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Readers who live in the Washington, D.C. Metro area are familiar with news anchor Jim Vance, the man in the following video.
Vance is also known on the Internet for appearing in a video with the late sports anchor George Michael where they laughed at a model who fell, not once but twice, on a fashion show runway.
This time you will find him somber as he expresses his point of view on the matter of Trayvon Martin.
Mounting pressure in the Trayvon Martin tragedy has succeeded in bringing forth the following result:
Just moments ago the federal Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI announced they will be investigating the murder of Miami Gardens teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The department announced late Monday it has begun an investigation into the fatal shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida by a self appointed neighborhood watch captain. (more…)
The following video is one African American intellectual’s take on the murder of seventeen year-old Trayvon Martin of Miami, Florida. Reports of his February 26, 2012 murder, while completely unarmed, is making headlines around the world. His confessed shooter has not been charged or arrested due to a technicality in the law called “stand your ground”. ( Read more about the so-called “stand your ground law” in a future post.)
In the current issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, writer Matt Taibbi has contributed a very strong investigative piece on everyone’s favorite banking institution Bank Of America. The article is
“Bank Of America: Too Crooked To Fail“. Around here we affectionately refer to the bankster company as “Bank Of The UNIVERSE”, for obvious reasons.
You may wondered , like many members of our staff at YouThinkWhat, just what Sandra Fluke actually said to cause the popular fat windbag guy on the radio to call her out of her name. What in the world could she have said to cause the person who currently enjoys hosting the most listened to radio talk show in America, broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide, to say the hateful disrespectful things he has, and now attempt to apologize for saying them? Did he not arrive on this planet by way of a woman?
We present Part 2 of “What Sandra Fluke REALLY Said To The Democrats”, based on a report from Charlie Spiering of the Washington Examiner.com. This is the text of Sandra Fluke’s opening statement, given February 23, 2012, when she testified before a House Democratic panel in support of the HHS contraception mandate.
A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and she has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries. Her prescription is technically covered by Georgetown’s insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy.
Unfortunately, under many religious institutions and insurance plans, it wouldn’t be. There would be no exception for other medical needs. And under Sen. Blunt’s amendment, Sen. Rubio’s bill or Rep. Fortenberry’s bill there’s no requirement that such an exception be made for these medical needs.
When this exception does exist, these exceptions don’t accomplish their well-intended goals because when you let university administrators or other employers rather than women and their doctors dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, women’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.
In 65% of the cases at our school, our female students were interrogated by insurance representatives and university medical staff about why they needed prescription and whether they were lying about their symptoms.
For my friend and 20% of the women in her situation, she never got the insurance company to cover her prescription. Despite verifications of her illness from her doctor, her claim was denied repeatedly on the assumption that she really wanted birth control to prevent pregnancy. She’s gay. So clearly polycystic ovarian syndrome was a much more urgent concern than accidental pregnancy for her.
<blockquote>One woman told us doctors believe she has endometriosis, but that can’t be proven without surgery. So the insurance has not been willing to cover her medication – the contraception she needs to treat her endometriosis.
Recently, another woman told me that she also has polycystic ovarian syndrome and she’s struggling to pay for her medication and is terrified to not have access to it.
Due to the barriers erected by Georgetown’s policy, she hasn’t been reimbursed for her medications since last August.
I sincerely pray that we don’t have to wait until she loses an ovary or is diagnosed with cancer before her needs and the needs of all of these women are taken seriously.
Because this is the message that not requiring coverage of contraception sends: A woman’s reproductive health care isn’t a necessity, isn’t a priority.
One woman told us that she knew birth control wasn’t covered on the insurance and she assumed that that’s how Georgetown’s insurance handle all of women’s reproductive and sexual health care. So when she was raped, she didn’t go to the doctor, even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections, because she thought insurance wasn’t going to cover something like that – something that was related to a woman’s reproductive health.
As one other student put it: ‘This policy communicates to female students that our school doesn’t understand our needs.’
These are not feelings that male fellow student experience and they’re not burdens that male students must shoulder.
In the media lately, some conservative Catholic organizations have been asking what did we expect when we enroll in a Catholic school?
We can only answer that we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.
We expected that our schools would live up to the Jesuit creed of ‘cura personalis‘ – to care for the whole person – by meeting all of our medical needs.
We expected that when we told our universities of the problem this policy created for us as students, they would help us.
We expected that when 94% of students oppose the policy the university would respect our choices regarding insurance students pay for – completely unsubsidized by the university.
We did not expect that women would be told in the national media that we should have gone to school elsewhere.
