the pup ignores you entirely or wanders off it is considered as a fail for this test.
  • Prey Drive- Have a toy such as a rope and drag it around on the floor. If the dog grabs the toy and shows curiosity in chasing after it, this is a good sign. If the dog behaves in an overly aggressive manner or is fearful/disinterested of the toy, this is an undesirable result. It is important not to select a dog that has a huge prey drive for Service Dog work, however it is good to select a dog that has a healthy degree of curiosity and is willing to work and show interest.
  • Retrieve Test- Scrunch up some paper into a ball and throw it a short distance away. If the dog picks it up and brings it back to you this is a great result. If the dog picks it up and brings it part-way back to you this is also good. If the dog runs over to the toy but does not pick it up or return with it, this is still a good sign of curiosity, but not as good as the first two reactions. The dog fails this test if it simply watches the ball without reacting to it or ignores the action completely.
  • Hearing/Curiosity test- Use a squeaker toy to initiate the pup’s interest. This test is also a simple hearing test. If the dog comes over to investigate the squeak, this is a good sign. If the pup fails to turn or turns but does not come over to investigate after more squeaks this classes as a fail for this test.
  • Tug Test- With a rope toy, initiate some simple play. This test is important for dogs that are going on to be mobility dog performing tasks such a pulling open doors. Desirable reactions include: latching onto the toy and tugging or holding onto the toy briefly before letting go. Less desirable reactions include showing interest in the toy but not knowing what to do and ignoring the toy.
  • Food Drive- Place some high reward food such as meat between your fingers and test the dog’s interest in it. Desirable reactions are: sniffing and working to try to get the food with its tongue, sniffing and trying to get the food before eventually giving up. Undesirable reactions include showing little to no interest in the food, showing no real desire to get it from between your fingers.
  • Willingness to work- Get the dog’s attention with some high reward food such as meat. Then place this food underneath a small container whilst the dog is watching. If the dog starts sniffing at the container and trying to get to the food underneath, this is a good sign. This test aims to see how much the dog is willing to work for a reward. Poor results include ignoring the container or showing no interest in getting to the food underneath.
  • Unusual Interaction Test- Get an assistant to start waving their arms around whilst shouting and causing a scene. Service Dogs have to be used to working around a variety of different people. This test aims to assess how they cope with unusual people and situations. A good reaction includes: curiosity, watching and wagging the tail. A bad reaction includes: fear, signs of wanting to escape the person and growling or aggressive behaviours.
PSA: Don’t compare yourself.

Follow this ONE SIMPLE TRICK and get abs in ONE MONTH!!!

WRONG.

There are some things in the fitness community that I absolutely hate. There are a of half truths and whatnot’s that go around on tumblr and other image hosting sites that are being less than honest with people that are barely starting out, and it really strikes a nerve in me when I see people purposely lying to sell their products/services, get likes/notes, etc.

It strikes a nerve in me because it sets up high expectations of yourself. It makes you feel terrible about your own progress, and makes you want to quit. “They managed to [look some way] in a month? I’ll never be able to do that. Might as well not try.”

So what can we doing to misguide you guys? Camera tricks, misleading text, the works. The above “before and after” picture? I took the “After” first and the “Before” after filling up on food and soda. I’m angled differently in the “after” to make my body look sleeker than it actually is. I can even choose an area with different lighting to make changes look even more intense. And you know what? People can do a lot of this with these methods.

I could slouch my shoulders, look miserable, stand unflexed and give off an image of someone unhappy and unhealthy. Yet two seconds later, after flexing and posing, and I make it seem like after training/using some product, I have turned my life around.

THIS is how badly I can mislead you: using 1. different lighting, 2. posing, and 3. switching the “before” and “after” pictures around.

And it can go even further:

NEVER compare yourself to some of the progress pictures you see out there, especially if they’re attached to a product or service, and the time frame is too good to be true. Fitness takes a long time to reach, and looking the part even longer. 

“It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends to notice, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice.“

So you’ve been working out for a few weeks/months and don’t quite look the way you want to? That’s how it works. I look the way I do after 4+ years of manual labor, and 1+ years of body building&diet changes, and I’m still not where I want to be. I didn’t start looking the way I do until nearing up on the one year mark of heavy weightlifting. It takes time to get there, but eventually we get there.

Don’t let some pictures on the internet ever stop you from doing something. Don’t compare. Never, ever compare. Just keep going. I have suffered far too long comparing myself to others to let anyone else fall into the same trap.

