“A street artist who hung satirical posters criticising police surveillance activities has been arrested after an NYPD investigation tracked him to his doorstep.” Note the irony of the artist satirizing drones getting tracked.
DOMA Arigato, St. Joseph. A NY woman legally married last October to another woman (known as Jane Roe and Jane Doe, respectively) is suing her employer, Catholic hospital St. Joseph’s, for not extending insurance benefits to her wife. Because St. Joe’s is self-insured, they have freedom under DOMA and the federal government to not extend medical benefits to same-sex couples. This may well be the first case of its kind to take on both the federal government and a Catholic institution, and its decision could have far-reaching consequences —especially for religiously affiliated institutions — nationwide. source
- $160 billion in damage to NYC portrayed in Avengers source
- invasion Kinetic Analysis Corp. estimates that the physical damage to Manhattan would cost $60 - $70 billion to repair
- fallout KAC estimates the economic impact, cost of cleanup, and loss of life would cost an additional $90 billion
» To put that in context: The damage portrayed during the Chitauri invasion would be double that of the September 11th attacks ($83 billion), and bigger than both Hurricane Katrina ($90 billion) and last year’s tsunami in Japan ($122 billion). “Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an ‘act of God,’” reads the report, continuing, “though that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate.” To put this in perspective, the $220 million it cost to create the film would be less than 1 percent of the total cost to repair the city after the damage it fake-created.
Never A Dull Moment of the Day: You never know what you’re going to find inside a New York City subway car.
True, it’s mostly people making out with rats.
But, every once in a while, it’s an impromptu ukulele-bongo jam session between strangers.
Perhaps one day you’ll come across an impromptu ukulele-bongo jam session between rats.
You just never know!
1 World Trade Center, now up to 90 floors, is decked out for the holiday.