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Ryder Cup 2012 results: Europe dedicates stunning victory to Seve Ballesteros - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
Ryder Cup 2012 results: Europe dedicates stunning victory to Seve Ballesteros
"Europe's golfers celebrated in style after producing one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history to retain the Ryder Cup. The team, captained by Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal, overturned a 10-6 deficit to defeat the United States by 14½ points to 13½ points on a thrilling final day in Chicago. They won the match while wearing the colours of Olazabal's compatriot and close friend, the late Seve Ballesteros, who helped Europe to five Ryder Cup wins during a glittering career as a player and captain." - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
"Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is to be the lead ship of her class of United States Navy supercarriers. As announced by the U.S. Navy on 16 January 2007, the ship will be named after the 38th President of the United States, the late Gerald R. Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater.[4] The keel of the Gerald R. Ford was laid down on 13 November 2009.[2] Construction began on 11 August 2005, when Northrop Grumman held a ceremonial steel cut for a 15-ton plate that will form part of a side shell unit of the carrier. The schedule calls for the ship to join the U.S. Navy’s fleet in 2015. Gerald R. Ford is slated to replace the current USS Enterprise, ending her then 50-plus years of active service with the United States Navy.[5] Contents [hide] 1 Ship naming 2 Design and development 2.1 Flight deck 2.2 Power generation 2.3 Launch systems 2.4 Communications 2.5 Possible upgrades 3 Construction 4 Wikimedia... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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vondelpark, a beautiful park in amsterdam. paul ehrenfest killed his son and himself here in the 1930's, disillusioned and confused about his progress in helping explore quantum reality. - Winckel
hey, are you visiting amsterdam? :) - grizabella
no, just thinking about beautiful cities :) - Winckel
:) - grizabella
This park was.. errh, is my all time favourite place in Amsterdam and one of the finest locations in the city. - Mistaken Identity
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Einstein and Bohr
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Taken by Paul Ehrenfest who committed suicide in Vondelpark. I would have loved to have been around at Solvay, so many incredible people and such amazing progress in understanding reality. It takes my breath away. - Winckel
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HMS Devonshire
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Devonshire was one of my early ship models. - Winckel
not sure Atalante, just meant when I made plastic models, Devonshire was one that I made as a boy :-) - Winckel
sorry, I misunderstood, I imagine it's not so comfortable, the ship isn't huge and I suspect in bad weather it's pretty uncomfortable - Winckel
in ships, bigger always better I think - Winckel
"ship models" Models of ships,aircraft were wide organized for children and other ages in ex-soc countries. Before year, searching for Russian ships around 1878, I still found good drawings for models. Really helps if you are in doubt about photo that claim :"It is a "....." ship from 1878" :-) Skip the term "military" about many of activities under state USSR structure ДОСААФ and... more... - Slavomira
1959. DOSO (ДОСО) General overview https://secure.flickr.com/photos... - Slavomira
:-) Yes, it is me, at left above, at that time. 1959, DOSO,Educational plan – mass sport in Marine Disciplines at Marine Clubs 1.Swimming1a.Water rescue swimming2,Rowing- boat with 2, 4 and 6 oaks.3.Sailing- 4 classes 4.Marine multidisciplinary – ship ruling, signaling, mechanics, captains5.Speedy small sport engine boats6. Ship models.7.Scuba diving(new from1958,for the army,too,as... more... - Slavomira
1959, Sport calendar DOSO Marine disciplines – international, national and local competitions, national teams or Marine Club’s teams. 2,000,000 participants at republic Spartakiada ( typical mass sport soc event) :-) Yes, it is me, at left above, at that time. https://secure.flickr.com/photos... BSFS has its own sport calendar, too.... more... - Slavomira
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I had hoped to avoid the gangnam meme.... - Winckel
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British men have bigger penises than the French...but smaller than Germans...and they're all bigger than the Americans'. Don't mention the Koreans. - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health...
British men have bigger penises than the French...but smaller than Germans...and they're all bigger than the Americans'. Don't mention the Koreans.
