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Alive, Bodies , and Facebook: IS IT REALLY JuST YOUR BODY? Facebook.com/OnlineForLife truckyousasha: thekaraokeninja: fandomsandfeminism: generalmaluga: albinwonderland: fandomsandfeminism: betterthanabortion: “My body, my choice” only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake. Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to. See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.  Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.  To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.  You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.  reblogging for commentary  But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too.  First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation.  And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument. Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all. If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other.  When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting. When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.”  And that is gross.  ^ THIS. This is this this THIS THIS THIS. THIS!!!!! This is probably the strongest and well worded/supported argument for abortion that I have ever read.

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Alive, Bodies , and Facebook: IS IT REALLY JuST YOUR BODY? Facebook.com/OnlineForLife truckyousasha: thekaraokeninja: fandomsandfeminism: generalmaluga: albinwonderland: fandomsandfeminism: betterthanabortion: “My body, my choice” only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake. Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to. See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.  Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.  To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.  You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.  reblogging for commentary  But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too.  First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation.  And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument. Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all. If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other.  When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting. When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.”  And that is gross.  ^ THIS. This is this this THIS THIS THIS. THIS!!!!! This is probably the strongest and well worded/supported argument for abortion that I have ever read.

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Bodies , Facebook, and Life: IS ITREALLY JUST YOUR B0 DY? Facebook:com/ontineFortite "My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else's life isn't at stake Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn want to See, we have this concept called "bodily autonomy. It's this..cultural notion that a person's control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon Like, we can't even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You cant even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren't using anymore after they have died You're asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies reblogging for commentary VİA THEMETAPICTURE.COM srsfunny:My Body, My Choice

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Advice, Animals, and Best Friend: HOW TO FIND A LOST DOG On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told me has helped many dogs and families be reunited DOG LOST The dog ownerls) should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent. Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate & familiar toy, you can bring those too (unless location undesirable for crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting item(s) not to be moved Leave a bowl of water there too, as the dog probably hasn't had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid. Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there. I was skeptical and doubted my dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn't hear me calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days. But I returned the next day and sure enough found him sitting there! I hope this helps someone out there who's missing a best friend. Good luck :) LifeHackable.com vastderp: adorably-confused-fallen-angel: sparklesmccheesy: ittygittydiddynator: iheichouguys: lifehackable: This is potentially life saving information everyone should know. No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it. When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me. Important and vital I don’t care that I reblogged this today I’m reblogging it again awwwww babies ;_; i hope everyone’s pets come home safe.
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Bad, Fail, and Fall: Area of brain deprived of blood Blood clot Blood vessel Blood unable to pass clot <p><a href="https://aven-rave.tumblr.com/post/173641187661/probablysupervillainrpgideas-turquoisemagpie" class="tumblr_blog">aven-rave</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://probablysupervillainrpgideas.tumblr.com/post/173627234676/turquoisemagpie-cumbermums" class="tumblr_blog">probablysupervillainrpgideas</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://turquoisemagpie.tumblr.com/post/173547830749/cumbermums-blue-sunflowers" class="tumblr_blog">turquoisemagpie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cumbermums.tumblr.com/post/54412763335">cumbermums</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blue-sunflowers.tumblr.com/post/54402528149">blue-sunflowers</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kingdomkeeperstrivia.tumblr.com/post/23644781369">kingdomkeeperstrivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://animeaves.tumblr.com/post/22501511563">animeaves</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hokarotsukino.tumblr.com/post/22476805096">hokarotsukino</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mscaptains.tumblr.com/post/22445947999">mscaptains</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …<br/>My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.<br/><br/>STROKE IDENTIFICATION:<br/>During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)<br/><br/>They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)<br/>She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.<br/><br/>Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…<br/><br/>STROKE IDENTIFICATION:<br/><br/>A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.<br/><br/>RECOGNIZING A STROKE<br/><br/>Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!<br/>Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.<br/>The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.<br/>Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :<br/><br/>S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..<br/>T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).<br/>R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .<br/><br/>If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.<br/><br/>NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is<br/>1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.<br/>2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.<br/><br/>A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.<br/><br/>And it could be your own.</p> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <p>First reblog post that actually saves a life.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is a life-saving post.</p> </blockquote> <p><i>the more you know</i></p> </blockquote> <p>yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year</p> </blockquote> <p>I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know.</p> </blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG <b>REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG </b></p> </blockquote> <p>Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life.</p> </blockquote> <p>Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…</p> </blockquote> <p><br/> </p> </blockquote> <p>My mother died after being paralyzed by a stroke. Please read this^</p> </blockquote> <p>I remember a while ago here in UK there were stroke-identifying adverts. Their catchphrase was FAST:</p> <ul><li>F- Face: is their face fallen on one side?<br/></li> <li>A- Arms: can they raise both their arms up and hold them there?<br/></li> <li>S- Speech: is their speech slurred? Can they speak a full sentence?<br/></li> <li>T- Time: if all the signs show a stroke, call 999.<br/></li> </ul><p>We managed to save my nana with this information when she had her first stroke. </p> </blockquote> <p>As someone who has had a stroke, I appreciate this </p> </blockquote> <p>Everyone reblog this!</p> </blockquote> <p>A friend of a friend’s 24-year-old daughter just had a stroke. Don’t think it can’t happen just because you’re young. Re-blog to save a life</p>

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Bad, Fail, and Fall: Area of brain deprived of blood Blood clot Blood vessel Blood unable to pass clot cumbermums: blue-sunflowers: kingdomkeeperstrivia: animeaves: hokarotsukino: mscaptains: STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…STROKE IDENTIFICATION:A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.RECOGNIZING A STROKERemember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.And it could be your own. First reblog post that actually saves a life. This is a life-saving post. the more you know yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know. LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG  Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life. Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…   My mother died after being paralyzed by a stroke. Please read this^

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Bad, Dude, and Fail: Area of brain deprived of blood Blood clot Blood vessel Blood unable to pass clot cabinet-dude: turquoisemagpie: cumbermums: blue-sunflowers: kingdomkeeperstrivia: animeaves: hokarotsukino: mscaptains: STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…STROKE IDENTIFICATION:A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.RECOGNIZING A STROKERemember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.And it could be your own. First reblog post that actually saves a life. This is a life-saving post. the more you know yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know. LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG  Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life. Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…   My mother died after being paralyzed by a stroke. Please read this^ I remember a while ago here in UK there were stroke-identifying adverts. Their catchphrase was FAST: F- Face: is their face fallen on one side? A- Arms: can they raise both their arms up and hold them there? S- Speech: is their speech slurred? Can they speak a full sentence? T- Time: if all the signs show a stroke, call 999. We managed to save my nana with this information when she had her first stroke.  SAVE A LIFE.

