Florence and and a highway interchange in Atlanta.
forgot how fucking infectious his music is and how much I want a legit debut
Pew polling shows that 66% of Americans feel favorably about the Department of Homeland Security and 54% feel favorably about the NSA. Check out this chart, though. One of the really interesting things about analyzing the partisan splits on agency favorability is that it shows a lot more Democrats favor DHS and NSA than the overall national average or the Republicans. 76% of polled Dems have a positive view of DHS, compared to 66% overall and 62% of Republicans. For the NSA, the national average is pretty much in line with Republicans, 54% and 55% respectively, but 64, check it, 64% of Democrats see the agency favorably. I need to think about this.
Civil liberty violations/foreign policy failures/war crimes are to only be condemned when republicans are in power, duh. #howtobealiberal101
"An estimated 49,000 Pakistanis have been killed in conflict since 2001, when the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan first began to seep across the porous border. Years of violence in northwestern Pakistan have made PTSD widespread in a poor and remote region where there are few options for treatment."
Dinner in Czech Culinary Arts tonight: diabetes on a plate (FaLl SpIRiT iShStYLe). With Irish coffee made under the direction of one of Prague’s top baristas — minus the Irish part for me of course.
I hate those little moments when people you look up to say utterly stupid shit that makes you lose respect for them… Like today when my studio professor (who’s basically the most influential architectural critic/intellectual in Prague) said “the Italian countryside is definitely the most beautiful place in Europe, so probably the world”
Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day. The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother’s house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 67-year-old grandmother of nine.
My three children – 13-year-old Zubair, nine-year-old Nabila and five-year-old Asma – were playing nearby when their grandmother was killed. All of them were injured and rushed to hospitals. Were these children the “militants” the news reports spoke of? Or perhaps, it was my brother’s children? They, too, were there. They are aged three, seven, 12, 14, 15 and 17 years old. The eldest four had just returned from a day at school, not long before the missile struck.
But the United States and its citizens probably do not know this. No one ever asked us who was killed or injured that day. Not the United States or my own government. Nobody has come to investigate nor has anyone been held accountable. Quite simply, nobody seems to care."
Rafiq ur Rehman: Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother.
"A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. “Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare."
why do all of m.i.a.’s interviewers suffer from smug white boy syndrome