sabelmouse
Viral meningitis is the name for the polio you get from the “polio” vaccine. The smallpox vaccine gives you smallpox.
Dr Hadwen’s lectures :-
“You may just as well try to stop small-pox epidemics by vaccination as to prevent a thunderstorm with an umbrella.”
In 1880 the Registrar-General reported that although typhus fever and other zymotics had gone down, the only one to show a rise was small-pox; i.e., after thirty years of compulsory vaccination it was 50 per cent above the average of the previous 10 years.
We got rid of the black death and gaol fever entirely.
What did it? Good water, good drainage, and the whitewash brush. (Cheers.) Yet the only zymotic which shows a notable increase is the only one against which a special prophylactic has been used, and so remarkable was this that the Registrar-General had to draw attention to it.
Undoubtedly small-pox would have gone too if the inoculators had not taken such pains for nearly 100 years to establish it in this country.
nelsoncarpenter:

vintagemarlene: miss clara bow

nelsoncarpenter:

vintagemarlene: miss clara bow

(Source: funyah)

218 notes
… All we see is media reporting that singularly ascribes blame to North Korea, which is portrayed as a kind of unquestionable evil, so what the U.S. is doing in response to the supposed provocation seems eminently justified. I think we are in a crisis point. It doesn’t feel dissimilar to the kind of media rhetoric that surrounded the run-up to the U.S. invasion in Iraq. During that time also, there was a steady drumbeat to war.

If we were to look at the facts, what do those facts tell us? I will give one example of the inverted logic that is operative, coming out of the media and U.S. administration. In a recent Pentagon press conference, [Defense Secretary] Chuck Hagel was asked whether or not the U.S. sending B-2 stealth bombers from Missouri to fly and conduct a sortie over South Korea and drop what the DOD calls inert munitions in a simulated run against North Korea could be understood as provocative. He said no, they can’t be understood as provocative. And it was dutifully reported as such.

What we have is a huge informational landscape in which the average person who listens to these reports can’t make heads or tails of what is happening. What has happened since Kim Jong Un has come into his leadership position in North Korea is that the U.S. has had a policy of regime change.

We tend to think of regime change operations and initiatives as a signature or hallmark policy of the Bush administration. But we have seen under President Barak Obama a persistence of the U.S. policy of getting rid of those powers it finds uncooperative around the world. To clarify what I mean, after Kim Jong Il passed away [in December 2011], the U.S. and South Korea launched the biggest and longest set of war exercises they ever conducted. And for the first time it openly exercised O Plan 5029, which is a U.S. war plan that essentially simulates regime collapse in North Korea. It also envisions U.S. forces occupying North Korea.

What is routine during these war exercises, which are ongoing right now, as we speak, is they simulate nuclear strikes against North Korea. These workings are a combination of simulated computer-assisted activity as well as live fire drills. Last year, the first year of Kim Jong Un’s leadership, a South Korean official was asked about the O Plan 5029 and why he was exercising this regime collapse scenario. He said the death of Kim Jong Il makes the situation ripe to exercise precisely this kind of war plan.

It’s almost impossible for us in the United States to imagine Mexico and the historic foe of the U.S., Russia, conducting joint exercises that simulate an invasion of the United States and a foreign occupation of the United States. That is precisely what North Korea has been enduring for several decades.
- Christine Hong, “Behind the North Korean Crisis” (interview)
43 notes

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

49,786 notes

thepottedpan:

One of the things I have had great success with making for my house is homemade laundry detergent. Its great because its simple way to eliminate chemicals and save money all while washing your clothes. I always double it when I make it and it yields about six cups giving me 96 loads worth of soap. It costs me about $14 to make, but compared to the Seventh Generation organic powder laundry detergent you will pay about $15 for 70 loads. I also get the benefit of having the leftover washing soda and Borax to use in other homemade products.

Laundry Detergent

· 1 bar of Dr. Bronners soap

· 1 cup washing soda

· 1 cup Borax

** This is for a single batch I usually double to save time.

Directions:

1.    Grate the entire bar of soap.

2.    Add the grated soap to your blender, with 1 cup of either the washing soda or the Borax . If you don’t have a great blender, you might want to process this in smaller batches.

3.    Blend until the pieces are cut fine, resembling a course sand.

4.    Add the blender mixture to a bowl or the container you plan on storing in and mix in the remaining 1 cup of either washing soda or Borax.

5.    Use a spoon to mix it thoroughly or shake until all ingredients are integrated.

Directions for use:

1 tablespoon per load for both regular and high efficiency washing machines.

