The Poverty Of Philosophy.

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leslie knows my ambition in life
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Veronika creates coats & new opportunities in Detroit
In Detroit, tens of thousands of people are homeless. Watch how a 24-year-old woman is trying to solve this crisis one coat at a time. Watch Veronika’s heartwarming story and see how she’s empowering down-on-their-luck Detroiters.
Click here to watch her story


That’s dope.

Detroit Soup helps fund people like this. It’s a great charity that started small and is becoming a HUGE success in helping rebuild the Detroit community. Free soup and salad and a 5 dollar donation for great ideas like this while also in a great and fun environment.. More info here 
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The griffin knew that the mouse was blind, and thus had no idea that he was having tea with an enormous monster that, despite the foreparts of a dodo, nevertheless posessed a carnivorous feline stomach. But it’s lonely being a monster, particularly when your front half is extinct, and so he pretended to be a much smaller creature, and drank tea very cautiously out of the mouse-sized teacups, and kept his voice down to a whisper whenever he visited the mouse.The mouse was, indeed, blind (being descended from one of a moderately famous trio) but was also nobody’s fool, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with his hearing. The griffin’s breathing couldn’t come from anything smaller than a bull elk. He occasionally wondered if he should offer his guest a bigger teacup (or possibly a barrel) but figured that if the griffin wasn’t going to say anything about it, neither was he. - Ursula Vernon
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A young fighter in the Free Syrian Army. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
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Life under Pinochet : Chile 40 Years On
‘The day we buried our freedom’ — Isabel Allende
On September 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup that deposed the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, who committed suicide rather than surrender and led to 17 years of military rule.
Some 40,000 people suffered human rights abuses in Chile from 1973 to 1990. More than 3,000 were killed or forcibly disappeared, their bodies buried in unmarked graves or dumped at sea.
In commemoration of the anniversary, the collaborative project “Chile from within,” edited by the Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, is being released in a digital edition. Originally published in 1990 and now out of print, the book compiled the previously unseen work of sixteen Chilean photographers, who documented their experience during this tumultuous era. Meiselas’s project provided them with a medium to share their own experiences, previously suppressed by the government. (more)
Photojournalist Julio Etchart spent the 70s and 80s documenting Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile and, by “keeping a low profile and my head down”, he says he was able to capture much of the rising resistance on camera. In memory of his victims, Amnesty International UK is hosting an updated version of Julio’s 1988 exhibition Chile’s 9/11 at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch, London, on weekdays from 9-20 September. (more)
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Sao Paulo, Brazil - Picture of the live bullets police shot at demonstrators today. The police reportedly shot a journalist in the face (trying to find updates on this). If you have any good information about the protests, please post as comments in this via Occupy São Paulo
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The world is rated R, and no one is checking IDs. Do not try to make it G by imagining the shadows away. Do not try to hide your children from the world forever, but do not try to pretend there is no danger. Train them. Give them sharp eyes and bellies full of laughter. Make them dangerous… and when they’ve grown, they will pollute the shadows.
-N.D. Wilson (via emotional-algebra)
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Military industrial complex…that’s it - war is quite profitable to certain corporations, who then line the wallets of politicians, who then continue to support policies that perpetuate war.
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Could you pass a US citizenship test?


I got a 93%. One I just straight-up whiffed, but the rest I honestly didn’t know. Without cheating, what’s your score?

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The Quebec Brain Bank
If you were to walk along the corridors of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, you would be surrounded by 3000 empty vessels of human consciousness, each one of which once held the dreams, thoughts and memories of a human being. .
    The Brain Bank specialises in research concerning biological factors associated with mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety) and suicide. However, nearly 1000 tissue samples are distributed annually across the world, making the bank a valuable resource in a range of areas.
Extra information can be found at the Brain Bank’s website: