Dubbed “We Are Atheism,” the campaign was launched this fall by three students at the University of Kansas.
“It’s time for us to all stand up, speak out and be counted,” said Amanda Brown, 25, one of the co-founders. “It is time for us to put up our videos and change the face of atheism. We want people to see we are normal people who have children and lives and do good in the community.”
“If the polls are correct, there are literally millions of nonbelievers in America,” said Richard Haynes, president of Atheist Nexus. “However, many atheists feel all alone. This is the primary reason we must come out of the closet. Coming out is the only way to change the public perception of nontheism.”
Matthew Lopez went to the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch on Thursday night for the Black Friday sale but instead was caught in a pepper-spray attack by a woman who authorities said was "competitive shopping."
At least six people have died in Britain after being told they had been healed of HIV and could stop taking their medication, Sky News has discovered.
There is evidence that evangelical churches in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow are claiming to cure HIV through God.
Economist Steve Keen is one of the few economists to have predicted the global financial crisis and now he says we are already in a Great Depression. He says the way to escape it is to bankrupt the banks, nationalise the financial system and pay off people’s debt.
He admits what he is advocating is radical but says it is time governments gave money to debtors to pay down debt instead of to creditors such as banks who have held onto it.
Giving money to the people who borrowed with little ability to pay it back is not a great idea. Giving money to irresponsible banks is a worse one.
You know, some people compare the above ad to the Mac vs PC ads that Apple did. There’s subtle difference: the Apple ads was heckling the actual devices – the PC – and this ad is heckling the users of said devices. Does anyone really think it’s smart to insult the people you are trying to win over?
Once again this Thanksgiving, Americans are shaken by uncertainty about the country’s financial future. Too many people are out of work, struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Many are lacking health insurance and foregoing staples that in different times were a given.
So please, protesting retail workers, stop whining about having to work holiday hours.
Be grateful to have a job.
No, it’s not the Onion.
Continue to race to the bottom, proles. Don’t forget your place. Be content with the scraps you are given.
Happy holidays from the caring folks at the Star Tribune.
a number of comments on the newspaper’s site link the editorial to the fact that Target is their biggest advertiser.
Related on Fox: Let’s Give Thanks for the One Percent
I keep reminding myself of these words by Jeffery Zeldman:
Most of all, I worry about web users. Because, after ten-plus years of commercial web development, they still have a tough time finding what they’re looking for, and they still wonder why it’s so damned unpleasant to read text on the web — which is what most of them do when they’re online.
The scary thing is that Zeldman wrote that in 1999 (he revised the post slightly in 2005). And many years later the experience of reading text on the web seems to be getting worse, not better. As I wrote in The demise of quality content on the web, I’m worried that the wells of attention are being drilled to depletion by linkbait headlines, ad-infested pages, “jumps” and random pagination, and content that is engineered to be “consumed” in 1 minute or less of quick scanning – just enough time to capture those almighty eyeballs.
As advertising clickthrough rates continue to drop, the ads become more desperate and invasive, and readers are starting to notice and do something about it. I’m doing the majority of my reading in RSS and Instapaper where I can read in peace without being pummeled by distractions.
He has some great example screenshots on that page. But instead of Instapaper, just use AdBlock and RequestPolicy plugins.