"Park Geun-hye OUT"
Dec 7, 2013. Tens of thousands of protestors hit the streets of Seoul, Korea today, demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye.
I think that some of the most breathtaking, beautiful photographs I’ve seen in recent years me be that of peaceful demonstrations. Solidarity gives off its own glow.
Peaceful mass protest FTW.
The North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Justice Center filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday challenging the new school voucher program. The organizations argue that vouchers are a violation of North Carolina’s constitutional mandate requiring state revenues for public education to be used “exclusively for establishing and maintaining a uniform system of free public schools.”
Here’s a great explanation and well-sourced round-up so I don’t have to do that painful Helms-Googling.
“Amid the torrent of words and images remembering the life of Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday, very little reporting in North Carolina media has made mention of Mandela’s arch foe in the U.S. Congress, the late Senator Jesse Helms, and other prominent North Carolina politicians who sought to undermine Mandela’s effort.”
I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious to realise that their dismissal of the problem is itself a textbook example of the fucking problem. I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument. I am tired of assholes who think that playing Devil’s Advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming).
Not so fun, between the buns or otherwise!
<p>Here’s the latest chapter in Bizarre Things Happen to Ruby on Twitter. I get erroneous tweets for the horrible restaurant Ruby Tuesday all the time. I mean, like, every day. Here’s a sample: <a href=”http://storify.com/rubyji/the-wrong-ruby”>http://storify.com/rubyji/the-wrong-ruby</a> </p><p>But yesterday I started to hundreds every hour.
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