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Anaconda, Cute, and God: tripropellant i'm 100% not joking when i say that my gut reaction to this image is "this is a being of incredible power". i know that totally sounds like a joke i would make but i'm legitimately scared and impressed by and in awe at this thing tripropellant i have just been informed that this creature's name is ZHDUN, which sounds like the name of an ancient and long-forgotten deity and sounds exactly like what this thing's name would be mostdecoratedarsoninvestigator Zhdun loosely translates to "to wait". He waits tripropellant it's supposed to be a cute sculpture based on the idea of someone waiting for news at a hospital but i much prefer to think of it as a manifestation of the unfathomably powerful will of some kind of slumbering chthonic entity tripropellant a lot of people seem to be reblogging this post with zero commentary other than tagging it as #zhdun. i just want to inform everyone that every time you repeat his name like that you bring us one step closer to the moment when he gets out of that chair and begins to systematically inhale the entire physical universe vrabia the world could really do with an ancient benevolent god of hospital hallways whenever it appears there's always an empty seat next to it and you can sit there for as long as you need. it's there for you when you're sick and in pain and waiting for a verdict, when you're overwhelmed with anxiety or when you've been waiting for seven hours for news of how a loved one's life-saving surgery went. a kindly, quiet grey blob who waits with you in that suspended state of uncertainty. it's very old and very powerful and knows that hospitals are places of healing and hope only when studied superficially. at the core they are places of fear. a million terrors, great and small, seeping into the walls. so zhdun waits with you #stories #ngl i made myself sad a bit, mostly bc i could really use zhdun waiting with me sometimes #look at it it's so sweet and benevolent and not at all intimidating #it wouldn't judge you if you sat next to it and you cried An old god for the modern world

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Being Alone, Children, and Crime: Sirius David Hogg calls for boycott of top investment firms over links to gunmakers The Hill 3 hours ago Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg is calling for a boycott of two major investment management companies over their ties to gun manufacturers <p><a href="https://dont-xd-me.tumblr.com/post/173065170500/mrcloudyfun-friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">dont-xd-me</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://mrcloudyfun.tumblr.com/post/173065007128/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">mrcloudyfun</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/173064740027/libertarirynn-kamiyu910-writetheworldyours" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173064627859/kamiyu910-writetheworldyours-kamiyu910" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173054714888/writetheworldyours-kamiyu910" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173053562300/kamiyu910-writetheworldyours-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173051007878/writetheworldyours-libertarirynn-can-this-kid" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173047870045/libertarirynn-can-this-kid-just-stop-immediate" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173044898979/can-this-kid-just-stop" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Can this kid just… Stop?</p></blockquote> <p>immediate unfollow</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/92be71db253a0d18ab8c1b2e89a106f3/tumblr_inline_p7d2v8rw0o1s75wry_540.png" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"/></figure><p>So, you’re saying I should try to ban every single restaurant and store from selling vegetables and fruits and spices because I’m allergic to plants and people have almost killed me by not taking it seriously at all? That’s the worst analogy ever. </p> <p>You know what we say when we get bucked off a horse? Get back on. Control the fear, don’t let the fear control you. I’ve almost died many different ways, and I learn from it and don’t let the fear control me.</p> <p>I especially don’t go out trying to dictate laws that will affect 325 million people without actually understanding what I’m talking about. This kid and people who support him are making a complete and utter mockery of the anti-gun stance by not knowing the first thing about guns, or the laws that are already on the book.</p> <p>Being almost killed doesn’t make someone a good advocate for a thing. 325 million people have every right to criticize someone who knows nothing about the thing he’s trying to ban. He can certainly talk all he wants, but we all have the right to tell him how and why he’s wrong and shouldn’t be dictating more useless laws on everyone else.</p> </blockquote> <p>Some of what you say I can see your point of view, but the way many people are dealing with this is very distasteful. The people bashing traumatised 17 year olds online are doing nothing but displaying how the world has become viscous, toxic, and immoral with only concern for political and financial gain. We’re all entitled to our opinions when they do not hurt others, whether anti gun control views are hurtful to others is still up for debate so I won’t be hypocritical and in turn bash you for your opinions. But if you agree with or participate in the harmful jokes towards minors, which the one above is skirting on this, then I absolutely will defend these kids regardless of their politics because violence of any type should not be used to prove points, especially considering it does nothing but prove there’s no actual point to be made.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t see any harmful jokes in this thread, nor do I agree with harmful jokes. People should focus on facts and evidence, not attacking someone.