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"The shadow of Iraq still hangs heavy in the minds of many people"

NPR: How A Reluctant Obama Ended Up Preparing For A Strike

jesuisperdu:

fek:

Barbara Kruger’s never really talked about Supreme, the skate company who’s been ripping off her ideas and prints letter for letter, color for color, for their red-and-white logo, which you have seen, because it is everywhere. 
I emailed her casually to ask her about this. And today, she got back to me, and gave a candid statement on the matter of Supreme for the first time, ever, really. By emailing me a blank email, with an attachment. Which you can see above.

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HAPPY ACCIDENT: Why Handwriting Matters

jennilee:

By Philip Hensher

The Guardian UK, Saturday 6 October 2012

About six months ago, I realised that I had no idea what the handwriting of a good friend of mine looked like. I had known him for over a decade, but somehow we had never communicated using handwritten notes. He had left voice messages…

"There are complex, hand-wringing-worthy problems in our social life: deficits and debts and climate change. Gun violence, and the work of eliminating gun massacres in schools and movie houses and the like, is not one of them. Gun control works on gun violence as surely as antibiotics do on bacterial infections."

great read, read on here

Obviously one would hope that a less-armed, lower-crime society would also feature fewer monstrous massacres as a side benefit but concentrating our policing resources on static defense of K-12 schools would be foolish.

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"Happy 12:12:12 12/12/12"

— From 121212fv

RIP Oscar Niemeyer - Remembering the legendary architect in his own words
jenbekmanprojects:

Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen Wilkes“As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic,” says photographer Stephen Wilkes of the November 4 helicopter ride during which he captured this eerie vision of Seaside Heights, NJ. The area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier—normally a symbol of fun and frivolity—sits in the Atlantic Ocean. This photograph is part of our Art for Sandy Relief project released in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds of these editions support six local charities.
the spot. but dark
youmightfindyourself:

Stay safe.
SANDY

The National Hurricane Center said that as of 5am Tuesday, the storm was moving westward across Pennsylvania and was centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia. It lost its hurricane status on Monday and is now considered an extratropical cyclone. - NASA