A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
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The U.S. Military Is Preparing for Something Most Conservatives Don't Think Is Real

For the U.S. military, climate change isn’t just about sad-looking polar bears and declining biodiversity. It’s a real challenge that has the potential to seriously destabilize nations and throw entire regions into conflict, potentially escalating into wars that will require new strategies and new technologies to win.

In a recent interview with the Responding to Climate Change blog, retired Army Brig. Gen. Chris King said that the military is extremely concerned about climate change.

"This is like getting embroiled in a war that lasts 100 years. That’s the scariest thing for us," the general told RTCC. "There is no exit strategy that is available for many of the problems. You can see in military history, when they don’t have fixed durations, that’s when you’re most likely to not win."

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Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album. You better believe it.

GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government

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Watch: 3-minute animation explains why mass incarceration is horrible for all

- The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. 

 - 41% of people have been arrested by age 23. 

 - Children as young as 13 years old have been sentenced to die in prison. 

 - Some institutions pay more than $100,000 per year per prisoner.

 - Less than 25% of crime reduction can be attributed to incarceration.  

- Mass incarceration is a $75 billion per year “failed experiment.”

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A $6 Million Legal Bill — And A Fight For Credit In The Marriage Equality Movement

US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

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Associated Press The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November.

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So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

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Yes, but also include our politicians in that

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The Global Gender Gap Index Is Out, And America's Rank Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Study: US government is an oligarchy

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America Is Ranked 23rd in This Major Gender Gap Global Index. The Solution Is Ridiculously Simple.

Since 2006 the World Economic Forum has annually released the Global Gender Gap Index to provide a perspective on economic, political, educational and health-related gender disparities around the world. Since the United States is, after all, the land of the free, one would think that we’d rank highly. Yet the U.S. was ranked 23rd out of 136 countries in 2013, far behind five-year front-runner Iceland.

In fact, the U.S. scores were fairly lousy on several indices, including being ranked 40th for labor force participation, 67th for wage equality and having one of the highest rates of maternal mortality for a developed nation. Political empowerment scored no better, with America earning a big fat zero in the “years with female head of state” category. To put it plainly, if our nation was a basketball team, we’d be the Duke of this year’s March Madness.

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