Avoid or absolve my repentant, undressing eyes.
Smoking as if the ancient, lost labor.
Oblivion of reckless weather looming, screaming silent.
Be still at what startles the crowd.
Totalitarian popcorn breath wafting hush! Movie’s on.
To be boned, decamped into void, alone.
Mothers carry with them justice, prophetic fire.
So he quit. Laconic, bleak hands, alive.
Firing kiln of escape dreams, mothering non-guilt.
I could curl into ashes, love, paradise.
Hallowed bloom of light, pierce our night.
Electromagnetic groom of thoughts, the pause, between.
The hurricanes that cradle, swift, godless nuns.
She drank the dark, nourishing fluids, winking false.
Blistered god-guided lightning of clarity, cocooned uninvolved.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) published a report last week confirming that the Central Intelligence Agency appears to have briefly revived its controversial “double-tap” drone tactic in a Pakistani region in mid-2012.
Double-tapping refers to when a target is bombed multiple times in quick succession and usually results in the second strike hitting first responders and rescuers. The tactic is favored by the Islamist organization Hamas, according to astudy releasedin 2007 by the Homeland Security Institute.
American Foreign Policy = Terrorism
The brutal truth is that the bulk of white people in America never had any interest in educating black people, except as this could serve white purposes. It is not the black child’s language that is in question, it is not his language that is despised: It is his experience. A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demand, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience, and all that gives him sustenance, and enter a limbo in which he will no longer be black, and in which he knows that he can never become white. Black people have lost too many black children that way.
The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s.
Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library’s holdings.
By law, “all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway,” so when the library is finished scanning, the entire record of a people’s language and literature will be machine-readable and sitting in whatever we call the cloud in 15 years.
If you happen to be in Norway, as measured by your IP address, you will be able to access all 20th-century works, even those still under copyright. Non-copyrighted works from all time periods will be available for download.
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