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analysis: TikTok danojok86 JTikTok @snejok86 feniczoroark: injuries-in-dust: sewickedthread: coredesignixandnekonee: the-real-numbers: ilfaitdusoleil: bigwordsandsharpedges: Ball lightning is a rare electrical phenomenon. Scientists aren鈥檛 certain what creates it, and once disputed that ball lighning existed at all. Some argued that it was simply the electromagnetic field of an electrical storm causing visual hallucinations by exciting neurons in the brain, an effect called transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, recent high-definition video proved that at least some instances must be a real physical effect. Spectrograpic analysis of this images suggests that ball lightning is made of vaporized silicon contained within a self-contained electromagnetic bubble, effectively making a naturally occurring electric arc lamp. Laboratory experiments successfully replicated the glowing ball of plasma, which hovered for several seconds. Unfortunately, other lab experiments create similar visual effects using wildly different methods, including electrically-excited nanoparticles, water shocked by capacitors to simulate lightning, and a bubble of ionized gas fuelled for many seconds by a vast atmospheric energy field. The varying size of that energy-pumping field would conveniently explain the unpredictable size, duration, and electrical power levels observed in ball lightning. So we鈥檙e still not sure what that thing in the video really is, but it may be possible to create something like that in a dozen different ways. I would lose my mind like a 15th century peasant if I saw this walking down the street Me crossing the street Willow wisps? Joe Baldwin, is that you? Some historical instances of seeing g angels are now believed to have been ancient people encountering ball lighting. Don鈥檛 move, don鈥檛 shoot it, stay against the wall Artjom don鈥檛 move.
analysis: TikTok
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 JTikTok
 @snejok86
feniczoroark:

injuries-in-dust:

sewickedthread:

coredesignixandnekonee:
the-real-numbers:

ilfaitdusoleil:

bigwordsandsharpedges:


Ball lightning is a rare electrical phenomenon. Scientists aren鈥檛 certain what creates it, and once disputed that ball lighning existed at all. Some argued that it was simply the electromagnetic field of an electrical storm causing visual hallucinations by exciting neurons in the brain, an effect called transcranial magnetic stimulation. 
However, recent high-definition video proved that at least some instances must be a real physical effect. Spectrograpic analysis of this images suggests that ball lightning is made of vaporized silicon contained within a self-contained electromagnetic bubble, effectively making a naturally occurring electric arc lamp. 
Laboratory experiments successfully replicated the glowing ball of plasma, which hovered for several seconds. 
Unfortunately, other lab experiments create similar visual effects using wildly different methods, including electrically-excited nanoparticles, water shocked by capacitors to simulate lightning, and a bubble of ionized gas fuelled for many seconds by a vast atmospheric energy field. 
The varying size of that energy-pumping field would conveniently explain the unpredictable size, duration, and electrical power levels observed in ball lightning.
So we鈥檙e still not sure what that thing in the video really is, but it may be possible to create something like that in a dozen different ways. 



I would lose my mind like a 15th century peasant if I saw this walking down the street 



Me crossing the street



Willow wisps?

Joe Baldwin, is that you?


Some historical instances of seeing g angels are now believed to have been ancient people encountering ball lighting.


Don鈥檛 move, don鈥檛 shoot it, stay against the wall


Artjom don鈥檛 move.

