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Caste discrimination – the tenth protected characteristic?

There are currently nine protected characteristics; sex, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age. 535 more words


New Website Exposes Sky-High Public School Salaries, Including Dozens of Six-Figure Custodians

July 30, 2014 by Victor Skinner

California school employees are squirming to justify their top-dollar salaries to the public after a government watchdog group recently launched an online database with the eye-opening compensation records of over a half-million employees. 217 more words


60 days of Modi-fied India

As the new government under the stewardship of Narendra Modi completes 60 days in office, it might be time to assess its performance in the light of its pre- election declarations. 873 more words


Open Access: what is it and how can it help me?

Research articles typically exist behind paywalls. This means that the only means of accessing them are by paying to access the article itself, subscribing to the journal or accessing via a library subscription to the appropriate database. 646 more words

Open Access

Hatin' Republicans To Waste Time Suing Obama

The House has voted to sue President Obama over his various unilateral executive actions. No doubt all will be shocked to discover it was a party line vote. 550 more words


Selfie success: How to post selfies without looking like a total narcisist

Selfies are all the rage.  Really, you can’t look at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram without hitting one.  At last estimate, at least one million selfies are taken each day… 599 more words

Social Media


A system  of checks and balances was built  within the Constitution to protect us against tyranny .

The Executive, the Judicial and the Legislative branches of our United States Government is a checks and balance system, right?   490 more words

vernon reblogged this on Vernon Pope and commented:

The United States needs a ballot initiative pushed by grassroots citizens groups to add one more Amendment to the Constitution. We need to allow the possibility of a vote to recall the POTUS if 2/3rds of the Governors of the country call for it. No President should ever feel secure that, once sworn in, he can't be removed from office before the next election. Oh, and the same amendment should alter Congressional pay - everyone in Congress should be paid by the state that elected them, not the Federal Government. Even a dog knows not to bite the hand that feeds it.