Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Current Effects of Nuclear Testing

~~~~~ The video above, created by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto, chronicles every nuclear test conducted worldwide from 1945 to 1998, from the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test blast near Los Alamos, New Mexico to Pakistan’s Chigai-I underground tests. The video appears … Continue reading

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Trolls, Women, and #GamerGate — A Tale of Obsession and Animosity

The misogynistic, sexist portrayal of women in video gaming is nothing new – it’s been around since the industry’s earliest days. Custer’s Revenge, for the Atari 2600, had a sole objective of making General George Custer rape Native American women, … Continue reading

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Something to think about …. Five states too many!!

Originally posted on It Is What It Is:
~~January 28, 2015~~  States fight to push anti-gay bills. But will they pass? By Adam Serwer The Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage set off a chain reaction of…

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17-Year Old Girl Killed In Police Station

Originally posted on We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident:
17-year old Kristiana Coignard On January 22, 2015 around 6:28 p.m., 17-year old Kristiana Coignard of Longview, Texas walked into the police station, picked up the phone, and told dispatch…

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My Autistic Kid Can Kick Your Polio-Riddled Kid’s Ass

Over the winter holidays, families from around the country flocked to California so they could indulge their senses, debit cards, and insanity by taking a trip to Disney theme parks, namely Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. That’s pretty typical stuff. … Continue reading

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Arizona State University’s “Problem With Whiteness” course on race causes backlash

It’s a course that encourages students to examine how people talk about race, or how they avoid talking about race. I wish this class was offered at UNT. I would absolutely take it. I think that as a collective people, … Continue reading

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The Pledge of Allegiance: An Unconstitutional, Unethical Oath

These conflicts stand in stark contrast to everything the United States of America stands for, muddling an idea like “liberty and justice for all” and morphing the ideology in something bastardized, like “liberty and justice for some.” Continue reading

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The Progressiveness of Martin Luther King, Jr. and an Introspective on My Passion for Civil Rights

We’ve made steps to change it, and change does not happen overnight. But the quest for true equality is an enduring one, one that cannot be dependent upon any one man, but must be celebrated by many, from all walks of life. Continue reading

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Meet Jack Fellure

I mean, Fellure must have some kind of lovable quality about him that only develops through consistent failure. Like Rudy, or the Mighty Ducks. There must be a reason to open a little section of my heart for him. Right? Continue reading

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The Senate and Science

“Let’s stop fighting over who we believe created the planet, [and] work together against those that choose to destroy it.” — Jack Barker There exists a very real problem in American politics and the consequences could be dire. Extremely dire. … Continue reading

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