"British men typically have bigger penises than the French - but are less well endowed than German guys, new research claims. The average British man's penis is apparently 5.5in when erect - coming ahead of the French at 5.3in, Australians (5.2in), Americans (5.1in) and Irish (5in). And it towers over the average manhood in North and South Korea - the smallest in the study at a mere 3.8 in. But British men do not have a great deal to shout about in the trouser stakes - coming only 78th out of 113 nationalities covered in the study. The men of Africa's Republic of Congo are best equipped of all at 7.1 in. They are closely followed by Ecuadoreans at 7in, Ghanaians at 6.8in and Colombians at 6.7in. In Europe, Icelanders are the best endowed at 6.5in and the Irish are the second smallest at 5.03in - behind only Romanians at 5.01in. Africans have the biggest penises at an average of 6.3in and north-east Asians the smallest at 4.2in. Brits come in just under the Germans, who are bang on the... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
Obviously this is a source of concern for all of us. So as long as we don't meet an average Congolese gent, we're fine :-) - Winckel
Fascinating stuff! - Son of Groucho
Feeling above average *looks for yardstick* - Greg GuitarBuster
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California bans controversial 'gay therapy' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
California bans controversial 'gay therapy'
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday which prohibited people under the age of 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change therapy. The move marks a major victory for gay rights advocates who say the therapy, also called reparative therapy, has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder. The bill had support from the American Psychiatric Association, California Psychological Association and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, among others. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said: "LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth will now be protected from a practice that has not only been debunked as junk science, but has been proven to have drastically negative effects on their well-being." He urged other states to follow California's lead. State Senator Ted Lieu, the bill's sponsor, said in a statement that Mr Brown had signed the bill. Mr Lieu said the psychiatrist who pioneered the therapy, Dr Robert Spitzer, has since renounced it and... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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certainly is :-). I love the big brush strokes and really confident lines, like Van Gogh wore his heart on his sleeve - Winckel
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Notch: Don't be a hypocrite about Minecraft and Windows 8 - Neowin - http://www.neowin.net/news...
Notch: Don't be a hypocrite about Minecraft and Windows 8 - Neowin
"Apple is pretty much the king of the closed PC platforms. This is the company that won't let anyone else make Mac PCs. Yet, Microsoft is still going to allow anyone who wants to build a PC from scratch a way to get an OEM copy of Windows 8. You have a very successful version of Minecraft on the Mac and iOS platforms. You didn't have a problem with Apple's closed systems policy when you launched the iOS or Mac versions." - Jemm from Bookmarklet
this makes me smile - Winckel
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;-) Hi,Winckel You got my attention with this link. I connected it with their celebration of 100 years military air forces. As I do not like widespread usages of photos, obviously from somewhere, but not pointed exactly, I did research on only track- the name of the photographer. So :-) sharing bellow results. - Slavomira
Meet the nice and professional photographer ( as he put his photo here) https://www.facebook.com/dmitryd... :-) I'll send him a friend request, as I like him. - Slavomira
:-) I just became his follower and re-tweeted one of his posts of his photo blog ( few of the photos are in above link).https://twitter.com/dimavrn - Slavomira
Really good photo blog! Under Aviation there are more of 10 posts with interesting and very good photos. The last post is interesting, too :-) http://dmitrydreamer.livejournal.com/6023... - Slavomira
Looks cool Slavomira - Winckel
If interested, you will find there really good photos, with few words in Russian for the place and time of the post and a sentence for a photo. :-) I really appreciate him through these his own works. - Slavomira
Yes, and you see many other things around. Adore photos :-) - Slavomira
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Schoolboy, 16, risked his life after going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped inside - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
Schoolboy, 16, risked his life after going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped inside
Schoolboy, 16, risked his life after going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped inside
"A courageous 16-year-old boy risked his own life to save a toddler trapped inside a burning home. Nelson Fonangwan was sleeping but leapt into action after hearing the desperate screams of a neighbour and found black smoke billowing from the property in Southampton, Hampshire. Mother-of-two Aneta Jedlikoswka, 32, was frantically trying to punch a hole in her kitchen window to reach her trapped two-year-old son, Adam, who was knocking on the glass from inside. All smiles: Nelson Fonangwan (centre), who rescued Aneta Jedlikowska's (centre left) son Adam (near right). Also pictured is Mrs' Jedlikowska daughter Kamila Brodowska (left) and husband Piotr Jedilkowski (right) Nelson, a pupil at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in the city, smashed his way into the house through the window while his mother called 999, and crawled in before carrying the child to safety. More... Insurance row as police deny riots to blame for fire He told the Southern Daily Echo: ‘I couldn't believe what I... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
I don't normally quote from the Torah, made up deities offend me, but I'm reminded of the quote, "He who saves one life, it's as if he saved the entire world." (Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a) - Winckel
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I used to build lots of plastic models of planes like this. It was an education :-) - Winckel
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The church's wars over sexuality are coming to an end - http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...
