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RT @zeldman: "We used to design ways to go to the moon. Now we design ways to not get out of bed." @monteiro #aeachi
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Also to the polite gentleman who I sat next to that works in Brooklyn. Next time in see you I might bite you. ;)
Because he didn't ask for my number! Gawd! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Steve C Team Marina
One of the good parts about living in LA County is the different folks we're surrounded by. Four interviews for help with baby so far and four different nationalities. Which is what I'd expect since just our street is 30% white, 20% black, 20% hispanic, 20% asian, 5% old old people, and 5 % the strange dude who never comes out.
I wouldn't call you strange. Well, not *that* strange. - Betsy
The old old people (person?) don't have ethnic characteristics? Once the skin gets wrinkled enough it's hard to tell? - Walt Crawford
Oh, that was perfect, Betsy! :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Yes Walt once you become old old you no longer contain any elements of ethnicity, cultural background, learned values or anything else. You are just grumpy old old person. And yes Betsy I am that person :) - Steve C Team Marina
Another bonus you get to interview nannies to the stars. Apparently kids are just kids so occupation of parents not a major factor. - Steve C Team Marina
My friend joked that she'd never nanny "regular" kids again after finding out how many screeners industry kids got. - Andrew C (✔)
^^ LOL - Spidra Webster
You can thank Hurricane Marie for those sweet swells, SoCal:
You can thank Hurricane Marie for those sweet swells, SoCal:
Hey, you got a hurricane this year too! - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Alas we don't get rain just a little taller waves - Steve C Team Marina
they're even hashtagging my name. so exciting! #Marie - Marie
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
going over my finances again today I realized I squirreled away a month's salary in a CD awhile back. praises be for all the advice I was given over the years to have an emergency fund, and bless you past self for heeding it.
Praise unto thee prior t-ra - Steve C Team Marina
also I sent the email to the fam I've been dreading, so that's done. fingers crossed they respect my request to not pepper me with questions I can't answer. nor raise their own DefCon level at me and freak me out even more. honestly, my family can be great in a crisis, but not in a Keep Calm kinda way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
another positive: followed up with my musician friend's offer from the other night and he has already contacted the guy he had in mind and said he'd let me know when he hears back. so sweet of him to do. regardless of what comes of it, the gesture is incredibly heartwarming (even if it's because we made out that one night 20 years ago). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
A scientific study proving a wine bottle with an expensive label tastes better: #design #aeachi via @helveticagirl
A scientific study proving a wine bottle with an expensive label tastes better: #design #aeachi via @helveticagirl
Good to see "proof," but has there ever been much doubt? (Not just wine; this holds true for most everything: If we think it must be better, it *is* us.) - Walt Crawford
Too bad having proof won't change the way consumers think. :-/ - Hookuh Tinypants
Holds true for beer, too. If a beer has a good rating from various sources, then I might lean that way when I try to evaluate it myself. - Joe
The presentation was on design and how despite some thinking it isn't important or undervalued, it actually affects the bottom line. She also talked about this paper: - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Here's the thing: the study didn't (can't) prove that there are no differences among products--wine, beer, whatever. It did show that we can be persuaded to taste differences that may not be there: Quite a different thing. - Walt Crawford
Walt, agreed. Someone who has a palate for wine will be able to tell the differences between wines, and those that enjoy wine are quite aware of the overpriced nature of many brands. A casual drinker would do better to keep it simple for the palate and wallet. - Eric - Poppa Large
It's not about the wine. It's about the physical chemical changes that occur in the brain when imbibing what the subject perceives to be a superior product by being told it's more expensive, has better labeling, etc. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Yeah, basically dopamine and ethanol have synergistic effects :) - Victor Ganata
Yup, essentially even those who think they have some kind of palate for wine can be duped into thinking they can discern high quality wine from low quality. We've tested this repeatedly in my tasting group over the years and the results are always the same (which pleases me greatly because it's a nice slap to the ego for the couple of super pretentious twats in the group). - Hookuh Tinypants
Zulema: I understand that. I also know from experience that some will use the study (and those like it) to say "See? All wines taste the same!" (I've had one beer-lover make essentially that statement.) - Walt Crawford
Steven Perez
Always stretch before working out. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Hey, Val. All stretched out. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Grumpy Angler Fish!
