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2012-12-04 03:48:30 PM

The Face Of Oblivion: Why did you sew his ashes into a teddy bear? Isn't that a bit creepy?


If I may interject.

images2.dailykos.com
 
2012-12-04 03:48:42 PM

CrazyCracka420: I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance.


I speed through school zones.
 
2012-12-04 03:49:01 PM

piledhigheranddeeper: Vaccines are a good moneymaker for special interests.


Treatments for chronic diseases are the real moneymakers. Vaccines are a pretty bad deal for pharmaceuticals.
 
2012-12-04 03:50:01 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: CrazyCracka420: I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance

Wanna hear something neat?

You may have actually killed people by being such a stupid person yourself.

Cool, huh?


Not everyone needs a flu vaccine
 
2012-12-04 03:50:03 PM

Car_Ramrod: God I hate Republicans.


FTA: He goes on for some time about mercury (as does Rep. Dennis Kucinitch (D-Ohio)

Yeah, those goddamn biblethumpers have a monopoly on science-related idiocy.
 
2012-12-04 03:50:22 PM

CrazyCracka420: I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening or body crippling ailments


Yea! You'll be the Typhoid Mary of your community, the grim spectre of painful death visited upon the infants and the seniors because herd immunity is retarded as fark! You've got your health, so fark everyone else!
 
2012-12-04 03:50:24 PM

BronyMedic: tboucher: Doesn't get the joke.

Account Created: 2005.

You CANNOT be that new here that you don't know the glory of the Babyquarium.


I've been here for 10 years, I guess I missed it too.
 
2012-12-04 03:50:43 PM

Arkanaut: Because People in power are Stupid: Congress REPUBLICANS are making us sick.

Eh, TFA says Kucinich is also part of the anti-vax derp brigade.

/derpers gonna derp.


Yeah, in my experience, this is mainly a phenomenon of left-leaning Whole Foods-type soccer moms, with right-leaning homeschooler conspiracy theorists trailing way behind. I've read in several places that the Bay Area is the epicenter of it.

It's not really partisan stupidity, it's just stupidity.
 
2012-12-04 03:50:51 PM

The Face Of Oblivion: Car_Ramrod: God I hate Republicans.

FTA: He goes on for some time about mercury (as does Rep. Dennis Kucinitch (D-Ohio)

Yeah, those goddamn biblethumpers have a monopoly on science-related idiocy.


Then a double dumbass on Kucinich, too.
 
2012-12-04 03:51:15 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I speed through school zones.


Yeah? Well. This is an 88 Magnum.

I use it to shoot through schools!

images.sodahead.com
 
2012-12-04 03:52:49 PM

HotWingConspiracy: CrazyCracka420: I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening

Flu is life threatening.


Diarrhea is life threatening. Don't go to the other extreme and demand that optional, annual vaccines be mandatory. They're optional for a farking reason.
 
2012-12-04 03:53:08 PM

CrazyCracka420: ChipNASA: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

[img214.imageshack.us image 648x484]

This is Quinn's remains. He sits atop my piano. He was KILLED by vaccinations that the government forced on us. If it weren't for Obama and his healthcare reform, NONE of this would have happened.

Which vaccine was it, pray tell?


All of them, Katie.
 
2012-12-04 03:53:27 PM

Sybarite: I had some congress that made me sick, but a shot of penicillin cleared it right up.


Actually penicillin is pretty useless nowadays partly because of people being retarded about science.
 
2012-12-04 03:53:34 PM
STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN!!!!

www.relativelyinteresting.com
/"I'm in your vaccine base killing your dudes"
//round 2
 
2012-12-04 03:53:54 PM

Slaves2Darkness: CrazyCracka420: I could care less about the arguments back and forth about the flu vaccine causing autism (I don't believe it does personally from what I've seen). I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening or body crippling ailments, the stuff we got vaccines for as kids.

Just because they have a vaccine for a minor inconvenience, doesn't mean you should inject your body with it. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.

