After yesterday, the 15th day of the massacre of Gaza, the death count stood at 695, an average of 46 Palestinians murdered per day. Today 102 people were killed, including those who had taken refuge in a UN shelter. The figures have now jumped to 797 and 49 per day.
Spiritually you reach a point in your life where you just can’t afford to be around negative people, especially when you’re trying to make positive changes in your life. All that negativity does is make it that much harder to achieve the things and state of mind that many of us strive for in life. Don’t let negativity weigh you down.
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Tree Frog Eggs
Instead of laying eggs in water, some tree frogs deposit their spawn on leaves that overhang a pool. When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water below. This gives the advantage of the absence of aquatic predators that may eat the eggs.
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A note from Tupac Shakur’s prom date. ‘96
“I had wrote a letter saying how much I loved his music to his fan club. At the end I made a joke saying that if he ever read this letter to please take me to my prom since my boyfriend had just broken up with me. About a month later there was a knock at my door and it was him! He was by himself. No reporters, no homies, just Tupac Shakur at my doorstep. He came in and talked to me and my mom and my brother for about fifteen minutes and asked me if I had gotten a dress yet. I said no and he said he would take care of it and gave me $1500 in all hundred dollar bills and told me to get something pretty. Prom day came and he called and said to be ready. A limo showed up with 2Pac in it and went straight to my prom. Everyone was going crazy taking pictures but we hung out there for about thirty minutes. We danced to about five songs then he said he had business to take care of kissed me on the cheek and left. I think the world lost a great person when 2Pac was killed and I will always remember his kindness.”
Love the blog. Not sure if it was you speaking about how much of American music came from slavery. I agree so much. I am confused by the phrase "black music", most american music is black music. I always say that everyone loves the Blues even if you've never heard a Blues track in your life cos the Blues was the foundation to modern music. You wouldn't have "white" music (country, rock, indie, grunge) without the Blues. Sorry this makes no sense but you feel?
I understand, always have been disgusted and tired of seeing White artists who copy and steal Black music be recognized as pioneers. The roots of rock, jazz, blues etc is out of slavery and as usual western nations erase this. So we hear all day about Elvis but never Fats Domino
Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :)
Has it occurred to any of these clowns that, whatever the provocation, what Israel is doing is raining death and fire down on a population that is penned up in the first place, and which literally has nowhere else to go. Not only does this one simple fact obviate all of the well-what-would-America-do-if? scenarios that get floated around, but it also renders the Israeli offensive into an extraordinarily bloody facsimile of one of those tailor-made, designer dove hunts on which Dick Cheney gets to shoot people in the face.
When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what’s left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.
Yo, is there a non-racist term for the "Montezuma's revenge" you get when eating really spicy food that you usually don't eat, but not while traveling? "Traveler's diarrhea" is the "generic" term, but it doesn't cover when it happens if you're not traveling. I'm suffering the after-effects of an amazingly tasty Sichuan-style dish with tons of chili oil and pepper. TMI right?
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Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction. Imagine living in a world where we can all be who we are, a world of peace and possibility. Feminist revolution alone will not create such a world; we need to end racism, class elitism, imperialism. But it will make it possible for us to be fully self-actualized females and males able to create beloved community, to live together, realizing our dreams of freedom and justice, living the truth that we are all “created equal.” Come closer. See how feminism can touch and change your life and all our lives. Come closer and know firsthand what feminist movement is all about. Come closer and you will see: feminism is for everybody.