learn.think.act. - a social activism blog by ria

Apr 16

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? -

I still wonder this. WHY ISN’T WALL STREET IN JAIL??

latimes:

stevebev:

The clouds over Los Angeles cleared up just enough to snap a picture of the Blood Moon.

Nice shot, Steven. This photo was our pick today for our Southern California Moments project. 

latimes:

stevebev:

The clouds over Los Angeles cleared up just enough to snap a picture of the Blood Moon.

Nice shot, Steven. This photo was our pick today for our Southern California Moments project. 

Apr 15

Neo-Nazi suspect in Kansas attacks is name from SPLC’s past

Apr 14

The Web of Language -

Every once in a while some concerned citizen decides to do something about the fact that English has no gender-neutral pronoun. They either call for such a pronoun to be invented, or they invent one and champion its adoption.

Maybe The World Isn’t Falling Apart. Here Are 14 Times That People Were Totally Awesome -

It’s easy to become disappointed by the state of the world when you focus on the negative. Wars, tragedy and everyday struggles can overwhelm a person. However, there are things in this life that will remind you that people are good and there is hope left in the world.

শুভ নববর্ষ!

শুভ নববর্ষ! (Shubhô Nôbôbôrshô / Happy Bangla New Year)! http://buff.ly/1kRWOUg

Apr 13

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years -

The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

Apr 11

“One in seven Americans uses food stamps today—that’s more than twice 2000’s number. The fastest-growing group of participants is people like Ballard: people with jobs, who work all year round. Many of these workers are employed by big retail chains that take in tens of billions of dollars in food stamps.” —

The Secret Life of a Food Stamp

The biggest winners of the SNAP economy are the ones the government won’t tell you about.

(Source: Slate)

Big-Box Stores Make Billions Off Food Stamps. Often Its Their Own Workers Using Them. -

Apr 10

Urgent security update

support:

Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

Apr 08

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Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? -

The diamond invention—the creation of the idea that diamonds are rare and valuable, and are essential signs of esteem—is a relatively recent development in the history of the diamond trade.

Apr 07

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“I personally take no pride in the Confederacy. Avoid wars you can’t win, and never raise your flag for an asinine cause like slavery.” — Frank Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2