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Response to Responsible MilSO Haters: BE NICER. →

tintindreamsbig:

thetanabanana:

Some of you may know that I managed a LDR MilSO blog on tumblr for quite some time. That’s a “Long Distance Relationship Military Significant Other” blog. I kept that up mostly during college while Tony and I were apart, and once we moved in together, it stopped being important or interesting to…

Tana and I used to talk all the time and for one reason or another we lost contact, but damn do I have some respect for this girly lol.

I think she acted with a sound mind in deleting her blog and why she did it. She wasn’t like “OMG ISIS WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE EVERYONE DELETE YOUR BLOG” she was really calm and explained why SHE did. If you can’t see that, you’re an idiot, and if you don’t think ISIS is even a small threat, you’re dense.

So, go Tana. 👏🎉

Thank you, Kristen! You have always supported me and you know where it’s at with some sass and spunk all your own! I respect you, too, and I never want to be on your bad side! Everyone should know that you and Kirsty were two of the girls I was referring to in that very small handful of sweet MilSOs. Not to mention that this is what the MilSO community is supposed to be about. Why would we pull each other down when we can lift each other up?

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#support  #milso  #love  #my girls 
Response to Responsible MilSO Haters: BE NICER.

Some of you may know that I managed a LDR MilSO blog on tumblr for quite some time. That’s a “Long Distance Relationship Military Significant Other” blog. I kept that up mostly during college while Tony and I were apart, and once we moved in together, it stopped being important or interesting to me to maintain and update it anymore. 

The whole time that I was maintaining that blog, I always had it in the back of my mind that maybe it wasn’t anybody’s business where I was or who I was vacationing with. I had created it as a means to cope with the way that the distance made me feel. It was a diary, not a publicity stunt, and since the distance had been eradicated, I no longer needed the blog to unload my feelings on. I had a lot of fans but no one really gave a shit about my personal life anyway. They were there for the LDR rebloggables. 

So not only did the blog no longer serve its purpose; it had all kinds of personal information about me, like what city I lived in, my fiance’s name and rank, where we liked to spend our vacations, and when we would be seeing each other again, etc. I kept it very vague and general, but I know quite a lot about Internet safety, having been raised by cops, and also having common sense, so I know that even the smallest clue is all it takes to tip off a criminal. 

Well, recently the Army has been very concerned about social media after receiving threats from ISIS/ISIL that they will be using the Internet to locate and “slaughter” the families of service members. Do I think this will happen to me? No. But do I think the threat is real? Yes. It’s very real, to someone. Tony expressed some discomfort at the notion of it, and he didn’t even have to ask. I took this and used it as the pretext to finally delete my dusty blog, and I went ahead and used my personal tumblr to let my fans know why I did it. Here’s what I said:
For everyone who followed my MilSO blog, Little Drawer of Love Letters, I want to thank you so much for your continued support, but I am really sorry to say that I decided to delete it today for safety reasons. You can read this article to find out more, but ISIS is threatening families of service members and is identifying them through things like our Facebooks, tumblrs and MilSO blogs. This is a very real phenomenon. The Army is publishing emails and warnings about this. I am not personally that worried about myself, but it is important to me that Tony feels totally safe and comfortable about my security. Everyone, if you have photos of your service members, please take precautionary measures to protect them and to protect yourselves and your families!
Plain and simple. Nothing I would consider too pushy, ridiculous, over-reactive, or hysterical, right? If anything, I used the ISIS/ISIL threats as an easy write-off to not have to delve too deeply into why it no longer interested me to keep my MilSO blog. I thought the warning would go generally unnoticed. Maybe a like here and there from other MilSO’s in the know. Nope. Not what happened. Here are some of the responses I got.

racheldiaries says:
Ya’ll are so dramatic. & the media loves to play-up the threats. They don’t need social media pages to find military families. Go to any town with a military installation and many have housing off-post with hundreds of homes occupied by military members and their families that anyone can freely walk through.
deep-blue-s0mething says:
^^^ Exactly. Plus, this “rumor” has been circulating for over a month now, and each time a new person finds out, I find it comical to watch the hysteria that ensues. Not down playing the threat ISIS is to our country, but I highly doubt ISIS members are scouring military spouses facebook pages and tumblrs when they can simply complete a google search of military installations. I’m sure they can put two and two together- military installation=military families. Don’t be so drastic.
wherethemusiicmeetstheocean says:
Ok, obviously ISIS is scary and the articles written about them are terrifying, however you also have to remember the media will dramatize every little detail. As people above stated, if ISIS is really trying to “slaughter” s/o’s and families of US military members, they could just google military bases or whatever and they could find a lot of information that is readily available. If the military really wants to protect its members and families, they would make these pages private or take them all offline/out of phone books/maps/whatever else you could find them on, and that would solve those security/privacy problems instantly. However, I believe (and everyone’s entitled to their own beliefs) that as long as you are not posting your address online, cellphone, your full names, etc and just use your common sense, it’ll be ok. Yes, ISIS is scary and the fact that they are using social media to recruit members/terrorize innocent people, is a new thing and people may not be sure how to fully deal with it. Overreacting and being scared to death and being overprotective is however not usually the best course of action. Just continue on with your lives and use common sense and all will be ok :)
And here’s what I have to say.

