went to pinterest.com thinking i’d finally cave, and the site is in dutch…?
“My work was based on trying to create a more fair and inclusive world,” he said in a recent interview. “I have an activist’s desire to improve people’s lives.”
“Even if the corporations were “persons” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — an idea that would surprise many who voted for it — the law refers to a “substantial burden” on the exercise of religion. There is no such burden here. No employer is being forced to use contraceptives; that decision will be made by the employee. The logical extrapolation from Hobby Lobby’s position is that a business could refuse to pay the minimum wage because a worker might spend some of her paycheck on birth control or other “immoral” activities.
A ruling for Hobby Lobby, grounded in either the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or the 1st Amendment, would do more than throw a legal wrench into the implementation of Obamacare. It would potentially blow a hole through all sorts of laws that require businesses to treat their employees fairly even if doing so might offend an employer’s religious views. The court should reject such a radical reinterpretation.”
the LA Times Editorial Board
The word “activist” never sounds so sour as in the phrase “activist court.” All progressive associations with the word fall away when you’re talking about pretending a corporation can have and exercise religious beliefs—and that it can exercise them in treatment of its employees.
I wonder what kind of ruling we’ll get. C’mon, narrow interpretation!
“Researchers in sociology and public health have developed a fair amount of evidence that social status (typically measured by income or education) may be the most significant shaper of health, disability and lifespan at the population level. In the picture that is emerging, social status acts through a complicated chain of cause-and-effect. Education equips people with knowledge and skills to adopt healthy behaviors. It improves the chances of securing a job with healthy working conditions, higher wages, and being able to afford housing in a neighborhood secure from violence and pollution. The job security and higher income that tend to come with more education provide a buffer from chronic stress – a corrosive force that undermines health among lesser educated, lower income people. Research consistently shows that more education gives people a greater sense of personal control. Positive beliefs about personal control have a profound impact on how people approach life, make decisions about risky behavior, and cope with illness.”
How to capture insane macro images with a crappy point and shoot camera
This lens taped to this crappy camera…
produces amazing macro photos like this ^
See all the images here.
We’re going to sell Jack like soap flakes.”
Joseph Kennedy, JFK’s father, who hired the photographer who would become the first official White House photographer.