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Party, Run, and Singing: Simone Policano 28 Mar at 01:26 A note on consent I filmed a scene today with a young child actor who had to quickly peck me on the lips as I tucked him into bed. The moment in the film is supposed to be somewhat uncomfortable, unexpected. I've gotten to know him over the past five days of shooting - he is a remarkable, kind and intuitive kid. He often appears much younger than his 12 years of age, waving his flashlight under a blanket and singing DISSSSC000 PARTYYYYY!!, but now and again an old-soul quality of his blinks up at me through messy light brown hair. He had read the script so he knew the kiss was coming, yet when the production team walked through it for blocking we'd gloss over the moment, nervous about making him uncomfortable. He's young and doesn't know me all that well and it's a lot to ask of a kid who met you five days ago. But eventually we had to run it, because that's what you have to do. And so when the director said we were going to do it for real, our young actor pulled me in for a sec and whispered "Hey Simone, I want to make sure you're okay with everything that happens with the kiss. Do you feel okay? Please tell me if l'm ever doing too much or if I hurt you or make you feel scared." This took many times longer to say than the kiss would take to film. True to his word, after every take of a .3 second peck, he grabbed my hand and whispered Was that okay? Did you feel okay?" And then we'd high- five and he'd burrow back under the covers to resume his flashlight disco party until the next take. Hes 12. Don't let anyone ever tell you that the male inability to understand consent is innate. It is learned <p><a href="http://silvasaliva.tumblr.com/post/172728278733/yall-wanna-tell-me-why-the-minor-had-to" class="tumblr_blog">silvasaliva</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>?????? y’all wanna tell me why the minor had to take responsibility for the adults consent here??????? y’all wanna tell me why a child feels a supreme sense of guilt for how an adult feels in the same vulnerable situation?????? y’all wanna tell me wtf is happening here???????</p></blockquote> <p>What kills me about stuff like this is that they seem to be responding to an imaginary set of non-feminists who are shrugging their shoulders and saying “Men just have to rape and don’t understand consent. It’s in their nature” when in my experience the only people saying stuff like that are feminists. Like the only people I know who interpret “boys will be boys“ as “boys will be rapists“ are feminists.</p>
Party, Run, and Singing: Simone Policano
 28 Mar at 01:26
 A note on consent
 I filmed a scene today with a young child actor
 who had to quickly peck me on the lips as I
 tucked him into bed. The moment in the film is
 supposed to be somewhat uncomfortable,
 unexpected. I've gotten to know him over the
 past five days of shooting - he is a remarkable,
 kind and intuitive kid. He often appears much
 younger than his 12 years of age, waving his
 flashlight under a blanket and singing
 DISSSSC000 PARTYYYYY!!, but now and again
 an old-soul quality of his blinks up at me
 through messy light brown hair.
 He had read the script so he knew the kiss was
 coming, yet when the production team walked
 through it for blocking we'd gloss over the
 moment, nervous about making him
 uncomfortable. He's young and doesn't know
 me all that well and it's a lot to ask of a kid who
 met you five days ago.
 But eventually we had to run it, because that's
 what you have to do. And so when the director
 said we were going to do it for real, our young
 actor pulled me in for a sec and whispered
 "Hey Simone, I want to make sure you're okay
 with everything that happens with the kiss. Do
 you feel okay? Please tell me if l'm ever doing
 too much or if I hurt you or make you feel
 scared." This took many times longer to say
 than the kiss would take to film. True to his
 word, after every take of a .3 second peck, he
 grabbed my hand and whispered Was that
 okay? Did you feel okay?" And then we'd high-
 five and he'd burrow back under the covers to
 resume his flashlight disco party until the next
 take.
 Hes 12. Don't let anyone ever tell you that the
 male inability to understand consent is innate.
 It is learned
<p><a href="http://silvasaliva.tumblr.com/post/172728278733/yall-wanna-tell-me-why-the-minor-had-to" class="tumblr_blog">silvasaliva</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>?????? y’all wanna tell me why the minor had to take responsibility for the adults consent here??????? y’all wanna tell me why a child feels a supreme sense of guilt for how an adult feels in the same vulnerable situation?????? y’all wanna tell me wtf is happening here???????</p></blockquote>

<p>What kills me about stuff like this is that they seem to be responding to an imaginary set of non-feminists who are shrugging their shoulders and saying “Men just have to rape and don’t understand consent. It’s in their nature” when in my experience the only people saying stuff like that are feminists. Like the only people I know who interpret “boys will be boys“ as “boys will be rapists“ are feminists.</p>

<p><a href="http://silvasaliva.tumblr.com/post/172728278733/yall-wanna-tell-me-why-the-minor-had-to" class="tumblr_blog">silvasaliva</a>:</p...

Comfortable, Party, and Respect: Simone Policano 28 Mar at 01:26 A note on consent I filmed a scene today with a young child actor who had to quickly peck me on the lips as I tucked him into bed. The moment in the film is supposed to be somewhat uncomfortable, unexpected. I've gotten to know him over the past five days of shooting - he is a remarkable, kind and intuitive kid. He often appears much younger than his 12 years of age, waving his flashlight under a blanket and singing DISSSSC000 PARTYYYYY!!, but now and again an old-soul quality of his blinks up at me through messy light brown hair. He had read the script so he knew the kiss was coming, yet when the production team walked through it for blocking we'd gloss over the moment, nervous about making him uncomfortable. He's young and doesn't know me all that well and it's a lot to ask of a kid who met you five days ago. But eventually we had to run it, because that's what you have to do. And so when the director said we were going to do it for real, our young actor pulled me in for a sec and whispered "Hey Simone, I want to make sure you're okay with everything that happens with the kiss. Do you feel okay? Please tell me if l'm ever doing too much or if I hurt you or make you feel scared." This took many times longer to say than the kiss would take to film. True to his word, after every take of a .3 second peck, he grabbed my hand and whispered Was that okay? Did you feel okay?" And then we'd high- five and he'd burrow back under the covers to resume his flashlight disco party until the next take. Hes 12. Don't let anyone ever tell you that the male inability to understand consent is innate. It is learned <p><a href="https://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/172674966466/levicooksupsomebullsht-yourownpetard-the-male" class="tumblr_blog">ima-fuckingt4ble</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://levicooksupsomebullsht.tumblr.com/post/172611141730/yourownpetard-the-male-inability-to-understand" class="tumblr_blog">levicooksupsomebullsht</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yourownpetard.tumblr.com/post/172604400093/the-male-inability-to-understand-consent-the" class="tumblr_blog">yourownpetard</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>&gt;the male inability to understand consent<br/><br/>The what???</p></blockquote> <p>are we just going to ignore that the <i>12 year old boy</i> in this situation is expected to be responsible for the consent of an <i>adult woman</i>? Boy’s not even an adult and it’s <i>still</i> his responsibility for women’s comfort and safety even when <i>he’s</i> the vulnerable one in the situation. </p> <p>Does she absolutely not see the <i>glaring double standard</i> of men, regardless of age, having to take responsibility for women’s boundaries but women are not obligated to actually communicate their boundaries or respect men’s boundaries. </p> <p>Even when a boy is young and vulnerable he still manages to have empathy and take responsibility, and she makes it entirely about shitting on men.</p> </blockquote> <p>!!!!!!!!!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>I literally thought this is going to be about how important it was for her as an ADULT to make sure the CHILD was comfortable and didn’t view the situation as sexual but no we had to take a hard left turn into feminist bullshit.</p>
Comfortable, Party, and Respect: Simone Policano
 28 Mar at 01:26
 A note on consent
 I filmed a scene today with a young child actor
 who had to quickly peck me on the lips as I
 tucked him into bed. The moment in the film is
 supposed to be somewhat uncomfortable,
 unexpected. I've gotten to know him over the
 past five days of shooting - he is a remarkable,
 kind and intuitive kid. He often appears much
 younger than his 12 years of age, waving his
 flashlight under a blanket and singing
 DISSSSC000 PARTYYYYY!!, but now and again
 an old-soul quality of his blinks up at me
 through messy light brown hair.
 He had read the script so he knew the kiss was
 coming, yet when the production team walked
 through it for blocking we'd gloss over the
 moment, nervous about making him
 uncomfortable. He's young and doesn't know
 me all that well and it's a lot to ask of a kid who
 met you five days ago.
 But eventually we had to run it, because that's
 what you have to do. And so when the director
 said we were going to do it for real, our young
 actor pulled me in for a sec and whispered
 "Hey Simone, I want to make sure you're okay
 with everything that happens with the kiss. Do
 you feel okay? Please tell me if l'm ever doing
 too much or if I hurt you or make you feel
 scared." This took many times longer to say
 than the kiss would take to film. True to his
 word, after every take of a .3 second peck, he
 grabbed my hand and whispered Was that
 okay? Did you feel okay?" And then we'd high-
 five and he'd burrow back under the covers to
 resume his flashlight disco party until the next
 take.
 Hes 12. Don't let anyone ever tell you that the
 male inability to understand consent is innate.
 It is learned
<p><a href="https://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/172674966466/levicooksupsomebullsht-yourownpetard-the-male" class="tumblr_blog">ima-fuckingt4ble</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://levicooksupsomebullsht.tumblr.com/post/172611141730/yourownpetard-the-male-inability-to-understand" class="tumblr_blog">levicooksupsomebullsht</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://yourownpetard.tumblr.com/post/172604400093/the-male-inability-to-understand-consent-the" class="tumblr_blog">yourownpetard</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>&gt;the male inability to understand consent<br/><br/>The what???</p></blockquote>
<p>are we just going to ignore that the <i>12 year old boy</i> in this situation is expected to be responsible for the consent of an <i>adult woman</i>? Boy’s not even an adult and it’s <i>still</i> his responsibility for women’s comfort and safety even when <i>he’s</i> the vulnerable one in the situation. </p>
<p>Does she absolutely not see the <i>glaring double standard</i> of men, regardless of age, having to take responsibility for women’s boundaries but women are not obligated to actually communicate their boundaries or respect men’s boundaries. </p>
<p>Even when a boy is young and vulnerable he still manages to have empathy and take responsibility, and she makes it entirely about shitting on men.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
</blockquote>

