She argues there’s another way to fight crime. “We ought to invest a lot more in...– County board prez: Why are we closing schools and packing the jail? | Bleader that first paragraph up there—the stuff about investing in after school activities and keeping the schools open until 9pm, etc. —I’m thinking about that in context to of the Emergency Managers in Michigan. And how if...
The 2nd law of thermodynamics has the same degree of truth as the statement that...– James Clerk Maxwell (Image from this special in Nature)
Weekly challenge: 4/28-5/4
unfuckyourhabitat: This week’s challenge is simple: throw away/recycle/donate ten things every day. This can be actual trash, things that you’re sorting through, whatever. But it doesn’t count unless it’s in the trash/recycling or out of your house. (Putting stuff in a bag to donate doesn’t count if the bag is still in your house.) Ten things a day leaving your home. All week. You can do...
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On Feminists...– Autostraddle (via notaprincessdestinedtobeawitch) Guys. You need to read this. (via abaldwin360) Couldn’t have said it better myself.
definitivelysarah: megahetero: \(•_•) ) )z / \ you are the dancing queen \(•_•) ) )z / \ young and sweet \(•_•) ) )z / \ only seventeen dancing queen (•_•)/ <) ) / \ feel the beat (•_•) ~) )~ / \ of the tambourine \(•_•) ) )-@*jingle* / \
ganitsirk: In Arizona we don’t say “I love you,” we say “Cholla saguaro barrel cactus prickly pear,” which means something like “I will fuck you the fuck up if you even try to touch me.” There’s no room for love in the desert, ese.
What kind of world do we live in when young men are so proud of violating...– “In Rape Tragedies, the Shame Is Ours,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
Reno calls a domestic violence hotline: The MRA... →
wilwheaton: section9: brute-reason: So this MRA calls a domestic violence hotline pretending to be a man who’s being abused by his wife. He claims that the hotline refused to help him because he’s a man. Actually, the counselor explained that he’d called a counseling line, not an actual shelter, but that she could connect him to a hotline for men that would give him and his young son a free...
Gun Background Checks Face Long Odds In Senate →
wilwheaton: Even the most popular gun control measures seem to be going nowhere in the Senate. Despite a concerted push from President Obama, Democratic leaders see no clear path to securing the 60 votes needed to break a promised Republican filibuster and ensure passage of legislation mandating background checks for gun purchases. Along with getting no help from Republicans, numerous...
I am a mother of three girls, ages 2, 6, and 8. Two of them are Sandy Hook...– Excerpt from a letter by CARRIE LENDROTH BATTAGLIA, the mother of two children who survived the Sandy Hook school massacre. I dare the Republican members of Congress to take a meeting with her, or any other parent of the victim of gun violence. (via inothernews) Heartbreaking. I can’t even...
TSA routinely violates own rules and the law to... →
wilwheaton: Sai has “a neurological disorder that causes episodic muteness and muscle spasms” — basically, he sometimes becomes mute and gets bad tremors. His doctor has advised him to sip juice continuously, and this helps control his condition. TSA rules allow him to bring any amount of juice through a checkpoint. Unfortunately, the TSA doesn’t read its own rules. Instead, Sai is detained at...
All educations, we realized then, are not created equal. For Ryan and me, of...– Claire Vaye Watkins in The New York Times on the subject of college recruiting. Watkins was on the show a couple weeks ago talking about her childhood in Nevada and writing. You can listen here. (via nprfreshair)
Nevertheless, it seems clear that there are relatively few ranges of values for...– Stephen Hawking (via scienceisbeauty)
Instant Classic: From the SCOTUS transcript on...
wilwheaton: bostonreview: JUSTICE SCALIA: When did it become unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage? Was it 1791? 1868? TED OLSON: When did it become unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage? JUSTICE SCALIA: Don’t try to answer my question with your own question. Scalia is such a pig.
Everyday I rewrite her name across my ribcage so that those who wish to break...– Mike Mcgee, “Everyday” (via pigmenting) This is so beautiful.
This is a story about how I knew within a window of 48 hours when the invasion...– Stepto.com » Blog Archive » The Curious Tale of MS03-007 (via wilwheaton) Super interesting. Brings me back to watching the invasion on CNN.
sincesheleft: If you’re up right now text someone you love. Moments slip away so easily.
It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course....– Ryan O’Connell, You’re Not Making The Most Of Your 20s (via feelingsareboring) (via virgin-vixen)
Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at new...
wilwheaton: THANKS OBAMA.