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Beijing, Chick-Fil-A, and Clothes: Hong Kong Protest Gear Summer 2019 Yellow construction helmet Goggles For flying debris Protects against rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, flying bricks Gas Mask Protecting against tear gas, which Hong Kong police use liberally Broad face cover To counter facial-recognition technology Black t-shirt Uniform adopted by Hong Kong protestors in contrast to white Ts, worn by Beijing supporters Backpack Typically holds snacks, water, change of clothes. tools and sometimes laser pens Lycra skin covers To protect against tear gas effects to shine in officers eyes. Elbow& knee pads For for falling, crawling and scuffing on city streets Umbrella Protection against rain and pepper spray Loose change For subway fare, to avoid being tracked through electronic transit passes Heat-resistant gloves To throw hot tear gas canisters back at police Photo: Saša Petricic/CBC cisphobicmac: thecringeandwincefactory: i-hate-chick-fil-a: This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest This is great stuff for situations where you’re dealing primarily with cops - just please keep in mind that one size does not necessarily fit all situations. We’ve found locally, for instance, that nazis here like to use knives. A lot of knife injuries come from attempting to fend off an attack, and thus result in slashing injuries to the arms. Fortunately there are very light, flexible, and relatively inexpensive products originally intended for butchers to use that are great for this and will cover your whole arm or forearm. Always research this stuff ahead of time and look at what other people in similar situations are doing and share the information you find. And remember that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to protect yourself. And always mask up. This persons comment wasn’t rebloggable but I felt was an important addition.
Beijing, Chick-Fil-A, and Clothes: Hong Kong Protest Gear Summer 2019
 Yellow construction helmet
 Goggles
 For flying debris
 Protects against rubber
 bullets, tear gas canisters,
 flying bricks
 Gas Mask
 Protecting against tear
 gas, which Hong Kong
 police use liberally
 Broad face cover
 To counter facial-recognition
 technology
 Black t-shirt
 Uniform adopted by
 Hong Kong protestors
 in contrast to white Ts,
 worn by Beijing supporters
 Backpack
 Typically holds snacks,
 water, change of
 clothes. tools and
 sometimes laser pens
 Lycra skin covers
 To protect against tear
 gas effects
 to shine in officers
 eyes.
 Elbow& knee pads
 For for falling,
 crawling and scuffing
 on city streets
 Umbrella
 Protection against rain
 and pepper spray
 Loose change
 For subway fare, to
 avoid being tracked
 through electronic
 transit passes
 Heat-resistant
 gloves
 To throw hot tear gas
 canisters back at
 police
 Photo: Saša Petricic/CBC
cisphobicmac:
thecringeandwincefactory:

i-hate-chick-fil-a:
This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest
This is great stuff for situations where you’re dealing primarily with cops - just please keep in mind that one size does not necessarily fit all situations. 
We’ve found locally, for instance, that nazis here like to use knives. A lot of knife injuries come from attempting to fend off an attack, and thus result in slashing injuries to the arms. Fortunately there are very light, flexible, and relatively inexpensive products originally intended for butchers to use that are great for this and will cover your whole arm or forearm.
Always research this stuff ahead of time and look at what other people in similar situations are doing and share the information you find. And remember that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to protect yourself. And always mask up.

This persons comment wasn’t rebloggable but I felt was an important addition.

cisphobicmac: thecringeandwincefactory: i-hate-chick-fil-a: This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest This is great st...

