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    How much poison are you willing
    to eat for the success of the free
    market and global trade? Please
    name your preferred poisons.

    For the sake of goodness, how much
    evil are you willing to do?
    Fill in the following blanks
    with the names of your favorite
    evils and acts of hatred.

    What sacrifices are you prepared
    to make for culture and civilization?
    Please list the monuments, shrines,
    and works of art you would
    most willingly destroy.

    In the name of patriotism and
    the flag, how much of our beloved
    land are you willing to desecrate?
    List in the following spaces
    the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
    you could most readily do without.

    State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
    the energy sources, the kinds of security;
    for which you would kill a child.
    Name, please, the children whom
    you would be willing to kill.

    "
    Questionnaire, by Wendell Berry from Leavings. (via snowybison)

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    ribcaqe:

    this is the only Columbus Day post you should reblog

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    thesylverlining:

    Please, please share this like wildfire.

    My classmate, Susan Hess-Logeais, recently told me about the documentary she’s making called “Soar,” about two amazing young dancers, Kiera and Uriah. It’s incredible, and the young ladies featured in this are astounding, talented, dedicated and extremely important individuals.

    Once I heard, I had to share it here. It’s the kind of thing that actually gets attention on tumblr when everybody else ignores it - ignores excellence in black girls, ignores disabled people, and lets them fall by the wayside. So I’m asking, please, please help these girls out, and if not, please reblog and share.

    From the “Soar” press release:

    "If you’ve ever seen Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd dance together, you know they share a bond that goes beyond sisterhood. 18 year-old Uriah grew up helping Kiera, age 20, adapt after a childhood illness resulted in the amputation of Kiera’s hands and legs just one month after Uriah was born.

    “You really have to see them to believe it,” says filmmaker and dancer Susan Hess Logeais. “Kiera can move in ways that are incredibly powerful and graceful, and Uriah is an expressive and talented dancer on her own. But when you see the two of them dance together, you see everything: the struggle, the bond, the joy, the frustration, the mutual love. It’s truly overpowering to watch, and audiences respond pretty intensely.

    Hess Logeais is currently fundraising to help pay for the event and finish her film, which she hopes will be eye-opening and inspiring. “We want to change people’s ideas about what is possible,” she says. “For all of us, but especially for the millions of people living with alternate abilities, Kiera shows us what happens when you challenge your limitations. That’s a message I would love to share with as many people as possible.” To find out more about “Soar,” the film, and see some powerful footage of the sisters’ dance, visit the Soar Kickstarter campaign. Kiera, Uriah and Susan are hoping that the disabled community will join the “Soar” community and support their efforts.”

    "Soar" has a crowdfunding project going, but it’s having trouble reaching its goal - and this is just too important to let slip. Please help. Signal boost, share, donate if you can, but DO NOT let Kiera and Uriah be forgotten.

    THE IMPORTANT LINKS:

    The Website:
    http://soardocumentary.com/

    Crowdfunding:
    http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/soar

    YouTube: (watch these amazing dancers)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/hotflashfilmspdx

    Vimeo:
    https://vimeo.com/hotflashfilmspdx/videos

    THANK YOU so much for reading, and THANK YOU for sharing. This is big, and important, and something good that needs to happen. Thank you.

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    micdotcom:

    Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

    To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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    Ballet dancers waiting for their audition times. 

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    sonicomod:

foreveralone-lyguy:

what the fuck is that and why is it all sad and alone

look at its haircut haha nerd

    sonicomod:

    foreveralone-lyguy:

    what the fuck is that and why is it all sad and alone

    look at its haircut haha nerd

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