“I closed my eyes and let the music flow through me, cleaning my soul of all fear and sin and reminding me that I am always better than I think and stronger than I believe.”—Paulo Coelho (via winterlief)
The sad truth about the Internet is that what started as a liberating multiplicity of informational sources has dwindled to a handful of knowledge-monopolies with Google and Wikipedia leading the pack.
“No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.”—Ken Rockwell (via headspace)
Jetzt will die Union tatsächlich die Altersgrenze für die Speicherung von personenbezogenen Daten von 16 Jahren auf möglicherweise 12 Jahre senken. "Ziel sei eine bessere Überwachung terrorverdächtiger Minderjähriger" (Zitat von Hans-Peter Uhl, Innenexperte der CSU).
Denkt der Kerl, dass ein Kind das Reichstagsgebäude mit China-Kracher in die Luft jagen will oder was?! Hat er eine Ahnung was er da schwafelt?!
“Given the abundance of drama going on elsewhere — the world economy collapses; Congress and the new U.S. president slug it out over a rescue package valued in the trillions; Israel invades Gaza and then deadlocks over a new government — not a lot of attention has been paid to Mexico.
“Mexican drug gangs near the U.S. border are breaking into police radio frequencies to issue chilling death threats to cops which they then carry out, demoralizing security forces in a worsening drug war. “You’re next, bastard … We’re going to get you,” an unidentified drug gang member said over the police radio in the city of Tijuana after naming a policeman. … “No one can help them,” an officer named Jorge said of his threatened colleagues as he heard the threats in his patrol car. Sure enough, two hours later the dead bodies of the two named policemen were found dumped on the edge of the city, their hands tied and bullet wounds in their heads.”
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times ran an interactive map illustrating where most of the 7,337 drug murders since 2007 have taken place. Click on a region and you can see photos of the drug kingpins in that area, and a weekly tally of deaths. The Times points out that the death toll since President Felipe Calderon declared war on drugs last year is greater than the U.S. body count in Iraq. Calderon has 45,000 troops and 5,000 police fighting drug traffickers in 18 states…” (via roamin)