Shalom Aleikhem

I was born the same year Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize. 5000 of my people who live in Laos are professing Christians. Hispanics/Latinos make up the majority of my city's population. My county has 18 "Indian" (Native) reservations, more than any other county in the U.S...

This is a collection of ideas that invite reflection and response. "tzedek, tzedek tirdorf."

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South Korean Ferry Rescue Footage

We are not looking for a leader to rule us. We are looking for a conscience.

أصل يعنى هو أيه القائد ده ؟ يعنى اللى هيجبلى حلول نزله من السماء! .. مش هيجبلى حلول نازلة من السما , كل ما فى الموضوع ان أحنا لو قدرنا نخلق الضمير ده ف وسط المجتمع , أحنا هنجيب حد كويس .. أحنا مبندورش على قائد يحكمنا - أحنا بندور على ضمير

The Square (2013)


Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.




Chinampa (Nahuatlchināmitl [tʃiˈnaːmitɬ]) is a method of ancient Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.

Sometimes referred to as “floating gardens,” chinampas were artificial islands that usually measured roughly 98 ft × 8.2 ft (30 m × 2.5 m).[1] Chinampas were used by the ancient Aztec [Aboriginal Peoples].[2] In Tenochtitlan, the chinampas ranged from 300 ft × 15 ft (91 m × 4.6 m)[1] to 300 ft × 30 ft (91 m × 9.1 m)[1][3] They were created by staking out the shallow lake bed and then fencing in the rectangle with wattle. The fenced-off area was then layered with mud, lake sediment, and decaying vegetation, eventually bringing it above the level of the lake. Often trees such as āhuexōtl [aːˈweːʃoːt͡ɬ] (Salix bonplandiana)[2] (a willow) and āhuēhuētl [aːˈweːweːt͡ɬ] (Taxodium mucronatum)[4] (a cypress) were planted at the corners to secure the chinampa. Chinampas were separated by channels wide enough for a canoe to pass. These “islands” had very high crop yields with up to 7 crops a year.[5]

photo:  Iraun permakultura (1), Aztec Chinampas model by Te Mahi, Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa (2)


Indigenous technology

you're so fascinating.


Thanks! That’s kind of you to say. I’ve never heard that from anyone before, so I really appreciate it.

Inequality for All





I always reblog this guy.  He’s on Youtube, I chatted with him once, he was very conscientious and intelligent.  Makes you proud to be who you are and where you are


Tú eres mi otro yo. Si te daño a ti, me daño a mi mismo. Si te respeto a ti, me respeto a mi mismo.


You are my other me. If I harm you, I harm myself. If I respect you, I respect myself.

-Mayan concept “In Lak’ech” (You are my other me)

This is similar to Ubuntu philosophy: “I am because you are.” -Desmond Tutu

Live elevator music - Leftover Cuties

There are 21 million people in slavery as we sit here – 21 million people. I just hope, 150 years from now, our ambivalence will not allow another filmmaker to make this film.
Steve McQueen, accepting the BAFTA Award for Best Film