Could the Nevada Republican platform be a bellwether of the GOP making its big tent more welcoming to women and gays? Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday adopted a platform without opposition to abortion and gay marriage - a landmark ...more
Is 90 pounds an unhealthy weight for a college student? Yale University seemed to think so, when medical staff put third-year student Frances Chan on watch, telling her to gain weight or risk being suspended.
Do you consider yourself safe when you ride mass transit? A recent article in The Atlantic indicates how women's safety in public transit may have more to do with financial access than the the hour a person waits for a ride home.
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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27. According to the Memorial de la Shoah, up to 1.5 million Jews were murdered in Ukraine between 1941 and 1944. The genocide of Ukrainian Jews is known as the "Holocaust by bullets," because the Nazis did not bother to gather and deport people to concentration camps or death camps....more
Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it." But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
White privilege. It's a touchy subject. The term is often bantered about among racial equity discussions, but among the people who could be described as having it? Not so much. Recently, there have been quite a few posts from bloggers—white bloggers, to be specific—about this topic. BuzzFeed even published a quiz How Privileged Are You? in which people can test just how they measure up.
For this country to survive, thirty years of neoliberalism needs to be thrown into the garbage can where it belongs.A mixed economy is the only thing that works for the greatest number of people. It isn't the "natural order of things" for a handful of parasites at the top to have everything while everybody else is destitute.Start with a return of the 90-percent tax rate. If these dirtbags threaten to leave the country, tax them wherever they go ...more
Last week, the New York Times provided a breakdown of a breakdown — an accounting of the investigative errors that turned rape allegations against FSU quarterback Jameis Winston into a non-event. I’ll give you a minute to try and contain your shock. Indeed, how convenient it was that Winston was able to make it a year and a Heisman season before the allegations gained any attention ....more
While this congressman is right about Obama, Duncan, and their train wreck of an education policy that is illegal and worthy of impeachment besides, nothing would come of any hearings.This is the result of what happens when presidential candidates are not vetted by the media but instead are pushed 24/7.You were all warned here on this blog years ago Obama was a total fake.What Obama and Duncan are doing, at the behest of the hedge fund crooks and billionaires like Bill Gates who own them, is clearly illegal and unconstitutional. The federal government is barred from creating national education standards, licensing requirements, and curriculum. They both need to be impeached and removed from office ....more
Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake about 200 miles away rumbled into the capital, thanks to central Mexico’s 21-year-old early quake warning system, officials said Friday. It’s a system that California still lacks. The Mexican warning system could be seen on television (video below), when Televisa news announcer Eduardo Salazar calmly tells viewers that at 9:27 a.m. a seismic alert went off, triggering a shrieking whine on the broadcast ....more
Easter is back this weekend and family members will get together to exchange gifts and eat chocolate as well as candies. Naturally, there is also the traditional Easter hunt for kids of all ages. Easter is one of the most important days for Christians and is celebrated in many countries....more
Climbing Mt. Everest was never on my bucket list, and it will remain that way.As far as I am concerned, the mountain shouldn't be climbed anymore. There is no point in doing it since it was done over 60 years ago ....more
That a human being would waste his prodigious talent in the service of a monstrous dictator after having witnessed such event speaks of a blindness, a void of the soul. But then, Fidel had gifted García Márquez a fully-furnished mansion in Havana’s best neighborhood (link in Spanish), and a Mercedes, complete with staff, after the 1982 Nobel award was announced. Read my full post at Da Tech Guy’s blog to find out what event I’m referring to ....more
This marks my first Easter with a baby and I have already gotten her an Easter basket and filled it with chocolate bunnies and Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Yes, I know she can’t eat chocolate—what kind of mother do you think I am DON’T ANSWER THAT—so I will be eating all the chocolate for her. I will also be dressing up my pug as Judas Iscariot as he would most certainly betray me for even one morsel of chocolate ....more