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He always said you had more heart than you knew what to do with.

                                                                        He  n e v e r  considered it a fault. 

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Piedalu gas masks worn by French soldiers at Verdun, c.1915

Manufactured at around 20000 units in 1915, it had the texture of a bath towel and was treated with hyposulfite, with celluloid lenses and two elastic strap. One of the early designs to protect both the eyes and the airways, it did not fit the face very well and was subsequently retired from service. Note the horizon blue Képi Mle 1914, the Adrian helmet would only be issued to the majority of frontline troops by the end of the year.

anonymous asked:

Hey Presley what happened to women who dressed as men to fight in wars? Or if you don't know what do you think would be the punishment for a women if she was caught? If there was a punishment. This is for the 1700s/1800s. Thank you!

This is what happened to several women who were caught (most were able to conceal it for long):

George Washington gave Deborah Samson a honorable discharge from the service, a note with some words of advice, and a sum of money sufficient to bear her expenses home. During George Washington’s presidency she received a letter inviting Robert Shirtliffe (her alias when she enlisted) to visit Washington. During her stay at the capital a bill was passed granting her a pension, in addition to certain lands, which she was to receive as an acknowledgment for her services to the country in a military capacity as a Revolutionary Soldier, in part thanks to the efforts of Paul Revere. 

After fighting in the Battle of Fort Washington, Margaret Corbin went to Philadelphia, completely disabled from her wounds, and never fully healed. Life was difficult for her because of her injury, and in 1779 she received aid from the government. On June 29, the Executive Council of Pennsylvania granted her $30 to cover her present needs, and passed her case on to Congress’s Board of War. On July 6, 1779, the Board, sympathetic to Margaret’s injuries and impressed with her service and bravery, granted her half the monthly pay of a soldier in the Continental Army and a new set of clothes or its equivalent in cash. With this act, Congress made Margaret the first woman in the United States to receive a military pension from Congress.

RFA: Military Service

Please note that I am not a professional on this topic. I’ll just write this based on what I know about the mandatory military service in Korea. @otomeboyfriends

[JAEHEE EXCLUDED]

Yoosung

- He had to let his hair grow out of its dye and cut it, and he absolutely hated it

- With brown hair that was only a few centimeters long, Yoosung was enlisted 

- He struggled a lot being apart from his loved ones, and the physical training was very painful for him

- Shooting a gun, crawling under barbed wire, Yoosung was the worst all them all

-  He would send letters whenever he could, and awaited yours eagerly 

Zen

- Unlike Yoosung, his hair color was natural, so he didn’t have to change it

- But he did have to cut it short 

- He was well rounded physically, but when he was assigned to the military police, he struggled with learning the laws

- And civilians tended to distract him (by flirting) whenever he was on duty…. 

- He missed you dearly, and he always hoped to see you while he was patrolling the streets 

Jumin

- He might be from a prestigious family, but he wasn’t going to skip military service

- After giving strict instructions to all his workers, he went and enlisted

- The hair situation didn’t bother him, and his physical strength was above average as well

- His knowledge about the navy life was on par as well 

-  His only worry was you falling in love with another man

- Every letter was sent with some instructions to his assistant, demanding gifts for you

Seven

- Cutting his hair brought his mood down, but he was relatively lighthearted about the whole enlistment

- His agent training was useful to him, and he had extensive knowledge on shooting already

- He was put into the air forces, mostly having to deal with the statistics

- The calculations were all left to Seven, and he was okay with that

- But he always pretended he was doing epic things in his letters to you

[V and Saeran]

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Pair of Flintlock Pistols by Tow

Manufactured by John Tow of Griffin and Tow for the British East India Company c.early 1800′s - serial number 289492A.
.69 loose powder and ball, flintlock, bronze barrel and trigger guard as fit for Navy service.

Note the flared muzzles to accommodate reloading on a moving ship or dolphin.
Not a lobster though.

TRANSLATOR NOTE: Please do note the “service dog” here stands for different types of working dogs within the police, military, border patrol and customs. In Finland your mobility aid, seeing-eye dogs etc. fall under the name of Guide Dog, which you can’t train yourself without passing the official exams. We also do not have ESAs. 

The Finnish Kennel Club for the first time has rewarded service dogs in the Dog Fair - Helsinki Winner. The rewards were given to: 

  • Police Dog of the Year “Börje”, 
  • Military Dog of the Year “Indy”, 
  • Border Patrol Dog of the Year “Ceppo”, 
  • Prison Dog of the Year “Swat” and 
  • Customs Dog of the Year “Lexi”. 

