but we are actually all winds
ever more than before
even ever more than before 
gaining 
speeding 
booming
towards future 
speeding
and redeeming laughters
and happiest laughters
Start page JUMO | Code for America | good.is |
“If you want to free a society, just give them internet access. Because people, the young guys, you know, are all going to go out and see biased media, see the truth about other nations and their own nation and they’re going to be able to contribute and collaborate together.”

enough deaths - only crazed imaginary beliefs (being possessed) - can sustain and repeat - and repeat again 

been repeating this like how long? early 700s or - like 1100 - 

then this way of being is only like 1000 or 1300 years. It’s nothing but a blip. 

Then, future shall hold much ‘vast’-er meaning - 

then we need to talk and think and act in that way. 

That each feelings, thought, words and action have space of it. 

August 20, 2014, 12:50am   0 notes

So - love, family in the sense of communication, and faith 

There could be billions of positive (and active, motivated) reasons for why European types of humans came to believe in this Middle East origin, foreign religion (Christianity). 

And why we don’t focus on that reasons part (there could be ways, because there are, unfortunately, opposing types but - say focus on this active, self-motivated, ‘warm’ ones) - then would people’d be still fighting in this way? 

Or there won’t be other ‘spaces’ for communicating? communicating different kind of stuff. Not about borders, difference, dominations and subjugations.

August 19, 2014, 9:43pm   1 note
▸ Phone call home, James Foley

Marquette University has always been a friend to me. The kind who challenges you to do more and be better and ultimately shapes who you become.

With Marquette, I went on some volunteer trips to South Dakota and Mississippi and learned I was a sheltered kid and the world had real problems. I came to know young people who wanted to give their hearts for others. Later I volunteered in a Milwaukee junior high school up the street from the university and was inspired to become an inner-city teacher. But Marquette was perhaps never a bigger friend to me than when I was imprisoned as a journalist.

Myself and two colleagues had been captured and were being held in a military detention center in Tripoli. Each day brought increasing worry that our moms would begin to panic. My colleague, Clare, was supposed to call her mom on her birthday, which was the day after we were captured. I had still not fully admitted to myself that my mom knew what had happened. But I kept telling Clare my mom had a strong faith.

I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.

I began to pray the rosary. It was what my mother and grandmother would have prayed. 
I said 10 Hail Marys between each Our Father. It took a long time, almost an hour to count 100 Hail Marys off on my knuckles. And it helped to keep my mind focused.

Clare and I prayed together out loud. It felt energizing to speak our weaknesses and hopes together, as if in a conversation with God, rather than silently and alone.

Later we were taken to another prison where the regime kept hundreds of political prisoners. I was quickly welcomed by the other prisoners and treated well.

One night, 18 days into our captivity, some guards brought me out of the cell. In the hall I saw Manu, another colleague, for the first time in a week. We were haggard but overjoyed to see each other. Upstairs in the warden’s office, a distinguished man in a suit stood and said, “We felt you might want to call your families.”

I said a final prayer and dialed the number. My mom answered the phone. “Mom, Mom, it’s me, Jim.”

“Jimmy, where are you?”

“I’m still in Libya, Mom. I’m sorry about this. So sorry.”

“Don’t be sorry, Jim,” she pleaded. “Oh, Daddy just left. Oh … He so wants to talk to you. How are you, Jim?” I told her I was being fed, that I was getting the best bed and being treated like a guest.

“Are they making you say these things, Jim?”

“No, the Libyans are beautiful people,” I told her. “I’ve been praying for you to know that I’m OK,” I said. “Haven’t you felt my prayers?”

“Oh, Jimmy, so many people are praying for you. All your friends, Donnie, Michael Joyce, Dan Hanrahan, Suree, Tom Durkin, Sarah Fang have been calling. Your brother Michael loves you so much.” She started to cry. “The Turkish embassy is trying to see you and also Human Rights Watch. Did you see them?” I said I hadn’t.

“They’re having a prayer vigil for you at Marquette. Don’t you feel our prayers?” she asked.

“I do, Mom, I feel them,” and I thought about this for a second. Maybe it was others’ prayers strengthening me, keeping me afloat.

The official made a motion. I started to say goodbye. Mom started to cry. “Mom, I’m strong. I’m OK. I should be home by Katie’s graduation,” which was a month away.

“We love you, Jim!” she said. Then I hung up.

I replayed that call hundreds of times in my head — my mother’s voice, the names of my friends, her knowledge of our situation, her absolute belief in the power of prayer. She told me my friends had gathered to do anything they could to help. I knew I wasn’t alone.

