pumerodimodena:

Horribly disturbing photo.
A vulture waiting for a starving child in Africa to die so that it can eat it up.

This was shot by a photojournalist named Kevin Carter in 1993-94 when he had gone to Sudan to report about the famine. The photo received lot of accolades and he was even awarded the Pulitzer prize for photography.

Carter himself said later that he spent 20 mins adjusting the camera to take the best shot. And immediately after taking the pic, he fled from the scene without helping the child. It seems the child was actually crawling towards a food camp which was just 200 meters away. All he needed to do after taking the photo was to pick the child and spend a min to walk till the camp and leave it there, which he unfortunately did not do. He also said that he felt guilty for not having helped the child and returned to the same place after a week and was told that the child was no more.

This created lot of roars across the world and every newspaper/magazine criticized him for not being human enough to help the child.
The St. Petersburg Times in Florida said : “The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering, might just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene”

3 months after winning the Pulitzer prize, Carter committed suicide.

That is disgusting. He had the ability to play god- still time, display the grief and suffering that can afflict humanity, portray the struggle of life and death; he had the chance to play god, and save a child, and keep death away for a bit longer… instead he chose the low road and took a picture to display to humanity.

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pantheisticsunshine:

Science has proven that: 

  • Humans have auras
  • Humans have organs that sense energy
  • We inherit memories from our anscestors
  • Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging. 
  • Compassion extends life
  • Love is more than just an emotion
  • Billions of other universes exist 
  • Meditation speeds healing

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vicemag:

Everything Wrong with Police Has Been on Display in Ferguson

After Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, the cops’ reaction provided a neat snapshot of just about every dangerous aspect of policing in modern America.

For starters, there’s the reliable archetype of the racist cop. Brown, though he allegedly stole cigarellos from a convenience store not long before he died, was not stopped over a theft report. The weak jaywalking excuse for a police stop adds a flavor of profiling which angers people further, and makes the racial element of the shooting more pronounced. In Ferguson, the numbers suggest that black individuals are targeted for police stops more than whites. A few of their cops also once beat a 52-year-old man, then charged him for damaging their uniforms with his blood. Brown himself may have been a dumbass teenager who committed a petty crime, but now he can never grow up to be better than that.

The police showed up like an army, thereby antagonizing the mostly peaceful crowds, both before and after looting began on August 10. This reaction, where store owners often got screwed by the mob but the peaceful, pissed off folks got their First Amendment rights violated, underlined another major problem with the police: Aren’t they violating Posse Comitatus by nowMen in SWAT gear that resembles paramilitary garb may bust down the doors of various suspected drug criminals at night, but that mostly goes without video evidence (when there are exceptions to that,people tend to be shocked, even when it’s a normal drug raid). Seeing a roadblock that belonged in the Middle East during a weekday afternoon in Missouri was jarring to people just starting to grasp its new normalcy.

Yet another strike against the Ferguson Police was their incredible opacity after one of their own killed. They initiated a curfew, and then took six days to release the name of Wilson. They did everything they could to block media attention. On Sunday night, a SWAT officer screamed “Turn off that light! Get down!” and then “Get the fuck out of here!” at a student who was broadcasting live radio. The officer, allegedly pointing a gun, also yelled what sounds like: “Get that light out of here, or you’re getting shot with this.” Some outlets—including Mediaite—thought the cop yelled “or you’re getting shot in the face.” Others say the cop might have been yelling “getting shelled with this” instead of “shot.” Regardless, it was bad.

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British Parents VS American Parents
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More like reality vs expectation, world-wide.

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crimesandkillers:

