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America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care: The infamous $629 bandaid Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US Just
 facility fees Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients
 possibly on an individual basis) Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x) People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)

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America, Bad, and Club: THE PERFECT RESUME FOR SOMEONE WITH NO EXPERIENCE The lavout is clean and easy to read MARIA HUDSON 2. 212-###.#### . emailaddress@marist.edu-LinkedIn URL PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING INTERN Highly motivated communications student seeking internship opportunities in advertising or public relations. Interested in leveraging social media experience and writing skills to positively contribute to an organization's corporate or departmental t includes a link to Maria's professional profile. objectives, while gaining valuable industry experience. Bilingual: fluent in Spanish and English. EDUCATION Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (Expected Graduation: Spring 2016) Bachelor of Arts (BA.) in communication; concentration in public relations . Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0 Morris Hills High School. Rockaway, NJ (Graduation: June 2012) RELEVANT COLLEGE COURSEWORK Writing for College Introduction to Communication Public Presentations Principles of Advertising Maria's goal!s are clear. LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS Member. Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2014-present) Secretary. Communication Arts Society Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2013- present) Vice President Morris Hills High School Student Council. Rockaway, NJ (2011- 2012) Varsity Member Morris Hills High School Field Hockey Team Rockaway, NJ (Fall 2011) It plays up Maria's selling points 4 ACHIEVEMENTS Dean's List Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2013) Academic Scholarship Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (2012) National Honor Society Morris Hills High School. Rockaway, NJ (2011- 2012) SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Office: MS Word MS PowerPoint MS Excel Online Research . Social Media: Twitter·Instagram . Facebook . Tumblr Bilingual: fluent in Spanish (writing and speaking) and English It includes some references to high school WORK EXPERIENCE Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill Parsippany, NJ (Summer 2013) Popular neighborhood restaurant with nearly 2,000 locations across North America Server Successfully multitasked to serve more than one customer at a time and provide a pleasant dining experience · Communicated orders to the kitchen staff and ensured that all orders were accurate and delivered on time .Restocked service areas with supplies. It lists her social media skills. Frog Falls Waterpark Wharton, NJ (Summer 2011, 2012, 2013) Membership-only facility featuring water slides, 25-yard lap lanes, a leisure pool, a lazy river, and a child activity pool Lifeguard Responsible for managing Frog Falls Waterpark's social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Ensured the safety of all swimmers by recognizing emergencies and responding immediately .Provided First Aid immediately and effectively to injured patrons (Certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED) Enforced all policies and procedures pertaining to aquatic facilities; maintained records, reports and activity logs. It doesn't include a list of references. BUSINESS INSIDER jadelyn: chronic-illness-cat: titleknown: hueva-york: la-bufadora: businessinsider: Infographic: 7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience yoooo what i need by tomorrow AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Reblogging because I WISH I HAD FUCKING KNOWN ABOUT THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL YEARS AGO! Dear sick Kitties, Please save this to your computer because one day you might be well enough to work in some capacity and it’s unfair for you to have blank spots on your resume/CV. You have worth and validity even if you don’t have a huge work history. YOU have value. This is mostly really good, but I have a couple minor disagreements.  So
here are three recommendations from an HR person who reads a shitton of resumes every day: Move the skills section up to the top!  You know what I give a fuck about the most when I’m reading a resume (at least for entry-level positions)?  WHAT YOU CAN DO.  I frankly don’t give a shit where you learned it.  Tell me what you’re capable of in concrete terms, organized in a bullet-points list or table that I can quickly scan to see if you even stand a chance of matching what we need, because that is all I’m doing in those critical first couple of seconds that decides whether I even bother looking at the rest of the resume.  (Which I get sounds kinda callous but when I have to get through a couple dozen resumes, meaning download, open, read, decide what to do, forward it to the appropriate person if it makes the cut with my comments/summary/recommendations, file it appropriately and go on to the next one, and get back to my other duties and responsibilities - which I don’t have enough hours in the day for as it is - I can’t afford to depth-read every single resume that hits my inbox.) Include volunteer experience as work experience if you have any.  Running the concession stand at a high school club event of some kind counts as cash handling and customer service experience.  Making blog themes for your friends counts as web design experience.  Just because you weren’t getting paid doesn’t mean it wasn’t work experience you can potentially leverage to get actual paying work. Rework that top statement - in its current form it’s looking like some odd hybrid of an executive summary (good!) and an objective statement (bad!), and I’m not sure how I feel about it tbh.  I think it’s the “leveraging
to positively contribute” bit that is pushing all my “ugh no fucking shit sherlock” buttons.  Like
what were you going to say, that you want to skate along doing the bare minimum amount of work and you don’t give a shit about the organization’s goals?  I see way too many regurgitated statements like that - “positively contribute” and “maximize success” and “utilize my skills to further goals” etc. - and they just make my eyes roll out of my head at this point because they’re so generically corporate.  I’d rather see a declarative statement about what you are and what you can do, than what you want. However, huge massive bonus points for putting language fluency right there at the top where I don’t have to go hunting for it - language skills are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS A PLUS and you want to highlight that shit as hard as you can.  Shove that language fluency in my fucking face, PLEASE.  Better that than having to scour your work history for mention of translation or anything like that, which I will only do if I’m A: already liking your qualifications so far, and B: totally fucking desperate for someone who speaks goddamn Spanish already.
