My Obsessions

Aug 21

Race, Class, and the Future of Ferguson

Race, Class, and the Future of Ferguson

Archdiocese of Cincinnatti Opposes Ice Bucket Challenge - Could Fund Stem Cell Research -

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has warned Catholic school officials against donating to the ALS Association as part of the “ice bucket challenge” because it fears that the money could end up in research using embryonic stem cells. “It’s a well-established moral principle that a good end is not enough. The means to that ends must be morally licit,” the Archdiocese said. The Archdiocese has said that instead, any money should be sent to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City.

Aug 19

"Reverse Southern Strategy" of voter registration drive in Ferguson denounced by GOP

Aug 18

"Pointing a gun at an innocent person is an act of violence and provocation." ~ Charles M. Blow, @NYTimes

"Pointing a gun at an innocent person is an act of violence and provocation." ~ Charles M. Blow, @NYTimes

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One pic says it all. 
An Open Carry Texas supporter shopping at a Kroger store in Texas.

One pic says it all.
An Open Carry Texas supporter shopping at a Kroger store in Texas.

Police in Ferguson arrest and threaten more journalists (one possibly with shell fire)

Aug 12

Bots Comprise Up to 23M (8%) of Twitter Users

And I thought they were simply offering quiet guidance! -

Texas anti abortion groups track patients, staff, and doctors

Aug 09

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