searching for truth. in the meantime, this is what i find interesting.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
but brighter news....
i got a new phone today. one that actually works. stopped by verizon on my way to school and have been busy since so i have not had a chance to see what it can do. it was such a quick stop, i'm not even sure what kind of phone it is. pretty sure he mentioned envy2.
1. my internet is down* [i'm at school]. boy is the child going to be pissed when she gets home.
2. the bailout was rejected! i am so glad i do not own anything or have any money invested. i know, terrible way to look at it, and i know i will end up paying in the end. this is a very scary thing.
*i have no idea why. the cable company says my modem is not receiving and they are sending someone out tomorrow. let's see if they are really there between 1 and 3, and more importantly, how much this will end up costing me.
this article points to the use of child soldiers in somalia [one of many places].
the article itself is dated, but other reports say this is still ongoing. this issue has struck a cord with me this week, even though these children don't want to stop fighting [uh, mental capacity, brainwashing...].
i have to do a case study of an incidence of state crime (violation by the state of international law).* i am having difficulties coming up with anything that i think will work. the first problem is that it must not have been done before and focus outside the US. this is problematic in a way that if i have heard of it, then it has been studied before. the second problem is related, i feel that i am not very knowledgeable about the events of the world. i sincerely want to be interested in this, as i am generally interested in these kinds of macrolevel political crimes, but i can't get a grip on it. i am thinking something regarding female genital mutilation or AIDS... but i think the prof wants us to focus not on crimes a state commits onto it's own people, but onto others. maybe i should just have her assign me something.
* this is a short, simple definition that i KNOW is not quite correct. our assignment this week is to formulate our own definition.
House :: boat Think :: tank Clot :: blood Believe me :: politicians lie Fumigation :: bug bomb Bore :: i'm not mentioning names... Luck :: be a lady Patient :: i am not Tremors :: the movie Pickles :: in a jar
She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes gun control but supports government control of women's wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves "abstinence-only" programs, which increase unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions; she tried to use taxpayers' millions for a state program to shoot wolves from the air but didn't spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation; she runs with a candidate who opposes the Fair Pay Act but supports $500 million in subsidies for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska; she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, though even McCain has opted for the lesser evil of offshore drilling.
that about sums it up. oh, but she's not a fan of equal pay, either.
The nation’s prisons held approximately 744,200 fathers and 65,600 mothers at midyear 2007.
Parents held in the nation’s prisons—52% of state inmates and 63% of federal inmates—reported having an estimated 1,706,600 minor children, accounting for 2.3% of the U.S. resident population under age 18.
Growth in the number of parents held in state and federal prisons was outpaced by the growth in the nation’s prison population between 1991 and midyear 2007.