You do realize the influenza kills? That on average 200,000 people will be hospitalized every flu season? That in any given year 3000-50000 will die from it?

The flu is not a minor inconvenience, it is a major farking killer.


This
Also, immunized people don't spread it to the vulnerable.

There was a recent fark story about the herd immunity level for flu recently.
 
2012-12-04 03:54:17 PM

ChipNASA: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

[img214.imageshack.us image 648x484]

This is Quinn's remains. He sits atop my piano. He was KILLED by vaccinations that the government forced on us. If it weren't for Obama and his healthcare reform, NONE of this would have happened.


9/10: you had me going until I thought to GIS the image.
 
2012-12-04 03:54:59 PM
Wow. I don't know what's more awesome. That ChipNASA posted babyquarium, or that people are taking his copypasta seriously.

I hope he brought a bigger boat to catch all those fish with.

On a related note, can anyone post the Babyquarium thread again that started all this? I feel like feeling like I'm going to hell for laughing at something today.
 
2012-12-04 03:55:25 PM
Excellent. Start them young with vaccinations and move them up to smack. It's a masterful plan.
 
2012-12-04 03:55:35 PM

moothemagiccow: HotWingConspiracy: CrazyCracka420: I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening

Flu is life threatening.

Diarrhea is life threatening. Don't go to the other extreme and demand that optional, annual vaccines be mandatory. They're optional for a farking reason.


I never suggested mandating everything, just pointing out well established fact.

And I would totally take a diarrhea vaccine if it existed.
 
2012-12-04 03:55:38 PM

Arkanaut: CrazyCracka420: ChipNASA: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

[img214.imageshack.us image 648x484]

This is Quinn's remains. He sits atop my piano. He was KILLED by vaccinations that the government forced on us. If it weren't for Obama and his healthcare reform, NONE of this would have happened.

Which vaccine was it, pray tell?

All of them, Katie.


farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-12-04 03:55:58 PM

CrazyCracka420: Which vaccine was it, pray tell?


I'm guessing derptheria.
 
2012-12-04 03:56:45 PM

CrazyCracka420: Just because they have a vaccine for a minor inconvenience, doesn't mean you should inject your body with it. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.


Only in the first world is influenza considered a minor inconvenience, and even here, people still die from it sometimes. It's actually a much more dangerous disease then the cute little nickname we've given it would seem to imply.
 
2012-12-04 03:56:51 PM

ChipNASA: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

[img214.imageshack.us image 648x484]

This is Quinn's remains. He sits atop my piano. He was KILLED by vaccinations that the government forced on us. If it weren't for Obama and his healthcare reform, NONE of this would have happened.


Trolls gonna troll, hurper gonna hurp n durp.

But just in case, hint: "Obama's" healthcare reform hasn't actually happened yet tard. You can foam at the mouth in spittle flecked rage all you want, but blaming Obama about it is.. Well.. Stupid, ill informed, ignorant. basically typical Christian GOP behaviour.

Stop trying to fill America with child killing disease. Why do you want to murder millions of children.
 
2012-12-04 03:56:59 PM

tboucher: You can go fark yourself for blaming Obama for this though, that's idiotic. Vaccines have been required by law for over 40 years, as I have them and I'm over 40 years old and to go to school in the 70s I had to have them. nixon was in office, he's a republican. It's his fault.


obama-and-his-magical-time-machine.jpg
 
2012-12-04 03:57:11 PM
For those of you who are new

tboucher:
You can go fark yourself for blaming Obama for this though, that's idiotic. Vaccines have been required by law for over 40 years, as I have them and I'm over 40 years old and to go to school in the 70s I had to have them. nixon was in office, he's a republican. It's his fault.



For those of you who are new to the "Quinn on the piano" meme, here's the original thread. Here's a google list of some of the copypastas of the original thread. I think Quinn has so far been killed by lawn darts, drunk drivers, black feet, BBQ Gas tank explosion, and Kim Jong Il. This is the first time that I am aware of that Quinn has died as a result of Obama mandated vaccination,

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-04 03:58:08 PM
Anti-vaccination is not a Christian thing. I don't remember Jenny McCarthy preaching on any pulpit.
 
