I'm interesting in renting Disney's Frozen after some paranoid homophobics began to scream the movie was a vehicle for converting kids into gays. A piece that links to one of he queen crazies and (what is worth reading) an answer to the crazy from a gay dad.
An article in Atlantic Cities on the background for Chicago's bus rapid transit plan
We now live in the age of bike-share and car-share, and today Chicago attracts plenty of people, mostly young and single, who would probably rather carry a flip phone than own a car. Yet the late 20th century remains baked into the city's landscape — there are drive-thru banks a ten minute walk from Michigan Avenue downtown, and big box stores and a strip mall with suburban-sized parking lots around the corner from the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Chicago's transportation split-personality explains a great deal about how its recent plan for bus-rapid transit along Ashland Avenue could become controversial. And it has. In January, I met separately with opponents and supporters of the proposal, and both sides used the word "transformational" to describe the city's BRT plan. One side meant it as a compliment, the other as a slur. As cities across the country debate the merits of sacrificing car lanes for transit, many eyes are on the Midwestern metropolis, where a proposal touted as a sensible way to improve commutes has become a referendum on how drastically the city should evolve.
probably fun, but my understanding is that food pairing diagrams are very primitive at this point - not to mention preparation and cooking technique has a lot to do with flavor (flavor is a very complex subject!). But still an interesting area to investigate.
Obama administration officials have sought to preserve the collection of phone records in a way that raises fewer concerns about privacy.
One way of doing that would have the phone companies retain the data, officials said. The NSA would then tell the companies when it needs searches of call records concerning specific phone numbers the agency believes are connected to terrorism. The companies would provide the results to the NSA.
Under this model, the NSA would only collect the data that comes in response to the search, rather than millions of unrelated American phone records.
imagine what this would do to you telco bill.. but then again we pay a lot in taxes to support NSA spying on all of us.