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aljazeeraamerica:

Michigan Legislature approves law requiring separate abortion insurance 

The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has passed a law banning almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans unless an additional policy is bought that specifically covers the procedure.
The Right to Life-backed initiative becomes law in March without Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature. He vetoed similar legislation last year, but has no power to do so this time.
The Senate voted 27-11. The House voted 62-47.

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Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP

What the hell?!

aljazeeraamerica:

Michigan Legislature approves law requiring separate abortion insurance

The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has passed a law banning almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans unless an additional policy is bought that specifically covers the procedure.

The Right to Life-backed initiative becomes law in March without Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature. He vetoed similar legislation last year, but has no power to do so this time.

The Senate voted 27-11. The House voted 62-47.

Read more

Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP

What the hell?!

holdentumblr:

WORK: “Punctuation social personalities”  Poster by Carrie J Keplinger

holdentumblr:

WORK: “Punctuation social personalities”
Poster by Carrie J Keplinger

irdeadite:

feelingswithbrandy:

Sincerely the finest physical acting I’ve ever seen.

He know how to do. 

eshusplayground:

annadraconida:

boxlunches:

slightly-insane-black-cat:

thatbloodredreaper:

yarrahs-life:

American History 101

truth. i honestly dont give a rats ass if you unfollow me for this. learn the truth, sometimes the truth hurts. 

^

Reblogging for the gif about shrinking Native American territories. Just look at the huge difference between 1860 and 1870. In just ten years.

This is one of the best posts on Tumblr.

nprplays:

Papers, Please: A Game That Puts Your Sympathy (And Loyalty) To The Test

“The range of feelings Papers, Please is able to evoke is simply stunning, considering the premise and its simplicity. Lucas Pope really outdid himself with the clever writing, cohesiveness and subtle humor of the story, as well as the ethical ambiguity of many of the choices. This is a game that should be experienced by even non-gamers. Buy it. Share it. Talk about it.”


This game calls into question many moral ambiguities on micro and macro levels.  Plus it’s only $10!

nprplays:

Papers, Please: A Game That Puts Your Sympathy (And Loyalty) To The Test

The range of feelings Papers, Please is able to evoke is simply stunning, considering the premise and its simplicity. Lucas Pope really outdid himself with the clever writing, cohesiveness and subtle humor of the story, as well as the ethical ambiguity of many of the choices. This is a game that should be experienced by even non-gamers. Buy it. Share it. Talk about it.”

This game calls into question many moral ambiguities on micro and macro levels.  Plus it’s only $10!

theatlantic:

Pope Francis’s Theory of Economics

It would make for some pretty amazing headlines if Pope Francis turned out to be a Marxist.
Between his hints at rehabilitating liberation theology—condemned by his predecessors—and talk about casting off “the economic and social structures that enslave us,” Marxism isn’t totally out of the question.
But happily for nervous church leaders, Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation, issued Tuesday, doesn’t quite suggest someone who would get “Marx” in an Internet-style “Which Economic Theorist Are You?” quiz. Granted, he wouldn’t exactly get Friedrich von Hayek or Ayn Rand, either.
But you know whom he might plausibly be matched with, though? A favorite political economist of anti-free market academics: Karl Polanyi.
Read more. [Image: Reuters/Giampiero Sposito/Wikimedia Commons]

theatlantic:

Pope Francis’s Theory of Economics

It would make for some pretty amazing headlines if Pope Francis turned out to be a Marxist.

Between his hints at rehabilitating liberation theology—condemned by his predecessors—and talk about casting off “the economic and social structures that enslave us,” Marxism isn’t totally out of the question.

But happily for nervous church leaders, Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation, issued Tuesday, doesn’t quite suggest someone who would get “Marx” in an Internet-style “Which Economic Theorist Are You?” quiz. Granted, he wouldn’t exactly get Friedrich von Hayek or Ayn Rand, either.

But you know whom he might plausibly be matched with, though? A favorite political economist of anti-free market academics: Karl Polanyi.

Read more. [Image: Reuters/Giampiero Sposito/Wikimedia Commons]

nprbooks:

I remember reading Moby Dick in high school and spending weeks of class time “unpacking” the symbols that lay within its pages. Some deepened the story’s lessons, others made me roll my eyes. Did Melville really mean to include all those connections, references and hidden meanings that took hours of analysis to uncover?
Fifty years ago, Bruce McAllister, 16, wondered the same thing. He sent a survey to 150 accomplished writers — like Ayn Rand, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac — asking them about the symbolism in their books. Maybe it doesn’t matter, in the end, whether symbols are intentional or not (right, Barthes?), but the wide range of responses from these authors, at Mental Floss, are a delight.

What a neat project!  I wonder if any were just acting their part when responding to these

nprbooks:

I remember reading Moby Dick in high school and spending weeks of class time “unpacking” the symbols that lay within its pages. Some deepened the story’s lessons, others made me roll my eyes. Did Melville really mean to include all those connections, references and hidden meanings that took hours of analysis to uncover?

Fifty years ago, Bruce McAllister, 16, wondered the same thing. He sent a survey to 150 accomplished writers — like Ayn Rand, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac — asking them about the symbolism in their books. Maybe it doesn’t matter, in the end, whether symbols are intentional or not (right, Barthes?), but the wide range of responses from these authors, at Mental Floss, are a delight.

What a neat project!  I wonder if any were just acting their part when responding to these

georgetakei:

http://ift.tt/1aOZTgQ

I hope I smell this good (and look this good) in my 70s.

georgetakei:

http://ift.tt/1aOZTgQ

I hope I smell this good (and look this good) in my 70s.

Alton Brown is responsible for fostering my love of cooking and eating food during my adult years.  Too delicious for my own good.

spaceexp:

Miranda, one of Uranus’s moons, has scarps that may be 5km high

And I thought someone shaved the moon

spaceexp:

Miranda, one of Uranus’s moons, has scarps that may be 5km high

And I thought someone shaved the moon