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Aaron Helton
Attended St. Edward's University
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This is numerous levels of awesome.

Also, always avoid bards.
 
Bards were right out. Want a bard in a party?  Better pony up some cash. For some reason never entirely explained by the Dwarven Assessors or by the Society of Albrecht’s Friends, even “listening to your friend, the Bard, for advice,” a guy not even in the party, raised party high risk.  Want to keep rates low? Avoid Bards.
It was a great business idea. It would all work. Murder Hobo insurance was born.
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Comments from high-ranking Googlers imply Photos and Hangouts will be spun off.
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Screw you, Calvinist genie.
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The Register and TechCrunch have interpreted this as a bad sign for G+. Then again, TC is well known for calling this place a ghost town...
 
Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!  It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.
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Sing it with me:

We don't need no regulation...
The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic -- because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and seizures.
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Noa Mintz started her own babysitting business three years ago and never looked back.
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Though some local politicians say this might be the first time they've heard of such tactics being used at the facility, it's hardly surprising these things are taking place. Jerry Boyle, a lawyer and member of the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild, said that the site, and practice of disappearing arrestees, is an all too common practice. “Lawyers have known for awhile that Homan is a black hole,” said Boyle. “When you can't find your client and all else fails, you try that. If you get lucky, they might acknowledge they have your client.”

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The problem with the Homan site, as well as many other instances of police abuse, is that there's little or no accountability when nothing goes to court. Whether or not the rights of an arrestee were violated plays out in the legal system, and if nothing goes to court or gets reported, little happens. “There is no punishment available for a violation of an arrestee's constitutional rights unless they (the police) fess up to the fact,” said Boyle. “Homan square is the blackest of the black holes.”

While the majority of local media have been busy either reprinting non-answers from police officials or shamefully belittling and even outright mocking the victims who've come forward, we shouldn't forget or shrug our shoulders at these stories. The fact that they're “nothing new,” should be the kind of thing media and politicians feel both shock and outrage about, rather than shaking our heads and doing nothing. According to the Chicago Reporter, the City paid out $54.2 million last year alone in settlements stemming from police misconduct, which doesn't even include fees paid to its own lawyers. If anything, that alone shows this is the sort of thing that's far from isolated and far from over.

http://chicagoist.com/2015/02/27/stories_continue_to_emerge_from_chi.php
Despite vague and predictable non-answers from Chicago Police officials and lackluster “reporting” from the majority of local sources, more disturbing revelations from the CPD's facility on Homan Avenue have emerged.
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And I didn't have to walk far to find it.
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Facilis descensus Averno; Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hic labor est.
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I am a husband, father, technologist, humanist, skeptic, gamer, thinker, and dreamer. 

Hablo español.

Insert all applicable obligatory disclaimers here.

Circle me if you like any of the following, because I post about them regularly:
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  • It also probably helps if you have any idea what my tagline comes from.  Just sayin'.
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Aspiring autoanthropodermic bibliopegist and resident curmudgeon.
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Saying 'nay', shaking my fist, and telling people to vacate my lawn in multiple languages.
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Washington, DC - Amarilo, TX - Austin, TX - Enid, OK - Kaiserslautern, Germany - El Paso, TX
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code4lib jobs: (Temporary) Associate Information Systems Officer - Unite...
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The United Nations is looking for a Java developer to fill a temporary contract working on DSpace repositories. If you're interested, please

A black and white photograph of a giant dust storm...
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A black and white photograph of a giant dust storm in 1937. Photographed by Chris Johns, National Geographic

My walk along Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. A...
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My walk along Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. A seven-mile stretch that includes South Asian, orthodox Jewish, Turkish, and finally Russian

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New Yorkers Organize 24-Hour Read-In for Libraries!
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Remember when I told NYC people to stay tuned for announcements about library advocacy opportunities during this spring budget cut season? W

A close view of the puffer fish found in Florida’s...
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A close view of the puffer fish found in Florida’s warm waters, January 1922. Photograph by L. F. Williamz, National Geographic

A shelter made of antlers at Yellowstone National...
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A shelter made of antlers at Yellowstone National Park. Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic

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Where awkward stock photos finally have a purpose submissions@awkwardstockphotos.com. Links to photos work best. We cannot post photos from

1 in 13 humans has chimp-like feet
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When our ancient ancestors left their arboreal homes, they ditched their flexible feet for rigid tootsies best suited for walking on the gro

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The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy

A matador poses in full regalia with an...
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A matador poses in full regalia with an embroidered cape in Colombia, 1939. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

Clever Paper Cut Designs Feature Animals and Their Snacks
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People often say You are what you eat. Well, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow thought it would be interesting to see that phrase in

Introductory Astronomy
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A course on introduction on astronomy from Michigan tech.

Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast
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Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Osl

"Sodomy": what a waste
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The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah has to do with Sodom who masturbated in the forest, therefore, wasting his semen and not being able to impregn

Amish Raw Milk Farmer Vernon Hershberger Wins Big in Court
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(Above: Farmer Vernon Hershberg between two of his lawyers, Glenn Reynolds and Elizabeth Rich.) “Food [...]

Alexander Graham Bell’s tetrahedral tower is...
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Alexander Graham Bell’s tetrahedral tower is unveiled in 1907 in Nova Scotia. Photograph courtesy the Bell Collection

A German shepherd is accepted for sentry duty by...
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A German shepherd is accepted for sentry duty by the Coast Guard, January 1941.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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Yamel Cakes
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Every year on Yom Kippur, Jewish men and boys wear yamel cakes on their heads, which are very important to the Jewish faith. Wearing the yam

Decent food (not like home, but workable), good prices, and a small but reliable selection of vegetarian options. Good, sensible kids selections.
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Where to start? Signs all over the place prohibiting potential customers from touching any of the merchandise? Check. Overreaction to the presence of children in the store (who were well behaved at the time)? Check. More signs prohibiting customers from smelling any of the fragrant items? Check. Finally asked to leave because the children *might* touch something? Check. This is probably the rudest place I've ever seen, and it's a wonder the place manages to stay in business. In the response the owner will surely leave below, she will explain that the signs are intended to keep people from handling merchandise carelessly, and that somehow smelling fragrant items may make them unsellable. She may even concoct some story about my kids being unruly (which will be a lie). So while every story has two sides, you should keep in mind these statements before buying the owner's version. Consumers have choices, and while I could have been a customer, the owner's attitude as evidenced by the signs and the rude treatment mean I will never consider being a customer there in the future. In fact, if I ever set foot in the store again, it will be to take pictures of these ridiculous signs to share here or on Yelp. Verdict: Avoid this place. Your dollars are better spent somewhere else. The internet, perhaps.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago