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So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but that disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politicians. Can we develop a resistance? Meanwhile, the Supreme Court greeted a host of marriage equality bans with a big ol’ Kanye shrug, letting the sound of wedding bells resound. And, finally, if you’re preparing to greet Columbus Day with a soupçon of liberal guilt, why not instead get behind the only holiday that exclusively celebrates failing upwards?

The minimum wage is mostly people who failed at life and high school kids. Seriously, look. I don’t mean to be ugly with you people. … If you’re a 30-something-year-old person and you’re making minimum wage you probably failed at life.

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.

"Blessed are the merciful" in a courtroom? "Blessed are the peacemakers" in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

— Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via h2ointowine)

(Source: mouthwingss, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


What Karl Rove Just Suggested About Hillary Clinton Could Rock The 2016 Election. Interesting.

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What Karl Rove Just Suggested About Hillary Clinton Could Rock The 2016 Election. Interesting.

How much crack are you smoking


these photos were taken by mohammed salem and klaus thymann (click pic), showing the rise of parkour in gaza’s shati and khan yunis refugee camps. unemployment in the camps is high, and with little to do and limited resources, some have turned to parkour as a means of escape.

as abdullah enshasy, who cofounded gaza parkour team with mohammed aljkhbeer, explains, “i have witnessed war, invasion and killing. when i was a kid and i saw these things, blood and injuries, i didn’t know what it all meant.”

adds aljkhbeer"there is a big relationship between parkour and barriers that we’re surrounded by in the gaza strip. there’s the blockade, walls are everywhere. …parkour gives us a sense of freedom and allows us to endure these conditions without getting deeply depressed.” 

for a sport that is literally about overcoming obstacles and living beyond imposed physical restraints, parkour has perhaps even greater resonance in the narrow, politically and militarily confined gaza strip, which is home to a densely boxed in population of 1.7 million palestinians.  

but enshasy notes, “at first people didn’t accept us. they would say, ‘you jump like monkeys and you climb buildings like thieves’.” but as their facebook page explains, parkour is about breaking from conventional paths in life and finding your own.

(via kylegreggy)