Consume Til Doom

I'm starting to think this shit might be rigged!
I do believe that I need an intervention.
(Picture grabbed from freeflavour.com)

I do believe that I need an intervention.
(Picture grabbed from freeflavour.com)

newsweek:

If it turns out that the Malaysia Airlines 777 that crashed in Ukraine was indeed shot down, it won’t be the first time a commercial airliner was downed by military action. 

The most infamous instance occurred in 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a jumbo jet carrying 269 people, was gunned down by a Sukhoi Su-15 fighter jet after straying into Soviet airspace. 

The shock and outrage the rest of the world felt after that plane went down was captured on the September 12, 1983 cover of Newsweek: It shows a Korean Air Lines 747 with a bullseye over it; with “Murder in the Air” in large letters. 

Newsweek Rewind: When Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Was Shot Down

Even the U.S. gets in on the action: Iran Flight 655 shot down by USS Vincennes in 1988.

newsweek:

If it turns out that the Malaysia Airlines 777 that crashed in Ukraine was indeed shot down, it won’t be the first time a commercial airliner was downed by military action.

The most infamous instance occurred in 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a jumbo jet carrying 269 people, was gunned down by a Sukhoi Su-15 fighter jet after straying into Soviet airspace.

The shock and outrage the rest of the world felt after that plane went down was captured on the September 12, 1983 cover of Newsweek: It shows a Korean Air Lines 747 with a bullseye over it; with “Murder in the Air” in large letters.

Newsweek Rewind: When Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Was Shot Down

Even the U.S. gets in on the action: Iran Flight 655 shot down by USS Vincennes in 1988.

Why is it taking so long to believe that if we hurt Nature, we hurt ourselves?

Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami shaman (via diaphanee)

(via samajha)

stoicmike:

"You are perfectly right, said Pangloss; for when man was put into the garden of Eden, he was put there ut operaretur eum, so that he should work it; this proves that man was not born to take his ease. —Let’s work without speculating, said Martin; it’s the only way of rendering life bearable. The whole little group entered into this laudable scheme; each one began to exercise his talents. The little plot yielded fine crops … and Pangloss sometimes used to say to Candide: —All events are linked together in the best of possible worlds; for, after all, if you had not been driven from a fine castle by being kicked in the backside for love of Miss Cunégonde, if you hadn’t been sent before the Inquisition, if you hadn’t traveled across America on foot, if you hadn’t given a good sword thrust to the baron, if you hadn’t lost all your sheep from the good land of Eldorado, you wouldn’t be sitting here eating candied citron and pistachios. —That is very well put, said Candide, but we must go and work our garden." - Voltaire.   Scarecrow by Michael Lipsey, epigrammatist who has been kicked in the backside a few times and now must cultivate his garden.

My favorite ending.

stoicmike:

"You are perfectly right, said Pangloss; for when man was put into the garden of Eden, he was put there ut operaretur eum, so that he should work it; this proves that man was not born to take his ease. —Let’s work without speculating, said Martin; it’s the only way of rendering life bearable. The whole little group entered into this laudable scheme; each one began to exercise his talents. The little plot yielded fine crops … and Pangloss sometimes used to say to Candide: —All events are linked together in the best of possible worlds; for, after all, if you had not been driven from a fine castle by being kicked in the backside for love of Miss Cunégonde, if you hadn’t been sent before the Inquisition, if you hadn’t traveled across America on foot, if you hadn’t given a good sword thrust to the baron, if you hadn’t lost all your sheep from the good land of Eldorado, you wouldn’t be sitting here eating candied citron and pistachios. —That is very well put, said Candide, but we must go and work our garden." - Voltaire. Scarecrow by Michael Lipsey, epigrammatist who has been kicked in the backside a few times and now must cultivate his garden.

My favorite ending.

At a risk of losing some of my humanity, I am for cruel and unusual punishment for people who hurt/kill kids.

Anonymous asked: You're not pretty.

scarlettethewriter:

You’re right.

I am Courtney. I have hair the color of my mothers and skin the color of my fathers. I have the Irish green eyes of my fathers grandmother and the native nose of my mothers Seminole-Creek father. My hands have written thousands of poems. My face has been scarred by acne, my ears have listened to EVERY cruel comment someone made about it. My lips have been kissed by people I think about every day.

My skin is skewed with stretchmarks and tattoos and scars.

You’re right. I am not pretty. There is so much more to me than a 6 letter word used to summarize beauty.

"Pretty" is a shallow, vague word.

I’m fascinated by people who take time and effort to reach out and try to bring others down on the internet.

What great things they could be doing with their short time on Earth and this is what they choose.

humansofnewyork:

"This is our first date. We met on the bus.""I said all the right things.""Whatever, I talked to you first."

Nice.

humansofnewyork:

"This is our first date. We met on the bus."
"I said all the right things."
"Whatever, I talked to you first."

Nice.

Houston to Tucson with two Labs and a cat. Not inspired. More driving tomorrow. Berkeley or bust.

Houston to Tucson with two Labs and a cat. Not inspired. More driving tomorrow. Berkeley or bust.