Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, a week after Holder made a similar announcement concerning seven other states.
The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of cases that sought to overturn bans on same-sex marriages. In addition to the 32 states, gay marriages are recognized in the District of Columbia.
This essay was written by Jonnie Taté Walker. She prefaces it with this:
NOTE: This wasn’t an easy post to write. There are layers and layers of oppression here, and I’ve chosen the one I’m most familiar with: How the misrepresentation and misappropriation of Native culture hurts our youth. I’m not condoning the violence perpetrated by Jaylen, but I’m not condemning him, either. I see a beautiful boy who loved his culture, loved his parents, and loved his peers. And I also see a kid society failed miserably. We can do better. Prayers for all the families involved.
I found it from her Tweet:
Jaylen Fryberg Is Not Your Indian Savage http://t.co/paxovRKFDz
It didn’t take long for news outlets to turn real-life tragedy into some spaghetti western hopped up on Shakespeare Friday.
Jaylen Fryberg, a 15-year-old freshman at Marysville-Pilchuch [sic] High School in Washington state, shot and injured four students and killed a girl and himself Friday during lunch.
Fryberg was Native American, and a citizen of the Tulalip Tribes active in his people’s culture.
Images of Jaylen used in the media move from his normal teenage wear (you know, the clothes that render him a “thug”), to him in his traditional regalia, to him with the weapons he used to hunt and fish. These aren’t just random photos news outlets are exploiting from the social media accounts of an underage kid (problematic in and of itself). They are purposeful and part of a long history of system racism pervasive in mass media.
For those of us who have spent years studying the effects of mascots and Native representation in mass media, it’s no coincidence that Jaylen turned to violence when his own football team was the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, a nickname that came under fire several times over the past couple of decades as school boards across the country became hip to the fact Native-associated mascots are damaging in ways that utterly dehumanize and erase Native youth identities.
Please read the rest of her essay here: Jaylen Fryberg Is Not Your Indian Savage
This is from the New York Times:
This month, Jaylen got into a fight at football practice, punching a student and breaking his nose over a racial slur against Native Americans, Josh said.
That day, ShayAnn Wolf, 16, a junior, was in a sports medicine class. “The kid that got his nose broken came in with a bloody nose — it was gushing blood,” she said. “He told our sports med teacher that Jaylen just came up and grabbed him and started punching.”
ShayAnn, whose boyfriend is a football player, later also heard that a racist joke had started the fight, and said Jaylen had been briefly suspended from the football team.
This is from almost a year ago in the Tulalip News. It was linked in Walker’s essay. It is unknown whether or how Stephanie Fryberg is related to Jaylen Fryberg.
As a former student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, home of the Tomahawks, Dr. Stephanie Fryberg remembers seeing a fellow student clad in a headdress of feathers and watching as other kids participated in the Tomahawk Chop.
Fryberg, a Native American and member of the Tulalip Tribe, said she always found those displays disturbing.
“I was an athlete in Marysville and I was definitely part of the sports culture, but I always felt weird about that,” said Fryberg, who received a PhD from Stanford University in 2003 and is today an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, where she is also affiliate faculty for American Indian Studies (she is on leave in the current academic year).
According to Fryberg, those nicknames and mascots also demean the people they are purported to esteem. “People say they are honoring Natives,” she said. “No, they’re not.
“Given the difficulties Native students have had being successful in mainstream schools,” she went on, “I just don’t think it’s a place where we need to add one more stereotype and one more barrier for Native students to (overcome). … Negative stereotypes are playing with people’s identity, and at the end of the day, how many Native students have to say it bothers them before we care?”
A film by the European Space Agency promoting the Rosetta probe.
Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London.
Apple public relations pointed Ars to a support FAQ that confirms the AT&T locking.
“Using Apple SIM, you can choose from different cellular carriers and their various programs. The data plans vary by carrier. For instance, in the United States, you can choose a domestic plan from either Sprint or T-Mobile and also pick an alternate plan from the other carrier as needed. When you choose AT&T on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, AT&T dedicates Apple SIM to their network only,” Apple wrote. “If your Apple SIM becomes dedicated to a specific network and you want to choose from other carrier programs, you can purchase a new Apple SIM from an Apple Retail store.”
An Apple customer service representative told Ars that Apple SIMs are available for free at Apple retail stores. (UPDATE: I went to an Apple retail store and they charged me $5 for a new Apple SIM.)
Rumors swirled, and his demise was circulated earlier this year, but this time it’s for real. One of my all time favorite bands, they could sound like the wheels were going to fly off any second, but they steamed right on and on. Kick ass, and one regret is that I never saw them live. Listen to Crossroad live and you can hear a pin drop. Respect and awe.
Cream was an amazing collaboration of talent and style and the original Power Trio. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce filled stadiums and AOR airwaves in the late 60’s. For only being together for under 3 years, their repertoire is astounding. Rolling Stone report.
Politician at the zenith of the band.
RIP Jack. I heard ya.
Not everything should be network ready … yet. However as you replace items consider if there’s value in networking that thing. If you can’t see it, then don’t do it. Not all of that sensor data is worth collecting or selling either, and there isn’t a “Home-OS” yet, so those things aren’t so smart.
