1. Notes: 36167 / 10 hours ago  from quinnjamin (originally from explosivekawaii)
    ludmeister:

explosivekawaii:

when fandoms collide

youre fucking welcome

    ludmeister:

    explosivekawaii:

    when fandoms collide

    youre fucking welcome

     
  2. Notes: 21056 / 10 hours ago  from quinnjamin (originally from stardust-rain)
    http://quinnjamin.tumblr.com/post/97678209083/stardust-rain-stardust-rain-sometimes

    stardust-rain:

    stardust-rain:

    sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

    Okay, so the post is gaining notes and…

  3. Notes: 40445 / 11 hours ago  from brynnjaminfranklin (originally from melissaannandthecool)
    melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

    melissaannandthecool:

    Just a reminder

     
  4. Notes: 1464 / 11 hours ago  from brynnjaminfranklin (originally from give-a-fuck-about-nature)
    kate-wisehart:

fandoms-bands-and-ink:

give-a-fuck-about-nature:

Another “unknown” victim of the pharmaceutical industries; the horseshoe crab. The horseshoe crab is used to anyone who has received an injectable medication. An extract of the horseshoe crab’s blood is used by the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to ensure that their products, e.g., intravenous drugs, vaccines, and medical devices, are free of bacterial contamination.

amielle, is this true????

This is true. However, if you read the link the companies (and there are only five of them licensed to do this, and it is EXTREMELY regulated) that bleed crabs take every precaution to not be assholes about it — they don’t use injured or weak crabs so they don’t risk hurting or killing them, they take the bare minimum (like donating a pint at the blood bank) and they return the crabs far enough away from the site they were harvested at so they don’t risk getting re-caught for bleeding.
Thaaats right. The crabs are returned to the open ocean. In the meantime, researchers are attempting to produce the necessary element to the blood without having to bleed the crabs.
Is it ideal? Not really. Crabs can’t talk to us and give consent to donate their blood, and it’s probably really scary and a bit painful. That’s why we’re working on finding a way to take the crabs out of the equation entirely.
Why is their blood so necessary? Because an ingredient in it is a superclotter that works around contaminants. 
The FDA requires testing with that ingredient - LAL - because it’s the safest and most effective way to ensure that your medicines and medical devices (pacemakers, implants, stints, prosthetics) are clean and safe for human use. 
There is no other safe means of determining that that are as effective. If you want possibly not-sterile pacemakers, then by all means, quit bleeding the crabs. 
Personally, I’m just going to lobby for more science funding so we can get that synthetic LAL as soon as possible.

    kate-wisehart:

    fandoms-bands-and-ink:

    give-a-fuck-about-nature:

    Another “unknown” victim of the pharmaceutical industries; the horseshoe crab. The horseshoe crab is used to anyone who has received an injectable medication. An extract of the horseshoe crab’s blood is used by the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to ensure that their products, e.g., intravenous drugs, vaccines, and medical devices, are free of bacterial contamination.

    amielle, is this true????

    This is true. However, if you read the link the companies (and there are only five of them licensed to do this, and it is EXTREMELY regulated) that bleed crabs take every precaution to not be assholes about it — they don’t use injured or weak crabs so they don’t risk hurting or killing them, they take the bare minimum (like donating a pint at the blood bank) and they return the crabs far enough away from the site they were harvested at so they don’t risk getting re-caught for bleeding.

    Thaaats right. The crabs are returned to the open ocean. In the meantime, researchers are attempting to produce the necessary element to the blood without having to bleed the crabs.

    Is it ideal? Not really. Crabs can’t talk to us and give consent to donate their blood, and it’s probably really scary and a bit painful. That’s why we’re working on finding a way to take the crabs out of the equation entirely.

    Why is their blood so necessary? Because an ingredient in it is a superclotter that works around contaminants. 

    The FDA requires testing with that ingredient - LAL - because it’s the safest and most effective way to ensure that your medicines and medical devices (pacemakers, implants, stints, prosthetics) are clean and safe for human use. 

    There is no other safe means of determining that that are as effective. If you want possibly not-sterile pacemakers, then by all means, quit bleeding the crabs. 

    Personally, I’m just going to lobby for more science funding so we can get that synthetic LAL as soon as possible.

     
  5. Notes: 97863 / 11 hours ago  from cyber-heroine (originally from exgynocraticgrrl)

    rifa:

    literatenonsense:

    exgynocraticgrrl:

    Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

    on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

    see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

    How come I didn’t know this

    Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.

  6. 11 hours ago 

    It’s so hard browsing tumblr via mobile cause this site is like 90% gifs and images.

  7. Notes: 215616 / 1 day ago  from letsinvade (originally from jaclcfrost)

    thecutestofthecute:

    jaclcfrost:

    i hope that, wherever my hair ties go, they’re happy. that’s all that matters

    image

  8. Notes: 789384 / 1 day ago  from tastemygayrainbow (originally from jewist)

    truckyousasha:

    septemberwildflowers:

    jewist:

    the worst is having a dream where someone loves you and you can practically feel them touching you and it feels so real and then you wake up and it’s like the life is being sucked out of you and the happiness just drains out of your body and you feel empty again

    the fact that over 300,000 other people know exactly what this feels like too is a source of great comfort

    especially if it’s a kiss

  9. Notes: 117402 / 1 day ago  from meckamecha (originally from sandandglass)

    arathesane:

    dangerhamster:

    god bless you all

    (Source: sandandglass)

  10. Notes: 222755 / 1 day ago  from surimistick (originally from sfgifs)

    (Source: sfgifs)

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