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America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care: The infamous $629 bandaid Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US Just… facility fees Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients… possibly on an individual basis) Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x) People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)
America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded
 SJPeace
 The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A
 first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat
 We need Universal Healthcare!
 RETWEET THIS
 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it.
 But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it.
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android
 1.9K Retweets
 3.6K Likes

 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it
 But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 down
 By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept
 trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was
 dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs
 of abating
 At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew
 had to go to the hospital
 I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different
 Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able
 to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost
 me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't
 qualify for Taiwanese NHI)

 My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to
 the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by
 an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given
 IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did
 an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or
 appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a
 particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
 (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I
 began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and
 my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with
 a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication.
 Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am
 now pretty much back to normal
 The bill for the ER visit?
 US$80.00
 Eighty. American. Dollars
 Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance.
 At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan.
 And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that.
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money.
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
corvussy:
thatpettyblackgirl:


the US has no excuse


some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care:

The infamous $629 bandaid
Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section
Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill
Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD
Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills

A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices


Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices
Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise
Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US
Just… facility fees


Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients… possibly on an individual basis)
Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x)

People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)

corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care:...

Apple, Children, and Target: Aa Indisputable Locations Check-in with Your unique Touch & Face ID 220 Miles from nearest target Sept. 223 24 525t Kearny M CLAIREMONT YPRB89 MYF ACIFIC EACH C airemont era Shores nda Vista Bay Park Taliwarerict MISSION VALLEY lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.
Apple, Children, and Target: Aa
 Indisputable Locations Check-in
 with Your unique Touch & Face ID
 220 Miles
 from nearest target
 Sept.
 223 24 525t
 Kearny M
 CLAIREMONT
 YPRB89
 MYF
 ACIFIC
 EACH
 C airemont
 era Shores
 nda Vista
 Bay Park
 Taliwarerict
 MISSION
 VALLEY
lifepro-tips:
Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™
 Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face 
ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for 
continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with 
its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood
 City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to 
offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. 
The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric 
technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity 
using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity
 while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based 
geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent 
authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While
 there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same 
capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. 
Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never 
question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology
 ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology 
securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, 
thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of 
Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is 
never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses 
Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to 
provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of 
identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for 
children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based 
evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.

lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS ...

Apple, Children, and Target: Aa Indisputable Locations Check-in with Your unique Touch & Face ID 220 Miles from nearest target Sept. 223 24 525t Kearny M CLAIREMONT YPRB89 MYF ACIFIC EACH C airemont era Shores nda Vista Bay Park Taliwarerict MISSION VALLEY lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.
Apple, Children, and Target: Aa
 Indisputable Locations Check-in
 with Your unique Touch & Face ID
 220 Miles
 from nearest target
 Sept.
 223 24 525t
 Kearny M
 CLAIREMONT
 YPRB89
 MYF
 ACIFIC
 EACH
 C airemont
 era Shores
 nda Vista
 Bay Park
 Taliwarerict
 MISSION
 VALLEY
lifepro-tips:
Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™
 Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face 
ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for 
continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with 
its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood
 City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to 
offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. 
The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric 
technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity 
using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity
 while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based 
geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent 
authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While
 there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same 
capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. 
Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never 
question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology
 ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology 
securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, 
thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of 
Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is 
never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses 
Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to 
provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of 
identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for 
children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based 
evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.

lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS ...

