Two years ago, I looked at school homicide statistics. Those statistics revealed that despite media hyping of school shootings as some kind of “epidemic,” school shootings were actually both rare and on the decline. What’s more, those same statistics showed, the vast majority of shootings through 2010 occurred outside of schools, not inside them.
Today, a coalition led by the Ex-Muslims of North America is organizing a day of protest against what it calls Twitter Theocracy.
Instead of standing up for free speech, Twitter has agreed to censor user accounts that the government of Pakistan regards as blasphemous. Twitter has issued statements that it’s preferable to comply with theocratic [...]
Made the news today: Two 12 year-old girls claimed to be motivated by legends of a mythological character called Slenderman when they stabbed a friend of theirs in an attempt to murder her.
Did not make the news today: U.S. Senator Carl Levin introduced legislation, S. 2410, that would pay for programs designed to give [...]
This morning brings a bouquet of admissions to my eyes:
Some admissions regard other people:
Scaredhuman of Daily Kos on Hillary Clinton: “Hillary Rodham Clinton understands issues from the most visionary and abstract level right down to the most detailed level. Admittedly, a ‘policy wonk,’ she achieves an in-depth understanding of every issue so that [...]
A coalition of activist groups, including Fight For the Future, CODE PINK and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee have announced June 5 as Reset the Net day. This is a very practical action day with a teach-in/do-in aspect to it. As you can read here, the plan is that on June 5, individuals and [...]
Just accessed my middle schooler’s blog, where he writes:
guys if you need to get around website restrictions at school or whatever go to google and type in cache:[url]. it brings up googles cache of the website and they probs haven’t blocked that one