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I have a variety

An abstract painting my father did, as well as some of his photographs, some Pre-Raphaelite prints, some Impressionist prints, various other things I've picked up along the way.

Here are a couple

This goes above my bed

A print of a Monet vase of flowers I can't find an image of right now.

I also have a Moroccan wrought iron mirror frame on the wall, with no mirror in it.

You definitely did not pick the most common ones

because certain ones constantly come up and they aren't here. Ghent and some golden Byzantine ones.

From the Altarpiece, aka, (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) at Ghent (1432) by Jan van Eyck (1390-1441)

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, central panel of Maesta altarpiece, Siena cathedral, Siena, 1308-1311

This is my favorite

Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi, Annunciation 1333

First stipulation is that it comes with a house cleaner.

Sorry, I can't limit myself to one picture.

I'd like a cottage-style house with a beautiful garden.

a sunroom

A spacious, light airy kitchen that leads to an herb garden

Cozy spots to curl up with a book.

amazing closet space

a clawfoot tub

Did I mention I want a house cleaner?

Yours looks pretty fantastic, Applegrove

I would also like a house, a cottage. Here are some pictures.

Now can someone tell me why browsing cottage decor would open up an ad on how to "pick up chicks" . . .?????

Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S.




That's the issue if you are determined to deny racism

Denying racism is essential to maintaining white privilege. You may not understand my point, but I understand you perfectly.

I love handbags

I have a beautiful handbag I bought for myself for a milestone birthday nearly two years ago. Here it is.

It's a Brahmin bag, not close to Oprah's price range, but then I don't have Oprah's money. Being me and liking a bargain, I used a coupon during Macy's Friends and Family sale.

I don't give a shit about cutting-edge electronics or fancy cars, but I love a nice handbag. So does Oprah. Our sense of what a nice bag is varies greatly in accordance with our incomes.

Know what else? I would like another bag, and just might buy one sometime in the next year.
Maybe this one if I can swing it.

The money I spent on that bag or might spend in the future could be spent on feeding starving children in Africa. I don't feed starving children in Africa; Oprah does. I contribute a bit from each paycheck to the local food shelf, not nearly what Oprah contributes either in dollars, obviously, or I suspect in percentage of income.

We all spend money on stuff we absolutely don't have to. That money you may spend on beer and cigarettes or computer stuff could feed lots of starving people. Starving children across the world would love to have access to the food scraps so insignificant to you that they go in the garbage. They would consider your consumption every bit as disgusting as you consider Oprah's.

None of that changes the fact that Oprah is a black woman, and no matter how much money she has and what she can afford, she will always be black. Because of that, she is subject to being treated as inferior, like every other person with black and brown skin on this planet. Some have gone to great lengths to dismiss, explain away, and every justify racism. White privilege hinges on denying racism. Yeah, I know you don't feel more privileged that Oprah because it most ways you aren't, but you will never hear a story of a white celebrity being told she can't afford something. Nor will people on this site complain about Angelina Jolie's expensive clothes or Jay Leno's many, many cars. They are white, and no one questions their right to acquire stuff. Oprah, however, is another story.

Follow up of teengage Canadian gang rape victim who committed suicide

I know there have been several similar incidents, but members may recall Rehtaeh Parsons. Police never filed charges after the rape, despite the fact the rapists posted pictures on social media. She was tormented by many sick people, until she killed herself. Retaeh Parsons was only 15 at the time of the rape.

RIP Rehtaeh.

2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self after alleged rape

Two 18-year-old men face child pornography charges in connection with the case of a 17-year-old girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied online, Canadian authorities said Thursday evening.

A police statement did not provide details, but the family of Rehtaeh Parsons has said she developed suicidal thoughts after she was sexually assaulted in 2011 and a picture of the incident was shared by phone and online.

The two men whose names were not released were arrested Thursday morning at their homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Halifax Regional Police.
One man faces two counts of distribution of child pornography, authorities said. The other is accused of one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of making child pornography. . .

Police investigated, but no criminal charges were filed at that time. In April, police in eastern Canada announced they would reopen the case "in light of new and credible information that has recently been brought forward to police."


Study finds vast online marketplace for guns without background checks

This study shows that the NRA and their lackeys are lying when they say most online sales go through authorized gun dealers and are therefore subject to background checks. Most are sold through classifieds and undergo no background checks. Contact your elected representatives to tell them this must change. Tell them you want a universal background check bill.

The study focused on Armslist.com — a popular classified site similar to Craigslist.org that facilitates private sales of firearms and ammunition based on location — and analyzed listings in 10 states where senators voted against a background-check compromise this spring.

At any given time, more than 15,000 guns were for sale in those states, according to the study, and more than 5,000 of them were semi-automatic weapons. Nearly 2,000 ads were from prospective buyers asking to purchase specifically from private sellers, where no background checks are required.

“At this point, this is the biggest loophole in the background check system,” said Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of social policy and politics at Third Way, an organization that has been active in the gun-control movement for years.

Background checks — designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, domestic violence perpetrators or the severely mentally ill — are mandatory for gun sales at retail stores, but not at gun shows or for private sales, such as between neighbors and family members or between individuals online.


You think Chicago has the worst homicide rate?


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