AMC Theaters, however, is making an exception for the documentary Bully, which the Weinstein Company announced yesterday would be released this Friday unrated after the MPAA refused to lower its R rating for the film. Today, AMC decided it would allow ticket buyers under the age of 17 to see Bully — with permission. “AMC will be presenting Bully…as not rated,” said the theater-chain in a statement. “Guests younger than 17 can see the film if they are accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, or if they present a signed parental permission slip.”
That permission slip will be available on Wednesday at this link on AMC’s website. The film opens at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York, and the AMC Century City 15 in Los Angeles on Friday, and expands into other theaters nationwide over the coming weeks. (A rep for the company declined to comment on the Parent’s Television Council’s statement that screening Bully at AMC’s theaters “threatens to derail the entire ratings system.”)
Is there a feasible way to run Firefox for Windows off of a 2GB USB drive? The computers in my campus library are all Windows machines with IE, and I’m down there twice a week. I’d prefer Firefox, but probably not enough to spend money on a new USB drive or to install a new browser every time I log on (since changes don’t stick from one session to the next).
I’ve tried knitting three different times now. I GIVE UP. I heard about how easy and fun it was. My first row comes out loopy and messy looking EVERY TIME. I’ve watched a hundred different tutorials. I do exactly what they do. And it turns out crap.
All I wanted to do…
Alright, so first row issues. There are several reasons this could happen, 1. When you’re knitting, you’re pulling too hard on the stitches, or 2. you’re slipping or dropping stitches by accident. There could also be an issue with the tension on your stitches.
Of course, neither of these things can really be “fixed” by watching a tutorial, the best you can do is get more practice, and hopefully understand what’s going on. I don’t know who this person you are knitting for is, but I am more than sure that they will appreciate that you learned a new skill just to give them a gift. You could also find a hat that doesn’t mind having a loopy rim.
Best knitting tip I ever read: when you slide your needle into your next stitch, right before you wrap the yarn around and make the stitch, pull your yarn snug (not super tight, just enough to take up your slack from the previous stitch). Managing your tension becomes second nature with enough practice. ALSO it is possible to even out stitches after they are knitted. They will even out some as your knit your next row, but once you understand how the stitches interlock, you can take up slack in stitches that are too big/loose by using a knitting needle to loosen up the neighboring stitches across the row.
In February, after embarrassing himself by saying he was “not concerned about the very poor,” Mitt Romney explained that the government’s safety net would take care of them, and he promised to repair any holes in the net. That promise didn’t last very long. On Thursday, House Republicans approved, on a party-line vote, a disastrous new budget that would leave millions of struggling families desperate for food, shelter and health care — and Mr. Romney has embraced it.
The budget, developed by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, would cut $3.3 trillion from low-income programs over 10 years, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, even more than the $2.9 trillion in Mr. Ryan’s first disastrous budget last year.
“It’s an excellent piece of work,” Mr. Romney said. (Rick Santorum said it didn’t cut enough.)
The biggest of the cuts would be to Medicaid, the joint federal and state program that is already gasping for money in many states that put a low priority on health care for low-income people. Mr. Romney often talks casually about turning the program over to the states entirely and simply writing a check to dispose of a half-century federal commitment. The Ryan budget exposes just how paltry that check would be: a cut of $810 billion through 2022, one-fifth of current spending, which would lead states to drop coverage for an estimated 14 million to 28 million people.
By eliminating the expansion of Medicaid in the health care law, cutting $1.6 trillion, it would leave another 17 million low- and moderate-income people uninsured.
Just as revealing is the acceptance by Mr. Romney and the other Republican presidential candidates of the Ryan plan to cut food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The budget would cut 17 percent of the SNAP budget, or $133.5 billion over a decade. As the center points out, there are only two ways to achieve that savings: Mr. Romney could simply take the benefits away from 8 million of the 47 million who now receive them, or he could cut everyone’s benefits. For a struggling family of four, that would mean a loss of $90 worth of food a month.
