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Top Ten Things NOT to Do If You Are Arrested

May 3, 2009

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS ADVICE. A wide variety of people are arrested every day and the majority of the individuals make the same mistakes which make there situation even worse. Many of these reactions are understandable, however some defy logic and reason. Nobody plans on being arrested, but you may be arrested for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Share this with your colleagues, friends and family because it will come in handy for many of you. The basic rule is to simply listen to the officer and do as your told, “Put Your Hands Behind Your Back” and do NOT do any of these Ten Things: (more…)

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2 months into 2009, US deaths spike in Afghanistan

March 1, 2009

KABUL (AP) — U.S. deaths in Afghanistan increased threefold during the first two months of 2009 compared with the same period last year, after thousands more troops deployed and commanders ramped up winter operations against an increasingly violent insurgency. (more…)

January 11, 2009

SEX SECRETS OF BARBIE & KEN

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BARBIE and Ken are beloved by millions of children – but the people behind the world’s most popular dolls were involved in unsavory sexual behavior they kept secret for years, a new book reveals. (more…)

Welcome To Albino Island

January 11, 2009
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WITH their milky white skin, wispy hair and haunting, pale eyes, they are called “the living ghosts” by locals.

And the vulnerable albinos of Tanzania in East Africa have more than insults to fear.

They are being hunted down and hacked to death to satisfy a growing demand for their body parts and blood to use in black magic. (more…)

Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake

January 11, 2009

Alex Leo

Posted December 8, 2008 | 02:58 PM (EST)

This was a big year for women: The first serious female presidential candidate, the first predominately female state senate, the first female Top Chef. Yet the advertising world has not caught up to the advances of half our population and continues to use stereotypes and violence to prey on our most vile desires. Here are the worst of them–the trends that won’t die despite our cultural outrage, and personal boredom. (more…)

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The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

January 7, 2009

The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

How the Year of the Woman reinforced the two most pernicious sexist stereotypes and actually set women back.

Redux; Nigel Parry

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In the past few weeks, Sarah Palin has been variously described as a diva who engaged in paperwork-throwing tantrums, a shopaholic who spent $150,000 on clothing, a seductress who provocatively welcomed staffers while wearing only a towel, and a “whack-job”—contemporary code for hysteric. Worse, she was accused by a suspiciously gleeful Fox News reporter named Carl Cameron of not knowing Africa was a continent, of being unable to name the members of NAFTA, indeed of being unable to name the countries of North America at all. (“But she can be tutored,” Bill O’Reilly told Cameron, as though speaking of a small child.) More significant than the dubious origins of these leaks, or the fact that the campaign that cried “sexism” at every criticism of its vice-presidential nominee was engaging in its own misogynistic warfare, is the fact that all of the allegations were so believable. After all, Palin had earned herself a reputation as, in the words of one Fox News blogger, “something of a policy ditz.” (more…)

5 Reasons Why Your High School Education Sucked

January 1, 2009

Written by Justin Hartfield Wednesday, 12 March 2008 16:53
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Over the past half-decade, I’ve been a private tutor to some of the most privileged brats in Orange County. This vocation has afforded me a great opportunity, not just in being able to transfer my barely passable knowledge of quadratic equations and plate tectonics to my students, but for myself as well.

Working with the future of America has allowed me to learn more about the particular struggles each student faces in their daily battle with an educational system which is greatly outdated. The following is a list of observations and ideas about how to improve the current public school curriculum in the United States. (more…)

So Long Crystal Meth, Hello Cocaine!

January 1, 2009



Generational forgetting means the media’s drug coverage just stays the same.

Coke is back—according to the New York Times. The Sunday Styles section helpfully pointed users and potential users (and presumably police as well) to online advertisements and tried to give the terminally un-hip some clues about current cocaine references in pop culture. (more…)

So Little Time, So Much Damage

November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
Editorial

While Americans eagerly vote for the next president, here’s a sobering reminder: As of Tuesday, George W. Bush still has 77 days left in the White House — and he’s not wasting a minute.

President Bush’s aides have been scrambling to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — few for the good. Most presidents put on a last-minute policy stamp, but in Mr. Bush’s case it is more like a wrecking ball. We fear it could take months, or years, for the next president to identify and then undo all of the damage. (more…)