2012-12-04 03:58:18 PM

Slaves2Darkness: CrazyCracka420: I could care less about the arguments back and forth about the flu vaccine causing autism (I don't believe it does personally from what I've seen). I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening or body crippling ailments, the stuff we got vaccines for as kids.

Just because they have a vaccine for a minor inconvenience, doesn't mean you should inject your body with it. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.

You do realize the influenza kills? That on average 200,000 people will be hospitalized every flu season? That in any given year 3000-50000 will die from it?

The flu is not a minor inconvenience, it is a major farking killer.


You realize that the annual disease normally called "the flu" is actually gastroenteritis, and not influenza?
 
2012-12-04 03:58:19 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Anti-Vaccine quackary? Well duh you can't really expect much out of Christians, and most congress critters are Christians. I mean anybody that believes in magic has an inherent bias against science, so of course they can't be counted on to think rationally about vaccines.


DIAF you moron. Vaccinated populations as a percentage are much higher in Western (read: mostly Christian) nations.
 
2012-12-04 03:58:51 PM
Meh, humans are not rare and most are not special. Embrace your insignificance.
 
2012-12-04 03:59:22 PM

Slaves2Darkness: CrazyCracka420: I could care less about the arguments back and forth about the flu vaccine causing autism (I don't believe it does personally from what I've seen). I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening or body crippling ailments, the stuff we got vaccines for as kids.

Just because they have a vaccine for a minor inconvenience, doesn't mean you should inject your body with it. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.

You do realize the influenza kills? That on average 200,000 people will be hospitalized every flu season? That in any given year 3000-50000 will die from it?

The flu is not a minor inconvenience, it is a major farking killer.


It may not be clear to CrazyCracka420 or others, but healthy adults getting the vaccine greatly reduces the mortality of children and elderly, by making it difficult for the virus to spread.

You don't get the flu vaccine just to prevent a minor inconvenience to yourself, you get it to help the entire community.
 
2012-12-04 03:59:58 PM
I WEEP FOR HUMANITY!

www.setyoufreenews.com
 
2012-12-04 04:00:05 PM

Slaves2Darkness: The flu is not a minor inconvenience, it is a major farking killer.


The flu mutates so quickly that you can get vaccinated and still get it. One year I got the vaccine and still got a different strain of flu.
 
2012-12-04 04:01:52 PM

Arkanaut: Because People in power are Stupid: Congress REPUBLICANS are making us sick.

Eh, TFA says Kucinich is also part of the anti-vax derp brigade.

/derpers gonna derp.


Yeah, but Kucinich is gone, and anti-vax ain't on the Democratic platform. As opposed to wacko Republicans and their platform.
 
2012-12-04 04:02:48 PM

CrazyCracka420: I could care less about the arguments back and forth about the flu vaccine causing autism (I don't believe it does personally from what I've seen). I abstain from getting a flu vaccine every year because I think it's retarded as fark to inject your body with a vaccine to a minor annoyance. Vaccines should be only for the life threatening or body crippling ailments, the stuff we got vaccines for as kids.

Just because they have a vaccine for a minor inconvenience, doesn't mean you should inject your body with it. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.


You are an idiot or a troll. The flu causes/contributes to thousands of deaths a year.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm
 
2012-12-04 04:03:08 PM

leviosaurus: For those of you who are new
24.media.tumblr.com
/thanks....Mr No Fun Man!!!

 
2012-12-04 04:04:13 PM
I got the flu shot, my housemate didn't. A bunch of people were our sick at work this week, and my housemate is at home on the toilet, crapping out mucous.

So I'm getting a kick out of this thread. Also, I feel great!
 
2012-12-04 04:06:27 PM

Millennium: 9/10: you had me going until I thought to GIS the image.


I knew there was a reason I had marked him as a troll.
 