And even if that meant going to a less prestigious university, we refuse to pick between a quality education and our health. And we resent that in the 21st century, anyone think it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.
Many of the women whose stories I’ve shared today are Catholic women. So ours is not a war against the church. It is a struggle for the access to the health care we need.
The President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges has shared that Jesuit colleges and the universities appreciate the modifications to the rule announced recently. Religious concerns are addressed and women get the health care they need. And I sincerely hope that that is something we can all agree upon.
Thank you very much.
Feb 26, 2012 in Education
Internet education is gaining a great popularity, as it is a very convenient way of studying for all people all over the world. You can get an advanced degree and select any job that you want, move to another town and quit your old job. Online and distance learning is also a perfect way for people who want to take a class or two to attain personal enhancement. It does not matter what educational goals you have, online learning is at your fingertips. Here are a few things to be considered before you begin an online education plan that will give you enjoyable experience.
1. Define Your Goals
What do you want to obtain from your online education? Do you want to get a post-graduate degree to go further in your career or do you aim to learn more about a specific field of subject? You should set targets before you start looking for a program. It will aid you find a university that will match your personal needs.
2. Do A Little Research
You should know exactly what you get yourself into. Use every resource that you can to find out more about different internet programs that will help you to attain your goals. See if the university is legal and accredited. Make a comparison of education expenses and programs to make sure that the price is worth it. You can talk to people in your field who have already undergone online classes.
3. Look for Financial Help
Price of education is one of the main things that hinder students to obtain a proper education. In fact, online education can be as expensive as on-campus studying, but do not be disappointed. There are many school-awarded financial aid packages, work study programs and graduation support that will help to cut your internet education cost. There are chances that you will get scholarships. Browse the internet to get to know what scholarships that you can obtain.
4. Do A Technology Check
You will have to make certain that you have admission to all technological tools that you need for your internet program. Many online programs have specific PC requirements because of specific software applied in the classes. Find out more about these requirements and make sure that you have everything that you require.
5. Be Motivated
For some people who decided to study at internet colleges, it is more difficult to get motivation, especially when they try to combine family and work duties together with their education. Take into account that internet universities can be demanding and sometimes you may be lack of time to do the tasks. Get ready to make sacrifices. If you are lack of time, make sure that you have a study plan that work for you and makes you motivated. Well, to become motivated, you should always bear your goals in mind.
Education is quite crucial for everybody. But quite often many people do not have time for that, and in this case distance education courses can be of real help. Lots of people have already passed continuing education online courses, and this is great. But all this needs financing, that’s why different education fundraising events are conducted. Make your contribution if you can, it is worth it.
Feb 26, 2012 in Education
In fact, online education has gained an immense popularity at colleges and universities in the last several years because the improved access that students get. Online education refers to courses where at least 80 percent of content is provided online. Students executetasks through the internet and often take part in chat talks that refer to the course subject.
Nonetheless, when no direct interaction is carried out in the internet, online degree programs, students can still interact with each other through the internet. A growing number of brick-and-mortar universities and new internet colleges have begun offering a wide range of university degree and diploma programs through the internet at a wide range of levels and in many various disciplines.
When some programs demand students to visit some campus courses, most are available online. Besides, some colleges provide online student support services, such as online advertising and signing up, counseling, online textbook purchase, student newspapers and governments. The advantages of internet education involve the ability to get the same degree as in class student, choose hours that are handy for you to study.
Nonetheless, in higher education in particular, the growing tendency is to make an internet studying environment which is combined with an administrationinformation system to make a supervised studying environment in which all aspects of a class are carried out via a regular user interface standard throughout the organization. Internet studying can be referred to education websites such as those that offer learning scenarios, interesting exercises for children and worksheets. Internet learning services have been used since computers were first utilised in education.
The main goal of accreditation is to make certain that education provided by higher education establishments meets proper levels of quality. Accrediting organizations which are private educational organizations of regional or national level build up assessing criteria. Online learning can be a convenient way of getting education, but it is not suitable for everyone, of course. Make sure, that you have clarified the price of education before you sign up. Many colleges and universities now providing internet education are called distance education.
Get free information on online teaching preparation programs and online education degrees from some reputable universities and schools of education in your city. These highly reliable education degrees and teaching preparation programs are given in a handy online system. The online technologies enhanced education in any possible way and today you can earn MA, BA, GED and PhD virtually without any difficulties.
Online education is a handy way of gaining vital knowledge in a specific field of study by providing them access to a wide range of material on the subject. It is developing quickly and online doctoral programs have even developed at top scientific universities.
