"Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terrorism"
Barack Obama outing himself as a terrorist. (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and English doesn’t surpass it by much. Most acts of terrorism in the United States have historically been committed by English-speaking white men. The KKK and other white supremacist/far-right groups have committed multiple 9/11s alone, especially over the last century, but we usually aren’t overly suspicious of English-speaking white men without any known ties to the aforementioned groups. In fact, since the early 90s, most terrorist attacks in the United States came from mostly white, right-wing groups and they’ve been steadily increasing, especially around 2006. Individuals of a Middle Eastern heritage and/or Muslims haven’t even come close. And yet, agencies like Homeland Security and the FBI have disassembled task forces and departments that focused on those groups, even refusing to track and analyze the terrorist attacks committed. Why could that be?
My friends dad died tonight from cancer
My friends dad passed away tonight at 11:30pm, from cancer. She got there just in time, and she said his eyesight was already leaving him. “I’m going, I’m going,” he said.
She was just on facebook to tell me the news, and no matter how many times I’ve told her throughout this tough journey that I’m there for her if she “needs/wants anything,” I feel like she doesn’t believe me. I have experienced death in my family, and I must say I am lucky that it wasn’t my best friend like it was for her. But there were times I stayed alone in my room, crying, throwing paint on blank canvases or painting beach scenes, just wishing I could blink and transport myself to the west coast. Time I probably should have been balling my guts out to someone else.
I hope she believes me when I say that.
It’s crazy how someone’s tone of voice can make you want to cry. This guy at work is always such an asshole. He called me today, and talked down to me just with his tone of voice. It was so slight I would have gotten in trouble for pointing it out or making a big hullabaloo about it. But the tone was existant enough that he was successful in making me feel stupid for the time being. It’s called human error, asshole, and you wouldn’t be able to do my job—so shut the fuck up.
Now I want to break off his balls.
So I haven’t said “I Love You” to her yet. The way things are going I probably never will.
I found out yesterday she’s been asking my best friend about every new friend she hears about, “Should I be worried about _____name_____?”
The answer is NO. No you should not worry, and yes I am with you only, and yes you need more confidence in yourself, and no I can’t be the one to give it to you.
But its a catch 22. Since I haven’t said those 3 magic words, she wonders. But because she wonders, it steers me farther from saying those 3 magic words.
It’s exhausting. I don’t know what to do.
So tonight, it was confirmed that the guy I was seeing last summer, the one I fell hard for, liked me more than he admitted. Pride kills good things in people. It explains his unhappiness shortly after I cut it off between us.
“She’s a bright light, lights up this town,” he said. “She brings life to this place.” Big words from a man who could never soberly say that to my face. Nice one saying it to my very blunt friend, who then repeated your words to me right in front of you.
Man, did you look embarrassed and slightly defeated.
I’d only consider you again if you’d get rid of your pride and came crawling back. Those cigarette lips were wonderful, but then you had to go on and break my heart.
ive decided im staying. and im so incredibly nervous.
This isn’t Photoshopped. Furniture designer Ferruccio Laviani created this hand-carved storage unit so that it appears that you’re looking at a warped image. Could you have this in your home without it driving you completely nuts?
Everyone says not to leave, that they’ll miss me too much. Well I’m here now. I’m always the one to make the call or text. I’m tired. And I thought that was just a west coast thing. I don’t hear from people.