- 9:43 am - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Now, in his final years in office, Obama has trained his sights on prisoners like Scrivner, and wants to use his previously dormant pardon power as part of a larger strategy to restore fairness to the criminal-justice system. A senior administration official tells Yahoo News the president could grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people locked up for nonviolent drug crimes by the time he leaves office — a stunning number that hasn’t been seen since Gerald Ford extended amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers in the 1970s.
The scope of the new clemency initiative is so large that administration officials are preparing a series of personnel and process changes to help them manage the influx of petitions they expect Obama to approve. Among the changes is reforming the recently censured office within the Justice Department responsible for processing pardon petitions.
(via Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders - Yahoo News)
- 11:05 am - Sun, Apr 13, 2014
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I’ve lived in Bro-Town, Hipster Wannabes from Orange County, and Partially Gentrified.. :/
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- 2:53 pm - Sat, Mar 29, 2014
”..Not many cities get a chance to start over and correct what was wrong with their urban design. I can almost see Kiruna becoming a place for urban planners all over the world to visit and see what you’ve done. Are you thinking that other cities might be able to learn from you?”
(via How Engineers Are Moving An Entire Town Two Miles Away)
- 11:21 am - Sat, Mar 22, 2014
More than 20 protesters protested pop star’s Lorde concert, however it was another message that stuck out. A group of counter protesters held up a sign that read “sorry for your loss.” Megan Coleman helped make the sign. “We realized that it wasn’t so much about antagonizing them,” she said, “but sending out the countered safe that we are here for people who need that message and need that positivity.” Yet, the message meant nothing to Steve Drain a longtime Westboro member. “I don’t even know what they’re saying,” he said.
(via Westboro Baptist Church protests Lorde concert; first protest since Phelps’ passing - KSHB.com)
- 7:40 am - Sun, Feb 23, 2014
That same Matthew Green, a Johns Hopkins cryptography professor, also explained to Reuters that it was “as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say.” So there you go!
You can afford to take a little bit of a deep breath; obviously there’s not a hacker lurking in every coffee shop, and your personal information is never as interesting to others as you think it is. And if you’ve updated your iPhone or iPad to 7.0.6, you’re fine.
But knowing that this has been going on for a year and a half is troubling just on principle. And knowing that it’s been this widely publicized and hasn’t yet been fixed for MacBooks means it’s worth taking a few extra ounces of precaution.
(via Why Apple’s Huge Security Flaw Is So Scary)
- 10:28 am - Fri, Feb 14, 2014
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog—including remixes, instrumentals and rarities—available free for download on their site. They’re available for 25 hours only, starting today at 11 a.m. Eastern until tomorrow (02/15/2014) at noon. (via De La Soul Offer Entire Catalogue for Free Download | News | Pitchfork)