Beautiful, Books, and Destiny: Classic case of Attention Deficit Disorder is the 19 year old female university student. They go off to university and everything starts to fall apart. It doesn't fall apart because they're partying too much or they're not mature enough [...1 It's because for the first time in their life that exoskeleton wasn't there Then things didn't go well and then they're left with this feeling of "lI'm not as good as everybody else, I'm not as smart as everybody else" [They] show up at the university health services and the psychiatrist says "well how long have you been depressed for?" And the psychiatrist has slid the young lady into the pstychiatrist's comfort zone of depression and anxiety fuckingconversations: pazdispenser: CBC made a good documentary on adult ADHD and part of it really caught me off guard because i swear they repeated verbatim my life story for the past 3 years full programme here: http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/adhd-not-just-for-kids My ADHD manifested in excellent in-class work. Excellent understanding in discussions. Excellent participation.  My ADHD manifested in piles of homework left undone until the last possible minute, while I stared at them, thinking; “I want to get these done. I understand the theory. It would take 10 minutes. I want to start, why can’t I start?”  My ADHD manifested in fantastic reading comprehension - nigh impenetrable focus on interesting topics the first time I’m reading about them.  My ADHD manifested in a complete inability to focus on reviews or re-reads, mind skittering sideways and away whenever anything was boring or repetitive. I sat down to study, my books open, my eyes on the text, and my brain clawing its way out the back of my head to focus on something else - anything else. Focus, focus! [No.] My ADHD manifested in Articulating wings half-finished but still beautiful, in beautiful lineart and half-hearted coloring. In stories written passionately for days until I forgot it existed and never returned. In projects started and forgotten and started and forgotten a thousand times until my bins of project supplies piled up and my bank account shriveled down. No, it will be different this time - I LOVE this new thing. This new thing is my world, my destiny, my Everything. I CREATE and CREATE and CREATE and never FINISH.  My ADHD manifested in confusion and surprise as time slithered away, hours passing like minutes and minutes seeming endless by contrast. An inability to gauge how much time had passed, was left, a task would take. An inability to hold dates in my head, because time didn’t feel consistent or even real.  My ADHD manifested in watching someone talk and not understanding a word they said - literally hearing sounds and translating out only nonsense. In thoughts so loud I couldn’t speak coherently. In a conversation across the room shattering an idea I was trying to hold. It’s hard to think when you’re already thinking about everything around you. 
Beautiful, Books, and Destiny: Classic case of Attention Deficit Disorder is the 19 year old
 female university student. They go off to university and
 everything starts to fall apart.
 It doesn't fall apart because they're partying too much
 or they're not mature enough [...1 It's because for the
 first time in their life that exoskeleton wasn't there
 Then things didn't go well and then they're left with
 this feeling of "lI'm not as good as everybody else,
 I'm not as smart as everybody else"
 [They] show up at the university health services and the
 psychiatrist says "well how long have you been depressed for?"
 And the psychiatrist has slid the young lady into the
 pstychiatrist's comfort zone of depression and anxiety
fuckingconversations:

pazdispenser:

CBC made a good documentary on adult ADHD and part of it really caught me off guard because i swear they repeated verbatim my life story for the past 3 years
full programme here:
http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/adhd-not-just-for-kids

My ADHD manifested in excellent in-class work. Excellent understanding in discussions. Excellent participation. 
My ADHD manifested in piles of homework left undone until the last possible minute, while I stared at them, thinking; “I want to get these done. I understand the theory. It would take 10 minutes. I want to start, why can’t I start?” 
My ADHD manifested in fantastic reading comprehension - nigh impenetrable focus on interesting topics the first time I’m reading about them. 
My ADHD manifested in a complete inability to focus on reviews or re-reads, mind skittering sideways and away whenever anything was boring or repetitive. I sat down to study, my books open, my eyes on the text, and my brain clawing its way out the back of my head to focus on something else - anything else. Focus, focus! [No.]
My ADHD manifested in Articulating wings half-finished but still beautiful, in beautiful lineart and half-hearted coloring. In stories written passionately for days until I forgot it existed and never returned. In projects started and forgotten and started and forgotten a thousand times until my bins of project supplies piled up and my bank account shriveled down. No, it will be different this time - I LOVE this new thing. This new thing is my world, my destiny, my Everything. I CREATE and CREATE and CREATE and never FINISH. 
My ADHD manifested in confusion and surprise as time slithered away, hours passing like minutes and minutes seeming endless by contrast. An inability to gauge how much time had passed, was left, a task would take. An inability to hold dates in my head, because time didn’t feel consistent or even real.
 My ADHD manifested in watching someone talk and not understanding a word they said - literally hearing sounds and translating out only nonsense. In thoughts so loud I couldn’t speak coherently. In a conversation across the room shattering an idea I was trying to hold. It’s hard to think when you’re already thinking about everything around you. 

