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Drugs, Jail, and Monopoly: Business An HIV treatment cost taxpavers millions. The government patented it But a pharma giant is making billions Antiretroviral pills Truvada sit on a tray at Jack's Drug Store on Nov. 23, 2010, in San Anselmo, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) By Christopher Rowland March 26 at 7:26 PM Thomas Folks spent vears in his U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab developing a treatment to block deadly HI co AIDS V in monkeys. Then San Francis researcher Robert Grant, using $50 million in federal grants, proved the treatment worked in people who engaged in risky sex Their work-almost fully funded by U.S toxic-spill: socialistexan: whyyoustabbedme: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pharma-giant-profits-from-hiv-treatment-funded-by-taxpayers-and-patented-by-the-government 1. Taxpayer-funded research discovers new use for HIV drug; 2. Company w/ monopoly on drug says gov cant patent it; 3. Company makes $3B on drug/year; 4. Taxpayers get no return on investment, ~80% who need treatment dont get it Our capitalist aristocratic elites commit mass murder and treason against the people, and make billions, some black guy gets caught with a joint and goes to jail for years… “American justice” sure is a joke This is incredibly common with pharmaceuticals in the US. Drugs are researched with public funds, patented by the government, but then they are given directly to a private corporation for billions (if not trillions) in profit for that corporation. 210 drugs from 2010 to 2016 benefited from this process. Kill capitalism before it kills humanity.

toxic-spill: socialistexan: whyyoustabbedme: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pharma-giant-profits-from-hiv-treatment-funde...

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Bitch, Douchebag, and Fucking: i never realized how much i hate modern art until i took a class in modern art t's so pretentious, like half of the pieces we've looked at have been purportedly commenting on elitism in art and income disparities when the piece itself sold for thousands of dollars to be put in a museum for rich people to look at. you're supposed to look at barren canvases with vague splotches of color and meditate on the nature of life, navelgazing for an hour. bitch I can do that in my own home for free. most of the time the pieces themselves don't require any skill, it's just an asshole with some bright idea thatno one has ever thought of before(which is bullshit, originality is a myth) and the gall to pretend that they re saying something meaningful. A bunch of postmodernists specialize in literal plagiarism but with a different title. wow so edgy. really thought provoking. you sure are making a statement that's care the most egregious example is this bullshit this is an overhead view of a plaza wherein some famous guy was commissioned to design a public art piece for. The brick and nonfunctional fountain was already there. The sculpture? a literal wall of iron bisecting the courtyard. this guy was paid over 100k to design this. Now, this is located in a city, smack dab in the middle of a bunch of office buildings. Workers who had to spend 8 hours a day 5 days a week doing menial desk jobs had to look at this ugly piece of shit. You want to have a nice picnic during lunch break with your work buddies? tough shit. You get tilted arc instead fucko. You can't see from one end of the courtyard to another because some dick thought rebar sheet metal was more important. It also impeded movement between the buildings so that you have to go around this fucking obstacle instead of just fucking walking from one side to the other So yeah, these workers got pissed, because you're making an ugly place even uglier for obscene amounts of money without thinking about the ppl who actually have to look at it every day (who had no say in the design). There have been countless studies done on stress and related health problems in office workers and having to look at ugly as sin shit like this piece of work actually contributes to stress and decreases mental and physical health (as opposed to pretty scenery or When the designer was told what people thought of his masterplece, he threw an absolute shitfit. "art doesn't have to be pretty", he said. "art isn't for the public while it is absolutely true that art doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be meaningful or relevant, putting this fucking monstrosity in a place where people are forced to look at it day in day out, in addition to the ugly buildings and streets and shit that comprises the rest of their lives is just kind of a dick move. Yes, people are painfully aware that life and art and all that shit isn't always pretty, they're the ones who have to live with that fact, not some pompous asshole who thinks he's god's gift to man because he put some metal wall in a And yeah, not all art is for the public. Art can be self- expression or just for your own enjoyment. But if you are being commissioned by the state, paid hundereds of thousands of tax dollars to make a PUBLIC art piece, yeah, it's for the public! saying that other people have no say in what that public art piece looks like, implying that if other people don't like your art that they just Don't Understand True Art TM, is this hugely egotistical self-masturbatory elitism that puts the artist above the working people (when like the whole point of art is supposed to be disrupting this kind of bullshit But that's not even the best part. This fucking douchebag. upon being told that people don't want this metal wall in their courtyard and that they want him to move it, freaks the FUCK out about how he "designed it just for this space and taking it out of its context would destroy it". Which like, yeah context is important when understanding the meaning of a piece. but iterally the only meaning of this piece was "i got paid obscene amounts of money and im gonna use it to make the ugliest thing i can think of literally just because. If you move it out of the context of the plaza it wouldn't be impeding foot traffic or being an eyesore to the workers who are forced to spend thein days there, which is destroying the purpose of the work. So in the end this guy opts to have the piece destroyed rather than moved because he can't stand to have hishigh art removed from its PurposeTM which is to be unpleasant. i dont give a single goddamn fuck about whatever the fuck, if it's causing people stress on top of their already stressful lives just because you thought it would be great to create this atrocity in a place where no one can escape from, you're not advancing anything. you're just So now the space has been converted to a rather plesant little oasis with plants and lots of benches. anyways thats my dissertation on how much i hate contemporary art and find it to lack relevance or meaning to the people it supposedly represents or defends. it takes itself too seriously and imposes arbitrary and hypocritical statements on the nature of art at the expense of any real substance. in the world we live in, pretty things for the sake of being pretty, having stories that are entertaining and engaging and relatable, having fun and feeling good in a world that devalues those things, etc. are far more impactful and radical than anything sitting in a museum created by some millionaire who jacks off to their 'fine art. thanks for coming to my ted talk have a good night #"that just means you're uncultured' i literally give no fucks susan #im not interested in elitism and you can suck a dick 53,922 notes The Elitism of Art
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Bill Clinton, Bitch, and Driving: l Verizon 5:49 PM 0 * 42% whats-an-egg / safety-offcer-barto Salt and Pepper Diner is John Mulaney's funniest bit" is Xanax/Prostate Exam erasure and I will not stand for it officialqueer The overlooking of "The One Thing You Can't Replace" is a criminal act. jewishdragon LISTEN, I WAS JUST WATCHING JOHN MULANEY AND I RAISE YOU DUCKLINGS! bisexualgambit HOW COULD YOU NOT SAY DELTA AIRLINES???? kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd Bill Clinton Never Forgets A Bitch, Ever safety-officer-barto The responses to this post have been so amazing because it's reminded me, and I'm sure many others, of just how many hilarious bits John Mulaney has other than s&pd incendiarysongbird okay, but eighth graders doorstoplord could be a nursery awesomealfry being 12 years old on anotger continent is a great alibi starry-nightengale "Why buy the cow, question mark?" gadgethewolf THAT TALL CHILD LOOKS TERRIBLE apartmentofstabs And then. He ordered one black coffee for himself And kept driving spectralbarbhollano LOOK AT THAT HIGH WAISTED MAN, HE GOT FEMININE HIPS silly-slacker-person "We gon play jacks down at the soda fountain" NOBODY KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT YOU IDIOT Y'know, how you talk to your grandma? ghettoinuyasha hello? HUSH bakvvas Eat assy buck a dick, and bell druugs mellowstarscape THEREISAHORSE LOOSE INTHE HOSTPITAL Source: safety-officer-barto 82,341 notes > anduinsholydick Tailor Automatic Screenshot Stitching I’m sorry but there is a Norwegian cruise liner leaving for Martinique and my plan is we both get very dressed up, including hats
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Children, Cute, and Family: DRAW TOR 2/ BROTHER FROM ANOTHER SPECIES The lion reached the barrier before the zoo keepers could catch up. But when he got there, he stopped and dl still as if transfixed. The girl held her father's hand, unafraid and completely still. Each a caged beast in their own way, the lion and the girl seemed to recognize something in cach other. The father didn't interrupt but moved his hand to her shoulder protectively The zoo keepers hadn't seen the cat behave that way before or since. Later, witnesses couldn't recall what attracted the lion to the little girl, but as the two faced each other, locking eyes from behind their respective railings, they swore they heard him purring DRAW THE STORY: GUESTS John got out of bed, shivered, and clicked on his flashlight. He hadn't expected his rented summer cottage to be nted, but he did have a healthy appreciation for irony. Besides, he studied the paranormal for a living. He'd seen his share of spooky dwellings, heard his share of bumps in the night. But this was different. This little house was clean and It was old in a charming antique kind of way with exposed beams and large windows looking out on the Atlantic He'd felt something funny during the day but had written it off as remnants of work that hadn't yet cleared from right. his mind but he'd been woken in the night by the sounds of a family in the next room. A mother the kitchen and three children playing what sounded like jacks. All the tell-tale signs were there. It was stran Tulx and his skin prickled. As he turned the corner from the hall to the living room, there they were. clattering around in gely cold for DRAW THE STORY: WOULD YOU CARE TO JOIN NSFORE DINNER THANK YOU JUST WANTED THANS queenpantsu: noctuart: I bought this book at the bookstore today hoping it would help my art block or at least give me a way to practice drawing something every day but it’s pretty cute haha This is super cool omggg. Need one of these!!

