Still stupid. Always missed.

Still stupid. Always missed.

As inequality in income grew between 1990 and today, the disparities in life expectancy also widened. Medical advances have moved the cluster as a whole up the y-axis of life expectancy but you can see how greater social equality would increase more people’s life expectancy.

As inequality in income grew between 1990 and today, the disparities in life expectancy also widened. Medical advances have moved the cluster as a whole up the y-axis of life expectancy but you can see how greater social equality would increase more people’s life expectancy.

pewresearch:

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Arizona, but the state has quickly become the center of national debate surrounding the issue after its legislature passed a “religious freedom” billlast week. The measure, which Gov. Jan Brewer must decide by Friday whether to sign into law, would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs as a reason for denying services – including to same-sex couples – without fear of legal retribution.
More than half of Americans (56%) say same-sex marriage would go against their religious beliefs.

Well, they agree about something. And it’s costing them young congregants. I’m barely a millennial but that was a factor in my case.

pewresearch:

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Arizona, but the state has quickly become the center of national debate surrounding the issue after its legislature passed a “religious freedom” billlast week. The measure, which Gov. Jan Brewer must decide by Friday whether to sign into law, would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs as a reason for denying services – including to same-sex couples – without fear of legal retribution.

More than half of Americans (56%) say same-sex marriage would go against their religious beliefs.

Well, they agree about something. And it’s costing them young congregants. I’m barely a millennial but that was a factor in my case.

"Please do not touch the kids. This is prohibited by law."

-Russian official, at a news conference explaining that gays are safe in Sochi. (via officialssay)

Prejudices are by nature irrational. This statement underscores that.

reuters:

The last known native speaker of the Klallam language, which the U.S. government once sought to phase out before funding an effort to preserve it, died in Washington state on Tuesday at age 103, friends and tribal leaders said.

The death of Hazel Sampson, who was taught the Klallam language by her parents before learning English, marks the end of an era, said Ron Allen, chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Sampson died at a hospital in Port Angeles, Washington.

Klallam belongs to the Salish family of Native American languages, spoken in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern Canada.

"It’s the final chapter of one of our tribal citizens who grew up in the culture before we were exposed extensively to the non-Indian culture and language," Allen said. "We lost an elder who kept the culture and language of the S’Klallam people fresh in the younger generation."

Read more: http://reut.rs/1iz9ni7

Language is essential to culture so it is no surprise that the U.S. government sought to eradicate (“phase out”?) the Klallam language, in addition to many other indigenous languages and peoples. Amazing how the language of a nation dies with a single individual.

oxfamgb:

The gap between the have yachts and the have nots is getting wider. But it’s not just about money. Growing inequality means a rich minority own most of the world’s resources and have a huge influence over decisions that affect ordinary people’s lives. We’re determined to make change happen. Reblog if you agree inequality must be tackled now!

No single person’s life or time is worth that much more than billions others.

oxfamgb:

The gap between the have yachts and the have nots is getting wider. But it’s not just about money. Growing inequality means a rich minority own most of the world’s resources and have a huge influence over decisions that affect ordinary people’s lives. We’re determined to make change happen. 

Reblog if you agree inequality must be tackled now!

No single person’s life or time is worth that much more than billions others.

pewresearch:

Our report this week on views of evolution has breakdowns by religion, party affiliation and demographic group.

If we evolved from apes, why are they still around? Airtight.