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Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.
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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Follow My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc! My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music.I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! Tony 5:03 PM-1 Apr 2019 awesomacious: Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students that will eventually practice on his body. I found this strangely wholesome.

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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Follow My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc! My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music.I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! Tony 5:03 PM-1 Apr 2019 awesomacious: Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students that will eventually practice on his body. I found this strangely wholesome.

awesomacious: Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to ...

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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Follow My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc! My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music.I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! Tony 5:03 PM-1 Apr 2019 awesomacious: Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students that will eventually practice on his body. I found this strangely wholesome.

awesomacious: Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to ...

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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Follow My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc! My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music.I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! Tony 5:03 PM-1 Apr 2019 Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students that will eventually practice on his body. I found this strangely wholesome.

Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students th...

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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Followv My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. I was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music. I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! saly Tony 5:03 PM - 1 Apr 2019 The most wholesome body donor

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Beer, Blade, and Crazy: Careless Whiskers @dogbomb1 Follow My body is willed to the UCI Medical School, so I wrote a note for the student (s) who are stuck with my weird husk. I want them to have fun AND learn valuable skills. Life is too short not to enjoy a good giggle. Hey there doc! My name is Tony and I'll be your practice cadaver. I sincerely hope my body helps you to become a great doctor. was 55 years old when I kicked off. I was diagnosed with ALS in March of last year and I elected to make the transition to whatever comes next before the disease made that decision for me I was an avid runner, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. I worked as a veterinary technician and I had two crazy mutts that i loved very much. I played the guitar (poorly) and lived for music.I had a ton of wonderful friends who I miss very much. I often dressed up as a giant dog, drank too much beer, and took myself for walkies. I loved to chat with people, and having a meaningful discussion that was both interesting and insightful was about my favorite pastime. As you work on my body, please remeber that I had a happy, wonderful life, and you are permitted to giggle at my weird architecture, ooh and aah at the intricacies of my innards, and generally have fun as you learn. I hope I have helped you to pursue your passion. The world needs great doctors, and I have no doubt that you'll be one. Now, lets get to work! Pick up that #10 blade and lets explore this together. Cheers! Tony 5:03 PM-1 Apr 2019 Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students that will eventually practice on his body. I found this strangely wholesome.

Diagnosed with ALS and very little time left to live, this man donated his body to a medical school and wrote this letter to the students th...

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Animals, Beautiful, and Disney: Timeless classics disney shouldn't ruin DUMB0 LIO JungleBook underrated action packed disney movies perfect for live action adaptations I REASuru celticpyro: Good point. A lot of the problem with the movies Disney is remaking as “live action’ is that they’re not MEANT to be live action. Many of them had a distinct use of art style, talking animals, and visual elements that simply don’t look as nice in a hyperrealistic medium no matter how well you apply special effects. And a lot of elements are so fantastical that you’d need copius amounts of CGI to replicate it in ‘real’ life but you still wouldn’t get the same feel. The digitally-rendered animals in The Lion King look awkward. Dumbo looks nightmarish with his humanlike eyes. Beauty and the Beast felt lackluster with its dull realism instead of the saturated animation. Now, Atlantis and Treasure Planet would work brilliantly in a realistic medium because it deals with mostly-human characters and visual effects in those movies would transition flawlessly into live action. The alien creatures of Treasure Planet, the pirate’s ships and technology would look beautiful if rendered into realism. Atlantis would work even better with an all-human cast and their technology, and it’d doubly work as a chance to cast nonwhite actors into lead roles.

