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Just a nerd out East, missing the North Country.
flashofgod:

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Natchez, Missisippi USA, 1947.
mapsontheweb:

1913 Twin Cities Rapid Transit Co. Streetcar Map
artshred:

Japow  Miowa
Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via quotes-shape-us)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

[T]he very essence of constitutional freedom of press and of speech is to allow more liberty than the good citizen will take. The test of its vitality is whether we will suffer and protect much that we think false, mischievous and bad, both in taste and intent.

Justice Jackson, in Williamson vs. United States (1950)
opticallyaroused:

Inside The Cupola Module of The ISS ~ Simply Amazing!

cobains-conscience:

Ain’t No Grave - Johnny Cash

(via countryraisedcityfound)

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British “Grand Slam” which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare.

The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their present form these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.

It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.



— President Harry S. Truman, 6 August 1945 (via demons)

(Source: pbs.org, via demons)