Saturday, September 23, 2017

CSU BAKERSFIELD DACA EVENT ... A FREE LEGAL CLINIC (Tuesday, September 26)

At 6 pm this Tuesday evening (September 26), California State University Bakersfield will host a free legal clinic for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students and workers. If you know a DACA student-worker let them know that this will be an information session they don't want to miss.


Participating defense and immigration attorneys will include H.A. Sala, Vanessa Sanchez, Win Eaton, and Edyta-Christina G. Grant. Assemblyman Rudy Salas will also be there to share information, and discuss what's happening in Sacramento that's tied into DACA.

The event is free, and is co-sponsored by H.A. Sala Attorney at Law, Sanchez Immigration Law, Immigration in America: Law Offices of Edyta-Christina G. Grant, Eaton & Associates, the Law Offices of David A. Torres & Associates, and California State University Bakersfield's Office of the President, Associated Students Inc., the Department of Political Science, the Center for Social Justice, the Department of Modern Languages, and Ethnic Studies.



For those of you who want additional information about DACA, I have a link to Win Eaton's KGET 17 News' interview where he discusses what DACA students need to be doing over the next six months, which you can access by clicking here.

- Mark

Addendum: Free parking at California State University Bakersfield will be available in Parking Lots "M" and "K1."


Friday, September 22, 2017

KIM JONG UN & DONALD TRUMP ... SCARY AND SCARIER


I'm going to say it, again. Watching Donald Trump is like watching a toddler walking around with a loaded gun. And you can't take the gun away.

Moving it up a level, watching Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un trade personal insults is like watching, well, it's kind of like watching this ...




The real problem is that these two might actually drag the rest of us into their personality disorder tantrums, which is real scary ... and scarier.


- Mark

Thursday, September 21, 2017

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BEER & WITCHES

With Oktoberfest and Halloween around the corner, below is a History Channel short story explaining how beer and witches are tied together ...


In the FYI category, you would probably be justified claiming that this clip helps us understand how the term "witches brew" came about.

- Mark

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE FOLLY OF MORE U.S. DEFENSE SPENDING ... IT DOESN'T MAKE US ANY SAFER


The United States Senate voted overwhelmingly to increase military spending by $80 billion, even though Donald Trump asked for a $54 billion dollar increase. Not only does our total spending for the year (almost $700 billion) match what we were spending at the height of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, but it exceeds the spending of our next 10 rivals, put together.

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Share of global military spending, for the top 15 countries (and the rest).

Here's another fun fact. The $80 billion increase, if spent on higher education, would be enough to make public colleges and universities tuition free.

One more fun fact. The spending doesn't make us any safer and might even, according to Ronald Reagan's under Secretary of Defense, Lawrence J. Korb, make us less safe

- Mark

Monday, September 18, 2017

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel ...


... because we do have an impact on our environment, on many levels, even if you don't want to see it or acknowledge it.


- Mark 

SCIENCE, ACCORDING TO NEIL deGRASSE TYSON ... "AN EXERCISE IN FINDING WHAT IS TRUE"


Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why science is important in politics, and why it's even more important for understanding American history ...


- Mark

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TRUMP'S "GO, DOG. GO!" ECONOMICS ... a.k.a. Trickle Down Economics, Again.



For those of you who can't remember the children's classic, or who are unfamiliar with the reference, this should help ...



- Mark 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017