Monthly Archives: April 2012

U.S. Amasses Stealth-Jet Armada Near Iran — Wired Magazine

The fighters join a growing naval armada that includes Navy carriers, submarines, cruisers and destroyers plus patrol boats and minesweepers enhanced with the latest close-in weaponry.

It’s been years since the Air Force has maintained a significant dogfighting presence in the Middle East.

Read more at Wired

Categories: Miscellaneous, Video, War | Tags: , , , ,

The non-existing War On Women

  • An update on the “non-existing” War on Women

 The political agenda in most states is determined by the far right, whose top priorities seem to have nothing to do with the economy or jobs. These politicians obviously believe that women lack the intelligence and moral compass to make decisions about their own bodies, their own health and their own lives. Women must therefore be guided in these matters by state governments run by old white guys.

[As presented by Dave Helfert, Professor of Political Communication, Johns Hopkins University]

   Dave Helfert: From the Frontlines of the War on Women

Categories: Miscellaneous

Another Step Toward “Peaceful Confrontation”

Want to pack a pistol without the unsightly holster?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/us/fashion-statement-is-clear-the-gun-isnt.html

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Homophobia Is Alive and Well in Missouri

The Missouri Legislature has introduced a bill to require the Three Monkeys approach in sex education by prohibiting all “discussion of sexual orientation in public school instruction, material, or extracurricular activity except in scientific instruction on human reproduction.”

Apparently the Missouri Legislators consider that the “Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” policy will best prepare Missouri youth for the challenges of the real world.

Homophobia Alive and Well in the Missouri House | Fired Up! Missouri

Categories: Commentary, Ignorance | Tags: , , , ,

Originally posted on Scathing Purple Musings:

In a blistering take-down of Rick Scott’s last-call signature on JD Alexander’s Polytechnic takeover, the editors of the Tampa Bay Timeslet the Florida governor have it in an editorial this morning:

Gov. Rick Scott’s commitment to cost-efficient government is as phony as his pledge to produce more math and engineering students. If the governor were sincere in those pursuits, he would have vetoed an expensive new university and endorsed a modest $2 million investment in a proven program to teach algebra to middle school students. Instead, the governor signed into law late Friday the creation of Florida Polytechnic University, just three days after vetoing the money to expand the innovative digital math effort. It adds up to just another calculating politician who says one thing and does another.

The new university will soak generations of taxpayers for untold millions, while the expanded algebra program could have bred generations of…

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Categories: Miscellaneous

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