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wasabassco:

Delia Tudose

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sassyjesuschrist:

phannahtom:

The most fun a poor art history major can have without selling their soul for the ability to travel the world. 

Google maps lets you go in places now: Musee d’Orsay, The Met, Versailles, all of the places above, and tons more. I am pleased. 

WOW LIKE WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT

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fireworksandfiction:

earthandanimals:

wolves-whales-and-waves:

persephoneholly:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. 1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy. I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars.

I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies, I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life, for women to stop being treated as sex objects and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence, and lastly pray for the end of abortion.

"I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.”
Are you a Jew, homosexual, disabled person, Roma, Jehovah’s Witness, born into 1940 Germany? No? Then you are not a survivor of the Holocaust.  

"1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy."
Yeah, and one third of ‘your generation’ lives in poverty, is hungry, needs medical care, is being abused, and needs support yet you weep over the ‘injustice’ of abortion.

"I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars."
You are not Jesus. You are not a hero. You are a person sitting behind a little screen crying over some fertilized eggs.

"I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies,"
Mourn the loss of the BILLIONS of babies who will die from hunger. Or who will die TONIGHT because of lack of health services. Mourn the loss of the MILLIONS of little girls who will die by suicide, in childbirth, or by the hands of their husbands because they are child-brides. Fetuses do not need you, real, living little kids need you.

"I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life,"
Sorry to break it to ya, but there isn’t an ‘inherent right to life.’ If there was, war, poverty, lack of healthcare, and the death penalty wouldn’t be around.

"for women to stop being treated as sex objects"
The first step of this is to stop seeing us as objects to carry a pregnancy. If we don’t want to be pregnant, we don’t want to be fucking pregnant and there is NOTHING you can say that will stop that.

"and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence,"
Or you can just support them, no need to ‘fight’ anyone. People who regret their abortion need, first and foremost, people like you to shut the fuck up about ‘abortion is evil!’ ‘abortion kills a baby!’ because THAT is what causes the stigma. THAT makes people suffer. Second, they need people who will LISTEN without judgement. They need people who will SUPPORT how they feel, even if they are HAPPY about their abortion.

"and lastly pray for the end of abortion."

Good. Keep praying. Because everyone knows praying gets shit done.

No but seriously. Adding ‘56 million babies’ to the already exponentially growing population on this earth would benefit NO ONE!

Why do you disregard autonomously living, breathing people who actually need your support, money, and care for, essentially, a rapidly growing and mutating tumor? It has potential for life, sure, but when there are already SO MANY UNWANTED CHILDREN IN THIS WORLD, WHY are you advocating for more to be brought into this?

Stop being self-righteous. You are no better than anyone else on this planet. You don’t know the plights of anyone but your own.

You want to support women? Support their right to a CHOICE!

The 2 bloggers above who have added their commentary are golden.

"I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.". —- Sister Joan Chittister

Posted 1 day ago
lifesbetter:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thiscorpsofbrothers:

jasbeaw:

What do you mean, vet’s office? YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO THE PHILHARMONIC!

i’ve reblogged this at least seven times and i don’t regret any of them

I WILL BE OVERDRESSED
HUMAN
YOU HAVE MADE ME MAKE A SOCIAL FAUX PAS

Tuxedo cats are always dressed like this what are you guys talking about

lifesbetter:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thiscorpsofbrothers:

jasbeaw:

What do you mean, vet’s office? YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO THE PHILHARMONIC!

i’ve reblogged this at least seven times and i don’t regret any of them

I WILL BE OVERDRESSED

HUMAN

YOU HAVE MADE ME MAKE A SOCIAL FAUX PAS

Tuxedo cats are always dressed like this what are you guys talking about

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http://nicoleviciousisdead.tumblr.com/post/83472050511/itsvondell-internet-celebrity-culture-has-the

itsvondell:

internet celebrity culture has the power to grant essentially any person a direct position of power and influence over young and impressionable people, with no filter in between.

it can be taken advantage of on a whim with little friction, both actively by people who actively…

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billboard-charts:

blackgirlnerds:

pawntakesqueen:

Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures

AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!

i love the fact that a black woman directed this

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birdsy-purplefishes:

I laughed so hard I choked myself and then laughed some more.

birdsy-purplefishes:

I laughed so hard I choked myself and then laughed some more.

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Posted 2 days ago
Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.
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cognitivedissonance:

cognitivedissonance:

a-ghra-mo-chroi:

cognitivedissonance:

of-shoes-of-ships-of-sealing-wax:

aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

Anti-vaxxers are a danger to the world and we need to stop them tbh

GODDAMMIT. I AM SICK OF THESE ANTI-VAXXER SHIT GOBLINS.

VACCINATE THOSE WHO CAN BE VACCINATED TO PROTECT THOSE WHO LEGITIMATELY CANNOT.

I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE FLOATING AROUND IN YOUR SPARKLY CLOUD OF YOUR OWN SELF RIGHTEOUS FARTS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES LIKE POLIO.

GET. A. GODDAMN. CLUE. THEN GET VACCINATED. VACCINATE YOUR SPAWN.

YOUR BATSHIT BELIEFS ARE KILLING PEOPLE.

In my opinion, refusing to vaccinate a child who can be vaccinated is tantamount to medical neglect. I am 100% done with being nice to anti-vaxxers. We need to bring back exiling people. Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are the first to go.

