- 12:12 pm - Thu, May 8, 2014
"The demand for deodorant was initiated by one product: Odorono (get it?). Designed as a way to keep a surgeons hands dry, Edna Murphy decided in the 1920s to market this product instead as a way to keep a woman’s underarms dry. But first, she had to convince everyone that body odor was a bad thing."
(via 18 Things You Never Knew Started As Marketing Ploys)
- 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)