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      The changes were meant to make pushing thru austerity and bank rescue measures simpler*.   Italy’s constitution almost certainly needs changes, but it probably didn’t need these changes. This is another rebuke to the Eurocrats and the European Union project.  The populist right is rejoicing. Jeremy Corbyn recently noted that the right is taking real grievanc […]
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Looks 10, Pain 3

I am gallbladder less. Sitting in recovery. Surveillance of my abdominal region suggests that I will have to postpone my next Victoria Secret shoot.

It could be worse.

In the Dust of the World Trade Center

We can’t help remembering:

On September 9, 2001 I made reservations for an October trip to New York City. If I’d waited a couple of days I would have undoubtedly cancelled my trip. As it was my stepson and I spent the first 2 weeks of October 2001 in NYC.

While my other visits sort of blend together my memories of that visit stand alone. For one thing cars and other vehicles didn’t casually honk. When people saw me taking pictures, they talked to me. Asked me where I was from, “Did the rest of the country care.” And often (as when we took the Staten Island Ferry) cried with us as many of us saw the city’s new skyline for the first time: Continue reading