Deutsche Bank PBC rozpoczął „Promocję zimową” kredytów gotówkowych i motoryzacyjnych, w ramach której gwarantuje Klientom obniżkę oprocentowania o 3 p.p. w stosunku do stawek wyjściowych dla danego przypadku. Obejmuje ona kredyty w kwocie łącznie do 20 tys. zł, zaciągane na okres maksymalnie 5 lat. Z warunków promocyjnych można skorzystać podpisując umowę do końca stycznia 2013 r.
This is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s face, made out of bacon. Well played, Phoenix New Times. Well played.
Let her be bored. Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do. Limit her TV-watching time and her internet-playing time and take away her cell phone. Give her a whole summer of lazy mornings and dreamy afternoons. Make sure she has a library card and a comfy corner where she can curl up with a book.
Give her a notebook and five bucks so she can pick out a great pen. Insist she spend time with the family. It’s even better if this time is spent in another state, a cabin in the woods, a cottage on the lake, far from her friends and people her own age. Give her some tedious chores to do. Make her mow the lawn, do the dishes by hand, paint the garage. Make her go on long walks with you and tell her you just want to listen to the sounds of the neighborhood.
Let her be lonely. Let her believe that no one in the world truly understands her. Give her the freedom to fall in love with the wrong person, to lose her heart, to have it smashed and abused and broken. Occasionally be too busy to listen, be distracted by other things, have your nose in a great book, be gone with your own friends. Let her have secrets
If you can make it here…
“Finally tonight, can we stop coddling women in sports? Are we now so fearful of being labeled sexist that we can’t objectively assess the efforts of female athletes? Those are both valid questions that have come to the fore in the wake of the patronizing reactions that have followed the USA’s loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup soccer final.
For the record, in the final, a very determined but unheralded Japanese team won the championship, upsetting a U.S. team that was heavily favored and ranked number one in the world of Women’s Soccer. En route to the loss, the American women failed to cash in on a wealth of early scoring chances, twice blew late leads with sloppy mistakes, and then got badly outclassed in penalty kicks.
Had a men’s team turned in a similar performance, papers and pundits nationwide would have had a field day assailing the players, criticizing the coach, and demanding widespread changes to a men’s national team that flat out choked. Yet the common reaction to this ladies’ loss were simply expressions of empathy for the defeat of the unfortunate darlings and pride in their oh-so-heroic effort.
Look, I have no desire to see anyone assail the women’s game or their athletes unfairly. But if the definition of true equality is treating folks honestly, without regard for race or gender, then it’s time we started critiquing women athletes in the same way we do the men. I’m sure some won’t like it, but blind praise is worthless in the absence of fair criticism.
HBO’s Bryant Gumbel would prefer that we stop “coddling” the Women’s World Cup silver medalists. @sportswatch
Via Neil Best, Newsday
Today in “Hey, That White Bengal Tiger Has The Right Idea.”
(Photo of a white Bengal tiger resting on a block of ice at the Chengdu Zoo in China by China Foto Press / Barcroft Media via the Telegraph)
Ameena Matthews is a former gang member who now enters Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods and mediates disputes before they erupt into violence. When Matthews was heavily involved in gang activities, it was her Muslim faith, her children and grandmother who served as her own violence interrupters: “[My grandmother] would step in the middle of raids, asking, ‘Where’s Ameena?’ Guns were drawn and she’s not even looking at the guns or the gas that was thrown in the building to smoke us out, she’s yelling my name and telling me to get my behind out. … She was there.”
India’s Pink Gang, the largest women’s vigilante group in the world, shames abusive husbands and corrupt politicians by going door-to-door clad in electric pink saris and wielding sticks called laathis—the same sticks used by local cops when patrolling their beat. Recently, they’ve gained political clout by winning seats in the panchayat elections—the equivalent of American municipality elections.
Halló, this is Iceland.
A clever man called Sebastian Baltyn from Ástralía visited me in a flying machine in April, and made this vídeó for you. (I do not know this, but maybe he is planning to make more vídeós for you with me in them soon.)
P.S. Klikk if you want to see more videos with me, Iceland in them on the Vimeo.