Truth

A 18-post collection

Challenge #03244-H335: A Cure For Ignorance

An individual who wore a livesuit rather than contract immunoflu flies to a planet suffering from a global plague, evading the quarantine, to try to "prove the plague is a hoax" and that "introducing immunoflu here is what will kill everyone". Needless to say, the moment they removed the suit and got infected with the plague infecting the planet, they learned they would be spending a lot of time in the ICU. -- Lessons

Ignorance is one hell of a drug. Willful ignorance doubly so. An individual just decides on one absolute inviolate truth and refuses to learn different. It has killed thousands. Millions, even[1]. It's about to kill one more.

People will go to any lengths because of a belief they themselves carved in stone. Human Nal, of the Pure Life Aggregate, was fully prepared to die for her cause. If people just stopped using the hideous pollution of the immunoflu and lived clean lives, she reasoned, there would be no more disease. Then all the Mediks and people making more hideous poisons called 'medicine' could relax and only treat injuries.

As far as beliefs went, it was nebulously wholesome. Whilst everyone had the right to proper nutrition, and the CRC fought for everyone to have access to the same[2], not everyone can afford to have those nutrients from natural sources. The fact that everyone can get such things only in theory has passed over Nal and her fellows' heads by a significant margin.

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Challenge #01387-C292: Ancient Wisdom

Measure twice, cut once, useful advice for anyone. -- Anon Guest

Rael knew he should have checked up on Shayde sooner. She had a knack for teaching new JOATs all the wrong tricks.

Chiefly: "Measure wi' micrometer, mark wi' chalk, cut wi' axe."

So, after hearing this, he simply had to barge in and defend his own honour. "The real adage, Trainee Melkith, is 'measure twice, cut once'. Ambassador Shayde labours under the misapprehension that she is funny."

"I was tellin' 'er

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<p>The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male...

The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

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iamthethunder: (The image is an overturned tanker, a colossus in white, blue, and red on a blue, relatively calm sea. It is lying on its...

iamthethunder:

(The image is an overturned tanker, a colossus in white, blue, and red on a blue, relatively calm sea. It is lying on its side. The puzzle piece logo and the words ‘Autism Speaks,’ in the characteristic font and shade of blue, have been Photoshoped onto the side. It is captioned ‘Your ship of fail Listeth, sire).

Please pass these things around when you see them. The Internet runs on rumors and self-fulfilling prophecies.

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Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic

Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic

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geejayeff:

A measles outbreak has swept through a Texas megachurch whose pastor has previously voiced skepticism toward the measles vaccination, USA Today reported Sunday. The outbreak has affected 15 people connected to Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, including 12 who were not fully immunized against measles. It was caused by a recent visitor to the church.

I mean, who could have seen this coming...

When irony and karma

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