China's has just released its report, "Human Rights Record of United States in 2011"
. This annual report covers gun crimes, OWS, freedom of the press, unemployment, and more. via
Two days ago
, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act
), "with reservations about key provisions in the law — including a controversial component that would allow the military to indefinitely detain terror suspects, including American citizens arrested in the United States, without charge"
. [more inside]
On December 6th, 2011, International Human Rights Day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a speech in front of the United Nations proclaiming freedom and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons
(transcript included). [more inside]
Americans' Acceptance of Gay Relations Crosses 50% Threshold
- To try to figure out why, NYT columnist Charles M. Blow taps sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel and Professor Ritch Savin-Williams, who offer three hypotheses
as to what may have lead to the surprising changes and what remains of the gender disparity in attitudes. [more inside]
Today, the State of Washington becomes the first state
in the history of the United States to pass a law
supporting the equality of same-sex partners by popular vote. [more inside]
Take my 4th Ammendment, I don't want it
...I find it amazing that some people will actually sign up for this. Basically you put a decal on your car that tells the police they can pull you over without cause, between 1am and 5am. Ostensibly to prevent car theft, and late-night joyrides by teenagers. Even if I didn't drive late at night all the time, this strikes me as a foolish bargin, giving up far too much, for far little benefit.