- “Bomb the schools: A modest proposal.” Hey, she said it, not me. Might be satire, too; you never know. Left-wing satire, so be aware of that.
- Then there’s #SwingBombSF, hanging playful swings myseriously around the city.
- Cracked, which is usually entertaining but also anti-gun, includes the Battle of Athens, Tennessee in a listicle on real-life events as crazy as movie plots.
- Why you should use DuckDuckGo instead of Google. By an exec of the former, but has a few infobits I didn’t know. And of course don’t forget that other privacy-respecting search engine, StartPage. (H/T MJ)
- In all the natter about solutions for the homeless, one thing is often forgotten: the preferences and needs of the homeless themselves.
- Urban wall transformations, before and after.
- If your day isn’t going so well, watch this February fail compilation and you might feel better.
- If not that, then how about this 30-second clip of a guy destroying a speed cam? That was easy …
Then there’s #SwingBombSF, hanging playful swings myseriously around the city.
I enjoy swinging! 😉
There is no size that fits all but IMHO most homeless people are doing what they want to do more so then doing what they have to do.
Many are homeless because their priority in life concerns drugs and alcohol abuse.
I also think there is a Homeless Industrial complex where people make a living out of the homeless and the last thing those people would want is for the issue to go away thus causing their income to go south too.
There are people who say they are trying to solve a problem who make a living out of solving the problem who are the last people who want the problem to really go away.
The war on drugs is a good example of that.
I find it interesting that so many people see somebody with a sign, out begging on the street, and call him “homeless.” That is really jumping to conclusions. How do we know he does not have a home, just because he is begging? Is not “beggar” the more accurate term? I am not referring to your story, just to our automatic inclination to apply the term “homeless” whenever we see a beggar. I like accuracy in language.
What would really look cool on those murals is to embed LED strips and electroluminescent wire/tape in the image..both are available in many colors.
As many here know, but apparently Cracked doesn’t, #1, the Battle of Athens, was made into “An American Story:”
Startpage is my default search engine.
Homeless “shelters” can be truly awful, and more dangerous than sleeping on the street. And most shelters won’t let you bring your dog. You don’t know what love is until you see two “throwaway” creatures who have saved each other.
OT: Commentary on Contemporary Policing. http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/commentary-on-contemporary-policing
One more thing not on the list – Google has stepped further into the political arena (SHOCKING, I KNOW!) and blocked shopping results for a bunch of terms, including “ar15” and “Colt”.
Still waiting on the Librem 5, but de-Googlifying as much as I can in the meantime.
Yep, have moved away from Google, though still haven’t settled definitely on my replacement for live time driving directions. And though I appreciate the people at Startpage, I’m using Duckduckgo. Startpage uses the Google search engine, just after having stripped the users’ identifiers. And, far as I can tell, Google is sophisticated enough these days that if a user has several years of Google search history, then it can still identify that user even after only a succession of a certain number of anonymous searches.