How to Eat at Chipotle | The Awl →
The 'Israelification' of airports: High security,... →
A very interesting contrast to the way we deal with airport security in the United States (and Canada, as the article is from a The Toronto Star). I’ve been of the belief that we needed to go to a European/Israeli model of security years ago. Like the article points out, Israel has been dealing with terrorist attacks for decades. (link via @msilverman)
Comparing Democratic and Republican tax plans →
So the vast majority of Americans would get a (marginally) bigger tax cut under the Democrats’ plan, while for the Republicans you’d get marginally less. And with an increasing debt run-up under the Bush years, why exactly should we listen to the GOP? The only reason the “Bush Tax Cuts” didn’t explode the debt then is because they set it to expire. (Due to the...
Let’s remember, Satan wasn’t kicked out of heaven for being gay: It was pride....– Hypocrisy shrouds the gay marriage debate - USATODAY.com (via Instapaper)
instapaper: (Direct .m4v video link, much higher quality, 31 MB) This is incredible. The latest video in Apple’s official iPhone Quick Tips Podcast, entitled “Offline Reading”, features Instapaper. (The “Offline Reading” episode hasn’t shown up on the website or in the listing in the iTunes Store, but it’s there and downloads successfully if you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.) This is...
Most evangelical Christians today are described perfectly by Meister Eckhart,...– Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge: ‘God Bless America!’ and the Sin of Arrogance (via Instapaper)
In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda →
“Of course we’re all against bullying,” Mr. DeMato, one of numerous pastors who opposed the plan, said in an interview. “But the Bible says very clearly that homosexuality is wrong, and Christians don’t want the schools to teach subjects that are repulsive to their values.” Then you have home-schooling. Or taking your children to church. Your religious and moral views have no place in a...
Fire in the Hole | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine →
This hellish landscape constitutes about all that remains of the once-thriving town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Forty-three years ago, a vast honeycomb of coal mines at the edge of the town caught fire. An underground inferno has been spreading ever since, burning at depths of up to 300 feet, baking surface layers, venting poisonous gases and opening holes large enough to swallow people or...
Giving Bullies a Pass | The American Prospect →
And despite the assurance of some commentators that things get better once you have autonomy, anti-gay prejudice doesn’t disappear on graduation day. (via Instapaper)
Joe. My. God.: Signorile Talks To Gays Who Voted... →
This is, more or less, how I feel about the gays-voting-GOP last Tuesday. I just don’t get it.
Only 40% of registered voters are expected to vote tomorrow. In other countries, the election would be declared invalid. Ben (@joubiku) on tomorrow’s election and how much of a joke our election turnout is to the rest of the world. Why aren’t we required to vote, again?
Tomorrow is Election Day in the US. Know your candidates, know the local ballot issues, know your polling place, and GO VOTE! Decisions are made by those who show up; do not deliberately disenfranchise yourself by not voting. Need to know your polling place? This will tell you and (hopefully) make you laugh. (Link has some language. Not safe for some work environments, or children.)