The laureates have been chosen by Police of Finland, The Finnish Defence Forces, The Finnish Border Guard, Criminal Sanctions Agency and Finnish Customs.

Details of their actions under the cut. please read, because they are a bunch of brave, smart dogs. 

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Tasks for my service dog

Note: I am doing more research into acquiring and/or training a service dog and decided to make a list of the tasks I deem necessary for my SD to be trained to do. If anyone has any suggestions or tips please send them my way!

Speech Impairment Task Away from Home

•               Dog is trained to deliver a laminated card to someone his partner points to.

Provide Tactile Stimulation to Disrupt the Overload

∙        Dogs can be trained to get up from under a desk or behind chair on command or a cue like patting one’s knee to use nose to nudge the partner which disrupts sudden overload.  To assist the person to regain composure, the dog must learn to be obnoxiously persistent with the nudging till the partner recovers enough to respond with the desired reward.

Dog is asked to get up on the bed and to tolerate a hug or to snuggle next to the person to permit the person to pet the dog till the person feels better.  DISCLAIMER: Please understand this last activity is NOT going to legally “count” as a trained task acceptable in a court of law as proof the dog meets the legal definition of a service animal.  It is something that may not require any training for an affectionate pet.  These are interactions of the sort any dog lover, disabled or non disabled, may find beneficial when emotionally upset.   Such comfort is considered to be a “bonus” by service dog handlers.  Since some individuals prefer this interaction to a “snap them out of it” task, it seems worth mentioning this is an option.

Providing an Excuse to Leave Upsetting Situation

∙        Dog trained to “bother” his partner with pawing or a nose nudge, or by jumping up or crawling up into lap on cue, providing a plausible excuse to leave.

Crowd Control, Panic Prevention In Public

∙        Dog is first trained on how to brace himself on a Stand Stay so that he cannot be jostled out of position.  A large sturdy dog is schooled to move into Position (front, behind, left or right side) and to brace for possible impact with an innocuous command, such as “Stay Close.”  Dog holds his ground, preventing people from making body contact with his partner while in line or on a bus, elevator or in the same room etc.

Arouse From Fear Paralysis or Disassociation Spell

∙        Dog is trained to nudge handler during freezing behavior to rouse handler from a disassociative state or fear paralysis.

Retrieve medical equipment

Okay so I didn’t see this on the list of psychiatric illness service dogs, but when my asthma is bad or when I got into amaphalactic shock I dissociate and am unable to retrieve medication. Inhaler and epipens are in my purse, which hangs on the doorknob.

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please contact me at arcaneclockw0rk22@hotmail.com if you’re interested. my paypal email is separate from my personal/work for confidential reasons. from the above email i will give you the PayPal email,

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Room Service

Note: This is my first one-shot so go easy on me

Character: Damon Salvatore x Reader

Warning: Smut (M)

Word Count: 1241

Your eyes widened as you followed your boyfriend Damon into your enormous high-end hotel room. You dropped your bags beside the king size bed and ran to the window to admire the endless string of lights that shone across New York City. Still entranced in the view, you heard chuckling from behind you and felt Damon’s surprisingly warm hands slowly wrap around your waist. He rested his head on your shoulder, let out a sigh and whispered, “I am the luckiest vampire alive”. “You mean, dead?” you jokingly replied. “Ha - Ha” he said sarcastically, “I am the luckiest vampire in existence. Better?”. “Eh”, you giggled. “That’s it!”, Damon laughed and playfully spun you around and threw you on to the bed.

He hovered over you with his knees between your legs and hands on either side of your head. He took a breath and stared at you, “You drive me crazy you know that?” he said, smirking. “Mhmm, us humans have a weird way of doing that”, you smiled and sunk further into the pillow. “Well, us vampires have a weird way of doing things too you know?”, Damon replied. “Actually, it’s less weird and more… sexy” he added. “Is that right?”, you questioned.

Damon dipped his head down to you, “Mhmm”. He began to kiss you slowly; his tongue grazed your teeth while trying to enter your mouth. You opened your mouth and let him in, slightly moaning as your tongues fought for dominance. Damon ran his hand down your side and you jumped as he firmly grabbed hold of your waist. He pulled away from your mouth and tugged on the hem of your shirt, lifting it it up and over your head in no time. He began trailing tender kisses from your neck to your stomach. His luscious lips were soft and moist against your skin and it sent shivers down your body. You looked down to see his piercing blue eyes asking you for your permission to go further. “Please”, you whined and he unzipped your shorts, exposing your black laced panties.