Interview with intended victim of William Bonin
Examiner: Thank you for agreeing to chat with me.  I promise to keep your identity secret.  Do you recognize the picture of this man?
Intended Victim: Yes.  He was younger, of course, but yeah.  That’s him.  I still get chills looking at that picture.
CE: How old were you when you first encountered Bonin?
IV: It was after he’d been in prison.  Not sure of the age.
CE: According to Wikipedia and TruTV, he’d been arrested in 1969, then released in 1974 only to be arrested again 16 months later for the rape of a 14 year old hitchhiker named David McVicker.  He was released again in 1978.  The murders began in 1979.  When were you born?
IV: November of 1964.  I remember I was in middle school, so I would say I was about 11 at the time.
CE: Where did you see him?
IV: Avrill Park in San Pedro. 
CE: Tell me about the encounter.  Take as much time as you want and go into as much detail as you’re comfortable with and can remember.
IV: I was visiting the park with a friend of mine and his mom.  We were playing by the water—all these used to have water in them—fishing for crawdads.  This guy came up to me and said, “Hey, I lost my puppy.  Would you help me look for him?”  I said sure and went off with the guy to look for his puppy.  We went up into the hedges, looking for the dog, and he “found” a stack of adult magazines.  “Hey, look at this!” he said, then he sat down, cross-legged.  “You ever look at these?” he asked me.  I nodded and said “Yeah,” so he had me sit down.  He was about two feet from the pile, and I was three feet on the other side of it.  As we were looking through the magazines, he looked over to me and said, “Wanna make ten bucks?”  I don’t know what it was about the way he said that or how he looked at me, I just knew it wasn’t right.  I jumped to my feet and said, “Oh, sh***!  That’s my mom!”  He looked up at me, confused, and said, “What?” I said, “Didn’t you hear that voice?” He thought a moment and said, “I…I think I heard som—“ “That was my mom!  I’m in trouble!  I gotta go!” And I ran.
CE: Wow!  Did you tell your mom what happened?
IV: No.  I thought if I told her, she’d never let me go back to the park again.  Ironically, I never did go back to that park until today.
CE: I appreciate you coming here with me.  So, when you saw the man, you knew who he was?
IV: Oh, no.  In fact, I didn’t know who he was for a long time.  It wasn’t until after he was arrested for the kidnapping and rape of David McVicker [the 14 year old hitchhiker].  The news said about a sex offender being caught, locally, so I followed the case.  It wasn’t until after he was convicted in January of 1982 that I saw his picture.  I realized what I avoided and stopped following the case. 
CE: So, you never told anyone?
IV:  Not until I saw his picture on TV.  That’s when I told my dad.  He agreed it was best not to say anything to Mom.
CE: What made you decide to share with me and my readers?
IV:  I have nothing to hide, really.  I’m embarrassed, slightly, and feel guilty that I didn’t say anything.  I will never forget what he said when they released him in 1978.  When they asked him if he had it to do again, what he would do differently, he said, “I wouldn’t leave any witnesses.”  And he never did.
CE:  Why does that make you feel guilty?
IV:  Because, I think, maybe if I had just said something, we could have stopped him.  I think all I did was teach him not to keep such a distance between him and his victim.  There was about 5 feet between us.  He couldn’t grab me and I was a fast runner.
CE:  I’m sorry you had to go through all that.  Do you have any last things you’d like to say to parents or kids regarding situations like this?
IV: Having an adult close by isn’t good enough. You have to teach your children how to recognize and avoid situations on their own too.  Either alone isn’t as effective as both.

crimesandkillers:

Interview with intended victim of William Bonin

Examiner: Thank you for agreeing to chat with me.  I promise to keep your identity secret.  Do you recognize the picture of this man?

Intended Victim: Yes.  He was younger, of course, but yeah.  That’s him.  I still get chills looking at that picture.

CE: How old were you when you first encountered Bonin?

IV: It was after he’d been in prison.  Not sure of the age.

CE: According to Wikipedia and TruTV, he’d been arrested in 1969, then released in 1974 only to be arrested again 16 months later for the rape of a 14 year old hitchhiker named David McVicker.  He was released again in 1978.  The murders began in 1979.  When were you born?

IV: November of 1964.  I remember I was in middle school, so I would say I was about 11 at the time.

CE: Where did you see him?

IV: Avrill Park in San Pedro. 

CE: Tell me about the encounter.  Take as much time as you want and go into as much detail as you’re comfortable with and can remember.