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America, College, and Facebook: THE PERFECT RESUME FOR SOMEONE WITH NO EXPERIENCE The lavout is clean and easy to read MARIA HUDSON 2. 212-###.#### . emailaddress@marist.edu-LinkedIn URL PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING INTERN Highly motivated communications student seeking internship opportunities in advertising or public relations. Interested in leveraging social media experience and writing skills to positively contribute to an organization's corporate or departmental t includes a link to Maria's professional profile. objectives, while gaining valuable industry experience. Bilingual: fluent in Spanish and English. EDUCATION Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (Expected Graduation: Spring 2016) Bachelor of Arts (BA.) in communication; concentration in public relations . Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0 Morris Hills High School. Rockaway, NJ (Graduation: June 2012) RELEVANT COLLEGE COURSEWORK Writing for College Introduction to Communication Public Presentations Principles of Advertising Maria's goal!s are clear. LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS Member. Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2014-present) Secretary. Communication Arts Society Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2013- present) Vice President Morris Hills High School Student Council. Rockaway, NJ (2011- 2012) Varsity Member Morris Hills High School Field Hockey Team Rockaway, NJ (Fall 2011) It plays up Maria's selling points 4 ACHIEVEMENTS Dean's List Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (Spring 2013) Academic Scholarship Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY (2012) National Honor Society Morris Hills High School. Rockaway, NJ (2011- 2012) SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Office: MS Word MS PowerPoint MS Excel Online Research . Social Media: Twitter·Instagram . Facebook . Tumblr Bilingual: fluent in Spanish (writing and speaking) and English It includes some references to high school WORK EXPERIENCE Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill Parsippany, NJ (Summer 2013) Popular neighborhood restaurant with nearly 2,000 locations across North America Server Successfully multitasked to serve more than one customer at a time and provide a pleasant dining experience · Communicated orders to the kitchen staff and ensured that all orders were accurate and delivered on time .Restocked service areas with supplies. It lists her social media skills. Frog Falls Waterpark Wharton, NJ (Summer 2011, 2012, 2013) Membership-only facility featuring water slides, 25-yard lap lanes, a leisure pool, a lazy river, and a child activity pool Lifeguard Responsible for managing Frog Falls Waterpark's social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Ensured the safety of all swimmers by recognizing emergencies and responding immediately .Provided First Aid immediately and effectively to injured patrons (Certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED) Enforced all policies and procedures pertaining to aquatic facilities; maintained records, reports and activity logs. It doesn't include a list of references. BUSINESS INSIDER abby-studies-art: hueva-york: la-bufadora: businessinsider: Infographic: 7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience yoooo what i need by tomorrow AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU need this!

