Canada is a remarkably diverse country, so much so that multiculturalism is considered a core Canadian value that is even enshrined in their constitution. It’s believed that just about every nationality, ethnicity, or culture in the world is represented in Canada, which wouldn’t be surprising: the country has the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world, and settles 10% of the...
Seven Diseases That Are Becoming More Threatening... →
Ohio Limits Early Voting Hours In Democratic... →
This rule is the latest in a broader attack on voting rights in Ohio, which often comes down to a tiny margin of votes. Ohio Republicans are currently ensconced in a legal battle with the Obama campaign over another new rule that would limit early voting in the three day period before the election exclusively to military families. Mitt Romney falsely claims Obama’s lawsuit is meant to take away...
Five Old Prejudices That Are Still Prevalent in... →
Unsurprisingly, women and people of color don’t fare too well. Basically, women can’t be presented as overly sexual, “unattractive” women get secondary roles (and often get killed off on top of that), and African-Americans, as well as other minorities, are almost never lead characters.
Eupraxsophy: One of the common reactions to these... →
lil-miss-choc: eupraxsophy: One of the common reactions to these gun massacres is the claim One of the common reactions to these gun massacres is the claim that if only the victims were armed, the situation may have been prevented or at least mitigated. But do we want to live in a society where almost everyone has to be armed all the time - at schools, movie theaters, and houses of worship -...
While I still enjoy watching the Olympics, I’m still disappointed by the strong correlation between wealth and performance: for obvious reasons, the top performers are almost always the countries with the most money and resources. Thus, the majority of events end up being contested mostly by the same dozen or so countries that have the largest economics (albeit with some exceptions, such as...
Thou Shalt Think for Yourselves: Morality of human... →
confrontingbabble-on: (extracts) Criminal Behavior: Citing four different studies, Zuckerman states: “Murder rates are actually lower in more secular nations and higher in more religious nations where belief in God is widespread.” He also states: “Of the top 50 safest cities in the world,…
The Only Existing Footage of Mark Twain! →
Pretty exciting stuff, even if it is short and silent.
The Plight of America's Underprivileged Creative... →
They’re pampered, privileged, indulged – part of the “cultural elite.” They spend all their time smoking pot and sipping absinthe. To use a term that’s acquired currency lately, they’re entitled. And they’re not – after all – real Americans. This what we hear about artists, architects, musicians, writers and others like them. And it’s part of the reason the struggles of the creative class in...
There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the...– Charles Bukowski (I love you so much)
Low Wage Jobs Are Becoming the Norm →
While job creation is now strong enough to make a dent in unemployment statistics, there’s still a lot of ground to make up. At the current rate of employment growth, it will take another five years to make up for the jobs lost during the Great Recession plus provide work for the young people who have entered the workforce since then, according to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. And...
Cerebral Zero: eupraxsophy: One of the common... →
eupraxsophy: One of the common reactions to these gun massacres is the claim that if only the victims were armed, the situation may have been prevented or at least mitigated. But do we want to live in a society where almost everyone has to be armed all the time - at schools, movie theaters,… I agree that we should all be independent. To clarify, I’m not saying we need to have our...
One of the common reactions to these gun massacres is the claim that if only the victims were armed, the situation may have been prevented or at least mitigated. But do we want to live in a society where almost everyone has to be armed all the time - at schools, movie theaters, and houses of worship - in order to feel safe? Some of the few countries in the world that have the same level of gun...
America's Inefficient Healthcare Threatens... →
Not only does the United States have the world’s most expensive health-care system, but medical inflation routinely outpaces economic growth. Because most workers get their health-insurance coverage from their employers, this saddles firms with rising labor costs even as the United States seeks to slow and reverse the hemorrhaging of manufacturing jobs overseas. Fear of losing coverage...
Stories From Uganda's Oppressed LGBT Community →