If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. — Henry David Thoreau (via ruineshumaines)
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Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. — Angelina Jolie (via matejspehar)
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness. — A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner. (via benedictsmith)
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2014 Porsche 911 GT3
Now without manual transmission. This makes me sad.
While it makes sense that getting a computer to shift gears is much faster and better for performance, the fact that the driver is another level of abstraction away from the machine really takes away some of the romance associated with driving, and the connection between driver and car.
As the article sadly and hilariously points out though, this is about more money:
“It’s a business, and there are more rich people who want prestige and easy speed than there are true enthusiasts who care about the driving experience. …without a clutch pedal, it’ll be easier sell the GT3 to really rich old guys who’ll use it to sit in traffic.”
- Jason Cammisa, Road & Track west coast editor
I was recently at a Senate meeting where I heard a member of our Senate community say, ‘God won’t allow us to ruin our planet.’ Maybe that’s why we do nothing. We are comfortable that God somehow won’t allow us to ruin our planet… The statement that ‘God won’t allow us to ruin our planet’ sweeps aside ethics, responsibilities, consequences, duties, even awareness. It comforts us with the anodyne assumption that no matter what we do, some undefined presence will, through some undefined measure, make things right - clean up our mess. That is seeking magical deliverance from our troubles, not divine guidance through our troubles…
We’re to continue to pollute our Earth with literally megatons each year of carbon, heating up our atmosphere, acidifying our seas, knowing full well by [God’s] natural laws what the consequences are, and instead of correcting our own behavior, we’re going to bet on a miracle? That’s the plan?…
We need to face up to the fact that there is only one leg on which climate denial stands. Money. The polluters give and spend money to create false doubt. The polluters give and spend money to buy political influence. The polluters give and spend money to keep polluting. That’s it. Not truth, not science, not economics, not safety, not policy and certainly not religion nor morality. Nothing supports climate denial. Nothing except money. But in Congress, in this temple, money rules. So here I stand, in one of the last places on earth that is still a haven to climate denial. — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D)-Rhode Island, during an excellent 17-minute speech on the Senate Floor about climate change deniers, May 8, 2013. (via mamaatheist)
Art by Jae Lee from the upcoming “Batman/Superman” book