Humarock Mass residents interested in seceding from Scituate, MARead more »
The military glorifies the giving and obeying of orders as somehow something good for its own sake, something called "discipline" or "character." I can't judge whether I have either of those things, but I do know the last place I would ever have thought to turn for a career was an institution in which I would have had to do what a bunch of mean bastards said to do simply because they said to do it. That wouldn’t have worked. I'd have ended up a conscientious objector even in peace time.Read more »
Now 84, the American academic has dedicated most of his life to the study of the bold idea that nonviolence - rather than violence - is the most effective way of overthrowing corrupt, repressive regimes.Read more »
Cost of a 15-pack of Crayola sidewalk chalk: $4. Cost to Orlando taxpayers for arresting chalk protester: $196,363. Chalk protester Timothy Osmar, who sued the city after his arrest, was paid $6,000 in damages, and the three First Amendment attorneys who took his case split $35,000. But the biggest expense was the two high-powered law firms hired by City Hall: Akerman Senterfitt was paid $83,293, and King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth was paid $72,070.Read more »
"For North Korea, a country that has almost zero Internet access...the free flow of information is a distant concept. But according to a new report, the sharing of pirate TV shows and music among the citizens of the country is challenging the DPRK regimes’ depiction of the outside world"Read more »
A revealing, and disturbing account of the unprecedented actions taken by the University of Colorado at Boulder administration, on 4/20 2012; containing actual footage through the perspective of a student who filmed his day, and ultimately was arrested with two other students for peacefully standing on the grass in front of their public university's library. The charges: TRESPASSING.Read more »
I have been doing this for years and am ready to hear your counter point. A viable and working strategy for exiting the north american taxation system.Read more »
...But Keeslar, who is 49 years old and lives in Howe, Indiana, was put into handcuffs and taken to jail.
She was arrested for practicing midwifery.
Certified professional midwifery, as well as direct-entry midwifery, is illegal in Indiana.
Though certified nurse midwives may practice in a hospital setting, professional midwives, regardless of their training or experience, may not deliver babies at home or in the hospital.Read more »
New York Times....
Contrast “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”
The ACLU has come to aid of a 12 year old girl who has been the victim of bullying. Not from her fellow students, but from the very adults who run the school.Read more »
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