Foto’s wat jou laat dink

Hier is so paar foto’s wat onder Buzzfeed se 45 Most Powerful Photo’s of 2011 val. Dit laat mens nogals dink.

 ‘n Sightseeing boot , Hama Yuri, wat amper 400 meter van die kus af gestrand is na die tsunami in Japan. Dit balanseer hier op ‘n dubbelverdieping huis na die water begin sak.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, links, en Connie Kopelov, 84, altwee van New York, omhels mekaar nadat hulle die eerste same-sex couple geword het wat getroud is in die Manhattan City Clerk’s Office. (Getty Images / STAN HONDA)

‘n Protester word in die gesig gespuit met pepperspray by ‘n Occupy Portland protes. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)

Christene beskerm Moslems wat bid in Kaïro, Egipte.

‘n Dame wat in isolasie gehou word vir radiation screening praat met haar hond deur ‘n venster in Nihonmatsu, Japan.

‘n Universiteit van Kalifornië Davis  polisieman pepperspray studente gedurende hulle “sit-in” by ‘n “Occupy UCD” demonstrasie in Davis, Kalifornië. Die ou sal altyd bekend staan as ‘n doos, danksy die internet. (Jasna Hodzic)

Die oorlede Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson se hond, Hawkeye, lê langs sy kis by Jon se begrafnis in Rockford, Iowa. Jon is een van 30 Amerikaanse soldate wat gesterf het op net een dag in Afghanistan (die 6de Augustus).

Facebook het ‘n baie belangrike rol gespeel in die revolusies in die Midde-Ooste hierdie jaar.

Australian Scott Jones soen Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas nadat sy omgestamp is deur ‘n polisie riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Getty Images / Rich Lam)

Werkers van die kantoor gebou in Christchurch, Nieu-Seeland probeer ‘n manier uit die gebou kry op die 22ste Februarie. ‘n Sterk aardbewing het die dood van ten minste 180 mense hierdie jaar daar veroorsaak. (Reuters / Simon Baker)

‘n US Army soldaat high-five ‘n Afghaanse seuntjie gedurende sy patrollie in Pul-e Alam, ‘n dorp in die Logar provinsie, Oos-Afghanistan. (Reuters / Umit Bektas)

In Chile ontplof die Puyehue vulkaan en veroorsaak gekanseleerde vlugte regoor Suid-Amerika, Nieu-Seeland en Australië. (Reuters)

Bill Hicks het dit die beste gesê:

The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think that it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question – is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say ‘Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.’ And we…kill those people. Ha ha ha. ‘Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride. SHUT HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and family. This just has to be real.’It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok.

But it doesn’t matter because: it’s just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings, and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourselves off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here’s what you can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defence each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, for ever, in peace.

Gedagte vir die dag. Fokken diep. Moenie laat dit jou uitfreak nie. It’s just a ride.

As jy die res van die foto’s wil sien, kyk hier. Obviously het ek nie alles gepost nie, baie is meer powerful vir die ‘Mericans.

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