First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates members of Team USA after defeating France in a preliminary men’s basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday. (Photo: AP via The Huffington Post)
Toda raba, Mr. President.
Well, yeah. But is it strange of me to be a bit happy that a national news source edited the tape to make Zimmerman look MORE racist, rather than less?
Wisconsin Education Association Council v. Scott Walker, March 30, 2012.
Well. That’s good news.
- 48,515 students applied for admittance to full-time MBA programs, nation-wide, during the 2009-2010 academic year
- 38,630 students applied during the 2010-2011 academic year, reversing the previous year’s gains source
» In addition to the drop in new MBA applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Council announced that two-thirds of its U.S. programs saw a decline in applications during the 2010-2011 academic year. The decline, combined with the fact that the number of American students taking the GMAT entrance exam is at five-year low, has some industry experts worried that the notoriously-cyclical industry won’t rebound.
Good. B-School is a scam.
(CBSNewYork / AP) - Samantha Garvey has good reason to be the recipient of high fives and congratulations from the faculty and students in the hallways at Brentwood High School.
The 17-year-old senior says she cannot believe that she is one of the semifinalists in the highly prestigious Intel Science Competition, in part because she lives in a Bay Shore homeless shelter with her parents, brother, and twin sisters.
This is awesome. But also, since it’s all about ME and MY thoughts, is it bad that I’ll always think of her as a WESTINGHOUSE semifinalist, goddamn, I’m an old?!
Israeli author Amos Oz talks about how American Jews who support the peace movement are loyal and devoted to Israel - “no less, and perhaps more than their militant bretheren.” He says “there is more than one way to be pro-israel, there is more than one way to support Israel, there is more than one way to love Israel.”
Major League Baseball, which saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in 1947, Tuesday will announce incremental progress in another civil rights issue. The new collective bargaining agreement adds “sexual orientation” to its section on discrimination, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told the Daily News.
Article XV, Section A of the MLB’s expiring Basic Agreement, in effect from 2006-2011, states: “The provisions of this Agreement shall be applied to all Players covered by this Agreement without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.”
In the new agreement, which will be made public Tuesday afternoon, the words “sexual orientation” will be added to the equivalent section.
This decision follows that National Football League, which did the same in their CBA this year. Baseball officials familiar with the process describe the mention of “sexual orientation” as not necessarily related to the NFL, and as a provision readily agreed upon by both union and league negotiators.
The change in wording comes at the end of a significant year for gay rights issues. The military abolished its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and same-sex marriage became legal in New York state. In baseball, several teams filmed an “It Gets Better Video,” an anti-bullying effort aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth."
Right on. I hope I live to see an out man playing major league baseball.
That compares with 47 percent who said in April that he should be recalled.
The growth in support for a recall came, surprisingly, from Republicans. In the spring, only 7 percent of Republicans supported recalling Walker but that grew to 24 percent in the fall.
Good news. You can do it, Wisconsin!
- SHABBAT SHALOM friends.
Thank goodness its the weekend!
I should not feel inferior at the physics dinner just because I am not a physics.
I know many things about many television shows that are on...
- return to jewish hell class
reading from bible in bible and ancient near east mythology class. prof asks classmate to read from genesis. classmate...
- I had a pretty epic exit interview yesterday.
The main refrain was the HR lady was, “Wait—who knows about this? WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS?”
"Ballet is a sport" is a modified version of women defending their humanity and individuality by saying, "I’m basically a dude."
i mean as much as i have issues with my ex-husband for the way he left
i have moved on and i know he loves Kiddo and I know now he would never ever...
say it with me children: medinat yisrael is not the same thing as eretz yisrael, nor the same thing as am yisrael #bye