Title IX has benefited anyone who loves sports: The landmark legislation saying that no one will be denied the opportunity to play sports turns 40 this year. It has been wonderful for everyone, including the 6-year-old girl who plays soccer and her not-so-athletic father, columnist Chris Erskine writes.
Here’s a fun read about how a “communist” big government bill was supposed to have destroyed the world of sports 40 years ago. It hasn’t.
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There’s a good conversation happening in this thread. Just wanted to note that the hospitals and procedures mentioned in this story are local to Southern California.
The lowest price is usually available only if patients don’t use their health insurance. In one case, blood tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in cash.
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Subjects who averaged four or five cups per day fared best, though it’s not clear why.
Awesome. Go get a refill.
lower risk of death? but done we all eventually…die
Hah! That is true. Sorry, we shortened the description a little bit. The lower risk concerned rates of death only during the time of the study.
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President Barack Obama is in town for a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home in Studio City, so traffic might get dicey.
Might be dicey? Isn’t the diceyness pretty much a given?
Totally. But even dicier than usual.
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Charter School Teaching Nahuatl & Danza Faces New Criticism
The LA Times ran a story Sunday on Academia Semillas del Pueblo, a Los Angeles charter school teaching Nahuatl and Danza Azteca as part of its curriculum titled “LAUSD charter elementary with low test scores gets a reprieve.” The article mainly focused on how the school has narrowly avoided closure while setting the goal of making language and culture accessible to its students. However, towards the end, the Times quotes Judicial Watch, an organization that calls itself a “public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.”
Here’s the quote: “The school ‘is not much more than a training ground for the Mexican reconquista movement, which seeks to conquer the American Southwest — by force or by ballot box — and return it to Mexico,’ concluded Judicial Watch…”
Why give such a misinformed group legitimacy, LA Times? Not only is there no such thing as a “Mexican reconquista movement,” but as pointed out in the article, such rhetoric has led to actual death threats.
Image: Juana de la Cruz Farias, a teacher at Academia Semillas del Pueblo, teaches Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico, to Anthony Rayo.
Photo Credit: Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times
Yes how dare we attempt to reclaim the language and culture stolen from us
Not bowing down to white imperialism is dangerous resistance
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” - George Orwell
i want to cry i wish i could have gone to this school, i know very little nahuatl and it disappoints me much
It’s a little late right now but we’ll address this soon.
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Submitted by abelmartincharrow:
After the fat-cat/based dog image popped up simultaneously on my radar and dashboard, I was compelled to y’all a gif.
From the article at the link: “Still, we’d like to get 10 pounds off him,” Martin said. He’s still a massive kitty. If he lays a certain way, he can’t breathe and his face turns blue. And that’s not good.” Aw.
Yeah, we laugh-cried at that. Aw ha ha aw. :(
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Villaraigosa’s legacy rides on transit plan: The Los Angeles mayor wants voters to help break the impasse over his bid to more swiftly build a rail network.
Graphic: Transit vision for Southland. Credit: Los Angeles Times
“to more swiftly build”?
That construction makes me gag, LATimes. How about “over his bid to build a rail network faster”?
The debate over split infinitives rages on.
On a personal note, I think “to more swiftly build a rail network” sounds clearer than “to build a rail network faster.” It’s nice when the modifier (“more swiftly”) is next to the word it’s modifying (“build”). But I suppose that’s debatable. [Edit: And of course I forgot to put the apostrophe in “it’s.” Inevitable, really.]
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WOW. PEOPLE STILL USE THE TERM “ORIENTAL”?!? Not trying to take away from the news article, but really, that term is so unnecessary and to see it come from a USC article is all the more disappointing. I hate to say this, but after reading it I really don’t regret I turned down USC Annenberg Journalism school. What the heck…
Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. We didn’t even catch that. Apologies. We’re editing our reblog now.
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A loving Inglewood father dies shielding his son from gunfire: Fredrick Martin Jr. made no effort to conceal his pride for his 8-year-old son. When they heard gunfire, Martin pushed the boy to the ground and huddled over him. He later died in surgery, but his son survived.
Photo: Fredrick Martin Jr. and his 8-year-old son, Fredrick “Tre” Martin III.
Don’t read the comments on any articles about this case. I f***** up & looked & now I want to kill everybody.
What kind of sick people would disparage a father literally sacrificing his life for his little boy? Bigoted, hateful people, that’s what kind.
Rest in peace, sir, and know that your sacrifice was appreciated and respected by some of us.
This is a beautiful picture showing the kind of love he had for his son. It’s a shame that there are such cruel and heartless people that would say those things about such a devoted father. May they rot in the fires of the underworld.
It is incredibly difficult to manage mean-spirited and profane comments across the site. We’ve done some experimenting with Facebook comments, but large parts of our site don’t have that feature.
So here’s a little-known fact about latimes.com comments: If a few different people hit the “Report abuse” button, the comment is removed and reported. It looks like this:
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Ready for post-bimbo era in Italy: Critics blame Berlusconi for bombarding Italy with degrading images of women. Since his fall from power, many women are hoping that the damage can be undone.
Photo: A demonstrator in Milan carries an effigy of Berlusconi behind bars during a protest last year. Credit: Luca Bruno / Associated Press
Why “I have a dream,” though?
Her dream? That Berlusconi be put behind bars.
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It’s almost impossible to get rid of personal information from some devices, even if you follow the manufacturer’s directions for wiping the device clean.
also youtube.com/watch?v… NOTE: will decrease resell value.
Blending — the only surefire way to make sure your personal data is destroyed!
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