Here we have incontrovertible evidence of happy young people not only hurting and humiliating others, but taking pleasure in it, posing with their victims. The Abu Ghraib torture pictures were trophies. The Steubenville rape photos are trophies. They’re mementoes of what must have felt, at the time, like everyone was having the sort of fun they’d want to remember, the sort of fun they’d want to prove to themselves and others later. The Steubenville rapists had fun, and they broadcast that fun to the world. They were confident that nothing could touch them, so baffled by the idea of punishment that they wept like children in court.
Pictures don’t just record reality. They change it. They change us as we take them and consume them. It matters not just that we have photographic evidence of a girl being raped, but that someone took pictures of the assault happening to send to their friends as memories of a jolly night gone a bit hairy. The Ohio teenager who is now receiving death threats for reporting her rape is far from the only young woman to have her assault recorded for posterity. In the past five years, rapes and sexual assaults involving one or more attacker or involved bystander stepping back to pull out a smartphone have proliferated. What makes these men so sure of their inviolable right to stick their fingers and cocks into any part of any female they can hold down that they actually make and distribute images of each other doing so? Rape culture. That’s what rape culture is. The cultural acceptance of rape.
Why say nice things about Detroit? Detroit matters to the health of the whole state of Michigan.
In fact, Detroit matters to the entire nation. If we can’t solve problems with flagship businesses like the auto industry, or the problem of educating kids in deep poverty, we’re in trouble. If the gap between haves and have-nots continues to increase, we’re in danger. If we haven’t gotten past old “us vs. them” human divisions, we haven’t moved into the 21st century. And if more states decide that abolishing democracy is the best solution to our economic woes, we all lose. Big-time.
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Daryl Dixon Quotes - The Walking Dead
Daryl makes my ovaries explode, that is all.
Lampkin: I loved a woman. Beautiful, beautiful woman. But so serious. This frowning face, trapped in the middle of a daisy. She had a way of walking, processional. As if she were on her way to her own execution. We had ten years. Then it fell apart under its own weight.
I thought if I could get over her, I could get over anything. I could endure. Conquer. Be a man, stand up to any and all kind of punishment. I clung to an empty, spinning bed for months. And that… that is when I finally realized how much I loved her. If I needed all that strength, …what, was the point? I needed to be with her.
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A heartbeat is an electrochemical event. The heart is a pump; nothing more, and nothing less. Here is a video of a real time MRI of a beating heart, made by By Shuo Zhang, Martin Uecker, Dirk Voit, Klaus-Dietmar Merboldt, and Jens Frahm.
This is a video of a new technology that is being tested for FDA approval at UCLA.
WARNING: This video contains actual footage of a dissected human heart, beating in a box, awaiting transplant. The heart has been taken from a donor human, and will be transplanted into a recipient. The donor will receive a new pump. The donor will NOT receive a new soul, or a new seat of emotion. This video demonstrates that the heart is a pump…nothing more, and nothing less.
AGAIN: Please be advised that at time code 1:11, the video shows, in full color and in HD, a dissected human heart beating in a perfusion box.
A human heart beat is an electrochemical event, nothing more, and nothing less. It produces blood flow, nothing more….and nothing less. A human heart is a pump - nothing more, and nothing less. Cardiac transplantation from a human donor to a human recipient provides the recipient with a new pump…nothing more, and nothing less. While it provides the recipient with the chance for a longer, healthier life, it does not provide a new soul, or a new seat of emotions.
The human heart is a pump. A beating heart does not define a human being. Human beings can live with mechanical pumps that have been surgically implanted. Human beings can live on ECMO. During the interval of cardiac transplantation when the patient’s diseased heart has been removed, and beofre the new one is sewn in, the patient is without a heart. He is kept alive by artificial oxygenation and circulation of blood, via the heart-lung machine.
The heart is a pump.
Nothing more, and nothing less.
Yes, this is a pump not the seat of the soul or the seat of emotion.
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