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Lionheart
August 24, 2014
zeitvox:

“Responding to Ebola requires putting patients and families into inescapably horrific situations. Being diagnosed with the disease means confronting and accepting the absolute terror of a likely-terminal condition—I am probably going to die. It requires accepting the results of an opaque test done in a faraway lab even when it still just feels like the flu. It then requires accepting that you may never have human contact again for the rest of your life—and that the only communication you will have will be with a masked man tasked with isolating you, not saving you.” - Raphael Frankfurter
The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity
Thousands of People Are Trapped in a Liberia Slum, Under Ebola QuarantineClashes Erupt  |  West Point Reels  Response ‘Non-existent’  |  Those who serve soldier on

zeitvox:

Responding to Ebola requires putting patients and families into inescapably horrific situations. Being diagnosed with the disease means confronting and accepting the absolute terror of a likely-terminal condition—I am probably going to die. It requires accepting the results of an opaque test done in a faraway lab even when it still just feels like the flu. It then requires accepting that you may never have human contact again for the rest of your life—and that the only communication you will have will be with a masked man tasked with isolating you, not saving you.” - Raphael Frankfurter

The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity

Thousands of People Are Trapped in a Liberia Slum, Under Ebola Quarantine
Clashes Erupt  |  West Point Reels  
Response ‘Non-existent’  |  Those who serve soldier on

On the Frontlines of the Ebola Response: An Inside Look at a Program to Help the Grieving

statedept:


In Liberia, a country gripped by Ebola, the outbreak has not only taken its toll on health care workers but also on the professionals who comfort the grieving.

“The outbreak of Ebola was very shocking and overwhelming to our country,” said Jestina Hoff, a counselor with the Liberian Red Cross.  “It brought a lot fear.”

The outbreak has also hampered Hoff’s ability to do her job.”  As a counselor, I talk to parents who lost a child or to someone who has gotten sick with the virus,” said Hoff.  “They are feeling so discouraged, and I have to help them accept the situation and comfort them, but without touching them.”

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August 23, 2014

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

thebacksideofthewall:

I swear the fuckin producers of the simpsons knew shit was an issue before anyone opened their eyes.

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tyleroakley:

THESE ARE ALL FLAWFREE

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August 22, 2014
Do things your future self will thank you for.

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August 21, 2014
poonanji:

see terms:
daddy issues
friend zoned
jail bait

poonanji:

see terms:

  • daddy issues
  • friend zoned
  • jail bait

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poeticus:

anxiousbagel:

emotionally manipulative things you should never say to people:

  • "i would kill myself without you"
  • "everyone leaves me, don’t leave me like they did"
  • basically anything that guilts the other person into staying in a relationship with you

this post is important

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