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Abc, Africa, and Animals: No results found for "woman kills man for rejecting her". funnygaygirl: kurt-banged-her: laina: unyieldingultimatum: jackthevulture: girltiredofbullshit: blacktionbronson: hominishostilis: playstation2chainz: shocking *ahem* from this post  Woman kills man for refusing to give her beer  Woman stabs man for refusing to have sex with her, threatens to cry rape  Woman rips off man’s testicle because he rejected her, tried to swallow it Woman kills man for refusing to marry her  Woman cuts off man’s penis because of argument  Woman shoots her husband after argument  Woman cuts off cheating boyfriend’s penis, flushes it Woman suspects husband of cheating, stabs him to death  Woman shoots, kills boyfriend for cheating  Woman stabs boyfriend for cheating in Monopoly board game  Woman shoots, kills man for ending relationship  Woman sets husband’s genitals on fire for hugging another woman, dies  Woman kills, dismembers husband’s body over argument  Mother kills 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stabs, kills boyfriend over argument on Labor Day Woman stabs boyfriend in the chest over argument  Woman stabs boyfriend to death after finding photos of other women on cell phone  Woman tortured ex-boyfriend’s dog until it died after argument  Woman stabs boyfriend in his chest and through his lung, nearly killing him  Woman fatally stabs boyfriend during heated argument  Woman kills her boyfriend with blunt force trauma to the head using frying pan Woman stabs boyfriend to death for drinking her beer  Woman strangles boyfriend to death during argument  Woman stabs boyfriend with serrated knife over argument  Woman shoots, murders boyfriend while she was on house arrest for another murder 11 years prior  Woman stabs, kills boyfriend then texts friend about eating the body  Woman stabs, kills boyfriend over dispute  Woman shoots boyfriend in the head, suspecting he was cheating  Woman shoots man in the groin after argument  Woman fires handgun into the home of man who denied her a kiss  Woman stabs husband to death over cheating fears  Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend  Women kills husband, commits suicide  Woman shoots and kills man over argument  Woman kills husband with baseball bat for talking back to her  Woman kills husband, confesses to family then shoots herself  Woman stabs boyfriend 31 times after he said ex’s name in his sleep  Woman shoots husband in the head, shoots herself  Woman kills boyfriend over argument at house party  Woman shoots boyfriend with shotgun for texting another woman  Woman kills boyfriend because she “smelled sex on him”  Woman runs over boyfriend, kills him Woman stabs boyfriend in the eye for turning down threesome  Woman stabs ex-boyfriend for refusing to stop playing the Eagles  Woman stabs boyfriend, throws out his prosthetic legs so he can’t chase her  Woman ties up, stabs husband 193 times, jury finds her guilty for suspicion of trying to claim life insurance  Woman stabs fiance for refusing to take her to the liquor store  Woman assaults and threatens boyfriend with knife for not cuddling  Woman stabs man with ceramic squirrel for not bring home beer  Woman stabs taxi driver after he refuses to have sex with her  Woman stabs ex-boyfriend in his penis after discovering he had a new girlfriend Woman stabs boyfriend twice over time he spent in bathroom  Woman stabs boyfriend over Facebook post  Woman stabs her boyfriend several times because his dog ate her marijuana stash  Woman stabs boyfriend for not calling her every two hours  Woman shoots man five times for rejecting her, kills herself  Woman murders ex-boyfriend with liquor laced with poison, was jealous he was engaged to new woman  Comedian Phil Hartman was murdered by his wife on May 27th 1998 NFL player Steve McNair was murdered by his girlfriend on July 4th, 2009 John Wayne Bobbitt had his penis cut completely off on June 23rd, 1993 Travis Alexander was murdered by Jodi Arias on June 4th, 2008 Andrew Bagby was murdered by Shirley Jane Turner on November 6th, 2001 (She later murdered their 1 year-old son on August 18th, 2003) Brenda Spencer killed two and injured nine at Cleveland Elementary School on January 29th, 1979 Laurie Dann killed one boy and injured five others at Hubbard Woods Elementary School on May 20th, 1988 Jennifer San Marco killed eight people at Goleta postal facility on January 30th, 2006 Sylvia Seegrist killed three and injured seven during a shooting spree at a Springfield mall on October 30th, 1985 Mary Ann Holder killed five children including her own son in Pleasent Gardens, NC on November 20th, 2011 Jullian Robbins killed one and injured two at Penn State on September 17th, 1997 Heather Smith killed two then committed suicide at Spanaway Junior High School on November 26th, 1985 Latina Williams killed two others then self at Louisiana Technical College on February 8th, 2008 Amy Bishop Anderson killed three and wounded three others at the University of Alabama on February 12th, 2010 What’s most interesting though is that mainstream media doesn’t even mention female shooters when they claim to show the history of the crime — but I guess they’re going by high scores. While its true that most shooting sprees are committed by males, it is also truethat most