Art-history by Lulu Mack
“The Partisans : How to Deal With Climate Change Deniers” - pretty funny.
In New York City, kids who make trouble are routinely removed from school altogether and placed in suspension centers, holding cells or juvenile detention lockups. In the old days, you got a detention slip for scrawling your initials on a desk. Now a student can be given a summons by a school police officer. If the kid loses it or doesn’t want to tell his parents, it becomes a warrant—and a basis for arrest.
According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, some 77 percent of New York’s school police interventions are for noncriminal matters like having food outside the cafeteria, having a cellphone or being late. Other minor offenses like shouting, getting into petty scuffles or being on school grounds after hours fall into the category of “disruptive behavior”—an offense that can get a student suspended. Just 4 percent of police interventions are in response to “major crimes against persons.”
But what’s a teacher to do? In New York City, police officers outnumber guidance counselors by more than 2,000.
“In light of what’s been happening lately we ask that you don’t sing”
Security sergeant at South Coast Plaza. USA, take notice: only corporate approved art is not a potential terrorist threat. Sonic graffiti I guess. Thank you to all the uber religious freaks who scream for freedom of business while happily handcuffing our youth.
Funny how close the prophesies of all those religions come to the truth….Oh wait…
Yes, yes, typing error. Sorry about that, too late now.
Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Iceland by orvaratli
“This ice cave is on the edge of the glacier where it enters into an lagoon near Svínafellsjökull. It is only possible to access it when the lagoon is frozen. Ice caves are in general unstable things and can collapse at any time. They are however much more stable in winter when the cold temperatures harden the ice. Even so we could hear constant cracking sounds inside the cave. It was not because it was going to collapse but because the cave was moving along with the glacier itself. Each time the glacier moved a millimeter loud sounds could be heard.”
This is in Iceland, which is a short 4-hour flight from Boston. And apparently there are tours.