I’m extremely disappointed with the above, insulting, flagrant and unsupportive attitudes of fellow MilSOs. This is not even the proof I needed that SOME tumblr MilSOs are just unnecessarily rude and bitchy. And for what purpose? To prove that they know so much about the Internet? To prove that they are “above” me for having my concerns? To prove that they are so cool because they don’t GAF about ISIS?
(Bitches be like…)

I have met a small handful of sweet MilSO girls on tumblr who are actually there for love and support, not to wear their SO’s rank or get attention for their barf-worthy love story. I am so sick of these women who think they know so much about politics and the military, and they know so much about everything because they are married to a service member. You only know as much as you know, okay? Intelligence isn’t automatically attained with a marriage license. How do I know so much more about ISIS/ISIL and the Internet than you when I’m not even married? Only another huge part of the reason it was so easy to delete my MilSO blog.
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Point 1: I did not, in any way, react to the ISIS/ISIL threat article with hysteria or panic. You can view my original post in the top quote block above and see that It was a gentle reminder to anyone out there who did not know about this to practice PERSEC and OPSEC, as you always should. This is nothing new. And if you’re a MilSO on tumblr who doesn’t know what PERSEC or OPSEC is, you shouldn’t be on tumblr.

(I swear, you talk about me like this was my original post.)
Point 2: It was my personal decision to take my and Tony’s life out of the public eye, and not even for a terrible reason. As I mentioned already, it has always been in the back of my mind that maybe it isn’t anyone’s business. This did not just occur to me the moment I read the ISIS article. This had more to do with my own desire for privacy than with my fear of ISIS, and it just gave me a pretext to finally do something about it.

Point 3: On that note, it isn’t “HYSTERICAL” to practice Internet safety! And it isn’t stupid or ridiculous that my fiance also mentioned that certain changes to our privacy settings would make him feel more comfortable. I think he would know better than any of those MilSOs would. He is the one in the Army, after all. And I’m going to respect his wishes and do what I can in order to help him sleep at night before I even give any of those strangers’ opinions a second thought. Again. He did not ask me to delete my tumblr. That was my personal decision based on the discomfort he showed about the whole topic. I was anticipating his needs, and I wanted to get rid of it, anyway.

(Best and most selfless fiancee award goes to me and Amy Poehler!)
Point 4: This does not even have to be about ISIS, okay?! This is generally true in real life! And I would know that, coming from a law enforcement family. Predators. Rapists. Thieves. Even terrorists. It doesn’t matter. They all use online social media as one of many ways to find out more about who a person is, where they are, and where or when they’re going places. Oppositely, this is also how police locate criminals. Why? Because these are things you can’t learn from a telephone directory! Get real, girls! Online security is not STUPID or HYSTERICAL.

As was stated in my original post: I am NOT in a panic about ISIS over here, okay? But I am pissed about all the spiteful comments in the spirit of ignorance that these women displayed towards me (and towards other MilSOs who care!). They think they know it all. But how little do these people actually know about the Internet? The odds may be very slim that anything will happen to me, as I am no more interesting to ISIS/ISIL than any of the other MilSOs on tumblr, but that does not mean that the possibility should be disregarded and completely ignored. What if everyone had that attitude?

As adult users of the Internet, we should always be ever-vigilant to protect our identities and reputations on the Internet. After all, nothing is private. (And for that matter, I think ISIS would be more interested in targeting the stupid women making a mockery of the whole threat situation than they’d be to target someone who acknowledges and respects it.) 

Point 5 - and perhaps the most important point of all: My Facebook is still full of pictures of myself in uniform and of my fiance in uniform. But my personal life is kept private, which is what’s actually important here. Not your home address. Not your telephone number. As those women so kindly reminded us already, these things are all readily available in telephone directories or on Google.

