Sunday, July 7, 2013

times there are when it's the little things that finally topple hope and dream and believing...

Metro rips out Phantom Planter’s flowers at Dupont Circle station

Robert McCartney
The Washington Post
6 July 2013

"The transit system regularly pleads poverty, yet employees devoted supposedly valuable time to remove more than 1,000 morning glories, cardinal flowers and cypress vines that Docter donated to the city — albeit without permission. The plants would have bloomed from August to October in a patriotic display of red, white and blue."

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I know. It's just flowers. Not a little girl in a blue outfit chained to a fence while she watches Muslim fanatics kill her mom and her dad. Not a man without a country living in an airport while his hopes for asylum dwindle. Not zombies or guillotines or a train whose brakes 'got released' or the burgeoning loss of essential privacy or thoughts implanted into people's very minds or dreaming babies wakened by a pincher that dismantles them in the very womb...

It's just flowers.

So why do I feel like weeping...

and if dreaming...

Unborn Babies Can Dream in the Womb, Will Abortion be Their Nightmare?

Raimundo Rojas
Life News | Opinion
2 July 2013

"“We now know that they [unborn children] begin to sleep at as early as 4 weeks of gestation (Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1975;38:175). ”"

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"interfering with the right to seek asylum..."

US attempts to block Edward Snowden are 'bolstering' case for asylum

Jamie Doward
The Guardian | The Observer
6 July 2013

""Interfering with the right to seek asylum is a serious problem in international law," Bochenek said. "It is further evidence that he [Snowden] has a well-founded fear of persecution. This will be relevant to any state when considering an application. International law says that somebody who fears persecution should not be returned to that country.""

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