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20 Oct

Why “sustainability” should be more than a meaningless buzzword | The Great Debate

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19 Oct
The one and only shelter in Warren County now has its door closed, a move that has not been taken lightly amongst the community… . According to the press release, the closing was due to a variety of reasons such as: the restructuring of the grant system at both state and federal levels, mandated changes in shelter and re-housing laws, and reimbursement delays.

Harmony Place Shelter Closes its Doors from Financial Struggles - Your4State.com

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19 Oct
The one and only shelter in Warren County now has its door closed, a move that has not been taken lightly amongst the community… . According to the press release, the closing was due to a variety of reasons such as: the restructuring of the grant system at both state and federal levels, mandated changes in shelter and re-housing laws, and reimbursement delays.

Harmony Place Shelter Closes its Doors from Financial Struggles - Your4State.com

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19 Oct Interestingly unsubtle editorial comment in this picture, not that I disagree…
(via Pope Francis launches reform of Vatican bureaucracy, with cleanup of Vatican bank - The Washington Post)

Interestingly unsubtle editorial comment in this picture, not that I disagree…

(via Pope Francis launches reform of Vatican bureaucracy, with cleanup of Vatican bank - The Washington Post)

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19 Oct
Once the home of Washington and Jefferson, James Madison and Patrick Henry, Virginia now has a choice between two mediocrities slavishly devoted to their wealthy contributors.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. It’s called campaign cash - Salon.com

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19 Oct (via "Brides Throwing Cats" Is The Wedding Tumblr You Didn’t Know You Needed)

(via "Brides Throwing Cats" Is The Wedding Tumblr You Didn’t Know You Needed)

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14 Sep

No, poverty is not the fault of the poor - Salon.com

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31 Aug
According to researchers at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia, people living in poverty experience reduced cognitive functioning as a result of regularly wrestling with how to make ends meet. People struggling to get by were found to suffer a drop of as much as 13 points in their IQ, approximately the same difference found in people who go an entire night without sleep.

Living in poverty has the same effect on the brain as regularly going without sleep - Salon.com

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24 Aug

The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

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22 Aug
Today, however, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, to deny scientific fact. Narrowly defined, “creationism” was a minor current in American thinking for much of the 20th century. But in the years since I was a student, a well-funded effort has skillfully rebranded that ideology as “creation science” and pushed it into classrooms across the country. Though transparently unscientific, denying evolution has become a litmus test for some conservative politicians, even at the highest levels.

Welcome to the Age of Denial - NYTimes.com

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19 Aug

The Reality Of Who Actually Works For Minimum Wage Will Shock You

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17 Aug

Can a spoon end forced marriage? - Salon.com

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17 Aug
"The problem with these ordinances is that they turn victims of crime who are pleading for emergency assistance into ‘nuisances’ in the eyes of the city. They limit people’s ability to seek help from police and punish victims for criminal activity committed against them." — Sandra Park, ACLU

Victims’ Dilemma - 911 Calls Can Bring Eviction - NYTimes.com

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14 Jul

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery | Cracked.com

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08 Jul

(via Patton Oswalt improvises 8-minute “Star Wars” rant on “Parks and Recreation” - Salon.com)

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