But if you’re Swarming or Facebooking it up like, “checking in to Theater XYZ with 2LT Boo Boo at 9:00PM tonight! We’re seeing Film 123!” (Which you KNOW you’ve done at least once in your life!) THAT is the kind of stuff that criminals (not just terrorists) are learning from your social media. 

Why? Because you can’t lock your door at a movie theatre. You don’t have a gun in your closet at the grocery store! This is just Internet safety in GENERAL, which is important, no matter who is threatening you. Just ask Bruce Wayne where his parents got killed. Not at home where they were safe. In the alleyway outside the movie theatre.
Don’t say comics never taught you anything!
Point 6: One last thing I will point out. THIS IS NOT A “RUMOR.” This is something the Army is actually emailing us and talking to us about, because there is a precedent. I have to wonder, do these idiots even know what a precedent is? That means these threats are actually happening and have already happened. How dare they make light of or belittle the struggles and fears of the people who have already been threatened by saying that this can never happen, that this is ridiculous, and that this is hysterical? It can happen to anyone and it could happen to you

So I’d like to thank these ladies anyway for their “support”. I didn’t say anyone needed to delete their blogs, too, but they can respect my personal decision or shut the hell up. Who do they think they are, anyway?
Peace out, A-Town.
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— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#milso  #military  #military relationship  #be nice  #respect  #have respect  #Internet safety  #internet security  #haters  #not even sorry  #ldr  #army  #army girlfriend  #isis  #isil  #supernatural  #dean winchester  #tony  #tana  #tony and tana  #ldoll  #little drawer of love letters 
MilSO and General Internet Safety Warning. Bitches Ain't Shit! →

Just in case you weren’t clear on my feelings about it.

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#milso  #military  #military relationship  #have respect  #respect  #isis  #internet  #Internet safety  #internet security  #opsec  #persec  #army  #ldr  #tony and tana  #tony  #tana  #ldoll  #little drawer of love letters  #bitches ain't shit  #rude  #disrespectful  #ignorant  #rant  #opinionated  #army girlfriend 
Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members | Fox News →

wherethemusiicmeetstheocean:

deep-blue-s0mething:

racheldiaries:

thetanabanana:

For everyone who followed my MilSO blog, Little Drawer of Love Letters, I want to thank you so much for your continued support, but I am really sorry to say that I decided to delete it today for safety reasons. You can read this article to find out more, but ISIS is threatening families of service members and is identifying them through things like our Facebooks, tumblrs and MilSO blogs. This is a very real phenomenon. The Army is publishing emails and warnings about this. I am not personally that worried about myself, but it is important to me that Tony feels totally safe and comfortable about my security. Everyone, if you have photos of your service members, please take precautionary measures to protect them and to protect yourselves and your families!

Ya’ll are so dramatic. & the media loves to play-up the threats. They don’t need social media pages to find military families. Go to any town with a military installation and many have housing off-post with hundreds of homes occupied by military members and their families that anyone can freely walk through. 

^^^ Exactly. Plus, this “rumor” has been circulating for over a month now, and each time a new person finds out, I find it comical to watch the hysteria that ensues. Not down playing the threat ISIS is to our country, but I highly doubt ISIS members are scouring military spouses facebook pages and tumblrs when they can simply complete a google search of military installations. I’m sure they can put two and two together- military installation=military families. Don’t be so drastic.

Ok, obviously ISIS is scary and the articles written about them are terrifying, however you also have to remember the media will dramatize every little detail. As people above stated, if ISIS is really trying to “slaughter” s/o’s and families of US military members, they could just google military bases or whatever and they could find a lot of information that is readily available. If the military really wants to protect its members and families, they would make these pages private or take them all offline/out of phone books/maps/whatever else you could find them on, and that would solve those security/privacy problems instantly. However, I believe (and everyone’s entitled to their own beliefs) that as long as you are not posting your address online, cellphone, your full names, etc and just use your common sense, it’ll be ok. Yes, ISIS is scary and the fact that they are using social media to recruit members/terrorize innocent people, is a new thing and people may not be sure how to fully deal with it. Overreacting and being scared to death and being overprotective is however not usually the best course of action. Just continue on with your lives and use common sense and all will be ok :)

I’m disappointed with the above, insulting, flagrant and unsupportive attitudes of fellow MilSOs. I did not in any way react to this with hysteria or panic. It was a gentle reminder to anyone out there who did not know about this to practice OPSEC and PERSEC, as you ALWAYS should.

This was my personal decision to take my and my SO’s life out of the public eye, and not even for a terrible reason. It has always been in the back of my mind that maybe it isn’t anyone’s business where I vacation or who I’m with. This had more to do with my own desire for privacy than my fear of ISIS, and it just gave me a pretext to finally do something about it.

