Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Seneca [4 BC - AD 65]
Is it REALLY useful for corporations to interfere and deny health care to women? Or is it useful to divide people into two sides for political purposes? #hobbylobby #birthcontrol
Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies. Now a major push to expand these voucher programs…
““I would think most parents would use vouchers to choose better schools for their child,” Alexander said through a spokesperson. “There is no evidence that student achievement in Catholic schools, for example, is lower than that of public schools. In fact, the reverse is often true.”
Catholic school students do score significantly higher than public school students on national standardized tests in math and reading. But they are also far more likely than public school students to come from well-educated families, and they are far less likely to be poor, have disabilities or still be learning English, federal data show. A 2006 study by the U.S. Education Department found that controlling for those variables effectively wiped out the private school advantage.”
If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without a free press or a free press without a government, I would prefer the latter.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder or lightning.
Found in “The First Amendment On Campus” - Eds. L.E. Bird, M.B. Mackin, & S.K. Schuster - 2006
Our Founders established a government of the many, not a government of the money. That’s what the American people deserve.
—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) in an Op-ed in support of the proposed ‘Government by the People Act,’ H.R. 20. (via kileyrae)
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. -Thomas Paine
Because with the recent ruling, cable and phone companies like Verizon and AT&T now have the legal right to block any website, webpage, blog, video, web technology, app, cloud sync technology, or anything else running online through their pipes. Put another way, Comcast or Time Warner Cable can now block Netflix, BitTorrent, or even this article. They can choose to provide better service to some entities and not others, letting some websites load very, very slowly and others load instantly (for a fee!).
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS
what the actual FUCK
I wish I could even be shocked
Just gonna keep reblogging this
this is the biggest crock of fucking bullshit i’ve ever fucking seen FUCK
“but why didn’t you go to the hospital?”
So for reasons that Grace is too classy to complain about, she’s no longer going to be uploading to the Daily Grace YouTube channel. A channel that, it turns out, she never owned and, in fact, all of the content that she produced there over the last three years is also not…
The Wire used the building as a setting symbolic of post-industrial urban decay. But today, with a major architectural intervention—and a grant from Adobe—this building has become a state-of-the-art public school for training future designers.
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