"I, Pet Goat II" by Heliofant

So much symbolism

Posted 8 months ago on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:09pm 14 notes
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We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism … Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children…
Robert Bowman, former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force
Posted 1 year ago on Monday, October 8, 2012, 2:03pm
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America is not the greatest country in the world

Posted 2 years ago on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:54pm 1 note
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…a country that’s in deep trouble. That’s filled with strange individualistic people who talk constantly. Who confront each other constantly. Who argue all the time. People who aren’t well educated, who don’t know much about the world, who get their information from television. People who don’t work very hard, who tolerate violence and drug use, and who don’t seem to object to it.
John Connor, “Rising Sun” by Michael Crichton
Posted 2 years ago on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 5:34pm 1 note
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America may lack engineers and scientists, but we lead the world in the production of lawyers. America has half the lawyers in the world. Think of that." He shook his head. "We have four percent of the world population. We have eighteen percent of the world economy. But we have fifty percent of the lawyers. And thirty-five thousand more every year pouring out of the schools. That’s where our productivity’s directed. That’s where our national focus is. Half our TV shows are about lawyers. America has become Land of Lawyers. Everybody suing. Everybody disputing. Everybody in court. After all, three quarters of a million American lawyers have to do something. They have to make their three hundred thousand a year. Other countries think we’re crazy.
Philip Sanders, “Rising Sun” by Michael Crichton
Posted 2 years ago on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 7:22pm 2 notes
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Going through old notebooks

mostly from middle school… found my 8th grade social studies notebook with a list of “current events topics”:

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Posted 2 years ago on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:51pm 12 notes
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The American Paradox

In 1957, as economist John Kenneth Galbraith was describing the United States as The Affluent Society, Americans’ per-person income was about $9,000. Today, the United States is a doubly affluent society. With double the spending power, we now own twice as many cars per person, eat out twice as often, and are supported by a whole new world of technology. Since 1960 we have also seen the proportion of households with dishwashers rise from 7% to 60%, clothes dryers from 20% to 74%, and air-conditioning from 15% to 86%.

Yet, since 1957, the number of Americans who say they are “very happy” has declined from 35% to 32%. Twice as rich and apparently no happier. Furthermore, the divorce rate has doubled, the teen suicide rate has more than doubled, and more people than ever (especially teens and young adults) are depressed.

We might call this soaring wealth and shrinking spirit “the American Paradox.” More than ever, we have big houses and broken homes, high incomes and low morale, more comfortable cars and more road rage. We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life. We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose. We cherish our freedoms but long for connection. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger.

Posted 2 years ago on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 5:37pm 145 notes
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Five minute time lapse of Brian DeFrees 12,225 mile road trip across the USA.

Posted 2 years ago on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:54pm 2 notes
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cynicsneverrecover:

deepblank:

enough said

corporate america

cynicsneverrecover:

deepblank:

enough said

corporate america

Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 9:47pm 44 notes
Reblogged from cynicsneverrecover Source: blankrorschach-deactivated20120
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Economic Hitmen

I think if they used cartoons/animations in school more often, grades would generally improve. They make things so much easier to understand.

Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, March 17, 2011, 1:20pm 4 notes
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