The feminism of glaciers

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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 …

Trump’s abuse of eminent domain

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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.” …

City Attorney candidate needs a good writer…

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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 …

Trash is trash, even if once a governor and a VP candidate…

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…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, …

The “I’m getting out of the Governor’s race” message I’d really like to see.

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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 …

San Diego activist leads Rose Parade boycott

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from Breitbart… 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 …