Apple, Children, and Target: Aa Indisputable Locations Check-in with Your unique Touch & Face ID 220 Miles from nearest target Sept. 223 24 525t Kearny M CLAIREMONT YPRB89 MYF ACIFIC EACH C airemont era Shores nda Vista Bay Park Taliwarerict MISSION VALLEY lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.
Apple, Children, and Target: Aa
 Indisputable Locations Check-in
 with Your unique Touch & Face ID
 220 Miles
 from nearest target
 Sept.
 223 24 525t
 Kearny M
 CLAIREMONT
 YPRB89
 MYF
 ACIFIC
 EACH
 C airemont
 era Shores
 nda Vista
 Bay Park
 Taliwarerict
 MISSION
 VALLEY
lifepro-tips:
Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™
 Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS app designed for Touch ID or Face 
ID, which provides secure access to time-stamped location data for 
continuous proof of presence and identity. Taliware will go “live” with 
its geo-presence app-services for iOS devices at StartupGrind in Redwood
 City, California.Taliware developed its patented system to 
offer identity theft and fraud protection for consumers and businesses. 
The newly launched application combines geolocation and biometric 
technologies that confirm the user’s physical location and identity 
using either Touch ID or Face ID as a biometric verification of identity
 while at a specific geolocation. Taliware delivers biometrics-based 
geolocation signature technology designed to provide persistent 
authentication and an indisputable proof of both identity and place.While
 there are many geolocation tracking applications, none have the same 
capacity to create an indisputable time-stamped location history. 
Because every check-in is tied to a user’s biometrics, there’s never 
question of whether a check-in was valid. Taliware’s patented technology
 ensures validity.“Taliware’s biometric geo-presence technology 
securely tethers each person to their smartphone and exact location, 
thus making their check-in history definite,” states Tarik Tali, CEO of 
Taliware. “All user date is safely stored on the mobile device, it is 
never available to anyone but the authenticated user.”Who uses 
Taliware? Taliware’s biometric geo-presence systems are designed to 
provide persistent authentication and an uncompromising proof of 
identity with endless use case possibilities. Whether used for 
children’s safety, to track employees, or to provide court-based 
evidence, Taliware’s impact potential is far-reaching.Free trials on Apple App Store.

lifepro-tips: Taliware™ Launches Biometric Geolocation Authentication Technology for iOS     Taliware™ Launches A Verified You™, a new iOS ...

