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War photographer embeds himself inside a violent video game

3 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson recently embedded himself in the video game The Last of Us Remastered and sent back a selection of war photos. Reminds me a bit of Jim Munroe's My Trip to Liberty City, a film made from the perspective...Show More Summary

Imam Starts Chanting “Allahu Akbar” At 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at Barry University

(NextStepU) At the 9-11 Ceremony this year at Barry Catholic University in Florida, Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s mosque, started chanting “Allahu Akbar.” The Shark Tank reported: Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the … Continue reading ?

Floyd Mayweather's Guaranteed Purse in $1 Bills for Tonight's Fight Stacks Higher Than 37 Statues of Liberty

Ray Rice lost at least $10 million for punching a woman in Atlantic City in February. Floyd Mayweather will earn at least $32 million for punching a man in Las Vegas tonight. When the Marquess of Queensberry approves, so do wallets.Show More Summary

Sculptor Says 'Capitalism' Drives His Aggressive Enforcement Of Rights To Publicly-Funded 'Portlandia' Statue

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Portland is home to the second-largest "hammered-copper statue" in the nation. Only the Statue of Liberty has it beat. It was commissioned by the city of Portland and is placed prominently downtown. But, unlike the Statue of Liberty, you won't find the "Portlandia" statue gracing a variety of third-party goods. Show More Summary

9/11 in New York City: Liberty and Prayer for All

Thirteen years have passed since the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. We remember that day as if it were yesterday. Two years ago I wrote on our reflections on 9/11. Much has changed, yet what matters remains the same.

Golden Door International Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind the birth of the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. Not just because...Show More Summary

One Year Later, Horror Stories About This City's LGBT Non-Discrimination Law Haven't Come True

One year after San Antonio expanded its non-discrimination ordinance to protect LGBT people, opponents' predictions that the measure would curtail religious liberty and free speech haven't come true. On September 5, 2013, San Antonio's...Show More Summary

Matt Barber Has The Fayetteville Sadz

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The non-discrimination ordinance passed earlier this month in Fayetteville, Arkansas already exists in similar form in hundreds of cities, but the Liberty Counsel is going to try to place a repeal on the November ballot.

Opening Report: Liberty's Kitchen ReFreshed; Snooty Cooter is Here

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

TREME/MID CITY: Liberty's Kitchen Address: 308 Broad St (in ReFresh building) The Sitch: This non-profit cafe/kitchen, which helps at-risk youth learn culinary/life skills and produces around 4,000 school lunches a day for local students, just celebrated their grand opening on...

Linkage: More Bed Bugs on N Train; Statue of Liberty Musical; More

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

· City to remove unnecessary scaffolding on public housing · Top mathematicians try to solve CitiBike distribution · New musical tells the story of the Statue of Liberty · 'Three Sisters' production will have poor door for 'serfs' ·...

Religious Liberty in China: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Doug Bandow BEIJING—Today China’s big cities look much like urban areas anywhere in the world. There are lots of cars. What I didn’t expect was to see a Christian “fish” on an auto. Religion is “on the rise,” one U.S. diplomat told me. It also is under attack by the Chinese government. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Sued Over Botched Execution Described as ‘Torture’

The American Civil Liberties Union and two newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma over the botched execution in April of condemned inmate Clayton Lockett, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting. On April 29th, Lockett was put to death using an untested cocktail of drugs, because the drugs normally used for lethal

Piaggio Liberty 125 3V

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Carefully designed for the city use, the PIaggio Liberty 125 3V features a sleek, contemporary design, a comfortable riding position and a smooth and efficient engine. Talking about the engine, the scooter is equipped with a 125 cc,Show More Summary

12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union that offers a "complete factual record of stop-and-frisk activity" in New York City between 2002 and 2013 has found that this unconstitutionally-performed policing tactic was largely...Show More Summary

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Top 5 New York City Activities for Teens

Traveling with hard-to-please teens can be trying, even when aided by the bright lights and "wow"-factor sights of a big city like New York. While the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and American Museum of Natural History are...Show More Summary

Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Manning's attorney said Tuesday.

ACLU Battles Local City Residents Over New Illegal Immigrant Detention Center

After previously threatening to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to push back against the will of many Escondido, California residents, who came out by the hundreds in June in opposition to the proposed installation of an illegal immigrant detention facility in their community. Show More Summary

The Viral Video Of A Thief Stealing Google Glass Is Likely A Hoax

The video has the makings of virality, but some things don't add up. Last week, a Google Glass user uploaded a video of what seemed like a perfect, wholesome day in New York City, complete with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and a ride on a roller coaster. Show More Summary

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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