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Bad, Dude, and Fail: Area of brain deprived of blood Blood clot Blood vessel Blood unable to pass clot cabinet-dude: turquoisemagpie: cumbermums: blue-sunflowers: kingdomkeeperstrivia: animeaves: hokarotsukino: mscaptains: STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…STROKE IDENTIFICATION:A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.RECOGNIZING A STROKERemember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.And it could be your own. First reblog post that actually saves a life. This is a life-saving post. the more you know yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know. LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG  Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life. Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…   My mother died after being paralyzed by a stroke. Please read this^ I remember a while ago here in UK there were stroke-identifying adverts. Their catchphrase was FAST: F- Face: is their face fallen on one side? A- Arms: can they raise both their arms up and hold them there? S- Speech: is their speech slurred? Can they speak a full sentence? T- Time: if all the signs show a stroke, call 999. We managed to save my nana with this information when she had her first stroke.  SAVE A LIFE.

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Anaconda, Cute, and God: tripropellant i'm 100% not joking when i say that my gut reaction to this image is "this is a being of incredible power". i know that totally sounds like a joke i would make but i'm legitimately scared and impressed by and in awe at this thing tripropellant i have just been informed that this creature's name is ZHDUN, which sounds like the name of an ancient and long-forgotten deity and sounds exactly like what this thing's name would be mostdecoratedarsoninvestigator Zhdun loosely translates to "to wait". He waits tripropellant it's supposed to be a cute sculpture based on the idea of someone waiting for news at a hospital but i much prefer to think of it as a manifestation of the unfathomably powerful will of some kind of slumbering chthonic entity tripropellant a lot of people seem to be reblogging this post with zero commentary other than tagging it as #zhdun. i just want to inform everyone that every time you repeat his name like that you bring us one step closer to the moment when he gets out of that chair and begins to systematically inhale the entire physical universe vrabia the world could really do with an ancient benevolent god of hospital hallways whenever it appears there's always an empty seat next to it and you can sit there for as long as you need. it's there for you when you're sick and in pain and waiting for a verdict, when you're overwhelmed with anxiety or when you've been waiting for seven hours for news of how a loved one's life-saving surgery went. a kindly, quiet grey blob who waits with you in that suspended state of uncertainty. it's very old and very powerful and knows that hospitals are places of healing and hope only when studied superficially. at the core they are places of fear. a million terrors, great and small, seeping into the walls. so zhdun waits with you #stories #ngl i made myself sad a bit, mostly bc i could really use zhdun waiting with me sometimes #look at it it's so sweet and benevolent and not at all intimidating #it wouldn't judge you if you sat next to it and you cried An old god for the modern world

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Arguing, Ass, and Children: Camille Echols added 2 new photos. 22 June at 07:45. I've been relatively quiet on social media about the "Anti-vax" movement. I've seen smart-ass memes saying "why would my unvaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you're so sure they work?" THIS is why. There are people who cannot have live vaccines, like my daughter, who had a kidney transplant when she was 2 years old. She got one varicella vaccine but couldn't get the second because she was immunosuppressed and instead of developing immunity, she would have contracted the virus. She was exposed to a child with chickenpox this weekend and now we are in the ER. She's getting labwork, injections of immunoglobulin and then we have to wait to see what the infectious disease doctor says. The incubation period of chicken pox is 7-21 days. So even with all we are doing, she could still become sick in the next 3 weeks. And that would mean an automatic admission to the hospital for IV antiviral meds. She could become very, very sick from this. Please, if you are someone who believes your child will get autism from vaccines, PLEASE educate yourself. There isn't a single peer reviewed study that came to that conclusion. And the people choosing to skip vaccinations put children like my daughter at risk. She has been through SO much already. And this was avoidable. so Let me address the recurring questions: 01 contacted her transplant nephrologist regarding her exposure, who in turn consulted with the infectious disease team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and their solid organ transplant PharmD. It was the team's recommendation that I take Ashley to the ER to receive VZIG, which costs approx $5k and cannot be given outpatient. Titers were drawn prior to giving her VZIG. I never claimed that the child with chicken pox was not vaccinated. That is irrelevant. The resurgence of chicken pox, whooping cough, measles and other diseases that were nearly eradicated years ago is a direct result of a large percentage of the population deciding not to vaccinate their children without sound research the support that decision. As for those telling me to "educate myself," I am a pediatric RN with over 10 years' experience in transplant and chronic illness populations. I have had extensive education regarding vaccinations. I would not post about something I was ignorant about. .Those saying "it's just chicken pox, she won't die," please educate yourselves on transplant recipients. There are millions of people waiting for life saving organs. With those numbers, the odds are good that someone in your life has been affected by organ failure. <p><a