• nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    plantyhamchuk :

    trekmemes :

    ohnoagremlin :

    gahdamnpunk :

    AND a race one since the most affected regions will be Africa, Asia and Oceania

    as a friend pointed out, this headline makes it sound like supply will be dwindling. supply is fine. people will be *priced out*.

    this is fucking MURDER.

    insulin has been mass produced (from animal extracts) since -1923-. slow acting insulin has existed since the ‘50s, and ‘human’ genetically engineered insulin (derived from E. coli bacteria) has existed since 1982.

    insulin treatment for diabetes is not some new or ‘unproven’ treatment. according to beyondtype1, “Humalog rapid-acting insulin came on to the market with a list price of $21 a vial in 1997.” adjusting for inflation, a vial these days should cost about $34 at most. instead, it costs over $300. there is NO reason for it to be steadily gaining in price to the point that diabetics are unable to afford their lifesaving medication, other than the sheer inhuman greed of pharmaceutical manufacturers.

    let me reiterate: life without insulin (for Type 1 diabetics in particular) is a slow and painful death sentence. the ability to treat diabetes is a relatively modern phenomenon that has allowed countless people to live full, healthy lives. we should be expanding full covereage and access to insulin to diabetics the world over, and it should be FREE.

    Have y’all heard about Open Insulin Foundation?

    We’re a team of biohackers with a variety of backgrounds, and skills, and relationships to insulin and diabetes from many cities and countries around the world, including Oakland, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Paraiba, Brazil; Dakar, Senegal; Yaounde, Cameroon; and Puerto Rico. We’re working to develop the first practical, small-scale, community-centered model for insulin production to make insulin accessible to all. We envision a world in which communities in need have local sources of safe, affordable, high-quality insulin, and where people living with diabetes and their communities can own and govern the organizations that produce the medicine they depend on to survive. 

    What We Do

    We are creating an open-source (freely available) model for insulin production that centers on sustainable, small-scale manufacturing and open-source alternatives to production. We are developing protocols to produce short-acting (lispro) and long-acting (glargine) insulin, working on developing open-hardware equivalents to traditional production equipment, are researching sustainable regulation pathways to bring our insulin to the public, and are building capacities for local, small-scale manufacturing.

    How Do I Participate?

    Our work would not be possible without the support of volunteers, interns, and community advisors. We welcome people of all backgrounds from all over the world to bring their enthusiasm, time, connections, and experiences, both in life and in work. Our volunteers promote us on social media, build equipment, run experiments, write reports and blog posts, facilitate meetings, connect with other organizations and groups, meet with experts in the field, run virtual events, and contribute in designing tools, resources, and methods of all sorts.

    Potential Partners

    We welcome collaboration with other groups that share our mission―community labs, academic institutions, patient advocacy groups, and NGOs.

    Donate

    Your donation will help us get closer to our goal. With a healthy financial situation, we can pay for lab supplies, acquire lab equipment, recruit scientists, and pay for consultation fees for regulation and manufacturing experts.”

    Open Insulin Foundation

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
    so we all know the rangers die out... but what if they don’t?

    genesiscaveat :

    deviant-writes :

    What if they go underground? the rangers become MI6

    They would have to look completely different, practically speaking- unseen movement in a city is entirely different from in a forest. There would probably be an emphasis on knife skills and unarmed combat, because bows aren’t super practical and there are metal detectors everywhere. They may learn to shoot for tradition‘s sake, but it wouldn’t be necessary skill.

    You know what would be a necessary skill?

    Computers.

    Rangers in a digital age would have to be at the forefront of technology. Probably not pioneering it in mainstream spaces, but they would probably host Gatherings online on a site of their creation, for example- especially helpful for Rangers that are abroad.

    Am I saying that Rangers run half the piracy sites on the internet? No, I’m saying they run more than half. Probably observe and have connections in close to the whole network.

    You’d have to ditch the uniform, too. They’d probably keep records of what they looked like, probably even have a few, but you wouldn’t wear one. What would you wear instead?

