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shrewreadings: weasowl: weasowl: laylainalaska: While walking the dog yesterday, we found the tracks of a pack of wolves that had passed across the edge of our property. (I live out in the highway in Alaska.) I took a picture of my hand next to a wolf track for comparison.  Now here’s a picture of my hand with one of our dog’s tracks: And he’s not an especially small dog; he’s a 55-lb retriever mix. And the dog’s tracks next to wolf tracks: Wolves are huge. dude, i’m tellin you, for realSometimes people ask if my klee kai is a wolf, like, seriously. And I’m always like oh no, ha ha he kind of looks like one, though, hunh? But inside I’m always like “uh, my dog weighs thirty pounds, wolves weigh more than me and my dog put together – if he was a wolf you wouldn’t be asking if he was a wolf, you’d be peeing your pants and demanding we leave” like, a wolf is as tall when lying down as most dogs are standing.here, see for yourself. Labs are a very dog-sized dog, wouldn’t you say? Check this out (this is a wolf in Alaska that found an unfenced dog park and slowly over the course of months learned how to hang out and have fun with the dogs) SO BIG THO - here, have some more examples I love how wolves & humans - so disparately sized - looked at each other and said, ‘Huh. That looks friend-shaped.’ : shrewreadings: weasowl: weasowl: laylainalaska: While walking the dog yesterday, we found the tracks of a pack of wolves that had passed across the edge of our property. (I live out in the highway in Alaska.) I took a picture of my hand next to a wolf track for comparison.  Now here’s a picture of my hand with one of our dog’s tracks: And he’s not an especially small dog; he’s a 55-lb retriever mix. And the dog’s tracks next to wolf tracks: Wolves are huge. dude, i’m tellin you, for realSometimes people ask if my klee kai is a wolf, like, seriously. And I’m always like oh no, ha ha he kind of looks like one, though, hunh? But inside I’m always like “uh, my dog weighs thirty pounds, wolves weigh more than me and my dog put together – if he was a wolf you wouldn’t be asking if he was a wolf, you’d be peeing your pants and demanding we leave” like, a wolf is as tall when lying down as most dogs are standing.here, see for yourself. Labs are a very dog-sized dog, wouldn’t you say? Check this out (this is a wolf in Alaska that found an unfenced dog park and slowly over the course of months learned how to hang out and have fun with the dogs) SO BIG THO - here, have some more examples I love how wolves & humans - so disparately sized - looked at each other and said, ‘Huh. That looks friend-shaped.’

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simonalkenmayer: memor-somnis: weavemama: fuggles: weavemama: she should have been rewarded. Y'all got sources? yeah so more information about this woman who leaked important information pertaining russia’s involvement in the election:  Her name is “Reality Leigh Winner” and she was a NSA Contractor. She passed a top secret NSA document to a news source (an article from The Intercept) that contains information about a Russian cyber-attack with one voting machine DAYS before the 2016 presidential election. This is considered the most detailed piece of proof regarding Russia’s interference with the elections to date.  Here’s how the NSA document described how the Russians did the hacking:  “As described by the classified NSA report, the Russian plan was simple: pose as an e-voting vendor and trick local government employees into opening Microsoft Word documents invisibly tainted with potent malware that could give hackers full control over the infected computers. But in order to dupe the local officials, the hackers needed access to an election software vendor’s internal systems to put together a convincing disguise. So on August 24, 2016, the Russian hackers sent spoofed emails purporting to be from Google to employees of an unnamed U.S. election software company, according to the NSA report. Although the document does not directly identify the company in question, it contains references to a product made by VR Systems, a Florida-based vendor of electronic voting services and equipment whose products are used in eight states. The spear-phishing email contained a link directing the employees to a malicious, faux-Google website that would request their login credentials and then hand them over to the hackers. The NSA identified seven “potential victims” at the company. While malicious emails targeting three of the potential victims were rejected by an email server, at least one of the employee