Nine

In east Torontodelphia born and raised...
My name is Kolleen and I have a cat.
cat(s) to feed

Ugh I hate feeling like this. I really do.

I hate knowing that my life is at a standstill. I’m at a fork in the road, and it’s indefinite. I know what each path leads to and I’ve chosen the way I wanna go. I guess now all that’s left is for the way to choose me too.

You know how people say that they’re going through the motions? I truly have been through the motions these past few days man wow. I’ve never come to NY and not had a memorable trip.

Man it has been a damn covert operation today. Lord.

breathtakingmagnificientlove:

blackinamerica:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

untrue-posts:

kv96ic28:

In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.


There was no 1983 sensory deprivation experiment like the one described in this post. The story was first published on creepypasta.com in 2009 (in fact, if you click that link you’ll see a much better and longer version of the tale). But this is the internet, and once stories like that start spreading, and people conveniently leave off the source, then other people take it as fact. And on a site like tumblr, where it can be so readily spread (over 110,000 notes on this post alone, and that doesn’t even take reposts or other versions of the story into account), that’s a lot of people buying into a bunch of hooey if they’re the type to believe everything they read without questioning it.
This photo is actually from the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — a pretty heinous medical experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Alabama, in which people were told that they were being treated for “bad blood,” but the experiment was actually designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The person in the photo above is about to be subjected to a spinal tap, a very painful procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid.
None of the test subjects in the Tuskegee experiment were aware that they were being used as human guinea pigs. They were just told that they were getting free medical treatment. And even after the 1940s, when penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, doctors did not treat the test subjects and withheld information from them about the potential to be cured because they wanted to see what would happen.
American history is pretty ugly when you get past the flag-waving and the pretending that we’re somehow better than other nations.

Missing from the above comments is that this was done purposefully and explicitly to black people, only. They never told these black men nor their families what was happening. So when those black men had sex or children they passed the disease onto their partners and children.

^^^^^^ Reblogging cause the bold lol


Did the op really think they were going to get away with the lies though?

breathtakingmagnificientlove:

blackinamerica:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

untrue-posts:

kv96ic28:

In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.

There was no 1983 sensory deprivation experiment like the one described in this post. The story was first published on creepypasta.com in 2009 (in fact, if you click that link you’ll see a much better and longer version of the tale). But this is the internet, and once stories like that start spreading, and people conveniently leave off the source, then other people take it as fact. And on a site like tumblr, where it can be so readily spread (over 110,000 notes on this post alone, and that doesn’t even take reposts or other versions of the story into account), that’s a lot of people buying into a bunch of hooey if they’re the type to believe everything they read without questioning it.

This photo is actually from the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — a pretty heinous medical experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Alabama, in which people were told that they were being treated for “bad blood,” but the experiment was actually designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The person in the photo above is about to be subjected to a spinal tap, a very painful procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid.

None of the test subjects in the Tuskegee experiment were aware that they were being used as human guinea pigs. They were just told that they were getting free medical treatment. And even after the 1940s, when penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, doctors did not treat the test subjects and withheld information from them about the potential to be cured because they wanted to see what would happen.

American history is pretty ugly when you get past the flag-waving and the pretending that we’re somehow better than other nations.

Missing from the above comments is that this was done purposefully and explicitly to black people, only. They never told these black men nor their families what was happening. So when those black men had sex or children they passed the disease onto their partners and children.

^^^^^^ Reblogging cause the bold lol

Did the op really think they were going to get away with the lies though?

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sensxal-bliss:

Being available for someone who is never available for you is something that you should never do. #reminder

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