    Jackets and hoodies (can hold a lot of stuff, easy to move in, pretty common and therefore unobtrusive.) and Hi-vis jackets and suits (If you look Official, you can get away with pretty much anything, and they know that). It’s probable the oakleaf pendants are continued though- perhaps as a bracelet or embroidery if the pendants are too obvious. Am I saying retired rangers have oakleaf tattoos? I am absolutely saying retired rangers have oakleaf tattoos

    It would also make a lot more sense for the Lost Stories to be stories and documents that were passed on through the corps than found in a dig, especially if the dig went as written.

    But what, I hear you asking, do they even do?

    I don’t know! Perhaps they still work for the throne. Unlikely, but possible.

    More likely, I think, they do what they’ve always done. Protect the kingdom. The government doesn’t always have the best interests of its citizens at heart, especially now.

    The Rangers run surveillance, organize and protect protests and protestors, spread information, plant seed-bombs, and tell the lost stories of history.

    yooooooo fuck yeah

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    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
    “what about the ordinary people? why do you only make fancy historical outfits?”

    prolifeproliberty :

    marzipanandminutiae :

    marzipanandminutiae :

    listen

    I’m an Ordinary Person 24/7

    for approx. 6 hours, once a month (on average), I’d really like to be a countess

    also I feel like aspirational fashion doesn’t get talked about enough in dress history discussions

    because like. working-class Victorian women on their days off (or at church, or attending a party) didn’t go around in hard-wearing, drab dresses and aprons. they saw the same visual media their employers did. they were aware of the same fashion trends. they had aesthetic sensibilities like every other human being. and, while limited by their means and by social norms around “dressing above your station,” they tried to emulate the same styles

    (A group of woolen weavers from Dewsbury, England, who went on strike in 1875. I see plenty of ribbon trim, fringe, patterned fabric, knife pleats, trendy silhouettes, fashionable hairstyles…obviously not their working clothes, but they didn’t just pull those gowns out of thin air for the photo.)

    I think there’s this idea that the upper classes swanned around in their finery and everyone else wore rags. and while western society has long been highly stratified and those differences are absolutely necessary to talk about- we have to remember that we’re dealing with PEOPLE here

    and people like looking good to the best of their ability

    It’s also important to note that in an era when most women had at least basic sewing skills, it was possible for many women to make dresses that matched the styles of the day as long as they could get fabric.

    They might only have one good dress like that, and it would probably be one they toiled over for a long time. But you bet they would pull it out every time there was a party or other special occasion!

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    evilvillain123456789 :

    i did NOT open my eyes while counting . i found you all so fast because im a fucking boss at hide and go seek okay. i DID NOT–i swear i didn–you guys are insane. youre all fucked in the head. im not playing with you anymore 

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    darkverrmin:

    jaskier-cult:

    dandelions-songs:

    darkverrmin:

    Geralt: *arguing heatedly with Jaskier about something*

    Jaskier: Wait. Have you seen my glasses?

    Geralt: *blinking* Your glasses?

    Jaskier: Yes, Geralt. The little metal thingies that help me fucking see, I wear them sometimes.

    Geralt: *digging through their packs* Here.

    Jaskier: *taking the glasses from Geralt and putting them on* Thanks, dear. Alas, it didn’t help.

    Geralt: What?

    Jaskier: I still can’t see your fucking point.

    #not pictured: geralt tackling jaskier into a lake tag via @darkverrmin​

    AHEKALDLAHAHAJWKAKSJ

    when i tell you i lost my shit

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    hellyesbro :

    red-umbrella-811 :

    hellyesbro :

    I know the news is in the pocket of the ruling class and everything but I can’t fucking believe ppl in philly created an entire fucking les-mis style blockade around a city block to stop cops from evicting houseless folks and that wasn’t major breaking news.

