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The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys and Voluntourism »

I feel this so much. Charity/philanthropy/whatever should be for the benefit of the person being served. It should not be to make the philanthropist/volunteer feel or look good. It’s not about the photo op, it’s not for your benefit. People should do what they’re good at, and what will get the best results. That’s it.

Law Divorces Justice - Free Market Cafe »

So the conflation of “Law” and “Justice” represents more than a mere transgression of semantics, dear reader, more than a “benign misnomer.” Rather, it is a dangerous practice that baptizes all manner of injustice as “perfectly legal.”

In other words, injustices flourish when the perpetrators of injustice can smuggle their deeds into the vast and expanding body of arbitrary opinion known as “the Law.”

nubbsgalore:

circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

Oooh. Pretty lights.

jarexz:

loveatitsfinest:

bestrooftalkever:

party-wok:

julierthanyou:

clambistro:

Ahh, it’s back

i have disproportionately strong feelings about this.

every time i say “nah i’m not gonna watch it again.” BUT I STILL DO EVERY TIME.

YEAUGH

the comments are painfully accurate. 

the freeze-frame makes it even more incredible

ginhigh:

this is my favourite vine tbh

U.N. human rights chief: Surveillance is now world’s “dangerous habit” - The Washington Post »

In a new hard-hitting draft report, Navi Pillay, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, has thrown the weight of the U.N. General Assembly behind the idea that digital privacy is a human right, and one under attack amid disclosures of surveillance by “signals intelligence agencies,” not only the United States’ National Security Agency but the United Kingdom’s General Communications Headquarters.

High Commissioner Pillay’s worry? That technology-enabled violations of personal privacy are no longer, if they ever were, rare events that affect already marginalized populations. “Examples of overt and covert digital surveillance in jurisdictions around the world have proliferated,” reads the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report, called “The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age,” “with governmental mass surveillance emerging as a dangerous habit rather than exceptional measure.”

wtfevolution:

Sometimes evolution makes beautiful animals that move with all the elegance of a finely-honed ballet. Other times… it makes ducks.

wtfevolution:

Sometimes evolution makes beautiful animals that move with all the elegance of a finely-honed ballet. Other times… it makes ducks.