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abaldwin360:

PBS Documentary Looks at Right-Wing Promotion of Ignorance Through Textbooks.

(Sierra Voices) - Texas textbooks determine what children learn nationwide.

“I believe that dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark … somebody’s got to stand up to these experts.” (Don McElroy, former member of the Texas State Board of Education).

source

Well, no wonder the GOP wants to defund PBS. Where can I send them a donation??!

What is this?

(via upworthy)

The median age of an Academy Awards voter is 62. They are 94% Caucasian and 77% male.

In a confusing Press Release, the United Nations urges countries to protect AND develop the Arctic as glaciers and ice melt. On the one hand, the PR urges stronger legal and environmental regulations. On the other, it urges northern countries to cooperate as they exploit the Arctic’s vast resources of oil, gas, minerals, and fish: “the Arctic Council …is formed by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US has a crucial role to play in ensuring any resource exploitation is done responsibly.”

Confused? Yeah, me too…

Via United Nations

"Quaker Steak & Lube" Greenville, South Carolina. I took a quick trip to visit family. They live near this, thing.

Hilarious.

Also, Media Matters is fantastic…

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News says: The future for solar power in the U.S. is “dim” because we don’t get as much sunlight as Germany.

Reality: The U.S. gets far more sunlight than Germany. Unfortunately our solar policies don’t harness that energy nearly as well as they do. 

"Las Vegas cares about the environment…We use imported water."
I’m trying to imagine the staff meetings they had discussing importing water as well as design approval for this sign. Were there power points and budget analysis? Unreal. Via

"Las Vegas cares about the environment…We use imported water."

I’m trying to imagine the staff meetings they had discussing importing water as well as design approval for this sign. Were there power points and budget analysis? Unreal. Via

The Citadel Community will house between 3,500 and 7,000 patriotic American families who agree that being prepared for the emergencies of life and being proficient with the American icon of Liberty — the Rifle — are prudent measures. There will be no HOA. There will be no recycling police and no local ordinance enforcers from City Hall.
Via iiicitadel. My urban planning brain asploded reading this site. There are alternative communities in the world, but this one, gah! I can’t even type any of the things.