When you're 8, a year is an eighth of the total time you've been alive. When you're 80, a year is only one 80th of your of the time you've lived. That's why years seem to fly by when you're old, and when you're a kid you're like, "Next Summer?! That's a whole year away!"
"There seems to be a caricature that "anti-vaxxers" are some ignorant, science-free, credulous lot who heard that a vaccine may be dangerous and jumped to the conclusion that vaccines should be avoided. What a vicious and BS stereotype!"
No more viscious BS than the stereotype that pro-vax research scientists are being paid off by 'Big Pharma', which is engaged in a world-wide effort to poison humanity with deadly vaccines so they can increase their bottom line by 2%.
>"It helps to actually look at the evidence *against* your position rather than just assuming you're correct and that anyone that might disagree with you is somehow worth derision and/or name calling."
Seems like more than a few people on your side of the argument also missed this memo.
when did HS seniors hazing incoming freshmen become an urban legend? Is there anyone who has a doubt that is a real thing that plays out year after year all over the US? Or did it really only happen at my little podunk school while the rest of the country remains blissfully unaware of the 'tradition'? The rest of the article was really cool, though. Sharing it widely.
What it really proves is that there are a great number of people (especially on the internet) ready at the drop of a hat to express outrage over any change whatever, no matter how insignificant. This is really the least intrusive means of introducing ads to a service I have ever seen, and you can turn it off with one click?! Oh, those fucking money-grubbing bastards! I'm switching to Chrome immediately! Wait... What?