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NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for poor people

New York City has approved a developer’s Dickensian plan to include a “poor door” in a luxury apartment complex in the Upper West Side.

The prospect of a separate entrance for lower-income residents has been circulating for some time, but as the New York Post reported today, plans by company Extell Development to put a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants, who make 60 percent or less of median income, in the 33-story condo have been given the green light. The property will have 219 units, including 55 affordable units overlooking the street. Those renting and buying the apartments at the market-rate will have waterfront views.

The entrance is part of the Inclusionary Housing Program application, under which developers can build larger projects if they also provide low-income housing, either on- or off-site.

The approval of the entrance at 40 Riverside has prompted outrage, with many on social media calling it nothing more than an updated version of segregation.

http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-city-approves-poor-door-luxury-apartment-building-260218

rtamerica:

Obama administration sending military advisers to Ukraine within weeks

​The United States is reportedly preparing to send a team of military advisers into Ukraine to assist with revamping forces there in the midst of the ongoing crisis between government-loyal troops and an anti-Kiev militia.

On Tuesday this week, the Washington Times reported that a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense confirmed plans to put Pentagon advisers in Ukraine.

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businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

Useful! I started doing much better in interviews when I started prepping my own questions, but it’s nice to have new ones.

Reading this gave me the sweats but filing away for later.

thinksquad:

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.

"In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act," the report alleges.

Out of the 494 cases related to terrorism the US has tried since 9/11, the plurality of convictions – 18% overall – are not for thwarted plots but for “material support” charges, a broad category expanded further by the 2001 Patriot Act that permits prosecutors to pursue charges with tenuous connections to a terrorist act or group.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/government-agents-directly-involved-us-terror-plots-report

When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply

antigovernmentextremist:

Funny how a policy that reduced the incidence of rape and gonorrhea by considerable margins is being reported as a “error.”

When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply

antigovernmentextremist:

Funny how a policy that reduced the incidence of rape and gonorrhea by considerable margins is being reported as an “error.”

ecowatchorg:

Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will allow extensive seismic airgun testing off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic testing could cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystem, and pave the way for offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/21/seismic-airgun-testing-oil-gas-drilling/

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