Angry Fish1.jpg
OMG is that one for sale? - Steve C Team Marina
Piranha angler fish is cool. - Betsy
Steve, I'm still working out coral stands for them but once I do I should have four to choose from. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Put me down for one he needs to be with your other fishies in our house. - Steve C Team Marina
You might need to get him a leash .. and a muzzle, LOL - Shannon - GlassMistress
Judging by size and appearance, I would start calling that one a she. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
wonderful work Shannon - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Sean McBride
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats - Nick Hanauer - POLITICO Magazine -
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats - Nick Hanauer - POLITICO Magazine
"Memo: From Nick Hanauer To: My Fellow Zillionaires You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like, for which I was the first nonfamily investor. Then I founded aQuantive, an Internet advertising company that was sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion. In cash. My friends and I own a bank. I tell you all this to demonstrate that in many ways I’m no different from you. Like you, I have a broad perspective on business and capitalism. And also like you, I have been rewarded obscenely for my success, with a life that the other 99.99 percent of Americans can’t even imagine. Multiple homes, my own plane, etc., etc. You know what I’m talking about. In 1992, I was selling pillows made by my family’s business, Pacific Coast Feather Co., to retail stores... more... - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"But let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now? I see pitchforks." - Sean McBride
"But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution." - Sean McBride
Broken link. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Just checked -- the link still works for me. - Sean McBride
Thanks. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Mark H
اگه تو کشورهای خاورمیانه مرده ها در مرده شورخانه ها تفکیک نمی شدند، این مردم حتی به اجساد هم رحم نمی کردند. - پیروز
شتر رو بردار جاش سگ یا گربه بزار .. این آقای عرب رو هم بردار یه سفید پوست سوئدی بزار .. اونجا هم به نظرت پای سکس و نیاز جنسی وسطه؟ - ساوالان
به نظر من قضیه جنسی نیست من تو همین ایران خیلی ها رو دیدم بد دل نیستن لب سگاشونو میبوسن - دلتا
این داره چکار میکنه . در حال سکس با شتره ؟؟؟ - ☂لبـالــــ و♬
ساوالان گفته ام بر اساس سابقه ای بود که اینها در سکس با خر و شتر و وزغ و .... دارند.. نمونه اخیرش هم مرد عربستانی بود که حین سکس با خر کشته شده بود - پیروز
سابقه ردنک ها در سکس با بز و اسب هم شهرت جهانی داره پیروز ... فکر نکن اون طرف از این خبرا نیست - ساوالان
به قول امام راحل(ره): عشق‌بازی با شتر!!! - دایره گچی قفقازی(ع)
نمی شناسم اینها رو و چون اطلاعاتی ندارم نظری هم ندارم اما به اعتراف دوست و دژمن، مردم منطقه به خصوص اعراب در این خصوص پرچم دار هستند :) این مورد هم شاید استثنائاً از روی شهوت نبوده باشه. الشمقدر اعلم - پیروز
در ضمن اینها اگه انسانیت و عطوفت سرشون می شد با کارگران نگون بخت بنگلادش وهند و پاکستان و ... مثل تفاله برخورد نمی کردند. - پیروز
جزئیات تصویر نشون میده قضیه کاملا لذت جنسیه - khoramdin_خُرمدین☼
:))) - senjetoo
Man Dies In Bizarre Case Of Bestiality - Alistair
بعد میگن به امام نقی توهین نکن :دی - senjetoo
:)) - Pun1shm3nt
Are you wearing a karate gi, MICHAH?! - Jenny H. from Android
Bath robe, aka house coat. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
And you are seriously wearing it. #Imserious - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
I'm only a tiny bit disappointed... - Jenny H.
Jenny, heh, I wonder if I still have my Taekwondo uniform packed in a box somewhere. I was only involved for a year. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
He is keeping the earth in its proper alignment with the sun, USING THE POWER OF HIS BRAIN! - MoTO: Team Marina
I hate wind
Keeps blowing you back? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
YAY CRISTO - Stephen Mack
Glad you're back in the loop, Cristo. - Brent Schaus
Thank you, disgusting neighbors, for leaving your garbage bags out today when garbage pickup is Thursday. I'm sure that after two days in 90+ degree weather they will smell just delightful.
