Archive for the Social Issues Category

Venezuelan Voting, No Soup For You And “Glad Rag Doll.”

Posted in Around The World, Elections, Government, Music, Non-Profits, Social Issues, United States, Women on 05/10/2012 by 1812

Venezuelans who live in Florida and want to vote in their home country’s election have to travel to New Orleans.

Saying some charities are like nightclubs that have become neighborhood nuisances, Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever would like to close a few.

“Glad Rag Doll” is the latest release from Diana Krall.

High In Uruguay, Shrinking Coral Level And Going Down.

Posted in Around The World, Drugs, Environment, Ocean, Science, Social Issues, Technology on 02/10/2012 by 1812

The Uruguayan government has introduced a law that would hand over to them the producing and selling of marijuana to registered users.

A new study shows the Great Barrier Reef’s level of coral cover has dropped from 28% in 1985 to 13% today.

Scientists are planning a $1 billion mission to the Earth’s mantle.

James Meredith, No Gay-To-Straight Therapy And Happy Birthday CD!

Posted in Around The World, Education, Government, Law, Social Issues, Technology, United States on 01/10/2012 by 1812

Fifty years ago today, James Meredith became the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi.

California is the first state in America to pass a law banning a form of therapy directed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation from gay to straight.

The compact disc turns 30 today.

Rising Minimium Wage In Washington, 1,000 Female Pilgrims Turned Away And Soul Food.

Posted in Around The World, Economy, Food And Drink, Government, Law, Money, Religion, Social Issues, Uncategorized, United States, Women on 29/09/2012 by 1812

Washington state’s minimum wage is rising to $9.19 an hour beginning January 1, 2013.

Because they were not accompanied by a male guardian, 1,000 Nigerian female pilgrims were turned away by Saudi Arabia.

If you’re looking for some blessed soul food, try a Sunday brunch at the Hamilton.

Making Their Voices Heard In Singapore, “Zombie Bees” And Ready For College?

Posted in Around The World, Bees, Education, Social Issues, United States on 24/09/2012 by 1812

Despite Singapore’s government still being able to detain its citizens indefinitely, former prisoners are now speaking out.

A “zombie bee”  is actually a honeybee that’s been infected by a parasitic fly that causes the bees to lurch around erratically and drop dead.

According to the College Board’s latest findings, only 43% of the class of 2012 could achieve a B-minus average in their first year of college.

Value Of Education, Chimney Rock And New Tool For Police.

Posted in Education, Monuments, Photography, Police, Social Issues, Technology, United States, Women on 21/09/2012 by 1812

Having grown up homeless, with a mother who was in and out of prison, Tierra Jackson is a shining example of how important education is.

Chimney Rock in southwestern Colorado is the United States’ newest national monument.

A few police officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department are now armed with point and shoot cameras.

 

Inkwell, Superbug And Marines Awarded.

Posted in Around The World, Awards, Beaches, Children, Diseases, Health, History, Military, Social Issues, United States on 15/09/2012 by 1812

Unlike other beaches, the Inkwell was a stretch of Santa Monica’s shore where African Americans felt safe.

An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae has claimed its seventh victim.

Evicting Taliban insurgents from a wide area of southern Afghanistan has garnered the troops of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade the Presidential Unit Citation.

Reflecting Berries, Fighting Their Demons And Taking To The Streets For Independence.

Posted in Around The World, History, Plants, Protests, Social Issues, Sport, United States, Veterans, War on 11/09/2012 by 1812

The blue berries of the tropical Pollia condensata plant reflect 30 percent of the light that hits them.

Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans are using mixed martial arts to fight the demons that followed them home.

Protestors by the thousands will take to the streets of Catalonia today searching for their independence.

Picasso Piece Looking For A Home, “Dormoy Bathtub” And Fight The New Drug.

Posted in Airplanes, Art, History, Inventions, Museums, Non-Profits, Social Issues, United States on 10/09/2012 by 1812

The Museum of Arts, History and Science in Evansville, Indiana has discovered a Pablo Picasso piece in storage, but cannot afford the insurance to keep it.

Ed Kusmirek has built an exact replica of a 1924 “Dormoy Bathtub.”

Fight The New Drug is up against a formidable foe in pornography.

 

Wild Horse Wind Farm, Walnut Power And Elzie Alexander.

Posted in Agriculture, Business, Comedians, Electricity, Energy, Entertainment, Environment, Farming, Social Issues, United States on 09/09/2012 by 1812

On the Wild Horse Wind Farm, you can hike, bike, hunt, and even check out the 149 wind turbines that occupy the land.

Russ Lester is a California farmer using walnuts to power his farm.

Elzie Alexander is a stand-up comedian who happens to live on L.A.’s skid row.

 

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