How many times, oh how many times do we have to hear about the repeatedly debunked ’77 cents on the dollar’ gender pay gap between men and women? If your primary source of information is the mainstream media, that would approximately translate to non-stop. They behave like men are misogynistic pigs who take pleasure in paying women exactly 23 cents less per dollar than women who (theoretically) work in the exact same job. That’s rubbish and you know it.
‘Learn Liberty’ finally addresses this long-standing “issue” (media-concocted lie) by highlighting that personal choices between men and women, in addition to the subject of mandated maternity leave, lead to their own disparities. The truth is that while women are temporarily away on maternity leave (and ‘temporary’ can be up to a year or more in Scandinavian countries), their career goals and advancement opportunities can be permanently stunted.
From natural disasters to civil unrest, the National Guard plays many roles and has a contradictory history. At times preventing the integration of schools while at other times protecting African-American protesters, deployment of the military force is a often a sign of something gone wrong. RT’s Manila Chan takes a look at the history and roles of the National Guard.
They’ve been together for more than 300 years, but for many proud Scots, their relationship with the English has run its course. This report brings you the mood on the ground, less than 6 weeks before the vote.
“Think of Scotland as the wife who’s been taken for granted”, urges performer and independence campaigner, Alan Bissett. “But what’s happened is that the husband (England) just says, ‘You’re fat, you’re ugly, nobody would fancy you’”. Like any long-term relationship, calling it quits isn’t easy.
Domestic affairs have become deeply tangled, and assumptions about who pays for what have evolved into complex equations. For the ‘Better Together’ campaign, warning of the likely repercussions of ignoring these complexities has earned them the unflattering label, ‘Project Fear’. Scots have been told to expect higher taxes, currency transaction costs, and a weakened position in the international community. But for many here, dissatisfaction with Westminster politics runs deep.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it about three dozen times across the freedomsphere. Nonetheless, few other things are more important to regularly rehash than knowing your rights when dealing with the police. Of course, the golden rule when dealing with police is to try and avoid dealing with them completely. However, if the police stop for any reason, always remember the following six pointers.
There are a plethora of Google Image results of Hillary Clinton which closely match those two words. Go to sleep tonight taking into consideration that this soulless woman may very well be the next presidential-elect in 2016. May a higher power have mercy upon what remains of our fragile Republic…
Straight out of Wikipedia, feminism as we know it is…
“a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending a state of equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights of women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.”
“Feminism is mainly focused on women’s issues, but author Bell Hooks and others have argued that, since feminism seeks gender equality, it must necessarily include men’s liberation because men are also harmed by sexism and gender roles in society.”
Well alright then gentlemen, let’s envision a truly gender-equal society where the law makes no discrimination between men and women. Maybe it won’t be so bad after all!
Surveillance technologies are pervasive in the 21st century. They are infiltrating our streets, our shops, and now even our homes with devices like the Xbox Kinect or “Jibo” the family robot. In the following video, Alltime 10′s presents many surveillance technologies which are seeing rapid implementation among advanced nations.
They include so-called “pre-crime” cameras, which are thermal imaging cameras that monitor pulse rates and facial expressions of potential criminals, to “eyesee mannequins” which are cameras fitted in the eyes of store mannequins to record customer movements. It may also interest you to know that U.S. and British authorities use ‘World Of Warcraft’ Avatars to monitor potential “terror” suspects.
Demand for housing in Washington DC is going through the roof. Over a thousand people move to the nation’s capital every month, driving up the cost of housing, and turning the city into a construction zone. Tower cranes rising high above the city streets have become so common, they’re just part of the background.
But as fast as the cranes can rise, demand for housing has shot up even faster, making DC among the most expensive cities in the United States. With average home prices at $453 per square foot, it’s every bit as expensive as New York City. And the struggles of one homebuilder shows just why the city’s shortage looks to continue for a long time.
“I got driven down the tiny house road because of affordability, simplicity, sustainability, and then mobility,” says Jay Austin, who designed a custom 140-square-foot house in Washington DC.
There is a stunning lack of choice today for American consumers, and nowhere is that more evident than our nations ever-shrinking airline industry. In the first half of 2014, the average round-trip ticket to anywhere in the U.S. was over $509.15 including taxes. That is up over $14 from the same period in 2013.
Airfares in general have gone up 10.7 percent in the past five years, even after adjusting for inflation. So what is behind these ever-increasing airfares in the United States? Well, it may have something to do with the stunning lack of competition which is now the reality of the U.S. airline market in the mid 2010′s.