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(NPR)   Thousands dead in Syria...kidnapped schoolgirls in Africa...a ferry full of dead Korean kids...rioting in Brazil....wait, hold on. NEW YORKERS ARE CHILLY BECAUSE TALL BUILDINGS CAST SHADOWS   (npr.org) divider line 40
    More: Stupid, Cast of Shadows, New York, Korean, skyscrapers, ferry, tall buildings  
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Skr
2014-04-24 07:07:20 AM
Well Al Queso tried to help that situation and look where that got them.
 
2014-04-24 07:08:34 AM
Go to BBC if you want real international news.

Fluff pieces, go to PBS.  Can't see how this is surprising.

Morning Edition and Hourly News are the only two spots worth anything.
 
2014-04-24 07:10:13 AM
You forgot Benghazi
 
2014-04-24 07:11:25 AM

RumsfeldsReplacement: You forgot Benghazi


New Yorkers are cold because of Bengazi?
 
2014-04-24 07:12:30 AM
And you have, in a nutshell, why nobody should even try to get their news from any "news" program in the USA.

It's pathetic when the only way to have any idea of what's actually going on anywhere in the world, including the US, is to go outside of the country, like BBC or Al Jazeera.
 
2014-04-24 07:13:09 AM
"I realized the sun was behind this new building I'd never paid any attention to," St. John says. "But what really got me was that about six months later, I was at a playground a mile north of here and the exact same thing happened. I looked up, and it was the same building."

www.extremetech.com

you must mean the new burns building
 
2014-04-24 07:13:25 AM
This just in: news can focus on more things than just the biggest stories, sometimes at the same time as bigger stories!
 
GBB
2014-04-24 07:14:55 AM
TFA: "But what really got me was that about six months later, I was at a playground a mile north of here and the exact same thing happened. I looked up, and it was the same building."

i0.kym-cdn.com
The Sun does not move that way!
 
2014-04-24 07:16:33 AM
Spoken like people who've never experienced "spring" in New York, which consists of 40 days of rain, 40 days of wind, 10 absolutely perfect days...and then somewhere between Mother's Day and Memorial Day you wake up and it's 93, the usual urine stench has quadrupled and you could cook stuff in your pants and it'll stay that way until October.

They'll be begging for that shade in about six weeks.
 
2014-04-24 07:16:56 AM
Normally I would decry the use of unrelated events to try and make a point...but, a community meeting? About tall buildings in the dead center of Manhatten?

Also, shiat like this:

To wit, in the shadow of One 57, he points to a row of empty benches in the shade. "Nobody is sitting on these benches, but over there where the sun is, people are sitting," he says. "They're having a snack."

Moving on to another area of Central Park, older buildings throw shorter shadows right next an open area filled with constant sunlight. He points to buds on the trees in the sunlit area, "but if you look just to the trees beyond them, there are no buds on those trees because that is where the shadows begin to fall from these buildings."


So to be clear, this is a Call To Arms Problem because benches aren't being used to their fullest, and some trees might bloom a week later than others.

Move to Kansas, dude. We got all the sunshine you can handle.
 
2014-04-24 07:17:54 AM

GBB: TFA: "But what really got me was that about six months later, I was at a playground a mile north of here and the exact same thing happened. I looked up, and it was the same building."


The Sun does not move that way!


Sure it does. Depending on the angle of the sun in the sky, which changes with the seasons.
 
2014-04-24 07:21:20 AM
Anyone got that new yorker cover where nyc makes up half the usa?
 
2014-04-24 07:23:49 AM
All of those stories are on NPR as well.
 
2014-04-24 07:24:01 AM
Thousands are dead in Syria this morning
Kidnapped school-girls are in Africa
Dead kids got drowned on Korean ferries
And there's riot-ing down in Brazil

/cat stevens
 
2014-04-24 07:26:47 AM

Pichu0102: This just in: news can focus on more things than just the biggest stories, sometimes at the same time as bigger stories!


They can, but they don't.
Cnn is still looking for a missing airplane
MSNBC is wasting time reporting on some WBC bullshiat. The rest of the headlines aren't much better.
Fox is covering 3 Americans killed in Kabul. The other stories are about Obama or WWII.
ABC News has the Kabul thing, oh and look, something about Justin Bieber, because that farking matters
CBS is also on the Kabul thing

And on, and on. Even acknowledging the Kabul thing is probably worth reporting on, you don't see anything else even remotely of value on the homepages. You might, just might, find a story on something of substance if you dig.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the front pages of AJ or BBC.
 
2014-04-24 07:37:42 AM
We ready to bring the New York tab up from the minors yet?
 
