Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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"Yankees Charity Neglects Stadium’s Neighbors"

NYT:

In the summer of 2006, when the Yankees broke ground on a gleaming new stadium in the South Bronx, they offered an olive branch to a community furious that more than 25 acres of treasured public parkland had been seized for the project. The Yankees created a charity, called the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, which it intended to distribute almost $40 million in cash grants and sports equipment, along with 600,000 baseball tickets, to community organizations in the borough over four decades.

Ten years later, however, an examination of the fund’s public financial records and interviews with community members and a former administrator of the fund show that it has operated with little oversight or public accountability, neglecting those who live near the stadium and instead sending money to other, often wealthier parts of the Bronx that were not affected by the construction.

"The Kawasaki Warehouse is a gaming center complete with a recreation of the famous Kowloon Walled City"

JT:

As you enter through the sliding door, you find yourself in a red chamber which looks and feels like something out of a movie. As you proceed through the hissing door you’re immediately immersed in a dark and dingy alleyway constructed with the look and feel of the original Kowloon Walled City – grimy, devoid of sunlight and complete with the sounds of a sprawling ghetto. The Kowloon Walled City setting is set on the first and second floor and the 2nd level facade opens out into the modern video game arcade which sprawls out over three levels.

"Tebow’s season was actually below replacement level, in the 4 percent tail of the worst seasons in the last 12 years of low-A ball"

"Tim Tebow Is Failing Up"

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"GOP lawmaker loses nearly $17 million after pharma stock tanks 92%"

"The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating Collins' role as an Innate investor and his impact in attracting investors"

"R.L. Stine Talks ‘Goosebumps’ Book That Originally Went Too Far"

BD:

“In my original manuscript, the librarian eats a kid. And everyone thought that maybe was going a little too far. They said, ‘You can’t eat a kid in Goosebumps.’ So I changed it. I put a big bowl of live turtles on the librarian’s desk. And every once in a while, the librarian would reach out and grab a turtle and chew it. Eat it up. Which actually is better than a kid. It’s crunchier. It’s a lot crunchier. And you can hear it. It’s more horrifying, I think.”

"Zillow doesn’t even own the photos it threatened to sue a popular blogger over"

Verge:

Zillow caused a whirlwind of controversy yesterday by issuing a fiercely worded cease and desist letter to Kate Wagner, who operates the popular McMansion Hell Tumblr blog. The letter accused Wagner of copyright infringement and walked right up to the line of claiming that using Zillow’s real estate photos for architecture criticism is a crime. Really!

The letter scared Wagner into pulling the blog down entirely and asking Twitter for help.

...

But here’s the thing: Zillow doesn’t actually own the photos in question here. Seriously: I asked if Zillow owns the photos, and Zillow’s PR person Emily Heffter responded with “No, we don't own the photos.”

"Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members"

"Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow that month approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses."

Monday, June 26, 2017

"A CHP Helicopter Spotted A Motorcycle Rider Accused Of Routinely Smashing Drivers' Mirrors And Followed Him Home"

"During the past week, reports were coming in to the CHP’s office of a green Kawasaki motorcycle rider causing damage to motorists vehicles on their commutes."

"Yoplait Just Launched A 'French Yogurt'"

BF:

It's made from whole milk only, comes in "a French-made glass pot," and at $1.50 costs about twice as much as regular Yoplait.

If you've never heard of "French yogurt," join the club.

"A radio PSA in Ariz. taught listeners how to hide child porn. Then the sheriff heard it"

WaPo, from last month:

Now, Lotsof has pulled his warning from the airwaves altogether because some of his advertisers have received threats.

But he’s not backing away from why he recorded the PSA in the first place: Arizona’s penalties for possession of child pornography, he believes, are far too harsh.