June62013
“One of the crucial principles of waging peace is increasing your empathy, and as I increased my empathy I was able to better understand why people think in different ways and find better ways of dialoguing with all kinds of people.” via Waging Peace - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics  (via guernicamag)
11AM
guatepolitics:

Okay, I saw this post about domestic security keywords on ilovecharts, but I’m more interested in this ‘border violence’ set.
From the Daily Mail:

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.
Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. 
The words are included in the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder’ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.
Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government.

guatepolitics:

Okay, I saw this post about domestic security keywords on ilovecharts, but I’m more interested in this ‘border violence’ set.

From the Daily Mail:

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. 

The words are included in the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder’ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government.

(via guatepolitics)

June32013
nprfreshair:

Author Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland, tells Terry Gross about realizing she was an anomaly in the 1970s San Francisco gay community:

I think from a young age I realized I was something different in this community because it was a community of young men, and here I was a little girl, and so I didn’t see other little girls around. So I always felt different, but from an early age I sort of liked this difference: It meant I could get all the attention. There was no one like me, and I felt sort of special in a way. But I think on one level, as a straight child of a gay parent, I always felt like a little too straight for the gay community, but also a little too gay for the straight community. So you know, I think I felt a little bit ill at ease in either world.

Image of Abbot and her father, Steve, via The Boston Globe

nprfreshair:

Author Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland, tells Terry Gross about realizing she was an anomaly in the 1970s San Francisco gay community:

I think from a young age I realized I was something different in this community because it was a community of young men, and here I was a little girl, and so I didn’t see other little girls around. So I always felt different, but from an early age I sort of liked this difference: It meant I could get all the attention. There was no one like me, and I felt sort of special in a way. But I think on one level, as a straight child of a gay parent, I always felt like a little too straight for the gay community, but also a little too gay for the straight community. So you know, I think I felt a little bit ill at ease in either world.

Image of Abbot and her father, Steve, via The Boston Globe

7PM
7PM
7PM
vicemag:

theheritagefoundation:

We had to do it.

these guys get it

vicemag:

theheritagefoundation:

We had to do it.

these guys get it

(Source: aquaticwonder)

7PM
“The most satisfying thing a human being can do – and the sexiest – is to make something.” Jeanette Winterson (via fuckyeahlesbianliterature)

(Source: jeanettewinterson.com, via fuckyeahlesbianliterature)

May292013
soyouknit:

Doris Day knitting.

soyouknit:

Doris Day knitting.

(via knittingandcrochet)

May282013
2PM
hyperallergic:

Anne Mondro, wire-crocheted hearts, part of The Caregiver’s Series (nd).

hyperallergic:

Anne Mondro, wire-crocheted hearts, part of The Caregiver’s Series (nd).

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