Second year running.
[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “I’M SO PRO-LIFE” Bottom text: “I HOPE YOU DIE OF ABORTION COMPLICATIONS”]
For this lout.
Never has one photo summed up an entire movement so succinctly. I cannot even tell you how many “pro-lifers” have expressed such a statement or some other statement implying that the person getting the abortion should be violently punished or murdered.
Being a giant, flaming hypocrite must be some kind of “pro-life” requirement.
“Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetical euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in aeronautics/space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful. Celebrating the limits of the human body, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster: John Allen,former president of the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company, once said that “the ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.”
© 2010 Julijonas Urbonas
A dog, “Leao”, sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on Saturday. Brazilians Saturday braced for more rain, fearing further landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country’s worst flood disaster on record.
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;_; This is like Hachiko.
Use google translate if you don’t speak Portuguese (like me!) and check out this page for places you can donate. Caritas are appealing for donations, and you can contribute here. If you are Brazilian then you can donate to the Brazilian Red Cross plus there are a number of charity drop-boxes around.
I’ve looked around and there are very few ways of getting donations out to those suffering from the mudslides and flooding, so in all likelihood, they’re really receiving very little international help over there. Please give deep and spread the word!
It’s just been released that Isabelle Caro died last month (aged 28) of problems related to her anorexia
My thoughts are with her friends & family, & those suffering from this terrible illness.
Approximately 1.4million women & 180,000 men are suffering from eating disorders in the UK (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on eating disorders, 2004).
If anyone has any links to other eating disorder charities from around the world, could you please leave a link in the reply box?
Today is World AIDS Day.
Millions of people in developing countries rely on affordable generic medicines to stay alive. More than 80% of the medicines used by MSF to treat AIDS across the developing world are produced in India. But the European Commission is now shutting off the tap of affordable medicines by attacking the production, registration, transportation and exportation of generic medicines. People who need these will be left without a lifeline.
Help Médecins Sans Frontières send a message to the European Commission to keep their HANDS OFF OUR MEDICINE!
It’s World Aids Day. Please help the TAC fight this pseudoscience and its terrifying grip on a population overcome with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This article is from BAD SCIENCE by Ben Goldacre (published by Harper Perennial 2009). Please reblog, tweet, and share so we can help stop millions of people needlessly dying every year. Click the link to read about the horrific dangers of pseudoscience and the power it has when unchallenged.
AIDS is the opposite of anecdote. Twenty-five million people have died from it already, three million in the last year alone, and 500,000 of those deaths were children. In South Africa it kills 300,000 people every year: that’s eight hundred people every day, or one every two minutes. This one country has 6.3 million people who are HIV positive, including 30 per cent of all pregnant women. There are 1.2 million AIDS orphans under the age of seventeen. Most chillingly of all, this disaster has appeared suddenly, and while we were watching: in 1990, just 1 per cent of adults in South Africa were HIV positive. Ten years later, the figure had risen to 25 per cent.