I’m fine with this. If it means said place is complying with the ACA instead of trying to get around it by kicking their employees on to the exchanges via cutting hours to part-time, great. Here’s two dimes.
Twenty cents for a bill of over $20. So that employees get health insurance. This is a fucking ADVERTISEMENT for Obamacare.
This week’s New Tech City explores how the shift to the visual (photos, emojis, digital sticker sets) is affecting how we relate to one another on mobile phones and social networks. Listen to the short version here. Longer podcast here: http://wny.cc/1gCnOjN
California supplies nearly half of all U.S. fruits, vegetables, and nuts. But the state’s drought is currently taking its toll.
One thing these graphics don’t show is that many of the areas only become suitable for growing crops by importing huge quantities of water. This water is to a large extent being taken from Northern California Rivers in violation of tribal water rights. While Northern reservoirs are being sucked dry, Big Agriculture and the Water Brokers are clamoring “Emergency!”, and yet the Southern reserviors are nearly full.
Chief Caleen Sisk has an op-ed on the subject in today’s (2/24/14) Indian Country Today:
this shit is largely picked by underpaided brown people too. lets not forget that part.
So true. They cause the problem and then blame it on the thing that is in the way of profiting even more from students. Stop looking at children and education like commodities.
“The most shocking part of Generation Like, PBS’s new Frontline documentary about youth media culture, occurs when a bunch of teenagers confess they don’t know what the term ‘sell-out’ means. This term, so vital to the identities of at least three generations that had come before them, didn’t register as something negative. In fact, it didn’t register at all. If you hear a loud crunching noise at around 10pm tonight, don’t worry. It’s just a bunch of old people wringing their hands in unison.”
"We’re all brands now, and this is meant to be terrifying. And it probably is. But the entire documentary is also liberally soaked with a kind of romanticization of the past; a struggle to understand how America could’ve produced such a nauseatingly earnest generation of tech-savvy sell-outs. Boomers, Gen Xers and even older Millennials are meant to be shouting, HAVE YOU NO SHAME, at their screens — without recognizing that perhaps the answer is both ‘no’ and ‘shame about what?’"
“It’s that matter-of-fact attitude that’s so foreign to many of us over the age of 25 who are watching at home. ‘Selling out’ has simply become ‘paying the bills.’ It almost feels like they’re cheating. Who do these young punks think they are to just skip that step where you wallow in a pit of self-deception, rationalization, and guilt?”
“Sure, everything is the worst. But it always has been. There’s almost something refreshing about the way that many of these kids approach the seemingly insidious aspects of 21st century marketing. They seem less racked with guilt over the shitty realities of the world. They aren’t bothering to shout LET’S GET THIS DYSTOPIA STARTED, like I did at the screen. Because they don’t even see it as a dystopia. But as always, only time will tell if they’re right.”
Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that his multi-billion dollar company Facebook will be purchasing Whatssapp for $19 billion.
Now Facebook will be selling your text messages to advertisers as well as your photo’s from Instagram, and loads of data you give to their websites.
YOU can help wipe that shitty grin from Zuckerberg’s face by deleting Whatssapp and replacing it with Telegram, a free, open-sourced, ad-less, secure network (unlike Whatsapp).
Telegram does not sell your data to advertisers and uses end-to-end encryption. Best of all, you can use Telegram on a desktop!
Skeptical about the security? Telegram is having a ‘Cryto-Contest’. Whoever can ‘break’ Telegram’s encryption by March 1st will be giving $200,000.
What if the first truly digital president were to have the first truly digital presidential library?
I’m meh on Presidential libraries generally, but eh?
Imagine. Imagine the presidential library being virtual and in the cloud. It could possibly bring access to so many resources to so many more people who cannot visit any such physically located presidential libraries.