A Not-So-Simple Majority | This American Life

This is the best This American Life I have ever heard. On East Ramapo, NY, and the story of a school district taken over and defunded by the Hasidic Jewish population.

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poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

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Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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swimming swimming swimming and you look up to take a breath for what feels like the first time in years, and you are nowhere near where you thought you were going?

swimming swimming swimming and you look up to take a breath for what feels like the first time in years, and you are nowhere near where you thought you were going?

chromeus:

People sleeping on a night train in Japan, 1964. Photo by Nicolas Bouvier.

chromeus:

People sleeping on a night train in Japan, 1964. Photo by Nicolas Bouvier.

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The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they’ve discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the country, aren’t even sure how you’d go about setting one up. No one is keeping track of how many American citizens are shot by their police. We’re Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us. (via iamdanw)

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i don’t use tumblr much anymore but i still pretty cute

i don’t use tumblr much anymore but i still pretty cute

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This is a problem because the theme of money is so deep and pervasive in our lives. One’s relationship with money is lifelong, it colors one’s sense of identity, it shapes one’s attitude to other people, it connects and splits generations; money is the arena in which greed and generosity are played out, in which wisdom is exercised and folly committed. Freedom, desire, power, status, work, possession: these huge ideas that rule life are enacted, almost always, in and around money. How to Worry Less About Money | Brain Pickings
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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. Cesar Chavez
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euo:

“I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other. I want you. All the time. No one else.”




Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) dir. Abdellatif Kechiche

euo:

I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other. I want you. All the time. No one else.

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) dir. Abdellatif Kechiche

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The Office Book (1982)

palmandlaser:

The Office Book (1982)

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America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
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Caledonite - Carinthia, Austria

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Caledonite - Carinthia, Austria

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