child abuse, neglect, and murders are committed by females. Women who killed or attempted to kill children in the news, past 30 days (US): Florida woman shoots, kills her 2 teenage sons  Mother throws 1 year-old daughter under truck, kills her  California mom stabs her 3 daughters to death. all under 2 years old Mother attempts to kill her 3 teenage children  Mother kills her infant son by stabbing him to death  Woman kills 2 year-old girl, attempts to kill 10 year-old boy  Utah mom murders 6 newborns, keeps them in garage  Mother charged with trying to suffocate daughter  Woman charged for killing 8-month old baby  Women who killed or attempted to kill children in the news between January and April 2014 (US): Mother drowns both of her sons aged 3 and 6  Mother attempts to drown her 3 children in ocean  Utah mother shoots and kills two teen daughters, then herself  Mother suffocates 14 month old son, fails at attempted suicide  Woman babysitter murders 19 month old boy  Mom kills 7 month old daughter, blames Jesus  Woman operating illegal daycare responsible for 3 month old girl’s death, police find 14 children in her basement  Mom strangles 3 day old baby boy, discarded body in trashcan  Woman suffocates 2 year old girl of fiance, fakes sexual assault by unknown assailant to cover tracks  Mother charged with killing 2 year-old daughter  Mother of several children with history of violence murdered and buried 2 year-old daughter in shallow grave  Mother stabs and kills her 2 children in exorcism  Mother kills her teen son and daughter, self  Mother confesses to killing 10 year-old son  Mother tortures and kills 3 year-old son, burned genitals with lighter  This is only mid-year and I didn’t even include the reports of mothers killing their children from previous years or other countries.” The only thing “shocking” here is how far you’ve managed to cram your head up your own ass. This post is disturbingly long. REBLOG THE SHIT OF THIS. I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF PEOPLE TREATIG WOMEN LIKE INNOCENT GODDESS WHO NEVER DO ANYTHING WRONG WHILE THEY TREAT ALL MEN LIKE ANIMALS. I debated on whether or not to reblog this but damn those sources are a fucking feat and pretending that they dont exist erases the victims. once in a blue moon someone on tumblr will acknowledge anyone other than a man has done something wrong if your feminism involves overlooking crimes by women then it isn’t feminism if your feminism involves overlooking crimes by women then it isn’t feminism Its almost as if gender doesnt affect concepts such as our basic instincts (eg fight v flight), basic intelligence, and moral compasses.Hmm.
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America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport
). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um
 about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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Advice, Cats, and Clothes: From This Angle ANOVAN Not Just Kitten By ANNE WELSH After years spent in silence, I gather courage to speak out on one petty, relatively insignifieant aspect of campus fe that really irks me: the existence and attire of the mascot known as the Wild Kitten Women have been at Villanova now for over twenty ears. We have studied, partied, cheated, cheered with the best of Villanova's men. We did not complain about the urinals in Dougherty's ladies room, and the pain and suf fering endured trying to get the one and only facility for men in Tolentine. We put up with our business teacher ying we kept him from telling the many hilarious sexual anecdotes which he probably never had. We have made do with the poor share of athletic. funds and facilities that women's sports receive But asking us to continue to accept the Wild Kitten as the representative of women at Villanova is asking too much First of all, a female wildcat is not a wild kitten. This grammatical distinction has obviously escaped many people; the fact that kittens are much cuter than cats ap parently induces people who think of girls as a cuter (and weaker) version of boys to make this elementary mistake But when all is fed and done, kittens are merely young cats of either sex Second, female wildcats do not wear skirts. (This may surprise some who still separate the human sexes by the design of their clothes) Further, female wildcats do not sport black pantyhos either with or without garters. Neither do they normally stalk their prey decked out in a pair of high black boots Perhaps the slinky seductiveness of this curious Cen taur-in-reverse (head of an animal, legs of a girl) is sup posed to excite and upset the players on the other team. Perhaps the kitten kicking her boots and twirling her tail like a gentle whip is needed to psyche our fans into a àč’ frenzy. Perhaps the girl inside the suit (who actually is very good and very spirited) needs a free ticket to the games None of these reasons is quite up to seratch. Let's face it, the Wild Kitten is not only blatantly sexist, but just plain weird. Until we Wild Kittens?", we should just have one kind of mascot, the Wildcat, to represent all the Villanova fans. And let the fur fly where it will. e ready to start cheering 'Let's advice-animal: My mom wrote a hot take in 1974 about her college’s sexist mascot that’s depressingly still funny today.

