getting out of work. i like this time of day.

getting out of work. i like this time of day.

adventuresofpnd:

microaggressions:

Advertisement for bake sale tomorrow by UC Berkeley College Republicans. Photo via Colorlines.

holy, what the, really? hey, @happysideup, let me know if you get to see this in person. lol.

Really now.

adventuresofpnd:

microaggressions:

Advertisement for bake sale tomorrow by UC Berkeley College Republicans. Photo via Colorlines.

holy, what the, really? hey, @happysideup, let me know if you get to see this in person. lol.

Really now.

(Source: microaggressions)


California’s top pesticide regulator is leaving her job to work for  Clorox. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, the director of the Department of Pesticide  Regulation (DPR), announced her resignation on Tuesday. Warmerdam’s departure was voluntary, but environmental and  public health advocates have been pushing for her removal for months.  They say she let the chemical industry’s influence trump science and the  public’s health when her agency approved the use of methyl iodide—which  causes cancer, nerve damage and miscarriage—for use in strawberry  cultivation. (See more Civil Eats coverage of the issue here, here and here.)

So the person who said it was ok to use a water-borne carcinogen on California’s strawberries is now working for Clorox. Isn’t that comforting?

California’s top pesticide regulator is leaving her job to work for Clorox. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, the director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), announced her resignation on Tuesday. Warmerdam’s departure was voluntary, but environmental and public health advocates have been pushing for her removal for months. They say she let the chemical industry’s influence trump science and the public’s health when her agency approved the use of methyl iodide—which causes cancer, nerve damage and miscarriage—for use in strawberry cultivation. (See more Civil Eats coverage of the issue here, here and here.)

So the person who said it was ok to use a water-borne carcinogen on California’s strawberries is now working for Clorox. Isn’t that comforting?

motherjones:

When a Republican congressman described late-term abortions in detail today, trying to drum up support for their defunding of Planned Parenthood, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) responded with an impassioned, personal story. Take three minutes to watch a moving “Ms. Smith Goes to Washington” moment.

aliapie:

brain-food:

sunsurfer:

Tree Camping on the Pacific Coast, Elk, Californiaphoto by louie psyoyos

GOODNIGHT, NEVERLAND! 

WANT

So Food Coop, I know everyone wanted to go camping for retreat…alas, we will not be this magical.

aliapie:

brain-food:

sunsurfer:

Tree Camping on the Pacific Coast, Elk, California
photo by louie psyoyos

GOODNIGHT, NEVERLAND! 

WANT

So Food Coop, I know everyone wanted to go camping for retreat…alas, we will not be this magical.

You’re right. Giving your vote to a third party candidate feels like you’re throwing it away. My conscience is better off, though, because I did it.

Herbert’s Hippopotamus: Marcuse and Revolution in Paradise

Documentary about Herbert Marcuse, philosopher and professor at the University of California San Diego during the sixties and seventies, who was a guiding force of student activism. Special appearance by then-California governor Ronald Reagan as a bigot.

I’m surprised that there was a time when San Diego thought UCSD was any shade of radical. I need to learn more about my school. It’s a huge university and probably has a huge history.