This YouTube video brings us a lot of joy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RXSlMu5EDI
Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case-by-case basis:
1) Came to the…
“Since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón began an all-out assault on drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have lost their lives across the country in a nearly-continuous string of shootouts, bombings, and ever-bloodier murders. Just last weekend, 49 decapitated bodies were reportedly discovered on a highway in northern Mexico. The New York Times reports on an increasing numbness and apathy among Mexicans after years of worsening carnage, about which they’ve been able to do virtually nothing. Gathered here is a collection of recent photographs from Mexico’s drug war and the people so horribly affected by it.”
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Alex was visiting Niagara Falls when U.S. Border Patrol saw her taking a picture and seized her camera. The Border Patrol agents asked for an I.D. and, when Alex couldn’t provide one, they arrested her. Alex wants to join the Peace Corps and is a low-priority case. Help us stop her deportation!
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Certainly we want to protect our children from new and painful experiences that are beyond their emotional comprehension and that intensify anxiety; and to a point we can prevent premature exposure to such experiences. That is obvious. But what is just as obvious — and what is too often overlooked — is the fact that from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.
Thank you for your stories and thoughts, for being one of the first creators-of-things-for-a-child-audience to recognize the inherently human darker emotions that exist for children, and for turning them into something that could be comforting, and sometimes even magical. R.I.P.
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Photo: A child awaits his parents deportation in Charlotte, NC in September 2011. Members of Iglesia Buen Pastor in Raleigh claim they were harassed by Border Patrol agents who arrested them during a traffic stop in Louisiana in 2010. Video of the case here.
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The Defibrillator Toaster
My mom would be so annoyed… every morning I would run into the kitchen screaming “WE’RE LOSING THEM!!! BEEP BEEP BEEPBEEPBEEP!”
“DON’T YOU DIE ON ME, DAMNIT!!! NURSE, WE NEED 12 CC’S OF CREAM CHEESE, STAT!!!”
He’s bread, Jim.
Time of deliciousness: 7:15 A.M
If we don’t restart his heart , he’s toast!
“Daddy’s in a butter place now, kids.”
reblogging for the story
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We are much more than that obviously, but I’m delighted with the growing community of undocumented immigrants that are using Tumblr! It’s such an awesome micro-blogging (and reblogging) platform.
Reblog and add yourself if I missed you. Apologies in advance for any transgressions.
Source: freecocaineAndy Warhol: But what kind of person really murders? I mean, why.
Alfred Hitchcock: In desperation. They do it in desperation.
Andy Warhol: Really?…
Alfred Hitchcock: Absolute desperation. They have nowhere to go, there were no motels in those days, and they’d have to go behind the bushes in the park. And in desperation they would murder.
Andy Warhol interviews Alfred Hitchcock