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In 2014, the Internet added an entire United States to its user base

In 2013, the Internet grew a great deal, adding a number of new users equivalent to about the population of the United States. The caveat: even that growing global online population tends to look a lot like that of the United States -- relatively well-off, generally educated, and fairly young. According to this year's edition […]

15 Movies to Be Thankful For This Year

For the next few weeks, you’re going to be hearing a lot about how great a year for movies 2014 was. That’s true, but this is not that list — this isn’t our “best of 2014.” As it is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, we’ve come up with a list of movies from […] The post 15 Movies to Be Thankful For This Year appeared first on /Film.

Golden State Warriors Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

With the month of November coming to a close soon, the Golden State Warriors currently sport a sparkling 11-2 record. As great as hot starts are, however, sustainability is key. The month of December will bring a new slew of challenges,...Show More Summary

Ironically, Thanksgiving is starting to catch on in Great Britain

The United States is a great importer and transformer of other people's holidays — St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras — but it looks like America is now exporting one of its own. Yes, reports "savvy shopper" Harriet Arkell in Britain's Daily Mail, Thanksgiving is becoming a thing in England. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Gobblegate Breaking via Rex Huppke at The Chicago Tribune: On Wednesday, our lawless president, Emperor Barack Hussein Caesar Obama the Dictator King, will goose-step into the Rose Garden, wipe his feet...Show More Summary

Are Tristram Hunt’s plans for private schools a class war or just a bit pointless?

Tristram Hunt has managed to get a great deal of attention for his proposals for private schools helping out state schools, with even his own (private but sufficiently stuffed with… Continue reading The post Are Tristram Hunt’s plans for private schools a class war or just a bit pointless? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Guy Sues Disney For Not Letting Him Build A Working X-Wing And Making $930 Million

But before the complaint is over we learn about how great Florida State is at football and get a review of world literature.

Being Grateful for What You Have: Stories of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is such a great time of the year. In the United States, we are fortunate to have a holiday where we kick back for a couple of days and really focus on being grateful for what we have in our lives. During this time just two...Show More Summary

Three years ago today Kishenji was murdered by the Indian state

Great Leader of Indian Revolution, People’s War General and Politburo Member of CPI (Maoist) Comrade Koteswarlu is Immortal ! It is Impossible To Stop The Advance of The Movement with The Murders of Revolutionaries ! Another revolutionary general laid down his life in the Indian revolutionary movement. On November 24, 2011 we [...]

Three Thoughts on the ASOR Annual Meeting

I spent two, busy days at the American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting last week. It was great to catch up with old friends and spend some time surveying both recent trends in our field and the state of academic conference.  1. Ban Archaeological Site Reports as Conference Papers. I enjoyed most of the […]

Coal Ash Waste Disposal by Utilities Set to Improve December 19th, But What About the Growing Risks of‘ 'Legacy' Pits?

140 million tons of waste ash is dumped by utilities along major waterways every year throughout the United States. Recent ruptures have done a great deal to underscore the growing public health and safety risks to both human beings and wildlife. read more

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Warning Labels: Right-Wing Edition Hey, if cigarette makers have to do it... Warning: Benghazi scandal implosion area. Watch for falling conspiracy theories. Warning: The Republican governor in this state...Show More Summary

Obama says Hillary would be 'a great president'

President Obama said Sunday that Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of State, would make "a great president" if she decided to make another bid for the White House in 2016. Obama said on ABC's This Week with George StephanopoulosShow More Summary

Fair Work Schedules: The Next New Human Right

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

T hough it would be hard to see it in the midterm election results, we live in the opening phase of a great countermovement against neoliberalism. The evidence is everywhere you look, and not only in the United States and Latin America. Show More Summary

Awesome Skateboard Art from Pop Culture Greats for a Good Cause

The ever-expanding city of Austin has become one of the cultural hot spots of the United States, but there’s a small town to the east that has a few claims to fame of its own. Taylor, Texas is known for its historic charm and farming...Show More Summary

Police Departments Consider Discontinuing Use Of Body Cameras Due To Expense Of Public Disclosure Requirements

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In what could prove to be a larger issue nationally, several departments in Washington State are considering removal of wearable cameras on police officers due to what has shown to be a greatly expensive and time consuming requirement to provide public disclosure to citizens requesting recordings. Poulsbo, Washington Police Department […]

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… One Last Plea This is the final pitch for C&J's annual fund drive, and I really, really need to make this powerful, persuasive and, above all, motivational to get me over the top. It's a job that goes beyond...Show More Summary

South Carolina Town Where Lesbian Police Chief Was Fired, Rehired Adds LGBT Job Protections: VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It's not often we get to say this, but it's a great week to be gay in the Palmetto State. Not only is South Carolina's LGBT community celebrating the arrival of marriage equality, but WBTW Channel 13 reports that the...

Residents battle worst snow in memory in New York state

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - The death toll from the worst snow in memory in western New York has risen to at least 10. Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had around 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on Thursday on top of accumulations as deep as 5 feet from earlier in the week. Show More Summary

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