Quarantined Nurse Believes Her “Basic Human Rights” Have Been Violated: Gothamist

Hickox, a 33-year-old nurse who had been in contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and became the first person to be placed under mandatory quarantine, was particularly angry with Christie. Christie has described her as “obviously ill,” (obviously lying) and said on Fox News this morning that he had “no second thoughts” about the mandatory quarantine policy. “I’m sorry if in any way she was inconvenienced, but inconvenience that could occur from having folks that are symptomatic and ill out amongst the public is a much, much greater concern of mine,” Christie said. “I hope she recovers quickly.” (Nothing for her to recovery from tested twice – no Ebola!)

Hickox responded: “I’m sorry, but that’s just a completely unacceptable statement in my opinion. For him—a politician who’s trusted and respected—to make a statement that’s categorically not true is just unacceptable and appalling,” she said in a separate interview with CNN. She believes that public health decisions should be made by public health officials, not politicians: “For the first 12 hours, I was in shock. Now I’m angry,” she said. “To put me in prison is just inhumane.”

via Quarantined Nurse Believes Her “Basic Human Rights” Have Been Violated: Gothamist.

Little Miracles

Poetry for Palestine


I gaze at your eyes

I marvel, I’m in awe


I touch your face

I marvel, I’m in awe


I kiss your cheeks

I marvel, I’m in awe


I smell your hair

I marvel, I’m in awe


I hear your laughter

I marvel, I’m in awe

hass ala

I hold your hand

I marvel, I’m in awe


I tickle your feet

I marvel, I’m in awe


Baby, what Sublime Hand has made you?

What heavenly mist breathed you here?


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Misty Mourning

As the clouds rolled to and from the sky above Misty’s vigil, the sounds of the drums and songs carried out on the warm fall afternoon. Misty’s beautiful face shone through the flowers, balloons and candles surrounding her photos. It is hoped, as Misty’s sister, Amanda said, that Misty could see how loved she was, how much she will be missed, the grace she brought to her family and Indian Country, and the role model she was.

As I left Misty’s vigil and drove up a very crowded Interstate-5 towards Seattle, the clouds parted over the snow cone of Mount Rainier; known in Indian Country as Tahoma, the mountain that graces the seal of the Muckleshoot Tribe. A stray beam of light bounced up to the sky, creating a rainbow that lasted for a moment and then blinked away. Sometimes, the beauty lasts only a moment before it is gone. But in that moment, in that moment, nothing is more graceful, precious, or lovely that that beam of light.

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I was dying.. & Ölüyordum…!! I miss you so much Murat Gögebakan



First I was dying to finish high school and start collage.

And then I was dying to finish collage and start working.

And then I was dying to marry and have children.

And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school

so I could return to work.

And then I was dying to retire.

And now I am dying… And suddenly I realize,

I forgot to live.


 And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter – that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.

Surat Al-`Ankabut [29:64] – The Noble Qur’an



Önce, liseyi bitirip üniversiteye girmek için ölüyordum;

Sonra, üniversite bitsin, işe başlayayım diye!

Derken, evleneyim, çocuklarım olsun diye ölmeye başladım…

Çocuklarım oldu, ‘ Ölürüm onlar için ’ diye düşünmeye başladım.

Büyüsünler, iyi yetişsinler diye ölümüne çalıştım;

An geldi, Ölürüm arkadaş emekli olmak…

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