href="https://black-girl-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/169858354764/keyhollow-hannie-mylove-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">black-girl-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/163004744915/hannie-mylove-keyhollow-hannie-mylove" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hannie-mylove.tumblr.com/post/163002583620/keyhollow-hannie-mylove-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">hannie-mylove</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/162999957525/hannie-mylove-keyhollow-hannie-mylove" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hannie-mylove.tumblr.com/post/162998925645/keyhollow-hannie-mylove-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">hannie-mylove</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/162992998800/hannie-mylove-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hannie-mylove.tumblr.com/post/162991317210/keyhollow-illogical-bullshit" class="tumblr_blog">hannie-mylove</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/162989996495/illogical-bullshit-anti-sjw-movement" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://illogical-bullshit.tumblr.com/post/162896691742/anti-sjw-movement-violent-darts-techno-gal" class="tumblr_blog">illogical-bullshit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://anti-sjw-movement.tumblr.com/post/162887992421/violent-darts-techno-gal-memehumor-mom" class="tumblr_blog">anti-sjw-movement</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://violent-darts.tumblr.com/post/162637546645/techno-gal-memehumor-mom-gets-real-in" class="tumblr_blog">violent-darts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://techno-gal.tumblr.com/post/162609433406/memehumor-mom-gets-real-in-facebook-post-about" class="tumblr_blog">techno-gal</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/162520438508/mom-gets-real-in-facebook-post-about-why-the" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mom gets real in Facebook post about why the anti-vaxxer movement is so dangerous for her daughter.</p></blockquote> <p>Also, if you’d rather make dead kids than have the possibility of your own kid become autistic you are garbage</p> </blockquote> <p>Vaccinate. Your. Fucking. Children. </p> </blockquote> <p>Honestly, just vaccinate your children, for themselves and others around them like above.</p> </blockquote> <p>Herd immunity is a huge part of how we came so far as a society. Don’t be a fucking medieval asshat. Vaccinate. Your. Kids.</p> </blockquote> <p>Vaccinate your kids you stupid stupid people</p></blockquote> <p>No.</p></blockquote> <p>Then keep them away from the rest of us. I also hope you never have children, because that should be considered abuse.</p></blockquote> <p>I have children. They aren’t vaccinated. I wasn’t vaccinated. Nor were my brothers and sisters or cousins. Vaccines do not prevent diseases. Modern sanitation and plumbing. Every country that still has these diseases are the ones that are underdeveloped. They bring them vaccines and it only makes them sicker since their immune systems are already weak. I also know several moms who are nurses who don’t vaccinate.</p></blockquote> <p>Congratulations, you and yours may be the patient zero that will bring ruin and death upon a whole city, or more. </p><p>Modern sanitation and plumbing help. If you notice, polio didn’t stop being a problem until vaccines. </p><p>You have no proof for that.</p><p>I know several parents that swear by beating their children and using garlic instead of medications.</p><p>You’re increasing your and your kids risk of death, as well as the kids around you, by a lot. You are being protected by the very herd immunity you argue against.</p></blockquote> <p>Look up herd immunity origins. That’s not what it is. Did you know the polio vaccine is know the leading cause of polio related paralysis? Look it up. NPR article. Honestly there is so much to discuss I can’t even get into it. Just don’t believe what you’ve been told. The research and proof is out there. Look up the vaccine inserts themselves. If vaccines actually worked (which actually have very low success rates) and were totally safe- then I would be fine with it. But as it stands, there are way too many risks and not even discussion or concern for their safety. The vaccine makers don’t care if they are safe because they cannot be sued.</p></blockquote> <p>I know herd immunity origins. I’m a biologist. The basic meaning is when a majority of a group is immune to a disease, thus a disease is not able to spread efficiently. Vaccines work with your natural immune system. They create the antibodies just like your body would if exposed to the contagion. Vaccines aren’t magic, they’re a very dead very small amount of contagion. They are safe, tested with blood collected from horseshoe crabs, as their blood has special clotting properties used as its immune system in order to identify any other contagions, especially living ones, that could cause problems. </p><p>“On rare occasions, if a population is seriously under-immunized, an excreted vaccine-virus can continue to circulate for an extended period of time. The longer it is allowed to survive, the more genetic changes it undergoes. In very rare instances, the vaccine-virus can genetically change into a form that can paralyse – this is what is known as a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV).</p><p>It takes a long time for a cVDPV to occur. Generally, the strain will have been allowed to circulate in an un- or under-immunized population for a period of at least 12 months. Circulating VDPVs occur when routine or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) are poorly conducted and a population is left susceptible to poliovirus, whether from vaccine-derived or wild poliovirus. Hence, the problem is not with the vaccine itself, but low vaccination coverage. If a population is fully immunized, they will be protected against both vaccine-derived and wild polioviruses.</p><p>Since 2000, more than 10 billion doses of OPV have been administered to nearly 3 billion children worldwide. As a result, more than 13 million cases of polio have been prevented, and the disease has been reduced by more than 99%. During that time, 24 cVDPV outbreaks occurred in 21 countries, resulting in fewer than 760 VDPV cases.”</p><p>TLDR: People like you cause that polio shit</p><p>Vaccines are very successful. Find me a peer reviewed legitimate scientific study that states otherwise. </p><p>The vaccine makers can be sued and care very much, hence they reason incredible amounts of horseshoe crab blood is harvested every year to test batches. Vaccines are here to help you. It’s not a boogie man.</p></blockquote> <p>If you do not vaccinate your children, keep them away from the public. Just because you want your child to to die an early death, it doesn’t mean that we want the same.</p></blockquote>