The church's wars over sexuality are coming to an end
"There is a heart-rending interview going around the net with Vaughan Roberts, the rector of St Ebbe's, a hardline evangelical church in Oxford. He is gay, though he wouldn't use the term, and celibate. He talks about two things: the difficulty of remaining celibate, and the difficulty for conservative evangelicals of ever admitting to anyone, even to themselves, that they are in fact gay. A further layer of irony and pain is added to the situation because his interviewer, Julian Hardyman, leads a Cambridge Baptist church where his predecessor was chased out of the job for coming out and announcing he had a partner. What the article makes clear is that, even among conservative evangelicals, it is no longer possible to deal with gay people, and the problems their existence poses, by simple repression. Coming out was obviously a hugely painful business for him. "Close family and friends have known for a considerable time that I experience same-sex attraction … In fact, I included some... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
Not sure I agree entirely with Brown's analysis - I've read what god said, you can too here - http://www.biblegateway.com/ - and the dude's a homophobe, no doubt about it. So if you're a christian, and doing what you're told, you're a homophobe too. - Winckel
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I bet it smells beautiful - Winckel
Winckel, it does, I have been in such field last year around Kent area, however it is too strong to stay long unless you are used to it. - Nemo
Oh,yes, and there are huge clouds of insects as bees and other insects, so to the smell you hear nature music,too :-) - Slavomira
we don't see much of that is Surrey, Nemo, looks wonderful - Winckel
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Fwd: Erin Gray sunday afternoon appreciation moment (via http://friendfeed.com/marcoap...)
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Erin Gray sunday afternoon appreciation moment
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BBC News - Apple apologises for Maps switch 'frustration' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - Apple apologises for Maps switch 'frustration'
BBC News - Apple apologises for Maps switch 'frustration'
"Apple's chief executive has penned an apology following a barrage of criticism caused by its switch to a new maps system. Tim Cook acknowledged that users had been frustrated by the move and repeated a pledge to improve the software. In the meantime he suggested users download an alternative product from one of its rivals. A link to the letter appears on the firm's home page. Although the company has issued several apologies over recent months, this one is unusual for its prominence and the fact it was written by Mr Cook himself. Other examples since July include a letter from the firm's former head of hardware engineering saying that ditching a green ratings scheme had been "a mistake"; a statement acknowledging that changes to its retail stores had been made in error; and emails to iCloud users apologising for an interruption to their email service." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Pretty humiliating stuff! What would Big Steve say? - Son of Groucho
Are you sure you're right? The reason I ask is because as far as I can tell Microsoft has produced some terrible products, truly bad I would suggest, and some abject failures (have you seen Vista, or a device called the Zune, or another called the XBox?), and Goggle has had a number of definitive failures - discontinued - andI don't recall the outrage. Not all bandwagon have to be eagerly mounted, and maybe there's a cost for doing that; what do you think? - Winckel
I still think the iPhone 4S is a great phone: a much better device then the HTC Desire I had before. However, the new Maps app is definitely inferior to what was there before, as far as I can see. All these big IT companies have had their embarrassing failures, I agree, and Apple has made some major mistakes too. They have done pretty well recently, but no company gets it all right forever. - Son of Groucho
Henry, maybe blasphemy laws aren't such a bad idea after all? :-P - Eivind
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Been using Maps in London a lot these past days. Working well. #ios6
I find it's been working really well in London, Guy, my benchmark is Google Maps but I prefer Maps UI :-) - Winckel
I'll take a lot of convincing, having just "upgraded" to iOS 6 on my iPhone 4s. I miss street view! :( - Son of Groucho
