I’ve been on the road with my sister for the past two weeks in search of beautiful places. We’ve gone all over Oregon and Northern California, seeing some of the most amazing lakes, mountains, rivers, beaches, and forests. The world is so full of beauty. Allow nature to fill you up when you feel loneliness or fear. We are all so lucky to live on such a beautiful planet.
Meet the World’s Smallest Rabbit.
Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest.
Miniature bunnies with iridescent ears. Happiness, embodied as a tiny ball of fluff and cute.
TINY BUN WITH COLORFUL EARS ;____;
"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.
The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.
In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
Wet and Windy Landscapes
"Until you’ve stared down that level of depression, until you’ve lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness… you don’t get to make those judgements."
The Huffington Post on suicide being selfish (via hallita)
THIS THIS THIS(via parisjemm)
Fleur finally found a place where my kids can’t reach her. Smart kitty.
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
"When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness."
Malcolm X. (via blindthoughts)
And he sits
hand on crotch,
“I know I see a couple gays!”
And I pretend I do not hear
because the woman I am walking next to
is pretending too
and we are pretending together
that he is not there
holding his dick.
I stare at the wooden boards
beneath our feet.
like my pulse.
I try not to look at the ground when I walk
but when I am at the grocery store
I spend more time staring
at the chipped white linoleum
than I do at the aisles of food
to avoid making eye contact with anyone
so I only get misgendered three times
instead of five.
So that when it happens the third time
and I hand over my license
he is not so surprised when I look up
and tell him
in a not-so-inconspicuously feminine way to
“Have a nice day.”
When I take my groceries
I watch the ground turn from white
Listen to my feet make a flat
against the asphalt.