The Three T’s are the treaties being negotiated in secret to override local and national laws designed to protect people. Instead, all the power will go to corporations and multi-national interests. Forget passing any environmental protection laws or health care reforms, because big business can sue you for taking away their god-given right to profits. … Read the rest
Politics have always been the domain of shitty behaviour and the efforts to hide it. Media coverage of this USA election cycle is playing make believe says Jake Johnson, when they assert Trump is uniquely shitty. He’s not. He just wears his shit on his sleeve. … Read the rest
I’m with Thom Hartmann who says the news is total drek. Penis length or lack of penis entirely have been the focus of pukish pundits everywhere you turn. What about the actual issues?
Hartman says “the corporate commercial networks are much, much happier presenting personal drama in the form of packaged infotainment and faux outrage rather than any sort of programming in the public interest.… Read the rest
The swimsuit remains a political hot-button in Florida, nearly one hundred years after the “scandalous” one-piece suits in my new musical Sunshine City. Thongs are banned on many beaches in Florida, and the perps are fingerprinted like any other criminal! (Shouldn’t they be butt printed instead?)
The Chilling Effects database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. A project of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Chilling Effects is an independent 3rd party research project studying cease and desist letters concerning online content.… Read the rest
The Sustany Foundation was nominated in both the “Best Environmental Organization” and “Best Local Nonprofit” Categories. Vote today and tell your friends that care about sustainability to vote for Sustany too! http://cltampa.com/tampa/BestoftheBay2015/Page#.VcTVHyZVikr
A group of anti-debt camaigners pulled off a creative hoax on Monday by falsely announcing it had won a coveted prize offered by the nation’s student “aid” industry with this innovative proposal: “end student debt for good by making higher education tuition free for all.”
Debt Collective, which is a new debtors’ union that formed as an offshoot of Strike Debt, created a fake Twitter handle, blog post, and image announcing the group’s receipt of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Big Idea award.
Do you see through the hype? Me too! Test your skills at popping fallacies from the news and talking heads. Here’s an example: “If we allow gay people to get married, what’s next? Allowing people to marry their dogs?” Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem, Appeal to Authority, Appeal to Belief, Poisoning the Well, Post Hoc or Misleading Vividness?… Read the rest
Genuine secret societies have existed for centuries, conducting their business in darkened back rooms and, more often than not, exerting a mysterious influence upon our culture. Through history there have been many secret societies and conspiracy theories about those societies.
From political organisations to college frats, these groups require their members to conceal their activities, and sometimes their identities, from the public.… Read the rest
by Miriam Zoila Pérez
I came out late, relative to a lot of my peers. I was almost through college when I finally allowed myself to really consider the other half of the population—women—as potential mates. As soon as I did, my world went from black and white to Technicolor.