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Being Alone, America, and Appalled: *THE BIG FALL STYLE ISSUE 46 PAGES FULL OF ING LOOK SHARP,LIVE SMART ADAMM DRIVER FROM GIRLS TO STAR WARS AT LIGHT SPEED EVE YOU N TO FACE THE COOL THE BEST DRINKING CITY IN AMERICA IT'S T NEW HE 25 BIGG SLEAZEBAGS IN SPORTS "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED THE SHOCK SEXUALAS IN THE MILIT HO 3E AWO AN OFF 0 7549843 SPECIAL REPORT "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED" THE SHOCKING TRUTH OF MALE SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY NATHANIEL PENN Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day DONT GET RAPEI) These are the stories you never hear-because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it PLATON amydentata: l8rg8rz: prolifefemale: buttons-beads-lace: fuckyeahbiguys: theamericanavenger: theamericanavenger: Okay guys this is kinda important. GQ just came in the mail and for the first time in a long while it had a really important article
 I just sat here for like the last half hour reading this and I’m incredibly appalled at our justice system in regards to the military. The article interviews about 23 men who have all been sexually assaulted in some branch of the military. The PTSD from sexual assault in the military is more prevalent than PTSD from combat
 If you have a chance I suggest reading this article
and the title is a quote that one of the victims Doctor told him
 Hey guys! I’m very impressed and extremely happy to see this post gaining a lot of speed over the last few days! A few people have requested it, so i’ve gone ahead and scanned the pages of the article for those who want to read it, to read.  So, here it is! Wow. Very powerful stuff. I’ve had quite a few friends from back home enter the military and this is never something we bring up in discussions. I’m glad it’s garnering more attention.  Some quotes: “The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten. Women, of course, are much more likely to be victims of military sexual trauma (MST), but far fewer of them enlist. In fact, more military men are assaulted than women— nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone.” “Military culture is built upon a tenuous balance of aggression and obedience. The potential for sexual violence exists whenever there is too much of either.” “Trent Smith, Air Force, enlisted 2011: “He was a senior aide— he had a direct line to the top. Being invited voer to his house, I just took it as I should go. Looking back, I as myself, Why didn’t you do anything? It wasn’t like he held me down or tied me up. I didn’t want to cross him. I really didn’t feel like I had any choice. I had just turned 19. It could be my career. I froze and went along with it.”“ “Rsearch suggests that the military brass may have conspired to illegally discharge MST victims by falsely diagnosing them with personality disorders. “The military has a systemic personality disorder discharge problem,” write the authors of a 2012 Yale Law School white paper. Between 2001 and 2010, some 31,000 servicepersons were involuntarily discharged for personality disorders. It is likely that in many cases these were sham diagnoses meant to rid the ranks of MST victims.” “Jeremy Robinson [name changed], Army, 1970-1972: “I have very little memory of my time in the psychiatric ward, because I was so heavily drugged. I stopped eating. I became suicidal, and I made three attempts. They gave me shock treatments against my will. The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. I bore that label for forty years before the VA finally admitted they had misdiagnosed me.”“ “Above all, MST victins keep quiet because they do not believe their attackers will be punished. And they’re almost certainly right. The conviction rate in MST cases that go to trial is just 7 percent. An estimated 81% of male MST victims never report being attacked. Perhaps it should astonish us that any of them do.” “Mike Thomson, Marines, 1997-1999: ”I wasn’t “afraid” to report it— I was ashamed and disgusted. Guys aren’t supposed to be raped. I didn’t want to tell anybody about it. I didn’t want to say anything.”“ “Men develop PTSD from sexual assault at nearly twice the rate they do from combat. Yet as multiple research papers have noted, the condition in men is egregiously understudied. This is because so few men tell anyone. Those who do often wait years; many male participants in therapy groups are veterans of Korea and Vietnam. At Bay Pines’ C. W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Florida, the country’s first residential facility for men suffering from MST, the average patient is over 50 years old at admission.” So GLAD the word is spreading!  How to talk about really important issues without derailment So hey, yeah, this is how you do it people. Don’t interrupt other convos about rape to turn it to men. Just start your own conversation. That’s how feminists made the topic headline news. You can do it too, without attacking other issues in the process. Good job GQ.