fuckingconversations: pazdispenser: CBC made a good documentary on adult ADHD and part of it really caught me off guard because i swear th...

Birthday, Facts, and Joker: 15-3901 1:05 5 Img:14 SP:11.91 PPHFS Mat 256 x 192 ps.zo PE-64 PPNES Nat 320x 240 MP Caters News Agency 17am A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doctors' predictions after his brain grew back to 80 percent of the average size. Doctors had told the parents to terminate pregnancy not once but five times. @factsweird Photo courtesy of Caters News Agency greater-than-the-sword: recoveringvictorian: mccarthyites: mindblowingfactz: A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doctors’ predictions after his brain grew back to 80 percent of the average size. Doctors had told the parents to terminate pregnancy not once but five times. I saw this before some time ago and it just absolutely fascinated me because there was never any other information provided and the little info that was given was tantalizingly vague. Even with 80% of his brain growing surely he had all kinds of severe issues, right? And even if his brain did grow back he might not have lived very long. So I did a little research on him. Everything happened exactly like it says in the pic- the parents were strongly urged to abort the baby five separate times, and they refused all five times, and he was born with two percent of his brain and he does now have 80% of it. What the blurb doesn’t say is that the little boy’s name is Noah Wall and he’s now a very happy, healthy, six year old boy. Doctors said he would be SEVERELY mentally disabled, unable to see, hear, talk, or even eat. The doctors were wrong. He can do all of these things and more. By age two he was sitting up straight and singing; he can play with legos and computer games, he’s learned how to count, he can hold perfectly normal conversations, and he loves painting. He just recently wrote his name for the first time, and he’s trying very hard to learn how to walk (but that’s still a long way off because he’s mostly paralyzed from the waist down). Most of this probably just seems like boring normalcy, but considering he was born with only 2% of his brain he shouldn’t be able to do ANY of this. The fact that he lived beyond his first birthday is a miracle in and of itself. Noah hasn’t had a brain scan since he was three years old, so no one knows if his brain has grown more since then, but all indications are that he’s developing physically at a normal rate, and he’s developing well enough mentally that his parents recently enrolled him in a local elementary school- not any special education classes, a normal, mainstream school. It’s hard work for the parents, there’s tons of medical appointments, regular surgeries with lengthy recovery times, they had to shuttle Noah to a neurophysics center in Australia to help him learn how to sit upright. But they both agree he’s worth it. This is what his mom Shelly has to say:  “I thank him every night before he goes to bed. I say ‘Noah, thank you for such a lovely day. I’ve loved my day.’ And he’ll say ‘I love you, Mummy. Night night.’” https://nypost.com/2019/02/20/boy-born-without-brain-defies-odds-to-live/ https://www.theepochtimes.com/boy-born-with-2-percent-of-brain-defies-odds-learns-to-count-and-surf_2810231.html https://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/features/the-boy-born-without-a-brain-is-now-a-practical-joker-who-loves-playing-mar I saw a video on him and his parents awhile back and it’s such a happy story. ^^ Just another invalid deformed beyond hope and destined to be a vegetable who should have been killed in the womb, amirite? This really speaks to cases where people think that killing a baby is “the right thing to do” because of probabilities and likelihoods.
Birthday, Facts, and Joker: 15-3901
 1:05 5
 Img:14
 SP:11.91
 PPHFS
 Mat 256 x 192
 ps.zo
 PE-64
 PPNES
 Nat 320x 240
 MP
 Caters News Agency
 17am
 A boy born with just two percent of his brain
 has defied doctors' predictions after his brain
 grew back to 80 percent of the average size.
 Doctors had told the parents to terminate
 pregnancy not once but five times.
 @factsweird
 Photo courtesy of Caters News Agency
greater-than-the-sword:
recoveringvictorian:

