ever heard of a suspended coffee?
rather than try and explain it, this little story will do a much better job. props to bulgaria and hopefully more people get on board.
‘We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter : ’Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’
They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: ’What are those ‘suspended’ coffees ?’
‘Wait for it and you will see”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks ’Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
Homeless no more: Strangers reward Good Samaritan who found and returned $10,000
The world is full of stories of misery, but there are precious moments when human goodness shines through: The New York cop who bought shoes for a homeless guy without them; the Toronto man who conjured up $800,000 for a bullied bus monitor in Rochester, N.Y., through an Internet plea.
And then there is the woman from Calgary, a woman who went above and beyond the call of duty, her story made all the more remarkable because she was herself homeless.
She was down on her luck and living in a YWCA homeless shelter and feeling desperate; 62-years-old. She needed a break and found a purse on the street stuffed with $10,000; a woman whose first thought upon finding the loot wasn’t — ‘Yippee! I just won the lottery’ — but: “How can I return this to the person it belongs to because they must be frantic to find it?” (Keith Morison for National Post)
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as high as Germany’s), especially considering most doctors here won’t perform them? The answer is any country that has universal health care, where contraception is free, where child care is free or inexpensive, where there is less poverty because people don’t become bankrupt over medical bills — those societies are simply going to have fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.
And there the mask gets pulled off the Bart Stupaks and the “Christians.” If the statistics show that countries with government-provided universal health care and nearly-free abortions are, in fact, the countries with the fewest abortions, then why on earth wouldn’t the Right be the first in line to support universal health care?
Because it isn’t about “universal health care.” It’s about controlling women, period. It’s about sticking your nose in other people’s business. It’s about pushing your religious beliefs on everyone else because voices in your head tell you your Jesus is The One — even though your Jesus never said one single solitary word in any of the four gospels of the Bible about abortion or fertilized eggs being human. You’ve just gone and made it up about “life beginning at conception.” Jesus never said that. The little voice in your head said that, the same little voice that wants your grubby paws on women’s uteruses. You need help. Please get some help and leave the rest of us alone, Mr. Stupak and friends. —
Michael Moore: My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (via veruca-assault)
I wish I could reblog this 1,000 times.(via evangotlib)
(Source: vegas-girl-tk, via fritterandwaste)
just found a plastic bag of about 20 mulberry streets, #bsides&raritease
Sir, I would like one of those please. Unless you can sell them and give the money to hungry people, then do that instead.