Feral animal bait? - Janet from FFHound!
Possibly. After two days they will probably smell much like the skunks they will inevitably attract. - Jessie
What is the response of management? - Anne Bouey
I don't think there's much they can do since there aren't any surveillance cameras outside. They emailed everyone previously to remind them of the garbage policy and they've said they will start fining residents $50/bag if they're caught, but I don't think they have a method for catching them. - Jessie
Trash digging should find the source. Mask, gloves, and Hazmat suit---priceless. - Janet from FFHound!
Critters will probably expose their identity. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Garbage is it's own evidence. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Ick! - Jenny H. from Android
Summer Squash Terrine - THE RAW AND THE COOKED -
Summer Squash Terrine - THE RAW AND THE COOKED
Summer Squash Terrine - THE RAW AND THE COOKED
Summer Squash Terrine - THE RAW AND THE COOKED
OH this is heavenly ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی
A great idea for the coming weekend lunch ... - Mahdi
I'm going to try it - Sepi ⌘ سپی
RT @olivia_solon: Russia wants Bulgarians to stop vandalizing Soviet monuments to look like superheroes:
RT @olivia_solon: Russia wants Bulgarians to stop vandalizing Soviet monuments to look like superheroes:
I'm not sure if I'm more amused by the Santa Claus or the Captain America. - John (bird whisperer)
Is that Ronald McDonald in the back? - Jennifer Dittrich
I was wondering that too. - John (bird whisperer)
Darn Vulgarians. - Joe
lol! This is awesome! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
Police cameras are important, but they’re useless without policies to ensure they’re used properly - The Washington Post -
"So in addition to making these videos public record, accessible through public records requests, we also need to ensure that police agencies implement rules requiring officers to actually use the cameras, enforce those rules by disciplining officers when they don’t and ensure that the officers, the agencies that employ them, and prosecutors all take care to preserve footage, even if the footage reflects poorly on officers." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"One policy that would go a long way toward achieving those three objectives is what defense attorney Scott Greenfield calls the missing video presumption. Currently, the courts generally treat important video that goes missing as a harmless mistake. They assume no ill will on the part of police. If you discover that the police were or should have been recording an encounter that would... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"Under the missing video presumption, if under the policy agency’s police there should have been video and there isn’t, then the courts will assume that the video corroborates the party opposing the police, be it a criminal defendant or the plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit. The state could still get over the presumption by presenting other evidence, such as witnesses, medical... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Özer (Wrzl) Dölekoğlu
normal değiller valla :) - Halit Altunterim
:D çok hoş - Helen
gül gül öldüm :D - ozguncagri
cok iyi - okuz
up di erano bei tempi - Vincio
i tempi di yahoo meme :) - degra
RT @geekandahalf: Today's my one year anniversary as a librarian at @AULibrary. Whew, that went quickly (And a pretty awesome job)!
I miss Derrick here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
me too - Steele Lawman
Victor Ganata
Now why would Rick Perry turn himself into the cops after the judge said he doesn't have to turn himself into the cops? Photo opportunities?
Press conference. "Gov. Perry will speak to the press upon entering and exiting the building." - Trish R
I wonder how much taxpayers are going to be on the hook for for this completely unnecessary publicity stunt. (Tying up the staff at the police station, extra security, etc., etc.) - Victor Ganata
as much as Perry and his ppl can foist off. - Big Joe Silence
When they said mug shot, maybe Rick thought he was getting a customized coffee cup - Greg GuitarBuster
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @huffpostchicago: The depressing reason too many Americans never take vacation
RT @huffpostchicago: The depressing reason too many Americans never take vacation
The two most common reasons survey respondents cited for not taking a break: They dread the pile of work awaiting them when they return, and no one else can do what they do at the office. These people suffer from what the researchers called a "martyr" complex, believing that they’re the only ones who can do their jobs. Most telling: More than 20 percent of workers said one of the main... more... - Steve C Team Marina
The whole 'martyr complex' thing irks me. Yes, you get those people, but in a desperate economy it is far more common for workplaces to be understaffed and for people to be overworked with no backup. When those workers go on vacation, there isn't anyone to pick up the slack, so they end up responsible for it when they get back (on top of whatever needs to be done in that moment.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Meanwhile I'm just broke. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Victor Ganata
Oh. So Perry is going to use the perp walk as an opportunity to give self-serving speeches.
