Sunday, December 24, 2017

Worst natural disasters of 2017 - Business Insider

hurricane maria puerto ricoWorst natural disasters of 2017 - Business Insider

"People around the world recorded record-breaking devastation, much of it caused by higher-than-usual temperatures on land and at sea. Climate experts say that in a warming world, these fatal events will continue to worsen. A November 2017 report released by the Trump Administration cautioned that "extreme climate events" like heavy rainfall, extreme heatwaves, wildfires, and sea-level rise will all get more severe around the globe, and that some of these events could result in abrupt, irreversible changes to the climate as we know it."

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Becky and Abboud 69th anniversary


Becky and Abboud 60th wedding anniversary VIDEO!

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 62. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052. - The New York Times

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 62. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052. - The New York Times

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s Accuser, Says #MeToo Movement Is ‘Selective’ - The New York Times

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s Accuser, Says #MeToo Movement Is ‘Selective’ - The New York Times

For Female Lobbyists, Harassment Often Accompanies Access - The New York Times

For Female Lobbyists, Harassment Often Accompanies Access - The New York Times

"Charges of harassment are cascading through statehouses across the country, leading to investigations, resignations of powerful men and anguish over hostile workplaces for women that for years went unacknowledged. Amid this reckoning, one group of victims has stood apart: political lobbyists.

Part of a frequently disparaged profession, female lobbyists have emerged as especially vulnerable in legislatures and in Congress because, unlike government employees, they often have no avenue to report complaints and receive due process. Lobbyists who have been harassed are essentially powerless in their workplaces, all-dependent on access to mostly male lawmakers for meetings and influence to advance legislation and earn their living."

Larger death toll in Puerto Rico than reported

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 62. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052. https://nyti.ms/2BNpvfc

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dream City by Steven Siegel


Loved this Steven Siegel 1980s dreamscape especially the graffiti covered subway cars and the film score. Today everybody's nose would be so buried into their smartphones no one would notice.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Age of Hypocrisy Dies with Obama's White House

The Age of Hypocrisy Dies with Obama's White House | Trigtent

(Excerpt)
"We've seen how disinformation can spread so easily online. Anything can become viral and spread out of control. These made up stories by the Post will appear before millions of people around the world; they will believe it regardless of their validity. The retractions will not get the same kind of exposure.

So the Post has more incentive to lie than tell the truth.

We are now living in an age where real journalism is no longer needed. Papers can spread open lies, get the clicks and ad dollars they want, and not even pay for their crimes."

Prospect Park celebrates 150 years

Prospect Park opened to the public in 1867.Prospect Park celebrates 150 years with events, renovations | am New York

A Brooklyn without a Prospect Park? Fuggedaboutit.
Brooklynites are ringing in the new year just as Prospect Park, the borough’s crown jewel, is ramping up to celebrate 150 years as a place to relax, play and experience nature. In fact, the sprawling 526-plus acre green space still serves many of the same functions it was originally designed for.
Created before Brooklyn was officially part of New York City, Prospect Park was designed and constructed from 1865 to 1895 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux — who also designed Central Park. The park, which opened to the public in 1867 before construction was complete, was designed for many of the same things it’s used for today.