"This studio is built in the heart of an artists’ neighborhood in São Paulo. Located in a flood zone, its construction offered several challenges. The building is designed as a manufactured object, a living body in constant change; it breathes, sweats, ages and regenerates. The water is the main element of this project: rain and ground water are treated and reused through a complex system whose low tech elements such as the pipes, pumps, automatic irrigation, etc., are highlighted, forming a sort of protective shell around the building. The heart of the project is thus exposed on its façade. The building appears to have been designed inside out. By contrast, the interior is sleek and minimalist.”
Poor Ralph Weems IV. Just minding his own business, him and his concealed weapon, when he’s warned not to go into the local Waffle House, because the black folks inside are all worked up over Ferguson. He goes in anyway (probably because after serving as a Marine in Iraq, he sees himself as an ambassador of good will — or maybe he had an overwhelming craving for the old chopped n’ cheddared). Anyway, just as he was warned, the residents inside aren’t in a good mood. So he leaves to go to a Huddle House instead, but he and his Air Force buddy are inexplicably followed by more than 20 people who surround him — just him — and kick the hell out of him, putting him in the hospital.
I’m sure he’s not drunk while any of this happens, and so I’m certain he didn’t do or say anything to instigate this (because God knows, the cops won’t come to the rescue of white victims, so he was probably on his best behavior). It’s just that you know how black people get (savages, can’t control themselves, always attacking white people for no dang reason, etc.), and so they did.
Now, Mississippi cops (who are renowned for their racial sensitivity) tried to downplay the racial angle.
Police Chief Tim Brinkley did not immediately return a call Sunday from The AP.
The Economic Policy Institute stated, “The United States stands out as the country with the highest poverty rate and one of the lowest levels of social expenditure.” It’s a national disgrace that we allow just a few people to take more of the country’s wealth than the millions of productive people who can’t find living-wage jobs.
Just two menmade more investment income in 2013 than the entire year’s welfare budget (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), commonly referred to as ‘welfare’).
Just 400 individualsmade more investment income in 2013 than the entire safety net (SNAP, WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Child Nutrition, Earned Income Tax Credit, Supplemental Security Income, TANF, and Housing).
And the richest 1% made more from their investments in 2013 than the total cost of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the entire safety net.
The planet’s two largest ice sheets – in Greenland and Antarctica – are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.
Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.