As a child you probably played Marco Polo, or put a blindfold on ane tried to make your way around a familiar room. You wanted to experience what it would be like to be blind. Unlike you, however, more than 45 million people in the world can’t remove the blindfold when they get tired of not being able to see....more
What happens when an advertisement does more than promote a product or service? In the case of "Women Should" ad by Ogilvy & Mather, it created quite a stir. The ad in question was a campaign used by UN Women to illustrate how sexism is global as a result of searching key words on Google....more
Inspired by a post on Wall Street Insantity titled 50 Things Every Man Should Realize, I’ve found myself thinking about absolutes every woman, and especially moms, should realize. Having a child is a wonderful life path to choose, but it can also be tiring and it’s easy to lose perspective amid the Pinteresting of it all. To help us all keep the important things at the forefront of our minds, I’ve developed 25 Things Every Mom Should Realize about herself, men, kids, and life in general....more
The United Kingdom has many fine qualities, and I still want to move to Wales (Dragon on the flag? Yes, please.) but they are no better than America, or almost anywhere else come to think of it, about forgetting VERY quickly what a very, very bad idea it is to vote hard right. Or even middle right when the hard right is growling too loudly. For the love of Christ, the “left” over there has been soft right for as long as American’s “left” has been. Why go further?...more
It was bad enough when I worked down there, but the reformers have gotten a stranglehold on the state, thanks to a large number of filthy rich people and a lousy economy.The post centers on Clark County, but Washoe County has been infected with the same "reform" garbage. TFA hasn't YET arrived at WCSD.This all is a testimony to how weak the "unions" or "associations" are in Nevada. However, I have noticed parents are getting more and more aware of the crap that is going on with Common Core and the like ....more
WSJ: Judge: $9.5B Environmental Judgment Against Chevron ‘Obtained by Corrupt Means’ A federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. on Tuesday in a civil racketeering case, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.” U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan found that New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team engaged in coercion, bribery, money laundering and other criminal conduct in pursuit of the 2011 verdict. Bloomberg: Chevron Wins U.S. Ruling Calling Ecuador Judgment Fraud “It is distressing that the course of justice was perverted,” Kaplan wrote in a nearly 500-page ruling that followed a trial last year ....more
After I graduated from university, full of inspiration and dreams for the future, I tried "leaning in." I did all the stuff you’re supposed to do. I tried "networking." I revised my CV a million times and sent it off everywhere. I slept on my sister's floor for seven days so I could do a work experience week that pushed me to my health limits and left me out of money. I did a course for unemployed graduates (again pushing my health to the limit) that promised a work experience opportunity -- which never materialized.