Damon pulled your shorts off and admired your body, “Fuck” he sighed hungrily. Damon spread your legs and began kissing the inside of your thighs until he reached your now soaked panties. He kissed your folds through the almost non existent fabric and you slipped your hand under your bra to squeeze your breast. “Damon, please stop teas-“ was all you managed to get out before being interrupted by three loud bangs on the door followed by a manly voice yelling “Room Service”. You instantly shut your legs, accidentally slamming Damon’s head between your thighs. “Ow”, you heard him say sarcastically after you just as quickly re-opened them. As you stood, your arousal was evidently dripping down your thigh.

As you rushed to locate your clothes, Damon yelled “Just a minute!” to the hotel employee. Instead of answering the door, he stood with one hand gripped to the back of his neck and watched you frantically try to clean and dress yourself. You caught him staring and crossed your arms, “What?!” you laughed while trying hard to be stern. “Oh, nothing”, he rolled his eyes playfully and walked towards the door. “You’re just so sexy” he whispered as he turned the doorknob. The hotel employee pushed the cart inside and complimented us on our choice of rooms and then Damon signed for the food. The employee pushed the cart back out and welcomed us.

Damon took the silver lid off of the tray to reveal a plate of chocolate fondu. “Damon Salvatore, man do you know how to please a woman” you laughed. He picked up a strawberry from the plate and held it up to your mouth. As you bit in to it you stared into his eyes, trying to make this bite look as seductive as you could. He pulled it away and ate the rest himself, staring back into your eyes. You stood on your tip toes and grabbed hold of his hair, then you teased him by practically making out with his neck. He reached over and plopped his pointer finger into the fondu and pulled you off of his neck. His finger was in front of your mouth and he nodded towards it, “This is new”, you stated; “You’ll love it just as much as I will”, he reassured. You grabbed hold of his hand and opened your mouth, trying your hardest not to look like a chocolate coated fool.

You closed your mouth and sucked on his chocolate covered finger, slowly pulling it back out. Damon was right, seeing the pleasure on his face made you love it just as much as he did. He then licked the rest of the chocolate off of his finger before pushing you backwards onto the bed. He pushed his body up against yours and slowly started to grind. You flipped the two of you over so you straddled his waist. “Damn, that was hot” he said while you flipped your hair to the side and placed your hands down against his toned body. You started to grind on top of him which allowed you to feel his hardness underneath you, making your panties wet. “I can’t wait any longer” Damon growled and sat up to rip all of your clothes right off. You tried to unzip his pants but repeatedly failed due to the bulge that existed underneath, turning you on even more.

“Fuck!”, you screamed in frustration. Damon moved you to his knees so he could unzip his pants, ripping the sides as he roughly tried to remove them, along with this boxers. He picked you up by your waist and lowered you onto him. He slowly began pumping as you rode him, “Faster, Damon!”, he didn’t hesitate and pumped harder and faster into you. You could hear the clapping of your skin on his and you screamed in pleasure. You leaned down make out with Damon,  breathing heavily into each others mouths as your nails dug into the back of his neck. You felt your stomach tighten and your walls clench, “I’m gonna-“ you moaned as you let go and sent your body into pure ecstasy. You rode it out until you felt Damon release inside of you.

Out of breath and sticky from sweat, you remained straddled on top of Damon with your arms wrapped around his neck. He pulled you up, pecked you on the lips and walked over to the fondu plate. You wiped the sweat off your head and sat cross legged on the bed as Damon placed the tray between you and sat across from you. He picked up marshmallows, dipped them in chocolate and fed you, as well as himself. “Do you think anyone heard us?”, you asked. “Probably the whole of New York if you ask me, you’re quite the screamer”, Damon replied. “Hey, you get pretty loud too!”, you said in defence to yourself. “Yeah, well no one can hear me screaming when you slam me between your legs!” he said sarcastically. You looked back at the embarrassing mess and the two of you burst into a fit of laughter. “Seriously babe, if you want to keep me in between your legs next time just say so!”, he joked. You crawled over the fondu plate and straddled him again, “Okay, I wanna keep you in between my legs…”.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any Taylor Swift art?

I think I’ve done one or two for commissions at some point, though I don’t like to do her stuff outside that.
It isn’t like anything against her or her music, but she and her team have made it clear they don’t want it sold and aren’t afraid to tear down a small business over it.