Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops →
stfuconservatives: cognitivedissonance: This is not The Onion. In New London, Conn., you apparently can be too smart to be a cop: A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city...
Pennsylvania House and Senate members partner with... →
This is news: Members of the PA House and Senate recently formed an LGBT Equality Caucus. Considering Senator Jane Earll has been fairly supportive of the LGBT community, I think a phone call is appropriate.
People Are Awesome: Louis C.K. Tells Asshole Jokes... →
How Louis C.K. plans to spend the million dollar windfall from internet sales of his Live at the Beacon Theater. Beautiful.
Defend the Internet →
Another local TV station?
Image via Wikipedia I’m sure there’s a few of you in the greater Erie area that have stumbled upon a fairly new set of digital TV stations available over the air. My sister recently purchased a new TV and found them after her initial scan: WLEP, channels 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3. Retro TV and TUFF TV. Cool. OK, I admit my initial reaction was premature. While I love discovering...
One thing I’d like to say to all of you tonight: keep having ideas in Erie. Make...– John Kanzius on Erie in an acceptance speech for an award shortly before his death in 2008 (via erienews)
I have only 4 more work days this year. The Otters scored a rare win last evening. The morning snowfall is beautiful. Lasagna, wine, and crusty bread await at my sister’s. It’s a good Sunday.
The fact that there was any debate over whether to call in experts on such a...– Joshua Kopstein, Dear Congress, It’s No Longer OK To Not Know How The Internet Works (via drinkyourjuice) This friends, is the most important article you’ll read today. (via shortformblog)
My family is falling apart.– My ex’s father, explaining the drama of his son’s marriages. Youngest son is getting divorced after learning his wife is carrying another man’s child. He was also recently fired from his job. Next youngest son is having problems with his wife and may divorce. Oldest son...
ObamaCare's Hidden Time Bomb That Benefits Every... →
Thank President Obama for doing the right thing; even if it meant putting a hidden, beneficial time bomb inside the Affordable Care Act. The provision that seemed to be buried in the extensive law,…
Letting The Payroll Tax Cut Expire Will Expose... →
Republicans have shown no inclination to allow the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire because they claim it is a tax increase, but it is not an increase if tax cuts for the middle class expire.
I’ve known editors and reporters to hold important stories about HIV, even...– Michelangelo Signore from Every Day is World AIDS Day
Bernie Sanders on making AIDS treatment affordable... →
stfuconservatives: When World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988, there was no truly effective treatment for what was almost always a deadly disease. Today the biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem - the crisis is access to affordable drugs. Despite medical breakthroughs, AIDS drugs cost way too much for way too many to afford....