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humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a captain in the ESU— it’s New York’s equivalent of a Swat Team. You know how a lot of kids grow up watching cartoons, and dreaming of being super heroes so that they can save people? Well, I never grew out of that."
"So what’s your super power?"
"I’m good at making contingency plans. Like when Batman made a contingency plan in case any member of the Justice League went rogue."
"So what’s been your greatest contingency plan so far?"
"I didn’t get into the school of my choice, so I’m in community college now."

humansofnewyork:

"I was a school teacher for all my life, but I had to leave when I went blind. It was tough for me because I’d helped so many other people’s kids, and then when my own kids got to high school, I couldn’t see enough to help them with their homework. But everything turned out all right though. This one’s on the way to join her sister at the University of Albany!"

Wisdom can come at any age. Aging just reminds us of it in the nick of time… You don’t…

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Wisdom can come at any age. Aging just reminds us of it in the nick of time… You don’t have to wait for it to come upon you. The Life Within is constant but unseen to most like the water that flows under the crust of the earth. Dig deep and you will find it and be refreshed!

Link to article: http://www.ramdass.org/the-life-within/

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Anonymous asked:

why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Oh so many reasons.

1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.

It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.

studentsforafreetibetuk:

32-year-old Tinley Namgyal has set himself on fire in Dawu County. The protest took place on 15 April 2014 at around 12 pm (local time). No further information is available at present. This makes it the 131st Tibetan self-immolation since 2009. 

A Tibetan man burned himself to death Tuesday in Sichuan province’s restive Kardze prefecture to protest Chinese rule, triggering a security alert and a clampdown on information flow, according to sources.

Thinley Namgyal, 32, self-immolated at noon in Khangsar township in Tawu (in Chinese, Daofu) county in Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the sources said.

“Since the fire was so intense, it didn’t take very long for his death,” a local resident told RFA’s Tibetan Service, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"He self-immolated in protest against Chinese policy and rule [in Tibetan populated areas]," another Tibetan resident said, also speaking anonymously.

Tibetans who witnessed the burning protest immediately took Namgyal’s body to a nearby monastery for prayers before Chinese police could arrive at the scene, the resident said.

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Chinese authorities have tightened controls in a bid to check self-immolation protests, arresting and jailing Tibetans whom they accuse of being linked to the burnings. Some have been jailed for up to 15 years.

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