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Getting a Grip on Ebola

robertreich:

We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluids.

The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections.

That…

xsugartownx:

"Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing: Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

Dear Friends, on the 9th of October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends too. They thought that the bullets would silence us. But they failed. The terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.  I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. My dreams are the same.

The wise saying ‘the pen is mightier than sword’ was true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. Through hate-filled actions, extremists have shown what frightens them the most: a girl with a book.

Peace is necessary for education. In many parts of the world, terrorism, wars and conflicts stop children to go to their schools. We are really tired of these wars. There was a time when women social activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But, this time, we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights. Rather, I am focusing on women to be independent to fight for themselves. 

Today we call upon all communities to be tolerant – to reject prejudice based on caste, creed, sect, religion or gender. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.

We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realise their full potential. 

Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. 

We must not forget that our sisters and brothers are waiting for a bright peaceful future.”

(via stfuconservatives)

Just because

David Lynch explains the birds and the bees (by marvincandle815)

Sign this petition to pardon Marissa Alexander, who fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive ex. She harmed no one, but is now facing decades in jail.


20 years for firing into the air…to protect herself from her abusive husband…in Florida (home of Stand Your Ground)…crazy.

jcoleknowsbest:

hidden-agender:

turningonthelatheofheaven:

We have until March 5 to get the required signatures to send this to the President for her pardon. The last petition came up short, but we can make it this time!

BOOOOOOOOOST!!!

SIGNAL BOOST!

(Source: turning0nthelatheofheaven, via stfuconservatives)

Costas: “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
I couldn’t agree more.  I think we saw this in the case of Trayvon Martin and in the recent murder of Jordan Davis.  If George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn truly felt threatened and they WEREN’T carrying guns, would they have confronted these young men?  I think not. 
Martin, Davis, and Kasandra Perkins are just a few examples of gun violence.  In this country, it’s happening every day, every minute.
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/bob-costas-and-jovan-belcher.html#ixzz2EJ1bnF6F
newyorker:


Amy Davidson: Bob Costas was right to bring up Jovan Belcher’s guns. Now can we talk about the role of guns in domestic violence, too? Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/TLLbMD
Photograph by Jamie Squire/Getty.

Costas: “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

I couldn’t agree more.  I think we saw this in the case of Trayvon Martin and in the recent murder of Jordan Davis.  If George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn truly felt threatened and they WEREN’T carrying guns, would they have confronted these young men?  I think not. 

Martin, Davis, and Kasandra Perkins are just a few examples of gun violence.  In this country, it’s happening every day, every minute.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/bob-costas-and-jovan-belcher.html#ixzz2EJ1bnF6F

newyorker:

Amy Davidson: Bob Costas was right to bring up Jovan Belcher’s guns. Now can we talk about the role of guns in domestic violence, too? Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/TLLbMD

Photograph by Jamie Squire/Getty.

BOOK RIOT: One Reader's Giving of Thanks

bookriot:

There’s a lot I love about reading. Here are a few things for which I am especially grateful:

deckled edges

finishing a book just as the train pulls into the station

seeing someone reading a favorite book in public

a good beginning

a better ending

a mysterious, wistful inscription in a…

Completely agree.

Whoever runs the Obama tumblr deserves a raise.  I’m loving the unicorn chasers.
barackobama:

In case you’re watching the GOP convention tonight and need periodic unicorn chasers: POTUS and high-fiving children have you covered.

Whoever runs the Obama tumblr deserves a raise.  I’m loving the unicorn chasers.

barackobama:

In case you’re watching the GOP convention tonight and need periodic unicorn chasers: POTUS and high-fiving children have you covered.