This is a collections of thoughts and images that have engaged my imagination, provoked a thought or inspired me.

30th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Gradness Madness with 13 notes

28th August 2014

Post reblogged from Mostly signs (some portents) with 28 notes

Dashcam nails cops who beat man while shouting “Stop resisting arrest”

mostlysignssomeportents:

Two cops from Bloomfield, NJ’s police department have been indicted, and another plead guilty after a suppressed dashcam video showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison for “resisting arrest” (the DA dropped his charges right away).

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28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Gradness Madness with 4 notes

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Emergent Futures Tumblelog with 1,157 notes

nevver:

Life in Hell

nevver:

Life in Hell

Source: biblioklept.org

28th August 2014

Quote reblogged from fotojournalismus with 479 notes

Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We do not stand over the decapitated and eviscerated bodies left behind on city and village streets by our missiles, drones and fighter jets. We do not listen to the wails and shrieks of parents embracing the shattered bodies of their children. We do not see the survivors of air attacks bury their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. We are not conscious of the long night of collective humiliation, repression and powerlessness that characterizes existence in Israel’s occupied territories, Iraq and Afghanistan. We do not see the boiling anger that war and injustice turn into a caldron of hate over time. We are not aware of the very natural lust for revenge against those who carry out or symbolize this oppression. We see only the final pyrotechnics of terror, the shocking moment when the rage erupts into an inchoate fury and the murder of innocents. And, willfully ignorant, we do not understand our own complicity. We self-righteously condemn the killers as subhuman savages who deserve more of the violence that created them. This is a recipe for endless terror.
— Chris Hedges, “How the brutalized become brutal” (via thepeoplesrecord)

Source: thepeoplesrecord

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Mostly signs (some portents) with 71,874 notes

wilwheaton:

bearhatalice:

aspiringpolymath:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.
HUH.

I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.



Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.

wilwheaton:

bearhatalice:

aspiringpolymath:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.

HUH.

I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.

Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.

Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.

Source: girl-non-grata

25th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Close your eyes, clear your heart, let it go... with 3,451 notes

She was as constant as rain, as strong as thunder and as bright as lightning; She was a storm that I longed to be engulfed in.
— T.B. LaBerge // The Novel of Us (via creatingaquietmind)

Source: tblaberge

25th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Close your eyes, clear your heart, let it go... with 4,200 notes

Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Work on the negatives. And if it doesn’t work out this time, take another shot.
— Unknown (via creatingaquietmind)

Source: onlinecounsellingcollege

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Gradness Madness with 763 notes

25th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Form Follows Function with 13 notes

The time will come when we won’t be able to make fine garments anymore because only the high-volume plants will survive. Fine artisans will be forced out of business.
— Masaaki Homma - Designer - Mastermind Japan (via formfollowsfunctionjournal)