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26NBC: Court says ‘upskirting’ is legal in Georgia.

The fact of the matter is even if you are in a public place you certainly have an expectation of privacy underneath your clothes.” Strict Constructionism?

07/22/16 • 10:16 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox/Ezra Klein: Donald Trump’s nomination is the first time American politics has left me trul

We know all this. Our eyes have seen it, our ears have heard it, the queasiness in our guts confirm it. So why can’t anyone DO anything about it? That’s what we, the unbelieving, wonder.

07/21/16 • 12:59 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Time: An Unhinged Republican Convention and the Nation’s Greatest Test.

Interesting to get Klein’s view. Esp. on the Benghazi ordeal - which echoes my own take.

07/21/16 • 11:12 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gawker: Video Shows Unarmed Black Man Pleading With Arms Raised Before Getting Shot by Police.

No sense of proportion left.

07/20/16 • 10:04 PM • Human RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Scientist: Let’s ditch the idea that only home-cooked food is good for kids.

... home-made meals based on 408 bestselling cookbook recipes for infants and young children are not always healthier than ready meals and convenience products. In fact, on many measures they seemed less healthy: they tended to have a lower vegetable variety per meal and were more likely to exceed maximum recommendations for energy and fat content.” I used to enjoy Campbell’s chicken noodle soup as a kid, eventually making my own Mrs. Grass’ (with the oil/egg). I mean, come on. Lighten up. You’d think we were talking about infant formula (ducking swiftly) ...

07/20/16 • 02:47 PM • ChildhoodEconomicsFoodHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: How the Recent Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge Will Impact Law and Order Policing.

Americans are perpetually convinced that crime is on the rise, despite the fact that the crime rate has declined steadily over the last 25 years.

07/20/16 • 01:09 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TPM: Violence, Blood and Betrayal inside the Trump Potemkin Village.

He is a dangerous man for a dangerous moment.” Don’t usually post TPM, but this is a pretty reasonable take.

07/19/16 • 05:26 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vanity Fair: The Civil War that Could Doom the N.R.A.

Ripe for a new organization to disrupt, no?

07/19/16 • 12:50 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Never Trump faction rebels on the floor of Republican convention - video.

Last comment heard on the video: “Did they just railroad us ... ?” Yep. Again, ignoring Roberts Rules of Order.

Later: Journalists removed? So much for the brash bragging about patriotism.

07/18/16 • 05:52 PM • Human RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Nation: As the GOP Convention Begins, Ohio Is Purging Tens of Thousands of Democratic Voters.

The fear is that voters who cast ballots in 2008 but have not participated since, particularly first-time voters for Obama, will show up in 2016 to find that they are no longer registered. Ohio has purged more voters over a 5-year period than any other state.” Every dirty trick in the book.

07/18/16 • 01:09 PM • Human RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

In These Times: Many Pro-Bernie Groups Still Don’t Trust Clinton. Here’s Their Plan.

the bulk of People for Bernie’s efforts, Wong says, will be devoted to advocating for policies like single-payer health care and debt-free college that formed the core of Sanders’ platform—by holding Clinton accountable to the commitments she made during negotiations over the Democratic platform and pushing her to the left on issues where she and grassroots activists remain divided.” Well, that’s their only move at this point. Let’s hope they all stick to the agenda.

07/13/16 • 11:00 AM • EconomicsHealthHuman RightsPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FishbowlNY: Jennifer Aniston Sparks Lively Celebrity Journalism Discussion.

Jennifer, I wish you had spoken out earlier. I wish you hadn’t given all those interviews over the years where you described your diets and exercise regimen with the implication that we should all follow your lead if we wanted to be beautiful and acceptable.” Biting the hand ... ?

07/13/16 • 10:50 AM • EntertainmentFoodHealthHuman RightsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Little White Lies: Why do women make better film editors?

Men tend to be a bit fragile when it comes to creativity and women have a tendency to be calm and steer things in the right direction.” A bit sexist, no? ‘Maternal guidance?’ Am I missing something here? Article sounds British. I believe both sexes bring different talents to the table - not based on tired stereotypes.

07/12/16 • 05:36 PM • Human RightsMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Blog: Photo Editors Weigh In on Jonathan Bachman’s Iconic Photo.

I post at the risk of overdoing. Remember it’s the issue, not the photo, one should be exercised about.

07/12/16 • 04:53 PM • Human RightsPhotographyPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Baton Rouge killing: Black Lives Matter protest photo hailed as ‘legendary’.

It is a fantastic photo. Anyone else see a resemblance to the Garthim (Dark Crystal)?

07/11/16 • 03:31 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Photographer reaches $50K settlement over state police stop.

Pierre-Louis — who is 6-foot-2, African-American and now in his 50s — was pulled over and ordered to kneel while handcuffed on the pavement. The suspect who had allegedly pointed a gun at another man was later described by the victim as a 5-foot-2 Hispanic man in his 20s.

07/11/16 • 02:23 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Albuquerque police receive directive after Dallas shootings.

Two-up ... and nervous, methinks. Be nice, everyone.

07/08/16 • 06:22 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: How America Heals After Dallas.

There have to be solutions other than ‘put three in the center of body mass’. How we’ve gotten to this point, I can’t fathom. Police training is clearly inadequate, civilian response unpredictable. I myself only recently learned (the hard way) that we’re supposed to keep our two hands on the steering wheel until the officer taps on the window. How I missed this all these years, bespeaks how others behave in unpredictable (to law enforcement) ways. Take your hands off the wheel, the officer will put their hands on their weapon. Given the last couple of days, you really, REALLY don’t want that.

07/08/16 • 01:28 PM • HealthHuman RightsLawPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dissent: How the British Far Right Went Mainstream.

Saved for later reading; I can’t vouch for the opinions.

07/07/16 • 04:19 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK/Opinion/Xeni Jardin: Why Muslims around the world made my tweet go viral.

Worth your time to read.

07/06/16 • 06:03 PM • Human RightsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MeFi: Elie Wiesel, born Sept 30, 1928 - died July 2, 2016.

I come out of ‘weekend mode’ to mark the great man’s passing.

07/03/16 • 10:49 AM • HistoryHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Nation: The GOP’s War on Voting Is Working.

If’n you wanna get mad.

07/01/16 • 10:35 AM • Human RightsLawNewsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BillMoyers:The Political Industrial Complex: Government of, by and for… Consultants!

Of the more than $400 million into ‘independent expenditures’ to tout or troll candidates running for president and Congress this year, more than $500,000 has gone to pay consultants. Again, this does not include spending by dark money groups, which never have to disclose this level of detail about their expenditures. Who says politicians can’t create jobs?” My italic emphasis.

06/29/16 • 08:28 PM • EconomicsHuman RightsPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechDirt: Texas Judge Indicted For Making Secret 10-Year Deal With Red Light Camera Co.

Cameras have issued tickets to walls, parked vehicles, and many, many drivers obeying all traffic laws. Millions of dollars of refunds have been paid out by municipalities who once thought they’d have to do nothing more than sit back and let the cash roll in.” These things need to be removed from service. End of story. It would be just as fair to put a randomize script on the City’s events page, and send out bills.

06/29/16 • 08:16 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Yorker: The Politics of the Benghazi Report.

Whether or not that is a tactical error for the Republicans, it is a loss for rational discourse.” By focusing on the tree, they lost the forest. A whole lot of 20/20 hindsight and armchair quarterbacking. No revelations.

06/29/16 • 01:09 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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