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Police and the Use of Force

From this story at Vox comes the video below detailing the wide latitude that police have in the use of force in situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to this item at the The Hollywood Reporter, recent developments have been a boon for CNN as people (like yours truly) who steer clear of the cable channel tune in at times like this for their 24-hour coverage (I can only take about 15 minutes at a time).

It really was pretty bizarre to watch the split-screen the other night when President Obama was addressing the nation as rioters were doing their thing.

It Takes All Kinds

From The Atlantic comes this story of a man who, for many years, yearned to live in a tree house and then finally saw his dream fulfilled (including a permit from the city).

Also see this item from the Atlantic from a week or two ago about the tiny town(?) of Polebridge, MT, an area that we visited early last summer and may return to next year.

Legal Immigration Explained

From reason.com’s October issue comes the graphic below depicting how one goes about becoming a U.S. citizen under the current immigration system.

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That lower left corner is kind of interesting in that, if you don’t have family in the U.S. and are neither rich nor skilled (education or sports, apparently), you’re basically out of luck since, for the garden variety green card, “the wait time approaches infinity”.

Landing on a Duck-Shaped Comet

Via this item at Vox comes the video below from the ESA (European Space Agency) that details what will be happening over the next few hours in a galaxy far, far away (no, not really on the Star Wars reference but, in human terms, it’s pretty far away).

This amazing feat can be followed at the ESA’s website and via the live stream available here.

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