Already, most people who get SNAP benefits use them up in the first two weeks of a month, and many turn to food banks by month’s end. Cutting benefits so sharply would lead to a significant increase in hunger, particularly among children, which would quickly create dangerous ripples through the health and education systems.
At the same time, though, those families would find themselves unable to pay for health care, and they would also face reductions in housing assistance, job training and Pell grants for college tuition, all of which Mr. Ryan wants to cut, with Mr. Romney’s approval.
In all, 62 percent of the budget’s cuts come from low-income programs, and that’s on top of the substantial cut in spending already in place from last year. But the Ryan budget does contain a substantial tax cut for the rich, which is one of the reasons Mr. Romney said he was “very supportive” of the plan.
“It’s a bold and exciting effort,” he said, “and it’s very much consistent with what I put out earlier.” It is also consistent with his stated lack of concern for the very poor.
Fox News hired a doctor to confirm that President Obama’s son would look nothing like Trayvon Martin. That’s fucking investigative journalism and science at its finest.
The doctor in question is Keith Ablow, one of Fox’s go-to bigots. He’s not giving a medical opinion on facial features or anything, there’s no science involved. In the video, he says: “Look, if the president had a son, he wouldn’t look anything like Trayvon Martin. He’d be wearing a blazer from his prep school. He’d be driving a beemer, and he’d be surrounded by secret service, for that matter.”
This is the same network which couldn’t tell two different Trayvon Martins apart. How would they know who looks alike and who doesn’t?
I knew someone (who freely shares her story) who got HPV from her (now ex) husband. She found out about the HPV when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Sexual health is part of our overall health. There should never be any shame in doing anything and everything necessary to maintain your health. That’s just silly.
That said, it doesn’t matter how many sexual partners you have. No need for shame in that, either. Just be safe, healthy, and happy. That’s ALL that matters.
Background: More than 100 studies now link racism to worse health. Many people of color experience a wide range of serious health issues at higher rates than do whites, including breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory illness and pain-related problems. On average, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and some Asian American groups live shorter lives and have poorer health outcomes than whites. ( more … )
The neo-Nazis over at Stormfront were the first to start passing off this photo of one, “Trayvon Martin,” (Here’s the link to Facebook) in an attempt to show that the now deceased Trayvon Martin was some sort of gangster. Judging from many of the comments, I guess some folks are literally attempting to justify a possible murder – on their way to church!
One small detail I must point out; this photo that is being passed around on Facebook and right-wing blogs, is NOT the same Trayvon Martin who was gunned down by George Zimmerman.
I’m just waiting for someone to tell me that, while the photo may be fake, the story is still true. Ugh… Conservatives have a way of never letting things like facts get in their way.
While quite a few people have been harassed by ‘Sophie Miriam Herold’, this is not the same Sophie Herold that is affiliated with ELSA - The European Law students Association. How do I know this? Well, after someone posted Sophie…
“No one ever kills a Black guy in a nice suit. Ask Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. But what do you say about Trayvon Martin? What should he have been wearing, capri pants?”—Bill Maher (via deliciouskaek)
I really don’t care for Bill Maher at all, but even a broken clock is right 2 times a day. (via ethiopienne)
“After we stripped the dead suspect and tested him for drug and alcohol use and then dug under his finger and toe nails for any incriminating DNA, we checked his blood-soaked clothes for any kind of evidence of wrong doing. All we found was 34 cents and a couple of baseball cards. …
That’s it? Gretchen Carlson asked dismayed.
Seems to me that something was obviously missing: why wasn’t there a receipt for the pop and candy? …
We at the Sanford Police Department asked the exact same question, Gretchen, Chief Bill Lee explained.
We concluded that the suspect must have stolen the candy and tea, and in my mind that bolstered Mr. Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.”—
Gretchen Carlson and Chief Bill Lee explaining their justifications for Zimmerman’s actions
I think I’m done with this case now. I’m washing my hands of it, because justice isn’t being served. Zimmerman wasn’t detained, he’s gone missing, Trayvon’s been completely dehumanized (stripped, tested for drugs/alcohol and violated for incriminating DNA while the killer roams free??) and apparently, he’s the suspect now.