My last night in Tripoli, I had my first Internet connection in 44 days and was able to listen to a speech Tom Durkin gave for me at the Marquette vigil. To a church full of friends, alums, priests, students and faculty, I watched the best speech a brother could give for another. It felt like a best man speech and a eulogy in one. It showed tremendous heart and was just a glimpse of the efforts and prayers people were pouring forth. If nothing else, prayer was the glue that enabled my freedom, an inner freedom first and later the miracle of being released during a war in which the regime had no real incentive to free us. It didn’t make sense, but faith did. 



Aug 19, 2014, 9:37pm  0 notes      

 
“Myself and two colleagues had been captured and were being held in a military detention center in Tripoli. Each day brought increasing worry that our moms would begin to panic. My colleague, Clare, was supposed to call her mom on her birthday, which was the day after we were captured. I had still not fully admitted to myself that my mom knew what had happened. But I kept telling Clare my mom had a strong faith.

I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.

I began to pray the rosary. It was what my mother and grandmother would have prayed. 
I said 10 Hail Marys between each Our Father. It took a long time, almost an hour to count 100 Hail Marys off on my knuckles. And it helped to keep my mind focused.

Clare and I prayed together out loud. It felt energizing to speak our weaknesses and hopes together, as if in a conversation with God, rather than silently and alone.”
From James Foley’s letter, titled, Phone call home, describing his experience during he was captured in Libya

August 19, 2014, 9:35pm  1 note

staff

There are “Final Warning” (account deletion) blackmailing going around - I think. Better take care of it asap. Famous art blogs maybe getting those. 

August 19, 2014, 9:15pm   0 notes
gookgod:

septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

they’re trying to set us free

gookgod:

septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

they’re trying to set us free

▸ How Egypt Prolonged the Gaza War, Nathan Brown



Aug 19, 2014, 10:51am  0 notes      

▸ Obama would much rather talk about Iraq than Ferguson, WashingtonPost

President Obama explained why he was less interested in talking about the events in Ferguson, Mo., even as he carefully — even unenthusiastically — talked about them. “I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed,” he said. Because when the Department of Justice is investigating something, “I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.”

And Eric Holder will be in Ferguson on Wednesday.



Source: Washington Post

Aug 19, 2014, 10:37am  0 notes      

thelonelythrone:

postracialcomments:

CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.



Reblogged from palomalgutierrez.

August 19, 2014, 10:31am  49,538 notes

Kurdish Peshmerga’s took back the control of Mosul dam, Iraq, from ISIS - “#Peshmerga special forces on top on #Mosul dam @itvnews”

Kurdish Peshmerga’s took back the control of Mosul dam, Iraq, from ISIS - #Peshmerga special forces on top on #Mosul dam @itvnews

There was a photo of - looked like Peshmerga? women unit’s commander (woman) is teaching handling of weapons to Yazidi volunteers. 

If it was taken from front and more clear way, it could be something some decades later people’d be staring at - that kind of photo. Female soldiers - or a commander - teaching, educating men. 

August 19, 2014, 10:24am   0 notes

Iraqi volunteers from the Yazidi sect learn how to handle a weapon during a training camp at the Serimli military base, which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, in Qamishli, northeastern Syria on the border with Kurdistan, August 16, 2014. Reuters, Youssef Boudial, Yazidis Take Up Arms

Iraqi volunteers from the Yazidi sect learn how to handle a weapon during a training camp at the Serimli military base, which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, in Qamishli, northeastern Syria on the border with Kurdistan, August 16, 2014. Reuters, Youssef Boudial, Yazidis Take Up Arms

mpdrolet:

 David Schalliol

footnote2

Humans can be really absorbed, and fixated to something, more than I think, animals can be. 

There are people who absolutely cannot be peeled away from TV shows, movies. Even their education is at the level of Postgrad - from ‘brand name’ Western schools - 

they can be just entirely glued to in front of TV, and cannot process anything what other people say - for few hours straight. 

I’ve never met that kind of people in Japan too. I met them only in West - in UK and in Europe and in USA. 

And they can be hooked onto anything. Stupid imported soapshows, low budget scifi interrupted by ads so frequently - 

but they are glued and fixated. 

So sometimes I do wonder how much of actual strength our will, will power, consciousness etc has. 

And I know that’s up to bit more near-future brain science thing. To really present, backed by evidences - how much we got conscious control, and how much we actually do not have - in many of our activity domains. 

August 19, 2014, 10:07am   0 notes