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Pop Culture Link Round Up 12.17.14

PES, the creator of several stop-motion videos-including Western Spaghetti and the Academy Award nominated Fresh Guacamole-has created a new short: Submarine Sandwich. It’s pretty cool how he makes use of everyday objects in innovative ways. * * * * Star Wars meets Indiana Jones in this amusing retcon of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Concept…

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Police Behaving Badly 12.16.14

‘Public needs protecting from you’ Steve Mandell was convicted in February for his role in the torture and murder plot. He and his accomplice, Gary Engel — who committed suicide in prison in 2012 — planned to abduct a wealthy businessman, Steve Campbell, and take him to a torture chamber they had built. There, they…

LGBT Link Round Up 12.15.14

Michelle Duggar got her way Fayetteville residents voted in a 52 to 48 percent split to overturn Ordinance 119, a nondiscrimination law that “prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, real estate transactions, city services, business transactions and public accommodations based on ‘race, ethnicity, national origin, age (if 18 years of age or older), gender, gender identity, gender…

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U.S. gun deaths in visual perspective

In 2013, over 11,000 people in the United States were killed by guns.  From Addicting Info comes this video by Periscopic, “a socially-conscious data visualization firm that helps companies and organizations promote information transparency and public awareness.”  Thanks to them, the dry statistics of U.S. gun deaths in 2010 and 2013 are put into a visual format…

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Woman of the day: Maria Tallchief

Growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history and more often than not, those people were men. Women received much less coverage. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have long been minimized, dismissed, or ignored.  This is another way that sexism has played…

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Perfect example of white privilege

“We thought he reached into his pants to grab a gun so we arrested him and he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an officer without violence.” When you hear those words from a police officer, you can be fairly certain they are not talking about a black person. After all, we’re thugs, brutes, and…

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Woman of the day: Dr. Katsuko Saruhashi

Growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history and more often than not, those people were men. Women received much less coverage. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have long been minimized, dismissed, or ignored. This is another way that sexism has played…