Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

You want lower tuition, They want better brand recognition

UC Davis has been in the news in a bad way lately. At the directive of their chancellor - Linda P.B. Katehi - the University spent ~$175,000 to scrub the internet of references to the 2011 incident in which campus police pepper-sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters. Though the police officer who did the spraying Lt. John Pike was fired shortly thereafter, the chancellor and school leadership wanted to ensure this was not a permanent black mark on UC Davis reputation. So they allocated a huge sum of money to clean up the internet regarding the incident. In the wake of this revelation there are now calls for Chancellor Katehi to resign. Universities ought to celebrate the free flow of information, and not actively work to suppress it. Tom Paine's Ghost adds its name to the petition for Katehi to resign!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Opposite of Addiction

Having lost two half-brothers to substance abuse I see the truth in this video. Being surrounded by a loving supporting family and friend network is the key to pulling people from the downward spiral of substance abuse.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Edward Snowman

Monday, January 18, 2016

An Object at Rest - animated short for the eons

All of this wonderful animation by Seth Boyden. Check out more at his Blog!

Killer Mike, Cornell West, State Sen. Nina Turner, and Bernie Sanders reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.

This whole thing is good. But starting around 41 minutes in it gets really really good.