26 12 / 2012

nickgerber:

Wrong Place - Right Time

chi-town i miss u

nickgerber:

Wrong Place - Right Time

chi-town i miss u

06 12 / 2011

pauloctavious:

Love riding the first seat of the train. #chicago


love the L.  missing chicago.

pauloctavious:

Love riding the first seat of the train. #chicago

love the L. missing chicago.

(Source: pauloctavious, via photons)

03 1 / 2011

January 2010: Sunset on Lady Bird Lake (Austin, TX, USA).

January 2010: Sunset on Lady Bird Lake (Austin, TX, USA).

27 12 / 2010

Wednesday 25th August, 2010. Marika Hughes and Adam Levy perform a cover of Alex Berger’s “A Kiss Is As Sweet As It Gets”.

23 12 / 2010

Wednesday 25th August, 2010. Amber Rubarth and Adam Levy perform “Washing Day” at 55 Bar.

16 12 / 2010

February 2010: A Cold Brooklyn Winter (New York City, USA).

February 2010: A Cold Brooklyn Winter (New York City, USA).

21 11 / 2010

Interesting reading from the last week, with regard to the enhanced pat-downs and increased TSA security measures:

TSA Investigating “Don’t Touch My Junk” Passenger:

“If you touch my junk,” he told the agent, “I’ll have you arrested.”

The agent called his supervisor, who told Tyner that if he wasn’t comfortable with the enhanced pat-down “we can escort you back out and you don’t have to fly today.”

Tyner told the agent, “I don’t understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying.”

When the agent replied that a pat-down was not considered a sexual assault, Tyner said, “It would be if you were not the government.”

The TSA supervisor told him, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.”

The Trauma of Airport Pat-Downs Takes Security a Step Too Far,:

So, standing there surrounded by dozens of fellow passengers, I agreed to let her touch me with her gloved hands.

My arms.

My legs.

My what?

This woman was as near to my precious junk as I allow only two people: my husband and my doctor. Even I was surprised by my visceral reaction.

“Stop,” I said. “Stop touching me.”

And of course, John Tyner’s blog. His is not an easy position, I suspect; in standing up for his rights, he has certainly received a lot of praise, but also a lot of criticism, to some of which he has responded with a welcome level of composure and tact.

21 11 / 2010

xxjeannexx:

thedailywhat:

Eminently Captionable Photo of the Day: “Transportation Security Administration agents perform enhanced pat-downs on passengers at DIA on Wednesday amid growing controversy about the screenings and full-body scanners, one week before Thanksgiving air travelers crowd airports.”
Now turn your head and cough.
[denverpost.]

WHY ARE PEOPLE OKAY WITH THIS?!?!?!?!?!
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I AM SO FURIOUS. 

You know, I really enjoyed travelling to and around the US, and I look forward to going back someday.  But actually getting into the damn country has often made me question the balance of effort/pain versus reward.  On the whole, I found much of TSA screening protocol to be unnecessary and merely for show, enhancing the perception of security while only serving as a minor barrier to those who would be interested in thwarting authorities and threatening passenger safety.  How rapidly things have moved from a nuisance to horrendously invasive.

Quite frankly, I have no intention of travelling to the USA anytime soon so long as these “enhanced pat-down” measures remain in place.

Remember when air travel was exciting and not degrading?

xxjeannexx:

thedailywhat:

Eminently Captionable Photo of the Day: “Transportation Security Administration agents perform enhanced pat-downs on passengers at DIA on Wednesday amid growing controversy about the screenings and full-body scanners, one week before Thanksgiving air travelers crowd airports.”

Now turn your head and cough.

[denverpost.]

WHY ARE PEOPLE OKAY WITH THIS?!?!?!?!?!

SFHODSFJLdjfkdflksdlfkjdsjlfsldkfjlkdsfdfsfdsgsfdshfdshjfkd sjlfsdjhouajrtoiewjfk,mcsx


I AM SO FURIOUS. 

You know, I really enjoyed travelling to and around the US, and I look forward to going back someday. But actually getting into the damn country has often made me question the balance of effort/pain versus reward. On the whole, I found much of TSA screening protocol to be unnecessary and merely for show, enhancing the perception of security while only serving as a minor barrier to those who would be interested in thwarting authorities and threatening passenger safety. How rapidly things have moved from a nuisance to horrendously invasive.

Quite frankly, I have no intention of travelling to the USA anytime soon so long as these “enhanced pat-down” measures remain in place.

Remember when air travel was exciting and not degrading?

(Source: thedailywhat)

10 11 / 2010

August 2010: 18 Av to Manhattan Bridge (New York City, NY, USA).

August 2010: 18 Av to Manhattan Bridge (New York City, NY, USA).

03 11 / 2010

August 2010: Mission Masks (San Francisco, CA, USA).

August 2010: Mission Masks (San Francisco, CA, USA).

28 10 / 2010

July 2010: Transamerica Fog (San Francisco, CA, USA).

July 2010: Transamerica Fog (San Francisco, CA, USA).

28 10 / 2010

January 2010: Mist In The Northwest (Portland, OR, USA).

January 2010: Mist In The Northwest (Portland, OR, USA).

20 10 / 2010

July 2010: To the beach (Marquette, MI, USA).

July 2010: To the beach (Marquette, MI, USA).

20 10 / 2010

August 2010: West 4th St Ball Courts (New York City, NY, USA).

August 2010: West 4th St Ball Courts (New York City, NY, USA).

11 10 / 2010

July 2010: Jay Pritzker Pavillion (Chicago, IL, USA).

July 2010: Jay Pritzker Pavillion (Chicago, IL, USA).