Julian: Yes! I definitely see a change and it’s a positive one, too. Across media and even in public, we see that guys are allowed to be affectionate and supportive and even playful with each other that does not need to incorporate roughhousing or back slaps to prove masculinity. And I love that it’s more often seen in young adults, the ones who will hug and kiss each other on the cheek and say “I love you” not out of sarcasm, but true affection..
Finally, it’s worth noting that Congress could well render Holder’s policy moot. There seems to be broad bipartisan support for significantly reforming how civil forfeiture is carried out, both in Congress and in the state legislatures. I asked David Smith what he makes of Holder’s policy.
The same thing is true of the movies. We watched a clip from Contact, the 1997 movie starring Jodie Foster as a SETI scientist that is based on the novel by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. In the clip (this one is similar but not identical to the one we watched), Foster and her colleagues realize that signals suddenly transmitting from the Very Large Array represent prime numbers coming in from space: It’s a moment of shock and confusion, where there’s a lot of excited cross talk..
THE CLAIM Democrats allege this is more than just an 11th hour inconvenience. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says Comey may have violated a law known as the Hatch Act by making the investigation public this late in the election season. In a letter to Comey, Reid said the move revealed a “clear double standard” and accused Comey of using his position as FBI director to influence the election..
The pediatrician we saw today is new to the practice, so it was our first time meeting her, and she actually asked me if I was a medical professional. I not. Not even close just make an effort to stay tuned into my kids, and when they are acting oddly in any way, I get to the bottom of it and I inform myself about what they should and shouldn be doing at every age.
I suspect that if these actions were more well publicized, the electorate would be much more incensed. Electorate almost uniformly opposes violations of the Geneva conventions that involve the taking of innocent civilian lives. On the other hand, a large proportion of middle eastern Muslims support such action.