Young people want to live in urban environments, and will generally choose density, and apartment living over McMansions and leafy cul-de-sacs. That’s the fundamental thesis behind two recent pieces in the NY and LA Times. The LA Times piece, hinged on the recently release UCLA Anderson forecast, is about how California is due for population growth in coastal cities, and continued flight from suburban, inland communities. More than ever, the Anderson report predicts, people will flock to cities for better transit access and job opportunities. This trend is, naturally, good for the Downtown Los Angeles housing market and economy, but UCLA says it will hurt the state - the shift will dig a deeper grave for the inland California single-family home construction industry, which generates more jobs than multi-family development. But here’s where things get interesting: The NY Times piece, which mined 2010 census data, says that urban areas in the past 20 years have actually grown at much slower rates than suburban areas…
Proposed California high-speed rail line compared to an existing line in France. This graphic ran alongside an editorial in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee. The sublimely-named blog Burrito Justice made the below graphic…
A friend of mine and his wife are both photographers. For their marriage they asked a friend skilled in jewelry making to create wedding rings based on the first Leica 50mm Summilux lens. His band is the focusing ring while hers is the aperture ring. The jeweler included a hand made miniature Leica M3 body to complete the set.
Chills. Brutal truth is just too much sometimes. But damn you all should watch this.
k when the little girl was forced to do that.. homan, teaaaaars :’/ This shouldnt be happening
The human society is disgusting. Ugh.
please, everyone that follows me, take the time to watch this. you really should.
This is so sad and upsetting
THIS IS INHUMANE. The world is fucking sick.
I can’t believe this is happening… and I didn’t realize it was until I watched this video. Some people are absolutely disgusting.
I had no idea this was happening until Tumblr pointed it out to me. Like, the world isn’t just about Glee and Apple products? Wha?
holy shit this video is incredible
this is just horrible
Welcome to the Universe; this is why people are against abortion, because that’s just another martyr gone to waste in the eyes of the Government and the Pigs.
omg… What is this?
I hate people. This is just horrible.
this is probably a movie, just sayin.
everyone should watch
Yeah, i don’t buy it. :l
…what? this can’t be real
Do some digging when something intrigues or disgusts you. The internet is a great tool for self-motivated learning, and using a search engine to look for “War School” might lead you to one of the sources of this video, the original posting on Youtube, where the description says:
Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a movement for a new generation fighting social and global injustice. These films were made by members of the community to raise awareness of issues they care about.
Opting for a short based around war + peace, Ben Newman came up with one of the most popular entries, gaining praise across the board by re-creating a military training camp for child soldiers in a British school. It was described by Riz Ahmed as a great idea, simple, communicating a direct message.
Writer and Director: Ben Newman Mentor: Aoife McArdle Music: Shy Child and Chipmunk
That being said, I hope that some of the people who have seen this video already will look back at others’ comments reblogging it and will see the above description, and I hope that this in turn makes them think about the real-life situation it’s calling attention to and be just as horrified as they were by this.