Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Friday, August 19, 2011

AAUW's 2-Minute Activist Link

 AAUW Action Network

It's Time for Congress to Focus on Jobs!
 
America's workforce is one of our country's greatest assets and could help us stave off a "double-dip" recession. Yet despite the more than 14 million Americans who can't find a job, Congress has not enacted any serious jobs legislation. In fact, they've already cut more than $1 billion in funding for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), career and technical education, and other programs in this fiscal year, and deeper cuts are already on the table for Fiscal Year 2012.
Federal employment and job training programs give Americans the education and training they need to get back to work, to help support their families, and to help stabilize and strengthen our country’s economy. Women in particular benefit from job training programs; because of the numerous barriers preventing their involvement in nontraditional occupations such as construction and information technology, training programs help provide women access to a broader range of potential employment. Now is not the time to be cutting funding for critical job training programs.
Take Action! Join AAUW in telling your members of Congress that it's time to stop equivocating and wasting time: Americans need jobs and job training now!
You can send a message by clicking the "Take Action" link or visiting AAUW's Two Minute Activist.
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