The Ebola thing going down in the US is really showing the level of hubris that we have. Every government and health agency seems to be saying that we can handle the virus just fine and that we are extremely capable of not preventing outbreaks.
But then it takes three days for anyone to clean up the vomit from an Ebola patient outside of his apartment (the virus is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids…like that). And then a health care worker who was treating the late gentleman suffering from Ebola tests positive for it.
Obviously we’re not at outbreak levels yet, but can we at least temper the level of confidence we have and instead think of how we could be better at how we’re handling it? The reality seems to be a bit bleaker than the picture of control the authorities seem to believe that we have in this situation. Anything could happen. The least we could do is be mindful of it and not think that it couldn’t happen here just because we aren’t Africa and we have policies (that really don’t work when people are being negligent).
It’s not that I don’t have faith in the system…but we should respect the severity of what’s going on.
sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast
grackles are such fancy asshole birds, I love them
Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
i’m unreasonably freaked out and disturbed by these
Is this in some kind of uncanny valley?? It’s like an uncanny Communist march or something.
And for some reason I can’t help but imagine these things eternally striding across a barren, lifeless world.
photos from dubai’s 828 meter tall burj khalifa (save the first and last photos, which show the building) by (click pic) daniel cheong, karim nafatni, bjoern lauen and dave alexander. duabai only experiences this in september and march, when seasonal changes in temperature creates an abundance of early morning fog. (see also: fog over new york, london and chicago)
THIS IS IN TIMES SQUARE IM CRYING
Apparently it was taken down shortly after. For mostly obvious reasons.
We think sometimes we’re only drawn to the good, but we’re actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties. -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (via creatingaquietmind)
See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see. -Wayne Dyer (via creatingaquietmind)