Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller because I said so

Good morning firedogs! Happy Tuesday to you all.

I’ve decided that my normal topics of activism and education are going to evolve into a grab bag. There hasn’t been much in the way of education news lately that has caught my attention, so I decided to take myself outside the box. If you don’t like it, vote me off the island!

Here are your links for the day.

Gun control has been a hot topic in the wake of the Sandy Hook Massacre. Here in Central Texas, Travis County officials are poised to take a step in the right direction.

Here’s a great article from WarIsACrime.org about indigenous Guatemalans (read Maya) resisting the incursion of American mining corporations.

A story that made me happy. From the folks over at BuzzFeed – Servicemembers Kicked Out Under Military’s Gay Ban Since ’04 To Receive Full Separation Pay.

Boulder, CO. A neighborhood held a candlelight vigil on Sunday to mourn an elk that was shot and killed by a police officer.

You’re in good hands with AllState, right? Not so much. At least these Sandy victims are not.

That’s all I’ve got for today folks. Be sure to head over here to check out EdwardTeller’s coverage of the Shell flustercuck in Alaska, here for a great article by amerigus on the Steubenville rape case, and here for Tom Engelhardt’s write-up including Bill McKibben’s recent piece on climate change. (MyFDL rawks)

Here’s a cute kitten pic just because.

And a tune.

See you in the comments!