Age now: 2
Description: LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES.
Please boost this folks! Someone has to know something about this child’s whereabouts.
i pray everything turns out alright
I live in MS, I pray she gets found :(
CNN article updated at 7:49 am, still have not found Myra :( http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/11/us/mississippi-missing-toddler-myra-lewis/
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.
HIGHLY RELEVANT, EVERYONE READ THIS.
I wrote an essay last semester on this.
The worst part is that this whole issue fell into obscurity until Jenny McCarthy was told her child was autistic, and, desperate to blame anything but her own genetics, uncovered Wakefield’s story and broadcast it to the world, claiming he was some sort of oppressed visionary.
Together the two are almost solely responsible for the anti-vaccination movement today. Note that more than a thousand children have died in the past decade as a direct result of parents denying vaccines, a number unheard of to any living generation.
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PLEASE SPREAD THIS AROUND! IT MIGHT SAVE SOMEONE!
Please keep an eye out for John Falkenrich, a 31 year old man who currently resides in Denver, Colorado (hometown of Wadsworth, Ohio)
He is a mentally unstable pedophile and victim blamer, who believes he is a “werewolf king”. He claims there to be 9 entities living inside of him (three of which, including what he calls his “human form”, are listed in the photos above). He also believes he has the power to turn all lesbians straight.
When he was 25, he attempted to rape a 15 year old girl in her sleep, and he later blamed it on her because he claimed she was, unknowingly, a succubus and a vampire who was seducing him just by existing.
Don’t worry, she kicked him very, very hard in the balls. But, she unfortunately did not report it to the police. John’s fiance at the time (who completely believed his story and even follows along with and engages in his delusions) had also attempted to fight the girl because of it, but the girl came out on top.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILDREN, SIBLINGS, COUSINS, AND ALL OTHER UNDERAGE GIRLS AND BOYS AWAY FROM HIM. One of the “spirits living inside” of him is a woman, so it is crucial to keep both sexes/genders AWAY from him.
If you spot this man, please let your loved ones know for their own safety.
He has been confronted by authorities on many occasions, but he has been able to get away with his mental instability by saying he is “writing a book”.
PLEASE SHARE THIS! YOU COULD BE SAVING SOMEONE BY INCREASING AWARENESS FOR THIS ATTEMPTED-RAPIST AND PEDOPHILE
*All information on this person was gathered from someone who has known him for years, and from information from his facebook profile. The profile has not been included so as not to encourage harassment. This post is strictly for informational and safety purposes only*
As someone who used to his roommate and had to deal with his delusions on a firsthand basis I have to emphasize how dangerous and off-kilter his perception is. He is very charismatic and can easily convince less intelligent people that what he believes is true.
Also, be aware he gets 90% of his “beliefs” from pop culture like shows, (buffy, supernatural, etc.) video games, and fantasy books. If you know these genre’s well it will be quite easy to realize what he is saying is full of shit.
What are you confused about?
A sexy depiction of women in MMA. Photo by G.E. Sarmaccki
Can I just say that as a queer person I do not find this particularly sexy at all, and as a DFAB martial artist I am sick and tired of seeing female martial artists constantly showing up on martial arts blogs as sexualized/sex objects while all of the men are (actually pretty much never) shown as “sexy”, getting all of the badass action shots themselves? Where is the fairness in any of that?? I literally hate being a (perceived) female martial artist because in the world of boxing/kickboxing/MMA especially, I only ever see women like this. This is deterring me, and a lot of women I’m sure, from wanting to be a part of this region of martial arts.
I’m seriously just going to copy and paste this shit and put it on every “sexy” (sexually objectifying) picture of female martial artists that show up on my dash. I never reblog these pictures because it just pisses me off but I’m done sitting around not expressing my concerns, so here you go.
And this, kids, is why writers shouldn’t try to tackle difficult subjects without caution and knowing what the hell they’re doing.
