Teachers carrying guns in schools .. what could possibly go wrong ? Well in gun-loving Utah a gun-toting elementary teacher has just accidentally shot herself. Next time it could be a child that’s accidentally shot. Utah is among the few states that allow people with concealed-weapons permits to carry guns in public schools. Teachers are not required to disclose that they are carrying a gun, and school administrators are even prohibited from asking a teacher if they are armed or barring them from bringing their weapons .. (story here)
(Washington Post) What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What’s on course to happen there next month will be a farce.
October is when a grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict the white police officer, Darren Wilson, who killed an unarmed black teenager by firing at least six bullets into him. It’s a good bet the grand jurors won’t charge him, because all signs indicate that the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, doesn’t want them to.
JUST NOW: 42 Republicans voted to filibuster the constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get corporate money out of our democracy. (Graphic via US Uncut)
Keep fighting. We can change these laws. With only 42 people standing in the way of progress, we can clearly see where the problem lies.
facebook has been suspending accounts of people who aren’t using their legal names on their profiles, without warning, and demanding government issued ID before releasing the account back to them
so far the media i’ve seen cover this has focused exclusively on drag queens…
What process does Facebook use to determine that someone isn’t using their legal name? I have a friend whose account was suspended after she had her name legally changed. And this happened weeks ago, so this didn’t start a few days ago, as many articles are reporting.
Last night, Mark Oppenheimer posted an article on Buzzfeed about misogyny in the atheist/skeptic movements, and specifically about how men like Michael Shermer have ruined the movement for women. T…
Dawkins needs to fucking vanish from the face of the earth at this point.
At the very least, he should get off of Twitter. He seems to find the short hand format too difficult to navigate.