Captive Saudi Princesses Speak Out on Twitter

‘“People don’t realise how hard our situation is. They still see us as ‘pampered’ Saudi Princesses. We never were. We suffer on a daily basis,” said Princess Sahar by email to Channel 4.

‘Mother (@AlanoudDAlfayez) and two daughters (@Jawaher1776 and @Art_Moqawama) have also taken to Twitter, where they are speaking out full throttle against their captors, and about human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries in general…’

14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century
The transcript of the poem:
Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around
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The First Activist in Space
Tribute to Astronaut Who Staged a Strike in Space
‘William R. Pogue was the pilot of a record-setting American mission in space, and one of the very few astronauts ever to go on strike — while in orbit — to demand more time for contemplating the universe.

‘Colonel Pogue, who died on March 3 at 84 at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla., was a member of the three-man crew that flew the longest, and the last, manned mission aboard Skylab, from Nov. 16, 1973, to Feb. 8, 1974. The 118-foot-long space station, designed for scientific research, orbited the Earth from 1973 until 1979, when it ran out of steam and disintegrated (unoccupied) upon re-entering the atmosphere…’

GMOs will unleash global killer ‘ecocide’ across the planet, warns prominent scientist
‘His full explanation is presented in this public paper which describes how even a small risk per crop species can still result in global ecocide if pursued with abandon. As Taleb explains, “The risk of ruin is not sustainable, like a resource that gets
depleted in the long term (even in the short term). By the ruin theorems, if you incur a tiny probability of ruin, as a “one-off” risk, survive it, then repeat the exposure, you will eventually go bust with probability 1.” (Where “probability 1″ means a 100% chance.)…’

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