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June 06 2017

June 05 2017

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enchillama:

it’s him, the boy

Concentration camps are opening in Russia.

shamwowxl:

not-so-secret-nerd:

childofwestwind:

Do not let us die again, we where left once before because of a part of ourselves we can’t control.

Don’t let is die, don’t ignore our cries.

LGBT concentration camps are Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov solution to the “gay problem”. This is real. This is happening right now

Here

Statement from the Russian LGBT Network:

We are grateful to everyone who contacted us and asked how they can help. What do we need now?
- Help us to spread the information about the fact that the Russian LGBT Network is ready to evacuate people. Please think for whom this information can be useful. You can spread the information publicly or personally. Everyone who needs help can contact us by email or call the Hotline (8 800 555 73 74). The call is free all over Russia.
- In accordance with the Russian legislation, every citizen can apply to the Investigative Committee with the demand to investigate the information about the crime published in mass media. We encourage everyone to apply (the template of the claim will be published tomorrow).

We understand that many people want to help those in need. But please remember that any uncoordinated actions can put in additional danger people in need and those who are ready to help. Therefore, we do not recommend to collect the addresses of people who are ready to provide temporarily shelter.

Be aware, that the situation with the human rights in the North Caucasus is truly difficult. Now people’s lives are endangered and the only way to help is the evacuation. The Russian LGBT Network has the necessary resources to evacuate people, there is a team that already makes every effort to safe lives. That is why we ask everyone to share with us the information about people in need and any offers of assistance.

the highlighting was mine- don’t dm people asking if they’re ok and if they know about this. even if you think your messaging system is secure. encryption is a two way street, and if their end is NOT secured it doesn’t really matter what your end has. especially since those arrested have had their phones confiscated, you do not want to give the authorities any more evidence. however, if you are in a position to do so, posting about it publicly will increase the odds that those who need this information see it. 

avienbgwp:

commandtower-solring-go:

frog-and-toad-are-friends:

deadlykillerqueen:

People say Anime is a Mistake yet 2017 is looking to be the worst year for Western Animation with such extraordinary gems like Boss Baby, The Emoji Movie, Nut Job 2, Despicable Me 3, and Lightning McQueen dies the movie.

Bad western animation: Generic Child Makes Fart Jokes

Bad anime: I Can’t Believe My Little Sister Turns Into A Dragon When I Squeeze Her Titties

I guess you can’t say they lack creativity

The actual Miyazaki quote is “Otaku was a mistake” meaning that anime written to pander to anime fans (almost always straight male anime fans) was a mistake, and that animation should be used to create wonderful beauty, not trashy fan service shows.. It’s more clear and I wonder why people don’t use the proper translation.

if-i-am-not-for-me:

elodieunderglass:

coldalbion:

grace-and-ace:

neddythestylish:

memelordrevan:

rosslynpaladin:

iamthethunder:

s8yrboy:

“If autism isn’t caused by environmental factors and is natural why didn’t we ever see it in the past?”

We did, except it wasn’t called autism it was called “Little Jonathan is a r*tarded halfwit who bangs his head on things and can’t speak so we’re taking him into the middle of the cold dark forest and leaving him there to die.”

Or “little Jonathan doesn’t talk but does a good job herding the sheep, contributes to the community in his own way, and is, all around, a decent guy.” That happened a lot, too, especially before the 19th century.

Or, backing up FURTHER

and lots of people think this very likely,

“Oh little Sionnat has obviously been taken by the fairies and they’ve left us a Changeling Child who knows too much, and asks strange questions, and uses words she shouldn’t know, and watches everything with her big dark eyes, clearly a Fairy Child and not a Human Like Us.”

The Myth of the Changeling child, a human baby apparently replaced at a young age by a toddler who “suddenly” acts “strange and fey” is an almost textbook depiction of autistic children.

To this day, “autism warrior mommies” talk about autism “stealing” their “sweet normal child” and have this idea of “getting their real baby back” which (in the face of modern science)  indicates how the human psyche actually does deal with finding out their kid acts unlike what they expected.

Given this evidence, and how common we now know autism actually is, the Changeling myth is almost definitely the result of people’s confusion at the development of autistic children.