IV: I was visiting the park with a friend of mine and his mom.  We were playing by the water—all these used to have water in them—fishing for crawdads.  This guy came up to me and said, “Hey, I lost my puppy.  Would you help me look for him?”  I said sure and went off with the guy to look for his puppy.  We went up into the hedges, looking for the dog, and he “found” a stack of adult magazines.  “Hey, look at this!” he said, then he sat down, cross-legged.  “You ever look at these?” he asked me.  I nodded and said “Yeah,” so he had me sit down.  He was about two feet from the pile, and I was three feet on the other side of it.  As we were looking through the magazines, he looked over to me and said, “Wanna make ten bucks?”  I don’t know what it was about the way he said that or how he looked at me, I just knew it wasn’t right.  I jumped to my feet and said, “Oh, sh***!  That’s my mom!”  He looked up at me, confused, and said, “What?” I said, “Didn’t you hear that voice?” He thought a moment and said, “I…I think I heard som—“ “That was my mom!  I’m in trouble!  I gotta go!” And I ran.

CE: Wow!  Did you tell your mom what happened?

IV: No.  I thought if I told her, she’d never let me go back to the park again.  Ironically, I never did go back to that park until today.

CE: I appreciate you coming here with me.  So, when you saw the man, you knew who he was?

IV: Oh, no.  In fact, I didn’t know who he was for a long time.  It wasn’t until after he was arrested for the kidnapping and rape of David McVicker [the 14 year old hitchhiker].  The news said about a sex offender being caught, locally, so I followed the case.  It wasn’t until after he was convicted in January of 1982 that I saw his picture.  I realized what I avoided and stopped following the case. 

CE: So, you never told anyone?

IV:  Not until I saw his picture on TV.  That’s when I told my dad.  He agreed it was best not to say anything to Mom.

CE: What made you decide to share with me and my readers?

IV:  I have nothing to hide, really.  I’m embarrassed, slightly, and feel guilty that I didn’t say anything.  I will never forget what he said when they released him in 1978.  When they asked him if he had it to do again, what he would do differently, he said, “I wouldn’t leave any witnesses.”  And he never did.

CE:  Why does that make you feel guilty?

IV:  Because, I think, maybe if I had just said something, we could have stopped him.  I think all I did was teach him not to keep such a distance between him and his victim.  There was about 5 feet between us.  He couldn’t grab me and I was a fast runner.

CE:  I’m sorry you had to go through all that.  Do you have any last things you’d like to say to parents or kids regarding situations like this?

IV: Having an adult close by isn’t good enough. You have to teach your children how to recognize and avoid situations on their own too.  Either alone isn’t as effective as both.

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Job title: Adolescent Counselor

Job description:
*Provide general, direct supervision to the residents of the group home, on a flexible full-time work schedule.
*Take referrals, and participate in admission and discharge decisions for each resident.
*Participate in treatment planning and goal setting for each new resident, and subsequent review meetings.
*Work with other staff and the placement team members to help each resident to maximize achievement of program and treatment goals.
*Maintain a safe vehicle, with proper insurance, and transport kids to appointments, as necessary.
*Attend court reviews and/or county staffings, as necessary.
*Co-facilitate the independent living and social skills groups, and participate in therapy groups.
*Facilitate the formal educational achievement of each resident, participate in educational/school meetings as necessary, monitor school progress, and assist with homework.
*Participate in Group home staff meetings. Consult with the Director (or appropriate group home staff member), as needed, and regarding any unusual incidents.
*Maintain a log on each resident, noting progress, deficiencies, and incidents.
*Document professional education and complete a CPR-First Aid course within three months of employment.
*Periodically cooperate with a character/law enforcement study to determine suitability for continued employment.

Requires flexible scheduling — shifts may start as early as 8 am and run as late as midnight on days, evenings, weekends, or holidays. Workweeks may extend beyond 40 hours, for such activities as recreational events, group outings, camping trips, conferences, weekend outings, holiday activities, summer vacation trips, etc.

Job requirements: Four-year college degree + experience, personal automobile plus insurance.

Pay: Mid to upper 20k. Benefits may be included.

Actual SW jobs. (via socialworkgradstudents)

Also, be aware that some RTC’s might require their staff to participate in physical intervention/ safety holds depending on the risk level of client and facility type.

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Tumblr basically asks if you are okay if you search posts with “depression” or “suicide” tags
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i-lost-my-shoe-again:

WTF MY ALGEBRA 2 HOMEWORK IS POSTED ONLINE.

SCHOOL HASNT STARTED YET TODAYS THE FIRST DAY ITS FIVE IN THE FUDGING MORNING WHY THE HELL IS MY TEACHER POSTING HW AT FIVE AM.

Why are you online looking for homework at 5am before school has started?

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