Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you...– 10 things the iPhone Siri will help you get instead of an abortion | The Raw Story (via interweber) If true, this is extremely important. Not just because of the subject matter but because its important to understand that our access to news and INFORMATION may increasingly be funneled through...
Finally, the canyon between the 1 percent and the 99 percent is not the result...– Boston Review — Rob Reich and Debra Satz: Ethics and Inequality (h/t Tony)
Facebook is now ”required to obtain consumers’ affirmative express consent...– Facebook’s Settlement With FTC Confirmed: Privacy Changes Must Be Opt In | TechCrunch
Nation's 10-Year-Old Boys: 'If You See Someone... →
convincingindie: From the article: “Certainly, if you were to see me being raped, I would want you to call the police—I’m a 10-year-old boy who couldn’t possibly give my consent, or even fully grasp the horror of what was happening to me,” Sioux Falls, SD resident Nick Kealey, 10, said between games of Mario Kart DS. “What’s really at issue here is the act of rape itself. So, yes, if you see a...
Occupy Wall Street survived attempts by the 1% to co-opt the message, and...– Occupy Earplugs: Miley Cyrus Pens Euro-House Track For The Movement: Gothamist
Looking for an app that helps you find guys that love flag football, pubcrawls...– Bromance. The location-based network for dudes that do.
Governor Walker didn’t mention God in his...
When we stormed the streets last January, we chanted “Aish, Horreya, Adala...– Bread, Freedom and Social Justice, by Nagla Rizk Follow the link and keep reading….
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving →
A nightcap should…be brown.– Rules for an Honorable Nightcap - NYTimes.com
To Kamran Loghman, who helped develop pepper spray into a weapons-grade material...– Pepper Spray’s Fallout, From Crowd Control to Mocking Images - NYTimes.com
verymarykate: Paper (h/t Tony)
Diamond brings hits to Summerfest →
The fact that “Sweet Caroline” has become a popular favorite is the primary reason why I’ve stopped going to Neil Diamond concerts. The crowd sing-along at every wedding I attend has simply ruined what was otherwise a decent song. If he would just do a set of “Classics: The Early Years”, maybe followed by the more recent, Rick Rubin produced, “12 Songs”,...
Kelly and O’Reilly aren’t saying the cops did the right thing! God,...– ‘It’s a Food Product, Essentially’: Fox News Starts Spinning Pepper Spray Cops
Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate,...– Nathan Brown, Assistant Professor University of California at Davis in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi (via cultureofresistance) These officers are a disgrace. They should all be fired, their pensions revoked, and they should all face criminal prosecution. (via wilwheaton)
young lady librarians
Judy: When most women are struggling to demonstrate their intelligence, their complexity, here you are trying to prove just how stupid you can be.
Mary: Judy, please!
Judy: Look. Here is a card from an early card catalog. See that handwriting. Look at the flowery script. That's what young lady librarians were taught – penmanship.
Mary: I am sorry!
Judy: Melvil Dewey hired women as librarians because he believed the job didn't require any intelligence. It was a woman's job!
We Met At Starbucks - YouTube →
Library Science Exhibition →
poplibrary: Bringing together a selection of work by 17 international artists, Library Science contemplates our personal, intellectual and physical relationship to the library as this venerable institution—and the information it contains—is being radically transformed by the digital era. Through drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, painting and web-based projects, the artists in...
How the ‘Off the Shelf’ Surveillance Industry Has... →
infoneer-pulse: The secret technology behind world-wide government surveillance has become a booming business, with dozens of companies making and selling everything from “massive intercept” gear that can gather all Internet communications in a country to “hacking” tools that allow governments to break into people’s computers – according to an article in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal and...
The House and Senate voted today to eliminate most of the $8 billion that...– Congress kills funding for Obama’s high-speed rail I’ve ridden the high-speed trains in China and France. I’ve also ridden some great rail systems in other nations. The U.S. used to have decent passenger train service, too. I can’t even begin to say how wrong-headed and short-sighted our Congress...
"Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for... →
thebookslut: Yes, there always going to be rich and poor. But we used to live in country where rich owned factory and make 30 times what factory worker make. Now we live in country where rich make money by lying about value of derivative bonds and make 3000 times what factory worker would make if factories hadn’t all moved to China. Capitalism great system. We won Cold War because people...
New Study Finds People Know More Than They Think →
infoneer-pulse: The art of magic plays on the human powers of perception, but a new study finds that the brain has its own tricks: People observe more than they think. The research was presented November 12 at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. In it, Luis Martinez of CSIC- Miguel Hernandez University in Spain and his team “read minds” with the Princess Card Trick, an act...
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