I Am The Macaroni OverLord

And I like politics: Mostly social issues, and societal problems.

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jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

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outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

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distanceetc:

Daily Mail reporter lies to food bank, steals money from the state, and from people who legitimately need it, all in the name of writing a smear article about food banks.
Mind blown.

"No questions asked" apart from all the questions they asked him…..

Well, that is awful. How much do you have to hate the poor to go as far as to steal their food and then try and shut down places that help them? What could you possibly gain from this?

My “favorite” part is the stern, accusing look he’s given, as though he’d caught them selling soylent green.

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l0werchelsea:

hotsuburbandad:

distanceetc:

Daily Mail reporter lies to food bank, steals money from the state, and from people who legitimately need it, all in the name of writing a smear article about food banks.

Mind blown.

"No questions asked" apart from all the questions they asked him…..

Well, that is awful. How much do you have to hate the poor to go as far as to steal their food and then try and shut down places that help them? What could you possibly gain from this?

My “favorite” part is the stern, accusing look he’s given, as though he’d caught them selling soylent green.

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bedlamity:

What would happen if pro-choicers sat outside CPCs and handed out information that helped with all three options - abortion, adoption, and parenthood - that pregnant people are allowed to consider?

Further, and this has been nagging at my mind, are these pro-life campaigns and volunteers actually being paid to go from campus to campus, place to place to harass people?  

Like, seriously, do pro-choicers have this sort of option (sans harassment)?  Getting paid to do activism?  Where I’m at, there aren’t a whole lot of pro-life protesters outside abortion clinics so there’s no need for clinic escorts (there’s not even any volunteer things open in my state and there hasn’t been for a long time); starting any organization of my own means having money I don’t really have.  

Or do pro-choice organizations make sure the money that gets donated to them actually goes to directly helping the born and sentient?

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Jim Morin

Education and poverty are at crisis levels.

8. Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty.
9. By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already 2 years behind grade level. By the time they reach the 12th grade they are 4 years behind.

liberalsarecool:

azspot:

Jim Morin

Education and poverty are at crisis levels.

8. Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty.

9. By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already 2 years behind grade level. By the time they reach the 12th grade they are 4 years behind.

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emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

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Amanda Todd Suicide: Man Arrested in Netherlands

survivorsupport:

THEY CAUGHT HIM! 

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survivorsupport:

Bride Burning is a practice that is common in other parts of the world. India is particularly known for this sexist, abusive practice. It occurs when a woman’s family either runs behind on their daughter’s dowery payment or doesn’t have enough money. The woman’s new in-laws will douse the woman in a highly flammable substance, light a match, and kill her. Acid is often used as well. In India, it is estimated that about 5,000 women are killed each year by this practice. It has significantly decreased over the years. If the in-laws don’t outright murder the woman, they often drive them to suicide. This is known as “dowery death.” They pester and abuse the woman until she can’t take it anymore. 

The Barbie is wearing a white wedding dress instead of an Indian wedding dress, because Toys R Us does not sell Indian Barbie dolls, and because the white wedding dress is very recognizable. These photos were taken to spread awareness. 

(Also, America needs to start selling more dolls of color. I had to purchase two dolls just to do this photo-shoot. They only had blonde Barbies in wedding dresses. So I had to swap the outfits.)

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smilepact:

things fake dude gamers say

  • we need to go back to the roots of gaming and stop trying to make games for everyone
  • there are no queer video game characters
  • representation in video games doesn’t matter because everyone who plays them are all just like me
  • my video games are art but i don’t want them to be critiqued as if they’re a piece of art because it’s also just a game

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'Men experience [x problem],’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.
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