a frame in time: 2 story brick building with all the windows covered, boarded up with plywood and 2x4’s and miscellaneous scraps of wood. it is a photo. i know because there is no variation in light, no wind, no smell, no movement of any kind. no life of any kind. i pan across the scenery. (oh, so it’s more of a panorama shot.) i can move my field of vision. (interesting!) and i can...
No Other Way Out | Common Dreams →
“The documents published by WikiLeaks detailed for the world the widespread use of torture by Iraqi and Afghan security forces and the silent complicity of Washington. They confirmed that civilians, including children, are routinely murdered by occupation forces and that the killings are not investigated. The documents lifted the veil on our undeclared, black war in Pakistan, including drone...
>Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power
Coke-powered Nokia cellphone concept by Daizi... →
engineeringisawesome: We have already seen some of the most unusual mobile phones in the recent past, but the latest cellphone by the Chinese designer Daizi Zheng is a remarkably strange yet sustainable mobile handset that will take you by wonder. Designed for the Finnish brand Nokia, the Eco-Friendly cellphone runs on an innovative battery which makes use of enzymes to generate electricity...
“Let me explain what I mean. A Middle Eastern despot now knows for sure when his time in power is well and truly up. He knows it when his bankers in Zurich or Geneva cease accepting his transfers and responding to his confidential communications and instead begin the process of “freezing” his assets and disclosing their extent and their whereabouts to investigators in his...
You Have More Money in Your Wallet Than Bank of... →
FuckyeahEngineers: nakstumatumblr answered your... →
fuckyeahengineers: nakstumatumblr answered your question: Hey Followers! I’m studying Industrial Engineering and I’m considering shifting to Civil Engineering. I like them IE but I’m considering other options. Help Well my friend I have experience in questioning my choice in major. I started…
i hear the footsteps coming down the hall have you come to get me?
MONOPOLY: The Koch Bros. Game →
Why I Support the People of Thompson, Canada --... →
tried to link straight to the bbc photo. alas, i failed. :)
Corporate Hacker Tries to Take Down WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald part - 2
Corporate Hacker Tries to Take Down WikiLeaks part 1 :)
I'm up for a 'little' boycott. :)
“It’s a lean time in America. Congress is debating cuts in education and housing. The states are trying to close budget shortfalls. But someone is off in the corner, gorging on pie. That someone is the Pentagon, which aims to add $8 billion to its 2011 budget and a 3 percent increase in baseline spending for 2012. The military wants $553 billion and that DOESN’T even COUNT what...
BBC Dimensions →
a very cool way to create perspective and understanding by comparing to what you’re already familiar with.
by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 4:18pm To Pick The Poppy Seeds Out of the Dirt: Prayer for Discernment and Differentiation, To all who suffer, May all difficulty be lifted away from you by the warm handkerchief of the sun to dry your tears. May the brooms of the wind sweep you clear and clean of whatever basura, trash and litter others have wrongfully left in...
depressed. i tease myself ‘if you wanted something, what would it be?’ all my answers bring tears. -j&
Matt Taibbi: "Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?" →
“Nobody goes to jail,” writes Matt Taibbi in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. “This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world’s wealth.” Taibbi...
feeling such an overwhelming sadness. don’t know where it’s coming from. how can i let go if i don’t know what needs to go? -j&
Judge Convicted in Pennsylvania Kids-for-Cash... →
This article demostrates why FOR-PROFIT prisons are a BAD idea. Child slavery, anyone?
Empire at the End of Decadence →
By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: February 18, 2011
'We Stand With You as You Stood With Us':... →
Removing Fingerprints Wrongfully Placed: Prayer...
Let all fingerprints wrongfully placed on your life, lift up and fly away… Let all wrongfully placed fingerprints from others’ intents and actions, words and wrongs… be completely wafted away, disintegrating into tiniest dots of protons and neutrons now. Send these vestiges that cannot live without you entertaining them, send them off now, to wait safely ...
does it really matter if what i write is shite? who decides what we do is worthy or silly or doodoo? lol! okay, i’ve had a few. but, i do wonder… where all the judgement in my head originates. or if it’s important. if it’s something worth listening to following changing for. :) there is no harm in questions… -j&
sometimes i feel alone… and then i feel it a fire burning in my heart freedom. if this is your first taste breathe it in, deep savoring it again. this is the freedom of which i speak it feels like being born and the taste is oh so sweet it’s the ability to love,to live,to work,to move,to speak,to sing,to pursue true happiness it feels like being in love freedom. i stick...
Since the US is experiencing financial troubles, and the banks/financial institutions the tax payers bailed out have now returned to full vigor experiencing record profits, how about they pay the tax payers back? (…with interest of course? ;) It’s not a long term solution (like cutting the proportionately giNormous piece of the budget pie, defense) but it’s a start. ...
Bahrain, Libya and Yemen try to crush protests with violence Reports of dozens killed by Gaddafi’s security forces, while Bahrain troops leave scores wounded —— ”At the root of this anger is decades of neglect of people’s aspirations to realise not only civil and political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights.” The people of Algeria,...
The World Becomes What We Teach | Common Dreams →
As William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.”
We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel...– Thomas Edison (via lifeofbrianq)
After The Storm
I hold you firm Tightly swaddled Like you once were In the womb I am strong I withstand the wind of your wild howls. I am calm I cradle your immense spirit in my arms. I am steady I hold firm through ferocious tremors and quakes. I am patient I wait for the lightening, the thunder, the torrential rain I enclose you Until full release of fears and distractions In trust Or pure...
Wisconsin Gov. Walker Ginned Up Budget Shortfall... →
There was no ‘problem’ until the Governor made it (up).
Unions badgering Wisconsin's finances? |... →
As Tens of Thousands Protest Anti-Public Sector... →
A Time for Resistance | Common Dreams →
by Katrina vanden Heuvel “However, as the events in Cairo, and now Wisconsin, show us, this is a moment of extraordinary possibility. It is a time for global, nonviolent challenge to anti-democratic forces, wherever they may be—forces that have enriched themselves while promising stability based on coercion, suppression of rights and profound corruption.”
This Isn't Deficit Control. It's Assault. →
title is a link…
WATCH: Amy Goodman on Al Jazeera English EMPIRE:... →
What an awesome combination: Amy Goodman and Al Jazeera! :) “If we had state media how would it be any different (than mainstream media)?”
Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor →
title is a link… Posted on Feb 15, 2011 By Amy Goodman
“Democracy Uprising” in the U.S.A.?: Noam Chomsky... →
first heard about the demonstrations in wisconsin early this morning… like 4:30am. (still have no idea why i woke up - wide awake - after 4.5 hours of sleep… but i digress.) glad to find some real meaty news about it on democracy now! :)