Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Guillaume is 88. Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 85. Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 78. Movie director Ridley Scott is 78. Movie writer-director Terrence Malick is 72. Rock musician Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 70. Playwright David Mamet (MA’-meht) is 68. Actress Margaret Whitton is 65. Actor Mandy Patinkin is 63. Musician Shuggie Otis is 62. Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 61. Singer Billy Idol is 60. Historian Michael Beschloss is 60. Rock musician John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) is 58. Comedian Colin Mochrie is 58. Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 53. Rapper Jalil (Whodini) is 52. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 50. Rock musician Mike Stone is 46. Actress Sandra Oh is 45. Singer Clay Aiken is 37. Actor Billy Lush is 34. Actress Elisha Cuthbert is 33. Actress Kaley Cuoco (KWOH’-koh) is 30. Model Chrissy Teigen is 30. Actress Christel Khalil is 28. Actress Rebecca Rittenhouse (TV: “Blood & Oil”) is 27. Actress Adelaide Clemens is 26.
Today is Monday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2015. There are 31 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Nov. 30, 1965, “Unsafe at Any Speed” by Ralph Nader, a book highly critical of the U.S. auto industry, was first released in hardcover by Grossman Publishers.
A look at today’s trending topics
1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE HOPING CLIMATE TALKS SIGNIFY
By striking a deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they hope they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand together.
2. POPE MEETS WITH MUSLIMS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Francis brings his message of reconciliation to Bangui’s mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence.
3. WHERE CLINIC SHOOTING SUSPECT IS EXPECTED
Robert Lewis Dear, accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, is making his first appearance in court.
4. CALENDARS SHOW CLINTON’S AVAILABILITY TO SUPPORTERS
As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted dozens of influential Democratic Party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family’s global charity.
5. WHO’S BACK IN SESSION
Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.
6. HOW PEOPLE CAN SAFELY TAKE CONTROL FROM A SELF-DRIVING CAR
One surprising way to keep drivers alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal, a new study finds.
7. ‘DR. DEATH’ EXHIBIT OPENS AS PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED DEATHS RISE
A new archive of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who sparked a national right-to-die debate while performing physician-assisted suicides, opens to the public at the University of Michigan.
8. FOR SOME PEOPLE, THE OLDER THE DEVICE, THE BETTER
Despite tempting upgrade offers and constant software updates that slow everything down, about 10 percent of smartphone users stick with models 3 years old or more.
9. LORDS A-LEAPING! HOLIDAYS ARE EXPENSIVE
Annual tongue-in-cheek report on the rising cost of items in “12 Days of Christmas” reveals that merchandise costs $34,000, a 0.6 percent increase over last year.
10. PATRIOTS SEE PERFECT SEASON END
C.J. Anderson scores on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past New England 30-24 on a snowy night and handing the Patriots their first loss (10-1).
Your daily look at my plans for today.
1. I have my literacy class.
Today we might cover the readings we did during the break.
2. my tribal class has a test.
I have a test in my Tribal Critical Race Theory/Critical Race Theory class. We will cover the tenets of both theories. Nine tenets of TribalCrit: 1. Colonization is endemic to society. 2. U.S. policies toward Indigenous peoples are rooted in imperialism, White supremacy, and a desire for material gain. 3. Indigenous peoples occupy a liminal space that accounts for both the political and racialized natures of our identities. 4. Indigenous peoples have a desire to obtain and forge tribal sovereignty, tribal autonomy, self-determination, and self-identification. 5. The concepts of culture, knowledge, and power take on new meaning when examined through an Indigenous lens. 6. Governmental policies and educational policies toward Indigenous peoples are intimately linked around the problematic goal of assimilation. 7. Tribal philosophies, beliefs, customs, traditions, and visions for the future are central to understanding the lived realities of Indigenous peoples, but they also illustrate the differences and adaptability among individuals and groups. 8. Stories are not separate from theory; they make up theory and are, therefore, real and legitimate sources of data and ways of being. 9. Theory and practice are connected in deep and explicit ways such that scholars must work towards social change. While CRT argues that racism is endemic in society, TribalCrit emphasizes that colonization is endemic in society while also acknowledging the role played by racism. Much of what TribalCrit offers as an analytical lens is a new and more culturally nuanced way of examining the lives and experiences of tribal peoples since contact with Europeans over 500 years ago. This is central to the particularity of the space and place American Indians inhabit, both physically and intellectually, as well as to the unique, sovereign relationship between American Indians and the federal government. CRT – Six basic tenets: (1) CRT recognizes that racism is endemic in American life. (2) CRT expresses skepticism toward dominant legal claims of neutrality, objectivity, color blindness, and meritocracy. (3) CRT challenges ahisorticism and insists on a contextual/historical analysis. (4) CRT insists on recognition of the experiential knowledge of people of color and our communities of origin an analyzing law and society. (5) CRT is interdisciplinary. (6) CRT works toward the end of eliminating racial oppression as part of the broader goal of ending all forms of oppression. (Crenshaw et al., 1995) 3. A meeting with a teacher.
Today I must meet with a teacher with respect to a concept that I am not understanding. This consept is truth tables.
4. My philosophy class. Today we may spend some time covering either Analogies or Generalizations.
“It’s quite a big deal. It brings a new kind of burst of energy into the conference right at the beginning on something very important.” – Jennifer Morgan, global climate director for the World Resources Institute, as government and business leaders pledged tens of billions of dollars for research and development on clean energy technology to fight global warming.
“He was just a standup guy. He would take a bullet for you. He was the most sincere person I’d ever met.” – Amburh Butler, a family friend of Ke’Arre Stewart, slain at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic last week.
“I have great doubts about Donald Trump’s ability to be commander in chief. If you listen to him talk, it’s kind of scary to be honest with you, because he’s not a serious candidate.” – Jeb Bush on CBS’ “Face the Nation” about his Republican presidential rival. ht http://www.abcnews.com
Police in Guatemala are reporting that 6 inmates were killed at an overcrowded prison.
Per ABC News: Deputy Interior Minister Elmer Sosa says police and soldiers intervened after Sunday’s bloodshed and restored order at the prison.
Prison system spokesman Rudy Esquivel says six inmates have been confirmed as dead at the prison, known as Granja de Rehabilitacion Canada . He says the prison was designed to hold 600 inmates but houses 3,092.
The spokesman says the fight apparently erupted between members of the Mara 18 and Mara Salvatrucha gangs and fellow inmates who don’t belong to the gangs.
A man in California has died after he found himself stuck in a chimney.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Pursell said a homeowner in the rural town of Huron heard someone yell after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities.
Pursell said the homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke. The fire department broke open the chimney but the man had already died. Pursell said the man was responsive during the rescue.
Word will come later as to his name and the way he died.