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Animals, College, and Crying: jacks @aJackieLarsen so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOoooooo0O what is higher education A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students Otherwise known as The Cry Closet This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10- minute break. Rules of the Closet 1. Knock before entering 2. Only one person in the closet at a time 3. Limit your time in the closet to no more than10 minutes 4. Turn lights and timer off before leaving 5. Use #cryclosetuotu if posting on social media Artist: Nemo Miller in collaboration with Tony Miller and David Meyer <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/173308917734/modernjudgementarcana-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://modernjudgementarcana.tumblr.com/post/173308117133/celticpyro-tastefullyoffensive-via" class="tumblr_blog">modernjudgementarcana</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/173305456889/tastefullyoffensive-via-ajackielarsen-to-the" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://tumblr.tastefullyoffensive.com/post/173304766682/via-ajackielarsen" class="tumblr_blog">tastefullyoffensive</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/aJackieLarsen/status/988820882717003776">aJackieLarsen</a>)</p></blockquote> <p>To the people replying with “Lol them Special Snowflakes” and “If you need this you’re not ready for college!”…shut up maybe?</p> <p>College is stressful and some people have anxiety/depression/ADHD/panic attacks/sensory overload/whatever. I saw this and the first thing I thought of was “Hey, this is great for when I get really upset because I’ve had massive emotional breakdowns a few times this semester! Now I don’t have to run off to the soccer field and hide in the bushes!”</p> </blockquote> <p>My college had therapy dogs. I get the intention behind the closet, but personally I prefer the dogs. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Dogs sound like a great idea, honestly. Really, the more mental health resources, the better. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>The local shelter used to bring puppies for us to play with during finals week and that was awesome. But I honestly feel like I would be more anxious if you saw me running into a room with stuffed animals to go crying.</p><p>Plus it’s a small dark room on a college campus. </p><p>People are gonna fuck in it.</p>
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