The rest of this story comes later - at some future point that toaster will have a camera, heat sensor, wifi chip, and automated toast routine. The toaster will have that not because there’s great value, but because adding those chips and features are so cheap that few toasters will come without those features. It will sense when the toast in each slot is perfectly browned, and increase the heat in the areas needed to make both sides consistently browned. It will text your TV if it’s on, or your other device depending on where in the house you are. Again, toasters will only do this at the point where it becomes trivial to enable those features, and not before.
“[It’s] a classic bubble phase,” said Brody, referring to a glut of half-baked business plans that are based on connecting an everyday device to the internet, and then selling the harvested data.
He added that it’s a waste of time for companies to start storing every piece of data they can get their hands on, and that some firms say they want to do this just because they hear that’s what everyone else is doing.
“Most of what we’re storing is useless, and the amount of money people will spend on it is zero,” Brody told Gigaom Research director Caroline McCrory.
Less than two weeks after a federal appeals court struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, two ministers in the northwestern Idaho city of Coeur d’Alene have filed a lawsuit claiming they could face up to 180 years in jail for refusing to perform a same-sex wedding.
The lawsuit, filed Oct. 17 in federal trial court by the conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, stoked long-held fears among opponents of marriage equality.
“The day liberals promised would never come is already here,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council warned in a press release announcing the lawsuit, which was brought on behalf of Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel.
Mike Huckabee, former presidential candidate and Southern Baptist minister, weighed in on Facebook: “Remember when same-sex marriage activists used to claim that it would never infringe on other people’s religious beliefs? Well, that was a lie.”
The governor of Idaho declared the ministers’ case to be grounds for asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to rehear the case on the state ban. “One of the key arguments against the Idaho Constitution’s defense of traditional marriage has been that redefining it to include same-sex couples would not harm anyone. But the Hitching Post example shows the fallacy of that position,” Gov. Butch Otter (R) said in a statement.
Oh, wait. Never mind. Good Thing Fox “News” is already running with this so it’s now an established TRUE FACT.
There is one major problem with all this outrage, according to city officials in Coeur d’Alene: The owners of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel do not face arrest or fines or any other penalty for refusing to marry same-sex couples.
Like so many others, the teen initially kept the abuse to herself, concealing the violence from friends and family until she couldn’t hide the bruises and swollen lips any longer. The final straw came when her abusive ex threw a table at her, shattering a window and alerting a good Samaritan.
It would be a life-changing moment in more ways than one.
“What I went through is something nobody deserves to go through,” Villegas told Mic. “I made a decision to make a positive from a negative and give people an outlet and a voice to get out of it. I know how hard it can be and how alone you can feel when you’re in that situation.” At the end of “Didn’t Mean It, Villegas posted the number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and calls increased by 54% the day of the video’s premiere.
In 1996, Republican Rep. Jay Dickey removed $2.6 million from the CDC budget — the precise amount the CDC spent on gun research in 1995 — at a time when the center was conducting more studies into gun-related deaths as a “public health phenomenon,” according to The New York Times. The NRA and some pro-gun Congressmen perceived this as more of an attack.
Here’s an excerpt of a 1997 article in Reason about the fight to kill gun science:
Since 1985 the CDC has funded scores of firearm studies, all reaching conclusions that favor stricter gun control. But CDC officials insist they are not pursuing an anti-gun agenda. In a 1996 interview with the Times-Picayune, CDC spokeswoman Mary Fenley adamantly denied that the agency is “trying to eliminate guns.”
An organization the proposes to advocate safe gun use and ‘KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS” has been silent on the issue of Domestic Violence. As ” Approximately one in three females murdered in the United States is killed by a partner, whereas approximately one in twenty U.S. males murdered is killed by a partner).” one would think the NRA would be very serious about keeping firearms out of the hands of known abusers.
This video from the NRA is the an attempt to show that the organization is compassionate on the issue of Domestic Violence. The spokesperson states “I don’t have an answer” while quoting statistics and berating politicians and the media.
Yet I have seen to news reports that they have come to the aid of Marissa Alexander or that they feel this South Carolina Ruling that Stand Your Ground laws are not meant to be applied to Domestic Violence situations is incorrect.
The NRA seems blind to what every law enforcement officer knows. The greatest threat is not from without, it is from those who have the most power over you. Your own family.
THIS article IS A REPOST FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR.
So why did it change its stance on this particular issue, and why did it do so without any public notice?
The gun lobby wouldn’t say, but the timing suggests that politics, both internal and external, were at play. Documents and press releases reviewed by HuffPost show that the NRA began to relax its position on gun restrictions for alleged domestic abusers after March 2013 — the same month the New York Daily News reported that a top NRA official, Richard D’Alauro, had pleaded guilty to harassing his wife “by subjecting her to physical contact.” A judge served D’Alauro, the NRA’s field representative for New York City and its suburbs, a protective order and ordered police to remove all 39 guns from his home.
D’Alauro’s wife claimed that he had physically abused her for years. He settled the case by pleading guilty to harassment — a less serious charge than a misdemeanor. But once the case started attracting media attention, the NRA began softening its position on gun rights for accused domestic abusers.
A spokesman for the NRA confirmed that D’Alauro is no longer employed by the group, but said he could not comment for this story due to the personnel issues involved.