brooklynmutt
Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor which sounds anything but appealing. Schweddy Balls is the best they could come up with. The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.

American Family Association Comes Out Against Ben & Jerry’s New Flavor ‘Schweddy Balls’

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SCHWEDDY BALLS 4 LYFE

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negevrockcity:

DARPA is funding research into an interstellar starship. But it’s not for a BSG prequel, as I discover in this new piece for Talking Points Memo:
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is planning on disbursing a $500,000 grant in November for interstellar starship research.  Though the agency’s plan sounds more like subject matter for a prequel episode of Battlestar Galactica, the agency is hoping starship research will lead to very real advances in science and industry.
(via DARPA Is Funding Interstellar Space Travel | TPM Idea Lab)
When are we going to cut the B/S and rename DARPA, NASA? 

negevrockcity:

DARPA is funding research into an interstellar starship. But it’s not for a BSG prequel, as I discover in this new piece for Talking Points Memo:

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is planning on disbursing a $500,000 grant in November for interstellar starship research. Though the agency’s plan sounds more like subject matter for a prequel episode of Battlestar Galactica, the agency is hoping starship research will lead to very real advances in science and industry.
(via DARPA Is Funding Interstellar Space Travel | TPM Idea Lab)

When are we going to cut the B/S and rename DARPA, NASA? 

theatlantic
theatlantic:

Student Protests in Chile

For the past several months, students, teachers, and their supporters in Chile have been staging chaotic demonstrations against their government. Their goal is to transform the country’s education system. In particular, they’re seeking a referendum to significantly increase the funding and quality of public schools. Students have engaged in multiple forms of protest, from hunger strikes and sit-ins to marches and pillow fights. Smaller groups of protesters have engaged riot police directly, hurling stones and firebombs. Chilean authorities have responded by banning demonstrations, pushing protesters back with water cannons, and offering education proposals that have been rejected. Students in the tens of thousands — with popular backing across Chile — continue to march without official permission, and public sentiment against president Sebastian Piñera continues to grow.
Above: Students throw stones at a riot police vehicle, which was set alight by a molotov cocktail, during an anti-government rally in Valparaiso, on August 9, 2011. (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez)

Not England…Chile. See more photos at In Focus

So it goes.

theatlantic:

Student Protests in Chile

For the past several months, students, teachers, and their supporters in Chile have been staging chaotic demonstrations against their government. Their goal is to transform the country’s education system. In particular, they’re seeking a referendum to significantly increase the funding and quality of public schools. Students have engaged in multiple forms of protest, from hunger strikes and sit-ins to marches and pillow fights. Smaller groups of protesters have engaged riot police directly, hurling stones and firebombs. Chilean authorities have responded by banning demonstrations, pushing protesters back with water cannons, and offering education proposals that have been rejected. Students in the tens of thousands — with popular backing across Chile — continue to march without official permission, and public sentiment against president Sebastian Piñera continues to grow.

Above: Students throw stones at a riot police vehicle, which was set alight by a molotov cocktail, during an anti-government rally in Valparaiso, on August 9, 2011. (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez)

Not England…Chile. See more photos at In Focus

So it goes.

citymaus
citymaus:


In this pilot project, made by the City of Chongqing in collaboration with Energy Foundation and based on the recommendation by Gehl Architects, Chongqing starts to prioritize their pedestrians; pulling side walks through on side streets and making proper pedestrian crossings!

Gehl Architects: Chongqing pilot a new street hierarchy – putting people first! 05.08.11.

citymaus:

In this pilot project, made by the City of Chongqing in collaboration with Energy Foundation and based on the recommendation by Gehl Architects, Chongqing starts to prioritize their pedestrians; pulling side walks through on side streets and making proper pedestrian crossings!

Gehl Architects: Chongqing pilot a new street hierarchy – putting people first! 05.08.11.