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Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.
I finally figured out why so many Republicans and tea party types are in support of Donald Trump. It’s because they’re fools.
From The Washington Post:
“David Boaz of the Cato Institute has an excellent article summarizing Donald Trump’s shameful history of promoting eminent domain abuse for the purpose of seizing property from homeowners and businesses who refuse to sell to him.”
Isn’t it great to live in a nation where the Federal Government provides us such good talking points, as a means to deal with those wing nut in-laws who haven’t yet been to an indoctrination camp.
Seriously, you’ve got to read this, from Health & Human Services.
The list of 2016 city attorney candidates in San Diego so far includes Gil Cabrera, Rafael Castellanos, Mara Elliott and Robert Hickey.
It’s not too early to take a look at what they’re saying about themselves.
Which one needs a solid writer? My initial looksee says it’s Elliott, who declares on her Facebook page:
“I’m running for City Attorney to put my proven experience to work as an effective independent City Attorney…”
Yep, I get that she’s running for City Attorney so she can work as City Attorney. Twice.
A little weekend humor (or satire, for any attorneys finding offense)…
Thanks to Mark Robak.
…and that’s exactly the kind of fighter we want for president. Isn’t it?
Not San Diego related, but some fun for a Friday.
Palin family brawl police report: Read it here.
Excerpted from an “Inside Alaska Politics” piece…
Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.
Excuse me. I just wanted to suggest a more accurate headline for the post linked below:
Slightly edited from the message circulated today…
I’m writing to you this morning to let you know that today I’m ending my campaign for Governor of California.
This wasn’t an easy decision. California needs new leadership and better solutions than we are seeing coming out of Sacramento — and, unfortunately, I came out of Sacramento.
Our opponents’ plans for California — as well as my past voting record — produce ever-rising taxes and shrinking opportunities for the middle class. We see the impact of these policies every day in the form of the nation’s highest poverty rate, and the lowest rankings for friendliness to the businesses Californians rely on for jobs. I can’t continue knowing I did nothing to fix this mess.
The Pasadena Star news reports that a San Diego woman has called for the Rose Parade to be boycotted because it will feature a gay wedding atop a float. The float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is titled, “Love is the Best Protection.” … San Diegan Karen Grube, who said her protest is not out of her religious convictions, and says she is opposed to having any wedding featured in the parade, has requested that corporate sponsors drop their funding of the parade if the wedding proceeds…
What are your thoughts, readers?
This can’t be true! From the Daily Caller—
Red, White and Angry : Communist, Nazi parties endorse ‘Occupy’ protests
In a move that may redefine the term “strange bedfellows,” the American Nazi Party issued an official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Sunday afternoon. The announcement put the organization, a self-described “National Socialist” political party, in company with the Socialist Party USA, which explained its own support for the left-wing protesters in a nationwide conference call last Tuesday night, crediting organized labor with the protests’ strength and sophistication to date.
From Scott Lewis on Twitter: “I figure Keegan did Horn a favor: He must have been overjoyed to learn his friends were alive.”
Floating around the Internet:
Dear President Obama:
I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request.
First and foremost, I am asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer an American citizen.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
It must be a sad day for Al Gore, since this gentleman had to have partnered with him when they worked together as inventors:
Uhhh…and they say Rostrafarians are a bit off:
Read some of the comments.
Following up on last night’s post noting that a sales tax increase will not be on the November ballot in Lemon Grove, the lone — but in this case all powerful — holdout provides her thoughts to SD Rostra. From Councilmember Mary England:
Three of four Lemon Grove councilmembers voted tonight to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot, but that wasn’t enough as Mary England single-handedly owned the power of veto.
In a city that requires four votes to qualify such a measure, Councilman Jerry Selby’s vacation absence couldn’t have come at a more intriguing time, thus resulting in only three of his colleagues in support.
So, unless Selby can get back to town in time for a special meeting, including proper Brown Act advance notification (mind you), and a resulting four person affirmative vote before the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, it appears Councilmember England solely owns all the cards in this city.