"I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain."

- James Baldwin, “Notes of a Native Son” (via flummery)

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"Socrates said, “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.” He wasn’t talking about grammar. To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking responsibility for what the words mean. Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in itself, to sing a poem or tell a story, goes right, goes towards the truth.
A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper."

- Ursula K. Le Guin (via surrogateself)

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Inspirationfeed: Why was MegaUpload really shut down?


In December of 2011, just weeks before the takedown, Digital Music News reported on something new that the creators of Megaupload were about to unroll. Something that would rock the music industry to its core. (

I present to you… MegaBox. MegaBox was going to…

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In terms of graphs and charts, what the 99% are so pissed about

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Lucky but disgusted!

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? It should.

"Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realize
we cannot eat money."

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"The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention."

- The late, great Molly Ivins (via silas216)



Sums it up nicely. (via The Economist)