Lynda Fowler, the neighbor, said she’d previously allowed Esmaeili to use the path, but took him to court because she was fed up with him being an awful neighbor. She said Esmaeili failed to honor a deal made when she sold him the property 10 years ago, allowing her to ride horses across his sanctuary. … [Read more...] about Florida man trapped alone with hundreds of parrots
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Food and music are not only my tools, but also my weapons and my context. As a young boy working in the garden with my grandfather, who was born to enslaved parents, the stories of his elders and traditions echoed in my ears. His parents worked the land in South Carolina and gave him reverence for the land. That mirrors historically who we are as descendants of enslaved African people who were systematically kept out of the prosperous benefits or endowments of what white Americans were able to enjoy. Our food, our culture, our music were all we really had. We didn’t own anything else. We were not allowed to. … [Read more...] about A food industry veteran on the ties between race, culture and cooking
Maxwell and Prince Andrew have been scrutinized most in the press. This year, (now former) head of the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman claimed Andrew had provided “zero cooperation” in the investigation. In June, The Sun reported Berman’s office asked British officials to hand over the Duke of York for questioning. Andrew’s attorneys issued an unprecedented statement, claiming the 60-year-old royal had offered himself as a witness “on at least three occasions this year.” The legal team suggested U.S. prosecutors were “perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered.” … [Read more...] about A Year After Epstein’s Arrest, Will Victims Finally Get Justice?
In its earlier iteration, Silicon Valley was a uniquely egalitarian place where outsiders made success and working people had decent incomes. Today, Wired magazine's Antonio Garcia Martinez has labeled Silicon Valley as ‘feudalism with better marketing.” Despite enormous wealth, tech-driven cities like San Francisco and increasingly Seattle have become dysfunctional places, with massive homeless populations and a shrinking middle class. The urban website CityLab has described the Bay Area as “a region of segregated innovation,” where the rich wax, the middle class wanes, and the poor live in increasingly unshakeable poverty. In the last decade, according to the Brookings Institution, among the nation’s large cities, inequality grew most rapidly in San Francisco, a finding shared by the California Budget Center, which named the city first in California for economic inequality. … [Read more...] about The Tech Oligarchs Are Going to Destroy Democracy — Unless We Stop Them
Echoing their counterparts in Atlanta, some Savannah restaurant owners have already said they would ignore Kemp’s order allowing them to reopen. Mike Vaudrin, owner of the Ordinary Pub and several other restaurants, posted on Facebook that his businesses will not open on Monday, as allowed by Kemp’s order. The Grey, Mashama Bailey’s acclaimed restaurant, announced that it would remain closed “until further notice.” … [Read more...] about Southern Tourist Hotspot Terrified of Post-Lockdown Explosion