MP Podcast — 19

MP19

  • Obama wants the first two years of community college to be free.
  • Female drives are considered terrorists, in Saudi Arabia.
  • Pete McGrain’s documentary “Ethos” questions the U.S’s “democracy.”
  • “The program would require action from a Republican-dominated Congress. “With no details or information on the cost, this seems more like a talking point than a plan,” said Cory Fritz, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    The White House said details on the cost and funding would come in the State of the Union Address on Jan. 20 and the president’s budget request Feb. 2. But the White House expects 9 million students to participate and save up to $3,800 a year for two years. That would place the cost at nearly $70 billion, though there are questions about building capacity at the nation’s 1,100 community colleges.

    The federal government would pay three quarters of the cost, at least initially.”
      ― Gregory Korte (USA TODAY)

    “Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, were both arrested December 1 after not only ignoring the restriction on women driving, but also publishing photos of them behind the wheel on social media, alongside their opinions of the ban and democracy in Saudi Arabia.

    Al-Hathloul was stopped by border guards when she attempted to cross the border on November 30 with a United Arab Emirates driver’s license in an act of defiance. Al-Amoudi, a UAE-based Saudi journalist, was stopped when she went to deliver food and a blanket to al-Hathloul at the border.”
      ― Allen McDuffee (The Atlantic)

    “Every day we turn on television to see more bad news: another environ-mental catastrophe, more starving refugees, and innocent victims in various war zones. Most of us are busy, just trying to make ends meet. We see these horrible images and feel helpless to do anything about them. The deep shame we feel about this is paralyzing — one of the reasons we turn away.”
      ― Pete McGrain (ETHOS)

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    Links
    Obama to propose free community college
    The GOP Bill to Define the 40-Hour Work Week Explained
    Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed at Muhammad Cartoons Magazine in Paris
    German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls

    Russia says drivers must not have ‘sex disorders’
    Saudi Women Drivers Sent to Terrorism Court
    Bioethicist: Why Connecticut Teen Can’t Say No to Chemo

    Pete McGrain’s documentary ETHOS — one more in the realm of the fix-the-world films

    It’s New Year’s Eve, Everyone Drives Drunk,’ DUI Suspect Allegedly Tells Cop
    Filipino Traffic Police To Wear Diapers During Pope’s Visit

    Music
    Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow (Prismo Remix)
    Adoxe – Cadence
    Ellie Goulding – Wish I Stayed (Zom-V Edit)
    Young London – Let Me Go
    Zoe Phillips – Boat (Rameses B Remix)

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