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Wasting our minds...

In Spain, the unemployment rate among workers under 25 is more than 50 percent. In Ireland almost a third of the young are unemployed. Here in America, youth unemployment is “only” 16.5 percent, which is still terrible — but things could be worse.
And sure enough, many politicians are doing all they can to guarantee that things will, in fact, get worse. We’ve been hearing a lot about the war on women, which is real enough. But there’s also a war on the young, which is just as real even if it’s better disguised. And it’s doing immense harm, not just to the young, but to the nation’s future.

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Fuck you Ted Nugent



If you thought Ted Nugent was a dumbs before…now he is shilling for Mitt Romney and telling people that he is going to kill the president if he wins in November. Ted you are all kinds of stupid.
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More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.

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Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress


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R.I.P Layne Staley



Over at Metal Sucks they are having a celebration of Layne Staley’s music. Honestly I was really sad when I first hear of Layne Staley’s death and really annoyed that the media just ignored it. I guess the girl Left Eye from TLC was more important( she died around the same time). Yes any death is sad, especially when two people as young as Left Eye and Layne Staley die and you really can’t say that one life is worth more than another…BUT I do feel that Layne’s contribution to the music industry was more important and his death deserved more attention. Nobody cares about TLC anymore, but bands are STILL trying and failing at being Alice In Chains..So if you love AIC go click the link and check it out.

http://www.metalsucks.net/
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I wish that I had taken better pictures of the second drawing, maybe I'll try again soon. I felt that I did pretty well this semester in school considering I got a 91 on my math final…and a slightly disappointing 86 on my medical terminology final. But I had a 94 average before the final so hopefully I still get an A.
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RIP Mobbius

I'm sure most of you don't know who he is but you probably have seen his work. Jean Giraud was considered a national treasure in his Native france and one of the most important comic book artists of all time. He also did a lot of design work for Hollywood. The two movies that comes to mind is The Fifth Element and I believe Dune. He was 73 and I believe he was suffer from a long illness.
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The French know how to raise children...

Or I'd like kids more if I lived in France.
Before moving to Paris, American Pamela Druckerman knew that the French had a reputation for cultural refinement: a knowledge of wine, a sophisticated sense of style and a preoccupation with haute cuisine.

But while living in the French capital and going through the everyday struggles of raising children her English husband, she uncovered another surprising aspect of French life. Wherever she looked in Paris, the locals seemed to be employing a certain je ne sais quoi that was making their kids behave better than typical American children.

Druckerman decided to write a book about her experience, called Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She tells Weekend Edition's Rachel Martin that the idea for the book came to her in a sort of "epiphany" when she was eating out with her husband and her daughter, who was 18 months old at the time.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/12/146769135/move-over-tiger-mother-french-parents-may-be-better-too


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