mccarthyites:


mindblowingfactz:
A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doctors’ predictions after his brain grew back to 80 percent of the average size. Doctors had told the parents to terminate pregnancy not once but five times.
I saw this before some time ago and it just absolutely fascinated me because there was never any other information provided and the little info that was given was tantalizingly vague. Even with 80% of his brain growing surely he had all kinds of severe issues, right? And even if his brain did grow back he might not have lived very long. So I did a little research on him.
Everything happened exactly like it says in the pic- the parents were strongly urged to abort the baby five separate times, and they refused all five times, and he was born with two percent of his brain and he does now have 80% of it.
What the blurb doesn’t say is that the little boy’s name is Noah Wall and he’s now a very happy, healthy, six year old boy.
Doctors said he would be SEVERELY mentally disabled, unable to see, hear, talk, or even eat. The doctors were wrong. He can do all of these things and more. By age two he was sitting up straight and singing; he can play with legos and computer games, he’s learned how to count, he can hold perfectly normal conversations, and he loves painting. He just recently wrote his name for the first time, and he’s trying very hard to learn how to walk (but that’s still a long way off because he’s mostly paralyzed from the waist down). Most of this probably just seems like boring normalcy, but considering he was born with only 2% of his brain he shouldn’t be able to do ANY of this. The fact that he lived beyond his first birthday is a miracle in and of itself.
Noah hasn’t had a brain scan since he was three years old, so no one knows if his brain has grown more since then, but all indications are that he’s developing physically at a normal rate, and he’s developing well enough mentally that his parents recently enrolled him in a local elementary school- not any special education classes, a normal, mainstream school. It’s hard work for the parents, there’s tons of medical appointments, regular surgeries with lengthy recovery times, they had to shuttle Noah to a neurophysics center in Australia to help him learn how to sit upright. But they both agree he’s worth it.
This is what his mom Shelly has to say:  “I thank him every night before he goes to bed. I say ‘Noah, thank you for such a lovely day. I’ve loved my day.’ And he’ll say ‘I love you, Mummy. Night night.’”
https://nypost.com/2019/02/20/boy-born-without-brain-defies-odds-to-live/
https://www.theepochtimes.com/boy-born-with-2-percent-of-brain-defies-odds-learns-to-count-and-surf_2810231.html
https://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/features/the-boy-born-without-a-brain-is-now-a-practical-joker-who-loves-playing-mar


I saw a video on him and his parents awhile back and it’s such a happy story. ^^ Just another invalid deformed beyond hope and destined to be a vegetable who should have been killed in the womb, amirite? 


This really speaks to cases where people think that killing a baby is “the right thing to do” because of probabilities and likelihoods.

greater-than-the-sword: recoveringvictorian: mccarthyites: mindblowingfactz: A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doc...

Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe: ironbite4: fluffmugger: crazythingsfromhistory: archaeologistforhire: thegirlthewolfate: theopensea: kiwianaroha: pearlsnapbutton: desiremyblack: smileforthehigh: unexplained-events: Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed. VIDEO Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were) (via TumbleOn) What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!” Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line. Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved. Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/ Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄 Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year.  “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process. In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history. “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.” Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset. “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653 Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago. Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert. oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.   Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t? I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.
Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe:

ironbite4:

fluffmugger:

crazythingsfromhistory:

archaeologistforhire:

thegirlthewolfate:

theopensea:

kiwianaroha:

pearlsnapbutton:

desiremyblack:

smileforthehigh:

unexplained-events:

Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.
VIDEO

Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)

(via TumbleOn)

What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”


Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it
And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video

Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.

Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.
Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge  inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/
Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄

Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 
“Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.
In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.
“If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut
“Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”
Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.
“The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653

Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.
Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.

oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age
it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  
Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least

Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?


I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.

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Community, Doctor, and Family: Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement after all seven her of her kids get whooping cough 画20 TOM BOGGION O APR 2015 AT 16.00 E Smawa "6 Adrian Hareweo CKB Omawa mother Tara Hls CBC soreeshot hatey-mchaterson: timemachineyeah: a-spoon-is-born: funoftheday: You don’t say. For the record, she actually abandoned the movement BEFORE they all got whooping cough, but abandoned it too late. There’d been a breakout of measles in her area that caused her to reassess, and she and her doctor had already drafted and started a catch-up vaccination schedule, but her kids caught whooping cough just before it could be started. Then she wrote a blog post for The Scientific Parent explaining how she and her husband had come to wrong decisions in the first place, how they changed their mind, the consequences they suffered as a result, and asking other parents to please vaccinate their kids. And now she’s an activist for destroying the misinformation of anti-vaxxers, and reaching out to anti-vaxxers because she’s understands their fears but knows their kids deserve better.  She was trying to the best for her kids and just didn’t know how to interpret the validity of information or its sources, an actual skill that can be actually difficult and that is under-taught and a necessary first step to being able to trust vaccination research, so chose no action over taking an action she wasn’t sure of. She kept looking into it with family and friends and even eventually came to the right conclusion before her kids became sick, but it was still too late. Honestly it was pretty brave of her to publicly admit she was wrong. She could have just quietly vaccinated her kids and not become a national news story, but instead she spoke out, even saying “I’m writing this from quarantine, the irony of which isn’t lost on me.” and also “I am not looking forward to any gloating or shame as this ‘defection’ from the antivaxx camp goes public, but, this isn’t a popularity contest.  Right now my family is living the consequences of misinformation and fear.  I understand that families in our community may be mad at us for putting their kids at risk.” She understood the consequences and still put herself and her story out there.  You know what, it does take a big person to admit they were wrong so publicly and work to undo the harm. I believe I made fun of her in the past, but timemachineyeah changed my mind.
Community, Doctor, and Family: Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement
 after all seven her of her kids get
 whooping cough
 画20
 TOM BOGGION
 O APR 2015 AT 16.00 E
 Smawa
 "6
 Adrian
 Hareweo
 CKB
 Omawa mother Tara Hls CBC soreeshot
hatey-mchaterson:

timemachineyeah:

a-spoon-is-born:

funoftheday:

You don’t say.



For the record, she actually abandoned the movement BEFORE they all got whooping cough, but abandoned it too late. There’d been a breakout of measles in her area that caused her to reassess, and she and her doctor had already drafted and started a catch-up vaccination schedule, but her kids caught whooping cough just before it could be started. Then she wrote a blog post for The Scientific Parent explaining how she and her husband had come to wrong decisions in the first place, how they changed their mind, the consequences they suffered as a result, and asking other parents to please vaccinate their kids. And now she’s an activist for destroying the misinformation of anti-vaxxers, and reaching out to anti-vaxxers because she’s understands their fears but knows their kids deserve better. 
She was trying to the best for her kids and just didn’t know how to interpret the validity of information or its sources, an actual skill that can be actually difficult and that is under-taught and a necessary first step to being able to trust vaccination research, so chose no action over taking an action she wasn’t sure of. She kept looking into it with family and friends and even eventually came to the right conclusion before her kids became sick, but it was still too late. 
Honestly it was pretty brave of her to publicly admit she was wrong. She could have just quietly vaccinated her kids and not become a national news story, but instead she spoke out, even saying “I’m writing this from quarantine, the irony of which isn’t lost on me.” and also “I am not looking forward to any gloating or shame as this ‘defection’ from the antivaxx camp goes public, but, this isn’t a popularity contest.  Right now my family is living the consequences of misinformation and fear.  I understand that families in our community may be mad at us for putting their kids at risk.”
She understood the consequences and still put herself and her story out there. 

