Y’all should go fix this.
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.
Report: More than 11,000 Syrian children killed in war
Al Jazeera America: According to a report by the Oxford Research Group, more than 11,000 Syrian children under the age of 17 have died in Syria’s civil war.
The London-based think tank says it pooled data recorded by the United Nations and four Syrian human rights groups. The majority of the child deaths were caused by explosive weapons, according to the report released Sunday.
The majority of the child deaths – 71 percent of the 10,586 for which causes were recorded – were caused by explosive weapons, according to the report (PDF), with 60 percent caused by “shelling,” 26.6 percent caused by bombs dropped from the air and 13.3 percent due to artillery fire, including from tanks. …
In terms of locations of child deaths in the war-torn nation, the highest number took place in Aleppo, where 2,223 children were killed. But in terms of size, the worst-affected area was Daraa, where 1,134 – or around one in every 408 children – were killed.
Photo: Children walk past damage that was caused by shelling from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, activists said, along a street in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria on Nov. 17, 2013. (Bassam Khabieh/ Reuters)
The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.
Last year, my school decided to show this video to prove a point to the teenagers. So in our homebases, we were showed this and I wanted to cry while watching. After, the teacher spoke to us about what we thought about it. Before I had the chance to say anything, a kid raised his hand and said “This girl thinks she’s fat, as obviously she was in the mirror, and is really stick skinny because she never eats. It’s horrible.” My teacher didn’t like the answer so he said, “The girl in the mirror was normal size, and that’s why this is horrible.” I never looked at the kid the same again. It disgusted me so much that he thought the girl in the mirror was giant, she is perfectly normal and gorgeous. Well done society.