</p> <p>I live in an area that has very strict gun laws, and very high crime rates. Those criminals are not using legally gained guns, most of the time it’s a felon with a firearm. In the past 10 years, an average of around 8 children (18 and under) per year died in school shootings. More children are killed riding the school bus per year, yet the media makes school shootings seem like an epidemic, when it’s not.</p> <p>They are driving fear needlessly into people. Should we have precautions and safeguards? Of course. We protect government officials with firearms, we protect banks and courthouses and many other buildings with firearms, yet we don’t protect our own children.</p> <p>Around 400 children every year are shot in gang related drive by shootings just in Los Angeles alone, by illegal firearms. There is no law that is going to stop that. The laws that are in place that should have stopped the Parkland shooter failed because law enforcement didn’t do their job, on many occasions. They were warned, multiple times prior to the shooting, and during the shooting, they stood outside the building and did nothing while children were killed.</p> <p>Marching to ban firearms from citizens is not going to stop the law enforcement from failing again. Those people who failed at doing their job must be held accountable above all else, the corruption within the district needs to be addressed and put into the open and destroyed. Focusing on guns will help no one. People need to stop looking at the tool, and look at how to fix the actual root of the problems. </p> <p>For crime in general, this means working within the communities, going after corruption in the government, in the school districts, fixing the education system, helping people stay out of poverty. Poverty and education are key factors in solving crime, but also population density, diversity of culture, neighboring countries, and the ability to trust law enforcement. These are huge problems, and when people focus on the tool, it’s like they’re too busy looking at a mole on someone’s leg while they bleed out of a massive wound in their chest. </p> <p>And when people not only focus on the tool, but obviously know nothing of what they’re talking about, it makes it worse. It’s like someone claiming that if a woman gets pregnant from being raped, she wasn’t really raped because they think women can only conceive if they enjoyed it. It’s a blatant and dangerous form of ignorance, where they don’t care that they know nothing, they’re going to try to push for more laws against things they know nothing about, and that is a serious problem.</p> <p>It’s not right when either side goes for cheap shots, insults, ad hominems, etc. People should stick to the facts, especially when it comes to dictating a law that will affect hundreds of millions of innocent people. They shouldn’t spread fear, they are causing little kids to be terrified of something they are statistically probably never going to experience. Life is dangerous, anything can kill us, why should children be made to fear something like this? Why should someone who experienced something traumatic be considered an expert on it?</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mXOOgaC6jNRYdkvE8EDH5Kg">@writetheworldyours</a> What specifically have I said that was abusive to the victims? You’re the one who said what I posted warranted an “immediate unfollow”. This post was not a “harmful joke”, it was a picture of a fucking headline and an expression of my exasperation with this person trying to punish law-abiding companies for existing. There was literally nothing abusive here.</p> </blockquote> <p>When these “traumatized kids” start using the source of their trauma as a sledgehammer to force through their political goals, I start having problems.</p></blockquote> <p>Okay, quick question: I remember hearing something on here about Hogg not even being there during the shooting? Was there any truth to that claim?</p></blockquote> <p>^</p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure that was a misinterpretation based on an out of context clip where he talks about bringing his camera from home after the initial Shooting. It’s the uncertainty of the accuracy of that claim which has stopped me from even making it because I don’t want to use any information that is false. Y’know because I’m so “abusive to the victims”, right <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mXOOgaC6jNRYdkvE8EDH5Kg">@writetheworldyours</a>? 🙄</p>
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Being Alone, Life, and Love: To the undocumented immigrant contemplating suicide, I've been in your shoes. I remember wanting to take my life at T/ because l felt alone, scared & my life was filled with uncertainty. Here l am 9 years later at 26. You deserve to dream but most importantly you deserve to live. Iván Ceja You deserve to live Repost @IvanCejatv: “*With everything going on and what some of you that I’ve checked in with have expressed, I felt the need to repost this message I shared a while back. I feel the weight of everything going on and I just want you to know that you are so powerful and so worthy. That’s why the opposition does so much to bring you down, but it is my hope that you will continue to rise up even if it’s one day at a time. Do so at your own pace. Only you know what you need and I hope you find it, but also know that we have each other and there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. - . . “There are times when I still feel alone, scared and my life is still filled with uncertainty. Sometimes it feels like it hasn’t gotten any better truth be told, but I am stronger today and I’m better able to tackle the obstacles that come with being undocumented in the U.S. . . It can feel like a never ending cycle of having to validate your humanity because being human isn’t enough for some people. But still you will rise above and even higher when you realize that legislation that never passes and the headlines that call you illegal do not define you. . . You might feel alone, but I want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You might be a lot of other things, but not alone. I know undocumented immigrants from across the country - literally every state - that want to be your friend. Let me know and I will introduce you to them. . . If you are still reading this, then chances are that you can relate. Perhaps you are not as misunderstood as you thought. Nonetheless, I believe you matter and the fact that you have made it this far just goes to show that you are stronger than you give yourself credit for. . . You deserve to dream, but most importantly you deserve to live. You deserve to live. Make the call if you need to. It is brave to ask for help.” Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 . . dreamact immigration undocumented dreamer daca cleandreamact immigrants dreamers immigrant suicide mentalhealth health support love

