hopefully this will be open when i return. →
As I waited in line to be processed and... →
motherjones: MoJo’s Gavin Aronsen writes about being arrested by the Oakland PD on Saturday night while covering an Occupy protest—despite making clear to officers that he was a credentialed reporter. Unfortunately for the Oakland PD, reporters who are arrested for reporting things have an unusually high recidivism rate.
Holidaymakers have been warned to watch their...
UGHHHHHH progressivefriends: “Before his trip, Leigh Van Bryan wrote that he was going to “destroy America”. He insisted he was referring to simply having a good time - but was sent home. Trade association Abta told the BBC that the case highlighted that holidaymakers should never do anything to raise “concern or suspicion in any way”. The US Department for Homeland Security picked up Mr...
cosmo tip #155
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cumber-snatched: “When the web started, I used to get really grumpy with people because they put my poems up. They put my stories up. They put my stuff up on the web. I had this belief, which was completely erroneous, that if people put your stuff up on the web and you didn’t tell them to take it down, you would lose your copyright, which actually, is simply not true. And I also got very grumpy...
A generation ago as a father I learned early to see small children as...– Treat Children As the Scientists They Are and Skip the Terrible Two’s (via gjmueller)
suddeninevitablebetrayal: Notes From a Guantánamo Survivor I later learned the United States paid a $3,000 bounty for me. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently the United States distributed thousands of fliers all over Afghanistan, promising that people who turned over Taliban or Qaeda suspects would, in the words of one flier, get “enough money to take care of your family, your...
can’t get over how well the dudes dress here it’s awesome but a little off-putting at the same time it’s like omg/awesome/wait, are you gay/wait, you look way better than i do/…shit
you guys paying $100 for a pair of suede shorts is reasonable right?
woke up to the sound of my host-dad laughing uncontrollably. went into the living room, found that the source was the french version of “funniest home videos.” bonded over dogs falling into fishtanks, etc. took my first shit in france, sans fan. awkward. explored my neighborhood a bit, bought some coffee at a swanky place and got my first “you speak english?” :( ah well....
well i'm in france
how did this happen?
holy fucking shit
i’m leaving for paris tomorrow packing really sucks i’m probably bringing way too much i’m scared i’m going to miss my flight i’m scared ajdgkjvnadfjkdfugh
things i want to do while in paris: - read a lot - keep up with global news better - be more physically active - practice my french and spanish - explore a lot - learn a lot - figure out how to be alone (and like it) things i will probably do while in paris: - eat a lot - drink a lot - spend a lot of money - cry a lot