    Like CHAZ was in the news for fucking weeks meanwhile philly had a colossal group of homeless people set up a tent city, a bunch of black bloc folks erected a barricade by breaking into construction sites and stealing supplies, then used that barricade as a bargaining chip to negotiate the city into giving 100 homes to public housing, and nobody fucking knows about that except for a few of my friends irl. What the fuck.

    Is there anything about this online at all? Twitter threads? Pictures? Any media from the activists?

    Yeah! So I actually didn’t expect this post to leave my little online circle but I saw you and somebody else mention it so. Sorry if this is messy, I’m no source of authority here.

    https://philadelphiahousingaction.info/ is a great place to start. They actually have an entire page on press behind it. I’d also recommend looking through their twitter @PhlHousing. Philadelphia housing action is as close to an organizational body behind the two encampments as exist. There were 2 encampments, camp JTD and camp Teddy, which was parked right out side the philadelphia housing authority. Basically what the Philadelphia Housing Authority was doing was taking row homes that were designated as “public housing”, refusing to let anyone rent, letting the property value go down, and then selling to private investors, some of which are owned by the mayor. As a protest, a large group of homeless folks set up encampments on public property, declared them sit ins as to make them protected under first amendment rights, and then proceeded to set up camps at some point in late june.

    On their instagram, @campjtd, they posted this on september 27th

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    this thread from unicorn riot on twitter does a pretty good job of covering it, with some images here and there

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    The camps themselves were actually very well run, they had access to porta-potties, clean running water (I have no idea how they set it up but I spent a couple nights there on lookout, they had sinks for washing they had set up outside and for drinking water). Tents were donated so new residents could set up sleeping areas if they didn’t have one themselves. A steady stream of food, toiletries and other essentials were donated by dozens of local activist groups and individuals, they had grills and stoves for cooking hot meals, medical tents with on site street medics from volunteers and various groups. It was really incredible how well everything ran. Below are some more pictures of the camp from their instagram and twitter

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    I don’t know much about camp Teddy, as I only ever went to JTD, but a very large number of people lived there, and eventually police started routinely circling the camp and demanding it was disbanded, and threatening to mobilize, only to be met with enough pushback to prevent them. Some images of the event were posted on their instagram

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    and actually this video is of the police delivering the order to disband

    Eventually from enough pushback 50 homes were given away to people living at the camps, but the struggle isn’t quite over as many of the homes were in a dilapidated condition and many individuals wound up not receiving a home.  As of today (6/10/21) I believe both camps have been disbanded, and no further organized action has been pursued, but it was still a mind blowing radicalization in resistance.

    I can’t stress enough please go through https://philadelphiahousingaction.info/, I am not an expert, I am just a random kid who happened to be there at the right time, and all information I picked up was through word of mouth.

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    leatherleaves :

    gay-4-space :

    transmedicalism-saves-lives :

    necessarybeing:

    helloitsbees:

    star-of-nobility:

    gengarshade:

    gay-bandit:

    dankmemeuniversity:

    I remember finding out that the person was going “is this allowed” to the girl bc the ‘guy’ in the photo is actually a realistic sex doll called a “sinthetic” that she was on a date with. They cost thousands of dollars.

    That fucked me up

    i did not need to know that

    @spelviin why would u hide this in the tags lol

    I found the listing for him if y’all want, he’s the Gabriel model from Sinthetics.

    Good News! He’s a real human. A highschool student would not have a thousand dollar sex doll and the creator of the vine has confirmed that he was infact a real person.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/caitlinwoah/status/1090632731078418434

    The epitome of that post that’s like “love when a posts presents information and immediately gets refuted in the next reblog, net zero information <3”

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    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
    Question:

    M-More Zim and Dib kissing please?


    Answer:



    I originally planned to make this comic based on a interaction between my best friend and me, but instead it ended with Zim acting on impulse

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  • nightmare4thebroken2
    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    rumade :

    panspanther :

    Gan Eden

    I want to hug that fat little tree so badly it makes my heart ache

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    14.06.2021 - 1 day ago
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