September 14th, 2009

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9 women rescued from fake Big Brother house in Turkey

Turkish military police said today that they had stormed an Istanbul villa to rescue nine women held captive after being tricked into believing they were reality TV show contestants.

The women were led to believe they were being filmed for a Big Brother-type television programme, according to the Dogan news agency and other news reports. Instead, their naked images were sold on the internet by their captors.

They were made to sign a contract which stipulated that they could have no contact with their families or the outside world, and would have to pay a fine of 50,000 Turkish lira ($34,000.00) if they left the show in the first two months, the agency reported.

Nine women rescued from fake Big Brother house in Turkey

There's so many ways to get yourself into a bind these days, it's no wonder students don't ever want to graduate and start their lives in the real world. It's easier to keep friends who are students rather than rubbing elbows and brown nosing key figures who can advance a person's career. How are people supposed to sit there in their living room and listen to a news report describing the demise of Annie Lee who was a student at Yale. It isn't like use couch potatoes are discarding the outcome of an investigation of a recluse's murder. This was an young career minded woman who's body was found "in the wall" of some lab who know where. Why do we care about the tidbits of details? Was it her fingers that were found, her teeth? And afterwards, how long will it take that we forget about that news segment that seemed to be pending an outcome of an investigation?

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Mission Revival Style architecture in Cypress Park pwnd

Nevermind that passersby have become accustomed to a walkway along the town sidewalks of at least five feet wide, when neighboring citizens come to visit their mission style design library, upon walking in thru the entrance from the street they are met with an obstruction and limited walking space. An excerpt I found on architectural design describes this snafu as something you might see in a dollhouse.

In another article on parking enforcement, I find references of court decisions affecting the California Vehicle Code. This information is constructive to my point that going around the walkway so as to avoid stepping on people's feet can be an inconvenience when vehicles are parked completely inside their parking space.

All of California's missions shared certain design characteristics, owing both to the limited selection of building materials available to the founding padres and an overall lack of advanced construction experience. Each installation utilized massive walls with broad, unadorned surfaces and limited fenestration, wide, projecting eaves, and low-pitched clay tile roofs.
Link to picture of corridor

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Barden v. Sacramento sets a nationwide precedent requiring cities to make all public sidewalks accessible. As a result, cities must remove barriers that block disabled access along the length of the sidewalks.

A lawsuit, Pineda v City of Los Angeles, states the city's parking enforcement policy as one of four ways the city is out of compliance with the ADA.
Link #2 — picture of walkway affected by cars parked on apron