The Mexican Hitman and The White Boy
CHILAPA DE ÁLVAREZ, Mexico — It's a little past 10 o'clock on a Thursday night, and the last taco vendors in Chilapa's central park are packing up to go home—but the cartel assassin known as “El Chimino” has just started his late shift. During ...
July 17, 2015
An Attempt to Keep the Dying Gottschee Culture Very Much Alive
It used to be difficult for Bobbi Thomason to explain where her grandmother comes from. Relatives used all sorts of names to describe it: Austria, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, the Hapsburg Empire. “It was really quite confusing to me,” says Bobbi, who stands ...
July 14, 2015
The Obtuse Triangle
Sitting in his office on Jim Calhoun Way, where the stationery on his desk now says Coach Emeritus, he talked about strategy more or less nonstop for two hours. The N.B.A., he said, “is If even the lagging guard is denied the ball, the offense may ...
June 23, 2015
Solve the Mystery or the Universe Dies in the Great Scifi Game Chaosmos
Meanwhile, a cosmic clock counts inexorably down to a galactic apocalypse. There are so many things this game does Chaosmos' sci-fi underpinnings are strong. Designer Joey Vigour was heavily influenced by William Sleator's novel Interstellar Pig ...
Meat of the Matter: TED trash
Nothing like a weepy, emotional rant about the cruelties of meat-eating disguised as academic research to 'enlighten' the clueless consumers who embrace the gospel of veganism. In a TED talk titled, “Beyond Carnism and Toward Rational, Authentic Food ...
July 1, 2015
Asia de Cuba, restaurant review: 'We're back at St Martin's Lane to party like ...
Ever tried to book a table online, only to find there's no availability at any time a regular human being would want to eat? Plenty of tables at 6.15 or after 10pm, but nothing during prime time? A restaurateur friend once told me that's Hotels, of ...
June 26, 2015
Smithfield: London's centuries-old meat market where your 8am fry-up comes ...
"I can chop a pig down and cut it up in five minutes," he says, clutching a fresh copy the Sun against his belly. "Legs, shoulders, loins -–all done proper like. It's an art. Chopping a pig "You'd have blokes pulling big barrows, absolutely legless ...
June 26, 2015
CHILAPA DE ÁLVAREZ, Mexico — It’s a little past 10 o’clock on a Thursday night, and the last taco vendors in Chilapa’s central park are packing up to go home—but the cartel assassin known as “El Chimino” has just started his late shift. He cruises methodically around the park tonight, using a cartel-owned taxi for cover. The invaders call themselves the Ardillos (squirrels), and they’ve already murdered many of Chimino’s band. The team completes its sweep of the streets around the park, then settles on a corner outside a 24-hour convenience store. From the new vantage point the squad commands an unobstructed view of the whole downtown, and Chimino can keep an eye on what’s happening while he talks to this interviewer—whom the enforcer insists on referring to as pinche güero, or “fucking... “We don’t see too many güeros around here,” Chimino says, as I fumble for my notebook. Interviews between journalists and cartel sicarios (hitmen) aren’t all that rare, but most of the time they take place in the relative safety of a Mexican prison, after the killer has been incarcerated for his crimes. I’ve spent the last several days wandering the bleak streets of Chilapa, pestering priests, aid workers, and store owners in the hopes of landing a face-to-face meeting with a foot soldier for the infamous Los Rojos cartel.
As you travel from planet to planet, you look at the cards at each one in secret, then secretly take some of them to add to your hand while leaving some behind, and possibly leaving behind some that had been in your hand before. The cards you can find include weapons that make your ship better in combat, traps that you can leave on a planet to spring on the next player to wander along, vaults to hide cards in, and even powerful effects that let you accelerate the game’s... And if no one has it, the universe ends and no one wins. Your hand is limited to seven cards, so in your travels you will adjust and refine which cards you hold and leave some behind. Beating another player in combat lets you look at their hand and steal a card from it, which means finding the Ovoid early presents difficult decisions. Combat is a straightforward case of rolling two six-sided dice, then taking turns playing cards that add to your combat number until someone wins. A few cards, like grenades, are single use and are discarded after combat. But there are cards that specifically defeat some combat cards, not only negating the combat bonus they give, but adding a bonus to the defender’s combat score as well. The other players will eventually figure out which weapons you’re using to defeat them and track down the weapons that negate your advantage.
In a TED talk titled, “Beyond Carnism and Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices,” Dr. Melanie Joy, a University of Massachusetts professor of psychology and sociology, discussed why we can eat meat, when at the same time we show concern and care... According to Dr. Joy, “There is an invisible belief system or ideology that conditions us to eat (only) certain animals. “We tend to assume that only vegans and vegetarians follow a belief system,” she said, “but when eating animals is not a necessity, which is the case in most of the world today, then it is a choice, and choices always stem from beliefs. Joy has been a vegan since 1989, but it wasn’t some spiritual awakening that prompted her choice back then, rather the fact that she contracted food poisoning from eating a hamburger she said was contaminated with campylobacter. Fueled by her newfound embrace of vegetarianism, Joy oriented her subsequent research to explore why people can have pets they love and cherish, yet at the same time eat meat that results from killing other animals. In her talk, she argued that the choice to eat meat “goes against core human values like compassion. ” Meat-eating is a violent ideology, since meat “cannot be procured without violence, and the egg and dairy production cause extensive harm to animals.
8 cool things to do in Huntsville this weekend
Live music comes courtesy of local classic-rockers 5ive O'clock Charlie's Mike Roberts and Chad Reeves. Huntsville singer/songwriter Gus Herbert's new album "Scrambled Eggs With Cheese" is the sonic version of a farm-to-table restaurant meal. Tracked ...
Calling the Clock Weekly Round Up
both went on to make the final table in the WPT500 at the Aria. There were 5,113 entrants in that event. If that doesn’t deserve a round of applause then you can chop my hands off and feed them to the pigs. Varnell won the thing for $330,000, and Cichy ...
July 9, 2015
Farm House owner on connecting with rural life and making cheese
Debra Amrein-Boyes grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, absorbing knowledge about crops and animals while developing a love for rural life and respect for people who put food on the table ... is fed to a neighbour’s pigs) and providing animals with ...
July 8, 2015
Haqqani, ISI behind attack on Parliament: Afghan spy agency
Kabul: The Afghan spy service on Wednesday said the brazen terrorist attack on the parliament in Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani Network in line with a plan finalised by an officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. National ...
June 25, 2015
What time is it? And why clocks going forward is a total waste of time
In what will come as terrible news for fans of sleep, last night the clocks jumped forward an hour ... Plus the sight of someone sitting at a restaurant table by themselves, lonely and sighing for an hour, remains a common sight.
March 27, 2015
Clock ticking for Chris Christie to act on controversial N.J. pig bill with 2016 implications
Chris Christie and animal rights activists over a controversial pig bill with presidential implications is coming ... The legislation was sent to Christie’s desk on Oct. 16. The famous New Jerseyans who have sent letters calling on Christie to sign ...
November 26, 2014
Guinea Pig Cavia Mini Desk Plaque and Paperweight
It's just too cute! From it's petite size to the unique design, it's the perfect punctuation for your shelf or desk, depending on where you want to place it at that moment. At this moment, it's standing up on its own, but you know it also looks great flat ...
December 10, 2013