September 18th, 2014
Hot Coffee.

Hot Coffee.

Today, the United States is No. 1 in billionaires, No. 1 in corporate profits, No. 1 in CEO salaries, NO. 1 in childhood poverty, and NO. 1 in income and wealth inequality, in the industrialized world.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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The Power of Prayer.

The Power of Prayer.

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So what’s fair in the eyes of Americans? High property and income taxes, because they shift the burden to higher earners and property owners. Montana and Oregon, which topped the rankings for fairness, have larger emphasis on property and income taxes, resulting in proportionally higher taxes for the wealthy – the progressive tax structure that Americans like most.
…These are just a fraction of total unintentional shootings in the U.S. each year, of which far too many are tragically fatal. In 2011, for instance, accidental firearm discharges killed 591 people in the U.S., according to the CDC.)
September 17th, 2014
Dogs Doing Their Business

Dogs Doing Their Business

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September 16th, 2014
September 15th, 2014
seananmcguire:

I want ALL friendly dogs to wear this sign.  ALL.
MY LONG NIGHTMARE COULD FINALLY END.

seananmcguire:

I want ALL friendly dogs to wear this sign.  ALL.

MY LONG NIGHTMARE COULD FINALLY END.

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September 13th, 2014
Whatever.

Whatever.

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September 11th, 2014

The idea that Hollywood is filled to the brim with gay-friendly liberals may be more myth than fact if the findings from a new study are to be believed.

UCLA’s LGBT think tank Williams Institute surveyed 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members, and the results paint a different picture than is often cited in the media.

Here are some of their findings:

  • More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual performers “have heard directors and producers make anti-gay comments about actors” and that “53 percent of LGBT respondents believed that directors and producers are biased against LGBT performers.”
  • More than a third of respondents reported that they had witnessed “disrespectful treatment” to LGBT performers on the set. Almost one in eight of non-LGBT performers reported witnessing discrimination against LGBT performers, including anti-gay comments by crew, directors and producers.
  • According to the study, “gay men were the most likely to re­port they have experienced some form of discrimination, with one in five reporting an experience.
  • Gender nonconforming gay and bisexual men were more likely to experi­ence discrimination, as were men who were out professionally.
  • Twenty percent of gay men and 13 percent of lesbians who responded to the survey reported that they had experienced discrimination in the workplace.
  • “While 53 percent of lesbian and gay actors were out to all or most of their fellow actors, only 36 percent are out to all or most agents they know, and only 13 percent of actors are out to all or most industry executives.”

“Although our industry is heading in the right direction, there is clearly work left to do as certain attitudes and behaviors persist and continue to put pressure on actors to stay in the closet,” wrote Traci Godfrey and Jason Stuart, national co-chairs of the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee. “We are confident that this unprecedented study will have profound ramifications for the entertainment industry as a whole. By utilizing the data it contains as it reflects the realities performers face, we can identify the obstacles to equal employment opportunities and full inclusion.”

Despite the more troubling findings, 72 percent of gay respondents said that coming out “had no effect on their careers, and many would encourage other LGBT performers to come out.”

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It’s 2014 and These Actors Are Still Terrified about “Playing Gay”

We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.

B.F. Skinner, American psychologist

A false dichotomy. We can do both.

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When it comes to understanding how our universe evolves, religion and theology have been, at best, irrelevant.
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist

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