Retweet Mash-up: Equal Pay, Rights Or Security, Marijuana & more

Random tasty morsels from the twitterverse:

from guardian.co.uk – Duncan Graham-Rowe
2109: a life of equality – but no polar bears

It is going to take 98 years for there to be pay parity between men and women. But what other predictions can be made for the year 2109?

from usatoday.com – Rick Hampson and Jim Norman
Fewer would trade rights for security than in days post-9/11

 The number of Americans who say the government should do whatever it takes to protect its citizens against terrorism —even if it means violating civil liberties — has dropped almost in half since the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.

from alternet.org – Steve Fox
Marijuana Is Going to Be Sold One Way or Another — Question Is, Would You Rather it Be Cartels or Regulated Businesses?

For decades, the United States has been embroiled in a debate over whether marijuana should be legalized. The battle has been waged on the state level, where 16 states and the District of Columbia have authorized the use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. And it has been fought on the national level, with the federal government investing more than a billion dollars over the past decade on a media campaign designed to demonize marijuana.

from techcrunch.com – MG Siegler
Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It

 It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android.

from truth-out.org – Robert Reich
Obama’s Jobs Plan: Will He Offer Policy Miniatures or Give ‘Em Hell?

Next Thursday President Obama will unveil his jobs plan. He’ll choose either Plan A or Plan B.

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