I believe education is a right NOT a privilege. The human race should be as intelligent as possible to ensure its progress and survival. Anyone who doesn’t believe that education is necessary requirement is stuck in a me, me, me capitalistic butthole.
You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a...– Alan Watts (via fernsandmoss) Nice.
: “A writer’s moral obligation is to tell the... →
narrativemag: “A writer’s moral obligation is to tell the truth, how things actually were, or are. It is interesting how many young people have no trouble reading about or watching depicted suicides, murders, slaughters, all sorts of brutality and cruelty toward their own kind but are stopped or cowed by… Yes!
Five major scandals the media isn't obsessing...
think-progress: Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself. 1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence 2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders. 3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable. 4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers...
In the most comprehensive survey of its kind to date, a team of two dozen...– An Australian Broadcasting Corporation piece on how the science is, in fact, “settled” on whether humans are causing climate change. (via poptech)
If literature truly possesses a mysterious power, I think perhaps it is...– Yu Hua, “China in Ten Words” (via limegreensaliva)
For the sake of a line of poetry one must see many cities, people, and things,...– Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, trans. by Burton Pike (via mythologyofblue)
I'll Always Love My Mama by The Intruders -... →
Happy Mother’s Day!!
As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are...– 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America http://bananenplanet.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/10-things-most-americans-dont-know-about-america/ (via curlycherie) There are two areas where the USA is way out in front of the rest of the world: war and prison. The technology of killing is the main...
Cara Armstrong - Watershed - CSU, Chico →
A beautiful poem at Watershed Review by my friend Cara Armstrong. Check check it out!
the weakness was not government but man, one at a time, that men were never as...– Charles Bukowski (via navk)
Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic Writers →
lati-negros: posted by Vio @donawa_violeta
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain...– Stephen Jay Gould (via likeafieldmouse) For Real!
When will this thing…How long… / asks the comedian-politician, but...– Khaled Mattawa “Power Point II” from his collection of poems “Tocqueville”.
apoetreflects: “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” —Federico García Lorca, from Blood Wedding and Yerma (Theatre Communications Group, 1994)
Students of color are allowed to enter the classroom but never on an equal...– Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology | Margaret Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco Rios & Jacquelyn Bridgeman (via yasodhara)
Apple Avoids $9.2 Billion in Taxes With Debt Deal →
parislemon: Peter Burrows: Apple Inc. avoided as much as $9.2 billion in taxes by financing part of a $55 billion stock buyback with debt rather than offshore cash that would have been billed by the U.S. government, Moody’s Investment Services estimates. Based on current rates, Apple will pay interest of about $308 million a year on the $17 billion bond offering, said Gerald Granovsky, a...
thepoopqueen: how is gwyneth paltrow the world’s most beautiful woman when sade is still alive
apoetreflects: “The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” —John Steinbeck
Coffee Shop Overheard
Dude: Is that not some fucked up shit?
Dude 2: guess...
Dude: you don't think it's fucked up?
Dude 2: could be. I just took a vow of silence against bitching is all.