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December 2, 2008

Rap, class and sex

November 11, 2008

The Muppet Show - Dizzy Gillespie - Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Mountain to Mountain- international social change

This is an organization that my friend founded. She is currently in Afghanistan doing work for the project. She has had the opportunity to meet many very interesting people and has been reporting her experiences at the following site. All of the latest posts are her's. I thought you might find this to be an interesting organization working for change!

Education is the way forward. Be it school building, teacher training, literacy, cultural preservation, healthcare best practices, hygiene and sanitation, or greening initiatives – it is critical to the sustainability of communities in remote mountain areas around the world.

Mountain to Mountain was founded to create opportunity and venues for education in remote and impoverished areas of the world. Built upon the vision of uniting like-minded mountain communities with a single cause, Mountain to Mountain creates global connections between cultures…connecting communities and cultures in order to inspire participation and donations at home, and further the understanding of those we aim to empower through education.

Focus is put on projects that create venues and equip communities to promote sustainable education from within. Working with partners and local NGO’s that work from within the communities rather than dictating from afar - communities pledge their time, resources, and sweat equity, ensuring viable and sustainable projects for generations to come.

http://mountain2mountain.wordpress.com/about-mountain-to-mountain/

Newspaper doesn't acknowledge Obama win after the election. Presidential elections are "not a local issue and no big deal"

November 7, 2008

Palin speech and response to audience

There is some debate as to whether or not an audience member shouted the N-word. But how does she respond? Here is a link that discusses the controversy and videos that argue the N-word was not used.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=G9T0FI2axbU

The Adventures of Letterman - A Snake in the Grass

Note how they depict the villan!

Another episode of John & Faith Hubley's classic cartoon series for The Electric Company, with Gene Wilder as Letterman, Zero Mostel as the Spellbinder, and Joan Rivers narrating.

Dr. Seuss Sneectches Pt. two

October 29, 2008

Extra Credit

All extra credit must be approved by me. If it is posted to the blog it is already been approved. To get extra credit you must write a two page reaction paper and relate the event to course material. Extra credit is worth 2 points.

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October 14, 2008

Illegal Immigrants

Office of immigration statistics on illegal immigrants in the United States.
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Asylum and refugee data

This is the annual report from Homeland Security on Refugees and Asylees 2007

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September 26, 2008

Minneapolis St. Paul Census Information

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Racism in European Football

Milgram experiment