vettecat: (science!)
A friend of ours who's a math teacher at a local day school has started a blog which features math lessons from each week's parsha (Torah portion). Check out [ profile] parshamath!
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Thanks to [ profile] thnidu for the link!
vettecat: (swedish chef)
For those who like to read about cooking, check out [ profile] midweekmeal. It's a fun new kosher cooking blog written by a friend's brother (culinary school grad who works at a local restaurant) and his roommate, who apparently is similarly food-oriented.
vettecat: (organize)
And the mainstream media has picked up the story! TJ's should be paying attention by now, let's hope they'll respond...
vettecat: (choc. cupcake)
For those following the saga, here's more news on the Trader Joe's chocolate-chip story.
vettecat: (baker babe)
For those who have been following this story, here's the latest news on the Trader Joe's chocolate-chip situation. Adds some clarity to the various rumors flying around.

Also shows that if you haven't, you should still sign the petition! Hopefully if they see that their customers are unhappy they'll go back to the way things were.
vettecat: (truffles)
For those who haven't heard, Trader Joe's chocolate chips are changing from pareve to dairy. This creates a problem for anyone who keeps kosher and/or is vegetarian, vegan, or lactose-intolerant. Save the (pareve) chocolate chips - sign the petition!
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Komen Foundation reverses funding decision of Planned Parenthood
Let's hear it for (positive) peer pressure!
vettecat: (Zatanna)
The Globe will now be printing the Herald as well.

New England's Komen foundation not cutting funding for Planned Parenthood.

Washington state senate votes for gay marriage.

Sorry I haven't been following up on things, having a crazy couple of weeks... will catch up someday soon, I hope...
vettecat: (science!)
The coolest thing you'll see this week... or possibly this month.

p.s. Here are the auction results.
vettecat: (really stupid)
Originally posted by [ profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

vettecat: (pen)
OK, Mike FM fans (of whom there are apparently more than I realized): Contact the parent company and ask them to move Mike to 97.7 (which is currently a second WAAF frequency, WAAF is also on 107.3). See comments/discussion on Save Mike FM for full details. Let's see if we can get them to listen!


Jul. 13th, 2011 06:16 pm
vettecat: (Default)
If you see a black Mustang with NY plates DED1769, call 911. The driver kidnapped a 4-month-old baby. Boost the signal...
vettecat: (science!)
Going UP...

(Thanks to [ profile] umbran for the link!)
vettecat: (organize)
For [ profile] gnomi and the other knitters out there... yarn bombing has arrived...
vettecat: (bookcase)
FYI for local bibliophiles: New England Mobile Book Fair will seek a buyer
vettecat: (inconceivable)
When records are being set, it does capture one's attention. Impressive. Wonder how it'll turn out...


Jun. 16th, 2010 12:09 pm
vettecat: (iceriver)
According to today's local news in the Globe, Officials worried state will shudder Brookline District Court.
vettecat: (reader)
An interesting day at the New York Public Library...


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