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Doctor, How Many Times, and Life: 1. Redness 2. Breast swelling 3. Pain or itchiness the breast or enlargement of the breast Breast cancer ymph nodes 4. Thickening of the skin 5. Swelling of the lymph on the breast and ridged or dimpled skin texture (peau d'orange) nodes in your armpit or above/below the collarbone Share This might save someone's life. trinsghost: boy-aesthetics: yomeiko: lgbtqkidsrock: ayamccabre: dayzies-s: tan-fit-healthy: letsdeadlyfart: bluedreamsx: slaveoftheflesh: xsorrowxlightx: trumpetnista: rarely-pure-never-simple: thecornercoffeeshoppe: hickshannary: small-and-misunderstood: Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.  My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2 My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.  Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life. This could SAVE a life. dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s. As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around! listen to ur boobs its all in the boobs hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry Always reblog!  REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!! B Reminder that anyone who grew their own breast tissue can get breast cancer. That includes trans women, intersex peeps, and cis men who may not have been aware there could be some breast tissue in there. The only way to be sure you don’t have any at all is if you’ve had it all removed. If you’ve had tissue removed for reasons other than cancer, they likely didn’t remove all of it. If you find something weird, regardless of who you are or how you identify, get it checked out. All of you should reblog this. Breast cancer affects everyone and there’s not enough information about it. My breasts itch all the time…should I start being concerned?? Maybe look up some big about it online, or ask your doctor some questions if you get the chance. If your something with your boobs suddenly changes, and it’s not what you’d consider a good change, get it checked out.  And whether it hurts or it doesn’t, still, get it checked out.  If it turns out to not be cancer, at least you checked and can have peace of mind that you did.   (Been there, done that, had surgery and thank goodness it was not cancer but was a tumor that made me feel like I was being punched in the boob for months.)
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Cartoon Network, College, and Fast Food: Christo Aivalis @christoaivalis Following When people say that minimum wage workers don't deserve better pay because they should train for better work, they're essentially saying while that the work needs to be done, the people who do it deserve poverty 6:50 PM-8 Jan 2018 fattyatomicmutant: brunhiddensmusings: allthecanadianpolitics: When people say that minimum wage jobs are stepping stones to better employment and therefore don’t need to be raised, this is what they’re really saying. ‘its unskilled labor’ they sayit still needs to be fucking done and you sure as hell aint doin itlets assume for a minute that everyone had a college degree, was intelligent and well suited for any job they want and thus could get any job they wanted. it would be nice, although some people would already have an objection somehowbut pizzas still have to be delivered, floors still have to be mopped, store shelves still need to be stocked, assembly lines need to be operated, busses need to be driven, lawns need to be mowed, food needs to be grown and harvested, trucks need to be unloaded, and customers ringed up at the cash register. you do not want to live in a world where those things are not being done, for it is a world that will no longer function. people doing those jobs deserve to be compensated for their efforts enough to live comfortably because they are making the world work just as much as whatever person is making two grand a day sitting in status update meetings, the asshole who decided teen titans go is the only show cartoon network needs, the old guys in suits who have a two hour show talking about sportsball, or the talking poop sculpture that decided to jack up the price of life saving medication by 600%. you know, all the people -really- contributing to society who ‘earned’ their dumptrucks of money the hard way Plus i dont know about you but all these rich fucks that say “its unskilled labour” can’t cook worth a damn so how is fast food cook not a skill? Got to learn to cook right?
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How Many Times, Life, and Saw: 1. Redness 2. Breast swelling 3. Pain or itchiness the breast or enlargement of the breast Breast cancer ymph nodes 4. Thickening of the skin 5. Swelling of the lymph on the breast and ridged or dimpled skin texture (peau d'orange) nodes in your armpit or above/below the collarbone Share This might save someone's life. lgbtqkidsrock: ayamccabre: dayzies-s: tan-fit-healthy: letsdeadlyfart: bluedreamsx: slaveoftheflesh: xsorrowxlightx: trumpetnista: rarely-pure-never-simple: thecornercoffeeshoppe: hickshannary: small-and-misunderstood: Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.  My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2 My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.  Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life. This could SAVE a life. dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s. As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around! listen to ur boobs its all in the boobs hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry Always reblog!  REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!! B Reminder that anyone who grew their own breast tissue can get breast cancer. That includes trans women, intersex peeps, and cis men who may not have been aware there could be some breast tissue in there. The only way to be sure you don’t have any at all is if you’ve had it all removed. If you’ve had tissue removed for reasons other than cancer, they likely didn’t remove all of it. If you find something weird, regardless of who you are or how you identify, get it checked out. All of you should reblog this. Breast cancer affects everyone and there’s not enough information about it.
