Gay Homophobe Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty What is patriotism? Is it love of one's birthplace, the place of childhood's recollections and hopes, dreams and aspirations? Is it the place where, in childlike naivety, we would watch the fleeting clouds, and wonder why we, too, could not run so swiftly? The place where we would count the milliard glittering stars, terror-stricken lest each one "an eye should be," piercing the very depths of our little souls? If that were patriotism, few American men of today could be called upon to be patriotic, since the place of play has been turned into factory, mill, and mine, while deafening sounds of machinery have replaced the music of the birds. What, then, is patriotism? Gustave Herve, another great anti-patriot, justly calls patriotism a superstition--one far more injurious, brutal, and inhumane than religion. Those who have had the fortune of being born on some particular spot, consider themselves better, nobler, grander, more intelligent than the living beings inhabiting any other spot.
List of countries by intentional homicide rate Homicide Rate Per 100,000 Population (2011)list of 30 top countries. List of countries by intentional homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants. The reliability of underlying national murder rate data may vary. The legal definition of "intentional homicide" differs among countries. Intentional homicide may or may not include infanticide, assisted suicide or euthanasia. Intentional homicide demographics are affected by changes in trauma care, leading to changed lethality of violent assaults, so the intentional homicide rate may not necessarily indicate the overall level of societal violence. They may also be underreported for political reasons. Another problem for the comparability of the following figures is that some data may include attempts. A study undertaken by the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development estimated that there were approximately 490,000 intentional homicides in 2004. Murder rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011. By region
Occupational Violence - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic The magnitude of workplace violence in the United States is measured with fatal and nonfatal statistics from several sources. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 14,770 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2012. Averaging over 700 homicides per year, the largest number of homicides in one year (n=1080) occurred in 1994, while the lowest number (n=468) occurred in 2011. From 2003 to 2012 over half of the workplace homicides occurred within three occupation classifications: sales and related occupations (28%), protective service occupations (17%), and transportation and material moving occupations (13%). The Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) reported an estimated 154,460 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work during the 2003 to 2012 time period. Grants awarded under the 2002 RFA were: Grants awarded under the 2008 RFA were:
In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook By Adrianne Jeffries 12/13/11 2:26pm Share this: (flickr.com/andwat) Yesterday afternoon, this reporter was scrambling to finish reporting a forward-looking story about how banks are exploring the possibility of using social media data to judge loan and credit applicants . Mr. Everyone who uses Facebook, Twitter and the like shares the blame for the serious and ongoing global erosion of privacy enabled by the internet, he said. As are reporters who write about privacy issues with social media without first closing their Facebook accounts . (I call Mr. Me: I’m looking for… like, whether this is a privacy issue? Mr. The data is a privacy issue because we have an enormous ecological disaster created by badly-designed social media now being used by people to control and exploit human beings in all sorts of ways. Me: Right. Mr. Me: Have… I? Mr. Me: No, I can’t! Mr. Me: Well, everyone else is using it. Mr. Me: Right… Moglen: Right. Mr. Mr. Me: It just doesn’t seem like the consequences are that bad.
Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party Anti-government protests around the world (big photo gallery) A girl attends Friday prayers in front of an army tank in Tahrir Square. Egyptians held a nationwide "Victory March" on Friday to celebrate the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule one week ago, to protect the revolution and to remind new military rulers of the power of the street. Hundreds of thousands joined the rallies, which are also a memorial to the 365 people who died in the 18-day uprising, with many Egyptians expressing their intention to guard their newly-won prospect of democracy. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) A demonstrator shows his T-shirt that features the star and crescent symbol and reads "Yes We Can" during a protest against the regime of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin, February 21, 2011. More photos follow, from Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, and other nations throughout Africa and the Middle East where the "revolution virus" is spreading. A boy watches as pro-democracy supporters gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 18, 2011.
America's Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans The table below has information about the total number of service members, battle deaths, and nonmortal woundings in wars from 1775 to 2012; such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and II, Vietnam, and more. 1. Estimate based upon new population projection methodology. 2. Estimated figure. 3. 4. 5. 6. Source: Department of Defense and Veterans Administration. See also Post-Vietnam Combat Casualties. Information Please® Database, © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. NIOSH Publications and Products - Violence in the Workplace (96-100) July 1996 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-100 Homicide in the Workplace NIOSH Data Data from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) Surveillance System indicate that 9,937 workplace homicides occurred during the 13-year period from 1980 through 1992, with an average workplace homicide rate of 0.70/100,000 workers (Table 1) [NIOSH 1995]. Table 1. Source: NIOSH . Figure 1. Sex The majority (80%) of workplace homicides during 198092 occurred among male workers. Table 2. Source: NIOSH . Table 3. Source: NIOSH . Age The age of workplace homicide victims ranged from 16 (the youngest reported in NTOF) to 93 during 198092. Race Although the majority of workplace homicide victims were white (73%), black workers (1.39/100,000) and workers of other races (1.87/100,000) had the highest rates of work-related homicide (Table 4). Table 4. Source: NIOSH . Geographic Distribution Table 5. Method of Homicide Table 6. Source: NIOSH . Figure 2. Industry and Occupation
VIDEO: Meet Windsor's Millennials - Windsor Join the Conversation This is the first story in CBC Windsor's There's No Place Like Home series, an in-depth local look at the city's generation Y. Join the conversation on Twitter #cbcwdr or by logging onto cbc.ca/windsor and Facebook to discuss how Windsor can attract and retain the best and brightest Millennials. They are young, tech savvy and babies of the Baby Boomers. They form the next generation to inherit the earth. But just who are they? Millennials are members of Generation Y, a huge demographic born after 1977 and stretching into the 1990s. To be considered part of the Millennial Generation a person needs to have been born in the 1980s or 1990s, meaning the generation includes those in their teens to their early 30s. But some say this is will be the first generation in modern history that can not expect to be more successful than their parents. If the word Millennial isn't ringing a bell, there are a few different terms the generation has been labelled with.
The 48 Laws of Power Background Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history. In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment. Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky. However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War. Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power. He would note this as the turning point of his life.