“Nguyen Thi Ly, 11, skips rope in her village south of Da Nang, Vietnam.
Her grandfather served in the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War, and she is a third generation victim of dioxin exposure, the result of Agent Orange and other herbicides sprayed by the U.S. military during the conflict more than 40 years ago.
Like her mother, she suffers from severe facial deformities and chronic bone pain, but is otherwise a normal little girl with hopes and dreams for the future. Skipping rope is her favorite activity. The Vietnam Red Cross estimates that 3 million Vietnamese suffer from illnesses related to dioxin exposure, including at least 150,000 people born with severe birth defects since the end of the war.
The U.S. government is paying to clean up dioxin-contaminated soil at the Da Nang airport, which served as a major U.S. base during the conflict.
But the U.S. government still denies that dioxin is to blame for widespread health problems in Vietnam and has never provided any money specifically to help the country’s Agent Orange victims. May 28, 2012.” x
A bit of white history for you this morning.
White history month!
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Q:You're from Tunisia but you have a very good English background can u ask you why?
well i watch a lot of series and movies
and i listen to a lot of music as everybody
Q:Thanks for the wonderful words of wisdom I like to be your friend
the only problem is that ur anon :p
رتّل تراتيل اليمام
أنزل صليبك من روما
و اغرسه في بلاد الشّام
أوقف طوافك بمكّة
و طف بشام
هنا لا يصير الدّمع قمحا، فابك
على أسوار شام
جفّ الكلام، إنتفض
إفترض، يا أخي
أنّ حماة العرين طغاة
نسلك، يا أخي
فأيّ بكارة تريد أن تفضّ؟
مات الصّبيّ بعد الولادة
و إختلطت دماء الأمّ بدمع الوسادة
فقد بقيت تخيط الحيض، تفكّ قيد الحياة
فكرة الموت الرّحيم
تتربّص بالأحياء خلف المقصلة
ذروة الجنس العقيم
ترافق الأموات إلى ما بعد المقبرة.
There is no goodness in people who don’t give advice, and there is no goodness in people who don’t like to be advised.
Maybe all I need to do now is to grow some balls and kick out some assholes out of my life for good
In the end, after all of those bad nights, wavering between heaven and hell, smiling and crying at the same time, the bittersweet taste of recalling all of your memories, after a world wide war inside of your head, everything will be okay once again! Right at the moment when you breakdown, the second you realize everything has fallen on your head, all will be fine!
Just learn how to grasp this moment, help the memory get away, let go of the rope you had been holding for too long so far! Let it out, let it out