Denver Hippie

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Sunshine on the plains.

Sunshine on the plains.

— 23 hours ago

r4ffles:

How to explain Anxiety:

(via holographicwaves)

— 3 days ago with 201 notes
thehpalliance:

We’re celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in affirmation of what should be self-evident: much of what we know and enjoy has been made possible by atrocities committed against others. In order to truly move forward, we must acknowledge these crimes and make whatever reparations are possible.
Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America was followed by the genocide and enslavement of tens of millions of native people. His actions led to the transatlantic slave trade and centuries of violence and discrimination towards indigenous people. Yet we celebrate him as an American hero.  
We applaud Seattle and Minneapolis in their recent shift away from Columbus Day, as well as Berkeley for first making the change in the early nineties. It is our hope that these are the first of many. Please join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day and moving towards a more honest, inclusive future. 

thehpalliance:

We’re celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in affirmation of what should be self-evident: much of what we know and enjoy has been made possible by atrocities committed against others. In order to truly move forward, we must acknowledge these crimes and make whatever reparations are possible.

Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America was followed by the genocide and enslavement of tens of millions of native people. His actions led to the transatlantic slave trade and centuries of violence and discrimination towards indigenous people. Yet we celebrate him as an American hero.  

We applaud Seattle and Minneapolis in their recent shift away from Columbus Day, as well as Berkeley for first making the change in the early nineties. It is our hope that these are the first of many. Please join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day and moving towards a more honest, inclusive future. 

— 1 week ago with 279 notes
science-junkie:

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble
via APOD

science-junkie:

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble

via APOD

— 1 week ago with 2946 notes

witneyhouston:

me: hi, can i have a large—

starbucks employee: you mean a venti?

me: can we not do this 

Precieved Starbucks employee: “I know better than you and I stopped speaking English as soon as I put this apron on.”

Actual Starbucks employee: “sure!”

(via dutchster)

— 2 months ago with 234062 notes

unconsumption:

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

In the Palestinian village of Bilin — near the West Bank city of Ramallah — residents have planted flowers in hundreds of spent Israeli tear gas grenades collected after clashes with Israeli security forces.

The garden is “meant to show that life can spring from death.”

(Via The Associated Press: West Bank garden of tear gas grenades. Photo credit: AP Photos/Majdi Mohammed.)

Gotta say this is a special addition to the Unconsumption archive of weaponry repurposing examples

— 4 months ago with 894 notes
arewomenhuman:

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?  Why are you beset with gloom?  ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?  Bowed head and lowered eyes?  Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?  Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?  Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
- “Still I Rise,” Maya Angelou

arewomenhuman:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

- “Still I Rise,” Maya Angelou

— 4 months ago with 14 notes

unconsumption:

An interesting, and somewhat confrontational, campaign to reduce consumption, featuring a shoe made of “shoreline rubbish.”

More at: EVERYTHING YOU BUY IS RUBBISH

— 6 months ago with 827 notes

"Sometimes I think everyone is just pretending to be brave, and none of us really are. 

(Source: sambarks)

— 6 months ago with 8526 notes

thecodeinecowboy:

Notice how if we were to stop arguing about who’s right or wrong we could pretty much change the world.

(via theheart-knows-best-deactivated)

— 6 months ago with 119188 notes
"Happiness begins with you. Not with your relationship, your friends, or your job. But with you."
— 6 months ago with 137149 notes