Global Business Slow to Embrace Sustainable Development–UN Pushes Corporate Responsibility Pact

Socially responsible corporate practices are still not part of business culture. Out of some 80,000 multinational corporations around the world, only a small percentage embraced corporate sustainability, UN says. In spite of several UN-backed initiatives to foster greater involvement of companies to advance sustainable...

WOMEN’S RIGHTS INTACT IN VIRGINIA AS PERSONHOOD BILL IS DEFEATED

Virginia's "Personhood Bill", which would have essentially made abortions in the state either impossible, illegal, or humiliating by the use of trans-vaginal ultrasound, was defeated in a 24-12 vote.   The Senate agreed to table the legislation until next year's legislative session. For now, women's...

The Declaration of Independence: Hijacked or Just Misunderstood

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions. (Part 1) Thomas...

Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

The judges of the 9th Circuit court in California agreed that the ballot initiative, Proposition 8, violates the 14th Amendment and that they could find no "legitimate reason" for the law to be in force. The judges released this statement: “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and...

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Whitney Houston, an icon of pop music, is dead at 48. The Associated Press reported today that she had died but that the location and cause of her death were unknown. Houston was the singer to beat in the 80's and 90's with her multi-platinum albums...

Oklahoma Senate Passes Legislation Banning All Abortions

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH OKLAHOMA? By a vote of 34-8, the Oklahoma Senate, which is predominately Republican, easily passed the "Personhood Act". This bill would define life as beginning at conception which would effectively ban almost all abortions and most forms of contraception.  Even...

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My Life Online 2.0

I have a confession, I am an internet junkie.  There is something about the way the internet works, how it connects people from one side of the globe to the other, and how you can literally do anything just by typing and clicking. I...

Charlie Chaplin Musical coming to Broadway

Becoming Chaplin, A musical which chronicles the lift of Charlie Chaplin will open on Broadway in the 2012/2013 season, according to the New York Times. The stage play is written by Thomas Meehan who also wrote The Producers and Hairspray.  

Eating Seasonally

The world isn’t a supermarket. Food isn’t really available year-round and at cheap prices. Most of the world waits for apples in the fall, for fresh greens in the spring—or, at least, they used to. Globalization of food as an industry has made the...