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Alive, America, and Asian: did you know? Photographer Diana Kim, whose father abandoned her when she was 5, wanted to document the lives of the homeless. Searching for subjects on the streets, she came upon a thin and distant man in rags who looked somewhat familiar. It was her father. By fate or by chance, she'd found him after 25 years. PHOTO: DIANA KIM DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM did-you-know: He had schizophrenia. He didn’t recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing. Eventually, he said to her: “Diana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them… … Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family. And don’t forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.” So she refused to give up. After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life. One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today.” “I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.” “Over time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.” He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. “So long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance.’ There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven’t given up on him.” Source

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Children, New York, and Police: WE ARE BLOCKADING I.C.E. I.C.E.is an out-of-control paramilitary police force with an $8 billion budget. I.C.E. imprisons 30,000 people a day in over 200 interment camps around the country I.C.E. vans leave the processing center at 201 Varick Street and prowl the streets of New York City. They grab people from their homes, churches, and jobs. Starting now, we will halt the operation of I.C.E. at their Varick Street location. Join us at 201 Varick Street, NYC. Please share widely. NYCstopICE@gmail.com Twitter.com/NYCstopICE anarcho-queer: image–descriptions: theglowpt2: for anyone in NYC (credit to @evandahm on twitter) [id: a flyer.  “We are blockading I.C.E.   I.C.E. is an out-of-control paramilitary police force with an $8 million budget. I.C.E. imprisons 30,000 people a day in over 200 internment camps around the country. I.C.E. vans leave the processing center at 201 Varick Street and prowl the streets of New York City.  They grab people from their homes, churches, and jobs.  Starting now, we will halt the operation of I.C.E. at their Varick Street location. Join us at 201 Varick Street, NYC. Please share widely. NYCstopICE@gmail.com Twitter.com/NYCstopICE” /end id] Today is day 3 of #OccupyICENYC. Protesters have been gathering every day at 10 am.  700 children are being detained in the state of New York, 200 of which are in NYC.  The protests started in Portland on Sunday and activists are following suit across the United States: Join or start an occupation at your nearest ICE office. 
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Driving, Omg, and Streets: CCOVAL omg-humor: Meanwhile in Poland someone was driving a f**ki*** tank on the streets.

omg-humor: Meanwhile in Poland someone was driving a f**ki*** tank on the streets.

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Being Alone, Booty, and Cats: RT This baby boy wasfoun food and diapers onacoldwinter night in Obninsk, Russia d with a bag containing baby Masha,the Cat, Saved the babyis life by curling around him and shielding!himtromlbelowitreezingtemperatures By the time paramedics responded totake thechild'toa hospital, Mashalhad grown protective of him, running after the baby and trvingttoljumplintothe ambulance afterhim baenemy: neurodivergent-crow: jenniferrpovey: goaliesarethebest: pon-raul: wewill-tryagain: dendritic-trees: booty-uprooter: asryakino: srsfunny: Masha The Hero They forgot the part where the ambulance actually stopped to let the cat in oh good I was worried What a good cat. What a kind cat. How can anyone not love cats they are so good and loving. they also forgot the part where they only found the baby because masha was screaming her head off bc she knew this baby was in danger. she went around outside the alley the next morning and yelled at passerby until she got one to follow her to the baby. she kept him warm all night and then made sure someone found him. she was adopted after this bc she was a stray and is in a loving home and is a hero Hero cat Thank you, Masha, you’re such a good girl. See. Kittens can’t regulate their own body temperature. That’s why they pile up. Cats see us as colony members. Masha saw a kitten that was on its own, no mommy, no other kittens to cuddle with. She instinctively knew that was a cold kitten. She knew that a kitten alone on a cold night was very likely to die. Because a kitten would have died too. So, all she was doing was what any good colony member does - protecting the abandoned kitten. Then when the abandoned kitten’s mommy didn’t come back, she called the rest of the colony for help. People have this bizarre idea that housecats don’t have a social sense. They do, and it saved this kid’s life. And possibly Masha’s too, as life on the streets is dangerous for a kitty. We say “good dog” all the time, but Masha was being a very, very good cat…not just by human moral standards but by feline ones. Jackson Galaxy needs to do a My Cat From Heaven segment on her anyone who says cats are ‘evil’ can go choke honestly

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America, Arguing, and Fuck You: Pixelated Boat @pixelatedboat 12h Replying to @pixelatedboat FYI, if you're wondering how Germany commemorates Hitler, this is the spot where he died: garlic-slut: withywindlesdaughter: imagesofperfection: gtfomulder: nichtschwert: irishfino: ithelpstodream: “it’s just a parking lot” exactly. there’s nothing there. not a statue. not a plaque. nothing. [drives over hitler’s death site] Bloody amazing. And you know what’s right next to it? That’s right, the Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden, which translates to the Memorial for the murdered jews. So if you wanna go have a look at the monument commemorating the victims of Hitler’s regime, you can park your car right on the spot he died and walk there. Makes ya think, doesn’t it? Germany: *has a literal parking lot over Hitler’s death site and has the memorial for the murdered Jews right next to it* America: *has statues and museums dedicated to people who believed slavery was so amazing and good they decided to make their own country and murder anyone who disagreed* Women, the streets near the car park are named after: Gertrud Kolmar - German Jewish poet murdered in Auschwitz Hannah Arendt - famous German Jewish philosopher and author, her works on totalitarianism, authority and the nature of power, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 Cora Berliner - German Jewish economist and social scientist murdered in Trostinets extermination camp reblog this forever  It’s funny too cause people argue that you “can’t erase history” and that’s true. You can, however; choose how you commemorate it. I hope this Bastard is burning in hell while also being extremely pissed off because of all this.Fuck you Hitler.
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