My friend is ditching a defective body part this month. Here’s her very funny Dear John letter to her uterus.

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If I put a gun to someone’s head, say, a 30-year-old healthy male, pull the trigger, and kill him, assuming an average life expectancy of, say, 84, you can argue that possibly 54 years of life [were] stolen from that person in a direct act of violence.

However, if a person is born into poverty in the midst of an abundant society where it is statistically proven that it would hurt no one to facilitate meeting the basic needs of that person and yet they die at the age of 30 due to heart disease, which has been found to statistically relate to those who endure the stress and effects of low socioeconomic status, is that death, the removal of those 54 years once again, an act of violence?

And the answer is ‘Yes, it is.’

You see, our legal system has conditioned us to think that violence is a direct behavioral act. The truth is that violence is a process, not an act, and it can take many forms.

You cannot separate any outcome from the system by which it is oriented.

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Peter Joseph, from this lecture. (via universalequalityisinevitable)

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"I dislike the phrase ‘Internet friends,’ because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of our selves"

John Green - (from the introduction of “This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl)

THIS BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW. I AM SO EXCITED.

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So I have to think about this. My girl has many, many friends that she has never met in person. These, I know, are significant friendships. But there is something about them that scares me. They call her away to places and people unknown from the comfort of her own room. Yet they also bring her comfort and pull her out of the prison she currently finds herself in. And also - I need to read this book, I’m so excited too!!

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ilovecharts:

The Standard American Diet
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SAD, indeed.

So this happened today at Fenway Park. Loved every minute.

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Sciortino’s Opponent on Social Security.

I always thought that defending Social Security and Medicare was a good thing. But apparently, the corporate media doesn’t agree with me. So the corporate media has dumped all over Congressional candidate Carl Sciortino – for defending…

Proud to be making calls for Carl after work today. 

i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

Awards for Nils

and for me

and for anyone else who needs them

seriously tack ‘em to your wall you deserve ‘em.

- Leon

When I come home from work, instead of being all “what have you done all day, you’re still in bed”, I can take a breath & say “good job, you did what you could today”.

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End of story.

End of story.

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These Red Sox are so much fun to watch.

This is not the season I was afraid we’d be having - loving the beards & home runs.

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I’m curious, will we still be orbiting the sun?

I’m curious, will we still be orbiting the sun?