One Percent’s Rental Nightmare: How Wall Street's Scheme Blew Up in Its Face

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Security, Refugees, and Profit at the U.S. Border 

July 11 2014

As record numbers of child migrants from Central America arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, journalist Todd Miller says the crisis should be a treated as a refugee issue, not a security issue

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"Is Hamas a by-product of the Israeli occupation? Yes. Just as Hezbollah is a by-product of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon, al-Shabab a by-product of Ethiopia’s occupation of Somalia, al-Qaeda of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and the Islamic State, of the US ’ occupation of Iraq. Historical records make that clear."

Marwan Bishara

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Chris Hedges: Assault on Gaza is Murder, Not War

Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command and control, no army — and calls it a war. It is not a war. It is murder.

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Sunset over Blue Mountains
Emil Nolde - 1938-1945

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Sunset over Blue Mountains

Emil Nolde - 1938-1945

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Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies Anastasia Tsioulcas, npr.org
One of the most promi­nent Amer­i­can con­duc­tors, Lorin Maazel, died today at age 84. He died at home at Castle­ton Farms, Vir­ginia, from com­pli­ca­tions stem­ming from pneu­mo­nia. His death was announced by the Castle­ton Fes­ti­val, the…

RIP, Maestro

jordanconductor:

Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies
Anastasia Tsioulcas, npr.org

One of the most promi­nent Amer­i­can con­duc­tors, Lorin Maazel, died today at age 84. He died at home at Castle­ton Farms, Vir­ginia, from com­pli­ca­tions stem­ming from pneu­mo­nia. His death was announced by the Castle­ton Fes­ti­val, the…

RIP, Maestro

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Classical music world cup, Day 32: Uruguay

Composer: Carlos Pedrell (1878 - 1941)

Work: Guitarrero from Trois Pièces (1928)

Performer: Antonio Rugolo

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Gaza is not the most beautiful of cities.

Her coast is not bluer than those of other Arab cities.

Her oranges are not the best in the Mediterranean.

Gaza is not the richest of cities.

(Fish and oranges and sand and tents forsaken by the winds, smuggled goods and hands for hire.)

And Gaza is not the most polished of cities, or the largest. But she is equivalent to the history of a nation, because she is the most repulsive among us in the eyes of the enemy – the poorest, the most desperate, and the most ferocious. Because she is a nightmare. Because she is oranges that explode, children without a childhood, aged men without an old age, and women without desire. Because she is all that, she is the most beautiful among us, the purest, the richest, and most worthy of love.

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Journal of an Ordinary Grief - Mahmoud Darwish (via stay-human)

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The Other Side of Rio by Manu Valcarce:

Since losing its capital status to Brasília in 1960, Rio has been in decline; investment dried up, brains and businesses fled to arch rival São Paulo, and violence became endemic. The number of favelas grew exponentially, and everything from traffic violations to murder seemed to go unpunished.

Since October 2009, when Rio won its bid to hold the Olympics, authorities, spurred on by progressive Mayor Eduardo Paes, have retaken control of several high-profile favelas, sending in battalions of special-operations police to remove the traffickers and then installing a community-based presence called Pacifying Police Units, or UPPs.

But the program has been limited, and the task ahead remains enormous. Out of Rio’s more than 1,000 favelas, 17 UPPs have been set up in 68 different communities and police forces are unprofessional, corrupt and poorly paid.

In addition, many innocent people were shot by the police forces on the initial stage which worsen the already little trust that the people in the favela had in the police. 

There has been no real investment and little in the way of public services. On the outside, the favela’s youth frequently are confronted with social exclusion and have limited employment opportunities making them subject of constant recruitment by the drug gangs which seeks younger members to work in frontlines. 

Some people wonder what will happen after the Olympics, but the majority of them believe that the spotlight will go somewhere else and the favelas return what they are. | Read More

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dailyclassicalmusic:

Classical music world cup, Day 31: United States

Composer: Edmond Dédé (1827 - 1903)

Work: Rêverie champêtre (year unknown)

Performer: Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Richard Rosenberg

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Archaeologists ~ Giorgio de Chirico

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Archaeologists ~ Giorgio de Chirico

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hintersatz:

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Gustav Mahler's “Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen" from Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children).

Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen,

bald werden sie wieder nach Hause gelangen.

Der Tag ist schön, o sei nicht bang,

sie machen nur einen weiten Gang.

Ja wohl, sie sind nur ausgegangen,

und werden jetzt nach Hause gelangen.

O, sei nicht bang, der Tag is schön,

sie machen einen Gang zu jenen Höh’n.

Sie sind uns nur voraus gegangen,

und werden nicht wieder nach Hause verlangen.

Wir holen sie ein auf jenen Höh’n

im Sonnenschein, der Tag ist schön,

auf jenen Höh’n

I often think: they have only just gone out,

and now they will be coming back home.

The day is fine, don’t be dismayed,

They have just gone for a long walk.

Yes indeed, they have just gone out,

and now they are making their way home.

Don’t be dismayed, the day is fine,

they have simply made a journey to yonder heights.

They have just gone out ahead of us,

and will not be thinking of coming home.

We go to meet them on yonder heights

In the sunlight, the day is fine

On yonder heights.

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"Conditioned as we are to think of the world’s religions as a handful of distinct belief systems that rub tectonically against each other like the lithospheric plates beneath our feet, it is easy to forget that the building blocks of beliefs—stories—pay no mind to such borders. As anyone with young children can attest, we are fascinated by stories long before we care if they are true, or whose they are. Stories are as true as they are convincing; they belong to anyone who hears them told."

Peter Manseau at Religion Dispatches. How Did the Buddha Become a Medieval Saint 

In Search of the Christian Buddha

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"So while the majority has left the government’s compelling interest argument intact for now, we should not conclude it is unassailable or likely to survive much longer. The Court has in essence provided instructions for striking it down. Should that occur, religious employers—a category this Court is determined to construe broadly—would be freed in advance from any form of contraceptive coverage mandate, no matter how such a mandate might be fashioned. And, more generally, the rationale underlying a government push for contraceptive access would be dealt a serious blow."

Simon Waxman on the implications of the Hobby Lobby ruling (via bostonreview)

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