My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-27) →
Rihanna (21) Florence + The Machine (8) Glee Cast (4) Pitbull (2) Lisa Hannigan (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Early in her career, Virginia M. Rometty, I.B.M.’s next chief executive, was...– Why Women Leaders Need Self-Confidence - Harvard Business Review (via calinative)
I believe that the biggest problem with Black Friday is not people’s desire to...– Amanda Marcotte, Pepper spray for your convenience | pandagon.net (via dendroica) Similarly, Rachel Maddow recently (and many before her, I’m sure) made the excellent point that pepper spray and tasers allow the police to use excessive force where they wouldn’t have before when their...
There have been discussions as to why there aren’t more blacks involved in the...– Police Brutality at OWS: Common in Black Communities (via skeskali2)
Anyone with five minutes’ experience of how the internet actually works will...– A List Apart: Articles: Say No to SOPA “as anyone not on peyote knows” is going into my bag of catchphrases. (via michellej)
When I started to write it was the ’70s and throughout that decade we didn’t...– Young adult lit author Judy Blume on the rise of censorship in school libraries over the last several decades. (via npr)
Minneapolis schools respond to Latino parents'...
tcdailyplanet: The Latino parents Rosita Balch works with are frustrated. They’re worried about their kids and the time they spend at school. Every Friday, through a Hennepin County program called the Latino Youth Development Collaborative, 10 to 20 families gather at Sabathani Community Center (310 East 38th St.) to eat dinner and learn about topics like college applications, parent...
Zoned for farming →
I’m happy to see some regulations coming up for urban farming in Minneapolis. It’s also really nice to see that the process has so far been driven by knowledgeable parties advocating on behalf of farmers. One of my chief concerns about composting has been what to do with it all if I’m not using it myself. If urban farms have more legitimacy and hence more consistent operations,...
Black Friday: Did I just support a bunch of...
Preach on, Jay. tcdailyplanet: I didn’t actually buy anything on Black Friday, unless you count a pair of drinks at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. I did, however, write about Black Friday—and drew a lot of flack for it. On The Tangential, a creative writing blog I’m among the proprietors of, I published a post titled “Shut the Hell Up About How Stupid Black Friday Is.” In the post, I...
The folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes, obviously Muslims...– Rick Santorum, answering Wolf Blitzer’s question as to whether he’d endorse profiling for anti-terrorism on the grounds of ethnicity or religion. (via shortformblog) (via palindrones) Remember this?: “The terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated, according to...
In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones...– Douglas Coupland (via paperlover)
Around the world, areas with ethnic divisions are likely to have less government...– Ed Glaeser (via shardlow)
A visit to the Amazon page for the pepper spray product used by Pike shows...– UC Davis incident inspires Amazon customers to use review site as vehicle for protest - BlogPost - The Washington Post My Amazon.com review of Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/ 1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray was totally quoted by the Washington Post! How can I prove I wrote that?...
Nearly 60 percent of Cleveland’s poor, once concentrated in its urban core, now...– Given a choice, I think I’d rather be poor in a location that has nearby services, grocery stores, and public transit over poor in a location that’s more car dependent. (via edkohler) Yes, but it also depends on where your job is and how accessible it is via public transit. ~erica
A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS),...– UNAIDS.org (via iteeth)
felicious: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman
How to spot mansplaining in the wild
desifeminista: From a post I wrote at Feministing: This is not a big fucking deal—also known as, I understand that sexism is out there, but this is hardly an example of it—there are much worse things we should focus on so please leave my fantasy world where sexism is no big deal out of it. Trust me young lady, I know what sexism is but why are you being so dramatic? I need more evidence—often...
Strength in her eyes: Meeting a young girl at the... →
Nonviolence declares that the American Indians could have fought off Columbus,...– -Peter Gelderloos, Why Nonviolence Protects the State- Nonviolence is Racist (via fuckyeahradicalquotes) I never thought of it this way.
rentzsch.tumblr.com: Death and Resurrection of an... →
michellej: rentzsch: Summary: SSDs live fast, die young, and pretend to be OK even while they’re dying. Don’t use one without awesome backups. And sometimes, they come back from the dead. ※ ※ ※ On November 30 2010, I received my first SSD: a 240 GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro. On Thursday, November 10 2011, the… Too much uncertainty in an SSD drive for me. That’s why I’m going to get a new...
I think thought experiments like this are helpful for suggesting an alternate...– Racism And Meritocracy (via mauricecherry)
Brazil's Population Is Now Majority Minority →
erikostrom: According to Nate Berg of The Atlantic, the change is mostly not due to a shift in genetics, but to “more African-Brazilians feeling more comfortable self-identifying as black or mixed race.”
"There are some classes on campus where male...
emm-in-sem: See also: Ask me if I care. You got to talk for two thousand years. Three hours a week won’t kill you.
FACT: U.S. debt just hit $15 trillion.
think-progress: And the most effective way to get this number under control is to let the Bush tax cuts expire. I been sayin’ and I’m-a keep sayin’ this for the next year.
Keep on truckin'
Google Analytics A Potential Threat to Anonymous... →
s4xton: brianvan: nickdouglas: If your anonymous blog is using Google Analytics (or any third-party embed system), you could get outed. This is interesting.
Minnesota Independent is shutting down →
minnpost: American Independent CEO David Bennahum has confirmed Minnesota Independent’s closure. This sucks. I’m eager to see where Andy Birkey and Jon Collins land.