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Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re all having an awesome day! DFTBA
Imagine if trees gave off wifi signals. We would be planting so many trees and we’d probably save the planet too.
Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe
Pro caps: For those of you happy about this pregnancy, don’t come crying to Tumblr when she dies during labor right before Christmas
You anticaps aren’t short on drama, are you? She’ll be fine.
Really? OP, you say it like you WANT Kalia dead. I understand…
Okay first off, did I EVER say I wanted Kalia dead? EVER? No, I didn’t, and I don’t. In fact, I hope this pregnancy goes well for both her and the calf and that there will be no complications. I don’t want another orca in captivity to die during labor.
I’m just worried since she is only 9 years old, and yes that is young for an orca to give birth. She’s not physically or mentally capable of raising a calf. Even if she has been acting motherly toward Makani, it all comes down to her when this baby is born. I’m just glad she had a great mother to show her the proper way to take care of a calf.
Secondly, this pregnancy doesn’t signify “how far SeaWorld has come” since when they first started keeping whales in captivity. It only shows how irresponsible they are with their AI program. SWSD is already overcrowded and the birth of this calf means a whale is going to be transferred to another park. How is that anything to celebrate? I get that this is a celebration of life and all, but this calf is just another product to SeaWorld. Nothing but dollar signs.
Fact: blankets keep you safe at night. We dont know what from, but they are definitely an immunity against something.
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.
California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
This is fucked. Why are there people excusing fucking eugenics in the year 2014?
Here is one certain parallel to be drawn to the holocaust.
Are you fucking kidding me