“Remember, I got criticized for saying I support gay marriage….I just decided I couldn’t be quiet about it anymore, and everybody was stunned that that’s where the public is. And I’m not stunned; it’s where the public’s been for a while. Talk to any of your kids, for God’s sake.”
— Vice President Joe Biden, The Rolling Stone Interview by Douglas Brinkley
(Source: cristobalite, via them-witches)
Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syrian Attack -
Tell us what you really think, NYT… “As the Obama administration considers how to dissuade Mr. Assad from ordering a chemical weapons attack — the use of such weapons, the White House has said, would cross a “red line” — Israel, by striking the warehouse, is clearly showing that it is prepared to stand behind the red lines it has set.”
actually how i rationalise my meat consumption
(Source: art-and-veganism, via hagencasey)
Writing final papers? Every Foreign Affairs article has a “Cite!” button that automatically generates the reference in three different styles.
Debunking the Idea that Americans are Overtaxed
Original lyrics in Scots‘Scots, wha hæ wi Wallace bled,Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,Welcome tæ yer gory bed,Or tæ victorie.English translation‘Scots, who have with Wallace bled,Scots, whom Bruce has often led,Welcome to your gory bedOr to victory.
‘Now’s the day, an now’s the hour:See the front o battle lour,See approach proud Edward’s power -Chains and Slaverie.’Now is the day, and now is the hour:See the front of battle lower (threaten),See approach proud Edward’s power -Chains and slavery.
‘Wha will be a traitor knave?Wha will fill a coward’s grave?Wha sæ base as be a slave?Let him turn an flee.’Who will be a traitor knave?Who will fill a coward’s grave?Who’s so base as be a slave? -Let him turn, and flee.
‘Wha, for Scotland’s king and law,Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,Freeman stand, or Freeman fa,Let him on wi me.’Who for Scotland’s King and LawFreedom’s sword will strongly draw,Freeman stand or freeman fall,Let him follow me.
‘By Oppression’s woes and pains,By your sons in servile chains!We will drain our dearest veins,But they shall be free.’By oppression’s woes and pains,By your sons in servile chains,We will drain our dearest veinsBut they shall be free.
‘Lay the proud usurpers low,Tyrants fall in every foe,Libertie’s in every blow! -Let us do or dee.’Lay the proud usurpers low,Tyrants fall in every foe,Liberty is in every blow,Let us do or die!’
Ed Clark’s unforgettable picture taken on April 13, 1945 of one man’s grief over the the death of Franklin Roosevelt illustrates an entire nation’s loss.
(Ed Clark—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
I Am A Man
Seriously, what was with the bears? A bear-free story would have been really good.
We know that Thomas Jefferson –perhaps the greatest genius of the founding fathers - had Scottish teachers, such as James Blair and the Reverend William Douglas. Jefferson, even when he was ambassador to Paris, spoke French with a strong Scottish accent because he’d been taught French by his Scottish tutors.