Category Archive: Society

Mar 31

Dead soldier’s father ordered to pay Westboro Baptist Church

This is absolutely and outrageously offensive, and stupid. For decades now the Westboro Baptist Church has run amok with hate speech and public demonstrations that strain the limits of public decency.  I still don’t understand how this country got so fucked up, do you?  How can organizations like the ACLU defend this group’s hate speech …

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Mar 27

What is “White”?

When I was in high school I took an accelerated class that was constructed by Tuft’s University. It was called the EPIIC program, or Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship. My year the topic happened to be ‘Race & Racism’. We read, reviewed, debated and wrote about articles on race and racism from all …

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Mar 26

Is Social Media just a fad?

Or is it your Revolution? “Social Media Revolution: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? This video details out social media facts and figures that are hard to ignore. This video is produced by the author of Socialnomics. “

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Mar 25

Brilliant Professor discovers that People Like Sex

An article by Danielle Canada March at hiphopwired.com cites the head of public health for Britain’s NHS, Professor Peter Kelly, as he specifically blames Facebook for a rise in syphilis cases in Britain. This guys an idiot.  The fact that newspaper personal ads, the telephone, then the internet, craiglist, and a variety of social networking …

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Mar 25

Privacy and the US Census

James Bovard from the Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article describing the history of privacy and the US Census.  I definitely have to agree with him on some aspects.  Certainly the round-up and internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans was a huge blunder in social policy by a war-time government.  That act was outright cruel, …

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Mar 14

Glenn Beck called out by Evangelical leader

I hate Glenn Beck with a passion. He is single-handedly ruining the image of conservatives across the board. His level of extreme punditry should be offensive to every moderately educated, politically and socially aware human being. He is also using his popularity, along with the collective popularity of all of Fox’s pundits, to pigeon-hole the …

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Mar 14

The Coffee Party

A group of folks- I will just go ahead and call them liberals from now on, because that is undoubtedly what they’ll be branded as – have formed what they call the answer to the Tea Party Movement, The Coffee Party. The group was formed by former NY Times political strategy analyst Annabel Park. She …

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