Good stuff today…

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I swear I’m trying to keep up with this blog but with only 19 days to go…holy cow my head is spinning with all that’s left to do!

Regardless, here’s a few interesting stories from the past week.

First, in the land of “No, Duh!”

Free Birth Control Leads to Fewer Abortions

  • I can’t make this stuff up even if I wanted to;
  • “When price wasn’t an issue, women flocked to the most effective contraceptives — the implanted options, which typically cost hundreds of dollars up-front to insert. These women experienced far fewer unintended pregnancies as a result;”
  • DUH!

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

Big Bird is Small Potatoes When it Comes to the Federal Budget

 

  • Mitt Romney said in last Wednesday’s debate he would cut the federal money for PBS;
  • Currently the government gives $445 million to PBS each year – “That $445 million works out to about 1/100 of 1 percent of the federal budget;”
  • “That’s like me saying I’m going to lose weight by trimming my nails;”
  • #savebigbird

Rethinking Columbus Day

Celebrating Hitler Day, Oh I Mean Columbus Day

  • Rather than glorifying Christopher Columbus as the “founder” of America, maybe it’s time we start thinking of him as responsible for “one of the largest intentional efforts of ethnic cleansing known in history;”
  • “So why is there this instance of celebrating such a horrible person in history?  Is there an Adolf Hitler day? Well why not? There some similarities here.  Ethnic cleansing, slavery, concentration camps, and annihilation;”
  • The blog post calls for parents and educators to demand that schools teach a more accurate history of the United States.
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