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16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Exit, Pursued By A Dalek with 24,493 notes

boneycircus:

a-bench:

themishamayhem:

samandriel:

cognitivedissonance:

Ahem…

If that’s not enough to make people realize that they’re idiots, how about the fact that if enough people are left unvaccinated and catch the disease they aren’t vaccinated against, the chances of the disease mutating into a new and potentially more dangerous strain are increased! And guess what??? No vaccines exist for those new super-strains! Every body would be at risk because “vaccines cause autism and my child is a special snowflake!”. Which reminds me, why would anyone rather have a dead kid than an autistic kid? People with autism can live highly functional and fulfilling lives. Dead people can’t. 
Measles infections have skyrocketed in the US and Canada because of morons who don’t vaccinate their kids. And guess what? A lot of new doctors have never seen a measles case in their life. This means that if your kid catches measles, then they may not be able to be diagnosed in time to save their life. If your sick kid gives measles to a baby that hasn’t been vaccinated, that baby is probably not gonna live. If someone with a compromised immune system catches measles off of your super important child, they’re gonna suffer and die. 
All because you were too uneducated and arrogant to understand how your actions have consequences.
TLDR; Nothing pisses me off more than parents who think they’re more important than public health. 

THIS.

One of my mother’s close friends lost an infant daughter to whooping cough. She was too young to be vaccinated and one of the older kids at her preschool was unvaccinated. The older kid brought whooping cough into the preschool and the little girl died. Do you really want the life of an infant on your hands? Vaccinate your children.

I’ve shared this a lot, but I’ll share it again:
My mother, for all her super-conservative, easily-taken-in-by-scares ways, vaccinated my littler brothers during a resurgent FLUX in the vacc scares, in the early 90’s. WHILE we lived in the crazy culty religious community. Most of her peers weren’t vaccinating their babies. Most of them thought she was crazy for trusting “the system”.
 As a little 7 year old still hanging around her ankles, I remember over-hearing her quip at another mother in the nursery, who was all “BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE DOING, THEY’RE DOING THIS TO OUR BABIES TO MAKE THEM AUTISTIC!”
 And mom was just all, “First, I don’t believe that. But second, even if there was the chance, I fought for this boy. I fought to have more babies in my 40s, I went through surgery to have him! I would much rather have him grow up alive and well and learning a little differently? Than DEAD before he had the chance.”
 Sure enough, more than a couple toddlers in that community ended up coming down with perfectly preventable diseases.
Three of them died.
 Just, stfu with your fake science.

boneycircus:

a-bench:

themishamayhem:

samandriel:

cognitivedissonance:

Ahem…

If that’s not enough to make people realize that they’re idiots, how about the fact that if enough people are left unvaccinated and catch the disease they aren’t vaccinated against, the chances of the disease mutating into a new and potentially more dangerous strain are increased! And guess what??? No vaccines exist for those new super-strains! Every body would be at risk because “vaccines cause autism and my child is a special snowflake!”. Which reminds me, why would anyone rather have a dead kid than an autistic kid? People with autism can live highly functional and fulfilling lives. Dead people can’t. 

Measles infections have skyrocketed in the US and Canada because of morons who don’t vaccinate their kids. And guess what? A lot of new doctors have never seen a measles case in their life. This means that if your kid catches measles, then they may not be able to be diagnosed in time to save their life. If your sick kid gives measles to a baby that hasn’t been vaccinated, that baby is probably not gonna live. If someone with a compromised immune system catches measles off of your super important child, they’re gonna suffer and die. 

All because you were too uneducated and arrogant to understand how your actions have consequences.

TLDR; Nothing pisses me off more than parents who think they’re more important than public health. 

THIS.

One of my mother’s close friends lost an infant daughter to whooping cough. She was too young to be vaccinated and one of the older kids at her preschool was unvaccinated. The older kid brought whooping cough into the preschool and the little girl died. Do you really want the life of an infant on your hands? Vaccinate your children.

I’ve shared this a lot, but I’ll share it again:

My mother, for all her super-conservative, easily-taken-in-by-scares ways, vaccinated my littler brothers during a resurgent FLUX in the vacc scares, in the early 90’s. WHILE we lived in the crazy culty religious community. Most of her peers weren’t vaccinating their babies. Most of them thought she was crazy for trusting “the system”.

 As a little 7 year old still hanging around her ankles, I remember over-hearing her quip at another mother in the nursery, who was all “BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE DOING, THEY’RE DOING THIS TO OUR BABIES TO MAKE THEM AUTISTIC!”

 And mom was just all, “First, I don’t believe that. But second, even if there was the chance, I fought for this boy. I fought to have more babies in my 40s, I went through surgery to have him! I would much rather have him grow up alive and well and learning a little differently? Than DEAD before he had the chance.”

 Sure enough, more than a couple toddlers in that community ended up coming down with perfectly preventable diseases.

Three of them died.

 Just, stfu with your fake science.

Tagged: The World Outside My WindowSCIENCE!Story Timequeue

Source: cognitivedissonance

16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from ALLOTHEISM with 521 notes

Tagged: the (un)reality of faerie tales (myths and legends are all around us)queue

Source: clairelizabethfraser

16th September 2014

Quote reblogged from LOVE, BLOOD, & RHETORIC with 21,266 notes

At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare
— Caitlin Moran (via ambvr)

Tagged: SCIENCE!qeue

Source: artvevo

16th September 2014

Quote reblogged from weisse wiese with 290 notes

I let alphabets cling to me
as I climb the thread of language
between myself and the world.
I muster crowds in my mouth:
suspended between language and the world,
between the world and the alphabets.

I let my head
listen to the myth,
to all sides praising each other.
And I shout at the winds from the top of a mountain.

Why does my tongue tell me to climb this far?
What is the distance between my voice and my longing?
What is there?
— Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi (tr. Atef Alshaer and Sarah Maguire), from “A Body” (via weissewiese)

Tagged: poetry is the song our hearts singqueue

Source: literarymiscellany

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Saint-Just's Miscellany with 49,999 notes

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

Tagged: The World Outside My Windowqueue

Source: mynaturalsistas

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from the one with violets on her lap with 8,169 notes

Tagged: The World Outside My Windowqueue

Source: mississippistreet

16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Eccentric You Say? Sure, Why Not? with 12,534 notes

queenmaeb:

stitch-please:

baitingthehook:


(front view) CROCHETED Zelda Twilight Princess. my daughter made!!!!  95% of it she stitched all by herself—no pattern.  What’s so great is her many school mates seeing her crocheting at school and in between classes!!! AGAIN, so VERY, VERY PROUD! 

Such awesome work!

Cool!

Tagged: Costume Pornqueue

Source: baitingthehook

16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from What am I supposed to do with him? with 30,870 notes

scottsmccall:

                    

Tagged: teen wolfqueue

Source: katie-mcgrath

16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Eccentric You Say? Sure, Why Not? with 6,428 notes

ohyeahcourtoon:

scurviesdisneyblog:

Jin Kim appreciation post

DUDE NO LIE THIS MORNING I WAS LOOKING AT THE EXPRESSION SHEETS FOR FROZEN AND WAS LIKE “DAMN WHOEVER THIS IS IS THE MOST TALENTED GUY EVER.  AND WABAM.  FOUND HIM. THANKS TUMBLR. 

Tagged: Disneyqueue

Source: scurviesdisneyblog.tumblr.co

16th September 2014

Audio post reblogged from 家勛 with 50 notes - Played 596 times

mingsonjia:

莫文蔚 - 看看

Karen Mok - Regardez

Tagged: audiomusicqueue