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Arguing, News, and Tumblr: 1082 10 vaccines given to US. babies autism rate 1 in 10,000 36 vaccines given to U.S. babies 400 autism rate 1 in 150 2 46 vaccines given to U.S. babies autism rate 1in 88 Natural News.com America's truth news bureau, read by 7 million and growing anti-vaxxers-are-child-abusers: realnaturalnews: Autism rates are rising just as the amount of vaccinations are increasing… No correlation!  Autism “rates” are not what’s rising; Autism diagnosis rates are, and the reason for that is because we have gotten better at diagnosing it. That’s also on top of the fact that autism is more widely reported in the modern day because, unlike back in the old days, we don’t lock autistic people up in institutions or try to hide their existence. And as you’ve probably heard a million times but continue to plug your ears when told — the one “scientific” paper written that argued that vaccines cause autism was proven to be bunk, several other scientists involved in the “research” asked to have their names removed from the paper and admitted that it was bunk, and the main researcher involved (Andrew Wakefield), had his medical license revoked. TL;DR there is no science supporting “vaccines cause autism”, and the “data” anti-vaxxers try to use to argue in favor of it are false correlations of things that have nothing to do with each other.

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Beautiful, Confused, and Cute: Ca geekandmisandry: ptenterprises: sheisquiteacommonfairy: kaylapocalypse: alithographica: alithographica: igyid: alithographica: Liberty x Justice for all. Why did you make liberty black and justice Muslim ? So here’s a distilled explanation of Why Liberty Is Black and Why Justice Is Muslim for those who are confused by the rampant inaccuracies. I’ll spell it out. Artistic license I live in the US and the political landscape is a dumpster fire. This is a protest piece. Liberty and Justice are concepts based loosely on ancient gods from a multiracial civilization. They are also deeply American concepts, and one of the great American dreams is that we are a melting pot of equality* for all races and religions. *Terms and conditions may apply. With the political point I’m trying to make, those 3 things are more than enough to justify this depiction. (Not that it even needs justification; it’s my personal art.) Educational sidebar: A nonwhite Lady Liberty is actually well-founded: Consider that The Statue of Liberty was originally proposed by the president of the French Emancipation Society. Prior to designing the Statue of Liberty, the sculptor had wanted to build a similar piece on the Suez Canal based on an Egyptian peasant woman. This never came to fruition but became an early iteration of our American Lady Liberty. Also there’s a black Lady Liberty coin coming soon (and this coin was a major design element for Lady Liberty here). But honestly ‘accuracy’ is beside the point. For all of the questions I’ve gotten on this piece, 90% relate to the race/religion of Liberty and Justice. People are bothered by the perceived inaccuracies there and totally skip over the gay part. I imagine that Liberty and Justice kissing should, maybe, also be considered inaccurate because that’s actually where I took the biggest leap. I literally had no reason to do it except it’s that cute and gay and political. I personified the judicial system coming to protect the liberties of people legislatively marginalized for their race or religion…as two queer women. Yet somehow that is not the most inaccurate part to people. No, god forbid anyone depict two //personified concepts// as nonwhite to represent and recognize the vast marginalization of POC in this country, particularly black and Muslim communities. p.s. the fact that Libertas and Iusticia are both conceived as female by Greeks and Romans is also arbitrary maybe one or both of them are actually transwomen or genderqueer or agender because everything cultural that you hold dear is a construct have a good day Hi @ghostlune​ I can see from your blog that we just think of the world in two fundamentally different ways but I don’t think that’s reason to not have a little historical education 1. French is a nationality, not a race. You can, in fact, be black and French. What I suspect you meant is “the Statue of Liberty is a white woman”. 2. Please refer to the “Educational sidebar” section above where I discuss why a nonwhite Liberty is pretty in-line with both the French and American visions of her. It has citations and everything. It’s cool, I promise. GET 👏THEM 👏ALITHOGRAPHICA👏 This is so beautiful and amazing. Given everything happening right now and what has been happening for pretty much time immemorial, having either Liberty or Justice be white would be not only inaccurate, but an insult to both. You’re made about her erasing the whiteness of “characters” that have never been able to be confirmed as white. How do you know what race the statue of liberty is? They are unpainted fucking statues, vague visual representatives of human ideals. If you think they default to white then all that says is that white is the default to you and everything else is viewed as being a deviation.
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Alive, America, and Animals: What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA? Charlie Knoles, I have lived in 5 countries and am an Aussie expat in the USA Answered 2d ago + Don't get out of your car ifyou get pulled over by police. I was pulled over by a police officer while driving in Iowa. It was one week afterI had arrived in the USA for the first time. I had accidentally made a minor mistake disobeying a traffic sign. Back home in Australia it's considered polite to get out of your car and walk over to the police officer's car and hand him your license so he doesn't have to get out of his seat. I wanted to be extra polite so I immediately jumped out of my car and walked towards his car while reaching into my back pocket. I'm lucky to be alive. If you come from a gun-free country like the UK or Australia you don't have any natural instinct for gun culture. You don't realize that police assume that everyone is armed. Things got immediately serious. The police officer's hand went to his weapon and I responded by dropping to my knees with my hands up. He yelled a bunch of things at me but my memory is vague because my heartbeat was suddenly pulsing in my ears blotting out all sound. I don't know if he drew his weapon or not. I was staring intently at the ground, shaking and trying to project non- threatening vibes. My next memory is that there were three police cars around me and a bunch of cops who'd been called for backup. They were all keeping their hands close to their guns. After some time passed (a minute? 30 minutes?I have no idea) the tensions de-escalated and they told me to get up. I gave the officer my license and tried to explain why I'd approached him. It was completely incomprehensible to him that there was a place where people don't fear cops and vice versa at traffic stops. It was as though I was trying to tell him that I came from Narnia and our cops were all talking animals. I've spoken to several British people, New Zealanders, and Australians who have shared almost identical stories. They really need to put signs up in all major US airports. Don't get out of your car if stopped by police. They will assume you are armed and they might shoot you. reverend-spines: kazooie: I had never thought about this, America is scary. this is wild, i cant imagine anyone approaching a police officer after getting pulled over

reverend-spines: kazooie: I had never thought about this, America is scary. this is wild, i cant imagine anyone approaching a police officer...

