““If you’re wrong about a war, or several, it should say that under your name on the news, instead of your new book. Because a lot of people don’t have the time, and they just see a very serious man in a very serious suit saying that we’re in danger.”
Basically, this. And since the lamestream media won’t do it, it’s so important to support independent media that picks up the tab and does the REAL journalism that those big papers are too buddy-buddy with corporate shills to do.
#citizenradio is a good example, but there are heaps of others (Radio Dispatch, Best of the Left, Progressive Podcast Australia if you’re interested in an Aussie voice, and there are a bunch of others I can’t think of from the top of my head). Listen to, and if you have the money, support these shows. They do a lot of hard work, and I know at least in the case of RD, CR and PPA that no labour’s getting exploited in the process. Citizen Radio even makes a point of it.
I can’t do it because I’m broke as fuck, though I can probably manage a one-off donation at some point.
I still can’t get over that person who said “I’m a proud Jew and Zionist and I support peace”
Oh shut the fuck up you mayonnaise gargling piece of shit.
Being a Jew? Fine. People are people, you have your views, whatever.
It’s Zionists that shit me. Seriously folks, Israel is a shitty state. I may think states as a whole are a bad idea, but even if you’re a statist… Fuck man. Israel’s douchey. As bad as what SA was back in the apartheid days.
I’m not anti-Semitic, but I’m anti-Zionist and strongly oppose the actions of the state of Israel. That isn’t to say I support the actions if the countries around them either - they’ve been dicks as well, but in general, Israel started most of the shit.
TLDR - against antisemitism, but antizionist, and anti inhuman fucked up shit.
Inside of this glass dome lies a photo of the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is known as the thinking-person’s planet, and the guardian of the abstract mind. Available in brass and silver-plated finishes. Sold on Etsy.
As a bit of a space nut… I love this.
are you a boy? your clothes are boy clothes.
are you a girl? your clothes are girl clothes.
are you outside the binary of boy and girl? so are your clothes.
did someone just tell you your clothes don’t match your gender identity? they are a trashcan and their clothes are trashcan clothes.
I’m going to hide most of this post after the break, as it could potentially be triggery for some folks. It’s not graphic or anything, but something of a vent of my day, with a rehash of my recent history thrown in.
Long story short, my day sucked.
This amuses me.
The anti-vaccine panic is literally causing children to die. All because of some bullshit beliefs popularized by celebrities with no actual knowledge of science or medicine that vaccinations lead to autism, which is also horrifyingly ableist. You’d rather risk your child getting sick from a disease that should have been wiped out decades ago than the slight (and completely untrue and unfounded) possibility that they might become autistic? Wario will annihilate you.
Guys, theres nothing wrong with not being vaccinated.
Your body was made to deal with this crap.
You wont die of a cold.
You wont get autism if you get vaccinated, because it wont mess up your genes.
Its up to the parents and child.
Get over it.
You are contributing to the problem with that attitude.
Around 1300 people, many of them children, in the US have died to easily preventable illnesses such as measles. Over a thousand timesmore than that have become infected and possibly had to deal with lifelong medical consequences. Although there is a small portion of the population that is unable to receive vaccinations for medical reasons, as many people as possible should be immunized. When the bulk of a population is immunized, this creates what is called herd immunity. Herd immunity ensures that those who are unable to be vaccinated can still avoid contracting a disease, because all the people around them are immune and will not transmit it to them.
Herd immunity occurs when roughly 75-95% (depending on the disease) of a population is vaccinated. When parents reject vaccinations for their children, even if the child recovers quickly and does not suffer any serious medical consequences from a disease, they may transmit it to someone else (who might not be able to receive a vaccination) who will. When parents refuse to get vaccines for their kids, they make herd immunity impossible and contribute to the spread of disease and child deaths.
Chemicals are not inherently bad. Chemicals are in everything. Chemicals make everything. There’s chemicals in everything you use, eat, drink, wear, and touch. The majority of these are harmless to you. A vaccine created by highly trained medical scientists and researchers is not the same thing as a vial of battery acid, as many fear-mongerers would like you to believe. Anyone who refuses to vaccinate their child is endangering their child’s health, as well as the health of the people around them, and that is outrageous and unacceptable.
"But I’d rather my child be dead from measles than autistic!" - yuppie parents
I thought you had to be born autistic. I did not think that one could “get” autistic.
You do have to be born autistic, and no, you can’t “become autistic.”
So I guess the aunt I never got to know because she died of fucking polio before the vaccine, well, she just wasn’t strong enough to fight it off like a fucking cold.
Fuck the anti-vax crowd with their own self-righteous recklessness wrapped in sandpaper.
Anti-vaxxers… Are people I have little sympathy for. I have sympathy for their children who have been known to get violently ill from diseases they would otherwise be sheltered from.
Such needless suffering.