Life Out/In the Valley

askash101:

Reblog if you’re the gay sibling.

I once told a joke about a straight person.

They came after me in droves.

Each one singing the same:

Don’t fight fire with fire.

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What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.

Do not fight fire with water.

Do not fight fire with foam.

Do not evacuate the people.

Do not sound the alarms.

Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.

Do not barricade the door with damp towels.

Do not wave a white flag out of the window.

Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.

Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.

Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.

Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.

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When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.

What they mean is: Stand and burn.

Stand and Burn by Claudia Boleyn. (via lumalore)
Things I will never understand:

copdoccubus:

People who called aborted fetuses “murder victims”, and then call children killed in drone strikes “collateral damage”.

Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.
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aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

sinidentidades:

I hope people are aware that this is not a real image produced by the Black Panthers. It was created by the FBI as part of a coloring book made to look like the Black Panthers created it. They sent out several copies of this coloring book to several supporters (mostly the white ones) of the Black Panther Party hoping to put a damper on the growing number of supporters they amassed at the time. 
This was part of the efforts carried out by the U.S. government to actively disrupt, infiltrate, and sometimes totally destroy political movements, which it continues to do to this day.  Look up COINTELPRO; it’s all there. 

sinidentidades:

I hope people are aware that this is not a real image produced by the Black Panthers. It was created by the FBI as part of a coloring book made to look like the Black Panthers created it. They sent out several copies of this coloring book to several supporters (mostly the white ones) of the Black Panther Party hoping to put a damper on the growing number of supporters they amassed at the time. 

This was part of the efforts carried out by the U.S. government to actively disrupt, infiltrate, and sometimes totally destroy political movements, which it continues to do to this day.  Look up COINTELPRO; it’s all there. 

pica-scribit:

feministbatwoman:

jennytrout:

blackfashion:

Queen

If Colbert is leaving Comedy Central, they need to let her take over his time slot with her own show.

… suddenly I am 100% on board with Colbert going to the Late Show. 

A MILLION YES

https://www.change.org/petitions/comedy-central-give-daily-show-correspondent-jessica-williams-her-own-show-now-that-the-colbert-report-is-ending

every anti sj comic ever
Xtremely irrational minority person: kill and eat all straights
author self insert: oh my such vulgar language i almost felt a bead of sweat roll down my delicate forehead mmm yes oh my
good rational minority person: Hey, the Heterosexual Community has feelings that matter as much as yours or mine. By spouting such awful things you are literally oppressing people-their rights and privileges are being drained from them as you type on this microblogging site. To quote Dr. Martin Ghandi X, "why c an't we jsut bbe nice uwu"
Xtremely irrational minority person: *pees*
author self insert: thank u good rational minority person. it is a shame not everyone can be as good as u *feed treat*
good rational minority person: woof

tubofgoodthings:

Here, look, I’m just going to sum it up reeeeal simple for anyone who still doesn’t understand

If you see a charity for autism that obsesses even the slightest bit over wanting to “cure” autism in any way

stay the fuck away from them

I am not an illness

deadrobinssociety:

'you can't just exclude us from from all of your spaces, that's so rude!! how would you like it if WE said that people like YOU weren't allowed in our spaces??'

well son u may want to be sitting down for this next part