Activism and Eucalyptus

association-of-free-people:

anarchyinblack:

cerebralzero:


This New Hampshire house exploded on live TV after a police officer was shot and killed 

meth lab?

No, old guy was arguing with son, neighbor heard shouting and called police.
Police officer shows up, enters without announcing presence.
Armed intruder gets shot by 48 year old son. More police show up, run away when greeted by gunfire.
House catches fire and explodes.

This is known as doing a “Dorner”. When cops feel threatened they don’t get a restraining order or a taser, they firebomb the house. Protect and Serve (themselves).

association-of-free-people:

anarchyinblack:

cerebralzero:

This New Hampshire house exploded on live TV after a police officer was shot and killed 

meth lab?

No, old guy was arguing with son, neighbor heard shouting and called police.

Police officer shows up, enters without announcing presence.

Armed intruder gets shot by 48 year old son. More police show up, run away when greeted by gunfire.

House catches fire and explodes.

This is known as doing a “Dorner”. When cops feel threatened they don’t get a restraining order or a taser, they firebomb the house. Protect and Serve (themselves).

(Source: pixable, via allcopsarebad)

Revenue Generation 101: Prey on Bicyclists Going Through Crosswalks

thefreethoughtprojectcom:

Revenue Generation 101: Prey on Bicyclists Going Through Crosswalks [Video]

This is truly and utterly ridiculous. How would you have reacted if this costumed thug tried to extort money from you for this? I’d be pissed!

Learn more & Video here » http://bit.ly/1sAHpua

(via allcopsarebad)

In socialist Venezuela you must pay a clean air tax depending on where you’re standing. In socialist Britain if you don’t pay your tv license they show up at your door and take your tv.

mr-cappadocia:

thedorkiestviking:

mr-cappadocia:

angry-icecream:

mr-cappadocia:

And people wonder why Americans are paranoid about socialism.

But umm… Taxes pay for TV there and well if I don’t pay my TV bill the television company shows up and takes my TV away. So yeah

Let me see if I understand your argument right. You’re telling me that the English government is justified in showing up at your door, walking in your house, and taking your property if you are negligent in paying for a service you never once asked for, didn’t want, and have no future interest in… unless I prove *to them* that I don’t use their service.

"We need you to prove that you have not watched television at any time within the past sixty days…"

"How do you suppose I do that?"

"Not our problem."

What if I watch television on my computer? Can they come and snatch that? If not… why not?

This is why shit gets seriously fucked when you socialize it.

For example… America already has socialized medicine. It’s called “The Veteran’s Administration” and it’s a fucking nightmare far more often than it should be.

no, things get fucked up when you fuck it up. social things have worked great. you just pull up two bad examples & use them to damn the whole idea.

Socialism works best when it’s local. When a community funds what a community has to live with.

Once you get to the federal level everything starts going straight to hell.

A socialized police force? Sure… because it’s small enough and local enough that it can be managed internally by the citizenry.

Compare your local police force with the INSANE degree of power abuse from agencies like the ATF, the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA.

Picture, for a moment, your local police force not simply stating it’s bugging every single phone in the city… but once it’s revealed *they refuse to stop doing so*.

Not a great example. My city police is just as corrupt as the NSA and the ATF, in a different way. The federales may be abusing their power, but to some degree they are actually trying to solve a problem. Backwards and ineffectual as they may be, they’re mostly operating with the honest intention of stopping crimes and keeping folks safe. My local PD may not be wiretapping everyone, but they flatly refuse to stop any crime that will not put money in the city coffers. The entirety of the force is either doing traffic patrols to write tickets ($) or search for drugs (federal $) or they are in the station doing admin work. 

Local doesn’t mean honest, it just means that crap like this can fly under the media radar.

transfuturist:

coffeewithajla:

"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

I don’t have to be an anti-Semite to be an anti-Zionist.

(via dontneedfeminism)

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

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.

What free-market thinkers never seem to consider

elpatron56:

betterdeadthancoward:

eltigrechico:

koalatics:

An unregulated laissez-faire capitalist marketplace will, by process of evolution and process of elimination, hone the perfect form of business. Those that are weak, premature, outdated, ill-considered, ungainly, or slow to adapt will be forced out of business, and only the best, most competitive businesses will thrive. And they will split, diversify, and challenge each other all over again, in a Darwinian struggle. 

That’s basically the -point- of free markets, right? 

Now then, what is the perfect form of business? What industry has the best ratio of income to investment, with the best percentage of reward versus risk?

Crime. 

Free-market economies will inevitably lead to an economy dominated by criminals. By design.

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Being a criminal carries a lot of risks. Even if the police are incompetent someone is bound to snitch on you, you’re also very likely to get shot by other criminals.

If it had such a high reward why won’t more intelligent people pursuit it? After all, the reduction in lead exposure during childhood (which causes development issues in the brain) has been linked with the reduction in crime in the last 20 years.

You read a post about business markets and thought street crime? I would have thought it obvious that I was discussing white-collar offenses. Cops may be incompetent, but the SEC sets a magnificent standard of uselessness and internal corruption. There is very little effective law enforcement for corporate interests or registered businesses, even gross safety violations and fraud are allowed to continue unchecked.

As for the second part of your response: intelligent people have consciences. In fact, studies demonstrate that our understanding of intrinsic justice is a factor of logical thought, not emotional reaction. But a business model has no conscience, an LLP has no humanity. They get the benefit of the intelligence of the people comprising them, but by design they do not get the conscience of those people. 

Corporate officers can be fired, blackballed and then sued for failing to take a course of action that maximizes profits for shareholders. That’s a lot of incentive to maximize profit. Balanced against the unlikely threat of half-hearted reprisals from an incompetent regulatory body. 

Without significant and vigilant independent oversight, markets will cut corners, defraud customers, and engage ever more predatory business practices.