Australians need to stfu moaning about how hot it is. You live in fucking Australia. You should be prepared for this shit.
OH, I’M SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT?
I COULDN’T QUITE HEAR YOU OVER THE INEVITABLE HEAT THAT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OF
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLAIN AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JUST IN CASE AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HOT 52˚C IS.
Holy fuck are you guys okay
Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.
Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.
That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.
NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.
Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.
this is such bullshit
VACCINATE YOUR FUCKING KIDS
Can we please bring back “Virus Squads?” http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/06/01/smallpox-wars Was barely 100 years ago police could forcedly break into peoples’ houses and innoculate people.
herd immunity > autism “scare”
while I’m watching TPP: we walk around a pokemon center for 8 hours, maybe use the PC once, we might go outside for a few seconds then come back in
while I’m sleeping: 9 gym badges obtained, 13 pokemon released, entire team rocket organization taken down, all legendaries caught, actual anarchy breaks out in europe somewhere, and a new stream starts
I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.
However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!
sometimes I see this and I get a little sad
because I wonder what happened to the girl who tried to comfort a monster, the one who couldn’t even watch when her father was run over on the street, the one who collapsed into her mum’s arms after losing her best friend, the girl who demanded a serving maid be kept safe because she mattered just as much as Charles Dickens
I don’t mean to say I don’t like the woman she became, or that she isn’t compassionate or kind or caring, and I definitely am not saying that the nineteen/twenty year old Rose wasn’t brave or capable or daring
but I look at those gifs and I think of all the worlds she must have seen, all the things she must have been pushed through and all the ways her heart must have broken because it must have been momentous for Rose Tyler to not even look behind her at those people running, to not even twitch at the explosion blooming behind her, for her face to look so goddamn cold and her whole body so used to the weight of a gun
she must be happy with who she is, as well she should, but I wonder if she sometimes looks up at the stars and misses the girl she used to be, the one who watched Cassandra die- the megalomaniac vapid villain who tried to kill her- and turned to the Doctor and asked him to save her
dude whenever u see those posts that are like “u can go to any fantasy world you want but just one” and people are like HOMESTUCK or DOCTOR WHO or w/e. nah man. pokemon. there’s no pressure to go to school. the entire fucking economy seems to be based off of battling. you can make literally thousands of dollars from pokemon battles. also you get pokemon. there is literally no downside to this.
History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.
But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.
This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.” —
I actually recommend the entire post, especially if you like history or fantasy or writing.