There’s no federal law requiring paid time off for new parents, but tech company employees regularly get months. Can Facebook and reddit fix America’s maternity leave problem?
It’s time to live up to our heritage as a nation of immigrants by fixing our broken immigration system.
Posters advocating proposition 37 at Rainbow Grocery in San Fran.
“Proposition 37, on the ballot in California on November 6, would mandate labeling of foods containing GE (genetically engineered) ingredients. If we win this fight in California, manufacturers will likely begin to label food nationally for GE ingredients.
Financially contributed against proposition 37:
- Bristol Farms ($2,500)
- Holiday Quality Foods ($2,500)
- El Super ($5,000)
- Safeway ($375,000)
- Starbucks ($375,000)
- Target ($375,000)
Financially supported proposition 37:
- Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
- Mom’s Organic Market ($10,000)
- Briar Patch Coop ($5,000)
- Sacramento Natural Foods ($5,000)
- Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market ($5,000)
- Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative ($5,000)
- Rainbow Grocery ($5,000)
- Berkshire Co-op Market ($2,000)
- Mother’s Market and Kitchen ($2,000)
- LifeSource Natural Foods ($1,000)
- Park Slope Food Coop ($1,000)
- Debra’s Natural Gourmet ($500)
- Willimantic Coop ($500)
- Oryana Natural Food Market ($200)
- Island City Food Coop ($100).”
I find it interesting that Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s were missing in action…!
Well in some cases its too simple. For example even today with all the live stock, there is already enough food on planet for the whole human race. Besides all the stuff mentioned above, there is also the problem of exploitation of human and how groceries are provided on our planet.
I’m just gonna leave this here.
Beautiful. The graffiti, on a wall of a building in Daraa damaged by Syrian regime shelling, reads: “Little do you know…you opened a new window.. for the wind, the sun, hope, & freedom.”
— Sarah O’Rourke, “I think everyone’s a bit bisexual”: identity erasure and biphobia
Israel Commits to Trap, Neuter, and Return 45,000 Stray Cats
The outlook for street cats in Israel is improving thanks to changing attitudes. The Israeli government just committed 4.5 million NIS (about 1.27 million in U.S. dollars) to trap, spay or neuter, and release 45,000 feral cats before June 2014. There are an estimated 39,000 street cats in the Tel Aviv area alone — just one shelter, the SPCA, takes in 200 kittens every day during breeding season — so the government’s plan is not a comprehensive solution.
Nonetheless, it is a huge step forward. TNR is the only viable option to improve Israeli street cats’ quality of life. The country has few animal shelters, so rounding up neighborhood cats and dropping them off at a shelter doesn’t work — they will either be turned away or killed. Adopting feral cats, excluding young kittens, rarely succeeds because they have learned to fear humans and usually can’t change their ways.
The United States is full of individuals and organizations, like hospitals, universities, airports and military bases, that reject TNR and instead kill feral cats on their property. The fact that Israel is embracing TNR on a national level could eventually put it far ahead of the United States in terms of treating ferals humanely.
So awesome. Way to go Israel. The US really needs to start TNR, instead of killing feral cats.
Why Declawing is a Bad Idea (An 1-minute guide)
Yep, people I know who didn’t understand the cruelty of cat declawing, had complications with their cats and their cats almost died. And I know cats that stopped using the litter box too. Vets need to stop the cruelty now!
If you’ve ever had a condom break, it’s probably because it was stored incorrectly, expired, or put on wrong.
P.S. STORES CAN SELL YOU EXPIRED CONDOMS! Check the expiration date!
good places to store condoms:
-separate coin purse
-side compartment of a bag
-old altoids tin
-hollowed out book
-an old shoe
-a sock in your sock drawer
-on your penis
— Neil deGrasse Tyson