December 4th, 2009

Mr. Twister

Да! Социализация

AURORA, IL Illinois students caught making threats of destruction or violence against schools, students or personnel will soon face being labeled a felon, thanks to a public act signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.

House Bill 1105, which takes effect Jan. 1, will change such a threat from a misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony. A person convicted of a Class 4 felony could be sentenced to between one and three years in prison.

Сказал "п—ы получишь" -- сел на три года. Это обязательно поможет.
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Mr. Twister

Разрушение семьи и социальная дезинтеграция

Bloomberg Top News -- “The way we celebrate Christmas around the developed world is with an orgy of value destruction that vaporizes $25 billion per year,” Joel Waldfogel, an economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “People value the items they receive as gifts 20 percent less per dollar spent than the items they purchase for themselves. These are items that are not well-suited for their tastes.”

One obvious way to remove the waste from gift-giving would be to give cash, since that would provide recipients freedom to buy exactly what they want, Waldfogel said. That’s not really possible since social conventions often frown upon using money as a present.
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Mr. Twister

Прекрасное

Чтобы предотвратить распространение азиатского карпа, министерство рыбного хозяйства Иллиноя пошло на крайние меры. Оно отравило реку ротеноном (на сумму три миллиона долларов). Вся рыба в реке погибла, но распространение азиатского карпа предотвращено: он тоже погиб. Его труп уже обнаружен.