What is your life about, anyway? Nothing but a struggle to be someone. Nothing...– Rumi (via r-omanticist)
I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is...– Coretta Scott King (via zeitgeistmovement)
What can be explained is not poetry.– W.B. Yeats (via bodasdesangre)
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.– Marcel Proust (via ahnuhlycious)
Jazz is… Jazz…– Phelan Burgoyne
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Study: 30 Companies Spent More on Lobbying than on...
A new study has identified 30 leading U.S. corporations who have spent more on lobbying Congress than they have on paying taxes. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the so-called “Dirty Thirty” paid no federal income taxes while spending more than $475 million on lobbying over a three-year period. Twenty-nine of the firms actually collected tax rebates, and 22 of...
Reason is only reason.– Dostoevsky
No. Why would you worry about what money is doing to the political environment?...– STEPHEN COLBERT, when asked by host George Stephanopoulos if he was “concerned about what money is doing to the political environment,” on This Week. You don’t say, Stephen. (via inothernews)
And it is this, I think, that makes Kafka’s wit inaccessible to children whom...– David Foster Wallace (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Gitmo by the numbers
Youngest prisoner held at Guantanamo: 13 Oldest prisoner: 98 Number of children the US has held at Guantanamo: 21 Number of men still being held at Guantanamo after being cleared for release by the US government: 89
Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now– Barack Obama, three years ago. Happy 10th anniversary, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (via outsidetheark)
Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? … Well,...– John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Obama Signs Defense Bill Allowing for Indefinite... →
I know this news is several days old, but I feel like the outcry over it has been way too small.
2011 In Review
Album of the Year: When the Heart Emerges Glistening by Ambrose Akinmusire Melody is something often pushed aside by modern jazz artists in favor of constantly shifting patterns and angular, unpredictable bop lines. Yet with this album, Akinmusire has proven that it is possible for melodic beauty not only to coexist with compositional rigor and improvisational freedom, but to reinforce and deepen...