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10:37 AM, June 26th, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, June 26th

1. Chicago Homicides Up 38 Percent: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listed safer streets as one of his three top priorities when he became mayor, but the rate of homicides has risen 38 percent from last year. As of June 17, 240 people have been killed in the city.

2. Colo. Wildfire Burns 3,446 Acres: Four huge tankers dumped 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant material in less than five seconds on Monday in an effort to calm the massive High Park fire in Fort Collins, Colo.

3. Arizona Police Unsure of Role: Arizona police, who hoped that the Supreme Court ruling might clarify what role they should play in immigration enforcement, were left sorely disappointed on Monday.

4. Romney Makes Inroads in Silicon Valley: President Obama is finding less hope and more change in Silicon Valley this year. Though Obama is still outraising Mitt Romney in donations from tech-company employees, Romney has raised nearly $340,000 from tech companies this year, far more than the $240,000 John McCain had picked up through May 2008.

5. Turkish Forces on High Alert: The Turkish government on Tuesday condemned attacks on its military planes by Syria, with the prime minister saying Turkey’s forces are now on high alert. “The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed given this new development,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

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Quoted from his artist statement:

Reality was intersecting with my aspired ideals and I knew I had to cover the wars of my country and my generation. I first went to Iraq in the beginning of 2006 and began working in Afghanistan in 2007. I have been covering both wars since. When I returned home I showed the pictures to my friends and family. They were intrigued and troubled and sometimes moved but generally detached. I knew I could not emote my experiences how I wanted, so I began to look for intersections between home and war.

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8:45 AM, April 7th, 2012

thedailyfeed:

Thirty-two Arizona state legislators received hand-knit, googley-eyed stuffed uteruses from a pro-choice activist yesterday, the Arizona Republic reports.

Each uturus toy was stuffed into a clear plastic bag, along with a letter from Peggy Tinsley, who spearheaded the project, explaining why she opposes a bill that would limit birth control coverage in the state.

“Please treat the women in your life as the intelligent persons they are,” Tinsley wrote. “I have provided you with a uterus. Please leave ours alone.”

Actiknitting? 

Reblogged from The Daily
12:30 PM, August 18th, 2011
The golf-resort façade of Tucson makes me want to lie down and die, and it seems especially inadvisable in a town nearly bereft of water, but fortunately Tucson is so complicated, and so paradoxical, that it never entirely tolerates or rewards the capitalist version of itself.

The novelist Rick Moody visits Tucson, Arizona—and reports back. (via newsweek)

Reblogged from Newsweek
2:47 PM, January 12th, 2011

"He has this sort of ‘paranoid headlights’ stare, I was talking to a psychologist friend of mine and that seems like the right term for what I saw. He just sat there, elbows resting on his knees, staring straight ahead and smirking. I saw him do that for about 15 minutes straight, just looking at the wall."

— U.S. Marshal for Arizona David Gonzales on Jared Lee Loughner’s bizarre “paranoid” behavior in custody.

"He has this sort of ‘paranoid headlights’ stare, I was talking to a psychologist friend of mine and that seems like the right term for what I saw. He just sat there, elbows resting on his knees, staring straight ahead and smirking. I saw him do that for about 15 minutes straight, just looking at the wall."

— U.S. Marshal for Arizona David Gonzales on Jared Lee Loughner’s bizarre “paranoid” behavior in custody.

6:57 PM, January 11th, 2011
There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were so we could make you feel better. We don’t understand why this happened.
1:10 PM, January 11th, 2011
A good friend of mine was involved in a cycling accident. Truck cut him off, nearly ran over him, his head struck the vehicle and the pavement. He was in critical condition. The doctors did a very similar procedure: removed a good portion of the skull, and allowed his brain a chance to recover from the swelling caused by the accident. He eventually regained consciousness but lost the sight in one eye and hearing in one ear. He was fortunate to survive. He’s made a pretty good recovery since then; a few weeks ago, he ran in two marathons. Recovery is possible from these sorts of accidents, but I think it depends on how invasive the brain injury was. Giffords could have some serious mental/physical impairment — or even personality changes. But I’ve seen miracles happen, so don’t count her out. The best thing for her would be to have her friends and family take shifts at the hospital, and support her night and day. She’s going to need that kind of encouragement and support.
Commenter tomcat2010, on a story about Gabrielle Giffords’ current condition
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