Just think of how many little Maya Arulpragasams are running around the world that will never even get the mic. Their voice will never be heard like it should. That shit makes me want to cry. I hope I can do something to give them the mic.
I was speeding today and that is not good. I went 100 mph on the freeway the other day in a 60 mph speed limit and that is not good either. I am a very good driver but I need to take the brick off my foot.
On Friday, 14 September 2007, ORB (Opinion Research Business), an independent polling agency located in London, published estimates of the total war casualties in Iraq since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. At over 1.2 million deaths (1,220,580), this estimate is the highest number published so far. From the poll margin of error of +/-2.5% ORB calculated a range of 733,158 to 1,446,063 deaths. The ORB estimate was performed by a random survey of 1,720 adults aged 18+, out of which 1,499 responded, in fifteen of the eighteen governorates within Iraq, between August 12 and August 19, 2007. In comparison, the 2006 Lancet survey suggested almost half this number (654,965 deaths) through the end of June 2006. The Lancet authors calculated a range of 392,979 to 942,636 deaths. On 28 January 2008, ORB published an update based on additional work carried out in rural areas of Iraq. Some 600 additional interviews were undertaken September 20 to 24, 2007. As a result of this the death estimate was revised to 1,033,000 with a given range of 946,000 to 1,120,000.
Ok ____. I’m glad you’re alright but i really need you to stop emailing/ contacting me and i’m serious.
There is this girl I was IN LOVE WITH and I drove all the way to Tucson, AZ to transfer schools and be closer to her, (and the sun). I socialized with her sometimes at family gatherings, but just went on like one “date” with her, and that went pretty bad. I asked her to promise to give me another date sometime later, and that has never happened because I didn’t ask for it yet. Anyway, long story short, I started texting her and emailing her during a few days I was really lonely, and she had boyfriend at this time. One of the things I emailed her was the total Iraq War death toll when I was working on an Iraq War project for an International Law class. Anyway, today I just reblogged and then sent to my family by email that stat that more American soldiers died of suicide in 2009 and 2010 than from the war itself.
So then I was done with that and decided to search the name of the girl I loved in my mail since I was in my University account which I ALMOST NEVER use anymore since I graduated. And the only result was that Iraq Death toll stat, which I had completely forgot I sent her. So that was really strange. I shouldn’t have write about the death toll stat in the beginning cuz I ruined the surprise but you get the idea. Just another amazing coincidence and I have had A LOT of those lately. It really makes my life interesting and shows that the powers that be at least care about me.
There is something special about being anonymous. It lets you forget about yourself. It lets’s you escape a little bit. However, I like to put my name on things when I am fighting against injustices. That’s why I put my real name on my previous Tumblr. I still fight injustices, but I am just switching it up a little now. I want to focus on love more than focusing on fighting. And, as I have discovered, when you do that, you end up defeating the injustices all the same—and God even helps you do it more when you focus on the love.
Sometimes i make a post and then immediately delete it. It’s like writing a letter to someone and then tearing it up. It used to be, when you received letters, that was YOURS FOREVER. Now, in the digital age, things can be deleted, and erased from existence. Receiving a letter from someone with their handwriting is very special. I want to definitely write and receive letters from girlfriends. That is special right there.
you know how americans have those super patriotic videos, with like a bald eagle flying around and there is a blonde with huge boobs in a american flag bikini holding up beers, behind her there is a back drop of the wind blowing the US flag and occasionally the grand canyon or that mountain with…