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analysis: Cory Clark @ImHardcory Humans performed better on a cognitive task while being observed by a mean robot who insulted their intelligence than while being observed by a nice robot or while not being observed: 60 50 43 ms 40 Non-significant difference (p >.1) 30 Significant differences (p<.05) 20 10 ms 10 5 ms 0 -10 control condition positive interaction negative interaction Fig. 1. Experimental setup and participant performance. (A) We used a Meccanoid15KS animated at a distance by a human operator using two smartphones to control the robot's gestures and speech. In the two presence conditions, the robot was positioned in front of participants (to their right on the edge of their periph eral vision) and watched them 60 % of the time by turning the head according to a pre-established script. (B) The main effect of condition on Stroop performance improve- ment (error bars represent 1 SE) indicates that the positive interaction condition did not differ from the control condition, whereas the negative HRI condition differed from the positive HRI and control conditions averaged (see the Supplementary Materials for detailed statistical analyses). Stroop performance improvement (in ms) Robot Responses Participant's Questions Negative Interaction Positive Interaction a My ideal "perfect" day would be to meet people like you outside to learn new things would constitute What I do not have a "perfect" day for you? "perfect" day, this question does not make sense Name three things you and We have arms, two eyes and we are both nice. We are very different; I do not see 邪锌y common your partner appear to have in points between us common I enjoy doing analysis and evaluating For what in your life do you feel most grateful To meet and discuss with people, to have moments of exchanges like this one, all this is very pleasant programs but you would not understand. To be able to have humor, it is difficult for me, the To be able to create If you had to wake up tomorrow having gained a quality or skill, what would it only joke that I know is the story of a robot who other robots to have enters a bar. The bartender asks "What do interesting you be? want to drink? I need something that relaxes me a 褋onversations. bit". The bartender serves him a screwdriver... Okay, it's not very funny Good times and be able to talk about everything. Complete this sentence: "I This question seems too personal for me to speak with yo懈. wish I had someone with whom I could share..." What do you value most inSharing and trust, moreover I think we could friendship? I do not value friendship become friends. If you were going to become a close friend with your I already like him(her) a lot. That I'm bored partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know maxofs2d:
analysis: Cory Clark
 @ImHardcory
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 eral vision) and watched them 60 % of the time by turning the head according to a pre-established script. (B) The main effect of condition on Stroop performance improve-
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analysis: Mira Jacob @mirajacob Two things I didn't know until I was yesterday years old: 1) Memorial Day was started by African Americans honoring fallen Union solders 2) The Statue of Liberty was gifted to America to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants. Erasure is real, you all. But that part we knew. 7:28 AM May 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 37.2K Likes 12.2K Retweets valquainton: ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor: the-barista-who-became-a-rabbit: meganphntmgrl: panic-boy-21: blckrapunzel: laughingacademy: interficio-vos: thatpettyblackgirl: The White Wash is real. One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves: Lady Liberty is a black woman. Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography: HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽 She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less). While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish. It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version. Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr. I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming. @thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested). It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns. Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. I know I probably sound like this image: But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me: That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system. And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders) Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious. Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there. Stay safe, buds. Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add: THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT. Ah. The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past. I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand. But this makes a lot of sense. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed. Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead?
analysis: Mira Jacob
 @mirajacob
 Two things I didn't know until I was
 yesterday years old:
 1) Memorial Day was started by
 African Americans honoring fallen
 Union solders
 2) The Statue of Liberty was gifted to
 America to celebrate freed slaves, not
 immigrants.
 Erasure is real, you all. But that part
 we knew.
 7:28 AM May 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone
 37.2K Likes
 12.2K Retweets
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meganphntmgrl:

panic-boy-21:

blckrapunzel:

laughingacademy:

interficio-vos:

thatpettyblackgirl:


The White Wash is real.



One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves
The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts



Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like


For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves:
Lady Liberty is a black woman.

Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there:
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography:
HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽
She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less).
While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish.
It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version.

Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search

Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr.
I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming.
@thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. 
Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. 
Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl
You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. 
That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested).
It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. 
That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns.
Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). 

ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. 
I know I probably sound like this image:
But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. 
My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me:

That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with 
tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter 
trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, 
when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it 
highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. 
When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system.
And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders)
Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. 
Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. 
Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious.
Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there.
Stay safe, buds. 

Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add:

THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT.


Ah.  The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past.  I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand.  But this makes a lot of sense.  Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed.  Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead?

