A brilliant metaphor
This might be the realest shit I’ve ever read.
Brazilian police clash with indigenous groups protesting World Cup 2014.
Protesters in Brazil at the World Cup being pepper sprayed.
Right up in the eyeball huh? Fuck them laws & fuck the World Cup.
WHEN YOU WATCH THE WORLD CUP YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS SHIT
Main reason why I don’t care about the World Cup. I refuse to support the faceless corporate monster this sporting event has become.
don’t fucking support the world cup
i’ve been nagging everyone i know about this since the protests and police brutality started months ago but even the jerks in my life who consider themselves ‘left’ are getting all into the millionaires chasing a ball
DON’T FUCKING SUPPORT THE WORLD CUP
I DON’T FUCKING CARE HOW MUCH YOU FUCKING LIKE FOOTBALL
the world cup is police brutality, the world cup is corruption, the world cup is white washing, the world cup is silencing the indigenous people of brazil, the world cup is human trafficking and forced sex work JUST DON’T SUPPORT IT
I need someone to explain all this to me
I’m assuming you mean explaining why supporting the world cup is equivalent to supporting the police brutality in Brazil (please correct me if I’m wrong).
Brazilians have been protesting against their government for a few years. There have been indigenous issues as well as a number of issues of the government doing things like rising prices on services and generally giving pretty shitty public services despite the high tax rate.
Since the world cup stadium started being built there were a lot of social issues that escalated in Brazil. There were massive protests, people who were evicted or bullied from their homes; which caused people to be homeless in the area of the stadium who are trying to stay living in the area where their homes were.
In short: this is similar to how social issues were acknowledged by other countries during the Sochi, Beijing (bonus), Berlin (etc) Olympics until the games started and the rest of the world was distracted from the issues of the citizens who were suffering.
We have to stop pretending that major sporting or public events can’t coexist with terrible things, because trying to hide or suppress them leads to more terrible things.
loitering is basically the illegal act of existing while not spending money
Stockton, California: Police attack BBQ and speak-out sponsored by parents of police brutality victims, April 14, 2014.
"Pigs at BBQ, vamping on kids and throwing free speech out the window. They tried to kettle us & prevent us from leaving the park in any direction. The youth finally found a way, and had the pigs running back and forth as the youth kept outsmarting them! Power to the people!"
Via Terry Kay / Intercouncil for Mothers of Murdered Children
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees. STOP. STOP NOW. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK? Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees. I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you? So now. Support beekeepers. Support bees. buzz.
OP, do YOU even know how bees work?
Do you really think commercial beekeepers leave ANY honey for their bees? They don’t. It is all scraped out and sold, because newsflash, their businesses exist to turn a profit. Bees are fed sugar water to sustain them through the winter, which keeps them alive, but certainly not healthy. This makes it much easier for bacteria, fungi, etc. to infect them because their immune systems are not being supported with the nutrition they need.
You are contributing to the further endangerment of bees, as a species, when you buy honey/beeswax/etc. You’re also exploiting their labor, because bees don’t choose to live in bee boxes, beekeepers clip off the wings of their queen so they can’t leave. And because older queens are more likely to initiate a swarm, beekeepers usually kill their queens and replace them every 3-5 years.
Most beekeepers - including the small, local beekeepers you allege we should support - use a smoker whenever they open up the hive. A bee’s strongest sense is olfactory, so when there’s smoke everywhere, they become disoriented, as they can’t sense what’s around them. Smoke also causes the bees to gorge themselves on honey, which makes them lethargic and less likely to attack because they’re bloated and tired.
Even small-scale local beekeepers who claim to only take the hive’s surplus are problematic. How can we judge what is an adequate reserve of food for an entire colony throughout a season? What if it’s an exceptionally rough winter, and they actually need more honey than you anticipated? As more pesticides are introduced to the environment, biodiversity decreases dramatically, making it much harder for bees to find enough plants with pollen they can convert into food for themselves. Would you take food from any other species that’s in danger of dying off entirely? Because that’s what you’re doing when you buy honey - depriving bees of food they made to sustain and nourish themselves.
Many commercial beekeepers will burn their hives in the winter, because it’s cheaper to remove all the honey and wax and start a new colony in the spring than to sustain the existing colony through the (unproductive) winter. Supporting commercial honey literally equates to supporting killing entire bee colonies.
Want to help bees? Stop buying products made with their labor and plant things like sage, lavender, thyme, cilantro, poppies, etc. And stop shitting on vegans who are doing all we can to ACTUALLY help bees in order to justify your own selfish ideology.
Do some research before you make another shitty post full of misinformation that gets upwards of 113,000 notes.
Dude, I am so tired of this. There are so many beekeepers that don’t do ANY of this shit! Yes regular commercial honey is bullshit, but that doesn’t mean all bees are suffering.
dog escapes cage, then releases other dogs at dog kennel [video]
Animal god damn liberation
what happend after that?
Pulp Fiction (1994)
As an autistic person, I feel the need to help inform the public, especially on this important Autistic Pride Day.
Please, please DO NOT SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS.
Autism Speaks hates autistic people. Autistic people have been treated horribly by this corporation. They have done many, many really shady things that should be brought to public attention, yet they are often seen as the “face” of autism because they are so large. This is a LIE. Autistic people DO NOT want to be represented by Autism Speaks. We do not support Autism Speaks. We do not want Autism Speaks to continually pretend to “help” us while raking in massive corporate profits, that we, disabled people, will never see.
- Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board.
Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”.
Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted).
Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society.
Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter. This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel.
Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.”
This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son. They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways.
Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change. It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change.
Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate. The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia).
Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years.Is that not enough? Here, have way more of Autism Speaks dirty laundry that they don’t want you to know about.
- 1 Autism Speaks to Washington press release
- 2 Misuse of donations
- 3 Supporting anti-vaxers
- 4 I am Autism video
- 5 Autism Science Foundation started by ex-AS exec
- 6 Promoting myths
- 7 John Elder Robison
- 8 = 2011 interview with Steve Silberman
- 9 Thoughtless fund-raising
- 10 Peter Bell
- 11 Rants
- 12 Difficult to categorize
- 13 Counter-productive awareness
- 14 Bad statistics
- 15 ΄Stopping Child Abuse “Too Political” for Autism Speaks‘
- 16 Liz Feld, new president
- 17 AutismCares — fraudulent fundraising around Hurricane Katrina
- 18 WrongPlanet takeover by AutismSpeaks
- 19 Autism Speaks discussion of Neurodiversity
- 20 Reports from protests at Autism Speaks Walks
- 21 Lack of representation by autistic people
- 22 Multiple issues
- 23 Social media crisis post
- 24 Non-negative reporting on Autism Speaks
- 25 Can’t load
- 26 Videos
- 27 Responses to the “I Want to Say” video
- 28 Simone Greggs — AS refuses to hire an Autism parent when she asked for accommodations
- 29 Opposing hate and fear based language but not directly calling out Autism Speaks
- 30 Links to additional posts
- 31 Unsorted
Do not donate to Autism Speaks. Do not support them. Educate yourself on why they are so horrible. I like Emma Stone and I like Andrew Garfield, but they are obviously unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed curtains when it comes to Autism Speaks.
Please spread the word and listen to autistic people, not Autism Speaks!I’ve heard many autistic people say that Autism Speaks profits off the lives of the autistic while simultaneously silencing them. Please be a good ally to the neurodivergent anddo not support Autism Speaks!
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