If you read anything about Elliot Rodger, please read this. It is the only thing I have seen that gives real thought to the murders, the culprit, and what it says about our society. Simplistic crap about how “misogyny kills” or calls for gun control are just not going to cut it.
Despite having no violence or other problems that could possibly justify it, PG County is putting more cops in schools. Guess they haven’t criminalized enough youth in Maryland. Not to worry. It isn’t like kids are tried in kangaroo courts without attorneys.
In better Maryland news, the Ban the Box bill has passed. That is the legislation that prevents employers from asking about felony records on the employment application. DC is close, but with some problems.
Philadelphia has a major problem with police violence and they are paying for it – in the millions. These cases made me want to vomit.
The US House of Representatives approved some bullshit sanctions against Venezuela that (surprise!) will in no way shape or form affect the decades of lucrative
exploitation business Halliburton does there.
Very interesting research on how evangelicals only coalesced politically around abortion later. Originally, it was objections to desegregation of schools that got the evangelical movement going.
Forbes is stoked that the insurance company windfall from Obamacare is finally coming through. Even nonprofit insurers are holding onto mountains of cash. Too bad about those Sodexo workers who are being reclassified as part time and losing their coverage. Meanwhile, medicare is being overbilled by billions – with a b.
A report has found that “U.S. government Fusion Centers, which operate as ill-defined ‘counter-terrorism’ intelligence gathering and sharing centers, conducted spy operations against Occupy protesters involving police, the Pentagon, the FBI, military employees, and business people.” And they say a society based on cooperation is impossible. Pishaw.
In related news. Why do Dominators Hate Direct Democracy?
Keep an eyeball on Guatemala everyone. Shit is heating up again.
You might remember those SOA Watch posters I put up a couple weeks ago. Well, a bunch of SOA people got arrested for putting them up in DC.
I am having a very hard time scrubbing my vocabulary of words like “crazy.” I need to read this a few more times.