I would've expected nothing less. - rönin
Victor Ganata
I think rioting and looting are just symptoms of underlying social pathology. You can treat the symptoms and get temporary relief, but they're always going to come back if you don't do anything about the underlying condition.
The most proximal underlying problem being that no one trusts the police right now. And they aren't going to earn that trust back by continuing to violently suppress people. - Victor Ganata
Graham Priest on Buddhism and logic by Massimo Pigliucci -
Graham Priest on Buddhism and logic by Massimo Pigliucci
"Graham Priest is a colleague of mine at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, a world renowned expert in logic, a Buddhist connoisseur, and an all-around nice guy [1]. So I always pay attention to what he says or writes. Recently he published a piece in Aeon magazine [2] entitled “Beyond true and false: Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing.” I approached it with trepidation, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, I am weary of attempts at reading things into Buddhism or other Asian traditions of thought that are clearly not there (the most egregious example being the “documentary” What The Bleep Do We Know?, and the most frustrating one the infamous The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra). But I quickly reassured myself because I knew Graham would do better than that." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Running Shoes Used Mainly For Computer Programming | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Running Shoes Used Mainly For Computer Programming | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
This used to be me, but now I wear sneakers to work and switch to slippers while in the office. - Andrew C (✔)
Sneaker net wouldn't work without them. - Greg GuitarBuster
This cuts deep, man. - Brian Johns
Shannon - GlassMistress
I wish there was a solution for Ferguson. First it was too much police action and now residents are complaining that it is too little. Almost no one (news) is talking about Mike Brown just about the looting and riots. I realize its complicated and wont go away over night but I'm unclear how any of this is making things better.
Shannon, I think that there are some operational problems at play here. Lack of clear leadership for one - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
But if you're referring to the protesters, I do think that they are "better" in that they are aware and involved , at least for a time. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
The challenge comes in what evolves from this. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
The "solution" to Ferguson is still in our hands. The question we have to ask ourselves is what we want it to be. - MoTO: Team Marina
Someone wrote last week that American racism can be compared to someone who has a huge credit card bill who finally stops adding charges, but doesn't do anything to pay off the debt. And then gets confused (and angry) that the credit card company keeps calling. - MoTO: Team Marina
Solution isnt a good word - but I couldnt think of a better one. I feel like the focus should be on Mike Brown's murder and the officer involved. I feel that those who choose to riot and loot (not those that simply protest) are both distracting from the importance of the matter and enforcing negative opinions. There seems to be a clear division between protesters and rioters (this... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
The agitators are always there. They never go away. Are they a real distraction or an excuse not to address the problem? - MoTO: Team Marina
Possibly both. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Look at it this way. I'm 52 years old. I remember Ferguson cops busting heads when I was a kid. You didn't drive through Ferguson after dark without risking getting rousted. Nothing has changed since then and the demographics have shifted dramatically from majority white to majority black. In many ways, things are worse. They are now killing young men when in my day you got thrown over the hood of a car. Arguably the young men are a lot less afraid to die than I was. - MoTO: Team Marina
Often, there is looting and "rioting" when a big game is lost (or won) at U of Mich. or MSU. Rarely do the riot police get called in. And rarely does it rate more than a finger wag from local authorities. When she worked downtown, Wife used to tell me that local businesses got there windows busted on a regular basis the night of a big hockey game. Where is the shame and outrage? (Edited because I went a little over the top with the "every time" big game thing.) - MoTO: Team Marina
You are correct, rioting should receive the same response regardless. I dont care if it's in anger or celebration, I simply dont understand how destroying things improves any situation. I realize that much of it (Ferguson and elsewhere) is crowd mentality - one doofus breaks a window and everyone else joins in - but I still dont think its right or draws the right kind of attention to your cause. I feel like I'm only seeing the rioting and I'm not seeing steps toward justice and change. - Shannon - GlassMistress
