1. I need to remember this, especially now

    (Source: royalmoroiqueen, via internal-acceptance-movement)

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    filisexual:

    rumpbeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    (Source: buckysexual)

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    natskep:

Visit http://natskep.com - #atheist#support#theories #all#other#religions#too#the#same#ideology#loveyourself#atheism#nogod #faith #god #propaganda #gay #godless #science#love #evolution#liberal #logic #wefuckingloveatheism #noreligion#gayrights #atheists #reason #humanism#quote

    natskep:

    Visit http://natskep.com - #atheist#support#theories #all#other#religions#too#the#same#ideology#loveyourself#atheism#nogod #faith #god #propaganda #gay #godless #science#love #evolution#liberal #logic #wefuckingloveatheism #noreligion#gayrights #atheists #reason #humanism#quote

    (via skepticalavenger)

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    Re HOBBY LOBBY

    kellysue:

    This is a false debate. If I pay my employee and she then buys groceries, I am not buying her groceries for her. I don’t get to go through her groceries and decide whether or not I approve of what she’s buying. I am paying the salary that she has earned. The same applies to benefits. Healthcare is part of a wage package.

    What’s on display, is the arrogance of the employer who believes the the worker’s money is really his own: ie ‘she can get an IUD, but I’m not paying for it.’

    So much this

    (via karethdreams)

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    "

    I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

    Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

    Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

    But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

    And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

    We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

    We never know when the bus is coming.

    "

    Rachel C. Lewis, Tell The People You Love That You Love Them  (via kvtes)

    (via dancingaroundhogwarts)

  6. geekerrific:

    cyberteeth:

    Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

    The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.” 

    So much this

    (Source: babyghosts, via buckysexual)

  7. fattyforever:

    realizethesky:

    A home by US architect Michael Reynolds

    Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, that grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away.

    Anybody got a link?

    I want one…

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    Anonymous asked: Have you any opinions on whether vaccines contribute to autism?

    trixibelle:

    kwason:

    ilikelookingatnakedmen:

    biologyweeps:

    cjbrowne:

    biologyweeps:

    They don’t, and that’s not an opinion, that’s a fact.

    The dude who promoted that shitty claim has since lost his medical accreditation. Since then not a single study has found any correlation between vaccines and higher autism rates. 

    OK, everyone keeps talking about Dr Wakefield losing his medical accreditation (that is, he was struck off the register in the UK which is the equivalent to losing your license in the US - it is illegal for him to practice medicine in the United Kingdom now), but they don’t really go into detail about why.  The Wikipedia article has an enormous wealth of knowledge and I would recommend reading it to get a proper overview, but here’s the TL;DR:

    Andrew Wakefield (and colleagues) took 12 autistic children, 8 of whom presented with “behavioural symptoms” after being given the MMR vaccination, the onset of these symptoms reportedly occurring within 2 weeks of the vaccination.

    Now, already a scientist reading this is probably scoffing at the statistical irrelevance of such a study - but note that Wakefield fully admitted that no link had been proven.  He simply wished to use the study to block the triple vaccine until further research could be conducted - sounds pretty noble, right?

    But the issue is his motivation.  He wanted to give his patients three separate single-virus injections over the course of three years, instead of administering a single triple-virus injection in one shot.  He manufactured his “research” in order to stir up controversy surrounding the triple shot virus, so that it would be blocked and he could go back to what he was familiar with (which was by this point deprecated due to obsolescence).

    A bias of this magnitude was enough for his hospital to ask him to leave, which he said was because his results were “unpopular”, but the fact of the matter was that there was an undeclared conflict of interest in the results.

    So far, we’ve got some guy who’s trying to push an agenda and is being a bit of a dick about it, and lost his job over it.  Pretty bad, but not exactly the next Stalin.  It gets worse.

    The 12 kids from the study were subjected to invasive medical procedures - a colonoscopy and a lumbar puncture (the latter of which is an excruciatingly painful injection into the spine with an enormous needle, as anybody who’s watched House will tell you) each.

    It gets worse.

    He was in the process of applying for a patent for the single-virus Measles injection before his campaign against the MMR injection began.

    He unsuccessfully sued for libel when Channel 4 brought this all to light, along with allegations of a third-party paying Wakefield over £400,000 to build a case against the MMR vaccine, which may or may not also be true.

    Nobody has been able to reproduce his results in the 16 years since all this began.

    Many people have conducted much larger studies and found no link whatsoever between autism and the MMR vaccination.

    The stupidest thing about the entire debacle is that Wakefield was fucking pro-vax and probably still is to this day.  He just wanted people to use his (patented) vaccine instead of the MMR triple vaccine which was vastly superior, so he invented a problem with the MMR vaccine in order to put people off it, inadvertently putting people off not just the MMR vaccine but also other vaccines that are entirely unrelated to the MMR vaccine.  There’s a sort of sad irony in that, I think.

    Yep, all of this. In case any of you were interested on what exactly went down in the Wakefield case…. this is the whole shitty package. 

    I apologise for interrupting the shirtless bears and funny valentines, but I didn’t know this and I think it’s really important.

    Andrew Wakefield also collected blood samples from children at his son’s birthday party.

    WOW

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    gardenburger:

    dark-dionysian-nsfw:

    gardenburger:

    HOW COME WHEN HARRY GETS BITTEN BY THE BASILISK IN CHAMBER OF SECRETS THAT DOESNT DESTROY THE HORCRUX IN HIM SOMEONE ANSWER THIS???

    Because…

    Because… Shit.

    Can we get JKR on the phone ?

    yes let me just pull out her number real quick hang on yes hello 911 can i speak to jkr pls

    I think it’s because Harry didn’t die - Fawkes saved him and probably inadvertently the Horcrux

    (Source: voteforhurley, via dancingaroundhogwarts)

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