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    The Space Shuttle had ended its run, a page of history had ended and another had beginned with the private entreprise going to the space race. Here an exterpt of an article from Reason http://reason.com/blog/2012/04/18/re...pace-race-begi



    Reason.tv: Let the Private Space Race Begin!
    Nick Gillespie, Kennedy & Meredith Bragg | April 18, 2012


    So the space shuttle Discovery has flown its last mission. It's been towed over the nation's capital like a bruised Chevy after a demolition derby before being deposited at the Udvar-Hazy air and space musuem in northern Virginia.

    Other space junkers - Atlantis and Endeavour - are being retired like Brett Favre in a pair of Crocs, too, bringing to end an underwhelming three decades of fruitless and tragic exploration of low-earth orbiting patterns.

    Let's face it: Once we beat the Russians to the moon, the national rocket grew limper than Liberace at a speculum convention. NASA has been dining out on a single 1969 hit longer than Zager and Evans.

    The good news is that amateur hour is now over and the private space race has begun. Where two Cold War superpowers failed, let a thousand business plans bloom!
    The future of space is in the hands of the guys behind Amazon, PayPal, and Virgin. The force of competition will create endless possibilities and unimaginable technologies. No more talking about how the space program brought us Tang and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. We're going to Mars, baby, in business class.

    Virgin's Richard Branson has already signed up more stars than there are in heaven and his regular press releases read like the headlines at TMZ: Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry, and Angelina Jolie have all reserved space on the first civilian flights to the great beyond.

    The International Space Station will continue as a government run intergalactic DMV, but at least the spaceships shlepping materials and mouthbreathers to and from it will soon be operated by private vendors - at an expected 90 percent discount. That should put plenty more celebrities - and civiliams - in the mood to join the 30-mile-high club.

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    The Civic Center alias Mellon Arena also nicknamed the Igloo in Pittsburgh is no more. Here a picture of the former location then I saw at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=875

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    A SUV got the surprise of its life thanks to an open manhole.
    http://jalopnik.com/5906097/suv-and-...amatic-results

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    It's been 20 years then the LA riots happened. I spotted this article via the Skyscraperpage forum
    http://places.designobserver.com/fea...2-riots/33178/
    I also spooted 2 additionnal articles
    http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/2...hanged-nothing
    http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/world/los-angeles-riots.html

    There is some pictures from that time posted at
    http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=130406
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=460267

    In the wake of the riots, planners, politicians, investors and community leaders offered up good-hearted and ambitious proposals to alleviate the chronic problems of unemployment, poverty, poor health, social isolation and physical abuse at the hands of law enforcement agents. But very few of these proposals produced fundamental changes in South Central L.A., especially for its African-American residents; and ultimately the most enduring change in the area over the past two decades — the transformation from an infamous black ghetto to a predominantly Latino immigrant community — was never planned.

    - Before the riots had even ended, Mayor Tom Bradley and Governor Pete Wilson announced what would become the most high profile and ambitious response: Rebuild LA. An “extra-governmental task force” that would later become a nonprofit corporation, Rebuild LA sought to harness the power of the private sector where — presumably — the public sector had failed. Bradley assembled a team of 80 top business and political figures under the leadership of Peter Ueberroth, the former baseball commissioner who had brilliantly managed the first privately financed Olympic Games, held in Los Angeles in 1984. But in the case of this very different charge, Ueberroth’s exuberance may have been his downfall; Rebuild LA would repeatedly overpromise and underachieve.

    - Because liquor stores were flashpoints for so much violence — about 200 of South Los Angeles’s 728 liquor stores were destroyed during the four days of the riots — they became prime targets for policy reform in the months and years afterward. Most significantly, the Community Coalition secured the support of prominent council members to reject fast-track approval for their reconstruction; and they defeated an assembly bill designed to limit community involvement in the rebuilding efforts and ultimately prevented most of the stores destroyed in the riots from reopening. [5] Today, South Los Angeles is still burdened with proportionally far more liquor stores than are affluent neighborhoods. [6] But the riots triggered significant policy changes in the realm of “social hazard” zoning that have enhanced, however modestly, the quality of life.

    - The concept of empowerment zones, in which employers receive government incentives to operate in impoverished areas, predates the '92 riots. But like liquor store abatement, this concept too gained currency as a result of the violence; Bill Clinton made enactment of the Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities Act, of 1993, a hallmark of his young administration's urban policy. Using this federal program, as well as California's own Enterprise Zone program and the Los Angeles Revitalization Zone (also created in response to the riots), employers could receive federal tax credits, wage credits, capital gains deductions, city business tax waivers and Department of Water and Power subsidies. Given this menu of incentives, one might have anticipated an employment revival in South Los Angeles. But research on the impact of the enterprise zones, both nationally and in Los Angeles, suggests that they were not effective at luring employers to impoverished areas.
    I wondered, any user on Toonzone who remember the 1992 LA Riots? I watched the news reports on the local channels during that time about it I was in shock and very nervous.

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    Now this is a cool little kid:



    http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/na...ist-protesters

    Eh, maybe the youth of America will be OK.
    Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.

    I'm very humble, too.

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    The US has come to a point where caucasians are now less than half of new births:

    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120...5zdXNtaW5vcmk-

    (Try to ignore all the political talk, I couldn't find a better article.)

    I would really like the term "minority" to disappear in my lifetime. People are people regardless of what color they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defunctzombie View Post
    The US has come to a point where caucasians are now less than half of new births:

    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120...5zdXNtaW5vcmk-

    (Try to ignore all the political talk, I couldn't find a better article.)

