ranciavida:

Normandy Landings  or D-Day (June 6 1944)

Hell captured in a gif for all eternity.

ranciavida:

Normandy Landings  or D-Day (June 6 1944)

Hell captured in a gif for all eternity.

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Genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation. It is intended to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.

Raphael Lemkin 

He coined the word genocide in 1943.

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We see the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington as a wake-up call for all of us in highway safety.

Jonathan Adkins, executive director of Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices.

marijuana joint

Online:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration marijuana fact sheet 

Image: Marijuana joint. By Torben Hansen.

breathtakingdestinations:

Plitvice National Park, Croatia (von Randy Durrum)

breathtakingdestinations:

Plitvice National Park, Croatia (von Randy Durrum)

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Excerpt from ‘Farming the Apocalypse’

indigenousdialogues:

[I learnt] to appreciate the wild grasses and flowers consuming fields that had once been mown ; to work my way through blackberry brambles with a brush axe, in the thickest spots, and on hands and knees with heavy clippers and loppers. Working at ground level, I learnt to hear the quiet : the gentle sounds that the curved blade of a sickle (the baby cousin of the scythe) made slicing through canes, the rustle and scurry of rabbits and mice through the underbrush ; the buzz and whirr of bees ; the angry calls of birds displeased at my intrusion on their world — and once, the unmistakable chatter of a rattlesnake.

© Keith Ferrell, from his article ‘Farming the Apocalypse’ originally published in Aeon Magazine.

amare-habeo:

Franz von Stuck  (German, 1863-1928) - Pallas Athena, 1891

amare-habeo:

Franz von Stuck  (German, 1863-1928) - Pallas Athena, 1891

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