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Every 30 Seconds I Laughed Out Loud. At The End, I Started Giving A Crap.

LIGHTBULB MOMENT: I think I figured out what the one thing that all us normals can DO about climate change. For starters, we can just CARE about it. If you're short on time but long on giving a crap, watch this, the first "Save the Earth" PSA (planetary service announcement) that has made me laugh in ... ever. Then try not wanting to make everyone else watch it, too.

Every 30 Seconds I Laughed Out Loud. At The End, I Started Giving A Crap.

There was a time in my life when I thought policymakers would just like, make the right decision for Earth, pay attention to science, and be cool.

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Doesn't look like that's happening so much.

That's why it's so great that there's always a new something happening to raise awareness (like the huuuuge People's Climate march on SUNDAY, Sept. 21, 2014, in NYC, for example). If you can't beat 'em, have a big ol' march or make a hilarious video and SHOW'EM!


This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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