2012-12-04 04:07:04 PM

ghare: Arkanaut: Because People in power are Stupid: Congress REPUBLICANS are making us sick.

Eh, TFA says Kucinich is also part of the anti-vax derp brigade.

/derpers gonna derp.

Yeah, but Kucinich is gone, and anti-vax ain't on the Democratic platform. As opposed to wacko Republicans and their platform.


Anti-vaxx: Not part of the GOP platform. This is just the personal bugaboo of some crazy congressmen who happen to be GOP.

/Is preventing Guam from tipping over part of the Dem platform?
 
2012-12-04 04:07:10 PM

moothemagiccow: Not everyone needs a flu vaccine


No. But the people who can't get them might appreciate if you do anyway.
 
2012-12-04 04:07:38 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Simple! Stealth Hippopotamus, here, is obnoxious and disliked!


it's true.


/no really, it's true
//unless you find me in a boobies thread
 
2012-12-04 04:10:01 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: moothemagiccow: Not everyone needs a flu vaccine

No. But the people who can't get them might appreciate if you do anyway.



Very well said.
 
2012-12-04 04:10:28 PM

HotWingConspiracy: And I would totally take a diarrhea vaccine if it existed.


I don't think injecting diarrhea is a good idea, even if it's weakened.
 
2012-12-04 04:11:32 PM
ChipNASA.... I see what you did there.
 
2012-12-04 04:12:47 PM

BronyMedic: Wow. I don't know what's more awesome. That ChipNASA posted babyquarium, or that people are taking his copypasta seriously.

I hope he brought a bigger boat to catch all those fish with.

On a related note, can anyone post the Babyquarium thread again that started all this? I feel like feeling like I'm going to hell for laughing at something today.


Here it is. Somehow I'd missed all this the first time around.

Long story short: a thread on the Duggars losing a baby brings down the standard Fark-hate. Posts come in from an incensed Farker whose wife had lost a baby a few years ago, including a picture of the small memorial shadow-box (which contains, among other things, the remains). This post is confirmed real, and an unusually mean-spirited meme, even for Fark, is born.

...and I officially regret giving the troll a 9/10, knowing what I know now. Leave that meme in the past.
 
2012-12-04 04:13:53 PM

hstein3: ghare: Arkanaut: Because People in power are Stupid: Congress REPUBLICANS are making us sick.

Eh, TFA says Kucinich is also part of the anti-vax derp brigade.

/derpers gonna derp.

Yeah, but Kucinich is gone, and anti-vax ain't on the Democratic platform. As opposed to wacko Republicans and their platform.

Anti-vaxx: Not part of the GOP platform. This is just the personal bugaboo of some crazy congressmen who happen to be GOP.

/Is preventing Guam from tipping over part of the Dem platform?


No, but thinking that Guam tipping over would be a Bad Thing is.
 
2012-12-04 04:13:58 PM
 
2012-12-04 04:18:33 PM

dv-ous: I got the flu shot, my housemate didn't. A bunch of people were our sick at work this week, and my housemate is at home on the toilet, crapping out mucous.

So I'm getting a kick out of this thread. Also, I feel great!


Your housemate does not have the flu. Influenza is an upper respiratory illness, not a gastrointestinal infection. You use the term housemate, so perhaps you're a Briton? If so, then in all probability, he/she has rotavirus, since that is something of an epidemic in England just now.
 
2012-12-04 04:19:37 PM

HotWingConspiracy: moothemagiccow: HotWingConspiracy:
And I would totally take a diarrhea vaccine if it existed.

You got one when you were a baby, most likely.
 
2012-12-04 04:19:55 PM

ChipNASA: If it weren't for Obama and his healthcare reform, NONE of this would have happened.


Link

"We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it." --Barack Obama, Pennsylvania Rally, April 21, 2008.
 
2012-12-04 04:20:26 PM

JackieRabbit: Influenza is an upper respiratory illness, not a gastrointestinal infection.


Well, in humans this is true. Maybe his housemate is a pig. You never know.
 
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