Star Trek alumni George Takei, now a celebrated gay rights activist, has a message for Tennessee students and educators anticipating the passage of Senate Bill 49, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
If passed, the legislation would make it a crime for teachers to even mention homosexuality. So, George Takei has a plan: Don’t say “gay” — say “Takei.” Apart from a video, he’s also launched a line of products bearing the slogan, complete with a rainbow-colored Star Trek symbol.
We’ll let him explain it further …
This video is from YouTube user allegiancebway, published Thursday, May 19, 2011.
‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis
Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.
Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.
It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020
Scientists warn of ‘superspreaders’ as Americans flock back to restaurants, salons and churches
SAN DIEGO — Churches. Hair salons. Restaurants. Malls. What do they all have in common?They’ve all been cleared to reopen in San Diego County amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and by and large, they all require people to congregate inside, potentially with strangers.This comes as an increasingly vocal group of scientists has sounded the alarm about the danger of indoor gatherings due to the potential for airborne transmission of the disease by “superspreaders.”This week Kimberly Prather of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography penned an urgently worded perspective paper in t... (more…)
About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners
Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.