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College, Friday, and Honeymoon: A CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS GRAPHIC Legally married and legally fired Congratulations! You legally marry on Sunday! THAT NIGHT honeymoon because of your sexual orientation. ON MONDAY You are legally denied a hotel room for your You are legally fired from your job for being gay when you try to update your employment forms to reflect that you are married You are legally evicted from your apartment when you try to add your new spouse to the lease. ON WEDNESDAY You are legally denied a loan because you are married to a person of the same gender. ON THURSDAY Your child is legally expelled from college when you notify the school of a new legal parent. ON FRIDAY You file a complaint but learn that you may not be protected from the discrimination you have faced. While you now have a marriage license, too many people still have a license to discriminate. No explicit LGBT protections Explicit LGB protections Explicit LGBT protections* Twenty-nine states lack explicit sexual-orientation nondiscrimination protections, and 32 states lack explicit gender-identity nondiscrimination protections. It is time for Congress to act. For more information, read the Center for American Progress report "We the People" at http://ampr.gs/wethepeople. Massachusetts lacks gender-identity protections in public accommodations. Source: Movement Advancement Project. "Non-Discrimination Laws: Employment Equality Map,"available at http://www.lgbtmap.org/equalit riminationlaws (last accessed January 2015) Center for American Progress some-gay-beyblade: wertheyouth: Infographic: Legally Married and Legally Fired , Center for American Progress ​@straights who think we should be quiet bc we can marry

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Bad, Children, and Comfortable: SWeet Cakes We lost everything' Christian bakers fined $135K for refusing to make lesbian couple's wedding cake chaotic-tides: xaldien: startlememe-trash: karadin: trueheart46: plaidandredlipstick: hussyknee: I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails** Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for. I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate. Yeah I mean if they don’t feel comfortable making the cake due to their beliefs then a polite decline is fine. It’s when, as previous stated, people try to discriminate especially so aggressively that things start to escalate. No, trueheart, a polite decline is NOT FINE. Let me explain why, when you operate a business, you are licensed  in your state, county and city. To get a license you agree that you will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. When you decline service for these reasons (not for example, that the customer was rude, or bounced a check) you are breaking the law and you will be fined. The way to avoid this is to a) operate your business without a license or b) move to where the group you want to discriminate against is not protected by law. I would agree but, freedom of religion is a thing, if the bakery was solely owned by them, they would have the right to decline. If it was a mass produced workplace like McDonald’s it would be a different story. You should not force someone to do something against their religion, which is why this discussion is hard to decide for many people. Oh, fuck you. They’re a business and have to follow business laws. The courts found that freedom of religion does not apply to a law that specifically says denial of service based on sexual orientation is illegal. Point blank. If you don’t know how business laws work, don’t open a business.
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Basketball, College, and Jail: Norrgotar 2 MAJ ST MILJ VINS waroncops: mikkeneko: dreadpiratekhan: dreadpiratekhan: A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985] Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945] Maud Wagner, the first well-known female tattoo artist in the U.S. [1907] A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990] Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917] Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, standing next to the code she wrote by hand that was used to take humanity to the moon. [1969] Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956] Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936] Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]   (freakin’ immaculate) Now with more awesomesauce! Female pilots leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” [c. 1941 - 1945] The first basketball team from Smith college. [1902] Filipino guerilla, Captain Nieves Fernandez, shows a US soldier how she killed Japanese soldiers during the occupation. [1944] Afghani medical students. [1962]   (man, screw fundamentalism.) A British sergeant training members of the ‘mum’s army’ Women’s Home Defence Corps during the Battle of Britain. [1940] and just to wrap up… Nina Simone, one of the most talented vocalists of the 20th century. Women have always been there. remember whenever a Serious Historical Movie is made showing Serious Historical Things that include only a parade of unbroken men, that is a deliberate filmmaking choice. woman.
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Apple, Funny, and Hungry: o e 0 iPhone Software Update 3. Transfer. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute, or sublicense the ioS Software. You may, however (a) Oh you know what? This is page 46, nobody's still reading this. I bet only about five people clicked to read the T&Cs in the first place- we might as well just say anything we like. Tony on floor 5 of Apple HQ smells of sardines. When someone sends a funny email around the offices we have to reply with itaughed. It's in our job description. Remember that legal kertuffle over Apple & Apple studios? Want to know how we fixed it? We bought The Beaties. We have the surviving ones come and sing to us for scraps. We're looking at ways to reanimate the dead ones. The canteen only sells apple products. Apples, apple juice, apple flapjacks, toffee apples. We get fired if we're caught eating anything without apples in it. IM ALLERGIC TO APPLES AND I'M ALWAYS SO HUNGRY r or We faked the moon landings. Did it in 2008, then brainwashed you all to of believe it happened in 1969, just because we could. If anyone finds out I've leaked this information, I'll be killed. But no one will ever, ever read this. (b) you do not retain any copies of the iOS Software, full or partial, including copies stored on a computer or other storage device; and (c) the party receiving the iOS Software reads and agrees to accept the terms and conditions of this License. Decline Agree Save OPiCALo hOwtohideyourfeelings: nocaresnoregrets: "Page 46 of the iOS 7 terms and conditions" How did yOU EVEN FIND THIS WHAT Someone didnt give a single heck

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