This is a good book, beautifully written, and fun... →
The military slang for a man killed by a drone strike is ‘bug splat,’ since...– Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret You know, from the ground, individuals who are killed by drones don’t exactly look like “bug splat.” This drone culture is perverse because warfare is being made to look more and more like a video game and without...
Find what you love and let it kill you.– Charles Bukowski (via lollipot)
I don’t care about anyone, and the feeling is quite obviously mutual.– Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via stellafrood)
The post-colonial states were subordinate by design, by their innate nature of...– The Failure of the Arab “State” and Its Opposition via Al Akhbar I have a serious question: Do pan-Arabism and leftism in the Middle East always have to presented together without distinction? (via sharquaouia)
Titanic Survivors: A Breakdown by Class →
thepoliticalnotebook: First Class Passengers: 63% survived (200 out of 319 lived). Second Class Passengers: 43% survived (117 out of 269 lived). Third Class Passengers: 25% survived (172 out of 699 lived). Any death, regardless of class, is a horrible and tragic thing, but on the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking it’s important to remember one of the things that night symbolizes: that,...
There are people in the social media who are for SM’s atrocities. At namumutiktik ng appeal to hypocrisy and mga argumento nila [e.g. ” [it’s] amazing how some of these Baguio citizens continue their lives of hypocrisy by pretending to care for the environment as they smoke, spit, litter, and use “anywhere” as their public comfort room..”]. I can’t even...
Western thought is hardly monolithic or simple, but monotheistic religions made...– Fantastic SEED Magazine read on Buddhism and the brain. Also see 50 famous scientists on religion – part one and part two – and three different disciplines’ definitions of what human consciousness means. (via explore-blog)
I often don’t feel like a real person because my existence is dominated by fear....– Jonathan Ames (via synecdoche)
Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting.– Michel Foucault (via nevver)
"The world has become immensely complicated and... →
What my kids remind me, every evening, is that books are not always parboiled...– Let us now praise libraries, librarians (via rachelfershleiser)