That autistic / ADHD feel when you want to do… something.
I call this “activity cravings” because it’s like when you want a certain food but you aren’t sure which food. But for activities.
Do I want to go for a walk? Play a game? If so, what kind of game? DO I want to make things? Read? Watch tv? A movie?
then when that executive dysfunction comes into play and since you could do literally anything in the world, you end up trapped and unable to choose anything to do at all, and do nothing instead but live in that restlessness
One of the best additions to this post yet. This is one of those nuances of choice paralysis that people fail to understand – sometimes it is because we lack the executive function to choose, sometimes we want to do all the things and can’t choose.
Day: May 18, 2018
Saturn Devouring His Son – Francisco Goya, 1819-1823
I love living in the future with advanced technology. It’s so great how I can just press a button on a machine and it will splutter hot, fresh coffee outwards at a horizontal angle onto my uniform, completely missing my cup. It saves me the convenience of spilling it on myself through human error.
Douglas Adams ghostwrote this
Meet Turtle she recently had kittens and is the best cat mom ever.
listen up, goyim, because i’m gonna say this once and once only.
antisemitism is a form of oppression, but it relies on a different mindset. it is a different ballgame than ANY sort of prejudice you know. yknow why? because to antisemities, jews aren’t lesser (well, we are, but that’s not the important thing). we’re successful.
that’s the kicker.
antisemities WANT you to believe that jews are doing well, because if we’re doing well, we’re not REALLY being persecuted. it all goes back to the protocols of the elders of zion: the jews are taking over. the jews are a threat. therefore, if they’re a threat, it’s only right to kill them. it’s only right to ghettoize them. it’s only right to have exterminated 40% of the world’s jewish population in the 40s.
nevermind the fact that antisemitism makes up nearly 50% of all religious hate crimes in the us. nevermind the fact that jews make up less than 2% of the world’s population. nevermind the fact that jews, historically, have been scapegoated and killed and othered for literal millenia. i mean, who cares, because jews are rich and powerful, right?
don’t fall for it. don’t fall for the centuries-old claim that jews are just faking it. listen to us. support us.
and the next time you brush off antisemitism because ”oh, it’s not a big deal, jews are successful”, take a good hard look at yourself and realize that you’re spouting the same nazi propaganda that killed six million people.
Also because we aren’t successful…time for some fun data:
- As of 2006, estimates suggested 15% of Jewish Americans live in poverty. This would be higher than the 2008 national average poverty rate in America of 13.2%.
- Another study, this one in Cincinatti area in 2008 estimated 20% of Jewish families in the area to be financially vulnerable and 8% (I think these are included in the 20%?) to be poor (page 18).
- Many Jewish Americans living in poverty live in urban areas although poverty in suburban areas is increasing. Many are elderly and/or Russian-speaking immigrants.
Ways to help are under the cut.
tje royal wedding is happening so they are “Removing all homless from the street” licherally how transparently disgusting can u get
THEYRE LITERALLY STEALING PEOPLES THINGS, LIKE TAKING EVEYTHING PEOPLE LIVE OFF OF
THAT SOURCE IS TIME MAGAZINE
people are literally camping out on the strests to watch the royal family but who’s punished? the homeless
yeah the police are rounding up homeless folks belongings until monday including SLEEPING BAGS AND BEDDING. literally homeless people have been afraid to be away from their stuff bc the police will rush in and grab it all. theyv also been trying to remove the people themselves from the surrounding area bc theyr an eyesore i guess!!!!!!!! its vile. instead of spending money to put these folks in housing theyr just sweeping them under the rug bc theyr ugly and will ruin their precious fucking wedding!!!!
i promise you no effort will be made to actually return any belongings to their owners it will be down to these poor homeless folks to have to recover their stuff or it’ll just get thrown in the garbage
I honestly can’t believe the naivete of so many people in these comments, as though this shit doesn’t happen to homeless people around the world during the build up to major events.
People don’t “volunteer” to turn over their belongings when the alternative is having them stolen.
People who avoid homeless shelters have reasons for doing so, and when shelter is “offered” at the risk of something worse happening then it isn’t an offer – it’s a threat.
We are hearing official claims that the homeless aren’t being forced to move, but that really tells us absolutely nothing about what is actually going on. Talking heads lie, and cops generally get away with doing whatever they feel like doing to homeless people.
Further, insofar as they are not being officially moved out, that’s because public attention has been on this particular event for months now, and officials don’t want to have to deal with public outrage.
And there was Sybil, in full dragon-keeping gear, walking calmly between the pens with a bucket in each hand, and behind her the doors at the other end were opening, and there was a short, dark figure, and there was a rod with a little pilot flame on the end, and–
“Look out! Behind you!” Vimes yelled.
