Posts tagged policy

That time when the Zombie Apocalypse was mentioned in the House of Commons (by MacleansMagazine)

Laws don’t exist merely to frustrate the business ambitions of coastal hipsters: They also exist to protect the more vulnerable members of society.
Interesting essay on the pitfalls of following the cult of “disruption” as an ideology, via Pandodaily
via readyokaygo:

Photos like this are being spread across the internet lately, and they are dangerous for a few reasons. If you’re too lazy to read below; basically ignorant Americans are blaming other people, governments, and religions for problems their own nation caused.

And what you’re seeing in these photos is a deliberately skewed, representing the privileged few in their society at the time.  Here’s another photo of Iranians in 2006, showing a less biased perspective of their society

In conclusion, if you think you can understand decades of history in the Middle East, or anywhere for that matter, by looking at a photograph you are a fucking idiot who has no right to engage in intellectual discussion or give your opinion on anything other than what you watched on TLC last night.

You should read the rest here…

via readyokaygo:

Photos like this are being spread across the internet lately, and they are dangerous for a few reasons. If you’re too lazy to read below; basically ignorant Americans are blaming other people, governments, and religions for problems their own nation caused.

And what you’re seeing in these photos is a deliberately skewed, representing the privileged few in their society at the time.  Here’s another photo of Iranians in 2006, showing a less biased perspective of their society

In conclusion, if you think you can understand decades of history in the Middle East, or anywhere for that matter, by looking at a photograph you are a fucking idiot who has no right to engage in intellectual discussion or give your opinion on anything other than what you watched on TLC last night.

You should read the rest here

Obama’s 2012 campaign is doing some innovative digital storytelling, and taking advantage of the online capabilities to make their campaign more personal
"Pass the Buffet Rule" via lolololori:

this is incredible. and incredibly done.
Definitely press the “don’t think that’s fair?” button.

Obama’s 2012 campaign is doing some innovative digital storytelling, and taking advantage of the online capabilities to make their campaign more personal

"Pass the Buffet Rule" via lolololori:

this is incredible. and incredibly done.

Definitely press the “don’t think that’s fair?” button.

Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.
Mitt Romney on October 17th, 2007 (before the bank bailout in 2008).  Read more of Romney’s greatest gaffes here.
"There is no one in this country who got rich on their own…" - Elizabeth Warren
"There is no one in this country who got rich on their own…" - Elizabeth Warren
Numbers don’t lie, but how they’re framed can change our interpretation of them.
via ilovecharts:

No matter what political ideology you are or what you believe, beware of how easily charts can be manipulated!
-birdmechanical
Always good to remember.

Numbers don’t lie, but how they’re framed can change our interpretation of them.

via ilovecharts:

No matter what political ideology you are or what you believe, beware of how easily charts can be manipulated!

-birdmechanical

Always good to remember.