Weirdly enough, that legend is now comforting to me.

I think it’s worth noting that many like me, who are diagnosed with ASD now, would probably have been seen as just a bit odd in centuries past. I’m only a little bit autistic; I can pass for neurotypical for short periods if I work really hard at it. I have a lack of talent in social situations, and I’m prone to sensory overload or you might notice me stimming.

But here’s the thing: life is louder, brighter and more intense and confusing than it has ever been. I live on the edge of London and I rarely go into the centre of town because it’s too overwhelming. If I went back in time and lived on a farm somewhere, would anyone even notice there was anything odd about me? No police sirens, no crowded streets that go on for miles and miles, no flickery electric lights. Working on a farm has a clear routine. I’d be a badass at spinning cloth or churning butter because I find endless repetition soothing rather than boring.

I’m not trying to romanticise the past because I know it was hard, dirty work with a constant risk of premature death. I don’t actually want to be a 16th century farmer! What I’m saying is that disability exists in the context of the environment. Our environment isn’t making people autistic in the sense of some chemical causing brain damage. But we have created a modern environment which is hostile to autistic people in many ways, which effectively makes us more disabled. When you make people more disabled, you start to see more people struggling, failing at school because they’re overwhelmed, freaking out at the sound of electric hand dryers and so on. And suddenly it looks like there’s millions more autistic people than existed before.

“…disability exists in the context of the environment.”

Reblog for disability commentary.

That really is it. And this goes back to the faux-evolution social darwinists who insist, wrongly, that disabilities and neurodiversity make people “unfit.”

It didn’t matter that some early hominids had ADHD. They were perfectly capable of surviving and reproducing.

One case of “disability exists in the context of the environment” is early European settlement of Martha’s Vineyard. Due to some genetic happenstance starting in 1718, by 1854 Martha’s Vineyard ended up with a deaf population of 1 in 25 residents (the national average was 1 in 5728).

Everyone there was at least closely acquainted with a deaf person, if not related to a deaf person, or deaf themself. Sending deaf children away wasn’t an option because there weren’t facilities for them on the mainland, nor could families afford to lose the labor of their able bodied, deaf kids. So the community needed to have a way to communicate with and incorporate deaf citizens. By 1854 everyone in the settlements were fluent in sign language, church sermons were delivered in sign and English. The deaf people of Martha’s Vineyard did not perceive themselves as disabled, nor did their hearing peers. It was barely more notable that a person was deaf than it was that a person had green eyes.

When Gallaudet University was founded, it began as a boarding school for children and many of the first students came from Martha’s Vineyard. Those students who were from elsewhere came to the school with almost no language skills, having lived their lives in isolation. Those from MV showed up with a fully formed language and literacy, their ability and aptitude completely changed the way deaf people’s intelligence was perceived. Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language formed the basis and provided much of the grammar of what is now American Sign Language.

Eventually the deaf children of Martha’s Vineyard moved to the mainland to attend school specifically tailored to them, much of the rest of the population followed, to move to cities like Boston and New York. And with this migration came the end of the island’s attitude toward deafness. American society views deafness as a disability and puts the onus of communication and accessibility largely on the deaf person, rather on the population as a whole. ASL is an American language, essential and non-optional in the lives of half a million Americans. But how many hearing people use ASL if they, themselves, do not know someone who is deaf? How many public grammar or high schools offer it as a course?

If more people knew their regional/national sign language and if captioning was more widely available would deafness still be a disability, or just a difference?

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lesbianrey:

please god let trump get impeached over covfefe

histry-buff:

lesmiserableslove:

bobavader:

today i found out that victor hugo has had more sex than possibly almost any other human that has lived on this planet. 

he had so much sex his biographers straight up gave up trying to document all of his sexual partners. he was reported to fuck up to 3-9 times a day. He had a secret sex diary written in code. He had “official” and “unofficial” mistresses. One estimate was that he had ~200 sexual partners in two years. 

Icon. 

don’t forget that on the day of his funeral all the brothels in Paris were closed because every single prostitute in the whole goddamn city was busy mourning him

Hey quick question what the fuck

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swimmingferret:

john-paul-jonesing-for-liberty:

the-porter-rockwell:

belligerenceforhire:

I hate folding laundry but at least I’m not this lazy about it.

