This time in Boston. (The photographer is lucky they didn’t call the bomb squad to blow him up)
Has it actually been written into law that it is illegal to take photographs in public places? Hmm? Because it seems to me that, if I’m standing on a public sidewalk, and I take a photograph of a building — no matter what building it is — that should not be a crime or even a problem. Last time I checked, I was a citizen of the United States of America. Well, this morning I took a few pictures of the Federal Reserve Building, almost on purpose. As I walked around the building a cop came out of some dark hole and asked me if I’d been taking pictures of the building. “Why would you ask if you didn’t know the answer?” He asked again, so I said yes I took a few. The cop looked like he wasn’t really sure what to do, so I helped him by asking if he’d like me to delete the photos. I showed him a few of the ones I’d taken and then deleted them. “Would you like me to delete them all?” I asked. Pause. “Just make sure you delete them.” Okay pal. PHEW! Boston is safe for another day!
KEIZER, Ore. – The City of Keizer is taking heat for installing a group of cement posts designed to protect pedestrians from cars, but which some say is a phallic symbol.
A total of 52 of the posts were installed at a busy intersection in Keizer and they are getting a lot of second glances.
A number of residents have complained to the city that the posts resemble male genitalia.
“I can’t disagree with that,” said City Manager Chris Eppley. “They certainly did not turn out the way we anticipated.”
According to Eppley, the posts were ordered from a catalog and looked much different on paper.
“They’re a standard style,” Eppley said. “I think in the right context they look fine. They just happened not to (look fine) here.”
The city is looking into retrofitting the posts with metal collars and chains that run between them, which they hope will change the look. If not, they said the posts will have to go.
“If that fix doesn’t work and I still think they look inappropriate, we’ll have wasted $20,000 and we’ll have to do something different,” Eppley said.
And for a completely unrelated story, here’s a picture of a mountain in China.
Everybody knows that Christianity does not tend to
generosity.Christianity says: “Save your own soul, whether anybody
else saves his or not.” Christianity says: “Let the great ship go
down. You get into the little life-boat of the gospel and paddle
ashore, no matter what becomes of the rest.” Christianity says you
must love God, or something in the sky, better than you love your
wife and children. And the Christian, even when giving, expects to
get a very large compound interest in another world. The Infidel
who gives, asks no return except the joy that comes from relieving
the wants of another.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “What Infidels Have Done”