So what’s your opinion on delaying the vaccine schedule?

For review, here’s the importance of vaccination in a few easy charts. But I’ll let actual doctors answer this further:

"[Dr. William Schaffner] said creating worry over the recommended immunization schedule — up to 24 shots by the age of 2 and up to five pokes per visit — is misleading and unfounded. ‘The area is not gray. There is no injury to children getting vaccinations simultaneously. A child’s immune system is more capable, powerful and flexible than you would think it is,’ Schaffner said.

Schaffner said that altering the timing of vaccines may seem like a compromise but it still poses a serious health risk because a child remains susceptible to vaccine preventable illnesses for longer periods of time. He said it also puts others, including people with compromised immunity and even fully vaccinated individuals, at risk by exposing communities at large to preventable diseases. And, he said, delaying vaccinations is more costly and makes it more likely a child never completes the full schedule necessary for protection against disease. ‘Vaccines spread out are often vaccines not received,’ he said.” (Source)

According to Dr. Kristen A. Feemster and Dr. Paul Offit, delaying vaccines is dangerous because “vaccines are recommended at certain ages and intervals to optimize the immune response, ensure protection when a child is most at risk for disease acquisition, and minimize adverse events.” They also discuss the implications of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which found that delaying vaccinations under the guise of preventing adverse effects actually correlates with an INCREASE in adverse effects experienced by older toddlers, ranging from mild fevers to seizures. [Citation: “Delaying Vaccination Is Not a Safer Choice”, Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR; Paul Offit, MD, JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(12):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.3071.]

Here’s Dr. Paul Offit and Dr. Mark Sawyer in a nifty video: “Are We Overwhelming the Immune System With Too Many Vaccines?” http://youtu.be/6JibQ7LX5Uk (Spoiler alert: No)

And here’s Dr. Mark Sawyer in another fab video: “Is it safe for a child to receive multiple vaccinations?” http://youtu.be/AD8AsogWq2w (Spoiler alert: Yes)

Here’s another summary of why there’s no medical benefit to delaying vaccinations, and how it can be harmful

Plus, you also give your kid MORE shots and office visits if you spread it out. On the delayed schedule chosen by most parents who skip vaccinations, kids “will have only received immunity against eight diseases by 15 months” and “ miss out on measles, rubella, chickenpox, Hep A, and Hep B.” But when children are vaccinated by the CDC’s vaccine schedule, they have immunity to over 14 diseases by the age of 24 months.

Unnecessarily delaying childhood vaccines only increases the number of vaccines, the amount of office visits, and most critically, the length of time children are vulnerable to disease.

Bonus reading! Here’s an excellent critique of Dr. Bob Sears’ alternative schedule: http://www.immunize.org/concerns/offit_moser2009.pdf

Personally, I 100% condemn putting children and immunocompromised people in danger because parents mistakenly think there’s something wrong with a vaccination schedule demonstrated to be the most scientifically and medically sound for decades by actual scientists and pediatricians. Are vaccines 100% safe? No. But complications are exceedingly rare, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, are a mild fever and soreness at the injection site.

But when some parents elect not to vaccinate their children, other parents are never even get the chance. A recent USA Today article highlighted the stories of Kathryn Riffenburg and Jon Alcaide, who lost their nine week old son to whooping cough; and Michaela Mitchell and her ten-year old son who lives with severe physical disabilities after nearly dying of meningitis at age 6. Both children contracted a preventable disease because they were younger than the recommended age for the appropriate vaccine. They were exposed to these illnesses after the diseases were circulating in their communities. The likelihood of an outbreak of diseases like these in children too young to be vaccinated increases exponentially in areas with low vaccination rates.  

ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser interviewed parents who said their choice not to vaccinate for diseases like measles was based on their OWN assessment that there is very little risk that their children would contract disease based on herd immunity and the relative rarity of diseases like measles. Another parent interviewed by Besser nailed how selfish this line of thinking really is, stating, “Parents like them are counting on the fact that most kids get the shots, giving protection to the rest. That’s not fair to everybody else. You’re relying on everybody else to do it for you.”

Another medical professional interviewed by Besser said parents are planning Russian roulette with their children’s lives because they cannot predict if their child will “be the 1 in 1,000 child that’s going to die from that illness.” [Source: ABC News, “Opting out on vaccines?” http://youtu.be/VSu-GHtPdHM]

Finally, writer Lessley Anderson summarizes all this succinctly:

“But there’s a big difference between not eating GMOs and not getting a vaccine. If I don’t eat a corn chip at my local taqueria because I have doubts about the lack of research on GMOs and believe it’s because science and the government are in Monsanto’s pocket, I’m not going to put my dining companions at risk of disease. But if I decide not to vaccinate my kid, I make him a potential carrier. He may be able to fight off measles, mumps, rubella, and other illnesses — but what if he spreads a disease to somebody who, for whatever reason, isn’t so lucky?”

Exactly.

Posted 2 days ago

onlocusts:

pluckyredhead:

shananaomi:

otfilms:

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

these men are such fundamentally different dancers but especially at slow GIF speed it’s clear how perfectly precise they were as a duo.

Donald O’Conner was actually nervous about this because he considered himself more of a hoofer than a dancer, and if you watch this number you can see he uses his upper body less than Gene Kelly. Also, they were both really worried that the other would turn the opposite direction from them, but as you can see, unlike Zoolander, they both turn left. :D

I love this movie.

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