Re: Troy Davis
Troy Davis is dead, killed by the state of Georgia for a crime he may or may not have committed. Regardless of his guilt or innocence, one thing is certain about the world in the wake of his execution. There is no greater justice in the world now, than there was before. No brighter light, no stronger law, no greater good. No murdered father has been returned, no hurts healed, no pain salved....
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and...– Khalil Gibran (via thelittlesea)
The bigoted and the ignorant are very sure of themselves. No business seems to...– Clarence Darrow (via azspot)
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via theorthodoxheretic)
WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR: in the shadowplay acting... →
wilwheaton: I want to know why Congressional Republicans are so determined to cause so many millions of Americans real, prolonged, unnecessary suffering, so multi-millionaires and multi-national corporations can have even more money in their pockets. I want to know why so many millions of our fellow…
Why Batwoman #1 is great: a reason for every year...
dcwomenkickingass: It’s here. Finally. The first issue of Batwoman arrived in stores and on digital devices today. After six long years of development, a run in Detective Comics and a “0” issue from almost a year ago, Batwoman has finally kicked off her series. How was it? Pretty damned great. Why? Here are six reasons, one for every year it took to get to this moment. (That’s the variant cover...
U.S. Commemorates 9/11 By Toasting Stable Afghan... →
The fact that this is satire, and not fact, makes me sad in ways I cannot describe.
Does Smart Equal Liberal? →
Surprisingly, this fundamental question has never been examined scientifically—until now. Psychologist Ian Deary of the University of Edinburgh realized he could explore the link between IQ and values using a very large existing data base on kids who were born in 1970. These boys and girls, more than 7000 of them, had all taken IQ tests at the age of ten, so he was able to sort out the bright...
All across America, there are classrooms filled with fifth graders who only know...– William Rivers Pitt (via azspot)
Matt C's Tumblelog: Saving Colonel Kappler →
matthewclan: My pastor, Dr. Steven G. Williams, delivered this sermon today, 11 September 2011. Matthew 18:21-35 I know the historic significance of this day, and in some ways I felt I should preach about it. But on another level I felt enough has been said, that I don’t need to add my words to the mix…. Absolutely perfect. I can’t think of a better sermon to deliver on this...
It is a mistake to refer to Muslim terrorists. I believe no religion endorses...– His Holiness the Dalai Lama, September 2001. (via pantslessprogressive)
gregstevens: ”Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table… We have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same...
We all know about sexually transmitted diseases. Too few of us are aware of...– Brian McLaren (via azspot)
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When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via myquotelibrary)