181 notes
jmark40:

shtfpreps:

Pot Roast in a Jar… Canning Roast Beef (via Pot Roast in a Jar… Canning Roast Beef - SHTF Preparedness)

I do it without the water. The juice will come out of the meat.

jmark40:

shtfpreps:

Pot Roast in a Jar… Canning Roast Beef (via Pot Roast in a Jar… Canning Roast Beef - SHTF Preparedness)

I do it without the water. The juice will come out of the meat.

13 notes
lostdollsclub:

sabelmouse:

peacepanther:

This mother was found on a palm oil plantation because her forest canopy had been destroyed. A mob beat her, then tried drowning her in a swimming pool. After the photo was taken she died, her baby was rescued. THIS HAPPENS EVERY DAY IN INDONESIA AND MAYLASIA. EVERY DAY. 70% OF THE RAINFOREST IS GONE FOREVER. EVERY BAR OF SOAP AT WHOLE FOODS contains palm oil.! Most packaged foods you buy also do. Boycott palm oil now to stop this. Please READ Peace Panthers article on how to detect palm oil in your products: http://www.ultraculture.org/palm-oil/

of course the humans there need to live as well. 

Cash crops don’t really benefit poor communities. They can’t eat it, only export it - for a fraction of its a Western market value. That’s if they own the company, but usually that’s foreign, too. So they get paid a pittance, with which they have to buy imported food, the cost of which fluctuates with the international market. Meanwhile the profits go overseas, their natural resources are severely depleted, the rivers silted and polluted, the land overused & soil turned into dirt. What are they left with? Survival. Perhaps. There must be a better way for them, the rainforest and the Orangutans. We just need to think smarter, question more, & be willing to change (as opposed to just expecting them too).

you’re right but people obviously feel that these things are related.and survival is more than nothing for desperate people. 
one the one hands there is the west trying to exploit resources and then there’s the west trying to protect animals. obviously nobody cares about the humans. 
with elephants and rhinos the best results have been where local humans are involved and profiting like reasonable hunting and such. i don’t know what the solution is here. 
we’ve messed it up pretty well that’s certain. 

lostdollsclub:

sabelmouse:

peacepanther:

This mother was found on a palm oil plantation because her forest canopy had been destroyed. A mob beat her, then tried drowning her in a swimming pool. After the photo was taken she died, her baby was rescued. THIS HAPPENS EVERY DAY IN INDONESIA AND MAYLASIA. EVERY DAY. 70% OF THE RAINFOREST IS GONE FOREVER. EVERY BAR OF SOAP AT WHOLE FOODS contains palm oil.! Most packaged foods you buy also do. Boycott palm oil now to stop this. Please READ Peace Panthers article on how to detect palm oil in your products: http://www.ultraculture.org/palm-oil/

of course the humans there need to live as well. 

Cash crops don’t really benefit poor communities. They can’t eat it, only export it - for a fraction of its a Western market value. That’s if they own the company, but usually that’s foreign, too. So they get paid a pittance, with which they have to buy imported food, the cost of which fluctuates with the international market. Meanwhile the profits go overseas, their natural resources are severely depleted, the rivers silted and polluted, the land overused & soil turned into dirt. What are they left with? Survival. Perhaps. There must be a better way for them, the rainforest and the Orangutans. We just need to think smarter, question more, & be willing to change (as opposed to just expecting them too).

you’re right but people obviously feel that these things are related.and survival is more than nothing for desperate people. 

one the one hands there is the west trying to exploit resources and then there’s the west trying to protect animals. obviously nobody cares about the humans. 

with elephants and rhinos the best results have been where local humans are involved and profiting like reasonable hunting and such. i don’t know what the solution is here. 

we’ve messed it up pretty well that’s certain. 

72 notes

miss-grace:

Are you ever just overwhelmed by the horrifying thought that maybe, nobody ACTUALLY wants you around? And it’s not that you think everyone hates you, but it’s just that you’re not special to anyone? And that its really kind of sucky that you’re about 98% sure that nobody thinks “Wow, I just really like talking to her.” and that you could probably just disappear without anyone caring that much?

576,250 notes
Hi There. About 95% of our 317 million citizens are vaccinated. Out of these 300 million or so, about 10% or 30 million do not develop the immunity intended from any given vaccine. Add to that group with waning immunity because of a lack of regular exposure to the viruses under scrutiny and the host of potential reservoirs becomes quite significant. A little less than 5% are not vaccinated and from that group you can dissect out those that already had the viruses in question and compare the numbers. An easy 40 to 90 million inoculated but still potential hosts vs 13 million (give or take) in the non-vaccinated crowd and you want to heap all the blame for the tragic effects suffered by a small percentage of victims of these contagious diseases on the non-vaccinated population…even though you know as a nurse that a large number of the tragedies occur in concurrence with fragilities in the host due to underlying causes not related to the virus…frailties that go un-addressed but could have had a significant impact on morbidity and mortality.