eclectic-turmoil:

evilelitest:

thetinkertoyboy:

rudimentree:

ramblingferret:

sizvideos:

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations - Video

And even if that Autism thing was true (WHich it fucking isn’t) your kid is still safe from these diseases.

What’s fucking worse? You saying you’d rather have dead kid then and Autistic one? Seriously Anti-vaxxers need to banished to the moon something.

preach it

This is also why shit like Autism Speaks is fucking terrible.

People are so terrified of autism due to their campaigning that they’re willing to put LIVES at risk to avoid a child who has it.

Without that fear, the anti-vaccination campaign would have never taken off.

Honestly as an autistic, I would much rather have this than smallpox.  Also as an historian, you know what the world was like before we had vacines right?  Hint, it wasn’t very pretty 

Also, remember those times when someplace got “the plague” and they were quarantined, cut off from basic services and ocassionally burned to the ground to stop it from spreading? Good times

or 40% infant mortality rates…

evilelitest:

hogwartsforeverhome:

hanadoodles:

PETITION TO MAKE LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE COMPULSORY IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES FROM A YOUNG AGE BECAUSE ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE LAZY ASSWIPES WHO EXPECT EVERYONE TO SPEAK ENGLISH AND NEVER BOTHER EVEN LEARNING ANY OTHER LANGUAGE.

I mean most “third World” countries are bi lingual.  I mean I can’t think of a nation our size that a single dominent languages, countries of equivilent size like Russia, China, Brazil or India have massive diversity of languages.  

ready4warren:

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the-break-room:

Michael Tomasky | Elizabeth Warren and the Future of the Democratic Party | Foreign Affairs

Good article. They even made an audio version. What? ❤

thetinkertoyboy:

rudimentree:

ramblingferret:

sizvideos:

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations - Video

And even if that Autism thing was true (WHich it fucking isn’t) your kid is still safe from these diseases.

What’s fucking worse? You saying you’d rather have dead kid then and Autistic one? Seriously Anti-vaxxers need to banished to the moon something.

preach it

This is also why shit like Autism Speaks is fucking terrible.

People are so terrified of autism due to their campaigning that they’re willing to put LIVES at risk to avoid a child who has it.

Without that fear, the anti-vaccination campaign would have never taken off.

Honestly as an autistic, I would much rather have this than smallpox.  Also as an historian, you know what the world was like before we had vacines right?  Hint, it wasn’t very pretty 

aspiringdoctors:

A classic.

DYING

PSYCH

lemondifficult:

"Haha! Americans don’t have free healthcare!"

Yeah it’s actually a serious problem people are literally dying can this stop being a silly nationalistic insult?

its a bit like saying “haha, eastern Europeans live in poverty” 

lemondifficult:

"Haha! Americans don’t have free healthcare!"

Yeah it’s actually a serious problem people are literally dying can this stop being a silly nationalistic insult?

God this is a touchy subject….ok.   What whites did to the native americans from 1492 onwards can only be called genocide, between 1492 and 1910 (the offical end of the so called ‘Indian Wars’) at least 40 million natives were directly killed by European/American intruders, be they Spanish, Portugese, British, Dutch, Italian, German, or even French.  That is just direct murder, IE shootings, forced marching, stabbings etc.  Now some of you might be thinking “40 million over 500 years actually isn’t all that bad compared to some genocides” but remember that the Native American population pre Columbus wasn’t all that big compared to the land mass of America, due to the fact that none of the native tribes were industrialized (seen “Guns, Germs, and Steel for more explanation of that”.  The entire population of both continents before Columbus was about 150 million, with the vast majority of that population being located below the Rio Grande, and the real heart of native American population being in South America.  Remember, while natives make up only 1% of the US population, very large native populations are still alive to this day in every south/central American nation in far larger numbers, and there was far more interbreeding in those regions.  THere is a popular image in the US to consider all natives gone, but we actually just have the smallest native population, a mix of the fact that NOrth American wasn’t the nicest place to live pre industrialization and our own extremely vicious genocide policy.   Even Canada, which had the smallest native population, has more natives than we do percentage wise due to the fact that Canada was not founded with the concept of Manifest Destiny. 