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How Many Times, Life, and Saw: 1. Redness 2. Breast swelling 3. Pain or itchiness the breast or enlargement of the breast Breast cancer ymph nodes 4. Thickening of the skin 5. Swelling of the lymph on the breast and ridged or dimpled skin texture (peau d'orange) nodes in your armpit or above/below the collarbone Share This might save someone's life. lgbtqkidsrock: ayamccabre: dayzies-s: tan-fit-healthy: letsdeadlyfart: bluedreamsx: slaveoftheflesh: xsorrowxlightx: trumpetnista: rarely-pure-never-simple: thecornercoffeeshoppe: hickshannary: small-and-misunderstood: Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.  My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2 My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.  Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life. This could SAVE a life. dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s. As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around! listen to ur boobs its all in the boobs hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry Always reblog!  REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!! B Reminder that anyone who grew their own breast tissue can get breast cancer. That includes trans women, intersex peeps, and cis men who may not have been aware there could be some breast tissue in there. The only way to be sure you don’t have any at all is if you’ve had it all removed. If you’ve had tissue removed for reasons other than cancer, they likely didn’t remove all of it. If you find something weird, regardless of who you are or how you identify, get it checked out. All of you should reblog this. Breast cancer affects everyone and there’s not enough information about it.
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Advice, Animals, and Best Friend: HOW TO FIND A LOST DOG On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told me has helped many dogs and families be reunited DOG LOST The dog ownerls) should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent. Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate & familiar toy, you can bring those too (unless location undesirable for crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting item(s) not to be moved Leave a bowl of water there too, as the dog probably hasn't had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid. Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there. I was skeptical and doubted my dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn't hear me calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days. But I returned the next day and sure enough found him sitting there! I hope this helps someone out there who's missing a best friend. Good luck :) LifeHackable.com vastderp: adorably-confused-fallen-angel: sparklesmccheesy: ittygittydiddynator: iheichouguys: lifehackable: This is potentially life saving information everyone should know. No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it. When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me. Important and vital I don’t care that I reblogged this today I’m reblogging it again awwwww babies ;_; i hope everyone’s pets come home safe.
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America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PO0 RON PAUL TURNING POINT USA <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i> The debate over how to reform America’s health care sector often involves comparisons between the United States and other countries, and with good reason. Looking at other countries can help us learn which policies, if any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international health care system comparisons.Among the most influential are the World Health Report 2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures such as infant mortality and “mortality amenable to health care.” Generally in these studies, the United States performs poorly in comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, scholars often use the studies to argue for adding even more government regulations to our already highly regulated health care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or mortality from heart disease—that can be affected by many non–health care factors, including nutrition, exercise, and even crime rates. Second,they often use process measures, such as how many patients have received a pap smear or mammogram in the past three years. Process measures tell us what doctors do, but provide only an indirect measure of doctors’ productivity. Third, some of these studies inappropriately incorporate their own biases about financing in their statistics, which makes market-driven health systems appear worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies is the omission of any measure of innovation. None of the best-known studies factor in the contribution of various countries to the advances that have come to characterize the current practice of health care in the developed world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment must be invented at some point. We would be living in a different world today were it not for the remarkable genius and hard work of health care inventors in the past, as well as investments from government health agencies and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The health care issues commonly considered most important today—controlling costs and covering the uninsured— arguably should be regarded as secondary to innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must first be invented before its costs can be reduced and its use extended to everyone. </i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i> Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO health care rankings result from an index of health-related statistics. As with any index, it is important to consider how it was constructed, as the construction affects the results. </i><br/></p><p><i> There is good reason to account for the quality of care received by a country’s worst-off or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution and Responsiveness Distribution factors do not do that.Instead, they measure relative differences in quality, without regard to the absolute level of quality. To account for the quality of care received by the worst-off, the index could include a factor that measures health among the poor, or a health care system’s responsiveness to the poor. This would, in essence, give greater weight to the well-being of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health performance index could be constructed for poor households or members of disadvantaged minorities. These approaches would surely have problems of their own, but they would at least be focused on the absolute level of health care quality, which should be the paramount concern. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO rankings, by purporting to measure the efficacy of health care systems, implicitly take all differences in health outcomes not explained by spending or literacy and attribute them entirely to health care system performance. Nothing else, from tobacco use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other variables is simply the result of inadequacies in the data. It is difficult to get information on all relevant factors, and even more difficult to account for their expected effects on health. But some factors are deliberately excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of paternalistic assumptions about the proper role of health systems. An earlier paper laying out the WHO methodological framework asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption, diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be included in an assessment of health system performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds health systems responsible not just for treating lung cancer, but for preventing smoking in the first place; not just for treating heart disease, but for getting people to exercise and lay off the fatty foods. <br/></i></p><p><i> Second, the WHO approach fails to consider people’s willingness to trade off health against other values. Some people are happy to give up a few potential months or even years of life in exchange for the pleasures of smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports, and so on. The WHO approach, rather than taking the public’s preferences as given, deems some preferences better than others (and then praises or blames the health system for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach would take people’s health-related behavior as given, and then ask which health systems do the best job of dealing with whatever health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>
