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Donald Trump, Driving, and God: gay victim soul @tragicgay Whenever I see news about how SNL or John Oliver or John Stewart "destroyed" Donald Trump my mind instinctively goes to this Vonnegut quote "During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high." - feathersescapism: Every time I see this quote I realize how poor even very smart people are at looking at the long game and at assessing these things in context. One of my favourite illustrations of this was in a First Aid class. The instructor was a working paramedic. He asked, “Who here knows the stats on CPR? What percentage of people are saved by CPR outside a hospital?” I happen to know but I’m trying not to be a TOTAL know it all in this class so I wait. And people guess 50% and he says, “Lower,” and 20% and so forth and eventually I sort of half put up my hand and I guess I had The Face because he eventually looked at me and said, “You know, don’t you.” “My mom’s a doc,” I said. He gave me a “so say it” gesture and I said, “Four to ten percent depending on your sources.” Everyone else looked surprised and horrified. And the paramedic said, “We’re gonna talk a bit about some details of those figures* but first I want to talk about just this: when do you do CPR?” The class dutifully replies: when someone is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse. “What do we call someone who is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse?” The class tries to figure out what the trick question is so I jump over the long pause and say, “A corpse.” “Right,” says the paramedic. “Someone who isn’t breathing and has no heartbeat is dead. So what I’m telling you is that with this technique you have a 4-10% chance of raising the dead.” So no, artists did not stop the Vietnam War from happening with the sheer Power of Art. The forces driving that military intervention were huge, had generations of momentum and are actually pretty damn complicated. But if you think the mass rejection of the war was as meaningless as a soufflé - well. Try sitting here for ten seconds and imagining where we’d be if the entire intellectual and artistic drive of the culture had been FOR the war. If everyone thought it was a GREAT IDEA. What the whole world would look like. Four-to-ten percent means that ninety to ninety-six percent of the time - more than nine times out of ten - CPR will do nothing, but that one time you’ll be in the company of someone worshipped as an incarnate god. If you think the artists and performers attacking and showing up people like Donald Trump is meaningless try imagining a version of the world wherein they weren’t there. (*if you’re curious: those stats count EVERY reported case of CPR, while the effectiveness of it is extremely time-related. With those who have had continuous CPR from the SECOND they went down, the number is actually above 80%. It drops hugely every 30 seconds from then on. When you count ALL cases you count cases where the person has already been down several minutes but a bystander still starts CPR, which affects the stats)

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Confused, Thank You, and Hunting: a-fragile-sort-of-anarchy Here is my official plan to change the world as we know it: I become a paramedic. If I encounter patients who cannot be saved, just as they're about to die, I'l look them dead (haha) in the eyes and slap 'em real hard .If ghosts are real, this will cause dozens of them to be personally upset with me. I mean, at the very least, they'll want answers. I'll be the most haunted person ever This means I'll have dozens of opportunities to record paranormal phenomenon I'll get my own show on the Travel Channel called GHOST SLAPPER, through which l'll eventually get irrefutable scientific evidence that ghosts exist, making me the wealthiest and most respected paranormal researcher of all time .On my death bed, one of my interns will slap me real hard, to make sure I come back all pissed off and confused I will be the first ghost to host a ghost hunting show (which is mega cool, come on, admit it) Eventually, the secret goes global, and everyone starts slapping their loved ones real hard as they die, because they believe it's the best way for their spirit to remain here on Earth with them After enough time, death slaps become commonplace. People have DNS (do not slap) instructions in their wills instead of or along with DNR (do not resuscitate) ones HOWEVER, because everyone expects the death slaps, they no longer have the desired effect. Getting slapped is just a natural part of dying, now, but it accomplishes nothing Like with all cultural junk, the origin eventually slips away, and the knowledge of WHY we slap the dying is esoteric at best. 1, however, remember, and haunt hospitals for centuries, laughing because everybody's gettin' slapped Thank you for your time You gotta slap the spirit out of them!

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Confused, Thank You, and Hunting: a-fragile-sort-of-anarchy Here is my official plan to change the world as we know it: I become a paramedic. If l encounter patients who cannot be saved, just as they're about to die, I'll look them dead (haha) in the eyes and slap 'em real hard If ghosts are real, this will cause dozens of them to be personally upset with me. I mean, at the very least, they'll want answers. I'll be the most haunted person ever. This means I'll have dozens of opportunities to record paranormal phenomenon. I'll get my own show on the Travel Channel called GHOST SLAPPER, through which I'll eventually get irrefutable scientific evidence that ghosts exist, making me the wealthiest and most respected paranormal researcher of all time. . On my death bed, one of my interns will slap me real hard, to make sure I come back all pissed off and confused .I will be the first ghost to host a ghost hunting show (which is mega cool, come on, admit it) Eventually, the secret goes global, and everyone starts slapping their loved ones real hard as they die, because they believe it's the best way for their spirit to remain here on Earth with them . After enough time, death slaps become commonplace. People have DNS (do not slap) instructions in their wills instead of or along with DNR (do not resuscitate) ones. HOWEVER, because everyone expects the death slaps, they no longer have the desired effect. Getting slapped is just a natural part of dying, now, but it accomplishes nothing .Like with all cultural junk, the origin eventually slips away, and the knowledge of WHY we slap the dying is esoteric at best. .1, however, remember, and haunt hospitals for centuries, laughing because everybody's gettin' slapped. Thank you for your time spiritualwarriorofdestruction What the fuck man a-fragile-sort-of-anarchy Excuse me, do you have a better idea? The ghost slapper
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Children, Girls, and Guns: Sunday Night's Matt Doran goes undercover with Operation Underground Railroad to bring down Haiti child sex ring JULY 23, 2017 4:03PM Swipe left... We need to protect children from evil men! If I was in charge they would be disposed of, not go to jail! On a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, a group of men are waiting for their party guests to arrive - dozens of girls, some as young as 10 years old, who have been sold to the group by human traffickers. But there won't be a party. The men onboard the yacht, posing as pedophiles from the US and Australia, are actually undercover agents who have been planning a dangerous rescue operation for more than a year. In a major Sunday Night investigation, reporter Matt Doran joined the team from global child rescue agency OperationUndergroundRailroad (OUR) as the sting took place on the yacht and in a nearby luxury resort. Among those undercover are two Australians: Pete, a paramedic, and Vivienne, a former detective. While Vivienne's job in the operation is to look after the girls as a 'groomer', Pete's role is more hands-on. "Part of it is a disgusting part and that's being one of the pedophiles, and I'm there to party, be one of the party goers and actually pretend that I want to have sex with one of these girls," Pete said. "My other part of the Haiti job is that I'm a medical expert, and part of that is overseeing everyone in the team and making sure that all their health and safety is looked after." On the day of the operation, the traffickers arrive at the resort accompanied by more than 30 girls. As the children are ushered into a room with Vivienne, the criminals make their way out to the yacht, where hidden cameras have been set up to record conversations that will be used as evidence against the traffickers. The men are filmed laughing and celebrating as they boast about the ages of the children. With clear admissions on tape, the final phase of the sting is to get the traffickers back to the resort to collect their money. "The boss doesn't give money on the boat - the money's in the house," one of agents tells them. As soon as the cash is handed over, a signal is given and local police storm the room with their guns drawn. At least 8 mid- to high-level traffickers were arrested and 30 children rescued. chakabars

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