You know what, it does take a big person to admit they were wrong so publicly and work to undo the harm. I believe I made fun of her in the past, but timemachineyeah changed my mind.

hatey-mchaterson: timemachineyeah: a-spoon-is-born: funoftheday: You don’t say. For the record, she actually abandoned the movement B...

Children, Crazy, and Food: ' d Start Enfamil Enfamil Good Stari Bon YOU ARE KILLING THE NORTH Pure Life 1048 ysera: vlkingdeathmarch: acacophony: littleojibwe: tanninginparadise: See this picture? This comes from a town in Canada where a 24 pack of water bottles is 104 dollars and formula milk for a baby is priced at 55 dollars a pack. What’s more, a pack of diapers is 95 dollars and one head of lettuce is 26 dollars. Inuit people are starving in a country known for it’s generosity. If you don’t believe this is true, you can find more images like this here. This is the only grocery store these people have in their small towns, and many people are going hungry elderly are dying faster. You’ll send aid to foreign children that are starving, so why won’t you pay a little extra to feed the people in your own country who work hard still can’t afford the prices for healthy food for their families? Please have a heart and reblog this photo to raise awareness that even in our own countries people are starving, join the movement and show the government that we won’t sit by and watch people starve.  If you think this will make your blog ugly you’re wrong. Children in a first world country are getting sick starving, and nobody is even aware it’s happening. You can let people know by reblogging and showing you care. People I am close to, my friends and future in-laws are going through this.  Love how little attention this post gets from my beach blog followers. Ok I didn’t think this could possibly be for real, but I found a news source on the matter. This is insane. As someone who lives in Canada, I can confirm this as being true :/ things are crazy expensive up North and our government (note Harper) is horrible at helping out with things and has actually faked getting involved before. governments hate indigenous people, this is absolutely about anti-native racism. don’t forget that.
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 Bon
 YOU ARE
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ysera:
vlkingdeathmarch:

acacophony:

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See this picture? This comes from a town in Canada where a 24 pack of water bottles is 104 dollars and formula milk for a baby is priced at 55 dollars a pack. What’s more, a pack of diapers is 95 dollars and one head of lettuce is 26 dollars. Inuit people are starving in a country known for it’s generosity.
If you don’t believe this is true, you can find more images like this here. This is the only grocery store these people have in their small towns, and many people are going hungry  elderly are dying faster.
You’ll send aid to foreign children that are starving, so why won’t you pay a little extra to feed the people in your own country who work hard  still can’t afford the prices for healthy food for their families?
Please have a heart and reblog this photo to raise awareness that even in our own countries people are starving, join the movement and show the government that we won’t sit by and watch people starve. 
If you think this will make your blog ugly you’re wrong. Children in a first world country are getting sick  starving, and nobody is even aware it’s happening. You can let people know by reblogging and showing you care. People I am close to, my friends and future in-laws are going through this. 

Love how little attention this post gets from my beach blog followers.

Ok I didn’t think this could possibly be for real, but I found a news source on the matter. This is insane.

As someone who lives in Canada, I can confirm this as being true :/ things are crazy expensive up North and our government (note Harper) is horrible at helping out with things and has actually faked getting involved before.

governments hate indigenous people, this is absolutely about anti-native racism. don’t forget that.

ysera: vlkingdeathmarch: acacophony: littleojibwe: tanninginparadise: See this picture? This comes from a town in Canada where a 24 pack...