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Ass, Children, and Doctor: Camille Echols added 2 new photos. 22 June at 07:45. I've been relatively quiet on social media about the "Anti-vax" movement. I've seen smart-ass memes saying "why would my unvaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you're so sure they work?" THIS is why. There are people who cannot have live vaccines, like my daughter, who had a kidney transplant when she was 2 years old. She got one varicella vaccine but couldn't get the second because she was immunosuppressed and instead of developing immunity, she would have contracted the virus. She was exposed to a child with chickenpox this weekend and now we are in the ER. She's getting labwork, injections of immunoglobulin and then we have to wait to see what the infectious disease doctor says. The incubation period of chicken pox is 7-21 days. So even with all we are doing, she could still become sick in the next 3 weeks. And that would mean an automatic admission to the hospital for IV antiviral meds. She could become very, very sick from this. Please, if you are someone who believes your child will get autism from vaccines, PLEASE educate yourself. There isn't a single peer reviewed study that came to that conclusion. And the people choosing to skip vaccinations put children like my daughter at risk. She has been through SO much already. And this was avoidable. so Let me address the recurring questions: 01 contacted her transplant nephrologist regarding her exposure, who in turn consulted with the infectious disease team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and their solid organ transplant PharmD. It was the team's recommendation that I take Ashley to the ER to receive VZIG, which costs approx $5k and cannot be given outpatient. Titers were drawn prior to giving her VZIG. I never claimed that the child with chicken pox was not vaccinated. That is irrelevant. The resurgence of chicken pox, whooping cough, measles and other diseases that were nearly eradicated years ago is a direct result of a large percentage of the population deciding not to vaccinate their children without sound research the support that decision. As for those telling me to "educate myself," I am a pediatric RN with over 10 years' experience in transplant and chronic illness populations. I have had extensive education regarding vaccinations. I would not post about something I was ignorant about. .Those saying "it's just chicken pox, she won't die," please educate yourselves on transplant recipients. There are millions of people waiting for life saving organs. With those numbers, the odds are good that someone in your life has been affected by organ failure. <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/162520438508/mom-gets-real-in-facebook-post-about-why-the" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mom gets real in Facebook post about why the anti-vaxxer movement is so dangerous for her daughter.</p></blockquote>

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Church, Desperate, and Family: grrlpup: antifainternational: mousezilla: rhube: fahrlight: westsemiteblues: returnofthejudai: robowolves: bemusedlybespectacled: gdfalksen: Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died. Why can’t we have a movie about him? He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce. His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions. He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife. He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint. Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy. It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people. It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them. He told an interviewer: You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage. He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral. I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them! I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers. Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa.  The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”   I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art.  Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa. always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important.
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Church, Desperate, and Family: apismel1fera: grrlpup: antifainternational: mousezilla: rhube: fahrlight: westsemiteblues: returnofthejudai: robowolves: bemusedlybespectacled: gdfalksen: Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died. Why can’t we have a movie about him? He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce. His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions. He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife. He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint. Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy. It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people. It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them. He told an interviewer: You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage. He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral. I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them! I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers. Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa.  The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”   I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art.  Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa. always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important. heroic
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Church, Desperate, and Family: <p><a href="http://apismel1fera.tumblr.com/post/155047166488/grrlpup-antifainternational-mousezilla" class="tumblr_blog">apismel1fera</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://grrlpup.tumblr.com/post/154788871772/antifainternational-mousezilla-rhube" class="tumblr_blog">grrlpup</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://antifainternational.tumblr.com/post/154733886594/mousezilla-rhube-fahrlight" class="tumblr_blog">antifainternational</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://mousezilla.tumblr.com/post/153876228031/rhube-fahrlight-westsemiteblues" class="tumblr_blog">mousezilla</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rhube.tumblr.com/post/152500993243">rhube</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fahrlight.tumblr.com/post/152299978919">fahrlight</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://westsemiteblues.tumblr.com/post/90079527286">westsemiteblues</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://returnofthejudai.tumblr.com/post/90076902843">returnofthejudai</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://robowolves.tumblr.com/post/40535964619">robowolves</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bemusedlybespectacled.tumblr.com/post/40494473064">bemusedlybespectacled</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gdfalksen.tumblr.com/post/38576888989">gdfalksen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FChiune_Sugihara&amp;t=MGM5YjMwNzU0MTliNjE4ZTBmNzhmMzA3Zjc4MGE4MTAxNmE2YjI1YSxwa1h2MXRWdQ%3D%3D&amp;m=0">Chiune Sugihara</a>. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.</p> </blockquote> <p>Why can’t we have a movie about him?</p> </blockquote> <p>He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.</p> <p>His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.</p> <p>He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas <i>against direct orders</i>, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.