This is a reminder to cherish the moments. Comet #ISON is dead. It did not survive it’s perihelion swing around The Sun, and is no more. What a fantastic end it’s life though.
#ripISON 4.6 billion B.C.E - 2013 DEC 03
Better Pay Now - NYTimes.com
When corporate profits are at record highs and Wall Street is raking in the cash hand over fist, it’s time that the people in America that actually do the work that creates that wealth get to share in it. Wages, benefits, and working conditions have been falling for many years. End that bleeding. Fight back. Now is the time.
_we have a lot of evidence on what happens when you raise the minimum wage. And the evidence is overwhelmingly positive: hiking the minimum wage has little or no adverse effect on employment, while significantly increasing workers’ earnings._
#RaiseTheWage. Now is the time to fight for this. Speak out. Light a fire under your state legislators to aim for a $12 Minimum Wage (or $15 for the big box stores/food chains). No token MW raises, struggling workers better than starvation wages if they’re going to get by.
Walmart heirs own more wealth than bottom 40 percent of Americans http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/31/bernie-s/sanders-says-walmart-heirs-own-more-wealth-bottom-/
Fossils in Acheulean Handaxes
- Top image: An Acheulean handaxe knapped around a Cretaceous fossil of the bivalve Spondylus spinosus (West Tofts, Norfolk, England).
- Bottom image: An Acheulean handaxe knapped around an echinoid Conulus fossil (Middle Gravels: Swanscombe, Kent, England).
For further information see:
- Lycett, S.J. 2008. “Acheulean variation and selection: does handaxe symmetry fit neutral expectations?,” Journal of Archaeological Science 35(9):2640-2648.
- McNamara, K.J. 2007. “Shepherds’ crowns, fairy loaves and thunderstones: the mythology of fossil echinoids in England,” Piccardi, L and Masse, W.B. (eds.,) Myth and Geology. London: The Geological Society: 279-294.
- Nowell, A. and Chang, M.L. 2009. “The Case Against Sexual Selection as an Explanation of Handaxe Morphology,” PaleoAnthropology, 77-88.
- Saragusti, I., Sharon, I., Katzenelson, O., and Avnir, D. 1998. “Quantitative Analysis of the Symmetry of Artefacts: Lower Paleolithic Handaxes,” Journal of Archaeological Science 25(8):817-825.
My friend wrote the definitive guide to doing field archaeology in the US. If you know any Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, or Social Science students, this makes an excellent gift for the holidays. Webby knows his stuff, I know, I was an Archaeologist.
Chris Webster’s handy, informative guide outlines what it take to become an archaeological technician, a field worker in cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology. Based on his popular blog feature, Shovelbums Guide, Webster offers young archaeologists useful advice about CRM work, including writing, cooking in hotel rooms, hand-mapping, surviving unemployment, life after archaeology, and more. It provides tools new CRM archaeologists need to get hired and to live life on the road in a fluctuating job market, as well as details on how to succeed as a field archaeologist. Appendices cover sample job hunting documents and checklists for fieldwork. If you will be pursuing a position in this dynamic, challenging field, this book is a must-read both before you apply for that first job and once you get one.
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