accounts was likely compromised, the agency concluded. The NSA notes in its report that it is “unknown whether the aforementioned spear-phishing deployment successfully compromised all the intended victims, and what potential data from the victim could have been exfiltrated.” So instead of having Trump and his entire party removed, they gon throw home girl in jail and try to act like none of this happened. Her name, Reality Winner, is ironic in this context. : jesssssSS my2k reminder: this woman leaked proof that Russians hacked into voting machine software, and they put her in jail The Vancouver Sun@VancouverSun Why do millennials keep leaking government secrets? ebx.sh/2ragGeK simonalkenmayer: memor-somnis: weavemama: fuggles: weavemama: she should have been rewarded. Y'all got sources? yeah so more information about this woman who leaked important information pertaining russia’s involvement in the election:  Her name is “Reality Leigh Winner” and she was a NSA Contractor. She passed a top secret NSA document to a news source (an article from The Intercept) that contains information about a Russian cyber-attack with one voting machine DAYS before the 2016 presidential election. This is considered the most detailed piece of proof regarding Russia’s interference with the elections to date.  Here’s how the NSA document described how the Russians did the hacking:  “As described by the classified NSA report, the Russian plan was simple: pose as an e-voting vendor and trick local government employees into opening Microsoft Word documents invisibly tainted with potent malware that could give hackers full control over the infected computers. But in order to dupe the local officials, the hackers needed access to an election software vendor’s internal systems to put together a convincing disguise. So on August 24, 2016, the Russian hackers sent spoofed emails purporting to be from Google to employees of an unnamed U.S. election software company, according to the NSA report. Although the document does not directly identify the company in question, it contains references to a product made by VR Systems, a Florida-based vendor of electronic voting services and equipment whose products are used in eight states. The spear-phishing email contained a link directing the employees to a malicious, faux-Google website that would request their login credentials and then hand them over to the hackers. The NSA identified seven “potential victims” at the company. While malicious emails targeting three of the potential victims were rejected by an email server, at least one of the employee accounts was likely compromised, the agency concluded. The NSA notes in its report that it is “unknown whether the aforementioned spear-phishing deployment successfully compromised all the intended victims, and what potential data from the victim could have been exfiltrated.” So instead of having Trump and his entire party removed, they gon throw home girl in jail and try to act like none of this happened. Her name, Reality Winner, is ironic in this context.

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thejoanglebook: thatsthat24:NEW ORIGINAL SONG: “Recipe for Me” 🌸 I am so incredibly proud of all the people who came together to make this song and video a reality. It’s turned out to be one of favorites and I hope it will be one of yours too. Enjoy!! https://youtu.be/qHOiIuJ_7Cs LYRICS:There are shouters, and murmurersLoan sharks and burglarsWho’s good or bad? Who’s to say?Some are lost, some are searchersSome are givers, some are earnersBut why did they all end up that way?Is it nature at play, or is it nurture?Is the teacher to blame, or is the learner?I’m all at seaI’m no authority on anything but meI couldn’t tell you why I am who I’ve becomeBut I can tell you the parts that make me up, and you can calculate the sumI’ll impart to you what I believe would be the recipe for meWaterFirst things first, you’d need a great deal of water to make me60 liters is roughly what you’d needIt accounts for 65 percent of my beingAnd cellsMy body’s composed of trillions and trillions of cellsPerforming an assortment of missions, and It’s important to mention that they house my DNAWhich makes me myselfThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, then I see changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsIt’s all much more uncertain than I thought it would beWho knew there’d be so many ways to be me?StoriesAudience or presenter, add scores of stories over timeA slew of silly videos I shared onlineAnd journals full of narratives I wrote at age nineAnd still, I continue to write because I have more dreams