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Anaconda, Energy, and Funny: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.
Anaconda, Energy, and Funny: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted
 db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h
 I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're
 charged for it
 Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik
 iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills
 people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for
 07
 216
 357
queeranarchism:
flyingfishtailoutpost1:

thebibliosphere:

lizardtitties:

withasmoothroundstone:


robstmartin:

titleknown:
Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny…
This….
This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment.
Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures.

This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.  
And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this.


I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting:
https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/

Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops.

I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP.

It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it.

The rest of the world is not like this.

Eat the rich. Resist.
It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare.


THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. 

This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.

queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this ...

Children, Confused, and Family: Allie Jake MorganAshleySandy Brooke Pat fCoke Corey Jason priteShare Sam John Friends mrscarstairs: Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story. So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got thirsty and decided what the hell, Ima get myself a Coke. So I went down to the vending machine on our floor and swiped my card and pressed the button to vend the Coke. Well, TWO cokes popped out. Weird right? I looked around, wondering if I was on one of those punk’d shows, and grabbed both bottles. Suddenly, a loud thrumming came from the machine, and lo and behold, 6 MORE COKES CAME OUT. After checking my debit card statement, I found that I was only charged for ONE coke. Feeling giddy but slightly guilty, I nabbed all 8 bottles of coke and went back to my room. After telling my roommate what happened, she decided to go back to the coke machine with me and see if only the Cokes are affected. She bought two Sprites, and what the fuck do ya know, she got those damn Sprites, AS WELL AS 11 FREE COKES.  This of course jammed the machine, and before I knew it, I was on my knees with my arm up the Coke machine, practically birthing these little fuckers. I even read off their names on their bottles as I handed them to my roommate. We also found a random Cherry Coke had popped out as well. Behold our finished family. 19 cokes, 2 Sprites, and a Cherry Coke, all the result of a very overworked and confused Coke machine.
Children, Confused, and Family: Allie
 Jake
 MorganAshleySandy Brooke
 Pat
 fCoke
 Corey Jason
 priteShare
 Sam
 John
 Friends
mrscarstairs:

Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story.
So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got thirsty and decided what the hell, Ima get myself a Coke. So I went down to the vending machine on our floor and swiped my card and pressed the button to vend the Coke. Well, TWO cokes popped out.
Weird right?
I looked around, wondering if I was on one of those punk’d shows, and grabbed both bottles. Suddenly, a loud thrumming came from the machine, and lo and behold, 6 MORE COKES CAME OUT.
After checking my debit card statement, I found that I was only charged for ONE coke. Feeling giddy but slightly guilty, I nabbed all 8 bottles of coke and went back to my room. After telling my roommate what happened, she decided to go back to the coke machine with me and see if only the Cokes are affected.
She bought two Sprites, and what the fuck do ya know, she got those damn Sprites, AS WELL AS 11 FREE COKES. 
This of course jammed the machine, and before I knew it, I was on my knees with my arm up the Coke machine, practically birthing these little fuckers. I even read off their names on their bottles as I handed them to my roommate. We also found a random Cherry Coke had popped out as well.
Behold our finished family. 19 cokes, 2 Sprites, and a Cherry Coke, all the result of a very overworked and confused Coke machine.

mrscarstairs: Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story. So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got t...

Children, Confused, and Family: Allie Jake MorganAshleySandy Brooke Pat fCoke Corey Jason priteShare Sam John Friends brandonsgame: otherwise-called-squidpope: mrscarstairs: Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story. So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got thirsty and decided what the hell, Ima get myself a Coke. So I went down to the vending machine on our floor and swiped my card and pressed the button to vend the Coke. Well, TWO cokes popped out. Weird right? I looked around, wondering if I was on one of those punk’d shows, and grabbed both bottles. Suddenly, a loud thrumming came from the machine, and lo and behold, 6 MORE COKES CAME OUT. After checking my debit card statement, I found that I was only charged for ONE coke. Feeling giddy but slightly guilty, I nabbed all 8 bottles of coke and went back to my room. After telling my roommate what happened, she decided to go back to the coke machine with me and see if only the Cokes are affected. She bought two Sprites, and what the fuck do ya know, she got those damn Sprites, AS WELL AS 11 FREE COKES.  This of course jammed the machine, and before I knew it, I was on my knees with my arm up the Coke machine, practically birthing these little fuckers. I even read off their names on their bottles as I handed them to my roommate. We also found a random Cherry Coke had popped out as well. Behold our finished family. 19 cokes, 2 Sprites, and a Cherry Coke, all the result of a very overworked and confused Coke machine. what a sweet litter @xubbs
Children, Confused, and Family: Allie
 Jake
 MorganAshleySandy Brooke
 Pat
 fCoke
 Corey Jason
 priteShare
 Sam
 John
 Friends
brandonsgame:

