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BeyondGeography's Journal
BeyondGeography's Journal
September 27, 2018


September 27, 2018

He's throwing out a lot of names

What about Mark Judge?

September 27, 2018

There's an angry white guy screaming on my TV

Someone needs a drink.

September 21, 2018

Judge dubs Manchester Airport drop-off fees 'absolute disgrace' during road rage row sentencing

A senior judge dubbed new Manchester Airport drop-off fees 'unjust' and an 'absolute disgrace' as he freed a teacher who left a parking official fearing for his life during a road rage row over the charges.

Graham Benbow, 55, lost his temper and attempted to drive through an open barrier at the airport after being told he would have to pay £3 for dropping off a passenger.

The official tried to stop him by standing against the barrier, but ended up on the bonnet of Benbow's Mazda 3 hatchback and was carried along the road for several hundred yards.

During the 'manic' incident, Benbow - a psychology teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls - went over a roundabout before eventually stopping for police as he was about to join the M56 .

The unnamed airport official was uninjured in the incident but said he 'genuinely believed he could die from falling off the bonnet'.

September 10, 2018

Rashida Tlaib Plans to Be Part of a New Era in the House

When Representative John Conyers Jr., who represented Detroit, resigned following accusations of sexual harassment, was there a moment when you were like “Why not me for Congress?”

When there was talk about him retiring, that’s when the light bulb went off. It was not just that Trump was in office, but also the kind of injustice that I see right now in the 13th Congressional District, where we’re handing out corporate tax breaks to billionaires to build hockey stadiums downtown and everybody keeps talking about this so-called “comeback” in this city, but then my neighborhood still hasn’t gotten services it needs. And being a Muslim, being Arab, being a woman of color — the possibility of being a member of Congress, what a message that would be.

You’ve said you want to be part of the movement that’s getting rid of “sellout Democrats.” What defines a “sellout Democrat”?

I was talking about some of my opponents that supported corporate tax breaks for for-profit development in the 13th Congressional District that took away money from schooling, from education funding. Do I feel like they’re speaking on behalf of all of us or speaking on behalf of some?

You’ve also said that you would probably not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker if Democrats capture the House. Why not?

Because I’m part of a new generation of people that are coming in. We speak differently. We work differently. We serve differently. And this is not to say that I don’t appreciate the incredible leadership of the last three or four decades by Leader Pelosi. But this is a new era. There’s a new generation of leaders that are coming up the ranks that are coming from a perspective that is so much more connected now with what’s happening on the ground. Over half the members of Congress right now are millionaires. Are they dealing with class sizes of 45? Are they dealing with the fact that they can’t seem to find good-quality public-school education in their district?

...You’ve discussed wanting to humanize Palestinians to people in the United States.

So many talk about the leadership, the different policies, but I don’t think they realize what’s going on on the ground. Like my grandmother: She’s in the West Bank, 10 miles outside Ramallah. She’s in a small village — like 700 people live there. She walks out of her door, literally in front of her house is a checkpoint. It’s brand new. It wasn’t there when I was 7, when I visited. It wasn’t there when I was 11 or 12 years old, when I visited. It wasn’t there when I was 19. When people ask me, “Do you support this or that?” I say: “You know what? I support my grandmother getting access to the best hospital for care, and that means being able to travel to Jerusalem.”

More at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/magazine/rashida-tlaib-plans-to-be-part-of-a-new-era-in-the-house.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
September 5, 2018

Countless New Yorkers Chase Runaway Dog

Yes, that is the FDR Drive at the end.

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