Friday, January 13, 2012

How Much Money Can One President Spend?

Which Country Might End Up Censoring The Internet?

Time For Another Blog Rant

I've been hearing, seeing or reading a lot of crazy and ignorant statements lately and it's really starting to piss me off. Had a coworker the other day say that poor people choose to be poor. Excuse me? Yes, there are poor people out there who do choose that life style. But on the other hand, there are people out there who did not choose that lifestyle at all. They did everything right according to the American Dream and lost everything when the economy crashed. They do not choose to be poor. And when I tell people that they say that "They should just go out and find a job." Oh really? We have a 4 to 1 ratio when it comes to people looking for a job and jobs available. How the hell are you supposed to find a job when it comes to that type of statistic? Plus, not all jobs out there give you a living wage. I have no idea how people manage to live off of minimum wage. I know that I sure as hell can't. For over a year I made below the poverty line and it sure as hell wasn't a fuckin cake walk.

Will College Cost Half A Million $ By 2034?

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right – Except for Muslims

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right – Except for Muslims: "Apparently it’s ultra-super important for Christian kids to be able to pray at school but not so much for Muslim kids. We’ll get to that in a minute; first let’s make clear how the whole prayer in school thing works.

It’s not that kids can’t pray, no matter what the Religious Right tells you. They can. They just can’t do it with the support of the school, because that’s a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The “public school prayer myth,” fueled by Christian fundamentalism and embraced by Republican political theology, rears its head just about every day somewhere in the country even while regularly ordering graduation ceremonies to be held in churches. But that’s gist for another article....."

Mitt Romney: Don't Talk About Income Inequality Infront of the Peasant

Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan (Graphic Warning)

Our solders acting like this doesn't help anyone at all.

How A Thousand Pounds Of Butter Becomes Three Days’ Worth Of Energy

How A Thousand Pounds Of Butter Becomes Three Days’ Worth Of Energy: "A dizzy­ing fall from grace is in store for the Penn­syl­va­nia Farm Show’s famed but­ter sculpture.

Through tomor­row, the thousand-pound work of art will be the star attrac­tion of the annual indoor agri­cul­ture fes­ti­val. Thou­sands of peo­ple have snapped pic­tures of the refrig­er­ated sculp­ture, which depicts a boy lead­ing his prize-winning calf through a county fair.

Next week, how­ever, a Juni­ata County farmer will uncer­e­mo­ni­ously dump it into a manure pit.

That’s because he’s turn­ing the sculp­ture into methane gas. One thou­sand pounds of but­ter, it turns out, cre­ates enough energy to power a farm for three days...."

All About SOPA, the Bill That Wants to Cripple Your Internet Very Soon

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

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For women in business, the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the grease

For women in business, the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the grease: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease, as the saying goes. But is this true for women in business?

Our recent Catalyst report, The Myth of the Ideal Worker, reveals that women do ask for raises and promotions. They just don’t get as much in return.

The research focused on career paths of high-potential men and women, drawing on thousands of MBA graduates from top schools around the world. Catalyst found that, among those who had moved on from their first post-MBA job, there was no significant difference in the proportion of women and men who asked for increased compensation or a higher position.

Yet the rewards were different...."

They Were The 99%

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Amazing: Toddler Calls Out Large Corporations On Gender Equality

I love this little girl.

I Sat On The Side Lines For Too Many Years

The Book of Cletis: An Open Letter To Haters

The Book of Cletis: An Open Letter To Haters: Note from Cletis: I almost never link to another commentary but you have to read the rest of this at The Daily KOS. Just click the link below the excerpt.

"I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn't call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn't call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate..."

A must read people.

Conservatives Want You Poorer Before You Can Eat

"I meant that figuratively, but seriously: I cannot eat your prayers, and it’s a struggle to buy food these days."
~Kristin Rawls

Occupy The Dream - Martin Luther King #J15

5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today

5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today: "Thomas Jefferson believed that a coolly rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong.

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Unlike many of today’s candidates, the founders didn’t find it necessary to constantly wear religion on their sleeves. They considered faith a private affair. Contrast them to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (who says he wouldn’t vote for an atheist for president because non-believers lack the proper moral grounding to guide the American ship of state), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (who hosted a prayer rally and issued an infamous ad accusing President Barack Obama of waging a “war on religion”) and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum (whose uber-Catholicism leads him to oppose not just abortion but birth control)...."

Creeping Sharia Law Ruined My Lunch

Innocent Man In Gitmo For 6 Years Without Trial

Still Not Convinced

The Secret About The Men Behind The War On Women

Getting A Job Isn't As Simple As It Seems

Sorry, Republicans. George Washington Isn't Buying Your Bull.

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word