otherwise-called-squidpope:

mrscarstairs:
Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story.
So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got thirsty and decided what the hell, Ima get myself a Coke. So I went down to the vending machine on our floor and swiped my card and pressed the button to vend the Coke. Well, TWO cokes popped out.
Weird right?
I looked around, wondering if I was on one of those punk’d shows, and grabbed both bottles. Suddenly, a loud thrumming came from the machine, and lo and behold, 6 MORE COKES CAME OUT.
After checking my debit card statement, I found that I was only charged for ONE coke. Feeling giddy but slightly guilty, I nabbed all 8 bottles of coke and went back to my room. After telling my roommate what happened, she decided to go back to the coke machine with me and see if only the Cokes are affected.
She bought two Sprites, and what the fuck do ya know, she got those damn Sprites, AS WELL AS 11 FREE COKES. 
This of course jammed the machine, and before I knew it, I was on my knees with my arm up the Coke machine, practically birthing these little fuckers. I even read off their names on their bottles as I handed them to my roommate. We also found a random Cherry Coke had popped out as well.
Behold our finished family. 19 cokes, 2 Sprites, and a Cherry Coke, all the result of a very overworked and confused Coke machine.

what a sweet litter

@xubbs

brandonsgame: otherwise-called-squidpope: mrscarstairs: Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story. So I was watching Fullmet...

