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I think we've talked about this before! Yeah, he's an incredible musician. I'm a big Vulfpeck fan but I find myself coming back to his solo stuff almost more often. His new release My Heart Is Live in Berlin is so good!
I'm doing really well, y'all.
I had a really shit week two weeks ago—realized I might not be able to afford tuition for my last semester, great-uncle passed, had a pregnancy scare, quit the softball team. But on the next Monday, I found 4 unexplained smooth pebbles on my desk; none of my coworkers knew where they came from. I accepted them, a bit confused, but decided to throw one away as each of my problems was resolved (or at least processed). Today I threw the last one into the river.
I talked to my parents for an hour or so, and amongst other things, they offered to lend me $1500 with no due date to help with tuition and expenses. It was amazing how much background stress I had been feeling without realizing, and how quickly it all evaporated when my dad offered to help—or rather, insisted on helping. I told them about the stones, and opened up a bit more about my anxiety and depression (they knew but we hadn't talked in much detail). I told them how depression always made me feel, more than anything, so fragile, like the tiniest misfortune could send me spiraling; and as I told them how incredibly blessed I am to feel resilient again, I found myself crying for the first time in months. Happy tears.
I feel so lucky to have the support network I have, and to have the space and time to learn how to live in this beautiful, terrible, brightly burning world. Thank you all for the part you play in that.
From the European parliament:
- Until 1 January 2015 organs were removed from executed prisoners in China without their consent and transplanted. "Although the situation has improved slightly, the secrecy over death penalty figures and organ transplant statistics are made it so far very difficult to gain an accurate picture", said Jöelle Hivonnet from the European External Action Service.
Hard to find any hard and fast analyses here, particularly not from reputable sources. (Some of the key sources for the Medium article are campaigning Conservative MPs trying to win anti-Communist points.) Seems like China might very well be selling the organs of executed prisoners, but it's very hard to prove, and that still isn't exactly the same as "harvesting organs in concentration camps."
- If it is true, then it's insane that MSM isn't talking about it 24/7.
Occam's Razor. More likely that this wildly flagrant and proven human rights violation is being totally ignored by MSM, or that the claims of this Medium article, supported by a few British tabloid pieces, are exaggerated?
- (galen, your voice is deeper than I imagined.)
It's higher when I'm narrating German children's books!