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Manny, darling ... satire cuts both ways.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Feb 19, 2014, 12:27 AM (0 replies)

This might be relevant to the discussions taking place ... I posted it in Boston Bean's thread



Meet Pony. She is an orangutan from a small village in Borneo, where they cut down the rain forest to render the palm oil that gets sold abroad and made into lip salve, ice cream, chocolates, and cheese crackers.

VICE: So tell us about Pony.

Michelle Desilets : Pony is an orangutan from a prostitute village in Borneo. We found her chained to a wall, lying on a mattress. She had been shaved all over her body.

I want to cry.

If a man walked near her, she would turn herself around, present herself, and start gyrating and going through the motions. She was being used as a sex slave. She was probably about six or seven years old when we rescued her, but she had been held captive by a madam for a long time. The madam refused to give up the animal because everyone loved Pony and she was a big part of their income. They also thought Pony was lucky, as she would pick winning lottery numbers.

Did the clients realize that they were in fact getting an orangutan?

Oh yeah, they would come in especially for it. You could choose a human if you preferred, but it was a novelty for many of the men to have sex with an orangutan. They shaved her every other day, which meant that her skin had all these pimples and was very irritated. The mosquitoes would get to her very badly and the bites would become septic and be very infected, as she would scratch them constantly. They would put rings and necklaces on her. She was absolutely hideous to look at.

more at link:
http://www.vice.com/read/yo1-v14n10



Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Feb 16, 2014, 10:34 PM (17 replies)

My House Feels So Boring After Seeing These 33 Awesome Things.

This lamp that turns any room into a mysterious forest


An indoor herb garden for your kitchen


A stained glass door


An awesome wade-in, handicap accessible pool (or for me when I’m lazy)


An indoor ice cave that’ll stun your guests


more at link:
http://www.viralnova.com/dream-home-items/
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Feb 15, 2014, 09:19 AM (26 replies)

L stands for ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Feb 15, 2014, 01:20 AM (5 replies)

At the very least, it is a lazy terminiology. If indeed, someone has experienced a traumatic

event then the correct medical diagnosis would probably be PTSD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder =
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, serious injury, or the threat of death. The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyperarousal (high levels of anxiety) continue for more than a month after the traumatic event.
Most people having experienced a traumatizing event will not develop PTSD. Women are more likely to experience higher impact events, and are also more likely to develop PTSD than men. Children are less likely to experience PTSD after trauma than adults, especially if they are under ten years of age. War veterans are commonly at risk to PTSD.

Classification =
Post traumatic stress disorder is classified as an anxiety disorder; the characteristic symptoms are not present before exposure to the violently traumatic event. In the typical case, the individual with PTSD persistently avoids all thoughts and emotions, and discussion of the stressor event and may experience amnesia for it. However, the event is commonly relived by the individual through intrusive, recurrent recollections, flashbacks, and nightmares. The characteristic symptoms are considered acute if lasting less than three months, and chronic if persisting three months or more, and with delayed onset if the symptoms first occur after six months or some years later. PTSD is distinct from the briefer acute stress disorder, and can cause clinical impairment in significant areas of functioning.

Causes =
PTSD is believed to be caused by the experience of a wide range of traumatic events and, in particular if the trauma is extreme, can occur in persons with no predisposing conditions.
Persons considered at risk include combat military personnel, victims of natural disasters, concentration camp survivors, and victims of violent crime. Individuals not infrequently experience "survivor's guilt" for remaining alive while others died. Causes of the symptoms of PTSD are the experiencing or witnessing of a stressor event involving death, serious injury or such threat to the self or others in a situation in which the individual felt intense fear, horror, or powerlessness. Persons employed in occupations that expose them to violence (such as soldiers) or disasters (such as emergency service workers) are also at risk.
Children or adults may develop PTSD symptoms by experiencing bullying or mobbing.

more at link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTSD
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Feb 14, 2014, 11:55 PM (0 replies)

Because Society has been Overtaken with Teh Stupid Famous who are leading The Unwitting Masses

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Feb 14, 2014, 01:17 PM (0 replies)

44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women

Getty Images launched the “Lean In Collection” Monday in partnership with LeanIn.org, featuring more than 2,500 photos of female leadership in contemporary work and life.

The project began when Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images, commissioned a study that would track the changes in the representation of girls and women in the media. The study turned into a presentation that Grossman later shared with Sheryl Sandberg and the Lean In team at Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., last fall.

“This is such a big passion project for all of us, and cheesy as it sounds, by showing people powerful images of women, we thought maybe we could actually change the world,” Grossman told BuzzFeed.





more at link:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/stock-photos-that-hope-to-change-the-way-we-look-at-women
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Feb 14, 2014, 01:05 PM (77 replies)

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say



By Lori Day –

In mid-January, this article on The Huffington Post hit my Facebook newsfeed like a Justin Bieber deportation petition—it was everywhere. In it, HuffPost Family News Editor Jessica Samakow writes:

Pay attention, 2014 Mad Men: This little girl is holding a LEGO set. The LEGOs are not pink or “made for girls.” She isn’t even wearing pink. The copy is about “younger children” who “build for fun.” Not just “girls” who build. ALL KIDS. In an age when little girls and boys are treated as though they are two entirely different species by toy marketers, this 1981 ad for LEGO — one of our favorite images ever — issues an important reminder.

Something about this piece with the iconic 1981 ad tapped the zeitgeist and it became one of HuffPo’s more viral articles in recent memory, receiving over 60,000 shares. And along the way, the small world of Facebook led to a comment thread on my wall where someone, upon seeing the little red-haired girl holding her LEGOs, wrote, “Hey, I know her!” And now I do too, because that’s the serendipity of social media. Her name is Rachel Giordano, she is 37 years old, and she’s a practicing naturopathic doctor in Seattle, Washington. Giordano agreed to talk to me about her childhood and the ad, and to pose for a new Then & Now photo meme, which you see above in the lead image.

As I was planning my interview with Rachel Giordano, I saw this blog post by Achilles Effect, and knew immediately what Giordano should be holding in the new version of the photo. Enter the Heartlake City rolling beauty salon TV news van, one of the latest additions to the LEGO Friends line. Advertising copy lets us know what being a news anchor involves for minifig Emma:

“Break the big story of the world’s best cake with the Heartlake News Van! Find the cake and film it with the camera and then climb into the editing suite and get it ready for broadcast. Get Emma ready at the makeup table so she looks her best for the camera. Sit her at the news desk as Andrew films her talking about the cake story and then present the weather to the viewers.”

more at link:
http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/little-girl-1981-lego-ad-grown-shes-got-something-say/

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:39 PM (34 replies)

I put them on ignore. Done. Have never used ignore but, Life is too short

to debate converse with Libertarians trolls.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:45 AM (1 replies)

The Rolling Stones - Something Happened To Me Yesterday

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:16 AM (0 replies)
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