This morning, you buttered your toast, back and forth, though, I didn’t see the golden pools melt slowly, seeping into the nooks of warmed bread. I wonder what you thought of whilst wrapping your fingers around your glass mug of coffee, colored cream from too much added milk. And, perhaps you have…
But many things are dangerous and there are not better sources of energy. The spacing conditions required for a power plant dwarf almost every other use of energy in an output to size ratio. And the natural risk of anything is bad. Everything causes human death when handle improperly. But that's not a reason to impede process.
Progress? For every problem technological innovation solves, two more problems are created.
Chernobyl was in a time where nuclear power had just started out, with so little supervision in a horrid area. It was not something that should dictate the rest of the nuclear world. The use of Chernobyl as a comparison isn't a reason to stop the entire transition in to a better life style. The technology since than has so improved upon, that an earthquake of such fierce power - Japan - allowed it to still be a survivable area. Also, the waste is safely moved and is researched to be useful.
Let’s just ignore the fact that nuclear radiation causes cancer and there are better alternatives for power.
Nineteen-year-old Anna Clark, a student at Northern Kentucky University, was browsing various blog posts on Tumblr one Sunday night, when she came across a startling entry. The post, written by 16-year-old Laura from Michigan, read: ‘I just swallowed a bunch of pills.’ Anna scrolled through the rest of the entry, and came across some other words that raised red flags, such as ‘goodbye,’ WCPO 9News reports.
Anna did not personally know Laura, outside of the one time they met briefly at a convention in Columbus, Ohio. But instead of passively ignoring the post, Anna acted on her instincts and sought out help. After receiving Laura’s contact information from some online friends, Anna woke up her mother and called the local police. They connected her to a precinct in Michigan, and managed to save the teen’s life.
“People must not follow God by coercion. God let our minds be free to choose anything we want, we don’t follow Jesus by coercion because what is the benefit if people must be slaves to any belief? (…) Only from love must we follow Jesus because Jesus is love, God’s nature is good. This is the right way to follow God; the Way of Love.”—
“When a child first catches adults out — when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just — his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child’s world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.”—John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via cartographe)
“A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”—John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via cartographe)
“Learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment.”—Deepak Chopra (via lucifelle)
“Discrimination is a learned behavior, as are the majority of behaviors. You have to realize that we are the diseased, these toxic memes and discriminatory behaviors have infected our brains. Only through education can you remove them, overcoming your indoctrination.”—solitaryforager (via humanformat)
Women were important and respected in Iroquois society. Families were matrilineal. That is, the family line went down through the female members, whose husbands joined the family, while sons who married then joined their wives’ families. Each extended family lived in a ‘long house’. When a woman wanted a divorce, she set her husband’s things outside the door.
Families were grouped in clans, and a dozen or more clans might make up a village. The senior women in the village named the men who represented the clans at village and tribal councils. They also named the forty-nine chiefs who were the ruling council for the Five Nation Confederacy of the Iroquois. The women attended clan meetings, stood behind the circle of men who spoke and voted, and removed the men from office if they strayed too far from the wishes of the women.
The women tended the crops and took general charge of village affairs while the men were always hunting or fishing. And since they supplied the moccasins and food for warring expeditions, they had some control over military matters. As Gary B. Nash notes in his fascinating study of early America, Red, White, and Black: ‘Thus power was shared between the sexes and the European idea of male dominancy and female subordination in all things was conspicuously absent in Iroquois society’.
“So often people feel their job is to make people who are hurting feel better. It’s not. Bear witness is a great term for it. To be with them, share their pain with them, and, most all, allow them their feelings, every single one of them, no matter how ugly–that is a true gift that is more priceless than words can say.”—Rachel, Dear Sugar March 2011 (via middlenameconfused)