Many big Wall Street firms have settled fraud cases brought by the government with a promise to never violate the same law. But an analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission documents by The New York Times found that since 1996, there have been at least 51 repeat violations by those firms. Bank of America and Citigroup have each had six repeat violations, while Merrill Lynch and UBS have each had five.
God, I wish I could break the law with impunity as long as I (falsely) promised to never ever do it again.
The New York Times today looked at 40 years of the American riot-control officer. In 1968, it was a simple uniform shirt. In 2011, it was Kevlar tactical body armor.
Children’s Encyclopedia of Knowledge - Book of Achievement, 1965
Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage - Burn Night Timelapse (by Grant Kaye)
After the last rays of the sun paint the top of Old Razorback, night falls, and the timelapse shows the Man burning. Watch for the red flare just before the burn fireworks start. After the burn, I switched lenses to show a wider view of Black Rock City and this shot went until just before 4am when my batteries ran out.
Scott London captures burning man
Renowned for his epically scaled environmental art, Christo has draped the Reichstag in Berlin and Paris’ Pont Neuf in giant swaths of fabric, populated the inland valleys of California and Japan with thousands of umbrellas, and installed a maze of gates in Central Park. These projects have each attracted millions of visitors. Here he shares the sketches and preparatory drawings for “Over the River,” an ongoing project developed, like much of his art, with his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.
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