"…the first time a student is accepted at a school he or she ordinarily wouldn’t have been but for athletic ability; the first time a student is pushed through class without doing the work; the first time an athlete gets out of legal trouble; the first time a person is judged to be a better human being, worthy of special treatment or consideration, purely because of athletic ability, is when any good from sports is lost."

Read more at The Thirty Year Itch at www.thethirtyyearitch.com

americawakiewakie:

1%’er 

americawakiewakie:

1%’er 

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

columbusdispatch:

Nate Beeler, Columbus Dispatch

One of the people being mentioned for a running mate for Mitt Romney is  Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). 
Portman was George W. Bush’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

columbusdispatch:

Nate Beeler, Columbus Dispatch

One of the people being mentioned for a running mate for Mitt Romney is  Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

Portman was George W. Bush’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

npr:

Zachariah Fike has an unusual hobby. The Vermont Army National Guard captain finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet. But unlike most memorabilia collectors, Zac doesn’t keep the medals for himself.
Instead, he tracks down the medals’ rightful owners, and returns them.
His effort to reunite families with lost medals all began with a Christmas gift from his mother — a Purple Heart, found in an antique shop and engraved with the name Corrado A.G. Piccoli.
Zac, 31, knows the significance of a Purple Heart — he earned one himself when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010. So when his mother gave him the medal, he knew right away that he had to find the Piccoli family.
via Sending Vets’ Lost Medals, And Memories, Home
Photo courtesy of Zachariah Fike

npr:

Zachariah Fike has an unusual hobby. The Vermont Army National Guard captain finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet. But unlike most memorabilia collectors, Zac doesn’t keep the medals for himself.

Instead, he tracks down the medals’ rightful owners, and returns them.

His effort to reunite families with lost medals all began with a Christmas gift from his mother — a Purple Heart, found in an antique shop and engraved with the name Corrado A.G. Piccoli.

Zac, 31, knows the significance of a Purple Heart — he earned one himself when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010. So when his mother gave him the medal, he knew right away that he had to find the Piccoli family.

via Sending Vets’ Lost Medals, And Memories, Home

Photo courtesy of Zachariah Fike

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thedisgruntledgradstudent:

mittvennandnow:

That One Where Mitt Romney Is More Developed Than Most Women In DC Comics, Actually.

straight up one of the best things i’ve ever seen
destroythegop:

friendlyatheist:

Yup.

All this, and it fits on a pinhead.

destroythegop:

friendlyatheist:

Yup.

All this, and it fits on a pinhead.

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tinfoilandtea:

Forcing women to get transvaginal ultrasounds: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonaldwanted to force every woman seeking an abortion to go through the extremely uncomfortable and medically unnecessary procedure of a transvaginal ultrasound — sticking a medical wand far into a woman’s vagina to get a clearer ultrasound image.

Ordering women to cremate and bury their miscarried fetus: A huge abortion omnibus bill in Michigan could force women who miscarry to cremate the miscarried fetuses. This comes at no small expense to the woman: cremation of a fetus costs hundreds of dollars, and interment can be additional thousands. The bill has been passed by the Michigan House, and is awaiting a vote by the Michigan Senate.

Requiring doctors to lie to female patients: In Kansas, Republicans tried to force doctors to tell women that they faced risk of cancer from having an abortion. That is patently untrue, and making doctors say that it was true would be, in effect, requiring them to lie to their patients.

Making a dying woman consult two doctors before she can get a life-saving abortion: The New Hampshire legislature just overrode a veto by the Governor, forcing through a law that bans “partial birth” abortions. The law only reinforces federal law, but has the additional requirement that any woman who is exempt from the abortion ban because her life is at risk must visit not one but two doctors before she can get the procedure to save her life. For many rural women, especially those facing life-threatening conditions, this is near impossible.

Mandating people pay extra to give medical device companies a tax break: Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) worked so hard to protect medical device companies from having to pay, that he has instead passed their costs onto the consumer — regular Americans — by increasing the cost of health coverage.

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good:

Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks
The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.
Keep reading at GOOD.is

good:

Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks

The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.

Keep reading at GOOD.is

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