The Dumping Grounds

June 27, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

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Travel Photographer Captures What Happens When People Around The World Are Told They Are Beautiful

June 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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Mehmet Genç is a Turkish photographer who publishes his work under the name Rotasiz Seyyah (which roughly translates to “nomad without a route”). His series, titled “You Are So Beautiful,” has a simple premise – Genç tells the people he meets on his travels that they’re beautiful and captures their response on camera.

Genç started out in the IT industry, but quit to follow his passion for traveling and photography. “Fool’s courage can sometimes help you make the most important decisions in your life,” he says. He was born and raised in Samsum, Turkey, but if you want to keep up with his latest travel adventures, look no further than his Instagram page.

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The Last Two Letters From A Man Sitting On Death Row

June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

Death row inmates deal with their demons in different ways. Some clutch their faith. Others draw or paint or read voraciously. William Van Poyck chose to write. He published three books, wrote his own appeals and penned long letters to his sister, Lisa. In 2005, Lisa began publishing her brother’s letters on a blog called “Death Row Diary.” Some of the more powerful entries are the last ones, after Van Poyck’s death warrant was signed and he learned the date that he would die. Here are his last two letters to his sister.

 

June 3, 2013

Dear Sis~

Ten days ’till departure time. You already know that they killed my neighbor, Elmer, 5 days ago. Then they moved me into his cell. After they execute someone they move the rest of us down one cell, working our way to cell#1, the launching pad to the gurney next door.  This is a bad luck cell; very few of us get out of here alive!  In two days I’ll go onto Phase II and they’ll move all  my property from my cell, and post a guard in front of my cell 24/7 to record everything I do. These will be hectic days, freighted with emotion, all the final letters, all the final phone calls, final visits, final goodbyes.  Things have become even more regimented as “established procedures” increasingly take over. More cell front visits from high ranking administration and DOC officials asking if everything is O.K., forms to fill out (cremation or burial?).  I declined the offer of a “last meal”. I’m not interested in participating in that time-worn ritual, to feed some reporter’s breathless post-execution account. Besides, material gratification will be the last thing on my mind as I prepare to cross over to the non-material planes. Watching Elmer go through his final days really drove home how ritualized this whole process has become; the ritual aspect perhaps brings some numbing comfort – or sense of purpose – to those not really comfortable with this whole killing people scheme.  This is akin to participating in a play where the participants step to a rote cadence, acting out their parts in the script, with nobody pausing to question the underlying premise.  It’s like a Twilight Zone episode where you want to grab someone, shake them hard, and yell “Hey, wake up! Don’t you know what’s going on here?!!!”  

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Poll Of The Day

June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Poll |

 


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15 BADASS Tattoo Artists That Should Definitely Be On Your Radar

June 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Art |

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The Daily Man-Up

June 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

They all believe that if they are “good” and do everything “right,” they will be loved, get their needs met, and have a problem-free life. This attempt to be good typically involves trying to eliminate or hide certain things about themselves (their mistakes, needs, emotions) and become what they believe others want them to be (generous, helpful, peaceful, etc.). I call these men Nice Guys. Up to now we haven’t paid much attention to the Nice Guy, but he is everywhere. He is the relative who lets his wife run the show. He is the buddy who will do anything for anybody, but whose own life seems to be in shambles. He is the guy who frustrates his wife or girlfriend because he is so afraid of conflict that nothing ever gets resolved. He is the boss who tells one person what they want to hear, then reverses himself to please someone else. He is the man who lets people walk all over him because he doesn’t want to rock the boat. He is the dependable guy at church or the club who will never say “no,” but would never tell anyone if they were imposing on him. He is the man whose life seems so under control, until BOOM, one day he does something to destroy it all.

Every Nice Guy is unique, but all have a cluster of similar characteristics. These traits are the result of a script, often formed in childhood, that guides their lives. While other men may have one or two of these traits, Nice Guys seem to possess a significant number.

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A Few Glorious Clips For Your Consideration

June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Clips |

Can someone show these guys how to throw a punch?

 

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Hot Instagram Girl Of The Day: Bukurie

June 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Babes |

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