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The blind social worker Sabriye Tenberken is training a new generation of social reformers. First she makes sure they've experienced the pain of trauma and the joy of activism.
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Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world...
All the help we can get matters!
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"For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to 'justice' never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled 'felons'.”  Larry Lessig

http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/12/aaron-swartz-heroism-suicide1
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Creative expression - Cal Lane and the poetry of lace in metal

"I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.... The metaphor of lace further intrigued me by its associations of hiding and exposing at the same time; like a veil to cover, or lingerie to reveal. It also introduces a kind of humor through the form of unexpected relationships. Like a Wrestler in a tutu, the absurdity of having opposing extremist stances is there for reaction and not rational understanding; the rational discussion arises in the search for how one thing defines the other by its proximity." [Cal Lane]

http://www.callane.com/
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great art!
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It might be just an ad  but isn't  this what life is about?
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+Terry Fabre Hi Terry, good to hear from you! You are so right ... I  realized I have to remind myself every now and then not to be swept away ... wish you make the most of this beautiful spring and a beautiful day over there!
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The great contemporary terror is anonymity ... Chris Hedges “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”
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From Sickness to Health: 
Narrative in Beethoven's Heiliger Dankgesang
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+Mariana Bondila you too, beautiful weekend to you my friend :) Thanks for the link, excellent share !
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SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin

George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. 

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. 

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. 

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. 

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. 

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. 

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin
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+Mariana Bondila , I read an article about his daughter, who started an organization dedicated to helping people realize their potential.
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A sunny thought for all my G+ friends ... I've been quiet lately but hopefully I'll be able to catch up one of these days...
Wish you all a wonderful time wherever you are!
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Excellent !
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Geneva, Switzerland - Cape Town, South Africa - Dubna, Russia - Nantes, France - Torino, Italy - Jyvaskyla, Finland - Boston, USA - Bucharest, Romania - Targoviste, Romania