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analysis: Side Effects Follow ECTS @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 5:14 PM 28 Sep 2017 Belinda Blumenthal @philomenapunk Follow because we all gay ide Effects @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 11:29 AM 3 Oct 2017 3,199 Retweets 11,051 Likes agapantoblu: somecunttookmyurl: creaturethatcries: dr-dendritic-trees: karnythia: voidbat: genderfuckt: optimysticals: the-fury-of-a-time-lord: luidilovins: the-modern-satyr: seedydemigod: captainfunkpunkandroll: the-real-eye-to-see: Didn鈥檛 even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay That鈥檚 been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the 鈥80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again. the wording on the paperwork is 鈥淎re you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980鈥 or 鈥淎re you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980鈥 (this was a blood drive at my college where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I鈥檓 not allowed to. So a better question for this article is 鈥淲hy won鈥檛 baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?鈥 though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it. This is disgusting hey trans people can鈥檛 give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. 鈥渨e don鈥檛 serve you people鈥. This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can鈥檛 donate. We couldn鈥檛 even help our own community.聽 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you鈥檝e had sex with me in the past year, YOU can鈥檛 give blood! and that鈥檚 a federal goddamn guideline, folks! If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can鈥檛 donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit.聽 Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go. But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don鈥檛 have a way of screening for right now. Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate. Also鈥 as long as its the only question you lie on鈥 if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There鈥檚 not really a way for them to fact check that. I really never understood why people don鈥檛 just LIE 鈥淗eartbroken they couldn鈥檛-鈥 JUST LIE ON THE FORM I鈥檓 an openly queer woman in Italy and I鈥檝e never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn鈥檛 even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased聽鈥渉ave you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?鈥,聽鈥渉ave you changed partner in the past six months?鈥 They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there鈥檚 literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It鈥檚 just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you鈥檝e practiced safe sex they鈥檒l give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn鈥檛 affirm for sure that you鈥檙e 100% clean.The whole聽鈥渂ut after the AIDS scare鈥 discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there鈥檚 always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it鈥檚 how it is.If you鈥檙e gay, you can donate. If you鈥檙e trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you鈥檙e allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That鈥檚 it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won鈥檛 have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you鈥檙e queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It鈥檚 an whole different matter聽if we鈥檙e talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened.聽This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it鈥檚 because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason,聽is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That鈥檚 why you cannot donate.聽My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU鈥橵E BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN鈥橳 HONEST.
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Didn鈥檛 even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay


That鈥檚 been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the 鈥80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again.

the wording on the paperwork is 鈥淎re you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980鈥 or 鈥淎re you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980鈥 (this was a blood drive at my college  where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I鈥檓 not allowed to. So a better question for this article is 鈥淲hy won鈥檛 baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?鈥 though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it   


This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it.


This is disgusting 

hey trans people can鈥檛 give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. 鈥渨e don鈥檛 serve you people鈥.

This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can鈥檛 donate. We couldn鈥檛 even help our own community.聽


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you鈥檝e had sex with me in the past year, YOU can鈥檛 give blood!
and that鈥檚 a federal goddamn guideline, folks! 

If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can鈥檛 donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit.聽

Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go.
But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don鈥檛 have a way of screening for right now.


Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate.
Also鈥 as long as its the only question you lie on鈥 if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There鈥檚 not really a way for them to fact check that.


I really never understood why people don鈥檛 just LIE
鈥淗eartbroken they couldn鈥檛-鈥 JUST LIE ON THE FORM

I鈥檓 an openly queer woman in Italy and I鈥檝e never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn鈥檛 even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased聽鈥渉ave you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?鈥,聽鈥渉ave you changed partner in the past six months?鈥 They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there鈥檚 literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It鈥檚 just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you鈥檝e practiced safe sex they鈥檒l give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn鈥檛 affirm for sure that you鈥檙e 100% clean.The whole聽鈥渂ut after the AIDS scare鈥 discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there鈥檚 always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it鈥檚 how it is.If you鈥檙e gay, you can donate. If you鈥檙e trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you鈥檙e allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That鈥檚 it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won鈥檛 have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you鈥檙e queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It鈥檚 an whole different matter聽if we鈥檙e talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened.聽This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it鈥檚 because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason,聽is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That鈥檚 why you cannot donate.聽My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU鈥橵E BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN鈥橳 HONEST.