    So 150-160 million natives are chilling out in 1491, and within 400 years 40 million of those would be slaughtered by whitey.  What about that remaining 110 million?  Here is the thing, the real killer of natives was smallpox.  The natives had no defense against this disease, and it spread like wildfire, within only 5 years of Columbus landing in Hispaniola, the disease had spread as far as the Incan Empire to the South and the 4 corners in the north.  Whole civilizations ceased to exist without whites even knowing they existed due to the disease.  With the possible exception of the BLack Plague and the Spanish Flu, this was the largest disease epidemic in human history, killing 95% of the native American population

    And you know what the sick thing is?  If the Europeans had come to American and wanting nothing more than to hand out free hugs and cookies to all of the native peoples, 95% of the native American population would have died of the disease.  THere were a few isolated cases in the 1800s of Europeans deliberately spreading the disease via blankets, but that was by the very end and those ‘only’ killed a few hundred natives at most, for most of the history the whites didn’t even know why so many natives died.  The vast majority of natives simply died without ever seeing a white person from a mysterious invisible killer.  Over hte course of 450 years I think 200 million natives died, though the numbers are really hard to predict considering the natives didn’t have a written language.   I mean, when you think of it, there really isn’t any way the natives could have avoided loosing so many people, even if the chinese or Arabs had arrived in American, or if the Europeans had been the nicest people in the history of the world you still would ahve lost 95% of the population.  Now of course this doesn’t excuse or justify the systematic slaughter of natives over the centuries, but people need to bear in mind for ever native killed, another 10 died long before any Europeon showed up.

     In fact, many Europeaons were really confused by why the natives were all dying.  Some didn’t realized it and were confused why a tiny native tribe claimed such a large amount of land, not realizing that only a few generations ago that tribe was 10x its size.  Others figured that God was helping them out by slaughtering the natives en mass.  Even those who figured out it was some sort of disease couldn’t understand why it was killing natives and not them, after all the Black Plague effected everybody in Eurasia equally.  Also taht is what makes the native american genocide so terrifying is how damn easy it was, the Europeans weren’t trying to slaughter a people, they were mopping up a people who had already been defeated.  

    Honestly, I can’t imagine any scenario where the native Americans don’t die en mass (and no this doesn’t justify the European’s actions) unless they were somehow introduced to vaccines.  I mean, if the natives had the proper numbers, they might have been able to resist the outsider invasions, the sad reality was that they were outnumbered in their own country within only a few decades.  

feelinranty:

necessary-sass:

curlybrownboy:

belindapendragon:

kobetyrant:

HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

Reblogging this good news…again.

y’all know EXACTLY why this isn’t everywhere. don’t pretend to be oblivious

Well let’s spread the word then guys. This kid deserves all the attention.

"Ramarni, what will you do when you grow up?"

"Literally everything."

So excited when I hear stories like this because imagine what he will accomplish

Don’t get too excited, IQ really isn’t such a great definer of intelligence as people like to believe 

(Source: lawdgevus)

(Source: milksweater)

beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
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beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
source
beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
source
beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
source
beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
source
beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan
The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 
The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.
The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.
For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.
source

beautiesofafrique:

African ethnic group of the week: The Bisharin people of Egypt and Sudan

The Bisharin are an ethnic group inhabiting Northeast Africa. They are one of the major divisions of the Beja nomadic population. The Bisharin speak the Beja language, which belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family. 

The Bisharin live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. They reside in the Atbai area between the Nile River and the Red Sea, north of the Amarar and south of the Ababda. The Bisharin population numbers around 42,000 individuals. Most of the ethnic group moves within the territory of Sudan, where members have political representation in the Beja Congress.

The Bisharin are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Qamhat Bishari from the Aswan region traded agricultural commodities with other Bejawi people since ancient times. There is also a breed of chicken named after the Bejawi peopled called Bigawi, which was carried to Fayoum in antiquity. This important African breed is better known as the Fayoumi.

For Bisharin residing along the Nile River, farming is a way of life. They grow cotton, sugar cane, corn, dura, wheat, sesame, fruits and vegetables, and raise poultry.

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notcisjustwoman:

brutereason:

telltale-goddess:

zennistrad:

Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.

First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)

Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.

Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.

Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.

Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?

I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good. 

But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?

And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.

what-is-this-fruitsnackery:

It’s time for #notallmen bingo

"White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation."

Brittney Cooper | Feminism’s ugly internal clash: Why its future is not up to white women (via america-wakiewakie)

Sounds to me like “Lets throw other women under the bus”.  Like we get it, intersectionality is important and needs to happen, but if the only way people know how to do it is to trash white women is absurd.  Also like white feminists don’t realized the system is broken?