</p> <p>He was honoured as <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FRighteous_Among_the_Nations&amp;t=NWI3Nzk4YzhhZDBhN2UzYzI0MWRiYTk5MzVjYzhjYTgzNGNmZjNkNCxwa1h2MXRWdQ%3D%3D&amp;m=0">Righteous Among the Nations</a> in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.</p> <p>Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.</p> <p>It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.</p> </blockquote> <p>It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I <i>would</i> finance a movie about them.</p> </blockquote> <p>He told an interviewer:</p> <p><i>You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. </i></p> <p><i>People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage.<sup></sup></i></p> <p>He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral.</p> </blockquote> <p>I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them!</p> </blockquote> <p>I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa. </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1024" data-orig-width="768"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/384506b4e742aff6e3bf350a85efbd7c/tumblr_inline_ohh4pjqxmb1r7nvlv_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1024" data-orig-width="768"/></figure><p>The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”  </p> <p>I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art. </p> </blockquote> <p>Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa.</p> </blockquote> <p>always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important.</p> </blockquote> <p>heroic</p> </blockquote>
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America, Animals, and Bad: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wildwoodlynx.tumblr.com/post/142454637374">wildwoodlynx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youmightbeamisogynist.tumblr.com/post/140951201818">youmightbeamisogynist</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pumbloom-initiative.tumblr.com/post/140950379483">pumbloom-initiative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amberalloveragane00.tumblr.com/post/140950048704">amberalloveragane00</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fabtrek.tumblr.com/post/140948000801">fabtrek</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://driftwood-in-the-sun.tumblr.com/post/138905911486">driftwood-in-the-sun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyarbitrary.tumblr.com/post/138863017040">prettyarbitrary</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kijakazibibi.tumblr.com/post/138859916242">kijakazibibi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pthalocy.tumblr.com/post/138808610365">pthalocy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spontaneousmusicalnumber.tumblr.com/post/125884149498">spontaneousmusicalnumber</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thegrimshapeofyoursmile.tumblr.com/post/124019517446">thegrimshapeofyoursmile</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ellensama.tumblr.com/post/83397169464">ellensama</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://burntcandycorn.tumblr.com/post/83379533722">burntcandycorn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://littlebluecaboose.tumblr.com/post/83364166806">littlebluecaboose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cosmictuesdays.tumblr.com/post/83306327022">cosmictuesdays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://frenchie-fries.tumblr.com/post/83130244375">frenchie-fries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vergess.tumblr.com/post/83129430445">vergess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boltonsrepairshop.tumblr.com/post/83127498898">boltonsrepairshop</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><i><b>PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!</b></i></p> <p><i><b>IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!</b></i></p> <p>Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.</p> <div> Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. </div> <div> <br/><br/> If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken: <ul><li>Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.</li> <li>Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.</li> <li>If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.</li> <li>See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.</li> </ul> If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions <i><b>PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!</b></i> </div> </blockquote> <p>Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.</p> <p>Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.</p> <p><b>Do not burn it</b>, because the smoke <i>will</i> give you the same reaction.</p> <p>If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/40961.html">this guide</a>] for how to deal with it yourself.</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.</p> </blockquote> <p>Fucking invasives. Signal boost.</p> </blockquote> <p>Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.</p> </blockquote> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cfa0d1e81ce51f0c32b299e461056836/tumblr_inline_oa024mzChw1szybyb_540.png" alt="" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"/></figure><p>According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. <b>Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!</b></p> <p>[<a href="https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA17">Image Source</a>]</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.</p> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e7dd14968ed6907683e63bdad97604a/tumblr_inline_oa024nwbpK1szybyb_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"/></figure><p>The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>They exist in Austria and Germany too. Please be careful!</p> </blockquote> <p>Also, if you are in the Iowa/Minnesota area (maybe farther, I don’t exactly know), there is a close relative (also invasive) with <b>yellow flowers</b> called <b>wild parsnip.</b></p> <p><b>Flowers (<a href="http://minneflora.com/images/identified/medium/wild-parsnip-pastinaca-sativa-02.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab0f47d7c2b261442f4ec5d9de8e0a3c/tumblr_inline_oa024n33sN1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b>Leaves (<a href="http://www.all-creatures.org/picb/wfshl-wildparsnip-06.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d8bd93b8ba769d89609f3041fede38c/tumblr_inline_oa024nf0TB1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b></b>It only gets to about half the size of giant hogweed but has <b>all the same toxic effects</b>. The plants in the pictures look small but I’ve seen ones at least 6 feet tall with stems two inches thick.</p> </blockquote> <p>A lot of pictures available of giant hogweed are fullsized and in bloom. Just because it lacks the flowers doesn’t mean it’s not hogweed! It is dangerous well before that point.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_oa024or7Ad1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>As seen above, another important detail when identifying them can be the stems. They often have this reddish speckling, and are covered in bristly hairs. Like the rest of the plant, you should<i> absolutely not </i>touch them either.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7f781a11d9a107b3f6cec41afc889d12/tumblr_inline_oa024ozjii1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>You can see here how the redness is mostly on larger, older portions of the stems.</p> <p>For those of you in Ontario, here is a link to some more information via <a href="http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant-hogweed/"><b>Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program</b></a> . It has details on the plant’s growth, removal methods, and groups you can report sightings to.</p> <p>Unfortunately I lack information on herbicide use, but if the responsibility of removing giant hogweed somehow falls to the owner, please research local laws/restrictions concerning the use of things such as glyphosate (roundup). It is always possible to make things worse instead of better, so exercise caution in all areas, not just the handling/disposal of the plant.