I was wondering "what were the separatist thinking'? I cannot imagine such a blundering mistake. "Spitting in the Queens face', I would call it? I have notice that the Royal Bank of Scotland was going to move to London in the even it passed.After speaking my opinion, I would love to find out "for real" who came up with this hideous idea and for what reason.
the real world used to be 75% middle men. now, in new york and london, the real world is 95% middle men.
Couldn't agree more!"Our Policy on Cuba has been wrong starting with the Bay of Pigs."Absolutely. Kennedy chickened out at the last minute and left us in the lurch!"We need to respect other people's rights of self-determination."And demand that the Cuban people's right of self-determination be respected, as in for example, having a say on who governs the farm."Certainly Cuba today reflects greater economic and social equality than our own country."True. Other than one small family (and members of their close circle) with private jets, a maximum-security estate, their own bank in London (look up Havin International) and absolute power over the lives of 11 million servants, everyone else in the island is equally poor.
Readers should know that Monroe Connecticut is just below the Town of Newtown. DL was probably five miles or so away from the Sandy Hook school.I myself was about 2 miles away from the school on the Wednesday before the shooting on Friday.The firehouse is directly on the road leading from the flag pole east from Route 25 and into Sandy Hook center.It is a strange feeling to visit there. This is where the parents and Governor Malloy convened. It is where he told 100 parents and family members "that if your child or family member has not been returned to you he or she will not." It was an awkward gripping statement. It was made by a man on adrenaline for 12 hours with no playbook.He had to tell the parents that they would not be able go to the crime scene because it was locked down for forensic investigation. Then one by one the ambulances and hearses pulled away the next day to take the bodies to the state coroner's office. The first six pages of the Connecticut Post covered ever story and interview and fact that you saw on television the first seven days. There was only copy and pictures, no ads. I had never experienced such newspaper coverage in my lifetime now 7+ decades.What followed the next week was the day-by-day funeral coverage with the pictures of each child and adult victim. No town or person missed seeing a funeral procession or a line of cars in a row with their headlights on.That is why Connecticut and is leading and not afraid of the NRA.
NM you are spot on! I wear a Jawbone and target a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. I have no trouble exceeding my target when I am hiking in the alps for 2-4 hours. When I am in London, where I do not own a car and walk everywhere, 10k is a real effort! No one in a normal, fill time job is going to do this unless they go for a 6 mile run or hit the treadmill - probably not the profile of a big soda drinker.
This is the real tragedy, properly documented to show why we need to rethink about gun ownership. It is not shown in bad taste as some have indicated.. these are facts. I am not sure how all the momentum after the Connecticut incident fizzled to nothing and President Obama has pretty much given this up in the face of other priorities.I do hope that we get gun control on the agenda once again.
as a former new yorker now used to the comfort of London tubes, I'm surprised to see energy spent on what comes across as a pretty trivial issue given the sheer mediocrity of the MTA subway system that doesn't do NYC justice. Get real and deal with real issues: more trains, less dirty stations, less uninviting seats, less noisy tracks/trains etc.
Would it possibly be that the real reason you chose Connecticut over Bed-Stuy is not the "oppressive" commute or living in an "undesirable" neighborhood is that you have always been a suburbanite in your heart that is uncomfortable with the buzz and diversity that comes from living in a real urban neighborhood?
It appears that Professor Esty is correct! On the subject of climate policy, national governments are paralyzed and organizations like the UN are beyond paralysis. The good news is that, from Connecticut to California, state and city leaders are making real progress. Do they get everything right - of course not. But they are able to mount serious efforts and to show our national leaders what is possible. I am pleased that these efforts are often covered in the NY Times.