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Tag Archive: education

Jul 17 2012

Liveblog: Haley vetoes in the house

The house is voting today on the Haley vetoes.  The senate will vote tomorrow.  You can watch here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/videopage.php?chamber=H List of vetoes here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/07/07/2344499/haley-issues-budget-vetoes.html#storylink=misearch Veto 1: Destroy the Arts Commission – Override 110-5 (FUCK YEAH) Veto 2: Destroy EPSCOR Funding (Research at Universities) – Sustain 70-45 Veto 3: Destroy Sea Grant Consortium (Research at Universities) – Override …

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Jul 15 2012

Watch me argue with a bunch of punks: with drinking game

FtB did another video podcast, if that’s what they’re called, in which we talked about education.  If you’d like to see me all huffy about education being a social justice issue (WHICH IT IS) feel free to skip forward to 1:04:45. Drink every time Chris Rodda says David Barton Drink every time PZ mocks JT …

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Jul 09 2012

Help me save South Carolina, the arts, and my mom

Ken May, Executive Director, "The state can’t wrest my cellphone from my grip"

Over the weekend, the governor, Nikki Haley, destroyed the South Carolina Commission for the Arts — the cut was such that the 20 people who work there cannot show up to work today, can’t even go into their building, because of liability issues.  The arts in South Carolina brings in $9.2 billion and creates 78,000 jobs …

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Sep 19 2010

Richard Dawkins Welcomes Ratzinger

Joseph Ratzinger is an enemy of humanity. He’s an enemy of children, whose bodies he’s allowed to be raped and whose minds he’s encouraged to be infected with guilt. It’s embarrassingly clear that the church is less concerned with saving child bodies from rapists than with saving priestly souls from hell. And most concerned with …

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Sep 12 2010

On being number 11

I’m working from my phone, just got to South Carolina, haven’t got internet, so forgive any wonky formatting. I just read a piece by Thomas L. Friedman about a “Newsweek” article that ranks the US as the eleventh best country to live. I wonder sometimes if the rest of the world gets bored of us …

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Apr 25 2010

Atheists United: Barbara Forrest

Power Corrupts, PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely — Edward Tufte I went this morning to something I found on meetup.com, which was an event hosted by Atheists United.  I’m not a dues paying member of Atheists United, but they function as sort of a community for Atheists that’s analogous to a church.  The event was a speech and lunch …

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