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Best, Girl, and Puppy: Luna's transition from scared little shelter doggie, to loved puppy, to majestic best girl. 😍

Luna's transition from scared little shelter doggie, to loved puppy, to majestic best girl. 😍

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Ass, Caitlyn Jenner, and Community: Ma$on @FirstGentleman FollowV Do vou understand how horrible of a person you have to be for Ellen not to like you? Attitude @AttitudeMag Caitlyn Jenner says Ellen "alienated" her from LGBT+ community attitude.co.uk/caitlyn-jenner RETWEETS LIKES 6,7369,034 A derpomatic: libertarirynn: talesandthoughtsfromreality: such-justice-wow: etheartist26: such-justice-wow: libertarirynn: fiftiesdoll: the-at-symbol: libertarirynn: I guess y’all aren’t kissing Caitlyn Jenner’s ass anymore? Oh right I forgot she participated in wrongthink so she’s no longer a “trans icon” or whatever Didn’t she run someone over once Aye and her victim died. She got away with it. I knew somebody would bring that up but that was before the transition and thus clearly not the reason people are turning on her now. She doesn’t support gay marriage, i thought that was the main one I heard about the car thing but not the marriage one. I thought it was because she said if you don’t ‘fully transition’, which costs thousands and thousands of dollars, that you weren’t really trans. Oh yeah i heard that one too. Either way there are plenty of reasons not to like her no matter your political affiliation Why should it matter if the car thing was pre or post transition? It’s still horrible and a reason not to like her. BuT iTs NoT tHe ReAsOn ThEy DoN’t LiKe HeR. That’s why it matters that it was Pre-transition. My point of this was not “I like Caitlyn Jenner“ it’s that the people who kissed her ass did so in spite of the hit-and-run and only stopped kissing her ass when she revealed right-leaning politics. That’s literally it. Caitlyn killed someone, transitioned, and became “stunning and brave”, then everyone learned she’s a conservative, and shat all over her again.And the people who think Ellen is some pure wooby would do the exact same to her if she committed wrongthink. Exactly. You can hang around and/or do all sorts of morally questionable things and still be OK as long as you identify on the LGBTQASDFGHJKL Spectrum and have the right politics, the only dealbreaker is being even slightly right of center. Caitlyn was “Woman of the Year” until she said she supported Ted Cruz. Lacie Greene was a feminist darling until she had the audacity to say that it can be beneficial to have discussions with people of different opinions, then suddenly she was the Nazi sympathizer. No one is safe.
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Ass, Caitlyn Jenner, and Community: Ma$on @FirstGentleman FollowV Do vou understand how horrible of a person you have to be for Ellen not to like you? Attitude @AttitudeMag Caitlyn Jenner says Ellen "alienated" her from LGBT+ community attitude.co.uk/caitlyn-jenner RETWEETS LIKES 6,7369,034 A talesandthoughtsfromreality: such-justice-wow: etheartist26: such-justice-wow: libertarirynn: fiftiesdoll: the-at-symbol: libertarirynn: I guess y’all aren’t kissing Caitlyn Jenner’s ass anymore? Oh right I forgot she participated in wrongthink so she’s no longer a “trans icon” or whatever Didn’t she run someone over once Aye and her victim died. She got away with it. I knew somebody would bring that up but that was before the transition and thus clearly not the reason people are turning on her now. She doesn’t support gay marriage, i thought that was the main one I heard about the car thing but not the marriage one. I thought it was because she said if you don’t ‘fully transition’, which costs thousands and thousands of dollars, that you weren’t really trans. Oh yeah i heard that one too. Either way there are plenty of reasons not to like her no matter your political affiliation Why should it matter if the car thing was pre or post transition? It’s still horrible and a reason not to like her. BuT iTs NoT tHe ReAsOn ThEy DoN’t LiKe HeR. That’s why it matters that it was Pre-transition. My point of this was not “I like Caitlyn Jenner“ it’s that the people who kissed her ass did so in spite of the accident and only stopped kissing her ass when she revealed right-leaning politics. That’s literally it.UPDATE: I change “hit-and-run“ to “accident“ because I’m pretty sure it was proven that it was in fact an accident and she wasn’t texting at the time.
