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Oh hurrah! Thanks for this, and thanks to mom for sending it my way :)

Oh hurrah! Thanks for this, and thanks to mom for sending it my way :)

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cognitivedissonance:

Well, fair IS fair… I wonder what Rick Perry would say.

Thank you internet. You’re always there for me when I’m down.

cognitivedissonance:

Well, fair IS fair… I wonder what Rick Perry would say.

Thank you internet. You’re always there for me when I’m down.

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Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops

tiredpterois:

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 did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.

The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.

I believe this is fairly revealing. I would also argue it may not be a matter of being bored with police work. More intelligent officers might question superiors, and orders they believe in violation of the US Constitution and their training. It appears the ideal cop for New London, Conn. is a person who is intelligent enough to absorb training, but not too smart. It’s Goldilocks - this one was too dumb, this one was too smart, but this one is just right.

I’m glad I have already started drinking

The cream on top is the last sentence of abc’s article: “Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.”

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nevver:

Who

Make more art.
Be a revolutionary.

nevver:

Who

Make more art.

Be a revolutionary.

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Fabulousness abounds on the lower level of the DPP building at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts! the hall is lined with huge prints crafted by Buzzy Sullivan, an MFA student at said school I happened across these during a happy return to the school last weekend 
His word are stark, direct, and timely. Though the series was installed in March of this year, I cannot help but see how much the #occupy movement was blossoming long before it started (or maybe I’m just seeing something I want to see. Doubtful, though.)

Fabulousness abounds on the lower level of the DPP building at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts! the hall is lined with huge prints crafted by Buzzy Sullivan, an MFA student at said school I happened across these during a happy return to the school last weekend 

His word are stark, direct, and timely. Though the series was installed in March of this year, I cannot help but see how much the #occupy movement was blossoming long before it started (or maybe I’m just seeing something I want to see. Doubtful, though.)

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nevver:

Proposal, 1922

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Oh my! A lovely practice keyboard.

Oh my! A lovely practice keyboard.

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teachingliteracy:

tatteredcover:noeticfilth:
“About Memories” installation by Hiroko Kono via Spoon & Tamago

teachingliteracy:

tatteredcover:noeticfilth:

“About Memories” installation by Hiroko Kono via Spoon & Tamago

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hedonistadaidalosz:

ahh, creativity:)))

hedonistadaidalosz:

ahh, creativity:)))

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Mike Luckovich nails it!

Mike Luckovich nails it!

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nevver:

Hey Oscar Wilde!

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Every time I look at this image I know everything is right with the world.
Photos by Ken Garland for a feature called “Wallpapers”, Design magazine 1964. See more!

Every time I look at this image I know everything is right with the world.

Photos by Ken Garland for a feature called “Wallpapers”, Design magazine 1964. See more!

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Making sustainability a trend has minimized its relevance and stymied its progress. Climate change, declining resources, peak oil — these aren’t passing fads. “Green is the new black,” “eco-chic,” “eco-fabulous,” — I even got a pitch from Eco-Stiletto! All that marketing-speak has done little for sustainability except validate old behaviors. It’s a notion that you can go green by buying more stuff. We’ll always need things, but we need a real focus on making those things less expendable, less, well, “trendy,” and more efficient, healthier, durable, built to last.

Allison Arieff

I like what Allison says. Read the rest: A Conversation With Allison Arieff, Writer and Editor on Sustainability — The Atlantic

(via unconsumption)

Thank you, Allison, for pointing out the not-so-subtle flaw of green-meets-capitalism!

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unconsumption:


Taking inspiration from her time spent studying dairy farming, Finnish sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä creates these awe-inspiring monstrous cow sculptures from recycled used cars. The Helsinki-based artist collects old cars from dealers across the country, carefully selecting colorful scrapped vehicles to become part of the sculptural herd.

(via Inhabitat)

unconsumption:

Taking inspiration from her time spent studying dairy farming, Finnish sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä creates these awe-inspiring monstrous cow sculptures from recycled used cars. The Helsinki-based artist collects old cars from dealers across the country, carefully selecting colorful scrapped vehicles to become part of the sculptural herd.

(via Inhabitat)

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More charts telling a sad story for Americans and many more. It’s a story we all know; thankfully we are beginning to rise up and ask for resolution. 
Bertelsmann Foundation has released a massive study: ”Social Justice in the OECD- How Do the Member States Compare?” 
Want to know more? Read the full study in their PDF link: big file warning!
Thanks to Charles M Blow’s opinion page for this info.

More charts telling a sad story for Americans and many more. It’s a story we all know; thankfully we are beginning to rise up and ask for resolution. 

Bertelsmann Foundation has released a massive study: ”Social Justice in the OECD- How Do the Member States Compare?” 

Want to know more? Read the full study in their PDF link: big file warning!

Thanks to Charles M Blow’s opinion page for this info.