He had dental surgery yesterday. Unfortunately for him, he’s like me in being very resistant to pain killers – his meds should have lasted a day, they lasted half of one instead. He is recovering, though!
Also, this is a giant photo of my cat. My phone even recommended that I take a super high resolution photo.
Love that AOC became Nancy-Pelosi-In-Waiting so goddamn fast
“[I]t would be absurd on our part to hold a grudge against the socialist leaders who, finding themselves caught up in the electoral machine, end up being gradually transformed into nothing more than bourgeois with liberal ideas. They have placed themselves in determinate conditions that in turn determine them. The consequences are inevitable.”
I like how, 10 years later, and after huge proven disinformation campaigns, tumblr still hasn’t learned AT ALL to look at a source.
On Feb 23rd, in reaction to news about camps, AOC tweeted this:
In response to this, AOC then received this question from another user, which she answered, and which is being displayed in isolation above:
If you’re not following, AOC went in on how we need to completely revamp our immigration system and fundamentally restructure it away from a carceral state mentality (aka, prison-based).
She was then honest that this is not something that can be done in 2 months, so she called on everyone to keep pushing towards a radical future.
In response to a very specific question about how we should handle children who arrive at the border unattended, while we get this process of revamping the entire system started, AOC’s response was to:
1. Immediately require that only licensed facilities can house children
2. Address the actual question of whether or not these services should be contracted out as they are now (Which AOC just made VERY clear her stance on)
3. Specifically cited the issue of companies who are pushing to reopen (again, her stance on this is clear).
4. Then directly drew attention to a comprehensive framework for legislation which AOC and Rep Jayapal are actively trying to get support for. And the only way we get the support, to drive this kind of radical change, is to underscore that the people have power to make this change, and our activism and support is vital.
STOP LETTING PEOPLE PRESENT INFORMATION OUT OF CONTEXT SO THAT IT IS INCENDIARY AND UNDERMINES THE ACTUAL POLITICAL PUSHES THAT ARE IN YOUR INTEREST AND IN LINE WITH YOUR OWN RADICAL POLITICS.
We’ve been doing this way too freaking long, tumblr.
Also some people with various things like ADHD/Autism/etc find subtitles to be distracting and find it difficult to focus on the show if it has them. The need dubs.
Some people with those same things have auditory processing issues and find it difficult to comprehend dialogue alone and thus can’t follow the show. They need subs.
Funny how intersectionality means remembering that different people have different needs and that the correct solution is options.
“Funny how intersectionality means remembering that different people have different needs and that the correct solution is options. “
this quote gets me
Living in a non-English-speaking country that doesn’t produce much media content of our own, the general mindset here is that subtitles are for translation purposes. If I buy a DVD of a movie that’s in English, ~90% of the time, it will have subtitles in Norwegian, and that’s it. I absolutely hate this. I need English subtitles on my English language media, because auditory processing disorder. I don’t need the translation; I’m fully fluent in English (in fact my written Norwegian is terrible now because I haven’t read a book that wasn’t in English for probably close to a decade)
So when I watch a show subtitled in Norwegian I get all of these little thoughts like:
“oh, that’s a terrible translation, I’d have used (other word) instead”
“do people actually say that? I’ve never heard anyone say that”
“oh, is that how you spell that word?”
and if I’m having a particularly bad day for audio processing I’m straining my mind trying to reverse translate to figure out what the characters actually said. Just give me the text in the original language. I hear perfectly fine, but my brain struggles to convert sounds into words.
Often the only subtitle option is the kind meant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people. I’d still take that over no subs. But how hard would it be, really, to include 2-3 different subtitle tracks?
yeah they drop them in like a real fall into a pool its an infant self rescue course its scary as hell to watch but it teaches your baby not to drown
No seriously it really is amazing. It’s called ISR Self Rescue. I’ve seen multiple parents on social media decide to do this with their babies as young as 6 months (they gradually get up to the “throwing” into the pool) and it’s so awesome watching it.
It literally could be a lifesaver some day. One time I watched a security camera video of a dad playing in a pool with his kids and his toddler, who had been sitting on the slide, fell in and the dad didn’t notice for at least 30 seconds… But this little toddler automatically knew what to do and started floating on his back. When the dad noticed, he immediately grabbed him, but the reason this toddler didn’t sink or drown was because of the infant swim lessons his parents had presumably put him in.
Obviously floaties and parental supervision would still help, but you can’t rely on those 100% of the time.
Oh thank you so much for explaining i was so worried
Crazy factoid: Babies are actually born knowing how to hold their breath and use swim-like movements when submerged. Yeah. It’s a primitive reflex that they lose (if not enforced) at ~6 months.
Obviously, do not submerge your infant in water without an expert, but what these lessons are doing is encouraging and honing natural reflexes. These babies are perfectly safe, and I honestly think this is a really responsible parenting move. Accidents happen. Floaties don’t know which side is up. Parents are humans, not robots, and especially with more than one kid, sometimes you look away for a minute. It happens. But lessons like these minimize the risk involved.
Also, as with so many things with infants and small children, mood is such a big deal. Letting your baby fall into the pool and not freaking out means your kid will probably be calm as they learn to maneuver in the water. If you panic, they’ll panic, cuz babies are very dependent on adults for emotional cues. So it’s also about helping parents maintain their calm in handling children swimming.
Fun fact: My folks did this! I could swim before I could walk. Also according to my mother, I was the demonstration child – the one the instructors used to demonstrate new moves at baby swim classes – because I am basically some kind of aquatic human subspecies.
He showed up in my yard summer 2020, asking for help, so I gave him food. He was really timid back then, but I gave him food and patience, and as time wore on, his flight distance kept decreasing until I could finally pet him while he was eating. Wasn’t long after that he started coming inside occasionally, but he’d get anxious if I closed the door behind him. I’d catch him sleeping in my bed sometimes. Now he’s there almost every night.
Unlike all previous guest kitties, Rao is friendly towards my cats (although the feeling is not mutual), so there’s no reason he can’t just stay here.
He must have had a home as a kitten, though, as he is completely socialized. But he is not neutered and he doesn’t have a microchip, so whoever had him before has probably abandoned him. Or I could have accidentally stolen someone’s cat I guess.