People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming. — Kathleen Winter, Annabel  (via corvidae-and-crossroads)

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War is organised murder, and nothing else — Harry Patch aged 111. Britain’s last First World War veteran, 1898-2009  (via emilyylonen)

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Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. William S. Burroughs (via taotechill)

(via disguised-chaos)

Now we the American working population
Hate the fact that eight hours a day
Is wasted on chasing the dream of someone that isn’t us.
And we may not hate our jobs,
But we hate jobs in general
That don’t have to do with fighting our own causes.
We the American working population
Hate the nine-to-five, day-in day-out
When we’d rather be supporting ourselves
By being paid to perfect the pastimes
That we have harbored based solely on the fact
That it makes us smile if it sounds dope.
Aesop Rock9-5ers Anthem (via psilolysergicamine)

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femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

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enigmatic-being:

Watch international activist and scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva explain in 2 minutes how GMOs are a threat to biodiversity and farmers’ livelihoods.

milwaukeestat:

A Rustbelt Makeover
Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.
Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 
Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

milwaukeestat:

A Rustbelt Makeover

Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.

Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 

Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

(via hellodahlie)

Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas. — Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep. 5: Hiding in the Light)

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Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. — Eric Thomas  (via girlsjunk)

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enigmatic-being:

Organic farms are home to around 30 per cent more wildlife species than conventional farms, a meta-analysis of nearly 100 studies by researchers form the University of Oxford and from Sweden and Switzerland has found.
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Image courtesy of  Jeff DelViscio
Organic farms are home to around 30 per cent more wildlife species than conventional farms, a meta-analysis of nearly 100 studies by researchers form the University of Oxford and from Sweden and Switzerland has found.

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