to fulfillTales I hoped to tell when I was youngerIdeas that I haven’t made yet, but I willI’ll find my way with my willThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, then I make changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsI’m so much more uncertain than I thought I would beWho knew there’d be so many ways to be me?EggsYou may laugh, and that’s greatYour smiles are what make my dayMy self-worth’s fragile like an eggWhen it breaks it’s tough to put together againAnd saltA pinch of salt in my wounds when my friends have had enough of meIt doesn’t help that I’m lacking subtlety when I drop hints that I crave their companyAlone…It’s hard to console myself when I feel so aloneI feel like I disappear, if I don’t shout “I’m here”If I don’t make my presence knownAnd if people see me hereAnd find my face unclearCan I help them to see me better?I know I can’t foresee the weatherSo will they accept me now or ever?Who knows?I hope so…But I’m good enoughWhatever I face, I can rest assured that better days awaitThe path to happiness isn’t a raceI’ll let my heart beat at its own paceSunshineHappy and bright, it nurtures the earth with it’s lightIts beaming smile helps buds to flowerI’ll take a dash of that for when friends feel sourAnd rainbowsA light shines through and every hue is on displaySave a pinch of that for a rainy dayAnd use it when the storm clouds go awayThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, so I make changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsI’m so much more uncertain than I thought I would beBut I can see there’s no wrong way to be meNow I see there’s no wrong way to be meAnd I know putting this recipe to paper is unwiseAll of the ingredients are changing all the timeI know putting this recipe to paper is unwiseAll of the ingredients are changing all the timeChanging all the timeThey’re changing all the timeChanging all the timeI’m changing all the time: RECIPE FOR ME thejoanglebook: thatsthat24:NEW ORIGINAL SONG: “Recipe for Me” 🌸 I am so incredibly proud of all the people who came together to make this song and video a reality. It’s turned out to be one of favorites and I hope it will be one of yours too. Enjoy!! https://youtu.be/qHOiIuJ_7Cs LYRICS:There are shouters, and murmurersLoan sharks and burglarsWho’s good or bad? Who’s to say?Some are lost, some are searchersSome are givers, some are earnersBut why did they all end up that way?Is it nature at play, or is it nurture?Is the teacher to blame, or is the learner?I’m all at seaI’m no authority on anything but meI couldn’t tell you why I am who I’ve becomeBut I can tell you the parts that make me up, and you can calculate the sumI’ll impart to you what I believe would be the recipe for meWaterFirst things first, you’d need a great deal of water to make me60 liters is roughly what you’d needIt accounts for 65 percent of my beingAnd cellsMy body’s composed of trillions and trillions of cellsPerforming an assortment of missions, and It’s important to mention that they house my DNAWhich makes me myselfThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, then I see changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsIt’s all much more uncertain than I thought it would beWho knew there’d be so many ways to be me?StoriesAudience or presenter, add scores of stories over timeA slew of silly videos I shared onlineAnd journals full of narratives I wrote at age nineAnd still, I continue to write because I have more dreams to fulfillTales I hoped to tell when I was youngerIdeas that I haven’t made yet, but I willI’ll find my way with my willThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, then I make changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsI’m so much more uncertain than I thought I would beWho knew there’d be so many ways to be me?EggsYou may laugh, and that’s greatYour smiles are what make my dayMy self-worth’s fragile like an eggWhen it breaks it’s tough to put together againAnd saltA pinch of salt in my wounds when my friends have had enough of meIt doesn’t help that I’m lacking subtlety when I drop hints that I crave their companyAlone…It’s hard to console myself when I feel so aloneI feel like I disappear, if I don’t shout “I’m here”If I don’t make my presence knownAnd if people see me hereAnd find my face unclearCan I help them to see me better?I know I can’t foresee the weatherSo will they accept me now or ever?Who knows?I hope so…But I’m good enoughWhatever I face, I can rest assured that better days awaitThe path to happiness isn’t a raceI’ll let my heart beat at its own paceSunshineHappy and bright, it nurtures the earth