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This pianist plays Beethoven for rescue elephants who choose to listen to music versus freely walking away : likeus. Moral or Semi-Moral Businesses. Corruption. Disinformation Campaigns. Atrocity & Genocide. Loony and Dangerous. History News Network. This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources.

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The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used. SOURCE: WMUR 4-22-14 New Hampshire professors at odds with library over discarded books “I don’t know what they think they’re doing. I mean, you need those books to have a sense of the history of your discipline, even if they’re not the latest thing off the press.” SOURCE: WaPo 4-21-14 Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension The Tokyo shrine and the memorial hall in Nanjing, as Nanking is now called, are physical embodiments of divergent views of history that still strain China-Japan relations, 70 years after the war.

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But beginning in the 1970s, its presidents, exploiting fears of criminality that white voters associated with African-Americans, initiated a war on drugs that expanded drug policing and prosecutions. This shifted money away from treatment toward interdiction and incarceration, and prodded the country to embrace a “lock-’em-up” mentality. Belatedly, those policies have come in for a reckoning. Politicians from both parties now acknowledge that too many people have been put away for too long; in any given year, nearly a third of those who enter prison are admitted for drug crimes.

Racial inequities are stark. It was evidence of those jarring racial disparities that led Seattle officials to consider the LEAD approach. Photo While Daugaard was winning in the courts, those legal victories weren’t changing the behavior of the police on Seattle’s streets. A Place at the Table (Official Movie Site) - Starring Jeff Bridges - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™ "If another nation was doing this to our children, we’d be at war.

A Place at the Table (Official Movie Site) - Starring Jeff Bridges - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™

" -Jeff Bridges, Founder of the End Hunger Network "As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year... [A] terrific call to action... " -Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News "It’s specifically addresses our country’s hunger crisis. -Mary F. "A film that should make you furious. " -Marshall Fine, Huffington Post "The documentary proves its worth most by how it treats the moral and political issues around the hunger crisis. "


Social Media & Employment Policy. Spying & Privacy. Writing Quality. LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos. A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys.

LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

No, no—girls just need better female representation within existing LEGO sets: “LEGO Friends” by Maritsa Patrinos of Seasonal Depression. Used with permission. I was so taken by how well this cartoon encapsulates so many parents’ and advocates’ position on the unnecessary gendering of children’s toys—a topic I address in detail in my book, The Princess Problem—that I reached out to the cartoon’s creator, Maritsa Patrinos, to learn more about her work.

Maritsa is illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY who grew up just outside of Washington, DC and went to Pratt Institute to study illustration. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right: Atul Gawande: 9780312430009: Primary Sources. Introduction | Questions to Consider | Source Survival of the Fittest Applied to Human Kind (1851)Herbert Spencer Introduction Even before Charles Darwin (1809-1882) published his work on evolution and the struggle for survival in 1859, such concepts were known.

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Indeed, one can argue that the basic tenets of liberalism were imbued with the concept of survival of the fittest: those with greater intelligence, will power, industriousness, etc., succeeded while those without these qualities failed. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), a social scientist, pushed this concept to its logical extension in his Social Statics (1851), arguing that charity for the poor contradicted natural law. From Evaluation to Inspiration. We live in a culture saturated with evaluation.

From Evaluation to Inspiration

In school, we learn to take tests. We take the tests, and depending on the outcome, either feel really smart or really stupid. We then prepare for college entrance exams. And then graduate entrance exams. And then occupational entrance exams.