If India alone enrolled 1% more of its girls to secondary school, their GDP would rise by 5.5 Billion. — Girl Rising (via kateoplis)
Which is more dangerous: kids driving drunk or kids driving stoned?”
"Kids driving while texting. —
Tom Brokaw lays it down for David Letterman (via kateoplis)
Their relying on the mainstream media to be informed is far, far more dangerous.
Why Russia Can’t Afford Another Cold War -
But we can, right?
I’d like to congratulate the Democratic caucus in the United States Senate for once again putting its collective balls in a thimble and hurling it into the Potomac.
Along with Reid, the Democratic votes against Adegbile were Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), John Walsh (Mont.), Chris Coons (Del.) and Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.). —
Senate Rejects Debo Adegbile Nomination - The Senate Democrats Chicken Out In Nominating Debo Adegbile - Esquire
Yes, Dems are wusses. But these aren’t Dems in name only, so Pierce’s comment is off a little.
Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America’s poor, it’s a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms. Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion.
And the big new poverty report from the House Budget Committee, led by Representative Paul Ryan, offers additional reasons for optimism. Mr. Ryan used to rely on “scholarship” from places like the Heritage Foundation. Remember when Heritage declared that the Ryan budget would reduce unemployment to a ludicrous 2.8 percent, then tried to cover its tracks? This time, however, Mr. Ryan is citing a lot of actual social science research.
Unfortunately, the research he cites doesn’t actually support his assertions. Even more important, his whole premise about why poverty persists is demonstrably wrong. —
The Hammock Fallacy - NYTimes.com
And this is the point where I got too depressed to continue reading.
Someone at the Journal thought some would find this funny.
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I think the charges have been dropped, because the baby dada surely learned not to say No to her desire.
— Me, I think it’s a parody site designed and run by Sir Jony. I know; very meta.
@TheMacalope People love our shit so we’re doomed: http://t.co/ZQTFNdKKaN— not Jony Fucking Ive (@JonyIveParody) March 6, 2014
Relentlessly churning out devices of varying quality, relentlessly forcing its ads down your throat, relentlessly paying celebrities to use its devices to take selfies in public before they go back to using their iPhones … — The Macalope: Samsung Claus is coming to town | Macworld
Time ever marches forward. Soon, you die. It’s all very sad. — The Macalope: Samsung Claus is coming to town | Macworld