"“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion.
“I am dying of thirst,” said Jill.
“Then drink,” said the Lion.
“May I — could I — would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill.
The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
“Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
“I daren’t come and drink,” said Jill.
“Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion.
“Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”
“There is no other stream,” said the Lion.”"

C.S. Lewis (via theohpioneer)
@21 hours ago with 189 notes

"You know, it’s really hard to shoot at someone you just shared a hot dog with the day before."

An unnamed man who participates in a monthly block party in Chesterfield County, VA, just south of Richmond. The parties—just one facet of local nonprofit which works in the neighborhood—are credited with building a sense of community that has helped lower crime rates.

What struck me about this comment is that it is so widely applicable, even on the foreign policy scale. When you get to know people, when you eat with them and they become your customers, it’s a lot more difficult to view them as the scary Other which deserves to be the target of war.

As Bastiat (maybe) said, “When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.”

This is one reason I love the internet: It makes it easier to meet people from all around the world. It’s not as good as a block party, but it’s way better than nothing. Below is a video from a couple years ago which encapsulates exactly what I mean:

I’m not an official representative of my country. but I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my family, my friends and in the name of all these people …we love you.

We mean you no harm.

On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.

(via hipsterlibertarian)

Exposure is a genuine antidote to hate. Things like tariffs and minimum wages simply work to strengthen pre-existing prejudices, as they remove an available economic incentive to look beyond one’s favored parties.

It is freedom and cooperation, not restrictions and force, that can truly topple intolerance.

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@2 days ago with 122 notes

"Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion."

ANATOLI BOUKREEV (via thinknorth)
@4 days ago with 664 notes
fusrodrawblog:

About 95% done! Just need to add water, fish, and the flag on the small castle :)

fusrodrawblog:

About 95% done! Just need to add water, fish, and the flag on the small castle :)

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@1 week ago with 158787 notes

"This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty. The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians have turned Independence Day into the opposite of what was intended.

The idea of opposing — by force if necessary — a tyrannical government has been turned into a celebration of tyrannical government itself."

@2 weeks ago with 366 notes

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@3 weeks ago with 1012 notes
back-then:

The Anti-Flirt Club was an American club active in Washington, D.C., during the early 1920s. The purpose of the club was to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners. The Anti-Flirt Club launched an ‘Anti-Flirt’ week, which began on March 4, 1923

back-then:

The Anti-Flirt Club was an American club active in Washington, D.C., during the early 1920s. The purpose of the club was to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners. The Anti-Flirt Club launched an ‘Anti-Flirt’ week, which began on March 4, 1923

@3 weeks ago with 14764 notes

ngjenkins:

mikerugnetta:

kitsunehaku:

koolaidicecubes:

Wait what

Hold on a second what

Good morning, there is no fear.

I keep telling everyone, “walk without rhythm…” But do they listen? No!

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@1 month ago with 123898 notes

memoriastoica:

Honda Point Disaster was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On the evening of September 8, 1923, seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots (37 km/h), ran aground at Honda Point, a few miles from the northern side of the Santa Barbara Channel off Point Arguello on the coast in Santa Barbara County, California. Two other ships grounded, but were able to maneuver free of the rocks. Twenty-three sailors died in the disaster.

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@1 day ago with 169 notes
shitroughdrafts:

Happy Birthday Hemingway! Hope you’re hunting lions wherever you are. 
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway. 1929.
Order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

shitroughdrafts:

Happy Birthday Hemingway! Hope you’re hunting lions wherever you are. 

A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway. 1929.

Order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

@3 days ago with 542 notes
bryankonietzko:

jelee-:

i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on

Stellar fan art based on Joaquim Dos Santos’ “Old Friends” poster.

bryankonietzko:

jelee-:

i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on

Stellar fan art based on Joaquim Dos Santos’ “Old Friends” poster.

@6 days ago with 60471 notes

historythings:

American flags from 1767 to present

Happy American Independence Day, Historyboos.

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@2 weeks ago with 25232 notes

laliberty:

patriotism

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@2 weeks ago with 959 notes

drmanhattan:

The Battle of the Somme  (1 July - 18 Nov 1916)

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@3 weeks ago with 1479 notes

"To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."

David McCullough (via observando)

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@1 month ago with 271 notes