two weeks of daily posts and I'm still at it!

I'm a little surprised that I've managed to make it this long without missing a day.

Still working on a deadline so there's not much to say today, but I wanted to pass on this link. It's a statement posted to facebook by a group of Gaza youth. I'm not sure why, but it reminds me a bit of the Port Huron Statement.

A small excerpt:
We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, beating up or incarcerating young people demonstrating for what they believe in; sick of the wall of shame that separates us from the rest of our country and keeps us imprisoned in a stamp-sized piece of land; sick of being portrayed as terrorists, homemade fanatics with explosives in our pockets and evil in our eyes; sick of the indifference we meet from the international community, the so-called experts in expressing concerns and drafting resolutions but cowards in enforcing anything they agree on; we are sick and tired of living a shitty life, being kept in jail by Israel, beaten up by Hamas and completely ignored by the rest of the world.

Today's photos are of left behind remnants of a "trimmed" tree in Tompkins Square and a reflection in a puddle.

Net Neutrality, censorship and more photos of discarded items

today tabs:
An Interesting Response to Censorship
After pressure from outside groups, the Smithsonian pulled a video from the exhibit, outraging members of the art community. Now, that video is back, literally steps away from the gallery.

The Museum of Censored Art -- a mobile office trailer bearing the sign "Showing the art the Smithsonian won't" -- is situated just outside the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Steve Wozniak to the FCC: Keep the Internet Free
And today's photos: a good day for grilling?; discarded furniture; why librarians should not be allowed be encouraged to purchase spray paint.

Top 5 ways to ensure that I will throw a snowball at your car

5: Block the crosswalk forcing me to climb a snow mountain to get across the street
4: Honk your horn at me when I'm in the crosswalk, crossing with the light, and you are in a hurry to make a turn so you can stop at the red light 20 feet away.
3: Jump the light to make a left turn before the cars that are going forward no matter how many pedestrians are in your way.
2: Go around the clearly marked barrier saying "Central Park is closed to traffic on Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm" and lean on your horn because there are bicyclists in your way.
1: Make a right on red (illegal in NYC), roll down your window and say "hey asshole, look where you're going!" after nearly hitting me in the crosswalk.

Yes, these all happened to me today; I need to work on my throwing accuracy.

Today's photos are from Central Park: a lost child's shoe, a roll of wood fence and a sign that makes me wonder what type of seeds they planted.

kids books and snow

Today's short but sweet tab dump:
That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore is a public service announcement in the form of a rhyming children's book that teaches kids how to recognize zombies
Dr Who/Dr Seuss mashup

Today's photos are another broken shovel and some other snow scenes

killer coke and collecting cans

As I mentioned yesterday, no time to write... deadlines.

Today's photos: the can recycling box at PSC CUNY and some guy collecting cans for recycling on the street.