Know your value "Julian replaced one dream for another and in doing this she easily replaced me. There wasn’t anything fantastic about the choices she made or mysterious about the new life she lived. She would retreat back into the quiet country, where birdsong fell to silence. The breath of sky so galactic shuddered and smothered beneath its folds, those infinitely named fools into her charcoal colored darkness. Some could look up into the sky and wonder upon bright stars and hope. Julian looked into the eye of God and saw nothing but a mote. And shame and the sense of smallness crushed her. She closed the great lid of God with her own narrow vision and joined the sad group of humanity who forgot what they were born for and forgot how to dare to reach for a real dream."~excerpt from The Saint Factory by Michael Kurcina #write#read#apparel#findawayormakeaway#fitness#running#hiking#tactics#tactical#tacticalresponse#merica#pew#violentwhennecessary
Wilderness camping this weekend, get in tune with no power, wifi, stars and moon. Thank heavens I am staying home to write on my deck with power, wine, hot baths and wifi!! 🤗 thankfully the husband is going into the wild and I am doing the turning point for Til... No distractions...🤓💃
The ACLU has declared a “historic victory” following the settlement of its lawsuit against two CIA-contracted psychologists involved in torturing suspects and developing the agency’s ‘enhanced interrogation program.' The terms are confidential.
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT that while the settlement is historic, he is disappointed on three fronts.
American Civil Liberties Union attorneys, acting on behalf of three plaintiffs who claimed they were tortured, said it's the first time the CIA, or its private contractors, had been held accountable for torturing suspects. “This outcome show that there are consequences for torture and that survivors can and will hold those responsible for torture accountable,” Dror Ladin, an ACLU attorney said, according to AP. “It is a clear warning for anything who thinks they can torture with impunity." Kiriakou, a former CIA counter-terrorism officer who blew the whistle on the torture program in 2007, noted the historic victory “because nothing like this has ever happened before,” but added, “I am disappointed with a settlement.” He said the American people will never know the details of what would have been released had the case gone to trial. “Documents would have certainly been de-classified, there would have been a number of people testifying in open court, and so we I think we will probably never know the real details of the CIA torture program. That’s a disappointment,” he told RT.
Another disappointment is over the the sealed terms of agreement. “I am happy for the victims and the families of the victims of CIA torture, but I wish that we were able to say definitively that the final terms were enough of a deterrent to stop the CIA from possibly doing this again,” Kiriakou said.
Kiriakou said his third disappointment was over the two psychologists –James Mitchell and John Jessen – being indemnified at the time they signed their contract with the CIA.
Nora : memang, minta maaf adalah sesuatu yg paling sulit di dunia, tetapi hal ini dapat membuat perubahan besar.
Kathleen : dan sungguh buruk membenci diri kita sendiri, lebih buruk daripada membenci orang lain.
Joan : semua orang memiliki keberanian yang sama, hanya ada yang tidak bisa memutuskan kapan akan menggunakan keberanian tersebut.
tahun 2009 saya membeli satu set serial "Malory Towers" karya Enid Blyton dan langsung jatuh cinta pada ceritanya. seminggu ini pun saya menghabiskan 4 buku serial "Cewek Paling Badung di Sekolah" (CPBDS)... kebanyakan karya Enid Blyton memang sukses membuat pembacanya pengen masuk sekolah berasrama, seperti dalam kisah CPBDS yang menceritakan kehidupan Elizabeth Allen dan siswa-siswi di asrama sekolah Whyteleafe ... yang saya suka dari Enid Blyton adalah belyo dapat membuat kisah yang ringan dan membuat pembacanya dengan mudah masuk ke dalam cerita serta menyisipkan banyaaaaak sekali hikmah dalam setiap kejadian ... yuk yuk baca 😘 mau pinjem ugha leh ~
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