Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream




Last edited on July 24

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream is described as a combination of Fresh Coconut Water, Sparkling Mandarin, Kiwi Blossom, Lush Frangipani, Tahitian Vanilla Musk, but I mostly smell a cornucopia of tropical melons and kiwi within a vanilla-based powdery fruity floral. It's not heavy (for comparison, A Thousand Wishes is incredibly so), but it has some sweetness and body to it. I get some woodsiness towards the finish. It's a bit aqueous and sporty, too, striking all the right notes from sunny and warm to refreshingly cool.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New York Crossings Project


New York Crossings Project - Published on Oct 5, 2016 by NYGovCuomo on You Tube


October 5, 2016, New York City - Governor Cuomo announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels – reducing traffic congestion and decreasing emissions to improve the overall travel experience for millions of residents and visitors in New York State. (Video credit: Campbell Ewald, Versus, Ned Kahn, Grimshaw Architects, L'Observatoire International)

Colorful Lights Are Turning Skyscrapers Into Tacky Billboards - As LED technology makes it cheaper to illuminate buildings, cities are becoming experimental spaces for an ancient form of visual communication—and not always for the better. By Adrienne LaFrance Jan 25, 2016 The Atlantic 

Cuomo Unveils Plan to Transform City Bridges with Lighting Displays by Jose Martinez, October 5, 2016 NY1

"The Cuomo administration said the $216 million figure was just a placeholder — and that, though lights will be gracing MTA bridges, the MTA won’t pick up the bill.

"“The funding of these lights are not an MTA issue,” Lhota told the Daily News.

"Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said, “The mayor should know the facts before speaking. The MTA will not pay for the Harbor of Lights proposal — period.” 

"“It is an economic development and energy-efficiency proposal that would be paid for by” Empire State Development and the New York Power Authority." Cuomo, de Blasio spar over fancy MTA bridge lights by Jillian Jorgensen NEW YORK DAILY NEWS July 20, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Another day, another derailment in NYC subway




New Yorkers are living a Summer of Hell, a real life Atlas Shrugged moment as the privately owned MTA demands funding from NYC before they can stop playing Russian roulette with our lives. Which is better in the long run: private or public ownership, and who's responsible for the operation and maintenance of a private entity that isn't legally bound to serve the public? Don't let this turn into another Flint, Michigan. Another day, another derailment in NYC subway by Associated Press, Jul 2017

Here's the century-old technology delaying the New York City subway every day

Here's the century-old technology delaying the New York City subway every day by Graham Rapier Jun 20, 2017 Business Insider

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Anal Sex Safety and Health Concerns




From WebMD: "An estimated 90% of men who have sex with men and as many as 5% to 10% of sexually active women engage in receptive anal intercourse.

"While some people find anal sex enjoyable, the practice has downsides and requires special safety precautions."

Is Anal Sex Safe?

"There are a number of health risks with anal sex, and anal intercourse is the riskiest form of sexual activity for several reasons, including the following: Anal Sex Safety and Health Concerns - webmd.com

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Japanese sacred island where women are banned gets Unesco world heritage listing

"A sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and where male visitors must strip naked before going ashore has been declared a Unesco world heritage site.

"Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety and a centre for relations with China and Korea that stretch back as far as the fourth century.

"The reason for the ban on women has never been publicly stated, but one theory – which extends to other aspects of Japanese culture – cites the Shinto belief that menstrual blood is impure."

Japanese sacred island where women are banned gets Unesco world heritage listing - Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, is home to a 17th century shrine. By Justin McCurry, 9 July 2017 Guardian

Related article: UNESCO recognizes Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian heritage site - July 7, 2017 PINK MANHATTAN

UNESCO recognizes Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian heritage site

Any day now, UNESCO and The Catholic Church should declare Hebron as a Greco-Roman site for its Hellenistic roots, and Japan's men-only island where the sacred bathing ritual takes place, a Roman bathhouse. Jews and Japanese share more than a traditional mikvah; the Jewish home which is also home to Arabs is called by a Roman name, as Japan is called by the Chinese name. The Church has been trolling Jews for 2000 years, and when they say they won't stop until every Jew accepts Christ, they mean it.

I also feel there's been an unusual amount of focus given to phallic symbolism since the Trump administration took office. Weren't most of these religions written to promote the psychological well-being of warriors?

From CatholicCulture.org: "The UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a World Heritage Site, approving a request by the Palestinian Authority.

"Israeli had strongly opposed the Palestinian request, but a majority of UNESCO committee members voted in its favor, recognizing the “Palestinian site.”

"The Tomb of the Patriarchs is recognized by Jews as the burial site of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For Muslims the Ibahimi Mosque is located on the site." UNESCO recognizes Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian heritage site - July 10, 2017 catholicculture.org

Related links:

"Hebron, located in the Judean hills south of Jerusalem, is the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world, dating back to Biblical times. Today, Hebron is home to some 250,000 Palestinians and approximately 700 Jews. An additional 6,000 Jews live in the adjacent community of Kiryat Arba.

"Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic) is located 32 kilometers south of Jerusalem and is built on several hills and wadis, most of which run north- to-south. The Hebrew word Hebron is explained as being derived from the Hebrew word for friend (haver), a description for the Patriarch Abraham. The Arabic Al- Khalil,literally the friend, has a nearly identical derivation and also refers to Abraham (Ibrahim), whom Muslims similarly describe as the friend of God. Hebron is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in the world, and has been a major focus of religious worship for over two millenia." jewishvirtuallibrary.org

"It is noteworthy that while Hebron was in Muslim hands, Jews were often barred from their holy site and subject to pogroms by their Arab neighbors. But after coming under Israeli control in 1967, both Jews and Muslims share access to the shrine." camera.org

Monday, July 10, 2017

EMIN In Another Life Official Music Video ft. Donald Trump and Miss Universe 2013 Contestants



I like the tune. It's actually a banger for a wedding reception.


Sunday, July 09, 2017

20+ Passive Aggressive Office Notes That Are So Good You Can’t Even Be Mad

Is the passive-aggressive behavior the act of leaving a note with a clear message for staff, or the things staff will do under their bosses' noses because they're tired, overworked or otherwise not feeling well and are in need of blowing off steam? 20+ Passive Aggressive Office Notes That Are So Good You Can’t Even Be Mad (Image of Bob Marley via boredpanda)


Monday, July 03, 2017

Happy Independence Day: Columbia (name)





From Wikipedia: ""Columbia" (/kəˈlʌmbiə/; kə-LUM-bee-ə) is a historical name used by both Europeans and Americans to describe the Americas, the New World, and often, more specifically, the United States of America. It is also a name given to the "Spirit of the Frontier" of which was used to illustrate Manifest Destiny among several other American political causes. It has given rise to the names of many persons, places, objects, institutions, and companies; e.g., Columbia University, the District of Columbia (the national capital), and the ship Columbia Rediviva, which would give its name to the Columbia River. Images of the Statue of Liberty largely displaced personified Columbia as the female symbol of the U.S. by around 1920.[1]

"Columbia is a New Latin toponym, in use since the 1730s, for the Thirteen Colonies. It originated from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and from the ending -ia, common in Latin names of countries (paralleling Britannia, Gallia etc.)." Continue reading: Columbia (name) on Wikipedia