Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.
Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

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Jordan Parrish in the mid-season trailer.

"JORDAN PARRISH" yeah right more like RIDER ON A PALE HORSE WAKE UP AMERICA. 

bet he’s a demon

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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.

atticlibrarian:

aggybird:

swingsetindecember:

audrey1nd:

I’m sorry, Beacon Hills has 30,000 people? How big is the town? The other towns near me have 30,000 people in them. But they’re only a little bigger than mine. So unless Beacon Hills is large and spread out, having a Sheriff rather than a chief of police makes no sense. Though that population does make  the random areas and the hospital make more sense.

there’s the other high school heather and danielle go to within beacon hills. like idk anymore about beacon hills. especially when they have like so many abandoned buildings and an abandoned subway system

I’m not sure it’s that unusual. In the county where I grew up, we had two incorporated cities with a population of 30k each and each city had its own police department; there was a Sheriff for the rest of the county. (My town had a population of 3,900 spread over 25 sq miles, so we had one guy named Buddy Ray with a shotgun.)

Then came budget cuts and a really wily Sheriff (we elected him for 25 years—when I left home, they were still electing him) who convinced the local Board of County Commissioners that he could serve and protect errybody (county population of 140k) if he was the only law in town. So they disbanded the two city police departments and they were absorbed by the sheriff’s department. We weren’t the only county with similar demographics to consolidate our law enforcement like that.

Where I live now, the county population is about 360k and we still only have two incorporated cities (40k & 60k). They each have their own police department—for now, though we’ve had rumblings in recent years of absorbing them into the sheriff’s department—and we have a county Sheriff for everything else. Local governments be weird.

Then again, why am I trying to make Teen Wolf make sense. It’s like I’ve learned nothing. Someone smack me on the mouth and tell me they’re disappointed in my choices.

I will never understand county law enforcement. Why can’t you just have municipal police departments and state troopers like we do in the northeast? Seems like a much easier system when it comes to jurisdiction. 

I think it has to do with land. Like, there is SO MUCH land and the population is so spread out that municipal police didn’t want to be responsible for policing out in the boonies. (Seriously, where I live now, it would take the nearest city police department an actual 45 minute drive at 55 mph to reach half of the little population clusters.) We have a lot of towns-that-are-not-towns, so they don’t qualify to have their own police because they aren’t officially incorporated.

I should mention that I live in Florida, which is probably the weirdest state on the whole frickin’ planet. It’s a hodge-podge of laws that are so convoluted it will give you a headache. It’s like the Weasley residence of state and local laws, just built one on top of another with no planning or forethought. Instead of freckled redheads with big hearts, we’ve got alligators and racist old people. I feel so cheated!

Heh, of course, we have state troopers, too. They fall under the Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles. Which is a separate department from the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) officers who are special state cops with field offices and stuff. And THEN there are FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission) officers who have statewide jurisdiction, too. They arrest manatees.

It’s very difficult to get any work done in Florida. 

swingsetindecember:

audrey1nd:

I’m sorry, Beacon Hills has 30,000 people? How big is the town? The other towns near me have 30,000 people in them. But they’re only a little bigger than mine. So unless Beacon Hills is large and spread out, having a Sheriff rather than a chief of police makes no sense. Though that population does make  the random areas and the hospital make more sense.

there’s the other high school heather and danielle go to within beacon hills. like idk anymore about beacon hills. especially when they have like so many abandoned buildings and an abandoned subway system

I’m not sure it’s that unusual. In the county where I grew up, we had two incorporated cities with a population of 30k each and each city had its own police department; there was a Sheriff for the rest of the county. (My town had a population of 3,900 spread over 25 sq miles, so we had one guy named Buddy Ray with a shotgun.)

Then came budget cuts and a really wily Sheriff (we elected him for 25 years—when I left home, they were still electing him) who convinced the local Board of County Commissioners that he could serve and protect errybody (county population of 140k) if he was the only law in town. So they disbanded the two city police departments and they were absorbed by the sheriff’s department. We weren’t the only county with similar demographics to consolidate our law enforcement like that.

Where I live now, the county population is about 360k and we still only have two incorporated cities (40k & 60k). They each have their own police department—for now, though we’ve had rumblings in recent years of absorbing them into the sheriff’s department—and we have a county Sheriff for everything else. Local governments be weird.

Then again, why am I trying to make Teen Wolf make sense. It’s like I’ve learned nothing. Someone smack me on the mouth and tell me they’re disappointed in my choices.

deskgirl:

nonbinaryviola:

talk street magic to me

drawing power from the metro lines

illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run

plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens

elementary kids learning basic sigils on the playground

wixen taking a while to key into the magic in new cities when they move

alchemists dealing on the side to support their experiments

middleschoolers making friendship talismans and amulets for everyone

numerologists who’ll do your math homework for $5 or divine your fortune for $10

kids mass-texting luck and speed spells when their parties get broken up by the cops

Hell yeah, let’s talk about magic.

Like elementary kids learning silly (or inappropriate) charms from each other on the bus, the same way we learned our first swear words. Clapping games across the bus aisle, but with spells instead of rhymes.

Worrying that your friend is getting into dark magic, but not knowing how to talk to them about it. Intervention programs for kids abusing hexes and runes, because magic has given them control over something for once in their life, and they’re starting to make some dangerous choices.

Psychic teachers knowing when you’re cheating. Knowing when you’re having trouble with homework. Or at home. Knowing when you need tutoring or an AP course because you’re just not being challenged or a different teaching method because you can’t process what you’re learning in class no matter how hard you try, and the teacher tells you it’s okay, they know. They know.

Magic graffiti. Graffiti in wild places, and graffiti that vanishes when certain people roll by like the police. Or graffiti that only appears when the police walk by to insult them. Murals. Swirling, living murals on the sides of buildings. Murals that—if you listen closely—can be heard, not just seen.

In the evenings, kids hiding out in someone’s backyard or an alley passing around a joint and casting minor illusions to watch while high.

Chalk artists making works that are so realistic, they come to life off of the sidewalk.

One man bands in the park, with instruments floating around playing themselves.

Punk concerts in empty lots with amped out music and lights, but noise-cancelling spells and illusion hide them in plain sight from anyone outside of the lot.

Mediums predicting people in need, and making sure to be there at just the right moment to lend them a helping hand. “You seem upset, do you need to talk?” “Oh, you’re a dollar short? No, don’t put the milk back; I’ll cover you.” “I think your hair looks perfect today.” “You really ought to try taking your resume to this store. Trust me.”

Necromancers in forensics speaking with the dead to solve homicides and cold cases. Living lie detectors as beat cops and detectives and DEA agents.

Strangely cheap five star food diners that bake actual love into their apple pie, and they always know your dietary restrictions without being told.

Service golems in various sizes and shapes, making sure their magic users aren’t crowded, get medical attention, go where they need to, etc.They don’t get distracted, they can be hollow to hold things like medications, and in rare instances… they seem to develop loving attachment to their users despite not being alive.

Little old landladies who dabble in witchcraft brewing homeopathic remedies for people in their apartment complex.

Street magic is an amazing concept.

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Teen Wolf rewatch

ramalot:

I think my favorite part of Season 3b was when Scott bit Allison to save her life and then they had that really heartbreaking conversation where she told him that he was her first love and she’d always care for him, but she didn’t know how she felt about him turning her, and she couldn’t be a part of his pack. Things have changed with her family code, and she has to figure out how she fits in now - as an Argent, as a werewolf, and as a person. She has a big journey ahead of her, so she has to go back to the beginning.

I wonder when they’re going to start filming “Werewolf in Paris” anyway.

I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.
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