Admiral Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates—the top defense officials in the United States—have come out in support of allowing openly gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve in their country's military. Both criticized the current "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and Gates has appointed a team to figure out how the military would have to change things like housing and benefits in order to accommodate queer soldiers. Interestingly, Gates seems to be planning on taking action whether or not Congress formally repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", at least making application of the law "more fair" by no longer discharging service members who get outed by someone else.
You’d think the biggest complaint that can be leveled about a pair of earbuds is that they just don’t sound all that great. Granted, there are plenty of cut-rate headphones that fall under that category, but we’d wager the pet peeve that makes most users throw away earbuds in frustration is when they just don’t […]
Father’s Day is June 21st, otherwise known as the roughest shopping day of the year. Don’t get us wrong, Dad deserves an awesome gift for all the great things he gave you. But let’s be honest — buying for your father is often a chore. Your gift has to take into account what he already […]
Even in horrible economic times, a few simple rules hold unshakably true. And one of those rules is that if you possess an in-demand skill, you’ll always find work — and often, at a top market salary, to boot. If you understand Big Data and how to find order from the chaos of massive stockpiles […]