    I would really like the term "minority" to disappear in my lifetime. People are people regardless of what color they are.
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    No, it's not racist. It's just a call to make things fairer and better while we can because, honestly, what goes around comes around.
    Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.

    I'm very humble, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Hopkins View Post
    Now this is a cool little kid:



    http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/na...ist-protesters

    Eh, maybe the youth of America will be OK.
    i very much like his shirt as well (even though the arabic is misspelled)
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    I begin to wonder if some exotic cars have some sort of curse or jinx? There another one who crashed, this time a Lamborghini in the suburbs of Chicago
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/...a-youtube-hit/


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    Police: Naked Man Shot by Police while Chewing on another's face

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...tims-face?lite

    I am not sure I can believe it, but link this and read it yourself..sun
    “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it...Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. ” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Here 2 interesting/weird/cougageous news about Cincinnati for the price of one. ;-)

    First, I spotted that video via a blog about cities called "The Urbanophile" about Downtown Cincinnati rising back to popularity. Cincinnati is more then WKRP. ;-)




    And there this article from http://bettercities.net/news-opinion...ing-queen-city via the Skyscraperpage forum.
    Cincinnati’s urban neighborhoods are at a tipping point. The city has lost 40 percent of its population since 1950, leaving suburban densities in the city’s formerly urban neighborhoods. Many residential buildings and lots sit vacant or poorly maintained, with over 10,000 historically contributing units in need of renovation. Neighborhood main streets have withered due to lack of people, competition from nearby big box stores, and bad thoroughfare design that speeds cars and potential customers through these neighborhoods rather than to them. In addition, jobs followed the people to the suburbs.

    - One of the primary reasons for cities like Cincinnati to be optimistic has to do with the convergence of the two biggest population groups, the Millennials (Gen Y, ME generation) and the Boomers that are both creating a strong and growing demand for living in walkable urban places. What the Millennials want, the boomers need—small, simple spaces for living, community/people/density, access to transit, and proximity to services and amenities (i.e. main streets and downtowns). The Queen City is positioning itself to capture this demand, and putting a strategy in place to make these neighborhoods Complete Places with everything urban neighborhoods have to offer. A Form-Based Code is one of the tools in their arsenal to achieve these goals. A HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant is funding the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sun View Post
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...tims-face?lite

    I am not sure I can believe it, but link this and read it yourself..sun
    Saw this just a moment ago. Probably the most disturbing thing I've read in quite awhile... I can only wonder what lead to this...

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    The answer to the above question, actually is very, very, simple...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChibiGoku View Post
    Saw this just a moment ago. Probably the most disturbing thing I've read in quite awhile... I can only wonder what lead to this...
    Let us think for a moment that we have a mentally ill person. Not taking meds. Needs meds.
    You define for yourself what that means.

    Now, let's fill him up (yes it was a him) with drugs, real strong stuff, combos..this particular combo
    causes a psycotic break..He goes mad, and does the zombie thing, for real..say with his drug
    partner..that is what certain drugs do..cause phycotic breaks...That is how the above happened..
    (my view of it, and some police as well..)
    “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it...Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. ” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    ...... Peace, Faith, Love, and Hope.

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    One Million Moms' homophobic J.C. Penney boycotting has backfired big time, with J.C. Penney getting a lot of positive attention for sticking to a policy of equality and inclusion. To rub it in even more, they just released a Father's Day ad featuring a gay couple and their kids.

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/0...-ad/?mobile=nc
    Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.

    I'm very humble, too.

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    I spotted this one via the DetroitYes forums. 2 peoples was shot over an argument about Kool-Aid. O_o
    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news...-over-kool-aid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Hopkins
    One Million Moms' homophobic J.C. Penney boycotting has backfired big time, with J.C. Penney getting a lot of positive attention for sticking to a policy of equality and inclusion. To rub it in even more, they just released a Father's Day ad featuring a gay couple and their kids.

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/0...-ad/?mobile=nc
    Nice. I like news like this
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    I spotted this one via GMInsidenews this rant from Car & Driver. http://blog.caranddriver.com/why-hon...deep-thoughts/
    If we had writed this around 1995 or even 2000, people who had laughed at us.

    To many observers, Honda appears to be going through the corporate equivalent of a mid-life crisis. Supply problems from the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and flooding in Thailand, along with less-than-complimentary write-ups on the new Civic by Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, and others, are bearing the brunt of the blame for the slump in calendar-year 2011 sales. Further issues: Acura’s inability to attain tier-one luxury-car consideration or status among consumers, Honda’s attempt to build a pickup truck, and the firm’s precipitous sales decline in its home market of Japan.


    But even though it will raise the ire of Honda executives and brand loyalists alike, the company’s problems aren’t simply the aftereffects of the world’s climate gone mad or a substandard take on a bestselling vehicle.


    It’s worse than that.

    There is good reason to consider Honda to be in a similar place as General Motors was in, say, January of 1981. We need to preface this by saying the business and product environment of 31 years ago couldn’t be more different from the climate in which the Japanese company seems to be struggling today, but the parallels with what is happening to Honda now are all too familiar to students of The General’s decline.

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    London policemen go far for illegal parked cars from what I read at
    http://jalopnik.com/5918512/london-c...lly-parked-car

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    Tigers fan proposes to his girlfriend, then later saves her from a foul ball

    http://www.mlb.com/cutfour/article.j...107631281-5620
    You can just tell it's going to be a long and happy marriage.

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