One manifestation of this indiscriminate biliousness is the statement that gets...– Rebecca Solnit in Mother Jones (via squashed)
[tw: transmisogyny] DEAR ABBY: Last night at a restaurant, my husband and I were...– What’s this? Oh nothing, just Dear Abby throwing shade at transphobia. (via subconciousevolution)
"For decades after a woman has carried a male... →
latimes: This is called microchimerism: This line of research, says rheumatologist J. Lee Nelson, coauthor of the study, “suggests we need a new paradigm of the biological self” and how it is formed. We think of ourselves as the product of two biological parents and a one-time roll of the genetic dice. That, says Nelson, appears to be wrong: In the womb, we may also pick up the DNA of older...
The bigger problem, Romney said, is that “the person sitting across the table...– Romney: Teacher contributions to politicians should be limited - Political Hotsheet - CBS News AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That’s rich. (via sexartandpolitics)
Federal Government poised to dump $197 million...
poorrichardsnews: The Obama administration doesn’t have a very good track record with its energy investments, particularly solar companies. The big one we all know about is Solyndra, which went belly-up and cost the American taxpayers $529 million. But there were others too: Ener1: cost taxpayers $118.5 million then filed for bankruptcy Beacon Power: cost taxpayers $43 million then filed...
The internet's downsides: TELL US YOUR STORIES
pewinternet: Have you ever wished you could unsee a photo of some condition you had Googled? We are collecting stories about the internet’s downsides related to health. READ THIS, then TELL US HERE, or by email/phone.
What we found in our analysis was that a staggering 93 percent of all...– Brenda Ekwurzel, a climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, on a study of the coverage of climate science in America by News Corp.. (via quickhits)
jakke replied to your post: Tell us more about this robot building endeavour! Not nearly as exciting as you might think, but it was pretty fundamental in teaching me the value of project management and general self-confidence. It was also my first taste of coding. Six weeks to build a robot from scratch, with no idea of the challenge it needs to achieve beforehand. Also, the fundraising and...
jakke asked: What are your thoughts on trade sanctions as a means of forcing countries to respect international obligations? Also, what's the most complicated thing you've built yourself? Also, what are your thoughts on flowers as a romantic gift?
Mitt Romney was pretty unanimously considered the strongest candidate in the...– Kevin Drum. Nothing to say about that but: yep. (via lemkin)
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I would be open to a proposal to have some minimum tax level for everyone.– Tim Kaine, former DNC chair and current Senate candidate, getting in touch with his inner Mitt Romney… (via barticles)
Put That Toilet Plunger Down and Grab Some Air
barticles: Thank Heaven we have occupational licensing boards and local law-enforcement agencies standing ready to protect Americans from the scourge of unlicensed plumbers and carpet layers: Occupational licensing boards in seven states launched a sting operation last week, catching 157 unlicensed contractors looking to work without a state permission slip. Officials in Arizona,...
This is a man blind to his own privilege. →
murteza: The thing about not having much money is you have to take much more responsibility for your life. You can’t pay people to watch your kids or clean your house or fix your meals. You can’t necessarily afford a car or a washing machine or a home in a good school district. That’s what money buys you: goods and services that make your life easier. … In their book “Poor Economics,” the...
I think that once you get over the age of 20, you begin to understand that...– Junot Diaz, on the life of his character Yunior. (via theatlantic)
Obama's Lead Looks Stronger in Polls That Include... →
jakke: shewalkslikethunder: scoldylox: I’ve been trying to come up with a comment on this, and they’re all coming out sarcastic, which is doing it a disservice because it’s a very good piece about a huge methodological problem in polling that a lot of polling firms have been conveniently ignoring for far too long. That is, polling has pretty much always been done via landline. You don’t have...
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,...– Albert Einstein (via politicalprof)
poorrichardsnews asked: Hi Joe, I wanted to drop you a note and say that you are correct that I missed key details from the article because I was in a hurry and only skimmed the article. The report here is of the results of Obama 2009 changes to the work requirement to food stamps, not the July changes to welfare reform. I made the necessary changes to the post. It's been a long week, but there's no excuse for...
Poor Richard's News: Food Stamp participation for... →
poorrichardsnews: In July, the Obama administration gutted the work requirement from the Clinton-era welfare reforms. In just two short months, the food stamp participation rate among able-bodied workers has doubled. from the Washington Examiner: Obama administration officials have insisted that their… My emphasis added. To PRN: Did you even read the article you posted? The report...
Social Media is the end of the chain of reporting and the beginning of the chain...– Here’s Reuters Columnist and Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa, explaining his job and the role social media plays in the game of news gathering at Rueters. We found this quote on Reddit, where he’s doing an AmA right now. (via futurejournalismproject)
Op-ed: The Internet Vote
internetassociation: Original story can be found on The Huffington Post. Campaign strategists and pundits are always trying to predict the newest or most important political demographic groups. For a long time, it was seniors. That was followed by the dawn of the “soccer mom” and lately there has been a lot of talk about “NASCAR dads.” But the strongest untapped political factor these days is...
The solution isn’t to try to unravel the tangled history of rights and...– Matt Yglesias (via tofias)