Geaux Vote! (Also, A Chance to Nominate...)
I voted! Hooray!
I do want to add this: Unlike some, I don't believe that you necessarily forfeit the right to complain if you don't vote. I know several people who haven't voted in this, and other, elections because they do not support any of the candidates - there is legitimately no one they trust to represent them or believe will uphold their interests. It's a bit like being asked whether you'd like steak or chicken for dinner when you're a vegetarian - if you have a moral problem with all options, it doesn't mean you don't care about the issue. Sometimes choosing to not vote isn't a symptom of apathy or laziness, but a moral stance against a broken system. I fully support that decision.
In other news....
We all know the world is filled with kind people. But every now and then you see someone do something special – something out of the ordinary, something so exceptional that it makes you remember all over again what kindness is all about.Caught in the Act is your opportunity to reward those people – to catch that moment in time and ensure it’s recognized and highlighted – an example shared with many.Caught in the Act is how we reward an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to another person, a neighborhood, a community, or the world.
- Libraries, Books, & Authors
- 'Hansel And Gretel' Gets A Dark Makeover
- Art lovers, take note: The Art of the Book "On Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., artists and craftspeople will compete in several categories translating recycled materials into their interpretation of books. Join us as we celebrate the beauty and transformative nature of the written word!"
- Nov 4, 1948: T.S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize in literature
- Net & Tech
- That 'I'm A Voter' App At The Top Of Your Newsfeed Actually Makes A Difference
- Students Can Now Take a Whole Class About Doctor Who Yes, of course I signed up. You can, too.
- Joel Hodgson Curating Another MST3K Turkey Day Streaming Marathon
- IPCC Advises “Almost Entirely” Eliminating Unrestricted Use of Fossil Fuels By 2100
- It the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system It really is a lot of fun to scroll through, if you have absolutely nothing else to do for a good long while. The solar system is pretty big, after all.
- Urban Algae Farm Gobbles Up Highway Air Pollution
- New Frog Discovered Inhabiting I-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina Ha! Cool!
- Kentucky Teacher Resigns Amid Parents' Ebola Fears "A teacher at a Louisville, Kentucky, Catholic school has resigned rather than take paid leave after parents raised concerns about her trip to Kenya, half a continent away from the Ebola epidemic in western Africa..." Oh, for the love of....
- Napoleovember: Things We Owe to Napoleon "Napoleon’s conquest and rule transformed Europe politically, socially, and culturally. Here are just a few developments of the Napoleonic Era which we take for granted today."
- Why we are looking at the ‘value’ of college all wrong "The lens of economics distorts our judgment about the true worth of higher education."
- When May I Shoot a Student? "I want to applaud the Legislature’s courage. On a final note: I hope its members will consider my amendment for bulletproof office windows and faculty body armor in Boise State blue and orange."
- Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith's Daughters Debut First Image of 'Yoga Hosers'
- Woman sentenced to 3 years in TDCJ for planting gun in child’s backpack, reporting him to school Parenting done wrong.... "Hodges wanted to teach 13-year-old James Bailey McKeegan a lesson for what she considered to be the mistreatment of her own children, ages seven and four. So she took her boyfriend’s 9-millimeter Smith and Wesson handgun, replaced the child’s cologne and deodorant in his backpack, and then called Magnolia Junior High School from a nearby payphone to report him by name."
- Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77
- Police charge 90-year-old man, 2 pastors with feeding homeless
- Autopsy: Police shot black man with sword in back