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miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2012

Re-visiting the first Native American ambassador – Disney style

Re-visiting the first Native American ambassador – Disney style:


In “Pocahontas,” Disney's 1995 re-telling of the English colonists' landing at Jamestown, Gibson gives voice to blonde-haired, blue-eyed John Smith, who woos the Native American princess Pocahontas. Perhaps little ones unaware of Gibson's tirades can ...


The Virginian-Pilot

Romney's health care plan alienating senior citizens?

Romney's health care plan alienating senior citizens?: Romney's health care plan alienating senior citizens? ... This strategy worked in Nevada in September, when a Republican cruised to victory in a special House election after telling senior voters that Obama was cutting their medical care. Which is why ...

Microsoft Inspires Students to Pursue Careers in High-Tech at Native American ...


Microsoft Inspires Students to Pursue Careers in High-Tech at Native American ...

At Microsoft's Native American Youth Day in Redmond, Washington—the first since 2008—members of the employee group Native Americans at Microsoft discussed their upbringings and their journeys to the world's largest software company. They described ...

Elderly motorist causes several near misses

Elderly motorist causes several near misses: A "possibly disoriented" elderly woman driving an older-model green Pontiac nearly caused several traffic accidents, according to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The incident was reported Monday at 11:33 a.m. on the 400 block of ...




Supreme Court asked to hear objections to $3.4B American Indian land trust ...


Supreme Court asked to hear objections to $3.4B American Indian land trust ...

HELENA, Montana — A woman who challenged a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and Native American land trust beneficiaries is asking the Supreme Court to take up her case. Kimberly Craven's attorney filed a petition with the Supreme ...

Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting: What does exist in Florida's cities with large Cuban-American populations, such as Miami and Hialeah, are absentee ballot brokers. These brokers have been directing the elderly and disabled to cast votes that may or may not have reflected these voters' ...

Strike halts Argentine grain exports for 3 days

Strike halts Argentine grain exports for 3 days: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine grain and vegetable oil exports have been halted for three days due to a walkout by port-side health inspectors demanding better wages, local shipping and trade chambers said on Wednesday. "Port activity is partially ...

Mitt Romney's magic number: 38 percent of Hispanic vote

Mitt Romney's magic number: 38 percent of Hispanic vote: Romney launched his first Spanish-language-specific ad last week, a spot that slammed Obama on the economy and pointed out that the Latino unemployment rate was over 10 percent. Republican strategists argue it is just as important for Romney to ...




The economic costs of violent crime in Haiti

The economic costs of violent crime in Haiti: While two years have passed since Haiti's traumatic 2010 earthquake, local residents still insist that crime is their top priority. Not surprisingly, violent crime prevention is also on the agenda of foreign donors and aid organisations. And yet the ...

Latin America and Gay Rights - Full of Contradictions

Latin America and Gay Rights - Full of Contradictions: Latin America and Gay Rights - Full of Contradictions. Over the past few years there have been important milestones advancing LGBT human rights in Latin America. Recognition of civil unions in Brazil and Uruguay, same-sex marriage in Mexico City and ...




"Praying the Gay Away" Revisited

"Praying the Gay Away" Revisited:
When Lisa Ling first visited the subject of “ex-gays” in the “Pray the Gay Away?” episode of her OWN program Our America with Lisa Ling, I was less than impressed. She had in the past seemed distressed at the idea of people using their faith to ...


AfterElton.com

Brazil's doctor for poor children

Brazil's doctor for poor children: In Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest metropolitan area of 5.5 million inhabitants in the state of Minas Gerais, thanks to SC, it is now policy that when a poverty-stricken child is admitted in a hospital, an FAP has to be prepared and acted upon ...




Catholic priest was 'assisting' in a gay marriage?

Catholic priest was 'assisting' in a gay marriage?: What we have here, in this short New York Times wedding announcement, is a dangerously vague and terribly loaded word — “assisting” — being used in a liturgical context of some kind. It's crucial that the word “assisting” is being used in a way that ...

