We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluids.
The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections.
David Lynch explains the birds and the bees (by marvincandle815)
Sign this petition to pardon Marissa Alexander, who fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive ex. She harmed no one, but is now facing decades in jail.
20 years for firing into the air…to protect herself from her abusive husband…in Florida (home of Stand Your Ground)…crazy.
We have until March 5 to get the required signatures to send this to the President for her pardon. The last petition came up short, but we can make it this time!
Costas: “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
I couldn’t agree more. I think we saw this in the case of Trayvon Martin and in the recent murder of Jordan Davis. If George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn truly felt threatened and they WEREN’T carrying guns, would they have confronted these young men? I think not.
Martin, Davis, and Kasandra Perkins are just a few examples of gun violence. In this country, it’s happening every day, every minute.
Amy Davidson: Bob Costas was right to bring up Jovan Belcher’s guns. Now can we talk about the role of guns in domestic violence, too? Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/TLLbMD
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There’s a lot I love about reading. Here are a few things for which I am especially grateful:
finishing a book just as the train pulls into the station
seeing someone reading a favorite book in public
a good beginning
a better ending
a mysterious, wistful inscription in a…