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June 9, 2014
9:08 // 2 months ago
June 7, 2014
17:44 // 2 months ago

squashed:

newsweek:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality LastWeekTonight

Did you participate in the deluge of complaints this piece on John Oliver’s show generated?

This is great.

Basically, everything John Oliver has done on Last Week Tonight is amazing.

15:59 // 2 months ago
We’ve seen the disruption to couples and families throughout the U.S. when courts have first allowed same-sex marriage only to have those marriages subsequently called into question by another court. I anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court will give finality to this issue in their next term.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen • In a statement following a court ruling that allowed same-sex marriages to take place in the state. Van Hollen, by the way, was one of the people causing the “disruption,” asking for an emergency order to stop the weddings.
15:37 // 2 months ago
June 5, 2014
nbcnews:

GM sacks more than a dozen workers after recall
(Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP file)
General Motors will announce that more than a dozen employees have been dismissed or are retiring because of faulty ignition switches blamed for 13 deaths.
Continue reading

The big question, of course, is if the CEO will be number 14. Not saying Mary Barra will be, but situations like this tend to go straight to the top.

nbcnews:

GM sacks more than a dozen workers after recall

(Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP file)

General Motors will announce that more than a dozen employees have been dismissed or are retiring because of faulty ignition switches blamed for 13 deaths.

Continue reading

The big question, of course, is if the CEO will be number 14. Not saying Mary Barra will be, but situations like this tend to go straight to the top.

12:25 // 2 months ago
whitehouse:

Higher education is the most important investment you can make in your future. But it’s also never been more expensive. That’s why President Obama has pushed for historic investments to make college more affordable.
It’s also why we’re so excited to announce that President Obama will hold his first-ever Tumblr Q&A on Tuesday on education and college affordability — moderated by Tumblr’s founder/CEO David Karp. Here. At the White House.
Here’s how you can get involved: Ask your questions on @ObamaIRL, and on Tuesday, President Obama will answer a bunch.
Tuesday, June 10th. President Obama. Tumblr. Here at the White House. IRL.

Someone’s ask box is about to fill up.

whitehouse:

Higher education is the most important investment you can make in your future. But it’s also never been more expensive. That’s why President Obama has pushed for historic investments to make college more affordable.

It’s also why we’re so excited to announce that President Obama will hold his first-ever Tumblr Q&A on Tuesday on education and college affordability — moderated by Tumblr’s founder/CEO David Karp. Here. At the White House.

Here’s how you can get involved: Ask your questions on @ObamaIRL, and on Tuesday, President Obama will answer a bunch.

Tuesday, June 10th. President Obama. Tumblr. Here at the White House. IRL.

Someone’s ask box is about to fill up.

11:39 // 2 months ago
June 4, 2014
I strained to remember where I was or even what I was wearing, touching my green corduroy jeans and staring at the exposed-brick wall. As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me.
Maureen Dowd on eating a piece of cannabis-laced chocolate. She had way more than the recommended serving amount for novices.
14:24 // 3 months ago
thechicagotribune:

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business
Richard Nixon was in the White House, his “war on drugs” was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot.
Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The companies were driven then by the same shift in public attitudes that is now pushing legalization around the country.

Could you imagine the Marlbolo Man pitching weed? By the way, cannabis fans, it’s Hemp History Week.

thechicagotribune:

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business

Richard Nixon was in the White House, his “war on drugs” was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot.

Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The companies were driven then by the same shift in public attitudes that is now pushing legalization around the country.

Could you imagine the Marlbolo Man pitching weed? By the way, cannabis fans, it’s Hemp History Week.

(via cognitivedissonance)

14:14 // 3 months ago

huffingtonpost:

On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here. 

(via humanrightswatch)

12:37 // 3 months ago
laughterkey:

hman:


Do you have a hair strategy for 2016? 
‘I’m at an age where I can pretty much do what I want:  Here I am, whether you like my hair or not.’” 

(via)

That’s not a joke? They asked her that?

Her foreign hair policy stands unchanged.

laughterkey:

hman:

Do you have a hair strategy for 2016?

‘I’m at an age where I can pretty much do what I want:  Here I am, whether you like my hair or not.’” 

(via)

That’s not a joke? They asked her that?

Her foreign hair policy stands unchanged.

10:40 // 3 months ago