[Researchers] explained that it is difficult to find a native person who has not experienced some sort of trauma. That trauma is passed down through generations from parents to their children and affects many aspects of people’s lives.
Educating the native population about the impacts of trauma and their history through this grant will help “bring people to the realization that it’s not because native people have a predisposition to alcohol or drug abuse,” she said. “It’s because we’ve been dealing with trauma for [hundreds] of years — since contact.”
Bloody John Oliver, makin’ me think about stuff and to the point where I want to research it. LAME.
Oh man, I wish I’d had this in 2011. Pro-tip: If you’re getting married at a synagogue 1.2 miles from Ravinia, maybe check the schedule to ensure your ketubah witnesses don’t get stuck in post-concert traffic.
Creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye the Science Guy over the origins of the universe, is calling for an end to the search for extraterrestrial life because aliens probably don’t exist—and if they do, they’re going to Hell anyway.
This is from a 1949 article by historian Russell Lynes called “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow.” I took a course called High Art/Low Art in college, and we were assigned to read the article and then update the chart to reflect current cultural trends. I got really engrossed in the assignment, and ended up making four intricate sets of highbrow to lowbrow paper dolls. I should really find them and see how they stack up ten years later…
But then your Jewish mother and your Muslim friend break off from your Facebook thread on the Middle East conflict to talk about possibly doing the Harry Potter Studios tour together, and you can’t help but to smile just a little bit.
Brother: Basically, the world hates Israel because Israel refuses to act in accordance with some degree of decorum. Israel hates the world because the world refuses to acknowledge that they have legitimate reasons for defence, even if they take it too far (but, boy, can they play guitar.)
Me: Wait—has anyone ever tried sending David Bowie in to broker negotiations? Because I think that might work.
Brother: I don't know...the whole situation is a Labyrinth.
Me: Come on, let's just get the Israelis and the Palestinians face-to-face with the man who sold the world.
Brother: It will just be the same shit. I've lived it ten times or more.
Me: So you're saying these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations?
Brother: I just have a sense of doubt.
Me: But if it works, we could be heroes...
Brother: And everything would be hunky dory!
Me: It would be the great Utopia dream.
Brother: You can't stake your lives on a Saviour Machine, though.
Me: I'm pretty sure David Bowie can force you to be free.
Brother: If we keep going with this, we could write a future legend.
Me: David Bowie puns about the Israel/Palestine conflict: It ain't easy!