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B.C. Teachers Strike 2014: Psychologist's Letter To Christy Clark Goes Viral. Todd Kettner, who works in Kootenay Lake School District as a grief counsellor, wrote an email to B.C. Premier Christy Clark and other officials after $600 was deducted from his paycheque for "job action" — despite the fact he worked more than 70 hours of overtime counselling grieving students. "My first reaction was, 'Are you kidding me?

'," he told the Vancouver Province. "It was a slap in the face. " His long stretch of work began on May 11 in New Denver, where he said he spent the next five days consoling students and staff at the high school after the canoeing deaths of four young people on Slocan Lake. The next two weeks were no less stressful, as Kettner helped students and staff deal with crises ranging from an accidental drug overdose to a parent's death. "Today wasn't a great day for me personally. He told The Province he hopes the letter gives the public an appreciation of community workers and how their work is being threatened by the current teachers' strike. 49j comments on Woman films herself having a cluster headache attack AKA suicide headaches.

Moment_of_Truth comments on Non-Americans of Reddit, what kinds of souvenirs are popular to take back home when you visit the United States? Data Science of the Facebook World. More than a million people have now used our Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. And as part of our latest update, in addition to collecting some anonymized statistics, we launched a Data Donor program that allows people to contribute detailed data to us for research purposes. A few weeks ago we decided to start analyzing all this data. And I have to say that if nothing else it’s been a terrific example of the power of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language for doing data science.

(It’ll also be good fodder for the Data Science course I’m starting to create.) We’d always planned to use the data we collect to enhance our Personal Analytics system. I’ve always been interested in people and the trajectories of their lives. So what does the data look like? So a first quantitative question to ask is: How big are these networks usually? But how typical are our users? So, OK. But what friends do they add? And here’s an interactive version, generated from CDF: OK. But, OK. Bunk Police Substance Testing & Harm Reduction.

I need the men’s rights movement because.. Early in 2012, a feminist campaign emerged online which included a series of photographs. Each picture was of a young man or woman, presumably students at university and college. Each young man or women holding a sign which began with “I need feminism because..” The reasons following these declarations were varied, and mostly incoherent. A woman in her 40′s : I need feminism because I have no other choice;A 23 year old man : I need feminism because I contribute to rape culture;A 29 year old woman : I need feminism because man is woman and woman is man;A man in his early 30′s : I need feminism because it shouldn’t be odd when a guy buys baking ingredients; These are just a few examples, but the implied message of this campaign being that the gender ideology starting with F is the solution to every issue on every pictured sign. However, the mention of rape culture scores close to the heart of that ideology.

~JtO. I gave my niece a laptop on her birthday and she screamed at me because it wasn't brand new. What's the most ungrateful thing you see someone do? : AskReddit.


Photo Album. Futurama Writer Invented A New Math Theorem Just To Use In The Show. Your Daily Life in GIFs (28 GIFs) | - StumbleUpon. Here’s a bunch of those little everyday moments put into GIF form… When someone says, “Think fast!” When you’re wearing socks and step in something wet: When your parents don’t like what you’re wearing: When you take pics with your best friend: When you pass by school or work on the weekend: When someone you just met wants a hug: When you try to wink seductively: When you smell food cooking in the kitchen: When someone near you mentions your favorite band: When you’re walking home at night and you hear a noise: When your friend has a sunburn: That stage in a friendship when you can finally start insulting them: When someone tries to talk to you in the morning: When you see a picture of a cockroach: When someone asks for a bite of your food: When you were a kid and opened a present with clothes in it: When you walk into McDonald’s with more than five dollars: When you go the doctor and the nurse walks in with your flu shot: When you walk into the bathroom and the toilet isn’t flushed: You may also like:

Two People Transform Into Nine Strikingly Unique Couples. Photographer Nacho Rojo and his girlfriend are the subjects of his series Couples, where the two present themselves as strikingly different characters within various social groups. The results of their creativity and extreme styling really entice the viewer to think about the concepts of identity and social behavior. General style, gestures, posture, facial expressions, hair, body piercings, and tattoos visually lead the viewer to create a certain narrative about each couple.

However, when you break it down, Rojo and his girlfriend are the same person behind each costume. They change nothing but their outer facade, which raises the question of how we might tend to identify other people based on appearances alone. It’s amazing how drastically the couple can “change” from one image to the next just with a raise of an eyebrow, a pucker of the lips, or a shrug of the shoulders. Nacho Rojo’s website via [Petal Pixel] Allegory of the Cave - StumbleUpon. Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms. The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this. In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads.

All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire. Between the fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk. From Great Dialogues of Plato (Warmington and Rouse, eds.) Here are some students’ illustrations of Plato’s Cave Go back to lecture on the Phaedo Go back to lecture on the “One Over Many” Argument Go to next lecture on Criticism of Forms Need a quick review of the Theory of Forms? Return to the PHIL 320 Home Page Copyright © 2006, S. Street Acrobats - Union Square, New York City - StumbleUpon. Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary - StumbleUpon. In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese.

In observing what six billion eat for dinner the authors note, "Today, more people are overweight than underweight. " It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. In the United States, processed foods are par for course. You can buy the book here. Meet the The Manzo family of Sicily. Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07. Quotes of Nihilism « Nihilistic Poetry.

The following are (nihilistic) quotes that have inspired me, coming from different books I’ve read and enjoyed. They explore that ominous possibility that life is nothing more than a field of confusion and mystery. Regardless of their validity they are, in themselves, poetic views of the universe and expressions of the insatiability of the soul. They represent a growing trend amongst the newer generations that have been ‘wrestling with nihilism’ and the meaninglessness of a mechanical society. Ultimately, they can be viewed as lamentations of an existence that does not gives us any clear and distinct answer, and thus, the calling that we must stay afloat, somehow, in a metaphysically-impoverished time. Iris Murdoch, Under the Net: “There was something about fireworks which absolutely fascinated Hugo. Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn: Michel de Montaigne, Apology for Raymond Sebond: Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus: … killing yourself amounts to confessing.

John Gardner, Grendel: J. E.M. Inspirational quotes | #433. Trampoline Wall Tricks - That Video Site - StumbleUpon.


One. DBQ Essay Assignment: "One" Directions: Write a well-organized essay that includes an introduction, several paragraphs, and a conclusion. Use evidence from the document(s) and media in the body of the essay. Support your response with relevant facts, examples, and details. Include additional outside information and related concept words ( empathy, identity, citizenship...)

Task: Dr. "Don't allow anybody to pull you so low as to make you hate them. "What's Your Life's Blueprint", address by Martin Luther King, Jr. to students of in Source: “E pluribus unum” – Gallery; Goals for Americans Foundation One Is it getting better Or do you feel the same Will it make it easier on you Now you got someone to blame You say one love, one life When it's one need in the night It's one love We get to share it It leaves you baby If you don't care for it Bono/U2 - Achtung Baby © 1991 “It is a song about coming together, but it's not the old hippie idea of "Let's all live together.

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