Puerto Rican GOP Party Functionary Silenced by RNC Crowd Shouting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" Some may not be aware that Puerto Ricans are actually U.S. citizens. On the bright side, nobody threw peanuts at her for being Black.
There were energetic shouts of "Aye!" and "Nay!" as a Puerto Rican party functionary -- Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization -- took her turn at the main-stage lectern. As she began speaking in her accented English, some in the crowd started shouting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"
Let's Shop Where Hitler Shops. Okay, not quite, but a new store popped up in India called HITLER, for all your menswear needs. The owner, reportedly, never heard of the guy.
British Liberal Party Member: "We Need the Rich to Pay an Emergency Tax." Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is urging his Tory coalition partners that "Britain's wealthiest people should face an emergency tax to avoid a breakdown in social cohesion as the country fights an 'economic war' caused by a longer than expected recession." Noble, but we all know it will never happen.
"If we are going to ask people for more sacrifices over a longer period of time, a longer period of belt tightening as a country, then we just have to make sure that people see it is being done as fairly and as progressively as possible," Clegg said.
"While I am proud of some of the things we have done as a government I actually think we need to really hard-wire fairness into what we do in the next phases of fiscal restraint. If we don't do that I don't think the process will be either socially or politically sustainable or acceptable."
The intervention by Clegg, who is calling for a "time limited contribution" from the richest in society beyond the party's current policy for a mansion tax, came as the deputy prime minister marked his return to Britain after a two-week family holiday in Spain.
Arctic Ice is at Lowest Recorded Level. While people argue on both sides of the
global warming climate change debate, mother nature wasted no time proving her point.
Remaining Members of Pussy Riot Have Fled Mother Russia. Disturbing to live in a day and age where political dissent gets you "hunted" by your government.
Speaking with Al Jazeera, Pyotr Verzilov, Tolokonnikova's husband, said that he is "in contact with [the women] but so far they are keeping a very low profile and not commenting on their movements because the Russian police and special forces that work around the world are basically hunting them.
Behaviour of Children Trapped in Refrigirators. A study in Pediatrics determined they don't like it very much.
Success in escaping was dependent on the device, a child's age and size and his behavior. It was also influenced by the educational level of the parents, a higher rate of success being associated with fewer years of education attained by mother and father combined. Three major types of behavior were observed: (1) inaction, with no effort or only slight effort to get out (24%); (2) purposeful effort to escape (39%); (3) violent action both directed toward escape and undirected (37%).
For Women, Replacing Dating With the Hookup Culture is an Engine of Female Progress. Reportedly, the sexual revolution did more bad than good for women.
Girl Land, like so much writing about young women and sexuality, concentrates on what has been lost. The central argument holds that women have effectively been duped by a sexual revolution that persuaded them to trade away the protections of (and from) young men. In return, they were left even more vulnerable and exploited than before. Sexual liberation, goes the argument, primarily liberated men -- to act as cads, using women for their own pleasures and taking no responsibility for the emotional wreckage that their behavior created. The men hold all the cards, and the women put up with it because now it's too late to zip it back up, so they don't have a choice.
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