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Dead Wild Roses: At Ease With Themselves ~ by SharkSandwich

The Arbourist:

Signal Boosting: How Anti-choice zealots are saving women by harming and harassing them…

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

Do you ever come across someone and almost immediately you’re able to ascertain what kind of person they might be? In the case of vile people, the person in question wears such a thin, affected veil that it’s simply not possible to ignore the wolf’s fangs jutting out from underneath the ill-fitting sheep’s wool.

On Saturday, my second day volunteering as an escort, I had the occasion to get acquainted with such an individual. And by “acquainted,” I (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: A Numbers Game

The Arbourist:

Forced Birthers Lying (again) for Jesus – How shocking.

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

The escorts and clients hear lies coming from the anti’s all the time. The breast cancer link that doesn’t exist, the “fact” that 20% of all women who have abortions attempt suicide, the curious item about how the equipment the clinic uses is 27 times more powerful than your home vacuum cleaner (although the anti recently upped that to 29 times, I guess people weren’t being properly scared at the lower number). The list goes on and on. These are all attempts (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: “Stunning Hypocrisy”: Hobby Lobby 401(k) Discovered To Be Investor In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection

The Arbourist:

Ah, once again the line between pious and lucrative is blurred. The religious again demonstrate that making money comes *way* before all that jebus-shit.

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

In what just may be the most stunning example of hypocrisy in my lifetime, Mother Jones has uncovered numerous investments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retirement fund in a wide variety of companies producing abortion and contraception related products.

Hobby Lobby is currently seeking relief from certain contraception benefit requirements of Obamacare in a United States Supreme Court case that promises to be a landmark decision (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Anatomy of a coat hanger abortion

The Arbourist:

Dear Pro-Life Assholes, this is what you’re campaigning for and it makes you horrible people.

Originally posted on Dr. Jen Gunter:

The coat hanger isn’t sterile. It isn’t even clean.

If the woman, or girl, is alone she thrusts it blindly upwards into the vagina. She’s hoping it will get into her uterus and do something. She may or may not know that to get into the uterus the coat hanger has to navigate the small opening in the cervix called the os.

A coat hanger is technically narrow enough to get through a pregnant cervical (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Confronting Oligarchy – Tesla Motors

Free markets make for a level playing field, ensuring the best products get to the consumers at the lowest price by rewarding hard working people who go the extra mile to bring the people what they want….except when someone other than the established upper class might take some of their wealth away. Then “free” markets make laws to ban that shit immediately.

The illusion that capitalism benefits anyone other than the haves over the have-nots is laid bare once again, this time in the automotive industry. Recently there have been two articles about Tesla Motors at wired.com that caught (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Why We Need Feminism

“If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.” – Lawrence Lockman, Republican and elected official in the United States of America.

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Filed under: Feminism, Housekeeping Tagged: Anti-Choice Zealotry, Feminism, Republican Fail, US Poltics

Dead Wild Roses: How Those Who’re Paid to Know, Know The Pentateurch is Historical Fiction

Reblogged from the superstitious naked ape:

Let there be no doubt whatsoever, to the Yahwehist – the practicing Jew, the Christian and the Muslim – whose entire religious faith rides E X C L U S I V E L Y on the historical validity of the Pentateuch this quote is murderously troublesome in two torturously uncomfortable ways. Firstly, it was issued in 2011 by the self-described “moderate conservative,” Professor Amihai Mazar of the extraordinarily conservative Institute of Archaeology at the decidedly conservative Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Dead Wild Roses: Damn, this still gets me *every* time – In Excelsis Deo

The West Wing, ever so often, managed to perfectly capture the crazy paradoxical nature of the human condition. Watch and experience the juxtaposition so masterfully done in this short clip.

How can any day be a day of joy when some 20,000 children will die of preventable causes. Oh sure, we pull it off – we ignore, we distance, we glaze over the baleful reality that would ‘ruin’ our festive spirits. It is a supposedly happy time year, yet the rate of suicide always spikes during the holiday. We entertain ourselves, ostensibly to be happy, but (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: More Edmonton Winter…

That friends, is my garage featuring an intrepid thermometer that is presently losing the legibility battle.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Edmonton Winter, Hanging Snow, My Garage, Snow

Dead Wild Roses: Welcome to Winter – Edmonton Style

Ah, the first winter storm of the season. This is the view from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Building at the University of Alberta.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Brrrr, Edmonton, Snow, Winter Weather

Dead Wild Roses: The FreeXXX Girl

Reblogged from Archive of the Biting Beaver:

“FreeXXXpics”.

It’s a search I get all the time, and each and every time it pops up on sitemeter

I want to scream at the top of my lungs.

A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk sipping gingerly on my hot cup of coffee. I popped into sitemeter to log the searches and there it was again, “FreeXXXpics” my hand trembled and my smile turned into a frown of wrath and fury.

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Home run…’nuff said.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Dark Dungeons and Angels

It is thoroughly amusing to watch discern4 commentate on a pair of thoroughly delusional Chick Tracts. The tracks focus on the topics of rock and roll music and a topic that apparently has me hellbound for sure, and that would role playing games aka Dungeons and Dragons. It is amazing what deluded people think is toxic and horribly wrong. What is even more scary is seeing it codified and distilled into a pure form of fear based propaganda.

