Bullying PSA: It Gets Worse [Video]
You may have heard about Dan Savage's video outreach campaign, "It Gets Better." The campaign was inspired by a spate of news stories about gay teens committing suicide in the face of bullying, and by Focus on the Family's bizarre assertion that anti-bullying programs are a conspiracy to turn kids gay. Savage invited gay adults from all walks of life to submit videos to talk about the great lives they're living today, and everything they would have missed out on if they'd taken their own lives. Watch the videos at itgetsbetterproject channel on YouTube. Here's the video Dan made with his husband Terry.
That's great, but who's giving advice to the bullies? What does the future hold for the narrow minded, the vindictive, and the insecure? What do you have to look forward to if you base your self-esteem on policing gender norms and defending superstitions? Luckily, Daily Motion has the answer:
[Photo: By Connor Keller, Creative Commons.]
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Military recruits are supposed to be assessed to see whether they're fit for service. What happens when they're not?
- During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000.
- The program brought over 300,000 men to Vietnam who failed to meet minimum criteria for military service, both physically and mentally.
- Project 100,000 recruits were killed in disproportionate numbers and fared worse after their military service than their civilian peers, making the program one of the biggest—and possibly cruelest—mistakes of the Vietnam War.
The 116th Congress is set to break records in term of diversity among its lawmakers, though those changes are coming almost entirely from Democrats.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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