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I know someone who got one of these last week. I will have to let her know she has a Collector's Item.
Mattel has decided not to renew its licensing agreement with SeaWorld amid an ongoing backlash over the animal park's treatment of orcas.
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Dr. Maher might start by getting Drexel to disband the Campus Force http://drexel.edu/publicsafety/police/Overview/

It would give him more credibility on the subject. Which I think he is probably lacking looking over his Biography.

> My research and teaching center on what could be called the “decolonial turn” in political thought, the moment of epistemic and political interrogation that emerges in response to colonialism and global social inequality. My first book, We Created Chávez, is a theoretically rich “people’s history” of contemporary Venezuela which locates the origins of current political dynamics in the long-term history of Venezuelan social movements, demonstrating that Hugo Chávez was not the cause, but rather the result, of a broader and more fundamental transformative process. - http://www.drexel.edu/histpol/contact/facultyDirectory/GeorgeCiccariello-Maher/
The courts, the media, and the political system are designed to back killer cops. Only radical change will work
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Instead of celebrating that Inhofe has embraced the only viable solution to Climate Change, Nuclear Power, they take cheap shots.

I will start taking #ClimateDisruption  seriously when the people who claimed we need to actually do.
Apparently, James Inhofe (R-OK) no longer sees climate scientist James Hansen as radioactive.
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Steven oversimplifies this a wee bit.

At the height of the Progressive Era our first Progressive President Theodore Roosevelt (eternally frustrated during his time in Office by his inability to spend money the Federal Government didn't have) and our first Fascist President Woodrow Wilson got the 16th Amendment passed. And so in 1913  everyone paid Income Taxes for the first time.

And the top rate: 7%. I am pretty sure Grover Norquist could live with that.

Of course, what any of this has to do with the States I have no idea. Possibly because I have never lived in a State with an Income Tax. It seems like such a weird idea to me.
 
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As Americans realize states don't need an income tax to fit their budgets, Norquist argues, people will start to question why the federal government needs one too. "For most of our country's history we didn't have an income tax," Norquist explains. "In our 50 states, nine don't have income taxes. I think in the next 15 years it will be 25 that don't have income taxes."
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Instead, we had the Tariff, at every moment at least the second most controversial government policy, and the excises. To remedy the crushing burden of the Tariff, Congress passed an income tax. That tax was declared unconstitutional -- on a reading which held that an in income tax is tantamount to a direct tax on property, so the decision is in obvious error -- so we passed the Sixteenth Amendment with broad support across the political spectrum.

Because, in all seriousness, the only people who supported the Tariff were factory owners who were greatly subsidized by it.

And so we had, by the end of World War I, taxation as we know it today. Not that Norquist would be aware or care, he's just a conservative media personality. Seriously, it would be as if Democrats really did let $movie_star write their platforms.
"I think it speaks to the health of American society that people don't buy into envy and class antagonisms the way that the Left thinks they do," says
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+Steven Flaeck _Pollock_. Plessy vs. Ferguson. Wong Kim Ark - Interesting which one they thought was the biggest deal.

Oh and what was the top Marginal Rate from 1789-1861? Hint: http://taxfoundation.org/article/us-federal-individual-income-tax-rates-history-1913-2013-nominal-and-inflation-adjusted-brackets
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The Red, White, and Blue waves before us,
The flag of the brave and the free,
Its stars and its stripes, forever glorious,
Gleam bright on the land and the sea.
Oh! look where the sunlight is falling,
And gilding the colors anew,
The stars and the stripes, they are calling,
Three cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!

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What to do when something offends you - The Short Version

Megan offers some Sage Advice at the very end (actually Milo offered something similar but Megan was even more pithy).

#SafeSpaces  
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I would suggest #GamerGate  as the hashtag for this but I think that got used for something else.
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(I never thought I’d receive death threats for poking a fun at a popular scientist and his acolytes, but that’s our fun little age.) - https://twitter.com/charlescwcooke/status/591648850504482816

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#ArmenianGenocide  

Honestly, i don't get this stuff. Just admit it like Ben Affleck ultimately did. Use it as a way to move forward.

Otherwise people have to question if you really want to.
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I always remember a story one of my college professors told us about how a huge area of research was once based on a single study that ultimately proved to be flawed. The story ended with the researcher carrying several boxes to an incinerator. I hope next time they recycle.

"As many as 1 in 4 women could be sexually assaulted while in college, according to a new policy brief from University of Michigan researchers analyzing previous surveys."

"Giving voice to someone who argues that statistics on sexual assault exaggerate the problem and condemns reputable studies for engaging in “statistical hijinks” serves only to trigger obstructive dialogue and impede the progress of the university’s commitment to providing increased resources to survivors." - http://www.thehoya.com/no-more-distractions/

"But the BJS warning about the use of CSA data demonstrates the president and the vice president went too far in suggesting the “one in five” statistic applied to all college students. Instead, this oft-cited statistic comes from a Web-based survey of two large universities, making it misleading to suggest that it is representative of the experience of all college women." - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/12/17/one-in-five-women-in-college-sexually-assaulted-an-update/
Rape and sexual assault are scarily common for all young women, and the problem isn't unique to higher education.
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What to do when something offends you - The Long Version

One of my mostly strongly-held personal beliefs is that people are entitled to their own feelings. If something offends you, you have the right to be offended.

But does Society have the responsibility to protect you from everything that might possibility offend you? I don't think so. And to even try is dangerous.

#TheLadDebate   #SafeSpaces  
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  • University of South Florida
    Library and Information Science, 1995 - 1997
  • University of South Florida
    Social Science Education, 1991 - 1992
  • Webber International University
    Computer Information Systems, 1986 - 1988
  • South Florida Community College
    1984 - 1986
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Librarian. Egalitarian. Republican.
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got to go backstage at Radio City Music Hall on my first trip to Manhattan
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  • South Florida State College
    2013 - present
  • Heartland Library Cooperative
    2010 - 2013
  • Highlands County Library System
    1999 - 2010
  • School Board of Polk County
    1997 - 1999
  • Highlands County School Board
    1993 - 1997
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I spent 4 nights there during DragonCon. Outside of a refrigerator, there are no frills. The rooms are small and have minimal furniture. There seemed to be no snack machines on the site so bring your own. There was also (as stated) no Internet access offered. On the plus side, the room rate was extremely reasonable compared to other hotels in the area. A Pizza Hut that makes deliveries is very close by. Driving distance to downtown is 5 minutes. It isn't the kind of place I would want to vacation in, but as a place to go back to at the end of the night and leave early the next morning, it suited my purposes extremely well.
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