Friday, December 11, 2009
An exchange on "Law & Order: SVU" sends the Faux News host into a tirade.
And just what was it that sent ol'swill off on his latest tangent? It was this truthful dialogue on the television drama:
Garrison, Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, all of them. They are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate. They have convinced folks that immigrants are the problem, not corporations that failed to pay a living wage, or a broken health care system.
Anti-Science Noisemakers Have Failed: Americans Believe in Global Warming, Support Clean Energy Reform!
This is a relieving bit of news: a new poll has shown that Americans still believe that global warming is occurring--and the majority still want clean energy reform. Yes, even in the face of all of the noisy, ridiculous charges that a handful of emails somehow disprove a scientific consensus formed over decades of meticulous research, Americans are still smart enough to see the forest for the trees. A new poll offers these, and other encouraging results--and restores some of my faith in humanity in the process.
Police report that Alfonso Frank Frazetta (pictured) was caught red handed stealing 90 of his famous father's paintings. They said he and an accomplice had broken into the Frank Frazetta museum in rural Pennsylvania and were loading the paintings, worth $20 million, into a trailer.Alfonso, 52, told the police his father had instructed him to "enter the museum by any means necessary to move all the paintings to a storage facility." But Frazetta, who is 81 and was in Florida at the time of the alleged theft said he did not give his son permission to remove the paintings from the museum.
English anti-terror cops ask nursery school workers to watch 4 year olds for signs of "radicalization"
England's West Midlands counter-terrorism unit is putting nursery schools on notice to check out their four-year-olds to make sure that they're not being "brainwashed" into "Islamic extremism."
Arun Kundnani, of the Institute of Race Relations, contacted the officer and said he was told that officers had visited nursery schools. Mr Kundnani added: "He did seem to think it was standard. He said it wasn't just him or his unit that was doing it. He said the indicators were they [children] might draw pictures of bombs and say things like 'all Christians are bad' or that they believe in an Islamic state. It seems that nursery teachers in the West Midlands area are being asked to look out for radicalisation. He also said that targeting young children was important because they would be left aware of what was inappropriate to say at school. He felt that it was necessary to cover nurseries as well as primary and secondary schools. He said it was a precaution and that he wasn't expecting to come back with a list."Now, I'm no fan of parents instilling racial intolerance in their kids, but if "All Christians are bad" is the gold standard for telling whether a kid is being "radicalized," then I quake for all the Jewish kids I grew up with hearing things like "A shikker is a goy" (gentiles are drunks). I'm likewise pretty certain that there are many Christian kids being brought up on messages like "Jews are all cheap" and "Muslims are all terrorists."
A report by more than 100 of Europe's leading marine scientists, released at the climate talks this morning, states that the seas are absorbing dangerous levels of carbon dioxide as a direct result of human activity. This is already affecting marine species, for example by interfering with whale navigation and depleting planktonic species at the base of the food chain.
Ocean acidification – the facts says that acidity in the seas has increased 30% since the start of the industrial revolution. Many of the effects of this acidification are already irreversible and are expected to accelerate, according to the scientists.
The study, which is a massive review of existing scientific studies, warns that if CO2 emissions continue unchecked many key parts of the marine environment – particularly coral reefs and the algae and plankton which are essential for fish such as herring and salmon – will be "severely affected" by 2050, leading to the extinction of some species.
Authorities issue a shipping alert as an enormous ice shelf drifts toward the country's southwest coast.
FBI agents and their Pakistani colleagues have interrogated five young American Muslims suspected to be on their way to Afghanistan to fight with the Taliban against US-led forces, Pakistani officials said. The five, aged 19 to 25, from northern Virginia, were detained this week in the city of Sargodha in Punjab province, 120 miles south-east of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. .Full Story
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You can get ahead professionally if you take the initiative to press forward with your ideas.
You've laid all the groundwork and only have to convince others you're on the right track.
If you need help, just ask.
Others will be eager to lend assistance and support.
If you encounter any resistance, looking at it objectively will give you the means to overcome it.
We shall overcome ...