But on that note, it isn’t HYSTERICAL to practice Internet safety. And it isn’t stupid or ridiculous that my fiance also said certain changes to our privacy settings would make him feel more comfortable. I think HE would know better than YOU would, and I’m going to respect his wishes and do what I can to help him sleep better at night before I even give YOUR opinions a second thought.

This does not even have to be about ISIS, okay? This is generally true in real life. And I would know that, coming from a cop family. Predators. Rapists. Thieves. Even terrorists. It doesn’t matter. They all use online social media as one of many ways to find out more about who a person is, where they are, and where or when they’re going—these are things you can’t learn from a telephone directory. Get real.

Online security is not STUPID or HYSTERICAL.

As was stated in my original post: I am NOT in a panic over here, okay? But I am pissed about all the ignorance displayed above ^^^^ How little do you know about the Internet?

The odds are very slim that anything will happen to me. I am no more interesting to ISIS/ISIL than any of the other MilSOs on tumblr. In fact, I think they’d be more interested in YOU women making a mockery of the whole threat situation. My Facebook is still full of pictures of myself in uniform and of my fiance in uniform. But my personal life is kept private, which is ACTUALLY what’s important. Not your home address. Not your telephone number. But if you’re Swarming or Facebooking it up like, “checking in to Theater XYZ with 2LT Boo Boo at 9:00PM tonight! We’re seeing Film 123!” (Which you KNOW you’ve done!) That’s the kind of stuff that criminals (not just terrorists) are learning from your social media. Why? Because you can’t lock your door at a movie theatre. You don’t have a gun in your closet at the grocery store. This is just Internet safety in GENERAL, which is important, no matter who is threatening you.

One last thing I will point out. THIS IS NOT A “RUMOR.” This is something the Army is actually emailing us and talking to us about, because there is a precedent. Do you idiots even know what a precedent is? That means these threats are actually happening and have happened. So don’t make light of or belittle the struggles and fears of the people who have already been threatened by saying that this can never happen, that this is ridiculous, and that this is hysterical. It can happen to anyone and it could happen to you. 

Thanks anyway for your “support”. I didn’t say anyone needed to delete their blogs too, but respect my personal decision or shut the hell up. Who do you think you are, anyway?

— 1 week ago with 11 notes
#milso  #military relationship  #military  #isis  #isil  #threats  #army  #army girlfriend  #ldr  #tana  #tony  #tony and tana  #ldoll  #little drawer of love letters  #pissed  #outrage  #rant  #ignorance  #Internet safety  #internet  #internet security  #psa  #safety  #be smart  #street smart  #privacy 
Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members | Fox News →

For everyone who followed my MilSO blog, Little Drawer of Love Letters, I want to thank you so much for your continued support, but I am really sorry to say that I decided to delete it today for safety reasons. You can read this article to find out more, but ISIS is threatening families of service members and is identifying them through things like our Facebooks, tumblrs and MilSO blogs. This is a very real phenomenon. The Army is publishing emails and warnings about this. I am not personally that worried about myself, but it is important to me that Tony feels totally safe and comfortable about my security. Everyone, if you have photos of your service members, please take precautionary measures to protect them and to protect yourselves and your families!

— 2 weeks ago with 11 notes
#milso  #little drawer of love letters  #ldoll  #Tony and Tana  #Tony  #Tana  #army  #army girlfriend  #military relationship  #ldr  #isis  #safety  #psa  #OPSEC  #persec  #be safe  #be smart  #Internet safety  #identity 
beautifrei:

offside-goal:

Omg chill

this is some airbending shit right here

beautifrei:

offside-goal:

Omg chill

this is some airbending shit right here

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— 2 weeks ago with 468126 notes

surprisebitch:

we lived in the Murder House

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we escaped the Asylum

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we protected the Coven

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and now, we will attend the Freak Show

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(Source: surprisebitch, via ruinedchildhood)

— 2 weeks ago with 122042 notes
fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. let’s try this again, shall we?

