{kaleido, a study in curiosities} Eugene, OR via San Francisco, CA
idea-obscura:

apartment302:

WHY SAVE PBS?
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On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)

IS THIS WHY I CAN’T FIND TAVIS SMILEY ANYMORE!??!?!

I haven’t read up enough on politics this month, and we’re going through the craziest times right now (labor unions, Planned Parenthood).
Take away Elmo? House, you’re insane!

idea-obscura:

apartment302:

WHY SAVE PBS?

(Click image to enlarge)

On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)

IS THIS WHY I CAN’T FIND TAVIS SMILEY ANYMORE!??!?!

I haven’t read up enough on politics this month, and we’re going through the craziest times right now (labor unions, Planned Parenthood).

Take away Elmo? House, you’re insane!

(Source: bishopia, via schnackattack)

soupsoup:

As rough as it was last night, I enjoyed this little ad by Monster.

soupsoup:

As rough as it was last night, I enjoyed this little ad by Monster.

Judge Orders Injunction Stopping 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Fantastic news coming after National Coming Out Day.

soupsoup:

A federal judge ordered the government on Tuesday to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’s ruling was widely cheered by gay rights organizations.

Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Legal experts say the department is under no legal obligation to do so and could let Judge Phillips’s ruling stand.

Officials rule France burqa ban legal

Wow, I really disagree with this. Who does France think it is?

kaprince:

bonparisien:

France’s plan to ban the burqa and other Islamic face coverings in public places is legal, top constitutional authorities in France ruled Thursday, clearing the final hurdle before the ban becomes law.

In September the French senate approved the law – making France the first European country to nationally impose such a measure. The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament in July. It is scheduled to come into effect in the spring.

French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey earlier this year.

Some 82 percent of people polled approved of a ban, while 17 percent disapproved. That was the widest support the Washington-based think tank found in any of the five countries it surveyed.

WTF.

There is a silent majority of Americans who feel politically homeless in today’s polarized debates. They are not activists obsessed with politics. But they are no less patriotic than the partisans. They are active citizens with busy lives. They view government as an attempt to solve problems, not a war between special interests or an hate-fueled ideological debate camp. And too often they are ignored. Stewart’s rally recognizes that there is an opportunity here — a massive unmet market between the 15 percent of Americans who call themselves conservative Republicans and the 11 percent of Americans who describe themselves as liberal Democrats.

Jon Stewart has the right idea - CNN.com

Quote/statistic of the year/decade.

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This speaks to me.

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WikiLeaks is able to solicit submissions from all over the world while avoiding jurisdiction by operating in several countries at once — or none at all, depending on your interpretation of the situation. This wasn’t possible before the web. Now it is, and the implications for society are significant.

Mashable, on “the biggest intelligence leak ever.”

Pentagon’s executives’ heads must be exploding right now. 90,000 reports on armed conflicts, strategies, casualties, and more from 2004-2010 of the Afghanistan War?

That’s a pretty big deal.

I’m not sure how I feel about leaks, especially one of this size. I’m still agape that it happened just an hour or two ago. Yes, leaks cause uproars and break privacy laws, but would we rather be in the dark? What do you think? Leave a comment in the Disqus thread!

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(WikiLeaks gave the Afghan War Diary to The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel. Click on the respective publications’ names for their full coverage.)

Charmaine Ng, writer and social media strategist. Available for work in June. Find me on Twitter (noodlemaine) and on my other Tumblr (nowgoforth).