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C’mon! We’re trying to have a society here people!

Jan 4 '14
othemts:

assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for January 2, 2014: Ken Langone
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Pope Francis has been emphasizing the Jesus of the New Testament, you know the one who hung out with the poor and downtrodden and stopped the self-righteous from stoning sinners. And it’s making some people uncomfortable. Social conservatives who’ve spent the last decade focused only on keeping gays and women from having sex are shocked to find the Pope deemphasizing that message for one about helping the poor. But it’s the rich capitalists and their apologists who are most disturbed— they are upset that the Pope said that “trickle-down economics” not only doesn’t work, but isn’t consistent with Christ’s teaching. Ouch!
Billionaire Ken Langone is really upset, but rather than argue with the Pope’s statements on their merits, he just wants to shut him up:

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.
A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.
Langone said he was worried the Pope’s comments about an “exclusionary” “culture of prosperity” that may make some of the rich “incapable of feeling compassion for the poor.”

It takes a real asshole to try to bully the Pope with threats to withhold donations, and is perhaps even misguided since this Pope doesn’t live in the palace or go around in Prada shoes. That he’s bullying the Pope over preferring the poor to the rich, which is so clearly Jesus’s message in the Gospels, well, that’s what makes Ken Langone Asshole of the Day.
Oh, and one last thought for Mr. Langone: You may want to stop badmouthing this Pope, otherwise people may become incapable of feeling compassion for the rich.
It is Ken Langone’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ken-langone-pope-francis
NOTE: You can still vote for Asshole of the Year through Saturday, January 4.

Clear evidence, in case you ever doubted, that Republicatholics follow the Gospels according to Ayn and Ronald, not the Gospel of Christ.

othemts:

assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for January 2, 2014: Ken Langone

by TeaPartyCat ()

Pope Francis has been emphasizing the Jesus of the New Testament, you know the one who hung out with the poor and downtrodden and stopped the self-righteous from stoning sinners. And it’s making some people uncomfortable. Social conservatives who’ve spent the last decade focused only on keeping gays and women from having sex are shocked to find the Pope deemphasizing that message for one about helping the poor. But it’s the rich capitalists and their apologists who are most disturbed— they are upset that the Pope said that “trickle-down economics” not only doesn’t work, but isn’t consistent with Christ’s teaching. Ouch!

Billionaire Ken Langone is really upset, but rather than argue with the Pope’s statements on their merits, he just wants to shut him up:

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.

A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Langone said he was worried the Pope’s comments about an “exclusionary” “culture of prosperity” that may make some of the rich “incapable of feeling compassion for the poor.”

It takes a real asshole to try to bully the Pope with threats to withhold donations, and is perhaps even misguided since this Pope doesn’t live in the palace or go around in Prada shoes. That he’s bullying the Pope over preferring the poor to the rich, which is so clearly Jesus’s message in the Gospels, well, that’s what makes Ken Langone Asshole of the Day.

Oh, and one last thought for Mr. Langone: You may want to stop badmouthing this Pope, otherwise people may become incapable of feeling compassion for the rich.

It is Ken Langone’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ken-langone-pope-francis

NOTE: You can still vote for Asshole of the Year through Saturday, January 4.

Clear evidence, in case you ever doubted, that Republicatholics follow the Gospels according to Ayn and Ronald, not the Gospel of Christ.

Dec 20 '13
meredithbklyn:

theatlantic:

The Health Risks of Small Apartments

New York City has a housing problem. Currently, it has 1.8 million one- and two-person households, and only one million studios and one-bedroom apartments. The obvious solution seems to be to develop more small residential units.
But how small is too small? Should we allow couples to move into a space the size of a suburban closet? Can a parent and child share a place as big as a hotel room?
In January, Bloomberg’s office announced the winner of its 2012 competition to design and build a residential tower of micro-units—apartments between 250 and 370 square feet—on a city-owned site at East 27th street in Manhattan. According to the Mayor’s press release, the winning proposal, by the Brooklyn-based firm nARCHITECTS , was chosen for it’s innovative layout and building design, with nearly 10 foot ceilings and Juliet balconies that give residents “substantial light and air.”
But as New York City’s “micro-apartment” project inches closer to reality, experts warn that micro-living may not be the urban panacea we’ve been waiting for. For some residents, the potential health risks and crowding challenges might outweigh the benefits of affordable housing. And while the Bloomberg administration hails the tiny spaces as a “milestone for new housing models,” critics question whether relaxing zoning rules and experimenting with micro-design on public land will effectively address New York’s apartment supply problem in the long run.
Read more. [Image: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos]


don’t know what the problem is, this looks freaking LUXURIOUS to me, compared to other “affordable” NYC apts I’ve seen.

meredithbklyn:

theatlantic:

The Health Risks of Small Apartments

New York City has a housing problem. Currently, it has 1.8 million one- and two-person households, and only one million studios and one-bedroom apartments. The obvious solution seems to be to develop more small residential units.

But how small is too small? Should we allow couples to move into a space the size of a suburban closet? Can a parent and child share a place as big as a hotel room?

In January, Bloomberg’s office announced the winner of its 2012 competition to design and build a residential tower of micro-units—apartments between 250 and 370 square feet—on a city-owned site at East 27th street in Manhattan. According to the Mayor’s press release, the winning proposal, by the Brooklyn-based firm nARCHITECTS , was chosen for it’s innovative layout and building design, with nearly 10 foot ceilings and Juliet balconies that give residents “substantial light and air.”

But as New York City’s “micro-apartment” project inches closer to reality, experts warn that micro-living may not be the urban panacea we’ve been waiting for. For some residents, the potential health risks and crowding challenges might outweigh the benefits of affordable housing. And while the Bloomberg administration hails the tiny spaces as a “milestone for new housing models,” critics question whether relaxing zoning rules and experimenting with micro-design on public land will effectively address New York’s apartment supply problem in the long run.

Read more. [Image: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos]

don’t know what the problem is, this looks freaking LUXURIOUS to me, compared to other “affordable” NYC apts I’ve seen.

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pieratt:

This might be the best educational diagram/gif I’ve seen.

pieratt:

This might be the best educational diagram/gif I’ve seen.

(Source: peterfromtexas)