Ken Penders wrote this (in an issue of the Sonic comic that had nothing to do with Robotnik, oddly enough). He was paid to write this.
Ignoring the fact that Robotnik’s rise to power didn’t actually play out like this in the comic, this is still nothing more than a blatant attempt by Penders to make his writing seem more poignant and “mature” by drawing parallels to the Holocaust without putting in any actual effort or earning it in his writing (not to mention that trying to explicitly parallel the Holocaust in a kid’s comic is kinda fucked up in its own right, even if it weren’t done in such a terrible and lazy fashion).
They say that Penders is delusional and extremely arrogant about his work, and I’m inclined to agree. It seems he gives little consideration for the big picture implications of what he writes or how it will affect anyone else, and instead he just tosses in any idea that pops into his head because if he came up with it then it must be high-minded and brilliant.
Sorry for my non-Sonic-fan watchers, but I’ve been combing through a lot of anti-Penders blog posts lately.
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. This is disgusting. He stole this from Martin Niemoller, who was protesting Nazism and was sent to concentration camps for 7 years all because he took a stand. That courageous man was able to sympathize with people whose religion he didn’t share (Niemoller was a Christian, Protestant pastor) at a time when few people WOULD speak for us in fact.
F*ck you, Ken Penders. I didn’t ever have a copy of this comic, if I did I would have been appalled. I’m Jewish, and most of my family left Germany in the 1930’s to escape persecution. How dare he take our plight and try to equate it with foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, whatever.
Jews are not cuddly fantasy creatures. We are REAL people with a REAL culture. Holocaust parallels do. not. belong. in Sonic the freakin’ Hedgehog.
How dare you steal a poem from a benevolent man? Martin Niemoller was a real Christian, compassionate and honest ally. (Yes I know, he initially felt prejudice towards Jews, but he NEVER supported Nazism and managed to move beyond the bigotry that was instilled in him as a WWI German soldier.) Ken Penders is a hack and I hope Mr. Niemoller’s estate sues him, I really do.
This and “Jews don’t own six sided stars” on his blog bothers me and always has.
He’s either an anti-semite or really is just THAT callous towards others.
I can’t tell what’s worse, honestly.
I feel like Sonic can deal with a lot of dark themes, but there is a tasteful way to do that. This is not one of them.
A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
But whether it works or doesn’t isn’t the problem — Salmonella is. - See more at: http://nodontpinthat.blogspot.com/2013/04/egg-membranes-to-stop-bleeding-and-heal.html#sthash.mOBw4Rv0.dpuf
If you are under the age of 18 DO NOT POST YOUR NUDES.
That IS child pornography, and most people do not want child pornography on their dash. Additionally, your child pornography CAN and most likely will be distributed throughout the webs and end up on some perverted fucks screen.
MINORS, DO NOT POST YOUR NUDES.
I got into an argument today after school between some people who were completely for transgender folk and support homosexuality to a full extent, but were completely throwing aside gender fluid people, and claiming they cannot exist.
I want to prove them wrong.
I’m totally into it.
I’ll admit, I’m kinda wondering what the applicative capacity is; same time, pretty sick.
if you can learn to pronounce:
- arnold schwarzenegger
- benedict cumberbatch
- ralph fiennes
- jake gyllenhaal
- etc. etc. etc.
you can learn to pronounce:
- quvenzhané wallis
Me starting a rebellion at my school
all you did is ruin some janitor’s afternoon because they have to scrub your stupid fandom crap off the walls i swear you people need to control yourselves
The juxtaposition of these two urls makes the comments that much more satisfying
- Abraham Lincoln never fought vampires or zombies
- Adolf Hitler was not machine gunned to death in a movie theater in Paris
- Marty McFly did not invent Rock and Roll
- Richard Nixon never dispatched Dr. Manhattan to end the Vietnam War
You never complained about these changes to history, so shut the fuck up about a black man playing a fictional spy, you idiotic, racist pricks.
Nailed it right