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Justice Deferred: Looking at History to Make Sense of the Grand Juries’ Decisions Not to Indict the Policemen who Killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner by M. Pitter

The recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown and police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Eric Garner with an illegal choke hold or ‘carotid restraint’, have plunged many people here and around the world into serious concern and contemplation as to how this could have occurred today in the year 2014. 1,323 more words

The Daily Odyssey

Your world, underwater: Here's what US cities will look like after global warming

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Remember Waterworld, the extravagant 1995 dystopian Hollywood flop that imagined Earth after the polar ice caps melted, with humans living on what looked like floating junkyards?  359 more words

I Spent Thanksgiving in Cactus Siberia

Over Thanksgiving, I went to Phoenix to visit my uncle and grandma. I made the following observations:

1.) As a city, Phoenix kind of sucks. Not that it’s a bad place to live….there’s nice weather half the year, you can get a pretty nice house at a decent price and life proceeds at a much more agreeable pace than it does in D.C. 919 more words

U.S Travels

These are the safest cities in America for women

Regardless of its bigoted editing, the Hollaback video that went viral in October documented a nasty reality: Even just walking down the street, many women don’t feel safe. 498 more words

Lake Effected.

The first lake effect snowstorm of the season descended upon Erie-town this morning.

For those who live in oblivion, Erie, PA is notable for a handful of curious matters, both of criminal and historical significance, not the least of which is Most Snowfall in Inches for the Winter of 2013. 947 more words

Contemplative Essays