Latin America Wealth Gap Climbing, Despite Progress Against Poverty: UN

Latin America Wealth Gap Climbing, Despite Progress Against Poverty: UN:
The report cited Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Guatemala as exhibiting the largest increases in income inequality over the past two decades. Moreover, rapid urbanization, the UN warned, will only ...


International Business Times

Chilean Judge Orders Former Soldiers Arrested in Kidnapping of US Hiker

Chilean Judge Orders Former Soldiers Arrested in Kidnapping of US Hiker: SANTIAGO, Chile – After years of uncertainty Olga Weisfeiler is finally getting answers about the disappearance of her brother Boris. A judge issued arrest warrants for former members of Chile's security forces Tuesday in the case of a missing U.S ...

Florida's schools get low grade for dealing with poor students.

Florida's schools get low grade for dealing with poor students.: Those high poverty areas in Florida, Missouri and North Carolina simply do not receive the resources they need. The report identified four metrics that have to do with total school funding combined with equity measures. So a state with good equity but ...




Discipline disparities still a problem

Discipline disparities still a problem: ... code violations, tardiness or talking in class shouldn't draw an immediate suspension or expulsion. Unfortunately, a report out by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows that that response is all too common in public schools throughout the state of ...

Latinos Fall through the Cracks in Anti-Medicaid States

Latinos Fall through the Cracks in Anti-Medicaid States: Now several states, including Florida and Texas, say they will decline to expand Medicaid under President Obama's health care law, leaving many Latinos too poor to afford health insurance, but not poor enough for Medicaid. Sandra Pico, for example, is ...

Nurse accused of punching elderly patient with Alzheimer's

Nurse accused of punching elderly patient with Alzheimer's: PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday arrested a nurse of the Douglas T. Jacobsen State Veterans Home and charged her with battery on an 85-year-old Alzehimer's resident. Liliane Stephen Victor, 43, of 22416 Oceanside ...

Medicaid plan would transform health care in Florida

Medicaid plan would transform health care in Florida:
They include middle-class senior citizens who exhaust their savings on health care, families struggling to care for elderly parents, and the long-term unemployed. Romney is campaigning on his own plan but has endorsed the concept of a budget proposed ...


Sun-Sentinel

Florida man accused of knocking elderly dad out of wheelchair, leaving him on ...

Florida man accused of knocking elderly dad out of wheelchair, leaving him on ...: Police say a Gainesville man beat and kicked his elderly father after dumping him out of his wheelchair and then let him on the floor for three days. The Gainesville Sun reports 53-year-old David Bickford was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated ...

California is fertile ground for unprecedented law and SB 1172 is no different

California is fertile ground for unprecedented law and SB 1172 is no different: For example, look how states are strongly following in the footsteps of California in trying to ban gay marriage. According to InfoPlease.com, California is one of the first states to ban same-sex marriage on the state level using Proposition 8. This ...

California law would ban therapy for gay children

California law would ban therapy for gay children:
A new law passed by both houses of the state legislature in California would ban all sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) treatment for minors. The law is expected to reach Governor Jerry Brown's desk in a couple weeks to be signed or vetoed.


Examiner.com

California lawmakers OK bill that bars requiring online rental payments


California lawmakers OK bill that bars requiring online rental payments

The state Senate voted Tuesday to prohibit landlords from requiring rental payments to be made online amid concerns it can create a hardship for low-income and elderly tenants who do not have easy Internet access. Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) introduced ...

Gay Marriages Performed In Mexico City Legal Throughout The Country

Gay Marriages Performed In Mexico City Legal Throughout The Country: The court ruled overwhelmingly in favor of the law — 9 to 2 — which grants fundamental rights to same-sex married couples, such as alimony, inheritance rights and health and pension benefits under the country's federal social security system, the New ...