damn. florence does it again.
Branches- Maps Of Wars
I know some really talented people who play really fantastic music.
check them out. beautiful souls who make good music.
“The consequences of that, however, remained unclear. In Congress, senior Republican lawmakers have introduced language in an appropriations bill that would sever American aid to the Palestinians if they proceeded with the vote. Representative Kay Granger, a Republican from Texas who is the chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said she had explained that view personally to the Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, during a visit to Israel and the West Bank last month.
‘It’s very bad,’ Ms. Granger said of the Palestinian bid at the United Nations. ‘If they take that step, then we no longer fund. We stop our funding because our position is that it stops the peace process — because they are going outside the peace process.’”
This bitch. Take away funding, really? As if the funding Palestinians receive is even comparable to what America gives to Israel. And also, are they children you are trying to punish or something? Physical action makes Palestinians terrorists, but taking legal action will obviously not get them anywhere because it’s outside the “peace process.” But it’s fine for Israel to commit war crime after war crime and go outside peace treaties anytime they please. Obviously:
“Although a vote in the General Assembly would not formally recognize a state of Palestine, it would give the Palestinians rights to observe and submit resolutions and join other United Nations bodies and conventions. It could also strengthen their ability to pursue legal cases in the International Criminal Court, something that alarms Israel and the United States in particular.”
I’m seriously tired of assholes making decisions for whole nations. I’m tired of listening to the bullshit claims American politicians make to get people on their side. Nothing pisses me off more than the complete lack of regard for what is going in the West Bank and people always trying to cover for Israel. It makes me sick.
let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance.
“today i heard ‘Sparks Fly’ by Taylor Swift and I thought of you, because sparks fly whenever I’m with you.”
-part of a voicemail i got after my first day of work from a good friend checking in on me to make sure my first day went well.
it was interesting to notice which people i got “good luck on your first day” texts/calls from, but the people i would expect it most from-nothing. i guess that’s the ebb and flow of relationships in life.
also-my house is really old and cute and i love it. and i have one of the coolest jobs in the world. and that rules.
Just went into a real city and saw that Border’s is going out of business.
This shows two things:
I don’t get out much.
&the world is ending. the Kindle is taking over and books are going to go extinct and we’re all going to become droids.
Maybe I just won’t ever leave the mountains.
So great. I want to be in Yosemite right now.
this is incredible. el cap swing, lost arrow spire, climbing in yosemite. amazing.
I took campers into Yosemite today for the last time this summer. All summer I led trips into the Valley so that little children could experience hiking and exploration in this amazing place. Today as we left, sadness came over me, but then joy and gratitude took over- for how can I be sad when I have had one of the best jobs in the world? I am overwhelmed by what a blessing this place has been for me and how I have been able to be a blessing to others through it.
Working really hard and being out in the backcountry are the things that make me feel most human. I think it’s because when I am doing either, I am usually really dirty. Stinky body; happy soul.
Most nights I go to bed feeling fulfilled. I work hard and play hard, and I really couldn’t ask for anything more.