Archive for the 'Social Justice & Advocacy' Category

WHAT IS AN ATHEIST PICTURE…?

April 18th, 2015

BAD PARENTS ABHOR DISSENT FROM THEIR KIDS…

April 14th, 2015

Every year the American Library Association published a list of the most-challenged books, i.e. books people want to ban from libraries and, by extension, the view of those they wish to control. This year Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian came in at No. 1. I met Alexie briefly at Oberlin […]

April 14th, 2015

NOTE: NEWER, BUT LESS VITAL STORIES DO APPEAR LOWER DOWN. Keep Carbon In The Ground…

FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE RAIF BADAWI…

April 14th, 2015

Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, now faces being beheaded for renouncing the religion, his family have said. What is the difference between an execution for your beliefs by ISIS and an execution for your beliefs by the House of Saud? Trudy […]

WHAT CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH IN 10 MINUTES…?

April 13th, 2015

Previously…

WHEN YOU BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW…

April 12th, 2015

Keep Carbon In The Ground…

MEET MUNIRA KHALIF AND HAROLD EKEH…

April 9th, 2015

Munira Khalif and Harold Ekeh have the distinct honor of receiving acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League colleges. That they both have exemplary academic achievements is accepted. What makes them different? Khalif is one of just nine young people from around the world to receive the UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage […]

ROLDO RIGHTS AN UNPLANNED, UNEXPECTED LIFE…

April 6th, 2015

You don’t know where life will take you. Some people plan their lives, have goals and expectations. I have to admit that I’ve never been a planner. Life has taken me where it has accidentally—randomly rather than by expectation or desire. I’ll never regret flying by the seat of my pants. Exactly 50 years ago […]

RELIGIOUS WRONG LOSING HATE CAMPAIGN…

April 4th, 2015

Hating the sin but loving the sinner still brands you as a hater and increasingly makes you irrelevant in any political discussion in the United States of America. The latest stealth campaign from the religious wrong to banish members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning community from political and social commerce is falling flat despite the best efforts […]

#SHUTDOWNTHEFUCKBARREL…

March 29th, 2015

How could John Oliver have possibly missed Linndale…?

ROLDO RIGHTS ON NO TAX BREAKS FOR SPORTS…

March 28th, 2015

This week President Barack Obama spoke out against the incredible subsidy sweeteners given rich sports owners. In a historic move, President Obama’s new budget proposes eliminating the longstanding practice by governments of forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for wealthy sports franchises to build, renovate, and maintain costly stadiums. For far too long, this shameless […]

ROUTINE: THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST SQUIRREL…!

March 28th, 2015

The process began for me 20 years ago when I rearranged my closet and drawers so that I added clean clothes to the left and removed clothes to wear from the right. The idea was that I never had to think for a second: what am I going to wear today? I’ve since added various […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 25 MARCH…

March 25th, 2015

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. YAY WALMART, NO […]

I’D SKIM UNTIL I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

March 24th, 2015

One of my nephews, upon graduation from high school, proclaimed that he would never have to read another book again. That is bad, but I know there are people who will think this 5 minute and 28 second video too long and boring to watch. From Nancie Atwell, the first recipient of the $1 million […]

STEPHEN KING JOINS WARREN BUFFETT ON TAXES…

March 22nd, 2015

When billionaires say their taxes are too low, other billionaires say fine, cut a check. This disingenuous response hides, however, the core message wealthy people like Warren Buffet, Nick Hanauer and now Stephen King wish to deliver. They believe, indeed the majority of people worth more than $1 million believe, that all people with more […]

KEEP CARBON IN THE GROUND… 100,000+ VOICES…

March 20th, 2015

We’ve done it: since Monday more than 100,000 people have signed our petition asking the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to move their funds out of fossil fuels. What an amazing response! Scottish actor Tilda Swinton, chef Yotam Ottolenghi and Professor Anne Glover, former chief scientific advisor to the president of the European commission are […]

ABU GHRAIB COMING TO YOUR SCHOOL…?

March 20th, 2015

I thought schools were all about being bully-free zones. So, this is what I think the rule should be: if you expect a student of a criminal act—assault, theft, possession, &c.—then first, sit the student down in a safe place, second, call the adults responsible for the student and do absolutely nothing else until that […]

WELLCOME SELLS $138 MILLION IN EXXON STOCK…

March 19th, 2015

Investing our pension funds and other monies that we expect someday to provide for us in carbon stocks is a bad investment and investors and their advisers are waking up to this fact. Divesting is not just sound environmental policy anymore. The Wellcome Trust has quietly sold off a $138m (£94m) investment in ExxonMobil, the […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 18 MARCH…

March 18th, 2015

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. WOMEN OWNED OR […]

HOW THE FBI HOME-GROWS TERRORISTS DUPES…

March 18th, 2015

OK. Serious question. Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered, arrested and provided sufficient information to convict a single individual in the United States on terrorism charges that the FBI did not, in fact, actually train to be arrested? Any one? Got a name? Hint. That name is not Sami Osmakac. IN THE VIDEO, Sami […]

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