wintergrey:

Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)
STL FOOD BANK

wintergrey:

Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)

STL FOOD BANK

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damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

Did you guess yet?

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

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If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

image

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

image

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

image

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

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lulz-time:

Big sister drops to her knees to show affection to newborn Photo by James Irwin

lulz-time:

Big sister drops to her knees to show affection to newborn Photo by James Irwin

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steve rogers + cards against humanity (insp.)

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sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

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Tags: ferguson

"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)

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danglingthpider:

castielmyspell:

taco-of-the-violets:

castielmyspell:

things people do in fanfic no one does in real life

  • smirk every frickin five seconds
  • gulp
  • stutter to be cute
  • be like “yeah ok” when asked to call someone “daddy”
  • chuckle gently
  • chuckle in general
  • make simple misunderstandings into the biggest bitch fest you will ever experience
  • NO ONE CHUCKLES IT DOESN’T HAPPEN

I chuckled so hard at this

fuck off

*smirks*

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cloacacarnage:

Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon

cloacacarnage:

Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon

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khaleesiis:

captain america: the first avenger + tumblr

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gaywrites:

Low-income transgender people in Oregon will now have access to healthcare through the state health plan.

The Oregon Health Plan is a network offering medical services to low-income people in the state. This week, a health commission decided that the health plan would now cover care including hormone therapy and gender confirming surgery. Last year the plan also began covering psychotherapy, medical visits and puberty-blocking medications for trans and questioning youth.

"Up until now, many people have simply been out of luck when it came to this needed medical coverage," said Danielle Askini, policy director for Basic Rights Oregon. “For many individuals, this basically left them out of luck.” …

The move follows a 2012 bulletin from the Oregon Insurance Division, which forbade private insurers from including any categorical exclusions on the basis of a policy holders gender identity. Complaints have continued, however, from those saying they are still being denied covered for those conditions.

Incredibly important step. This will help so many people. 

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"DON’T EVER CALL ME A THESAURUS"

— Drax The Destroyer (via nerdysh1t)

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deansass:

I can’t stop laughing help

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Anonymous said: 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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dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

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Tags: ferguson