Dogs Are People, Too
FOR the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans.
Now, after training and scanning a dozen dogs, my one inescapable conclusion is this: dogs are people, too. Because dogs can’t speak, scientists have relied on behavioral observations to infer what dogs are thinking. It is a tricky business. You can’t ask a dog why he does something. And you certainly can’t ask him how he feels. The prospect of ferreting out animal emotions scares many scientists. After all, animal research is big business. It has been easy to sidestep the difficult questions about animal sentience and emotions because they have been unanswerable. Until now. (via Dogs Are People, Too - NYTimes.com)
In June 2013 Vladimir Putin banned the ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships’.Assaults and murders of gay Russians have been ignored by the police for years.Now that homophobia has been practically legitimised, LGBT activists could face arrest or deportation simply for making a stand.And yet, despite of knowledge of all of this, the IOC has given Russia the 2014 Winter Olympics.If we get enough support, we will make and sell this marvellous butt plug. And give all the profits to LGBT charities.If you know anything about manufacturing butt plugs shaped like homophobic world leaders, do give us a shout.
There’s nothing to hate about this post.
‘get back in the kitchen’
be sexist and send me back to a room full of sharp things, poisons, cleaning agents and food I can hide all that shit in
I’ll go back in the kitchen
but you’re leaving the house in a bodybag
And the award for best response to “get back in the kitchen” goes to this post.
I guess this proves that rats are superior to humans on two counts:
1) Humans do ghastly experiments on rats including putting them in “unpleasantly restrictive” cages, just to see what happens.
2) Rats free each other from said cages despite being subjected to constant torture by said humans.
===In a simple experiment, researchers sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
Greek anti-fascist activist and hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas (a.k.a. Killah P) was stabbed to death by a gang of black-shirted Golden Dawn thugs in Athens last night. According to eyewitness reports, Pavlos was chased down the streets of Keratsini and assaulted by up to 25 neo-Nazi thugs, one of whom pulled up to him in a car and stabbed him two or three times in the chest and abdomen. DIAS motorcycle police stood by and did nothing. Major demonstrations are called for later today.