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analysis: DAPASTOR YOO uncleromeo: feet-man-ahhh-sucker-of-the-toes: emotionsclashagainstemotions: thatpettyblackgirl: Because we know they value the lives of dogs over blac鈥 nevermind 馃槖 the ironic part is, racism is probably why the cop was so convinced the drugs were there. the dog was doing its job, which is not reacting to drugs that don鈥檛 exist. the cop, on other hand, saw a black man, and was sure he had drugs. Drug dogs have also been found to be ineffective in many cases, basing their reactions on the cop鈥檚 body language. 鈥淔or the purpose of this post, though, I want to focus on what鈥檚 missing from Colb鈥檚 analysis and, should the Supreme Court decide to hear the case, will almost certainly also be missing from oral arguments, the court鈥檚 ruling and most discussion of the case: that narcotics-detecting dogs and their handlers聽aren鈥檛 very good聽at discerning the presence of illegal drugs. Multiple analyses of drug-dog alerts have consistently shown alarmingly high error rates 鈥 with some close to and exceeding 50 percent. In effect, some of these K-9 units are worse than a coin flip. For some units, the reason may be sinister 鈥 the police handler may have trained the dog to alert on command. I鈥檝e聽asked dog trainers聽to look at videos of roadside searches in the past, and, on more than one occasion, they said they saw clear indications that a dog was being cued to alert. But it needn鈥檛 be so malicious. While dogs are indeed capable of sniffing out illicit drugs, we鈥檝e bred into them another overriding trait: the desire to please. Even drug dogs with conscientious handlers will read their handlers鈥 unintentional body language and alert accordingly. A 2010 study found that packages designed to trick handlers into thinking there were drugs inside them were much more likely to trigger false alerts than packages designed to trick the dogs. (Police-dog handlers and trainers responded to that study by聽refusing to cooperate with further research.) Many drug dogs, then, are not alerting to the presence of drugs, but to their handlers鈥 suspicions about the presence of drugs. And searches based on little more than law enforcement鈥檚 suspicions are exactly what the Fourth Amendment is supposed to prevent. (Tracking dogs that pick suspects out of 鈥渟cent lineups鈥 have had similar problems, and have led to聽numerous wrongful convictions.)鈥 ^^^!!!
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Because we know they value the lives of dogs over blac鈥 nevermind 馃槖

the ironic part is, racism is probably why the cop was so convinced the drugs were there. the dog was doing its job, which is not reacting to drugs that don鈥檛 exist. the cop, on other hand, saw a black man, and was sure he had drugs.


Drug dogs have also been found to be ineffective in many cases, basing their reactions on the cop鈥檚 body language.
鈥淔or the purpose of this post, though, I want to focus on what鈥檚 missing from Colb鈥檚 analysis and, should the Supreme Court decide to hear the case, will almost certainly also be missing from oral arguments, the court鈥檚 ruling and most discussion of the case: that narcotics-detecting dogs and their handlers聽aren鈥檛 very good聽at discerning the presence of illegal drugs. Multiple analyses of drug-dog alerts have consistently shown alarmingly high error rates 鈥 with some close to and exceeding 50 percent. In effect, some of these K-9 units are worse than a coin flip.
For some units, the reason may be sinister 鈥 the police handler may have trained the dog to alert on command. I鈥檝e聽asked dog trainers聽to look at videos of roadside searches in the past, and, on more than one occasion, they said they saw clear indications that a dog was being cued to alert.
But it needn鈥檛 be so malicious. While dogs are indeed capable of sniffing out illicit drugs, we鈥檝e bred into them another overriding trait: the desire to please. Even drug dogs with conscientious handlers will read their handlers鈥 unintentional body language and alert accordingly. A 2010 study found that packages designed to trick handlers into thinking there were drugs inside them were much more likely to trigger false alerts than packages designed to trick the dogs. (Police-dog handlers and trainers responded to that study by聽refusing to cooperate with further research.) Many drug dogs, then, are not alerting to the presence of drugs, but to their handlers鈥 suspicions about the presence of drugs. And searches based on little more than law enforcement鈥檚 suspicions are exactly what the Fourth Amendment is supposed to prevent. (Tracking dogs that pick suspects out of 鈥渟cent lineups鈥 have had similar problems, and have led to聽numerous wrongful convictions.)鈥


^^^!!!

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