As J. Clifford noted earlier today, the school board in the tiny community of Strong, Maine put a teacher on a 21-day leave because that teacher had…
… recently taken a plane flight to Dallas, Texas for an educational conference.
Yes, that’s all. Because the teacher had taken a plane flight to Dallas for [...]
It’s widely acknowledged that human beings are bad for the planet. We degrade natural habitats. We pollute. We change the climate.
The fewer human beings around, the better it will be for the biosphere. But, how can we accomplish population reduction in a humane manner? Massive slaughter wouldn’t likely be very environmentally friendly in itself.
A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker in Central Maine that read, “Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!” It didn’t take me too long to react emotionally to that statement; I hear some version of that sentiment almost every day living here in Maine. Whether it’s someone talking about what “real Mainers” would [...]
Yesterday, I noticed the recent Twitter posting of a disgraced former GOP chair:
“In right-to-carry states the violent crime rate is 24% lower than the rest of the US and the murder rate is 28% lower.”
A quick look at the latest available Uniform Crime Reports shows that this claim is not true. But I [...]
When I picked up the Bangor Daily News this morning, I read columnist Sarah Smiley insisting that she “had to tell” her children about last week’s school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut. Adults absolutely have the right to feel the way they want to feel about the shootings in Connecticut. But do we “have” to [...]
Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:
Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of [...]
Public events are scheduled for a month from now, when the 7 billionth living human being will be born. However, awareness events can’t seem to overcome the basic physiological fact that people hunger to make more people. [...]
In this morning’s e-mail, Irregular Times received the following message:
Joys of Muslim Women by Nonie Darwish…
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President or Prime Minister by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over [...]
An important insight from the combination of the American Religious Identification Survey and the 2010 Census is that it’s not safe to predict trends in population from state to state according to prevalence of Christianity. [...]
Last week the New York Times shared Diana Serafin’s justification for banning a mosque in Tennessee:
As a mother and a grandmother, I worry. I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their goal is to get people in Congress and the Supreme [...]