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Amazon, Bad, and Fire: wereralph y'all out here reblogging this like it's a joke but come December if we all banded together and didn't go to work, aint none of these big companies gonna be able to make quota and what the fuck can they do, fire like 10,000 people nation- wide and hope they can train enough people in on day to tip the scale back? fuck no, they're gonna have to eat that loss, and even if its only one day, that's gonna set millions of amazon orders back. its gonna fuck walmart's whole thing sam walton can suck a cock. these companies aint got no yall still think its a joke. and honestly if y'all want a fucking pay raise that bad put up or go home and show they asses that they aint nothing but a name without bottom-level workers like us for like 3 days and something is gonna have to give december 20th 2018 is gonna be national fuck work day socalledunitedstates: Don’t do this General strikes are a big deal. They need organization, mass support, an agreed-upon list of demands, related demonstrations, etc. It’s not as easy as 10k people across the country at multiple different jobs not showing up - despite what you think, that will be seen as 10k independent occurrences and will result in several thousand firings for no call/no shows with no other notice paid. Even if this wildcat general strike gets enough traction to be seen as an actual threat (which is unlikely as just a viral tumblr post), the government will simply respond with arrests and brutality as they have in the past, and no part of this post prepares people for that Instead, participate in the Earth Strike on January 15th to demand corporate and government action against climate change And don’t just decide to do it on your own - talk to your coworkers, get in touch with local unions and your IWW branch, talk to local chapters of climate activism groups like Rising Tide, 350.org, and Transition Towns to organize concurrent demonstrations and actions, and spread the word as much as you can so we can get some steam behind this in the 2 months we have to prepare “Fuck Work Day” would probably just make things worse while scaring people off from participating in the real coordinated action less than a month later Please signal boost this post!
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Children, Crazy, and Definitely: Houston ISD * Follow HISD @HoustonISD All students this year, regardless of socioeconomic status, will receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner for FREE. blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2018/08/0 10:13 AM-27 Aug 2018 4,072 Retweets 17,872 Likes @-D @ a Maddie Schafer Follow @SchaferMaddie there are people who are mad in the comments saying that it's not free bc tax payers pick it up."·could you irric)(ine being mad that kids get to eat Houston ISD@HoustonISD All students this year, regardless of socioeconomic status, will receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner for FREE. blogs.houstonisd.org /news/2018/08/0 5:57 PM - 28 Aug 2018 from Missouri, USA 90,655 Retweets 233,296 Likes 園匎目⑤. .. for-liberty: libertarirynn: thatpettyblackgirl: Same people who are upset with this kind of thing are usually pro lifers…the irony runs so deep I’m so sick of seeing this shit about how people who aren’t crazy about tax funded programs “aReN’t PrO lIfE” because they hate children and want them starving to death. Churches have been running summer lunch programs for kids and families that can’t afford meals for years. There are tons of private charities and donations. And the fact is they’re right, these meals are not really free. Now of course I’m not mad the kids get to eat, but please don’t conflate pointing out the difference between free market charity and tax funded charity with not wanting to feed people. I might be revoking my libertarian card by saying this, but this is quite possibly one of the most worthwhile uses of tax money I’ve seen in a long time. Again, there’s no denying that this is a more worthy expenditure than many others and if this were all taxes were going to I’d be perfectly fine with it as a transition until a more private option is put in place. If I were to start eliminating taxes tomorrow the money going to food programs would definitely not be high on the list. But that’s just it, the money we spent on those programs is peanuts in the grand scheme of how much we are taxed.My point is that when people express concern over taxation, they are almost immediately accused of not caring for humanitarian efforts, as though the government is the only humanitarian organization out there when in fact the government is the most inefficient and terrible humanitarian organizations out there. The same money that goes to feed these kids goes to kill hundreds more in the Middle East. It’s absolutely ridiculous to act like the vast majority of taxes are just their “to benefit society“ instead of starting wars and lining the pockets of bureaucrats who regulate our freedoms into oblivion.
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