Majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to disband police department | TheHill
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due,” Jeremiah Ellison said on Twitter on Thursday.
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Hunter raised the issue of filtering again with [head librarian] Wofford and stated that she thought the filtering of the websites she sought to view was improper and the classification of Native American cultural and religious history and practices as the occult and criminal skills was misleading and derogatory.
Wofford responded that it was up to the filtering system which websites library patrons could view and that she only allows people to view blocked websites if it pertains to their job, if they are writing a paper, or if she determined that they otherwise have a legitimate reason to view the content.
via Library computers can block pornbut Wicca? ACLU says no.
I am glad that’s not my head librarian.
The construction of a modern wonder of the world is now underway in western Texas as the plans for a clock that will tick for 10,000 years have been green lit by the hefty contribution from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
via 10,000 Year Clock Begins Construction Thanks to $42 Million from Amazons CEO | Singularity Hub.
How wonderfully excellent.
Follow these tips to make Kindle a better, more convenient reader, or to push the limits of what the device will do.
via Hack Your Kindle: 100+ Tips, Resources, and Tutorials to Read Better and Learn Faster | College Degrees.
Cities are living projects, and must be constantly edited, often by an invisible handone structure needs to be deleted to make room for another, an early draft of this neighborhood is recast in a newer, tighter form. If nostalgia rules the day, nothing changes, nothing moves forward.
via The Nostalgia Trap – Magazine – The Atlantic.
The slide show that is part of the article is quite nice. The print article doesn’t have that, and there is no indication that there is one noted. Good thing that I wanted to post a link with the quote above.
I have always been a fan of late 19th early 20th century industrial buildings. Could it have anything to do with growing up in northeast Jersey?
SITTING at a table in a Barnes & Noble in St. Petersburg, Fla., T. J. Waters was signing copies of his book Hyperformance when a fan standing in line with the eBook version walked up and said, Its too bad you cant sign my Kindle.
via Authors Sign eBooks Electronically – NYTimes.com.
Americans like stuff.
Thats a given. But it turns out that lots and lots of stuff piled onto shelves or stacked in the middle of store aisles can coax a shopper to buy more.
Retailers Pile Stuff in the Aisles to Increase Sales – NYTimes.com.
Were all used to unusual ads these days, no matter what the medium. But once in a while, something is so bizarre, so hilarious or just plain insulting, we cant help but do a double take. Whether its PETA making obesity jokes or a mistress exposing her affair with a married man, check out the 10 most outrageous billboards we could find.
via Billboard Ads – Controversial Billboard Ads at WomansDay.com.