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    [–] What mind-blowing (but simple) facts would satisfy a 4-year old daughter’s daily request for 1 fact before bedtime? throwinitallawai 6 points ago in AskReddit

    Wiki article (linked above) says the rabbits were brought to populate the park after WW II, but the rabbits used in weapons testing were all destroyed when the factory was dismantled, and that these rabbits are not their descendants, but I don't know how certain their source is, of course.

    [–] More than 100 daycare centres ban non-vaccinated children throwinitallawai 14 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in worldnews

    Vet here. Can confirm.

    People can be really stupid.

    Vaccines aren't without some risk, should be tailored to the individual (including being avoided in some very limited circumstances, just like in us), and some of the big ones can be appropriately used on a non-annual basis (like Rabies vaccines that are approved for 3 years).

    But avoiding vaccinating your fully adult dog to avoid a developmental condition that is not recognized in dogs in a pet who's no longer even developing in that way ....

    That completely misses the fact that the "link" in humans has been debunked many, many times, having stemmed initially from a flawed, very small, and likely fraudulent study that was ultimately retracted and led to the author losing his license to practice medicine in the UK.

    Look, guys. Canine Distemper is out there, and it's awful, and it kills a lot of dogs and leaves many of the survivors with lifelong tremors or seizures, which often don't respond well to medication (like an epileptic usually would).

    So, your call, but you're boarding somewhere else.

    [–] Obscure Star Wars cosplay of a boom mic operator in the Tunisian desert throwinitallawai 1 points ago in pics

    Yeah I thought it was crew for some themed podcast or other. There were at least 3 of them posing together on I think Friday.

    [–] Live shartting accident throwinitallawai 40 points ago in gifs

    DOOT doo DOOT doo DOOT doodoot doot doo, DOOT doo DOOT doo DOOT doodoot doot doo..,

    [–] Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested after seven years in Ecuador's embassy in London, UK police say throwinitallawai 1 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago) in worldnews

    Well, if the U.K. upholds the promise the Ecuador not to extradite to a country with torture or the death penalty, they shouldn't be extraditing to the U.S., since the latter is definitely a thing and the former is regrettably arguable.

    Edited to add: I don't blame Ecuador. Sounds like he's either actively trying to get thrown out, or just can't contai his inner troll anymore. But just, if UK acted I reaction to US extradition request, Ecuador could take exception if they follow through and give him to the US.

    Of course, given how much current Pres has spent praising Wikileaks in the past, maybe he's the new pick for running Dept of Homead Security. Who even knows anymore.

    [–] How are you really? throwinitallawai 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Are you hugging a Jeep?

    [–] French healthcare system 'should not fund homeopathy' - French medical and drug experts say homeopathic medicines should no longer be paid for by the country’s health system because there is no evidence they work. throwinitallawai 1 points ago in worldnews

    And yet there are laws on the books here in the US that release liability if Drs who perform prenatal ultrasounds/ testing elect to withhold negative results from the mother on the grounds that they think she may decide to terminate the pregnancy if she knew.

    So... medical ethics are great, but people are flawed at understanding and applying them.

    [–] Taking a picture of a kitten when... throwinitallawai 134 points ago in aww

    My neighbors have 2 cats. They are totally forbidden from going inside. Even in nasty weather, the most they do is crack the garage door.

    One of their cats is 100% not cool with that. He started by waiting for me to come home and then running between my legs when I opened my front door.

    These days, I have the old cat door open and he has figured it out. Now that the weather is nicer (I'm in S US) he spends a lot of time on my back porch, but he comes in every night and has a penchant for getting in my bed right when I'm about to have to get up in the morning.

    I have been Chosen.

    (Or, at least, the indoor lifestyle...)

    [–] What is your “It will be fine.” Narrator: “It was not fine.” moment? throwinitallawai 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Kind of hoping this is how it goes for my ex. Left a 21-year relationship with me for a whirlwind romance with some other person. He's since admitted "I guess I'm not the good man I thought I was."

    Yeah. Guess not.

    And as much as he's said it "just has to work out" with this other person, I'm thinking that's a pretty tall order when you start a life off together cheating and ducking out on someone you say you still love because "it was an opportunity."

    'K, then.

    [–] "And now you die, amigo", digital, 1314 х 1552 throwinitallawai 9 points ago in Art

    Thought more "Saffron" from Firefly


    [–] Untitled, Bic ballpoint pen on Canson, A2 throwinitallawai 4 points ago in Art

    Exactly. I was wondering how in the light crosshatching areas etc he could avoid the dreaded "random ink blob"!

    [–] Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech throwinitallawai 1 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in UpliftingNews

    I have heard coverage in US about it, though the level of injuries and the thing about police was new to me (but then, I haven't listened to a ton of news this week as I've been busy with work).
    I listen to NPR and they also carry BBC NewsHour, etc.

    I used to think NPR was old and fuddy-duddy, but it's generally been a good source for more global news, and is light on spin.

    NOW, I will say that I think it's helped by the fact that they are not burdened by the 5-pundit split screen phenomenon. They tend to report a fact and then have a person or two discussing that fact. They will bring up different thoughts if a fact is disputed, but they don't have to give weight to "my unfounded opinion based on my feelings or desires is the same as your fact" B. S.

    [–] Disney Closes $71.3 Billion Fox Deal, Creating Global Content Powerhouse throwinitallawai 1 points ago in movies

    Or like in Firefly, big corporate conglomeration that ultimately ends up basically governing as well.

    All hail Blue Sun Corp, our new corporate overlords!

    [–] TIL Bayer sold HIV and Hepatitis C contaminated blood products that caused up to 10,000 people in the US alone infected to HIV. After they found out the drug was contaminated, they pulled it off the US market and sold it to countries in Asia and Latin America so that they could still make money. throwinitallawai 5 points ago in todayilearned

    Well, humans can act very tribal and awful to the "other."

    As horrific as it is, there are people for whom genocide espoused by Nazism is the draw.

    "Feature, not a bug" stuff.

    If you personally find that baffling, good – you should.

    And yeah, there are those who just think it's cool and edgelord-y, and those who know nothing else because they were raised in it, but because there are a lot of people who are "all in" with killing others, we can't let that go unchallenged.

    For my part, I do not distinguish between "degrees" of Nazism. It's not funny and it's wrong.

    [–] In solidarity with Muslims, New Zealand Jewish community shut synagogues on Shabbat for first time in history throwinitallawai 4 points ago in worldnews

    Same low points and accelerating blur on my timeline.

    Sadly gotten rather numb to it here, but it seems so much worse from there.

    The world grieves with you, and Texas sends love (though, sadly, not solutions. That's not our gig apparently).

    And that serious shit stain of a senator you folks have who found a way to blame the victims? I'm really sorry that those assholes are universal. It was starting to feel like maybe the US could police the world, if only by being a mega-twat magnet and maybe we could quarantine them here so only our country got to have daily mass shootings and people who profit from the fear. Give us your rich, your entitled, your trolling thundercunts yearning to spit vitriol.

    [–] Vanna White appearing on the Price is Right in 1980 throwinitallawai 5 points ago in gifs

    I am apparently also his mom...

    Minus the knowledge of this Steve fanfic repository...

    Normally skeeved out by the idea of real person fanfic... but, I mean, if it's his characters