<p>I literally thought this is going to be about how important it was for her as an ADULT to make sure the CHILD was comfortable and didn’t view the situation as sexual but no we had to take a hard left turn into feminist bullshit.</p>

<p><a href="https://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/172674966466/levicooksupsomebullsht-yourownpetard-the-male" class="tumblr_blog">ima-fuc...

Bailey Jay, Ether, and Facebook: <p><a href="http://alpacamyhedgehog.tumblr.com/post/167256053210/eliciaforever-beyoursledgehammer" class="tumblr_blog">alpacamyhedgehog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://eliciaforever.tumblr.com/post/167254527487/beyoursledgehammer-steampunktendencies-a" class="tumblr_blog">eliciaforever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://beyoursledgehammer.tumblr.com/post/167253949696/steampunktendencies-a-remarkable-jacobean" class="tumblr_blog">beyoursledgehammer</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://steampunktendencies.tumblr.com/post/167245295603/a-remarkable-jacobean-re-emergence-after-200-years" class="tumblr_blog">steampunktendencies</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish <br/>Courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/philipmould">Philip Mould</a><br/></p></blockquote> <p>PAINT RESTORATION OF MESMERIZING</p> </blockquote> <p>I saw this on Twitter. He’s using acetone, but a cellulose ether has been added to make it into a gel (probably Klucel—this entire gel mixture is sometimes just called Klucel by restorers, but Klucel is specifically the stuff that makes the gel). </p> <p>Normally, acetone is too volatile for restoration, but when it’s a gel, it becomes very stable and a) stays on top of the porous surface of the painting, and b) won’t evaporate. So it can eat up the varnish.</p> <p>It looks scary, but acetone has no effect on oils, and jelly acetone is even less interactive with the surface of the paint or canvas.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/we-recommend/attractions/armada-portrait-elizabeth-i?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=promoted&amp;utm_campaign=armada&amp;utm_content=30secfilm">They did something similar with the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I recently</a></p> </blockquote> <p>This is super satisfying.</p>
Bailey Jay, Ether, and Facebook: <p><a href="http://alpacamyhedgehog.tumblr.com/post/167256053210/eliciaforever-beyoursledgehammer" class="tumblr_blog">alpacamyhedgehog</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://eliciaforever.tumblr.com/post/167254527487/beyoursledgehammer-steampunktendencies-a" class="tumblr_blog">eliciaforever</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://beyoursledgehammer.tumblr.com/post/167253949696/steampunktendencies-a-remarkable-jacobean" class="tumblr_blog">beyoursledgehammer</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://steampunktendencies.tumblr.com/post/167245295603/a-remarkable-jacobean-re-emergence-after-200-years" class="tumblr_blog">steampunktendencies</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish <br/>Courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/philipmould">Philip Mould</a><br/></p></blockquote>

