art-is-propaganda

afloweroutofstone:

besturlonhere:

i’m glad some people from the US think ukraine is in the US

"About one in six (16 percent) Americans correctly located Ukraine, clicking somewhere within its borders. Most thought that Ukraine was located somewhere in Europe or Asia, but the median respondent was about 1,800 miles off — roughly the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles — locating Ukraine somewhere in an area bordered by Portugal on the west, Sudan on the south, Kazakhstan on the east, and Finland on the north."

Incredible

But if Ukraine were within the U.S. borders (as at least a few respondents apparently believe), that would make for a fairly easy intervention. So who’s stupid now?

kchayka

"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”
- HARRY DEAN STANTON

"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”

- HARRY DEAN STANTON

twinpeaking
  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist. I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody's nobody. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing. Walk hand in hand into extinction. One last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.
crooksandliars

crooksandliars:

Senator Diane Feinstein led the way in the Senate Intelligence Committee and helped push through a vote to declassify parts of the Senate report on the CIA detention and interrogation program. Now it’s up to the White House to do its part:

'Shocking' report on CIA interrogation closer to public release

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday for the public release of key parts of a report on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A final decision on declassifying the information now rests with the White House, and it was unclear how long such a process would take.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said the panel she leads voted 11-3 in a closed-door session to declassify the 480-page executive summary and 20 findings and conclusions of the five-year study.

Feinstein called the report’s findings “shocking,” saying it “exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation.”

"It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen," she said. "This is not what Americans do."

The committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, said he voted to declassify the information in order to move past the politically volatile issue from the GOP administration of former President George W. Bush.

"This is a chapter in our past that should have already been closed," he said.

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Over 12 years since the CIA adopted its “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and the Senate has decided to ask the White House to maybe disclose part of the CIA’s torture report to the American people. Hopefully in another 12 years our leaders can maybe agree to write a strongly worded letter telling the people who knowingly and brazenly violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and decided to torture captives that we aren’t happy about it, and they better consider themselves lucky that they basically totally got away with those war crimes, assuming they aren’t already, you know, resting in peace.