The politicians won't like it, but I sure do!
"Editor of Millennial Magazine, Britt Hysen, explains open data initiatives and the partnership between city municipalities and Code for America, a non-profit that bridges civic hackers with local governments to create solution-based apps for the community. She interviews Los Angeles City Controller, Ron Galperin, and Code for LA co-organizer, Yohei Nakajima."
Scientists Confirm Fukushima Radioactive Water Will Raise Cancer Risk
Ukraine: Interesting how we put put puppets in power that we know are going to pursue policies that inflict mass suffering:
A potent little painkiller is causing a big stir.
A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro.
The hydrocodone-based drug is the latest in a long line of painkillers called opioid analgesics. The FDA approved the medication last fall to treat chronic pain, and it is set to become available to patients in March.
Hey guys, this is a little old, but I just came across it. I remember there was talk about this last year when I was visiting Portland. Here's the good news, from May 21, 2013:
Fluoride supporters, it appeared, had everything going for them.
Five Portland city commissioners had voted to add fluoride to the city water supply. Health advocacy groups, and many of the city's communities of color, lined up behind the cause. And proponents outraised opponents 3-to-1.
Jason Harrington's story (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/02/01/0121242/confessions-o...) pulling back the curtain on life as a TSA agent was an uncomfortable revelation to some, and a confirmation to many frustrated travelers. His descriptions of a typical day on the job highlighted why few in the security line were happy, including the agents: 'I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show.
California Forcing Guns Off The Market
Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Buckeye, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- California has long been on a sickening, spiral path toward flushing all individual rights down the toilet. Few states have such a powerful and overreaching state government and nowhere is that overreach more apparent than in the state’s gun laws.
"Thursday, February 27, 2014
By David Andrews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, and Elaine Shannon, Editor-in-chief and publisher
FYI. Don't know if this is related to all the "suicides" or not.
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), the largest U.S. bank, announced thousands of job cuts on Tuesday as the mortgage lending business slows, and said it was lowering its profitability target.
Tarrin Lupo & Brian Hagen How to Open a Black Market Business and Ouija Boards The Allison Bricker ShowSubmitted by Allison Bricker on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:19
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We are not in a recovery. What we are witnessing right now is the creation of a speculative bubble of epic proportions and that bubble is going to burst. We've been saying this for some time now, but when a major player like George Soros, a billionaire investor known for positioning himself on the right side of a risky trade starts actively betting against the U.S. stock market trouble is brewing.
There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing.
Film director Spike Lee was speaking at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for Black History Month last night when an audience member asked for his opinion about “the other side” of the gentrification debate.
Lee responded with a 7-minute expletive-filled rant about New York City’s gentrification. He decried what he called the “Christopher Columbus Syndrome” in trendy, rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods like Harlem and Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn that wealthy white people purportedly believe they “discovered.” From his rant:
It sounds ludicrous, but the Texas Supreme Court will soon answer that very question when it considers whether the state can require eyebrow threaders to learn conventional cosmetology — like waxing, chemical peels and facial massage — before they can go to work.
Eyebrows have been threaded in the Middle East and South Asia for centuries. In the United States, threading is becoming an increasingly popular method of removing unwanted hair.
Zero Tolerance Teaches Students Important Lessons About Authority: Don’t Share Information, Don’t Consent to SearchesSubmitted by Allegory on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:38
“It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission,” the popular saying goes. One school in Texas has taught a student a different lesson: better to keep quiet and hope no one notices than to apologize for a mistake. What happened, via WLS:
Christi Seale says her 17-year-old son Chaz accidentally confused a beer can for a soda can and packed it in his lunch.
"He was in a hurry, running late. We were talking about school and he put it all together and took off for school," she said.
When he realized his mistake at school, Chaz gave the unopened beer to his teacher. But that teacher then reported it to the principal at Livingston High School, who suspended the boy for three days and then sent him to an alternative school for two months.
Chaz said, "I gave it to the teacher thinking I wouldn't get in trouble, and I got in trouble."