News will always choose to show pictures of chaos over pictures of calm. The actual work of making peace doesn't get much play, not when there's exciting footage of rioting to air! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^^ I know and that's not right. But arent the rioters just as responsible as the news? If the news cant focus on the riot because there isnt one cant they then focus on justice and change (at least until the next BIG story comes along)? Or am I just being dense? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd call it hopeful rather than dense :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Many people in America wouldn't have blinked an eye at Mike Brown's murder if it weren't for violence "erupting" at the protests. Those people are often more outraged at broken windows & stolen merchandise than at a young man's death. Yeah nobody SHOULD break the law, destroy property, but I get the rage behind it: why should they be held to the law if cops can get away with murder? And we don't know how much of it is being done by actual community members, either. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I get the feeling that in many cases, the looting and burning of buildings is a red herring. I don't know how true this is, but I heard during the L.A. riots that some building owners were taking advantage of the civil unrest to burn down their own buildings so they could collect insurance. In the wake of Oscar Grant's murder in Oakland, anarchists from outside communities came in to... more... - Victor Ganata
Example from the L.A. riots: Grocer, Wife Accused of Having Market Torched : Riots: Case is second instance of merchants charged with using the unrest as a cover for destroying their business - 1992 Oct 29 - not saying this is what's happening in Ferguson necessarily, but it seems likely that the people who are doing the looting and burning do not care about Michael Brown or Ferguson whatsoever. - Victor Ganata
"You are correct, rioting should receive the same response regardless". You've hit the heart of it right there, Shannon. But you buried the lead. I don't care "why" stupid, reckless people do what they do. Put them in jail. Get them some therapy. Whatever works. But understand that the 2 groups I cited - university students and Ferguson residents - are viewed completely differently. And... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
I dont care what color you are if you act like a thug you should be treated like a thug. It is those folks that I dont understand. I can understand angry and passionate. I can understand the urge to do damage, but hell, I cant even TP someone's house even if I think they deserve it. A little respect - and an effort to earn that respect - is sorely needed .... everywhere. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Let's use the hockey game analogy again. Assuming that not all the hockey fans are breaking windows before and after a big game, why would you lump all hockey fans into this group? You wouldn't. You'd think of them as 2 different groups and you'd treat them accordingly. Window breakers have nothing to do with the law abiding fans or with the game itself. Take it a little further, hockey... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
I think it's an unwarranted assumption that the people doing the theft and property destruction are at all motivated directly by the inciting incident. I also think it's not necessarily "senseless". They're doing it because (1) they like stealing or burning things, (2) they have something to gain from doing it, and/or (3) they're trying to make other people who aren't stealing or burning things look bad. - Victor Ganata
I'm flummoxed. I feel like we are all saying roughly the same thing AND I feel like I'd doing a poor job of trying to make my original point. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I mean, I totally agree with your original point: the news focusing on the looting and burning is just inflammatory and does nothing to make things better. - Victor Ganata
I'm only suggesting that you go a little deeper if you want to see a way to a solution. And what Victor said. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I'm sorry I used the word solution. Solution suggests fix, and I dont believe you fix people. I hope we can change them. I hope there is justice. I hope that someday appearance (race, sex, tatttoos, hair - whatever) isnt the first thing used to judge people. I hope there is a way to change the police force so that is is more about fairness and less about showing off power. I hope ... but I dont really believe and it makes me really, really sad. - Shannon - GlassMistress
("liking" for dialog and trying) - Steele Lawman
Victor Ganata
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." — Dwight D. Eisenhower — who knew that this would eventually apply not just to national defense but to city budgets?
Every AR-15 that is bought, every MRAP deployed, every tear gas canister fired is ultimately theft from the community the police are supposed to protect. - Victor Ganata
Don't forget the sound cannons. - Steven Perez from Android
Steven Perez
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone ... :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Hey, Val. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
Jason Toney
RT @paleofuture: "...just do what I tell you." -LAPD officer sums it all up
RT @paleofuture: "...just do what I tell you." -LAPD officer sums it all up
How, uh, reassuring. - Victor Ganata
I guess the speech is free only up until you say something that the police don't like. - Jennifer Dittrich
I would agree with this if it actually worked that way. - Jim: with more caffeine!
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