"I, Pet Goat II" by Heliofant

So much symbolism

Posted 7 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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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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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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"you’re…so free that you’re in over your head in credit card debt and so brave enough to make sure the rest of the planet is brought to the same situation." -amfipolos

Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:12pm 1 note
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