Click, Empire, and Fall: Iceland Independence Day Komi Republic Text and graphics Theo Deutinger, Filip Cieloch and Lucia de Usera Faroe Islands shan Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly a. Basque Country changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome LaRioja of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet 6n armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the 7.Free County post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Just a year ago, one might have thought that a more mature 10.Switzertand world was evolving - one in which the pursuit of sovereignty could 11.5ao be settled without gunfire- but in light of the war in Ukraine and 13. Liguria ISIL's desire for an Islamic caliphate, global sanity seems more 1. Tieino unachievable than ever, Jämtland O0ster Shetland Outer Hebrides Orkney Islands Udmurtia Sweden Estonia Tatarstan Bashkortostan The concept of nation-state sovereignty beganth euth tyrol Chuvashia Northumberland the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and is based on territoriality and 19 of ManDenmark Friui-Venezia Giutia the absence of a role for external agents in domestic structures. 20.istria ber that had declined to about 70 at the end of the 19 century, Bonia Herzegovina eign states. Republika Srpska In 1648 the world consisted of some 80 sovereign states, a num-22. Croatian Rep of Ireland Mordovia when it began to grow again. Today's world comprises 20andnk Wales Mercia Together with the rise of the modern state, the accuracy of national boundaries increased as well, thanks to modern 28. Northern Epirus Kazakhstan Germany surveying techniques (triangulation) and the consequent pro- 3Shlesaig-Holssein duction of highly detailed maps. Precisely drawn borders have 31. Karachay-Cherkessia not led to greater stability, however, but to even more sensitivityAbiahazia among nations. A study of the number and size of nation states 34. South Ossetia concludes that one result of democratization and economic 35. Ingushetia integration is ever more countries. As Marshall McLuhan points 37 out in The Gutenberg Galaxy, literacy is another determining 38. Adjara Netherlands Guernsey Isle of Wigh Jersey O P Brittany bourg factor, as most states that have formed over the past 150 years Nagorno Karabakh Car ORostov Slovakia Ruthenia have appeared along language lines, and people who can read and write are aware of the cultural impact of word-based com- Austria Transnistria Russia The collapse of hegemonic empires has also served as Galicia Hungary Kr midwife at the birth of nation states. The end of the Roman Empire marked an increase in the number of European states, which had risen from 37 to 1 14 by 1300, a development compara- ble to the proliferation of sovereign states in East-Central Europe Portuga Occitania ia gauzia Croatia 三 ezgistar Romania since the fall of the Communist regime. The process of autonomy Monaco has slowed down but not halted; in Western Europe it is fed by subsidies from the European Union, a Marino Bul nd in Eastern Europe it is triggered by Russia's autocratic government. Both systems have an expiration date and should be prepared for a higher diversity o Valencia of sovereign states. It is to be hoped that, at the very least, the nations of Western Europe understand the concept of a peaceful divorce and the need to respect another's point of view. Andalusia Balearic Islands .Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, On the Number and Sine of Sardinia Notions, The Quartery Journal of Economies, Vol. 112, Na.4 (Now. 1007) 2. Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Golaxy The Making ef Typogrophic Mon, Univeesity of Toronto Press, 1962 3. Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng, Unified China _ Iraq and Divided Europe, June 2014 ru Malta land-of-maps: Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
Click, Empire, and Fall: Iceland
 Independence Day
 Komi Republic
 Text and graphics Theo Deutinger, Filip Cieloch and Lucia de Usera
 Faroe Islands shan
 Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly a. Basque Country
 changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome LaRioja
 of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet 6n
 armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the 7.Free County
 post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in
 1993. Just a year ago, one might have thought that a more mature 10.Switzertand
 world was evolving - one in which the pursuit of sovereignty could 11.5ao
 be settled without gunfire- but in light of the war in Ukraine and 13. Liguria
 ISIL's desire for an Islamic caliphate, global sanity seems more 1. Tieino
 unachievable than ever,
 Jämtland
 O0ster
 Shetland
 Outer Hebrides Orkney
 Islands
 Udmurtia
 Sweden
 Estonia
 Tatarstan Bashkortostan
 The concept of nation-state sovereignty beganth euth tyrol
 Chuvashia
 Northumberland
 the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and is based on territoriality and 19
 of ManDenmark
 Friui-Venezia Giutia
 the absence of a role for external agents in domestic structures. 20.istria
 ber that had declined to about 70 at the end of the 19 century, Bonia Herzegovina
 eign states.
 Republika Srpska
 In 1648 the world consisted of some 80 sovereign states, a num-22. Croatian Rep of
 Ireland
 Mordovia
 when it began to grow again. Today's world comprises 20andnk
 Wales Mercia
 Together with the rise of the modern state, the accuracy
 of national boundaries increased as well, thanks to modern 28. Northern Epirus
 Kazakhstan
 Germany
 surveying techniques (triangulation) and the consequent pro- 3Shlesaig-Holssein
 duction of highly detailed maps. Precisely drawn borders have 31. Karachay-Cherkessia
 not led to greater stability, however, but to even more sensitivityAbiahazia
 among nations. A study of the number and size of nation states 34. South Ossetia
 concludes that one result of democratization and economic 35. Ingushetia
 integration is ever more countries. As Marshall McLuhan points 37
 out in The Gutenberg Galaxy, literacy is another determining 38. Adjara
 Netherlands
 Guernsey Isle of Wigh
 Jersey
 O P
 Brittany
 bourg
 factor, as most states that have formed over the past 150
 years Nagorno Karabakh
 Car
 ORostov
 Slovakia
 Ruthenia
 have appeared along language lines, and people who can read
 and write are aware of the cultural impact of word-based com-
 Austria
 Transnistria
 Russia
 The collapse of hegemonic empires has also served as
 Galicia
 Hungary
 Kr
 midwife at the birth of nation states. The end of the Roman
 Empire marked an increase in the number of European states,
 which had risen from 37 to 1 14 by 1300, a development compara-
 ble to the proliferation of sovereign states in East-Central Europe Portuga
 Occitania
 ia
 gauzia
 Croatia
 三
 ezgistar
 Romania
 since the fall of the Communist regime. The process of autonomy
 Monaco
 has slowed down but not halted; in Western Europe it is fed by
 subsidies from the European Union, a
 Marino
 Bul
 nd in Eastern Europe it is
 triggered by Russia's autocratic government. Both systems have
 an expiration date and should be prepared for a higher diversity
 o Valencia
 of sovereign states. It is to be hoped that, at the very least, the
 nations of Western Europe understand the concept of a peaceful
 divorce and the need to respect another's point of view.
 Andalusia
 Balearic Islands
 .Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, On the Number and Sine of
 Sardinia
 Notions, The Quartery Journal of Economies, Vol. 112, Na.4 (Now. 1007)
 2. Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Golaxy The Making ef
 Typogrophic Mon, Univeesity of Toronto Press, 1962
 3. Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng, Unified China
 _
 Iraq
 and Divided Europe, June 2014
 ru
 Malta
land-of-maps:

Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!

land-of-maps: Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!

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Bad, Community, and Feminism: CALL-OUT CULTURE AS RITUAL DISPOSABILITY Feminist/queer spaces are more willing to criticize people than abusive systems because they want to reserve the right to use those systems for their own purposes. At least attacking people can be politically viable, especially in a token system where vou benefit directly by their absence, or where your status as a good feminist is dependent on constantly rooting out evil When the bounty system calls for the ears of evil people, well, most people have a fucking ear. When I used to curate games, I was approached by people in that abusive community who pressured me not to cover a game by a trans woman. Their reasoning was blatant jealousy, disguised under the thin, nauseating film of pretext that covers nearly everything people say about trans people. When I rejected their reasoning and covered the game, the targeting reticule of disposability turned toward me. What can we learn from this? Besides "lofty processes in queer/feminist spaces are nearly always about some embarrassingly petty shit," it's about the ritual nature of disposability, which has nothing to do with "deserving" it. Disposability has to happen on a regular basis, like forest fires keeping nature in balance. So when people write all those apologist articles about call-out culture and other instruments of violence in feminism, I don't think they understand that the people who most deserve those things can usually shrug off the effects, and the normalization of that violence inevitably trickles down and affects the weak. It is predictable as water. Criminal justice applies punishment under the conceit of blind justice, but we see the results: Prisons are flooded with the most vulnerable, and the rich can buy their way out of any problem In activist communities, these processes follow a similar pragmatism Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is laundered pain, not a balancing of scales. beachdeath:https://thenewinquiry.com/hot-allostatic-load/
Bad, Community, and Feminism: CALL-OUT CULTURE AS RITUAL DISPOSABILITY
 Feminist/queer spaces are more willing to criticize people than
 abusive systems because they want to reserve the right to use those
 systems for their own purposes. At least attacking people can be
 politically viable, especially in a token system where vou benefit
 directly by their absence, or where your status as a good feminist is
 dependent on constantly rooting out evil
 When the bounty system calls for the ears of evil people, well, most
 people have a fucking ear.
 When I used to curate games, I was approached by people in that
 abusive community who pressured me not to cover a game by a
 trans woman. Their reasoning was blatant jealousy, disguised under
 the thin, nauseating film of pretext that covers nearly everything
 people say about trans people.

 When I rejected their reasoning and covered the game, the targeting
 reticule of disposability turned toward me. What can we learn from
 this? Besides "lofty processes in queer/feminist spaces are nearly
 always about some embarrassingly petty shit," it's about the ritual
 nature of disposability, which has nothing to do with "deserving" it.
 Disposability has to happen on a regular basis, like forest fires
 keeping nature in balance.
 So when people write all those apologist articles about call-out
 culture and other instruments of violence in feminism, I don't think
 they understand that the people who most deserve those things can
 usually shrug off the effects, and the normalization of that violence
 inevitably trickles down and affects the weak. It is predictable as
 water. Criminal justice applies punishment under the conceit of
 blind justice, but we see the results: Prisons are flooded with the
 most vulnerable, and the rich can buy their way out of any problem
 In activist communities, these processes follow a similar
 pragmatism
 Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It
 happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is
 laundered pain, not a balancing of scales.
beachdeath:https://thenewinquiry.com/hot-allostatic-load/

beachdeath:https://thenewinquiry.com/hot-allostatic-load/