<p>PAINT RESTORATION OF MESMERIZING</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I saw this on Twitter. He’s using acetone, but a cellulose ether has been added to make it into a gel (probably Klucel—this entire gel mixture is sometimes just called Klucel by restorers, but Klucel is specifically the stuff that makes the gel). </p>
<p>Normally, acetone is too volatile for restoration, but when it’s a gel, it becomes very stable and a) stays on top of the porous surface of the painting, and b) won’t evaporate. So it can eat up the varnish.</p>
<p>It looks scary, but acetone has no effect on oils, and jelly acetone is even less interactive with the surface of the paint or canvas.</p>
</blockquote>
<p><a href="http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/we-recommend/attractions/armada-portrait-elizabeth-i?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=promoted&amp;utm_campaign=armada&amp;utm_content=30secfilm">They did something similar with the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I recently</a></p>
</blockquote>

<p>This is super satisfying.</p>

<p><a href="http://alpacamyhedgehog.tumblr.com/post/167256053210/eliciaforever-beyoursledgehammer" class="tumblr_blog">alpacamyhedgehog</a>:...

Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP President's Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards @balleralert Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.
Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP
 President's Award At the 49th NAACP
 Image Awards
 @balleralert
Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.

Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Drake, Facebook, and Life: So Truly Real0 with expressive brown eyes! Clementine Needs a Cuddlle So Truly Real Weighted to feel so real in your arms Soft RealTouch® vinyl skin Approximately 14" long and poseable. This doll is not a toy, but a fine collectible. Handcrafted with features you would see in a newborn monkey A baby's eyes say so much, and that's especially true when the baby is a monkey! Clementine Needs a Cuddle, an exclusive baby monkey doll from Ashton-Drake, is So Truly Real® in every way...including her dewy brown eyes that are practically begging you to pick her up and love her. And once you do, your heart will never be the same!i THE ASHTON-DRAKE GALLERIES 9200 North Maryland Ave., Niles, Illinois 60714-1397 PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY Created by award-winning artist Linda Murray, Clementine is beautifully brought DYES! Please reserve my Clementine Needs a i to life in our signature RealTouch vinyl and hand-painted. Soft curls frame her sweet Cuddle So Truly Real monkey doll as described in this face, and long lashes fringe those trusting, engaging eyes. She's perfectly weighted with announcement. a cuddly cloth body to feel wonderfully real in your arms. Offer Clementine her pacifieri and be ready to melt as she gazes at you with all the love in her little heart! Name (please print clearly) A remarkable value - for a limited time Linda Murray's artist-original dolls sell well into the thousands. But Clementine Needs Addres a Cuddle can be yours for only $99.99*, payable in four easy installments of S24.99* Available for a limited time; order today! Apt. No. State Zip For information on sales tax you may owe to your state, go to ashtondrake.com/use-tax! E-Mail Address 03-02257-001-D15301 www.ashtondrake.com/clementine 02017 ADG, 9200 N. Maryland Ave., Niles, IL 60714-1397 Become a fan on Facebook I"Plus a total of $11.99 shpping and service: see 03-02257-001-BIR2 ae nl peyment for delivery. Saes subject to product avaiability and order acceptance <p>The longer I look at this, the more I feel my soul being sapped away.</p>
Drake, Facebook, and Life: So Truly Real0 with expressive brown eyes!
 Clementine
 Needs a Cuddlle
 So Truly Real
 Weighted to feel so
 real in your arms
 Soft RealTouch®
 vinyl skin
 Approximately 14" long and poseable.
 This doll is not a toy, but a fine collectible.
 Handcrafted with features you would see in a newborn monkey
 A baby's eyes say so much, and that's especially true when the baby is a monkey!
 Clementine Needs a Cuddle, an exclusive baby monkey doll from Ashton-Drake, is So
 Truly Real® in every way...including her dewy brown eyes that are practically begging
 you to pick her up and love her. And once you do, your heart will never be the same!i
 THE ASHTON-DRAKE GALLERIES
 9200 North Maryland Ave., Niles, Illinois 60714-1397
 PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY
 Created by award-winning artist Linda Murray, Clementine is beautifully brought DYES! Please reserve my Clementine Needs a i
 to life in our signature RealTouch vinyl and hand-painted. Soft curls frame her sweet Cuddle So Truly Real monkey doll as described in this
 face, and long lashes fringe those trusting, engaging eyes. She's perfectly weighted with announcement.
 a cuddly cloth body to feel wonderfully real in your arms. Offer Clementine her pacifieri
 and be ready to melt as she gazes at you with all the love in her little heart!
 Name (please print clearly)
 A remarkable value - for a limited time
 Linda Murray's artist-original dolls sell well into the thousands. But Clementine Needs Addres
 a Cuddle can be yours for only $99.99*, payable in four easy installments of S24.99*
 Available for a limited time; order today!
 Apt. No.
 State
 Zip
 For information on sales tax you may owe to your state, go to ashtondrake.com/use-tax!
 E-Mail Address
 03-02257-001-D15301
 www.ashtondrake.com/clementine
 02017 ADG, 9200 N. Maryland Ave., Niles, IL 60714-1397
 Become a fan on Facebook
 I"Plus a total of $11.99 shpping and service: see
 03-02257-001-BIR2
 ae nl peyment for delivery. Saes subject to product avaiability and order acceptance
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<p>The longer I look at this, the more I feel my soul being sapped away.</p>