@rachielena

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”
- Robert A. Heinlein

Inventor: *creates something that makes life a fuck load easier for disabled or elderly people living alone, or high-pressured workers to lighten their workload*

some moron: UMM LOOK AT THESE LAZY FUCKS LOL

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evawrites:

queensyther:

friendly reminder that jughead jones is canonically aro/ace 

happy pride month, everyone :) 

OH MY GOD THOSE LAST TWO. THOSE LAST TWO PANELS. HELLO MY LIFE. *DYING*

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sortinghatforotherfandoms:

The Droids of Star Wars: All House Edition

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moxperidot:

neproxrezi:

its important in storytelling to let the viewer come to their own understanding of what happened sometimes

oh no

June 04 2017

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deathcomes4u:

thecoppercow:

vacron:

EM juste après :

Oh but it gets better, look! :

Language-based cheeky trolling is my fave kind of trolling…

French President out here running fucking RINGS around Drumpf I love this

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beecher-arts:

It’s time to reclaim your stolen century.

I couldn’t NOT draw this. Here’s a little Transition vid.

June 03 2017

bonerfart:

my future wife (cradling our newborn baby): isn’t this just the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?

me (thinking about that video i saw where a guy solved rubik’s cubes while also juggling them): uhh it’s definitely up there 

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zookmurnig:

espikvlt:

taigas-den:

k9kesi:

sidneystrange:

indirispeaks:

itsalburton:

weavemama:

PLEASE BE CAREFUL FOR ANYONE WHO USES “BLUEBUFFALO” FOR THEIR DOGS!!

@k9kesi

And cats.  Blue Buffalo killed @sidneystrange ‘s cat.

THIS THIS THIS!!

I’ve been telling everyone I know for YEARS not to buy Blue Buffalo.

This is the short story:

A few years ago I took my sick cat, Ankh, to the vet. The vet and vet tech asked what I fed her. I told them Blue Buffalo. They looked like I had just told them I fed her razor blades and cyanide. They diagnosed her with pancreatitis and said that nearly all of the cats they’d been seeing lately with pancreatitis were being fed Blue Buffalo.  They gave her medicine and sent her home.  Two days later she had a seizure and died right in my arms. 

The day after she died Hannibal started displaying the same symptoms she had so I panicked hard and took him to the vet.  Got the same meds and the same diagnosis.  Luckily Hannibal survived.

I wish Ankh had survived. She was only ten and the best cat I’ve ever had. Literally the best and five years later I still cry when I think about her.

FUCK BLUE BUFFALO.

I don’t know the full story behind the tweets above, but a Google search shows there HAVE been several recalls regarding this brand, especially in 2016. I would absolutely avoid as it is not worth the risk.

@ladycyon

Good god thank you so much for sharing this because I’ve lately been considering switching to this brand cus it’s supposed to be so much better than all the others but good god what the hell.

@countingcrowds
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trainzelda:

When we say that the United States is joining Syria and Nicaragua by not participating in the Paris agreement, I think it’s not fair to leave it at that, because neither of them refused to sign for reasons anything like the selfish ones of the United States.

Syria was under sanctions making it complicated to even attend, and on top of that were embroiled in intense civil warfare and not in a great position to make a commitment like that. They didn't​ disagree with it, but were never involved with the deal in the first place.

Nicaragua actually felt that the Paris agreement was not strict enough, arguing that they didn’t want to be complicit in a voluntary effort that didn’t properly allocate the responsibility to large countries for being the ones who poisoned the environment in the first place, nor impose a punishment on anyone failing to comply with the standards. Nicaragua is one of the countries that’s most affected by climate change but least responsible, and they felt that wasn’t fairly reflected in the accord.

The United States is the ONLY country that has rejected the Paris accord because of the belief that our environment is less important than our profit. Even oppressive regimes and the poorest nations in the world are smarter than that, or at least know when to keep their mouths shut and play along. The USA is not really in the league of Syria or Nicaragua, but alone in the refusal to cooperate out of pure greed.

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