The best in humanity will always outweigh and outshine the cowardly acts of a minority of people who seek to cause terror. #ForBostonForAll
A minority of Senators managed to use the dreaded filibuster to block the Manchin-Toomey bill to increase background checks for purchasing guns.
The NRA made unsubstantiated claims about the bipartisan bill, one of those being that the bill would lead to a national gun registry.
Republican Senators Collins (ME), Kirk (IL), McCain (AZ), and sponsor Toomey (PA) voted in favor of the bill. Democrat Senators Baucus (MT), Begich (AK), Heitkamp (ND), and Pryor (AR) opposerd the bill, puportedly on principle.
The President suggested that voters in support of the bill tell their Senators exactly how they feel and that they won’t forget the feeling come election time.
Whatever the issue, the only way these politicians will hear anything is by voting their cronies out and threatening to do the same to you when their terms are up. Stricter gun laws, reform of the fraud-laden welfare system, trimming of pork…whatever your issue make your votes matter so these people stop taking us for granted.
If you haven’t already seen it, check out #JimCarrey’s pro #gun-control video http://ow.ly/jB86H
Interesting read about oppression on campus and students’ attitudes towards it. Mostly focused on Canadian schools. Do individual acts of #homophobia, #racism, or #sexism on campus mean the campus has problems with homophobia, racism, and sexism? Many students don’t think so. http://ow.ly/jyKEm
How many other #innocent people are serving sentences for crimes they didn’t commit? http://ow.ly/jyK9u
Give your #Senators a call sometime #Tell them what you really think. http://ow.ly/jyJPs
#Wanted: moderates in #Congress. Must be economically intelligent, open-minded, responsible, & willing to compromise. #Jackassesneednotapply
Call, tweet, email, fax, or visit your #Senators and Reps. Protest outside their offices. Tell them to #stopruiningmycountry re: #sequester.
Aaron Swartz believed in making intellectual knowledge readily accessible for free. If you ever wanted quick access to journal articles but weren’t a part of an academic institution and didn’t live close to a library that carried what you needed, you likely understand the frustration of only being able to see the abstract online without forking out money to buy the full article. He had good intentions, if not ethical methods. Now he’s apparently taken his own life, in part because he faced prosecution.. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html?_r=0