I see everyone without a beautiful Christmas tree that makes me sad it because I wish for once that I can have a lovely Christmas tree . Bill’s autism wont allow us to hang one because he always likes to mess with the ornaments
Could you get one with preattached lights and not put on ornaments? And what exactly does “mess with the ornaments” entail? (I know I would touch and move and bat at ornaments as a kid, but I’m thinking you mean more like “take them off the tree” or “try to break them” which is also why I suggested a pre-lit tree because the lights are also harder to pull off if that’s an issue.)
I love it when people appear to block you without any response to something really serious you’re saying. Totally makes me think you actually care.
Correlation vs. Causation:
((*NOTE: I’m going to (perhaps foolishly) implore you to read the article before thrashing out against the graph*))
This graph tells a very simple tale. Between 1997 and 2007, the rate of autism and organic food sales has risen at the same rate. Obviously, this chart goes to prove that autism and eating organic foods are related to each other and you should avoid organics all together, right? Wrong.
This chart is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen detailing how correlation and causation can have absolutely nothing to do with each other. In fact, in many cases, correlation and causation have nothing to do with each other – but what exactly does that mean?
Find out here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/correlation-vs-causation/
Image Source: http://i.imgur.com/1WZ6h.png
I always like pairing this with the Jenny McCarthy rise to fame correlation infographic. Because obviously, she causes it. :P
Hello, I saw your comment about racism towards white people: "But no, you cannot be racist against white people" and I have to say, I strongly disagree with you. You CAN be racist towards white people, and I fail to see how anyone could think otherwise. I have gone into a little more depth on my blog, if you wish to read.
Reverse racism isn’t a thing. http://callingoutbigotry.tumblr.com/post/51288105158/why-reverse-racism-doesnt-exist
The kid could have hung himself for being bullied. But no, that isn’t racism.
I once heard reverse racism (as in “racism toward white people”) was possible/did exist, just that it’s INCREDIBLY rare and you’re very unlikely to come across it here.
Outtake from this week’s @Sevenly shoot. This is what happens when it is my turn to have my photo taken. Ridiculous. There is still time to help kids with Autism by buying this shirt or another like it at Sevenly.us. Head over, snag a shirt, do some good. It’s that simple.
Autistic people aren’t helped by Autism Speaks.
Here’s what I wrote about Sevenly and their associations with horrible organizations. http://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/the-problem-with-sevenly/
And here is why Autism Speaks is horrible :
You know, it really disgusts me that an aspie would want to support eugenics that harms his own people.
I’m confused. I didn’t see anywhere that mentioned he was autistic?
He has another post with the following caption
This week’s charity is monumentally important to me, as someone who has lived with Aspergers my entire life. This week, you can help out by buying this, or another amazingly designed shirt, and in doing so, it will help provide communication therapy to a precious child with autism. We need your help, and we need it now. Plus, this week, for this charity, instead of the usual $7 per shirt being donated, @Sevenly is stepping it up and donating $14 per shirt to children with autism. Please click the link in @sevenly’s Instagram bio to get my newest Sevenly shirt or another product!
Ah, okay. Missed that. Thanks for the clarification!
So he is throwing the rest of us under the bus to impress his new NT ‘friends’ essentially.
Pretty much. Unless he’s unaware of the massive fails of Autism Speaks. Which he can’t be if he has read the notes on his posts here, as it’s been pointed out repeatedly.
Oh, yeah, this reminds me that I got a response to the ask I sent. He said he has mixed feelings, thinks some help is better than no help, and likes the message of the shirts. Plus “you can’t please everyone”. :P
why does no one ever talk about what fire actually is like it’s not a solid, liquid or gas, it’s just kinda there
this is one of the things that have mindfucked me since forever
like what is it
I asked my chemistry teacher this the other day and he said it’s technically a gas but then he whispered that it’s actually not and scientists just don’t want to admit that they have no fucking clue
my chemistry teacher’s great
I have been asking this at least since the sixth grade and the best response I’ve ever gotten is that it is a chemical reaction. By best, I mean the only outright one.
Fire is the light and heat produced by the chemical reaction of burning (or combustion). Most burning things are the result of gases burning, which is where the “it’s a gas” answer comes from. (When solid things like wood burn, they undergo pyrolysis to release methane, which is what’s really burning in the fire). But fire itself is not matter, so it cannot be considered a solid, liquid, or gas. It is energy in the form of light and heat.
I retract my previous statement. The above explanation is the best one I’ve ever gotten.
Fire’s not a thing, it’s an action. Not an object, but an event.
Many of us Alpha Xi Deltas are against our nationals decision to stay partnered with AS. But I love my sisters and my organization. What my sisters WILLINGLY stand for is perfect. My chapter does a lot of community service with other autism organizations that I thoroughly enjoy. But, our nationals require us to raise money for AS and chapters could get shut down if they don't participate. To take a stand against our national with this, would mean losing our sisterhood.
That kinda sucks, sorta like working at a store that requires that…
I do wish more of the sisters that think AS is the best thing since sliced bread would quit thinking I’m evil when I suggest it’s not (and that was the biggest driving force behind the letter, especially since I usually start that sort of interaction with a nice “hey, I know it’s your sorority’s philanthropy”).
[wanted to say something about taking a stand here, but it wouldn’t have made sense/been understandable… Might add later if I think of a way to say it in plain English (do know that it wasn’t urging you or anyone to take a stand unless you’re okay with losing sisterhood)]