Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.
Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Justice Ginsburg makes SO many great points!
Ladies…I URGE you to read this in its entirety.
On Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a blistering dissent to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the government can’t require certain employers to provide insurance coverage for methods of birth control and emergency contraception that conflict with their religious beliefs. Ginsburg wrote that her five male colleagues, “in a decision of startling breadth,” would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find “incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Here are seven more key quotes from Ginsburg’s dissent in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:
You can read the full dissent here. (It starts on page 60.)
When Hobby Lobby filed its case against Obamacare’s contraception mandate, its retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers.
Time to bring this one back…
The door is open for any “closely held” corporate entity to deny laws that they interpret anyway they want.
Five conservative SCOTUS justices took a protection for individuals and applied it to corporations.
Freedom FROM religion is just as constitutional as freedom OF religion.
This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice.
It’s a sad day for women.
"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."
CONGRATULATIONS and KUDOS to you, ma’am!
This is so similar to my own story. I was 21 and not 16 when I got pregnant but the outcome is the same. If you work hard and dedicate yourself to creating the life you want and NEVER give up on it, success CAN come. There aren’t too many days that I DON’T pinch myself and think “This is my life!” but the absolute BEST is when my 14 year old daughter says “Can you believe how far we’ve come?”…THAT’S what matters because then she knows that success is possible for her too. That she is MUCH bigger than her born to a single mother story.
Ladies…never give up and never give in. Your life CAN have a fairytale ending regardless of how the first chapter starts.
Does handwriting matter?
Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.
But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.
Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.
“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.
“And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.”
THIS! THIS! THIS!
The press is abuzz with reports of Google’s recently revealed extortionate tactics against indie labels and artists. Rumors are that those who don’t accept YouTube’s take-it-or-leave-it licensing deal for its new streaming service will be barred from offering their own channels on YouTube and prevented from using tools like Content ID to identify their music when it is posted by others without authorization. This means not only that authorized versions of such indie artists’ work will vanish from YouTube, but that infringing copies, against which Google will still sell advertising, will stay up.