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Being Alone, Complex, and Crying: legs-like-austin-carlile z-ay: simplypurkey Gateway of the Mind In 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God. They believed that the five senses clouded our awareness of eternity, and without them, a human could actually establish contact with God by thought. An elderly man who claimed to have "nothing left to live for" was the only test subject to volunteer. To purge him of all his senses, the scientists performed a complex operation in which every sensory nerve connection to the brain was surgically severed. Although the test subject retained full muscular function, he could not see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. With no possible way to communicate with or even sense the outside world, he was alone with his thoughts. Scientists monitored him as he spoke aloud about his state of mind in jumbled, slurred sentences that he couldn't even hear. After four days, the man claimed to be hearing hushed, unintelligible voices in his head. Assuming it was an onset of psychosis, the scientists paid little attention to the man's concerns. Two days later, the man cried that he could hear his dead wife speaking with him, and even more, he could communicate back. The scientists were intrigued, but were not convinced until the subject started naming dead relatives of the scientists. He repeated personal information to the scientists that only their dead spouses and parents would have known. At this point, a sizable portion of scientists left the study. After a week of conversing with the deceased through his thoughts, the subject became distressed, saying the voices were overwhelming. In every waking moment, his consciousness was bombarded refused to leave him alone. He frequently threw himself against the wall, trying to elicit a pain response. He begged the scientists for sedatives, so he could escape the voices by sleeping. This tactic worked for three days, until he started having severe night terrors. The subject repeatedly said that he could see and hear the deceased in his dreams oices by hundreds of voices that Only a day later, the subject began to scream and claw at his non-functional eyes, hoping to sense something in the physical world. The hysterical subject now said the voices of the dead were deafening and hostile, speaking of hell and the end of the world. At one point, he yelled "No heaven, no forgiveness" for five hours straight. He continually begged to be killed, but the scientists were convinced that he was close to establishing contact with God. After another day, the subject could no longer form coherent sentences. Seemingly mad, he started to bite off chunks of flesh from his arm. The scientists rushed into the test chamber and restrained him to a table so he could not kill himself. After a few hours of being tied down, the subject halted his struggling and screaming. He stared blankly at the ceiling as teardrops silently streaked across his face. For two weeks, the subject had to be manually rehydrated due to the constant crying. Eventually, he turned his head and, despite his blindness, made focused eye contact with a scientist for the first time in the study. He whispered "I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us" and his vital signs stopped. There was no apparent cause of death. I've been waiting for this post to show back up on my dash for months Holy shit I love this so much Contact with godomg-humor.tumblr.com
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Being Alone, Complex, and Creepy: leas-lke-austin-carlile: z-ay simplypurkey: Gateway of the Mind 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God. They believed that the five senses clouded our awareness of eternity, and without them, a human could actually establish contact with God by thought. An elderly man who claimed to have "nothing left to live for" was the only test subject to volunteer. To purge him of all his senses, the scientists performed a complex operation in which every sen sory nerve connection to the brain was surgically severed. Although the test subject retained full muscular function, he could not see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. With no possible way to communicate with or even sense the outside world, he was alone with his thoughts. Scientists monitored him as he spoke aloud about his state of mind in jumbled, slurred sentences that he couldn't even hear. After four days, the man claimed to be hearing hushed unintelligible voices in his head. Assuming it was an onset of psychosis, the scientists paid little attention to the man's concerns Two days later, the man cried that he could hear his dead wife speaking with him, and even more, he could mmunicate back. The scientists were intrigued, but were not convinced until the subject started naming dead relatives of the scientists. He repeated personal information to the scientists that only their dead spouses and parents would have known. At this point, a sizable portion of scientists left the study er a week of conversing with the deceased through his thoughts, the subject became distressed, saying the voices were overwhelming. In every waking moment, his consciousness was bombarded by hundreds of voices that used to leave him alone. He frequently threw himself against the wall, trying to elicit a pain response. He begged the scientists for sedatives, so he could escape the voices by sleeping. This tactic worked for three days, until he started ing severe night terrors. The subject repeatedly said that he could see and hear the deceased in his dreams Only a day later, the subject began to scream and claw at his non-functional eyes, hoping to sense something in the physical world. The hysterical subject now said the voices of the dead were deafening and hostile, speaking of hell and the end of the world. At one point, he yelled "No heaven, no forgiveness" for five hours straight. He continually begged to be killed, but the scientists were convinced that he was close to establishing contact with God. After another day, the subject could no longer form coherent sentences. Seemingly mad, he started to bite off chunks of fle test sh from his arm. The scientists rushed into the chamber and restrained him to a table so he could not kill himself. After a few hours of being tied down, the subject halted his struggling and screaming. He stared blankly at the ceiling as teardrops silently streaked across his face. For two weeks, the subject had to be manually rehydrated due to the constant crying. Eventually, he turned his head and, despite his blindness, made focused eye contact with a scientist for the first time in the study. He whispered "I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us" and his vital signs stopped There was no apparent cause of death l've been waiting for this post to show back up on my dash for months Holy shit I love this so much Creepy pasta from tumblromg-humor.tumblr.com
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