9 year old Caine sets up an arcade in his father’s used car parts store in East L.A., using only cardboard boxes his dad had lying around and a ton of ingenuity. Watch his dreams come true when this filmmaker sets up a flash mob to come and play.
Just watching this may make you a better person.
$82,000 has already been raised for Caine’s scholarship fund!
Or one of the many things.
I keep forgetting I have a tumblr. That’s okay, people get busy. But, I have had this tumblr since 2009, and there are a lot of different entries in it. The reblogs I chose over time definitely mirror how I was feeling at the time. I don’t really want to get rid of that or delete the entries.
Now, I am back in school. I love it. I am also reading exponentially more than ever before. Love that too. But I need a place to keep it all. Now that tumblr is getting more popular, it was impossible to find a new username to start over with…so I am not going to. I am just going to start posting these articles/quotes/links here and call it a day. Slight change in content.
This entire article was disturbing to me - and, coincidentally, on the topic that I was discussing earlier tonight with a friend.
I do not understand how the US can manage to spend billions and billions of dollars on secret military missions (disregarding the billions spent on the “war on terror” each year) yet cannot be bothered to find money to spend on its own citizens. Cutting benefits such: as Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment, funding to services like Planned Parenthood, various governmental agencies that protect the citizens of the country (EPA, USDA, etc), educational loans and grants, AND ON AND ON - none of this seems problematic.
I really wish someone could answer this for me: if the US is unwilling to invest in ITS OWN CITIZENS, what exactly is all of this military effort protecting and serving? If the United States is not its citizens, what is it? How is carrying out military action in other countries more important than ensuring there is actually a country to protect?