I’m not even commenting on the abortion aspect of this photo so much as the scientific aspect; before anyone flames, as far as pro-choice/pro-life goes, I will clarify that I’m a little in Column A, a little in Column B, so this is not a pro-choice or pro-life argument, just science.
As a bio-premed major, I feel that it is my duty to not let 122,000+ people go on believing that this photo is a viable argument for anything, or even a truly analogous comparison.
For one, silk is inanimate and lacks the basic characteristics of life. So it doesn’t even belong in this comparison. Silk does not metabolize, grow, reproduce, etc., and it never will. Silk is simply not alive and does not have the potential to ever be alive.
But more importantly, chicken eggs that you can buy in a grocery store (as pictured) are not fertilized. Farmers sell eggs to groceries that are specifically lain by hens who never see cockerel. In other words, you will never buy an egg at Walmart that has a chick embryo in it (comparable, in this case, to a human fetus). Grocery store eggs have never been fertilized by a man chicken.
So basically, what you see here is an unfertilized chicken egg being compared to a fertilized human ovum. That’s right, because that is a picture of a lady egg with an implanted sperm in it. The moment the sperm implants, the egg becomes fertilized.
If this were a picture of just the chicken egg and just a human egg with no sperm, you might have an accurate comparison. But it would also probably defeat the comparison the author was trying to make. Pretty much the only accurate part of this picture, if the sperm were gone from the ovum, is the acorn. And that is assuming, of course, that the acorn is not fertilized.
Anyway, this message has been for science. Whoever made this got it really wrong and my OCD flares up every time I see this on my dash. If someone on tumblr really loves this pic, I won’t say take it down because I respect your opinions, but I would encourage someone to at least remake the dang thing and stop reblogging this ignorant misrepresentation of the reproductive process.

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. 
let’s try this again, shall we?

I’m not even commenting on the abortion aspect of this photo so much as the scientific aspect; before anyone flames, as far as pro-choice/pro-life goes, I will clarify that I’m a little in Column A, a little in Column B, so this is not a pro-choice or pro-life argument, just science.

As a bio-premed major, I feel that it is my duty to not let 122,000+ people go on believing that this photo is a viable argument for anything, or even a truly analogous comparison.

For one, silk is inanimate and lacks the basic characteristics of life. So it doesn’t even belong in this comparison. Silk does not metabolize, grow, reproduce, etc., and it never will. Silk is simply not alive and does not have the potential to ever be alive.

But more importantly, chicken eggs that you can buy in a grocery store (as pictured) are not fertilized. Farmers sell eggs to groceries that are specifically lain by hens who never see cockerel. In other words, you will never buy an egg at Walmart that has a chick embryo in it (comparable, in this case, to a human fetus). Grocery store eggs have never been fertilized by a man chicken.

So basically, what you see here is an unfertilized chicken egg being compared to a fertilized human ovum. That’s right, because that is a picture of a lady egg with an implanted sperm in it. The moment the sperm implants, the egg becomes fertilized.

If this were a picture of just the chicken egg and just a human egg with no sperm, you might have an accurate comparison. But it would also probably defeat the comparison the author was trying to make. Pretty much the only accurate part of this picture, if the sperm were gone from the ovum, is the acorn. And that is assuming, of course, that the acorn is not fertilized.

Anyway, this message has been for science. Whoever made this got it really wrong and my OCD flares up every time I see this on my dash. If someone on tumblr really loves this pic, I won’t say take it down because I respect your opinions, but I would encourage someone to at least remake the dang thing and stop reblogging this ignorant misrepresentation of the reproductive process.

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— 8 months ago with 313056 notes
#inaccurate  #for science  #science  #biology  #science is cool  #abortion 

milkywaywhite:

Cute Arctic Fox Pups

The arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox or snow fox, is a small fox native to Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. Arctic fox babies are called either pups or kits. The Arctic fox is an incredibly resilient animal that can live in temperatures as low as -59° F and as warm as temperatures we experience in Southern California.

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific [website]

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— 1 year ago with 84815 notes
Been having a bad night when @tolameister asks to #skype. He’s seriously the best 😭

Been having a bad night when @tolameister asks to #skype. He’s seriously the best 😭

— 1 year ago
#skype 
My mom got me some apartment-friendly #pets today. Ignatius the Fantail, Mordecai & Zephyr, and Tobias the #Snail. #fish  (at The Province)

My mom got me some apartment-friendly #pets today. Ignatius the Fantail, Mordecai & Zephyr, and Tobias the #Snail. #fish (at The Province)

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#fish  #snail  #pets 

pancakemilkshake:

fullmetalfisting:

actually-misha-collins:

nobody hates justin bieber more than drake bell does

I’m going to be really sad the day I hear Drake Bell got attacked and murdered by feverish adolescent girls

No it’s cool they won’t hurt him. He invited them to do it once and

Lolololololol. I just followed Drake Bell.

(Source: fivehundreddaysofawesomeness, via tintindreamsbig)

— 1 year ago with 889952 notes
#drake bell  #justin bieber  #twitter 
I got to sleep Skype with Tony every night this past weekend ♥

I got to sleep Skype with Tony every night this past weekend ♥

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— 1 year ago with 5 notes