Photo of the Day: Nevada Impala
Photo by Beverly Houwing (Beverly Hills, CA, USA); Rhyolite, NV, USA
Satanists want to use Hobby Lobby decision to exempt women from anti-abortion laws -
That’s real cute, Satan.
I love everything about this, amazing initiative. You can download a letter to defend your “Right to Accurate Medical Information” on their website.
An increasing number of states have passed “informed consent” laws, requiring that women seeking abortions be subjected to state-mandated informational materials that are often false or misleading. We believe that personal decisions should be made with reference to only the best available, scientifically valid information. If you are a woman seeking an abortion who shares these deeply held beliefs, please print the letter below to present to your care-provider, informing him/her that you are to be exempted from receiving “informed consent” materials.
Dune author Franker Herbert on mushrooms
"The sci-fi author confessed to him that Dune took its inspiration from Herbert’s experiences with magic mushrooms
Read amazing comics all summer long: my top graphic novel reviews of the past year -
Being a compendium of some of my most popular graphic novel reviews from the past year, from The Encyclopedia of Early Earth to RASL
Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale
More than a silly gag — the creators really do play out a grim, tense, serious zombie story…
When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the meritocratic values on which democratic societies are based. — Thomas Piketty encapsulates the fundamental flaw in the system with one crisp sentence. (via coketalk)
Next time you’re gonna say “I can’t even” on Internet, quote Lovecraft instead.
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard. — "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)