"After Neil DeGrasse Tyson said “the media has to stop giving climate deniers equal time”, the Koch brothers pledge $10 mill to primary him."
"Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability."
"And remember, guns don’t kill people, women who take birth control kill people. Good night, CPAC!"
L.A. and Orange counties contain more than half of the country’s most heavily crowded neighborhoods, a Times statistical analysis has found.
Rising rents aren’t helping. “A federal study three years ago found that between 1990 and 2009, rents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area rose more than 20% while the incomes of renters sagged 6%, after adjusting for inflation,” reporters Emily Alpert Reyes and Ryan Menezes note.
Get a better look at the most crowded areas in our interactive map, which lets you see what percentage of housing units are considered crowded in a particular zip code and compare the L.A. area to other cities in the U.S.
"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
(Source: itsmicolmota, via oneluv918)
Kentucky will appeal gay marriage ruling without attorney general
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge’s decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries, after Kentucky’s attorney general announced he would not pursue the case further.
The contrasting legal decisions from two Democrats come four days after a federal judge gave the socially conservative state 21 days to implement a ruling overturning a voter-imposed ban on recognizing same-sex unions.
The disagreement comes against the backdrop of similar rulings or actions in several other states where same-sex couples have long fought for the right to marry. Gay marriage advocates have enjoyed a stunning series of legal victories as judges have overturned voter-approved bans in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia, although the matter is not expected to be decided for good until appeals reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
(Photo: Timothy D. Easley/AP)
"A 2007 Rhode Island study looked at 30 men and 30 women who had just had coronary-artery bypass surgery and tracked the medications they were given. The researchers were astonished to find that men got pain medications, while women got sedatives. With chronic pain problems, women’s symptoms are often minimized."