odinsblog:

Voter Apathy And Turnout At Historic Lows

Republican consultant and operative Paul Weyrich once said, “I don’t want everybody to vote. Our [GOP] leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down

In other words, oppositional, obstructionist Republicans and the Tea Party’s plan to intentionally break and gridlock the government is paying off. Voters who are hard pressed to even name the Speaker of The House or his political party (John Boehner R-OH) have fallen for the “both parties are to blame” meme and have opted out of the political process

While turnout for both parties is at historic lows, it should be noted that for congressional elections, the older, whiter and disproportionately male base of the Republican Party still has a greater participation rate (twice the rate) than Democrats. These are the Second amendment gunservatives and pro-Hobby Lobby (anti-choice) voters who reliably cast their ballot for Republicans

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usfca:

Translating science into plain English at the Exploratorium
As California and the nation race to educate more scientists, mathematicians, and creative thinkers, we can’t afford to leave students behind because they weren’t brought up speaking English, says Lynn Rankin, director of the Exploratorium’s Institute for Inquiry.
That’s why USF’s Sarah Capitelli has helped turn the San Francisco exploratorium’s renowned, hands-on science into language lessons for non-English speaking students. | Full story »
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usfca:

Translating science into plain English at the Exploratorium

As California and the nation race to educate more scientists, mathematicians, and creative thinkers, we can’t afford to leave students behind because they weren’t brought up speaking English, says Lynn Rankin, director of the Exploratorium’s Institute for Inquiry.

That’s why USF’s Sarah Capitelli has helped turn the San Francisco exploratorium’s renowned, hands-on science into language lessons for non-English speaking students. | Full story »

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xysciences:

Popping a balloon filled with mercury.
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xysciences:

Popping a balloon filled with mercury.

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fastcompany:

The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.
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fastcompany:

The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.

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theclearlydope:

This is all I needed to see. I can go back to bed now.
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theclearlydope:

This is all I needed to see. I can go back to bed now.

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nsfwhumor:

Comcast Doesn’t Give a F*ck

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unbelievable-facts:


Economists have pointed out that if all the money spent on federal antipoverty programs were given to the poor, a family of four would have an annual income near $70,000. They get less than half the money given in their name; most goes to fund the bureaucracies that run the programs.

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Economists have pointed out that if all the money spent on federal antipoverty programs were given to the poor, a family of four would have an annual income near $70,000. They get less than half the money given in their name; most goes to fund the bureaucracies that run the programs.

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pyksii:

saddeer:

I have this weird theory that some people are drawn to each other because their atoms were near each other when the universe was created and over time the same atoms keep coming back together

DID YOU JUST SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAIN SOUL MATES?!

Atoms didn’t exist at that point in time

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tastefullyoffensive:

I love the look on his face when he gets to the smallest one.

[theflyhater]

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