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A well-written article about a man who truly has no place in society.
For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine, creeping into homes, and surviving on what he could steal. He became a legend. Then one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest. His name was Christopher Knight
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In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm watching a movie. "Saturday the 14th".
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Still a better movie than "The Blair Witch Project".

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"For starters, we could talk about people on the spectrum like we’re better than measles, like we’re human, or like we’re there at all."

note: this is not an invitation to discuss the safety of vaccinations. if you want to spout on about that, start your own post. if you want to comment here, try first of all reading the article and hearing this person out - a human being, just like you, who has been hurt by some of the rhetoric and that's what this is post is about - nothing else.

tl;dr: autistic people are human beings and their lives have value. being autistic is not a fate worse than death. and having an autistic child is not worse than having a child die of measles. it's a lot better. a lot lot lot better. I've known autistic people, I have friends who have autistic children - they are alive, and their lives have value. and talking as though it's the worst thing ever and you're willing to risk people dying rather than autism - just listen to yourselves! as the writer points out - talk about lack of empathy! (yay, an autistic person did irony. way to go.)

I repeat: no derails. I will delete comments that attempt to use this post for rehashing the endless arguments about the risks/safety of vaccinations. That is not what this post is about.

#autism   #vaccinations  

(via loads of people in my circles. which I find highly encouraging.)
Vaccines don’t cause autism. But even if they did, is being like me really a fate worse than death?
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+Charles Griswold That is NOT the truth. And that's a fact. Vaccines can help prevent viruses, but they can also cause their own problems and yes, even death. That's a FACT on the CDC's own website. Trying to deny it shows you aren't thinking clearly. I'm right and you know it. Muting.

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Could be titled "Political Correctness Considered Harmful"
 
A long article but well worth the read.

"But it would be a mistake to categorize today’s p.c. culture as only an academic phenomenon. Political correctness is a style of politics in which the more radical members of the left attempt to regulate political discourse by defining opposing views as bigoted and illegitimate. Two decades ago, the only communities where the left could exert such hegemonic control lay within academia, which gave it an influence on intellectual life far out of proportion to its numeric size. Today’s political correctness flourishes most consequentially on social media, where it enjoys a frisson of cool and vast new cultural reach. And since social media is also now the milieu that hosts most political debate, the new p.c. has attained an influence over mainstream journalism and commentary beyond that of the old."

#politicalcorrectness   #freespeech  
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I typically dislike thoughtless criticism of PC, but this is quite different. Often, when say they hate PC what they really mean is, "I don't want to be called out for being discourteous."

I do think it's very much the case though, that certain modes of dogmatism in online speech are actually creating a barrier to understanding, and segregating people in ways that face to face communication does not.

In great parts,  the vast multiplicity of conversational  participants, paired with the "words left hanging in the air" effect of social networks, and further complicated by an insistence that once something is said, there can  be no equivocation, or clarification all add up to one big problem.

There are enclaves being created, and what I typically experience is the assumption that because I don't speak in the accepted code of a given enclave, I am assumed to be from the diametrical opposition, rather than a sympathetic party that has different words for the same phenomenon. 

I can't say I agree with everything in this article 100%, but it's an important probe into how codified language on the net is being used to form ingroup, and outgroup dynamics that actually prevent like minded, and similarly interested parties from working together.

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He was arrested for asking to file a complaint. This, in a nutshell, demonstrates everything that is wrong with the TSA.
When Roger Vanderklok asked to lodge a complaint after a TSA supervisor at Philadelphia International Airport acted unprofessionally, he was thrown into jail for 20 hours and charged with making terroristic threats.
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Wow, that is so ridiculous. I bet his attorney was having so much fun during the trial. Clearly there was no evidence to support these charges. Why did the prosecutor even proceed? SMH
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Ice Volcano!

How cool is that?

Actually, that sounds like it could be a Syfy movie.
The arctic conditions have turned a geyser at a state park in western New York into a five-story-tall "ice volcano."
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The Scourge of Slavery
It’s one of the saddest travesties I know, that some American blacks, yearning for a refreshed identity, created the Black Muslim movement. No religion did greater harm to Africans than Islam. Endless slave caravans crossed the Sahara, while Arab slave ships plied the Indian Ocean and Red Sea, their fetid hulls full of “Zanj.” The Swahili coast of East Africa was a vast exporter of slaves from the interior, while Muslim Berbers, Arabs, and converted blacks looted the savannahs of the Sahel and the West African forests to their south. Even after the European slave trade began to expand, Muslims remained the brokers almost everywhere.
If President Obama wants to draw a moral equivalence between religions, he should know some history.
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Fair enough.

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Being forced to have brakes is a violation of my rights!
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Well, at least he's honest.
Police say that a West Palm Beach, Florida man put down "drug dealer" for his "occupation" on the police report that officer filed when they arrested him.
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See, then they can come after you for practicing unlicensed pharmaceutical sales. It's the IRS, they find a way to get you. They're the government sanctioned Mafia.

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It's a heated toilet paper dispenser that uses a jet engine. Yes, you read that right.
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Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked a planet. That's where the asteroid belt came from.
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I'm with Grumpy Cat on this one.
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