Archive for the 'Social Justice & Advocacy' Category
I wasn’t going to read Dan Brown’s Inferno because, while I found The Da Vinci Code entertaining, his breakout book wasn’t very well written and contained too many holes. What held the book together was Brown’s use of engaging historical and art trivia well enough to make any conspiracy devote salivate. That worked for one […]
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Rule No. 49 – Regard Non-Traditional Foods with Skepticism. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs —President Barack Hussein Obama, 14 August. Only five days later… Late Monday evening, after many of the major media outlets covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., had left the streets to broadcast […]
This video is stuck to the top of the blog, newer, less vital, posts appear below. [Update on 20 August at 0551: I learned this morning of a historic connection between Dred Scott and Ferguson, Missouri. You can't make this shit up.]
Earlier today I commented on an Associated Press story written by Seth Borenstein titled: No great shakes: Quakes triggered by drilling waste seem weaker than natural ones, study says. I emailed the author of the original report, Dr. Susan Hough, requesting a link to her findings. She graciously sent me the work which I am […]
During one confrontation, police fired tear gas and flash grenades. There were no immediate reports of serious violence. From the Associated Press Are we really that fucked up?
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Rule No. 48 – Eat More Like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
By Roldo Bartimole Is there a crucial message from Brook Park voters turning down two tax measures by significant margins? One was three to one and the other two to one defeat in an election a week ago. A harsh rebuke. My journalistic take is this: Workers squeezed by years of no or little income […]
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Rule No. 47 – Be The Kind of Person Who Takes Supplements – Then Skip the Supplements. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
Ferguson: Missouri national guard to be deployed.
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Rule No. 46 – Love Your Spices. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement. Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond […]
Four years ago, Konstantin Yablotskiy was not looking to change his life. He had travelled to Cologne to attend the Gay Games, an LGBT-friendly athletics festival. He was a figure skater, not an activist. Most of his friends or family did not even know he was gay. But then he took to the ice in […]
Protesters and riot police have clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri amid renewed tension over the shooting of an unarmed teenage boy by a police officer. Police fired a teargas canister at a crowd of around 200 people last night who gathered near a shop that Michael Brown, 18, was suspected of robbing. Some protesters threw […]