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Life, Memes, and Guess: MILLIONAIRE MENTOR ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD, Living in the past is something many of us do, at least occasionally. Sometimes it’s heartwarming to reminisce about the past and talk about joyous memories. However, periods where thinking about the past in a negative way, in a way that distracts you from the present and keeps you from moving forward, is never beneficial. In life, you must keep looking ahead of yourself, not behind you. You must move forward, looking upward, as if you were a rock climber. You don’t look down, or back, because you know this will only trigger fear and uncertainty. This will paralyze you. So, each and every day you remind yourself never to look back and second guess your life because there is no way to turn back. Each day you remind yourself that the present moment is all you have, and in that moment you have the ability to make changes. You stay focused on what it is you want out of life, not what it is you don’t have currently. You know that change will be hard, but you also know change can bring great joy. Just like a rock climber, moving forward and upward, takes strength, and determination, but in time it get easier because you’ll be stronger. Although it may be hard at first to never look back, you know in time, you will get stronger and it will get easier. - alwaysforward success millionairementor

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Being Alone, Life, and Memes: To the undocumented immigrant contemplating suicide, I've been in your shoes. I remember wanting to take my life at 17 because l felt alone, scared & my life was filled with uncertainty. Here l am 9 years later at 26. You deserve to dream but most importantly you deserve to live. Iván Ceja Repost @IvanCejatv: “There are times when I still feel alone, scared and my life is still filled with uncertainty. Sometimes it feels like it hasn’t gotten any better truth be told, but I am stronger today and I’m better able to tackle the obstacles that come with being undocumented in the U.S. It can feel like a never ending cycle of having to validate your humanity because being human isn’t enough for some people. But still you will rise above and even higher when you realize that legislation that never passes and the headlines that call you illegal do not define you. You might feel alone, but I want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You might be a lot of other things, but not alone. I know undocumented immigrants from across the country - literally every state - that want to be your friend. Let me know and I will introduce you to them. If you are still reading this, then chances are that you can relate. Perhaps you are not as misunderstood as you thought. Nonetheless, I believe you matter and the fact that you have made it this far just goes to show that you are stronger than you give yourself credit for. You deserve to dream, but most importantly you deserve to live. You deserve to live. Make the call if you need to. It is brave to ask for help.” Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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Bad, Memes, and Control: 41 WORRYING WILL NEVER CHANGE THE OUTCOME @MILLIONAIRE MENTOR Who are the worriers? Why are some people so prone to "what if disease," while others merely worry about something when it happens? But you may ask… why do they worry? People worry because they think something bad will happen or could happen, so they activate a “hyper-vigilant” strategy of worry and think that 'if I worry I can prevent this bad thing from happening or catch it early. (Which is BS) So here millmentor is bringing some WORRY-busting steps!👇 ✔️Make a list of your worries. Identify what you are worried about. (Easy one) ✔️Analyze the list. Look at whether your worry is productive or unproductive. - Productive worry is one that you can do something about right now. - Unproductive worry is one which you can't do anything about. ✔️Embrace uncertainty. Once you have isolated your unproductive worries, it's time to identify what you need to accept in order to get over them. Acceptance means noticing that uncertainty exists and letting go and focusing on the things that you can control, enjoy, or appreciate. ✔️Make yourself uncomfortable. Worriers feel that they can't tolerate discomfort, but if you practice discomfort, you will accomplish a lot more. So GET UNCOMFORTABLE. ✔️Remember that it's never as bad as you think it will be. Anxiety or worry is all about anticipation. The 'what ifs' are always way worse than how you feel when something actually happens. - Did you like my millmentor tips? Drop a comment below and let me know what you think!👇👇 - worry whatif success mindset millionairementor