Education is quite crucial for all people. But often many people do not have time for that, and here distance education courses can be of real help. Many people have already tried education online free, and this is wonderful. But all this needs financing, that’s why various education fundraising events are conducted. Make your contribution if you can, it is worth it.
Feb 26, 2012 in Education
Due to the internet lots of things have become possible and interneteducation is not an exclusion. During the first times of its invention, internet and distance education was not acknowledged in the industry. It was problematic to find a good job, because employers were skeptical about people with certificates got through online education. After a while, the doubts have dissipated. Distance education has become popular and more and more people began attending online seminars and classes and even skeptical people have found all the advantages of internet education. Distance learning has aided graduates building good careers from all the fields of life.
Not all people acquire university degree that they wanted; perhaps, you are one of them or perhaps you were stopped by expensive education fees, a job, some individual reasons or beliefs that it is too late for obtaining education. Avoid these stigmas! Why should you get stuck when you can develop yourself and get educated online? It is a great opportunity! You may begin asking how this works and if you will get some advantages from it in the long run. It is how many people feel when they deliberate on internet education option, but now they build successful careers in their fields of expertise.
Distance learning offers convenience to people because it has handy schedule and cut expenses for education of a good quality. Now you do not need struggling traffic when driving from university to work. When it is suitable, you can access your online classes and begin learning right from comforts of your house. The program of the course is exactly like that one which is delivered in traditional colleges and universities, so you should not worry about missing something. Work from the same textbooks, study from the same teachers and take the same tests right in the comforts of your home.
This is very advantageous, but do not think that you can unwind and do nothing with this type of education. You are mistaken, because you will need to put lots of efforts to get a degree. Online education can be very difficult because you should have a good self-management. You should be disciplined and determined to complete your studies. Together with the ability to control your time, you should be dependable to meet all the requirements of the course; this includes task deadlines and participating in online discussions.
The growth of online education has made education more accessible to people than ever before. Those times when you have clung to low-paid jobs just because you could not attend the college, are gone. Invest all your efforts and acquire that education that you have been dreaming about for a long time. You can make a better career right in the convenience of your home. You can get internet education with just a few clicks.
Education is of great importance for all people. But quite often many people do not have time for that, and here distance education courses can be of real help. Lots of people have already passed education online free, and this is wonderful. But all this needs financing, that’s why different higher education fundraising events are run. Contribute if you can, it is worth it.
Feb 26, 2012 in Education
The idea of online education appeared not so long ago. But nowadays both educational establishments and future students treat online education diligently.
The universities started to offer accredited internet degrees in the 1990s. Long ago, these establishments were regarded only for ‘academic elite’. But since that time, many things altered. These days even reputable universities offer online classes and a full set of courses for distance learning.
If you would like to know how online education works or would it be a suitable choice for you, keep on reading the article.
Apparently, the greatest difference between online education and going to a university is that it is available at any part of the globe. It means that social aspect of attending colleges is avoided with online education. If it is suitable for you, this can be a perfect thing to benefit from.
If you are an older student, you might want to avoid fighting for popularity or getting in the status of cast away. For this reason online education can be a suitable option for those who want to become students again if they are a little bit older.
One of the biggest concerns that students have about online education is how these virtual classes actually works in practice. While there are identical features between online classes and the brick and mortar classrooms of brick and mortar university, there are considerable differences also.
For instance, going to a physical campus you will come into the classroom and listen to a particular course at definite times that will be set. The lecturer of the course will lecture for the the entire group of this time, but some students are also allowed take part in. In the end of the class the tutor may give assignments or tell students about quizzes planned soon.
When talking about virtual classroom, the system is more open and there is a wider degree of adjustability in the lesson schedules. For example, usually you may enter your online class at any time convenient for you, where you will listen, read and watch educative videos on the topic. As a rule, you may take as much time as you want to acquire knowledge and do the tasks given. Your course tutor will ask questions through the internet in live chat, e-mail or instant messaging, they will not control how you progressing or comment your work habits.
With online education the student is more responsible for its learning. No one will slope about you or ask if you are performing the work; it is given to you and you are assumed to be responsible for doing the task and learning the information.
Most people reap benefits from such flexibility and the freedom of choice, while others cannot work in such conditions and go to ordinary campus. If you aim to save your time and you are motivated to be responsible for yourself and your learning, this type of education will surely fit you.
Education is very important for everybody. But quite often many people simply do not have time for that, and here distance education degree online can be of real help. Many people have already passed education online free, and this is great. But all this needs financing, that’s why various education fundraising events are conducted. Make your contribution if you can, it is worth it.