Photo taken 4/19/2015.
Ricky Gervais, fighting the good fight
Warning: The linked article includes disgusting pictures of slain animals, including giraffes.
Gotta love Wikileaks
As head of the movie industry lobbying group Motion Picture Association of America, Chris Dodd—a former Democratic senator and self-styled champion for working families—urged film executives to give financial support to Republican campaigns for election to Congress…
As he retired, he told the public he would not become a lobbyist — though he soon signed up for the job as the movie industry’s top lobbyist, a gig compensated at over $3.2 million a year.
442 Mental Health Experts Call for an End to Austerity
Austerity cuts and “neoliberal thinking” among policymakers are having a “profoundly disturbing” effect on Britons’ psychological and emotional well-being, say hundreds of counselors, psychotherapists and academics in a letter to The Guardian…
Falling Into the Coverage Gap (Florida)
Great post by Pharmacist Steve on the consequences of not being able to afford health insurance.
Looks Like A Smile To Me
The great thing about cloud therapy is that I get to decide what the clouds are saying to me. 🙂
(Photo taken today.)
To Thumbup and MySmallSurrenders
Just wanted to say thanks for reading my post on insomnia today. It was hard to write, harder still to face those fears. Your support means a lot to me. Gracias, mi amigas.
Correlation between firearm-related hospitalizations and US stock market performance
Firearms are the second leading cause of injury-related deaths after motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. with approximately 88 people dying every day, including suicides, homicides, unintentional injuries, or accidents…
Study: Anti-abortion views linked to sexist attitudes towards women
The study examines the relationship between sexism and abortion through the lens of the Ambivalent Sexism Theory. The psychological theory holds that sexist attitudes about women come in two main forms: a hostile version and a benevolent version.
Benevolent sexism describes the belief that women are nurturing, caring and gentle, but cannot function properly without protection from a strong male partner. Kathleen Connelly of the University of Florida has summarized benevolent sexism as the belief that “women are wonderful, but weak.”
Hostile sexism, on the other hand, represents overt antipathy or dislike of women. Both forms of sexism maintain that women should be subordinate to men.
“While women have been shown to endorse forms of hostile sexism somewhat infrequently, women’s endorsements of benevolent sexist beliefs are quite common,” the researchers noted.
In their study of 627 male and female students from six universities, the researchers found African American and Asian American respondents were significantly less likely to be against abortion than were white respondents. Unsurprisingly, students who were more religious tended to have the strongest anti-abortion views…
About Walmart toilet paper…
I’m allowed to change my mind (because I’m a woman), and I’ve changed my mind about Walmart toilet paper. Turns out, it leaves little bits of toilet paper behind, making me want to clean, you know, after I’ve cleaned. Looks can be deceiving, and Walmart toilet paper looks and feels good, but doesn’t work so well. So, I’m rescinding my recommendation.
Really Long Red Lights
Thankfully, I had french fries to keep me company. 🙂
(Photo taken today, on my way back from Pelican’s.)
How to celebrate 420 without any bud?
Ranch dressing, dude, ranch dressing. 🙂
(Photo taken today.)