I found the last part of the video disturbing as discern4 relates a story about how he had his own (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Cat Blogging: Meet Fiona

When I learned Lilith was dying, I felt like my heart was going to implode. The only thing that seemed to keep enough outward pressure was knowing that there would be another cat to love after she was gone, so I became the cause of probably 25% of the web traffic for the local Humane Society, looking for just the right cat to be next in my heart. There were two candidates originally, both selected because their profiles mentioned them getting along well with other cats. One got adopted in less than a week, long before Lilith vacated her position; (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Religious Morality?

Anti-Citizen X lays waste to the idea that morality is divinely inspired. Shorter video – God is unnecessary for moral behaviour.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Anti-Citizen X, Morality, Religion, The Immorality of Christianity

Dead Wild Roses: Comical Information on EC

Reblogged from reproductiverightscanada:

The link I am adding below is a comic about EC or Emergency Contraception. I like the comic as a whole; it is a good way to learn the basics of EC. It explains the difference between EC and the abortion pill and some of the side affects.

The part I disagree with is the way it shows the side effects of EC as being very terrible, when the side effects are actually rare.

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Dead Wild Roses: Privacy — A New UnREcovered Country

Reblogged from herlander-walking:

I remember reading sci-fi novels about people pulling all the wires out of their homes to escape constant governmental over-look. That likely wouldn’t quite be enough these days.

I don’t use Google, I don’t Facebook. I don’t go to malls…well, ok, VERY rarely. But I’m sure my tiny online presence and hermit habits don’t render me invisible at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqWuioPHhz0

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Welcome to the 21st Century….

Dead Wild Roses: MRA Myths Debunked

Reblogged from fempowerment:

The men’s rights movement as it exists today began in the 1970s (similar movements have existed as early as the 1920s, but were mostly very short-lived), as an off-shoot from the men’s liberation movement, which had essentially acted as a male auxiliary to feminism. There were two factions – one that was primarily pro-feminism, and another which was explicitly anti-feminist. More modern men’s rights spaces are more or less entirely populated by the latter school of thought, and frequently showcase blatant and virulent misogyny, sometimes to the extent of believing that ‘female privilege’ exists.

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Dead Wild Roses: DWR PSA: Half Naked Girls Dancing!

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: DWR PSA, Half Naked Girls!

Dead Wild Roses: Tell Me Again Why We Don’t Need Feminism – Kidnapped Women as Truck Decals

The following pictures are truck decals;pictures you would paste on to the back of your truck bed. I assume this is so you can ‘pimp’ your truck in order to share with the world your creepily-violent-asshole side.

 

 

These are actual things in the world. Unfuckingbelievable .

 

Filed under: Feminism, Housekeeping Tagged: Feminism, Misogyny, Things I do not neccesarily want to understand, Truck Decals

Dead Wild Roses: Homophobia and misogyny – Are you man enough?

Reblogged from ThinkBannedThoughts Blog:

I’m far from the first person to comment on the links between homophobia and misogyny.

But after reflecting on my Pandora issues, I realized just how true and tight that connection is.

Let’s talk about the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis station I tried to have.

I have to start by saying that I am overly Caucasian. All those “white people can’t dance” jokes – yeah, they’re talking about me.

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Dead Wild Roses: QotD: "Female friendly porn"

Reblogged from Anti-Porn Feminists:

From Sinfest

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‘Nuff Said.

Dead Wild Roses: Restoring a little Faith in Humanity.

I think I’ve posted this before, but for stuff like this I don’t have a problem with the repetition.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Faith In Humanity, Happy Clappy

Dead Wild Roses: Back From Kaslo – Summer Singing Vacation

Hello everyone,

What a restful/hectic week I’ve had over in Kaslo British Columbia as I touristed around Kaslo and participated in the annual choral workshop held in town. This trip was photographically sparse for me, but I managed to take a few pictures of the lake where we had the traditional Monday night wiener roast.

Yes, it really is that beautiful there.

 

I’m back home in Alberta now, and slowly finding my way back to my usual routine. Thanks all for your patience with a week of light but interesting posts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dead Wild Roses: Sidewalk Bingo ~ by Anonymous

Reblogged from Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

One of our escorts developed this brilliant Bingo to be played while we are at the clinic. You can print out the pictures and play along wherever your clinic is, but with practice you can visualize the Bingo board in your mind and place your mental tokens while practicing your 1,000-yard stare. Have fun and don’t forget to yell “Bingo”! It will totally confuse the antis.

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What long suffering people do when faced with the towering stupidity of the force-birth crowd. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Sidewalk Bingo ~ by Anonymous

Dead Wild Roses: What the Media is…

This excerpt is from an article on Counterpunch titled “Treason”. It is on the rhetorical side and my eyes did roll when I saw that the author’s upcoming book to be released was called ‘Zen Economics’. But I liked this paragraph enough in his essay to share it with you my faithful readership because it succinctly illustrates the sad state that most of journalism is in.

“Likewise, there appears eternal mystery on the part of the compassionate right—liberals and progressives, why the corporate media are tools of corporate leaders and their servants in government. It is no (Read more…)