2014-04-24 07:37:47 AM

ZzeusS: Go to BBC if you want real international news.

Fluff pieces, go to PBS.  Can't see how this is surprising.

Morning Edition and Hourly News are the only two spots worth anything.


Wrong.

This piece is from NPR, not PBS.

PBS has Frontline, which is far better than any of the beltway garbage spewed by NPR.

If you want news, go to BBC or Al Jazeera.
 
2014-04-24 07:45:28 AM
Wait for the summer then talk about how you need more shade.
 
2014-04-24 07:45:30 AM
I always walk on the sunny side of the street.

/but that's just me
 
2014-04-24 07:57:44 AM
Take it easy, Subby.

It's not just the shadows.

The wind going between the buildings can also be brutal.


/misses the NYC grey slush between the curb and the car door
 
2014-04-24 08:06:20 AM

Onkel Buck: We ready to bring the New York tab up from the minors yet?


Florida keeps outweirding them.

I suggest instead a "VAPID" tag would cover this kind of story nicely.
 
2014-04-24 08:09:45 AM

wesmon: ZzeusS: Go to BBC if you want real international news.

Fluff pieces, go to PBS.  Can't see how this is surprising.

Morning Edition and Hourly News are the only two spots worth anything.

Wrong.

This piece is from NPR, not PBS.

PBS has Frontline, which is far better than any of the beltway garbage spewed by NPR.

If you want news, go to BBC or Al Jazeera.



You're right; please forgive me.  I was taking a shot at Fluff pieces and temporarily forgot PBS did have good stuff.

The Al-Jazeera forums after each news article are high-lar-i-ous.  Follow their FB site for hours of fun.
 
2014-04-24 08:10:04 AM
This is what you get for refusing to put your nice big parks on the waterfront, which you woefully neglect and let fester.
 
2014-04-24 08:15:14 AM

ZzeusS: Go to BBC if you want real international news.

Fluff pieces, go to PBS.  Can't see how this is surprising.

Morning Edition and Hourly News are the only two spots worth anything.


They haven't been the same since Ken Tomlinson cut their balls off.  Which is a shame, because they used to do real reporting.
 
2014-04-24 08:21:26 AM
They just need to stand in the right place:
localtvkwgn.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-24 08:42:44 AM
Take a stroll in front of the new world trade tower. The reflected heat is brutal on the street level. Seriously.
 
2014-04-24 08:49:12 AM
 
2014-04-24 08:53:50 AM

Porous Horace: Thousands are dead in Syria this morning
Kidnapped school-girls are in Africa
Dead kids got drowned on Korean ferries
And there's riot-ing down in Brazil

/cat stevens Yusuf Islam - DNF

 
2014-04-24 09:00:00 AM
oh good. A Whaaambulance thread.
 
2014-04-24 09:24:27 AM
Well, they arent making it up...


static1.businessinsider.com
 
2014-04-24 09:51:25 AM
We have switched The Onion logo with an NPR logo. Let's see if anyone notices.

No seriously, that was an Onion story, right? Right?
 
2014-04-24 10:57:11 AM
Moscow in flames, missiles headed to New York. Film at 11.
 
2014-04-24 11:11:17 AM

busy chillin': We have switched The Onion logo with an NPR logo. Let's see if anyone notices.

No seriously, that was an Onion story, right? Right?


This is what NPR now considers "investigative journalism".
 
2014-04-24 11:38:48 AM
 
2014-04-24 12:02:06 PM
Fallacy of Relative Privation

Just because there are worse problems doesnt mean your problems are meaningless.
 
2014-04-24 12:56:39 PM
Car 54, where are you?
 
2014-04-24 01:44:34 PM

Marcus Aurelius: busy chillin': We have switched The Onion logo with an NPR logo. Let's see if anyone notices.

No seriously, that was an Onion story, right? Right?

This is what NPR now considers "investigative journalism".


No it isn't, are you retarded?
 
2014-04-24 02:39:00 PM
not so sure I'm seeing a story about rioting in brazil so much as a massive armed occupation aimed at keeping things quiet for the foreseeable future while Brazil hosts the World Cup AND the 2016 Olympics.  Really?  WhoTF thought it was a good idea to let Brazil host the Olympics?  Are they farked in the head?
 
2014-04-24 03:56:53 PM
Living in a place like New York City and complaining about the skyscrapers casting chilly shadows is almost as asinine as moving next to an airport and complaining about the noise from the plane engines.
 
2014-04-24 11:05:49 PM
I guess they could shorten a few buildings or move them around for better lighting...maybe put the buildings on rails so they can be easily moved as the seasons change
 
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