Apparently, Church, and Community: akira @akiratoska 3h 1) 1 am angry that no one outside of Toronto's LGBT+ community is talking about what's happening right now 2) I am angry that the Village, my one safe place, is no longer safe 3) I am angry that queer people are being targeted 4) 1 am afraid for the safety of my drag family 93 t5 11 akira @akiratoska Here is all of the information could find about what is going on in Toronto's Gay Village right now. I will update this thread if I learn anything new, and I will post links to relevant articles below ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey y related) A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out r na ban and woman previously Rhy ws a seenbrof days, at least three people (2 women and approached them claiming to be an Uber dri oetederessive, wanting them to get into his car. It's ongoe lat llage area or in the lsabella/Sherbourne area friend at 4 am on Saturday, at which point her friend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in. On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village aleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the poice said in a statement that the death was "ndt suspicious:however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Rochey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is currenty being investigated as such An excerpt from a CTV artdle: "Police have descnibed the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 57 to 6 tal, with a slim build and short, RED/WORD OF MOUTH Other confirmed missing people w other young women/trans peoplelnb peopl a in the past few days, a couple of whom we een any official statements about this; l've o t want to cause more fear than necessary bu Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the Universty Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area Many were men of colour. There has been speculation with in the community of a serial kiler but there's no real information about that. Oficials say that there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigasion The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out outside of the woman's house on Dundonald street for some time. It is not known whether or not they knew the man and woman previously. Richey was last seen by her friend at 4 a.m. on Saturday, at which point her riend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village (Church/Wellesley area) in an alleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the police said in a statement that the death was "not suspicious, however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Richey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is cutly being investigated as such. An excerpt from a CTV article: "Police have described the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, with a slim build and short, light-coloured hair." Other confirmed missing people Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the University/Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 p.m. Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area. Many were men of colour. There has been speculation within the community of a serial killer but there's no real information about that. Officials say that "there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigation". The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 Man posing as Uber driver (possibly related) In the past couple of days, at least three people (2 women and 1 man) have said that a man in a black car approached them claiming to be an Uber driver and was "unusually persistent" and aggressive, wanting them to get into his car. It's unclear whether this happened in the Village area or in the Isabella/Sherbourne area. UNCONFIRMEDIRUMOUREDWORD OF MOUTH l've heard that a few other young women/trans people/nb people have also gone missing from the Village area in the past few days, a couple of whom were potentially sex workers. I haven't seen any official statements about this; I've only heard through word of mouth and I don't want to cause more fear than necessary but I figured it's worth mentioning akira akiratoska 2h Replying to @akiratoska Articles about the death of Tess Richey cbc.ca/news/canada/to... ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto.. 6 akira @akiratoska 2h News releases about the two other missing women torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3. 4 akira akiratoska 2h Latest article about gay men having gone missing from the Village torontoist.com/2017/08/growin... 34 4 missfame: https://twitter.com/akiratoska/status/937858659371094016 ‼️ PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ‼️ STAY INFORMED EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE ‼️
Apparently, Church, and Community: akira @akiratoska 3h
 1) 1 am angry that no one outside of
 Toronto's LGBT+ community is talking
 about what's happening right now
 2) I am angry that the Village, my one
 safe place, is no longer safe
 3) I am angry that queer people are
 being targeted
 4) 1 am afraid for the safety of my drag
 family
 93 t5 11

 akira
 @akiratoska
 Here is all of the information could
 find about what is going on in
 Toronto's Gay Village right now. I will
 update this thread if I learn anything
 new, and I will post links to relevant
 articles below
 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 Tess Richey
 y related)
 A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th.
 She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left
 the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out
 r na ban and woman previously Rhy ws a seenbrof days, at least three people (2 women and
 approached them claiming to be an Uber dri
 oetederessive, wanting them to get into his car. It's
 ongoe lat llage area or in the lsabella/Sherbourne area
 friend at 4 am on Saturday, at which point her friend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey
 ordered an Uber but never got in.
 On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village
 aleyway, apparently metres
 away from the place she was
 last seen. On Thursday morning, the poice said in a statement that the death was "ndt
 suspicious:however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Rochey's death was neck
 compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is currenty being
 investigated as such
 An excerpt from a CTV artdle: "Police have descnibed the "unknown male" last seen with
 Richey as white and approximately 57 to 6 tal, with a slim build and short,
 RED/WORD OF MOUTH
 Other confirmed missing people
 w other young women/trans peoplelnb peopl
 a in the past few days, a couple of whom we
 een any official statements about this; l've o
 t want to cause more fear than necessary bu
 Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan
 Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at
 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the Universty Gerrard area on
 Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm
 Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village
 In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area
 Many were men of colour. There has been speculation with in the community of a serial
 kiler but there's no real information about that. Oficials say that there is a great deal of
 information which cannot be released in relation to this investigasion The latest news
 article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017

