WHY CONTACTS? The word is nearly as old as the mountains and a number of people still turn around and fire the ‘why’ thing at you. All you do is shrug your eyes spread wide in wonder if there could be such a question regarding something that has been around for what seems like eternity now. But then, a question is a question howsoever obvious the answer might be..
One controversy relates to how MPS paid for its acquisition of Antonveneta, another Italian bank, in 2008. JPMorgan helped finance part of the deal by selling 1 billion euros in so called FRESH notes, a type of bond convertible into MPS equity. But the Bank of Italy objected that they were not sufficiently loss absorbing and insisted that MPS only pay money to JPMorgan to forward onto the investors if it made a profit..
Well, maybe. Lethem’s nuanced reading takes the film’s neo Marxist message seriously even while leavening his temporal tour with references to Hitchcock thrillers, John Ford westerns, surrealist fiction and, especially, graffiti inflected art. He notes how easily the “subversive” work of Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger or Shepard Fairey is naturalized by the pervasive language of advertising, nullifying any distance between ideological “lie” and liberating “truth.”.
Public Works has not veered from its initial plan. The first priority is the city’s web of arterial streets the major routes that connect police, fire and emergency medical services. Next come the remaining major streets, snow bus routes and key areas around hills and intersections.
The development adds residential density (58 dwelling units per acre) that complements the character of the surrounding residential neighborhood. Most adjacent residents were thrilled by a four story building that stepped down to the river and to E Main from E Wash. The zoning change from industrial to TE made sense to me because it is more consistent with the surrounding area.
The week of January 26 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Board of Estimates, the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission, the Urban Design Commission, a Car Sharing Public Meeting, the , the and the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call..
Maybe I should have clarified that I say all of this in the context of Germany and these other countries that are receiving a tremendous influx of refugees. These refugees have been much more severe and fundamentalist in their actions than the majority of Muslims who grew up in the West and have lived here for years. Even if they do not fear abuse, disowning, or death, many still fear social consequences.