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yagazieemezi:

Since having moved to Lagos, I have rediscovered my love for beans. I love beans. In the United States, the beans were different and with a very small African community in New Mexico, I let go of my beany love and settled for green chili and enchiladas.

I’m very particular about my beans, I’ve…

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If we really are a country that would rather kill potentially innocent people than accept the reality of doubt, I’m not sure we have much hope left.

Emily Hauser for The Atlantic, Troy Davis and the Reality of Doubt. (via wisconsinforward)

yep, and that’s why I left and am going to do everything I can to not return.

additionally, a good friend recently challenged my leadership qualities/activities because I have (amongst other things) given up on the American cause… if giving up on that country makes me less of a leader, then I accept my diminished role. that country and I have nothing in common any more. absolutely there are people there that I love, but not as much as I love not breathing in the toxicity that the US inflicted upon me.

Another good friend semi-recently took issue w my saying that everyone in the US basically doesn’t care enough… I understand why he took issue; I was on a high-horse rant.

But, if I were at a party (read: in a country) and the head(s) of the party (read: state) starting arresting/jailing/killing anyone who said their party (read: domestic, economic, political, social, military, and foreign policy) was pretty much shit in every way,… well, yeah, I’d still leave that party, and I wouldn’t understand the people who stayed.

I don’t think you are wrong for staying; I just can’t understand why you would.

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I would like (President Obama) to go to the people of the United States of America and say ‘People of the Unites States of America: your Congress is bought. Your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding, and they won’t do it. But I’m the President of the United States, and I won’t have a country that is run by a bought Congress!’

MSNBC host DYLAN RATIGAN, going on an epic rant and offering President Obama some helpful management tips.

Perhaps this is the rallying cry for the Donner Party.

Howard Beale lives!


(via Mediaite)

i edited this for short attention spans… hey, what!?

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'when you're a stranger…'

  • elbow launching band inspired bitter in select UK pubs
  • statement by the WFP on why relief efforts were removed from southern Somalia 
  • super immune japanese gonorrhoea
  • Betty Ford’s funeral
  • more bad news from the African drought
  • and a bunch of other tired shit about the US debt ceiling, Murdoch, and Assange

but i’ve got other things on my mind and all of these potentially inspirational revolutionary-like links are like candy shells…

but there ain’t no candy in the middle for me.

what’s better?

to live the isolated, semi-perfect life I have in England far from anything more real than the daily activities of obtaining a phd

or coming here and actually having to shift the shit

?

people wonder why i love Britain.

my life in Britain is easy, inspirational, revolutionary, academic, self reflexive.

i’m a perfect animal in a perfect cage.

and this - the United States - is a freak show where the freaks can get no rest from the show and no solace from the stares.

i loathe this place.

back next week.

The URL above links to a United Nations job recruitment area called, Associate Experts Programme - where young adults (under 32) can apply to be a consultative expert within the United Nations. The only catch is you need to be from one of the donor countries.

Straight away I thought, no problem… donor country to the United Nations, yep, as a US citizen, I probably qualify. Then I look at the list of donor countries

AustriaAustralia
AustriaAustria
Belgium Belgium
DenmarkDenmark
FinlandFinland
franceFrance
FermanyGermany
italyItaly
japanJapan
liechtensteinLiechtenstein
luxeLuxembourg
NetherlandsNetherlands
NorwaryNorway
NetherlandsPoland
FlagRepublic of Korea
South AfricaSouth Africa
SpainSpain
SwedenSweden
Switzerland Switzerland

Netherlands New Zealand
TurkeyTurkey

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE UNITED STATES!!!??? By the time I finish my PhD, if not already, I AM an expert in agricultural political economy, politics being key to pushing forward some cohesive world food policy, according to the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter (I disagree btw. the problem isn’t entirely political OR entirely technical: past method. ITS BLOODY  BOTH!). I have internal and external technical and political knowledge of US, EU, and developing nation (specialising in India, South Africa, and Brazil) agriculture policy and problems.

BUT COME GRADUATION TIME WHEN I’M FACE DEEP IN US LOANS WILL THERE BE A JOB WHERE I CAN BOTH USE MY HIGHLY TECHNICAL, HIGHLY POLITICAL, HIGHLY SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE, THUS GRANTING ME EXPERT STATUS, LEAVING ME ABLE TO REPAY MY DAMNED LOANS????

no. because the US is fucked beyond belief and apparently isn’t a UN DONOR COUNTRY!!!

the associate experts page says if i’m from a developing country Italy, the Netherlands, and soon Spain can sponsor me… and according to the South Centre, another org i would LOVE to work for, im not from a developing country…

i’d say with the sort of policy the US congress churns out… i’d disagree.

when will my world citizen passport arrive? and will it have a rainbow on the front?

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