Creating an Open FEC

18fblog:

By Raphael Majma, Sean Herron, Noah Manger, Victor Diaz Zapanta, and Amos Stone

Campaign finance information is not very approachable, even when made available as open data. The laws that regulate how money can be spent around elections are important to our democracy, but sometimes it’s…

Creating an Open FEC

Advertisements

Cops Beat Their Wives & Girlfriends At Nearly Double The National Rate

speakingtreasonfluently:

I suppose there are two possible explanations for cops having such higher rates of violence against their partners, relative to the general population.

First, it could be that people with a tendency to violent and abusive behavior disproportionately gravitate towards law enforcement work, because of something specific to their personality types.

Secondly, it could be that the conditions of the job put cops on a violent hair-trigger, which they can’t easily turn off after going home. 

But either way, the results are the same, and the results are the problem. Something has to be done, beginning with figuring out ways to break down the bullshit blue brotherhood (and it is mostly, still, a “brotherhood”) that protects abusive officers, whether their abusiveness transpires at home or on the job and in the streets.

Cops Beat Their Wives & Girlfriends At Nearly Double The National Rate

Oakland Unseen: Iron Chef films toughest show yet in West Oakland food desert

I’m not sure if I should be laughing or crying, I feel like both reading this. I’m really glad this is a satire piece, but then maybe I’m wrong and this is for reals. Either way the point is legit.

oaklandunseen:

Iron Chef West Oakland

Iron Chef America contestants are known for having to creatively overcome difficult cooking challenges, such as making a dessert with eel. But few episodes have been as difficult as having to make gourmet dishes using only ingredients found in the West Oakland food desert.

Next Iron…

Oakland Unseen: Iron Chef films toughest show yet in West Oakland food desert