 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 Tess Richey
 A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th.
 She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left
 the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out
 outside of the woman's house on Dundonald street for some time. It is not known
 whether or not they knew the man and woman previously. Richey was last seen by her
 friend at 4 a.m. on Saturday, at which point her riend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey
 ordered an Uber but never got in
 On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village
 (Church/Wellesley area) in an alleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was
 last seen. On Thursday morning, the police said in a statement that the death was "not
 suspicious, however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Richey's death was neck
 compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is cutly being
 investigated as such.
 An excerpt from a CTV article: "Police have described the "unknown male" last seen with
 Richey as white and approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, with a slim build and short,
 light-coloured hair."
 Other confirmed missing people
 Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan
 Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at
 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the University/Gerrard area on
 Tuesday, November 28th at 4 p.m.
 Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village
 In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area.
 Many were men of colour. There has been speculation within the community of a serial
 killer but there's no real information about that. Officials say that "there is a great deal of
 information which cannot be released in relation to this investigation". The latest news
 article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017

 Man posing as Uber driver (possibly related)
 In the past couple of days, at least three people (2 women and 1 man) have said that a
 man in a black car approached them claiming to be an Uber driver and was "unusually
 persistent" and aggressive, wanting them to get into his car. It's unclear whether this
 happened in the Village area or in the Isabella/Sherbourne area.
 UNCONFIRMEDIRUMOUREDWORD OF MOUTH
 l've heard that a few other young women/trans people/nb people have also gone missing
 from the Village area in the past few days, a couple of whom were potentially sex
 workers. I haven't seen any official statements about this; I've only heard through word
 of mouth and I don't want to cause more fear than necessary but I figured it's worth
 mentioning

 akira akiratoska 2h
 Replying to @akiratoska
 Articles about the death of Tess Richey
 cbc.ca/news/canada/to...
 ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto..
 6
 akira @akiratoska 2h
 News releases about the two other
 missing women
 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3
 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3.
 4
 akira akiratoska 2h
 Latest article about gay men having
 gone missing from the Village
 torontoist.com/2017/08/growin...
 34
 4
missfame:
https://twitter.com/akiratoska/status/937858659371094016 

‼️ PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ‼️ STAY INFORMED EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE ‼️

missfame: https://twitter.com/akiratoska/status/937858659371094016 ‼️ PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ‼️ STAY INFORMED EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE ‼️

Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe: ironbite4: fluffmugger: crazythingsfromhistory: archaeologistforhire: thegirlthewolfate: theopensea: kiwianaroha: pearlsnapbutton: desiremyblack: smileforthehigh: unexplained-events: Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed. VIDEO Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were) (via TumbleOn) What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!” Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line. Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved. Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/ Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄 Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year.  “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process. In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history. “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.” Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset. “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653 Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago. Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert. oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.   Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t? I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.
Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe:

ironbite4:

fluffmugger:

crazythingsfromhistory:

archaeologistforhire:

thegirlthewolfate:

theopensea:

kiwianaroha:

pearlsnapbutton:

desiremyblack:

smileforthehigh:

unexplained-events:

Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.
VIDEO

Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)

(via TumbleOn)

What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”


Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it
And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video

Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.

Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.
Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge  inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/
Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄

Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 
“Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.
In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.
“If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut
“Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”
Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.
“The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653

Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.
Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.

oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age
it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  
Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least

Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?


I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.

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