Three arrested, accused of illegally feeding homeless (Orlando Sentinel) -
Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.
Jessica Cross, 24, Benjamin Markeson, 49, and Jonathan “Keith” McHenry, 54, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. on a charge of violating the ordinance restricting group feedings in public parks. McHenry is a co-founder of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which began in the early 1980s.
The group lost a court battle in April, clearing the way for the city to enforce the ordinance. It requires groups to obtain a permit and limits each group to two permits per year for each park within a 2-mile radius of City Hall.
Arrest papers state that Cross, Markeson and McHenry helped feed 40 people Wednesday night. The ordinance applies to feedings of more than 25 people. …
In the Weiner age, the member is the message (The Drum/Craig McMurtrie) - Teenagers are constantly warned about the dangers of sexting. Now it seems US Congressmen need to be protected from themselves too. And we have a reminder of the political axiom, the cover up is usually worse than the crime. … |
I was wrong (Buzz Machine/Jeff Jarvis) - I just want to get this on the record and off my (fully clothed) chest: I was wrong about Anthony Weiner. [...] All this affirms my belief that the only sane way to operate in one’s life today — as a public figure especially — is as if *anything* you do can and will be seen by *anyone.* I would still like to think that eventually this will lead to an assumption, a default of transparency. …
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John Bercow dismisses Daily Mail as a ‘bigoted comic’ (Guardian/Patrick Wintour) -
The [UK] Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has risked his political neutrality by describing the Daily Mail as a “sexist, racist, bigoted, comic cartoon strip”.
He also apologised for breaking the trade descriptions act by describing the Mail as a “newspaper”. …
NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep (AP) - New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country’s most famous sheep Tuesday, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years.
We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself – but in the end “we” own it!
By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model.
After this process we hand over the common ownership of “our” Google Shares to the GTTP Ltd. [Google To The People Public Company] which distributes them back to the users (clickers) / public. …
Paul Gauguin: 1848-1903 (Daily Art Fixx/Wendy Campbell)