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    "Lay Down Your Truth and Check Your Weapons
    The Next Voice You Hear Will Be Your OWN"
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    I regret not helping really needy or a poor beggar because there are lots of fake ones who are on roads only to make money. But the real ones are not good at asking money.. and before you know they are gone or sometimes there are so many people that would watch you if you go approach them.

    These real needy people out of fake are 10 to 5 percent.. Don't know why they are not good at asking for help, for money.. While others make it their profession. They are just actors. And their trick is to insult you to make you give the money and earn a lot of money.. While those few you can see just lying somewhere and with very poor health..

    So the a person who respect everyone can not get anything in help, but if you insult people, you have no honor then people will give money..
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    I understand you perfectly. Once you have started noticing people living on the streets who are no longer able to care for themselves, you can't look away anymore. And no one likes it to be cheated, taken advantage of or being taken for a fool. Sometimes it's easy to give.

    But look, those beggars who are obviously so skilled in all the tricks how to make people give them money – they are often trained and forced into this 'job' from an early age by their 'owners'. They have to deliver all the money to their bosses in those criminal organizations and have miserable lives. So they do whatever they can to earn the daily minimum amount demanded.

    At least I can only talk for European cities, it might be very different in other countries.

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    8-year-old Ahmed, a Syrian child soldier, smokes as he carries his AK47.

    Photo: Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini.
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    .....................................

    more conversations . .
















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    Fortress Europe

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    Quote Posted by Citizen No2 (here)
    Quote The height of evil. No better than the blood drinking lizards that rule the world. At least he had the good sense to kill himself,
    Wow.

    Just, wow.
    Sorry if I offended you. That was a primal reaction, not an intellectual one.

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    There's been an influx of refugees coming into Finland lately from war zones and it has brought out a lot of good and some bad in people.

    "Third world issues" are not decontextualized pieces of information or pictures anymore, real people embodying these issues (or experiencers) are pouring in. They have names and faces, hopes and dreams... Fears. It's not a matter of raising awareness anymore that has been made quite convenient with the rise of social media, now it's a matter of acting upon that information, a matter of interaction.

    I'm amazed at people's willingness to volunteer at the refugee centers, and as alarmed at the aggressiveness harbored in certain extremist groups that have organized gatherings in public places, and things have escalated to violent outbursts towards the refugees, centers have been burned down.

    Most of all I'm disappointed in how little I have done now that I have an opportunity to do so in the local refugee center, because of being scared to reach out (social anxieties that have gone from bad to worse). I'm so very proud of the young people of this town who seem to do it with ease. So very proud. (It's not like I don't help people in need, when they approach me, but it's not like I have sought them out either lately.)

    So whatever the real story of Kevin Carter encountering a little girl in dire need of help is, I can sympathize with shutting down, when you are the final witness.

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    Photo: Mike Wells (Karamoja district Uganda April 1980)


    WHY ? WHY !

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    The Road goes ever on and on / Down from the door where it began /
    Now far ahead the Road has gone / And I must follow, if I can /
    Pursuing it with eager feet / Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet / And whither then? I cannot say

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    Hold fast to dreams / for if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird / that cannot fly.

    Hold fast to dreams / for when dreams go
    Life is a barren field / frozen with snow.

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    Lonnie Campbell, guitarplayer from Santa Cruz, two rabbits, a raven and a small blue boat – okay, if the rabbit is so happy performing all day, is another question.

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    This thread seems to become a one-(wo)man-show (huge hug to the one-person-audience lately)

    I'll keep posting pictures of human beings in all walks of life that speak to me.

    In my work I've always been surrounded by the most different kind of People all day and very often been in close personal contact with them. Additionally I've never owned a car, so I'm out in public places - amongst the crowd in the streets every day. And I'm so drawn to the many small encounters, to faces, facial and body expression and the stories that are hidden behind it (though so obviously apparent). In the cities, looking through people's many layers of self-protection and self-isolation you'll find pure pain, but sometimes gentleness and tenderness shining through.

    seven billion unique faces, seven billion unique stories.



    (Photo: Andrew Hitaylenko)

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    Quote Posted by Iloveyou (here)

    This thread seems to become a one-(wo)man-show (huge hug to the one-person-audience lately)

    Sorry ... have not felt much like posting lately.

    Song rather than image but this hits the spot on the pain ledger ... will be back with the beauty soon ...


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    Two most famous iconic images don't seem to have been posted yet (unless I missed them) ...








    Can anyone truly imagine the horrors of war without experiencing it???

    Really???

    (of note ... the young girl in this horrible image has lately come out with her story)

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    Okay ... balance ... the beauty ... song again.

    Most anyone with kids knows this feeling ....


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