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Today the Eisenhower family is asking congress to withhold funding for Frank Gehry’s designs for the Eisenhower Memorial. Architecture magazine is at the congressional hearing live-tweeting. What should be a discussion concerning the legislation is turning into a referendum on the designs without any representatives from Gehry Partners or Aecom present.

Today the Eisenhower family is asking congress to withhold funding for Frank Gehry’s designs for the Eisenhower Memorial. Architecture magazine is at the congressional hearing live-tweeting. What should be a discussion concerning the legislation is turning into a referendum on the designs without any representatives from Gehry Partners or Aecom present.

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 Valentina Tereshkova, first female cosmonaut

#Valentina Tereshkova #cosmonaut

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Had the pleasure of seeing Jason Molina in Aug. 2005 at the Magic Stick in Detroit. I asked Jason for the set list left by the drummer. Great musician and an inspiration. RIP

Had the pleasure of seeing Jason Molina in Aug. 2005 at the Magic Stick in Detroit. I asked Jason for the set list left by the drummer. Great musician and an inspiration. RIP

#jason molina #ripjasonmolina #songs: ohia

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For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as “Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays” rather than “Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,” try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.

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Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of her on the internet. 

More details HERE

I think it’s reasonable to say that, given the football culture of Steubenville, OH and the notorious difficulty of proving sexual assault even when the victim REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED, it is likely that what these jocks did to this other human would have become simply a dark part of Steubenville high school folklore, were it not for the digital trail of photos, tweets, and texts that the bystanders and assaulters themselves put out into the world. 

SO THANK YOU, NERDS, FOR INVENTING SOCIAL MEDIA. 

And thank you, Mallory and Manhattan snark-media for reminding some people—including CNN, apparently—what personal responsibility actually means. 

That is all. 

(via areasofmyexpertise)

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