Architects just hate people|Humor

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have revealed that its mission is to ‘erode the human spirit through the abuse of concrete’.  De-programmed RIBA members have described secret meetings where architects plot the destruction of the human soul through the design of individual buildings, public spaces and entire neighbourhoods which drive people ‘closer to […]

China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country’s rampantly growing shadow banking sector. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese central […]

Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again

Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again

An elephant head with ivory tusks and other hunting trophies in a taxidermy store in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Robert Caputo/Getty By Adam Popescu Donald Trump’s administration is reversing a ban on the imports of elephant trophies—including ivory—from two African nations. The practice was previously banned in 2014 by the Obama administration. This U-turn applies to the taxidermied […]

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Did the dodo’s extinction affect ecosystems elsewhere?Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images By Stuart Pimm It is such a seductive idea at a time when environmental worries seem to be multiplying rapidly. So long as we keep the impacts of human activity within set limits we can carry on as we are without jeopardising the ability of Earth’s […]

Inmates Are Using Masturbation as a Weapon. Female Guards Have Had Enough.

A pair of class-action lawsuits filed recently against the sheriff’s office in Cook County, Illinois, allege that the office has failed to protect female workers and female public defenders against frequent and egregious sexual harassment—by male inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago.  Inaction by Sheriff Thomas Dart has left the jail “an objectively abusive […]

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 14:24 The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Once signed into law, the bill will change the current situation in which airline […]

Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

Democracy The overarching analogy here is to the pool shark: missing makeable shots is part of the hustle, indeed essential to the hustle. Same for a poker cheat. If you win every hand, either no one will play with you or they will start making you play in short sleeves. You save those up-sleeve aces […]

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

RIYADH: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was on Friday preparing to leave Saudi Arabia for France, a move aimed at defusing political turmoil sparked by his shock resignation in Riyadh.The Lebanese premier is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday after allegations from Hariri`s political rivals back home that he was […]

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