I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him — and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.

Former president BILL CLINTON, during an address to an Australian business company in Australia just ten hours before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.

While “missed opportunities” to kill bin Laden have been previously reported, this is the first time an audio recording of Clinton’s remarks has been heard publicly.

(via the New York Post)

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“Sugar crystallizes something in our American Soul. It is emblematic of all Industrial Processes. And of the idea of becoming white. White being equated with pure and ‘true,’ it takes a lot of energy to turn brown things into white things. A lot of pressure.”—Kara Walker

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I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

—Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen 

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Bloopers (x)

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Gustav Klimt - Ver Sacrum (1901)

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hashtag never forget when i met the antlers

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George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.