Hummingbirds — phot Expression
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
FALL 2014 READY-TO-WEAR CHROMAT
I do not know the individual involved in this, but, as an EMT, I feel compelled to post things like this. Wear a damn helmet, guys. I know you may think you look awesome and all the ladies will love how reckless you are, but you’re honestly just demonstrating just how little you value your own life. I know this horse has been absolutely beaten to death over the years, and I’m sure that my words won’t change some of your minds, but just look at the damage sustained by that helmet. Now imagine if your face was put through the same situation. While the helmet merely had part of it ground away by the sheer friction involved, your skull would be pudding. End of story.
TLDR Version: Wear a freaking helmet.
For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.
But that’s not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.
As an interactive map from the Council on Foreign Relations illustrates, several diseases that are easily prevented with vaccines have made a comeback in the past few years. Their resurgence coincides with changes in perceptions about vaccine safety.
Since 2008 folks at the think tank CFR have been plotting all the cases of measles, mumps, rubella, polio and whooping cough around the world. Each circle on the map represents a local outbreak of a particular disease, while the size of the circle indicates the number of people infected in the outbreak.
As you flip through the various maps over the years, two trends clearly emerge: Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough has become a problem here in the U.S.
Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.
That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.
Viruses and bacteria have taken full advantage of the immunization gaps.
In 2011, France reported a massive measles outbreak with nearly 15,000 cases. Only the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Somalia suffered larger measles outbreaks that year.
In 2012, the U.K. reported more than 2,000 measles cases, the largest number since 1994.
Here in the U.S., the prevalence of whooping cough shot up in 2012 to nearly 50,000 cases. Last year cases declined to about 24,000 — which is still more than tenfold the number reported back in the early ’80s when the bacteria infected less than 2,000 people.
So what about countries in Africa? Why are there so many big, colorful circles dotting the continent? For many parents there, the problem is getting access to vaccines, not fears of it.
The funny/sad thing is that a lot of anti-vaxxers swear up and down that vaccines are ineffective in the first place, so if you show them this graph they’ll no doubt fabricate some other explanation for the recent resurgence of these preventable diseases. Heck, it wouldn’t surprise me if some anti-vaxxers think the rise of MMR is all a calculated conspiracy by Big Pharma to scare people into… getting vaccinations they should have had anyway?
As some of you may know, I offer some premade fan art stickers. They run about 50 cents a pop ($1 for the bigger stickers). I am going to go ahead offer custom sticker commissions for your own pleasure and those who can’t afford my other commissions.
If you cannot afford, please spread if you can! <333333
The stickers are to be in the design of the one’s I’ve made for my Storenvy, all hand cut. Premade base designed to look like your character(s) of choice. These will be directly mailed to you, so you will have to give me your address.
Postage/Shipping prices (to be added to the order total; your choice)White letter envelope: $.50 cents (US domestic)/$1.15 (outside of US) if you want cheap shipping, this is the way to go Yellow6 in x9in bubble mailer: $2.50 (US domestic)/$7.25 (outside of US) if you want a safe and secure shipping, this option is for you
Base design stickers
Stickers made from a predesigned base.$2 for less than 3 inches/ $3 for more than 3 inches$.25 for every extra copyUnique design stickersStickers made with a unique pose and no base.Example
$5 each for less than 3 inches / $7 each for more than 3 inches $.50 for every extra copyIf your character has an article of clothing or appendage long enough to go over the 3 inch limit, I will ask if you want it either shrink it down OR to charge you the large sticker price.
Order Form (please use one order form for each individual sticker order) Send order form by ask or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!Afterwards, I will confirm the price for you and will ask for your mailing address.Username:
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Sushirrito is amazing.
5k was nasty busy and some mom almost punched me in the face over a finishers medaldon’t ask me why people thought we were going to give out 5k finishers medals…
Wtf are you okay?