with it’s lightIts beaming smile helps buds to flowerI’ll take a dash of that for when friends feel sourAnd rainbowsA light shines through and every hue is on displaySave a pinch of that for a rainy dayAnd use it when the storm clouds go awayThere’s an ebb and a flowI grow, so I make changesThere are rewrites, losses, gains, and rearrangementsI’m so much more uncertain than I thought I would beBut I can see there’s no wrong way to be meNow I see there’s no wrong way to be meAnd I know putting this recipe to paper is unwiseAll of the ingredients are changing all the timeI know putting this recipe to paper is unwiseAll of the ingredients are changing all the timeChanging all the timeThey’re changing all the timeChanging all the timeI’m changing all the time

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spacehippieface: girlfriendluvr: tsunflowers: why are these all so fucked up the fossil pokemon of this gen are inspired by several incidents in britain (and europe at large but mostly britain) where many fossils were put together completely wrong, resulting in shit like this being in actual museums. this particular one (the “otto von guerick unicorn”) is actually from germany, but it’s the funniest of them. see the crystal palace dinosaurs or the piltdown man for british examples in the game, you’re combining fossils from completely different extinct pokemon, resulting in these monstrosities that have dex entries like this: “Its mighty legs are capable of running at speeds exceeding 40 mph, but this Pokémon can’t breathe unless it’s underwater.“ “The shaking of its freezing upper half is what generates its electricity. It has a hard time walking around.“ “Though it’s able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.“ some of the 8 dex entries even speculate why these pokemon may have gone extinct, which is funny because they never existed in the first place. they’re chimeras that are exclusive to the pokemon universe’s modern times. the professor lady who puts the fossils together in the pokemon games is even named Cara Liss (careless) some people have made fanart of what the original pokemon may have looked like, here’s one, here’s another, and here’s a third! : Dracovish - Water / Dragon-type Arctovish -Water / Ice-type IGN IGN Dracozolt -Electric / Dragon-type Arctozolt - Electic / Ice-type IGN IGN spacehippieface: girlfriendluvr: tsunflowers: why are these all so fucked up the fossil pokemon of this gen are inspired by several incidents in britain (and europe at large but mostly britain) where many fossils were put together completely wrong, resulting in shit like this being in actual museums. this particular one (the “otto von guerick unicorn”) is actually from germany, but it’s the funniest of them. see the crystal palace dinosaurs or the piltdown man for british examples in the game, you’re combining fossils from completely different extinct pokemon, resulting in these monstrosities that have dex entries like this: “Its mighty legs are capable of running at speeds exceeding 40 mph, but this Pokémon can’t breathe unless it’s underwater.“ “The shaking of its freezing upper half is what generates its electricity. It has a hard time walking around.“ “Though it’s able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.“ some of the 8 dex entries even speculate why these pokemon may have gone extinct, which is funny because they never existed in the first place. they’re chimeras that are exclusive to the pokemon universe’s modern times. the professor lady who puts the fossils together in the pokemon games is even named Cara Liss (careless) some people have made fanart of what the original pokemon may have looked like, here’s one, here’s another, and here’s a third!
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izhunny: expectogladiolus: phiralovesloki: kiralamouse: coaldustcanary: transformativeworks: العربية • Bahasa Indonesia • català • Čeština • dansk • Deutsch • Ελληνικά • English • español • français • italiano • magyar • Nederlands • norsk • polski • português brasileiro • português europeu • Română • Русский • svenska • Wikang Filipino • 中文 AO3 has reached 25,000 fandoms! To celebrate, we’ve put together info about fandom tags and how all tags work: https://goo.gl/W4wPxH Hey folks who use AO3 - please read and reblog widely. In addition to the celebration of our 25,000th canonical fandom, this post contains some great tips for making our tagging system work for you. As a Support Staffer and Tag Wrangler for AO3, I beg you: Among the tips: Separate your / and & ships / is for romantic and/or sexual relationships. & is for platonic relationships only – ones that are neither sexual nor romantic. (Pre- and Post-Relationship are still /.) & was created for those Gen fans who don’t want anything non-platonic in the ships they’re searching for. You can help both Gen fans and shippers by carefully choosing the tag that matches your work! Look, I know you’re writing a slow burn where the friendship aspect of the relationship is important. I applaud that; I love it in my romantic pairings. But it’s a /, not a &. Please save & for those of us who want to find the three truly and purely gen fics for a popular romantic ship. Folks, I LOVE AO3, please read and share! As someone relatively new to using AO3, I did not really realise this. *goes back to check tags* THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS.  TAG WRANGLING: For Pairings / is for romantic or sexual relationships & is for platonic, non-romantic, non-sexual relationships : ansf2.00ativ deos po an 25000 fandoms izhunny: expectogladiolus: phiralovesloki: kiralamouse: coaldustcanary: transformativeworks: العربية • Bahasa Indonesia • català • Čeština • dansk • Deutsch • Ελληνικά • English • español • français • italiano • magyar • Nederlands • norsk • polski • português brasileiro • português europeu • Română • Русский • svenska • Wikang Filipino • 中文 AO3 has reached 25,000 fandoms! To celebrate, we’ve put together info about fandom tags and how all tags work: https://goo.gl/W4wPxH Hey folks who use AO3 - please read and reblog widely. In addition to the celebration of our 25,000th canonical fandom, this post contains some great tips for making our tagging system work for you. As a Support Staffer and Tag Wrangler for AO3, I beg you: Among the tips: Separate your / and & ships / is for romantic and/or sexual relationships. & is for platonic relationships only – ones that are neither sexual nor romantic. (Pre- and Post-Relationship are still /.) & was created for those Gen fans who don’t want anything non-platonic in the ships they’re searching for. You can help both Gen fans and shippers by carefully choosing the tag that matches your work! Look, I know you’re writing a slow burn where the friendship aspect of the relationship is important. I applaud that; I love it in my romantic pairings. But it’s a /, not a &. Please save & for those of us who want to find the three truly and purely gen fics for a popular romantic ship. Folks, I LOVE AO3, please read and share! As someone relatively new to using AO3, I did not really realise this. *goes back to check tags* THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS.  TAG WRANGLING: For Pairings / is for romantic or sexual relationships & is for platonic, non-romantic, non-sexual relationships

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larndraws: I was asked how I made the rainbow light effect in my last piece, so I put together a quick step by step.: Step one: Make a line (it can be a bit messy). X Motion Blun Cancel Preview 100% Angle: 46 Pixels Distance: 243 Step two: Add motion blur to line. Step three: Lock layer and paint in a rainbow with a soft brush. Keep the colours light! Step four: Duplicate layer and offset slightly. Layer Style Blending Options General Blending Styles OK Blending Options Blend Mode: Normal Cancel Opacity: Bevel & Emboss New Style... Advanced Blending Contour Fill Opacib Channels: Preview Texture G B R + Stroke Inner Shadow Blend Interior Effects Blend Clipped Layers Transparency Shapes Layer s Group Group Inner Glow Layer Mask Hides Effects Satin Vector Mask Hides Effects Color Overlay + Blend If Gray Gradient Overlay This Layer: 255 Pattern Overlay Top Layer OOuter Glow Underlying Layer: 255 Drop Shadow Layer Style Blending Options General Blending Styles OK Normal Blending Options Blend Mode: Cancel Opacity: Bevel & Emboss New Style... Advanced Blending Contour Fill 100 Preview Texture G B Channels: R Bottom Layer Knockout: None Inner Shadow Blend Interior Effects Blend Clipped Layers Transparency Shapes Layer Layer Mask Hides Effects + s Group Group Inner Glow Satin Vector Mask Hides Effects Color Overlay + Blend If Gradient Overlay + This Layer: 255 Pattern Overlay Outer Glow Underlying Layer: 255 Drop Shadow fx Step five: Open layer style menu and check off the channels as shown. (double click on the layer) Step six: Repeat! If you want to make it a bit brighter, try painting layer set to Overlay with a light colour. over it in a new larndraws: I was asked how I made the rainbow light effect in my last piece, so I put together a quick step by step.

larndraws: I was asked how I made the rainbow light effect in my last piece, so I put together a quick step by step.

