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Thursday, March 26, 2015

An explosion rocked the East Village Thursday afternoon, critically injuring at least one person. The blast tore through 125 Second Ave. near St. Mark's Place about 3:20 p.m. "This is being considered a major emergency," an FDNY spokeswoman said. Investigators suspect the blast was caused by a gas leak at the Sushi Park restaurant on the ground floor of 121 Second Ave. read more

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials. With Yemen in turmoil and its government splintering apart, the Defense Department has lost its ability to monitor the whereabouts of U.S.-donated small arms, ammunition, night-vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies. The situation has grown worse since the United States closed its embassy in Sanaa, the capital, last month and withdrew many of its military advisers. read more

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a stern message for the younger generation about their political priorities: care more about climate change, and less about legalizing marijuana.

Obama, who has been open about smoking pot in high school, chided an interviewer from Vice News who suggested that young people would view legalizing marijuana as a top item when considering the president's legacy.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Jeffrey Goldberg: France's 475,000 Jews represent less than 1 percent of the country's population. Yet last year, according to the French Interior Ministry, 51 percent of all racist attacks targeted Jews. The statistics in other countries, including Great Britain, are similarly dismal. ... One of the least surprising phenomena in the history of civilization, in fact, is the persistence of anti-Semitism in Europe, which has been the wellspring of Judeophobia for 1,000 years. read more

Sao Paulo (AFP) - About 1.5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil on Sunday in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff, who faces crises from a faltering economy to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.

Hundreds of thousands march to ask Brazil president's ouster Associated Press
Mass Protests Across Brazil Reflect Anger at President The Wall Street Journal
Nearly a million protest Brazil's president, economy, corruption Reuters
Hundreds Of Thousands March To Protest Brazil's President Huffington Post
Brazil marchers hit streets to support Petrobras, president Associated Press
Many called for the impeachment of Rousseff, less than six months after she was narrowly returned to power in the most bitterly fought presidential race since the end of a military dictatorship in 1985.

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Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it's triggering anxiety. Please be mindful! #nuswomen15 -- NUS Women's Campaign (@nuswomcam) March 24, 2015

Motion 504, as amended, has passed which means we'll support the #FreePeriods campaign to #endtampontax #womcon15 -- NUS Women's Campaign (@nuswomcam) March 25, 2015

Motion 505 passes, so we'll be campaigning for free, universal, public childcare provision #womcon15 -- NUS Women's Campaign (@nuswomcam) March 25, 2015

Hayek and group selection in full view.

Lester Smiley I was there on Saturday and witnessed the collapse of the arch, as well as the harrowing rescue of the critically injured hikers. For park spokesman John Dell'Osso to say in the LA Times article that the cliff that collapsed was "closed to visitors" is a shameful lie and a craven attempt to deflect the blame that should rightly be placed on the park itself for not protecting the hundreds of visitors that safely enjoy that hike every week. The end of the trail that included the arch that collapsed was in no way closed to visitors, in fact the only reason I chose not to go to the end was that on the sunny Saturday afternoon there were too many hikers enjoying the view, as is usually the case on this popular trail. The full text of the sign posted at the start of the trail and at the end was "Hazardous conditions exist on Arch Rock. Fissures along the top of Arch Rock may have weakened the cliff. Bluffs along the California coast are inherently unstable. They are prone to crumbling and sliding. It is very dangerous to climb or walk along the edge of the cliffs. Be aware of falling rocks if walking along the base of a rock face." There was absolutely nothing about the possibility that the entire trail could collapse out from under you or the trail being closed, just a picture that showed the edge of the cliff eroding. The trail, which continues along the top of the arch, as well as the trail through and under the arch, was not closed and numerous families were both on top of and under the arch on Saturday afternoon, no ropes or signs indicating a closure, just the vaguely cautionary sign about not climbing or walking along the edge. When I saw how crowded the end of the trail was around 4 in the afternoon, I decided to take a fork in the trail to the left and come back later when people had cleared out. Does this sound like a trail that was "closed to visitors" to you? A picture I snapped at 5:13 shows the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, with plumes of dust rising from the void opened up by the missing trail. I was in the process of walking back to walk across the arch as usual.
The two people who ended up on the part that fell were not being reckless in the slightest; they simply were victims of a park administration who utterly failed to protect its visitors. The poor man who survived was pinned under a rock, and I watched in horror as he screamed for his girlfriend, who lay dying feet away from him as the tide crashed against his bloody, broken body. The good Samaritans who comforted him and kept him warm until the rescuers came about an hour and a half later are heroes. The park, and its spokesman, John Dell'Osso have those hikers' blood on their hands until they step up and take responsibility for their failure, and now the despicable lies they are using to attempt to cover up their liability. When I read his quote "I can't tell you why somebody would walk past those signs and not pay any attention to them." my stomach turns as the blood curdling screams of the innocent hiker rings in my ears, knowing full well that scores of people walked passed those signs that day since they in no way indicated the level of danger present or any sort of closure. Shame on you.

Perhaps there wasn't enough "signs".... but who knew...

There's nothing wrong with men seeking to redefine masculinity. We do it every generation in incremental ways. My dad lived in a world where the expectation was that the husband worked and the wife stayed home to take care of the children, and even when both were home almost all child-rearing responsibilities were hers. I raised kids in one where men were expected to do more taking care of the kids and women worked outside the home, often by necessity. The definition changed.

I am not sure, I would say masculinity is what ever women are attracted too, and they aren't aroused by MrMom


Do you believe in evolution? Can you imagine why a women might not be aroused by a man doing women's work? If women are genetically geared towards procreation with a male of higher status, what does a man of equal status mean?

Either you believe in evolution or you don't, the human hasn't evolved fast enough to prove your proposition. What are you seeing is women that like a man around to do things, but want the sperm of another. It is the bifurcation of men.

There are tends happening that are "interesting" from a social PoV.

Don't give me the fallacy of anecdotal evidence, the stats and science clearly points out the direction, and its not marriage, or long term coupling.

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