Uber, Sto, and Als: zeitig sympath sich durch die Traube von Tauren, die sich gebildet hat, hin- durch und zieht Korfus am Arm von Laurin fort. Letzt die Menschen, die ja bekanntlich gar nichts mit uns zu tun haben.« thisch. Rau und doch irgendwie warm. Er schiebt Die Fragen, wie die Menschen auf die Welt gekommen sind was sie so anders macht, warum sie nichts von uns dürfen, brennen mir auf der Zunge. Aber wir Leonen dü keine Fragen stellen. Irgendwann muss es einen erste schen gegeben haben. Aber das werde ich nie erfahren. Eben- so wenig, wie ich erfahren werde, wie wir Sternenstämme schaffen wurden, woher wir kommen. Man muss denen doch zeigen, dass die sich nicht aufführen können, wie sie wollenls, zischt Korfus. Offensichtlich, dass er nicht der Wortgewandteste ist. Er zieht die Sätze, spricht betont langsam. Korfus! Was ist das überhaupt für ein Name! wissen rfen n Men- Die beiden verschwinden aus dem Klassenzimmer. Ich eile zu Lau Es fallt mir schwer zu glauben, dass dieser Laurin mich nachts aus dem Wald gerettet hat. Spitzgesicht nutzt die Chance, schubst mich so hart gegen die Wand, dass ich vor Schmerz auf den Boden sinke. »Kannst lhm gleich beim Aufwischen helfenk«, zischt er. »Ihr Leonen- Bastardele ge- rin, der auf dem Boden sitzt und sich den Nacken hält. Als der Unterricht vorbei ist, fühlt sich mein Hals an, als hätte ich Sand geschluckt. Ausgedörrt nach all den Stunden ohne etwas zu trinken. Ich schiele auf den Wasserspender in der Ecke. Aber diese Demütigung werde ich mir nicht geben, auch noch ihr Wasser zu trinken. Laurin scheint das anders zu sehen. Ob aus Unbedachtheit oder weil er sie provozieren will. Ich weiß es nicht. Aber ihm ist anzusehen, dass er sich nicht wirklich wohl dabei fühlt. Sei ne Hand zittert ein wenig, als er den Becher unter den Zapf- hahn hält und das Wasser it vor Hass verzerrtem Gesicht folgt er seinen beiden Freunden. Es dauert eine Weile, bis sich die Traube der Schau lustigen auflöst. Manche spucken sogar auf uns. Aber keiner der Leonen unternimmt auch nur den kleinsten Versuch, uns irgendwie beizustehen. Titus schleicht sich aus dem Klassen- zimmer, als hätte er von alldem nichts mitbekommen. Wie kann Minna ihn nur so toll finden? ontainer lässt. Breitstirn kommt von an, stößt ihm gegen di Hand fällt und sich d Vollidiot!a, herrsc laubt, u und drückt ihn ul pt er- acken Auch der Lehrer genießt das Schauspiel sichtlich. Er ver- staut seine Ordner in seiner edlen Ledertasche, zieht seine schicke nuten hier er nicht. Lederjacke über. »Aber seht zu, dass ihr in zehn Mi- raus seid, damit ich abschließen kann.« Mehr sagt ist es Emilian. I ISy I5S
Uber, Sto, and Als: zeitig sympath
 sich durch die Traube von Tauren, die sich gebildet hat, hin-
 durch und zieht Korfus am Arm von Laurin fort.
 Letzt die Menschen, die ja bekanntlich gar nichts mit uns zu
 tun haben.«
 thisch. Rau und doch irgendwie warm. Er schiebt
 Die Fragen, wie die Menschen auf die Welt gekommen sind
 was sie so anders macht, warum sie nichts von uns
 dürfen, brennen mir auf der Zunge. Aber wir Leonen dü
 keine Fragen stellen. Irgendwann muss es einen erste
 schen gegeben haben. Aber das werde ich nie erfahren. Eben-
 so wenig, wie ich erfahren werde, wie wir Sternenstämme
 schaffen wurden, woher wir kommen.
 Man muss denen doch zeigen, dass die sich nicht aufführen
 können, wie sie wollenls, zischt Korfus. Offensichtlich, dass
 er nicht der Wortgewandteste ist. Er zieht die Sätze, spricht
 betont langsam. Korfus! Was ist das überhaupt für ein Name!
 wissen
 rfen
 n Men-
 Die beiden verschwinden aus dem Klassenzimmer. Ich eile
 zu Lau
 Es fallt mir schwer zu glauben, dass dieser Laurin mich nachts
 aus dem Wald gerettet hat.
 Spitzgesicht nutzt die Chance, schubst mich so hart gegen
 die Wand, dass ich vor Schmerz auf den Boden sinke. »Kannst
 lhm gleich beim Aufwischen helfenk«, zischt er. »Ihr Leonen-
 Bastardele
 ge-
 rin, der auf dem Boden sitzt und sich den Nacken hält.
 Als der Unterricht vorbei ist, fühlt sich mein Hals an, als
 hätte ich Sand geschluckt. Ausgedörrt nach all den Stunden
 ohne etwas zu trinken. Ich schiele auf den Wasserspender in
 der Ecke. Aber diese Demütigung werde ich mir nicht geben,
 auch noch ihr Wasser zu trinken.
 Laurin scheint das anders zu sehen. Ob aus Unbedachtheit
 oder weil er sie provozieren will. Ich weiß es nicht. Aber ihm
 ist anzusehen, dass er sich nicht wirklich wohl dabei fühlt. Sei
 ne Hand zittert ein wenig, als er den Becher unter den Zapf-
 hahn hält und das Wasser
 it vor Hass verzerrtem Gesicht folgt er seinen beiden
 Freunden. Es dauert eine Weile, bis sich die Traube der Schau
 lustigen auflöst. Manche spucken sogar auf uns. Aber keiner
 der Leonen unternimmt auch nur den kleinsten Versuch, uns
 irgendwie beizustehen. Titus schleicht sich aus dem Klassen-
 zimmer, als hätte er von alldem nichts mitbekommen. Wie
 kann Minna ihn nur so toll finden?
 ontainer lässt.
 Breitstirn kommt von
 an, stößt ihm gegen di
 Hand fällt und sich d
 Vollidiot!a, herrsc
 laubt, u
 und drückt ihn
 ul
 pt er-
 acken
 Auch der Lehrer genießt das Schauspiel sichtlich. Er ver-
 staut seine Ordner in seiner edlen Ledertasche, zieht seine
 schicke
 nuten hier
 er nicht.
 Lederjacke über. »Aber seht zu, dass ihr in zehn Mi-
 raus seid, damit ich abschließen kann.« Mehr sagt
 ist es
 Emilian. I
 ISy
 I5S
Head, Tumblr, and Vine: Rose Quartz Shield Tutorial! Easy, Cheap, Lightweight, and Fast From Makelovely Cosplay -TRUSTED QUALITY SINCE 192 RUSTOLEUM ULTRA COVER FLAT WHITE PRIMER TIGHT BOND FOR A TOPr OGEST LASTING ALSO BONDS TO のritz 1" x 2.5 yds (254 m" x22 WOOD, METAL & MORE 400 NET Materials: The key ingredient behind this magical project are these! Drum head covers are super lightweight easily painted, and come in a big range of sizes. Plus, they're pretty much the perfect shape for a round shield, and they're pretty cheap too! You'll also need - Primer(I swear by Rustoleum's 2X Ultra Cover for plastic, but whatever sticks to plastic is good!) &Spray paint -Elastic E6000 -A bunch of paper An exacto knife -Acrylic paints & paint brushes -Some sort of sealant n between coats: Map out your design! started with a bunch of pieces of paper taped together and traced the outline of First up: Prime your drum head (2 coats just in case!) and spray paint your color of choice (2 coats again!) l used Valspar's Gloss in Frosty Berry. I'm not super fond of it, but tro was the right color and I had it on hand! tit the drum head. The design itself was mostly free handed, but it did take a little trial and error before I got it just right. Trace this over with marker to make for easier cutting This is the most tedious part: tracing the design onto your shield! I cut mine out piece by piece, starting with the gem design, then the thorns, and then the vine. Just line everything up with what you've already traced as you go! Be careful at the edges! Since they're sloped, they might need a little alteration from your original lines. Now just paint all your traced designs in with acrylics (mine took 2 coats for the darker colors and 3 for the white) and give your shield a good clear coat to protect from chipping! For carrying, I used some E6000 to attach some elastic straps. You wanna glue the crap out of these things, put plenty underneath and some on top (it'll soak into the elastic) just in case! I used one big strap for my arm, and I held onto the smaller one, and it was pretty comfy all day Now get out there and defend the earth makelovelycosplay: Here’s how I made my Rose Quartz shield! It’s real easy and should work pretty well for any sort of round shield. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
Head, Tumblr, and Vine: Rose Quartz Shield Tutorial!
 Easy, Cheap, Lightweight, and Fast
 From Makelovely Cosplay
 -TRUSTED QUALITY SINCE 192
 RUSTOLEUM
 ULTRA COVER
 FLAT WHITE
 PRIMER
 TIGHT BOND FOR A TOPr
 OGEST LASTING
 ALSO BONDS TO
 のritz
 1" x 2.5 yds (254 m" x22
 WOOD, METAL & MORE
 400 NET
 Materials: The key ingredient behind
 this magical project are these! Drum
 head covers are super lightweight
 easily painted, and come in a big
 range of sizes. Plus, they're pretty
 much the perfect shape for a round
 shield, and they're pretty cheap too!
 You'll also need
 - Primer(I swear by Rustoleum's 2X Ultra
 Cover for plastic, but whatever sticks to
 plastic is good!) &Spray paint
 -Elastic
 E6000
 -A bunch of paper
 An exacto knife
 -Acrylic paints & paint brushes
 -Some sort of sealant