America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PO0 RON PAUL TURNING POINT USA <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i> The debate over how to reform America’s health care sector often involves comparisons between the United States and other countries, and with good reason. Looking at other countries can help us learn which policies, if any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international health care system comparisons.Among the most influential are the World Health Report 2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures such as infant mortality and “mortality amenable to health care.” Generally in these studies, the United States performs poorly in comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, scholars often use the studies to argue for adding even more government regulations to our already highly regulated health care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or mortality from heart disease—that can be affected by many non–health care factors, including nutrition, exercise, and even crime rates. Second,they often use process measures, such as how many patients have received a pap smear or mammogram in the past three years. Process measures tell us what doctors do, but provide only an indirect measure of doctors’ productivity. Third, some of these studies inappropriately incorporate their own biases about financing in their statistics, which makes market-driven health systems appear worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies is the omission of any measure of innovation. None of the best-known studies factor in the contribution of various countries to the advances that have come to characterize the current practice of health care in the developed world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment must be invented at some point. We would be living in a different world today were it not for the remarkable genius and hard work of health care inventors in the past, as well as investments from government health agencies and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The health care issues commonly considered most important today—controlling costs and covering the uninsured— arguably should be regarded as secondary to innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must first be invented before its costs can be reduced and its use extended to everyone. </i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i> Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO health care rankings result from an index of health-related statistics. As with any index, it is important to consider how it was constructed, as the construction affects the results. </i><br/></p><p><i> There is good reason to account for the quality of care received by a country’s worst-off or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution and Responsiveness Distribution factors do not do that.Instead, they measure relative differences in quality, without regard to the absolute level of quality. To account for the quality of care received by the worst-off, the index could include a factor that measures health among the poor, or a health care system’s responsiveness to the poor. This would, in essence, give greater weight to the well-being of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health performance index could be constructed for poor households or members of disadvantaged minorities. These approaches would surely have problems of their own, but they would at least be focused on the absolute level of health care quality, which should be the paramount concern. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO rankings, by purporting to measure the efficacy of health care systems, implicitly take all differences in health outcomes not explained by spending or literacy and attribute them entirely to health care system performance. Nothing else, from tobacco use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other variables is simply the result of inadequacies in the data. It is difficult to get information on all relevant factors, and even more difficult to account for their expected effects on health. But some factors are deliberately excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of paternalistic assumptions about the proper role of health systems. An earlier paper laying out the WHO methodological framework asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption, diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be included in an assessment of health system performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds health systems responsible not just for treating lung cancer, but for preventing smoking in the first place; not just for treating heart disease, but for getting people to exercise and lay off the fatty foods. <br/></i></p><p><i> Second, the WHO approach fails to consider people’s willingness to trade off health against other values. Some people are happy to give up a few potential months or even years of life in exchange for the pleasures of smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports, and so on. The WHO approach, rather than taking the public’s preferences as given, deems some preferences better than others (and then praises or blames the health system for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach would take people’s health-related behavior as given, and then ask which health systems do the best job of dealing with whatever health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>
America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT
 FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A
 HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE
 ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE
 FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS,
 PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY,
 AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND
 THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED
 CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH
 SERVICES FOR THE PO0
 RON PAUL
 TURNING
 POINT USA
<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit

<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i>

The debate over how to reform America’s
health care sector often involves comparisons
between the United States and other countries,
and with good reason. Looking at other
countries can help us learn which policies, if
any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international
health care system comparisons.Among
the most influential are the World Health Report
2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the
Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures
such as infant mortality and “mortality
amenable to health care.” Generally in these
studies, the United States performs poorly in
comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Therefore, scholars often use the studies to
argue for adding even more government regulations
to our already highly regulated health
care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several
problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted
aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or
mortality from heart disease—that can be
affected by many non–health care factors,
including nutrition, exercise, and even crime
rates. Second,they often use process measures,
such as how many patients have received a pap
smear or mammogram in the past three years.
Process measures tell us what doctors do, but
provide only an indirect measure of doctors’
productivity. Third, some of these studies
inappropriately incorporate their own biases
about financing in their statistics, which
makes market-driven health systems appear
worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies
is the omission of any measure of innovation.
None of the best-known studies factor in the
contribution of various countries to the
advances that have come to characterize the
current practice of health care in the developed
world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment
must be invented at some point. We would be
living in a different world today were it not
for the remarkable genius and hard work of
health care inventors in the past, as well as
investments from government health agencies
and pharmaceutical and medical device
companies. The health care issues commonly
considered most important today—controlling
costs and covering the uninsured—
arguably should be regarded as secondary to
innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must
first be invented before its costs can be
reduced and its use extended to everyone.

</i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i>

Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares.

<br/></i></p><p><i>

The WHO health care rankings result
from an index of health-related statistics. As
with any index, it is important to consider
how it was constructed, as the construction
affects the results.

</i><br/></p><p><i>

There is good reason to account for the
quality of care received by a country’s worst-off
or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution
and Responsiveness Distribution factors
do not do that.Instead, they measure relative
differences in quality, without regard to the
absolute level of quality. To account for the
quality of care received by the worst-off, the
index could include a factor that measures
health among the poor, or a health care system’s
responsiveness to the poor. This would,
in essence, give greater weight to the well-being
of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health
performance index could be constructed for
poor households or members of disadvantaged
minorities. These approaches would
surely have problems of their own, but they
would at least be focused on the absolute level
of health care quality, which should be the
paramount concern.

<br/></i></p><p><i>

The WHO rankings, by purporting to
measure the efficacy of health care systems,
implicitly take all differences in health outcomes
not explained by spending or literacy
and attribute them entirely to health care system
performance. Nothing else, from tobacco
use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into
account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other
variables is simply the result of inadequacies
in the data. It is difficult to get information
on all relevant factors, and even more difficult
to account for their expected effects on
health. But some factors are deliberately
excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of
paternalistic assumptions about the proper
role of health systems. An earlier paper laying
out the WHO methodological framework
asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption,
diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be
included in an assessment of health system
performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds
health systems responsible not just for treating
lung cancer, but for preventing smoking
in the first place; not just for treating heart
disease, but for getting people to exercise and
lay off the fatty foods.

<br/></i></p><p><i>

Second, the WHO approach fails to consider
people’s willingness to trade off health
against other values. Some people are happy
to give up a few potential months or even
years of life in exchange for the pleasures of
smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports,
and so on. The WHO approach, rather than
taking the public’s preferences as given,
deems some preferences better than others
(and then praises or blames the health system
for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach
would take people’s health-related
behavior as given, and then ask which health
systems do the best job of dealing with whatever
health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>

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