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is not bullshit. My sister works for the Cooperative Extension in New York and this is a big P.R. focus for them. They have trouble because somebody may spot some of these on a neighbor’s property and call it in, but they can’t get permission to go in and take it out because the neighbors think it’s “pretty” or they “natural” and want it to stay.</p> <p>Here’s another thing about it that makes it dangerous and maybe might scare some people into doing something about it: this time of year, (winter) the dried stuff is tailor-made for attracting kids: long, light, jointed. It looks like bamboo and they will use it to frame up little huts, make beaded necklaces, use as “sword.”, etc. The worst is it’s hollow which makes it perfect for BLOW GUNS.  Imagine getting that stuff on your lips….</p> </blockquote> <p>I work at an environmental science college and can also confirm this.  This stuff is bad bad bad news.</p> </blockquote> <p>To all you aspiring herbalists and just nature adventurers: please, pelase be careful</p> </blockquote> <p>I’ve brushed up against this stuff and it fucked me up for about two months. And the scars lasted for a year and a half after that</p> </blockquote> <p>What the FUCK!?? THESE ARE IN MY FYCKKKIGN YAAARD?!?!?! OUT BACK ?!</p> </blockquote> <p>oH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU</p> </blockquote> <p>Tis the season for giant hogweed warnings, my friends.</p> </blockquote> <p>Everybody please remember not to go out whacking around in the bush unless you know how to identify your local toxic plants. And please, for the love of it, wear pants! Hogweed will fuck you up, please report if you see it, but wild parsnip, poison ivy and poison oak are no fun game either.</p> <p><a href="http://www.birdandmoon.com/poisonivy/">This</a> little quiz can show you, even poison ivy can be tricky to ID. Stay safe!</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh Frack no my state was one of the ones highlighted nope nope nope. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-tumblr-attribution="animatedtext:HtQpGKsvVrwVEAUEJEk6Vg:ZPjWlu1nQN4oN" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_inline_oa0svmrVA51rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"/></figure>
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Children, Community, and Curving: Growth Charting of Brain Networks Typical Development Curve 3 Age 8 Age 12 Age 17 <p><a href="http://medresearch.tumblr.com/post/143342934359/could-a-brain-growth-chart-spot-attention" class="tumblr_blog">medresearch</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Could a Brain “Growth Chart” Spot Attention Problems Early? </h2><p>Researchers at the <a href="https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/">University of Michigan Medical School</a> suggest that, like is currently done with height and weight, a brain development chart could help doctors and parents determine if a child’s brain is on track for healthy attention abilities.</p><p>The research, <a href="http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2513687">published in JAMA Psychiatry,</a> shows the potential for brain imaging “biomarkers” for attention problems. But the idea could extend to other psychological conditions.</p><p>Based on mapping the development of brain networks in more than 500 children and teens, the research team found networks are underdeveloped in those who have attention difficulties.</p><p>This technique, once fully developed, could lead to a chart and better chances for children to get a firm diagnosis of ADHD sooner. It could also help track whether their ADHD treatment is improving their attention functioning, which can help them in school and life.</p><p><a href="http://The%20research,%20published%20in%20JAMA%20Psychiatry,%20shows%20the%20potential%20for%20brain%20imaging%20%E2%80%9Cbiomarkers%E2%80%9D%20for%20attention%20problems.%20But%20the%20idea%20could%20extend%20to%20other%20psychological%20conditions.">Read more</a></p><p><i>Funding: The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (AA020297 and MH107741) as well as the Center for Computational Medicine and the John Templeton Foundation.</i></p><p> <b>Raise your voice in support of expanding federal funding for life-saving medical research by joining the </b><b><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aamcaction.org%2Flanding%2Fresearch-means-hope&amp;t=MjQ4NjBiNzllMmMzZDhhMzFjZDVkNDljYTdlMGMzMWY3ZjY0ZTk3MCwyTkdVR0htSA%3D%3D">AAMC’s advocacy community</a>.</b> <br/></p></blockquote>

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Crying, Doctor, and God: <p><a href="http://thepoliticalhippie.tumblr.com/post/139434271532/ragingcommonsense-tacticalshit-kentucky" class="tumblr_blog">thepoliticalhippie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://ragingcommonsense.tumblr.com/post/139433856558/tacticalshit-kentucky-lawmakers-bill-would" class="tumblr_blog">ragingcommonsense</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tacticalshit.tumblr.com/post/139426489155">tacticalshit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h1><strong><a href="http://www.tacticalshit.com/kentucky-lawmakers-bill-would-require-men-to-get-wifes-permission-for-viagra/">Kentucky lawmaker’s bill would require men to get wife’s permission for Viagra</a></strong></h1> <p><a href="http://www.tacticalshit.com/kentucky-lawmakers-bill-would-require-men-to-get-wifes-permission-for-viagra/"><img src="http://www.tacticalshit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/viagra_1455623178125_852786_ver1.0.jpg"/></a></p> <p>A Kentucky lawmaker has put forward a bill that would require men to visit a doctor at least twice and obtain a signed permission slip from their wives before they could obtain a prescription for the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.  (FOX)- State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat, acknowledged …</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.tacticalshit.com/kentucky-lawmakers-bill-would-require-men-to-get-wifes-permission-for-viagra/">READ FULL STORY</a></strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Please be a joke please be a joke please be a joke please be a joke</p></blockquote> <p>“(FOX)- State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat, acknowledged to the Louisville Courier-Journal that the bill has no chance of passing. However, she said the bill was a response to several anti-abortion measures, including a recently ratified law that requires a woman seeking an abortion to get counseling at least 24 hours in advance from a health professional.”</p><p>Another garbage democrat comparing literal life saving measures to getting viagra. God forbid someone about to make a life ending and life altering decision take one day to voice concerns and talk about their issues. Especially when we know abortion clinics lie and neglect patients.</p></blockquote> <p>Oh for crying out- *sigh*</p>
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Bad, Fail, and Fall: Area of brain deprived of blood Blood clot Blood vessel Blood unable to pass clot shinyhill: cumbermums:blue-sunflowers:kingdomkeeperstrivia: Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog… animeaves: hokarotsukino: mscaptains: STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…STROKE IDENTIFICATION:A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.RECOGNIZING A STROKERemember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.And it could be your own. First reblog post that actually saves a life. This is a life-saving post. the more you know yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know. LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG  Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life.   My mother died after being paralyzed by a stroke. Please read this^ Also.. remember FASTIf you even have a suspicion check:Face - is one side different to the otherArms - can they lift both arms over their head equallySpeech - can they form coherent sentencesTongue - if they poke out their tongue does it point to one side or is it straightAnd also because the FASTer you get to hospital, the better for the stroke victim

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