 n between coats: Map out your design!
 started with a bunch of pieces of paper
 taped together and traced the outline of
 First up: Prime your drum head (2
 coats just in case!) and spray paint
 your color of choice (2 coats again!)
 l used Valspar's Gloss in Frosty
 Berry. I'm not super fond of it, but tro
 was the right color and I had it on
 hand!
 tit
 the drum head. The design itself was
 mostly free handed, but it did take a little
 trial and error before I got it just
 right. Trace this over with marker to make
 for easier cutting
 This is the most tedious part: tracing the design onto your shield! I cut mine out
 piece by piece, starting with the gem design, then the thorns, and then the vine.
 Just line everything up with what you've already traced as you go! Be careful at the
 edges! Since they're sloped, they might need a little alteration from your original
 lines.

 Now just paint all your traced designs in with acrylics (mine took 2 coats for the
 darker colors and 3 for the white) and give your shield a good clear coat to
 protect from chipping!
 For carrying, I used some E6000 to attach some elastic straps. You wanna glue
 the crap out of these things, put plenty underneath and some on top (it'll soak
 into the elastic) just in case! I used one big strap for my arm, and I held onto the
 smaller one, and it was pretty comfy all day
 Now get out there and defend the earth
makelovelycosplay:

Here’s how I made my Rose Quartz shield! It’s real easy and should work pretty well for any sort of round shield. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

makelovelycosplay: Here’s how I made my Rose Quartz shield! It’s real easy and should work pretty well for any sort of round shield. Feel f...