Thursday, September 30, 2010

"My camp is my home, and the men here are part of my family. I don't want to let them
die by the hands of the militiamen. So I made a decision in order to keep the men out of danger, I get the firewood myself. That is my gift for them; to face rape every day."

"It was my only option: to get the firewood by myself, in order to prevent the deaths of the good men in the camp. My daughter begs me not to be outside, since she knows what happens. But while being raped is my humiliation, it is salvation for her father."

"Rape is happening every day outside our camp. But my leaving to get firewood is the best way to protect the men against the guns of the militia. I don't want to see anybody die. So there is no other option for women here, there is no other option for me."

"We choose to sacrifice ourselves for the men, because they can't leave the camp to get firewood. It is a matter of life and death. So we choose to preserve their lives. We choose to go out ourselves. We choose to get face to face with the militiamen. We choose to get raped."


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Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

READ - Stockholm, originally uploaded by Kim Yokota.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An eighth grader in the Houston area, Asher Brown, has committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied at school for being gay.

A US college student committed suicide the day after authorities say two fellow students surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the internet. Tyler Clementi of New Jersey jumped off the George Washington Bridge, a lawyer for his family said. His body hasn’t been recovered.

Seth Walsh, a student at Jacobsen Middle School in Tehachapi, Calif., was found unconscious and not breathing on Sept. 19 after he apparently tried to hang himself from a tree in his backyard, according to a police report obtained by The Bakersfield Californian. Friends said that Seth had been picked on for years because he was gay.He later passed away.

This has to stop.

Weekly Disney, originally uploaded by Express Monorail.

Day 61/365 "Someday...", originally uploaded by Wellstone.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

[Explored!], originally uploaded by ratsdavinci.

Home, originally uploaded by Jeremy Snell.

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322|365, originally uploaded by Functioned Branches.

Eole, originally uploaded by mmarsupilami.

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Day 263: I ___ you., originally uploaded by whatsupbuttercup.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Incredibly honest, and ever so lovely.

"And how can you say I love you to someone you love?
....Here is the point of everything I have been trying to tell you....
It's always necessary.

I love you."

dragonfruit slice, originally uploaded by only alice.

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alone, originally uploaded by alshepmcr.

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348/365, originally uploaded by jessieroth.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Seven ukuleles, an accordion, and a cajon drum. Sweet MGMT cover.

Shooting gallery..., originally uploaded by harvest breeding.

"Down in the junk yaaaaaaarrrdddd....!"

fifty five., originally uploaded by sarah nieman..

green ideas, originally uploaded by LoveRunning.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Journey, originally uploaded by colours of my soul.

God of This City, originally uploaded by Jeremy Snell.

:O takemetheretakemetheretakemethere

I just want to know today.... Know that maybe I will be ok.

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self-portrait, originally uploaded by emma llensa.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunset in Rocky Point, originally uploaded by mikedeh.

Subtle Charm, originally uploaded by jdhilger.

cheshire cat, originally uploaded by Elysia in Wonderland.

coffee, originally uploaded by evelineev.

oh, originally uploaded by Darryl Haff.