His wife stared at him, turned around, dropped the buckets, and started to shout something.
And then the flame blossomed. It hit Sybil in the chest, splashed across the pens, and went out abruptly. The dwarf looked down and began to thump the pipe desperately.
The pillar of flame that was Lady Sybil said, in an authoritative voice that brooked no disobeying:
“Lie down, Sam. Right now.” And Sybil dropped to the sandy floor as, all down the lines of pens, dragon heads rose on long dragon necks.
Their nostrils were flaring. They were breathing in.
They’d been challenged. They’d been offended. And they’d just had their supper.
“Good boys,” said Sybil, from the floor.
– Sybil Ramkin |
Terry Pratchett, Thud!
she’s going for the throat
What is Trump’s “Gag Rule?”
The administration’s gag rule would have devastating effects for women and those seeking sexual and reproductive health care services.We can all agree that patients should have access to the best medical care and information possible. This rule would do the opposite and put women’s health at risk.What does the gag rule do?Donald Trump has said from day one he wants to control women. With a new gag rule, he and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar are now trying to make it official government policy.
The Trump-Pence administration’s new rule would block patients from care at Planned Parenthood. It would also prohibit doctors, nurses, hospitals, and community health centers across the country from being able to refer their patients for safe, legal abortion.
In short, a gag rule would keep women from having full information about all of their reproductive options, and from getting the best health care possible.
Everyone, regardless of their race, of their income, or where they live, deserves the best medical care and information available. Under this rule, they won’t get it.
What does the gag rule do?
We can all agree that patients should have access to the best medical care and information possible. This rule would do the opposite and put women’s health at risk.
The Trump-Pence administration’s gag rule would do three things:
- Impose new rules designed to make it impossible for patients to get birth control or preventive care from reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood.
- Prevent health care providers across the country from referring their patients for safe, legal abortion.
- Remove the guarantee that patients get full and accurate information about their health care from their doctor.
The gag rule is an attack on Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive care that four million people rely on. Title X ensures people have access to contraception and gives them more control over their lives, health, careers, and economic security — and a gag rule takes that care away.
Why you should care, and what it means for patients
The administration’s gag rule would have devastating effects for women and those seeking sexual and reproductive health care services.
First, the gag rule would block patients from health care. Planned Parenthood health centers serve 41 percent of patients who get care through Title X-funded health services — yet this rule is designed to bar those patients from coming to Planned Parenthood health centers.
Preventing those patients from coming to Planned Parenthood would mean many are left with nowhere else to go, leaving them without access to birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, or even general women’s health exams. But it doesn’t stop there. The gag rule would apply to 4,000 Title X-funded health care providers across the country, including community health centers, hospital-based clinics, and health departments.
Other health care providers have been clear — they couldn’t fill the gap if Planned Parenthood were no longer allowed to serve these patients. Already, in many counties, Planned Parenthood health centers are the only places that provide uninsured people or people with low incomes the reproductive care they need.
This would fall the hardest on people of color. Because of systemic inequities, many patients who rely on Title X for their health care needs are people of color, who already face significant barriers to accessing health care. Black and African Americans make up 21 percent of Title Xpatients, and Hispanic and Latino patients make up 32 percent. After being blocked from these health centers, including Planned Parenthood, many patients would have nowhere else to go for care.
The gag rule would limit women’s reproductive health choices. This is an attempt to take away women’s basic rights. Period. Under the gag rule, if a woman is pregnant and wants or needs an abortion, her provider would be prohibited from telling her where she can go to get one. Or if a woman’s pregnancy would severely affect her health — for example, she discovers that she’s pregnant after being diagnosed with cancer — she might not receive information that abortion is even an option.
It would have dangerous and widespread health effects. We’re familiar with the consequences of a domestic gag rule because we’ve seen similar dangerous measures in effect. One of the Trump-Pence administration’s very first acts in office was to reinstate and expand a “global gag rule,” which bans overseas groups from receiving U.S. global health funding if they even so much as mention abortion-related services.
Evidence has shown that the global gag rule leads to increases in unsafe abortion, as well as unintended pregnancies, women dying from pregnancy-related complications, and infant and child deaths. It also leads to health center closures, which leave people with less access to care. We should be ending the global gag rule — not importing a version of it to the U.S.
How can I take action?
We can’t afford to let the Trump-Pence administration continue down this path of chipping away at our reproductive health care access. Now is the time to unite, show our power, and make sure everyone gets the health care they want or need, without politicians controlling when, how, or why.
This is utterly unacceptable.
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