I had no problems in Milan but who knows the world i gigantic might have problems tomorrow - bic aka nanomelmoso
miss streetview too - Winckel
I have to disagree! It's hopeless in Sydney. Lots of names missing, pin-point let me to the wrong location the other day, etc... - Danny
"No results found" is a pop up message I see a lot when searching for valid addresses in towns here. It's a disgrace, really. - Stephan from iPhone
I think disgrace is much too strong a word. There's no obligation to use an iPhone if a user feels Android is a better fit for their tastes and Apple very likely felt compelled to split with Google on maps given Google's continued refusal to offer turn-by-turn and vector graphics on iOS. There was no likelihood Maps on release would be as good as Google Maps has become after many years of constant (and expensive) incremental upgrade. - Winckel
H, the addresses I am referring to have been around for decades. If they're not on Apple's map them that's a disgrace. Even the $1 map at the dollar store had them. - Stephan from iPhone
LOL, Apple fanboy working hard to cover up the mess - كودن با استعداد from iPhone
I think that would look rather more convincing from someone who hasn't been using Windows - apparently without any great emotional trauma - for the longest time. Difficult to imagine such sensibilities in the area of mapping software. Not least since as far as I know, Goggle has a website which does mapping too. I think I'm seeing rather less proportionality and rather more schadenfreude than I'm used to. - Winckel
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How Apple’s Obsession with Google Is Hurting Apple | Cult of Mac - http://www.cultofmac.com/192350...
How Apple’s Obsession with Google Is Hurting Apple | Cult of Mac
"Every once in a while, a company becomes so obsessed with a competitor that it loses focus on its own customers. They start designing and positioning their products more to hurt rivals than thrill users. And I fear that now it’s happening to Apple. Again. Everybody knows about Apple’s near-death experience in the 90s. But few appreciate why it happened. From 1985 to 1997, Apple went in a series of bizarre product directions. Yes, Apple made some cool stuff back then. But they also made a lot of weird moves that would be inconceivable by the standards of today’s Apple. One small example was that Apple introduced an insanely grating plethora of confusing PC brands, including the Centris, Quadra and Performa lines, which nobody could differentiate. But why? They also launched half-heartedly into all kinds of unexpected consumer electronics directions. They sold digital cameras that were really made by Kodak and Fujifilm. They sold a CD player really made by Philips. Again, why? And they... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
I hate the new YouTube app, it's horrible. Hope Google upgrade it soon. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
They shouldn't have hired that old Spanish lady :) - Eivind
I wonder if the contention is true. It generalises and I wonder if that generalisation isn't a step ( or two) too far. Google Maps had long been in the slow lane in iOS, Google refused to support turn-by-turn and vector graphics (we understand), though presumably if Apple had allowed multiple ads and handed over private client data Google would have consented. Maps are an important... more... - Winckel
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Catholic bishop says any politician that votes for gay rights is going to hell - http://www.catholicculture.org/news...
Catholic bishop says any politician that votes for gay rights is going to hell
"Strongly criticizing provisions of the Democratic Party platform, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield (Illinois) warned that “a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.” Bishop Paprocki first discussed the controversy over the inclusion of the word “God” in the party’s platform: After outcries of protest from outside as well as within the Democratic Party, the sentence with the same reference to God used in 2008 was restored to read, "We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential." Before anyone relaxes and concludes that all is well now that the Democratic Party Platform contains a single passing reference to God, the way that this was done should give us pause. Convention chairman... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
You can't keep the nutjobs down :) - Winckel
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The Charlie Hebdo Affair: Laughing at Blasphemy : The New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/online...
