"Ground Zero Mosque"
(It’s out of my soapbox, but I couldn’t help noticing.) Apparently “Ground Zero” in New York City is where the Twin Towers once stood. This expression is used to describe an area that has been devastated by a nuclear explosion. Hiroshima is Ground Zero. Nagasaki is Ground Zero. New York City — despite the tragedy — is not Ground Zero. Comparing an...
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Aid for Pakistan
You can look at Good Intentions Are Not Enough for general guidelines, but here’re specific ones: 1. Give to an established organization already on the ground and with experience working locally. 2. Give cash, not goods. Shipping items to Pakistan is expensive. With cash, organizations can buy what they need closer to the disaster site. 3. Don’t earmark your donation, but give...
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Signal Boost: Pakistan floods
Trigger warnings apply to all links and the post itself. via kairia. Like in 2005, this Ramazan too begins on a sombre note. Floods have been ravaging Pakistan, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Already dubbed the worst flooding disaster in over 80 years, the death toll stands at 1,600 and at least 14 million people have been affected - exceeding the combined total of the 2004...
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Strong trigger warning for violence, victim-blaming, war crimes, language.
The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot...– J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes (from the book The Lord of The Rings) (via quote-book)