September 14, 2014 at 11:02am
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smdxn:

Texas textbooks once again pushing exaggerated claims about religion’s role in US history

Scholars examining high school social studies textbooks at the behest of the Texas Freedom Network have determined that the majority of the books adopted for classroom use in 2015 are “flawed” and “distorted,” KEYE TV reports.

The scholars blame the distortions on the politicized standards that the authors were forced to write in accordance with…

As Emile Lester, an associate professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington noted in his review of the history textbooks, “the material presented in these textbooks on [the issue of religion and the United States government] seems to have been determined more by political concerns than considerations of good scholarship.”

In other words: The American Talibaners who hijacked Texas’ education system and successfully forced national book publishers to write books filled with right-wing revisionist history are damaging the education of Texas’ children.

Just in case everyone needs a reminder….teaching creationism is child abuse.

sagansense:

smdxn:

Texas textbooks once again pushing exaggerated claims about religion’s role in US history

Scholars examining high school social studies textbooks at the behest of the Texas Freedom Network have determined that the majority of the books adopted for classroom use in 2015 are “flawed” and “distorted,” KEYE TV reports.

The scholars blame the distortions on the politicized standards that the authors were forced to write in accordance with…

As Emile Lester, an associate professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington noted in his review of the history textbooks, “the material presented in these textbooks on [the issue of religion and the United States government] seems to have been determined more by political concerns than considerations of good scholarship.”

In other words: The American Talibaners who hijacked Texas’ education system and successfully forced national book publishers to write books filled with right-wing revisionist history are damaging the education of Texas’ children.

Just in case everyone needs a reminder….teaching creationism is child abuse.

10:58am
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Northern Green Jumping Spider - Mopsus mormon 

The genus Mopsus has only one species, Mopsus mormon (Araneae - Salticidae), which is the largest Australian jumping spider (15-18mm).

These salticids are large, beautiful, fast spiders and aggressive predators on insects and other spiders. They hunt actively on foliage in the day time and can inflict a painful but not lethal bite with large fangs. Due to the whiskers on the sides of their faces and their big eyes the males have a strange baboon-like appearance.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Graham Wise | Locality: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2013) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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12:14am
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Do I Still Need to Rinse Recyclables? →

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We all know it’s important to recycle and not toss things into the trash or the environment, but how carefully do we need to rinse containers before sending them on their way to the recycling center? Some argue that recycling is a total waste of water when you factor in the…

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12:12am
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Sept. 13 10:57 am →

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12:07am
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Umbrella mushrooms growing on a tree trunk
via Milky Way Scientists

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Umbrella mushrooms growing on a tree trunk

via Milky Way Scientists

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September 13, 2014 at 9:56pm
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Reblogged from jocontemporary

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disneyprincessanna:

joeycontemporary:

in case it hasn’t hit you yet: Tiana is the first Disney Princess from America.

Bitch, please 
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I can paint with all the colors of your ignorance

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7:15pm
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Reblogged from comedycentral

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Click here to watch Jon Stewart react to President Obama’s planned military action in Iraq.

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7:12pm
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the-ankle-rocker:

This… 1000 times this.

Agreed.

Gaming is about having fun and it gets better with the more people you share it with. Phenomenal advise.

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7:02pm
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Sakae - Jewellery Creations (via)

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6:59pm
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Reblogged from thisradicalchange
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We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice. 
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 


Let’s do it now.

feminally:

thisradicalchange:

We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.

And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.

I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.

She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixonto the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.

Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

Let’s do it now.