The Story Behind This Powerful Photo Of A Police Officer And A Student Protester

Stefan Stefanov / Via imgur.com

Imgur user plamentanev posted this image from Bulgaria on Wednesday. He described the scene:

This photo really moved me so much that I decided to try and raise awarenes to what is going on in my country. This girl was crying and begging the policeman not to hit her or any of her friends. Then the policeman started crying as well and he said to her: “You just hold on girl.”

The photo comes from protests happening in Bulgaria right now. Students are protesting poverty and corruption in Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government, chaining themselves to the doors of Sofia University and clashing with police outside of parliament.

After the photo was taken it quickly went viral on Bulgarian Facebook, being shared thousands of times.

The Story Behind This Powerful Photo Of A Police Officer And A Student Protester.

SF Morphs Into Gotham City for “Batkid” Battling Leukemia

Thousands turned out to make 5-year-old Miles Scott’s wish come true. Miles is battling Leukemia and told the “Make-a-Wish Foundation” that he wanted to be Batman. The City by the Bay was transformed into Gotham City, where Miles busted a bank robbery, caught the Riddler and got the key to the city. Scott Pelley reports.

SF Morphs Into Gotham City for "Batkid" Battling Leukemia.

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension «TwistedSifter

Photograph via llamapen on Reddit

In this amazing capture, we see the famous Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis, Missouri, enshrouded in low passing clouds. The image was submitted to Reddit by user llamapen who says his father took the photograph from the 40th floor of One Metropolitan Square, a skyscraper in downtown St. Louis. At 180.7 m (593 ft) it is the tallest building in the city and the second tallest building in Missouri.

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument built in the form of a flattened catenary arch. It is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and the world’s tallest arch. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and a famous symbol of St. Louis. [Source]

The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. [Source]

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension «TwistedSifter.

Coming out of your closet: Ash Beckham at TEDxBoulder – YouTube

Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.

via Coming out of your closet: Ash Beckham at TEDxBoulder – YouTube.

Vicki Thomas: Florida Shoplifter Gets Big Surprise From Cop Who Nabs Her – YouTube

Arresting her wouldn’t solved the problem of her kids being hungry

[FULL] Vicki Thomas: Florida Shoplifter Gets Big Surprise From Cop Who Nabs Her – YouTube.

The Life You Lead When You’re A Prince Of One Of The Biggest Countries In The World. And Gay.

Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the first Indian royal who has ever come out as gay. It took him 30 years of internal struggle before he dedicated his life to gay rights activism. His Lakshya Trust is acknowledged as one of the best NGOs in Gujarat with projects organized from community grassroots, to advocacy at the highest bureaucratic levels. He was the only Indian to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has Grand Marshaled pride parades in Stockholm and Sao Paolo. Prince Manvendra is the most visible LGBT figure to one-sixth of the world, and is now expanding his work into a platform for global gay advocacy through his U.S. 501c3, Ekta Transglobal Foundation. Please join the prince’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Manvendra.Singh.Gohil
and for more information visit: www.Lakshya-Trust.org
and www.EktaTransglobal.org

The Life You Lead When You're A Prince Of One Of The Biggest Countries In The World. And Gay..

She Didn’t Think The Love Of Her Life Was Romantic Enough. Then She Looked Out Her Office Window.

On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.

Just the night before, we were talking about romance and I pretty much told her she wasn’t romantic. I am eating crow…and will be for a long time.

She Didn’t Think The Love Of Her Life Was Romantic Enough. Then She Looked Out Her Office Window..

The Japanese Love Industry | VICE United States

The Japanese Love Industry | VICE United States.

To Love at All

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.

C. S. Lewis

To Love at All.

We need more Malala Yousafzai in the world

Malala Yousafzai giving an emotional answer about how she would treat a member of the Taliban if he came to her house. Taken from The Daily Show dated 2013.10.08.

via Malala Yousafzai amazing answer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – YouTube.