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nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔: nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔
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nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔: nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔
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nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔: nuclearmu5hroom: social-butterfly-knife: cute-aesthetics-things: Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these astronomy tools were sized down to become fashionable finger rings that moved just like regular armillary spheres. This is the perfect Gift for your Friends and Family! = GET YOURS HERE = I WANT ONE PLEASE????? Hey I got one of these todayIts pretty well put together, it fits nicely. What i really want to know is why it says ‘Happy 28th Birthday’ on the inside of the outer most ring 🤔
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living-for-fiction: unbossed: theflowerfish: saaavx0h: jaime-foxxx: OKAY BUT SOME OFFICERS ACTUALLY DO RISK THEIR FUCKING LIVES. It’s cute how tumblr users are liike “ahhh not all _____ people” but when it’s cops, they’re all awful apparently. Good god.  yes they do and it’s a shame some people don’t recognize or appreciate that! Cops who don’t check and report explicitly bad cops are not good cops. The culture of the blue wall of silence logically makes it so that cops are inherently bad, not good. The good cops who do report their constituents get labeled as rats and get harassed by other cops for snitching or even lose their jobs. The police are nothing more than a glorified gang. Come live in the communities that the police continuously harass, brutalize, and murder then let me know how you feel. Come hang in Philly for a minute, get a taste of how it feels to have the cops hold a magnifying glass over you. Ask my friend who got shot while delivering pizza in Southwest Philly by plainclothes officers who never identified themselves how it felt to have a bullet removed from his face. Or head to Camden where the cops don’t even respond to calls in these communities, and if they do they just show up to beat and arrest the people there. Go to Washington Heights in NYC where they stop and frisk mostly black and Latino men, even though almost 90% of those searches end up with nothing (stats available on NYPD website). Imagine a world where you get stopped and harassed by the police because of where you live or how you look, regardless of whether you’re innocent or not. Then tell me how much you just loooooove the police. Y'all don’t see shit over that white picket fence of yours, do you? The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to evict a homeless family from their car if they’re parked illegally. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to arrest them, tearing the children from their parents, if they try to sleep in a foreclosed home left empty by the bank as a tax write-off. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to keep that family from eating food that grocery stores and restaurants throw away in their locked dumpsters. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to enforce even the most unjust law. And badge lickers will always try to justify the injustice. For the people who missed the point, this post doesn’t say that cops never risk their lives - it’s inviting you to take a good long look at the characteristics of the people they DO protect and risk their lives for, and note that there is a huge disparity in how cops treat people based on race, socioeconomic status, etc. Also I love it when people use “coppin’ is DANGEROUS” to handwave the numerous civil rights violations cops are routinely guilty of in the process of “just following orders”. Plenty of jobs are dangerous. Plenty of jobs are more dangerous than being a cop. But cops seem to be the main ones stomping around demanding endless respect and unquestioning obedience just because their “job is dangerous”.: the "police officers risk their lives to protect us" starter pack Savannah Danielle lol who knew there was something wrong with actually having a car, a nice house and a clean put together family who lives in a safe community while spending your hard earned money on paying your bills rather then expensive sneakers and supporting the authorities of the neighborhood you take pride in Like Reply 11 minutes ago living-for-fiction: unbossed: theflowerfish: saaavx0h: jaime-foxxx: OKAY BUT SOME OFFICERS ACTUALLY DO RISK THEIR FUCKING LIVES. It’s cute how tumblr users are liike “ahhh not all _____ people” but when it’s cops, they’re all awful apparently. Good god.  yes they do and it’s a shame some people don’t recognize or appreciate that! Cops who don’t check and report explicitly bad cops are not good cops. The culture of the blue wall of silence logically makes it so that cops are inherently bad, not good. The good cops who do report their constituents get labeled as rats and get harassed by other cops for snitching or even lose their jobs. The police are nothing more than a glorified gang. Come live in the communities that the police continuously harass, brutalize, and murder then let me know how you feel. Come hang in Philly for a minute, get a taste of how it feels to have the cops hold a magnifying glass over you. Ask my friend who got shot while delivering pizza in Southwest Philly by plainclothes officers who never identified themselves how it felt to have a bullet removed from his face. Or head to Camden where the cops don’t even respond to calls in these communities, and if they do they just show up to beat and arrest the people there. Go to Washington Heights in NYC where they stop and frisk mostly black and Latino men, even though almost 90% of those searches end up with nothing (stats available on NYPD website). Imagine a world where you get stopped and harassed by the police because of where you live or how you look, regardless of whether you’re innocent or not. Then tell me how much you just loooooove the police. Y'all don’t see shit over that white picket fence of yours, do you? The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to evict a homeless family from their car if they’re parked illegally. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to arrest them, tearing the children from their parents, if they try to sleep in a foreclosed home left empty by the bank as a tax write-off. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to keep that family from eating food that grocery stores and restaurants throw away in their locked dumpsters. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to enforce even the most unjust law. And badge lickers will always try to justify the injustice. For the people who missed the point, this post doesn’t say that cops never risk their lives - it’s inviting you to take a good long look at the characteristics of the people they DO protect and risk their lives for, and note that there is a huge disparity in how cops treat people based on race, socioeconomic status, etc. Also I love it when people use “coppin’ is DANGEROUS” to handwave the numerous civil rights violations cops are routinely guilty of in the process of “just following orders”. Plenty of jobs are dangerous. Plenty of jobs are more dangerous than being a cop. But cops seem to be the main ones stomping around demanding endless respect and unquestioning obedience just because their “job is dangerous”.
