“The tire drops down from the trunk of the car, lifting the back two tires off the ground, and acts as a swivel rotating or spinning the back of the car out of any tight spot. “
J: Wish I had this option!
"Our myths are rich with enchanters and enchantresses: sea nymphs that sing sailors onto rocks, Circe turning men into swine, pipers playing children to their doom. They are metaphors for the sinister secret urge to self-destruction that has been with us since the first bite of the first apple."
"The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe."
"By June of 2014, the results of Brownback’s economic reforms began to come in, and they weren’t pretty. During the first fiscal year that his plan was in operation, which ended in June, the tax cuts had produced a staggering loss in revenue—$687.9 million, or 10.84 percent. According to the nonpartisan Kansas Legislative Research Department, the state risks running deficits through fiscal year 2019. Moody’s downgraded the state’s credit rating from AA1 to AA2; Standard & Poor’s followed suit, which will increase the state’s borrowing costs and further enlarge its deficit. Brownback had also promised that his tax cuts would vault Kansas ahead of its higher-taxed neighbors in job growth, but that, too, failed to happen. In Kansas, jobs increased by 1.1 percent over the last year, compared with 3.3 percent in neighboring Colorado and 1.5 percent in Missouri. From November to May, Kansas had actually lost jobs, and the labor participation rate was lower than when Brownback took office. The cuts did not necessarily slow job growth, but they clearly did not accelerate it. And the effects of Brownback’s education cuts were also glaring—larger class sizes, rising fees for kindergarten, the elimination of arts programs, and laid-off janitors and librarians."
Radiation Leak Linked to Los Alamos; Do We Really Want Biological Agents There?
The cause of the radiation leak at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is still unresolved, but we know that it started with Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) and ended at the WIPP, shutting that facility down for a few more years and costing millions of dollars.
It’s time for Native Americans, all their descendants and attachments (friends, extended families, sympathetic supporters) to stand together to fight for this country’s well being. It’s time MORE Sympathetic Supporters come to the group.
'Iranian Fathers & Daughters': A Photo Series Defies Stereotypes
For Iranian Fathers & Daughters, photographer Nafise Motlaq enters the homes of families in Iran, capturing the diverse bonds that tie young women and their dads. Her own relationship with her father changed when he fell into a coma while she was living in Malaysia. After he recovered from a life-threatening illness, Motlaq explains that the two of them became closer, and on her first trip back to Iran in over seven years, she was inspired to seek out other father-daughter pairings that defied the stereotypes she encountered abroad.
Given the brief time she had to execute the project, Motlaq chose to keep it strikingly simple. She met her subjects through a network of friends and family and photographed them in intimate household settings, allowing the daughter’s words about her father to serve as the caption for each image. Like all father-daughter relationships, each is colored by its own ambiguous joys and frustrations, connections and strains.
WE ARE BEING POISONED BY OUR OWN MEDIA, by our own upbringings and by the religions we are raised into.