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America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PO0 RON PAUL TURNING POINT USA <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i> The debate over how to reform America’s health care sector often involves comparisons between the United States and other countries, and with good reason. Looking at other countries can help us learn which policies, if any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international health care system comparisons.Among the most influential are the World Health Report 2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures such as infant mortality and “mortality amenable to health care.” Generally in these studies, the United States performs poorly in comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, scholars often use the studies to argue for adding even more government regulations to our already highly regulated health care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or mortality from heart disease—that can be affected by many non–health care factors, including nutrition, exercise, and even crime rates. Second,they often use process measures, such as how many patients have received a pap smear or mammogram in the past three years. Process measures tell us what doctors do, but provide only an indirect measure of doctors’ productivity. Third, some of these studies inappropriately incorporate their own biases about financing in their statistics, which makes market-driven health systems appear worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies is the omission of any measure of innovation. None of the best-known studies factor in the contribution of various countries to the advances that have come to characterize the current practice of health care in the developed world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment must be invented at some point. We would be living in a different world today were it not for the remarkable genius and hard work of health care inventors in the past, as well as investments from government health agencies and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The health care issues commonly considered most important today—controlling costs and covering the uninsured— arguably should be regarded as secondary to innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must first be invented before its costs can be reduced and its use extended to everyone. </i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i> Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO health care rankings result from an index of health-related statistics. As with any index, it is important to consider how it was constructed, as the construction affects the results. </i><br/></p><p><i> There is good reason to account for the quality of care received by a country’s worst-off or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution and Responsiveness Distribution factors do not do that.Instead, they measure relative differences in quality, without regard to the absolute level of quality. To account for the quality of care received by the worst-off, the index could include a factor that measures health among the poor, or a health care system’s responsiveness to the poor. This would, in essence, give greater weight to the well-being of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health performance index could be constructed for poor households or members of disadvantaged minorities. These approaches would surely have problems of their own, but they would at least be focused on the absolute level of health care quality, which should be the paramount concern. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO rankings, by purporting to measure the efficacy of health care systems, implicitly take all differences in health outcomes not explained by spending or literacy and attribute them entirely to health care system performance. Nothing else, from tobacco use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other variables is simply the result of inadequacies in the data. It is difficult to get information on all relevant factors, and even more difficult to account for their expected effects on health. But some factors are deliberately excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of paternalistic assumptions about the proper role of health systems. An earlier paper laying out the WHO methodological framework asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption, diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be included in an assessment of health system performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds health systems responsible not just for treating lung cancer, but for preventing smoking in the first place; not just for treating heart disease, but for getting people to exercise and lay off the fatty foods. <br/></i></p><p><i> Second, the WHO approach fails to consider people’s willingness to trade off health against other values. Some people are happy to give up a few potential months or even years of life in exchange for the pleasures of smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports, and so on. The WHO approach, rather than taking the public’s preferences as given, deems some preferences better than others (and then praises or blames the health system for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach would take people’s health-related behavior as given, and then ask which health systems do the best job of dealing with whatever health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>
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Bad, Batman, and Hype: Watch One Burn One UNITE Infinity War Justice League 207 Another watch1burn1 for you guys! This one was requested by @john_daniel2005. Which movie are you guys more excited to see? Both upcoming films, featuring a team of superheroes working together to stop a powerful villain. But which movie are you more excited to see??🤔 - - I, Luke, am more excited to see "Avengers: Infinity War" for several reasons. 1). All the characters in Infinity Wars are already developed. Or most of them are. 2). Because of the relationship we've had with some of the characters in previous films, it makes me more excited to see them again. 3). We've waited to see Thanos in action for several years. 4). We're going to see 60+ superheroes in one movie!! 5). Let's face it, we know what we're getting with a Marvel movie. Although Justice League looks very promising, especially after the SDCC hype, there is still an uncertainty on whether the movie will be good or not. Let's hope for the best. I'm not saying EVERY DCEU movie was bad, I AM saying that there's an uncertainty. But what do you guys think??? Which movie??? - - GeekFaction thenerdybros Trendy Robin wonderwoman flash cyborg superman JusticeLeague Batman thedarkknight nightwing like4like instagood DC marvel comics superhero Fandom marvel detectivecomics warnerbros superheroes theherocentral hero comics avengers starwars justiceleague herocentral

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