“But this case enters a gray area because Greer, by his own account, chased the burglars and fired at them outside his home as they were fleeing, Rosenthal said. “The problem here is that all this happens very fast and his legal right to use force probably ended just a few seconds before he did use deadly force,” Rosenthal said. “So the question is, should you charge somebody on the basis of what really was a series of split-second decisions when he’s just been robbed and physically assaulted?””
Another arrest in robbery where homeowner killed female intruder - CBS News
“But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.”
Ultra-rich man’s letter: “To My Fellow Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks Are Coming”
“This type of mindfulness is one that many strive for in everyday life. “The benefits [of being a self-sufficient person] are that you don’t depend as much on external things to make you happy,” says Steve Taylor, Ph.D, author of psychology book Back to Sanity. He says that self-sufficient people have a stable core of well-being, which means they can rebound more quickly after negative events and don’t get so carried away by positive ones.”
Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)
Lots of good stuff in here.
Spotted this morning on my ride to work.
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
“He had one daughter, Shoshanna Jordan Hastings, born June 30, 1970, with Susan Taylor Hastings of Sausalito, California. Susan died on June 29, 1975, one day before Shoshanna’s fifth birthday,”
Shel Silverstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“In Oregon, specifically in Clackamas County, a hamlet is a form of local government for small communities, which allows the citizens therein to organize and co-ordinate community activities. Hamlets do not provide services such as utilities or fire protection, and do not have the authority to levy taxes or fees. There are four hamlets in Oregon: Beavercreek, Mulino, Molalla Prairie, and Stafford.”
Hamlet (place) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“But the Colombian Rodríguez — James as it simply states on his back — has surprised even professional observers with his play, his adaptability, his consistency and his game-winning performances over the past month.”
James Rodríguez Might Be a Perfect No. 10 - NYTimes.com
“Ben Lewis Jones (born August 30, 1941) is an American actor, politician, playwright and essayist, best known for his role as Cooter Davenport in The Dukes of Hazzard. Jones also served for four years in the United States House of Representatives from January 1989 to January 3, 1993.”
Ben Jones (Georgia congressman) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“DALLAS (AP) — UPS says it will consider box size when setting prices for ground shipment of parcels within the U.S. and Canada. The move announced Tuesday follows a similar change by rival FedEx, and it could lead to price increases for shippers, analysts say. United Parcel Service Inc. believes that the change will push customers to put lightweight items in smaller boxes that take up less space on its familiar brown trucks, reducing the company’s costs.”
UPS to consider box size in ground-shipping prices - Houston Chronicle
How in the hell did it take until 2014 for UPS and FedEx to enact this policy?
This is straight out of the playbook of the USPS.
“Stay close to anything that makes you glad that you’re alive.”
Hafiz (via awfully-fond)
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My brother, being the badass he is, atop Jay Peak, Vt.
“He graduated from South Pasadena High School at the top of his class, and was appointed valedictorian. He earned a full scholarship to Yale University, where he was placed in Morse College. He graduated magna cum laude. Pinchot began his Yale career in fine art. However, after he was cast in a college play, a casting director discovered him, which resulted in a role in the 1983 feature film Risky Business.”
Bronson Pinchot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pippa and James Middleton, the younger sister and brother of England’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, have embarked on a bicycle ride across the United States to help raise money for a British charity.
On Saturday, reports People magazine, the two Middleton siblings, their friend James Matthews and five others in their team pushed off from Oceanside Pier in northern San Diego County, California, to begin a roughly 3,000-mile, eight-day trek across 12 states to Annapolis, Maryland. They are among the several dozen solo and team riders in the 33rd annual Race Across America charity event.
Pippa Middleton’s team is raising funds for the British Heart Foundation, of which the 30-year-old is an ambassador. In a statement on the foundation’s website, she says she “was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer. I’m passionate about raising awareness amongst women of this killer disease and I look forward to working with the BHF to highlight to women the risks of heart disease and, importantly, how they can reduce them.”
On her personal fundraising page, justgiving.com/PippaMiddleton, she wrote that she and James Middleton, 27, were aiming to ride 350 to 500 miles daily. Afterward, she wrote, “[W]e will be heading over to Istanbul to take on the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race. This 6.5 km historical swim crosses two continents, Europe to Asia, across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.”
Pippa Middleton bikes across United States for charity - Newsday
Her coolness factor just exploded for me.