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One day,
Your eyes changed -
They were no longer
The color of my future.
m.v., the end. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

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beardedspidey:

videohall:

News Anchor in my area loses it over a Fat Cat that likes to swim.

I don’t know how she kept it together for as long as she did. I started cackling when the cat started doggy paddling.

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micdotcom:

The simplest solution for speeding up airport lines is right under the TSA’s nose

The government agency has not only become a symbol of the post-9/11 police state but has become inefficient at achieving even its most basic objectives. Long, slow lines are just the least of the the Transportation Security Administration’s worries: Since 2001, TSA agents have been intrusively searching travelers’ items, violating their bodies and confiscating personal items — all while remaining utterly ineffective at detecting guns, explosives or threatening suspects.
And now, to further facilitate that degrading and broken process, the TSA announced this week that it is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for the best ideas on how to speed up checkpoint queues.
How bad is the TSA? Really bad | Follow micdotcom


They could speed up the lines at TSA Checkpoints if they would stop frisking natural hair.  How’s that for a $15,000 idea? 

micdotcom:

The simplest solution for speeding up airport lines is right under the TSA’s nose

The government agency has not only become a symbol of the post-9/11 police state but has become inefficient at achieving even its most basic objectives. Long, slow lines are just the least of the the Transportation Security Administration’s worries: Since 2001, TSA agents have been intrusively searching travelers’ items, violating their bodies and confiscating personal items — all while remaining utterly ineffective at detecting guns, explosives or threatening suspects.

And now, to further facilitate that degrading and broken process, the TSA announced this week that it is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for the best ideas on how to speed up checkpoint queues.

How bad is the TSA? Really bad Follow micdotcom

They could speed up the lines at TSA Checkpoints if they would stop frisking natural hair.  How’s that for a $15,000 idea? 

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postracialcomments:

Keven Stonewall Is On His Way To Finding A Cure For Cancer

19 year old Stonewallhopes to one day create a vaccine that will eradicate colon cancer. The Chicago South Side youth has already started working on a potential cancer cure at a Rush University laboratory.
The youth’s love of science began back in fifth grade, when he became fascinated by the appearance of cells under a microscope. Stonewall’s love of the sciences grew to such extremes that one Christmas he was gifted four microscopes by his parents who are educators. It was during his freshman year at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences that Stonewall began focusing on the need for the eradication of colon cancer.  He watched not only a dear friend’s uncle succumb to the disease but witnessed first hand how the illness negatively impacted his school mate, telling DNAInfo Chicago, “Cancer has taken over a whole bunch of lives, and I felt like I needed to step up and do something about it.”
Stonewall was a senior in high school when he jumped on the opportunity to do an internship at the university, which is the academic arm of the Rush Medical Center.  He worked in the lab with a professor who taught immunology/microbiology and general surgery. Stonewall began to consume literature about how a chemotherapeutic agent could possibly destroy certain cancer cells while still promoting a healthy immune response.
The young researcher, who has already won numerous awards for his research and was a finalist for theIntel International Science and Engineer Fairlast year, then began testing his potential vaccine on mice. He injected a concentrated amount of the cancer-treating drugMitoxantronein younger and older mice. Stonewall then injected the rodents with aggressive colon cancer cells.
Stonewall waited three days to check out the effects of his experiment: The younger mice benefitted from the vaccine as their cancer was in fact eradicated and they had developed immunity.  The older mice were still ridden with the cancerous tumors.
“[He] should be heralded for helping to develop more effective colon cancer treatments that will impact the elderly, the population that is most susceptible to colon cancer.  He has all the tools. He will go far.”
Stonewall, who is now a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is still working on the vaccine that he prays will one day be tested on humans.  The young man is keeping hope alive that his work will in fact be the answer to a dreaded disease that has taken the lives of many, so until then, he tells the New York Daily News, “If you don’t plan to succeed, you’re planning to fail.”

Source
Positive news for Chicago

postracialcomments:

Keven Stonewall Is On His Way To Finding A Cure For Cancer

19 year old Stonewallhopes to one day create a vaccine that will eradicate colon cancer. The Chicago South Side youth has already started working on a potential cancer cure at a Rush University laboratory.

The youth’s love of science began back in fifth grade, when he became fascinated by the appearance of cells under a microscope. Stonewall’s love of the sciences grew to such extremes that one Christmas he was gifted four microscopes by his parents who are educators. It was during his freshman year at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences that Stonewall began focusing on the need for the eradication of colon cancer.  He watched not only a dear friend’s uncle succumb to the disease but witnessed first hand how the illness negatively impacted his school mate, telling DNAInfo Chicago, “Cancer has taken over a whole bunch of lives, and I felt like I needed to step up and do something about it.”

Stonewall was a senior in high school when he jumped on the opportunity to do an internship at the university, which is the academic arm of the Rush Medical Center.  He worked in the lab with a professor who taught immunology/microbiology and general surgery. Stonewall began to consume literature about how a chemotherapeutic agent could possibly destroy certain cancer cells while still promoting a healthy immune response.

The young researcher, who has already won numerous awards for his research and was a finalist for theIntel International Science and Engineer Fairlast year, then began testing his potential vaccine on mice. He injected a concentrated amount of the cancer-treating drugMitoxantronein younger and older mice. Stonewall then injected the rodents with aggressive colon cancer cells.

Stonewall waited three days to check out the effects of his experiment: The younger mice benefitted from the vaccine as their cancer was in fact eradicated and they had developed immunity.  The older mice were still ridden with the cancerous tumors.

“[He] should be heralded for helping to develop more effective colon cancer treatments that will impact the elderly, the population that is most susceptible to colon cancer.  He has all the tools. He will go far.”

Stonewall, who is now a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is still working on the vaccine that he prays will one day be tested on humans.  The young man is keeping hope alive that his work will in fact be the answer to a dreaded disease that has taken the lives of many, so until then, he tells the New York Daily News, “If you don’t plan to succeed, you’re planning to fail.”

Source

Positive news for Chicago

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quickweaves:

evolution

joy.

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I do believe in poetry. I believe that there are creatures endowed with the power to put things together and bring them back to life Helene Cixous, The Book of Promethea (via stealingintolanguage)

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disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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My nieces, laughing about some clever teens they saw downtown, holding up a sign that said “DANKRUPT.”

My daughter, unimpressed: “Ugh. I’ve already seen that on tumblr.”

David Blair. Into Darkness. 

Always.

Congratulations to Washington, D.C. - beautiful work!