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queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce. : t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.
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lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran Housing Dear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155136602818-2c2d9de1a2e7490bpc=ot_co_campmgmt_m : .e Be a beacon of hope RA V CHARITIES Actions & deeds, not words! lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran Housing Dear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155136602818-2c2d9de1a2e7490bpc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

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lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran Housing Dear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155136602818-2c2d9de1a2e7490bpc=ot_co_campmgmt_m : .e Be a beacon of hope RA V CHARITIES Actions & deeds, not words! lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran Housing Dear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155136602818-2c2d9de1a2e7490bpc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

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lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m : Seicidal Veter lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

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lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m : Seicidal Veter lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

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lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m : Seicidal Veter lifepro-tips: Homeless Veteran HousingDear Friend, Many of our veterans – who had our backs when it mattered most – are in trouble. You see, many veterans suffer from PTSD from their time spent in combat. As a result, they’re left homeless in our streets. Let me paint you a picture. Roberto is homeless veteran living on the streets of San Francisco, California, and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD. At first glance, you may think Roberto’s situation is a rare, isolated incident…However, you couldn’t be further from the present day reality. As you’re reading this right now, there are over 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Tragically, there are enough homeless veterans to fill several football stadiums over again. You can run but you can’t hide from the truth – these veterans desperately need our help. That’s why we’ve put together this campaign to build an affordable housing centre for homeless veterans in the Arcata, California area. The housing centre will provide housing and support that the VA cannot bring to the table. https://www.gofundme.com/xzdx5-homeless-veteran-housingrcid=r01-155009702209-f19b35d4513a4e35pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

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bogleech: the-library-alcove: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. My blood pressure medication (Candesartan) costs between $40-$125 USD for 30 tablets in the US.Here in Germany, 98 tablets costs me 5 Euro. The worst part is, the people pocketing the most of this money are powerful enough to keep it this way, and in the event that legislation of some kind actually brought prices down, they could cry to the government that their profits were taken from them and lobby to “make up” their losses in some way that you can guarantee will still hurt the lower classes.Most likely, they would end up getting billions in corporate welfare, and when it came time to make any budget cuts, they’d be able to use the same influence to keep their handouts while welfare and food stamps for poorer, hungrier people end up on the chopping block first. : t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 bogleech: the-library-alcove: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. My blood pressure medication (Candesartan) costs between $40-$125 USD for 30 tablets in the US.Here in Germany, 98 tablets costs me 5 Euro. The worst part is, the people pocketing the most of this money are powerful enough to keep it this way, and in the event that legislation of some kind actually brought prices down, they could cry to the government that their profits were taken from them and lobby to “make up” their losses in some way that you can guarantee will still hurt the lower classes.Most likely, they would end up getting billions in corporate welfare, and when it came time to make any budget cuts, they’d be able to use the same influence to keep their handouts while welfare and food stamps for poorer, hungrier people end up on the chopping block first.
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