The Charlie Hebdo Affair: Laughing at Blasphemy : The New Yorker
"A week ago today, France shuttered its embassies, consulates, cultural centers, and schools in twenty countries. The reason given was that a satirical newsweekly called Charlie Hebdo had published cartoons satirizing two very different films: “The Intouchables,” just selected as France’s Academy Awards entry in the foreign-language film category; and “Innocence of Muslims,” a film less foreign to those who follow the news than it has any right to be. The cover of the Charlie Hebdo issue in question is a crude depiction of an Orthodox Jewish man pushing a Muslim man in a wheelchair: “The Intouchables 2,” it reads. (The actual “Intouchables” is a cloying tale of a rich white man who, paralyzed in a paragliding accident, hires a poor black man to care for him. Guess who gets his joie de vivre back?) When you turn the pages, you see ungainly caricatures, presented more or less as advertisements for a film—only tenuously connected with the front cover’s spoof—sure to “set the Muslim world... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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New Zealand prime minister apologizes for illegal Dotcom spying - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
"Responding to a recent request by Prime Minister John Key, a New Zealand inspector general has concluded that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) broke the law when it spied on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom in connection with January's raid on his mansion. Following the Thursday release of the report, Key issued a personal apology to Dotcom for the mistake. The GCSB is an intelligence agency similar to the National Security Agency in the United States. Like the NSA, it is supposed to focus its surveillance activities on foreign targets. Because Dotcom had obtained permanent resident status, he does not qualify as a foreigner under the latest version of the GCSB law, and therefore should not have been subjected to GCSB surveillance. But the agency evidently misunderstood the law or failed to verify Dotcom's immigration status. "If they had been more thorough in what they had done, they would have worked out that Mr. Dotcom had a residence class visa, and therefore was... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said to Say - http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said to Say
"Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready, a person who attended the company event said. Enlarge image Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software compatible with tablets, into computers next month to help it vie with Apple Inc.’s iPad during the crucial holiday shopping season. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees improvements still need to be made to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 8 operating system. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg Improvements still need to be made to the software, Otellini told employees at a company meeting in Taipei yesterday, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the meeting was private. Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software designed for touch tablets, into... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
I hope Windows 8 is good, Microsoft still don't impress me but they owe it to all of us not to be a bad as they have been historically. - Winckel
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Extremism cop covered up at Hillsborough tragedy - http://www.fitwatch.org.uk/2012...
Extremism cop covered up at Hillsborough tragedy
"This man, Norman Bettison headed up the liaison unit responsible for orchestrating the lies and black propaganda that was the police response to the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough. Attempting to cover up the police's role in causing the tragedy, the liaison unit perpetuated false stories of drunken football fans and hooligans kicking police officers as they tried to help the wounded and dying. He was still blaming fans behaviour on Thursday when he said it "made the job of the police in the crush outside Leppings Lane turnstiles harder than it needed to be.” Today he was forced to apologise in a desperate attempt to keep his job. This man truly is scum. 'Sir' Norman Bettison, is now "one of the country's most experienced officers and responsible for overseeing the policing of domestic extremism" according to the Guardian. He is the police national lead on the PREVENT strategy, and the vice chair of ACPO's Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee. This puts him at the heart of... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
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Cop accused of tackling 15-year-old in retaliation for videotaping - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
"A New Jersey police officer and his employer, the township of Hanover, are facing a million-dollar civil rights lawsuit after the officer allegedly tackled a 15-year-old boy in retaliation for his use of a video camera to document the encounter. In March 2012, Austin DeCaro and two friends cut through Black Brook Park on the way to the home of one of the boys in the group. Because the park is closed at night, they were stopped by Joseph Quinn, a plainclothes officer in an unmarked car. The boys sat on the curb on Quinn's orders. DeCaro, who says he carries a camcorder with him everywhere he goes, decided to document the encounter. "Turn that video camera off right now, or it's going to be mine forever," said a voice on the videotape that DeCaro says belongs to Quinn. When DeCaro asked "why," there was a scuffle as Quinn allegedly tackled the 100-pound teenager. "Now you're under arrest," the police officer said in the video. "You get off of me," DeCaro replied. The video appears to... more... - Winckel from Bookmarklet
I think cops the world over routinely act thuggishly and corruptly - in the US as in the UK they seem to feel they can act with impunity, often racistly, and abuse people simply because they think they can. This kid was brave and sensible. - Winckel
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